Thursday, August 16, 2018

Taiwan Excellence at the System Integration Philippines Expo

Taiwan Excellence once again takes part at the System Integration Philippines (SIP), the country's trade show for technology. The 3-day expo at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City brings Taiwanese brands and businesses who are leaders when it comes to advance technology and world-class innovations.

Monday, August 13, 2018

BUDGET TRIP: Kuala Lumpur + Siem Reap

We just arrived from an 8-day multi-city trip and it was wonderful. And the best part about the trip was that I saved a lot because I waited for promo airfare.

Actually, this is my first time to an book airfare several months prior to the travel date because of  that thrill of being able to book that much awaited seat sale promo. Actually, the chosen dates was a shot in the dark because when I booked the flight, I didn't know yet when will my daughter's class end and her graduation (Grade 10) schedule is. Luckily, every thing fell into its rightful place and we're able to fly to our selected destinations with the best travel deals- promo airfares, and even got the perfect hotel location.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Lenovo's 20th Concept Store Opens in Cebu

Lenovo, one of the trusted PC/laptop manufacturer opened its 20th concept store in Ayala Center Cebu. The concept store offers a wide range of Lenovo products that includes laptops, notebooks, desktops, and other accessories that fits to different lifestyles and tech needs of every one.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

MIYU Skincare Celebrates 1st Anniversary in the Philippines

KPop beauty regimen is quite popular nowadays mainly because of the introduction of KDramas more than a decade ago. Most admirable if the clear, radiant, and seemingly flawless skin of Koreans that's why K beauty products are very much in demand here in the country.

However, Koreans skin tones are different from us Filipinos so it was just a year ago when Amway launched a Korean skincare product line here in the Philippines- Annyeongsaheyo MIYU!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Shopwise: The Big Cook-Off Grand Finals

It was an exciting day as the cooking contenders for the Shopwise: The Big Cook-Off from Apicius Culinary Arts and bloggers meet for the grand finals at the Shopwise Circuit Makati last August 5, 2018. The finalists cooking prowess will be tested, who do you think will emerge as the winner?

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tide Bagong Bili, Bagong Laba Fashion Walk-Off

It was quite an interesting match between two great celebrities as they sashay the catwalk in Tide's Bagong Bili or Bagong Laba Fashion Walk-Off. Both Alex Gonzaga and Melai Cantiveros wore the same outfit but there's that big question on who wore-- Bagong Bili, or Bagong Laba?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Power Mac Center Introduces iPhone Display Repairs in Philippines

Power Mac Center, Apple's authorized seller of iPhones in the country is now offering a replacement repair services for damaged iPhone display screens. This is the first Service Center in the country to do so. Aside from damage display screens, coverage also includes cracked screens and broken displays or any related issues.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

BSoul For The Skin Now In The Philippines

BSoul is an Italian makeup and skincare line that has now reached the Philippine shore. It is a known fact that more and more people are now concerned about maintaining a healthy skin and using makeup and skincare that is not harmful to the skin.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Nippon Paint Philippines Call for Submission of Entries for Asia Young Designer Award 2018

The Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) 2018 calls for submission of entries from Architecture and Interior Design students in challenging their creativities with this year's theme-

"FORWARD: Challenging Design Boundaries"

Sunday, July 22, 2018

LG OLED TV Debuts at the National Museum of Natural History

A historical moment as LG unveiled its latest 77" OLED Wallpaper TV (W8) at the National Museum of Natural History. The LG OLED boasts of a sleek and slim panel that's designed to elevate viewing experience.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

5 Qs of Traveling with Zenfone 5Q

Words and Pictures by: Isabel Sofia

This summer has been a one big ride. I’ve seen many new sights, been to places I haven’t been and met new people along the way. Now that my summer is about to end, looking back (literally), is no big feat as the ASUS Zenfone 5Q came with me in every part of those trips.  And, I’ve realized 5 Questions from using Zenfone 5Q for over a month now.

Navy Pier, Chicago

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Revisiting Siem Reap

My daughter and I had a wonderful time exploring the temples of Angkor Wat last June. Actually, this is my second time to visit Cambodia and I am still smitten by the grandeur of the ancient city and luckily, my daughter felt the same way about Angkor Wat also that we're planning another trip in the not so distant future.

Fitness Playground MNL 2018

This coming September 29 and 30, 2018, Manila hosts one of Asia's biggest fitness event- Fitness Playground MNL 2018.

This event brings the fitness and health buff together under one roof and highlights activities for every one such as yoga, pilates, circuit training, zumba, jiu-jitsu, cycling, and a whole lot more.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Philippines Will Host The 14th Asian Association of Sport Management

"Discovering and Developing the Sport Industry Potential for Asia," is the theme of the 14th Asian Association of Sport Management (AASM) which will be held on August 2-4, 2018 at the De La Salle University- Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

What's The Latest With GrabPH? GrabFood!

Grab Food?

I've been using the services of Grab for a long time now and I've very happy with it. In fact, I've also used the services of Grab when I went to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in Vietnam, Bangkok in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Siem Reap in Cambodia. In Cambodia though, the service is both for tuk-tuk and sedan. Of course, we can't resist booking a Grab TukTuk as we find it cheaper than the regular tuktuk. Also, Grab is definitely cheaper than taking the cab especially in HCMC.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Belkin Launches New Accessories for New Gen iPhones at Power Mac Center

For most people, life is incomplete without their iPhones that's why Belkin developed its latest accessories to complement the new generation of iPhones -- iPhone 8, 8+, and X.

Discover Osaka with Karaksa Hotels

Anyone who is always on the quest for a taste bud adventure would consider Osaka as one of his dream cities. Japan’s third largest city, Osaka is bursting with flavor: every street is packed with restaurants, coffee shops and drinking establishments where you can tick off a lot from your food bucket list, and even add more. No wonder, people call this city “the kitchen of the world.”

Stroll through its busy streets and you’ll be surprised by the food options you can try, unique items you’ll purchase, and the very welcoming locals you can have a friendly chat with. Come by night and the streets will be cloaked with neon signs and full-house entertainment. Osaka’s got a long list of other tourist destinations that you can easily access: castles, museums, theme parks, garden—with some you can even reach by walking. This city is where you want to be!

Monday, July 2, 2018

GrandChase-Dimensional Chaser's July 3 Philippine Launch

GrandChase-Dimensional Chaser will be officially launched in the Philippines tomorrow, July 3, 2018. This exciting RPG recently had its pre-registration and as of today, it has reached more than 100K in the Philippines.

KOG Director Rafael HS Noh who graced the press conferenced last June 23 said that he was happy to meet the gamers from the Philippines and that the positive response was one of the reasons why KOG decided to launch the game as early as possible.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

GCash' GCredit Is Pro Financial Inclusion

For most Filipinos, applying for a bank account entails so many documents that it makes the prospective depositor frustrated and eventually gives up in getting one. This is also true in applying for loans or  a credit card.

Of course, keeping in mind the numerous pros and cons, Mynt, the fintech company owned by Globe and manages GCash took a giant step in financial inclusion by making hassle-free loans available to every Filipino via its lending arm- Fuse, which primarily caters to the underserved and unbanked population in the country.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Vivo Launches In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology with its Newest Flagship X21

Vivo recently released its newest flagship smartphone, the X21 which boasts of futuristic In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. It is also combined with AI photography and a much more innovative face recognition technology.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

One Night Food Trip International Edition 2 Is Back In The Philippines

K-pop Nickhun of 2PM and actor Xander Lee joins One Night Food Trip- International Edition, and stand against Danica Sotto-Pingris and Ciara Sotto in a gastronomic race around the Philippines. Exclusive flying partner for this season is Cebu Pacific.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Globe StylefestPH this September

Mark your calendars for Globe Telecom's StylefestPH, a fashion and beauty festival on September 7-9, 2018. This is in partnership with SAGA Events Inc.

The StylefestPH festival brings together fashion, beauty, and business in one platform, and highlights local designers and design students, local brands, and young content creators to display their talents and merchandise to both local and international audience.

Amway Introduces Nutrilite PhytoPowder Drink

Being properly hydrated is important especially if you have an active lifestyle or simply following a healthy lifestyle. Thru science and medical research, we are aware that the body is about 60% water and even the bones has water parts. So imagine a person who doesn't drink much water or dehydrated. That person will feel sluggish, and may even feel sickly so it is very important to drink water and keep in mind to always rehydrate one's self.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Grand Chase-Dimensional Chaser Reboot on Mobile

GrandChase-Dimensional Chaser will soon be available on mobile. This game brings back nostalgia from its original PC version which was released in the early 2000. 

KOG Inc. Director, Rafael HS Noh graced the presscon held at the Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig last June 23, 2018 which saw the gathering of players and media alike. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

L'Oreal: Empowering Women in Science

Gender equality has always been a challenge especially for talented women in a very patriarchal society. Admit it, even if we are in a modern society, talented women, especially those in scientific research always seem to take a backseat because of the male domination ideology.

But things are changing and even if it started with just a whisper, women are now being accepted in the usually male dominated work of scientific research. Of course, we all know that there more than a handful of women who excelled in that particular field but women should be heard and acknowledge.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Vivo brings the notch to Y81 for less than Php10,000

Global smartphone brand Vivo is introducing the notch and other advanced technologies to its Y-series with the release of the Y81.

The Y81 comes with a 6.22-inch 19:9 FullView™ Display and an 88% screen-to-body ratio, allowing user to see more than ever. It also has Face ID Access for unlocking phones and apps in 0.1 second. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Vivo's 5G Qualcomm Antenna Technology

Two mobile pioneers integrates the 5G millimeter wave technology with sub-6 HHz into a single commercial factor. Vivo introduces its 5G Qualcomm Antenna Technology.

Vivo today has detailed its collaboration with Qualcomm to address a critical 5G development milestone with their ground-breaking 5G antenna technology. This collaboration has resulted in the successful design and integration of new 5G mm-Wave (millimeter wave) antenna arrays into a Vivo commercial form factor as well as the measurement of system-level OTA (over-the-air) performance.
This milestone is significant as the arrival of 5G is creating major design challenges for smartphone manufacturers and network operators. To fully support the rollout of 5G services, even greater complexity and tougher requirements have been added to antenna designs and technologies. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Green Buildings Are The Future

The Green Revolution has become a way of life for almost every one. People all over the world have become conscious of environmental concerns and that pushes them to make efforts in doing something to help the planet.

In the Philippines alone, Filipinos are now more into recycling, buying organic food, and try to cut down on electricity, or just simply lessen their carbon footprints. These principles also apply to buildings and the materials used for constructed nowadays are developed with "green" concept in mind. These are building materials that doesn't have harmful chemicals and are environmental-friendly.

Welcome to the Future, Globe 5G is Coming

Filipinos nowadays lament the state of our internet which is akin to that of the EDSA traffic during rush hour. But just recently, Globe Telecom formally announced its fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology which will be available in the country by second quarter of 2019.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A.R.cadium Challenge by Power Mac Center

Are you a gamer or are you someone who enjoys playing mobile games? Well, the good news for you is that you can play the latest A.R. games in the A.R.cadium in selected Power Mac Center branches with a chance to win cool prizes if you reach the top of the respective games’ leaderboards.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur

Here's a sneak peek of our recent trip to Kuala Lumpur (KL).

We stayed in Bukit Bintang area because that's where the action is. Besides, all the malls are just beside each other as well as the famous Jalan Alor, a haven for streetfood lovers.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

I'm On A Santa Clarita Diet

What's funny and cutely gross at the same time? Of course it's Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix.

Truth be told, the first time I heard of Santa Clarita Diet, I thought its something like Cohen or Keto.. really, no kidding. 

Sunrise Watching at Angkor Wat

"One's destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

I'm not really a morning person but watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat has a charm of its own that made me wake up at four in the morning because we were scheduled to leave the hotel at exactly 4:30am.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Vivo's Trailblazing Smartphones

It's a tough competition when it comes to the mobile phone industry especially when every brand seem to highlight new technology features every season. But Vivo smartphone is a force to contend with by introducing innovations that made a mark in the mobile industry. 

1. Over 20-MP front cameras  

The world has been obsessed with taking selfies to document one’s everyday life or the most cherished moments. But for years, not all smartphone brands took a special interest in developing their front cameras. Vivo, working hard to understand its patrons, revolutionized the selfie game when it came out with a 20-megapixel dual front camera in V5 Plus. It is the first smartphone brand to do so, and now others are trying hard to catch up.


It was then followed up by the whopping 24-MP front camera in V7, V7+, and the V9, proving that Vivo never stops pushing the limits in perfecting the features that matter most to its patrons. In fact, Vivo V7+ was hailed as the best selfie phone in 2017 by many tech blogs and sites. 

2. Bezel-less screens 

Aside from its selfie-centric developments, Vivo is also a leader in enhancing every patron’s screen display experience. 


Vivo at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain last February revealed a concept phone called the APEX™ FullView™. It features a typical 5.99-inch screen, but its screen-to-body ratio nearly reaches 100%. This proves that Vivo is committed to producing a genuine bezel-less smartphone in the market. 


3. In-display fingerprint scanner   

These innovative developments may be enough for some but Vivo does not want to be the second best. It is also a pioneer in developing ultramodern yet convenient unlocking methods. Vivo has recently revealed that it has advanced the fingerprint scanning method by making the technology available on a screen. It debuted the first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning solution at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas last January.


Another Vivo’s first: The in-display fingerprint scanning technology is ready for commercial distribution worldwide. 


Vivo is also the first ever smartphone brand that dedicated a Hi-Fi quality audio chip in its models, making it the first brand that gave proper attention to its handsets’ sound quality. 


This is quite a lot of achievements for Vivo, especially in an industry that is unforgiving to those slow to innovate. In fact, these developments Vivo introduced have earned the smartphone brand a spot among the trailblazers. And, it seems like the global smartphone company will not slow down on its pursuit of perfection anytime soon. 

Stunning V9 in Red

Red is an interesting and powerful color and Vivo's latest flagship phone is an elegant Velvet Red V9. 

Aside from having great features, Vivo's Velvet Red is also hard to resist because it captures both the heart and the imagination. 


The Vivo V9 in Velvet Red has the same power as its previously released Pearl Black and Gold colors. It has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera, 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio—only in a more eye-catching finish. 


With its standout color, the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is as good as any glitzy fashion accessory. Pair it up with a monochromatic outfit, the smartphone can add a pop of color to your look. It will also go best with your outfits in green, blue, yellow, orange,and earthy hues. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can wear any color you wish with your Velvet Red in hand. 


Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon explained that the Velvet Red represents the youthful vibe of the global smartphone brand. 


“Red is for the bold, for the adventurous, for the youthful, for the fashion-forward, for the energetic. Our ardent users are mostly young, hip, and spirited and the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is a fitting nod to them,” she said. 


The Vivo V9 Velvet Red is also retailed at Php17,990 at authorized shops nationwide. 

Vivo: A Game Changer

Vivo may be a relatively new smartphone in the market as compared to the giants who have dominated the market for years but ever since its entry into the mobile industry, it has proven itself to be a David. 

It has then introduced different technologies in the industry and has even produced a 20-mp dual front camera in V5 Plus and 24mp front camera in V7, V7+ and V9. 

The V5 is the first smartphone with a 20MP camera.

Aside from the selfie camera, Vivo also paid attention to the users’ need for a bigger screen. Earlier this year, Vivo released the ultimate iteration of a concept smartphone, the APEX™ FullView™, which nearly has a 100% screen-to-body display. The V9, Vivo’s newest flagship, is getting closer to goal with its90% screen-to-body ratio.


Vivo is also the first to introduce the in-display fingerprint scanner that gives users another method to unlock their smartphones. 


It is still a wonder what Vivo will do next. For instance, it wowed the tech world with its bezel-less APEX concept smartphone because of its pop-up selfie camera to achieve the 100% screen-to-body ratio. 


Helping the brand unlock the next best thing in the mobile industry are 2,200 dedicated research and development personnel in several R&D centers worldwide—in San Diego, United States and in China, specifically in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Beijing.


With all its development, it is no doubt that the young smartphone brand is already leading the pack to the future. 

Hair Matters

*** This a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. 

Travelling is good for the soul and it also unleashes a person's adventurous spirit.

But gone are the days when people just stuff their bags with whatever clothes they find and then go to the airport or bus station and hie off to their destination. Nowadays, travelling also means wearing the right clothes, accessories, and having the right hairstyle because adventure equates to a fashion shoot. No kidding. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Best of Baguio Experience Tour Day 2

Our wake up call for The Best of Baguio Experience Tour Day 2 is at 3am. Oh my! Luckily, I am a midnight owl so 3am call time is easy-peasy.

For our first agenda of the day, we travelled up north for roughly two hours (I'm not really sure because I was lulled to sleep as soon as the van left Azalea Residences where we are staying and woke up as soon as the van reached our destination. The sun was already up when we arrived at Atok, Benguet around 5:45am but it was soooo cold! I was wearing three layers of clothing already but my teeth are still chattering. I was a bit hesitant to go down the flower farm (Northern Blossom Farm in Atok, Benguet) but glad that I did because this is the view that greeted me (us, rather).

According to our guide, Mt. Pulag is that mountain just below the sun (this photo.

This photo was taken using Nikon J5

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Best of Baguio Experience Tour Day 1

Going to Baguio is always an adventure even if I've vacationed there since I was a kid. There are a lot of interesting places to discover and explore, not to mention the sumptuous dishes and "pasalubong" favorites that the place has to offer. Being surrounded by nature and the cool mountain air is also a nice way to recharge one's mind and spirit especially if you are an urbanite, like me.

This photo taken using ZenFone 5Q

Friday, May 18, 2018

Blockchain Applications and Economics Forum 2018

Are you familiar with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Iota, Dash, Nem, Monero, and a whole lot more? These are cryptocurrency which is by definition a digital property or asset that is used for trade or exchange for transactions.

Then, there's blockchain. By definition (thanks to wikipedia), blockchain or block chain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography.

Emborg Gives Tribute To The Amazing Moms on Mother's Day

A mother's love is infinite.

A mother nurtures her child in many ways, from the time her child is still in the womb and even up to the time when the child becomes an adult. She gives sustenance for the body and the soul. And in line with this, serving delicious and nutritious food is always a mother's top priority.

Acer's Back-to-School #CarryOn Promo with Samsonite

Its almost back-to-school once again and to make the millennials look forward to attending classes again, Acer Philippines has partnered with Samsonite for its latest promo which was recently launched at the Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Philippine HMO Goes CheckApp

In this age of digital innovation and technological advancement, there's a rapid growth of mobile apps because more and more people are now getting the hang of it, not to mention the convenience and comfort of being able to accomplish things without leaving the comfort of one's home or office.

And in line with this, one of the latest app launched is meant solely for healthcare. A group of medical practitioners joined hands in creating this app because they want everyone to benefit from healthcare service.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Globe myBusiness Academy Goes Nationwide

Globe myBusiness, the entrepreneurial arm of Globe Telecom recently launched the Globe myBusiness Academy Online that aims to provide entrepreneurs the knowledge and insights shared by industry experts. This easy to access site is a more convenient way to keep oneself updated with the latest trends and techniques when it comes to business. And not only that, one can access this 24/7 anytime, anywhere.

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