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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Armin Van Buuren Live In Manila

Globe Tattoo presents: Trend Talks which features local and international DJs led by DJ Armin Van Buuren. "The Trend Talks, led by the very people who set the trends, aims to stimulate an insightful exchange of ideas where local and international speakers, authorities in their respective fields, will share their expertise and discuss future trends."

Thursday, May 29, 2014

My 13th Summer

by Isabel

Summer is not just going to the beach and playing in the sand. It can be spent in so many different ways especially for a teenager like me who really looks forward to it after spending 10 whole months in school.

At the onset of summer this year, my family and I went to Baguio along with 4 other families. We enjoyed lots of outdoor activities such as strawberry picking at the Strawberry Farm. It was really hot when we arrived at the farm but it was so worth the fun that we had while picking strawberries. The scent of strawberries reminded me of my favorite Blush Berry Pure 'N Fresh cologne which I happily dabbed on myself after being under the sun for about an hour.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

TRAVEL: Sunrise At Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is one of the well-known temples in Ancient Angkor in Siem Reap and people usually flock here at dawn to witness the sunrise. We bought our tickets the day before so that we need not fall in line in the morning and miss the sunrise.

Alas, we left Rithy Rine Angkor Hotel a bit late than our scheduled 5am so we missed the actual daybreak. Travel time from our hotel to Angkor Wat is roughly 30 minutes. Nonetheless, my friend and I can't help but marvel at the awesome sight before us.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

HOTEL REVIEW: Rithy Rine Angkor Hotel

Rithy Rine Hotel is located along Wat Bo Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This is a 3-star hotel in a residential area but is still walking distance from the Old Market and Pub Street which is the nightlife hub.

We found the hotel in Agoda and made online booking without any glitches. Airport pick-up was included in the service although tuktuk was used by the driver.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

TRAVEL: Arriving in Siem Reap

Travel from Manila to Siem Reap is about 2 hours and 45 minutes by plane. My friend and I took Cebupacific Air and it was a very smooth flight. We are on a D-I-Y backpacking trip so its really an adventure for both of us. Well, a few splurges here and there seems unavoidable including the airfare. ;)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Keeping Fit At Sky Fitness

Sky Fitness is not your usual gym wherein you just use the facilities and workout on your own. At Sky Fitness, everyone has a personal trainer who will tailor-fit an exercise regimen based on your age and body requirement.

Sky Fitness is located at the 4L of Podium Mall in Ortigas, Mandaluyong City.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

TRAVEL: A Glimpse of Ancient Angkor

Here are some photos of Ancient Angkor located in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat - This is the most popular temple in Ancient Angkor and is also a UNESCO Heritage Site. This temple is quite huge and receives plenty of visitors throughout the day.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Rocky Rosabal: Voice Of McDonald's

Our very own Rocky Rosabal  becomes the first runner up in the Voice of McDonald's Season 5 when he sang "Faithfully." The contest was recently held at the McDonald's Worldwide Convention in Orlando, Florida last May 1.

This contest is exclusively for McDonald's employees and with contestants hailing from all parts of the globe, I am happy that we as Filipinos has proven yet again how talented we are. Congratulations, Rocky !!!

Working as a McDonald's crew in Cagayan de Oro, Rocky was also hailed as "Fan Favorite" in a public online voting contest that with a cash prize of $5,000.

Rocky entertained journalists and bloggers during the meet-and-greet at McDonald's Greenbelt early this month. He belted out famous songs including- Faithfully.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lagundi Cures Cough

Parents dread the summer months because year after year, summer becomes super hot and kids tend to sweat a lot thus they are susceptible to coughs and colds. Not to worry because Lagundex Cough Syrup comes to the rescue.

photo taken using Lenovo S960

I, for one is very particular when it comes to giving my daughter medicine because I don't want her to be too dependent on it. I prefer herbal cures such as oregano and lagundi whose leaves I boil and then give the tea to Isabel whenever she has a cough or a cold. Alas, the infernal heat this summer killed my plants so I'm at a loss. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PR: Archos and Arnova Introduces New Smartphone and Tablets

Premier consumer device manufacturer Archos and its subsidiary Arnova are setting out to make huge waves in the Philippines’ personal device market with the introduction of several new gadgets aimed at further establishing their brands in the country.

Powered by Google’s latest operating system Android version 4.1 “Jelly Bean,” the new Archos and Arnova devices provide leading-edge consumer market devices at a fraction of the cost.
Archos, is also entering the smartphone business while Arnova is lining up new Wi-Fi-enabled models of 7”, 9.7” and 10.1” tablets for the entry-to-mid and high-level users.

Archos GamePad, 80 Titanium, and 80XS

With years of research and development and proven market track record under its belt, Archos is well-established in the tablet industry. Archos is also proud to get a Google Certification, ensuring that its devices will come with Android’s applications, such as Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, Maps among others.
Archos starts off with the 80 Titanium, which features an 8-inch IPS (in-plane switching) panel that offers the best color contrast among tablets of its class. The 80 Titanium boasts a 1.6 Gigahertz (GHz) Cortex-A9 dual-core processor and a built-in quad-core graphics processor for smooth operation of graphics heavy applications, games and even high definition videos at 1080p.
The Archos 80 Titanium has a 1 Gigabyte (Gb) RAM, a front and a rear camera, 8 Gb internal flash memory (expandable to 64 Gb via micro SD slot), Wifi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a mini-HDMI port.
Another new tablet is the 80XS, which has a keyboard that doubles as a magnetic cover board. This 8-inch wonder features a 1.6 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor, 1 Gb of RAM and 8 Gb of internal flash memory (expandable to 64 Gb via micro SD slot), as well as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. It can also connect to a TV to become a media player via mini-HDMI.

The company is also delving into the mobile gaming scene as it introduces a one-of-a-kind Archos GamePad. Designed to cater to gamers, this Android gaming device features dedicated dual analog sticks, a dual four-way directional buttons and shoulder buttons. This design enables the Archos GamePad to convert typical touch controls of hundreds of Android games into physical, button-based controls.

Archos 50 Platinum and 53 Platinum smartphones

Archos has finally broken into the smartphone market with the introduction of its Archos 50 Platinum and 53 Platinum 3G smartphone devices.
Starting with the 50 Platinum, Archos is offering tablet-like features into mobile phones. The 50 Platinum has a bright 5-inch IPS panel, a powerful quad-core Qualcomm processor running a 1.2 GHz, a 1 Gb RAM, 4 Gb internal flash memory and a dual-SIM slot. It has a 2,000 milliampere (mAh) battery life, providing a 161 hour standby time, and a whopping 9.8 hours of talk time.
Its big brother, the 53 Platinum, has a 5.3-inch IPS panel and also features the same powerhouse components. But the 53 Platinum has a much bigger battery life at 2,800 milliampere (mAh), giving it an even longer standby time at 264 hours and 15 hours of talk time.

Arnova ChildPad

Expanding its offering to younger generation of users, Arnova has introduced Arnova Childpad, a 7-inch tablet specially designed for school children. Not only does its colourful shell make the Arnova Childpad look unique, it is also pre-installed with a 6-month license of Mobile Parental Filter of Editions Profil, ensuring that its young users are protected from inappropriate content.

Arnova 7-inch G3

These new Arnova G3 tablets are sure to captivate a wide variety of users, from school learners, entertainment users, home owners, business executives to power users.
Starting the new line of tablets is the ultra-thin Arnova 7h G3 tablet. Experience crisp 16 million colors with this tablet’s 7” capacitive multi-touch screen at 800x480 pixels. It features an ARM Cortex A8 processor running at 1 GHz, with 512 megabytes (Mb) of RAM, and a 4 Gb flash memory.
Next is the Arnova 7i G3, at Php4,995 is an upgraded version of the Arnova 7h that incorporates a 1 Gb RAM. It also has two speakers instead of one, producing more powerful sound that works even in open spaces.

Arnova 10-inch G3

Completing Arnova’s new tablet line are its two Arnova 10.1” powerhouses; the Arnova 10c G3 and the 10d G3.
Arnova 10c G3, uses ARM A8 processor running at 1 GHz, with 1 Gb of memory and a 4 Gb internal flash drive. Integrated into the Arnova 10c G3 is a micro SD slot (up to 32 Gb capacity) and a micro USB 2.0 slave port that enables users to plug in USB devices, such as external drives.
Even more powerful is its twin brother, the Arnova 10d G3, which has a dual-core ARM A9 processor running at 1.2 GHz, also a 1 Gb RAM and a 4 Gb internal flash memory. It also features a front-facing camera, built-in speakers, microphones and micro SD and micro USB ports.

Arnova 97 G4

Arnova also introduces the Arnova 97 G4, a 9.7-inch tablet that is made for the power user. It has a powerful dual-core ARM A9 process running at 1.6 GHz and a 1 Gb RAM. Its integrated graphics is a quad-core Mali-400 processor that provides optimum power for graphics-intensive applications.

All Archos and Arnova products are available at The Electronics Boutique, Ace Hardware, Anson Emporium, Automatic Centre, DIY Shop, Office Warehouse, Office 1 Superstore and Robinsons Appliances.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

EJAP Wellness Fair 2014

EJAP (Economic Journalist Association of the Philippines) Wellness Fair is an annual that promote wellness and inspire journalists to be fit and always keep in mind that- "health is wealth."

This year, The Lopez Group once again hosted the event with Rockwell Land Corporation Philippines sponsoring the venue- The Rockwell Tent for the EJAP Wellness Fair 2014 last April 26.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Star Wars Day

May the fourth be with you !!!

Star Wars fans all over the world joined hands in celebrating May 4 as Star Wars Day and greeting each other- May the 4th Be With You. The best part of celebrating, of course, is wearing costumes and speak like Yoda or maybe like Darth Vader and carry lightsabers.

Resorts World Manila joined the celebration by hosting the 501st Legion (the Philippine Outpost, an international organization that wear costumes from Star Wars) with festivities at the Newport Plaza that includes a large toy collectibles of the Star Wars characters. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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