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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.


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.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

GADGET REVIEW: ASUS ZenFone 5Q

This is ZenFone 5Q, one of ASUS Philippines latest smartphone which was recently launch last April. Along with the other ZenFone 5 line-up, the 5Q take is highlighted for its quad-camera smartphone.

It seems only yesterday when the world is agog with dual-camera smartphone but thru continuous innovation, gadget manufacturers such as ASUS, are trying to outdo and improve their line of mobile phone offering.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Clothes Shopping in Baguio

Baguio is famous for its cool climate, strawberries, hiking trails, ube jam, pine trees, vegetables, Baguio Cathedral, Pink Sisters, Good Shephered, and ukay-ukay and a whole lot more of other interesting places to visit and noms. But wait, if you are not into ukay-ukay then you'll surely enjoy our discovery last summer.


Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

iQor Opens Its Latest Branch in Santa Rosa, Laguna

iQor, a global managed service provider recently opened its doors in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Known as one of the first English-speaking contact centers who has been in the country for almost two decades. The company was also recognized for its commitment to the Philippine Business Community and was awarded first place for Best First-Time Nominated Company and Best Company of the Year Outside National Capital Region during the 12th International ICT Awards last March 2018.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Costa Coffee is Now GCash QR Scan Ready

Costa Coffee gained loyalty for its flat white coffee and has then introduced different variations of the popular flat white. It was also gained a number of followers who love their specialty cold beverages and food.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Coolest Filipino Marathon Finisher

Louie Sangalang, a multi-sport Filipino athlete and a cancer survivor recently conquered the FWD North Pole Marathon. Hailed as the world's coolest marathon, Louie was able to finish the race amidst severe weather conditions by clocking-in 11 hours and four minutes, and waved the Philippine flag with pride.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This Is It: Lazada Officially Turns 6!

Congratulations are in order as the country's favorite online shopping hub- Lazada Philippines, celebrates its 6th birthday. And nothing beats a world class greeting from an award-winning, Cannes Festival Best Actress Ms. Jaclyn Jose. "O, mag-shopping na daw kayo sa Lazada!"


Monday, April 23, 2018

Lazada Philippines Turns 6!

Lazada Philippines, one of the country's favorite online shopping destination is about to mark its 6th year with a Birthday Sale Festivities on April 25-27, 2018.

But before that, here are six things that makes Lazada Philippines lovable and unique:

Shakin n’ Deals
Birthday parties aren’t complete without games! Lazada adds more fun to online shopping through its Shakin’ Deals. Just log-on to your Lazada mobile app, stay on the homepage and shake, shake, shake away! You get yourself a chance to win up to Php 1,500 that you can use to shop. Don’t forget to invite your family and friends to have some shakin’ fun!


Friday, April 20, 2018

A Day at Ba Thien Hau Temple

I love going to temples and I guess the fascination stems from the frequent temple visits that I had with my father when I was a child. Prior to our trip to Ho Chi Mihn City last summer, I list down all the places that I wanted to visit and that includes Ba Thien Hau Temple in District 5.


Capture The Real You with OPPO F7

OPPO has proven once again that they're a force to contend with when it comes to being the selfie expert and global leader in smartphone photography as they recently launch the much awaited OPPO F7 in the Philippines.

With its latest innovation, the new OPPO F7 boasts of a new 25MP front camera that is powered by the best A.I. Beauty Technology 2.0 for natural-looking selfies.


Philippine Bottling Beverage Introduces Banahaw Spring Purified Water

We are currently experiencing summer weather here in Manila and that means everyone should find time to go to the beach or keep themselves hydrated. Water is very important, not just as a thirst-quencher but as a body fuel to keep us going.

And on that note, Philippine Bottling Beverage (PBB) introduces Banahaw Spring Purified Water as an option to beat the heat, beat the thirst.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Resorts World Manila Launches the RMW Mobile Companion App

To make one's visit at Resorts World Manila much more enjoyable, it recently launch the RWM Mobile Companion App so that members and guests can get updates on what's happening at the Newport Mall, movie screenings, RWM promos, Newport Performing Arts Theatre, shuttle service schedules, and much, much more.


Daily Dose of YouTube for Smart, Sun, TNT Subscribers

Smart Communications Inc., is giving its prepaid customers free one hour YouTube daily from April 17 to July 15, 2018. Sun and TNT prepaid customers also has the same privilege as well as other online video services which will be offered soon.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Eton's TierraBela: Suburbs Life with Urban Comforts

TierraBela at Eton City is perfect for families looking for a stress-free life but has urban comforts in its midst. This place integrates nature with its Italian-Mediterranean home design. There will be an open house on April 14, 2018 at the village clubhouse.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Lenovo's Limited Edition Gold Legion Y520 Now in the Philippines

Lenovo's limited edition gold Legion Y520 gaming laptop is now available in the Philippines. This latest gaming laptop with its improved hardware will definitely raise the bar when it comes to gaming experience.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Have Fun at BGC's "Summer on the Street"

As always, summer is made spectacular at Bonifacio Global City as it ushers in its annual "Summer on the Street" activities. This year features a Travel Expo, Kid's Coachella, Millennial Career Fair with UDD Concert, and much, much more.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Family Fun Day for Homeschool Global

Homeschooling is getting to be quite popular in the Philippines as compared to decades ago. Parents nowadays are much more keen to embrace the idea that homeschooling is just as educational as sending their kids to traditional school. Of course, homeschooling also has more perks and much more relaxing for the child.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Children Spends Love Day at Kidzania Manila

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."

Called to Rescue, a non-profit worldwide organization that is dedicated in helping and rescuing minors from sex trafficking, violence, and abuse, treated some children for a fun day at Kidzania Manila. The group of children who had fun at Kidzania was under the care of "Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program" (4Ps) from different baranggays in Taguig City.


Globe Telecom Spearheads Sustainability Program To Rehabilitate Boracay

In its effort to spearhead a long-term sustainability program to rehabilitate Boracay, Globe Telecom joins in support of the government's plan to restore Boracay to its former glory by addressing environmental concerns and overall rehabilitation of the island.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Our Serenitea Moments

My family's top bonding activity is eating in our favorite restaurant or sometimes, just hang-out in our favorite coffeeshop or milktea place. Luckily, our place is walking distance or a short ride away from the food-hubs such as Ortigas, Makati, and Wilson Street in San Juan.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Shakey's Philippines is Now GCash Friendly

Shakey's Philippines, one of the country's favorite pizza chains has partnered with Globe Telecom and GCash to highlight a fuss-free payment system using their mobile phones when paying for pizza, pasta, chicken, and other Shakey's favorites.

Aside from the GCash payment, Globe Business also help in setting up Shakey's toll-free hotline #77777 so that over 60 million Globe customers can order pizza from Shakey's via the toll-free hotline using their mobile phones of landlines.

This is in response to the growing demand for delivery services and thru this partnership, there is a greater reach and customers will have an easier access simply by using their mobile phones.


Also, GCash scan-to-pay service will pilot in 11 Shakeys' branches. This will provide customers with hassle-free payment that has special promos and discounts.

"Our partnership with Globe Telecom maximizes our opportunities to offer a full range of order and delivery services to our guests. Through Globe Business and GCash, both industry leaders for business solutions and e-finance services, Shakey's Philippines is confident that this partnership will flourish to serve more guests with quality food and excellent delivery service," says Vicente Gregorio, President CEO of Shakey's Pizza Asia Venture Inc.

The partnership between Globe Telecom, GCash, and Shakey's will primarily benefit the customers of each establishment. "Both the #Hashtag and GCash scan-to-pay feature give guests of Shakey's Philippines the power to use their mobile phones as a tool to make transactions easier and more convenient. Globe continuously strives to improve and create solutions that bridge business gaps and provide companies with the technology that will allow them to empower and connect their customers," Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO said.

By the end of the year, Shakey's intends to roll out the GCash scan-to-pay service in all of its 200+ stores nationwide. The 11 pilot branches are: BGC Stopover, Market Market, Venice Grand Canal Mall, Loyola (Katipunan), Buendia, Valero, Glorietta, Park Square Makati, Makati Avenue, UPS (Shakey's WOW Center), and Magallanes.

Learn more about GCash scan-to-pay here --- What is GCash scan-to-pay?

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Car Shopping 101

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There's always an excitement when it comes to buying a car, most especially if it's your first one. However, it is not as simple as choosing a brand, a color, or car model. There are so many factors to consider which of course, includes a car that fits your budget.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

HEALTH NEWS: Neuropathy Treatment and Prevention

Neuropathy (Peripheral Neuropathy) is an illness that affects the peripheral nerves and makes it weak or sometimes cause mild paralyzation. It usually is prevalent among senior citizens but nowadays, even younger people experience it.

Oftentimes, neuropathy is associated with diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) although it also depends on the location of the nerves.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

VISITA IGLESIA: Santuario del Santo Cristo

Santuario del Santo Cristo or popularly known as Aquinas Church was built in the early 1600 by the Dominican friars. The centuries old church was burned and destroyed several times and was even a home to the Katipuneros in the late 1800s.


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