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Crumpler Bags Stylish Camera Bags

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Bags, Fashion, Tech Chic

Crumpler Bags Stylish Camera Bags

Check out thes Crumpler bags I got for review!  Stylish, chic and very capable of protecting your camera and gadgets with the quality of materials they use and the functional designs of these different bags.

 

5 Million Dollar Home

Polished professional. Aspiring Amateur. Happy snappy chappy or chapette. It makes no difference. If you want to haul a basic set of camera or video equipment, and protect it from the elements and things that go bump in the night or day, give the Five Million Dollar Home a shot.

Offering more capacity and flexibility than the Four Million Dollar Home, it’s as tough as old boots, water resistant, comfortable to carry and choc-a-bloc with quick access pockets and customisable space.

VELCRO SILENCERS

Lurking behind the bagís velcro fasteners are matching velcro silencer flaps. Pull ’em out. Press ’em in position. Open and close on the QT, then lock down with the side release compression straps. Ssshhhhimple!

FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE SPACE

To ensure you can put in lots of gear, we first put in lots of thought. That’s why the main compartment features two configurable brushed padded nylon dividers with fold down flaps, plus a separate zippered mesh pocket. Why the dual zone front pocket features gusseted sides. And why you can access the side stuff pockets without even opening the bag.

WIDE, ADJUSTABLE LENGTH STRAP

The more gear you carry, the more you need a wide shoulder strap to distribute its weight. That’s why the Five Million Dollar Home’s shoulder strap is made from 50mm flamed polypropylene webbing. Complete with tri-glide buckle system, it will go to almost any lengths to help you get that great shot.

PADDED CARRY HANDLE

Cushioned with EVA foam for maximum comfort, the ergonomically styled carry handle is shaped to match the natural contours of your hand and fingers.

QUAD ACCESSORY LOOPS

Left and right pairs of reinforced side accessory loops let you attach other photo-gidgetry and gadgetry for instant access.

WATERPROOFING MEASURES

The seamless one-piece 900D base prevents water seepage when the bag is placed on wet surfaces, while the double thickness 900D flap does the same to rain, hail, sleet, snow, beer and mixed drinks.

 

4 Million Dollar Home

Polished professional. Aspiring Amateur. Happy snappy chappy or chapette. It makes no difference. If you want to haul a basic set of camera or video equipment, and protect it from the elements and things that go bump in the night or day, give the Four Million Dollar Home a shot.

Offering more capacity and flexibility than the Three Million Dollar Home, it’s as tough as old boots, water resistant, comfortable to carry and choc-a-bloc with quick access pockets and customisable space.

VELCRO SILENCERS

Lurking behind the bagís sizeable velcro fasteners are matching velcro silencer flaps. Pull ’em out. Press ’em in position. Open and close on the QT, then lock down with the compression strap. Ssshhhhimple!

FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE SPACE

To ensure you can put in lots of gear, we first put in lots of thought. That’s why the main compartment features two configurable brushed padded nylon dividers with fold down flaps, plus a separate zippered mesh pocket. Why the dual zone front pocket features gusseted sides. And why you can access the side stuff pockets without even opening the bag.

WIDE, ADJUSTABLE LENGTH SHOULDER STRAP

The more gear you carry, the more you need a wide shoulder strap to distribute its weight – and the more you’ll appreciate the Four Million Dollar Home’s soft but strong 38mm flamed polypropylene webbing. Complete with tri-glide buckle system, it will go to almost any lengths to help you get that great shot.

ACCESSORY LOOP

The reinforced side accessory loop lets you attach other photo-gidgetry and gadgetry for instant access.

WATERPROOFING MEASURES

Be it rain, hail, sleet, snow, beer or mixed drinks, the bag’s 900D outer is designed to weather the storm and keep your equipment dry.

ANTI-ABSRASIVE SURFACES

The 900D outer and brushed padded nylon interior combine phenomenal strength with exceptional smoothness and malleability. Your clothes don’t catch. Your equipment don’t get scratched.

 

The Hoax

Reserved only for LTD Edition projects, The Hoax is always a crowd pleaser.

FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE SPACE

To ensure you can put lots of stuff in and get to it pronto, we first put in lots of thought. That’s why the large main compartment is also host to a deep, velcro-fastened centre pocket plus left and right deep stuff pockets.

DUAL VELCRO FLAP FASTENERS

Seal the Hoax’s outer flap with its dual injection moulded velcro fasteners and even the most dexterous pocket pickerer will struggle to get their mischievous mitts in unnoticed.

WIDE, ADJUSTABLE LENGTH STRAP WITH REMOVABLE SHOULDER PAD

The more stuff you carry, the more you need a wide strap to distribute its weight – and the more you’ll appreciate the Hoax’s soft but strong 50mm flamed polypropylene webbing and removable Air Mesh shoulder pad. Complete with QuickFlick™ buckle system, it will go to almost any lengths to ensure the bag sits right where you want it.

DUAL QUICK RELEASE COMPRESSION STRAPS

Particularly paranoid about your personal belongings? Excess-ing your baggage? Bring the two quick release compression straps into play. Exhale. Click. Tighten. Done. What a cinch.

DUAL ACCESSORY LOOPS

One of the reinforced side accessory loops makes a handy hideaway for surplus strappage. The other is perfect for any frippery, baggery, gidgetry, gadgetry or other hangers on of your choosing.

REFLECTIVE STRIPES

Make yourself – and your views on passing motorists – plain as day, and even more obvious at night, with the bag’s twin reflective stripes.

 

The Barney Rustle Blanket

The exceptional that proves the rule, the full-featured Barney Rustle Blanket manages to be all things to all people seeking a messenger style bag as uniquely perfect as themselves.

Proportioned to carry loads without ever weighing you down, it fits A4/foolscap-sized folders in its 14-litre main compartment, plus all your digital doodads and everyday essentials across an array of easy access pockets. Dual velcro flap seals and closure straps with quick release locks keep everything secure, while the extra-wide, padded shoulder strap with patented third leg keep everything stable.

Loud and proud with its kaleidoscopic colour way combos, the Barney Rustle Blanket features a water resistant 1,000D outer complete with reflector strip and accessory loops, and a 300D Rip-stop lining. Like all Crumplers, it comes with a ‘Til death do us part’ lifetime warranty.

FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE SPACE

To ensure you can put lots of stuff in and get to it pronto, we first put in lots of thought. That’s why the large main compartment is also host to a deep, velcro-fastened centre pocket plus left and right deep stuff pockets. Why there’s a full-width internal zippered pocket and external velcro-fastened front pouch. And why there’s a secreted external short stuff side pocket below both accessory straps.

DUAL VELCRO FLAP FASTENERS

Seal the Barney Rustle Blanket’s outer flap with its dual injection moulded velcro fasteners and even the most dexterous pocket pickerer will struggle to get their mischievous mitts in unnoticed.

WIDE, ADJUSTABLE LENGTH STRAP WITH REMOVABLE SHOULDER PAD

The more stuff you carry, the more you need a wide strap to distribute its weight – and the more youíll appreciate the Barney Rustle Blanket’s soft but strong 50mm flamed polypropylene webbing and removable Air Mesh shoulder pad. Complete with QuickFlick™ buckle system, it will go to almost any lengths to ensure the bag sits right where you want it.

DUAL QUICK RELEASE COMPRESSION STRAPS

Particularly paranoid about your personal belongings? Excess-ing your baggage? Bring the two quick release compression straps into play. Exhale. Click. Tighten. Done. What a cinch.

THIRD LEG STABILISER

See that extra little strap thingee dangling off the Barney Rustle Blanket’s shoulder strap? Itís our 11 herbs and spices secret recipe third leg. Clip it under your left arm, then adjust your strap lengths and shoulder pad position. Badabing! The bag is stable and your load is on your back right where it should be.

 

Western Lawn

Like a little more personal space for the personal belongings you can’t carry on your person? Then join yourself at the hip with the particularly schmick Western Lawn.

A no frills, no fuss, less-is-more messenger style baggage buddy, the Western Lawn is large enough to hold an A4/foolscap-sized folder, and organised enough to compartmentalise your carryings on into two external pockets, three internal pockets and a large main cargo space in whatever way takes your fancy.

The water resistant 1,000D outer features a dual velcro-fastened flap for security, and a slashing contrast stripe for show. There’s also a strap trap accessory loop, while the Quick Flick™ buckle lets you adjust the carrying height of the Western Lawn as easily and expeditiously as its name suggests.

FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE SPACE

To ensure you can put lots of stuff in and get to it pronto, we first put in lots of thought. That’s why the large main compartment is also host to a deep, velcro-fastened centre pocket plus left and right deep stuff pockets. And why the Western Lawn also features two additional full depth external stuff pockets.

DUAL VELCRO FLAP FASTENERS

Seal the Western Lawn’s outer flap with its dual oversized injection moulded velcro fasteners and even the most dexterous pocket pickerer will struggle to get their mischievous mitts in unnoticed.

WIDE, ADJUSTABLE LENGTH SHOULDER STRAP

The more stuff you carry, the more you need a wide shoulder strap to distribute its weight – and the more youíll appreciate the Western Lawnís soft but strong 50mm flamed polypropylene webbing. Complete with QuickFlick™ buckle system, it will go to almost any lengths to ensure the bag sits right where you want it.

STRAP TRAP ACCESSORY LOOP

The reinforced side accessory loop makes a handy hideaway for surplus strappage. Or use it for any frippery, baggery, gidgetry, gadgetry or other hangers on of your choosing.

WATERPROOFING MEASURES

Be it rain, hail, sleet, snow, beer or mixed drinks, the bagís 1,000D outer and oversized flap are designed to weather the storm and keep whatís inside dry.

ANTI-ABSRASIVE SURFACES

The 1,000D outer and 300D Rip-stop lining combine phenomenal strength with exceptional smoothness. Your clothes don’t catch. Your cargo don’t get scratched.

 

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Marshmallow Ears: Marshall Headphones

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Tech Chic

Marshmallow Ears: Marshall Headphones

Marshall Headphones Major

I’ve never seen quite a unique packaging for headphones.  It looks vintage but edgy.

Quite my taste, it has a simple white and gold pallete.  Simple but elegant.  The sound quality is also pretty good.  Not the best I’ve heard but for the price, this eye-candy is value for money.

Highlights:

  • super comfortable ear chushion that feels like marshmallows covering your ears :)
  • fully collapsable construction
  • light
  • compatible with any 3.5mm / 6.3mm audio jack
  • 1 year premium replacement warranty
  • mic and remote for cellphone use

Check out more specs here.

 

 

 

Marshall Headphones Minor

Still with he same white and gold pallete, these Minor Marshal earphones are adorable!  What I like about this set is that it is not trying hard at all.  It screams simple but with elegance and edge!
It is an in-ear model with a little bit different design. EarClick is a patent that ingeniously secures the earphone into position in your ear. The Minor comes equipped with microphone and remote for use with your cell phone. Combined with excellent audio and a tangle resistant fabric cord the Minor is in it for the long haul.
I like having it around!
Highlights:
  • Compatible with any 3.5mm music player
  • It has mic and remote for cellphone use
  • It comes with Neutral Stereo Plug adaptor
  • 1 year warranty
  • Interchangeable earpads
More specs and details here.
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Marshall headphones are available in the following stores:
8Telcom – Davao
Astrovision
Beyond The Box
Digital Hub
Digital Hub – CDO
Digital Walker
ECentral – Cebu
Gadgets iN Style
HTC – MOA
iStore – Cebu
iStore – Dumaguete
iStudio
Listening Room
PC Hub
Power Hub – Davao
Power Mac Center
Switch
Technoholics
Urban Athletics

 

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Music

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

I’m so excited to watch this!

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN will be shown from February 11 to March 3, 2012 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza Makati. Friday shows at 8pm, Saturday shows at 330pm and 8pm, and Sunday shows at 330pm.

[Press Release]

“PEANUTS” CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE IN 9 WORKS THEATRICAL’S YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

There are many ways by which man defines his or her pursuit of happiness. Spending time with family and loved ones is one. Hanging out with friends is another. But for Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, his lil’ sister Sally, and their friends Lucy, Linus and Schroeder, happiness may be as simple as “finding a pencil,” “pizza with sausage,” or “telling the time.”

This coming February 2012, 9 Works Theatrical, one of today’s most exciting theater companies, takes you back to those good ol’ days when baseball games, book reports, kite-flying and glee club rehearsals were all the craze as it brings to life the timeless characters from Charles M. Schulz’ popular comic strip “PEANUTS” via the Tony award-winning musical, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.

Charlie Brown can’t seem to win the heart of the elusive Little Red-Haired Girl, nor his friend Lucy, a bossy, crabby little tyrant who dispenses “Little Known Facts” and is convinced that she could be Queen someday. Lucy’s all-time crush is the sensitive piano-playing Schroeder who is an admirer of Beethoven. Meanwhile, Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s wise-cracking yet lovable dog, and Linus, Charlie Brown’s blanket-toting best friend, daydream all day as their friends battle with kites, school, and for Sally, Charlie Brown’s lil’ sis, getting a “D” in last week’s homework.

Told through a series of recognizable vignettes inspired by Schulz’s comic strips, the musical looks into an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and draws from the richness and universality of his everyday situations – making it the perfect family musical that will surely resonate with audiences young and old.

Playing the role of Charlie Brown is 9 Works Theatrical’s Artistic Director Robbie Guevara who was recently seen onstage as Uncle Max in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. As an actor, he appeared in MISS SAIGON MANILA, Asian & UK Tour, MAN OF LA MANCHA, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE, SWEENEY TODD, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FOOTLOOSE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and DISNEY”S CINDRELLA and MULAN, just to name a few. He is also an established director for the stage.

One of the country’s most versatile performing artists, Carla Guevara-Laforteza will be playing the role of the bossy and crabby Lucy. Carla was recently seen as Maureen Johnson in 9 Works Theatrical’s production of RENT, as well as having played the Sour Kangaroo in SEUSSICAL and Sister Berthe in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Carla was also part of the MISS SAIGON London Cast 1995-1997 as Kim/Gigi understudy and has played lead roles in THE BAKER’S WIFE, TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE KING AND I, SOUTH PACIFIC, AVENUE Q, and SPELLING BEE, among many others. She is under the management of Johnny Manahan of Star Magic.

Playing the role of Charlie Brown’s lovable dog Snoopy is Lorenz Martinez whose last appearance onstage was as Benny in 9 Works Theatrical’s RENT, as well as Herr Zeller in SOUND OF MUSIC. Other acting credits include Rogers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Asian Tour, HONG KONG DISNEYLAND, CAMELOT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and the Netherlands production of MISS SAIGON, being the youngest to perform the role of the Engineer.

Appearing in his first 9 Works Theatrical musical is singer-actor and TV personality Franco Laurel who will be playing the role of the blanket-toting Linus. A former host of EEZY DANCING and KEEP ON DANCING, he has since found his true calling in theater, appearing as the younger brother of Rama in RAMA AT SITA, Ugly in Trumpets’ HONK, THE UGLY DUCKLING, and starring roles in ST. LOUIS LOVES DEM FILIPINOS, JOSEPH THE DREAMER, and Rep’s SWEENEY TODD, among others.

Returning to the stage after a very long acting sabbatical are veteran actors Tonipet Gaba and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson – who join Robbie, Carla, Franco and Lorenz in bringing to life this timeless classic.

Touted as GMA 7’s resident “Kuya” and foodie, Tonipet Gaba, is a highly successful and multi-awarded TV host whose credits include ART ANGEL, SABADABADOG, TARA LET’S EAT and GMA NEWS TV’s POP TALK. A 3-time Star Awards winner for Best Children’s show host, Tonipet’s stage credits include lead roles in KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN, BLOOD BROTHERS, OLIVER, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and THE LITTLE MERMAID. For this production, he will be playing the sensitive piano-playing Schroeder.

Playing Charlie Brown’s younger sister Sally is Sweet Plantado-Tiongson who was the Musical Director for Vocals in 9 Works Theatrical’s SWEET CHARITY. Sweet is a performing-recording artist who is part of the Philippine premier vocal group, THE CompanY. Her stage credits include lead roles in THE LITTLE MERMAID, HONK! THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, JOSEPH THE DREAMER, and N.O.A.H, among many others.

Also returning to the stage is 9 Works Theatrical’s Marketing and PR Director Toff de Venecia who was last seen as Hong/Yao in REP’s MULAN JR. His other acting credits include EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES as Mr. Sew and Disney’s ALADDIN JR. as Iago. He also appeared as Stripe in Ateneo Blue Repertory’s HOPE FOR THE FLOWERS, Pan in BATBOY and a Thespian in the Asian premiere of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. He will be playing the role of Linus at certain performances.

For this production, 9 Works Theatrical has invited veteran actor Michael Williams to helm the show as its esteemed director. Michael has had numerous directorial credits with Repertory Philippines and other theater companies, which include SWEENEY TODD, PROPOSALS, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, and with his own theater company, Theater Down South. He is thrilled to be working with 9 Works Theatrical for the first time.

The Artistic Team is led by Michael Williams (Director), Toff de Venecia (Assistant Director), Joseph Tolentino (Musical Director – Instrumentation), Sweet Plantado (Musical Director – Vocals), Deana Aquino (Choreographer), Mio Infante (Scenographer), Martin Esteva (Lighting Designer), Chuck Ledesma (Sound Designer), Mio Infante and Twinkle Zamora (Costume Designers), Richard Lazaro (Photographer), and Larry Palma (Graphic Designer).

The Production Team is led by Santi Santamaria (Executive Producer), Anna Santamaria (Company Manager), Toff de Venecia (Marketing and PR Director), Jonjon Martin (PR Manager), Carlos Canlas (HR Manager), Pamela Imperial (Production Manager), and Jojo Amboy (Stage Manager).

Based on the Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Charles Gesner, Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer, Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, Original Direction by Michael Mayer, and originally produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is an outrageously funny and heartwarming musical fit for the entire family and will keep audiences laughing at the edge of their seats.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN will be shown from February 11 to March 3, 2012 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza Makati. Friday shows at 8pm, Saturday shows at 330pm and 8pm, and Sunday shows at 330pm.

A limited number of performances are NOW available for fundraising and block-buying. For tickets and other inquiries, please call 557-5860, 586-7105 or 0917-5545560 or email [email protected] for inquiries.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by 9 Works Theatrical, in cooperation with The Rockwell Club, Café Mediterranean, Make Up For Ever and its proud media partners – The Philippine Star, Business World, HerWord.Com, The Manila Bulletin, Sense&Style, Chalk Magazine, and Focus Media Audiovisuals.

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is produced by arrangement with, and the music and dialogue material furnished by TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

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Solo Trip Hong Kong CNY

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Events, Fashion, Featured, Hong Kong, Travel

Solo Trip Hong Kong CNY

I’ve flown solo before but I think it’s my first time alone in Hong Kong.

I just made sure that I don’t go home too late when I went to Avenue of the Stars because Nathan Road was full of potentially dangerous people.

Anyhoo… I brought clothes for an 18 deg C weather cause that’s what it said when I checked. I didn’t know that at night it plunges down to 8 deg C. My goodness! I should have brought thicker pants!

I started out wearing shorts because it’s day time and I would be walking a lot. I went down the hotel and I instantly froze lol. So I went back up to change.

Hong Kong CNY 2012 Day 2
Hong Kong CNY 2012 Day 2

My itinerary was just to go around and shop a little and eat a lot 😛 World Wide center gives you the best FOREX rates btw. I bought 1 HKD for P 5.4 :) cheap!!! than in the airport that was at around P 6.3! Or if you use your credit or debit card at P6.1 which is actually better to use rather than exchange your money at the airport.

BTW, I road tested BPI My ePrepaid Card (Mastercard) and Unionbank VISA debit here. Both are okay to use abroad and I encountered no problems at all! I don’t like bringing a lot of cash unless I’m buying gadgets 😛 so I exchanged a little cash and just brought cards with me. I also used BPI e-Credit card to book my flight via Cathay Pacific. It’s a mock credit card of your original one. The e-Credit card has a different card number and you control the credit limit to minimum in case it gets compromised. I had a limit of 10k for that mock card which can be used only online.

I’m staying at The Emperor Hotel in Happy Valley. It’s nice here. It’s very accessible to a tram station, has 7/11 and mini grocery store. 10 mins to Causeway bay shopping area and with mini restaurant shops you can eat with.

Hong Kong CNY 2012 Day 2

What’s nice is that they gave me treats for the Chinese New Year for good luck! Round fruits – mandarin orange, gold chocolate coins, circular orange and sticky candies and inside the ampao envelope are some seeds.

Hong Kong CNY 2012 Day 2
Hong Kong CNY 2012 Day 2

Nice huh? I really feel good already with all the love this hotel has given me :) I got it at a good price via Agoda.com where I always book my hotels. I feel lucky now! Cheers to the Year of the Dragon!

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BTW, I got to use my Canon S100 very well! It takes lovely night shots!!! And forgive the *cam-whore* angle… I’m alone and no one takes my photos but me. Thanks to the 24mm wide angle lens of this camera! MWAH!

BTW, thank you to Whooga Uggs UK for sending over these lovely comfy boots!

Hong Kong CNY 2012 Day 2

and these funky cool leggings from F*Art :)

Hong Kong CNY 2012 Day 2

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Hello Hong Kong Year of the Dragon

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Hong Kong, Travel

Hello Hong Kong Year of the Dragon

HARRR!!!

I’ve been really really busy with our team in maintaining David’s official online site with TV5. (Your task is to please take a look at it, followarchuleta.ph ktnxbai :P) It’s a job I love because I get to be with a lot of people everyday and I believe, every single person I meet has interesting stories!

I was so looking forward to this Hong Kong trip. Well, not really… It’s just that I already bought tickets last year and I didn’t want to put it to waste. I was supposed to go here with a few friends, but plans change…

I wanted to go with my boy instead, but he also had shoots and gigs this weekend.

So, I fly solo!

The last time I traveled to another country alone was in Malaysia. This time, HK… I’m comfortable going around HK and just rode an airbus from the airport to my hotel :)

I enjoy the ride.

I have brought work with me though. But that’s the good thing about being a social media person / blogger. I can pretty much work anywhere!

In the meantime, I am enjoying the feeling na parang may aircon everywhere! It’s cold here in HK at 16 degrees Celsius. I love coming here at this time where the weather is cold and it’s not raining.

Anyway, check out these few photos I took with my new camera – Canon S100. I LOVE IT!!! It totally takes great photos at night!

Loving my hotel room :) I got it on sale via Agoda. The room is clean and they put me on the topmost floor with a relatively good view :) —->> :) <<---- all smiles! Anyway, here they are:

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On Being Beautiful

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 in Career, Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Featured, Life, Personal

On Being Beautiful

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~Roald Dahl

Just a quick thought for today. I’m so inspired about David Archuleta’s positive outlook on life. He brightens up the room. His positivity is contagious. No wonder his fans are very supportive of him. Beautiful, inside and out.

Follow his journey here in the Philippines at FollowArchuleta.ph

Now, it’s your turn to spread the love and hate no more :)

David Archuleta

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Sale Alert: Bree bags Renovation Sale ALL at 50% Off

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Announcements, Promos, Tech Chic

Sale Alert: Bree bags Renovation Sale ALL at 50% Off

Just because Christmas have passed doesn’t mean that the big sales are over. If you didn’t quite finish your holiday shopping, or if you just love that feeling of getting a good deal, Bree is having a Renovation Sale this coming January 12 – 19. All items at 50% off.

The famous German brand Bree offers both classic and modern designs, and has won numerous design awards including International Leathergoods Award 2009, Ok! Style Award 2010 and other various international awards. Using top quality material, Bree bags are practical, attractive and durable. Bree’s range of products includes business and leisure bags with all necessary accessories (wallets, change purses, etc.), and a complete travel collection.

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Ensembles Boracay Contest

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Contests, Fashion, Travel

Ensembles Boracay Contest

Ensembles has something fun planned for their new fans and long time loyal followers.

An exciting start for 2012! 

Few more weeks and Summer is officially on! Summer means having fun, adventures and getaways. And Ensembles is getting an early start to summer!

Ensembles is kicking this off by giving away an All Expense Paid BORACAY TRIP for TWO! Join Ensembles Facebook Photo Contest this January 16 and reach for 20,000 Facebook likes. Once they reach this, a lucky fan will be basking with her companion under the sun!

Just upload a photo of you wearing your fave Ensembles outfit, tell us why you chose this photo and ask your friends to like it. The entry with the best answer and most number of likes by the time they announce, wins!

To join the contest, visit Ensemble’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EnsemblesOnline and www.ensembles.com.ph for the full mechanics.

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2012 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Early Bird Tickets

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Featured, Formula 1, Singapore, Sports, Travel

2012 Formula 1 Singapore  Grand Prix Early Bird Tickets

Singapore Grand Prix starts early this year as Early Bird Tickets are now on sale!  Get discounts from SGD 20 to SGD 170 off!

They have a lot of changes in their ticketing.  I can’t seem to find 1-day walkabout passes anymore.  They have single day passes for some grandstands at limited availability.  They now also have 3-day combination packages that allows you to be in different grandstands per day.

 

3-day Walkabout tickets start at SGD 178  [SGD 20 discount]

3-day Premiere Walkabout (includes Zone 1,2 and 3) start at SGD 398  [SGD 50 discount]

Grandstand tickets start at SGD 208 (group buying) or at SGD 248 each

Buy tickets and you get a chance to win in the raffle draw of Driver’s Autograph Session Passes.

 

Buy tickets at Singapore SG’s official website.  Follow them on Facebook for updates.

 

Singapore GP

Find the BEST SEATS at the BAY GRANDSTAND.

 

 

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Zouk Night Out Malaysia

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Celebrities, Events, Featured, Malaysia, Travel

Zouk Night Out Malaysia

After the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards, we headed to a famous night club in Malaysia – Zouk!  I’ve heard of this club from friends and their blog posts and I was really excited to finally land my party feet on Zouk!

We had free passes and drinks courtesy of Nuffnang and one of their sponsor Heineken.

 

We were all honestly tired after the 12-hour trip and the NAPBAS ceremony proper.  But, we all decided we will only be together in Malaysia just for 3 days and if we let this moment pass by, it will definitely be gone!

And so we went to party!  We rode the Nuffnang bus and traveled to KL – Zouk!  It was another 30 minute ride at 12 midnight!  I took a nap at the bus to recharge.

 

Most of us wore heels and oh the achy achy feet!  Good thing we had a VIP room!

While waiting for the bus, some snacked on some Malaysian street food! Yum!  I was too tired to walk at that time.. But oh well, here’s to the fun memories!

I realize I didn’t get a lot of photos from my own cam, but compiling these photos from friends just to save them down the memory lane Smile

 

*Photo from Tin Iglesias

Me holding a Heineken.

 

Outside Zouk

 

Me, Jane, Tracy and Noelle

from Trixie’s cam: Trixie, Nikki, Angela, Janey and me!

Me and Angela! Wishing our friend Kristel was with us.

I think that’s all of the photos I have for now @__@

 

It was one fun night and I hope this happens again!

Ilvoeyougaiz!!!

 

xoxo,

Flaircandy

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2012 Planners!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Business & Finance, Career, Life, Personal, Uncategorized

2012 Planners!

Are you the type who uses digital planners instead of the old fashioned Pen and Paper?

I tried to attempt using digital planners since I have my phone with me ALWAYS!  But I’m old fashioned and I stick with pen and paper.  How about you?  Let me know what you prefer and why…

If you haven’t decided which planner to use yet, here’s a list of the good ‘ol fashion Pen and Paper planners:

 

1. Entrep Planner 2012

  • It has business tips like how to register a business in the Philippines.
  • It includes a Tax calendar.
  • It also includes success stories and testimonials from renowned business people.

This planner is now on 30% off via Buyanihan.

 

2. Seatle’s Best 2012 Planner

  • The one I currently use
  • It includes coupons to free drinks.
  • It includes fun stickers!
  • 24 hours wi-fi mini coupon
  • It has a month-calendar view and a free space for notes
  • Note: no daily view, but it suits me well because I need notes more and the calendar view to go with it.

 

 

 

3.  Bo’s Coffee Planner 2012 “The Coffee Book”

  • Also has a month-calendar view
  • with free space for notes
  • simple yet compact

 

 

 

4.  Sun Life Financial Planner 2012

  • the planner aids you in achieving your goals
  • has a Financial tracker of your goals and expenses

 

 

 

5.  Belle de Jour 2012 Planner

Stay organized in school or at work.  This planner is a chic carry-on!

 

 

6.  Starbucks Planner 2012

I’ve been hearing good feedback about this year’s Starbucks Planner for 2012

 

I know there’s more, but I’ve only highlighted these ones that I have browsed through myself.

What do you have for this year? :)

 

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Canon S100 Test Shots, Sample Photos

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in blogging, Featured, Tech Chic

Canon S100 Test Shots, Sample Photos

So I got my new Canon S100 from Pixel Pro :) I got them at a good price.. better price than in Malaysia. So you guys don’t really need to go out of the country to get them cameras!

You can check out their stores at the bottom of the post :)

Or add PixelPro on Facebook in case you don’t want to miss out on any Sale announcements or promos:
https://www.facebook.com/pixelproshop

So far, I am very satisfied with my new point-and-shoot camera!  I tried the manual settings which is way much easier to set than an LX3 or LX5, but I decided to set everything in “Auto” mode and see how intelligent the camera is without me manipulating it.

The only Intelligent Auto I trust so far is that of Panasonic Lumix, but the Canon S100 is not bad!

Here are the photos, unedited, except for the Watermarks I put.  You be the judge :)

 

Near Sunset

I love how colorful the sky is

Another Sky shot.

Twilight shot… spot the moon!

Indoor, low-light shot.  Still reflects vibrant colors, due to the f 2.0

Poker chips!

Pet shots :)

This is Maddie, a friend’s new puppy!

Chase

and Sari

Macro shots!

Marshal headphones! You like? :)

again, no edits.. and it’s pretty dim in the room so good job I say!

I also tested Canon S100’s video which is at 1080p FULL HD (an upgrade to the S95). Check out the video here

Pixel Pro Branches:

Greenhills
3rd Floor V mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
San Juan City
(02) 726-9387/ 584-5356

Mega Mall
4th Floor Mega Building B, Cyberzone Area,
Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City
(02) 470-3903

Park Mall Cebu
Ground Floor, Park Mall
Mandaue City, Cebu
(032) 420-9155
http://www.pixelpro-online.com/

Henry’s Professional Branches:

Glorietta 5
3rd Floor Glorietta 5, Ayala Ave., Makati City
(02) 552-1510
0915-2967303
0932-4829650

TriNoma
3rd Floor, TriNoma, Mindanao Ave. Wing, Quezon City
(02) 919-0789
0927-9062771
0932-1838589

http://www.henryscameraphoto.com

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Nuffnang Blog Awards Night 2011 Malaysia

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in blogging, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Malaysia, Travel

Nuffnang Blog Awards Night 2011 Malaysia

It was one grand night. :)  We had a limited time to prepare and rest because we had a 12-hour travel from The Fort to DMIA Clark to Sepang Malaysia to Putrajaya.

Finally a familiar sign – that means we’re finally in Malaysia!

So near, yet so far… me and Jane inside the bus to our Hotel in Malaysia.

I was also glad to be travling with online / offline friends Nikki and Angela!

I spent most of the traveling time sleeping.. bus, plane, bus :)

Finally, I peeked outside our bus window and saw our Hotel!

We stayed at the Marriott Putrajaya Hotel :)

 

when I saw the bed…

 

I just had to nap a bit!

 

12 hours and we had to get ready for the Nuffnang Blog Awards night 2011!

 

A few friends from Malaysia and Singapore that I met throughout the night:

Qiuting – bongqiuqiu who I was with when I went to Hong Kong Disneyland!

Alvin Yang – got to know each other through blog-hopping!

 

Pole Dancers! – was so tempted to join them dance so I took it out somewhere else instead 

😀

 

Congratulations to all Pinoys who got nominated:

Best Food Blog – thefatkidinside.com

Erwan Heussaff

 

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Best Travel Blog – justwandering.org

Nina Fuentes

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Best Fashion Blog – itscamilleco.com

Camille co with Laureen Uy

 

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Best Photography Blog – lantaw.blogspot.com

 

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Best Geek Blog – geekout.ph

Jayvee Fernandez flew in for Bim Barbieto

 

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Best Geek Blog – yugatech.com

Abe Olandres

 

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Best Parenting Blog – themisischronicles.com

 

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Best Lifestyle Blog – jenniepperson.com

Jen and roommate Kring busy Tweeting ^_^

 

Most Original Blog Design – blog.ditz-revolution.net

 

grabbed from Helga’s blog!  Congratulations love for being one of the nominees for Most Original Blog Design!

 

 

Hidden Gem – googlygooeys.com

 

 

and the rest of the Team Philippines :)
Nuffnang Blog Awards 2011 philippines
*grabbed this photo from my former teammate Angela (yes we worked together before) could you imagine, we’re together for the NAPBAS!?
from left: Patty Laurel, Jane Chua, Nikki Tiu, Angela Nepomuceno, Erwan Heussaff and yours truly :)
– I was already excited to go to the Zouk afterparty and I changed wardrobe already :)
Photo grabbed from Tin Iglesias of Fashion Ate the World
That’s Jane, me and Tin!
*from Tin’s camera

 

and the Winners of the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards are:

Region’s Best Blog – Wendy

Most Influential Blog – Wendy

Best Micro Blog – Kennyy Sia

Best Entertainment Blog – Beautiful Nara

Best Food Blog – Lady Iron Chef

Best Travel Blog – Just Wandering by Nina Fuentes

Best Fashion Blog – Cheeserland by Ringo Tan

Best Photoblog – Photoblog.hk

Best Geek Blog – Geek Out by Bim Barbieto

Best Parenting Blog – Childhood 101

Best Lifestyle Blog – Jenni Epperson

Best Original Blog Design – Eat Show and Tell

Hidden Gem – Googley Gooeys

 

 

Our FOOD:

Puree of Split Pea Soup with Herb Twist

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Grape Sorbet and Fresh Mint

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Pan-fried Dory Fillet with Spicy Peach Sauce with Lasagna Potatoes & Garden Green Vegetables

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Tiramisu in Chocolate Cup with Strawerry and Vanilla Sauce

 

that matches my nails 😛

Thanks to Nailaholics for my nails! :)

UP NEXT:

Zouk Night out!

*photo by Tin Iglesias.

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