I’m in Baguio for work and what a fun work it is, I get to cover festivals and fun happnenings! It has been a while since I’ve been to Baguio and it was my first time to witness the Panagbenga festival.
I loooooove our float! It has 10 flower variations and 2,000 bundles of flowers! Simple but more! Anyway, we started to prepare as early as 5am, unlike the Masskara Festival that starts in the after and culminates in the Plaza in the evening. The flower parade started at 8am.
oooh! The new Blackberry Playbook OS 2.0 is now available for download! I have been waiting for this updated version with Android support! I haven’t updated mine yet, I will do so at home where I have a steady good connection.
I will let you know how it is
In the meantime, read press release of Blackberry for more details.
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available Today (Feb 21, 2012)
New OS delivers an enriched user experience for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users
Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced that the new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0 will be released for download today. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 delivers an enhanced tablet experience and allows you to use the BlackBerry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day – at work and at play.
“Building on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s proven web browsing, multimedia and multitasking strengths, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 introduces a range of new communications and productivity enhancements as well as expanded app and content support,” said David J. Smith, SVP Mobile Computing, Research In Motion.
New BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 features include:
· Integrated email client with a powerful unified inbox: With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 you have the option to use a unified inbox that consolidates all messages in one place, including messages from Facebook®, LinkedIn® and Twitter®, as well as personal and work email accounts.
· Social Integration with Calendar and Contacts apps: The built-in calendar harnesses information from social networks and makes it available where and when users need it. Contact cards are also dynamically populated with updated information from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to create a consolidated view of contacts.
Updated BlackBerry Bridge app: BlackBerry® Bridge™ is a unique app that provides a Bluetooth® connection between your BlackBerry PlayBook and core apps on your BlackBerry® smartphone (including BBM™, Email, Contacts, Calendar and Browser) in order to let you view the content on the larger tablet display. With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, it’s easier and quicker than ever to take documents, web pages, emails and photos that appear on your BlackBerry smartphone and display them on your BlackBerry PlayBook for an optimized viewing and editing experience. The updated BlackBerry Bridge app also provides a new remote control feature that allows a BlackBerry smartphone to be used as a wireless keyboard and mouse for a BlackBerry PlayBook.
Improved mobile productivity: Updated document editing functions, the new Print To Go app, and increased control and manageability of corporate data with BlackBerry® Balance ™ allow you to get more out of your BlackBerry PlayBook every day. Plus, an updated virtual keyboard with auto correction and predictive next word completion learns how you type to enable faster, more accurate typing.
· New apps and content: Thousands of new apps are being added to BlackBerry App World™ today (including a range of Android® apps that will run on the BlackBerry PlayBook). A new BlackBerry Video Store1 is launching today. Enhanced web browsing capabilities are also available with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.
In conjunction with the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, RIM is making available an initial release of BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion that will include support for managing BlackBerry PlayBook tablets and BlackBerry smartphones2 in an enterprise. The full release of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion (with mobile device management capabilities for iOS and Android devices) is planned for general availability in late March 2012. For more information about BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, please visit www.blackberry.com/mobilefusion.
The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update is now available as a free download for all BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.
1) BlackBerry Video Store will initially be available in the United States. Support for other countries is expected to be added later this year.
2) BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio can be used to manage BlackBerry smartphones through a single unified console, supporting devices activated on BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0.3 or later.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
Crumpler Philippines is doing its Beer for Bags event once again which was first done back in 2009; it was an ‘intoxicating’ and smashing hit among beer lovers, enthusiasts, and people who just love this outlandish and adventurous bag brand. It’s that time of the year when beer cans and bottles are the new paper bills. Stay tuned everyone for announcements on their Facebook Page.
I am now dedicated to getting fit. My Goal is to have the body fat of an Athlete! My ACE % is now at 25% (demn you buffets!) Just cause I think of myself as an athlete, that’s my goal. At least bring it down to 20% for the 1st quarter of the year.
My tools for daily calorie count: I use the My Fitness Pal app for Android which you can download also for iPad/iPhone. If you don’t have any of this, you can log in online http://www.myfitnesspal.com
We asked the actors about their journey to being a kid again and they all drew inspiration from real children. They observed children and even some people and matched it with the different characters they portray.
In my opinion, the actors did a good job of portraying their different characters. It was amazing how they had to imagine some of their props and act it out nicely to the point that the audience’s imagination fills in the blanks.
Great skills I say, how they all collectively portrayed Charles M. Schultz’s characters from Peanuts. You have to watch it with your friends and family
Ticket prices range from only P700 – P1500 – affordable for everyone to see! You can reserve Charlie Brown tickets and view schedule here. It’s showing only until March 3 so set your schedule ahead!
I wrote love songs and poems before. But I never kept them. It was just me expressing myself sometimes. Sometimes when I encounter a piece of paper folded inside an old Algebra book I feel like I found treasure. I would read the words on that paper, it would seem familiar – but not quite. I don’t recognize the words, but I recognize the handwriting – it’s mine.
Then I am amazed at the things I can write sometimes. I never thought I could write those.
And so I heard Adele won a lot of major awards from the Grammy’s and that all happened because she got broken hearted. Amazing, what love can do.
Give me a pen and paper and I might just write a love song.
UPDATE at 10:15…
After I wrote this blog entry, I attempted to write a song. And hey, I wrote this in 3-5 mins. No edits coz I don’t like editing.
Too bad, Valentine’s day has passed. I would have suggested you to include this in your probable gifts list. Express your feelings to your loved one in a cool way. Or just use it to remind yourself, or the household helper, or you can use it at work.
Memo Tube is your personal handy video note taker that you can bring any time and anywhere. Or, leave it at home for someone else and leave a message.
It has a built-in video camera and a 1.77 inch LCD screen, a built-in memory of 32MB (SPIFlash) and supports SD card up to 32G so you can store as many memos as you can. Playback the videos to check your to-do’s or your reminders anytime you want!
If you don’t want to bring it with you or you need someone else to see your video memo, you can stick it on your fridge or any metallic surface through its built in magnet. To make it more exciting, the Memo Tube comes with a tray where you can put a photo of the person that you want to leave a message to.
Memo Tube supports the AVI format and transfers data through Mini USB1.1. It also has a built in speaker. It supports Windows and Mac operating systems. For charging, plug via usb for a duration of approximately 1.2 hours.
Reminding can be fun and easy with Memo Tube. Record that video and get it out of your to do list!
Wow, Valentine’s Day was very tiring for me! It started out with me and my teammates personally delivering flowers to random people on Twitter.
This is me waiting for our deliverees 😛
Then, I braved the traffic and rushed to Manila Hotel Tent to watch the premiere of Fuerza Bruta! It was packed with celebrities, artists and people who celebrated Valentine’s day in a unique way.
Unique is an understatement! Fuerza Bruta was beyond that! I felt so involved with their performance! I don’t really know if I can describe what I’ve experienced in words but it’s like this: it’s like an interactive club. It’s not like theater. There weren’t any chairs and you move around a huge space to experience the show. The stage keeps moving and there’s even a stage just right above you!
People dancing above you!
I must say, I was high with endorphin during the show. The dancers are from Argentina I believe (not sure) and we couldn’t understand them, and they couldn’t understand us either. It seemed like they turned Anger into ART – something fun and playful!
…at Fuerza Bruta!
It was something I have never experienced before. I will blog more details but I don’t want to post a lot of pictures about it because I want you to experience it for yourselves!
At the end of the very busy day, all my tiredness went away because of this:
He knows how much I love flowers!
Thank you You know who you are <3
Get closer with your ‘crush’ at the Close Up Pyromusical celebration tomorrow! Sparks will definitely fly as we give 5 lucky people a chance to get up close and spend time with David Archuleta after his Pyropalooza performance. Be creative and email us a photo or video of you showing how much you want to meet David Archuleta. Make sure to send your ‘kilig’ entries at [email protected] before 6pm today. Good luck!
Since Coca-Cola is celebrating its 100 years, they appointed a President for Happiness!
It is non other than fun and quirky – Caloy! His task is to give Happiness to Filipinos! Tough job? Maybe, but bringing happiness to a whole lot of people is very rewarding.
With this he declared his first decree: Free flowing happiness to Filipinos! To serve Happiness by giving away FREE COKE throughout the Philippines!
SPOTTED: Free Coke banners along 7/11 branches inviting everyone to go inside and grab their FREE COKE!
Last Saturday, February 4, I was driving along that road from Pandacan to Kalentong when I spotted a noticeable red banner up at 7/11 and the words said “Claim your free Coca-Cola” so I dropped by to get my own drink! I was parched because it was very hot at that time and I was working on a weekend! I actually worked ’til 10 pm. I would naturally complain but hey, the Free Coke made me smile
That made me happy, I mean c’mon it’s rare to get things for Free!
What could he be up to next? Do you have suggestions?
Do you want share the happiness?
Check out Caloy’s Facebook and Twitter below and find out what he’s up to!
I was reading articles on dove.ph when I encountered an article about moisturization. It reminded me of an instance where I was having my facial and my therapist asked my age. I don’t lie about my age, I’m proud of speaking out loud the many years of experience I already had. “26 ka na pala maam? Akala ko 20 ka palang kasi walang may namumuong wrinkles sa face mo.” (You’re already 26? I thought you’re only 20 ‘coz your skin has no traces of wrinkles forming).
I smiled. Then again, I have my mom to be thankful for.
I learned from her mistakes before of not being able to moisturize her skin well. My mom is pretty and she still looks like she’s my sister and not my mother so I guess I’d have to thank her genes as well. But as I was growing up, she always emphasized the importance of moisture.
She wanted me to join beauty contests when I was a kid. Her ultimate dream for me is to join the Miss Universe pageant. Unfortunately for her, I only grew to a height of 4’11” tops. Sometimes I round it of to 5’ But still, she wanted me to be always presentable and pretty thus she pressured me on having a bathroom routine: wash, toner, moisturizer. I was so lazy to take care of myself though. I hated putting lotion because they’re sticky and grooming myself takes time. Only when I’m growing up did I realize why she always push me to put moisturizers, sunblock and the many things to protect my skin.
Truly, our skin is our first protection against external factors, and it as also the first thing people get to notice when you meet them.
this is me at EPIC Boracay, without make up or Photoshop
Photo credit to Kyle Cruz.
I like looking fresh and natural so I prefer keeping a dewy, hydrated complexion rather than Matte and super polish. I like seeing my face dewy and not oily. Just that young glow that subtracts a few years down my age.
If you want to know more about proper moisture, you can check out Dove.ph’s tips. It’s pretty helpful and it’s never too late to start now!
They also have a lot of beauty and health articles that are very interesting and can apply to everyone.
In the tradition of producing high quality mini-seryes, TV5 brings another highly anticipated primetime program, Nandito Ako, starring international Kapatid star David Archuleta alongside the network’s home-grown princesses Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero. Helmed by popular director Mac Alejandre, the series about young love will premiere this February 20 (Monday) on TV5 primetime.
After the critically-acclaimed Sa Ngalan ng Ina (topbilled by the one and only Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor) paved the way for the mini-serye format in Philippine television, the Kapatid Network embarks on another series that will capture the interest of younger viewers and the whole family alike. Apart from the three lead stars, the series is also a collaboration of some of the biggest names in the industry, including Gelli de Belen, Aiko Melendez, and comeback actress, G Tongi. G Tongi admits that it was the offer to do Nandito Ako which prompted her to return to the Philippines after settling down in the United States a few years back.
As the American Idol Season 7 runner-up who became an international singing sensation, David Archuleta has earned an even stronger following both here and abroad when the TV5 released the teaser of his rendition of the Nandito Ako’s theme song of the same title, composed by Aaron Paul del Rosario and popularized by Ogie Alcasid and Lea Salonga.
As evidenced by the rave reception on the series’ characters both online (frequently landing on Twitter Philippines trending topics) and offline (high crowd attendance in mall shows), Nandito Ako is poised to be another top-rating show of TV5.
Nandito Ako will tell the story of young love, its joys and pains, among Josh (David Archuleta), Holly (Eula Caballero) and Anya (Jasmine Curtis Smith). Josh is an international singer who holds his final leg of concerts in the Philippines. This venture is also a quest to find his real identity, a thing that has been hidden from for a long time. He will meet Holly through one of the promotional activities of his concert. The innocent hearts will brew romance and will soon learn the ways of love. But love has its twists and turns and they’ll soon uncover realities that will change their hearts and minds. Anya, a boyish and carefree lass, is Holly’s bestfriend. With a twist of fate, will Josh fall for Anya instead?
Completing the cast of Nandito Ako are Alwyn Uytingco, Ana Capri, Mon Confiado, Ana Feleo, Joseph Bitangcol, RS Francisco, David Bianco, Byron Ortile, and Ms. Perla Bautista.
Don’t miss the premiere episode of Nandito Ako starring David Archuleta, Jasmine Curstis-Smith and Eula Caballero starting Monday (February 20) after Wil Time Bigtime on TV5.
It’s nearing summer and of course, the much awaited long holiday – Holy Week. If you want to experience Holy Week like you’ve never had before, you might want to try this out!
All over the Philippines, towns are dotted with old Spanish colonial churches that have stood the test of time. More than houses of worship and prayer, our beautiful and magnificent churches are living testaments to the unique and profound Filipino culture and artistry.All over the Philippines, towns are dotted with old Spanish colonial churches that have stood the test of time. More than houses of worship and prayer, our beautiful and magnificent churches are living testaments to the unique and profound Filipino culture and artistry.
Hello everyone! It’s been a crazy hectic week for me at work and my tweets are bombarded with updates about my job. But, I’m happy because it is a job I love doing. Almost every day, I chill with different local (and international *wink*) actors and actresses and though sometimes we come home late from the set, my day is fulfilled.
It’s fun being with different kinds of people, get to know them and actually involve myself with the “entertainment” industry. And our main goal is to give entertainment to everyone, to make you guys happy
With that, I want to share more happiness your way and I just have the greatest news for you all!
Coca-Cola just appointed Caloy as their President for Happiness!
What does the President of Happiness do? Well, it’s his task to share happiness to Filipinos. Know more about Happyologist Caloy in this video.
He needs to implement programs that will tickle your happy bones! But how does he do it? He’s planning on showering the Philippines with Coke from a helicopter @_@ But that’s a crazy idea! But who knows, he has several more ideas up his sleeve and maybe you can suggest cool ideas yourself?
Do you want share the happiness?
Check out Caloy’s Facebook and Twitter below and find out what he’s up to!