I composed this blog post using WordPress app from my HTC Cha Cha which is currently on Smart Always ON package for 30 days.
I have a good net at home and in my workplace, but I ALWAYS NEED to be online. One, it’s part of my job as a Social Media Specialist for TV5. Two, I just need to connect personally to check my emails and social media and blog comments as a blogger. Three – early in 2010, I read an article in Inquirer about me and tagging me as a Social Media Princess. I think I have to live up to that name
Being on the go and jet setting all the time doesn’t mean I can do my work and write blog entries! Thanks to my gadgets powered by SMART! I’m on prepaid so sometimes I choose my package depending on the work I’m doing. If I’m traveling around the Philippines, I don’t rely on my hotel accommodation’s internet so I usually subscribe to SMART UNLISURF. I bring my own so I don’t have any excuse to work, write and connect. If I’m in the metro and I have internet at home and at work, but I need to check emails, tweets etc when I’m out to cover events I subscribe to ALWAYS ON. Whatever your needs are connection wise, SMART has a lot of affordable packages to offer for you.
I’ve learned a lot living an independent life. One of the tricks in life that I try to apply is “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” It’s actually from the book by Richard Carlson. It’s all about simple ways to keep the little things from overtaking your life.
One of the best books I’ve ever read that really helped me a lot.
I guess to live life without regrets, you just have to LIVE MORE.
Regrets. “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” – Fulton Oursler
Some interesting read I found over the internet that I think is worth sharing to all of my readers. Spread the positivity and love
1. Realize that it’s okay to make mistakes. Just make sure to learn from your past mistakes, forgive yourself and move on.
2. Make your health and wellness a top priority and always take care of yourself so you’re ready to take care of others.
3. Follow your own path—not one that others want you to follow.
4. Find the humor in life and laugh like there is no tomorrow.
5. Relax and move with the flow of life by being unafraid of change.
6. Be adventurousby trying new things and taking more risks.
7. Have more intellectual curiosity and embrace creativity.
8. Try to find happinesswith as many different people as you can.
9. Think for yourself instead of letting other people’s opinions influence you too much.
10.Try not to judge people before you get to know them.
11. Be thankful for what you have now instead of thinking about what you don’t have.
12. Wish well upon everyone equally and try to admire without envy.
13. Share your happiness with others instead of hoarding it all for yourself.
14. Don’t try to change someone—love who they are now.
15. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
16. Know that happiness is bigger than any bank account.
17. Control negative thoughts so that they don’t contribute to the outcome of your life.
18. Use your energy wisely because spending energy complaining, worrying or being impatient is just wasted energy.
19. Be bold. Find the courage to change things that should be changed and accept that there are some things that cannot be changed.
20.Love your work. If you don’t currently love what you do, figure out what you would love, and take the first step toward that life.
21.Turn your discontent into a mystery and enjoy trying to solve it.
22. Face problems from different angles in order to find solutions.
23. Gain independence by realizing that on this earth we are all dependent upon each other.
24. Change your perspective by taking on a wider view of things.
25. Don’t waste time trying to bring disagreeable people around to liking you.
26. Become the person you would like to spend the rest of your life with.
27. Be honest with yourself and others by saying what you mean and meaning what you say.
28. Treat people with respect and compassion.
29. Live in the now by loving the present and being aware of your thoughts and actions. Think happy thoughts and speak powerful words.
30.Try not to put things off until later.
31. Never hold grudges.
32. Face your fears head on and try to do the things that you think you cannot do.
33. Spend time with people who make you happy while also not depending on other people for your own happiness.
One example of being connected to your loved ones, no excuse
34. Stand up for yourself and others and don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.
35. Be yourself and love who you are now.
36. Be a participant in life rather than an observer.
This month has been full of recent tech launches. Recently, Intel introduced Intel Ivy Bridge and its 3rd Gen Intel Core Processors.
Present at the event was Bogart the Explorer who had a video clip of him trying to explore some cave to look for that very speedy and efficient computer.
Intel introduced last June 15 the quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core processor family which delivers dramatic visual and performance computing gains for gamers, media enthusiasts and mainstream users alike. Available now in powerful, high-end desktop, laptop and sleek all-in-one (AIO) designs, the new processors are the first chips in the world made using Intel’s 22-nanometer (nm) 3-D tri-Gate transistor technology.
Quad-core processors now available in powerful, high-end desktop, laptop, and sleek and beautiful all-in-one designs.
Up to twice the HD media and 3-D graphics performance, as well as significant processor performance, deliver stunning visual experiences from mainstream gaming to HD video editing.
The next wave of Ultrabook devices powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors is more responsive and offers enhanced security in a choice of designs.
GIST: You can now create and edit videos and photos, surf the web, watch HD movies and play mainstream games with quicker, crisper and more life-like experience.
More than 35 new ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook systems are available now or will be for purchase within 30 days, with more than 110 designs expected in the next year. Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, these new Ultrabook devices are more responsive and offer enhanced security in a selection of stylish designs for consumers and business users.
Highlights: Next Wave of Ultrabook Devices Bring More Responsiveness, Enhanced Security
Ultrabook devices powered by 3rd gen Intel Core processors deliver up to 2x the media and graphics performance compared to the previous generation
long battery life
more choice of stylish, thin designs
wakes up in a flash (hibernation mode to an active state in less than 7 seconds
Intel Smart Connect Technology helps keep email and social networks automatically updated even while on “Sleep” mode conserving power and battery life.
Ultrabook systems are equipped with enhanced security features including Intel Anti-Theft Technology that lets users automatically disable the system if lost or stolen
In addition to increased responsiveness and enhanced security features, Ultrabook devices powered by the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors deliver up to two times the media and graphics performance
First announced by Intel just over a year ago, the Ultrabook category ushers in a new era of computing that has been quickly fueled by innovation from the broad industry.
Later this year, Intel and the industry will further evolve Ultrabook devices with the addition of touch-based experiences. Intel believes that touch capability is a key component to the Ultrabook experience and will be increasingly important across a wide range of devices. Touch will also help fuel even more innovation and new experiences, particularly for Ultrabook convertibles that offer a truly no-compromise computing experience.
Bringing the Best of Intel Technology to Smartphones, Tablets
Intel is committed to delivering a great all-around and secure smartphone experience, including fast browsing and downloads, great multitasking, a brilliant camera, great graphics and video performance with competitive battery life.
Intel-based tablets will extend the smartphone experience while offering compatibility with the extensive library of existing applications and devices. The company has 20 design wins based on the forthcoming 32nm Intel® Atom™ SoC, codenamed "Clover Trail," and designed for Microsoft* Windows* 8. Whether in slate, convertible or other innovative designs, these tablets will be capable of delivering an always-on, always-connected experience that includes very thin solutions and all-day battery life.
The combination of Windows 8 with Intel inside is designed to give users the ability to run new applications offered in the fast and fluid Windows 8 user interface, while also supporting the existing Windows applications people know and use today.
The Future: Computers that See, Hear and Feel
Intel challenged the industry to shape the future of computing experiences by giving computers senses, or the ability to see, hear and feel much like people do. The addition of the touch-enabled experiences to the Ultrabook is only the beginning.
Announced in January, Intel and its partners are collaborating to provide a great multi-language voice experience to consumers. With this solution, users can check and update their social media sites, initiate voice over IP calls, search the Internet and control their media. Users can also control the Ultrabook when not connected to the Internet by using their voice to quickly and easily launch applications, play local media and multi-task.
Intel is working on future technologies that could let people engage more naturally and intuitively with a variety of devices, from the Ultrabook or smartphone to everyday intelligent systems. Such applications could include perceptual computing, intuitive and immersive short-range gesture recognition, using smartphones to interact with and control an Ultrabook or desktop PC, or even track a person’s heart rate through technology that "sees" and analyzes the movement of a person’s cheeks.
If this WOWs you know, I just can’t wait what they have to offer in the near future!
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Philippines’ Air Asia launched on June 9 its first international flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I’m lucky to be one of the passengers of this inaugural flight.
Writing my dedication to AirAsia on the wall!
Congratulations AirAsia! I’m glad to be a part of your history!
AirAsia Philippines’ first flight to Kuala Lumpur!
We boarded Flight PQ 7455 at 3:15pm and arrived minutes earlier than the scheduled 7:00pm arrival.
This new daily route complements Malaysia AirAsia’s existing Kuala Lumpur – Clark – Kuala Lumpur morning flights which have been in operation since 2005.
“The additional frequency to Kuala Lumpur provides yet another link for Filipinos and Malaysians in the areas of business and tourism. But more important, we want to draw tourists from Malaysia to our amazing beaches and natural wonders in Puerto Princesa, Kalibo, Davao and here in Central Luzon. If we are able to draw even a fraction from Malaysia’s 24.5 million tourists, this will impact on our tourist arrival record for 2012, which means more jobs, more food on the table, more opportunities for every Filipino” AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros.
True indeed, my friends from Malaysia Angeline and Satkuro have already flown early on from Malaysia to Clark, then hoppin on the plane directly to Kalibo!
The new route will be operated with brand new Airbus A320.
early on, AirAsia Philippines celebrated with friends from Media
It was great being a part of this! I made new friends!
With me on the flight is Upper Viceo of PHL360.com
I’ll blog more about my trip to Malaysia in the next post!
They say the eyes are the window to your soul, and so over the years, people grew conscious of enhancing their looks by concentrating on their eyes. Eye make ups, eye care, and accessories grew popular. Contact lenses came about to do away with eye glasses that more often than not, become hindrances to people who are on the go. But today, contact lenses have come a long way from just being a medical corrective device to cosmetic purposes.
Aesthetics and cosmetics are one of the most popular motivating factors for people who would like to safely enhance the appearance of their eyes. This is especially the case for its younger market. There are many wonders that contact lenses can do in achieving different looks. The entertainment industry has pioneered the use of cosmetic lenses for this purpose.
With Sparkle Animation Contact Lens, have that look for each mood! You can change your look every day! It’s made possible now with its affordable price of P499! Be hip and cool, and have that tantalizing stare with the different styles that only Sparkle Animation Contact Lens can bring.
photo by Alvin Chua
This supergirl outfit won’t be complete without the blue eyes..
Sennheiser Philippines just celebrated the official opening of the Sennheiser concept store at V-Mall.
In conjuction with this, they are also celebrating Sennheiser’s 20 years in Asia!
Celebrating 20 years at 7th High, BGC
Apart from this, they launched their latest offering to people who love music –
The new Amperior from Sennheiser!
The star of the club scene is now hitting the streets in its attractive new outfit. With its luxurious aluminium finish in silver or blue, it will become just as much a part of your life style as your music or your favourite shirt. The DJ headphones are equipped with a 3.5 millimetre stereo jack plug and the nominal impedance has been reduced to allow optimum connection to portable players. For those who want to control Apple products such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod directly, an additional cable with an integrated smart remote is included. This can be used not only to regulate the volume and select tracks but also to take phone calls and activate the voice control feature. “The Amperior offers everything you need for a unique sound experience when you’re out and about. It’s the perfect combination of sound, style and functionality – without compromises,” Steven Ang explained.
The new Amperior will be available in shops in 3rd Quarter of 2012.
16 – 22,000 Hz
Max. sound pressure level
120 dB (1kHz)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)
<0.3% (1kHz / 100dB)
Weight (without cable)
1.2 m headphone cable and 0.9 m additional detachable cable with integrated remote control
Thank you Kring and Jimmy for inviting us to the opening of the pioneer of Korean “Fancy Shops” already here in Manila!
Kpop has a growing community here in manila and it definitely influences not only the Kpop fans but everyone alike!
Trixie and me trying out CNA Accessories!
C.N.A. officially opened its first branch in Manila last May 19, 2012. C.N.A., which stands for “Culture, Nature, Art” is a concept store that sells fancy jewelries such as earrings, necklaces and bracelets, hair ornaments, trinkets and other fashion accessories and even Korean cosmetics and albums of K-pop idols! All of the products are made and imported from Korea.
C.N.A. has been around since 1991 and has over 200 branches in Korea although it is only now that the company is expanding its reach and opening stores in another country.
Last December, C.N.A. introduced its products and concept to the market through various bazaars all over the metro. It was received well by the customers and the feedback was very positive, as many Filipinos nowadays are fascinated with the Korean culture, fashion and entertainment. However, C.N.A. is not just for K-lovers.
“Teenage girls, kids, yuppies and even moms will surely love our high-quality yet very affordable products! The designs are all unique, cute and definitely wearable. Pinoys have become more influenced by East Asian fashion over the last couple of years so we believe it’s the perfect time for us to bring it here”, says Kring Elenzano, blogger, director, and a self-confessed Koreanophile, who, together with her boyfriend, Jimmy Kim, brought the brand to the Philippines.
Things I bought from CNA.
Many of the girls at my Pole recital “Stellar” were wondering where I got those sticker tattoos.
Well, the answer is – I got them all from CNA!
If you want to check out their stylish and inexpensive items that are perfect as gifts or for everyday use, you may visit the first C.N.A. branch at G/F Unit D University Tower, Malate, Metro Manila.
This gadget is very useful for people who like to travel, party or both! Or, if you just love music and want to share the good rhythm with your friends, this is for you.
It’s also for dancers out here like me who needs a portable speaker wherever they go!
Sound Kick measures just 1.6″ thick for travel. When users are ready to listen, Sound Kick expands open to produce full sound with balanced bass, vocal clarity and UQ3 spatial enhancement
Always in Charge:
The Universal USB power port allows users to charge any USB-chargeable gadgets including Blackberry, Android and Apple phones from Sound Kick, even when it is running on battery power. It can be your emergency charger!
Sound Kick is the perfect portable speaker for enhancing any entertainment experience on the go — delivering crystal clear audio with any app to enjoy for movies, TV shows, videos, games, and internet radio including Pandora, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, TiVo, Spotify and HBO GO
Sound Kick Specs:
• Stream Bluetooth wireless with any A2DP compatible device (iOS, Android, Blackberry, etc.)
• UQ3 spatial sound enhancement for balanced audio
• Enjoy up to 7 hours of AC-free listening with a built-in rechargeable battery
• Universal charging of mobile devices with a USB power port
• Standard 3.5mm line-in jack accepts input from any device with a standard headphone jack
• Soundfreaq Remote Control app for iOS and Android devices
Here’s a gift idea for your boyfriend, boyfriends, dad, friends, boss etc.
It’s a very unique watch that’s sure to WOW you yourself, or your friends Check it out! It’s pretty awesome and there’s just so many things this watch can do!
GLOW, SWIPE AND VIBRATE
The Mutewatch is designed to be simple and intuitive. Just tap the flat surface and the touch screen lights up, then swipe through the functions clock, alarm and timer.
You set the time for your alarms by tapping directly on the digits – tap on the top of the digit for a higher number or on the bottom of the digit for a lower one. When you want to erase an alarm, simply pinch the touch screen.
The Mutewatch also features a built-in motion sensor. High levels of movement trigger an increase in the intensity of the vibrating alarm and a simple flick of your wrist activates the glowing display. So, whether you’re sleeping, on stage giving a presentation or doing your work out, the Mutewatch will keep you updated on your next step.
Mutewatch is a Swedish company based in Stockholm who works on constantly growing international network that includes people from the film, design, fashion and music industries as well as young entrepreneurs and professionals.
“Our goal is to develop products that give people the tools they need to manage their time in a sustainable way. We believe in the pursuit of dreams, ambitions and personal fulfillment – whatever they may be – and embrace the possibilities and opportunities of contemporary life. The Mutewatch works for everyone who has a set of tasks, a goal to achieve and only 24 hours a day to do so.”
This is the closest I will ever get to meeting Marley himself, the new House of Marley personal audio products!
The House of Marley recently launched in the Philippines at Prive, bringing positive vibrations with its latest collection of headphones, portable sound systems and lifestyle gear. House of Marley is a collection of premium, earth-friendly personal audio products created by Marley’s family.
With Elijah Murray and Tracy Abad
JR Isaac, Tracy Abad, me, JC Ansis
The House of Marley was founded by Rohan Marley, the sixth eldest of Bob’s 11 children, with the purpose of embodying the spirit of his late father in each and every product. “When you wear [MARLEY] headphones it tells people what you stand for,” says Rohan, who goes on to explain, “my father spread messages of love, hope, unity, and peace through his music and it is our family’s responsibility and mission to bring his vision to a new generation.”
Earth-friendly, all The House of Marley audio products are created with a focus on using sustainable products in addition to providing exceptional sound that the Marley family is proud to call its own.
The epicenter of a global movement, 1Love.org, sparked by the Marley family, is dedicated to spreading Bob Marley’s message of unity and peace by lifting up a new generation of "young gongs" to strike the hammer for charities, causes, and ideas that can change the world with a focus on youth, planet, and peace. In line with his father’s mission, The House of Marley organization donates five percent of its annual profits to the 1Love.org and is constantly looking for additional ways to give back to the community.
The House of Marley products come with the Marley “Signature” Sound, incorporating more than 30 years of audio expertise into the design of the acoustics of their audio products.
It is the goal of The House of Marley to produce audio products with smooth, powerful bass, mids with stunning presence, and an energized high-end that brings songs to life. Each product undergoes custom tuning for its particular size, shape and material. Only FSC certified wood (Forestry Stewardship Council) is used on MARLEY products, which assures that the wood they use come from a forest that is replenished making the material truly renewable and sustainable.
The House of Marley, besides expanding its MARLEY audio line, will stay true to its lifestyle roots by introducing watches, bags and other accessories this year in the worldwide market.
In the Philippines, the first trial shipment of the audio line early this year was sold out in S&R Membership Shopping, Ansons Appliances, Reuse, Powerbooks, Selected National Bookstores and Puregold Duty Free. In addition to the mentioned stores, the new collection will be sold in electronics and audio stores, surf shops, APR’s lifestyle stores, department stores and specialty retailers nationwide.
Japan’s explosive drums come to life for the first time in Manila!
World-renowned Japan martial arts and drum-playing extraordinaires, Drum Tao, will finally be showcasing their internationally applauded performance in Manila for the very first time in July 12 -22 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila for 10 shows only.
After playing to audiences of more than 5 million, in 400 cities in 17 countries that include Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, USA, Australia, Spain, Belgium, UK and Germany, critically-acclaimed Drum Tao, will explode onto the Manila stage with its eclectic mix of dance and martial arts as the dynamic and innovative Japanese performers beat their Wadaiko Drums.
Drum Tao is world class entertainment at the highest level. It is an innovative contemporary Japanese production that has thrilled audiences with this ground-breaking presentation and one-of-a-kind show.
The two-hour extravaganza features super human efforts by the 16-strong highly disciplined crew of Japanese Taiko drummers, who spend eight months of the year touring the world, giving it their all in the 500 shows they perform a year.
Tickets are available at:
Selected major National Book Store branches in Metro Manila
Selected major Robinsons Department Stores in Metro Manila & in major Cities
Ayala Malls – Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma Cinema Box Office
Resort World Manila Box Office
TicketWorld Head Office – Ayala Avenue
TicketWorld web site www.ticketworld.com.ph
Call 891-9999 for inquiries and reservations.
10 shows of TAO in Manila, Newport Theater Resorts World
July 12 8pm
July 13 8pm
July 14 3pm, 8pm
July 15 4pm
July 19 8pm
July 20 8pm
July 21 3pm, 8pm
July 22 4pm Cebu show: September 1 Waterfront Hotel 3pm & 8pm