Samsung Electronics Philippines (SEPCO) officially launched the latest flagship smartphone in the Philippines – the Samsung Galaxy Note7. I have witnessed the birth of this new phone that changed the mobile industry. Now, it is pegged as the smartphone that thinks big and I am lucky to be able to meet the Note7 first hand.
The event was hosted by Bianca Gonzales-Intal, a brand ambassador of Samsung Galaxyy Note7. She was also joined by Solenn Heussaff, Erwan Heussaff and Georgina Wilson.
SEPCO’s IT and Mobile Business Head, Rhinn Piczon, emphasized that the Note series has come a long way. Although critics first doubted the Galaxy Note for its large screen and S Pen, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is proof that perseverance pays off as the tech giant continues to pave the way for innovation, especially in the phablet category.
“Bigger is indeed better when it comes to those who want to get the most out of a single mobile device on their hands, and that’s what we’ve taken into consideration when the Samsung Galaxy Note7 was created,” said Piczon.
“The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is truly the smartphone that thinks big. The phablet combines best of both work and play rolled into one gadget, which continues to provide the necessary tools that every change-maker needs,” added Chad Sotelo, Marketing Director of Samsung Philippines.
He continued, “With its enhanced functions, the most intelligent smartphone to date makes not just work, but life as whole, much easier and much more convenient. It enables consumers to create a noteworthy idea out of small inspirations and big thinking – and that’s what the Note7 is all about.”
TESTAMENT TO GREATNESS
Touted to be the most intelligent smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7 boasts of four compelling features not otherwise seen in any other device: the most intelligent S-Pen, the most intelligent entertainment, the most intelligent protection, and the most intelligent security.
Effortlessly combining intelligence and style, just like themselves, it’s no wonder that Samsung ambassadors Solenn Heussaff and Georgina Wilson have remained loyal to the brand. Both Solenn and Georgina agreed that life has been much easier since they made the switch to Samsung a few years back – attributing it to the innovative features that the Galaxy line provides with its products.
“Samsung’s Galaxy line has always been about going beyond limits, which is why I love their products. There’s a reason why Samsung has been a leader in mobile technology and we can clearly see that in the Galaxy Note7, with its enhanced S Pen, its iris scanner, its dust and water resistance and even its HDR video capabilities,” explained Solenn.
Georgina chimed in. “Samsung has always designed smartphones that allow me to do much, much more than I can, whether I’m working or relaxing during my “me” time. It lets me achieve a lot more, while also being able to express myself.”
A NOTEWORTHY AFFAIR
Bathed in Samsung colors, the grand ballroom was designed to make a statement, using state-of-the-art technology to take the event to the next level. These pieces of technology were then used in a grand reveal of the Galaxy Note7, highlighting its most impressive features – the enhanced S Pen, the iris scanner for best security, & the IP68 water and dust resistance.
Truly a noteworthy affair, esteemed guests from different industries have come to witness how an exemplary piece of innovation the Galaxy Note7 is. The ballroom was packed with notable guests such as Samsung’s Philippine President Kevin Lee and Samsung ambassadors Solenn Huessaff, Georgina Wilson, Bianca Gonzales, and Erwan Heussaff.
The overall grand display all lends to the fact that Samsung is an innovation pioneer. With the Galaxy Note7 as the smartphone that thinks big, there is no doubt that this will once again set the bar even higher than any smartphone has ever done.
I celebrated Independence day with friends from Smart and MEGA! Every 12th of June, MEGA celebrates a this grand day of Independence by hosting a grand and exclusive ball – MEGA Pinoy Pride. This year, it was held at the Makati Shangri-La hotel and was graced by the Philippines’ best and brightest. I’m lucky and honored to be a part of this!
If you’re heading early to this year’s Signapore Grand Prix, then prepare your body and soul for an inviting festival! This year, 1 World Music Festival is going to happen on the 20th and 21st of September 2013. This is going to happen during the Grand Prix Season in Singapore.
I wouldn’t beat around the bush and just share with you the list of performers for the upcoming festival.
Far East Movement
Pendulum DJ Set + Verse
Taboo (from the black eyed peas)
Pledging state-of-the-art visuals and projections, intense choreographies by world class performers, pyrotechnics and interactive elements, the 1 World Music Festival will fuse the very best facets of music and dance into a perfect musical experience for its cosmopolitan audience. The Festival will bring in both the biggest names in music entertainment and the most exciting emerging talents as well. From Iggy Azalea’s rapping genius and Tinie Tempah’s breakthrough style to Yuna’s poignant melodies, these are the most addictive of musical styles and will hold audiences in absolute thrall. The freshest musical innovations and its irresistible beats are set to meld with the visual delight of dancing light shows. DJs will spin the night out with sensational rhythms to move an invigorated crowd. If there is one show to attend this year, make this it.
This is it! It’s my 3rd time to do Stellar! Stellar is our Pole summer show recital hosted by our Pole Studio – Polecats Manila. Every year, The students get to showcase their pole tricks and talent – changing the way you view pole dancing.
I have been doing pole for 2 years and all I can say is, this is one thing I’m not giving up on my life. It keeps me happy, it doesn’t bore me, it challenges me every time. It gives me that certain confidence that nothing is impossible!
Here are a few photos of our Stellar on Broadway Year 3 photographed by Jun Reynales.
Our host for the night, Jamie Wilson
80 something recitalists
Me (doing jade split) and my doubles partner Kiara (standing on top of me)
We danced to the music of R.E.N.T. “Take me out tonight”
Sheng Belmonte performing “Mundo’y Entablado / Pakpak at Belo” from Katy the Musical
Silk and Hoop performance by Kayleen, Amaya and Mara
dancing to “Falling Slowly” from “Once”
Striptease number “Be Italian” from Nine
The Tigers dancing to “Grease”
Last but not the least, Polecats Manila dancing to “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago
Other songs we performed:
“Nicest Kids in Town” Hairspray
“Big Spender” Sweet Charity
“One Night Only” Dream Girls
“Please Mr. Jailer” Cry Baby
“Bend and Snap” Legally Blonde
“Mein Herr” Cabaret
“Time Warp” Rocky Horror Picture Show
A peek of what’s happenin’ backstage 😛
To friends who watched my show finally! Mica and Maki <3
and of course, to happiness <3 my boyfriend Matt
I finally have an inspiration to continue dancing ^_^
Thank you for braving the traffic and all just to watch me thank you for the cupcakes and Daffy
My new iPad mini is here! It is powered by Smart LTE which is way better than just relying on wifi hotspots. I did a few speedtests regarding Smart LTE coverage and it is pretty impressive.
It was very hard which iPad I needed to get for me. I was choosing between the iPad mini or the iPad 4th gen with Retina. My end result obviously was I chose the iPad mini. Mainly because, with my line of work (work from home and social media), my travels and my blogging, I need a powerful device compact enough that I wouldn’t feel its weight inside my bad. Portability won over retina for me. iPad 4 hd way better specs though that’s why despite the fact that it is bigger, people still prefer it. In my opinion, iPad4 isn’t even that too heavy.
Since I’m a lover of free-writing, this iPad mini is quite a tool for me! I am currently writing this bog post using WordPress app for iOS. I can write blog posts on the go! take photos and post it instantly! I am SOoooo happy!
Anyway, here are a few unboxing photos. Details, specs and Smart LTE plans can be found here.
If you want to get your hands on the new iPad 4 or mini with Smart LTE, check out this poster.
It is now available in 52 Smart Stores nationwide with competitive LTE packages you definitely can take advantage on. If you have a cool gadget, you might as well maximize its capacity to WOW you! With that said, download games, stream Youtube videos, upload albums with ultra fast internet without lag, buffering or delay!
Experience LTE today on an iPad Mini or an iPad 4th Gen.
It’s worth the investment especially if you don’t want to waste your time waiting for webpages to load, or your instagram photo to be uploaded! Live more by letting the LTE do its job. Once you experience LTE, you will be spoiled! and you deserve it because you deserve to spend your time on the things you love – not on waiting 😛
I had my hands on an iPad 4 to test! Check out my speed test video below on 2 different locations.
Testing area: TOSH (The Old Spaghetti House), Valero, Makati
Download speed at a whopping 19.65 mbps!
Upload speed could have done better at 0.94 mbps… but for me, it’s still fast enough to upload albums / videos
Testing area: Picasso Boutique Hotel, Makati
Download speed in this area is only 3.37 mbps – but still!!! streaming youtube videos would be no problem for this speed
When it comes to comfortable footwear, I always have my trust on Crocs. I have traveled the world wearing Crocs for the very simple reason – I can walk a thousand miles with it!
These Crocs I got since 2008 – it already traveled to different cities.
Got posted in a few magazines and newspapers wearing this
I cannot let go of them, they are just LOVE!
Most of the time we need to choose between comfort and style, but with Crocs new Boat Shoe Line, we can have the best of both worlds!
Every year, Crocs gives us new designs to enjoy and since it’s summer, they just released their latest beach line collection. Admit it, Crocs has to be the world’s go-to comfort footwear brand. On their latest collection, Crocs announces their edgy takes on classic topsiders – they are not your typical boat shoes. They are made of comfort, sturdy materials and a few colorful designs to choose from.
Crocs Beach Line Collection.
Here are my notes. They are light and comfortable. Walking is a breeze and you wouldn’t feel any drag. The shoes are also designed with siped rubber sole for stronger grip and traction – works for me because I always slip involuntarily!
It’s really great to wear for a beach outing. I know I just came from a loooong weekend of summer fun in Boracay, but I can’t wait to greet the sea breeze again with these Hurache flip-flops!
I paired it with my favorite Marley headphones and Wonder Woman top from DC Malaysia
Comfort is power when it comes to footwear! And just to emphasize the importance of this, Crocs launches an online game called Run, Sailor, Run! Collect coins as you run, dodge obstacles and collect bonuses. The highest scorer wins an ll-expenses paid, 3-night trip to Singapore for two. But wait, it doesn’t end there. It will also send you to experience and board the Crocs yacht! The more friends play along with you, the higher the score, the higher the chances of winning the grand prize. Treats would also be given as consolation prizes!
Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer
Fashion bloggers Laureen Uy, David Guison and Camille Co are part of this new Crocs campaign.
If you haven’t had enough of the LaBoracay weekend, then satisfy your craving for an ultimate clubbing experience by checking out Haze. Club Haze Manila is the new clubbing destination by the people behind BigFish, a party organization that has brought the best Electronic Dance Music experience to Manila by bringing the best EDM DJs.
When it’s Friday, I’m always in LOVE – with music!
Hello gorgeous people of the interwebz! How is your face today? I’m asking because, I’ll be talking about one thing that you need to take care of because this is how people recognize you – your face!
I am only human guys and my skin is very far from perfect! Lately, I’ve had more troubles with my skin because I went to non-stop travels. My recent trip before I took this experiment was when I went to Cambodia. It was crazy, hot, humid and dusty! All the elements my face needed to breed acne! It’s so nakakadiri!
I cringe at the site of my face without makeup (except for eyebrows, I had to put a little coz I barely have any!). I cringe that I’m posting it on public. But what the heck, I’m real and I’m sharing this so suck it >.<
I’ve been dying to try this product for a long time already since I watched the informercial on TV. You might be familiar about the product – Proactiv. Celebrities who use and endorse it are Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Hilary duff etc.
The real question is, does Proactiv work? I am very curious myself and if it does work magic like this, then it would be quite something! My face is ready!
I got my hands on my own Proactiv 30-Day Kit
You can buy this at any Watsons store
Unboxing the Proactiv 30-Day Kit
Proactiv usage directions and quick start guide
The instructions are pretty much spot-on and self-explanatory
Warnings and Personal Notes before using:
1. If your skin is too sensitive, check with your dermatologist first.
2. If your skin is allergic to any ingredient indicated, do not use it (obviously)
3. If you start using it and your face feels irritated, stop using it.
4. Using this product would mean you need to avoid sunlight, use sunscreen! (non-comedogenic)
5. The product could be drying on the skins so don’t forget to use moisturizer (non-comedogenic)
6. Use only non-comedogenic products (meaning, products tested not to cause pimples or acne on your skin and do not block your pores)
7. Using the product could cause a little sting (but even for me who has a sensitive skin didn’t feel noticeable pain at all). If it stings too much on your end, you might want to either use it only once a day, or every other day, see if your skin gets used to it, but if you have severe allergic reactions – please stop!
*sorry for the noisy photo, I have invested on a better HD camera and this will not happen again.
HOW-to- USE the Proactiv® 3-Step System for best overall results
Step 1: Cleanse
Apply the Renewing Cleanser to moistened skin and massage gently for 1-2 minutes.
Step 2: Tone
Apply the Revitalizing Toner to cleansed skin with a cotton ball or pad morning and night as needed. Allow toner to dry and follow with Repairing Treatment.
Step 3: Treat with Repairing Treatment
Apply the Repairing Treatment to the entire face or other blemish prone areas after the above two steps have been completed twice per day, as long as redness and skin irritation do not occur.
Use a pea-sized amount
Step 4: Every once so often (every 2 or 3 days), put refining mask
You can put it for 10 mins or sleep with it overnight (as per box’s instruction)
*** Apply the Refining Mask; after cleansing, and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse gently with warm water. Use 2-3 times per week or more frequently is desired.
PROACTIV TIP: The Refining Mask also makes a great leave-on spot treatment at night. Apply it over the Repairing Treatment wherever you have red bumps for a better complexion in the morning.
How Proactiv Works
Taken within a week of use.
In the morning, where there’s sunlight on my face, you can see my skin better.
Overnight, I really got to feel results by the moment I wake up. My skin felt smoother and less caky and bumpy.
Of course, nothing much happens overnight, but I still felt a little difference
Eek! you get to see my pores clearly now. I say not bad! actually it did a pretty good job!
Let’s see what happens after 30 days! I will keep you posted 😉
More info about Proactiv
Proactiv Solution is a Combination Therapy System
Proactiv is a combination therapy system (first of its kind) which has several products in a system that heals the blemishes that you currently have.
The process of acne is complicated. Using a “one-shot” approach of full-strength medicine to dry out a pimple after it’s erupted won’t work in the long run. And because the acne cycle occurs over 1-3 weeks deep inside the skin, the pimple or blemish that finally appears is the finale of this process, not the beginning. That’s why, just like brushing your teeth prevents cavities, daily treatment with the combination of non-prescription medicines found in Proactiv helps stops acne before a breakout is visible.
Prevents Future Breakouts
ost products on the market today are engineered to clear existing blemishes, not prevent future breakouts, which is why they often are a single product instead of a system. Acne is a very complex skin condition that cannot be adequately treated using one medication or a single product. In order to both heal and prevent breakouts, one must address the plugging of the pore, excess sebum (oil), bacterial overgrowth and inflammation. Proactiv was the first acne treatment system in the world, and is still #1 because it provides the right ingredients in the right order to address the acne process. It treats the process below the skin’s surface. Acne prevention is Proactiv’s goal. Once the skin is clear, it means the medicines are working. So the secret to maintaining a great complexion is sticking with the program.
Money Back Guarantee
While Proactiv is successful for the vast majority of people who use it daily, no medicine works for everyone. That is why Proactiv offers a risk free, money back guarantee (subject to terms and conditions). The small percentage of people who do not respond positively and continue to have stubborn breakouts can contact our Customer Service or check the bottom part of the Proactiv Box for more details. With this added value, customers have nothing to lose but their acne.
Where to Buy Proactiv
PROACTIV SOLUTION is available at the following outlets:
•Door to Door delivery Hotlines (729-2222, 1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-889-4444, 0917-801-8888)
•Proactiv mall kiosks:
i.Glorietta, Ground Floor
ii.Trinoma, 2nd Floor
iii. Robinsons Galleria, 3rd Floor
iv.Marquee Mall, Ground Floor
•All Watsons’ outlets or SM Department Store branches.
Living in the present moment creates the experience of eternity.
― Deepak Chopra
Age is attitude. We can live youthful forever!
Cues Ke$ha’s song “Let’s make the most of the night like we’re gonna die young.” and Taylor Swifts “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22” and all the crazy fun songs that just embodied our Laboracay weekend with Smart Live All Out Party!
I hope you did follow #SmartLiveAllOut hashtag on Twitter and instagram. We have been posting all our photos of the fun-filled weekend! I hope there’s a part 2 because I just want more of this!
Here’s a recap of my FUN weekend that was, but will always be in my heart LIVE ALL OUT!!!
I broke my personal record!
Longest stay in Boracay (8 days, 7 nights!) one fully loaded week!
Longest simultaneous partying (7 nights)
achieved 80% alcohol in my blood (I kid you! I have a very nice functional liver and I drink wheatgrass)
Fell in love with a stranger (may ganon? joke lang!) more of like, grabbed a stranger and danced with him (so he can save us from some jeje trying to *BS* me and my friend)
Swam by the beach at night! (shhhhhh!!!)
Ran out of clothes and become creative.
Won a random spinning elephant contest!
Took paraw sailing to a different level, walked by the edge of the boat’s stabilizers and high fived someone from another boat (Lance DeOcampo) while running!
Danced on top of the DJ’s stage!
I definitely lived ALL OUT!
Me and my friends arrived on April 27. We were warming up for the Labor Day weekend festivities.
as the labor day weekend comes close and closer, more parties, more friends, more fun!
The only thing I love about beach parties: you don’t have to wear heels, you can dance barefoot, you wear comfortable clothing (uh-huh) and you get to swim when it gets too hot and malagkit!
Best part: you don’t have to drive home! You can just sleep by the sand and no one cares! (I kid :P)
Comes May 2 and my blogger friends arrived from Manila!
I love my roomies! @alyssalapid and @shensaddiction
We stayed at Boracay Garden Hotel
We LOOOOVE our room! We have pool access by our Balcony, spacious room and not-so-pricey mojitos by the pool bar!
Seriously guys, I brought work with me (because I work from home gala!)
As long as there is internet, I can work from wherever I am, super thanks to SMART LTE prepaid broadband for making this possible!
Here’s how my sched looks like:
6 – 4pm WORK (excel sheets, html and graphix shizz)
4pm onwards at White House to party
9 pm go home to freshen up
10 pm dinner
11 pm EPIC / Tides
2am go home
Guys, it’s the only thing I know how to do “Work Hard, Play Hard”
ALL OUT NA ALL OUT!
With fashion bloggers @verniecenciso @lush_angel and @vernenciso
Partying non-stop at White House Boracay, EPIC and finally Uptown #SmartLiveAllOut Music Fest!
We beat a guy playing this random game called “spinning elephant!”
Mode of transportation in Boracay: your feet or trike!
Paraw sailing with fashion, beauty and entertainment bloggers and smart team: @lancedeocampo @flowgalindez @mangyanblogger @shensaddiction @tobielstjohn @irislaotan
This relaxing paraw sailing totally gave me a zen moment. From hyper parties to relaxation mode!
You can never go wrong catching a Boracay sunset. It will always take your breath away. #nofilter
Dinner with the bloggers and smart team before partying!
at Sun down, the party people of boracay were treated to an All Out Music Festival with performances from some of the country’s finest artists to celebrate youthful victories. Bands and DJs that rocked the event are The Oktaves, Yolanda Moon, Brigada, Funk Avy, Callum David, Scratchmark, Thea, and David Ardiente.
We had to say goodbye to Boracay on Saturday, but our journey didn’t end there!
To embody our theme for this week to “LIVE ALL OUT,” we flew to Cebu just to eat Zubuchon!!!
WHATIZZZ DAY TRIP?!?
kami na talaga! Us already!
When I arrived at Manila airport… I zoomed as fast as I can to my photoshoot…
I love this life I live! It’s so full of action and energy
And so Living All Out continues. Please free your June 1 7pm to watch our Stellar Broadway Pole summer show at SM North Sky Dome. See you!!!
It’s been a great year so far Actually, every year keeps getting better and better compared to the previous ones. I hope it continues to follow this pattern for the many years to come.
Quite frankly, I’ve been busy with online and offline things. I’m transitioning to a new job, moving houses, blogging, tending to my heart (lol) and many other things. Everyday, is a great day to fulfill a dream, and to follow my heart’s beat.
I’m writing this at the restaurant Balcony of my hotel in Boracay. Don’t be envious, you don’t know how much hard work I put in to make my dreams possible. Sometimes I don’t get to sleep enough, had to make crazy hard decisions, prioritize and sacrifice a few things to get the things that I want and need in my life. Yesterday, I only had 1 hr sleep in 2 straight days. yeah. It’s because I’m at “work-from-gala” mode.
I’m just happy that today, May 1 Labor Day, is a holiday and i get to relax for real And it’s my blog’s anniversary!
I just want to thank all my friends, loved ones, family and partners for making this a happy journey!
– My mom and my family (for all the support – financial and emotional)
– My Nyok friends (Mica, Jehz, Winston, Ada, Maki, Cai)
– Special mention to Jehz for still hosting my site for after 5 years
Mica and Jehz
– Special mention to Mica for being my partner in crime (figuratively speaking) for keeping my secrets and sharing with me yours
Mica and me in Singapore
– To the surfing jugettes (seriously we need to change our name) how about “Salty Sisters” (it’s a real surfer term) Angela and Kristel <3 you gaiz are love .. and the rest of the Boracay team Arthur, Brian, Dell, Mark, Joel, Julius, Ada, Krissca and to the one who didn’t go with us Tere.
– To my best friends in high school (Angh and Andrea) and college (Charm, Roxy and Irene)
– To the PHL 360 family for the unforgettable adventure!
– To NUFFNANG team for all the support with this blog, for giving me lots of opportunities, for the parties – to a great partnership!
– To Smart family – who has been my mobile broadband connection for years and years. I cannot work from gala without you… and also to the people behind Smart for always inviting me to your cool events
– To the Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass team for keeping me healthy (otherwise, I’d be sickly with my daily activities)
– To doc Yanny of Aesthetic Science
– To Digits Trading, Mel and Jeff for giving me gadgets to review
– To Air Asia for inviting me to explore the world
with Tony Fernandez CEO of Air Asia
– To Agoda.com for letting me stay in places while exploring the world
– To Vivere Salon and Nailaholics for my beauty needs
– To the Viviamo girls for the Belle de Jour organizers and BDJ boxes
– To the Jewelmer family for sharing my passion with the seas and being beautiful inside and out.
– To the Vaseline company and people behind it.
– To Expedia family (Yoshke and Jas)
– To Sofitel, Spiral and Vietura family <3
– To TV5 family, I have learned a lot and will continue to help (Ram, Leng, Sheena, Carlo, Ms. Sheila and of course the rest – too many to mention guys you know who you are)
– To Roxy PH for the awesome swim and sportswear
– To the Polecats family, for giving me the best medecine for depression and quarter-life crisis
from zero flexibility and strength – to this!
– To my pole mates – stay sexy!
– To Big Shift studios for letting me experience how it is to join a Pole competition
– To all my blog’s partners
– Last but not the least, to all my READERS — seriously, what would I do without you guys… Thank you for participating in my contests, for commenting, for reaching out via email, for asking advice from me in terms of gadgets, health & fitness, travel, photography, love and life. Thank you for reaching out to me when you feel I am in my lowest of low… you keep this blog’s heart beating… *emotional happy tears*
and to everyone who has held my hand, for the good things and the bad things and the many random things! For keeping this life interesting. Crazy, fun, but responsible.
Did I miss anyone? This brain of mine is not perfect 😛 But if I did forget, let me know if I do, I’ll make it up to you.
Life is all about giving and receiving Give love, receive love. Give happiness, receive happiness. Give, what you want to receive. Love is such a beautiful thing <3 Love gives meaning to life. Thank you friends!
Summer is officially here and it’s time to show off some skin! In a tropical island like the Philippines, summer could get extended because we have great weather all year round (except for a few typhoon coming our way).
We cannot strut the streets fully covered because the heat would get you very uncomfortable. That’s why, we need to take care of our skin, because after all, it has always been a part of our daily wardrobe.
Glammed up for summer!
Why not? flaunt your summer skin with its best friend After all, your skin is a part of your wardrobe!
Join the Vaseline Summer Lookbook promo!
Get a chance to win big summer prizes! Join the Vaseline Summer Skin + Style Lookbook Promo today! Just Like the Vaseline page. Shoot a 3-photo collage with a Vaseline Healthy White SPF24 bottle. Caption it with “Beautiful skin + style this summer with @VaselinePH lotion”. Tag #VaselineSummer. And upload to Instagram or send it to [email protected]! Easy, yes? Start shooting!
Let’s do it!
During summer, I go to the beach a lot! I love to get a subtle tan, the one that would emphasize my muscle cuts *wink* But the thing is, we need to protect our skin under the sun too! I always apply sunblock whenever I hit the beach or the pool. What we often forget to do though is to apply some skin protection on a daily basis.
As a frequent traveler, I cannot explore the city or a new place without walking around under the sun. Applying sunblock with high SPF – is just too thick and leaves white residue. Also, it gets really sticky and that’s no good when you’re traveling in a very humid and hot country such as Cambodia.
The reason for this blog post is because I want to share with you just the perfect lotion and skin protection this summer!
I have been an advocate of this product since it was launched a few years back. Yes, Vaseline Healthy White triple lighting lotion
I reviewed this product before. Click here to ready my detailed review. But if you’re lazy to do so, let me just give you a recap.
Love the fresh scent!
Gives you triple benefits: Sun protection against UVA (PA++) & UVB (SPF 24), and it also has B3 that helps in skin lightening!
Lotion blends well with the skin, (unlike sunblocks or any lotion with higher spf that gives “whitish” or thick residue
Light texture which is perfect for our hot and humid weather. If it gets too sticky, it will be very uncomfortable
Overall, I would say Vaseline Healthy White lotion is your skin’s best friend this summer, and all year round! You get to keep your gorgeous skin, protect it from harsh sun rays and maintain an evenly toned, and smooth skin
Hello beach bums! What is summer and the beach without an awesome soundtrack to your tropical vacation? It’s the season to bask under the sun, enjoy parties by the beach – and you need a great speaker to seal the deal.
When I first heard about the features of this speaker, I asked “Water WHAT speakers?”
Let me just clarify, this is not water proof – you cannot submerge it underwater!!! Why would you want underwater speakers anyway? It’s useless! What it is is a water resistant, splash proof and weather proof. This is the Braven BRV-1!
So, this is a video record of the braven playing music… it isn’t on full blast yet but the music is clear, and quality is good for my standards. In playing this video, you have to factor in of course that this is also recorded using my Nikon D3100.
Braven BRV-1 Product Packaging
Braven BRV-1 Features
Rugged and water resistant. Built for the great outdoors. The BRV-1 will keep up with you in even the most extreme environment
IXP5 Water Resistant
The BRV-1 is protected from rainfall, water jets, and water splashing. It is not intended to be submersed completely in water. (Besides, why would you? You won’t be able to hear clear music underwater anyway, would you?)
6W Speaker Output
Enjoy 3 Watts of audio output per channel. Now this sounds technical – this just means better sound quality!
It has a built-in noise-cancelling mic to make and take calls wirelessly on your own or in a group.
What it can do:
In a different angle
Unboxing the Braven BRV-1 Wireless HD Speaker
Remember, it’s water resistant, not water proof – read instructions carefully!
What’s cool about this is you can charge your phone with it as well!!! Crazy convenient!
Testing the speakers by playing my iPhone (using the 3.5mm jack)
Sound quality didn’t disappoint. And since this is an outdoor speaker, it needs to be quite louder than the average.
One weekend while surfing
Took the Braven BRV-1 Speakers to the beach! It totally complete’s my surfing experience!
Tuned in to this baby while I rest.
You’ll never be afraid of getting this baby splashed by some little water.
It’s a gadget you can use everywhere. It’s my favorite piece of my daily life. I work with music, shower with music and pretty much do anything with music around me! It just spices up my day and this durable thing can keep up with my daily activities! Yes to this awesome baby!
I’m sure you all went to the beach, the mountains, spend it with family and what not. But, I also know that a few of you, needed to work on the Holidays? Isn’t that right? I am no exception! I had a few paperworks and write-ups over the Holy Week.
But, Saturday came and I’m finally free! So, I wanted to drive some place to surf. According to magicseaweed.com, West Side isn’t happenin’ and East Side of the Philippines got some decent swell. I couldn’t drive to Baler or Bagasbas coz I heard it will take quite some time… and I lack sleep because I’ve been doing a marathon for Breaking Bad.
Anyway, my next option was Real, Quezon. A new acquaintance who I met through one of our surf trips in Liwa, told me that he goes frequently to Real. He said it takes 2 hours. — 2 hours what??!?! I drove for 3-4 hours! The trip was longer than I expected, it was full of zigzags. I had to drive at night on our way back home – dark, no street lights. But I found it quite relaxing, I drove windows down, with music on full blast!
Stoked with my banana board.
It’s a 6’10” but it’s not really your typical short board. It’s short, but you can ride it like a long board and pick-up waves at will. It works for both big and small riders. It’s manoeverable and easy to paddle
The Pacific Recreation Park or The PaRK, Real Quezon
Km 115, Bgy Tignoan, Real, Quezon
Finally, we arrived!
Real Quezon Surf Spot review
Waves – decent and clean, consistent (for a msw forecast of 2-4 ft.)
Crowd – for Holy Week season – not crowded at all (line-up at least, but there were a lot of other people swimming, camping
Facilities – Could be improved, outdoor showers weren’t working, too few toilets
Activities – Surfing, river rafting, camping and other beach sports
The drive – smooth roads from Ortigas Ave ext., 2-laned, but really dangerous because of a lot of zigzags and curves so you have to be careful. I was averaging 40 kmph to 60 kmph on the curves and was only running at 80 kmph because of tricycles, and it was pretty dark at night
Travel time: 3 – 4 hours
Restaurants and dining areas: this I didn’t have any chance to explore. They have a store that might prepare pancit canton and other stuff for you but as for real restaurant, haven’t chanced seeing any in this area. So I guess it’s best to say, bring baon if you need to. I didn’t need any because I went on an afternoon trip
Accommodations: I did a day trip so I never got to experience this. They do offer overnight stays at affordable rates.
The Pacific Recreation Park or The PaRK, Real Quezon