Thursday, March 10, 2016

Brag Moments, Get Cash with Brag It!

Brag moments, Get Cash. Nex2global Co., Ltd., a Digital Marketing Company that strives to innovate and redefine Digital Marketing introduces Brag It!, a new generation of social media that gives opportunity for its users to be famous by Bragging their special moments to millions of people, to reach out with their friends across the globe, and to earn while having fun.


Users of Brag It can post their best photos in the application’s Community, that will be seen by the world. Unlike any other social media (that rhymes with kilogram 😉), being popular is easy with our Bragging Lockscreen. We provide a place for your special photos. Collect smiles (likes) for the images you have and make it to the "Best" photos of Brag It. Get featured on our Bragging Lockscreen, and earn even more!

Stop sharing your photos without benefits. Brag It! offers a fun way to earn mobile load or cash, by just posting your images. The candy (cash point) you collected, can be redeemed for cool prizes! Get benefits by sharing your images. There are so many fun ways to earn with Brag It. You can swipe your screen, brag your photos, watch a video, and so much more! We highly recommend to explore! When you have collected 10,000 candy (cash point), you can exchange them for $5 worth of Mobile load, or Paypal cash!

Brag It is not your ordinary social application. We are the new generation of social media. With our Boards and Categories, you can follow and discover awesome contents curated just for you! We do not only want you to browse awesome images, but to share your moments to millions of users anywhere around the globe! Unleash your creativity, embrace your uniqueness, redefine yourself! With Brag It, you will never be bored.

Connect with millions of users across the globe by sending them hearts! Brag It wants you to share the love, and connect with its millions of users. The Heart system in Brag It lets you give out 2 Candy (cash point) and a heart, to the person at the same time! By doing so, it allows you to message them. Make distance smaller by connecting with people!

The fun doesn't stop there! Brag It gives every users a chance to earn by using the application everyday as it gives out daily promos, contests, and other fun and easy activities for users to join into! It’s definitely a new wave of photo sharing that will surely add more color and fun to social media experience. Thanks to Brag it!, people can now share their memorable moments, connect with their friends, and earn in a fun way all at the same time!


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About the Publisher

Nex2Global is an Online Marketing Company that specializes in doing effective, and efficient global Marketing for mobile games and applications. They give out quality service, that continuously and constantly change to make way for new and innovative processes in the market. Some of the popular projects they handled are Revolt 2: Multiplayer, Kingdom of Legend, Hello Heroes, and Baraha tayo. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Balala Little Fairies Crush is Officially Released in the Philippines!

Developed by Nine Key Interactive, a startup based in Chinese tech hub Chengdu, Balala Little Fairies Crush, drawn form Chinese famous comic Balala The Fairies, is officially released, now available on Google Play and App Store for free.


Balala Little Fairies Crush is Officially Released in the Philippines!

Balala Little Fairies Crush is a puzzle game. With Puzzle Bubble mode, Balala Little Fairies Crush is easy to play. With newly-added levels, Passkey and Boss-pass, Balala Little Fairies Crush is more strategic than other Puzzle Bubble games. Randomness makes the game more fun as the Boss will appear randomly, and some special levels will provide a lot of props rewards.

1. Drawn from Chinese famous comic Balala The Fairies, it highly restored the image of each character and pet.
2. Based on classical Bubble Puzzle game, it added more than 20 kinds of special balls, BOSS system, hundreds of levels to challenge you!
3. It will bring you back to the wonderland of Balala with cute Spirit and many kinds of maps.
4. Coffee, Peanut...Four pets in Balala The Fairies Crush made its debut in the game, and everyone will offer you powerful props with magical effect.

Bubbles filled the sky as if you were in the Wonderland of Balala. Let us download and experience this unique game!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

How Learning and Improving on Digital Photography Has Helped My Blog

About three years ago, I created a blog called Rochkirstin.com. From a blog where I used to share only life updates, it has transformed into a food and lifestyle blog where I share experiences and reviews with readers with regard to restaurants I visit and places I travel. As an amateur blogger, I had a lot to learn. 


I was using my iPhone 4 camera to take pictures and happily post them on the blog. After a year, I decided to level up my photography and bought a DSLR camera, which was the Nikon D3100. To have better close-up food shots, I also invested in a prime lens. Research took some time and finally I got the 50mm f/1.8 G

As time went on, I started to get more comfortable with using the manual settings on the DSLR. I still remember how thrilled I was the first time I received a comment on how beautiful my photos have turned out to be when using my upgraded photography gear. This fueled my desire to keep learning. Photoshop and Lightroom are the photo editing software I use.

As my photos continued to get better, I saw an immense increase in my blog readership. I once thought that only helpful and useful content would lead people to read blogs. Now I know that really good and high quality photos are as important.

How Learning and Improving on Digital Photography Has Helped My Blog


My average number of unique visitors went from 100 a day to 1,000 a day–and now about 2,000 a day. This led to lots of opportunities for monetizing and growing my blog. I’ve had the honor of being pursued by the marketing arm of companies, PRs, researchers of TV programs, and more prominent brands and businesses. 

There’s no doubt in my mind that these opportunities were presented to me not only because of textual content but also because of the photos in my blog. 

To learn more about digital photography success and advanced digital photography, I've read lots of articles for tips and suggestions. 

Here's a listing of my recommended resources: 

After about a year and a half, mirrorless cameras sparked an interest in me. I got the Samsung NX300 with 18-55mm kit lens and the 30mm f/2.0 pancake lens. Photos were okay but were not satisfying. So after another six months, I sold my NX camera and purchased the Fujifilm XT10 with 16-50mm kit lens. So far, learning continues and I have to practice taking pictures on Manual mode more often. :)

Wrap Up

Having great photos on your blog can really be a great way to increase readership. Digital photography can have a significant impact on the life of your blog or website. I’ve learned a lot of things in the last few years. This post is just a way for me to tell about my experience and remind myself as well on the things I've done to take food photos that make people say, “I am dying to eat that from my screen right now!” :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Best Buffet Restaurants in Metro Manila to Take Your Family This Holiday Season

The "biggest eating days of the year" is fast approaching, but do you have a plan? Aside from giving and spreading the spirit of Christmas and the New Year, the holiday season is mostly about sharing and enjoying food with family and friends. ;) For those who don't have the time to cook up delicious meals for everyone, eating in restaurants and making reservations way ahead of the date become the norm. 


Below is a list of my top recommended buffet restaurants where you can take your family and savor the moment. These are the right places to partake in this rich culinary tradition. Click on the links to read the full-length reviews.

Best Buffet Restaurants in Metro Manila to Take Your Family This Holiday Season


1. Vikings Luxury Buffet

NIU by Vikings - 6th floor, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 
Contact info: 4783888, 8473888, +639175866888, +639199996888 or niubyvikings@gmail.com

Vikings SM BF - Second Level, SM City BF Parañaque, Sucat, Parañaque City
Contact info: 8113888, 8114888

Vikings Jazz - SM Jazz Mall, Metropolitan Avenue Corner Nicanor Garcia Street, Makati City
Contact info: 8913888, 8914888, 09178271888, 09199997888 or vikings.jazz@yahoo.com

Vikings North EDSA - Fourth Floor, The Block, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City
Contact info: 3763888, 3764888

Vikings SM Megamall - 4th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Bldg. D, SM Megamall, Julio Vargas cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Contact info: 6563888, 6564888, 6565888

Vikings SM Mall of Asia (SM By the Bay) - Building B, By The Bay, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
Contact info: 8463888, 8464888

2. Four Seasons Hotpot City 

Four Seasons Manhattan Parkview - Ground Floor, Manhattan Parkview, Gen. Roxas Ave., Araneta Center, Quezon City
Contact info: 932-7777, 09989885888

Four Seasons SM Mall of Asia (SM By the Bay) - SM Mall of Asia Bldg E., By the Bay, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Contact info: 831-7777 or 835-7777

3. 7 Flavors Philippines

7 Flavors Buffet Restaurant - 196 A. Mabini Street, Addition Hills, San Juan
Contact info: 5430325, 09178281700, or 7flavors.info@gmail.com

4. F1 Hotel

F All Day Dining (F Café) - 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
Contact info: 9289888, 9087888, email inquiry@f1hotelsandresorts.com

5. Banzai

Banzai Japanese Buffet - Bldg J, By The bay Leisure Park, Seaside Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Contact info: 09177067328, 5527368

6. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s

Chef Laudico Guevarra's - 387 P. Guevarra St. cor. Argonne St., Addition Hills, 1500 San Juan
Contact info: 7051811, 7051874, 5025006, 09173112222

7. The Food Club

The Food Club Buffet Restaurant - Unit E Bluebaywalk, President Diosdado Macapagal corner Edsa, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Contact info: 7368001

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

GetGo Partners with TravelBook.ph and StopSleepGo.com for Juanderlust!

How would you like to explore the countless beautiful tourist destinations in the Philippines, all for free for an exciting 80 days? Join Juanderlust and be the Chosen Juan to discover and experience all the amazing travel spots that the country has to offer.
 
 
 
To join the online contest that gives you the chance to travel around the Philippines, simply visit the TravelBook.ph website at http://www.travelbook.ph/juanderlust and fill out the registration form. You must also answer the question, “Why should you be the Chosen Juan?” in 300 characters or less, and make a 1-minute video responding to the same question. The contest is open to everyone, even international travelers, as long as they have a passport and a valid VISA to travel the Philippines in early 2016.
 
The Chosen Juan will receive up to Php2.5 million worth of exciting prizes, which includes a laptop, a GoPro camera, and miscellaneous travel fees on top of their thrilling 80-day free adventure. Successful entrants will also get a free GetGo membership card inclusive of points for a more seamless and rewarding travel experience around the Philippines.
 
The newest lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, GetGo, enables loyal customers to easily earn rewards points whenever they fly with Cebu Pacific or convert their credit card loyalty points to GetGo points. They can redeem and use these GetGo points to book local or international flights within the Cebu Pacific network. It also gives customers access to other exclusive promos and add-on services from the airline.
 
So, do you want to be the Chosen Juan and have the best time of your life traveling around the Philippines for 80 incredible days? Submit your entries now and get a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
 
To avail of a GetGo card, simply visit www.GetGo.com.ph, click JOIN, fill out the application form, and for only a P150 membership fee, have your personalized GetGo card delivered to your doorstep.
 
For more information on GetGo’s merchant partners, on-going promos and events, you can visit www.GetGo.com.ph or follow GetGo’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts @GetGoPH.
 
TravelBook.ph is a Philippine with over 1,800 hotel and resort partners in different parts of the country. The company seeks to help every Filipino travel more with value for money accommodations in every corner of the country.
 
StopSleepGo.com is an online vacation accommodation service, providing varied and unique places globally for the travelers' convenience. The company encourage people from all over the world to list and rent out their properties to travelers, helping locals earn extra income while providing travelers with accommodations for every occasion.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Outbreak Manila: Back and Hungry for More (December 5, 2015)

It has been a while since the last zombie epidemic hit the streets of Manila. I could still remember how scared I felt that time. I was secretly crying in my mind and hoping for the race to end right away! It was all fun though and I am terribly missing the experience.


Tomorrow, on December 5, 2015, from 3pm to 8pm, Outbreak Manila returns with the country's biggest zombie-infested obstacle course in Arca South, Taguig. The event promises participants a screaming good time with more flag-hungry zombies, twists, and challenges.


Since 2012, Outbreak Manila has put a twist to the typical fun runs--quite a few personal records have been broken with runners being chased by zombies. Not to worry though, no one is at risk of infectious zombie bites. Runners are given a belt with three life flags attached. The goal is to finish the course with at least one life flag intact in the face of flag-hungry zombies.

Outbreak Manila is now on its sixth installment. Almost fifty thousand people have taken on Outbreak's challenge to run for their lives, and survived! You don't have to be a runner to successfully conquer the event. The young and the young at heart can walk, run, and even crawl through each challenge and still have an amazing experience.


Registration is still ongoing even with a few days to go. Join in on the fun by registering online at www.outbreakmanila.com or visiting the following Breakout Paragon at Paragon Plaza EDSA corner Reliance st. Mandaluyong, and Breakout Katipunan at 315 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Outbreak Manila is made possible by Nissin Yakisoba and Runtertainment. Big thanks also go out to Mogu-Mogu, Breakout Philippines, Cello's Doughnuts, Impact Whey Protein, and the Wacky Obstacle Run; and our media partners The Feed, ClicktheCity.com, Inquirer.net, arkadymac.com, and pinoyfitness.com.

City Savor Holiday foodie festival coming to Makati, Ortigas and BGC

What will the holiday season be without indulging in delicious food? This, accompanied with the Filipino’s love for get-togethers with friends and loved ones, makes December even more special. Make that extra special with CITY SAVOR: A Holiday Food Crawl Like No Other coming your way this December 5, 12, and 19!



The love for food partnered with the merrymaking spirit of the Season is what inspired Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) to host City Savor in its premium residential developments, namely The Sapphire Bloc in Ortigas (December 5), Signa Designer Residences in Makati (December 12), and The Trion Towers in Bonifacio Global City (December 19). The event will be held from 10:00AM to 9:00PM for each schedule. 

Just some of the purveyors to watch for!

City Savor’s list of food establishments will vary slightly per schedule. The participating concessionaires include ChocoATBP, Mac & Jar, Baguettini, Global Beer Exchange, Cannoli & Co., Caramba, Snack Box, Bayani Brew, Saddam’s Shawarma, Buccino’s Ice Cream Experiments, Eenie Minni Cupcakes & Cookies, The Juice Stand, Wagger, Sabao, Bait’s, Crisp on 28th, Pink Panda, Pipino Vegetarian, Hillside Café & Juice Bar, Habitual Coffee, Liquido Maestro, Boom’s Cold Brew Coffee, Standford Shaw, Pedro Brewcrafters, Bald Baker, Jertie’s Kitchen, Cucina Cuenca, Comer Y Comic, Traydor Hot Sauce, Schmidt’s Gourmet Hotdogs, Boneless Bob, Jimmy D’s, and Snow Shack among others. 

The vibrant locations of RLC’s master-planned developments make the City Savor event even more special for the Yuletide Season, being nestled in foodie districts that people frequent for night outs and events. 

The Sapphire Bloc

For one, The Sapphire Bloc at the Ortigas CBD gives residents and urbanites a taste of the authentic city lifestyle. The Art Deco-style development is also known for its very own lifestyle hub with artisan restaurants like the Moonshine Public Urban Bar (PUB), The Stockpile, Cable Car, Sobremesa and the Starbucks Reserve, to name a few. 

Trion Towers

The Trion Towers, on the other hand, alters the BGC skyline with its state-of-the-art, tri-axial architectural design. Its location puts it near the Fort Strip, Bonifacio High Street, Market! Market!, Serendra and other countless dining and commercial centres scattered all over the CBD. 

Signa Designer Residences

For the Signa Designer Residences in Makati, high life is savoured at the upscale gastronomic locale of the Salcedo Village. Its resto strip comprises of Mothership F&B brands namely Sabao, Baits and Sprout, as well as a Starbucks Reserve. 

Clockwise from top left: Keiko Necesario, Evee Simon, Toni B, & Hoochie Coochie Mikkie

It won’t be a complete holiday feast celebration without entertainment and giveaways! Residents of the RLC developments and guests will be serenaded by performers like Keiko Necesario (Dec. 5 at The Sapphire Bloc & Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers), Toni B (Dec. 5 at The Sapphire Bloc), Evee Simon (Dec. 12 at Signa Designer Residences), Pasta Groove (Dec. 12 at Signa Designer Residences & Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers), and Hoochie Coochie Mikkie (Dec. 12 at Signa Designer Residences & Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers). Visit the events for prizes and surprises too!

The weekends of Decembers mean get-togethers for us Filipinos, and RLC along with the event’s partners are all about offering venues that bring together awesome food and entertainment all in one place. CITY SAVOR will redefine what holiday feasting is all about.

Robinsons Land Corporation in partnership with Ampersand Collective and McCormick Philippines will hold the City Savor: A Holiday Food Crawl Like No Other on Dec. 5 at the Sapphire Bloc in Ortigas City, Dec. 12 at the Signa Designer Residences in Makati and Dec. 19 at The Trion Towers at the Bonifacio Global City. The event will be held from 10:00AM to 9:00PM for each schedule. Special thanks to sponsors Zomato and Marketa.ph, and media partners Juice.ph, WhenInManila.com, ClickTheCity.com, AktivShow, PYE.ph, and 1 Digimedia Audiovisuals Inc.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fіndіng A Cheap Hоtеl In Mаkаtі Cіtу

Makati Hоtеlѕ

If you аrе looking a place tо mіx both buѕіnеѕѕ аnd рlеаѕurе, Mаkаtі іѕ thе еxасt рlасе for уоu. It іѕ thе рlасе оf еаrthlу рlеаѕurеѕ frоm shopping to rеlаxаtіоn. Mаkаtі hаѕ every ѕhорріng mаll a реrѕоn can thіnk of аѕ wеll аѕ thе most рорulаr hоtеlѕ аnd rеѕtаurаntѕ all оvеr thе wоrld.




The Bеѕt Plасе tо Be

The сіtу bоаѕtѕ many hіgh-еnd hоtеlѕ lіkе thе Manila Peninsula, Duѕіt Thаnі, and the Mаkаtі Shangri-la among mаnу оthеrѕ. Thеѕе hоtеlѕ hаvе еаrnеd thе right аѕ a fіvе star hоtеl because оf thе superb accommodations аnd service. However, іf уоu are lооkіng for great accommodations at a reasonable рrісе, Makati саn аlѕо оffеr you these орtіоnѕ.

· Oxfоrd Suites

· The Cіtу Gаrdеn

· Prіnсе Plаzа

· Iѕаbеllе Rоуаl Hotel аnd Suites

These hotels and соndоmіnіumѕ іn оnе wіll surely оffеr the costumer grеаt ѕеrvісе wіthоut compromising thе budget. Yоu саn ѕtіll enjoy ѕtауіng аt a рluѕh еѕtаblіѕhmеnt аt a vеrу аffоrdаblе рrісе. Thеѕе hotels hаvе fіnе dining restaurants that уоu саn enjoy. If уоu fееl like wоrkіng оut уоu саn go tо аnу оf the adjacent fitness сеntrеѕ іn thе сіtу.

Thеѕе fitness ѕtudіоѕ lосаtеd in various mаllѕ within thе сіtу wіll offer уоu fіtnеѕѕ рlаnѕ that will suit уоur ever-changing lіfеѕtуlе. Yоu will nоt just hаvе a grеаt wоrk оut but a hеаlthіеr dіеt рlаn as well. If уоu want tо lоѕе weight but do nоt wаnt tо brеаk a sweat, there are vаrіоuѕ сlіnісѕ аvаіlаblе wіthіn the city thаt іѕ ready tо offer their services from ѕkіn саrе to liposuction аnd many оthеr procedures.

Fіndіng transportation іѕ nоt dіffісult bесаuѕе there аrе many cabs аnd рublіс buses available tо tаkе tourists wherever they wоuld want tо gо. If you want tо take a tоur of the city's hіѕtоrу thе buѕ саn tаkе уоu tо thе city Muѕеum whеrе they еxhіbіt many hіѕtоrісаl аrtеfасtѕ аbоut how Mаkаtі саmе tо be the сіtу thаt it іѕ today. It саn bе an educational tоur fоr аll people аѕ wеll.

At thе еnd оf thе day аftеr wоrkіng hard, іt іѕ nісе to knоw that аnу оf thе Mаkаtі hоtеlѕ are аvаіlаblе fоr you to ѕtау іn, hаvе a ԛuіеt rеlаxіng еvеnіng tо rest, and prepare fоr thе nеxt dауѕ аhеаd. It wіll trulу bе a rеfugе fоr fоrеіgn tоurіѕtѕ аnd locals аlіkе. Mаkаtі hоtеlѕ are thе best рlасеѕ fоr rеlаxаtіоn аnd leisure аѕ wеll аѕ buѕіnеѕѕ.


Fіndіng A Cheap Hоtеl In Mаkаtі Cіtу

Makati Cіtу. The premiere financial dіѕtrісt оf thе Phіlірріnеѕ, Mаkаtі Cіtу іѕ full оf possibilities fоr іntеrnаtіоnаl buѕіnеѕѕmеn and tоurіѕtѕ, bustling with асtіvіtу durіng thе daytime and іntоxісаtіng with іtѕ vibrant nіghtlіfе. With tеnѕ оf thousands оf tоurіѕtѕ соnvеrgіng іn the Phіlірріnеѕ every уеаr, the majority of thеm еаѕіlу end up іn hotels in Makati City, whеrе аll thе асtіоn іѕ. With the Philippines' perfect lосаtіоn in thе mіddlе of Aѕіа, ѕtауіng in Mаkаtі City, ѕtrаtеgісаllу lосаtеd in between the local аnd іntеrnаtіоnаl airports аnd thе ѕеароrtѕ, is thе lоgісаl сhоісе.

The Phіlірріnеѕ is also known fоr іtѕ bаrgаіn-bаѕеmеnt рrісеѕ. The Phіlірріnеѕ is rеlаtіvеlу сhеареr thаn іtѕ Sоuthеаѕt Aѕіаn nеіghbоrѕ, dеѕріtе іtѕ flawless fusion оf Wеѕtеrn аnd Asian cultures and wіdе аvаіlаbіlіtу оf goods аnd ѕеrvісеѕ, mаkіng іt a tоurіѕt paradise and ѕhорреr'ѕ mесса. Makati Cіtу, hоwеvеr, does nоt соmе cheap fоr all іtѕ offerings. Five-star Mаkаtі hоtеlѕ оffеr rooms іn the hundreds of dоllаrѕ, аnd with thе аvеrаgе room stay оf a tourist ѕtауіng in a hоtеl іn Makati runnіng around fіvе nights, оnе саn lооk fоrwаrd to ѕреndіng hundrеdѕ, maybe even thоuѕаndѕ, оf dоllаrѕ for Mаkаtі ассоmmоdаtіоnѕ alone.

Fіndіng аn аffоrdаblе hоtеl in Mаkаtі іѕ therefore a priority fоr most tourists аnd іndереndеnt businessmen looking tо ѕреnd a ѕіgnіfісаnt аmоunt of tіmе еnjоуіng Makati Cіtу аnd everything іt hаѕ tо offer. Hеrе are fоur tірѕ оn hоw tо fіnd a сhеар hоtеl іn Mаkаtі Cіtу, bаѕеd on emerging trаvеlеr bеhаvіоr раttеrnѕ identified bу :

1.Dо your research оnlіnе. Use search engines tо mаkе yourself a lіѕt of hоtеlѕ in Mаkаtі City.

2.Search fоr Mаkаtі hоtеlѕ. Uѕіng rates, lосаtіоn, аnd quality, fіnd a hоtеl in Makati City thаt mееtѕ your сrіtеrіа, which may іnсludе best (і.е., сhеареѕt) rаtеѕ fоr the rооmѕ, the location оf thе hotels іn Mаkаtі, аnd thе quality оf еасh Makati hоtеl.


3.Travel Agеnt оr Direct? Aftеr you've dесіdеd on thе Mаkаtі hоtеl you'd lіkе tо ѕtау in, thе nеxt step іѕ tо compare the rаtеѕ оf that раrtісulаr hоtеl in Makati, аѕ mаdе аvаіlаblе оn trаvеl agents аnd оnlіnе роrtаlѕ. Aftеr you've fоund thе travel аgеnt оr portal whоѕе offer уоu like, vіѕіt the Makati hоtеl'ѕ оffісіаl website. Yоu mау be ѕurрrіѕеd to learn thаt your hоtеl оf сhоісе mау асtuаllу offer thе best rаtеѕ (і.е., the lоwеѕt rаtеѕ) dіrесtlу оn іtѕ оffісіаl hоtеl wеbѕіtе, оftеn еvеn оffеrіng instant соnfіrmаtіоn wіth thе guаrаntееd rеѕеrvаtіоn.

4.Bооk уоur cheap Mаkаtі hоtеl room. Emаіl thе trаvеl аgеnсу and wait fоr the rерlу, and соrrеѕроnd ассоrdіnglу untіl ѕuсh tіmе thаt уоur rеѕеrvаtіоn іѕ okay, or rеѕеrvе directly wіth thе hоtеl through their оffісіаl wеbѕіtе аnd wait fоr your reservation date.



Tірѕ fоr Your Mаnіlа Stау


Booked аt a hotel іn Manila, Philippines for a lеngthу stay? Hеrе vеrу рrасtісаl tips tо mаkе your stay as affordable оr аѕ соnvеnіеnt аѕ роѕѕіblе.

1. Look оnlіnе fоr promos. 

Whеthеr іt'ѕ fоr a ѕtау аt a hоtеl іn Manila, reservation at a gооd restaurant, or juѕt сhеар fіndѕ, уоu саn gеt the best bаrgаіnѕ іf уоu ѕеаrсh оnlіnе. From local group-buying ѕіtеѕ to рrоmоѕ found on rеѕtаurаnt оr hоtеl wеbѕіtеѕ thеmѕеlvеѕ, trаvеlеrѕ whо ѕреnd a little mоrе tіmе ѕеаrсhіng оn thе Internet could bе rewarded wіth hugе dіѕсоuntѕ.

2. Pасk the right kind of сlоthіng. 

Rеmеmbеr thаt Mаnіlа іѕ іn a tropical соuntrу, аnd whіlе іt саn bе unbearably hоt for a good part оf thе уеаr, іt can bе аlѕо ԛuіtе rainy. Sо whіlе уоu can аlwауѕ just brіng ѕhоrtѕ, t-ѕhіrtѕ, аnd flір-flорѕ, уоu should also brіng a light jасkеt juѕt іn саѕе thе wеаthеr turns nаѕtу. Yоu саn аlѕо travel light and juѕt buy additional сlоthеѕ upon аrrіvаl, оr whеn уоu nееd thеm.

3. Alwауѕ hаvе аn umbrella. 

Whеthеr уоu'rе ѕtауіng at a сhеар hotel іn Mаnіlа оr at a 5-star оnе, you wouldn't want tо аrrіvе there ѕоаkіng wet ѕіnсе уоu got rаіnеd on while going around thе city. That's whу it's good tо always have аn umbrеllа with you whеn going out for thе whоlе dау. Umbrellas оf dіffеrеnt соlоrѕ and ѕіzеѕ - еѕресіаllу compact, fоldіng ones - аrе rеаdіlу available in the mаnу mаllѕ аrоund the mеtrо.

4. Plаn уоur sightseeing саrеfullу tо mіnіmіzе time ѕреnt іn traffic. 

Lіkе аll bіg сіtіеѕ іn thе wоrld, Mаnіlа'ѕ trаffіс can drіvе anyone сrаzу, especially durіng ruѕh hour. Thаt'ѕ whу it рауѕ tо рlаn уоur ѕіghtѕееіng trip саrеfullу, аnd gо through thе city аrеа bу area, ѕо you wоn't hаvе tо ѕреnd tоо muсh time on the road. Fоr еxаmрlе, іf you wаnt tо ѕее thе Intrаmurоѕ аrеа fіrѕt, thеn уоu should аlѕо сhесk out thе nеаrbу muѕеumѕ, аnd nоt lеаvе thеm fоr another day. Seek advice frоm the locals, or check out a mар tо hеlр уоu plot your соurѕе.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Top Stocks

The stock market can be a fickle place to invest your money. There are so many ups and downs that it is like you are going on an emotional and financial roller coaster that is completely out of your control. There can be huge gains and huge losses thanks to the volatile market that some people may not find it as worth the risk. However, most people have a stake in the stock market thanks to their 401(k), meaning that their retirement can be affected by the stock market.



If you do choose to invest, you want to make sure that you do your research to ensure that you pick the best stocks possible. You can do this research yourself or trust a financial advisor to help you with this very difficult decision. Thanks to the internet, you can easily sort through articles to help you stay informed on what stocks are currently the top stocks on the market. Just remember that the stock market is an ever-changing entity and there are no guarantees in the long-term on how well these stocks will consistently do.


Some of the top stocks currently on the market are utilities. Utilities are always a great option during times of extreme volatility because of their stability.For instance Cablevision Systems Corp., or more simply known as Cablevision, is one of the top stocks currently. One of the reasons for this is because they are about to be purchased by Altice for $17.7 billion, which will make it the 4th largest cable operator in the United States.
Right now Nike is performing very well on the stock market, as it has recently jumped up 5.7% and had one of the biggest increases in recent times. It has given Wall Street a huge surprise by having an $8.4 billion dollar revenue in the first quarter, even though it was only expected to have an $8.2 billion revenue.


Right now, the larger companies are proving to be more successful on Wall Street than the smaller companies. The smaller companies have been hit the hardest in recent times, as they are some of the biggest losers in the stock market while eight out of the ten biggest gains have come from large-cap companies. Another industry that seems to be slipping is energy. Oil and coal are currently being hit hard, losing over 20%. The oil stock is dropping as a result of the lower oil prices that have been making consumers happy.


The lesson here is that utility companies are a top stock option for those who are looking for a safer investment option. They have always been considered a safe haven option, even in times of higherstock market volatility. The stock market can have great rewards, but this comes at a great risk. If you are going to invest, you will want to make sure to thoroughly research stocks or to consult a financial expert. The stock market is not guaranteed easy money, but it is a worthwhile risk if you do have some extra money to spend.

Internet Safety Tips

The internet can be a great place to find all types of information. You can use the internet to order deliveries to your home. You can use the internet to do all of your homework and read the daily news. The internet is a great place to watch television or play games with other people. Adults even use the internet to help them find love. With all of the great things that the internet offers, there are many dangers that are lurking online that everyone needs to be careful for. There are predators and all types of bad people lurking in the anonymous shadows otherwise known as the internet and you need to know how to protect yourself.



As a parent, your number one responsibility is to protect your child from anything that you possibly can. The children have such easy access to the internet. They can use the internet at school or in libraries, but there is also a lot of access outside of these environments. A lot of children have their own computers with access to the internet or at least have access through their smartphones. One of the best things you can do is make sure that your child’s computer is in a high access area so that you can monitor what they are doing online. There are programs that can help you limit access to different sites or set time limits for your child so that you can add an extra layer of protection. You should also be vigilant in monitoring their social media, text messages, and emails to ensure your child stays safe. Be sure to teach your child basic rules of internet safety like not revealing full names, ages, phone number, or address.


These rules are also important to remember for yourself. You also need to remember to keep all of your personal information private. This information can not only increase your chances for becoming a victim of identity theft, but it will also increase your chances of becoming a victim of cyber-stalking. When you share photos of yourself, be sure to not include any identifiable information in the background that can help someone who is cyber-stalking you into your direction. You should also remember to watch out for phishing scams. This is how scammers can get your information in order to steal your identity. If you meet someone online, remember to meet them in a very public place where you can be protected in case something happens. You should remember to tell friends and family where this date is going to take place so that someone can check in on you at some point in the evening.


It is so important to be as cautious online as you would be out in the real world. There are real dangers that you can face online and you want to make sure that you and your family are safe from these seemingly unknown dangers. By taking these simple precautions, you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Beauty tips for girls- How to look and feel fabulous!

Let’s face it. Since the beginning of time girls and women have been trying to improve their appearance. Even when considering old 17th century practices such as women wearing huge wigs that sported dirty mice. Was that beautiful to them? Surprisingly so.




As the world has become more and more adamant on becoming green, I have decided to focus more on natural beauty tips in this article. Some of them may seem quite obvious, but the question is. Do the majority of women actually follow them? Adhering to just 3 or 4 of them can make a huge difference to general health, ageing and appearance.  Have a look below.


Stay out of the sun between 12 and 3. The sun is at its peak during those hours and simply going inside for a siesta could add years to your life!
Moisturize. A lot of women ignore this simple routine. A good moisturizer has a huge impact on the elasticity of the skin and keeps it looking young and fresh.
For those slightly older girls- to keep those eyes looking young and revitalized, apply damp teabags or cucumber slices to the area for 15 minutes a day. The results- amazing!
When washing hair- why not leave it damp? It gives off a lovely, natural bounce that won’t be attained by blow drying. Not to mention avoiding heat damage to the hair!
Wear less make up. Using just a touch of lipstick and eye shadow goes a long way. Less is more. Nobody likes looking at a mask.
If make up is a necessity, always apply in an upward direction as a downward motion can make the skin sag.
Drink at least 2 liters of water a day. This keeps the skin and body hydrated and keeps the energy levels up.
Cut down on alcohol and cigarettes. It’s remarkable what a simple detox can do in keeping you looking revitalized and fabulous.
Eat healthy. Merely cutting out those burgers and fries and replacing them with a healthier option will maximize weight loss and keep you feeling great. every morning helps with cleansing the body.
And of course- exercise! Just a 30 minute walk a day to get the heart rate up does wonders for circulation and overall energy levels.
A tried and tested natural face mask includes some honey banana and lemon and mashing it all together. Apply and leave on face for 15 minutes. Believe it. As good as any facial.
If you have a pimple problem, apply some hot pepper to the area for 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
And lastly- smile and laugh. It takes more muscles to frown than laugh. Keeping happy increases serotonin levels which increase overall feelings of contentment. In other words keeping you shining and radiant.

As the above beauty tips depict, keeping and staying beautiful is easy and should be a stringent part of everyday life. Keep shining ladies!

Advice on Losing Weight

Everyone wants to have a healthier lifestyle, especially with all of the risks associated with becoming obese. These ailments include diabetes, heart problems, and many more. This is why losing weight is so important if you are overweight. Eating right is a lifestyle change that can easily be maintained if you do not think of it as simply a diet but rather a complete habit overhaul. Not only can living a healthy lifestyle help you avoid chronic and potentially life-threatening illnesses, but you can also have a better immune system and will have more energy.




To really lose weight and to lose it at a quicker pace, it is important to combine diet and exercise to maximize results. The number one tip for exercise is to find activities that you enjoy doing. You will be more likely to become dedicated to a workout routine if you are doing something that you enjoy. If you enjoy dancing, a workout like Zumba can help you out. You should also integrate different exercises to get the most out of working out. You should integrate cardio and strength training in order to get the best results. It is also important to mix up your routine to keep it fresh for both keeping your interest and to activate different sets of muscles.


Now that you have established a workout routine, your diet is also incredibly important. One of the most important things to remember when changing your diet is that fad diets often do not work. Most of these diets are very restrictive and it is proven that extremely restrictive diets have a higher failure rate. Choosing a diet that is balanced and revolves around foods that you enjoy is really the best way to go. Smaller portions is key in any diet, and you can trick yourself into eating smaller portions by using smaller plates and you can train yourself to eat slower which will make you feel more full than eating quickly. Eating healthy foods that are high in protein and fiber will help you feel fuller longer, making it so that you are not hungry as often.


Another excellent tip is to try drinking water prior to a meal to help fill your stomach so you eat less. You should also grab something to drink first whenever you feel hungry, because often times thirst can mask itself as hunger. Finally, another important tip is to remember the importance of healthy snacks. Remember to carry these snacks with you at all times so if you do get hit with a hunger attack, you have a weapon to fend off your hunger and prevent you from grabbing a less healthy option.


These are only a few tips to help you through your weight loss journey. You have to remember that it really is a journey, and not something that can just happen overnight without any work. It takes hard work and dedication along with willpower in order to achieve your weight loss goals. Remember to take this one day at a time and do not be too hard on yourself if you have a day that was not as successful as you had hoped. There will be ups and downs, but they will be entirely worth it for a healthier you.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Join the Second L’Aperitivo Italiano Event on August 26, 2015!

After the Great Success of the first L'Aperitivo Italiano event, the Italian Chamber of Commerce is organizing the second one, which will take place on August 26, 2015, from 6pm to 10pm at Makati Diamond Residences, Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City (Across Greenbelt).



What to Expect
L’Aperitivo Italiano offers the authentic Italian way of enjoying a pre-dinner drink, meant to prepare the palate. Guests would have the privilege to indulge in the best Italian wine and finger food available in Asia. In addition, attending this premier event would serve as a great opportunity to establish connections with other guests.

On this venue, L’Aperitivo Italiano will launch for the first time in the Philippines the  iconic Italian alcoholic cocktail, the Spritz, a mix of Prosecco, Aperol and Soda, considered the imagine of the Aperitivo in Italy.

Costs and Entitlement
The ticket is PHP 1,100 for the members of Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and PHP 1,400 for non-members. It entitles you to three (3) glasses of the best Italian wine and/or the Spritz and an unlimited serving of various Italian finger foods.

The Contest


By joining the contest, you will have the chance to win two air tickets to Italy, sponsored by Qatar Airways, or one week end for two, in Flushing Meadows Resort & Playground; a beautiful resort in Bohol.

In order to join the contest, take a selfie during one of this monthly event and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags:

#LAperitivoItaliano2015 #iccpi.

During the last forthcoming final event, to be held in December 2015, a qualified jury will choose the most stylish and fashionable participants (must be a couple - any two individuals together) who will be the winners.

Reminders

Please be aware that the tickets for the event are limited and your participation will only be guaranteed after purchasing the ticket from our ICCPI office or depositing your payment onto the ICCPI bank account. Anyway please send us an email to confirm your attendance.

Again, the second L’Aperitivo Italiano event will take place on August 26, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm, at Makati Diamond Residences, Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City (Across Greenbelt).

For any inquiries, you may call these numbers: +639175 638633 and (02) 9780279.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Modafinil: Drug Like "Limitless" Used to Improve BRAIN Performance! Must READ!

It's Wake Up Time!

I recently watched a movie that's recommended by my boyfriend called "Limitless." In the movie, actor Bradley Cooper took NZT-48, a fictitious drug which basically is an exaggerated version of cognitive enhancers available in drugstores today. It's similar to nootropics that work by modulating the activity of neurotransmitters and neurotrophins (brain growth factors). 

The wonderful thing is that Bradley Cooper transformed from being so lazy and depressed in life into someone who thinks clearly and gets things done so fast. It's like taking the drug made him into a superhuman who has enhanced learning skill and memory recall.


In the real world, I came across a similar drug which works in a lesser degree called Provigil—also known as Modafinil

Modafinil: Biohacking Your Mind

Modafinil must be popular for those who are diagnosed with narcolepsy (a neurological disorder) and ADHD as prescribed by doctors. The science behind this smart drug is that it changes the amounts of certain natural substances in the area of our brain that controls sleep and wakefulness, thereby enhancing our alertness, attention, memory, and executive functions such as planning and problem solving. 

If you feel like a zombie and could not concentrate at work or on studies, if you are new to the BPO industry and your body is not used to working long hours, or if you have problems with daytime sleepiness, then you should think about trying this wakefulness-promoting agent.

Different from Adrafinil, Modafinil is not associated with harmful side effects and is safe. However, taking this medication every day might just develop addiction or the heightened awareness for potential abuse. Just be careful when you use it and how you use it.

Get Extra Focus and Improve Productivity

First time takers of Modafinil claim that it makes you feel fresh and amazing. Euphoria, if you will. This feeling starts to kick in after 30 to 40 minutes of intake and lasts for next 8 to 12 hours. The effect in "Limitless" is over-hyped but nonetheless similar. 


It's like your brain begins to react to everything around you. Alertness skyrockets, thinking and general cognitive abilities speed up (speech and reading). Note though that it's not a magic pill as what's implied in the movie. The initial effect fades as your body becomes used to it. A little bit of caffeine after 4 hours of taking gives it an extended boost and puts you in an active mood.

Where to Purchase Modafinil?

Modafinil is usually available in drugstores with the doctor's prescription, but there are online stores like ModafinilCat that makes the resource available for everyone.

ModafinilCat sells Modalert (Modafinil 200mg manufactured by Sun Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in India), Modvigil (Modafinil 200mg HAB Pharma), and two other kinds of biohacks. What sets them apart from other vendors is that ModafinilCat is pushing the envelope in terms of customer service and ease-of-use. Indeed, many customers testified that ModafinilCat has great and friendly service. Responses are quick and delivery is reliable with e-mail updates on the package's shipping progress.

It's also great to highlight that ModafinilCat is the only Modafinil vendor that accepts VISA and MasterCard payments and BITCOIN while offering full refunds and free international shipping and tracking. Contact them anytime via support@modafinilcat.com.

Check out their best-selling Modalert here or click to read customer reviews here.

ModafinilCat ships everywhere in the world, except for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates.

Have you heard about Modafinil? Have you tried it? What can you say about the effects of this medication? Share your experience in the comments section below.

Reference sites:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a602016.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12537513
https://www.modafinilcat.com/faq

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Kopi Roti Celebrates Its 10th Year This August! #KopiRotiAt10

Kopi Roti is celebrating its 10th year this August, and this means a month-long celebration with Kopi Bun lovers! Every Monday of August 2015 from 10am-2pm, customers who buy a Kopi Bun can buy a second one for only P10! 


Do you want to know a secret? You may avail of this promo from 10am-2pm any other day for the whole month of August as long as you greet the cashier with the secret phrase:


“Happy 10th Birthday Kopi Roti!”


If you can’t get enough of Kopi Buns, here's another good news:

Kopi Roti is giving away 1-year supply of Kopi Buns to 1 lucky Kopi Roti Fan! 

All you have to do is post a creative selfie of you and a Kopi Bun with the hashtag #KopiRotiAt10 to celebrate their 10th birthday. The best post by the end of August will win 1 year supply of Kopi Buns.

P10 Bun Mechanics:

Available in selected Kopi Roti Branches:
  • Katipunan
  • Columns Ayala
  • Resorts World
  • Lucky Chinatown Mall
  1. Valid every Mondays of August (3,10,17,24, and 31) from 10am-2pm only
  2. Valid for dine-in and take out transactions only
  3. Not valid with any other promos or discounts
  4. Purchase requirement of (1) bun at regular price is needed to avail of 2nd bun for only P10

Secret P10 Bun Mechanics:

Available in selected Kopi Roti Branches:
  • Katipunan
  • Columns Ayala
  • Resorts World
  • Lucky Chinatown Mall
  1. Valid for the whole month of August from 10am-2pm only
  2. Valid for dine-in and take out transactions only
  3. Not valid with any other promos or discounts
  4. Purchase requirement of (1) bun at regular price is needed to avail of 2nd bun for only P10

1-year Supply of Buns Mechanics:

  1. Follow @kopiroti in Instagram
  2. Post a creative selfie with a Kopi Bun and your birthday greeting for Kopi Roti.
  3. Use the hashtag #KopiRotiAt10 in order for your entry to be deemed valid
  4. Promo duration is from August 4-31, 2015.
  5. Deadline of submission of entries is on August 31, 2015

Most creative selfie that will be chosen by the Kopi Roti team will win 1 year supply of Kopi Buns.
1 Bun x 365 days = 365 Buns
  1. Kopi Roti’s decision shall be deemed final
  2. (1) Winner will be announced on September 4, 2015 via Kopi Roti’s Instagram and Facebook account. Winner must send his/her contact details to Kopi Roti’s official FB page within 7 days.
  3. Winner may redeem his/her prize in the following branches only
    • Katipunan
    • Columns Ayala
    • Resorts World
    • Lucky Chinatown Mall
  4. A total of 1 bun per day may be redeemed in one of the following stores listed above starting agreed date of winner and Kopi Roti team until the 365th day
  5. Claiming of buns should be done daily for 365 days
  6. Buns that are not picked up for the day will be forfeited. Unclaimed bun for the day may not be redeemed in the succeeding days
  7. Only the winner may redeem the bun and must present a valid ID upon claiming of prize
  8. All expense due from claiming of the buns should be shouldered by the winner

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fit for Fashion Season 2 Casting Now Starts!

Asia’s original fitness & fashion reality television show returns for its second season. Entries now open for 12 individuals to go on a journey of self discovery; become the best version of themselves and stand a chance to win $100,000!
 

Philippines, are you Fit for Fashion? We are looking for 12 men and women who want to transform their lives – and become stylish, fitter and more confident extraordinary individuals.

Auditions are now open for Fit for Fashion Season 2, the first ever reality TV show that brings fashion and fitness together, brought to you by Fitness First and Imagine Group. 12 ordinary men and women from Asia and around the world will come together to one spectacular location where contestants will work with internationally acclaimed fashion personalities Louise Roe (Host) and Todd Anthony Tyler (Fashion Photographer) and be put through their paces by international fitness trainers Christine Bullock and Mitch Chilson.

Over the course of 10 episodes, the show will challenge contestants to push themselves to the limits of what they are physically and mentally capable of – to reach new heights and to look and feel great. Each week, contestants will be put through grueling challenges and one contestant will be eliminated every week until only one winner is left.

Ever wanted a mini-sabbatical to get away the daily humdrum and kickstart your journey to greatness or want to take control of your health and fitness and go on journey of self-discovery to see a version of yourself you never knew existed? If your answer is yes, we want you!

Enter now to face your ultimate challenge and change your life forever –  and you will also stand a chance to win the grand prize of $100,000 if you can prove you’re truly Fit f or Fashion! Auditions close Sunday 31 May 2015, so send in your submissions today!

Visit http://fitforfashion.tv/audition for more information.

Want a sneak peek at what you might get to experience but didn’t catch the first season of Fit for Fashion? You can catch all the action repeated on FOX SPORTS at these time slots*:
Fridays: 11.30am (Manila)
Repeats at 6.30pm (Friday) and 12.30am (Saturday)

*Subject to change due to live programmes

About Fitness First Asia


Fitness First is one of the largest fitness brands in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia. In Asia alone, as at May 2015, there are 90 Fitness First clubs across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore, with a combined membership size of more than 215,000.

As part of its ambitious five-year expansion programme, Fitness First Asia is currently investing more than US$100m to grow its Asian footprint by 60%, open up to 50 new clubs across the region by 2018 and increase memberships to more than 350,000. Gym members will benefit from a US$42m upgrade of existing clubs, featuring the latest fitness innovations, new workouts and enhanced staff expertise.

Fitness First’s unrivalled network in the region, new technology, world class clubs and outstanding customer service, means the business is well positioned to expand its leadership position in the fast growing Asian fitness market.

For more information, please visit www.fitnessfirst.com.

About Imagine Group

Imagine Group (“Imagine”) is a leading international TV Production company headquartered in Singapore. Amongst its hit TV productions are The Contender Asia, The Biggest Loser Asia, The Challenger and The Apartment. Imagine’s shows have achieved success not just in Asia but also the USA, Australia, UK and Europe with distribution to over 40 countries worldwide and have received multiple accolades from industry and media, including an international Emmy Award nomination in 2012.

Currently the ONLY production company in Asia that produces large scale ORIGINAL reality TV shows to an American production standard that are sold and formatted worldwide, Imagine has shows in production and development across a variety of genres including Music, Sport, Fashion, Lifestyle, Design, Magic and kids’ content.

For more information, please visit www.imaginegroup.tv.

About ZALORA

ZALORA Group is Asia Pacific’s leading group of online fashion destinations. Founded in 2012, the company has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong where it operate as ZALORA and in Australia and New Zealand where it operates as THE ICONIC. ZALORA Group’s localised sites offer an extensive collection of top international and local brands and products across apparel, shoes, accessories, and beauty categories for men and women. Offering up to 100-day free returns, speedy deliveries as fast as 3 hours in some markets, free delivery over a certain spend, and multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, ZALORA Group is the online shopping destination with endless fashion possibilities.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Name: Dani Vitriolo
Tel:  +63 932 861 9804
Email:  danielle.vitriolo@grey.com

Friday, September 26, 2014

How BeoPlay S8 Boosts Your Music Streaming Experience

B&O PLAY by BANG & OLUFSEN proudly introduces BeoPlay S8–a highly flexible and compact stereo system that will bring a whole new and invigorating life to your music streaming experiences. Know what's the best thing? You can connect to it any way you want!


Stunning, goose bump inducing sound meets cool elegance with BeoPlay S8 – a new subwoofer and speaker set from B&O PLAY that gives you the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound to power up, enhance or even transform your music streaming experiences.  

BeoPlay S8 is inspired by the popular Beolab 14 from Bang & Olufsen and it is definitely in a class of its own, when it comes to stereo speakers. The visual design of both the satellite speakers and the sculptural subwoofer is recognizable, cool Scandinavian subtlety topped with that distinctive edge that makes it a perfect choice for design-oriented customers.

 The craftsmanship of BeoPlay S8 is best in class, with premium quality materials like pearl-blasted aluminium, crafted from single pieces of aluminium to bring you acoustic stability and precision, overall solidity and last but not least a sleek uninterrupted finish.  The multitude of placement options offered by the stereo system makes it flexible enough to fit into the mobile lives of the youthful B&O PLAY audience. 
 
You can place the subwoofer centrally, in a corner or behind a piece of furniture. You can place the satellite speakers on wall brackets or table stands - whatever suits your needs, preferences and lifestyle. And, if you combine the above-mentioned qualities like outstanding sound, exceptional design and a wealth of ways to place S8 with its easy and hassle-free setup, you’ve got an exclusive package that both fits and stands out while being attractive to all ages and genders.

It’s all about the sound! 
The sound profile of BeoPlay S8 is the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound; designed to bring you sound the way the artist intended it – no tweaks and no over-emphasized elements. Just clean, honest sound that will make you go: Wow! 

The 8-inch subwoofer boasts a convincing bass performance despite its relative physical compactness - handling the frequency range from 20-150 Hz with ease. A dedicated 280 Watt class D amplifier powers the subwoofer. 

The satellite speakers feature 2.5-inch full range speaker drivers, each powered by a dedicated 140 Watt class D amplifier, placed inside the subwoofer – and handling individual equalization for each driver unit making it a truly active stereo speaker system.

Connect it any way you want! 

Connect your BeoPlay S8 to streaming hubs like Apple’s AirPort Express, Sonos Connect or almost any other streaming device out there – or hook it up to your “regular” audio amplifier or receiver for a real blast of B&O PLAY. On top of that, you can even connect BeoPlay S8 to your BeoPlay V1 or any Bang & Olufsen television – and bring even more life to your television experiences. 

When you buy BeoPlay S8 everything is in the box; table stands, wall brackets and all the cables needed – you’ve just got to plug it into the source and you’re good to go.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER 
BeoPlay S8 was designed by Torsten Valeur, an award-winning Danish industrial designer. Valeur is the Head of the legendary David Lewis Designers – and a designer that pursues the original while aspiring to find solutions that are surprising at first glance – and then quickly accepted as obvious and intuitive.

ABOUT B&O PLAY 
Firmly grounded in decades of design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation from Bang & Olufsen,  B&O PLAY interprets the same values for a new type of contemporary products aimed at youthful, design-conscious urbanites with an active lifestyle. 

The B&O PLAY portfolio is made up of stand-alone, portable products such as headphones and audio systems. The products are intuitive to use and easy to integrate into your daily life - at home or on the move.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: 
Eugenie Bagalay 
Bang & Olufsen Philippines 
+632 830 2230 
Eugenie@livinginnovations.ph

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Top 10 Buffet Destinations in SM Mall of Asia (Pasay City)

When planning a trip in the mall, I'm not one of those who are much into window-shopping or shopping itself. I think with my stomach first and think about the mall as a food-centric destination. SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City is one of my most favorite malls when it comes to the number and quality of restaurants it contains. I have rounded up my top 10 buffet destinations in MOA for all types of food-obsessed folks out there.


Where to eat in MOA? Top 10 Buffet Destinations in SM Mall of Asia

1. Buffet 101 International Cuisine

"Experience a smorgasbord of the world's finest dishes with a 5-star luxury lunch or dinner buffet."

"Top-notch service where well-trained staff will assist you and even serve you certain food items that require fresh preparations."

Contact numbers: 556-2888, 556-3888, 556-9888

Click here to read more of my review of Buffet 101 MOA branch and here to view pictures.

2. Vikings Luxury Buffet

"Enjoy endless gastronomic adventures with an Eat-All-You-Can meal at Vikings MOA."

"Cold cuts, cheese, sausages and more appetizers would certainly get you in the mood for an even more exciting menu of main courses."

"Witness live-action-cooking stations and high quality of food such as prime seafood to prime rib, stir-fried choices, gourmet pizzas and local favorites."

Contact numbers: 0917-5653888 / 0947-272-8433 / 846-3888 / 846-4888 / 846-5888

Click here to read more of my review of Vikings MOA branch.

3. Banzai All-Unlimited Japanese Buffet

"Banzai features various hot and cold stations that include Teppanyaki, Sushi, Sashimi & Rolls, Pizza, Takoyaki & Kaniyaki, Gohan, Noodles, & Ramen, Yakitori & Grill, Tempura & Tonkatsu, Salad, Dessert, and Beverages."

"Bite into freshly-made takoyaki, okonomiyaki, ebi tempura, and sip hot ramen."

Contact numbers: 09994713597 / 09163775357 / 552-7368

Click here to read more of my review of Banzai Japanese Buffet MOA branch and here to view pictures.

4. Mongolian Rice Bowls

Each of Mongolian Rice Bowls' dishes is made out of the best ingredients and distinct sauces from sweet, mild and spicy to ensure quality and flavor in every bowl."

"This buffet restaurant opposite the bay aims to delight every diner with an array of choices that will take them on the ultimate foodie adventure."

Click here to read more of my review of Mongolian Rice Bowls MOA branch.

Contact number: 433-4200

5. Chef d' Angelo

"Chef d' Angelo is an American-Italian restaurant which always brings and serves more than just good food."
Buffet here consists of pasta (tomato, pesto and white sauces), potato salad, mushroom soup, three types of pizzas, sensationally crispy chicken, rice, beef brisket, salad with dressings, jelly and potatoes. Price per head is only at PhP 150.

Contact number: 556-0311

Click here to read more of my review of Chef d' Angelo MOA branch.

6. Cabalen

"Cabalen, which literally translates to a fellow Capampangan, is a group of casual - fine dining restaurants known for authentic Capampangan dishes and different Filipino specialties, originating from Pampanga."

Contact number: 556 4874

I don't recall eating at this branch, but I can bet that the food are prepared and made consistent as in other branches.

7. Yakimix Japanese and Asian Buffet

"Make your chopsticks sing as you take your pick among the vast array of delectable choices starting with 6 kinds of appetizers and soups, around 10 salad variations, more than 20 luscious sushi variants, at least 30 choices of delightful grill-ready cuts, authentic Japanese favorites as well as other Asian fusion fares from Korean, Chinese and Filipino cuisines. Splurge on rows of cakes, tarts and other scrumptious sweets."

Contact numbers: 836-1535, 836-1536, 836-1537

Click here to read more of my review of Yakimix MOA branch.
8. Movie Stars Cafe Manila Dino Buffet

"For hunger of epic proportions, scoff down deluxe hamburgers, sandwiches, and hotdogs in true Jurassic style at the Dinner Dino Buffet or Midnight Dino Buffet."

"The Dino Buffet has a huge variety of international cuisines from sausages, hamburgers, to pastas and different recipe styles of chicken, beef and pork."

"Enjoy the presence of your favorite movie icons/waiters as they serve you up in full movie regalia."
Contact numbers: 0905-2779999 / 0908-2009999 / 550-1234 / 550-1474

Click here to read more of my review of Movie Stars Cafe MOA branch and here to view pictures.

9. Sakae Sushi


"Heaven for sushiphiles, Sakae Sushi presents itself as one of the finest forward-thinking Japanese restaurants, as it was one of the first which introduced the concept of conveyor belts to take food on small plates via self-service."

Contact number: 5560150

Click here to read more of my review of Sakae Sushi MOA branch.

10. Alba Restaurante Español (Prism Plaza)

Still in the MOA Complex, Alba Restaurante Español is located at the fourth level of Prism Plaza, Two E-Com Building. "Alba Restaurante Español has been the Philippines’ home of traditional Spanish cooking, satisfying generations of discerning food lovers enamored by the enticing flavors of Castilian cuisine for six decades."

"There are 18 different paella varieties at Alba’s, considered the widest array in town. From the classic Valenciana to new flavors such as Verde for vegetarians and practically everything else in between (Negra, Filipino, de Pato, Pollo Finas Hierbas, de Verduras, de Gambas, Arroz a la Regencia, de Cordero, Marinera, de Bacalao, de Langostinos, de Cangrejo, Tuhod y Batoc, Setas y Pesto, and Fideua). Other favorites are Spanish mainstays such as Callos, Lengua, Cochinillo, and a wide assortment of Spanish entrees and desserts that guests can feast on."

Contact numbers: 808-8210, 808-2326

I haven't dined in at this branch but we've experienced eating at their branch in Tomas Morato, QC. I think this is equally as good.

Wrap Up

Remember - nowadays, shopping can be done even when you're not in the physical store. For instance, dresses for sale online are rampant and Zalora can meet your need for those items. On the other hand, eating buffet meals is a different case. Whether you're a fan of Chinese, Italian, Spanish, American, Japanese or Filipino cuisine, these buffet restaurants in SM Mall of Asia (MOA) are worth your physical trip to the mall.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

EasyShop.ph Sellers’ Night Pre-launch Event 2014

A new online marketplace, EasyShop.ph will have a Seller’s Night Event on Saturday, May 17 in Greenhills, San Juan City, Philippines.



The pre-launch event, which is set at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., hopes to attract online sellers and merchants who want to be among the first to be featured in the website. Freebies and prizes will be given away to those who will attend the occasion.

The official website launch is on June 15, 2014.

EasyShop.ph is the perfect and safe online platform with flexible and trusted payment options; secured and risk-free on-site business transactions; and most importantly, a free and user-friendly website for all the online shopping needs of both sellers and buyers.

Nelson A. Liao, Chief Executive Officer and President of EasyShop Online Inc, shared his thoughts about his fledgling company and its promise to provide the users a different online experience. “What we can assure is that the site is scam-free and has a risk-free environment for both the buyers and sellers,” stated Liao, who is a graduate of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in 2009.

“For sellers, we have built-in apps for most smartphones and tablets in the Philippines so the coverage is really extensive. We plan to have a diverse advertising method to help out our sellers not to mention a huge advertising budget every month.”

“On the other hand, for buyers, the Android and iOS apps support assures easy access for them. We have a secure payment method which they can use. For now we have Dragon Pay and PayPal available and will have more modes of payment in the near future.”

EasyShop.ph has a partnership with Nelsoft Technology, Inc. and PoziHongkong Technology Ltd.—two reliable software development entities that handles the website.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Zomato Redefines Restaurant Discovery With Its Latest Product Revamp

Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery service, has rolled out a completely revamped version of its web and mobile product. Building on its already rich and exhaustive restaurant database, and ratings and reviews from its millions of monthly users, Zomato has now added a new, social layer to restaurant discovery - personalized recommendations from people whose opinions you choose to value. 


“Even before the advent of the internet, people relied on social opinions for restaurant discovery. In our endless discussions with our users, we realized this behavior is still widely prevalent, but not catered to effectively by existing local discovery tools or review websites. With our new product, we want to cater to that intrinsic behavior in an amplified, social setting”, said Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO of Zomato.

Zomato’s revamped product is built on two simple pillars of thought – that individual preferences vary, and that building a more trusted ecosystem of recommendations will result in quicker and easier decision-making

From personalized search results to quickly adding restaurants to your Wishlist from anywhere on the site or app, Zomato has made restaurant discovery very swift and highly personalized. Among the new features is a FoodFeed that lets users see updates and activities from their network on Zomato, as well as restaurants visited, rated and reviewed - encouraging a more social, real-time discovery of restaurants. With this enhanced social layer, users will be able to filter search results to display recommendations from their network, i.e. the people they choose to trust and follow. To enable this personalized experience, Zomato will now be a login-only service. 

The latest update also comes with a lot of changes to the design and user experience that make the product easier to use than ever before. For example, the search flow has been revamped completely to help users discover restaurants with fewer clicks, thereby offering a superior product experience. 

Restaurant ratings have been normalized to prevent too many restaurants being clustered within a certain range, and the search algorithm has been tweaked to show more relevant results when users are searching for restaurants. Enhanced spam-control measures have been implemented to keep out junk reviews. Users can now also easily find and invite friends to Zomato from other social networks.

“We felt it was time to stop taking small steps forward in terms of our product. This is the biggest leap we’ve taken, and that’s meant effectively rebuilding Zomato from scratch in a lot of respects. A lot of effort has gone into creating the new Zomato, and we’re very excited with the way it looks and works; we hope our users love it as much as we do”, Deepinder added.

Zomato also added another country to its growing list of international locations today, with the launch of its section for Portugal. The citizens of Lisbon can now choose from over 9500 dining options in the city. The website and mobile apps will be available in Portuguese as well as English.

About Zomato

Zomato is an online and mobile restaurant discovery service providing in-depth information for over 221,000 restaurants across 12 countries. Zomato's core content features include menus, photos and geocoded coordinates for restaurants; allowing users to rate and review restaurants, as well as create their own network of foodies.

Zomato currently sees over 16 million monthly visits globally, across its web and mobile platforms, from people searching for places to go out for a meal, get home delivery, catch up at a cafe, or enjoy the local nightlife. The highly targeted platform makes it convenient for restaurateurs to interact with customers who are looking for dining options.

Zomato was started in Delhi in 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah. The company has since expanded its services to 41 cities across India, UK, UAE, South Africa, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Qatar.

For more information, please visit: http://www.zomato.com/ or write to us at pr@zomato.com

Contact

Alok Jain (Chief Marketing Officer, Zomato)
alok@zomato.com

UpasanaNath (Regional Director, Zomato South East Asia)
upasana@zomato.com

Katrina Alexis L Clasara (AVP Operations, Zomato Philippines)
katrina@zomato.com// +639175124647