Friday, October 13, 2017


Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone the V7+ fulfills the brand’s mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation. This newest offering from the 5th in the 2016-2017 Leading Global Smartphone Brands boasts of a powerful 24MP front camera which levels up anyone’s selfie game. This selfie-centric phone’s front-facing camera rocks an LED flash and smart photography algorithms for clear, sharp, and natural-looking photos. To better appreciate your photos, the V7+ also rocks a revolutionary 5.99 all-screen Display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced visual experience. As if a clear selfie is not just the spotlight offering of the V7+,this phone’s Special Face Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up photos and evens-out complexions so capturing a selfie-moment is not a problem, anytime anywhere especially in dimly-lit environment. Just like the good old DSLR camera, the V7+’s Portrait Mode blurs out backgrounds which creates sharper selfie features.

The Philippines is known for its selfie-obsessed populace and the V7+, just like all of Vivo’s other smartphones, does not disappoint. One’s huge collection of selfies is safe and secure as this smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM + 64 GB of ROM expandable to up to 256GB. Other premium features include a special security which unlocks the phone with mere facial recognition. It is equipped with a dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) and runs on Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Another highlight is a Smart Split 3.0 feature, allowing users to check their messages, mails, among other things without interrupting the current running app.

The V7+ comes in Matte Black color and Crown Gold at only Php Php17,990 and is available at Lazada, Argomall, and all Vivo concept stores and kiosks.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017


The Vivo V7+, which was unveiled just a week ago with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla leading the roster of celebrity endorsers, is proven to be the fastest-selling smartphone to date, already receiving more than 5,000 pre-orders. Already available this September 30, the V7+, the latest pride of the 5th in the 2016-2017 Leading Global Smartphone Brands, boasts of a world-first 24MP front camera, a Face ID security access, and a 5.99” all-screen display. The pre-orders shot up mainly because of the V7+’s top-of-the-line features. The V7+, a selfie-centric phone’s front-facing 24MP camera rocks LED flash and smart photography algorithms which produce sharp and natural-looking photos. The V7+ also prides itself with its revolutionary 5.99” all-screen display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced gaming and visual experience. Also, a special Face ID feature allows high-technology security access to one’s smartphone, unlocking the phone with mere facial recognition. The V7+ comes in Matte Black color and Crown Gold and is priced at a reasonable Php 17,990.00. The Vivo V7+ is selling nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.

Monday, September 18, 2017


From disposable shavers (which I guiltily use 3 - 5 times before disposal) to a more heavy duty one which requires replacing its head every month, I'm proud to say that I made the final upgrade to the Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver.

The Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is one of the brand's latest cutting-edge shavers that delivers the closest shave yet, without compromising on comfort, control, and choice. With the Aquatic Wet & Dry seal, you can either use it for a quick yet comfortable dry shave or simply bring it in the shower.

For the closest shave, I recommend using it wet. That is, with a shaving gel or foam. I somehow mastered the art of using it after my fourth try.

Here's a tip: Do not rush when shaving with the Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shave. Savor the moment.

Use it with a steady hand in a slow, circular motion. No need to twist your face to get to the hard areas to shave like the neck and jaw line (and even the corners of your mouth) because of the 5-direction Flex Heads with 5 independent movements that ensure close skin contact for a fast and close shave. And with its ComfortCut blades with rounded profile heads, you are protected from nicks and cuts as it glide smoothly on your skin.

The Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is not just about having that closest shave. It also comes with a click-on trimmer to maintain your mustache and trimming your sideburns.

This shaver only operates in cordless mode. You only need to charge it for an hour for 40+ minutes of running time or about 13 shaves. The charger comes free, of course.

All of Philips shavers come with a 2-year worldwide guarantee and can adapt to any voltage. The best part? You only need to replace the blades after 2 years. Talk about long-lasting!

For every decent grown-up men, I highly recommend in including the Philips AquaTouch Wet & Dry Electric Shaver in his everyday grooming arsenal. It's that good.

Friday, September 8, 2017


Still can't get over the recent blockbuster superhero flicks or already missing your favorite series on VOD? Call up your friends and loved ones because this calls for binge watching! Fluff your pillows, turn on the AC and prepare blankets and tissues. Bring out the stacks of awesome movies and TV series that will have everyone laughing, crying, or leaving them in shock and get your phones ready to snap, post and share every fun moment.

But wait a minute, you must never forget the highlight of your screentime - the SNACKS! Not satisfied with a simple batch of buttered popcorn? Or open up a bag of M&M'S, the perfect screentime graze-snack companion!

M&M'S is once again bringing you spontaneous fun through the M&M'S Screenbite Awards! Share your screentime moments, fun time with M&M'S and get a chance to win a trip for two (2) to Universal Studios Japan, a lot of M&M'S chocolates, movie tickets or exclusive M&M'S merchandise!

All you need to do is visit the Screenbite Awards website Take a photo or video of you and your friends' reactions while watching a TV series, movie, or any video on any screen (e.g. TV, Mobile, Laptop) and snacking on M&M'S.


Watsons' "Time To Renew" campaign speaks to me on a personal level because it basically talks about restoring the beauty of your skin and hair and recharging your health. All three of these concerns took a dive for the worse earlier this year for me due to some health reasons which got me hospitalized for more than a month. I started losing hair, I always felt weak, and I was obviously sick which was very evident on the quality of my skin.

I was hopeless. Or so, I thought.

Fast-forward to a couple of months after that incident, I started to regain my strength back albeit slowly. The next steps would be targeting my skin and hair. Watsons' "Time To Renew" campaign is literally helping me get back on track.

I was fortunate enough to get to understand the campaign more last August 22 at The Podium when Watsons launched the campaign.

The highlight for me, and unexpectedly so, were the celebrities who graced the event making it a star-studded celebration.


The award-winning Marvel Creative Day Out is back! In partnership with the National Commission of Culture and the Arts, this one-day Marvel creative and inspirational event, planned for September 25 at De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, will take you closer to your favorite epic stories of Marvel Super Heroes. This year's event will not only showcase the world of Marvel comics but also fashion and other product designs for the first time.

Marvel Creative Day Out will continue to showcase local talents with acclaimed Filipino Marvel artists. Back for the second year, Leinil Francis Yu, penciller for comic books “Secret Invasion” and “The Avengers” and Harvey Francis Tolibao, penciller for comic books “Iron Man” and “X-men” will once again share the stage with Marvel Asia’s VP of Brand Development C.B. Cebulski to share the dynamic Marvel Universe that has evolved from a comic-book brand to the global entertainment brand that it is now. Allen Au-Yeung, VP of Creative for Disney China, will also visit here for the first time to share how Marvel stories and characters come to life in fashion and product design.

Whether you’re a fan, an artist, or a designer (fashion/product), Marvel invites you to be a part of this ultimate celebration by expressing your love for the brand in the form of your creative work, which will be showcased in the event’s exhibition. Get creative with your Marvel submissions - anything from sketches, paintings, sculpture, installation, digital art, fashion designs in clothing and accessories or products designs. Submissions are open until September 15. To submit, you can go to:

Stay tuned for more details on the inspiring talks and workshops at Marvel Creative Day Out 2017. See you on September 25 for yet another celebration of Marvel creativity!