30 December 2014

Top 5 Most Stylish December Nail Polish

12/30/2014
Time really flies so fast as December 2014 is about to end in a few hours.What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Have you listed your goals for 2015? What will you wear for New Year’s Eve?

I bet you are also excited for this coming year and is also praying for abundant life, happy moments with family and friends, increasing opportunities, and some also want to have that new look and style!

Speaking of style, before December finally cap off with a bang, let us check and recap the 5 Most Stylish December Nail Polish that we loved the most!

1. China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle

This Christmas nail polish will ‘Wow’ you with its oh-so-cute Christmas Tree, reindeer, and snowflakes! Just so fab!

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2. Red Gold Glitter
This extra fabulous red nail polish is a combination of coppers, gold, and caramel glitters!

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3. Frosty the Snowman

Well, who doesn’t love this Frosty the Snowman nail polish? This will most likely make you feel that Christmas in your hands, I mean nails all the time! Haha!


4. Glitter Ombre Nail Art

This simple nail art look symbolizes winter added with dashing microglitter which sums up a very sophisticated look for this season.

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5. Oh Santa!

This Santa nail art is one superb style for this season! Isn’t he adorable? Oh Santa! 


With all these pretty December nail polish styles, which one is your favorite? Let us know by commenting below!

28 December 2014

Starbucks Planner 2015 Foil Bag

12/28/2014
It was last December 26, 2014 when my boyfriend surprised me with Starbucks 2015 Planner. I was so happy that we immediately went to SM City Masinag to get my Starbucks Planner.

What made me happy too is Starbucks Planner's bag because of its reuse, reduce, and recycle feature.


This bag contains:

- a Starbucks 2015 Planner
- a chalk board marker and highlighter pen in one
- a nameplate bookmark
- a pin bookmark


Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

This Starbucks Planner 2015 foil bag can be reused as:

- a Planner pouch
- a lunch bag
- a small tote bag
- a travel pouch
- a gadget/accessory bag
- a bag for your extra shirt
- a book cover
- a simple vase
- a hanging planter





25 December 2014

Parties Beyond Ordinary only at Victoria Court

12/25/2014
Victoria Court offers world-class suites, each one distinct from the other. The most sought after suites are the Asgard inspired from the movie Thor, the romantic Marrakesh Suite, Bat Cave from The Dark Night and other fun exciting themes for you to choose from.



Our guests have a wide choice of rooms depending on size, design and preferred themes: Standard, Deluxe and Suites with variants of mini-suites, regular suites and super thematic suites, all different themes. At Victoria Court, no two rooms are the same.



Now known for its Thematic Parties and Events, Victoria Court offers a wide array of Suites and Amenities that promises a party beyond ordinary. Bachelorette and Stag parties are one of our biggest clientele but we have our share of Celebrity Shoots, MTVS and Press Conferences too.


We’ve recently had several Press Conferences such as Asia’s Next Top Model and Juana Change the Movie. We also housed the Flip Top International Artists for their Araneta Dreams Battle Royale and Japan’s RWB Legend Nakai-San. Hitting number 1 on the MYX charts is Kyla who shot her MTV in our James Bond inspired room – Casino Royale.


We also have an award-winning F&B team working round the clock to create extraordinary dishes available 24 hours a day. Our team has recently won top cooking competitions such as the Chefs on Parade, the Philippine Culinary Cup Challenge and the MAFBEX Cooking Competition. 
Try our extensive menu. Taste our distinction. 



So many events, so many suites, all with different themes. Choose the theme that suits your needs. 

Parties beyond ordinary only at Victoria Court!

For inquiries and reservations, please call us at 0917-9810084. 

Follow @victoriacourtvc on Twitter and Instagram and like their Facebook Fan page @VictoriaCourtPH or check website at www.victoriacourt.biz for new promos and events.

17 December 2014

Top 3 Things I love About Zomato

12/17/2014
Are you also fond of taking pictures of your meal before you eat but doesn't know where to exactly post them? Well thank goodness Zomato is now here!

Zomato is a user-friendly website/app which aims to help us find the best restaurants nearby, see detailed restaurant info and thousands of scanned menus, and help us create our own food diary!

Zomato was founded out of a living room in New Delhi in July 2008. Now, Zomato has 750 people across 18 countries, representing 25 nationalities with over 313,700 restaurants listed, with more being added everyday.

As one of my favorite websites/apps as of the moment, I listed down my top three things I love about Zomato. 

1. New Logo

A few months back, Zomato unveiled its new logo and rebranding. What I love most about its logo is its simplicity yet straightforward logo explanation - fork strategically connected to a heart which means love for food.

This logo transcends languages and cultures. It captures the story of millions of meals and experiences being shared with a vast global community of people. The story of “people and food”

It signifies our connection with those who share our passion for food. People who love, and live, to eat. The ones who diligently chronicle their food experiences so that others are able to make better choices. Because people who love to eat are always the best people.  Founder & CEO Deepinder Goyal.

2. Website/App

Together with Zomato's new logo, I am also attracted to its clean website and app. Its simplicity, consistent data, structured restaurant information are all user-friendly that I, as an everyday user, definitely love.



3. People

I still remember the very first time I stumbled upon Zomato's website. My boyfriend and I wanted to eat at Vikings MOA for his birthday and I googled for reviews for the place. As I scrolled down, I saw Zomato's name and immediately clicked on it. I was impressed with the overall look and feel of the website so I immediately signed up and started scrutinizing the place.

After my first review, I immediately received a warm welcome message from Anton Ojeda, ZomatoPH Country Manager. At first, I thought it's just a joke, but yeah. It's real! Haha. I felt really welcomed and at home. 

He then introduced me to Elaine Taningco, ZomatoPH Community Manager. This pretty woman invited me for a lunch date on a nearby restaurant and introduced interesting facts about Zomato; its colorful history, fast growing present, and promising future. She is very enthusiastic about her job and her love for Zomato is just so clear. 

I have also met other Zomans on my very first foodie meet up at Zhu Kitchen. I can say that they are really very approachable, enthusiastic, and happy people. They have this energy towards their job which is clearly seen by their attitude towards us.

I can say that Zomato really knows how to choose their employees as I feel that they have one thing in common: passion for their respective job.


My first foodie meet up at Zhu Kitchen


Oh! One thing I love here at Zomato as well is its widget that we can embed on our posts and websites! Check out mine below!

view my food journey on zomato!


As Founder & CEO Deepinder Goyal said, "Our world has been, and will continue to be, built around conversations over great meals. History, whenever written, has always begun with a toast, followed by a feast."

Peace, Love, and Hope for A #MerrySMChristmas

12/17/2014
It's that time of the year again! 

Can you now feel that cold rush of wind on your skin? Those cute little boys and girls singing Christmas Carols everywhere? And of course, who cannot notice those gigantic Christmas Tree in each and every city in the metro together with all the dashing Christmas lights and decors?

People are busy doing there shopping and grocery lists, buying toys and all for their 'inaanaks', searching for the cheapest hotel for their out-of-town vacation, and have you noticed the traffic too? It's getting worse every Christmas season. Why? Because people are just so busy for Christmas is getting nearer and nearer. 

And this is all because we all want to have that perfect 'feel' of Christmas. Of course we want to feel the Christmas spirit. We want our family to have the merriest Christmas of all.

But what really is Christmas to you? To us? 


1. Christmas is a reminder to all of us that God has given up His own Son for our sins.

2. Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

3. Christmas is a reminder for hope, peace, and love which Jesus Christ gave to us.



This Christmas season, how about being a blessing to others? Maybe you have an extra money for a notebook and pen for the kid you saw on the corner of your street, or maybe you have some old toys that you might want to donate to some charitable institutions, or how about a surprise visit to an old friend or a distant relatives?



We can always be that 'Santa Claus' we are sometimes hoping for. For SM Supermalls, for just Php200.00, you get to have two bears -- one for you, and the other, to a child from an orphanage

See the smiles and happiness of the children on the poster below? We can also be one of the channels to give more of these. Head on to your nearest SM Supermalls and let's give #SMBearsofJoy for a #MerrySMChristmas!



Also, we are happy to announce how MerrySMChristmas begins! Watch full video below as SM and Team Kramer collaborates for a Merry SM Christmas!



May we all have a #MerrySMChristmas!

Top 6 Science-Filled Exhibits I love at the Philippine Science Centrum

12/17/2014
Philippine Science Centrum (PSC) is a premier hands-on science center museum in the country recognized by the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Tourism as an ideal venue for educational field trip destination where visitors are encouraged to touch, twist, play, hear, see the interactive exhibits displayed. PSC is open to pre-school to college students, families and the general public.

As the team says, Science is fun! Here at PSC, there is just so much to see, touch, and smell! Watch as your hair goes up in the air, go inside a distorted house, pop-out your head in a platter of fruits, and many exciting interactive exhibits!

Philippine Science Centrum is located at E-Com Building in Riverbanks Center, Barangka, Marikina City. This 2,500 sq meters facility can comfortably accommodate 3,000 visitors in a day or 500 visitors in any given time slot.

Last December 6, 2014, I, together with my fellow bloggers, experienced all the thrills here at the Philippine Science Centrum. And because it was my very first time to be in this science-filled museum (plus I'm with my blogger friends and met new people), I really had so much fun!

Here are the Top 6 exhibits I love the most here at the Philippine Science Centrum:

1. Human Gyro Ride

The ride is made up of a frame with two posts between which the outer ring is suspended. This outer ring will rotate forward or backward. A middle ring is attached so that its axis is from top to bottom of the outer ring. The axis of rotation is vertical. A third ring – the inner ring is attached to the middle with bearings on the left and right. The belt support, the feet hold where you stand is at the inner ring. During the ride, you will find yourself rotating about the axis of the inner ring, then the outer ring is rotated, eventually you will not only be spinning head over heels, but also spinning around and around as well!


This interactive exhibit is based on the machine developed by NASA in the 1960′s for use in the training program of the Apollo and Gemini Astronauts. This enabled the astronauts to become comfortable with the simulated experience of weightlessness and the roll and tumble inside their space craft.



We were asked who wants to try this exhibit and because I thought this will make me dizzy, I didn't waived my hand up high though I really want to try! But -- I learned afterwards that riders do not experience motion sickness because of the changing direction of the spin, which keeps the inner ear balanced. How cool is that? 



2. Finger Tingler

This is the first exhibit we had for the team. The museum assistants requested us to form a circle while holding hands. He then rotated the crank, which means electricity is  produced as indicated by the voltmeter needle. And afterwards, we experienced a tingling feeling or mild electric shock in our fingers! This indicates that electricity flows though our fingers as in a closed circuit.



We just had so much fun that we want to have a second try! 

3. Magic Faucet

(c) Philippine Science Centrum
 I really had fun while watching and examining this giant magic faucet! This faucet figure is supported by a clear acrylic tube on its spout.  Since both water and the acrylic tube are transparent materials with very close indices of refraction, there is little change in the speed of light that passes through them. There is little reflection and refraction of light and thus, the acrylic tube blends into the water flow. This makes the faucet appear to float in midair. The turbulence of the falling water further hides the acrylic tube and enhances the optical illusion.

This really makes me 'Wow' every single time I visit this place.

4. Distorted Room


This two cute fellows somewhat have the same height. But here, one looks much taller than the other. Why is that?


Since our brain is accustomed to seeing rectangular rooms, we tend to perceive the distorted room as rectangular.The shape of the walls of the distorted room is constructed to make them appear the same as a rectangular room when viewed from the same spot.

This distorted room is also called Ames room, named after Adelbert, Ames Jr., an AMerican scientist who became known for studying and experimenting on illusions involving size and distance judgement.

5. Anti Gravity Mirror

The human body exhibits bilateral symmetry. This means that only one plane, called the sagittal plane, divides the body into roughly mirror image halves (external appearance only). The two halves can be referred to as the right and left halves. The right half is similar to the left half in size, shape and parts.


To an observer the reflection of the exposed half (left side) on the mirror appears to be the right half of the body, so the person looks whole. The lifted leg is also reflected by the mirror. This is why the person appears to be suspended in air and not pulled down by gravity.



6. Wonder House

When we walked into the house, we saw that the floor is horizontal and the walls are perpendicular to it. Based on experience, we know that we can stand upright. However, we have the difficulty because our body tilts. 


The sense of balance explains this contradiction between what you see and what you actually experience. We really had fun in this wonder house; but this made me so dizzy but amazed at the same time.

So these are just some of the exhibits you can try here at the Philippine Science Centrum. For more information, you may check them out here. Below are some faqs for Philippine Science Centrum.

Admission Fee
Php 130.00
Note: Teacher/s with ID and 2 years old and below are FREE

Operating Hours
Mondays to Saturdays
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact Details
Tel: (02) 942-5136/ 942-4137
Fax: (02) 942-5091
Mobile: 0905-259-7771
pfst@science-centrum.ph

07 December 2014

Elabram Systems Group at LTE World Summit in North America- GBN

12/07/2014
Elabram Systems Group (ESG) just recently participated this November 2014 at LTE North America (LTENA) as exhibitor and speaker with the Group Managing Director Mikel Yaw, Group Deputy Managing Director Sunny Yaw and Business Director Tommy Ng.

LTENA was part of the LTE World Series Summit around the world and the biggest convention of all leaders in a telecommunication industry with operators, vendors and media and participated by 150 exhibitors and more than 1500 attendees.



Elabram Systems Group believes in collaboration and partnership for the four solutions under this 15 years old company. Solutions are Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Talent Acquisition & Deployment (TAD), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Network Planning & Optimization (NPO).


Mikel Yaw as speaker discussed the roles of vendors in rural areas and one of the key founders of Elabram Systems Group, a reliable Telecommunication Engineering and IT service provider specialised in Specialist Resource Provision, RF Engineering Services and Project Management of advance telecommunication in wireless network solutions but expanding right now in BPO and IT sectors which are big in Indonesia under Sunny Yaw. Elabram Systems was founded in year 1999 and it has office in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. 





For more info, you may get in touch with:

Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas
Marketing & Branding Head
mariagracia.n@elabram.com

05 December 2014

Easy Taxi and Wechat Roll Out Integration in Southeast Asia

12/05/2014
Success of  Singapore partnership paves the way for a similar campaign in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines
  
PHILIPPINES, 3 December 2014Easy Taxi and WeChat users can now use the popular social communications app to book their Easy Taxi rides in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, as both companies build on the success of the Singapore pilot programme launched last July.

“We are happy to renew our partnership with WeChat, benefitting our users in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The move further supports our regional footprint, and the synergies between both apps will allow for a greater mobility among smartphone users in our partner cities,” said Daniel Torres, CEO of Easy Taxi Philippines. He explained how the partnership is beneficial to both brands, as offering a taxi booking functionality abroad enables WeChat to be part of one of the world’s most disruptive technologies among startups. On the other hand, Easy Taxi expands its reach across millions of WeChat users.

“The response we have had in Singapore was quite overwhelming, and we wanted to offer the same privilege to our users outside of the island-nation,” added Poshu Yeung, Vice President of International Business Group at Tencent, the company behind the WeChat app.  He added that this is another great example of how WeChat, the fastest growing social communications app worldwide, successfully set up strong alliances with local market leaders in providing users with a unique and convenient experience.

Similar to Singapore, new users can easily download the WeChat app to Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. For existing users, they need to follow Easy Taxi’s official WeChat account EasyTaxi_PH to be able to use the taxi booking function.  

Just follow Easy Taxi’s Official account ( EasyTaxi_PH) and book a ride with us for a chance to win a FREE ride with the WeChat Cab.



The announcement is expected to boost taxi bookings in the three countries, as passengers can look forward to exciting deals and promotions only for WeChat and Easy Taxi users.  In the Philippines, WeChat and Easy Taxi have a special promo car. Users can book Easy Taxi through the WeChat app and get a chance to win a free ride.

Apart from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, plans are underway to launch the partnership in countries where both apps are available.

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About Easy Taxi

Easy Taxi is the world's biggest taxi booking app, currently available across 170 cities in 33 countries across four continents around the world. Founded in Brazil in 2011, the company started expansion in Asia in 2013. The app is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry devices; and on all major platforms including Firefox OS.

Follow us on Facebook and WeChat (EasyTaxi_PH). 

About WeChat
WeChat envisions and innovates new ways for people to connect, communicate and share. A mobile social communication app designed for smartphone users, WeChat is the world's fastest growing social app with hundreds of millions of users internationally. WeChat empowers users in fun and dynamic ways, by bringing together messaging, social communication and games in one seamless, interactive experience, with comprehensive privacy and security settings that can be tailored as needed. WeChat is available free for download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating system.

Learn more about WeChat and download the app at www.wechat.com
Check out Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wechatapp
Dive into the world of WeChat through Chatterbox, WeChat’s blog: http://blog.wechat.com
Watch cool videos on WeChat’s official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/WeChatVideo

03 December 2014

The Dream Shirt: Printing your Favorite Books, One Shirt at a Time

12/03/2014

Manila – Started out as an idea to create shirts for bookworms, The Dream Shirt has finally marked its 2.5K likers after a year of operating online. With more and more fangirls and fanboys finding out about the online shop, The Dream Shirt is planning to have its relaunch come 2015, which includes creating a line for locally published books, releasing more collections, and a collaboration giveaway with Fandom Trinkets PH.

The Dream Shirt is an online shop that offers made-to-order shirts, with prints that features quotes and designs based on different books. Each design is printed on a cotton shirt in vinyl or via heat transfer. As of today, most of their selections are 
based from Young Adult novels like John Green's 'Looking for Alaska' and 'Fault in our Stars'. They also print designs based on the popular dystopian novels such as the infamous Hunger Games trilogy and Divergent. 



Although their current fan base is consisted of young people and fanatics of YA masterpieces,
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The Dream Shirt is planning to target a larger market, tapping in the bookworm crowd in general by providing designs that are based on the classics, fiction novels, and the like. The designs are slated to be released early next year, along with their official relaunch.
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Unlike most of its competitors, The Dream Shirt aims to stick to creation of book-based shirts, and expand its designs by having its own artistic team that will put their ideas into reality. They are also aiming to be more present offline by participating in bazaars and other book related activity. Their website is also in the 
works, aiming to provide a better experience for their customers.


Know more about The Dream Shirt by checking on their facebook account: ​​




They are also open for partners and collaborations, just send them an e-mail at
thedreamshirt@gmail.com


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The Dream Shirt
Twitter: @thedreamshirt_
IG: @thedreamshirt
0906 381 1776

26 November 2014

36 Days of Buqo Christmas

11/26/2014
 The Thrill of Giving.

'Tis the season of giving and, yet again, the Christmas spirit brings out the generous side in most (if not all) of us. What you would love to know is that we here at buqo have also contracted the generosity bug that's been going around! So to mark our very first Christmas, we have prepared a little something (quite awesome, actually) just for you!


That "Childhood" Feel.

We want you to re-experience that "childhood" feeling of anticipating, of finding your gift under the Christmas tree, up to the moment of opening it to your heart's delight. But this time, allow us to do it digitally (we're an app after all). Dear friends, we to present to you "36 Days of Buqo Christmas". Yes, that's 36 days! Because 12 days just isn't enough!


A New Gift Every Day!

So what happens in those 36 days? Buqo will be giving away a book or magazine EVERY SINGLE DAY from November 26 up to the very last day of 2014. A new item will be featured daily and will be completely free to download for 24 hours. Hey, that's a total of 36 books and magazines you'll be finding under the "Christmas tree" (a.k.a. the "36 Days of Buqo Christmas" banner in the app). Isn't that exciting?!




How Does It Work?

We kept it simple. Starting November 26 at 11:00am, a new book or magazine will be unveiled on our social media channels as the featured freebie every day (better add us up now!). You will then have 11:00am until 10:00am the next day to get it. When 11:00am comes around again, a new freebie will be up for grabs.
The buqo apps and website will have a special banner in the store that you can check anytime for the featured freebie. If you don't have the buqo app yet, now's the best time to get it. Download it on your iOS or Android device, or both!





Add us up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you'll be sure to get the freshest and latest news on buqo. Visit us at www.buqo.ph.

Links:
Buqo iOS (App Store): http://bit.ly/buqoapple
Buqo Android (Google Play): http://bit.ly/buqoandroid

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