Friday, April 29

Live with the King



Live with the King, this summer!

I mean, be the ‘King’ of your own time and rule your own travel adventure. ☺

But hey, are you ready for the hottest season of the year?

You’ve probably done a lot of exercises and healthy diet in the past 3 months. Of course, you would love to see yourself awesome on your Instagram feed with thousands of like and bunch of comments.

When I stumbled upon Nuffnang’s blog, I discovered this newly launched smartphone, Huawei Nexus 6P, that would possibly be my next perfect summer buddy (not body, as in buddy) and travel companion.

While reading the specs, I am surprised how Huawei packaged its newest smartphone as King of Android. Being a blogger, one of the things that I always share to my friends is to have a reliable smartphone.

Since you’re reading this post and I consider you as my friend, I would like to share with you the 5 Reasons Why Huawei Nexus 6P is your Perfect Travel Buddy: 



First of all, when choosing a smartphone, you should consider the display and size of it. Is the size big or small enough to fit in your pocket? Does it have a clear screen display?



Well, Nexus 6P has a sharp 5.7" WQHD AMOLED display that gives you a stunning clarity with 518 pixels per inch at the same time with a superior front-facing speaker offers crisp sound. 


I don’t need to elaborate this why you should have a powerful camera. Duhh? Selfies, OOTDs, flat lays, etc. A powerful camera is a must!



According to their website, Nexus 6P's 12.3MP lens is the best all-around camera ever used in a Nexus. Where it really shines is in conditions with less than ideal lighting. The 1.55μm pixels capture more light, turning your best time into vivid, beautiful shots. With Google Camera™, you never miss a moment. Google Photos™ makes memories easy to find, so you can relive them in an instant.





I am an android user since the day smartphone was invented and I would love to say that I am contented and happy!



With this new Nexus 6P with pre-installed Google apps, I’m sure you will enjoy this as it`s ready to use right out of the box. Imagine, the best of Google in the palm of your hand? That's Search, Google Maps™, Chrome™, Google Play™, YouTube™, Photos, Gmail™, and more.




Travel adventure will not be complete without a power bank. But with the new Nexus 6P, a long-lasting 3450mAh battery lets you go the distance with added support from a reversible USB Type-C™ for fast charging. Sounds interesting?
 



Last but not the least is the performance. Nexus 6P has the latest software updates for an ultimate Android experience. Enjoy the freshest, fastest version. Also, Nexus 6P's hardware comes with the latest version of the octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1 processor making the performance of Nexus 6P faster than ever.




Aside from software, Nexus 6P’s curved metal shell is crafted from aeronautical-grade anodized aluminium. Diamond chamfers encircle Huawei’s iconic hardware design, which is sculpted to accent a low-light-loving, powerful camera.

Moreover, Nexus 6P's wifi combo antenna offers a fast, strong connection, so you can work and play, with no interruptions.

Here are the full specifications:


Size:
159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm (178g)

Display:
5.7 inches WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display at 518 ppi
16:9 aspect ratio
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating

CPU:
Latest version of Qualcomm® Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit
Adreno 430 GPU


Operation System:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Memory:
Graphite, Aluminium, Frost : 3GB RAM + 32/64/128GB ROM
Matte Gold : 3GB RAM + 32/64GB ROM

Connectivity:
WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
USB2.0 high speed
Reversible USB Type-C for faster charging & quicker data transfer

Camera:
12.3MP rear camera (1.55µm)
8MP front camera (1.4µm)

Audio:
Dual speficied speaker (Front)
2 independent smart PA
3 microphone
Audio codec: MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM
Audio file format: *.mp3, *.mid, *.amr, *.3gp, *.mp4, *.m4a, *.aac, *.wav,*.ogg, *.flac, *.mkv

Video:
Video codec: H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
Video file format: *.3gp, *.mp4, *.webm, *.mkv

Fingerprint:
Touch, 360°, rear-mounted

Battery:
3450mAh


Looks good?

Don’t settle for less, if you can live with the King!👑

I would love to share with you my personal review and actual photos of Huawei Nexus 6P, soon.


Thank you and see you in my next adventure! 

#LiveWithTheKing, #LiveHuawei #KingOfAndroid, #HuaweiXGoogle #MakeItPossible
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Monday, April 25

5 Frequently Asked Questions about ‘Pulses’





Have you ever heard the word ‘pulses’?

It’s not the one the doctor is using when checking your heart but it’s something your mouth would definitely love to eat.

Honestly, I never knew what pulses were until one night when I attended an event hosted by no less than Mr. Philip Goldberg, the US Ambassador to the Philippines, I get to know more about these little creatures.


Last April 19, Mr Goldberg presented several dishes and ways on how ‘pulses’ will be beneficial to our body. During the event, Mr Goldberg also highlighted that this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has formally declared that 2016 is the "International Year of Pulses." This is part of the United Nation’s global mission to get us to eat more pulses.



...but wait, what the heck is a pulse?

To answer this question, I gathered the Five FAQs about ‘Pulses’:

1. What are pulses?
In technical terms, they’re the dry, edible seeds of plants in the legume family. In understandable terms, they’re a category of superfoods that includes chickpeas, lentils, dry peas, and bean varieties. They’re also incredibly healthy, affordable, sustainable and tasty.


2. What are some examples of pulses?
According to The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, some of the most widely consumed types of pulses include dried grain legumes like kidney beans, navy, faba beans, chickpeas, dried or split peas, mung beans, cowpeas, black-eyed peas, and several varieties of lentils. 

3. Why are pulses so nutritious?
Pulses are packed with nutrients, and are a fantastic source of protein, which is particularly important for human health. Pulses are made up of about 20-25 percent of protein by weight, which is double the protein content of wheat and triple that of rice. When eaten together with cereals, the protein quality in the diet is significantly improved and a complete protein is formed.

Pulses have a low fat content and contain zero cholesterol. The Glycaemic Index (an indicator of the effect on blood sugar) is also low in pulses, and they are a significant source of dietary fibre. Since they do not contain gluten, they are an ideal food for celiac patients. Additionally, pulses are rich in minerals (iron*, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc) and B-vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B6, and folate) all of which play a vital role in health.



4. Why are they considered superfood?
Pulses are nutritional powerhouses, loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They’ve also been shown to lower the risk of heart diseases and diabetes, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and help with weight loss. Gluten-free and vegetarian, they contain twice the protein of quinoa.

Black beans contain 1.5 times the amount of iron as flank steak, and chickpeas have three times the folate (as essential B vitamin that helps prevent neutral tube birth defects) as kale, Plus, pulses are high in fiber – linked to weight loss and feeling fuller – and loaded with more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranate juice. In fact, they’re so nutrient-dense that nutritionists actually consider them both a protein and a vegetable at once.


5. How good do they actually taste?

Pulses can be prepared countless ways and are delicious as well as nutritious, which is why many of the country’s top chefs have begun including them in recipes from smoothies and ice cream to main dishes.

You can check this link https://pulsepledge.com/pulse-recipes/ for more easy to prepare ‘pulses’ dishes.

 



Do you want to commit to eat pulses once a week for 10 weeks and join a global food movement?


Take the Pulse Pledge here.



Happy Year of the Pulse! :)
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Friday, April 22

Onyok Ang Probinsyano 2.0



Ang tagal ko na din hindi nagpo-post ng personal entry dito sa blog ko. I think three years ago pa since my last personal post.

I'm not a Kapamilya fan but since nag-viral si Aura sa Ang Probinsyano, I had a chance to watch one of their episodes. Surprisingly, kakuma ni Onyok ang aming little angel -- Si John Azrael Tudla also known as Nyokyok


Eto ang ilan sa mga ebidensya:





Kung hindi ka pa rin naniniwala, take a look at this picture:







Ano, papalag ka?! ☺



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Thursday, April 21

Hugot Store: The Original Pabili po ng Hugot


Last year, bago pa man mag bagong taon, naisipan ko ng gumawa ng napakaraming hugot lines. Hindi ko inaasahan na mag-viral ito. Wala naman akong pakialam kung hindi niyo pansinin ang post ko, ang mahalaga, ma-i-share ko ang feelings ko. HAHA #Hugot

Even WhenInManila and other blogsites featured my "Pabili po ng hugot". Siguro marami talagang Pinoy ang maraming pinaghuhugutan! HAHA ☺



Narito ang original post na umabot ng 52,000 shares and 26,000 likes:

















...and the BEST HUGOT LINE OF 2015 goes to:





 Ikaw, ano ang hugot mo? :)



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Tuesday, April 19

Make Your Own Havaianas at SM City Cabanatuan




Summer is here and it’s definitely the hottest month of the year!

This year, to make your summer vacation more exciting, Havaianas Philippines will be launching its biggest flip-flops customization event in the country – the Make Your Own Havaianas! 



Good news to all my kababayan, Cabanatueños can now customize their own flip-flops by mixing and matching colorful soles, straps and pins! Happening this April 22 to 24, Havaianaticos can enjoy this cool activity at SM City Cabanatuan, Activity Area.

On the other side of the world, in Japan, it's the time when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. To celebrate its 11th year, Havaianas fans in the Philippines can flex their creative muscle by designing their very own pair with Japanese-inspired theme.

Here's a first look at this year's Shibori-inspired limited edition commemorative pair available in top and slim soles. Shibori is a Japanese-inspired fabric-dyeing technique. 


Havaianas fans can choose from variety of accessories like kawaii pins - zori, empress, ramen and more!



It's no secret that Havaianas was born in Brazil in 1962. Unknown to many, is that the very first flip-flop was inspired by the Zori, a type of Japanese slipper made of fabric straps and rice straw roles. Havaianas flip-flops as we know them today still show marks of these iconic rice patterns. Havaianas is truly the child of eastern Zen and western joy!

Are you not from Cabanatuan?
Don’t worry, this event will happen nationwide! To make your own Havaianas, check out the following All Flip-Flops branches:
  • Rustan’s Alabang Town Center
  • All Flip-Flops Bonifacio High Street
  • All Flip-Flops SM Mall of Asia
  • All Flip-Flops TriNoma
  • All Flip-Flops Robinsons Ermita.
  • All Flip-Flops SM Bacolod
  • All Flip-Flops SM Baguio
  • All Flip-Flops SM City Calamba
  • All Flip-Flops SM City Iloilo
  • All Flip-Flops SM Seaside
  • All Flip-Flops SM City Tarlac
  • SM Lanang
  • SM CDO Activity Center
For more details, check out Havaianas Philippines on Facebook and @Havaianasphils on Instagram and Twitter.

You can register online and try out the many ways you can personalize your flip-flops through http://myoh.havaianasphilippines.com.
Use the hashtag #MYOH2016 to join the fun! 
See you at All Flip Flops SM City Cabanatuan! :)

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Thursday, March 31

Megaworld Partners With Lamudi Philippines



Property giant aims to further strengthen online presence for the millennials


As the Philippines’ Internet landscape continues to grow, along with it is the way that brands and consumers do business. For the real estate industry, easy and real-time viewing of the property is the fast-emerging trend.





Realizing the importance of the digital evolution, real estate giant Megaworld has partnered with online property portal Lamudi Philippines to strengthen its online campaign for San Antonio Residence, a new Makati project that eyes tech-savvy millennials as a primary market.




San Antonio Residence is Megaworld’s 20th residential masterwork in the Makati central business district designed as the ideal home for millennials. Its location and amenities complement the fast-paced lifestyle of the millennials, enabling them to make the most of their time, whether it’s moving up the career ladder or being with their loved ones,” says Eugene Em Lozano, vice president for sales and marketing for Makati CBD, Megaworld.


Taking advantage of Lamudi’s premier listings, recently upgraded mobile app and expert market data, Megaworld will up the game in real estate online advertising. “Now that digital is the way to go in real estate, we believe that Lamudi’s online expertise can help us reach our target market,” adds Lozano.




Lamudi Philippines, together with MyProperty.ph (which the former acquired in 2015), is now the dominant real estate listings portal in the Philippines. And in effort to make itself the go-to place for everything related to real estate, the company also released its Real Estate Market Report for 2015.

“Our website’s large amount of page-views and visits are indicative of how much more potential buyers and renters look online to explore their increased real estate options. With this in mind, we tailored our products and services to the needs of our clients. For Megaworld Makati, our online marketing campaigns fit their carefully designed project meant to cater the modern lifestyle of young Pinoys,” says Jacqueline van den Ende, managing director of both Lamudi Philippines and MyProperty.ph.

Scheduled to be completed in 2020, San Antonio Residence is equipped with exciting amenities such as the very first B.O.N.D. (Begin, Open, Nurture, Discover) area, a Street Fitness Park and a two-story mall. This residential condo project is also conveniently located along Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., a stone’s throw away from all landmarks of the Makati CBD.



ABOUT LAMUDI


Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 34 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 800,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. For more information, please visit http://www.lamudi.com.ph

Visit Lamudi Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn







ABOUT MEGAWORLD


Megaworld is the Philippines’ largest and pioneer developer of integrated urban townships that provide an efficient mix of residential, office, commercial and institutional developments to create the LIVE-WORK-PLAY lifestyle communities. Aside from being the top builder of residential condominiums, it is also the largest developer and lessor of office spaces in the country today. The company is also a master-developer of themed lifestyle malls and commercial centers, most of them have been regarded as tourism hotspots, in its various townships across the country. For 26 years, Megaworld had already launched 20 integrated urban townships in the Philippines with a secured total land bank of 4,000 hectares across the country. To date, Megaworld has unprecedented track record of completing more than 350 residential buildings, office towers, malls, commercial centers, and hotels across the Philippines. For more information, visit http://www.megaworldcorp.com/.
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