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A Fun Day for Gala Foundation Children at British School Manila

British School Manila 6GP students led a sport activity

The British School Manila Year 6 classes welcomed the children from Gala Foundation last June 3. During the visit, each Year 6 class led a different activity. The foundation is the  Service Learning Partner of the BSM Year 6 students. ‘We decided to invite Gala to BSM and use the money we had have raised to provide fun activities we could do with the children – to help us get to know each other,’ said a student from class 6GP. For the past few weeks BSM Year 6 students have worked hard to raise money for The Gala Foundation through their ‘Money Matters’ project. Over a 2-day period, the students sold a range of products on BSM campus, to their fellow students. They successfully raised over PhP30,000. The day began with sport led by the 6GP class. Year 6AD then had an art project. An ICT activity with 6GD students ...

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Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands 2016: Honoring the Companies Filipinos Believe In the Most

Readers Digest Trusted Brand Ranking

Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands continues to honor the companies that Filipino consumers believe in the most. Now on its 18th year, Reader’s Digest, one of the longest running print publications in the world, will again honor the products and services that Filipinos trust most. The Trusted Brands 2016 Awards ceremony will be held on June 30, 2016 at the ballroom A of the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig. Renowned motivational speaker and business influencer, Ms. Anna Esperanza will be the keynote speaker while Reader’s Digest Asia Pacific Mr. Walter Beyleveldt, Managing Director of Readers Digest Asia Pacific and Ms. Sheron White, Group Advertising Retail Sales Director, Asia Pacific will be personally awarding the trophies to the winners. For the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands 2016 awardees, this is the mark of a good business. Having a consistent increase in sales and having a solid financial statement is indeed desirable. But ...

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Cebu Pacific Sends Off Young Adventurers for Juan for Fun 2016

Juan for Fun Backpackers Challenge is on

As of this writing, the Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpackers Challenge 2016 is already ongoing. I attended the send-off on June 22nd for the five competing teams. Five teams with 3 members each are vying for this year’s Ultimate Backpacker title. The winners will take home a Travel-All-You-Can pass, the biggest prize yet since the challenge was launched by the airline. This is the 5th year of the Juan for Fun backpacking challenge. For seven days from June 23-29, the teams will have to take on as many exciting experiences in their adventures within their travel allowance worth Php35,000. The thoughts of visiting popular tourist destinations, historical sites and sampling local delicacies comes to mind. Discovering new spots would be even better. Juan for Fun Travel Trios The Juan for Fun travel trios were chosen among the hundreds of hopefuls who sent in their entries. The annual challenge is ...

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Avida and Kubular Showcases the Art of Sensibly Designed Living

Art In Space Exhibit by Avida Land and Kubular

In a two-week exhibit that features the beauty of creative interior, Avida Land and Kubular unveiled “Art in Space.” The project is the first collaboration between Avida and Kubular. During the unveiling, it was very clear why the partnership happened. Kubular is a furniture design firm from the people behind the apparel brand Team Manila. As an advocate of sensible and inspired living, I’m not surprised that Avida tapped the furniture firm. The exhibit at the Avida showroom in Glorietta 4 features furniture pieces that I instantly fell in love with. Art In Space showcases never-before-seen pieces from Kubular’s newest collection. Four setups were revealed at the opening event: the living room, the entertainment center, the DJ booth and the display area. Kubular’s furniture designs carry an industrial, Scandinavian feel—straightforward elements like wood and steel bent into cubes and grids to make furniture that are aesthetically and functionally-designed. Their credo ...

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ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S is Bigger and Better

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S Reviewed

Having owned an ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5 and the 5.5 variant, I feel that I have already shared what I know of this ASUS smartphone line up. So it came as a challenge when I was asked to review the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S. Quite simply, it has the same feature with the rest of the Zenfone that I had, only bigger in capacity. It turned out that I was wrong. Simply put, bigger is better. As a blogger active in covering events and on social media, I take photos a lot. I would also do videos from time to time. Because of convenience, I used my smartphone almost always. In fact, my point and shoot camera has been hiding inside my drawers for a year or two already. Through the years I made sure that I have an SD card with large capacity inserted in my camera and/or ...

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Discover Independence with The Discovery Leisure Company

Discover Independence with The Discovery Leisure Company

Having a vacation is liberating. It sets me free from stress and workload, even for a short period of time. Of course, new experiences give me the freedom to explore. If you want to continue the quest for freedom, be it in the city or in an island, you better check out The Discovery Leisure Company’s Discover Independence deals. This homegrown hospitality group helps you travel just the way you want to. Book online at http://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/discover-independence and use the promo code: FREEDOM from 12 to 19 June 2016 and get as much as 50% savings on room rates for stays until October. You can choose to break free at either Ortigas or Makati, perfect for foodie adventures and retail therapy for the cosmopolitan you. After a day of shopping at the nearby Megamall or The Podium, retreat to any of Discovery Suites’ rooms for half the price, starting at PHP ...

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Protect Your iPhone, Protect Yourself with Rhinoshield

Rhinoshield Play Proof with Free Travel Buddy

Protect your iPhone, protect yourself with Rhinoshield. Apple’s smartphone is one expensive gadget that the thought of dropping it brings shivers to my bones. That’s why it’s wise to protect it with bumper case. Considered the world’s strongest bumper case and screen protector, Rhinoshield unveils their newest product line. The Rhinoshield Playproof has shockspread technology that absorbs impact of at least 11 feet. It’s one that’ll definitely protect your iPhone. I had the chance to check out this latest casing at Switch UP Town Center. One of the Apple premium stores, Switch is apparently one to offer the Playproof in the market. The good news is, if you buy a Rhinoshield Playproof at any Switch stores nationwide, you instantly get a Pioneer Buddy Insurance for free. Pioneer Travel Buddy is personal accident insurance that covers the expenses incurred from disability and dismemberment due to an accident, while you are on ...

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Unboxing the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S

I just recently hosted a giveaway of the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S. While writing the article and the mechanics, I wished that I can join the contest. I wanted to have one because the 5-incher I received for review last year was already in the hands of my cousin. Meanwhile, the older 5.5 version which became my primary phone was lost. So I was really interested in joining the contest that the other bloggers were running alongside mine. The phone has served me well that owning a similar one would be great. I was really grateful when I received the news that a unit will also be sent for review. Unboxing I’ve seen two Zenfones already, so I already know what to expect when unboxing the Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5S. Still, I was curious if there’s anything different. Sliding the box reveals the phone on top, cradled nicely. The ...

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Datu Puti Adobo Movement Strikes Again

Datu Puti Adobo Movement

Think about it, mouthwatering Adobo enjoyed in an environment filled with appetite for good fun. That wold be awesome, right? Think no more because the Datu Puti Adobo Movement is at it again. The movement is cooking up an exciting lineup of challenges and events to support its thrust to get Adobo its due accolade. Part of this gastronomic lineup of events is the Adobo Challenge, Datu Puti’s search for the best version of the Adobo among a lineup of budding food entrepreneurs. Initially created to push for Adobo to be our pambansang ulam, the Datu Puti Adobo Movement celebrates the cultural heritage of the dish. According to the movement, all Filipinos across the regions have their own take on the dish, inspired by how the traditional comfort food is prepared by their families based on the their flavor preferences and their access to local ingredients. Friendly Competition The Datu ...

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