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Avida Land Promotes Homegrown Lifestyle

Avida launches HOMEGROWN: #HOMEPOSSIBLE to promote homegrown lifestyle

Avida Land supports homegrown products, local artistry and homegrown lifestyle anew. I’ve seen their partnership with Kubular for their modular furniture pieces in June. Now, the property developer is collaborating with Rags2Riches, ECHOStore and International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA). The project is to spread awareness and appreciation for homegrown and artisanal products. The collaboration dubbed Homegrown Life + Style is a collection of artisanal crafts and coffee collection. Social enterprise Rags2Riches and the sustainable lifestyle store ECHOStore and International Women’s Coffee Alliance will make their crafts and products available to the public at Avida’s HOMEPOSSIBLE: Homegrown event. This is definitely the place to learn more about homegrown lifestyle. Happening on October 8 & 9 at the Glorietta Activity Center, the public will have an opportunity to appreciate Filipino homegrown crafts. Multi-purpose furnishings skillfully produced by Rags2Riches artisans, and lifestyle coffee blends harvested by local farmers will be featured at the event. ...

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Avida Towers Turf BGC is the Philippines’ First Interactive Showroom

Avida Towers Turf BGC

I’ve been to quite a few real estate developer’s showroom, but my recent visit to Avida Land showroom in BGC takes the cake. It’s the Philippines’ first interactive showroom and I really appreciate the experience. I didn’t just have the idea how living in Avida Towers Turf BGC looks like, I also felt like at home when I saw some part of me integrated. The Avida Interactive Showroom is equipped with a touchscreen kiosk where prospective homeowners can log into their Facebook account. Once logged in, the system will access their most recent publicly-posted photos and display them on the digital picture frames located in the model unit of Avida Towers Turf BGC. It gave me an interactive peek into how the home would look and feel like when the unit is mine. It also made the place more homey. “We take and treasure photos of the people and things ...

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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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4K TV with 8K Resolution in Sharp AQUOS XU Series

Sharp AQUOS XU Series

Sharp Philippines recently launched the AQUOS XU Series. It’s the first 4K TV with 8K Resolution which was previewed at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Sharp’s newest and best TV line up was a recipient of the 2015 CES Innovation Award and dubbed as the highest resolution 4K TV. Sharp proudly displayed the line up at event which made me drool. Indeed, the XU Series raises the bar on home entertainment. With the Quattron Pro 4-Color Technology and the X8-Master Engine Pro which is Sharp’s newest upscaling circuit, the Japanese company was able to achieve the 8K Resolution on a 4K Ultra HD panel. These innovation worked hand-in-hand that resulted in true-to-life detail, the most vivid color expression and deepest contrast. Owning a high definition TV myself, I can compare how truly beautiful the AQUOS XU television is. I noticed the richness of the colors on the XU Series. ...

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Beat the Heat with Samsung AR7000

Samsung AR7000

It’s already the month of June and we’re still experiencing the heat of summer. A recent visit to Tagaytay had me sweating all over as if I joined a marathon, and I hate it. Summer’s exasperating heat is such an inconvenience to me, and to a lot of Filipinos. It’s a shame being seen sweaty even when just sitting around. Humidity affects our daily activities, it can be tiring and I’ve seen some quite irritated to the weather. Hanging out in malls or having cold desserts like ice cream and/or halo halo is a way to beat the heat, but these are just quick-fix solution and expensive when you look at the bottom line. I learned a better way to beat the heat – with Samsung AR7000. As a company focused on offering innovative solutions, Samsung Digital Appliances introduces the Samsung AR7000, designed to end the summer dilemma of every Filipino family. It delivers powerful ...

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Larossa in Capitol Hills Makes Condo Living Like Living with Nature

Larossa in Capitol Hills Quezon City

How’s the idea of living in the city yet breathing in fresh air while enjoying the shades of towering trees? It seems impossible alright, especially when there’s more vehicles than trees in our community. In my area where I live, I don’t see a  lot of trees actually, only plants in their pots and that’s not good enough. But my recent visit to a real estate development site in Quezon City made me realize it’s still a possibility. With the developer committed not to touch all the century-old trees in the area, Larossa in Capitol Hills promises to make condo living feel like living with nature. Located at the heart of Quezon City, near the University of the Philippines in Diliman and the Ayala Techno-Park, Larossa in Capitol Hills is envisioned to be an Urban Botanical Community. Unlike most real estate developer in the country which would uproot and transfer ...

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PLDT myDSL’s best commercial for me is…


PLDT myDSL‘s series of Anna Banana television commercials are delightful to watch. But somehow, watching it on YouTube made me understand and appreciate it more. I guess that’s because I’m watching it with undivided attention and I get to catch every detail of it. I visited the Anna Banana YouTube Channel and watched all the videos. The first-ever Anna Banana TV commercial – Derek’s Anna Banana Song. Such a cute way of professing your love. I sure wish we have this technology in my teenage years. I also like the fact that Derek’s mom was very supportive, watching her son’s video every chance she gets. PLDT myDSL helped her accomplish the video reaching 100 hits, boosting Derek’s confidence. Such a cool mom!   But the sad part was when Derek got busted. It’s a good thing his family was there to stand by him in probably one of the saddest ...

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LG Home Entertainment’s 84-inch Ultra HD 3D Smart TV

LG Home Entertainment - 84-inch Ultra HD 3D Smart TV

At the latter part of the year 2012, I had the opportunity to represent Gadget Gambit as LG Home Entertainment unveils the world’s largest LED TV. It’s the 84-inch Ultra HD 3D Smart TV. Held at the Poliform Showroom in Makati City, the venue is the right setting for this breakthrough technology. LG’s 84-inch Ultra HD 3D Smart TV was given the “Best of Innovations” award in the Video Display category in the 2013 International CES Innovations Awards. This LED TV renders four times the resolution of the 42-inch LED High-Definition TV that’s now in the market, the 3840×2160 resolution offers vivid and crisp images. It is also equipped with LG’s Resolution Upscaler Plus technology, ensuring that whatever it is you’re watching, it is rendered in higher details even if the content is not meant for such viewing. Such features are truly deserving of recognitions. HD Technology has caught up ...

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Drooling Over Haworth Office Chairs

Haworth Zody Office Chairs Conference Room

As a freelance content writer and blogger, I spend the huge chunk of my day sitting. Recently, I found myself checking out ergonomic chairs. I wanted to buy one for many reasons and came across Haworth Office Chairs. It was my first time to drool over an office chair. Not that I haven’t been to an office with quality office chairs. I have, and even sat on the ones especially assigned to supervisors. And even when I was still holding an entry-level position, I make it a point that I’m seated on a good chair. It’s very important to me because it spells the difference on my productivity. Let me tell you why. Comfortable – a good chair is comfortable to sit on and I can stay in my cubicle working for prolonged periods of time. I’m not the type who would go around the office or spend time on ...

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A Condominium to Rise in Cubao – Ilustrata Residences

Final Building Model of Ilustrata Residences

I live near Cubao, Quezon City and I love the area because of its proximity to any point of Mega Manila. I have always hoped of having my own property here. I was glad to hear the news about a condominium to rise in Cubao – Ilustrata Residences. Real estate developer Property Company of Friends, Inc. (PRO-FRIENDS) has recently unveiled their first-ever residential condominium development – Ilustrata Residences. Situated along Col. Boni Serrano Avenue (former Santolan Road) in Cubao, Quezon City, I’d say this is a perfect place for cosmopolitan living. It’s a bit hidden from the city, yet it is in the city. In fact, it’s just a few steps away from all that’s happening. I personally cannot imagine being away from the city and all the conveniences that goes with it. This PRO-FRIENDS condominium is near EDSA, and that means being connected from north to south, east to ...

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