Keeping an Open Mind — Exploring Wi-Tribe Internet

The very first Yahoo OMG Awards in the Philippines was held at the Republiq Club in Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila. I was able to attend the event last night, June 21st and this came at a timely manner. The Yahoo OMG Awards, given to the most-searched celebrity in Yahoo Philippine’s search engine, is presented by Wi-Tribe – an Internet service provider. I am in search for one, so I grabbed this chance to learn more about their service. Liberty Telecoms is the company behind Wi-Tribe – one of the first to launch 4G Technology in the Philippines. Their longstanding partnership with Yahoo Philippines goes beyond the search engine’s website as seen on Wi-Tribe’s dominant presence at the Yahoo event where they gave away an Archos tablet PC with 24 months free Internet subscription. They also gave a special award to singer Somedaydream. Wi-Tribe Execs led by Mr. Jay Reantaso, ...

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A Beautiful Movie: X-Men First Class

I’ve watched all the X-Men movie franchise and I enjoyed them all. Who wouldn’t? It has all the elements of a superhero film with all the fight scenes and special effects. But when I watched X-Men: First Class recently, I’d say it’s beautiful and it’s my favorite X-Men movie to date. The movie is the 4th of the movie franchise. It’s a prequel retelling the early beginnings of X-Men and the Brotherhood of Mutants. The movie started on Magneto and Professor X’s lives as kids in 1944. Both had totally opposite lives – the young Magneto coming from a concentration camp in Poland, and Charles Xavier shown living in a New York mansion. Eighteen years later, the lead characters paths have crossed due to certain turn of events. And this is where the movie starts to get lovely. Sure, the fight scenes are there along with the special effects. But ...

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My First GCash e-Ticketing Experience

Globe’s GCash is probably one of the most indispensable mobile services in the country. I’m a registered user and as an online shopper, I’ve sent most of my payments of purchased items through this service. So when I learned that SM Cinema has partnered with GCash for their online ticketing service, I’m interested. On my way to church last Sunday, X-Men First Class was playing inside the bus traversing EDSA. I had the chance to take a glimpse of the movie of which the special screening I missed last time. I thought this is another movie that I’ll be watching at home. While in transit, I remembered SM Cinema’s online reservation system and realized I still have some cash in my GCash wallet. Sunday night while waiting for sleep to fall on me, I pointed my browser to SM Cinema’s and Globe GCash website. The following are the steps I ...

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First Class: Nuffnang and Hapee Special Screening

Nuffnang Philippines and Hapee Toothpaste have partnered for a special screening of X-Men: First Class. Happening on June 3rd at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 2, this is one chance I don’t want to miss. I had the chance to join one of Nuffnang’s special screening events last year when they sponsored The Social Network which I enjoyed very much. I’m sure this one will be on a similar experience, or even better. Nuffnang is Asia-Pacific’s first blog advertising community from which I am a part of. A brainchild of two enterprising university student, the company was established in Malaysia and Singapore in 2007. This network grew to reach the Philippines and Australia. But aside from promoting blog advertising, the company builds the blogging community through several engagement projects. This is an awesome way to encourage bloggers to continue what they do and connect with fellow bloggers in a fun environment. This ...

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The Fight Against the Big C

Last night I received an email from a customer. She apologized for taking time to get back to me and pay for the remaining balance of her order. She shared that she was diagnosed with breast cysts. I was saddened by the news. These kind of information affects me greatly because my mother also went through a similar ordeal. Mom at work In the late 90s, my mom felt a lump in her right breast. As the breadwinner in our family, she ignored it for sometime then decided to have a check up at the East Avenue Medical Center. But the first time was not such a pleasant experience. She was told that she has to be re-examined. Just like everybody else, she was worried. Worried about the results, but I think even more worried that she had to skip work. The doctor’s reply scared her away and the test ...

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Wok The Walk – the Old Manila Walks

Old Manila Walks

Summer is not yet over despite the recent typhoon that hit us. Not if we can help it. We’ve experienced some rain showers in the past days, but I’m pretty sure we still have plans set for the days to come. If you’re in for something different, you should try the Old Manila Walks‘ Binondo Food Wok. The Binondo Food Wok is actually a walking tour of Binondo — the country’s China Town. You say it should be “walk” and not “wok”? Wait a minute. There’s something in there that you should know. This is not just your ordinary walking tour. Aside from visiting key places, you also get to enjoy delicacies that makes it a unique experience. That’s right, you eat while you walk. I joined this tour way back in 2007 with some of my colleagues. This was sort of a team building activity as we end an ...

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Inspired by Oscar’s Summit

I love to read, and what I enjoy most are short articles about career, business, food, technology, lifestyle and everything in between. Back in the days when the Internet is still unknown, I would buy magazines of all sorts, depending on what I fancy. At one point I collected computer magazines when I was so into it. I would read them anywhere I get the chance. In fact, I learned to enjoy traffic because I get to read more while inside the bus or jeep. Recently, I noticed stacks of business and food magazines scattered in my living room, dining area and bedroom. Good thing the Internet is now very accessible. I can now read articles about the latest gadgets through tech blogs and reviews. Thank goodness for all these blogs and review sites. Without access to these, I’m sure my wall is lined with stacks of different magazines. Reading ...

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The S-Factor Baby! Samsung Notebook Series 9

Do you have the curves and a slim waist line? Or maybe you have the muscles and that washboard abs. If you do, then you’re sexy. But it’s more than what’s outside that makes one sexy. That’s the truth, no matter how cliché that may sound. Your attitude and the way you carry yourself creates your personality. And a great personality is truly sexy. Now you can add more sexiness to your life. Technology leader Samsung recently launched the newest line of notebook computers dubbed as Sexy PC. I’m a laptop person. No matter how great the specs of a desktop computer may be, I would still go for a laptop. But because I almost always bring my laptop with me, I always preferred one that is not so big and heavy. A 15-incher is a no-no. My first was an 11-incher, moved to a 13-incher, but now carry one ...

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Maximized Viewing Pleasure

Having experienced the technology in Samsung Smart TV, I can’t help but rave about it and dream of owning one. It’s not just a television, rather an integrated entertainment system — an advanced one at that. There’s a lot of things that I can do with this TV. One that continues to amaze me is it’s capability to convert a 2D content to 3D. The people behind this lovely appliance is in touch with the reality that 3D content is not readily available in the market. Hence, it is just fitting to create such technology where one can enjoy three dimensional viewing pleasure even if you’re watching ordinary content. With that in mind, I wanted to share my thoughts on Things that I can do with a Samsung Smart TV, highlighting this feature. Some notes about the video. I feel that there’s no better way to show how high-tech this ...

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BLOGGER’S Treat – The Samsung Smart TV Sneak Peek

April 7th was a treat for me as Samsung Philippines revealed the latest Samsung SMART TV offering to a group of bloggers at The Lounge of Seventh High, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig. I was fortunate to get an invite, and so I braved the unknown that day. Unknown, because I’m not familiar with the place. The Fort Bonifacio Global City, despite it’s awesomeness, is not one of my most frequented place, so I don’t know how to find the venue. Thank goodness for Google Maps, and the relatively helpful links to Seventh High. Unknown, because I don’t know what to expect. Fine, it’s all about television alright, and I’ve seen all those drool-worthy Samsung flat screen TV at the mall, but I didn’t really pay attention. Up I go to the 2nd floor of Seventh Heaven and entered a sophisticated place — The Lounge — with two huge Samsung ...

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