Thursday, February 25, 2016

Instax and Crafts: A Fun Afternoon Of Crafting And Scrapbooking

Thursday, February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Instax and Crafts, a fun afternoon of crafting and scrapbooking,
kicks off Instax’s 2016 Campaign

Put your tinkering cap bid that creativity cells out you bods for a fun afternoon for crafting and scrapbooking as FUJIFILM Philippines Inc. as they launched “Instax and Crafts” at SMX Aura, SM Aura Premier in Taguig last Feb 23. 

I need this in my life (^.^,) The Instax Share Printer!!!

Scrapbooking will never go out of style. It is a hobby commonly practiced in many parts of the world. It is fun, creative, and brimming with nostalgic memories. Aside from preserving memories, scrapbooking is a great way to make friends, expand your network, and create bonds.

Janeena Chan and Jasmine Curtis 

Hobbyists, known as “scrappers” or “scrapbookers”, get together and scrapbook at each other’s homes, local scrapbook stores, scrapbooking conventions and just about anywhere.

It is a fun afternoon of crafting with acclaimed TV-movie actress Jasmine Curtis Smith and Craft Manila who will share tips on how to make the most of your Instax memories.

There are, in fact, many creative ways to design and display your Instax photos including DIY calendars, photo books, and accordions.

Cute and compact, Instax cameras come in two types – the Instax mini series that are ideal for daily use and Instax WIDE series which are perfect for shooting group pictures. Instax is designed to produce pictures of high quality on the spot.

It comes in a variety of colors and styles and even the film you use comes in different eye-catching designs. There is also Instax Share printer that enables you to print out shots from your smartphones.  

Instax camera is truly cuteness overload packed with basic photography settings you can play around with. And Jasmine Curtis Smith is the best person to join scrapbooking hobbyists as they take photos using Instax cameras as well as download and print the photos from their mobile devices, create their most beautiful scrapbook from their printed photos of families, travels, and even pets. Jasmine is bubbly, lovely, and fun, the embodiment of youth, talent, beauty and energy at its most beguiling.

My "LifeOfAci" Instaxcapades (^.^,) #storyofmylife got Instaxified!

Heads up for the artsy-crafty peeps out there, a series of DIY sessions are going to be held nationwide. The roadshow will begin in Manila on April 2 to be followed by Cebu on April 16, and Davao on May 7.

Instax Mini8

Insta Mini70

Instax Hello Kitty

Instax Share Printer

Instax Wide 300

Instax mini 7s (Php 3,699), mini 8  (Php 4,999)
 Hello Kitty (Php 5,999), mini 70 (Php7,499), WIDE 300 (Php 7,499), 
and Instax share printer (Php 9,990).

Summer will definitely be delightful with the launch of Special Summer Packages for Instax mini 7s (Php 3,699), mini 8  (Php 4,999), Hello Kitty (Php 5,999), mini 70 (Php7,499), WIDE 300 (Php 7,499), and Instax share printer (Php 9,990).

The Special Summer Package will be available in stores starting March 18. Films, camera bags, and other accessories perfect for your road trips and adventures are in store. With the Instax Summer Package, you can make lasting memories under the scorching sun with family and friends.

With FUJIFILM’s 80-year history and expertise in photographic film manufacturing, celebrating great memories become more fun and dynamic by embellishing and putting them together beautifully to enjoy the many wonders of Instax cameras and the rewards and joys of crafting and scrapbooking.

Fujifilm Instax Philippines

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Make your Gaming Limitless with the World’s Number 1 Gaming Laptop: The Republic of Gamers (ROG)

Sunday, February 21, 2016 0 Comments

Three new models under the acclaimed ROG series usher in an even more innovative and exciting era for gamers!

Maximum gaming performance, premium aesthetics, and flawless visuals all lead to world domination, and this is perfectly embodied by the Republic of Gamers’ (ROG) gaming laptops.

Once again, pushing the bounds of extreme gaming experiences and leading the charge for unparalleled innovation has allowed ASUS to yield an unprecedented 40% market share of the entire world’s gaming laptops, according to the latest report by DigiTime[1] for the first half of 2015.

And to further uphold the title as the world’s undisputed premier gaming laptop, ASUS has unleashed three new, much-awaited ROG models, each packed with industry-leading and game-changing innovations that ultimately lead to a whole new level of gaming-on-the-go experiences. 


Revolutionize Gaming: The World’s First Water Cooled Gaming Laptop, 

The Republic of Gamers first introduces an innovation like no other with the flagship GX700VO,  with being the world’s first water-cooled gaming laptop.
To power up this beast of a machine, a powerful Intel Core i7-6820HK quad core processor is inside, which when the laptop is docked to its water-cooling station, overclocks to a remarkable 4GHz. In addition, 32GB of DDR4 RAM that overclocks to 2800 MHz is also on board.

For the graphics powerhouse, you get a desktop NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 that has 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which, when water-cooled, allows the chip to run in its full potential, thereby eliminating the bottleneck of low thermal headroom.

Finally, for the storage, the GX700VO is equipped with 2x 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD set-up in RAID0, and allows for up to 3.5GB/s read/write speeds.

And highlighting the trump card of this notebook, the “Hydro Cooling System,” which made this notebook the world’s first water-cooled notebook, is the pinnacle of this year’s innovation for ASUS and ROG. Featuring two radiators, and a behemoth of fans with variable speed control thru the built-in ROG Command Control Center software, the cooling module allows for the system to run cooler in idle, and be overclocked as wanted, or needed, and allows for a full desktop replacement for all those wanting to lug around a system that’s highly capable of 4K gaming.

The coolant inside the tubes, on the other hand, is specially-formulated to reduce the corrosion rate of the metals, and reduce evaporation rate to lengthen the intervals of the maintenance, while the connectors between the dock and the notebook prevent leaks from occurring, even on repeated insert-remove cycles.

Accordingly, two power bricks are bundled with the GX700. One is rated at 190 Watts, should you wish to use the laptop alone, and another one is rated at 330 Watts, should you wish to dock the laptop into the cooling dock and get the most out of the system. And garnishing all that package, the combo arrives in a Polycarbonate luggage, packed with foams inside to protect both the laptop and the dock, while making the transportation of the water-cooled beast a whole lot easier.

The GX700VO is priced at PHP 249,995.00 coming in the Philippines by early March

Gaming without Limits: The World’s First Gaming Laptop with 3D Vapor Chamber Cooling, ROG G752
For power-hungry users, the ROG G752V series represents the latest iteration of ASUS’ no-compromise gaming pinnacle. The line is touted to carry the world’s first anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key roll-over, 2.5 mm deep key drop, five dedicated Macro function keys, and a dedicated gameplay record key.
It also features an efficient cooling system with separate cooling modules for the processor and the graphics engine to ensure cooler and longer gaming, a dust release thermal solution to minimise dust build-up on the chassis, and on the highest configurations, the G752VY, the world’s first 3D Vapor Chamber cooling system on a laptop, which helps lower the temperature by up to 30%.
Finally, the line supports NVIDIA G-Sync Technology, which allows variable refresh rates on the display panel to ensure smoother gameplay and media playback, and reduced screen tearing.
The series is guarded on the lower end by the G752VL, featuring the latest Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor, 8GB of DDR4-2133 RAM (upgradeable up to 64GB), 1TB 7,200 rpm HDD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. The VL variant carries a price tag of PHP 79,995.00.
A little higher up, and arriving with a PHP 99,995.00 suggested retail price, is the G752VT, featuring the same Intel Core i7 processor as the lower VL model. It is further equipped with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 128GB NVMe PCIe SSD for primary drive (up to 2.2GB/s Read/Write Speed) that’s 4x faster than a traditional SATA3 SSD, coupled to a 1TB HDD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Graphics with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM.
One step away from the top, we have the G752VY that retails for PHP 149,995.00. It still carries the same Intel Core i7 Processor as the prior two, coupled with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Storage is handled by a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD and 1TB HDD, while graphics muscle is provided by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM.
Topping the range is another G752VY, retailing for PHP 189,995.00. The muscle of this laptop is bumped by a higher Intel Core i7-6820HQ Quad Core Processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD and 2TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM, assuring that this notebook can handle even the demanding 4K resolution for your gaming needs.

The Powerful Gaming Laptop for Power Users, ROG GL552
The GL552 series comes in two variants. First, the GL552JX, which sports a matte plastic lid with aluminium center inserts and a red-lit ROG logo. It packs Intel’s tried-and-tested fourth generation Core i7-4750HQ processor with Intel Iris Pro graphics and 128MB eDRAM that ensures you get fast on-board graphics even on less demanding tasks and even on power-saving mode.
Further, it has 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, 1TB HDD, and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with 4GB DDR3 VRAM, to assure smooth gameplays all throughout your LAN parties.

On the higher level of the spectrum, you get the GL552VW, which contrasts the JX variant by having a full aluminium lid still flanked by the red-lit ROG logo, a newer sixth generation Intel Core i7-6700HQ that offers up to 20% performance and up to 23% better efficiency over comparable fourth generation processors.

8GB of the latest DDR4 memory for faster clock speeds and lower voltages, 128GB M.2 solid-state drive for primary drive, and 1TB HDD for your storage, and a faster NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 of VRAM.

Both models feature red-backlit keyboards with 1.8 mm key travel for better feedback, Full HD IPS displays, and ROG AudioWizard with SonicMaster premium speakers for better listening experience. The GL552JX is available for PHP 59,995.00, while the GL552VW carries a price tag of PHP 69,995.00.

As with all ASUS Notebooks that came preloaded with Windows 10, all current-iteration ROG Notebooks arrive with 2 years global warranty standard, worth Php 2,500, all throughout the duration of the warranty period, assuring the end-user of hassle-free support in fifty-six countries that ASUS is in.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

OPPO F1: The Selfie Expert

Saturday, February 20, 2016 0 Comments
Professional Quality Photos Right at Your Fingertips

OPPO PH launches its Selfie Expert, the OPPO F1

Global electronics and technology service provider OPPO locally launched their first phone of the year, the OPPO F1.

Boasting an amazing front camera, the F1 has been dubbed the “Selfie Expert”, thanks to its mix of hardware and software working together to make every selfie fantastic.  This was emphasized during the launch, with the event setup designed similar to that of a photography studio as guests were given free use of the F1.

Built-in Styling Team
At 8 megapixels, the OPPO F1’s front camera has an 84-degree-wide angle camera lens with f/2.0 aperture, and a ¼-inch sensor that allows 40 percent more light to enter the camera than an f/2.4 aperture lens. 

It comes with Beauty 3.0+ and eight various filters, which brighten the skin and remove blemishes, and a display that can double as flash in low-light environments.  Both the camera’s hardware and software work together as if the OPPO F1 has a built-in styling team that will glam the user up in no time.

The rear camera is equally amazing, with a 13-megapixel sensor, f/2.2 aperture lens, Pure Image 2.0+ features, and a number of customizations to fir the user’s photo needs.

Exquisite Design and Reliable Performance
The first in OPPO’s new camera-focused F series, the F1, was designed with the elegant aesthetic and quality that has become the brand’s staple.

Available in two colors, Gold and Rose Gold the F1’s design offers durability and style.  The fine and delicate smoothening of zircon and sand blasting create a back cover that has a velvet-like softness despite being made of metal.  The 5-inch HD screen is protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorillas Glass coating and aluminum housing.

Under the hood is power-packed octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC with four cores at 1.7GHz and four cores at 1.2GHz, Adreno 204 GPU, and 3GB RAM that runs OPPO’s ColorOS 2.1 as smoothly as possible.

Below are the OPPO F1’s specifications
Operating System:  ColorOS2.1 based on Android 5.1
Processor:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Octa-core
GPU:  Adreno 405
Storage:  16GB (Expandable up to 12GB)
Battery Capacity: 2,500mAh
Screen Size:  5 inches
Display Type:  IPS TFT
Resolution:  HD (1280x720 pixels)
Rear Camera:  13-megapixel
Front Camera 8-megapixel
SIM Card Type:  Dual-SIM (Micro-SIM card and nano-SIM card)

Priced at only P11,990, the F1 is available at OPPO concept stores and authorized dealers nationwide.

New Brand Endeavors for 2016
Besides the F1, OPPO Philippines also announced major partnerships with several organizations
This year, the company is the title sponsor of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup

After collaborating with Home Credit last year to bring OPPO Neo 7 to more consumers in the country, OPPO has also once again partnered with the global consumer-finance provider to offer Filipinos more options to buy the F1.  From February 19 to March 31, 2016, even consumers who don’t hav credit cards can purchase the new camera phone for as low as P1,299 every month for six months at 0 percent interest rate.  The promo is available in 245 partner stores nationwide, in all areas serviced by Home Credit.

OPPO is likewise proud to announce that their phones will now be offered by Philippine telcos.
For example, the F1 will be available under Smart Communications’ All-in Plan P1200.  The postpaid plan is fully consumable and customizable with FlexiBundles.  For prepaid users, each purchased F1 unit comes with a free Smart SIM that offers a generous 50MB worth of free data every month for six months, and P150 worth of load for every P250 accumulated top up per month for six months. 

The OPPO New 5s will also be available under Sun Cellular’s Best Value Plan 450, which includes unlimited Sun Calls and Texts, 250MB of data, and 250 texts to other networks.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

"The Works" Behind A Hot Air Balloon #PIHABF2016 #BalloonFestPh

Monday, February 15, 2016 0 Comments
The Works Behind or Under? A Hot Air Balloon

I'm still in cloud9 sa happiness na idinulot ng Hot Air Balloon event na ito. There's a lot of pictures on my camera and I, oh so like to share it with you guys. Sana lang in hype din kayo sa hot air balloon as I am (^.^,) Got super curious how hot air balloon works. I tried the paper lantern lighting a year ago sa zoocobia and medyo inline ang technology nun dabah "hot-air-flight" lols

Now to kill the time while waiting for the Hot Air Balloon NIGHT GLOW to start. Observe mode to the Hot Air balloon team and crew as they prepared for it. And WOW!!! naamaze ako!

The Madlang People waiting for the Night Glow

But first, allow me to be a Science and Technology teacher for this post. let's get to know more about Hot Air Balloon. Ok, Class, Look on the diagram below:

Parts of a Hot Air Balloon

Did you know that the Hot Air Balloon is the first ever successful flight-ing mechanism and also the oldest flight vessel? Originated from France in the 1700. Ooh! Vintage!!! The first ever passengers of the hot air balloon is a chicken, a duck and a sheep and the flight lasted for 8 minutes. The envelop is made up of Rip-Stop Nylon and they have a "Chase Crew" that followed them every inch of the flight. I kinda saw their lil action with this astig 4x4 wheels. for me they we're like the kabit-ligpit crew that looks super cool with a rugged ride (^.^,)

PreFlight Prep
First is a Weather Check. The pilot must check the weather condition of the chosen take-off point. Favorable wind current is a must, if it's too strong it might carry the balloon away and it's not safe for the riders. Ideally is a super slow wind for easy take off ang landing. Clear skies is a must and no low lying clouds or any sort of obstruction for the pilot to see clearly while on flight.

Rain Check: Bawal ang rain kasi baka di na maging hot yung air ng hot air balloon. Baka hindi ma-achieve ang ideal temperature (^.^,)

And if the skies is clear, Let get this started!
Step1: Laying out of the "envelop" by the Chase Crew
The Chase Crew, Preppin Up to Set it Up (^.^,)

Step2: Inflating the envelop using an "inflator fan" A super powered fan (^.^,) 

Step3: Blasting of heat using a "burner"
Blasting using the burner heats the air inside the envelop building pressure to fully inflate the balloon.
   Step4: Steady Flame that resulting the lift off from the group of the envelop.
 Dang! He's Hot! 
Ay that's hot pala! wait what's hot?- 
The flame from my heart ayyyy! burner pala (^.^,)

  Amazing isn't it?

Night Glow is the finale of every HotAir Balloon Exhibit. Where every hot air balloon is on display up for a glow in the dark experience. For me this is the best part ever of the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

Little Girl and Boy Balloon | United Kingdom
Baby Dino | USA

 And the crowd loves it!!!
Ayan ah... sana nag enjoy kayo sa lesson for today!

The Balloonist Prayer
The winds have welcomed you with softness
The sun has blessed you with its warm hands
You have flown so high and so well
That God has joined you in your laughter
and set you gently back into the loving arms of mother earth.
*closing remarks for balloon flight ideally with a champagne toast.

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