Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wifi Anywhere with MyPAL Roam

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Philippine Airlines provides connectivity via myPAL Roam 

A new service innovation was recently launched by the Philippine Airlines and it's called the myPAL Roam. MyPAL Roam is a global mobile hotspot device that provides easy, fast, secure and affordable mobile data anywhere in the world that you'll ever be.

This newest offering by Philippine Airlines is made possible through its partnership with Skyroam. 
Mr. Buddy Novenario of SkyRoam and Mr. Kevin Hartigan Go, PAL VP for Ancillary Business Unit
“With almost everything just a click away, getting connected is key. This technology on connectivity has allowed us to be linked to virtually anyone, anywhere in the world.” -Mr. Kevin Hartigan 
 Mr. Eric Plam, Skyroam VP and General Manager talks about MyPAL Roam.

MyPal Roam is a wifi hotspot device with a virtual sim.
Safe, easy and reliable connection
Unlimited data connection without the bill shock
Long battery life and can connect up to 5 gadgets at the same time.

 

"We are aware of our passengers' need to stay connected anywhere in the world.  Your flag carrier continues to innovate to further enhance the total travel experience. So whether you’re flying across the country or halfway around the globe, we made sure we’ve got you covered,”    -PAL President and COO Jaime J. Bautista. 

MyPAL Roam, a wifi device,  is available at a fix daily rate of Php490 through PAL Boutique, located at PNB Financial Center, PAL Ticket Office in Pasay City. Also available in other rental channels at the NAIA Terminal 2 Departure Area and available online too at roam.philippineairlines.com. The device may be returned through the PAL Boutique, NAIA Terminal 2 Arrival area, Home Pick-Up and Onboard Return service.

Check this out: Ordering Online and How it Works <<< click it to watch the video
Sign up at Roam Philippines website, place your order and pay online. The MyPAL roam device can be delivered to you by a PAL flight attendant at your very seat. Less the hustle of forgetting to pick it up, right?  or leaving it behind upon returning the device as they will collect it from you too after if you like.

Users may enjoy internet access using the myPAL Roam in over 80 countries such as: Argentina, Albania, Australia, Austria,  Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,  Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras,  Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta,  Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway,  Panama,  Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar,  Rico, Romania, Russia, Saipan, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia,  South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden,   Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States,  Uruguay, Uzbekistan,   Vatican,  Venezuela and Vietnam.

 
myPAL Roam is the latest addition to PAL's service innovations, which already include the myPAL Player, myPAL Wifi and the myPAL Mobile – components of the myPAL eSuite.  The airline also recently launched the PAL Boutique, an exhibit store featuring Filipino talent and craftsmanship.

Check out it out here: PAL Boutique

Visit PAL BOUTIQUE now at Macapagal Branch, 
Address: PNB Financial Center Pres. Diosdado Macapagal BLVD CCP Complex Pasay City
SKY BOUTIQUE also available on selected PAL Express Flights
email address: customercare@palboutique.ph
OR
Go! Buy now, at the comforts of your smartphone/PC 
because items shown here are also available online at PAL ONLINE BOUTIQUE
You can claim the item you purchased at PAL Boutique, or on next PAL flight on board.

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The Granny Goose #MoreThanTheUsual Experience

Saturday, July 30, 2016 0 Comments
Granny Goose teams up with Mystery Manila to kick-off its #MoreThanTheUsual experience
But first, I was so surprised about this #MoreThanTheUsual #BloggerMail. Instantly, my childhood days come flashing back in my head upon seeing the packs of Kornets and especially the Tortillos!!!! My favorite snack ever!!!

Now, are you ready for some action? 
How about some extra-leveled-up activities for you try? 

Granny Goose has something great coming our way! Our favorite snacks ever since childhood days, Granny Goose, collabs with Mystery Manila, Sip & Gogh, Ninja Academy, and Ballpit Manila to give you a #MoreThanTheUsual experience.

Granny Goose teamed up with Mystery Manila, the first live role-playing, mystery-solving game house in the Philippines to challenge thrill seekers to figure out clues that will solve the mystery inside the special Granny Goose “Chained Chamber” Room. Drop by with your friends at the “Chained Chamber” at Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City on July 8; and at Ayala Fairview Terraces, Quezon City on July 16.

Mechanics on how to join:
Participants must register at the booth by liking and following the Granny Goose Facebook or Instagram pages. Participating teams, composed of two to six members, will have 20 minutes to solve the mystery and the winners will get special prizes. There will also be mini-games, a photobooth, and loads of Granny Goose snacks available for the visitors.

Hardcore Mystery Manila patrons can also drop by its Century City Mall branch to outwit the special Granny Goose room. Just book the Pym Particle room at www.mysterymanila.com from July 5 to August 5, 2016 to avail of the prizes. They can also check out Mystery Manila’s other branches in Jupiter, Makati City, and Libis, Quezon City.
Granny Goose has also partnered with other establishments to serve more extraordinary adventures in the coming months.
Schedule of Events:
Sip & Gogh booth on August 6 and 13
Ballpit Manila booth on September 9 and 17
Ninja Academy booth on October 8 and 15. 
Like and follow @GrannyGoosePH on Facebook and Instagram for more details.


Get ready for a #MoreThanTheUsual experience as Granny Goose partners with Mystery Manila, Sip & Gogh, Ballpit and Ninja Academy for a series of extraordinary activities.



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Expert Says: Taking Selfies Brings Out The Best In You

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Selfie Mode on whether it’s an trying to be Posh shot...
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An Arty-Arty-han Pic...
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or even a  Nagpapacute face pic...
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Taking selfie is a way of celebrating different aspects of being “who you are.”

Various studies have linked the selfie with self-obsession. But Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, pointed out in her column for Psychology Today that:

“in spite of the wealth of negative headlines, there are several reasons for selfies that have nothing to do with narcissism.”
“Selfies offer the opportunities to show facets of yourself, such as the artsy side, the silly side, or the glamorous side,” -Rutledge 
“By offering different aspects through images, we are sharing more of ourselves, becoming more authentic and transparent—things encouraged by digital connectivity,” she added.
Instagram has over 260 million #selfies to date. An average millennial spends more than an hour each week to snap selfies and may take up to around 25,700 selfies during their lifetime, a 2015 study by Frames Direct and Now Sourcing, showed.


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OPPO Philippines recently conducted an online survey among 6,000 Filipinos and found that 48 percent take two to five selfies a day.  Makati City, the country’s business hub, has been dubbed by  Time magazine as the “selfie capital of the world.”

‘Exploration and Identity Experimentation’

“Camera-focused phones like the F1 and F1 Plus have made it easier to take great photos of oneself. Gone are the days when you need to go to a studio to have your self-portrait taken by a professional photographer.” 
-Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines’ Brand Marketing Manager.
Rutledge said new technology has made “selfie-ing easy.  All you need is a camera phone and a Facebook page or Instagram app.”
“This makes [the selfie] ripe for exploration and identity experimentation, particularly among ages where identity formation and emancipation are key developmental milestones as well as for those who are just interested in looking at themselves,”
"Defining one’s identity is a human pursuit. Since the Ancient Greeks, people have been observing themselves to gain a sense of self," -she added.

Dr. Mariann Hardey, a lecturer in marketing at Durham University, said in an article in The Guardian, "The selfie is revolutionizing how we gather autobiographical information about ourselves and our friends."
"It's about continuously rewriting yourself. It's an extension of our natural construction of self. It's about presenting yourself in the best way … [like] when women put on makeup or men who bodybuild to look a certain way: it's an aspect of performance that's about knowing yourself and being vulnerable," -Hardey added.
Pride and Selfie
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According to a 2014 survey conducted by AOL.com and the TODAY Show, social media, especially for teen girls, was a tool to “put themselves in the best light.”

The study found that 65 percent of teen girls and 41 percent of adult women “feel more confident” when they see selfies and other flattering photos of themselves.

Posting selfies on social media allow users to gauge others' perceptions through comments and likes. Rutledge said, “One of the most effective ways to know yourself is to see yourself as others see you.” 

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Selfie, however, is not all about presenting one’s “best self” but also one’s quirks and flaws.
“Even with ‘ugly selfies,’ you’re exhibiting pride in your sense of humor…It’s not that different from showing yourself in a new bikini. You’re still sharing something you’re proud of.” said in a previous article by Wendy Wick Reaves, curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery in London, 

Cheng said,
“OPPO sees the value of selfie.  We have developed photo-centric smartphones  such as the F1 and F1 Plus that enables people to be build their sense of self and empower themselves through high-quality selfies.”
“OPPO has established itself as the ‘selfie expert’ and a leader in smartphone photography. Research indicates a strong consumer recognition that ‘OPPO shoots great,"
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BayCruise Dinner + Firefly Watching and Stargazing @Siksikan River

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Have you tried Firefly watching? or  Have you ever saw a firefly for real? Lucky Me!, I do. 
We all know change is coming, hahaha not just because Duterte has arrived. It's simple because global warming is happening. If all the people living on Earth won't get their act together, sooner or later, the things we now see,  will soon be gone forever. 
 

When I was small, back in my Pappi's hometown in Romblon. Fireflies were the only reason why we ever enjoyed night time. We were so amazed and we wonder how this bug managed to have a light on its butt. Oh well, those were the good old childhood days. That I wish I can experience once more.
Boat1
Back to my story, when we visited Palawan, Puerto Princesa to be exact. Firefly watching is one of the main attraction in Puerto Princesa during night time. Ever heard about it? The Iwahig Firefly watching is the first to offer this kind of attraction in Puerto Princesa. Now there's another location to go to for firefly watching and it's at the Siksikan river. 

Siksikan River is not far from the Baybay or Baywalk. The first step is meeting up at the Baybay where boat1 will take us to the floating restaurant and we will have our dinner first before firefly watching then after dinner boat2, that is specially design for the firefly watching cruise will fetch us and head on to siksikan river.
So first things first, Dinner at The Floating Restaurant
The Floating Restaurant

Honestly, there's nothing fancy about this floating restaurant. It looks like a simple eatery that floats. Maybe because I'm biased and I enjoyed my Loboc River Cruise in a floating restaurant too. I  hope they will  look into this and prettified the place and  make some improvements so that tourist will surely enjoy the experience. 

I noticed their in-house singer is kind of  running out of words in her songs and she sometimes dont sing at all and let that disturbing beat of videoke be heard or she move on to another song and do it all again. For a music geek in me it's unacceptable. :P They can just play a playlist with relaxing and comfy songs instead. There's no need for live performances if the performer's heart is not in it. Or maybe she's not just her 100% self that day. *Sigh  


The food is OK, and it's buffet set up with a few menu choices. Good thing their food is likeable. There's fish, pork and chicken and even shrimps. I love their eggplant dish and I super enjoyed it that I kept coming back for more. Even our group likes it very much, and so is the green mango with bangoong.  
 Grilled Pork Liempo
 Garclic Buttered Shrimp
 Chicken Adobo
  Stir Fry EggPlantFried Bangus
 Fruit OptionsLato
After having our dinner in the floating restaurant. We hang out for a bit and sing along through the old songs playing. Medyo Blast from the past ang genre :P
And of we go to Siksikan River: As we cruise the bay heading to the said river, Our very friendly tour facilitator Edision, kept us entertained giving fun facts about the fireflies with Stargazing on the side. The night sky were filled with bright stars that we did'nt even see a glim
pse of when we were in Manila. But here, the sky is sooooo clear and we enjoyed stargazing with planet spotting. Meaning it's less to zero pollution that's why the stars were so visible. As if that was the most numbers of star I've seen in my entire life.  Oh how I love Palawan talaga :) 
Okay, Pasensya nya sa photos huh... For me to be able to capture the stars and fireflies, I need to be super steady close to being a human tripod. But too bad we were contantly moving and no stopping. So there, That's all I've got :P And No, I didn't capture any fireflies on my slr not even camera phone. :( I was sooooo frustrated not having them in gazillion shots I took and later on gave up and realized that I will just enjoy the trip and seeing it just right before my eyes.
To describe the experience, there were about 4-5 mangrove trees with fireflies sightings. Actually at the back of my mind I was in doubt :P I was like Hmp, we never really got close to the tree so it can be a rice lights plugged in :P Silly me!!! I hope we could got a little bit closer though kahit 1 meter away :P But anyways baka mastress pa ang mga firefly sa presensya ko :P and mas ikaikli pa ng kanilang almost 2months na buhay. 
Meet Edison Dalanon
Can you keep a secret? Edison Dalanon is a Jedi... 
Oist sinabing wag maingay eh, oo nga he's a Jedi. Wanna know why? Find out for yourselves and go book that Firefly watching activity soon! But for those who just can't wait to know I'll make a short kwento, pilitin nyo muna ako (^.^,) just kidding.

During our Siksikan river cruising to the fireflies natural habitat, Edison turned into a Jedi as he threw in some flashy tricks and astronomy fun facts to the cruising crowd. It was a jawdropping fun filled awesomeness! 
^Photo from Dolphin and Whales Travel and Tours by: Pedrito Enosomo
For updates and Schedule,  Please do visit Dolphin and Whales Travel and Tours Facebook Page

My Puerto Princesa Adventures...
Nagtabon Beach | Isla Felomina
TravelFeat:
Kota Spa | Casa Nieves | Let The River Rest Campaign | Panja Resort | Palawan Heritage
FoodTrip:
La Terrasse | Viet Ville Restaurant | Tiya Ising's Filipino Restaurant
Staycation:
Microtel by Wyndham Puerto Princesa | Asturias Hotel

Check us out regularly for more updates soon...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mall Of Korea, Hits in Manila + Giveaway Contest

Monday, July 18, 2016 19 Comments

Korean Craze is a freakin' hit here in the Philippines. It all started with the Koreanovelas, known as Korean tv series like Full House, Stairway to heaven, Coffee Prince, up to My Love from the Stars. OMG, I have a long list of Korean tv series that I was so hyped into back then. Where every Pinay  I know and sometimes even me :P,  falls for the Korean leading man. And people get to memorize and sings along with the Korean tv series theme song as if they were so fluent in it or do we even understand what it really meant :P

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hands In and be an Ally Against Dengue.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 0 Comments
As a young mom, I am super praning about my children's health. I make it a point to have them regularly checked by their pediatrician, take vitamins and prescribe medicine if they were sick, prohibit them with unhealthy snacking and playing outside our compound for a long period of time. And konting atching/sneezing ang lumalaki na mata ko sa pag aalala baka mauwi sa ubo trangkaso or whatever :P

Ever heard the saying " Ayaw padapuan sa lamok" OMG!!! pag mommy ka na, you'll know it's real! And hate na hate natin yan most particularly if it's a dengue-virus-carrying mosquito.

I thanked God that no one in my children and my extended family has been victimized by this disease. And I am still praying to the good Lord, na wag talagang may maapektohan sa amin. But aside from prayers, we can do something about it. That's what I learned during the Allied Against Dengue Movement that was launched recently. 
Ms. Rowena Wendy Lei of animetric's world.net sharing how she started blogging.
And her thoughts about Dengue Fever.

 

With the disease growing rapidly across the country, empowerment is the most effective tool to combat dengue. 
Allied Against Dengue Philippines, formally launched last July 12, 2016, galvanizes all forces and efforts to unite and  take actions and defeat dengue. Designed as an open movement, the coalition consists of like-minded leaders who aim to empower healthcare providers, private and public organizations and communities; and reduce the impact on dengue on the nation. Every alliance partner will leverage their core competences and dedicate energy, funds and resources in the movement to help bring down the incidence rate of and deaths caused by dengue fever. The Allied Against Dengue movement is also active in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Members:
The Department Of Health (DOH)
Philippine Pharmacists Association, Inc. (PPHA)
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Philippines, Inc.
Mercury Drug Corporation (MDC)
SmartParenting.com.ph
CNN Philippines 



Dengue is rife in Philippines and unless we join forces, the disease will become the fastest spreading health threat in the Philippines. GSK was motivated to initiate Allied Against Dengue as we were concerned of the escalating hazard and effect of dengue on the nation including our employees and their families who have experienced the dreaded disease. Uniting forces and actions enable greater empowerment across stakeholders, education delivery to communities nationwide and allow us to help people do more, feel better and live longer. Allied Against Dengue is the catalyst tothis with the ultimate goal to reduce the impact of dengue burden of Filipinos.
-GSK Consumer Healthcare General Manager Heather Pelier 

The movement aims to lead change and create bigger impact to society through collaborative partnerships with DOH, private institutions, healthcare providers, media influencers, and community leaders. GSK together with the other coalition partners activates the ambitious roadmap that the movement has set to achieve its goal of reducing the burden of dengue on society through empowerment and education.

Understanding Dengue Fever
Characteristics of the Aedes  Mosquito
Dengue is Virus and it has 4kinds. 
OMG! It has 4kinds pa pala that even if you got one out of the 4 it doesn't get you immunity to the other 3.
Symptoms of Dengue 
 
Department Of Health
More than 1200 pediatricians and pharmacists will be involved in the public education and awareness of dengue fever management across the country. This is aligned to and complements the World Health Organization global strategy for prevention and control DOH's initiatives.
With the deployment of a robust nationwide education campaign through multiple channels, Allied Against Dengue seeks to curb the incidence growth rate and ultimately, make a real difference to the lives of Filipinos. The coalition strategy will include the following:

>>> Distribution of 50,000 DOH primers to at least 5 public schools in dengue hotspots in Metro Manila.

>>> Distribution of 15,000 leaflets to 1,000 pediatricians and general practitioners.

>>> Education of proper dengue fever prevention and management to 20 health centers from Baranggay outreach programs.

>>> Implementation of Continuous Pharmacy Education (CPE) Program identified chapters, targeting 200 pharmacists.

>>> Education and recruitment of at least 1000 Allies Against Dengue through employee engagement, online and on-ground activations.

In achieving these milestones, Allied Against Dengue is set to roll out a series of initiatives including train-the-trainer programs, organized information centers through the coalition partners' networks, community education activations, and employee volunteers who will be part of the community outreach at dengue hot spots.

 more photo's here

Join the fight against deadly fever causing disease 
and be a proud Ally Against Dengue so we can do more, feel better and live longer.
For more information about Allied Against Dengue and how to be an ally?
Contact Nos. 1800-14441-0884 / 1800-8908-8275
or email add: ph.customercare-relations@gsk.com


Related post: Calpol Philippines Launches #GoGinhawa Mom Movement

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