Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Exploring Manila and What's Left of Summer 2018

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

There's No Place like Manila.

My ideal summer vacay? It'll be a trip to the awesome beaches of Palawan or get up North to my happy place that I call Baguio.  But when I was younger, summer vacay means staying at home and or playing on the streets that I do and I grew up to. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Manila. But even being here and living in this lovely city for 30-ish years, I admit I haven't explored it to bits. Now that I'm more into creating my content for the blog I have this idea that maybe, just maybe I can start exploring the city and share it with the world. Naks! I sound so dreamy! Follow me?



Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

So here's a quick tour of my hometown, 
I'll be featuring the Fort Santiago. One of the most historical sites in Manila.

 Who's up for a Photo Walk?

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Fort Santiago Entrance Fees: Children/Students Php50.00 | Adults Php75.00
Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

I was hoping for a good weather but just like that, it turned out grey and gloomy. 
And actually, it rained... it heavily rained. huhu so sad...

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

But not long after that, comes the summer sun. 
Hahaha, the last glimpse of summering sunshine of 2018
For rainy season is almost here and saying hello.


Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Fort Santiago was built by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as a new official city, Manila. This also serves as a defense hub and is connected to the walled city known as Intramuros.

Many lives were lost in its prison during the Spanish Colonial Era and World War II. Even, Dr. Jose Rizal was imprisoned here before being executed in 1896. Those footsteps in bronze represent his final walk from his cell to Bagumbayan.

Ok, Ok... I'm not that good in history and I'm not here to lecture you. For I know there are tons of great sites and experts for that. So for now, in this post, I'll be making it very, very light and will just tour you around. Real Quick.


Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Exploring Manila and What's Left of Summer 2018

That's The Pasig River separating North and South of Manila.
Snaps inside the Fort Santiago

Exploring Manila and What's Left of Summer 2018

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Exploring Manila and What's Left of Summer 2018

And that's the end of our super quick tour inside Fort Santiago. I'm so sorry for there are lots of spots that I wasn't able to take a photo of. The reason was people are so busy touring. At first, I was patient enough to wait for my turn, to snap that perfect shot but there are times na parang di nauubos yung mga tao! So I decided to just enjoy the tour with DaddyO.

Exploring Manila and What's Left of Summer 2018

Other sites to see?

This is the part that I am really proud of. There are tons of historical sites to visit here in Manila. If you were a fan of old buildings, churches, and food? This is definitely the place to be! I love old building and churches too and honestly, noon, Vigan is on top of my list pa! But when I was able to see it for myself, I was like "Uhm, ito na yun? Hahaha, sorry na, but Love ko naman talaga ang Empanada, Bagnet at KBL nila!

Ayuntamiento de Manila | Casas Consistoriales  Bureau of Treasury
Exploring Manila and What's Left of Summer 2018

Manila Cathedral
Exploring Manila and What's Left of Summer 2018

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Palacio del Gobernador

Manila City Hall

Promise, Iilan pa lang yan and there's so much more to see! Like The Intramuros, Luneta Park, Paco Park, Manila Hotel, Binondo, Escolta, Quaipo, Divisoria... ah basta madami pa talaga! Ano kaya kung i-feature ko isa-isa? Tumbling lang naman this from our home. Sama ka?

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite





EXTRA: Food Tripping in Manila *Lite Edition
Yes, light pa lang to dahil madami pang bonggang food choices out there.
But for now, ito muna ha! My top 5 easy to find and easy to eat snackin' in Manila 


#1 Halo-Halo at a Cafe in Fort Santiago cost Php75.00

#2 Ice Cream just outside the gate of Fort Santiago cost Php20.00
Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

#3 Taho at Paco, Manila is Php20.00 per big cup

#4 My Favorite Sago and Gulaman at Gerry's Grill SM Manila
is at Php95.00 bottomless | Php65 for a glass.

#5 Coke in Can being sold inside Fort Santiago is priced at Php50.00
Too bad I wasn't able to find a scramble, green mangoes, buko juice, and pinipig crunch.
Those are top choices and best sellers for beating the heat this summer :P

I am sooooo gonna do this again for there really are so much more to see in my beautiful City!

After a day of adventure, gutom kicks in :) We decided to have a late lunch at SM Manila just beside Manila City hall. 

We dined at Gerry's grill and ordered my favorite Binagoongan Rice, Sisig and Sago't Gulaman.



Now, how am' I to end this almost getting a lengthy blog post? 
With the Majestic sunset of course

Sunset ba ka'mo? 
Best viewed in Manila Bay!!!
click video here

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite


And then I realized, parang nabitin ako? Join me again next time for more Adventures and Escapade and of course the Food Trips too ah, soon at adveturesofacigirl.com BTW, forgive my many selfies ah?! Super na-enjoy ko lang my new Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Look oh!!! 

Ang ganda ko dito :)

Portrait Mode with instant Bokeh Effect


Exploring Manila with Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

Yung "selfie" photo na ang laki nang ginanda mo pero makikilala ka pa din ng friends mo in real life when they see you in person :)

Plus may pa-13 MegaPixel SoftLight Selfie Camera
My Unboxing video of the ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite Now up at AciGirl TV
Watch na!!!

My thoughts about this Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite?

At first glance, it looks like a normal bar phone in white and gold. But the rear camera is still there the ASUS kind of way, at the top center. The curves and its edge was different too and I like how it felt on my hand and fingertips. Also, for me, it was a bit lightweight and small, like any moment I can drop it :P Sorry but I prefer bigger screens so I'm biased on this part. Good thing it comes with a clear bumper case.

A few days of using this unit. I was kinda frustrated for I can't achieve the focus and sharpness I wanted. It seems some of my photo's where a bit blurry and sometimes dull. But there's an explanation to that. I am more into using my DSLR and my other phone with 21mp. And maybe because hindi ko pa sya kabisado much. So ok, it's a mismatch :) That's why I'm giving this baby another chance. After a couple of days, I put this unit to a test and so much more and HALA! may mga tinatago pala sya ganda. 

Top 10 features that I kinda like about the Zenfone 4 Selfie Lite

1. Focus Mode: Smart Auto Focus | Infinity
2. Portrait Mode 
3. Beauty Mode
4. Soft LED Light in selfie and rear cam
5. Pro and Auto Setting
6. Selfie Panorama
7. Finger Print Sensor

This I Gotta SEE!!! Stay tuned for my feature post about this soon!
8.   Selfie Master Technology so interested in the Video Beautification
9.   3-axis electronic image stabilization
10. Super Resolution in 50-60ish  Let's see it soon

"ASUS Zenfone4 Selfie Lite is for the selfie warriors like me, armed with Beauty and Portrait Mode, Plus loaded with that promising SelfieMaster Technology. With all that to back me up, I will be Selfie Snappin' Ready to Bloggin' (and maybe Vloggin too?) - Always!" -Aci Girl


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3 comments

  1. Manila๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    natakam ako sa sorbetes๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Grabe ang ganda gusto ko din jan momshie. Yung sorbetes picture palang mukang mawawala tlga ang init na mararamdaman mo dahil sa ppagkuha mo gamit cp mo na asus :)

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  3. Ang ganda sa Intramuros at iba pang lugar sa manila tulad ng paco park para babalik ka sa nakaraan at tahimik pwede makapag muni muni sa sobrang luma buti nalang na preserve nila may chance pa makita ng mga susunod na henerasyon

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