Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE is back in Davao!

November 17, 2019 0 Comments

The World’s Biggest Book Sale returns to Davao City with a wide variety of choices and 50% to 90% off recommended retail price for book lovers. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be open 24 hours a day to Davaoeños for 11 days from November 22 to December 2 at the Enderun Tent, Azuela Cove in Davao City. Entrance to the Sale is FREE! With over 150,000 visitors last year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is excited to welcome more book lovers this year bringing you over a million-brand new English book on sale.

An exclusive to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale and a bestseller among Filipinos all through the nation, The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will once again be bringing the Magical Books with Augmented Reality (AR) technology to the Book Sale. These books aim to assist in a child’s learning and development as they are able to interact, read, play and learn using its cutting-edge technology to revolutionize reading for young ones. Included among this category are classics such as ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and eight new titles such as ‘ABC Fun with Mickey’ and ‘123 Counting Fun with Mickey’.


Avid readers can expect multiple genres that include fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and premium titles at the Book Sale. Visitors can enjoy browsing through the wide selection of fiction titles, which include literature, thriller, romance, and young adults. Numerous genres such as music, self-help, architecture, biographies and many more will cater to everyone’s needs and allow people to pick up new books they’ve never tried before. The children’s books, which include activity books, pop-up books, picture books, coloring books, and audiobooks will leave parents spoilt for choice and encourages them to create a love for reading from a young age.

“The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale travels globally and has explored four cities in the Philippines so far including Manila, Davao, Cebu and Pampanga. It has been amazing to see droves of people, young and old, come together for the love of books. With last year’s turnout, we’re excited to see more Davaoeños at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale this year and hopefully we are able to continuously instill and create a love for reading. Through the enthusiastic welcome that we have received, it is heartwarming to see that Filipinos are looking forward to attending our Book Sale again in Davao this year,” said Jacqueline Ng, Co-Founder of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale.
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale also advocates a number of charities through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, the Red Readerhood (RRH) that enables readers to give the best to the least. In the Philippines, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale works with Gawad Kalinga, as they reach out to communities in the country by giving back and helping to make a difference in every place they visit. Sharing the same advocacy with the Sale, Gawad Kalinga has been working with The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in promoting literacy, reaching out to children and adults, and sharing with them the joys and benefits of reading, as both organizations believe that reading is meant for all. During the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Davao 2018, 2111 books were donated to various villages, home and elementary schools in Patag, Misuhumey, Pegalongan, and Dumalogdog. In 2019, the initiative has continued on by collecting 13, 679 books in Manila, Pampanga, and Cebu. This year in Davao, the collected books will be distributed to Sibol Villarica, Sibol Cogon, Sibol San Nicolas, Sibol Mahayag, Sibol Medsa in hopes of spreading knowledge to the children there. To kick start the donations, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be pledging 500 books.


“Gawad Kalinga partners with institutions or individuals that can inspire the young to dream and build a poverty-free nation. A future full of hope! The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is one of those big businesses with a big heart. They make great books available and accessible to every Filipino especially the poor. This is a cause worth venturing into at a cost that is affordable for everyone,” said Jose Luis Oquiñena, Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga.



Now on its 10th year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale aims to encourage reading by providing high-quality, brand-new English books at low prices by visiting more cities in countries such as Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Stay in the loop with news through the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines
Instagram: @bbwbooksph
Website: https://bigbadwolfbooks.com

Sunday, August 20, 2017

ASUS Zenfone 4 Series Launch and Live Stream Party

August 20, 2017 0 Comments
I love ASUS and been wanting to have one of the Zenfone series since the launch of Zenfone Max, which I had blogged about in my previous post, ASUS Zenfone Max. Two- months ago, I finally had my own Zenfone 3 Max and I'm very satisfied and so fascinated with it's features, most especially it's long lasting battery.

So, when I heard about the ASUS Zenfone 4 Series Launch and Live Stream Party in Davao City, I got excited and I am happy that I was able to join this event.


Everyone participated in the games and activities that the ASUS PH Team organized. We really had a great time playing and meeting other Zenfans and Bloggers before the Zenfone 4 Live Stream Viewing.



We are so lucky to have a chance to check and try the new series of Zenfone 4 at the event.

Zenfone 4 Max, Zenfone 4 Selfie and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro
I am so in love with the new Zenfone 4 Series, but my personal favorite is the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max! What I love about the Zenfone 4 Max is its exceptional battery life, I've already experienced using a Zenfone Max with 4100mAh, so having a 5000mAh is way much better! I rarely do selfies but I love taking pictures of different subjects and scenes and with the Zenfone 4 Max's dual lens, I know I can capture beautiful shots. 

By the way, if you've been following me on Instagram (@insomiah), you can see the photos that I take using ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 using the hashtags #CaptureByZ3N and #photomiahgraphy. ;)



Thank you so much ASUS Philippines  for inviting us, 'til next event! ;)


And now, here are the following Zenfone 4 series Key Specifications and Prices:

Zenfone 4 Max: Php 9,995
Available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold and Rose Pink color

Design - 2.5D Glass, Premium metal unibody, Fingerprint sensor
Display - 5.5” IPS HD Display, Bluelight filter for eye care, 10 finger capacitive touch
CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 64 bit Octa-core processor at 1.4 GHz
RAM - 3 GB
ROM - 32 GB
Rear Camera - Dual 13 Megapixels, f2.0 aperture, Focal length 26mm,78.2 degrees field of view, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization for shake-free videos), LED flash,  Autofocus
Wide Angle Camera - 120 degrees wide angle (fits more scenery and people in frame), Focal length 12mm
Front Camera - 8MP, f/2.2 aperture, focal length 24mm, 85 degrees field of view, Softlight LED flash
Battery -5000 mAh, Fast battery charging, Power Bank function
OS - Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
Freebies - Clear Case and OTG Dongle


Zenfone 4 Selfie: Php 13,995
Available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink and Mint Green color

Design - 2.5D arc curved glass display, 1.65mm slim bezel, 144g weight
Display - 5.5" HD IPS (1280x920) display, 400nits brightness for outdoor readable, Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support glove touch), Bluelight filter for eye care
CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 64 bit Octa-core processor up to 1.4 GHz
RAM - 4 GB
ROM - 64 GB
Main Selfie Camera - 20 MP, f2.0 aperture, Softlight LED Flash, ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos and livestreams
Second Selfie Camera - 8MP, 120 degrees wide angle camera, 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
Rear Camera -16 MP, LED real tone flash, Phase detection auto-focus
Video Recording - 3-axis EIS for rear camera's shake-free videos
Battery - 3000 mAh
OS -  Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
Freebies - Clear Case plus exclusive Gong Yoo poster


Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro: Php 18,995
Available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold and Rouge Red

Design - 2.5D arc curved Corning Gorilla glass display,  1.7mm slim bezel, 147g weight
Display - 5.5" Full HD IPS (1920x1080) AMOLED display, 76.7% screen-to-body ratio, 500nits brightness for outdoor readable, Over 100% NTSC color gamut display
CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 64 bit Octa-core 14nm processor up to 2.0 GHz
RAM - 4 GB
ROM - 64 GB
Main Selfie Camera - 24 MP DuoPixel camera technology, Sony flagship IMX362 dual pixel image sensor, f1.8 aperture, 2x light sensitivity low light photos, ASUS SuperPixel Engine, 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) selfie video,  Softlight LED Flash, ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos and livestreams
Second Selfie Camera - 5MP, 120 degrees wide angle camera, 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
Rear Camera -16 MP Sony IMX 351 image sensor, ASUS SuperPixel Engine, LED real tone flash, 0.03 seconds phase detection auto-focus
Video Recording - 2K UHD video at 30 fps for main selfie and rear cameras, 3-axis EIS for rear camera's shake-free videos, 1080 HD video recording at 60 fps
Battery - 3000 mAh
OS -  Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
Freebies - Clear Case plus exclusive Gong Yoo poster

Zenfone 4: Php 28,995
Available in Midnight Black and Moonlight White


Design - 2.5D curved glass display, Front & rear Corning Gorilla glass,  2.1mm slim bezel, Ffront fingerprint sensor
Display - 5.5" FHD (1920x1080) Super IPS + display, 600nits brightness for outdoor readable, Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support glove touch), Bluelight filter for eye care
CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 64 bit Octa-core 14nm processor up to 2.2 GHz
RAM - 6 GB
ROM - 64 GB
Main Rear Camera - 12 MP Sony IMX362 main camera, 1/2.55" larger sensor size, 1.4um large pixel size, fastest 0.03 Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization for steady photos, F1.8 aperture, color correction sensor, LED flash
Second Rear Camera -8 MP, 120 degrees wide-angle camera, 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
Front Camera -8 MP
Video - 4K UHD at 30 fps video recording, Electronic image stabilization for rear camera's shake-free videos, take still photo while recording video
Battery - 330mAh
OS -  Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
Freebies - Clear Case, JBL Speakers, ZenPower Slim

There's still no specs available for the Zenfone 4 Pro yet but it is priced at Php 39,995.

Are you interested to have one of the Zenfone 4 Series? You can now Pre-Order a Zenfone 4 now by clicking the image below:

https://www.asus.com/ph/event/zenfone4/



For more information, visit:




All Photos are taken using ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 unless specified otherwise.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mom's Day Out

August 18, 2017 0 Comments
Being a wife and a mom juggling between different tasks at home and other activities outside can be physically and emotionally exhausting, most especially if you don't have a housemaid. 

When I became a Mom, I rarely had a "Me Time" and sometimes it can't be considered a "Me Time" because I'm still with my daughter whenever I go out. Having a good massage is what every mother would want to have after all the tedious tasks we've been doing at home or at work. My most favorite "Me Time" is having a massage at my favorite spa, which is just  block away from where we live before in Obrero. I always avail their "Pinoy Hilot" at Elysia Wellness Spa. ;)


I was delighted when I learned that Sun Life Philippines will be having a Mom's Day Out event. I got excited because who doesn't want to have a Mom Day's Out? ;) It turned out to be a fun day for us Moms because we get to have a relaxing massage courtesy of Elysia Wellness Spa and most importantly, we get to learn more about parenting and balanced motherhood from Michele Alignay, a Family Life Specialist, Registered Psychologist and Registered Guidance Counselor.


Finding balance in raising our kids while keeping your sanity and keeping your cool is quite difficult and challenging. "A well-balanced mom has more to give her family", I totally agree with this... But it is easier said than done. So, we have to work on our "wants", "should" and "capacities", instead of having a rule that covers all situations all the time, choose to pick within the situation and you'll never be out of balance. 



Thanks to our speaker, Ms. Michele Alignay for sharing her tips and experiences that taught us how and why we need to balance, re-balance and recharge our life.


Sun Life Mindanao Cluster Head Mylene Almonte, talks about planning for our children's education for their brighter future through "MyFuture Fund". Everyone of us were surprised to see how much the tuition fee will cost by the time our children would enter college and we're talking about millions here. Wow... My daughter is still in kindergarten now and I can't imagine if our savings and earnings will be enough when that time comes. This is where MyFuture Fund can help us, it would be a great tool in helping us achieve our goal in preparing a college fund for our children. 

To achieve our children's dreams, we need to plan ahead, save and invest for the college education of our children. Here's Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo's video on Sun Life's MyFuture Fund



For more information on MyFuture Fund, visit www.sunlife.com.ph or call 849-9888. You can also visit their Facebook Page at Sunlife Financial Philippines and Instagram account at @sunlifeph

Here's an inspiring short video by Sun Life Philippines for all the moms out there who are wondering if they're doing the right thing for their kids...



Thank you, Sun Life Philippines for letting us have a stress-free day with other Moms. I enjoyed and learn a lot on motherhood, parenting, self-care and money management... :)

Monday, February 27, 2017

S&R New York Style Pizza Blessing and Grand Opening at Gaisano Mall of Davao

February 27, 2017 0 Comments

S&R New York Style Pizza has officially opened it's second stand alone pizza parlor at Gaisano Mall of Davao. Thank you S&R and Miss Cherry Maning for inviting us. The Davao Bloggers Society is so honored to be part of the Blessing and Grand Opening of S&R New York Style Pizza last February 24, 2017.

 In the photo (L-R): Ms. Margie Calalay, District Manager; Mr. Anthony Sy, President of S&R Membership Shopping; Ms. Cherry Maning, CEO and President of GCF Corp.; Mr. Jose "Beling" Rodriguez, ABS-CBN Regional Prime Director


After the blessing and ribbon cutting, there was a dragon dance performance. In Chinese, dragon dance is believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring. 
 

Here are the Davao Bloggers Society members enjoying the treats from S&R, photo by Jim of www.digitaldavao.com.

Chicken Caesar Salad and Pepperoni Pizza (Photo by Naprey Almario of www.behindrollingchair.com)
Garlic Shrimp Pizza (Photo by Ria Jose of  www.diyosalife.com)

And here we are,  the Davao Bloggers Society members with Miss Cherry Maning. Thank you so much for inviting us. 


If you want to experience the best tasting pizzas in town, head on to S&R New York Style Pizza which is located at the 2nd floor of Gaisano Mall of Davao. No Membership needed, so you can just go and dine there with your friends and family. For those who have S&R membership cards, you can present it upon ordering and you'll get 5% OFF on your food purchase.


S&R New York Style Pizza is open on Monday to Sunday at 10 AM until 9 PM. You can check out their Facebook Page S&R Membership (Official) for more updates and promos. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus Media Launch

October 26, 2016 0 Comments
PLDT SME Nation, recently launched the SMART Digital Campus at SEDA Hotel last October 12, 2016. Smart Digital Campus is another innovative solution to a more integrated way of learning, powered by superb business solutions with PLDT SME Nation.

The Smart Digital Campus is specifically built for educational institutions, PLDT’s newest suite of wireless solutions redefines the learning experience for students, teachers and even parents with the most advanced digital platforms and Internet connectivity available today. 

 Discover a new world of learning with
PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus
PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus

Smart Digital Campus promises an affordable package equipped with monitoring and e-learning systems: Smart Gatekeeper, Smart Tracker and Smart E-Learning. These three smart steps assure parents and teachers that students’ activities are secured and made more efficient from the moment they step in the campus until they get home.

The Smart Gatekeeper is an automated attendance monitoring solution that monitors students’ entry and exit in real-time. It also enhances student safety by automatically updating the parents via SMS whenever the student enters or leaves the school premises.

The Smart Tracker is an all-in-one solution designed for 24/7 tracking of all school transportation vehicles which utilizes GPS technology to enable schools to monitor the location of their school buses in real time. 

The Smart E-Learning is a fully digitized and integrated learning management platform. The mobile app is equipped with social, gamification features that make teachers and students more engaged in learning. These include e-textbooks, online grade books, and chatting programs that aim to foster a more collaborative study environment.

PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus

“Smart Digital Campus is PLDT’s contribution to improving the local educational system as it permits ease and quality of information access between educators, students, and guardians. With a more streamlined and integrated way of learning, Smart Digital Campus pushes for more collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and productive communication within a learning community,” shares Omni Amisola-Larrosa, PLDT SME Nation’s Product Lead for Smart Business Solutions.

“This is in line with PLDT SME Nation’s vision of empowering future Filipino leaders through providing them technologies to fulfill their potential and contribute to nation-building,” adds Amisola-Larrosa.

Smart Digital Campus will be available starting this month of October 2016. If you want to know more about PLDT SME Nation, more of its products and activities, and what it has in store for the nation’s MSMEs, please visit http://smenation.com.ph or you can visit their Facebook Page - PLDT SME Nation.

PLDT SME Nation Smart Digital Campus
Davao Bloggers Society with Ms. Abi Encano - Product Manager of Vibal Publishing, Ms. Corinne Zablan - AVP & Head Channel Sales of PLDT SME Nation, Ms. Omni Amisola-Larrosa - Product Lead of Smart Business Solutions PLDT SME Nation, Mr. Harold Macapagal - President of Nspire Inc. and Mr. Ren Bustamante - Managing Director of Nspire Inc. during the PLDT SME Nation's Smart Digital Campus Media Launch.
Photo Credits to Digital Davao.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Blogger's Basic Baking Workshop at Philippine Baking Institute

July 21, 2016 0 Comments
I haven't been into any baking workshops before, I just tried and experimented on my own. A few of the recipes that I've tried were from my sister who had been into baking too and had attended formal lessons and workshops on how to bake. I was inspired by her works and that's where my interest in baking started.

It was all new to me and I had to search some of the terminologies used in baking. :)

I really liked baking and wanted to learn more about it, so when the opportunity was given, I immediately grabbed it. Last May 28, 2016, I was one of the bloggers who attended the 1 Day Basic Baking Workshop at Philippine Baking Institute, Inc.

The workshop started with a lecture about baking and bread making which was presented by one of the instructors of Philippine Baking Institute, Mr. Francis Louie C. Mangubat.

He tackled about the basic baking principles, methods in bread baking, uses and limitations of formulas and recipes and bakeshop math.
After the lecture, we were assigned into 3 groups and we had an experiment in making the loaf bread. One group will have no yeast in their ingredients, the others will have no margarine and no water while the last group will have the complete ingredients. 
We tried the manual process of kneading the bread dough and it was really hard! Making bread isn't that easy as what I thought it was, but it was a fun learning experience.


So, this is how our dough looked like before baking...

And this is how our loaf bread looked like after baking... See the difference? :D


After making the loaf breads, we made...

Pandesal

Sweet and tasty Spanish bread

and the fluffy, creamy and cheesy Ensaymada...

After making the breads, Mr. Steven Mathew Lim taught us how to bake brownies, butterscotch and pineapple tart.



I really enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot from the instructors. Making bread and pastry is fun especially when you're with the members of the Davao Bloggers Society. Thank you Philippine Baking Institute for this opportunity! :)


If you want to learn the art and science of baking, you can check out Philippine Baking Institute's Courses and Programs:

Philippine Baking Institute is a premier institute and TESDA accredited training center, offering you a unique opportunity to learn the art & science of baking.  With its holistic approach, students are not just taught on the technical aspects of baking but to include the necessary skills required in the baking industries such as management, entrepreneurial, leadership, practical, and social skills. They are located at Ecoland Drive, Matina, Davao City.
 

You can contact them at these numbers: (082) 286-8552, 09176847538 and 0922914529. For more information and schedules on upcoming workshops and courses, you may visit their website at http://pbi.edu.ph or their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pbidavao. :)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Zip Line at Outland Adventure Davao City

May 16, 2016 0 Comments
The Xcelerator Zip Line

This was my first Zip Line experience at Outland Adventure. This is 5 years ago, yeah, I'm still single at that time. LOL. I had to make a post about this because I lost my old post when I forgot to renew my domain 5 years ago. Yeah, silly me, I got too busy and didn't spend much time checking my emails or going online.

So, I'm making another post now about my  Zip Line experience. I was really nervous at that time because I am afraid of heights. It was an amazing experience for me because I have somehow overcome my fear of heights and I also have experienced to ride in one of the longest zip lines here in Davao City. The view was breathtaking too which I only get to notice when I was in the middle of the line.

After zipping, my knees were shaking but I feel good inside. It's a good feeling knowing you just did what you thought you couldn't do. The experience was worth it and yeah, it was awesome! :)

If you are an adventurous person, try and experience their Zip Line and other services.

Outland Adventure is open on:

Wed-Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

They're Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

They're located at Purok 7 Mahayahay, Diversion Road, Barangay Langub, 8000 Davao City.

You can check out the Outland Adventure Facebook page for more information.  :)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Block Screening Hosted by SMART

April 29, 2016 0 Comments
Last March 29, 2016, SMART Communications Inc. hosted an exclusive screening of the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at SM City Davao. 

A few days before the block screening, I was able to watch the movies Man of Steel and Dark Knight which was shown on Warner Bros. TV. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a continuation of Man of Steel. After Superman's battle with General Zod, a lot of lives are lost, people living in pain and a lot of things are damaged. This is where Bruce Wayne's anger or hatred to Superman started...


I enjoyed the movie along with some of the Davao Bloggers Society members, I was glad to see familiar faces around and good old friends. SMART also treat us with snacks and drinks and there were raffles and prizes too! It was a great experience and I want to thank SMART for that... :)

Anyways, speaking of prizes, you can win a trip to TOKYO and HONG KONG when you join SMART BIG Bytes 50 FLY-OFF!
Enjoy the ultimate hero experience brought to you only by Smart when you choose your side and get the chance to go on an exclusive trip that will bring you out of this world and straight into the shoes of your favorite superhero.

Are you Team Batman or Team Superman?

To join the promo, register to a Big Bytes offer and follow the text instructions. Get the details on the participating promo for FREE by texting BVS to 238. For more information, visit http://smart.com.ph/Pages/batmanvsuperman.