Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Cebu Blogger

This Lady Sang the Philippine National Anthem In California's MLB. It did not go well.

Lupang Hinirang (not "Bayang Magiliw") is the Philippine National Anthem's title. And it's been trending lately here in Cebu and of course, in the country as well, when Senator Sotto proposed to change the lyrics most specifically the end part. Even Vice Ganda expressed his disappointment on this matter in Its Showtime last Saturday. As I quote from Philstar, "Sotto is proposing to change the last line from the current one that declares the Filipino’s readiness, when faced with an oppressor, to die for the country – ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo – into one that vows to defend freedom – ang ipaglaban ang kalayaan mo." Since it has become a national concern, how come this Lady who sang our National Anthem in San Diego Padres VS. San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball game could not do it properly?

We don't judge her because maybe she's nervous that time but a little practice and research on the lyrics surely won't hurt? Right? Now, take a look from this original video captured by Roxanne Husain and uploaded in facebook. See below for the Youtube Version.

Just to refresh our minds, here is Lupang Hinirang (Philippine National Anthem) Lyrics

Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng silanganan
Alab ng puso
Sa dibdib mo'y buhay

Lupang Hinirang
Duyan ka nang magiting
Sa manlulupig
Di ka pasisiil

Sa dagat at bundok sa simoy
At sa langit mo'y bughaw
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal
Ang kislap ng watawat mong tagumpay na nagniningning
Ang bituin at araw niya'y kailanpama'y di magdidilim

Lupa ng araw ng luwalhati't pagsinta
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo
Aming ligaya nang pag
May mang-aapi
Ang mamatay ng dahil sayo

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cebu Blogger

These SUN Promos will help you prepare for Christmas Season!

Are you looking for an affordable yet reliable mobile data connection? Personally, I'm always using BDATA70 Sun's Promo for my weekly operations online as a Blogger and Influencer. But if you want to know more on other SUN's Promotions for this BER-Months, check out below!

Extra Data 10 add-on

No more data and you need to send your Christmas decoration design for a contest? Worry no more!
Get extra data to catch that cliffhanger ending or send deliverables with Extra Data 10 add-on! For only P10, you get 100MB open access data and 30MB for a chat, valid for 1 day.

EDATA10 is an add-on best paired with CTC20. Just text CTC20 to 247, followed by EDATA10 to 247 to try!

All Out Surf 30

Never be afraid to go all out in surfing online with All Out Surf 30! For only P30, you can enjoy 300MB data, unlimited access to Facebook, 30 minutes of Trinet calls, unlimited all-net texts plus FREE 1hr of YouTube daily, all for 2 days! Just text ALLOUT30 to 247 to avail.

Sun's Fastest LTE and Oppo A71

Upgrade to your best mobile internet experience and save P1,000 with the Oppo A71, powered by Sun's fastest LTE! Enjoy Oppo's Slick and Speedy operational smartphone, A71 with the fastest LTE network, Sun. This would be a great selfie experience for this coming Christmas Season!
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cebu Blogger

How About Starbucks Celestial Siren Themed Anniversary Collection?

When speaking of Siren, what comes up into our creative mind? Yes, that mythical creature, Mermaid! But in our generation, a mermaid is easily associated with the Starbucks brand. Luckily, Starbucks offers a celestial Siren themed anniversary collection to all Starbucks Lovers out there! Ever since Starbucks opened its doors in 1971, the Siren has been the brand’s enduring logo that invites customers inside its stores across the world. Today, even as the smiling Starbucks barista hands over your handcrafted beverage, you see the iconic image at the center of the cup, a symbol that promises not just great coffee but also great moments of connection.

This flatlay is created by Social Media influencer Karl Ivan Jover Presentacion of @larkvain

Taken from a Norse woodcut from an old maritime book, the two-tailed siren pays homage to the seafaring history of Seattle as a port city and the journey of coffee itself, which until now is often being transported across the seas.

This September, Starbucks reimagines the biggest symbol of its brand with the release of its limited-edition Anniversary Collection. Themed the “Celestial Beauty of the Undersea”, the artwork has ethereal qualities with the siren swimming in a sea of stars.


As for its Anniversary Blend which started in 1996 to commemorate its 25th year, Starbucks celebrates its legacy of coffee roasting, blending expertise and craftsmanship with a bold fusion of aged Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and Indonesian coffees blended together and roasted. The result is a complex and full-bodied cup with spicy and earthy flavors that surprises with each sip. Available in the whole bean and VIA® format.

This flatlay is created by Social Media influencer Karl Ivan Jover Presentacion of @larkvain


Another tribute to the mythical sea creature is the limited edition Anniversary Blend Card that features the siren’s blue-green tail with copper gold detailing that comes with a minimum activation of ₱500.


Along with the Anniversary Blend is the special Anniversary Collection which includes a wide array of merchandise catered to varied tastes. As part of its celestial theme, the line features a palette of cool shades of blue and white with hints of copper. The Siren artwork engages customers with its playful and alluring deep-sea elements, and provides a layer of whimsy to the collection.

Through the years, the siren has continuously transformed along with Starbucks growing global community. When the company revamped itself into a coffeehouse in 1987, its muse was colored an emerald green and given a more contemporary look. In 1992, the logo was zoomed in on the siren, focusing on her wavy locks and warm smile with just hints of her two tails. Eventually, 2011 ushered the biggest change yet as the siren broke away from her circle and became the icon that we all know today. Now, she remains the welcoming face of Starbucks, pulling in coffee-lovers with her enigmatic smile.
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Cebu Blogger

Easy Climb at Sidlak Danao : Thoughts and Realizations

I've been stressed in the past few days - not a work kind of stress but something personal. And that was a sign for me to do a quick climb! I'm not really sure what satisfaction I get every time I do trekking but every time I climb mountains with friends, it's fulfilling! Last weekend was another kind of short but a full sweat trek at the mountainous areas of Danao City.

An amazing view of the river while on our way to our destination

The team! Photo by Andrew Gil

Selfie with Trekking team!

Selfie with Trekking team in the starting point of the bridge!

Danao Hiking Map from Andrew Gil Strava

Danao has been one of my comfy-travel destinations since I got closed with my Blogger friend Geezelle and her hubby, James who are living in this town. Geezelle runs a travel blog, Geemiz.com - yes, we share the same passion. This silent municipality offers a lot of travel spots for adventures and escapades such as Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Cebu Safari, and Adventure Park, Central Cebu Protected Landscape, among others.

My signature pose!

Gezelle Tapangan-Maningo

Ate Chubs feeling the queen!

That one-day trek thought me a lot of learnings. In one of the barangays we visited, Bngy, Mandayag, we had witnessed a number of women and their children who were doing some weaving craft for home furniture and decors of an international brand. They earned less than what they expected from their labor but seeing their smiles and laughs is the contentment that any money cannot buy. 

A young lady doing the weave!

The outcome!

While we're less than a kilometer going to our destination, we saw this little kid - maybe one-year-old kid - very happy walking with his new pair of shoes while his mother was following him down the hill carrying something heavy. They are very happy. You know that genuine type of happiness you see in their eyes? Yes, that kind of happiness!



They were living a simple yet very happy life. A kind of life that rich people cannot find from their branded dresses, signature shoes and bags, big mansions and broken family and friends. I hope my readers and followers find this article worth a read. Sometimes, you need to disconnect from the online world and live simply and enjoy life to the fullest.





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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Cebu Blogger

Five Things You Should Know About The New Megaworld Website

Megaworld Corporation launched its new website, www.megaworldcorp.com last August 1, 2018. With its minimalist layout, Megaworld Corporation wishes every online user and potential customers to browse the website and find what they want easily and hassle-free. Want to know more about their latest site?


Here are the Five things you should know about the new Megaworld Website.

1. All Hotels properties can be browsed in this new Megaworld Website which includes Belmont Hotel Manila, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo and Ortigas, Savoy Hotel Boracay and Manila.


2. Just like all Hotels feature, all Megaworld Malls can also be browsed on their new website. Just click on the MALLS tab.


3. Need further help? They got CHAT feature located in the lower right of the site. If you are connected to Facebook, then you can just directly send a message in that chat feature.


4. Want to explore Megaworld properties? Or You wish to get a Condo? Check out Residences tab which gives you two options, Pre-Selling or Ready for Occupancy. Just filter using Location or Price and then you can get what you want.



5. Unlike other corporate sites, Megaworld Corporation offers an opportunity to people who want to work with them. How? In the footer or bottom part of the site, click on CAREERS. In the new page, click on what job you prefer and then fill out the form or upload your latest Resume.


But if you just wish to check their latest updates, follow Megaworld Corporation on their Social Media Channels.


Twitter: @megaworld_corp
Instagram:  @megaworld_corp
Youtube Channel: click here

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Cebu Blogger

My NEW YORK STORY, Walking Tour in Big Apple!

It was gloomy outside when I took a peek at the Hotel's window. I thought that would be an uncool kind of day for visiting New York. I thought it was a bad decision to visit the Big Apple on a Sunday without even checking out the weather forecast prior ahead. It was my weekend off from work at Timex Middlebury and I thought a good walking tour around that City wouldn't hurt. But my worry went off the radar when I finally arrived the busy City of New York. It was indeed worth the risk.

Walking Tour in New York City with my new Timex Fairfield Chronograph Supernova™ 41mm Leather Strap Watch

Twentieth of July when I purchased my online ticket for a bus going to New York from Waterbury. Indeed, it was an easy-peasy kind of transaction. I chose Peter Pan Bus Lines because it was suggested by my Filipino friends here in the States and they didn't fail! So it was a rainy 6:30 in the morning when I walked from my hotel going to the Travel Center or Bus stop which is definitely very near to Courtyard by Marriott. It was a two-hour ride from Waterbury to New York City. I arrived like 9 AM sharp and the excitement rose up from my feet to my head. Without any hesitations, I grabbed the iPhone borrowed from the Company and launched my best friend app of that day, Google Map. It was my first time in the big City in the United States and I bet I was confident because I got the right tool and of course, money to roam around. So, here's my own itinerary or places which I am so proud of that I had visited successfully by just walking. Yes, if you really wish to enjoy the scenery and savor every corner in New York, you should try this Walking Tour I made.

1. Central Park (Southern Part)

Let's start off with the famous Park in New York, the huge Central Park. For me, an hour or two is not enough to experience Central Park. This Park is the fifth largest Urban Park in New York City so  I would say One day is good to cover everything. If you're riding a Bus, then your start location is the Port Authority of New York. This place alone is very instagrammable so you might want to check this place out before proceeding to Central Park which I actually forgot to do so.


A lot to do in Central Park. If you wish just to site seeing, then you are very much welcome. But the park is open to everyone who wishes to do everything such as running, walking, family time bonding, eating, just feel the fresh air, or whatever you want except Rated 18 activities (wink).

Central Park New York City

Central Park New York City

WALK TIME: 9 AM to 9:50AM
FROM-TO: Port Authority of New York to Central Park
DISTANCE: 1.2 miles

Central Park New York City

2. Times Square

So the next destination is very near, it's the busy Time Square where you can see all race of life getting selfies or taking pictures of their friends. So before you arrive on this area, you can also take pictures of the famous Radio City Music Hall.


WALK TIME: 10 AM to 10:15 AM
FROM-TO: Central Park to Time Square Manhattan
DISTANCE: 0.7 miles

New York City United States of America

New York City TImes Square

3. Empire State Building

This New York's famous building, Empire State Building is located two-three blocks after Bryant Park in which I forgot to visit.


WALK TIME: 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
FROM-TO:  Time Square Manhattan to Empire State Building
DISTANCE: 1.1 miles

New York City Empire State Building

4. Madison Square Park

Of course, as what you expect from me - I'm into green stuff so I went directly to Madison Square Park. Nothing nice to see here but just a cute Garden Park with a cute playground for kids.


WALK TIME: 10:30 AM to 10:40 AM
FROM-TO:  Empire State Building to Madison Square Park
DISTANCE: 0.5 mile

5. Flatiron Building

This amazing skyscraper is originally called the Fuller Building. Why it's called like that? Obviously, the building looks like a cast-iron clothes iron. Cute, isn't it? Why Flatiron is significant most especially to Movie-goers? Because this building was featured in several films such as Armageddon, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, As Good as It Gets, Hitch, New York Minute, Spider-Man, and many more!


WALK TIME: 10:40 AM to 10:42 AM
FROM-TO:  Madison Square Park to Flatiron Building
DISTANCE: 1.0 mile

New York City Flatiron Building

6. Washington Square Park

Now, this is one of my favorite Urban Park in New York.  Washington Square Park has the famous Washington Arc and this place is very near to New York University. It is situated in lower Manhattan and is the center of Cultural activities such as singing, dancing, band, painting display and other stuff. Also, Washing Square Arch celebrates the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as President of the United States in 1789 and forms the grand southern terminus of Fifth Avenue. That's why it's famous and historical!

New York City Washington Square garden


WALK TIME: 10:42 AM to 11:00 AM
FROM-TO:  Flatiron Building to Washington Square Park
DISTANCE: 1.0 mile

New York City Washington Square garden

New York City Washington Square garden

7. Our Lady Of Pompeii Church

This is a Catholic church located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Such a nice building for me.


WALK TIME: 11:00 AM to 11:05 AM
FROM-TO:  Washington Square Park to Our Lady Of Pompeii Church
DISTANCE: 0.3 mile

8. Hudson River Park (Pier 45 down to 25)

Aside from my fave Central Park and Washington Square Park, this Park is designed for physically active people of New York! Why my fave? You can see the skyline of New York City! A fresh air from the river/sea plus the trees and plants around gives you a determination to go on a run or just a walk with friends or maybe a simple picnic with family is famous here. It is very relaxing in this park compared to others.

New York City Hudson River Park



WALK TIME: 11:05 AM to 11:20 AM
FROM-TO:  Our Lady Of Pompeii Church to Hudson River Park
DISTANCE: 0.6 mile

New York City Hudson River Park

New York City Hudson River Park

New York City Hudson River Park

9. Ground Zero Memorial Park (9/11 Memorial)

If you remember the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks which killed 2,977 people, then this is the place now. It's ground zero from two tall buildings which were destroyed during the attack. Names of those who died were engraved in the two memorial roofs of the twin towers. It is the most crowded Parks I've visited when in New York. You can actually feel the sadness of the Tourists coming to this area. That tragic moment was a story that no one loves to listen.



WALK TIME: 11:20 AM to 12 NOON
FROM-TO:   Hudson River Park to Ground Zero Memorial Park (9/11 Memorial)
DISTANCE: 1.7 mile


10. Westfield World Trade Center or Oculus Mall

This is a unique structure as this is actually an underground mall which is situated just at the back of the 9/11 memorial museum and front of The Millennium Hotel. And to add, this is the largest mall in Manhattan which is designed by Calatrava. I did not go downstairs as I was hurrying to grab some Starbucks Coffee but at the top, the mall really looks good and nice!




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