Vivo V7 will be everyone’s new favorite travel buddy

Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand known for its known for its commitment in bringing advanced technology and stylish products to consumers, is thrilled to share that it will unveil, on November 18, the newest offering in the brand’s line-up of top-of-the-line smartphones.

The Vivo V7 is the newest addition to the V series and promises to be a powerful shooter with a ALL Screen Display. Equipped with advanced technology including vivo’s fingerprint 24MP front-facing camera and this phone is known for its exceptional photography features, screen quality and the overall product design.

Easy to bring along as it fits right in your hand and pocket, the Vivo V7 makes for a perfect travel buddy. The V7 is the result of Vivo’s on-going effort in understanding the needs of today’s young people and their pursuits which include culture, food, and travel. Take photos anywhere you go and expect clearer, natural-looking selfies with rich-colored backdrops of your favorite destination. The V7 reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces crystal-clear selfies. By keeping true-to- life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves truly anytime, anywhere.

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Summer Essentials other than Swimwear & Sun Block

Audley Headphones, Lewis Luxury Charging Dock, Jaguar Monster Power Bank

Summer has officially begun and other than my swimwear and sun block, here are 3 things that I always bring with me whenever I go out for a summer vacay:

Audley StyleJam Series Headphones

I am living for these stylish over-the-ear headphones with built-in microphone. Audley StyleJam Headphones are large but lightweight; unbelievably comfortable with theater-like quality audio which is just perfect for movies (hear it to believe it!) and all music genres; combined with soft leather cushions meant to envelope your ears in comfort. The StyleJam series comes in 3 colors: Burst Black, Rose Pink, and my pick, the San Francisco Blue!

Lewis Luxury Apple Charging Dock

The Lewis Luxury Apple Charging Dock is a refined, brushed aluminum stand designed to complement your Apple device. I just love how I can dock my iPhone to charge hands-free during speakerphone calls and FaceTime chats, or even when I’m playing my favorite tunes. I can also transfer data to my PC and based on my own observation, it fills up my iPhone’s battery faster than a regular charger.

Jaguar Monster 10,050 MAH Power Bank

This is currently my favorite PB. It’s stylish white casing definitely fits my modern lifestyle. This little baby is compatible with all phones, tablets, music players, feature phones and brands (local and international!) It has built-in flashlight function (dual purpose!) with adjustable brightness settings. It also has overcharging, overcurrent, overtemperature, and short circuit protection so it’s perfect for forgetful dudes like me (LOL!)

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Just imagine yourself spending a vacation at your favorite beach while enjoying good music and without worrying about your phone’s battery. Get yours now and make your summer extra fun!

Credits to my Digital Frontier fam for sending these awesome items to me for a review. These items are *hands-down* of good quality and I’m obsessed!

Watch my April Favorites video to know more about my April faves!

SM Cabanatuan’s Castaway Music Festival 2017 Giveaway

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I’m giving away 3 VIP and 7 GEN AD tickets in SM Cabanatuan’s Castaway Music Festival 2017 this coming April 28! Get a chance to party with @iamvictorpring @djaceramos@djronpoe @jennleezy @arrapascual and many more! (I heard @bamboomuzaklive will be there too!)
Here’s how to join…
1. Follow @reddefines and @smcabofficial here on Instagram
2. Tag 3 friends you want to bring to #SMCityCabanatuan‘s #CastawayMusicFestival2017
3. Comment as many as you want for more chances of winning
4. I will pick 3 winners randomly (Winner 1 will get 3 GEN AD tickets, Winner 2 will get 4 GEN AD tickets, and Winner 3 will get 3 VIP tickets!)
5. Announcement of winners will be on April 25
I will be there as well together with my friends so see you all! ✨
#RedGiveaways #RedFlatlays

COSMIC: The iACADEMY 15th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration

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Dare to be different. BE A GAME CHANGER!

The school is the training ground for our future careers. With the continually rising demand for globally competitive professionals, it is now more important than ever to choose the right educational institution to provide proper training and character-building.

iACADEMY sees to develop Game Changers to lead the advancement of society. It aims to reinvent education to address the ever changing needs of the industry.

iACADEMY continues to lead and provide the most conducive and effective learning environment for globally competitive individuals because we believe that it is not enough to just have students trained by people who practice their trade, but more so, to place them in the midst of the corporations that will allow them to grow not only as competent workers, but also as relevant leaders, the kind of people that we like to call “Game Changers”—Vanessa L. Tanco, President & CEO

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Last January 27, I was given the opportunity to participate in #COSMIC, the 15th Anniversary Kick-off Celebration of iACADEMY which was held at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati. In point of fact, this is only the first in a series of events for this year which target to recognize and acclaim the talents, achievements and contributions of iACADEMY’s students and alumni who are referred to as Game Changers.

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The event started off with the welcoming remarks from Ms. Vanessa L. Tanco, the President & CEO of iACADEMY. After which, they unveiled this year’s anniversary logo that was designed by one of their students.

The event showcased a wide-variety of activities. There were short film and animated film screenings, fashion and art exhibit, various activity booths, live art, and performances from artists “Oh, Flamingo!”, “Reese Lansangan”, “Jensen and The Flips”, “Autotelic”, and the famous “Itchyworms”.

I feel so grateful to have been chosen as one of the bloggers who covered this event. It was a great honor for me to have witnessed live the creative performances and works of the iACADEMY students. Congratulations on your 15th year, iACADEMY! May you continue to produce more Game Changers in the years to come.

PS—Check out my Youtube Channel to watch my vlog for this! God speed!

Charlie Puth LIVE! in Manila Concert Experience

An ecstatic frenzy! — Words are not enough to describe how good the whole Charlie Puth concert experience we all (especially the Puthers) have witnessed live in Kia Theatre, Quezon City, Philippines last August 14, 2016.

It was on April 13, 2016 at exactly 10:00 AM when the ticket selling started. I was in our office back then, waiting for the countdown to finish and hoping to get VIP passes. With my heart ticking like a bomb in a birdcage, I immediately went for it and luckily got 2 VIP center tickets! 4 months had passed and excitement has filled my entire system. I’ve thought of many things during those 4 months, like “What stuff should I bring?”, “Should I make myself a custom Charlie Puth shirt?” and many more. Not to mention how I patiently memorized every single song on his Nine Track Mind album.

On the actual day of his concert, it was raining so bad in Manila (Probably in the whole Philippines actually) due to the southwest monsoon. Since the concert will start at 8pm, I decided to try and experience firsthand one of the most trending cafes in the metro at the moment, Ball Pit Manila. After playing at the pool of white-colored balls (LOL), I hurriedly went to Gateway Mall in Cubao to meet 2 of my previous office friends, Renlyn & Jeena. We catched up and exchanged stories over a scrumptious feast at Burgoo before heading to Kia Theatre which is only a few steps away from Gateway.

Everything was perfect until we saw the crazy long queue of the concert attendees. It took as roughly an hour to get inside the venue! It was a relief when we finally got in *then boom* a guard confiscated the battery of my Fujifilm XT-10. I felt super depressed considering that Charlie’s concert was one of the factors that pushed me to get the said cam earlier (My original plan was to get it this coming Nov, as an early birthday gift for myself) because I didn’t want to use my bulky Canon 650D. Wait, there’s more. The worst part of it all was sitting there and seeing other attendees holding cameras. Like, wtf? Seriously? If you guys are going to confiscate camera batteries, make sure you’ll get all of it! It just sucks that they get to capture high-res snaps while I’m left with no choice but to use the sucky cam of my iPhone.

A DJ named Katsy Lee was the opening act. She played some good music and kept us all sane until Charlie arrived. After roughly an hour, a deafening noise blocked all our ears as Charlie sing “Marvin Gaye” for his opening song. He sang nearly all the tracks on his Nine Track Mind album apart from “As You Are”. After more than an hour of great show, he finally bid farewell and left the stage. The next part, which I think was the highlight of the whole concert, was when he returned on stage and sang “See You Again” after we, the whole crowd, numerously screamed “We want more!”.

Leaving the venue was a bit of a pain for we were seated near 2 Filipino artists, Kiray Celis and Yohan Hwang (I love OPM‘s first-ever Grand Touristar) who were both being mobbed by the audience.

Overall, I’m rating my whole Charlie Puth concert experience a 9/10. If it wasn’t for the poor management of Kia Theatre, it would’ve been a perfect 10! But srsly, Charlie Puth is one heck of a performer! Thank you for the wonderful experience!

Davey Langit wins Himig Handog 2016

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I’ve always been fascinated by the annual Himig Handog Ppop Love Songs competition. It has always been my dream to watch it live but due to #onlychild problems, I simply could not. My parents wouldn’t allow me to go to Manila and watch concerts live. But since I’m now working in Manila, I finally had the opportunity to scratch this out from my bucket list.

On the day of the concert, my friend and I met up at around 5pm in Gateway Mall. Upon meeting up, we decided to have an early dinner at Mister Kabab before heading to Kia Theatre. We were already eating when we noticed that the members of Itchy Worms are dining on the table next to ours, not knowing that the song they interpreted “Dalawang Letra” which was composed by Davey Langit will be this year’s Ppop Love Song.

All the entries this year were really good. Personally, my favorite was Kyla & Kris’ “Monumento” which placed 2nd.

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The List of Winners

Dalawang Letra – Itchy Worms (1st best song)

Monumento – Kyla & Kris Lawrence (2nd best song)

Laban Pa – KZ Tandingan & Jay-R (3rd best song)

Tama Lang – Jolina Magdangal (4th best song)

Parang Tayo Pero Hindi – Angeline Quinto & Michael Pangilinan (5th best song)

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Indeed, it was a joy to watch every artist interpret the song that was assigned to them. They all did very well and I’m looking forward to watching live again next year.

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