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Friday, June 22, 2018

Vivo Launches Pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in PHL with New Flagship Smartphone X21

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Manila, 21 June 2018 – Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

The future of learning will be discovered soon by Globe and DLS-CSB

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Globe MyBusiness and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde signed a MOA for a three year research grant that will be used in Philippine education. The grant is about the research for digital learning, once proven effective, the research can be applied in school and also be part of an educator's way of teaching to their students.

Here's what we learned from the MOA signing

- the research grant will be used to fund two academic researchers to be conducted by full time DLS-CSB faculty who are screened after a rigorous selection process to promote further research in the field of digital learning wherein available technology will be used in order to effectively enhance one's learning experience without replacing traditional methods

- faculty candidates will have to propose research topics that revolve around digital learning and future trends: teaching and learning, pedagogy, or learning spaces in Philippine education

- if selected, the grantees will be given an entire school year to complete the research which will then be presented at a colloquium.


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Why they need to research for the future of learning?

Because in this generation, students now have shorter attention spans, and they know how to operate devices with little no coaching, and have direct access to information, whether it is validated or not,on the internet. The advances in technology have shaped the way we learn in significant ways.

They did this already last year when they invited educators and teacher in Pampanga, Globe MyBusiness successfully launched the PRISM workshop and seminar series, a professional development program designed t help Filipino educators in K-12 and high education, to become proficient in technology-enabled instruction and content development

We saw the tools used by educators, and most it are based in laptop, PC or mobile devices, they utilized the power of the cloud and Google and Im impressed that the new teaching tools based in tech are much more attention grabbing. Im sure students can learn more while having fun.

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At the roof deck of Hotel Benilde.

Congrats to Globe and DLS-CSB, we're going to wait for more good news after a year about the research grant for digital learning.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Get ready for the 5G wireless technology this 2019 from GLOBE

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Few weeks ago, Globe announced that they will launch the 5G home broadband at the 2nd quarter of 2019. We also learned that during its announcement event in BGC, we learned that 5G wireless tech connectivity is already present, they showed it us by showing an internet speed meter and the speed reached up to 2.87gbps.

Cartoon Network Imagination Studios fan creativity event in Glorietta Mall

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I attended the Cartoon Network Imagination Studios event in Glorietta Mall, I was supposed to be with my son, but he told me that he will just take a rest because next day is his first day of class. I was excited to show him that we can do art stuff here at the event, but I'm glad that Cartoon Network gave us a loot bag containing art stuff and merch for kids! yay!

Lunch with the blogger bunch

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I really like to post this in my blog, it will serve as a memory (and for Google to index), about our simple lunch gathering that was organized by our friend Jane, and we got the idea to have a group get together without requiring to do work or blog ( pero iba ako, gusto ko pa din ito i-blog), after hearing the sad news.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

OPPO Find X–here’s what you need to know before buying the new phone

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The wait is over and all the info we need are already out since last night when The Verge posted the details and feature of the new flagship camera phone of OPPO. The info came out hours before the grand launch and many shared their comments that this might be the future of smartphones and others are concerned that the new camera feature might encounter some problem.

OPPO Find X interesting tech features is the notch-less body, panoramic arc screen, the stealthy 3D camera and also the SRP price!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Quick Photo walk at SM MOA by the Bay with a Sony and Fujifilm shooter

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After attending a lunch event at Spiral Manila, I was with Ted Claudio and Aaron Nomo and we decided to go to SM MOA to do some photo walk at the bay side area. We are teasing Aaron because he acquired recently a brand new Sony A7s camera, and we invited him to join us in a quick photo walk, while Ted in other hand is excited to use his friend's Fujifilm X100, because the camera is so perfect for street photography and then as for me, Im still using my old Nikon D5300 with 18-55mm kit lens, I want to shoot more using the DSLR because I got so rusty in photography after doing a 2 year vlog for my Youtube channel.



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I was not planning to shoot with my camera and I was with them in MOA just to wait for the food in my tummy to settle down and try that new drink at Starbucks.

But I got the energy to bring out my DSLR and shoot side by side with them.
So here are my shots captured at the SM MOA by the bay.



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So what do you think of my shots?
Hmmm I guess I should shoot more and do more practice

How to enjoy an action packed movie like “Ocean’s 8” and “Escape Plan 2: Hades” at SM Cinema

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I've been waiting for a long time to experience the comfy recliner seats of SM Cinema's Director's Club in S Maison, I've tried their other branches but I'm more interested in S Maison's cinema because the mall is my favorite hang out place and I always stay there to eat and also drink my coffee. Its a hiding out for me if ever I need a place to stay whenever I go solo.

Pioneer Insurance’s #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition wins two Anvil Awards

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Pioneer bags two Silver Anvil Awards for the Move On Movement. The campaign won in the category “Public Relations Programs on a Sustained Basis” under two sub-categories: External Consumers, Communities, Special Interest/Advocacy Groups and Youth/Children’s Welfare. (From L-R) Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) Board Member Chito Maniago, Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP) General Manager Atty. Thursday Alciso, Pioneer Life Inc. First Vice President and Marketing Head Len Pozon, FILSCAP Chairman Nonoy Tan, ComCo Southeast Asia Regional Integration and Executive Director Ferdinand Bondoy, and Anvil Awards Committee Chairman Owen Cammayo.

Pioneer Insurance together with Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP) and its communications / public relations agency ComCo Southeast Asia bagged two Anvil Awards at the recent 53rd Anvil Awards organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).

SM Cinema Hosts the Biggest Superman Fan Gathering in Manila

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“Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane... It’s Superman!”

SM Cinema, as it connects to its audience through the Reel-to-Real experience, celebrates a major fan gathering event at SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall for the 80th anniversary of the world’s most iconic superhero, Superman!

Rock & Roll: Oakley hosts 6th Golf Cup in support of The Junior Golfers League

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The Junior Golfers League members with their trophies as they receive the Php 100,000 donation from Oakley Philippines at the Oakley 6th Golf Cup in Pampanga.
International sports accessories brand Oakley proudly hosted the recent 6th Golf Cup at Pradera Verde in Lubao, Pampanga for the benefit of the young aspiring golfers of The Junior Golfers League (TJGL), the development league of the Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines.

"Bienvenue Au Terroir" Sofitel Manila's French Week for July 2018



Its another year again and this is the most awaited monthly food specials at Sofitel Manila and Spiral Manila. This July 9-15, 2018, Sofitel Manila will bring in the 5 region of France's flavor with the help of their Spiral Manila's French Master Chef Julien Cosse.

As for the 5 regions of France, I think its best to get to know what are the special on each region

1. Northwest France – Normandy is best known for its apples.
2. Northeast France - best known for its culinary staples of potatoes, cabbage and beetroot
3. Eastern France - The Bourgogne and Franche-Comté region has the Comte cheese, vin jaune or yellow wine, smoked ham, sausages, the beef bourguignon and they are the top producer of wine.
4. Southeast France - The French Mediterranean region is known for the fresh ingredients citrus, veggies, fruits, herbs, bouillabaisse, salad, Nicoise and ratatouille
5. Southwest France - Bordeaux, Aquitane, Périgord, Gascogne and the Basque Country offers the best meat of duck, lamb, prunes, oysters, mushrooms and truffle.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Crimson Hotel’s Café Eight offers a 13-day Kapampangan culinary feast



If you are looking for more Kapampangan flavor or explore more exotic food from the region of Pampanga, then you have to check out the food special of Crimson Hotel's Cafe Eight, they will be having a Kapampangan culinary feast for 13 days and its in partnership with their sister hotel - Quest Hotel and Conference Center-Clark, Pampanga.

Akrotiri: Modern Eurasian Cuisine - a new food destination in Alabang



Akrotiri sounds like a new term or word, but after doing some research I learned that Akrotiri is an ancient city and settlement in Santorini, Greece that was destroyed during a volcanic eruption and the city is rich with artworks and objects that shows the modern way of living of man. According to Wikipedia, Akrotiri was the possible reference for Plato's story of Atlantis.

Chibo Okonomiyaki Podium branch offers more than just an okonomiyaki



We are fortunate that in this generation the okonomiyaki and several other Japanese food are now easy to acquire, unlike during the 90’s its so hard to find the okonomiyaki and during that yester-years, I only got a chance to try it in 1 resto that is now closed and also 1 resto that sells it with a very expensive price.

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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