#MovieVibes with Globe!

Currently omw to the movies now to watch the live action Attack on Titan with a friend. This is a much-needed break indeed and nothing more to relax with Titans tryna eat humans I know. Really glad that cinema houses here are showing it!! It means a lot for this animé kid.


Thanks to Globe for the schwag! Domo-kun approves~

Idk about you but I hate falling in line for anything. So when the gMovies app launched almost a year ago – it was such a breeze to book seats (of course with careful planning!!) Easily pay with your MasterCard or VISA and you’re free of worrying of running out of seats. Especially useful if you’re a busy dude tryna unwind after a long day. Don’t let the means destroy the end of a good movie.

AND MORE – look at what more Globe Movies has in store for you after the jump –  Read more

Is prepaid shopping the way to go in 2015?

Let’s be honest… the holidays might be over and you might have sworn to stop damaging your budget even more but the yearend sales, then come February it’s Valentines, and Summer sales, and it’s never ending. Personally, I’ve just been out of the red (oh good lord why is that shiny plastic looking straight at me) and it has been. one. expensive. year.

Good thing, there are optionz in life! Especially when that shiny little thing that you want costs way less when it’s coming from the halfway across the world. Using your credit card might not be the best friend you might think it is when you think of currency conversion and shit, on top of being in the red.

I thought, for the coming year, I really need to curb my spending habits. Raking up credit is not helping and I will no longer endure a year in debt. Being an adult sucks bigtime because you’re given all these opportunities but you really need to be responsible about ’em. It’s not like you can just save and save and not enjoy though. Like what my mom always tells me, spending within one’s means is a good skill to have.

When I discovered prepaid shopping, it was rather unappealing to me. First, you’re limited to your current funds, and second, transferring funds was a rather inconvenient chore. But with the goal of controlling this bad habit I am hurting to admit, it seems like a feasible plan! With a lot of prepaid credit cards in the market now (with minimal annual fee to boot), it sounded like a plan. But also these optionz are getting too many to bother yourself…

I particularly like Globe Blue and Gcash Amex because…

  1. Both are connected to my Gcash account, and subsequently my Globe postpaid line.
  2. Transferring is easy via the Gcash app, especially if with BPI.
  3. Globe Blue also serves like a preferred clientele card and has dedicated lanes at selected Globe stores.
  4. It’s easy shopping with US-based institutions like Amazon, Netflix, and the Playstation store because Gcash Amex also gives you an address in the US – meaning your card is eligible for use in geo-restricted e-commerce sites.
  5. You can also debit purchases (capped at PhP 500) from iTunes and the App Store (and Google Play!) directly to your postpaid bill.

2015 is fast approaching and you might be wondr’n why this is what I have to blog about. I was doing a lil bit of financial planning, and I thought I’d share what I have in mind. To be fair, I also use other prepaid cards. I have a couple hehe but I haven’t thought about them until now that I’m pretty serious about saving up.

A year after Haiyan…

Typhoon Yolanda, known as Haiyan internationally, the strongest typhoon to hit the planet, had made land fall in the Philippines a year ago on this month. It has destroyed millions worth of properties and has taken a lot of lives. Those who survived has barely managed… if it weren’t for people, here in the Philippines and elsewhere in world, jumped in to help them. It helps restore faith in humanity as the whole world lent a helping hand to the survivors, something as a Filipino I am grateful for.

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Project 1 Phone

A few weeks back, my blog partner Globe Telecom, reached out to me to participate in a photo shoot for Project 1 Phone. It’s an honor to be a part of this wonderful project and to work with such talented people!

Project 1 Phone, the country’s biggest mobile phone recycling campaign, has tapped global electronic waste recycling specialist TES-AMM.

TES-AMM combines state-of-the art technology with in-depth knowledge of environment and waste management techniques to provide reuse solutions and recovery of precious metals of end-of-life electronics such as computers, cell phones, peripherals, and TV sets.

All the units that Globe will collect through Project 1 Phone will be turned over to TES-AMM Philippines for proper recycling and recovery.

Through recycling, Globe’s Project 1 Phone hopes to do away with e-waste and lessen the harmful effects on the environment. Old cell phones and their batteries have toxic components such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury as well as plastic parts that usually have brominated flame retardant. These chemicals can intoxicate the environment.

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Your old phone can still do wonders even in the age of techy and trendy smartphones! They can turn classrooms into more conducive spaces of learning!

Project 1 Phone encourages people to donate their old phones to Globe Telecom, which will, in turn, contribute to the building of new schools in Aklan.

The old phones and devices that Globe will gather shall be turned over to TES-AMM, a leading electronics waste recycler which will take responsibility for at end-of-life products to ensure that they are managed responsibly.

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Photo by Sandro Paredes
Makeup by Xeng Zulueta
A CSR Project by Globe

Outtakes from the shoot after the jump —  Read more

#GlobeiPhone6

It’s the first day of November and I know we’re so ready because we all know that iPhone 6 is coming to the country! Yay!

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And of course, where else better to get your shiny new iPhone but from our good friends at Globe. The it smartphone of the year is slated to land on Philippine shores Nov. 14 and you can pre-register for it, whether you’re a Globe subscriber or not at www.globe.com.ph/iphone6

Here’s a lowdown of the iPhone 6’s features via Mashable. Plus the latest and most advanced iOS Apple had. I am particularly thrilled of the Handoff feature!

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And if you care about #BendGate, though I will highly question why you would, here’s a review from Mashable, too.

ALL GEARED UP FOR THE iPHONE 6? I am and I bet you are, too!

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

This contest has lapsed but I just want to highlight how this platform is a great avenue for young people like you and me who wants to change something. Besides, you can still be a member of this amazing organization and who knows they might open another grant competition and you might actually win.

It’ll help for you to check this out and see if you can connect with like-minded people in the community and discuss a potential project you can work on. It’s a great community for changemakers, and what better for changemakers to be at but with fellow people who wants to do something.

Full disclosure: I was a nursing graduate and we were limited to the activities and opportunities in the university given the amount of work our course requires. I am actually sad that I didn't spend my college years to undergo these experiences so if I can just get another shot at this, I'll be grateful. I hope you young people appreciate these kind of opportunities that are available to you. I think they will help shape you to become better citizens, not only of your nation, but of the world.

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Shoutout to great teachers!

So first of all, I’d like to acknowledge my brother and sister who are both teachers – which in a larger scale, being honored as the National Teachers Month is about to end! (Sorry I am that oblivious haha) I am so proud of these two having finished their teaching degrees and now excelling in their chosen fields. I know that they will be great teachers just because. I believe in them.

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And of course, I’ll be a bit off course here (see what I did there) to greet the best teacher I’ve ever had a happy happy happy birthday — My mom <3

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It goes without saying that teachers play an important role in our society. I have so much appreciation for all the good teachers I’ve ever met – who has ever challenged me to be better in whatever I do, who has ever told me that I can be better if I put my heart and mind to it. And that is inasmuch as I express utter disgust towards people who give teachers a bad name. I’m sorry, I have to put it out there, hahaha!

Anyway, our partner Globe is honoring 21 teachers — by involving students to post selfies with their noble teachers to nominate them! Students just have to use the #GlobeWonderfulTeacher and they can have a chance to win prepaid load for themselves and one of the 21 awards for their teacher! I have a list of teachers now to post with my selfie, but I’m no longer a student now, am I?

Happy Globe Day! #WonderfulStories

Yesterday, we celebrated connections. If you’ve been following me on Twitter (and if you’re not go do it :P) you’d know how much I love Globe. And you’ll also know that I tweeted about this simple yet powerful video of how much connection affects our everyday lives. Go watch it and cry!


Everyone of us has a story to tell. Wonderful stories, indeed.  We all love hearing them, whether they’re inspiring, funny, melancholic, full of lessons, or sometimes a combination of everything. For whatever it’s worth, I’ve told this many times already, I live for the wonderful stories because they make me feel alive. 


So in the spirit of sharing stories, if you’re a college undergraduate or a film student and you have wonderful stories to tell, you can submit your entries from September 17 to October 24, 2014. Fill out an application online or download the form and send it together with your five-minuter video/s. More information on www.globe.com.ph/wonderfilm.

Weekend Live Blog: 8/30 feat. #GlobeSlipstream

UPDATE:

I was already watching the concert when some of my friends who were at the VIP area invited me for some drinks. Autotelic was awesome but this momma can’t say no to cocktails. I’m too weak!

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The night was so lovely and special!

Cheers to Marlon Stockinger and F1! Cheers to a faster Globe Telecom!

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I got to meet Marlon Stockinger a few minutes back and gad I can even smell him – I assure you he didn’t smell of burnt rubber even after racing. He’s so cute, too! And young? I didn’t know he’s just 23! To be young and famous nga naman, I hope he gets in F1 to represent the country.

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Up next: Up Dharma Down will be playing alongside other bands at the Bonifacio High Street Central!

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So I am here at #GlobeSlipstream here at the Bonifacio Global City. Marlon Stockinger just finished running his first exhibition and will be up against his old friends including Mateo Guidicelli for some friendly competition. Meanwhile, I took a break because the heat is getting to me and jeez I’m sweating like a bacon on the skillet (haha see photo below as well)

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But for apropos, race enthusiasts who are here are mostly hot boys and tbqh they’re not helping me cool down.

If yer here at the event, hope I bump into ya! If not, then follow me on Twitter or Instagram as I bring you guys the latest in here.

FYI still no near sighting of Stockinger but I hope to get to that (don’t be lazy self he’s hot)

Ok bye for now!

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Also, thanks Globe for inviting me!

[Midweek Challenge] 90’s Bitches

It’s the midweek and god knows it’s TGIAF: Thank God It’s Almost Friday!

You can’t quite go out drinking/partying/dancing in the moonlight/whatever it is that you do but you’re in need of a good something. So hey, I went to my favorite music streaming service (hey y’all Spotify) and made a midweek playlist! I called it The Bitches just because. These power bitch tunes are my fuel at work when I need to shut everything off and focus. Mama knows she needs to grind and (t)werq ’cause she werqs hard for the money! I mean, I know it supposed to be relaxing and soothing and whatnot but my brain is aching for some 90’s girl power meets millenial bitches that matter.

Plus I need to imbibe that bitchiness because boys come in the weekends. H E L L O O O O O O !

So if some of the office peeps ’round are reading – yeah me gyrating on my desk is real.

And for good measure, let’s throw in Troye Sivan’s TRXYE (oh god my midweek is sounding so trippy good thanks to this bb)

JUST. BECAUSE. OKAY.

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