Saturday, September 21, 2019

Seagate and Dahua Teamed-Up for Smart and Safer Cities

Who doesn't want to live in a place where you feel safe? Well, I DO want to live in a safe place, especially in my own city, where I feel most secured and no harm come my way.

As they say, Smart cities are, as a concept, are safer cities.

Urban officials dream of a future of "Smart Cities" that use new technologies to gather comprehensive data and algorithms  to achieve increased efficiency, sustainability and  safety.  Many of these technologies involve cameras and data storage that can be tasked with jobs that ranges from keeping track of traffic  to monitoring peace and order in the city.
Smart City Surveillance Seminar held at Limketkai Luxe Hotel
Last September 20, 2019, Seagate and Dahua conducted a seminar at Limketkai Luxe Hotel. Some members of CDOBloggers were able to attend and learned about their Products and Solutions update.

CDOBloggers in attendance   (Photo credits: CDOBloggers)
Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions and Dahua Technology, a world-leading video-centric lot solution and service provider, teamed up to deliver the next wave of  highly intelligent video surveillance servers with DAHUA IVSS and  Skyhawk AI.

Smart City, Safe Living

Dahua's safe city solution provides an integrated platform and intelligent technologies to ensure cities are well guarded and efficiently run by providing end-to-end solution through the use surveillance technology. Enhanced features like  cutting-edge Face Recognition which boasts off 99.8% accuracy, Abnormal Behavior Detection, License Plate Recognition, and Traffic Violation Detection. This unified safe city platform tasked with unified command and centralized data storage, this can provide rapid emergency response or cross-department information sharing among authorities. Dahua Technology also provides Mobile Enforcement that enables location detection and video footage sharing to security centers via 3G/4G for faster and more accurate action.

Dahua solution provides good quality video images and smart detection in any weather conditions. After being widely used by many cities, the Dahua safe city solution has been proven to be both efficient and effective in protecting the safety within a city.

SkyHawk AI provides bandwidth and processing power to manage always-on, data--intensive workloads, while simultaneously analyzing and recording footage from 64 HD cameras and ssupport 16 AI cameras with minimized dropped frames, reduced downtime and can withstand 24/7  operations. Equipped with Seagate ImagePerfect AI firmware, which means it can record high quality, sharp video footages while simultaneously facilitating AI-enabled NNVR analytics that ensures files gathered through video surveillance are properly stored and easily accessible.
The SkyHawk storage capacity ranges from 1TB up to 14 TB and with a workload capacity of 180 TB per year  for the normal SkyHawk, while the Skyhawk AI can withstand up to 550 TB workload per year.

Dahua Technology made an early start in AI applications and has since made several achievements in the industry with the launch of their IVSS series. Through this partnership, Seagate's advanced technology complements Dahua'ss data storage challenges with their  facial recognition, ANPR, PFA and other advanced video analytics advanced features. In addition, this strategic partnership between Dahua Technology and Seagate can boost the AI application across the surveillance industry.

About Seagate

Seagate creates space for the human experience by innovating how data is stored, shared and used. Learn more at www.seagate.com. Follow Seagate  on Facebook (SeagatePH), Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Spiceworks, Youtube and subscribe to their blog.

About Dahua

(Dahua Technology) is a world-leading video-centric smart loT solution and service provider. Based on technological innovations, Dahua Technology offers end-to-end security solutions, systems, and services to create values for city operations, corporate management and consumers. Committed to the mission of "Enabling a safer society and smarter living", Dahua Technology will adhere to the core value of "customer-centered", provide the market with excellent quality and service to create more value for customers, and make unremitting efforts to build a safe, intelligent, convenient and efficient society.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Contemplating Is What I Do Best...

Hi! Sorry for being 'silent' for a while. I was  quite busy... Or shall I say, I have other more important matters to attend to that updating my blog is quite a luxury for me to do.

Even in my social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram) were hardly updated. Although I often check them from time to time, but sharing something on my wall or page takes a  lot of effort  for me to do.

Actually, I've so much to say and so much to share...but in the end, I chose to be silent. I always weigh things if they are good or worthy to share. I  do believed they are worthy but decided in the end to keep things to myself (yet) if I'm not ready to be bombarded with questions that I don't have time to reply.

Yes, I guess I'm like that 🤔 - always contemplating that in the end, I'd rather keep things and let my lone self worry about it.

Sometimes, it's ironic that I tend to share some personal stuff to people not really  that close to me but somehow respect my personal views. More often that not, I really wanted to talk to people who already build a relationship towards me but  I tend to hold back when I remember the things they say or their opinion towards other people before it happened to  me.

I mean they gave a not so nice opinion to others about something. And a year (or years) later, that something happened to me (or to my family - my kids, especially). So, can you blame me for not sharing it to them instead?

It's actually quite surprising that some people who are not my bff or my kins are the ones who are most sensitive to what I feel. They're the ones letting me feel that it's okay to be quiet and it's okay to share when I'm ready. They also respected my privacy by not sharing to others what I went thru. They're only a handful you know, and I appreciate that. They're the people I lest expected to lend me an ear (and hand, if necessary) should I feel down. Privacy is everything to me. That's why I also do the same to others should they asked for it. I don't just share some details of my close friend to another close friend especially if it doesn't concern them.

But there were also instances that some people not really close to me, who at  first  shared concern to my woes, and later managed to unmasked my weakness and tried to sound concern wherein actually, they just insulted my well-being.

Well, I guess you're confuse with what I'm saying  here in case you're reading my blog. I kept promising to share some of the things I've been thru lately or for the past years. I really do. But I'm too tired to write now ✌ I hope I can share it with you in my next entry. I'm still drafting it and hope to post it soon and (hope to) inspire others with my journey 💕

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Cyberlegends Taking E-Sports by Storm

Cyberzone, the leader in tech and innovation in the country is also now taking the E-sports by storm with its latest tournament, CYBERLEGENDS. 

“With the fast growth of the gaming community, we aim to take it a notch higher as we offer Filipino e-gamers and fans an extraordinary experience through live tournaments and exclusive access to the latest in tech in select SM malls,” said SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

Cyberzone’s Cyberlegends is the first of the three big gaming tournaments for this year and it’s powered by Smart/PLDT and Samsung.  Mobile Legends enthusiasts, amateurs and pro gamers can win P300,000.00 of total cash prizes at stake and freebies from Cyberzone brand partners. 
Hopeful contestants
Cyberlegends will happen at SM CDO Downtown Premier on May 25, on the 29th of June at SM Seaside City Cebu, at SM Pampanga on July 14 and finally at SM North Edsa of the 24th of August.

Champion will get a cash prize of P40,000, a Trophy and Samsung A50 cellphones (for each player). 1st runner-up will get a cash prize of P20,000 and 2nd runner-up gets P15,000.
Trophy for the Champion
No matter what your tech interest is, whether it be gaming, virtual reality, tech upgrades, cosplay, photography, music, or other hobbies – there will be something for you at Cyberzone. For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Summer Fun in the Sun at Seven Seas Waterpark

 
At my back is the Cyclone water slide
Ahoy Mateys!

CDOBloggers had its first General Membership Meeting for the year 2019 last May 11 at Seven Seas Water Park Resort located at Zone 1, Opol, Cagayan de Oro City. It started in the morning and concluded at 6 in the evening. It was also a great time for the old and new members of CDOBloggers to bond and get to know each other well.

however, my daughter and I (daughter is also a member) had prior commitments, so, we almost didn't make it to the GMM. We arrived very late at 4:30pm (not to mention I got lost on the road even though I used waze. I ended up using another shortcut but it was narrow...but glad we still made it!).
I guess we missed a lot of activities earlier in the day, like touring the place and experiencing all the rides but my daughter still had the best remaining 2 hours in her life at the pool while I took some pics :-)

About Seven Seas

Seven Seas Waterpark is described as 'the first world class, largest and pirate-themed waterpark in the Philippines. Seven Seas is just minutes from the bustling metropolis of Cagayan de Oro, which is the gateway to the Philippine's food basket and a popular adventure tourism destination. The nearby Laguindingan airport is readily accessible from the waterpark and future development of port facilities, hotels, resorts and food establishments in Opol will enhance the attractiveness of the seven (7) hectares facility for locals and out of towners alike.'
Anyways, sharing to you some pictures I took at Seven Seas. In this picture you can see some attractions of Seven Seas such as: The Cyclone, The Buccaneer Bay, Pira-Chute, Plank Drop. I promised myself to try all these rides the next time I come here. It looks scary but I think it's fun to try. Besides, you can always see lifeguards roaming and checking around. They also have other rides or attractions that I wasn't able to take pics like the Captain Kidd's hideout, Pacific Racer, Cannon ball run, Riptide Reef, Fuerte de San Agustin, Escape Tunnel and Mighty Maui River.

Below are some pictures of me with the matey's:
Next time I come back, I'll make sure to take a lot of pictures in every corner. This place is really great for a family or barkada outing and a perfect place to relax and unwind.

* Thanks to Bogie's Wonderland for my other pics ;-)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Vivo V15 Pro Helps You Shoot Professional-Grade Looking Images

Mobile photography is no longer limited to food shots and selfies. These days, even professional photographers rely heavily on their smartphones when capturing images that evoke a lot of emotions. A photo is a great way to communicate a message or even just to update loved ones of a recent trip.


It may seem such a waste when an extraordinary location is not properly photographed. It's almost an injustice if the colors of a beautiful garden are either too bright or overexposed.

One doesn't have to break the bank to get professional-grade images.

The Vivo V15 Pro's 48MP Triple Rear Camera addresses photography issues such as exposure, lowlight conditions, and sharpness, among others. The camera’s AI (artificial intelligence) component elevates mobile photography experience to the next level with its 12MP standard + 8MP super wide-angle + 5MP depth-sensing camera setup.

With its 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor, the Vivo V15 Pro offers photography enthusiasts more than just stunning photos. It is almost certain that the photograph will have a crispier and more natural-looking image compared to those taken with lower megapixels.

In travel photography, landscape photos are a must. No portfolio is complete without a shot of the horizon or breathtaking flower fields. Mobile photographers can rely on Vivo V15 Pro's 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera to do the job. Users don't have to change lenses depending on the need of the shot. Just press on the feature and it's ready to immortalize an image. The AI Super Wide-Angle Camera can expand up to 120 degrees, capturing more people and fuller landscape shots.

The 5MP Depth Depth-Sensing Camera will add more drama and effects on the captured image.

To deliver high-quality 12MP images, the Vivo V15 Pro's main rear camera has a 4-in-1 pixel technology. It means that one large pixel is combined with four pixels so that even in low light or even dark conditions, the images will still come out better.

With its Professional Mode feature, the Vivo V15 Pro can pretty much do the work of DSLR cameras.

Users who want to learn photography can practice by enabling the smartphone's Pro Mode capabilities. Adjust the aperture when taking a photo in dark or confined spaces such as hotels or function rooms. Test how the shutter speed works by adjusting it when taking a photograph of a race or moving vehicles. One can also play with the Manual Feature when taking photos of a city skyline — at night.

However, there is Vivo V15 Pro's AI Super Night Mode that can take multiple photos at different exposures. The finished product is a stunning combination of these shots. Night scenes are difficult to shoot, but through this feature, anyone can achieve a clear and beautiful night scene.

This enables images taken with the Vivo V15 Pro to be used in other platforms and not only for social media posts.

Still, for Instagrammers who like sharing their photographs to family and friends and feel limited by the available editing features, the Vivo V15 Pro's Editing Features can help them achieve just the right amount of brightness, contrast, or even saturation in their images.

Limited time offer
Those who want to get the Vivo V15 Pro for its AI camera technology are in for a treat as Vivo is also giving away a set of exclusive perks for those who make advance orders of its latest flagship smartphone.

Customers who pre-order the V15 Pro online until April 11 can score a JBL Clip 3 portable Bluetooth speaker, an extended 6 months phone warranty and can also avail of a screen protection warranty, wherein they will only need to pay P500 to have their damaged or broken screens replaced within 6 months from receiving their pre-ordered units. To pre-order the Vivo V15 Pro today, visit https://vivoglobal.ph/v15preorder/.

The V15 Pro will be available in the local market starting April 12. Vivo will offer the smartphone at 0% interest, thru 6-9 months installment payments using major credit cards and Home Credit, at all participating stores nationwide.

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About Vivo
Vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile innovations and services. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers focusing on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design.

In recent years, Vivo has taken frequent efforts in the sports field and is committed to promoting the mutual penetration of the brand’s diverse fields and diversifying its brand image. Vivo Philippines announced its partnership with the NBA by the end of 2018.

Currently, Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. Vivo is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Northern Mindanao Food Fest Bigger Than Ever!

About 5 years ago, Big Bite Food Festival in Northern Mindanao uncovered an exciting food culture in the region. Founded by Centrio Ayala Mall, it has become mall management’s great pride and joy to discover new and innovative food entrepreneurs and enthusiasts comprising an incredibly dynamic local food industry.

The first Big Bite Food Festival was held in Marquee mall in Pampanga, a regional food haven in the North. Further down south in 2014, Mindanao followed suit with Cagayan de Oro’s then brand new Centrio Ayala mall offering itself as venue. Both festivals form part of Ayala mall’s institutionalized support for local food business and concepts.

Big Bite features the obvious massive-sized food items as festival highlight. Past years have revealed the giant halo-halo, the region’s largest maja blanca, enormous ham sliders, a colossal pineapple crumble and an oversized bowl of salad among a host of other interesting savory flavors and dessert delights in gigantic portions. In addition to such titanic highlights, Centrio gives an award to the year’s best food discovery, as judged by the country’s food industry leaders and celebrities.

This year, gracing the festivities is the Philippines’ Idol sa Kusina, Chef Boy Logro. The Chef Master of GMA network is joined by young television host and former VJ, Joyce Pring to oversee stimulating culinary competitions and other cooking events throughout the 4-day fiesta. Celebrity Chef JP Anglo, host of CNN’s Hungry with Chef JP will be the festival’s Special Guest; completing the set are some of the country’s top food bloggers including The Pickiest Eater in the World, Ritchie Zamora.

Big Bite regulars have come to expect fresh food concepts interspersed with all-time favorites from homegrown restaurants in the local food scene. What’s more, they are treated to excellent music featuring the best of local artists, and gastronomic sets in visually exhilarating scenes and instagrammable nooks and crannies which best showcase the epicurean pleasures the festival has to offer.

The Big Bite Northern Mindanao Food Festival runs from Thursday till Sunday, March 14-17, 2019.

For Media Inquiries please get in touch with

Carlitos John T. Felesedario
Marketing Associate
Centrio Mall
Email: felesedario.carlitos@ayalamalls.com.ph

Marie Angela D. Kho
Professional Organizers Unlimited Inc.
Event Managers for Big Bite Food Festival
Email: professionalorganizers@ymail.com

Friday, March 8, 2019

SM CDO Downtown Premier Celebrates Women's Month: Enjoy Exclusive Deals Every Wednesday!

SM mall join the whole world in celebrating Women's month. SM CDO Downtown Premier join this celebration with month-long campaigns and launched #WeAreWomenAtSM on March 8, 2019.

Because all women are inspiring and worth celebrating, SM offers the month of March an exclusive sale every Wednesday for all types of women namely in Fashion, Beauty, Wellness, etc.

What do they Offer for Women's month? 

Cute Vanity pop-up for those who love to take selfies (like what we did below)
Photo grabbed from SM
For the whole month of March, shoppers can randomly take selfies and groufies at this beautiful set-up, celebrating the "kikayness" of a woman. Beside the cutesy pop-ups are items on discounted prices from SM Fashion accessories and SM Beauty.
 
WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY SMAC SALE - Get extra 10% off during all Wednesdays of March from participating departments.

WOMEN'S WEDNESDAY SALE for other tenants: Bench, Guess, Bayo, Giordano, Mags, Treasures by Carla, Noregold, Forme, Diagold, Oro Italia, Bagel Girl and Dickies.

WOMEN'S SPECIALS - Because women are special, SM came up with the offering like discounts and buy 1 take 1 sale from wellness centers to pamper us: CDO Skin Health Experts, Cardinal Eyecare Clinic, Nadela Dental Care, Nailandia, Aurga, Amuma and Eyebrowse.

Apart from the offerings, worthwhile programs are also in place:

March 10 - Regional Finals of Ms. Teen Philippines
March 23 - WE ARE WOMEN TALK SHOW, featuring inspiring women like: Tisha Biruar (muslim Social Media Influencer), Tweetie Bullecer (Fitspirational speaker from Davao), Karen Lluch (former Ms. Cagayan, cancer survivor) and Mags Cue (entrepreneur and philanthropist).


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Kagayan Experience Food Tour (KExTour) Day 2

CDOBloggers hosted the first ever Kagayan Experience Food Tour last November 13 - 17, 2018 and I was able to visit only two places on the first day. On the second day of the tour, it started at Krispy Kreme in Limketkai Center. They offered limited edition of holiday donuts. I was extremely happy when they gave each one of us a box of half dozen holiday donuts coz my kids love them!
1. Krispy Kreme
Krsipy Kreme limited edition
Our second stop was at Chinkee Tea. The place was instagrammable. I mean, you can take lots of picture perfect with a very good angle in your cameras! They have several branches but we went at their Velez-Gaerlan branch. Chinkee Tea has a very nice ambiance. It has this feel-good view or a classic-meets-modern scenery. Since I was in a hurry to pick up my youngest child at school, I decided to take out my Wintermelon milk tea, which apparently, was one of their bestsellers.
2. Chinkee Tea
Me at Chikee Tea =)

My Wintermelon Milk Shake
I wasn't able to join the 3rd and 4th stop that day. My fellow-bloggers went to Mykelli's Grill located at Pueblo. Their 4th stop was at Samgui Korean resto in Corrales. I had a busy afternoon and did some motherly duties so I excused myself.
3. Seda Hotel Centrio
Me beside the lighted Christmas Tree at Seda Hotel
I was only able to join the group on their 5th stop at Seda Hotel. However, I arrived a little late for the Stellar Christmas Tree Lighting Event due to heavy traffic. But at least I was able to catch up the remaining parts of the program and took some pictures of what was left on the food.

Foods served at Seda Hotel
Kebobs: Food served at Seda Hotel
Some foods served at Seda Hotel
4. Superstar KTV Lounge and Club - The last stop on that night was at Superstar KTV Bar located at CTC. We were welcomed by the owner and treated us with really good food! We had fun singing that night but I need to be home before midnight so I went ahead with the group. Overall, our busy day ended with a super fun night.
Facade of Superstar KTV. Located at the 2nd floor of CTC

There were lots of foods served that night and everything just tasted so right! Check the pics below:

One of the best kinilaw I've tasted
Very cheesy Nachos
You can never go wrong with Spicy Chicken with fries
Sizzling squid

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