Thursday, November 27, 2014

AirAsia Connects Cagayan de Oro To Cebu

AirAsia Zest, the Filipino low cost carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia will launched its newest destinations from Mactan Cebu International Airport to Cagayan de Oro and Davao, the two (2) key cities in Mindanao. The twice daily flights between Cebu and Mindanao routes will commence on December 12, 2014.

AirAsia offers promotional seats with all-in-fares from as low as P1.00 base fare only. To know about their red hot promo fares for International and Domestic destinations, follow them via Facebook (facebook/airasiaphilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/airasiaph).

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with AirAsia Zest Chief Executive Joy Cañeba and Captain Gisela Bendong
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me and Jacq, my fellow CDOBloggers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Song For My Sick Grandma

Quite a late post but I guess I did this on purpose :-) I'm not used of sharing my video in public but I will make an exemption on this one. In my old post, I've mentioned that our family was doing a fundraising for my sick grandmother that we came up with a dinner concert. So, last October 4, 2014, the second concert took place in our city where my brother, husband, daughter and myself participated. My sister in-law was in charge of pictures and videos (including this video I posted).

So here you can see and hear me sing Celine Dion's version of A Mother's Prayer. I did the opening song and the rest of the family members played the piano, guitar, did a solo number or duet. The concert was a success and we were truly grateful for those who came, for those who donated and supported the cause even though some were not around. Thank You Lord and may God bless us all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Huge discounts await customers at Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes

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MANILA, Philippines – Samsung gives Pinoys more reasons to love the holidays with Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes. From November 15 – December 31, 2014, customers can get a chance to take home their favorite Samsung device at a lower cost by visiting participating Samsung Experience Shops and authorized dealers nationwide.

“We are very excited to make the holidays extra special for the Pinoys with Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes” said Rhinn Piczon, Product Marketing Head for Mobile of Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation “We listened to what our customers want and we’re thrilled to be able to give it to them this Christmas.”

Included in the promo are the Samsung Galaxy V, Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, Galaxy Core 2, Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3.

The Samsung Galaxy V is a dual SIM phone that features a 4-inch screen and runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.2. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, on the other hand, features a super light, slim design with a 7-inch WSVGA screen, as well as a a 1.2 Ghz Dual-Core Processor and Android Jellybean OS.

Also available at the Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes is the Samsung Galaxy Core 2 which features a powerful Quad-Core processor on Android Kitkat and a 4.5-inch large screen, Samsung Galaxy Grand 2, with a large 5.2-inch screen an 8MP camera, Samsung S4 which boasts of a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display and 13MP rear camera, the latest Samsung S5 which has a 5.1-inch display and 16MP rear camera, and one of Samsung most powerful smartphones in the market, the Galaxy Note 3 which features a 5.7-inch display and a Quad Core 2.3GHz processor running on Android Jelly Bean.

At Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes, customers can avail of their very own Samsung devices for as low as Php 7,000 less than the original selling price or get a special item from Samsung upon purchase.

MODEL                   RETAIL PRICE    PROMO PRICE
Galaxy V                 Php 4,990.00         Free Jelly Case
Galaxy Tab 3 Lite    Php 6,990.00        Php 6,490.00
Galaxy Core 2         Php 8,990.00        Php 6,990.00
Galaxy Tab 4 7.0     Php 11,990.00      Php 10,990.00
Galaxy Grand 2       Php 13,990.00     Php 12,990.00
Galaxy S4                Php 21,990.00       Php 19,990.00
Galaxy S5                Php 34,990.00       Php 31,990.00
Galaxy Note 3         Php 36,990.00      Php 29,990.00

Samsung’s Galaxy of Christmas Wishes can be found at participating Samsung Experience Shops and authorized dealers nationwide. Per DTI FTEB-SPD Permit No. 4704. 
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Me (far left) with fellow CDOBloggers at Samsung Store (photo credit by Venus)

Globe Telecom mulls expanding operations in Asean region

Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu said the Philippine telecommunications provider is exploring the possibility of expanding its operations within the ASEAN region to complement relatively strong economic growth within the region. 

“We will look for white space within Asean and Asia on where to leverage the skills we’ve developed overtime and we do think we’ve developed a decent telco business here in the Philippines. We have a great team and we’re thinking of ways to leverage that further in emerging economies,” Cu said in a video shown at the recent APEC CEO Summit in Beijing, China. The APEC CEO Summit is a premier business event, attended by thousands of economic and business leaders from around the region. 

Cu specifically cited Myanmar as a potential expansion area. “There’s already a telco player in Myanmar but there are other areas we could get involved in, like financial services and mobile advertising and these areas have potential,” he said. 

As a telco provider, Globe has taken the direction of providing products and services most relevant to customers amid fast-paced evolution of digital technologies. “We’ve always taken the position that if consumer habits are changing, then we have to change along with it and deliver what’s relevant to them. The real prize would be getting all of these individuals to access the internet through their mobile phones and alternatives offered by different mobile apps become more commonplace and become the main mode of communication,” said Cu. 

Cu earlier said Globe is considering the possibility of offering its mobile-based banking service to other Southeast Asian markets once the ASEAN integration is in place. Globe operates GCash, the mobile money service of its subsidiary G-Xchange Inc. It also operates BanKO, a mobile-based, microfinance-focused savings bank, along with Bank of the Philippine Islands and Ayala Corp. 

By 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community sets in motion the creation of single market and production base for the 10-nation bloc fostering free flow of goods, services, skilled labor, investments and capital. ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Cu’s vision of expanding Globe Telecom’s operations in the Asean region mirrors goals expressed by other CEOs surveyed by PwC International Survey Unit. The APEC CEO Survey was conducted between June and August 2014 covering 635 CEOs and industry leaders across 39 countries with operations in APEC economies. 

Based on the survey, 57% of the CEO respondents said they are either building or expanding facilities in APEC economies in the next 3 to 5 years. The survey found that 67% of executives plan to increase investment in the APEC region over the next 12 months. Their plans are spread over each of the 21 APEC member economies with China, the US, Indonesia, Hong Kong-China and Singapore as the most popular destinations for investment. 

The Philippines will be hosting the APEC Summit next year. An intergovernmental grouping currently composed of 21 member economies, APEC focuses on three key areas namely trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation and economic and technical cooperation.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Welcoming the People's Champ

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People's Champ, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao gets full military honors from Army Reserves Command upon arrival in General Santos City International Airport on board AirAsia flight from Macau. He just returned after he won the fight against Chris Algieri last Sunday held in Macau. The attendants of AirAsia personally gave Pacman a cake specially made for him.

Congrats Manny for bringing home another victory!

Renowned designer Tim Kobe arrives in the PH to visit Globe GEN3 stores

Iconic Apple store designer teams up with Globe Telecom to revolutionize telco retail Multi-awarded designer Tim Kobe—lauded for transforming the retail landscape through his work on the iconic Apple Store in New York City—has arrived in the Philippines to visit the revolutionary “Generation 3” stores that he especially redesigned for leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom. Globe tapped Tim Kobe in remodeling its stores to set the standard for store design and telecoms retail experience in the Philippines and in the world. 

Tim Kobe is the CEO and founder of Eight Inc., a strategic design firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Tokyo, London, Singapore, and Beijing. The "8 design human experience”—which hints at the Generation 3 store promise—states that "we design meaningful experiences. Experiences with emotion and purpose that change the way people think, feel, and do." 

A graduate of Environmental Design from Art Center College of Design, Kobe began his career working as a designer for The Burdick Group, a design firm based in in San Francisco California, In 1987, Kobe became a founding partner in West Office Design Associates, focusing on museum and exhibition design for several science museum exhibitions in the US and Hong Kong. 

Years later, Kobe founded the globally recognized strategic design firm Eight Inc. At Eight Inc., Kobe worked with numerous brands in the retail and commercial space including Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll and Citibank, among others. 

Beyond his duties at Eight Inc., Kobe is also trustee at Art Center College of Design and currently serving as Chairman of the Academic Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grabhorn Institute in San Francisco California. 

Together with Kobe, Globe is set to revolutionize customer experience through a highly engaging retail concept that reimagines the digital lifestyles of Filipinos. The new stores will feature interactive lifestyle vignettes that will showcase numerous products within interesting displays that are relevant to customers. The installations are flexible and reconfigurable enabling the store to transform, keeping the environment always fresh and giving customers a reason to return. 

As Globe Telecom makes way for Kobe’s retail concept, it has closed down two of its biggest stores in SM North Edsa and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro. The two stores will reopen in December 2014 promising a groundbreaking experience for its customers. 

Prior to opening, the stores will feature themed surprises – Arts, Community, and Technology. Globe has commissioned a number of local artists to turn these stores into live art galleries that showcase murals exhibiting the vision Globe Telecom and Kobe’s Eight Inc. have for its upcoming Generation 3 stores. 

For weeks now, local artists have treated Globe customers and retail onlookers to live art performances at their stores in SM North EDSA in Manila and Limketkai Mall in Cagayan De Oro. Art enthusiasts and followers on social media have been keeping tabs through #Gen3nextACT on Twitter and photos uploaded on Facebook since the art event began last September 25. 

To participate in the #GEN3NextACT follow us on Twitter or get updates on https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gen3nextACT

To know about other Globe stores in your area visit http://www.globe.com.ph/store-locator or call 730-1000 for more details. 

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1 – Globe GEN3 Stores designer Tim Kobe meets celebrated Filipino artist and creative director of the GEN3 murals Ross Capili 
2 – Tim Kobe with the Globe SM North Edsa team 
3 – Tim Kobe writes his message for Globe customers at the SM North Edsa 
4 – Tim Kobe and Ross Capili together with the rest of the GEN3 Spot-on Artists for ACT 4 at Globe SM North Edsa 
5-6 – Tim Kobe writes his message for the Kagay-anons on the Globe GEN3 mural at Limketkai mall 7 – Globe GEN3 store designer Tim Kobe together with Globe Head of Retail Transformation and Stores Management Joe Caliro at the Globe store in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro 
8 – Globe GEN3 store designer Tim Kobe and Globe Head of Retail Transformation and Stores Management Joe Caliro together with Globe Retail Area Head for North Mindanao Pear Cepeda and Globe Retail Manager for Limketkai Mall Andrene Buctuan

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monster Kitchen

CDOBloggers and other members from the media were privileged enough to be invited by Monster Kitchen last September 3, 2014. Almost all of their top chefs were present and gave us brief background about their 'specialty' and their achievements. Chef Mon Cardenas demonstrated to us his bestselling French macaroons. We also found out that Monster Kitchen was the overall Champion during the Kumbira competition held last August 2014. With what they shared, I instantly became interested to enroll or get a short course from them. I am not a cook but I believe I can be when they will be the ones to help me in this field. All of the chefs have something good to offer and I hope one of these days I will learn thru them. The chefs later served us dinner and it was super delish! The more I aspire to become a cook because the food served were incredibly yummy! See pics below!

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The Chefs: Chef Albert, Chef Cathy, Chef Geni, Chef Rachel, Chef Mon and his famous French Macarons
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Mouth-watering foods, so Yummy!!
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Monster from Mars mascot and yummy delicacies made by their students
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Me and some of the members of CDOBloggers
Congratulations also to Monster Kitchen for winning 2nd place (tied with Resorts World Manila) in the National Food Showdown held in Manila last September 2014. To know more about Monster Kitchen, visit their place located at San Agustin St., Cagayan de Oro City or visit their FB page. MKA is not only offering baking lesson but culinary arts as well. #MonsterKitchen #MKA

Want to Own a 7 String Guitar?

I love listening and watching people who knows how to play musical instruments. My late dad and two older brothers are good in playing the guitar while I am just average. I don't even consider myself that good because I am not so good in hearing, I am so dependent reading the chords. Anyways, I know a lot of you out there are professional guitar players and I guess having an ibanez 7 string would be more fun. I am only familiar with a 6-string guitar but I guess this one is much more exciting. If interested, you can order this online and will be shipped for free. What's more exciting is that Black Friday sale starts now so better check it from time to time because it will be offered for a very low price. Don't miss it!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! Have a great trick or treat day!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Globe Telecom Throws a Party to the Medias

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Thanking Globe Telecom for the Media Appreciation Party held last October 30, 2014 at Seda Hotel. We were truly honored and grateful for giving importance to the people in the media. CDOBloggers, known as the Social media (where I am a member) and medias from the newspapers were invited to attend the party. It was fun and everyone went home without an empty hand.
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As you can see in the pics, we all had something great to carry but we were fine with that because globe made us feel so special that day.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Want to Own a Theremin?

Do you love to listen to old music? Perhaps you would like to own an old electronic instrument where you can create your old-time favorite songs. Well, you can always browse for new Theremin with a design that retains the original ones. I suggest you also read these reviews to make sure you've got the one with the right quality. Better if you visit the site to know more about the description and the specs and of course, how much you can save from them. So, check it out now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Little Night of Music

In my previous post I mentioned about our Family Concert for a Cause. This benefit concert was for my grandmother who is in and out of the hospital. So the proceeds are to cover her hospitalization, medicines, care and her day to day needs. So far the concert was successful. I opened the program by singing a prayer which I will post later. My brother, husband, daughter, cousins, aunt and uncle showed their talents, too.

Friends, relatives, neighbors supported our cause and we are forever grateful for them. Because of the success, the family is planning to stage a 3rd concert sometime in December. They said it's going to be held in a gym and I just can't imagine myself performing in front of a bigger crowd but that's a challenge for me to take. I hope I'll be available by then... Because I really wanted to help raise funds for my dear old grandma. And I thank the Lord for blessing our family talents that can be put to good use.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Personalized Christmas Ornaments

Christmas is definitely in the air. Although December is 2 months away, I can already hear Christmas songs played everywhere. And my kids are looking forward because it's their favorite season of the year. As early as now I am looking for new decorative at home and one of the sites I found was www.christmasplace.com. They personalized Christmas ornaments, decorations, etc., and they are even currently offering 20% off this fall. That would be awesome! However, since I live far from this place, I might ask my aunt to ship it for me should she send packages for some relatives in my place.

Perhaps you might be interested to avail some of their items so try visiting their site. They are offering free shipment if you purchase items over $75 so, grab this opportunity now!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Dinner Concer for A Cause

My grandmother is currently in and out of ICU. She's about 85 years old but with Alzheimer's. But the family wanted to provide her comfort and give the best for her. After all, she took good care all of her 13 children. My dad was the eldest but he already passed away more than 13 years ago.

Going back to my grandma, since the family are trying to cope up everyday with her medical bills, they decided to use the God-given talents of the family to raise funds. Since most of my relatives live in Iligan, they started to have a mini-concert there last August. The show proved to be a success so they decided to hold a concert in my current hometown, Cagayan de Oro. My mom and I helped sell the tickets and didn't expect that a lot of people supported our cause. The show will be held tonight at the VIP hotel and the family is hoping for the success of this concert and most of all, be able to raise funds enough to provide care for my dear grandma. 
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Friday, September 26, 2014

New Generation of Samsung Digital Appliances offers Solutions for Energy Efficiency and Space

Technology is ever evolving, but it has always been aimed at aiding everyday tasks. Samsung has taken on the higher pursuit of offering people a better lifestyle. Thus, armed with state-of-the-art electronics and a passion for innovation, Samsung has come up with their new lineup of digital household appliances that will ensure a happy home.

Air Conditioner With Triangle Design

Among their breakthrough inventions is their new air conditioner with triangle design. In a country that is notorious for its sweltering summers, a proper air conditioner is almost mandatory. But the difference between this new Smart Air Conditioner and an conventional air conditioner is clear. It does not just produce cool air; it has been tailored to be more efficient and cost-effective in this task. Thanks to its carefully engineered triangle design which allows for bigger fans within a more compact body. Thus, it circulates cool air faster, farther, and wider while maintaining a sleek look.

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The new Smart Air Conditioner is equipped with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Technology. It can maintain the desired temperature without frequently shutting off and on, so it consumes less energy. The Digital Inverter Technology helps users to stay comfortable for long periods of time, while using the minimum amount of energy – of up to 60% less electricity than conventional air conditioners.

Designed to be outstandingly efficient, its uniquely triangular design has a wider inlet, wider outlet and a bigger fan to ensure that air is cooled and expelled faster (26%), farther (14m meters) and wider (39%) – ensuring even air distribution and powerful cooling.

Also, the new air conditioner begins cooling the air fast using its powerful Fast Cool mode, to cool down the room faster. It then automatically changes the mode to Comfort Cool to maintain the desired temperature. Users won’t feel cold and don’t have to keep manually changing the settings or turning the air conditioner on and off.

Energy efficiency is a key purchasing decision for consumers. The Samsung Air Conditioner’s Single User mode gives the flexibility to the user to control the capacity by effective use of energy. It uses less compressor capacity, reducing power consumption, while still providing a cool and comfortable environment. This ensures that users won’t have to worry about the electricity bill even if there’s only one person in the room.

The new Samsung Air Conditioner features Samsung’s exclusive Virus Doctor that keeps families safe and comfortable through innovative air purifying technology, which neutralizes harmful contaminants in the air. The Virus Doctor feature has received various accolades including a 2010 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the indoor air-quality category, a 1st Air Day Minister of the Environmental Award, and the Jang Young Sil Award. Now, mothers need not worry about air-born viruses and allergens with Samsung’s Virus Doctor technology.

Stylish and Smart, the pure Crystal Gloss™ finish and uniquely curved design of the Samsung Air Conditioner deliver a premium look. Like aerodynamic, high performance sports cars, every aspect of its streamlined body is encased in dual-injected, transparent material for an elegant finish that blends seamlessly into any modern home.

Using an application on a smartphone, the Smart Wi-Fi function lets users remotely control the functions of the Samsung Air Conditioner to schedule its operation. In any location with a wireless network, users can instantly turn it on and off and select the operating mode as well as temperature. Additionally, the air conditioner is able to communicate operational time and electricity usage as well as providing filter cleaning reminders. The unit can also store preferred operational settings and cooling preferences.

The Smart Installation is a self-diagnosis feature that ensures the air conditioner is installed perfectly by the aircon installer. It automatically checks for installation faults that might cause problems when the air conditioner starts operating.

The Smart Check automatic error-monitoring system detects and diagnoses problems and provides easy troubleshooting solutions using a smartphone application. It saves users time and prevents unnecessary costs prior to a service call.

This, alongside its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and innovative design, makes Samsung’s new Smart Air Conditioner the perfect household appliance for any savvy family wishing to ensure the health and wellness of their children.

Food ShowCase Refrigerator

Part of their new lineup also includes the new Food Showcase Refrigerator. This innovation provides smart organization for all your different types of food. There are two layers of doors in order to properly showcase the contents of the refrigerator, making it much easier to visualize your stocks. There are the outer compartments for your most frequently used products, allowing instant access. And then there are the inner compartments for ingredients that you don’t use as often. Not only does this maximize space, this setup makes organizing and consuming food a simple process. Everyone in the family, including the children can access refrigerator contents with ease.
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The new Food ShowCase Refrigerator also features an ice and water dispenser. At the touch of a button, users can enjoy a refreshing glass of chilled filtered water or fill a pitcher with cubed or crushed ice.

 This refrigerator is also equipped with Samsung’s trademark Digital Inverter Technology. This means that the refrigerator utilizes the same smart technology that allows it to adjust its temperature accordingly. Thus, no unnecessary energy is consumed, making this an efficient and cost-effective appliance.

Front Load Washing Machine with Eco-Bubble Technology

Another addition to their lineup of smart appliances is the Front Load Washing Machine. Doing the laundry is an arduous and time-consuming task. There are many things to consider when it comes to washing fabric, but Samsung’s newest Front Load Washing Machine makes cleaning clothes a breeze. It makes use of Samsung’s own Eco Bubble Technology that allows powerful cleaning in cold water. Using warm water is an extra step when it comes to doing the laundry, and it can also be damaging to some fabrics. But the Eco Bubble allows for easy cleaning by completely dissolving detergent even with cold water producing fine foam that easily penetrates the fabric for both effective and gentle, cutting the time, effort, and energy needed in doing this task.
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In addition to being extremely powerful with its high Revolution Per Minute (RPM) rate, it is also furnished with the Stain Away Program. This pre-programmed cycle was designed to deal with the 12 most common types of stains: blood, cocoa, sebum, oatmeal, tea, wine, tomato, pencil lead, mud, makeup, lipstick, and grass. It does all this with less noise, less vibration, and more performance than an ordinary washing machine. And of course, it is outfitted with the Digital Inverter Technology, guaranteeing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Samsung Smart Oven

Last on Samsung’s latest digital appliance lineup is the Samsung Smart Oven. The Samsung Smart Oven comes with more cooking settings in order to provide families with the best cooking experience possible. It includes features such as auto-cook for pre-programmed recipes yogurt making, dough proofing, and “Slim Fry” function. Slimfry function is what differentiates this from the typical Microwave Oven, since preparing meals no longer has to be an unhealthy experience.
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The “Slim Fry” technology allows you to enjoy your favorite fried food cooked to a crisp without the oil. Cooking healthier meals for the family without cutting on taste and texture is now made possible. Meanwhile, the other smart features this smart oven has fulfilled a multitude of purposes. Its premium sensors allows it identify a food’s surface temperature, so whether it is frozen, chilled, or fresh, it can adjust its heat accordingly so you do not have to worry about overcooking or undercooking your meals. This makes it a great addition to any household.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bring Back the 60's

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This is my 11-year-old daughter Chloe in her 60's attire. She wore this on their dance number during their school's 28th Foundation Day held last September 6, 2014.

My daughter, who is in 5th grade, danced the Dance Hits of the 60's together with her batch-mates. The audience, myself included, had a great time watching their dance as well as the other levels' presentation because it brought us back to the past. I've realized I love the style of the 60's because they look neat and fashionable. Though their music that time sounds old to us right now, I seem to think theirs was way cooler. Anyways, just sharing to you the picture of my daughter and the story behind her costume :-)

Monday, August 18, 2014

The World’s First Curved UHD TV from Samsung Sets A Standard For Quality Visual Experience

Samsung launches Curved Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV and 2014 product lineup 

“This year will be a big year for entertainment”, says Chung Lyong Lee, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) President and Managing Director. The leader in innovation and design once again outdoes itself in its latest TV model release: World’s First Curved Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TV. This newest lineup from Samsung is geared towards fulfilling the needs and desires of Filipino viewers. 
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The Samsung Curved UHD TV boasts of crisp picture quality, 4x more powerful that of a FHD screen, and a change in perspective that makes images appear larger and true-to-life. As compared to flat screen TVs, this special screen allows for a more realistic viewing experience even from different angles—ensuring that everyone gets the best seat in the house. The combination of the curved screen and Samsung Proprietary Auto Depth Enhancer UHD technology automatically adjusts contrast for a greater sense of depth and gives a 3D-like effect without requiring glasses. Imagine seeing images coming to life right in front of you in spectacular color, clarity and detail that only Samsung can give. Amazing, isn’t it? Even the color is further enhanced using the PurColor technology that reproduces color for even more detailed expression. 

In addition to this, Samsung makes sure that the usage is a breeze with its user-friendly operating system! This Curved UHD TV is easy, fast, and fun to use with its multi-link screen feature that allows dual screens to process separate tasks that operate alongside each other. Side-by-side enjoyment of multiple entertainment portals (think comparing the trailer on YouTube.com vis-à-vis its original cut on Bluray) is now made possible by Samsung’s innovative TV line. Users need not to worry about cutting down on speed performance thanks to the upgraded Quad Core processor, the Quad Core Plus, which delivers quicker loading and navigation through tasks and commands. Browse through the panels for apps, multimedia content, NewsOn features and more with the swift speed of the Samsung SMART TV. The Curved UHD SMART TV is available in 78-inches, 65-inches, and 55-inches in all Samsung outlets nationwide. 

2014 Product Lineup: Built for the Philippine Market

Aside from the curved UHD TV, Samsung has tailored this year’s product lineup with the Philippine market in mind. Some of the features worth highlighting on are the internet capability of the TVs, perfect for our social media and internet-savvy Filipino users, and the Family TV feature, that lets family members maximize the Samsung experience with Screen Capture and Sound capture to instantly catalogue their favorite moments on screen for personal viewing in the future. Plus, all these saved images and information are automatically saved in your USB for easy storage and access. What a great convenience! There’s also, Soccer Mode, designed specifically for a more enjoyable sports-watching experience with optimized picture and sound quality. Soccer fans can now zoom in, auto and manual highlight, and record moments throughout the game for a more interactive and closer look at their favorite sport. And for those hungry for local content, there is Clickplay, (the only Philippine Video-On-Demand App with Hollywood content,) and NewsOn page powered by Yahoo PH. 
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Samsung’s new audio products keep Life and Design in tune

Completing this immersive experience is the ultra-slim HW-H600 SoundStand, which is a complete audio system that can be wirelessly connected to your SMART TV for the full effects of surround sound television enjoyment. It’s sleek, low-profile design is fit for small spaces around your home, such as the bedroom, and is powered by Multi-Direction technology that creates richer sound and high quality acoustics. The HW-H600 can easily be paired with 32” up to 55” Samsung SMART TVs. 

Samsung continues to set the bar in innovation worldwide, combining ground-breaking features with unmatched performance and design to create products that match and anticipate consumers’ needs and desires. Come and see Samsung’s newest lineup of products at your nearest appliance store.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Looking For a New Keyboard?

We have keyboard at home but it's not really made of high quality. My 11-year-old daughter is usually the one playing it and she asked one time if we can upgrade the keyboard. My husband and I were planning to replace it soon if our budget permits. We have been browsing thru the net and we found this site: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/novation-ultranova-synthesizer. The Novation ultranova synthesizer is just perfect for my daughter and I hope this is available in our country. Anyway, if you are also interested to buy this item, you can visit their site. The price is affordable so you might want to get it while it's still on sale!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Late Summer Vacay

Rainy days are here once again. Summer's finally over and school days began. My eldest child's 1st day of school will be on June 13 - Friday. I actually find it weird why their school starts on a Friday. However, my children will be absent on Friday, and Monday the following week because we will have our late summer vacation. I already asked permission from their teachers but the absences are not yet alarming because it's just the first day of school. I guess they will not even have a regular class yet.

We will be leaving by plane tomorrow. We are going to Manila and stay in my brother's house. I really pray that the weather will be kind to us. I also pray for our safe travel coz I'm usually jittery every time we ride on a plane. Anyhoo, I'm looking forward for a good vacation. I thought I deserved a break after all the obstacles I've been facing lately.

So, this is just it for the moment. Be posting some pics soon. Hey, pray for us, too! ;-)

Monday, May 26, 2014

School Time Here Again!

Few more days and it's already June. Wow, indeed time flies so fast. I already enrolled my eldest child but I might enroll my youngest later this week. I wish school in here are not that expensive. They will really make any parent broke. Good thing I have only 2 kids but how about those having 5 kids. No wonder others enrolled their children in public school. I would, too, if only the public school have good standards. Unfortunately, only few offers quality education that's why no matter how expensive, some parents still choose to send their kids to private schools...sad but true..sigh..

Aside from a very expensive tuition fees, there are books that costs a lot. I hope the books are good because oftentimes I found wrong grammar or wrong answer if I happen to read it. We are sending our kids to good schools and I expect that my kids receive quality education, too. But of course it also depends on the school's system and the teacher. Yes, teachers play an important part in the students' education. Anyways, I wish my kids, the schools and the teachers the best of luck for this coming school year.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Best Selection of Class Rings

If I could turn back time, I would have agreed with my dad to buy myself a class ring when I graduated from a college. I thought at that time it was not necessary. My dad even offered to pay but told him instead to keep it because I don't need it. But when time flies, I soon realized that it might be a good souvenir to keep. 

Anyways, that was a long time ago and if by any chance some of you out there are thinking of getting one for yourself then go ahead. You can even find best selection of class rings online for a low price. Lucky for the new graduates these days because you can personalize your class ring or style it your way!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Congrats Zoe!

My little girl Zoe finished her Toddler year last March 27, 2014. We all attended to her recognition day and was so proud of her progress. She got a medal for Character Excellence in her school and also got a Best in Math ribbon.

Her behavior is quite a challenge but I thanked her teachers for being patient with her and tried to bring out the best in her. Despite everything, I'll always be there to support my daughter. Just like her sister, Zoe is also my pride and joy. I will never stop loving my kids, never stop supporting them and be there always for them.

Next school year Zoe will be enrolled in Nursery. Although quite worried, I am also looking forward to take a new journey with my daughter. But I'd like to entrust all my worries and concerns to the Lord. I believe she will be alright and be able to face the challenges in life...
Proud Mommy Moment :-)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Elsa Painting by Chloe

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I posted this in my other blog and I'm posting this here also. This is my daughter's computer MS Paint of Elsa. She tried to copy the original but didn't cut and paste but the result was almost the same. But if you look closely, there's obviously a difference. But for a 10 year-old to do this, I guess that's quite pretty amazing, huh. She only copied the background but Elsa's already her doing.

Painting the computer is one of her hobbies. She won twice already at school for MS computer painting. I'm glad she's good in this aspect and I'm just here to support her hobbies. But I told her not to spend a lot of time on the computer to protect her eyes. So, what do you think of my daughter's drawing?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

On the Road to Recovery

I'm glad my youngest child is completely health from cough and colds and I am also on my road to recovery. I'm not worried for myself but I worry more for my child. I was supposed to bring her to her pediatrician because I'm afraid her cough might develop into something else. Just like what happen to her 2 years ago that she had tonsillitis and she really had a hard time sleeping.

But I'm glad that her illness lately was just viral infection. I gave her meds for cough and colds and it worked on her. And of course, water therapy was a really good medicine.

Now that my youngest child is cured, at least I can focus on my eldest child. She will be taking her final exams next week and I need to help her with the review. I pray then that she will not get sick and most of all, she will be able to answer all her exams correctly.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gia Publications for Musicians

Our technology is revolving and so are other things. Before we used books to read but now you can read thru e-books in your ipads, tabs or phones. Shopping was only done in malls or stores but now you can shop online. And same with music, I used to buy song hits before to check on new music but everything can be found thru the internet. And how most musicians are more than glad because there it's either they can teach or learn music with technology. You can try checking gia publications at wwbw where you get to learn more about music and its instruments.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sick Again

I'm having cough and colds since weekend and until now it's giving me a headache. I have some tasks that are delayed because I can't seem to stay long in the computer. Actually, my youngest daughter and I are having cough and colds right now so I'm also taking care of her. I wanted to get some rest but I've to put my daughter first because she's helpless, she needs me.

Just praying that I'll be fine soon. I hope that my eldest daughter will be spared from this illness so that my attention will not be divided. Besides, she has lots of lessons to study for her tests. Anyways, gotta go now to get some beauty sleep (",) Looking forward to wake up healthy and totally well...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Chloe Won Again!

My daughter Chloe did it again! She won 1st place in their Computer MS Drawing contest for Grade 4 level. She also won 1st place last year. Computer paint is one of her hobbies. She also likes sketching on her notepads. According to her teacher, not all kids who are good in sketching are also good in computer. In fact, computer painting is quite a challenge because it's not that easy to manipulate the mouse.

Anyways, sharing to you my daughter's winning piece. The theme was about technology so they were made to draw gadgets that are currently being used :)


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Keep on Dreamin'

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Above pic is my eldest child's ideal room but I don't know if this ever happens. I thought hubby and I can start building this year but it seems our plan is vague. So many obstacles encountered so we just leave everything to the Lord. I guess He wants us to prioritize with our kids first and other matters. I'll just keep on dreaming then. Who knows, one of these days this will come true. I'll just keep on praying for the meantime...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Great Audio!

Improving the sound of your music also means getting quality instruments or gadgets. For the musicians out there, perhaps you would like to get focusrite scarlett 2i4, one of the best digital audios with a variety of input and output options, thus giving you a superb quality! Your music will sound just great when you listen to your speaker. Try to look for this on the internet because you will find out that this gadget can also connect to your Mac of Pc to make music. Check it out now!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Silver Medal For Math Quiz Bee

Would like to congratulate my eldest daughter, Chloe, for placing 2nd in their Math Quiz Bee held this afternoon at their school. She got Silver Medal for this contest.

I usually attend my child's competition at school but today I wasn't able to because I have prior commitment. Good thing that Chloe understood. But by God's grace she won and I was so proud of what she has achieved. Thank You Lord for the blessing, thank You Lord for guiding Chloe and for being there for her always.

And to my dear daughter Chloe, Thank you for everything. Always know that I am sooo proud of you. Continue to study hard and pray always to God. I love you anak!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Catches Online

Having trouble with your cabinets or doors at home or even at the office? Try to check first what causes them because it might just be about catches, the ones that hold the hinge. I bet some of you bought catches online but make sure to get them from a reliable source. There are sites that offer quality products at a very reasonable price. You can check them out and see different categories of their products in case you need to buy more items.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CDOBloggers Night 2013 and Seda Hotel's 1st Year Anniversary

The year 2013 ended with a bang, as far as my blog is concerned. I started blogging 5 years ago and at that time, it was made just for fun. This blog in particular, aptly named Cookie's Corner, was created as a personal blog and had been like a virtual diary to me. As time passed, I was able to monetize out of it, though I still continued to blog about my day to day activities.

There came a time when I became inactive at blogging but then got back into it again and found new friends online. Some of these friends introduced me to exciting activities in blogging. But it was only last year that I officially joined CDOBloggers.

I consider CDOBloggers as my new-found family in the blogging world. At first, I was hesitant to join since most of the members were younger than me, but later I realized that blogging was not about age but about your passion in writing and being able to help the community. Besides, I do look young for my age, don't you agree ?(hehe!).

Last December 29, 2013 we had a Bloggers Night Award held at the 11th floor of Seda Hotel. Present during the award was Seda Hotel's manager Mr. Lorenzo Tang. I almost did not make it since I went out the night before. Good thing I managed to get out of the house (really!), although I did arrive at the venue a bit late (apologies). When the ceremony started, I felt proud of my bloggers-friends who were to be awarded that night. The Breakthrough Blog of the Year was the first mentioned and it was awarded to Sarah. I was busy clapping my hands even though the awardee was not around due to a conflict of schedule and I was chatting a bit with my seatmate when I suddenly noticed some eyes were looking at me. It turned out that I was the other awardee for the same category--I was totally shocked and speechless, I thought there must have been a mistake, hehe! Well anyway, I felt so honored for it and I thank my CDOBlogger family for the said recognition.. you don't know how proud I am to have received it. And I hope I can do even better in year 2014.
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Receiving my award from our CDOBlogger President Vic Madriaga
Below are the list of awardees and I congratulate everyone for a job well done. I also would like to congratulate all the officers and members for their hard work and dedication to make the event and group a successful one!

Breakthrough CDO Blogger of the Year: 
Sarah Lituanas 
Marie Therese Orteza (that's me!)

Most Active CDO Bloggers Member of the Year: 
Maria Irene Aserios 
Ruby Caberte 

Most Active CDO Bloggers Officer of the Year: 
Jean Jacques A. Agbon (VP for External Affairs) 

Best Cluster Performance of 2013

Eco-Tourism Project - Whitewater Rafting (by Rafting Pioneer) Project Head
Clement Dampal 

Committee Members:
Richard Badlisan
Michael Abonitalla
Jean Jacques A. Agbon
Maria Irene Aserios
Rosanna Lim 

CDO Blog of the Year: www.proudkagayanon.com:
Phebie Anne Normandia
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                                               My Award :-)

After the awarding ceremony, we all went down to 4th floor to join the cocktail party hosted by Seda. CDOBloggers was privileged enough to be invited by the hotel in celebrating their 1st year Anniversary. The night was full of fun with great food and good music. And I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Seda Hotel. Thank you for coming to CDO!
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SEDA CAKE

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Customized Seats and Cushions

If you want the couch or seats in your living room to be customized, you can visit Foam Factory cushions near your place because they have a lot to offer and they knew better what's best to your place. If ever we have a house of our own, I would love to have my seats customized and even our bed to make it look different from others and most especially, to fit the area if ever we don't have a bigger space. So, how about you, what's your ideal design?

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