Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What do the Ginebra San Miguel players and the fans have in common? We (yes I am one of you) have the "Never Say Die" spirit. To honor the statement that the whole Barangay Ginebra is proud of, a 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection was launched and these will be worn by the team in the upcoming 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup starting April 18.

"Ginebra Ako" is all about the team's resilience, determination, and perseverance throughout the four decades of playing in the PBA. These qualities are shared by both the players and the fans. 

How To Get A 2018 Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection Limited Edition

All you have to do to avail of the 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection is purchase and collect either six (6) seals of Ginebra San Miguel or Vino Kulafu; or four (4) caps of GSM Blue or GSM Blue Flavors, Primera Light Brandy, or GSM Premium Gin. Just add P100 and claim your "Ginebra Ako"jersey from any partner redemption outlets nationwide. Promo duration is from April 15 to June 15, 2018.

The five collectible jersey designs are: Japeth Aguilar 25, Scottie Thompson 6, LA Tenorio 5, Greg Slaughter 20, and Mark Caguioa 47.

I'm so grateful that I was invited at the launch and had a chance to have my Mark Caguioa jersey signed plus a selfie with Mark, LA, and Japeth.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

School is almost over so there's more time to play. Kids (and kids at heart!) can have an action-packed playtime as they imagine training their very own Pokémon for exciting battles with Jollibee’s Pokémon Battle Squad that comes with every Jolly Kiddie Meal.

Jollibee’s Pokémon Battle Squad includes new additions, Rockruff, Alolan Vulpix, Togedemaru, Bounsweet and brings back Pikachu with some fun, new features. These toys are Poké-battle ready with lots of cool tricks that will surely thrill children to play with their fellow jolly kids. 

With just the pull of a ripcord, Pikachu can spin ultrafast to deflect attacks. After designing Rockruff’s paws with stickers, simply push a button on its stomach to watch this cute rock-type canine get into battle position as it wiggles and wriggles its ears and tail. 

Kids can imagine the pretty, ice-type Alolan Vulpix, conjuring up some snow by moving its tail up and down while its head turns from side to side. The adorable Togedemaru lights up from a strong electric surge with just a press of its head. While the darling grass Pokémon, Bounsweet’s leaves turn into razor weapons that move up and down with the press of its stem. 

Collect these awesome treats with every purchase of a Jolly Kiddie Meal: Jolly Spaghetti Meal at P99, Yum Burger Meal at P94 or Chickenjoy Meal at P125, each with its own Jolly Joy Box. 

Get started on completing your own Jollibee Pokémon Battle Squad, available from March 1 – March 31. Head over to your nearest Jollibee branch and be sure to catch ‘em all!

This is the best news ever for Filipino commuters who are using beep card. You can now load your beep card anywhere and in a matter of seconds using your android phone with NFC (Near-field communication). You can transfer fund from your digital wallet by simply tapping your beep card on your phone. and beep Partnership, licensed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas as an electronic money issuer and remittance and transfer company, is beep's app-based reloading partner. The partnership is directly driving the adoption of cashless payments in the Philippines.

Sign up with and get P100* 

1. Download the app on your android smartphone and select how you want to sign up 
2. Enter your mobile number / email and password
3. Tap the "I have a promo/referral code!" and enter coinsbeep 
4. Click create my wallet

*the P100 will be credited upon ID Verification

How to verify your account

Depending on your account needs, there are 3 levels of verification.

Level 1: Email or Phone Verified

This is your level of verification by default when you sign up and confirm your email address or mobile number.

Monthly cash in: P50,000

Level 2: ID and Selfie Verified

Take a selfie while holding your ID using the app. Acceptable ID includes driver's license, passport, PRC ID, Postal ID, Voter's ID, and NBI Clearance.

Monthly cash in: P100,000

Level 3: Address Verified 

Acceptable documents in order to verify your address are bank statement, utility bill, mobile phone bill, Barangay Certificate, and Credit Card billing statement.

Monthly cash in: P400,000

Start using the app to load your beep

You can now start using the app to conveniently load your beep with as low as P10 with no extra fee.  

The beep card is accepted as mode of payment in all three elevated railways (LRT1, LRT2, and MRT3), select bus lines (BGC Bus), select FamilyMart, Robinsons Movieworld, and Wendy's branches. It is reloadable and valid for four years.

Monday, March 19, 2018

I was asked to use the LG V30+ for a week and give a short review of the phone. I am not a techie person so this review is based on how the phone fits my lifestyle. I am a blogger and a freelance writer. I love photography, watching music videos on Youtube and movie marathon on Netflix. I attend events and I use my phone to document everything that happened during press conferences, product launches, and seminars. 

The Phone

When I unboxed the phone and held it for the first time, I was reminded of the LG G6 when I was invited at the launch April 2017. The LG V30+ also perfectly fits my hand. I love that this phone is lighter  at 5.57 ounce. It is important  for me that I can comfortably hold the phone while taking photos or recording videos during an event. The 128 GB capacity of this phone makes storage space the least of my concerns. It is also expandable up to 2 TB. The screen size is 6 inches, very ideal when I need to post an article on the go. The processor speed is at 2.46 GHz and has 4 GB of RAM. The embedded battery is 3300 mAh.

You have different options in unlocking the phone. The most convenient and what most android phones have nowadays is the fingerprint ID. The LG V30+ can also be unlocked using the face recognition, the voice recognition, and the Knock Code.

When it comes to durability, it has a IP68 rating for water and dust resistant.

The Camera

I'm so much into mobile photography and 95% of my blog's photos are taken using a smartphone. The LG V30+ is equipped with a 16 MP (Normal - 71° F1.6 Auto Focus) and 13 MP (Wide - 120° F1.9 FF) rear camera while the front camera is 5 MP (90° Wide Angle, f/2.2). The camera has a manual mode where you can adjust the ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and the exposure. The other camera modes are: AUTO, FOOD, POP OUT, MATCH SHOT, GUIDE SHOT,  360 PANORAMA, PANORAMA, SNAPSHOT, AND GRID SHOT.  For the video, the modes are: MANUAL, AUTO, CINE VIDEO, SNAP MOVIE, SLO-MO, AND TIME LAPSE. The front cam has beauty filter and screen illumination.

Sample Shots

I used the AUTO mode in this photo. I really love that I got to capture the details of the fabric with the right amount of blur at the background.

This was taken using the MANUAL mode. I had a difficulty in achieving the right settings.

I've got an food instagram @foodiecheatday because food is really my favorite subject. I captured this photo of the blueberry cheesecake donut using the FOOD mode. Check out my instagram and compare the food shots using a different smartphone.

I took a selfie and used one of the filters of the BEAUTY SHOT mode and I was not happy with the quality of the photo. Notice the forehead?

This is the black and white filter of the BEAUTY SHOT mode. See what happened to my nose and mouth?

Sound and Video 

Since I love Boyce Avenue and they are having a concert here in the Philippines this June, I watched their music videos on Youtube. The LG's OLED FullVision technology and the clear, crisp sound made me almost believe that I was watching Alejandro Luis Manzano live. The phone also comes with a Bang & Olufsen earphones.


What I love
  • lightweight
  • storage capacity
  • clear image and crisp sound
What will make me think twice 
  • expensive (Price in the Philippines ranges from P34,000 (online shop) to P42,000 (store)
  • camera quality

Food IG @foodiecheatday