I can’t believe I’ve been doing this weekly vlog thing for more than a month now! It’s actually fun and less tiring. I mean it’s mindless, you don’t need to think of the words to say, no need to edit too much (I like my videos raw) and I don’t have to give a lot of details because the video says it all.
Traffic in Metrro Manila is a situation we are all tied up to for years until our government does a good urban planning and infrastructure. One way to ease up the tension on the streets is to have disciplined drivers and DON’T DRIVE WHILE HUNGRY! Why? It makes you more hungry and a HANGRY impatient driver!
These are the times when its great being a girl (and having a daughter) because of the endless possibilities to get fashionable and stylish, including with how they wear their sneaker and tie their shoe laces!
Converse unveils the all-new Kids Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Loopholes collection for girls – complete with a loophole loom tongue design and two additional laces for endless customization.
So yes, it’s not a bug, it’s chronic. Three weeks into that lazy days and I don’t feel any moment I’m snapping out of it. The fact of the matter is I am getting bored of doing this. I am uninspired. I need and crave for something new, challenging and more rewarding than this. I guess I hit the peak of it all and now it plateau. I dunno.
The lazy bug definitely bit me, I a swamped with blog post to write and I still can’t find the mood and time to do it. I’m glad there’s vlogging it is easier to post videos than write, seriously. You don’t need to think much just show them .
I am absolutely not in a writing mood lately, but I am loving video blogging and live streaming especially on Periscope. So, without any further talk about it, I just want to show you how this week went (March 14-17) where I have attended a number of events. Most of them are just a few blocks away from me so I was alright to attend.
Modern Filipina, do you have a concept of what it is?
To me, a Modern Filipina is not a pushover. She knows her rights and fights for it. She doesn’t stay quiet and take BS. She goes for what she wants . She is an achiever. She doesn’t step on anyones foot. She is loving, caring and thoughtful but she also knows how to take care of herself. She does not abandon. She inspires. She is an enabler.
Yesterday, Creamsilk spearheaded an event to celebrate the #ModernFilipina. The Philippine’s top magazines gathered in one venue to put a spotlight on the modern FIlipina to enjoy a glamorous, empowering and inspiring acivitity to help kick off each women attendees transformation . Workshops on fashion, beauty, confidence building and hair care are just few of the the things that happened at the event venue.
Photo booths were scattered all over the place so everyone can capture their transformations that day. Sara Black was there taking photos and teaching everyone how to look their best in any photo shoot, which is really cool, although I did not get a chance to have a shoot with her as the stub for the number of people she was alloted to shoot are already taken (bummer).
To cap it all off, the first ever live cover shoot of the top women magazines Yes! Metro, Cosmopolitan, Preview, Meg and Mega happened with Heart Evangelista, Rachelle Ann Go, Colleen Garcia, Julie Ann San Jose, Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman as the Creamsilk Covergirls and yes brand ambassadors of Creamsilk who embodies the essence of a #ModernFilipina .
It was hard to take photos of the the live shoot with all the people in the event venue (something any media who went there to cover gets frustrated about)… So, I just got backstage pass, to have #selfie with the stars (backstory on how I got there? I’ll never tell). But here are the backstage photos, you cannot see anywhere.
Ms. Universe 2016 Pia Wurtzbach was able to make it to the event but her bodyguards from Ms. Universe were really strict and tight so I was not able to take a backstage hanash #selfie with her. This was her first public appearance in the Philippines as Ms. Universe btw. She just got back from the U.S. Pia also went through a lot of transformations to get to where she is that is why she is also a perfect brand ambassador of Creamsilk and the #CreamsilkTransformations campaign.
How about you, what is your concept of a Modern Filipina? what do you think of the latest lineup of brand ambassadors of Creamsilk? Were you at the #CreamsilkTransformations event how was your experience?
Stay gorgeous everyone!
What is your Coca-Cola memory? Can you still #TasteTheFeeling of that moment?
My fond memories of a Coca-Cola was during my childhood. We used to live in big “compound” where all my father’s siblngs / my aunts and my cousins live together. In that place we always celebrate birthdays, Chirstmas, New Year, Fiesta together. A big extended family party all the time and yes, the Coca-Cola bottle is passed around like an integral part of the celebration.
Last night, Coca-Cola launched their biggest and newest campaign for 2016, the #TastetheFeeling Campaign . Coinciding with the launch was the revelation of the newest Coca-Cola Philippines brand ambassadors. They are the young and brightest stars of the Philippine entertainment industry of this generation.
Among them were Janella Salvador, James Reid, Enchong Dee, Ylona Garcia, Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, who graced the event with their presence. Included in the lineup of new ambassadors were Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza but they were not able to make it at the launch.
The new campaign stresses on the feeling of having a Coca-Cola around in any ocassion or situation in our lives, be it good and memorable or sad and forgetable moments. #TastetheFeeling campaign wants everyone to make memories with the iconic Coca-Cola bottle on hand and cherish the memories forever.
At the launch the brand ambassadors show up on stage while Gary Valenciano, the first ever Coca-Cola Philippines brand ambassador 30 years ago was performing. You may take a look at the video I took from the event last night. You can also see the past campaigns from the 60’s and beyond in the video!
ASUS Zenfone Zoom is one of the new smartphone offerings of ASUS for 2016. If you have been following my Social Media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and you’ve seen my previous post I’m sure you already know that I went to Cebu this weekend to see Sinulog up close. Asus Philippines flew me in with some other bloggers from Manila and Davao to be one one of the first to test the new ASUS Zenfone Zoom at one of the colorful, eye-catcching and most-attended festival in the country to welcome 2015, the Sinulog Festival.
Before leaving Manila, ASUS sent us a Zenfone Max as well so we can use it to take pictures or videos for our personal travel diary of our first blogging related trip of 2016 as we can #SeeMoreWithFullCharge with this new smartphone (more details later).
As we landed in Cebu we were escorted by the ASUS Philippines PR team to take us to home for the weekend and the event venue for the ASUS Zenfone Zoom launch at the Marriott Hotel.
Lo and behold, the world’s thinnest 3x optical-zoom smartphone with 3x HOYA lens. The ASUS Zenfone Zoom revolutionizes smartphone photography because of its DSLR-quality photography , so that we can all enjoy and indulge in the experience of taking photos with our smartphone — something we Filipinos love to do (including me!)
Specs: 64-bit quad-core power, 4GB RAM, 250Mbit/s LTE and Full HD display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display, 128GB memory, 3000mah non-removable lithium polymer battery, 13MP rear and 5MP front cam. with 3x Optical Zoom, Macro Photography, 0.03 Laser Auto Focus, Low Light Mode, Optical Zoom for Video and Panoramic Selfie features. Comes in Pure leather back cover, in black, and white (not sure if the orange will be available in the Philippines!)
Yep can’t help but admire this monster high-end smartphone camera of ASUS!
So, to give us the full experience, we explored Cebu Cathedral and the historical Magellan’s Cross during the festivities. Competing with the crowd (to take better angles) and with each other (as we were group into teams for a fun photography contest) armed with the Max and the Zoom .
Viva Pit Senyor, was the parade of the Sto. Nino with the fast movement of the carousel and the people waving their hands, it was amazing that I was able to get a stabilized shot like this using the ASUS Zenfone Zoom (0.03 Laser Auto Focus feature check – a fast moving subeckt as the focus of the shot).
It was difficult to take a shot because the gates were closed and there were many people around throwing in different colored candles at the Magellan’s Cross, but the Zoom took a perfect shot with drama using the Low Light Setting , you can also read the text on the cross if you zoom it in.
Using the Optical Zoom function of the Video setting . We were challenged to have a foreigner/tourist say with Pit Senyor sa Tanan , we went to find a random tourist during the Sinulog Festival 2016 Grand Carouselle Parade and here is the finish product: