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SM Supermalls and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & Coffee, Biggest Free Doughnut Treat!

 

KK and SM

SM Supermalls and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & Coffee are teaming up for the biggest free doughnut treat!

SM Supermalls is bringing back its “Download & Win” in-app mobile game and sweetening the deal by giving away 3 Original Glazed® Krispy Kreme doughnuts each to 100 unique SM Supermalls mobile app registered users every day from April 30 to June 30, 2016.

How’s that for a tasty treat?

Embedded within the SM Supermalls Mobile App, “Download & Win” was the first digital scratch card promotion in the country. Its launch during SM Supermalls’ 30th Anniversary was marked with the giving away of exciting prizes such as free mobile data, free Spotify, Facebook, Games, Unli-Call and Unli Text every day for the entire month of March.

The celebration resumes this month with a shower of doughnuts! And joining can’t be simpler – just download the mobile app and get a chance to win.

Digital Scratch Card

Get your digital scratch card via the SM Supermalls mobile app.

Upon signing up in the SM Supermalls mobile app, you will receive a digital scratch card on the app. Scratch off the gray area to find out if you won. Get another shot of winning the next day until the end of the promo period. With some good luck and the daily habit of checking the app, you’ll be closer to sinking your teeth into those tasty doughnut treats for free.

The SM Supermalls Mobile App is free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It is loaded with other features that let you plan your shopping even before you get to the mall. A unique feature of the app is the Feed section that highlights the latest store offerings, discounts and promos, services, as well as movies and events in SM malls nationwide. It also has the Mall Directory that provides a complete list of establishments in the malls while the Mall Map shows the exact location of all stores and mall facilities.

To keep up to date on what’s new, visit SM Supermalls website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viber Public Chat, and Snapchat.

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Navigate Through Go Manila

Go Manila

Envisioned for both local residents and tourists, Go Manila seeks to make life easy in an otherwise complicated Urban Jungle.

In a click of a button, you can have full access to real time Traffic Livestream, locate and contact Emergency Locations and Hotlines and discover the historic capital of the Philippines at the tip of your finger with easy access to popular tourist destinations, restaurants and nightspots.

Features of Go Manila 

  • TRAFFIC LIVESTREAM – Get instant and real time access to Manila’s major thoroughfares. Livestream will provide a link to the hundreds of high def CCTV’s installed in various parts of the Metro. Never get stuck in traffic again as these live feeds will provide you ample time to look for alternative route.
  • EMERGENCY LOCATIONS – No GPS and MAPS? No problem. Get the exact locations of Police Stations/Precincts, Hospitals/Clinics, Fire departments and other concerned agencies at the tip of your finger.
  • EMERGENCY HOTLINES – No need for complicated and outdated directories. One click and you get to access and call various police precincts, hospitals, fire departments and all other emergency/disaster related concerns.

It’s a virtual tourist guide and a handy companion for commuters and travelers alike. With Go Manila, everything comes easy!

This app is spearheaded by Manila City Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.

NOTE: All of the CCTV has a limit range only in the Philippines

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Venturing to Drive in the Metro

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I never really wanted to drive for several reasons. Foremost is my fear of being run over by buses or be squeezed in between vehicles in intersections and bottlenecks. Crazy fear, I know!

However, with my work schedule lately, I feel a strong urge to drive. It will be much easier,  I guess. :) So, I tried looking for cars for sale online.

Since, I’ll be venturing out for the first time, I think getting a used car will be practical.  Once I get the hang of it, I’ll get a new one. But there are so many choices out there! I found a great infographic with the best cars for women drivers so maybe I will try and get a second-hand version of one of them. The Honda Fit and The Honda Civic seem to be the best choices for a learner driver like me as they are small and don’t  have much of a trunk, so less chance of backing into another car or wall! The Mazda MX-5 though is what I really have my heart set on. Maybe, once I pass my test, I can upgrade. :)

Now, the next challenge is: will I actually have the courage to drive the streets of Metro Manila? Will I have the courage to go neck to neck with those swerving buses and motorcycles as if there was no tomorrow?

Wish me luck!

On TVCs: The Devil is in the Details

The storyline is that the son is a  new student in school and wanted to play football with new classmates. Good!

Now focus on the son’s white shoes. The son was hesitant to play because he might dirty his shoes. But mother said, “Binyagan na yan!” 

“Binyagan” is a term in Filipino that means to baptize.  A local would understand the message as to break in the new shoes, and never mind if they would get dirty. The brand promotes the idea that children can go out and play and be dirty as long as they learn and have fun from it. After all, the moms have the Breeze laundry powder to rely on to clean the shoes or clothes afterwards.

Focus on the shoes again. They are not football shoes.

We were watching it one evening, and my younger son said, “Mama, if you play football with those shoes, your feet could hurt!” 

The shoes were sneakers, aren’t they!?!

Which got me thinking. The makers of the TVC should have been more careful. I’m sure there are plenty of white, shiny football shoes out there.

It’s More Fun with Philip TV Show

Philip Abadicio Adds More Fun to Sunday Night TV

If you are like me who have enough of what’s airing on television these days, fret no more. There’s a new TV show that will surely add fun to your Sunday night viewing.

TV5’s news channel, Aksyon TV, adds color to your viewing experience with its all-new  lifestyle magazine and talk show called “It’s More fun with Philip.” The show is hosted by media meister Philip K. Abadicio.  Airing every Sunday from 10 to 10:30 pm, the show tackles the latest lifestyle news—be it dining, travel, fashion, well being, fitness, beauty, arts and anything and everything that makes you feel good about life.

The “more fun” element is injected into every segment with exciting challenges, treatments, and interviews. This 30-minute show is poised to be funny, exhaustive, and honest as Philip engages the audience in an informative and entertaining way with his freshest gimmicks weekly. “I wanted our lifestyle tv show to be appreciated and accessible to people from all walks of life, a show that informs but entertains at the same time,” shares Philip.

You’ll never know what’s coming with It’s More Fun with Philip because each episode features a mix of different segments. Bentang Bago showcases the hippest trends, newest dining options, chill spots, fitness forays, and other fab finds in the metro that will keep you on-the-know of what’s hot and not. Bentang Bago also gets more interactive as Philip gives the viewers a chance to sample the featured items by simply tweeting or sharing their comments on social media.

Napasubo Ka! is a segment where “guinea pigs” (people from different walks of life) personally tries the featured products or services while Ang Hamon poses a daring challenge to Philip—may it be doing odd jobs or finishing a specific task. Galaw-galaw gets Philip or his guest hosts moving as they take a shot on physically challenging sports or activities. And towards the end of every episode, Philip’s guest co-host is subjected into a spill-all interview, which shall be done under the blanket.

This interview segment is called Kwentuhang Kumot and it banks on the motto: Iba ang kwentuhan sa loob ng kumot. Even the show’s bumper segments give its own snappy dose of fun. I Saw the Sign features the funny and interesting things that we see around us—may it be signage, billboards, or even cloud formations. Whatchathink? gets the crew on the streets to ask passersby on their thoughts about trivial questions. Ano Kaya Kung… features short and snappy challenges that we usually think about but never tried.  And to get to know the latest on the net, Weblog shall discuss the news bits featured in www.StyleRPA.com. The headlines shall be reported by web enthusiast, Fred da Web.

The TV show is unique because it’s a lifestyle news talk show but with a comic/ reality twist. It is created for the audience to try what are being featured. Philip adds, “we give away food that we recommend from the restaurants we feature, spa and salon treatments,
frocks and froufrou from designers, gift cheques for stays at recommended hotels and resorts, consumer products and services, and a whole lot more via StyleRPA.com, twitter and facebook.”

For daily updates on the past and current episodes including ongoing contests and winners, follow @PhilipAbadicio on twitter and like www.facebook.com/ItsMoreFunWithPhilip.

About Philip
The show’s lead host, Philip Abadicio, has been in the media business for quite some time now. Beginning with as a contributing lifestyle writer at The Manila Times and later on, for Mega and Sense & Style magazines. Through his PR firm, RPA & Communicate, Philip has learned the ins and outs of the industry which has also allowed him to rub elbows with the nation’s top showbiz, business and media personalities. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the country’s online lifestyle source, StyleRPA.com.

By walking and talking the lifestyle beat for many years, Philip K. Abadicio brings an effortless familiarity, friendly atmosphere and outspokenness into each of his interviews. Such qualities will be witnessed in his new TV show, as he will keep you in-the-know on the must-knows in the lifestyle and entertainment scenes. This TV show is poised to give you a whole new range of television experience with its hip lifestyle news bits and entertainment segments.

It’s More Fun With Philip is directed by Mike Canlas and written by Lucci Coral. It airs on Aksyon TV (Channel 41 on free TV, Channel 78 on Destiny Cable, Channel 59 or Sky Cable and Channel 1 on Cignal). Set to provide more fun, information and entertainment to your TV viewing experience, get ready to travel Metro Manila and other parts of the country with style, as media maven Philip Abadicio shows you how to celebrate and live a good, happy and stylish lifestyle, whatever status, situations and circumstances you have right now.

LINE unveils new TVC starring Super Junior’s Siwon

 From the LINE TVC

Last night, I saw for the very first time the TVC of LINE on local television. I thought to myself, there might be thousands of Filipino K-Pop fans who were screaming upon seeing that TVC.

Well, delight yourselves K-Pop fans as the TVC will be running for a long while. LINE, the world’s hottest mobile messenger, signs up Siwon, the lead singer of the widely popular Korean boy band Super Junior as their newest brand ambassador.

Filipino K-Pop fans have already seen and heard Siwon live when the Super Junior band came to country to perform last April 2010 and February 2011.

Through the TVC, Siwon vividly shows how LINE can be excellent communication medium that connects beloved friends and family wherever they are in the world.

Siwon and acting Patricia play the role of a couple separated by physical distance. Because of LINE, they have are able to communicate and become closer despite the distance. LINE’s social digital platforms allow Siwon and Patricia to exchange virtual stickers that help them express their feelings and thoughts toward each other.

“Oftentimes, I am away from home, so I miss my families and friends a lot. But sometimes I am a bit too shy to express my feelings. Since I started using LINE, it became much easier for me to exchange my feelings with my families and friends, even when I am far away in other countries. LINE stickers are very expressive and perky, so if you use stickers, you can express your feelings more effectively than using just words,” Siwon remarked.

Siwon further added, “I think LINE is an excellent communication tool that keeps the relationship between you and your friends and family even tighter, because it is possible to communicate subtle emotions through LINE. Now, I can’t imagine life without LINE.”

Lee Jin Woo, General Manager of LINE Business Office at LINE PLUS explained, “We at LINE have always been open to innovative and creative ways to put our mobile messaging platform out there and to reach as many people as we can. Starting with this TV commercial, we plan to cooperate with various Philippine local businesses and brands for more localized offerings in order to provide a more exciting and enriching experience for Philippine users.”

Through the continuous release of diverse features, LINE has become widely popular worldwide, reaching 140 million users globally. LINE has also shown a strong presence in western countries as it has hit 10 million users in Spain. Furthermore, LINE is constantly achieving great success from globally-acclaimed features such as LINE Camera, which has recently hit 30 million users, and LINE JELLY which is the newest LINE Game starring LINE’s beloved characters.

You can access LINE through their website: http://line.naver.jp/en/ or mobile platform at http://line.naver.jp/app/en/. To be always updates with the latest, check out their social media network:

LINE Facebook page
LINE Official YouTube Page
LINE Official Blog
For LINE Partner

About LINE
LINE is a smartphone app which allows users to enjoy free calls and messages to one another, both nationally and internationally, regardless of which mobile network provider they are using. Launched in June 2011, LINE has more than 140 million users worldwide. It has also been ranked no. 1 in 43 countries in the free app category including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Macau, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Latvia. LINE provides fun stickers that feature characters with distinctive personalities, games that enhance interaction with friends and foster friendly competition and Official Accounts that enable communication on a real-time basis with favourite celebrities, public figures and corporate brands.
For more information visit: http://line.naver.jp/en/

About LINE PLUS Corporation
LINE PLUS Corporation, the world’s leading mobile platform innovator, is a joint-venture entity between NHN Corporation and NHN Japan newly organized on March 1st, 2013. As a global smartphone life platform provider, LINE PLUS services LINE and its family applications to bring together innovative mobile messaging tool and new communication lifestyle. LINE PLUS Corporation was created to promptly react to the rapidly changing mobile messenger market and to strengthen its global business based on the industry expertise of its parent company furnishing a wide range of innovative and convenient online services along with optimized decision making structure, personnel system and organization culture.
LINE PLUS Corporation is located in Seoul, Korea.
For more information, please visit http://www.nhncorp.com/nhnen/index.nhn.

Sun Name Ur Number SIM

 

I know some people love to name their things. I have a friend who calls her DSLR, Bitoy. Another calls her car, Amanda. People love to customize and make their experiences more persona.

Sun Cellular’s latest offering lets subscribers choose their mobile number for free. This is another first in the market. Sun Name Ur Number SIM is a prepaid SIM. A customer may opt for a 0943-9-NUFFIE, 0943-8-ILUVNN, or any combination they want.

The good news is that the service is not only offered to post-paid subscribers but also to the pre-paid subscribers. Now, all Sun Cellular subscribers get to enjoy a more personal communication with friends and loved ones.

The feature comes with a Sun Call and Text Combo 50 load, valid for 5 days. This comes with 200 Sun text messages, 200 text messages to other networks, and 70 minutes of Sun calls. All these for only P59.

Head now to the nearest Sun retailers or Sun Shop and get your personalized number with Sun Name Ur Number SIM!

Where to Find SMA Microwave Components

Above is a photo of a microwave component. If you have been looking for microwave components and couldn’t find it anywhere that easily, then you should go online and check out Radiall. Most people these days, actually, look for things online.

Radiall recently revamped their website, which makes it easy for people to find interconnect components for numerous industries. The new site is easy to navigate and quick to load, making choosing and deciding which item to purchase much easier. So if you’re looking for good quality SMA microwave components, then check out their site.

On the site, you will find a wide array of coaxial devices. With the company’s state of the art techniques, they are able to produce high quality microwave components for use in commercial, military, and space applications. As a leading manufacturer of microwave Components, Raidall has a wide range of coaxial terminations and attenuators using standard interfaces from low to high power.

Check them out!

3 Tips for Building a Website or Blog

 Wow, it’s unbelievable!

In the past six years, I have been in the website/blogging business. I’ve helped built 2 websites and 6 blogs! Whew!

The two websites:

Going To Meet – The most comprehensive directory of conferences worldwide
Local Philippines – The most comprehensive directory of Philippine hotels and resorts

How I Built Websites 

  1. Plan the content first. Map out the data, in other words. In so doing, you need to come up with a goal for your website. The goal will address the audience, the reach or niche,  and will determine the  timeline of your research. Having a good and comprehensive content is an important step to success. Based on experience, you don’t need an SEO if you have great content.
  2. Have a good structure, design, and functionality. In development, make sure that there is ease of navigation, the site loads fast, and the background, color, font (text) are easy on the eyes. An important consideration also is that the site can be viewed in different browsers (IE, Firefox, and Chrome, among others).
  3. Establish interactivity. For websites, it’s important that you engage your readers and when they land on your site, they are called to action. The Net is also full of resources and tips for making a website. You may want to check out http://www.hereshowtomakeawebsite.com/.
  4. Choose the best content management system for you: WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, among others.

My blogs:

Six Sigma
Customer Relations
Mama Is Working
Brands for Grabs
I Am on the Streets
Miss Usage

How I Built Blogs

  1. Decide on a niche and focus on that. I am used to beginning work with an outline, and having specific topic or a niche makes it outlining easier. It’s also easier to be consistent and in the process, the blog develops a theme. A good result of this is that you become an authority on the topic that you’ve chosen. If you have authority, people seek out your blog for information.
  2. Update regularly. It’s important that you have fresh content regularly. I am guilty of not updating regularly lately, but when I started my blogs, I was posting every day, and then three times a week. Lately Google Panda puts importance on great original content and thus, updating can be once a month only as long as you meet the first criteria.
  3. Original content. People or readers go to your blog if you have original content. You can find a lot of resources on the Net on how to come up with original content. Foremost is that out of the gazillion information and data on the net, make your own spin on these info. This will make your content uniquely yours.

Easy does it. If I can do it, you can do it, too. Best of luck guys! :)

#MeralcoMOVE: A Free App

Meralco recently launched the MeralcO Virtual Engine (MOVE), a free app suite designed for Filipinos with six apps that provide round-the-clock access to the electric company’s services through smart phones or tablets.

Seeing that most of its customers are often online, Meralco wanted to offer assistance right where they spend much of their time. The MOVE apps provide Meralco customers with different benefits to bring ease and convenience in managing their electricity concerns:

1. Apps that offer location help

a. Meralco Office Directory –You can find the nearest Meralco office in your area
b. Bayad Center – Find out where you can conveniently pay your Meralco bill

2. Apps for consumption control

a. Meralco Appliance Calculator- Easily compute the amount of electricity an appliance consumes
b. Bright Ideas – Learn better ways to use and save on electricity

3. Apps that help in planning ahead

a. Power Maintenance Schedule- Stay up to date on the power maintenance schedule in your area
b. E-Meralco bill –View your latest bill even when you’re on the go

Additional apps are also in the works. The MeralcO Virtual Engine is free and downloadable from the Apple AppStore, Google Play, and Blackberry App World. For details, check www.meralco.com.ph, like Meralco on Facebook, or follow @meralco on Twitter.

Now isn’t that exciting? Download the app now to enjoy the #MeralcoMOVE experience!