Who doesn’t love protective cases? Apart from a case’s main purpose of keeping your device unharmed from nicks and bumps, it also gives your phone some much needed character.
A case’s design is a statement. It also tells a lot about you and your individuality. And hey, admit it… we are all about standing out and being unique, right?
That being said, I’m featuring a brand that is known to produce beautifully sleek and very functional protective cases for various smartphones and tablets – Urban Armor Gear (UAG for short).
And since I can’t showcase all their cases in one fell swoop (because they’ve got lots!), lemme start with just one for now… their “Maverick” for the iPhone 6.
Since I love the sleek clean look of my iPhone 6, it was a no-brainer that I’d be partial to the Maverick’s “clear” variant. That way, I get the best of both worlds – beauty and functionality.
We are a family of five in our household – me, my wife, our two kids, and my father.
One of the usual challenges of being in a family with different tastes is reaching a compromise in the kind of television shows or movies each of us would want to watch together.
Just imagine… sharing one TV over dinner (or lunch) would mean all of us having to agree on a common show. If there were any other good shows airing at the same time, well, tough luck.
Same goes for movies.
More often than not, It gets quite difficult trying to reach a compromise on what flick to watch. I love scary films, my wife hates it. My daughter enjoys girly flicks and kiddie animated features, my son doesn’t.
And because we have work while the kids have school and other activities, finding the right time to catch our favorite shows becomes futile – either our schedules get in the way or we are already too tired to stay awake to catch what’s on TV.
I’m sure some of you, especially those with families of their own can relate.
Thankfully, now I found a way to keep everyone happy by giving them the opportunity to watch their favorite local and international television shows and movies anytime, anywhere.
All thanks to a nifty service I recently discovered called “HOOQ” (pronounced “hook”).
I’m really excited to share this with all of you because you might find yourselves in the same boat as I am. And if you share the same concerns and frustrations as I do, you will most likely consider this a godsend.
In a nutshell, HOOQ is an online entertainment service that gives my family access to an incredibly vast selection of television shows and movies – local and international. That’s more than 10,000 videos right in the palm of our hands for as low as P199. Yes, you read that right – P199!
In the 1960’s, many citizens of Makati would associate the 6749 Ayala Avenue address with the Gilarmi Apartments, the first serviced apartment building in the country. Established in 1962 by Virgilio Hilario, he named the building after his son Gil, and his Miss Universe beauty pageant winning wife, Armi Kuusela. Their level of service was famous all throughout the city, and arguably Asia.
Today, Discovery Primea stands in the same spot as Gilarmi Apartments once rose, and upholds its name and legacy of fine service in Makati at The Gilarmi Lounge. The hotel’s lobby lounge offers various styles and brews of coffee, high tea, cocktails, draught beer and Filipino-inspired bar fare.
The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea is an ideal venue for intimate groups. The lounge presents patrons with an unparalleled experience of Ayala Avenue through floor to ceiling windows and live piano music, while enjoying a wide variety of coffee or TWG loose leaf teas from 7AM to 11PM daily.
Here’s something to excite you and make you want to drop by The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea sooner than later…
For a limited time only, The Gilarmi Lounge at Discovery Primea will offer the “The Gilarmi Sunset” promotion from 5PM to 8PM, Mondays through Sundays. For only Php 595++, guests will be able to enjoy two glasses of Stella Artois Draft Beer and their choice of Modern Filipino bar chow, among Grilled Chicken Wings Inasal, Smoked Bangus Spring Rolls, “Sisig sa Riles” with Chili-Soy, Calamansi and Soft-Poached Egg, and Grilled Tuna Brochettes with Crispy Chili Garlic.
Globe just keeps getting better and better. I may sound like a broken record time and time again. But, hey… what can I do? It’s true! Globe does keep getting better and better.
Just when you thought Globe has pulled out all possible surprises out of their sleeve, here they are again, seemingly besting previous awesome treats for their loyal customers.
If you were following my Instagram account, you probably would have caught wind of it the moment it was revealed since I was at The Eye Green Sun in Makati during Globe Telecom’s huge announcement.
In a move that is sure to delight kids and kids at heart, Globe proudly told the public that they are once again enhancing the Filipino digital lifestyle experience with a comprehensive and multi-year collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia).
If I were to retire in the future, and if circumstances would permit, I’d like my wife and I to settle in Tagaytay.
Just like Baguio, Tagaytay is a place that has always been close to my heart. And since Baguio is too far from the metro, it doesn’t seem to fit into my criteria of ideal retirement places.
Tagaytay on the other hand is likewise located away from the metropolis but still conveniently close to it in case heading back there is required.
And though retirement is still far from my mind, that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the wonderful attractions, delicious delicacies and pleasant climate that Tagaytay is known for.
Whenever my family and I want to get away and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Tagaytay is always top of mind. It’s the perfect place to temporarily disconnect from the daily grind and recharge.
One of the best places to stay at to fully immerse yourselves with everything beautiful and breathtaking about Tagaytay is none other than “Taal Vista Hotel”.
My family, together with a few of my balikbayan in-laws had the wonderful opportunity to spend a couple of days at Taal Vista Hotel. And since some of my in-laws have been away from the Philippines for more than 10 years, it was all the more fitting that we stayed at a place in Tagaytay that was familiar to them and easily recognizable.
True enough, the moment we arrived at Taal Vista Hotel, it immediately made my in-laws feel at home… perhaps in part because the place is very homey and also due to the fact that its distinguishable facade hasn’t changed throughout the years, offering older folks a hint of nostalgia.
Health & Fitness
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I’d like to thank everyone who came over to Glorietta and joined in the festivities as we celebrated #SocialMediaWeekend with the theme- “Let’s move #fwdPH”. I had lots of fun hosting the program proper with co-hosts, Patricia Hizon and Bry Ramirez… I hope you guys enjoyed it as well. Congratulations to everyone who made it […]