It’s the latest development that has taken the online world by storm. Overnight, your favorite brands’ logos and names were replaced with hand-drawn art and children’s names. From Closeup to Chloe, Dove to Dianne and Axe to Axel, the country’s most loved brands just had a complete make-over online for a good cause.
With over 2.8 million Filipino children currently out-of-school translating to over 2.8 million dreams on hold, Unilever Philippines and Lazada have come together to support UNICEF and the Department of Education by creating Shop2Give Year 2, #AddDreamstoCart. This collaborative effort elevates the online shopping experience by giving shoppers the chance to help send out-of-school children in the Philippines back to school.
As you shop for your favorite Unilever products on Lazada, proceeds from the sale will be donated to Unicef. And although the online shopping event will be held on August 20th with an accompanying Facebook Live event, you can begin filling your cart with your Unilever staples as early as August 17th.
For 24 whole hours, Unilever will also give Lazada a fun and adorable makeover, transforming the interface of this online shopping giant into what looks like a kids’ art gallery. All participating Unilever product photos will be replaced by hand-drawn renditions of the product while product names will be changed to children’s names.
Hey everyone! It’s been awhile since I did a gadget review and I missed attending tech events. I have no idea if they mistaken krishgeek.com as a tech blog all these years which is exactly a Lifestyle blog. The word “geek” obvi gave it away. Last year, I was really weighing in on keeping the old name. Then I decided to just keep the namesake, stick with my core and try to evolve with it then let us see.
Anyways back to the phone which is why people bother reading this review. I got the chance to enjoy using the Huawei Y9 Prime for almost a month now. It is pretty impressive for an entry level and okay for a lifestyle/everyday phone. For just P12, 999, not bad. Huwaei’s goal for the Y9 Prime is to provide a quality everyday phone without needing to break the bank.
If in cased you missed it, during the pre selling. If you purchase the Huawei Y9 Prime, you get a free Bluetooth speaker which cost P1999 (Unit A20 PRO with rechargeable battery) . Such a steal?! I’ve received feedback from my instagram about “the ban’ on Huwaei units, good news it has been lifted. So no worries!
What’s special or what makes it different with the Huawei Y9 Prime? It’s the FIRST Huawei phone with a pop up selfie camera. For those concerned, it has been tested 100, 000 times and can withstand 15 kg weight with or without bending or breaking.
Specs on the Huawei Y9 Prime: First POP UP selfie camera
*Comes in 3 colors: Emerald green, sapphire blue and midnight black in 3D curve design
* Front camera: 16 MP
* Back camera: triple camera setting
* – dedicated bokeh 2MP (f/2.4)
* – Main lens 16 MP (f/1.8)
* – Ultra wide angle lens 8 MP (f/2.4)
* with finger print scanner
* 4000 mAh large battery
* 6.59” FHD+ screen to touch panel ratio 91%
* Huawei Kirin 710F 12nm processor
* ROM: 128 GB
* RAM: 4GB
* Phone clone app- can send photos to adroid and iOs
* Type C port
* EMUI 9.0
-The phone comes in Emerald green, sapphire blue and midnight black in 3D curve design and hologram-ish detail. I personally like the emerald green, the color is interesting and I seldom see colors like this on phones.
-The box includes a FREE “jelly”transparent phone case, charger and earphones. It also includes warranty card and quick start guide.
– Specs: Front camera: 16 MP Back camera: triple camera setting * dedicated bokeh 2MP (f/2.4) * Main lens 16 MP (f/1.8) * Ultra wide angle lens 8 MP (f/2.4)
-Camera mode(s): Photo, portrait, night, aperture, PRO, Slow mo, Panoroma, AR lens, light painting, HDR, time lapse, filter and stickers.
-The pop up selfie camera (mentioned above earlier) SHOTS appear flawless and sharp, if that’s an aesthetic you are going for. Taking selfies coming is like shooting a wide lens and if it makes you feel better- it makes the face slim. The pop up selfie camera doesn’t work in night and aperture mode. When you press the selfie button or slide to the feature that it is available that is when it pops up.
– The tricam is what I personally like, best for taking insta worthy photos either indoors or outdoors. The NIGHT mode, impressed me. I was in a dark parking lot and the picture appeared brighter. Personal favorite modes, aperture (focus photos) and HDR/ PRO (wide lens and slr quality).
-Just fair, android quality video. Tip: Best videos are taken under natural light. Sound quality is good.
-Specs: 4000 mAh large battery. Battery life is LONG LASTING even during gaming and while connected to the internet. Charging time gave a fair amount of time.
Social Media/ Applications
-You can download all applications on play store. And yes, facebook application is available *linking to ban issue*. Uploading is fast but resolution is “good” for android quality.
-Watching videos in HD and playing online games so far no lagging incident even while doing regular phone activities. The 6.59” FHD+ screen to touch panel ratio 91% is personally something that I am not used too, I am not used to big phone screen but definitely comfortable for binge watching and gaming especially.
-One interesting app, that was highlighted during the launch is the clone app which can send files/photos to android and Ios.
So I just turned 26 this year, I’m so old k? haha. It’s really been an eye opening year for me and the pressure really hit me this time. Anyways that would be another blogpost, I’m still winging it haha and I can’t wait what will happen to me this year.
I am sharing to you, 25 Wisdoms (25 Things I learned at 25). I was suppose to do this on my birthday last June 17 but I was really really busy. Anyways it’s been a month already and I still say that I am 25 whenever people ask me my age. It still hasn’t sinked in yet haha.
Before I share my 25 wisdoms, these are all based on my personal experiences and I am no pro or the best person. All random haha, but I would like to ask a favor to respect my private life. I won’t go into deeper details and no further questions, please. A girl doesn’t kiss and tell.
“Huwag ka maghanap ng kulang sa life mo and huwag ma inggit sa ibang tao”.In English: Be content and don’t be jealous of other people.Just wait, be patient, work hard and trust in God’s timing.
“Love lang and don’t expect anything para hindi ka masaktan”. In English: Just love and don’t expect anything in return, so you won’t get hurt.
“I really believe that whatever is for me, will never pass me”. -Shaina Magdayao. Yes, let it happen organically and don’t force it. Here is a vlog from Bianca Gonzales’ Paano Ba To with Shaina Magdayao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1J_pPIjqw
Trust your gut and instinct. This one took years to develop and lately when I meet new people it’s not that I don’t like them, it’s that I don’t like their energy and vibe.
Your public and private personality should be the same. Be authentic “magpaka totoo ka”. Yet still keep your private life, private. Not all things have to be posted on social media. Why? I don’t wan’t to jinx it. Remember, Love is quiet, Infatuation is loud.
Love yourself and your BODY, As cliche’ as it sounds- it’s true. You don’t base your happiness from other people, it should start with yourself. Do what makes you happy.That’s why I have ME TIME and I remove things or unfiend/ avoid people who are toxic. #SelfCare #MeTime I am a body positive advocate, last year my motto was YOLO so I ate whatever I want that’s why I gained a lot of weight and didn’t go to the gym that often. This year, before turning 26, I had health issues and I noticed how my body is changing. That’s why I had to modify my lifestyle. I wouldn’t lose weight if it wasn’t my health on the line and I want to feel good about myself. Plus it’s also part of my job to be photographed all the time, I want to look good atleast. #WhenAgingHitsYou
Believe in the Law of Attraction and do meditation(Incense Sticks).
Start of first with your body (#6) by eating good & healthy food (plus workout). Once you feel good in the inside and the rest will follow and attract. This year, I started using incense sticks when I meditate(atleast once a week). Benefits of Incense sticks:https://www.vectiskarma.co.uk/Benefits-of-Burning-Incense
Travel more! I grew up travelling and I believe it hones character, cultural awareness and being more open. Try travelling alone too, it is really liberating. Travel as much when you’re single especially. I like to do this before I get married because once you settle down everything and priorities changes. While you are still young and you have the energy, what’s the rush!
When it comes to friendship, for me HONESTY is the most important aspect more than loyalty. This was based on a personal experience.
Say sorry once, twice is okay but Three times is abusive. I heard this from a taxi driver and he had a point.
Dating: Start as FRIENDS. The best foundation. Let me insert, if the guy is not single, MOVE ON.
Relationships : Never make your partner, choose. You compromise and work things out maturely. If you two are meant to be together, you’ll end up together, let destiny do it’s job – According to my Mom.
You will not always be motivated so you must learn to be DISCIPLINE. I realized recently that I lacked action and I am working on it.
Before I turned 26, I realized as you get older your circle of friends become smaller. I was browsing on my old photos during my previous birthdays and I noticed the number of invites compared this year. Remember, other people have their own lives and just be happy for them. Anyways time to move on, make more new friends and just having 1 solid friend is enough. That’s part of growing up.
Find a workout that you enjoy and you make time for it. For me I enjoy cycling and recently pound. It’s more of a personality thing. Try to switch up your workout too time to time so you won’t get bored and your body might get used to it. If you are trying to lose weight, 70% Diet (Kain talaga!)and 30% exercise, BIBLE! (Keeping Up with the Kardashian reference.)
I am at an age, this applies to some situations “Bahala ka kung saan ka masaya” or “Hayaan mo sila”. In english: “It’s up to you for as long you are happy” or “Just mind your own business.” I get asked too about bashers, I just don’t mind them anymore.Just let KARMA do it’s job.
When I show skin on social media, I choose an appropriate platform which is more on instagram but it should be in a classy way. NOT just too much, “hindi yung pabigay or seeking attention”. Like I show some skin because I am in the beach or fruit of my labor because I work really hard in the gym – that is okay. There is appropriation and RESPECT for yourself. I realized, that in the future when I have kids or when I get married what would they think of me. My future daughter might say, “You did that when you were my age, mom”. There would be consequences. (“May balik yan”).
Love is NOT blind, your judgment is just clouded.
When you notice that someone treats you differently or there is a sudden change in how they treat you, just understand, people go through a something in their personal life.
When a guy says he is busy, believe him. What attracts him more towards you is that if he sees that you have a life, if he sees this world that you can offer, he would want to be part of it. Men are natural hunters. – Matthew Hussey
Don’t take things too personally.
Take things ONE thing at a time. People always say, I have a lot of things going on in my life #multihyphenate. They think I have good time management haha seriously NOT AT ALL haha, I just wing it. I just like living in the moment and being spontaneous. Sometimes when you plan it doesn’t happen haha.
When Sh%tty things happen in your life, Just accept things and say what is this teaching me? Sometimes, I don’t want to be too happy because something bad may happen in return (“pag masayado ka masaya may kapalit) Tip: This is a traditional thing, when you are so happy or laughing hard, “magpunit ng papel” or cut/shred paper into smaller pieces). Just be calm and be neutral always. Learn also to forgive yourself, you are not perfect.
Don’t miss out! HBC’s 2019 National Makeover Day is going to happen! Be ready to experience a beautiful change as HBC, your Home of Beauty and Color, celebrates this beautiful occasion for the whole month of June! Enjoy
amazing discounts, flash sales, and other surprises made especially for HBC’s loyal customers who’ve been with them through the years.
HBC, the maker of San San Cosmetics, Body Recipe, Skin MD, and this generation’s new favorite colorcosmetic brand, CRAYONS, will give you great deals on your well-loved beauty and personal care items.
In addition, the grandest 99-Peso Sale on select HBC products will happen on June 28 to 30. They will also be launching their new hair care brand, HAIRCRAFT, boasting its superior hair coloring products. You can
enjoy free hair color application with a minimum purchase requirement in select stores nationwide. Such a steal right?
You may also have a chance to meet and greet your male celebrity crushes all happening at your favorite HBC store this month.
Manolo Pedrosa HBC Ali Mall (June 14) Addy Raj HBC Fairview terraces (June 21) Martin Del Rosario HBC Trinoma (June 28)
Follow HBC’s official social media accounts for more updates! #hbcNMOD2019
Instagram and Twitter: @myhbcph
Gear up for the most exciting fitness event in the Metro with electrolyte water from the hydration experts
Last May 3 to 5, 2019, Bonifacio High Street transformed into a fitness and lifestyle playground for active urbanites who want to embrace positive lifestyle changes. The three-day event, dubbed G Active Fitstreet, showcased a wide variety of activities from industry leaders and experts across various aspects of fitness, health, and wellness. G Active Fitstreet also brought together the best services, products, and information to encourage and inspire everyone to improve their overall well-being through exercise and healthier lifestyle choices.
“G Active proudly supports Fitstreet’s mission to bring together and empower individuals who look to lead active lifestyles and want to make space for fitness amidst their busy schedules,” said PepsiCo Philippines Marketing Manager for Hydration, IC Sta. Maria. “With the various exciting activities we had in store for all attendees, everyone surely worked up a good sweat—when that happens, there’s no better way to hydrate and get ready for more than with G Active, an all electrolyte drink with no sugar.”
G Active Fitstreet welcomed everyone of all ages and sizes regardless of their fitness levels. As a treat, G Active ambassadors Nico Bolzico, Raymond Gutierrez, Isabelle Daza as well as actress and Zumba enthusiast Ina Raymundo participated in the three-day event.
Water Made Active
Working out is a great way to get into the health and wellness groove, but the body loses more amounts of fluids when engaging in physical activities such as exercise. Plain water and other beverages might quench the initial thirst but will not help in replenishing electrolytes lost in sweat.
G Active by Gatorade is water made active—a zero-sugar electrolyte water drink that helps replace what you lose when you exercise, supports hydration by stimulating thirst, and supports body fluid balance. On top of all of that, G Active has no sugar, so you make sure to make the most out of your workouts.
G Active is available in major supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide in three refreshing flavors: Berry, Lemon Lime, and Orange.
To learn more about G Active, visit G Active PH on Facebook.
Jollibee Burger Steak’s appetizing combination of 100% beef burger patty topped with mushroom gravy is still within your reach
While the price of goods continue to rise, looking for something beefy, saucy, and malinamnam to complete your day is still within your reach. Don’t worry – Jollibee Burger Steak is here to indulge your craving for a super affordable price that is still only at PHP 50!
Waiting for you at the nearest Jollibee store is the delicious and appetizing combination of the beefy-linamnam 100% beef patty and the saucy-linamnam mushroom gravy on a comforting cup of steamed white rice. Not to mention, its economical price tag means that treating yourself to a beefy-saucy linamnam ulam meal whenever you want is always easy on the budget!
“When you’re on a budget and the craving for something delicious kicks in, there’s no better way to fill yourself up than with the Jollibee Burger Steak” says Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Products Mari Aldecoa.
What are you waiting for? Give in to your beefy-saucy linamnam ulam craving and get a Jollibee Burger Steak at any Jollibee store nationwide through dine-in, take-out, delivery, or drive-thru starting at PHP 50.00 only!
For more information on Jollibee’s products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.
Experience Fun From Ground Up! That is what Front Row’s Hot Air Balloon Festival offers. This year is at Clark Global City, Clark Freeport Zone, Malabalacat Pampanga on April 12-14, 2019. Co -presented by SM City Clark and powered by PULSE. Tickets will be available On site, Clark Global City Development Corp Office, Key Distributors and SM. Ticket prices would cost PHP 350 per person/ per day (General Admission), Children 3 feet below Free of charge and Tethered Balloon ride PHP 500 (sign a waiver of responsibility).
Gates open at 5AM. For the Tethered Balloon Flight Schedule: Morning flight: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM Afternoon flight: 5PM – 6:30 PM
12 Participating countries such as Philippines, Korea, United States of America, Belgium, Malaysia, Netherlands, France, Thailand, Brazil, Vietnam and India. 20 balloons in total (15 regular shape and 5 special shape).
A 3-day fun filled festivity filled with thousand of spectators, great food, breathtaking view and entertainment. Performers on the following days:
Friday (April 12, 2019) – Slapshock, Manila Under Fire, Even, Woopis, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard TIME: 5-10 PM
Saturday (April 13, 2019) – Kamikazee, Dr. Flavor, Hazel Skin, Tibuan TIME starts at 5PM (Kamikazee performs at 8PM)
Sunday (April 14, 2019)- Cast Away by SM City Clark, Ely Buendia, Unique Salonga and Hale TIME: Gates open at 5PM
Ever Bilena, the country’s leading color cosmetics retail company, is happy to welcome top actress and mother Jodi Sta. Maria to its ever-growing family. Simple, beautiful and an optimist, Jodi is, undoubtedly, the ideal Ever Bilena woman.
For this new and enviable role, Jodi will embody the classic Ever Bilena woman whose beauty cut across generations, seasonal trends and styles. Aside from appearing in the brand’s latest digital campaign, Jodi’s role as brand ambassador is to enjoin Filipinas to embrace their innate beauty and go back to the timeless basics as far as makeup is concerned.
“We are very pleased to have Jodi with us as she represents a strong and empowered woman who takes on different roles with poise and grace,” shares Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy. “She is truly an inspiration for today’s modern woman and a perfect fit to Ever Bilena which is proudly a local brand that caters to the different lifestyles of every Filipina.”
Jodi started her showbiz career doing supporting roles in popular youth-oriented TV shows Gimik and FLAMES. Her breakout role, however, was the tomboyish Georgina in the very successful teen drama series Tabing Ilog which ran for four years. After playing teen roles, she transitioned to star in daytime show Please Be Careful with my Heart and other numerous critically acclaimed projects like Chassis and Aparisyon which earned her Best Actress nominations in Gawad Urian, and an International Emmy nomination for her role as Amor Powers in Pangako Sa’yo.
But her list of achievements does not end there. In 2017, the actress pursued a Psychology course at Southville International School. She finished with top honors with a 3.8 GPA in her previous semester.
While she is passionate about acting and pursuing medical school, she notes that her most fulfilling role was becoming a mother to Thirdy Lacson. In her recent Instagram post she said: “Ultimately, it’s the role of being a mother and being active in our children’s lives to shape, mentor, and inspire them that matters most.”
From being a doting mother to a critically acclaimed actress, and a top Psychology student, Jodi not only gives her best in every role given to her, she also makes sure to always look good.
“Makeup is a great way to boost one’s confidence,” shares Jodi. “But for me, it should only highlight your natural beauty and not overpower it.” As such, she opts for products that are classic and understated like Ever Bilena’s Matte Lipstick in Glam Red, EB Lip and Cheek Stain in Toast of New York, EB Dip Liner, and the All Day Liquid Foundation.
A woman of beauty and grace, Jodi is grateful to have another blessing come her way. “I’m very happy and thankful to be the newest face of Ever Bilena. I hope through this endorsement, I’m able to inspire others to be the best version of themselves.”
It’s that time of year again for the Oishi Snacktacular, this is my first time actually attending but I’ve always been fascinated to try the Human Claw or known as the “Snack Catcher”. I’ve seen it once in Trinoma few years back but I haven’t tried it because of the long lines that time. This year, it finally happened that I get to try the Snack Catcher and it was so fun! Tip when trying the snack catcher, stretch if you can before getting in and just relax – it’s safe. As you they put you down in a mosh pit of snacks have your arms stretch and bring everything in the middle. For the legs, once in the mosh pit, closed the legs and try to basket the snacks. It’s like in a SHRIMP position. Go as deep as you can before they lift you up. To try the snack catcher would cost P200.
Main event for this year’s Snacktacular is at SM Clark, Pampanga. If I’m not mistaken same venue as last year, correct me if I got that mixed up. It runs from April 5-7, 2019. They have other attractions like the “Snack shack”, this is where you grab any Oishi snack that you want in a minute. You get to choose a snack pack, they have the OG Oishi snacks and a limited editions customize snack pack. I went for the limited edition designs. In less than 1 minute I was able to fill the bag because I focus more on the popcorn and pillows haha. To play snack shack it would cost P295 – it’s worth it because you get to bring home bunch of snacks.
The “Fish for snacks” booth I am not quite familiar or maybe it’s a new attraction for this year? Basically it’s an installation that you get to play using a net, as much as possible you get to fish or snatch as much chips as you can in a minute and you get to do it with 3 friends. The snacks in the mosh pits are the seafood flavored snacks hence the name of the installation. I’ve seen the Kirei, Fishda and prawn crackers etc. P180 person in order to play the game.
Speaking of Oishi snacks, it was also my first time seeing new snacks or I’m not aware about like PIPE BITES (Churros), Zoodles (noodle snacks) and Crunchy Karl’s corn snack. Is it me or just now I’ve seen Panchos (tortilla chips). Even the Grab Nuts, too. Wished I knew I had healthy options besides popcorn because it’s rich in fiber. I feel there’s more that I haven’t made myself acquainted with. Are there more snacks that I should know, just feel free to comment haha.
They also have a refreshment area called the ” O CHILL” with Oishi drinks ofcourse for just P40 per drink. They have Smart C lemon squeeze + Yakult, Mais con oaties and Hi Coffee latted + coffee jelly. Basically to try everything would cost P715 in total for one person to try all the attractions with 1 drink.
Overall it’s a fun event and get to bring lots snacks home and share it with the fam. If you get the chance, do it! Can’t wait for next year!
FKC (Friendship, Kindness and Care) International has just launched Chereine, a complete skin care line that promises to help women achieve timeless beauty fit for a queen.
Over the past 15 years, FKC International has gained worldwide acclaim as a provider of 100-percent natural beauty and wellness products formulated by experienced scientists and nutritionists. After years of studies, FKC International has finally come up with an innovative skin care line that promises a regal brand of beauty regardless of age – CHEREINE ROYAL.
Chereine, French for “Dear Queen,”offers a complete line of skin care solutions that aim to provide Filipinas with a regal allure and an unmistakable antidote against aging. All-natural ingredients, combined with cutting-edge technology, for the basis for CHEREINE’s promise of beautiful, healthy and virtually ageless skin.
Carrying the brand with pride as its Brand Ambassador is Pia Lamberg, a timeless and queenly beauty who exemplifies Chereine Royal’s commitment to women everywhere.
Pia Lamberg is a former Miss Finland who represented her country at the 2011 Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paolo, Brazil. After her Miss Universe sting, Pia was signed by a major global modeling agency, and she has since gained international recognition for her work with over 100 global brands as well as dozens of endorsements.
Mr. Yong Shen, General Manager of FKC Philippines, introduced Pia Lamberg as Chereine Royal’s Brand Ambassador during Marilag, FKC Philippines’ National Convention, where he also welcomed members and new friends to the organization.
Marilag 2019, held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, served as a chance for FKC Philippines to recognize the starts that shone during its 2019 cycle. The highlight of the night, however, was the awarding of the Car Achiever 2019 prize to Maria Evelyne Cabiscuelas, Richardson Jose, and Jose Jerico Bascon VI, all of whom walked away with a brand-new car.
FKC International President, Fang Zhao, also surprised attendees with a motivational video message addressed to members of the FKC Family. Mr. Kenneth Chang, VP of FKC International, closed the celebration by encouraging FKC members to play their part in transforming the future.
For inquiries about the Chereine Royal line of skin care products, follow its newly-launched social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram, @ChereinePH