Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ready, Set, Blog, 2.0 at Selah

A party organized by a good friend of mine Ann Ville Purificacion and Maiko Dungo meant for bloggers with so much fun, games, learnings and of course a beautiful venue The Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay City perfect for a gathering last February 10, 2018.

We blog to inspire! We are the bloggers whose passion never expires! 

It was a gathering of some of the most active and empowered bloggers. An afternoon of fun and learning! Ready, Set, Blog 2.0 is a project of Annesheyday in partnership with Selah Garden Hotel. 

Ready, Set, Blog 2.0 sponsored:
Olive Nail and Body Spa

I had my own Christmas Thanksgiving party for my group also but having witnessed Ready, Set, Blog, 2.0 I got an idea on what to add up for this year's party for my group. Good Job!

Monday, March 26, 2018

SAMSUNG launches the all new Galaxy S9 and S9+ features Super slow-mo and AR Emoji

“We are impressed by how Samsung pushes the boundaries with their smartphones. We were able to unbox the phone and go beyond borders with the Galaxy S8’s Infinity Display. Now, Samsung has done it again with the Galaxy S9’s reimagined camera. We are excited to represent Samsung again and become proud users of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.” ~Solenn Heussaff and Georgina Wilson, returning brand ambassadors

Along with the official launch of the newest Samsung flagship smartphone are the introduction of its brand ambassadors, Solenn Heussaff and Georgina Wilson who took charge at the recent media launch held at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Reimagining the way we communicate, share, and experience the world, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation officially introduces the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Equipped with the tech giant’s most advanced smartphone camera yet, these flagship units are built for the way we communicate and express ourselves through photos, videos, and emojis. Renowned photographer BJ Pascual joins the duo, completing the roster of key ambassadors for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. 

More than 400 media guests and Samsung dealers and partners experienced firsthand the reimagined camera with product presentations led by Ivan Pua, Product Marketing Head for IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation and Lea Cua, Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation who also demonstrated live on stage the new exciting features of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: the Super Slow-Mo, AR Emoji, and best-in-class low light camera features.

Mr. Jerry Manus, Business Unit Head for IT & Mobile Samsung Electronics Philippines
“Today’s smartphones are more than just for taking pictures -- we rely on them for communication and self-expression. With the Galaxy S9 and S9+, we have reimagined the whole camera experience. Not only does it help you take gorgeous photos and videos, but it also allows you to connect and express yourself in the most creative and personal way possible.” ~Jerry Manus, Business Unit Head for IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation

Samsung went above and beyond everyone’s expectations with the Tunnel “Selfinity” Area featuring stunning super slow-motion footages and breathtaking videos of the high-performance smartphone. At the Experiential Zones, guests were able to try out the latest addition to the S Series before it officially launches in the market on March 16, 2018. 

Mr. Ivan Pua, Product Marketing Head for IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation 

The launch celebration ended on a high note with Ely Buendia performing some of his most notable and new hits on-stage.

The Camera Reimagined
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are equipped with a Super Speed Dual Pixel 12MP rear camera with autofocus (AF) sensor and optical image stability (OIS). The Galaxy S9+, however, takes it up a notch with an additional Telephoto 12MP rear camera with AF sensor. Both units feature an 8MP AF front camera (F1.7), and their rear cameras possess Dual Aperture (F1.5/F2.4). With these enhancements, the camera adapts like the human eye, adjusting to super low or bright lighting conditions with ease.

The reimagined camera even outsmarts the human eye. Its Super Slow Mo feature can capture up to 960 frames per second -- four times slower than standard slow-mo settings --  recording everything in detail and making everyday moments epic.The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offer automatic Motion Detection, enabling video recording once movement is detected in the frame. Users can customize their videos with a wide selection of background music, and they can also create looping GIF files that they can send and share to their friends.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ also allow you to express yourself in the best way possible with Augmented Reality (AR) Emoji. The smartphone can analyze your photo and map out over 100 facial features to create your very own mini 3D model that imitates a wide variety of expressions, which you can send as stickers or GIFs.

You also get to learn more about your surroundings with Bixby, Samsung’s intelligence platform. Integrated into the camera, it can provide useful information about your current surroundings via real-time object detection and recognition. Bixby can also translate foreign languages and currency with Live Translation.

Ms. Lea Cua, Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Smartphones, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation

Entertainment Reimagined
Taking cues from the Galaxy S8 and S8+’s almost bezel-free Super AMOLED Infinity Display, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sport the trademark curved Quad HD screen -- 5.8 inches for S9 and 6.2 inches for S9+ -- with added adaptive contrast enhancement. Direct sunlight will not hinder the screen from producing stunning displays.

Complementing the Infinity Display are stereo speakers tuned by renowned acoustics brand AKG. The phones also support Dolby Atmos, giving that 360-degree sound effect. Combined, these features provide cinematic entertainment experiences on-the-go.

Performance Reimagined
The robust Galaxy S9 and S9+ offer unparalleled performance, operating on 4GB and 6GB RAM respectively and expandable memory up to 400GB. The phones resist the elements with its IP68 water and dust resistance, and can efficiently power up via wireless charging. They also offer iris, face, and fingerprint recognition for enhanced security.

The S9 and S9+ are the first flagship phones to carry the SmartThings App, allowing you to manage your Samsung appliances and devices at home anytime, anywhere. The Samsung DeX Pad allows you to connect the phones to a larger monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Through this docking system, you can also convert your S9 and S9+ into a Touch Keyboard and Touch Pad.

Available in Midnight Black and Coral Blue, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now also come in a new chic and stylish shade: Lilac Purple.

Get to know more about the epic Samsung Galaxy S9 | S9+ by visiting by visiting http://www.samsung.com/ph/smartphones/galaxy-s9/?cid=ph_03092018_s9flagshippdp_pr_articlelink and get ready to reimagine the way you see the world with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, is now available in the Philippines since March 16, 2018.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com/ .

Althea Bare Essentials Your Skincare Line Set!

The Bare Essentials
consists of three hypoallergenic products suitable for any skin types!

Who doesn't like Korean actors and actresses glowing, flawless, crystal clear skin? The premier online beauty shopping destination for K-Beauty is continuously adhering to the call of the beauty enthusiasts around the world by introducing innovative products made with the latest beauty technology. Althea Korea has recently come up with a new skincare line 3-steps called Bare Essentials. Skincare routine is like having a time to have a yoga and meditation at the same time with your face but of course consulting a dermatologist is a must as well before taking and putting on any skincare coz having a lot of products leads to wasting your money investing on something you're not having a time to so or use. But it is indeed tiring if you have a lot of sets of products when you can choose to have a little that will complete all those that will make you put on different and lots of creams on. The gossip is out and it can't wait any longer...

The Contour Cleanser
150g ~ Php 300.00
The Contour Cleanser
  • Packed with soothing Ice Plant and detoxifying Lemon Myrtle extracts, this cleanser is densely filled with microcapsules that burst upon contact with water to gently cleanse, exfoliate, and detoxify skin.
  • The Contour Cleanser helps to promote blood circulation and reduces bloating and swelling for a defined, enviably slim face shape.

How to Use:
Damp the skin, squeeze out a small amount and lather onto the face, massaging in circular motions. Rinse off with water.

The Primer Water
200ml ~ Php 550.00
The Primer Water
  • Both a hydrating toner and a primer in one, the Primer Water contains patented dewdrop technology (Macro Fluidic Dispersion technology) that gently fills the gaps between pores and allows hydration to penetrate deep within the layers of the skin.
  • Made with Snow Lotus extracts, this skincare heavy hitter has an incredibly smooth and silky texture that enhances the skin’s natural glow, leaving you with the perfect canvas.

How to Use:
Put a small amount on cotton and apply it evenly onto face. Gently pat it in for better absorption.

The Fixer Cream
50g ~ Php 640.00
The Fixer Cream
  • This non-oily, quick-absorbing formula harnesses the power of Trehalose, an ingredient found in the cactus plant that prevents its moisture loss, to provide the skin with 24-hour hydration.
  • This ultra-nourishing wonder cream is also rich in antioxidants derived from Camellia Sinensis (green tea) seed oil and helps to promote collagen regeneration using Baobab Tree extracts. Upon application, your skin is left looking great and feeling bouncy to the touch.

How to Use:
Apply evenly onto the face and gently pat in till absorbed

With all 3 products are available for purchase under Php 1500, and made with only the best ingredients, it’s no surprise that the Bare Essentials line caused quite the craze in the beauty world. Upon its announcement, there was a 10,000-person wait list for the products! But fret not - you can now get your hands on these highly coveted products; you’re just a click away from glowing, flawless, crystal clear skin. Purchase now over to www.althea.kr today! 

Great Finds on Bicycle for Women

Bikes can be used for exercise, sports, or transport. Bicycles are commonly used by men, but that doesn't stop women from joining in the biking game. Biking has no gender, if you love biking, go for it, no one will get on your way!  Biking is made for everyone, including women.

I've heard people making bikes for women. And if you're interested, here is the link for: best womens bike . This website has a really wide range of bike designs, there are varieties of styles and colors, you choose! I'm sure that you'll love it.  And if you can't find your taste, you can build your own. (we'll get to that later!)

But, choosing bikes can be a rocky path for you, especially if you have a different taste in bike designs. I've been there before, not knowing what to choose despite having a lot of custom-made designs around me.

It's hard to be a picky person isn't it? But, good news! This website has a feature that can make you customize your own bike. Their motto? "You design it, we build it." I know that a lot of people will be interested in this, because I know that most of you love building custom designs.

Looking at your bike and knowing that it was you who originally made the design is a really great experience. Also, when people compliment the design of your bike, they wouldn't know they're also complimenting you! Haha!

Unleash the inner artist in you, go build your own bicycle now! Also, don't forget to visit their website and check out their custom designs, no problem if you can't choose, you can always build your own later. So what are you waiting for? Buy or build your own bicycle now at www.sixteenthreezero.com! You buy or you make your own!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A world-class school Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC)

"It makes perfect sense for Dusit International to situate its first college outside Thailand in Manila. Filipinos are well known and respected in the global hospitality industry as hard working, creative and dependable. Culturally, Filipinos are warm, hospitable people with a natural inclination to succeed in the hospitality industry. Dusit Hospitality Education is proud to establish in the Philippines and to bring to the country the very best of international educators in hospitality and culinary arts. We want to introduce programmes and pedagogy of the highest international standard and in time contribute to more Filipinos and Asians excelling into senior management positions, both in the region and worldwide. We are passionate about giving our students proper direction and opportunities to be successful professionals on the world stage.  We want to develop globally competitive hoteliers and restaurateurs for the next generation. There is a growing need for skilled professionals in our industry across the globe and we want to assure parents that they are making the right choice by choosing us to prepare them for an international hospitality management or culinary career." ~Larks Eltvik, DHMC and Dusit D2 Hotel The Fort Managing Director, a 30-year veteran in international hospitality education and operations

Did you know that the Philippines is in #1 of the 20 best countries around the world to invest in and to qualify as a country worthy of investment, certain standards must be met. With a population of over 103 million, according to World Bank Group, factors should be the country's people, environment, relationships, and framework.

Looking to pursue a career in hospitality management and the culinary arts a new landmark of mixed-use Development located in the New Central Business District of Manila - Bonifacio Global City, Integrated with SM Aura Premier Shopping Mall & Office Tower. You can begin your journey this year with what promises to be the most advanced and internationally-integrated hospitality management school in Southeast Asia. Introduced in 2016, Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC), nearing completion in Bonifacio Global City, brings together three of the most trusted names in international hospitality and culinary education -- Dusit International, Switzerland’s world-renowned École Hôtelière de Lausanne, and Institut Paul Bocuse from Lyon, France - to offer students education and training aligned with the highest international standards.

Lars Eltvik, Managing Director Dusit Hospitality Management College dusit D2, the Fort, Manila

Mr. Eltvik shares about the key educational institutions DHMC has partnered with for their programs under the Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management and the Professional Advancement Centre. Meanwhile, Chef Cyrille talks about the culinary expertise that students can learn and experience in their journey with DHMC. A cooking demonstration by Chef Cyrille will also be conducted for the guests. Mr. Eltvik also mentioned a good news for an interested student that the school is planning to extend merit-based scholarships at up to 50 percent of the tuition for outstanding students.

Chef Cyrille Soenen, Director Hospitality Management College dusit D2, the Fort, Manila

The DHMC curriculum for the bachelor degree in hospitality management follows the Philippine Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED’s) standards. The programme is also approved and certified by École Hôtelière de Lausanne. Integrated with the programme the students must complete a 6 months internship.

The school's mission is to open opportunities to DHMC students in all fields where hospitality and culinary arts services are needed and to equip them with the proper training, skills, creativity, drive, experience, and mindset to explore these to their highest attainable potential. At the same time, its vision is to establish DHMC as an excellent institution of higher learning in hospitality and culinary education that will be a reliable and reputable provider of competent and job-ready professionals to service-oriented and customer-centered industries worldwide.

Unique Education Concept:

  • Fully integrated
  • High Tech / High Touch
  • Job ready graduates
  • Relevant education
  • Employment guaranteed for top graduates
  • Merit-based scholarships up to 50%

This can be completed in the Philippines or internationally. Jumpstart your 2018 by being one of the movers and shakers of Asia's culinary and hospitality industry! Begin your journey towards becoming a multi-faceted hospitality and culinary professional with Dusit Hospitality Management College Manila.

Beyond the College’s international partnerships, DHMC promises its students ‘more than an education’ where they will gain work experience throughout the different areas of the hotel. Dusit Hospitality Management College is fully integrated with dusit D2 the Fort Manila hotel. This unique integration allows students to study as well as gain relevant work experience at different levels throughout all the departments in the hotel during their studies. The college occupies the first 9 floors of the 27-storey building where both students and hotel guests alike will enjoy and appreciate the ‘behind the scenes theme’ of the college and hotel.

Upon completion, the college and the dusitD2 The Fort Manila hotel will include world-class hospitality education facilities, including practical kitchens, 5 restaurant outlets, function rooms, recreational facilities including a swimming pool and fitness center, and 125 guest rooms.  

A Track for Everyone with a Passion for the Hospitality Business and Culinary Arts

For Students and Career Shifters
Open for enrollment now is the Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management which will begin classes in August 2018.  BS in Hospitality Management is a four-year program certified by the the École Hôtelière de Lausanne. Students are trained through a well-rounded educational approach that integrates theoretical knowledge and practical applications in hotel-setting operations.

For Culinary Management and Culinary Professionals Focused on Raising the Bar
DHMC’s Professional Advancement Centre offers certification courses open to both students, keen amateurs and professionals. The wide range of courses is designed so that enrollees can focus on a specific culinary.

With Mr. Leo Martinez, a cooking session with Chef Cyrille Soenen

The Culinary Arts for Professionals Course is designed to provide both the fundamentals and advanced expertise of authentic French cuisine, including an appreciation for contemporary flavors. Pastry for Professionals, meanwhile, is designed to give chefs with pastry expertise further exposure in various assignments to include confectioners, pastry shops, and hotel culinary operations.

The Restaurant Management course is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs interested to become players in the restaurant industry. The course covers fundamental business skills to include marketing, accounting, IT, human resources, sustainable development, and food and beverage management.

The École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) Executive Education
DHMC’s Professional Advancement Centre also offers a flexible and modular approach in the curriculum, made for aspiring senior manager hoteliers to become proficient at hospitality operations management. The Executive Education programmes are designed to hone one’s business skills and acumen to work in a wide range of areas within the hospitality industry.

The Driving Hotel Revenues Course is designed for students to develop a solid understanding of the key concepts in strategic revenue management. It will explore the relevance of revenue growth strategies and its respective operational aspects in hotel management, producing young hoteliers who are equipped to become management leaders.

Opening this August of 2018, grab the opportunity of having merit-based scholarships at up to 50% of tuition fees for excellent students. To learn more about Dusit Hospitality Management College, visit www.dusitcollege.ph or www.facebook.com/dhmcmanila.

About Dusit Hospitality Management College
Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) is an international management school dedicated to honing the next generation of world-class hoteliers and restaurateurs. The college is fully integrated with an upmarket hotel, the dusitD2 The Fort, Manila, and is the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, giving students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become extraordinary hoteliers and restaurateurs.

DHMC brings together trusted professors and instructors in the international hospitality and culinary education to offer students education and training according to the highest international standards. The degree program in hospitality management is certified by the world renowned École Hôtelière de Lausanne while the professional advancement and culinary programs will be introduced in collaboration with the Institut Paul Bocuse.

For more information on Dusit Hospitality Management College, visit www.dusitcollege.ph or www.facebook.com/dhmcmanila, or call (02) 238 8888