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Manila Bulletin’s MBLife


Hello. Just a quick update. I’m blogging. Again! It’s been a long, long road since 8List back in 2012. Just this week, the team at Manila Bulletin soft-lunched MBLife, which is essentially our own agile experiment at our millennial marketing efforts.

From the lighter side of Manila Bulletin, we welcome you to MB LIFE, our latest lifestyle portal among our ever-growing portfolio of new products. Yes, there are articles. But more than that, we choose to be a bit more self-aware by welcoming you into our home, namely to our curated collection of “very nice things.” On one hand, there are toys. Lots of them. Absent of pretense, we open our ever-growing toy collection to the public eye through our TOY SHELF section. Then there’s the nostalgia. Being in the most unique position of having chronicled news in the Philippines for the past 116 years, we open our doors to the prized archives of historical front pages, photography, and vintage ads through NOSTALGIA MANILA. These, together with our bite-sized web documentaries, tutorials and slice of life (the agonies and the ecstasies) op-eds comprise our daily dispatches for the everyday millennial.

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Behind the screen: On humanity and its place in technology

Krizette Chu of Manila Bulletin’s Panorama asked me to do an opinion piece on how I thought technology changes the way we deal with people. Being a young parent, I wrote about iPad parenting (it’s benefits!) and building resilience. This is an excerpt of the piece. The full article can be found online.


A slice of exotica: Rachaleve’s Kenyan Cuisine

This piece originally appears in full in the Lifestyle Section of The Manila Bulletin.

There was nothing but excitement as the escalator took me up to the floor of Arrozeria at the Century Mall. Known for its paella and other dishes focused on rice, the venue of choice piqued my (blooming) sensitivities to expand my palate. This was the lunch venue of Cheryl Tiu’s “Cross Cultures” food tour, a movement to experience the food we don’t often see (or taste) very often. For lunch, we had Rachaleve’s Kenyan Cuisine behind the counter. Her full name is Rachaleve Kamau, born in Nairobi and like many foreigners with similar origins stories of landing in the Philippines, fell in love with Manila in 2009. She lives here part time, sharing Kenyan cuisine in dappled regularity at bazaars and catering.

7 Creative Ways to Maximize your Dental Business

Dentists know that expanding a practice is hard work, but with a little creativity, there are easy things that can be done to help maximize a dental business. Working with a company like can be a quick way to reach your growth potential, but the following easy steps can help anyone looking to see more patients.


How to Choose the Best School for a Degree in Audio Engineering

Unfortunately, not everybody is able to turn an audio production or audio engineering career into a success. A lot of people are simply amateurs who experiment as a thing to do as a hobby or for simple fun, and they then start to see themselves as professionals. It is also for this reason that you can find plenty of online courses, many of which are free, in this field. However, these courses are often pretty much worthless for someone who truly wants to start a career. If you want to become an audio producer or audio engineer, you will need to go to a serious audio engineering school. This is where you will truly learn everything about how sound works, how to take it apart, how to use computers to manipulate audio data and more. You can choose to do this one step at a time, by taking free online tutorials, but if you really want to make it in this field, you will need to go to proper school.

How to: Choose a Company to Handle Your Light and Sound Requirements

A lot of companies organize large scale events, such as seminars or office parties, and forget to focus on audio visual equipment and lighting. This is mainly because they don’t know how much planning is actually involved in this. The technical side is something that most people have little understanding of, after all. According to a prominent audio visual company, a number of problems are most common.

A Few Tips to Help You Get Approved for a Loan if You Have Bad Credit

There is a huge rise in demand for loans for people with poor credit ratings. This is mainly because everyday people are still suffering from the recent economic collapse. Additionally, prices continue to rise. People with bad credit often feel as if there is no way out for them if they need money in a hurry. If you find yourself in that situation, the following tips may be of benefit for you.

A Checklist to Help You Get the Property Loan You Need

Everybody dreams of owning their own home. However, when they first approach a bank to find out if they can get a loan, they suddenly find out there is a lot more to it than simply making an application. This is why it may be useful to have a checklist at hand to make sure you do everything you need to do, and to do it right as well.


Quit with the Inefficient Spy Apps for iPhone – Switch to one that’s Worth It!

The iPhone is a complicated device and is certainly more problematic to monitor. And you might even be tired of your current iOS spy because it’s not worth a dime but somehow you did get trapped because of the fancy marketing tactics. It’s not a lost battle as yet: switch to the phone tracker today that is worth your money!

‘Not Another Run-of-the-Mill iOS spy!’
If you’re too irked with all these spy apps for iPhone probably you would be about to close this article. But this is no marketing gimmick. If you really have tried all these apps, you might be familiar with XNSPY as well. May be you did not get a chance to know about it but it is advised do take this article seriously.

Dyson coupon codes offer excellent savings on top quality home appliance products

Dyson is a renowned technology company which engages in the design and manufacture of various home appliances, including vacuum cleaners, fans, heaters and hand dryers. Based out of the UK, this company has retail operations in over 70 nations worldwide. The company is recognized for being a pioneer in innovation and many of its products are based on unique technologies.

READ: My experience with Dyson

Having been in business for over two decades now, Dyson products are often touted to be the best in the market.
The company offers various types of vacuum cleaners and related accessories, heaters, fans, purifiers and a selection of hand dryers to consumers worldwide. While this constitutes a broad product catalog, the company also deals in special refurbished machines. With top notch customer support being provided, the company also helps customers choose which product is suitable for their purposes and also hands out warranties on all products on offer.

Libon features cheap calls to and from the Philippines

So it’s been a while, but Libon has really been making waves from the other side of the pond. “Traditionally” speaking, VoIP apps are always third-party, coming from familiar services such as WhatsApp and Viber. But Libon is different because it hails directly from a telco, which is a bold move as they recognize the market for messaging-based apps and VoIP versus the traditional call and SMS. Libon, which is short for “Life is Better On” is made by French’s Orange but is available worldwide to anybody, as an “Over-the-Top” app.


12 Cool Wearable Gadgets To Watch Out For This Winter

Wearable tech is fast becoming the next big thing in technology. Why pull your smartphone out of your pocket to tell the time or track your workout, when you have a device on your wrist that can do the exact same thing? However, wearable tech is quickly evolving and new, exciting gadgets are coming out. This summer, check out some of the coolest and most innovative ideas doing the rounds, and try some out for yourself.


5 Ways to Increase Sales with Linkedin

Social media platforms come in every size and shape these days, and they have proven exciting ways for businesses to advertise and market a range of services.

LinkedIn was originally thought to be a way to connect prospective employees and employers, but many businesses are now using LinkedIn prospecting as a way to develop sales strategies and identify prospective leads.

A Financial Mobile App for Everyone

Smart phones and iPhones are everywhere you look these days. People are seen walking around these days with their heads faced down and their fingers moving in a synchronized tapping rhythm. Mobile technology is now literally ‘in your face.’

In many parts of the world, there are clever techies who sit all day in their small cubicles developing apps for anything imaginable. From games to shopping to banking, there is an online app for almost everything.
Developing a simple app which can transmit pictures from your mobile device and upload them onto your Facebook page isrelatively easy. But an enterprise or business app takes much longer to build and there are various obstacles to overcome.

Things to Know about Computer Viruses and How to Fight Them

On a daily basis, you will probably receive several dozen spam emails, as well as plenty of unwanted popups, advertising things like the best antivirus 2016 protection and the latest technology in spyware. This can be incredibly annoying and it may even make you lose faith in the effectiveness of these programs. After all, they can’t all be the best, can they? The reality is that there is so much competition between the developers of antivirus programs that some have to turn to exploiting the weaknesses of your computer to advertise their products.

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