Introducing the HUAWEI Ascend W1, Windows Phone 8 for only PHP 8,990

Whoa! Windows Phone 8 for less that P10,000? Nice! Last week, Microsoft Philippines together with HUAWEI unveiled a sub-10k smartphone running on the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system. Historically, there have been other Windows Phone devices that have been released for less than P10,000 yet cannot be upgraded to the latest OS. Here are … Continue reading Introducing the HUAWEI Ascend W1, Windows Phone 8 for only PHP 8,990

OtterBox Armor Series for iPhone 5 costs PHP 4,900.00

For adventure junkies and mobile warriors alike, there’s no denying that the iPhone 5 has become prevalent in this day and age. With several ruggedized and waterproof housing solutions for the iPhone such as the LifeProof, Seashell and Patima, none is considered more popular than OtterBox. This is a look into the weatherproof Armor Series … Continue reading OtterBox Armor Series for iPhone 5 costs PHP 4,900.00

BRAVEN BRV-1 weatherproof wireless speakers + charger goes for PHP 7,450.00

BRAVEN. I love this word. This is because it sounds like one of my favorite descriptors in the English language — the adjective ‘brazen’ which meant ‘without fear or shame.’ And perhaps this descriptor is apt as a brand name for hands down, the most impressive rugged portable speaker system I have encountered. Many brands … Continue reading BRAVEN BRV-1 weatherproof wireless speakers + charger goes for PHP 7,450.00

My green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) photo featured at the Tubbataha Reef 25th Anniversary Exhibit

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tubbataha Reef’s declaration as a world heritage site. I consider myself proud and honored to be one of the contributing underwater photographers participating in a roving photo exhibit around Ayala Malls. Above is my photo of the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) taken during my 2011 Tubbataha charter … Continue reading My green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) photo featured at the Tubbataha Reef 25th Anniversary Exhibit

**MIND BLOWN** Toys that come to life with your iPad: Hot Wheels, DC Universe, WWE, Monster High, etc

You know, every time I walk into Datablitz these days I get more and more tempted to pick up a copy of Skylanders. If you go there often, every branch has a store display of ‘Skylanders’ action figures that are not only toys — but are also integral to the Skylanders video game. When you … Continue reading **MIND BLOWN** Toys that come to life with your iPad: Hot Wheels, DC Universe, WWE, Monster High, etc

Chikka is still around, and going strong after 10 years!

Trading jokes and getting into never-ending kulitan. Quoting songs and exchanging pick-up lines. Sharing comments about the weather or passing around traffic updates. Asking obvious questions or giving practical answers. There are millions of stories we share everyday plus the countless ‘good mornings’ and ‘goodnights.’ That’s what’s unique about us, Filipinos; we always have something … Continue reading Chikka is still around, and going strong after 10 years!

Sari.PH is changing lives by bringing the sari-sari store online

First off, I love their logo. There’s nothing more epic than nanay doing a power uppercut with her Sari-enabled smartphone. In the digital industry, it is rare to find individuals who can look beyond merely building campaigns for brands. I’ve always championed the fact that (almost) anything you do in the digital landscape should not … Continue reading Sari.PH is changing lives by bringing the sari-sari store online

Manila by night from the International Space Station

Earlier this morning, Commander Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station put this out on Google+ and Twitter. Looks like rush hour down there. Tonight’s Finale: At long last – Manila, capital of the Philippines, delicately shining in the night. This photo gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling especially when you see the G+ conversation … Continue reading Manila by night from the International Space Station