Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch

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     One of the default comfort food that I'm sure Filipinos love will be a hot steaming bowl of soup or noodles. It's fills the hungry tummy and gave a comforting relief especially to cold weather and if one is feeling sick. I know that some individuals like to stock instant noodle in their homes. It's easy to prepare and there are different flavors to choose from. Here's great news from the well-loved instant noodles brand- Nissin :) 

     Today’s go-getters can look forward to bold, delicious and filling noodles as Nissin launched Nissin Souper Meal, a big serving of instant noodles available in four flavors that range from the classic to the novel. A big serving of instant noodle is a must especially to those who have big appetite but with this one, no need to worry about the price tag. More photos of the event and product information below :)
Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
      Nissin-Universal Robina Corporation (NURC) launched its latest offering, Nissin Souper Meal, through its Japanese-themed noodle festival, Nissin Souper Food TripNissin is the leading instant cup noodle brand in the country and the new Nissin Souper Meal delivers the following characteristics that I'm sure will fill the tummies of today's go-getters:

  • Superior convenience and ease in preparation.
  • Combining appetizingly rich Japanese noodles, vegetables and meat bits with special soup flavors that are ready in an instant
  • Nissin Souper Meal is truly a souper sarap big bowl of goodness for the go-getters.
  • For only P29, satisfy both your taste buds and appetites with the souper sarap goodness of Nissin Souper Meal
  • Available at all leading supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide.
     The launch was held at Robinson’s Place Ermita, Manila featuring a food alley with four noodle stalls. Each stall showcased visual representations of Nissin Souper Meal variants with an accent of Japan’s famous cultural icons—the cherry blossom, the lantern festival, the Zen garden, and the torii.
Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
    The highlight of the event was the larger-than-life Nissin Souper Meal bowl installation that contained numerous bowls of the Nissin Souper Meal variants—Seafood, Beef Brisket, Hot and Spicy, and Garlic Pork Tonkotsu. Mall-goers were given a chance to guess the total number of Nissin Souper Meal bowls inside the giant installation for a shot at prizes from the brand.

Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
     Sharing with you the variants that I'm sure will be on you next to-buy list:
Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
 Nissin Souper Meal Seafood, which offers deep sea delight in a hefty serving. 
Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
Nissin Souper Meal Seafood
Nissin Souper Meal Beef Brisket is sure to tickle the taste buds with its rich Chinese-inspired beef broth this is perfect to those who crave an oriental treat.
Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
Nissin Souper Meal Beef Brisket
Spicy lovers will surely love Nissin Souper Meal Hot and Spicy especially if you like to take spiciness a notch higher. This noodle soup is a rich combination of chicken and mushroom flavors to complement the intense level of spiciness.
Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
Nissin Souper Meal Hot and Spicy
Nissin Souper Meal’s Garlic Pork Tonkotsu flavor is for the adventurous ones who like to try exciting new flavor since this is Nissin’s first-ever pork-based variant in a mouth-watering pork and garlic broth, providing a perfect explosion of ingredients.
Nissin Souper Meal Big Bowls of Goodness Launch
Nissin Souper Meal Garlc Pork Tonkotsu
     And because Nissin wants you to experience this one-of-a-kind gastronomic activity at the next Nissin Souper Meal Food Trip events, don't miss out these dates: January 16 to 17, 2016 at Trinoma Mall and January 30 to 31, 2016 at Glorietta Mall. 

For more information and the latest updates on Nissin Souper Meal and the upcoming Nissin Souper Meal Food Trip events
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Yes or No to Online Dating

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     Nowadays the global net has become the most popular place where people meet and get to know each other. It is our reality and our growing up children will likely look for their soulmates on the internet and go on online dates instead of real or face-to-face ones. So, let’s think about perks and pitfalls of social dating. I went to the website to have an idea of how it works. This service allows finding people with common hobbies and interests and provides online chat room for flirting and finding a match from your area.
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  • Access is the invulnerable plus. In our lives we cannot meet so many potential partners and get to know them closer in a short span of time. In virtual reality, we can choose the age of potential soul mate, his or her lifestyle, confession and hobbies and browse the candidate before making decision to meet face-to-face.
  • Interaction is required to understand whether the person behind the monitor is cut from the same clot or not. You can discuss news and share information or just chat with each other. And before choosing the partner to meet in reality you can communicate with several persons.
  • Online dating turned out to be time and cost saving. You do not need to go out somewhere and think how to organize a date to impress your partner.
  • Friendship is a bonus. In case you realize that your conversation partner is not the one you were looking for, you may just stay friends.

Nevertheless, there are some dangers which online dating hides.

     The process of finding a partner can linger on. It may seem that you are about to find your perfect match and the person with ‘ideal characteristics’ exists. Misled by this impression you can miss potentially good partner and never initiate any relations. 

     The computer is not able to pass on some information, features, feelings that are required to build attraction. Only face-to-face date can help you decide whether this person really is your destiny.

     I am a person who sees the glass as half full and believe that you can find you destiny everywhere, including Internet. My optimistic point of view is supported by figures. As reports that 12,000 couples marry through online dating service mediation.
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Circuit Makati Bazaar 2015 Activities

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     Welcome the holiday season with a visit to Circuit Makati Bazaar 2015, the biggest outdoor bazaar in Makati, featuring over two hundred sellers including famous celebrities, Instagramers Manila, artisans, kidtrepreneurs and merchants from Karl Edwards International. Kicking off on November 27-29 at the Globe Circuit Events Ground at Makati’s newest and most dynamic entertainment district, the three-day bazaar promises the widest and most exciting selection of gift items, great fashion finds, accessories, knick knacks, electronics, toys, and great food finds. Hobnob with celebrities such as Tim Yap, Dani Barretto, CJ Jaravatta, Maritess Allen, and other big names in entertainment and fashion. 
Circuit Makati Bazaar 2015 Activities

  • Join the celebrity auction every night at 8:00 pm and bring home special items from these celebrities. Be awed by the creativity and entrepreneurial smarts of kidtrepreneurs from Multiple Intelligence International School who have especially crafted gift items to delight you. For added fun, Circuit Makati Bazaar 2015 offers a host of other pocket activities to delight you and your companions. 
  • Enjoy workshops from Happy Bubbles, wellness talks and many more from different merchant partners. Listen to Christmas carols on November 27 at 9:00 pm and dance your way to fitness with Ignite Asia – a Zumba party led by Zes Loreta Bates and Steve Boedt on November 28 at 6:00 pm. Fuel up and dine alfresco with Mercato and Family Mart. 
  • Get fully charged when you use your MasterCard at the Circuit Makati Bazaar. Get instant freebies and a chance to win the latest gadgets when you shop using your MasterCard. 
  • Enter for free when you show your MasterCard at the gate. In between shopping, explore the newly opened Circuit Lane and celebrate the start of the holidays at its Brew and BBQ activity. 
  • Watch out for performances by Up Dharma Down (November 27), Never the Strangers (November 28), and Taken by Cars (November 29) at The Deck at 7:00 pm every evening. 
  • Circuit Makati Bazaar 2015 is just one of many activities lined up at the entertainment district to celebrate its traditional holiday festivities. Celebrate the rest of the holiday season in a series of OPM Concerts on December 3, 10, 25 and January 1 at the Globe Circuit Events Ground. 
  • Bring the family to Circuit Makati on December 26 to 30 for an outdoor movie screening and usher in the Christmas vibes with Christmas performances in Circuit Lane on November 21, December 5 and December 12. 
  • Entrance to the Makati Circuit Bazaar is PhP 50 only! 

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5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas

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     And it's thirty days to go before Christmas, I'm still narrowing down the list of things that men, including my brothers, brother-in-laws, father, and my husband would love to receive this Christmas. Since I only have a month left, I need to look for alternatives that will make shopping for gifts hassle-free this yuletide season.

     The most convenient way of shopping for me now is online shopping. I can sit back, relax, and enjoy while shopping at the comforts of our home. So before I go online shopping for the remaining days and weeks, I want to share with you the gift ideas that I have in mind so that you will not worry and have second thoughts on what to buy online. Scroll down, please!
5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas
     There are so many online stores that offer huge discounts and other promotions. I've been visiting several online shops last week and found five items that I'm sure will make the receiver happy and special once you give him one of these on the 25th!

1. Watch

     I think it's a no brainer that men's most favorite accessories of all time are watches. This kind of accessory makes their outfit complete. Whatever kind of outfit they wear, a watch is an important part of it. I was looking for a unique and trendy style of watches online and found one in my favorite online shop- ZALORA.
5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas
     Zalora's been a favorite online shopping destination. I've bought a few items from them in the past and I love the smooth transaction and fast shipping. Check out this gorgeous watch collection from Valentino at ZALORA. I was amazed that they're offering this brand now. Lots of styles and collection especially for men plus some of the items have discounts too. The photos above are my favorites from the collection. These are affordable watches that have unique and elegant designs.

2. Perfume

     Another gift item that men would love to receive based on my experience with the males in the family. They were excited when a random family friend gave them colognes and perfumes when they arrived from overseas last year. There are so many perfume brands in the market today so finding the right scent will be a little tricky but easy. Most guys prefer aquatic and musky scent. To make sure that you'll be giving the right scent for him, you can ask them a random question about perfumes and what they like. For sue they'll e surprised to receive a bottle on Christmas day. Hubby's current fave are Burberry Brit Splash and Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme
5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas
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3. Sling Bag

     This fashion item is becoming a favorite and a must-have for men these days. If my memory serves me right, some men prefer not to bring a small bag when strolling at the mall or grocery shopping with the family. They just want to keep their wallet inside their pocket and hold their mobile phones. But today, I've seen men sporting sling bags in different sizes and shapes. Hubby received a sling bag last year that's been used and abused already. 
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4. Shoes

     This gift item can be a bit expensive from the rest on the list but once received, a big smile on their faces will be seen. Who doesn't want to have a new pair of kicks this Christmas, right? Give them a new pair of Jordan shoes to add to their collection or let them change their style a bit and an Adidas Stan Smith will do the trick.
5 Gift Ideas for Men this Christmas
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5. Wallet

     This prolly one of the basics but giving him a wallet will instill a habit of saving money. One of my bothers don't own a decent wallet before and he is complaining that there were times he forgot where he put his bills. I discovered that he only owns a small coin purse and don't mind having a wallet. He insisted that as long there's a coin purse, there's a place for paper bills. Fast forward today, he realized that a foldable wallet is important. It's not only for money, some of his important identification cards can be placed inside too. He was able to save money too because once he placed a paper bill inside, he's thinking twice whether to spend it or not especially if the paper bills are new.
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     That's it, hope you find inspiration on my list. It's not difficult to find these items on line and I'm sure you'll find one of the products I've mentioned above. Always remember that it's not the price tag that matters, what's important is the joy that you give in giving. The thought always counts! Happy shopping, dearies!

Will you consider one item that I listed above? Comment your thoughts below :)

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Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL

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     Hi dearies! I'm very excited to share with you my first gadget review here on Dear Kitty Kittie Kath. I'm thankful that ASUS trusted this blog and gave me the opportunity to share with you my experience on one of their smartphones that was released months ago. ASUS has been producing quality gadgets in the past years and from what I've seen, they're at par with the big names in the mobile phone industry.

     I'm sure you've seen your favorite bloggers rave the recent models of ASUS smartphones. I've read their reviews and almost everyone gave a thumbs up recommendation for the brand. Since this is the first smartphone review in my blog, I will not make a comparison with other brand/s. I will focus on what I've honestly experienced while using the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser for a week. I will not keep you waiting, here's my honest to goodness review of ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser. Product specifications, sample photos, and my thoughts below :)
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
     ASUSTek Computer Inc. is the company behind ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML), the first smartphone in the world equipped with 4GB of RAM that was launched in the beginning of 2015. They became the leading smarthphone maker and now here they are taking the Philippines by storm because of the recent launched of another smartphone that's been satisfying a lot of photo-savvies here in our country.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
     Weeks ago, I received a neat and simple box containing ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser. The box is handy, fits my palm, and has a sheer gold accent on the side. I've learned that this accent is the color indicator of the phone inside the box. It's neat and simple, all the basic things that you need is inside. It contains the following:

1. ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL Unit (Sheer Gold)
2. Charger
3. USB Cable
4. Ear Phones
5. Spare Ear Buds
6. User Manual
7. Warranty Card

Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
inside the box
     Upon opening the box, I immediately checked the phone. Unwrapped it and inspected the look and feel of the unit. There were things that I noticed right away. The weight, the texture, and the design. It's light weight, doesn't strain my palm when I try taking a selfie shot. The curved back sits perfectly to the curve of my palm. It has a smooth feel, both front and back.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL on my hand. Facing front and back
Outside and Front:
     Facing in front of the display, there's an ASUS logo on top below the earpiece beside the 5MP auto focus camera. This is the first smartphone that I really experienced the best grip. I have small palm so the itsergonomic arc design- curved back and thin edges makes it easy for me to hold the phone and it comfortable fits my palm. 
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
L: ASUS Logo, earpiece, camera, R: buttons for navigation
Inside and Back:
     Here's the back of ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser- not the same with other smart phones that I've seen before because the volume sits at the back of the unit. This is what they call the physical rear key. I was not comfortable at first because it's my first time to scroll the volume up and down at the back of the phone but after two days, I get used to it. You can see also the dual-LED flash on the left side of the camera which is in the middle part while the laser is on the right.
     Here's what you'll see inside once you open the back cover. You can place a dual sim card and an expandable memory of up to 128 GB. It also has a removable battery with a capacity of 2,070 mAh. Maybe some of you will say that the electrical charging capacity of this battery is not that high compared to other smartphones but don't underestimate its numbers. It lasted 10 hours on standby mode. I only need to recharge once a day after doing a lot of tasks online. I'm very active in social media, prolly my wifi is turned on in an average of 12 hours every day.

1. Dual Sim Card Slot- can fit a micro sim + dual standby
2. Expandable Memory- via microSD up to 128 GB 
3. Removable Battery- 2,070 mAh Li-Polymer
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL Battery, sim and memory card plus the back cover
Phone Specifications:

1. Display- 5.0 inch HD (72% screen-to-body ratio)
2. Weight- 140 g
3. Resolution- 720 x 1280p
4. Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with Zen UI
5. OS- Android Version 5.0.2
6. Memory- 2GB RAM
7. Processor- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (quad-core) 1.2Ghz
8. GPU- Adreno306 GPU
9. Connectivity- GSM/HSPA/LTE
10. Camera- Front 5 Mega-Pixel, w/ flash, PixelMaster, Rear 8 Mega-Pixel, w/ flash, w/ LED Flash, Wide View, PixelMaster
11. Colors- Black, Ceramic White, Silver, Purple, Aqua Blue, Sheer Gold, Glamour Red
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL's slim edges and curve back ( I also have an ASUS Laptop, say hi to Aki)
Phone Features:
     For this part, I've only chosen to show you my real experience. I will not explain further the technicalities of ASUS ZenFone2 laser as I'm not a gadget expert. I think I don't have the right to compare the features of this phone to high-end phones as I don't own one. I also don't know the benchmark and technical terms to delve much deeper on the review. Let's make it light, like what a real user experiences. I will show you the features that I really like.

1. The ZenUI. I love that there are pre-installed themes and I can change from time to time or whenever I want. I'll just download it on ASUS UI app-personalization-themes and that's it. I can also change the font style and size which I rarely do on my previous phones. Since I'm the OC type when it comes to the apps and other widgets on my phone, I always make sure they are on the right places. The most used app on the first page and so on.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
My ZenUI in 
2. Camera, camera, and camera- I'm not a selfie junkie. I'm not good at selfies but with the enhanced camera and the pixel master, the photos are very clear and most of the times I don't need a filter BUT the most fun part of having this phone is that you can tweak the photos using the features below and be a pro!
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
PixelMaster Camera photo modes
     Here are the sample shots on my favorite modes, as what I've said above I'll be showing you photos and be the judge. I wasn't able to test it in all modes as I still need to master and scrutinize how those unfamiliar modes work like Effect, GIF Animation, Panorama, Miniature, Time Rewind, Smart Move, All Smiles, Slow Motion, and Time Lapse (last two modes not on photo). I was able to have test shots in Auto, HDR, Beautification, Super Resolution, Low Light, Night and Depth of Field. Sample photos below :)

Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
MOA Eye- photo taken around 5 p.m. in auto mode. I was very near and didn't zoom the lens
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Ponsettia Plant displayed inside one of the mall entrance here in Quezon City. Taken around 6 p.m.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Bouquet of flowers on display inside a mall here in Quezon City. Photo taken around 7 p. m.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Photo shot outside La Fiesta Buffet in MOA. Using beautification filter- skin softening
Super Resolution
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Photo taken around 5:30 p.m. in Seaside BLVD, Mall of Asia
Low Light
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Photo taken around 7 p. m.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Photo taken around 7 p. m. but there's a spotlight behind the plant that' why it's bright as it added more light even though it's in low light mode
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Trying to see the Christmas lights in night mode
Depth of Field
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Some flowers in our mini garden, I don't know the name :(
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
One of my son's favorite Tomica die cast cars
3. Photo Collage is also one that I like because there are times that I don't want to flood my social media news feed with all the photos that I want to share so instead of uploading them one by one, I can upload one collage with all the photos in it.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
built-in photo collage app on ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser
4. CM Applock for ASUS- two of my other smart phones have this feature but locks only on the home page itself. For ASUS, this lock can be customized where to activate it. In my case, aside from the homepage, I also activated the app lock for gmail and messenger because there were times that my son would borrow the phone and accidentally open my email.
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
CM App Lock for ASUS
     Those features that I mentioned above are what I think very useful for me as a blogger. Features that will be really helpful in taking product shots, going to events, and simply taking beautiful photos whenever we have family gathering and reunions. Since my family simply loves taking photos, I can capture precious moments with them using ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser! Oh by the way, I'm sharing an infographic if you're already an old ASUS phone user. You might want to check the difference of ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser from one of the previous model released last year. 
Unboxing and First Impressions: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL
Side by side comparison of ASUS ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 2 Laser
     After using the phone for more than a week, here are the things that I like and not so like or where I think I need to get used too. From here, I can say at P7,295 you get your money's worth or more than that. Based on my personal experience and previous smart phones (entry level), it's one of the best priced smart phones with great features if you're the type who simply likes a good build and stylish phone design, good battery life and usable camera modes.

What I like:

  • The packaging- neat and simple.
  • The price- one of the most affordable smartphones in the market today because it has unique features that you cannot get with other phone brands.
  • There are 7 colors to choose from. I know there are individuals who like mobile phones in their favorite colors.
  • It has a good design and build. Since it has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection, I will not worry if I accidentally scratched the phone's surface with a sharp object inside my bag. It's also light weight and thin. 
  • The camera is great and because it has fast laser focus, I don't have a hard time focusing on the subject while taking photo. 
  • I'm not a photo-savvy individual but the built-in camera features got me sold. I can take photos in the modes that I like. These features are perfect if you have a blog, or you like taking photos using a smartphone, and upload it in your photo collection.
  • It has a decent performance. It's easy to use, loading is fast, I have no problems with uploading photos and multi-tasking in my social media accounts.
  • It has a good battery life. Since I'm active in social media, I can say that the battery lasted almost 6-10 hours with wifi on.
  • The ZenUI is perfect for the so called 'oc-organizer' type of individual like me. The pre-installed themes got me, really! I'm the type of individual who likes organizing stuff, arranging the things I like in a neat and coordinated way. Every time I look in my chosen theme, I feel so happy. It brings good vibes to me every day.
  • I also like that there are pre-installed apps that I can use instantly like the PhotoCollage and Mini Movie.

What I don't like:

  • I'm having a hard time using the keyboard. But I guess, I'll get the hang of it in time. 
  • There are lots of pre-installed apps that I think I will not use any time soon.

Will I repurchase/recommend? Yes! Not for myself but it's a great gift for a techie friend or a relative who likes capturing photos. I highly recommend this unit. Less than Php 10,000 for awesome build and features. 

     I give this a 4.75/5 recommendation. It's a great smartphone for its price. To tell you honestly, I'm the type who make sure to use and abuse the gadget I already have. I have a smartphone with me that I really love. I've been using it for three years already and even if there are new smart phones with great features and price, I stick to what I've used too. When I received this phone, I can say I still fell attached to my old phone but after using this ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser, my mind has changed a bit. I need to move on, I need to use a new phone that's performing the job so well.

     But if I have to choose between a high-end one and ASUS, I'll stick to this even if I have a spare money to buy the first one. Again, this is me. This is my honest opinion and what I look for in a phone. I'm satisfied with the features of ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser. I was with my relatives yesterday and been telling them the features of this phone. They're surprised with the price. If you can have the budget to buy a smart phone that's less than P10,000 I highly suggest ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser.

Let me know your thoughts, share your ASUS experience below if you're already a proud owner of  this smart phone :)

For more information about ASUS  Philippines, visit their website:
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DISCLAIMER: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser was sent to me by Di9it for a review. The thoughts expressed are my honest opinion about the product and real user experience. We may have different standards in describing our experience/s. Kindly leave a comment below to share you thoughts. 
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Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila

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     Kenzo really enjoyed his stay at KidZania months ago. If time permits, we will stay there the whole day. There are so many things to do in KidZania, your kid's precious play time will be well spent if you know how to maximize your time during your visit. It's the most visited play city in Manila today, I've heard that you need to book ahead to reserve a slot. I promised Kenzo that we will go back to KidZania with his cousins. But for now, here are the tips to make the most out of your child's KidZania Manila experience.
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
L- Our KidZania boarding passes, R- KidZania Tags :)
     Kids looking for an awesome experience that lets them learn while having fun can head to KidZania Manila—the only interactive play city where kids can explore, discover, and learn how the real world works. 

     Built to scale for children, KidZania Manila has more than 70 establishments and features over 100 role-playing activities that kids aged four to 14 years can enjoy. These fun and immersive career activities have been designed to be developmentally appropriate for their age group.

     The play city has a wide range of activities to choose from, you’ll find a handy guide below on how kids can maximize the fun and have the best learning experience at KidZania Manila
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
KidZania activity infographic
Find the best career

     Upon arrival at KidZania Manila, kids are given a boarding pass and check for 50 kidZos. Once inside the play city, they can head over to the Bank to encash their check into KidZos—the official currency in KidZania. Here’s a not-so-secret tip: they can conveniently open a bank account with a minimum deposit of 20 kidZos—just make sure to check the schedule for the opening of accounts at the Bank. After opening an account, kids get their own personalized ATM card that they can use in the ATMs all around the play city. 
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
50 kidZos was given to Kenzo after we encashed the check upon our arrival at KidZania 
     Now, it’s time for them to choose where they want to go. Kids can check each establishment’s Census Plaque to help them determine which activity they can participate in. Reading these plaques is especially helpful because they indicate the age requirement and duration period of the activity, as well as how many visitors can join and whether the activity will require earning or spending kidZos.

     KidZania Manila also has an Employment Office which helps kids determine their preferred immersive activity. Here, visitors find out which jobs are best suited for them, giving them a better idea on which establishments to go to. 

     Once they decide which job to take, kids can easily find the establishment using an app on a mobile phone which they can rent at the ABS-CBN Mobile shop.

Earning kidZos

     Just like in the real world, kids can get a bachelor’s or master’s degree in various fields at the Centro Escolar University. They can sign up for any—or all!—of the four degrees at the University: Humanities and the Arts, Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, and Business Administration. This allows them to earn more or pay less kidZos in the professions related to the fields they have studied. 
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
Kenzo wanted to join the activity in all the establishments but we wasn't not able to maximize our time since we arrived an hour later and it's Saturday. 
     Fans and frequent visitors can even become citiZens of KidZania Manila through the B-KidZanian loyalty program. They can apply for their very own PaZZport at the PaZZport Office and earn stamps every time they role-play a career. The more activities kids complete, the more benefits they'll earn and the more fun they'll have on their very next visit. 

Bring home the KidZania experience

     If kids want to bring home a souvenir or two, the National Store is the place to go to. With two locations—one near PikZ station and the other just by the exit—they will surely find toys and collectibles that capture the fun they had at KidZania Manila. The National Store accepts payments in Philippine pesos, a foreign currency in the play city.
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
Kenzo's precious photo taken inside the Emergency/Medic Room and the photo was printed at the PikZ Station :) 
     Another important stop for kids and their parents alike is the PikZ Station, where they can get photos of the misters and misses’ unforgettable and precious on-the-job moments at the play city. 

Z-U next time! 

     After a fun and eventful day of “work” and play, kids can make a beeline for the Immigration Office, located between the Mobile Shop and the National Store. This is where security bracelets are removed and guests make their exit. 
Tips on How to Maximize Your Kid's Time at KidZania Manila
Our last stop was the city tour bus. We enjoyed our tour before going home. Kenzo also bought something from his hard earned KidZos that day at the souvenir shop
     At KidZania Manila, kids can enjoy a fun learning experience that sparks their imagination, ignites their minds, nurtures creativity, and inspires real-world exploration. And with these tips, children can do even bigger things and make the most out of their role-playing experience. Bring your kids at KidZania, I swear that your trip will be oh so worth it! I'll make another blog post on Kenzo's experience at KidZania soon!:) 

Let your kids enjoy the KidZania Manila experience!
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About KidZania
     KidZania is an interactive kids’ city combining inspiration, fun, and learning through realistic role-play for children four to 14. Kids can independently explore a kid-sized city with over 100 exciting roles. Each experience is designed to empower kids, giving them the confidence to be their best selves, and inspiration to be great global citizens. One of the world’s most inventive, most awarded and fastest-growing kid’s educational entertainment concepts, KidZania has 20 locations in 17 countries, including in the Philippines. 
     KidZania, Inc., headquartered in Mexico, was founded in 1997, opened its first park in 1999, and is privately held. For more information about KidZania Manila, visit
     KidZania is locally franchised by Play Innovations, Inc., whose majority stakeholder is ABS-CBN Corporation.
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Let's Make the Best Happen with BPI

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     I started the title with let's because in this post, we are the ones who will make the best things happen in our lives and there's one institution who will support us and make everything possible. What are the things that you wish to achieve five or ten years from now? Set aside the material things, think of the most important things- your dreams and aspirations for your family.

     I was invited to the launch of BPI's Make the Best Happen microsite last October 27 at the Enderun Tent, Enderun Colleges where we participated in Make the Best Happen activity. It was an afternoon of fun, games, dining, raffle draws and instant prizes. After participating in each booths, I've realized that I really need to start planning for the future of my son. Early planning is the key to a secured future that's why BPI is here to make the planning easy and attainable. See more highlights of the event below and read how BPI can make anything we'd love to happen, happen!
Let's Make the Best Happen with BPI
     During the event, we enjoyed some canapés and wine at the dining booth, played tourists at the travel booth, engaged in pseudo-retail therapy at the shopping booth, exercised a little bit at the health booth and did some art at the parenting booth. These activities highlighted some of the areas where most individuals have goals.
Let's Make the Best Happen with BPI
Make the Best Happen Activity Booths
     After doing the activities in each booth, we earned prizes in every stop. These booths gave us an idea on what life goal we can pursue. We were welcomed by Ma. Corazon S. Remo, BPI Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic and Corporate Planning Division and gave a brief background of BPI and what they've offered in the past years to their loyal clients and depositors.
Let's Make the Best Happen with BPI
Ma. Corazon S. Remo, BPI Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic and Corporate Planning Division
     The last booth that I entered during the event- the future booth really gave me a lot of thinking and realizations. I sat down with BPI's investment counselors and shared with them my aspirations. She asked me three important aspirations five or ten years from now. I've chosen the educational fund for my son. The counselor asked me the basics regarding my plan for Kenzo's education. She listened to my needs and noted all the concerns that I have.
Let's Make the Best Happen with BPI
     We discussed the ways on how to achieve my goals, identified the barriers, and came up with a feasibility of the education fund. Honestly speaking, while discussing the educational fund whereabouts like the expenses, etc. I cringed in my seat. At the back of my mind, I have doubts and worried because tuition fee for college students in the next ten years will be very expensive and it's no joke for a stay-at-home mom like me to earn those numbers. My husband's salary is enough to sustain our every day needs and if there's an extra, we buy something that we want. Now that BPI gave me a glimpse of what my son needs in the future, the extra income that my husband earns now will go to Kenzo's educational funds. I'm very thankful that BPI made me realized this as early as possible. It's time to make the best future for Kenzo happen with BPI.

     Before the program ended, Cezar P. Consing, BPI President and CEO said these important things that BPI strive to know and understand:

  • We strive to know and understand the individual circumstances and financial needs of our clients, then offer financial advice. 
  • Only then do we propose certain solutions that are suitable and customized for each and every client. BPI empowers Filipinos to make the best of their life happen by providing innovative and accessible financial solutions.
  • We’re here to make anything you’d love to happen, happen whether it’s for leisure, education, or broadening one’s horizons.
Let's Make the Best Happen with BPITricia Quiambao, Head of BPI’s Strategic Brand Management
     Lastly, Tricia Quiambao, Head of BPI’s Strategic Brand Management, said with BPI’s Make the Best Happen campaign, people come first. “We put a premium on understanding our clients and their needs, and as people become more and more aware of the world around them and the many possibilities and opportunities it offers, BPI enables them to accomplish those goals and aspirations better, faster and more efficiently,” she explained.
Let's Make the Best Happen with BPI
Thank you so much, Nana for having us!
     Thank you so much BPI for having me and for making this microsite-, happen! After browsing the site, I've learned simple tips from the guides that can be seen on the site. It's very useful in planning the best (insert) aspect here to happen! There's a lot actually and we cannot make them all happen in one sitting. With the chosen institution and right planning, we can make the things we really love to happen, happen even if it's five or ten years from now. So what are you waiting for, visit the microsite and be inspired. Plan and make the best happen with BPI!

Make the Best Happen with BPI, visit now!

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