Sunday, August 20, 2017

Unboxing the ASUS ZenPower Slim

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 A while ago, I made an unboxing video of the ASUS ZenPower Slim, it is actually my first time to do an unboxing video of any item or gadgets, so please bear with me... 

Here's the unboxing video that I took earlier...



What's inside the ASUS ZenPower Slim box?
  • ASUS ZenPower Slim (3000mAh)
  • USB cord
  • Manual 
  • Warranty card 
ZenPower Slim (Model ABTU015) Features:
  • Slim design: 8.3mm thickness, the optimal size to carry with you.
  • Safety: exclusive ASUS PowerSafe technology to protect you and your device.
  • Artwork: features a Hair-line Surface Treatment with Transparent Light Design.
Take note, you have to fully charge the ZenPower Slim before using it for the first time and only use the bundled cable when charging it or when using it to charge your device.
    Charging the ASUS Zenfone Slim on my ASUS X455L laptop
    This super-thin and super-stylish power bank is available in statement black or striking white at ₱499.00 only at ASUS Philippines official store in Lazada. To buy, just visit this link: http://bit.ly/ASUSZenPowerSlim

    You can also get the latest updates on ASUS Products on their Facebook Page: ASUS. and Instagram account: ASUS Philippines.

    Once again, Thank you ASUS Philippines! :)

    ASUS Zenfone 4 Series Launch and Live Stream Party

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    I love ASUS and been wanting to have one of the Zenfone series since the launch of Zenfone Max, which I had blogged about in my previous post, ASUS Zenfone Max. Two- months ago, I finally had my own Zenfone 3 Max and I'm very satisfied and so fascinated with it's features, most especially it's long lasting battery.

    So, when I heard about the ASUS Zenfone 4 Series Launch and Live Stream Party in Davao City, I got excited and I am happy that I was able to join this event.


    Everyone participated in the games and activities that the ASUS PH Team organized. We really had a great time playing and meeting other Zenfans and Bloggers before the Zenfone 4 Live Stream Viewing.



    We are so lucky to have a chance to check and try the new series of Zenfone 4 at the event.

    Zenfone 4 Max, Zenfone 4 Selfie and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro
    I am so in love with the new Zenfone 4 Series, but my personal favorite is the ASUS Zenfone 4 Max! What I love about the Zenfone 4 Max is its exceptional battery life, I've already experienced using a Zenfone Max with 4100mAh, so having a 5000mAh is way much better! I rarely do selfies but I love taking pictures of different subjects and scenes and with the Zenfone 4 Max's dual lens, I know I can capture beautiful shots. 

    By the way, if you've been following me on Instagram (@insomiah), you can see the photos that I take using ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 using the hashtags #CaptureByZ3N and #photomiahgraphy. ;)



    Thank you so much ASUS Philippines  for inviting us, 'til next event! ;)


    And now, here are the following Zenfone 4 series Key Specifications and Prices:

    Zenfone 4 Max: Php 9,995
    Available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold and Rose Pink color

    Design - 2.5D Glass, Premium metal unibody, Fingerprint sensor
    Display - 5.5” IPS HD Display, Bluelight filter for eye care, 10 finger capacitive touch
    CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 64 bit Octa-core processor at 1.4 GHz
    RAM - 3 GB
    ROM - 32 GB
    Rear Camera - Dual 13 Megapixels, f2.0 aperture, Focal length 26mm,78.2 degrees field of view, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization for shake-free videos), LED flash,  Autofocus
    Wide Angle Camera - 120 degrees wide angle (fits more scenery and people in frame), Focal length 12mm
    Front Camera - 8MP, f/2.2 aperture, focal length 24mm, 85 degrees field of view, Softlight LED flash
    Battery -5000 mAh, Fast battery charging, Power Bank function
    OS - Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
    Freebies - Clear Case and OTG Dongle


    Zenfone 4 Selfie: Php 13,995
    Available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold, Rose Pink and Mint Green color

    Design - 2.5D arc curved glass display, 1.65mm slim bezel, 144g weight
    Display - 5.5" HD IPS (1280x920) display, 400nits brightness for outdoor readable, Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support glove touch), Bluelight filter for eye care
    CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 64 bit Octa-core processor up to 1.4 GHz
    RAM - 4 GB
    ROM - 64 GB
    Main Selfie Camera - 20 MP, f2.0 aperture, Softlight LED Flash, ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos and livestreams
    Second Selfie Camera - 8MP, 120 degrees wide angle camera, 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
    Rear Camera -16 MP, LED real tone flash, Phase detection auto-focus
    Video Recording - 3-axis EIS for rear camera's shake-free videos
    Battery - 3000 mAh
    OS -  Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
    Freebies - Clear Case plus exclusive Gong Yoo poster


    Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro: Php 18,995
    Available in Deep Sea Black, Sunlight Gold and Rouge Red

    Design - 2.5D arc curved Corning Gorilla glass display,  1.7mm slim bezel, 147g weight
    Display - 5.5" Full HD IPS (1920x1080) AMOLED display, 76.7% screen-to-body ratio, 500nits brightness for outdoor readable, Over 100% NTSC color gamut display
    CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 64 bit Octa-core 14nm processor up to 2.0 GHz
    RAM - 4 GB
    ROM - 64 GB
    Main Selfie Camera - 24 MP DuoPixel camera technology, Sony flagship IMX362 dual pixel image sensor, f1.8 aperture, 2x light sensitivity low light photos, ASUS SuperPixel Engine, 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) selfie video,  Softlight LED Flash, ASUS SelfieMaster technology for smart beautification in selfies, videos and livestreams
    Second Selfie Camera - 5MP, 120 degrees wide angle camera, 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
    Rear Camera -16 MP Sony IMX 351 image sensor, ASUS SuperPixel Engine, LED real tone flash, 0.03 seconds phase detection auto-focus
    Video Recording - 2K UHD video at 30 fps for main selfie and rear cameras, 3-axis EIS for rear camera's shake-free videos, 1080 HD video recording at 60 fps
    Battery - 3000 mAh
    OS -  Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
    Freebies - Clear Case plus exclusive Gong Yoo poster

    Zenfone 4: Php 28,995
    Available in Midnight Black and Moonlight White


    Design - 2.5D curved glass display, Front & rear Corning Gorilla glass,  2.1mm slim bezel, Ffront fingerprint sensor
    Display - 5.5" FHD (1920x1080) Super IPS + display, 600nits brightness for outdoor readable, Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support glove touch), Bluelight filter for eye care
    CPU - Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 64 bit Octa-core 14nm processor up to 2.2 GHz
    RAM - 6 GB
    ROM - 64 GB
    Main Rear Camera - 12 MP Sony IMX362 main camera, 1/2.55" larger sensor size, 1.4um large pixel size, fastest 0.03 Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization for steady photos, F1.8 aperture, color correction sensor, LED flash
    Second Rear Camera -8 MP, 120 degrees wide-angle camera, 200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
    Front Camera -8 MP
    Video - 4K UHD at 30 fps video recording, Electronic image stabilization for rear camera's shake-free videos, take still photo while recording video
    Battery - 330mAh
    OS -  Android 7 Nougat with new ASUS ZenUI 4.0
    Freebies - Clear Case, JBL Speakers, ZenPower Slim

    There's still no specs available for the Zenfone 4 Pro yet but it is priced at Php 39,995.

    Are you interested to have one of the Zenfone 4 Series? You can now Pre-Order a Zenfone 4 now by clicking the image below:

    https://www.asus.com/ph/event/zenfone4/



    For more information, visit:




    All Photos are taken using ASUS Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 unless specified otherwise.

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Mom's Day Out

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    Being a wife and a mom juggling between different tasks at home and other activities outside can be physically and emotionally exhausting, most especially if you don't have a housemaid. 

    When I became a Mom, I rarely had a "Me Time" and sometimes it can't be considered a "Me Time" because I'm still with my daughter whenever I go out. Having a good massage is what every mother would want to have after all the tedious tasks we've been doing at home or at work. My most favorite "Me Time" is having a massage at my favorite spa, which is just  block away from where we live before in Obrero. I always avail their "Pinoy Hilot" at Elysia Wellness Spa. ;)


    I was delighted when I learned that Sun Life Philippines will be having a Mom's Day Out event. I got excited because who doesn't want to have a Mom Day's Out? ;) It turned out to be a fun day for us Moms because we get to have a relaxing massage courtesy of Elysia Wellness Spa and most importantly, we get to learn more about parenting and balanced motherhood from Michele Alignay, a Family Life Specialist, Registered Psychologist and Registered Guidance Counselor.


    Finding balance in raising our kids while keeping your sanity and keeping your cool is quite difficult and challenging. "A well-balanced mom has more to give her family", I totally agree with this... But it is easier said than done. So, we have to work on our "wants", "should" and "capacities", instead of having a rule that covers all situations all the time, choose to pick within the situation and you'll never be out of balance. 



    Thanks to our speaker, Ms. Michele Alignay for sharing her tips and experiences that taught us how and why we need to balance, re-balance and recharge our life.


    Sun Life Mindanao Cluster Head Mylene Almonte, talks about planning for our children's education for their brighter future through "MyFuture Fund". Everyone of us were surprised to see how much the tuition fee will cost by the time our children would enter college and we're talking about millions here. Wow... My daughter is still in kindergarten now and I can't imagine if our savings and earnings will be enough when that time comes. This is where MyFuture Fund can help us, it would be a great tool in helping us achieve our goal in preparing a college fund for our children. 

    To achieve our children's dreams, we need to plan ahead, save and invest for the college education of our children. Here's Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo's video on Sun Life's MyFuture Fund



    For more information on MyFuture Fund, visit www.sunlife.com.ph or call 849-9888. You can also visit their Facebook Page at Sunlife Financial Philippines and Instagram account at @sunlifeph

    Here's an inspiring short video by Sun Life Philippines for all the moms out there who are wondering if they're doing the right thing for their kids...



    Thank you, Sun Life Philippines for letting us have a stress-free day with other Moms. I enjoyed and learn a lot on motherhood, parenting, self-care and money management... :)

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    Create Your Own Chocolate at Malagos Chocolate Museum

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    Malagos Garden Resort has so much to offer aside from it's beautiful theme park, museums, butterfly sanctuary, petting zoo, playgrounds, and adventure activities such as horseback riding, Sky walker, and etc.

    Malagos Garden Resort Davao City

    Aside from Durian fruit, Davao Region is also rich in cacao and now the country's cacao and chocolate capital. Malagos Garden has been supporting our local farmers and ensures they make quality chocolates.

    Malagos Garden Cacao Farm Davao City

    Malagos Garden has their own cacao farm which is just across their 230 square-meter museum. Visitors can experience a tree to bar experience, see how they produce their chocolates from their farm, learn more about cacao farming and how they make their chocolate. Malagos Chocolate Museum is the first Chocolate Museum here in the Philippines.


    Malagos Chocolate Museum Tree To Bar Experience
    Malagos Chocolate Museum Davao City

    Here's a glimpse of what's inside the Malagos Chocolate Museum...

    Hand Grinder - Puentespina Leagacy House 1968
    Bean Breaker - Puentespina Farms 2003
     


    You can also experience to be a Chocolatier for a day and Make Your Own Chocolate at the Malagos Chocolate Lab. 

     

    Here's a video of our experience in creating our own chocolates, customized to our desired design and flavors.



    It was a fun and learning experience for us, creating our own chocolates for the first time. For P450.00 per 200g, you can create your own chocolates in different ingredients and different designs.


    Thank you Malagos Garden Resort! We learned a lot about cacao and chocolates and really had fun at the same time...

    Here's the New Parks Entrance Rates and Recreational Activities:

    Malagos Garden Resort New Parks Entrance Rates and Recreational Activities Fees

    For more information, you can contact them at these numbers:
    +639777132223, +6382 224 7438 and +6382 221 1545.

    You can also visit their:

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    "Hope"

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    French Marigold

    This plant is a fighter... It almost died under my care and now here it is, giving beautiful flowers amidst it's broken stem... This plant gives me hope and it reminds me to never give up no matter how difficult life is...

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Satisfy Your Sweet Cravings at Snow Shack Davao

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    A new dessert shop just opened last month and we recently had the chance to taste their creamy shaved ice desserts last week. Snow Shack's shaved ice creams are smooth and creamy which are topped with different flavor toppings, fresh fruits and a generous scoop of ice cream...


    Snow Shack is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet cravings, they offer a generous amount of their shaved ice desserts which is good for sharing with your good friends, family or special someone. 

    The snow shaved ice cream that I've tried are all good, creamy, and the sweetness is just right for my taste. There's an extra condense milk on the side for those who want it to be sweeter, perfect for those who have really sweet tooth. I love that they've added layers of fresh fruits in each layer of their shaved ice desserts makes it more tasty.

    Here are some of the Snow Ice Cream that we've tasted at Snow Shack...

    Mango Cheese Snow at P230.00
    Mangoes and Cheesecake Cubes topped with Vanilla Ice Cream (layered with shaved ice and fresh mmango fruits)...


    Choco Brownie Snow at P220.00
    Brownie Cubes in Chocolate Ice topped with Chocolate Ice Cream...

    Strawberry Snow at 250.00
    Strawberries and Cream (layered with shaved ice and fresh strawberry fruits)...


    Choco Crumble Snow at P200.00
    Oreo bits on Chocolate Ice topped with Vanilla Ice Cream...

     Injeolmi Snow at P180. 
    It is loaded with rice cakes, mochi cubes, almonds and cashews... 


    Honey Butter Brick Bread at P180.00
    Honey Butter Brick Bread topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Almond nuts...
     
    I really enjoyed Snow Shack's Shaved Ice Cream along with my blogger friends. Thank you so much Miss Caryl for inviting us... :)


    Photo Credit to Mommy Yasmin of www.imarockstarmom.com...
    Snow Shack is located at F. Torres street (K1 Compound), Davao City.
    Contact Number: 0917 112 1688

    You can also check out their Social Media accounts on:



    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Are You Ready for School?

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    Hello June! It's back to school once again, but are you ready for school? Are we? 

    Disney's Are You Ready For School? (Winnie the Pooh's School Days) Book

    My daughter will be in Kindergarten this school year and I think we are somewhat ready for school. We did some activities, exercises and review what she had learned last school year. There are some things she had forgotten or still confused, like writing the letters "b, d and s" and numbers "5 and 6". She sometimes write those letters and numbers in reverse. It's a good thing that we had this review before going back to school. :)

    She also love books... She loves to read, so we read some books that are appropriate for her age and later on I let her read on her own.

    Their school provide the bags and other school materials that they will be needing at school, so we don't have to worry looking and lining up at the store for every materials needed and required school supplies for their upcoming class. :)

    I've already checked her school uniforms and shoes if it's still okay and I'm glad everything is still fine and can still be used. There's a few skirt that needs a little adjustment, other than that, we're good to go. :)

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Easter Sunday 2017

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    This is a long overdue post, hence, I'll still post this for Miel to read when she grows up...

    It was our first time to join an Easter Sunday Activity such as Easter Egg Hunting and Easter Egg Painting and coloring activity. My daughter really had fun and she really enjoyed the activities and games that they've played. There were games for children her age and she happily played along with the other kids. She got excited to play another game when their team won and got their prizes... Kids love prizes... ;)


    Joining this kind of activity is a great bonding for both of us. She also get to interact with different kids her age and she enjoyed doing all the activities with enthusiasm.

    Miel's entry for the Coloring Activity got her two swimming pool passes at The Royal Mandaya Hotel. She's happy and excited to swim there but unfortunately, we haven't had the chance to go yet. But, we'll make sure to avail the passes before it expires... ;)

    Over-all, the event was great and we had so much fun. Miel's actually looking forward to next year's Easter Sunday and she's hopeful and more motivated to hunt for more eggs next time... ;)

    HearthSong
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