Style Inspiration : Lee Gyu Won (Park Shin Hye) on Heartstrings

Are you looking for something girly to wear on a date with your significant other? 


Here are some style ideas that you can get from Lee Gyu Won (Park Shin Hye) from the Korean Drama Series, Heartsrings. Lee Gyu Won wore a lot of skirts in the series, a few shorts and no pants at all. You can see her most of the time in a blouse + cardigan + long skirt + sandals combo. 





Next, is the shirt + shorts/mini skirts + sandals combo.



Being comfortable on a date is very important, that's why it's alright if you'll leave your stilettos at home and wear a pair pretty sandals instead. This won't hurt your feet when you and your significant other decide to do some walking. 

Are you thinking of getting long skirts and sandals too for your next date, visit Zalora Philippines! You can also Find women's tops at http://www.zalora.com.ph/women/clothing/tops/ .


Canon to Hold PH Leg of its PhotoMarathon Comp this Weekend

Shutterbugs interested in taking on some competition will be delighted to know that Canon is hosting the national leg of its PhotoMarathon competition both for amateurs and professionals this coming Saturday, November 8 at the High Street of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.


The Canon PhotoMarathon is an on-the-spot photography competition designed to push the participants’ creativity by letting them capture photos following a theme under time pressure. The competition is already on its ninth year. Participants will be divided into two groups based on their equipment – Point & Shoot and ILC categories. All entries will be judged by the Canon Crusaders of Light.

Winning entry for 2014 Photomarathon University for the Point & Shoot Category by Agatha Albano. Taken with a Canon Powershot SX80. 

Winning entry for 2014 Photomarathon University for the Digital Camera with Interchangeable Lenses Category by Raymond Paredes. Taken with a Canon EOS 60D.

Over three thousand amateur and professional photographers are expected to join the event. Canon will be awarding major prizes to the winning participants. For the Point & Shoot category, Canon will be giving away a Canon EOS 700D, a dual-arm Foto Crane from Steady Tracker, a BlackRapid camera strap, a 32GB Wi-Fi SD card from Transcend and 1 international round trip ticket from Cebu Pacific.

On the other hand, those who will be joining the Interchangeable Lens category will have the chance to win a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, a dual-arm Foto Crane from Steady Tracker, a BlackRapid camera strap, a 1TB Wi-Fi SD card from Transcend and again 1 international round trip ticket from Cebu Pacific.

Winning entry for the 2013 Canon Photomarathon Philippines for the Point & Shoot Category by Luis Alexander. Taken with a Canon Powershot S110.

Winning entry for the 2013 Canon Photomarathon Philippines for the Cameras with Interchangeable lens category by Maricris Carlos. Taken with a Canon EOS 1000D.

The event will start as early as 8AM, so those interested in joining the event should adjust their alarm clocks accordingly. Moreover, Canon will also be holding a special sale in High Street from November 7 to November 9 to cater to photography enthusiasts looking to get some new gear.

For more information and updates about the Canon PhotoMarathon, you can visit the event’s website of Canon’s Facebook page using this link.

Canon Outs New Productivity and Large Format Printers in PH

Canon is pushing for the improvement of the local printing industry in the Philippines by releasing tow new large format printers to empower print service providers and their customers.

On one hand there’s the imagePress color production cut-sheet presses, which include the imagePress C700 and the imagePress C800 which churns out 70ppm and 80ppm respectively. The C800 is capable of handling a wide variety of media including heavyweight coated stock and envelopes thanks to its Elastic Intermediate Transfer Belt that allows it to produce extensive applications on uneven materials such as textured or recycled media.

The printer utilizes a 32-beam Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) unit with multi-exposure technology to deliver incredible detail and resolution up to 2400 x 2400 dpi. It also has a new AutoCorrect Color Tone (ACCT) feature that allows for multi-dimensional mixed color calibration.


Other notable features of the C800 include Consistently Vivid (CV) technology that allows for improved transfer efficiency for enhanced color consistency and accuracy across various mediums, and a Compact Registration Technology (CRT) that ensures every single image is placed at the same spot on every sheet thereby granting the user with precision alignment for large volume print jobs.

And speaking of large volume print jobs, the C800 offers a new multi-drawer paper deck with three new technologies, which prevents misfeeds even with coated stocks. There’s also a built-in induction heating and cooling technology to allow the device to moderate its internal temperature intelligently to optimize productivity with mixed jobs.

Finally there are the new Canon imagePROGRAF printers (iPF8410SE and iPF6410SE) that offer high quality large-format printing. The printers in this range features six-color pigment ink system for lowered ink usage.


Just like the C800, the imagePROGRAF printers are compatible with a wide array of print media and enables users to produce vibrant posters through enhanced basic performance for the creation of posters and other point of purchase materials. Moreover, both models come with two ink tanks which allow them to continue printing even if the tank runs out of ink due to the sub-ink tanks installed.

The iPF6410SE comes with a free copy of Canon’s PosterArtist Lite software for easy poster editing. Both models also come with a Print Plug-in for Office that should make it easy for users to design, preview and print posters from Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

For more information about these products, you may visit Canon’s website using this link.

VIY: The Spirit of Evil to Hit Manila Theatres This Week

If you’re a fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s works, then Universal Pictures’ VIY: The Spirit of Evil will definitely be your cup of tea. This dark fantasy film based on a Nikolai Gogol story of the same name will be opening this week in theatres in Manila starting October 22.


The movie was produced by Russian Film Group and Marins Group and stars Jason Flemyng from the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The production was set in 17th century Eastern Europe in a small town in Ukraine allegedly plagued by an evil spirit called Viy who has the ability to murder and takes the soul of his victim with just a gaze of his many eyes.

Jason Flemying plays the part of cartographer Jonathan Greene and the story of his arrival and stay at the small village, where he meets several characters that all played a part in the mystery surrounding the myths about Viy and the unexplained things happening in the village.


The film was shot in Prague and became a certified hit when it was released in Russia earlier this year taking in $17 million on its first week.

As we’ve mentioned earlier, the movie will be shown starting October 22 in 3D in select theatres in Metro Manila and in 2D movie houses nationwide. Those who will watch the movie will also get a chance to win an iPhone 6 via the film’s Facebook competition.


To be eligible for the prize, participants simply need to writer their name and signature on their movie ticket (the side where the movie title is visible) and then take a selfie with their ticket and post it on the movie’s official Facebook page. Users must like the page and click the “Watch and Win iPhone 6 promo logo” for the next steps and for them to enter their complete details.

There will be three winners of an iPhone 6 unit, which will be drawn on October 25, 28, and 31. Winners will be announced on different communication channels including the VIY Facebook page, the Futuretainment Facebook page, the Futuretainment Instagram page (@futureupdate) and of course the winners’ registered emails.

Do note that participants can only enter once during the entire promo.

Lamborghini Shows Off its Hybrid Concept Car


Whenever we hear the name Lamborghini, certain qualities often come to our minds. These include luxury, speed and power; but definitely not economy. But future Lambo cars may soon be branded differently as the Italian supercar maker might be considering going green.


The Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, which was unveiled at this year’s Paris Auto Show is the company’s first hybrid super car. The vehicle features four engines: a V10 aspirated engine and 3 electric motors that can work in three modes delivering either economy or blistering speed.

Drivers can use either the V10 engine only for that typical Lamborghini feel, use the 3 electric front-drive engines for a more gas-efficient drive or better yet, combine the power of both the gas electric engine to generate over 900 horsepower giving the car a top speed of around 320kph.



The car’s body is made up of a mixture of carbon fiber and aluminum. Other notable features of the Asterion include carbo-ceramic brakes and a plug-in mode to easily charge the car’s lithium battery.

Canon’s New Apps Make Your Camera More Social

If you’re a proud new owner of a Canon digital camera that’s equipped with Wi-Fi or NFC, here are two cool apps that you might want to check out to make the most out of your recent gadget purchase. 

CANON CAMERAWINDOW APP

This app allows your Wi-Fi- or NFC- enabled Canon camera to conveniently transfer photos you have taken into a compatible smartphone or tablet, so you can easily share these images to your friends via your favorite social networks. 


The CameraWindow app also allows users to remotely control their cameras using their smart device. The app instantly transforms a tablet or smartphone into a remote shutter giving users the capability to control their camera and its settings including shutter release, optical zoom and flash straight from their gadgets.

Moreover, the app can put GPS information into users photos by using the data from the smartphone or tablet and embedding it into the images.

CANON IMAGE GATEWAY

Now for an even more convenient way of uploading photos to the internet, there’s the Canon Image Gateway feature. Unlike the CameraWindow app, CiG gives users the ability to post images or videos straight to their social networks.


Canon camera owners are given two options: first, they can upload their photos and videos to their social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr or Google Drive and second they can create an online album after registering a device.

For more information on these two apps, you can visit www.canon.com.ph or contact Canon thru 884-9000 or like Canon Philippines on Facebook.

CNBlue Live in Manila!

The boys of Korean Rock Band, CNBlue,  will come to the Philippines this September for their 2014 CNBlue Live in Manila Concert at the SMART Araneta Coliseum this September 19, 2014 8pm.

This is the 2nd time that CNBlue will visit the Philippines and their Filipino fans. Don't forget to support Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, and Kang Min Hyuk!

(Left to Right : Lee Jung-shin, Lee Jong-hyun, Jung Yong-hwa, Kang Min-hyuk)

Know more about the boys of CNBlue on my CNBlue Live in Manila post on my personal blog.



Grab your tickets now to the CNBlue Concert! 


P.S
I do not own any of these photos, PHOTO CREDITS TO ALL OWNERS AND TO THE OFFICIAL CNBLUE FACEBOOK Fan Page and CNBlue Philippines.

The SM Store Face Search

Do you have what it takes to be the next big thing in beauty?

The SM Store (Beauty Section) is looking for fashionable and beautiful young women who are ready to take the world of beauty and glamour by storm.

Not 1 but 3 beauty ambassadors will be chosen and will receive amazing prizes!


What are you waiting for? Join the SM Store Face Search now by clicking here.



6 Absolute Best Foods to Boost Your Energy

Have you ever felt so sluggish that if you had your way, you would sit comfortably on a couch and just watch as time elapses? You are not alone since at some point during the day we all get tired and sluggish. At this point we usually opt for coffee, doughnuts or any sugary food to boost our energy so that we can get on with the day. Health experts recommend eating breakfast and snacking regularly throughout the day to stay energetic.

 Here is a list of foods that are proven to boost energy. 

1. WHOLE GRAIN


  • Nutritionists recommend that carbohydrates should be the main source of energy in your diet. Any wholegrain that is available to you will do the job. 
  • Although processed carbohydrates will quickly increase your blood glucose levels and cause an energy surge, this increase soon fades leaving you hungry for more Complex carbohydrates undergo slow digestion therefore providing sustainable energy. 
  • Quinoa is a great choice and you can have it for breakfast with Greek yoghurt or for lunch where you can mix it with your salad. 


2. WATER


The list of the benefits of drinking water is long. Keeping hydrated is important for energy metabolism. Start your day with a glass of water and stay hydrated all day long to keep sluggishness at bay. 
  • Water aids in the transportation of nutrients to the cells and keeps cells at an optimum condition for energy metabolism. Remember that dehydration results in fatigue so you should drink lots of water.


3. SALMON


Salmon is rich in essential fatty acids. The essential fatty acids also play a role in maintaining a healthy heart and in brain activity. 

4. BEANS

  • Eating beans can help in boosting energy. Eating proteins with carbohydrates slows down the digestion of carbohydrates which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. 
  • Beans are rich in iron which is a major component of hemoglobin which is responsible for oxygen transport. Beans also contain B vitamins and magnesium that also support energy metabolism. 


5. DARK CHOCOLATE


  • Most healthy food is usually not tasty but dark chocolate is one of the exceptions. The next time you feel tired in the office instead of drinking coffee eat a bar of dark chocolate instead. 
  • Research has shown that dark chocolate contains flavor which is an antioxidant that is good for the heart. A healthy heart means proper oxygen transportation which leads to optimum energy production. 
  • Iron and magnesium are also present in dark chocolate. 


6. COCONUT
  • This healthy food is not only a treat for the taste buds but it is also a good way to boost your energy. 

  • Coconuts contain medium chain triglycerides. These medium chain triglycerides can boost you energy when required because they can be easily converted to energy. Therefore eat a coconut to raise you energy production and deal with sluggishness. Conclusion whether you are having a stressful day or just feeling sluggish, the above foods are a natural way to boost your energy. You should avoid stress since it can cause blood sugar swings

Author Bio:
Alisa Emily lives in Switzerland, UK and is an avid blogger and reader. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. Her areas of interest are Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle, Food, Lifestyle, Reviews (Book/Movie), Health and Fitness. She works as a Freelancer on her chosen areas of interest and currently writes on behalf of ESTA which helps you in visa assistance service.

10 Advantages of Having Management Software for Hotels in the Philippines

Are you one of those hoteliers who are finding it difficult to keep track of your operations? Are you lost when it comes to managing your inventory and resources? It's time to get management software for hotels in the Philippines. Read through this article to know how this software redefines your process and takes you a step ahead in business.

Automated Reservation

The front office interface dealing with reservations and check-in/check-outs is automated which makes the whole process a lot accurate and hassle free. The software is designed to capture the smallest required detail about every guest who is expected to come or is already residing. This facilitates faster processing when allocating rooms to guests and even helps in answering room change requests more efficiently.

Photo Source: www.etravel.ph

Smooth Billing

The system stores precise information about the guest’s check in/checkout date and time. Apart from this it also keeps track of the paid and complimentary services availed by the guest. The bill generated by the system is presented with all these details to avoid trouble to the clients and front office staff in the later stages. Digital payment options are linked to the system for facilitating quicker payment process.

Accuracy in Data

Data is caught in the system as when any change or payment is made. The credit and debit details can be accessed to understand the money management in the hotel. The software provides configurability of user rights which restricts certain operations depending on the access levels assigned. This ensures that designated and authoritative users are only allowed to update the details in the system which improves the exactness of the information present in the system.

Inventory Management

The software provides inventory details and allows effective management of the available stocks. It also gives you an idea of how many guests you can host with the available inventory. This facilitates timely ordering of the required stocks before running out of things in the storehouse. You also get to know which of the items are consumed faster than the others and plan accordingly.

Employee Work Allocation

With the management software you get to view the staffs working in each department and plan reallocations whenever required. You also get to track the work done by each of them giving you a fair understanding on how well the resources are being utilized.

Integrated to Microsoft Office

The software is designed to provide seamless integration to Microsoft office excel and word files. This is specially planned for users involved in the financial reporting and mail merging activities.

Photo Source: www.pearlgardenhotel.net

Efficient Data Management

The software is configurable to schedule back-up jobs for specific date and time. You may also set periodic jobs which will be repeated at regular intervals. This is undeniably the most important part of keeping your records intact. In the event of any technical issue amounting to data losses you will be able to recover your system with last saved backup file.

Reporting and Auditing

The system is designed to produce a set of reports with specifiable parameters. This is exportable and can be printed anytime you wish to view the status of different processes in the hotel. The account details are recorded accurately in the system which facilitates a hassle free auditing process. It gives you an edge over the others when maintaining transparency and genuineness.

Better Business Decisions

You get to view all the details about the different aspects of your business in a very structured format which enables better marketing analysis and decision making. Your managers and employees are also informed about their targets with system generated reports. This allows everyone in the system to understand their expectations and act aptly for the effective growth of the hotel.

Photo Source: www.heraldsuitesmakati.com


In Control Anywhere


Now this is the icing on the cake! The software allows you to define more than one hotel site in a single application instance. And you get to monitor all the operations and progress in all the locations and departments from the comforts of your office. You no longer require wasting your precious time travelling between your hotels but instead use your time for the furtherance of your realm. 

ANCHORED 2014 : 3-Day Conference

 "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."
Philippians 4:13 KJV
Join this 3-day conference and know how you can be unshakable in life's storms. 


The Anchored 2014 Conference will be held  on Sept 12 - 14, 2014 at the Mt. Makiling Recreation Center, Batangas. Registration fee is P 3,500.

Workshops to choose from :

DAY 1
Investigating Christianity
Identity: Who Told You That?
Making Your Money Work For You
Groundwork For Dating
Leadership Conversations

DAY 2
Clarifying Your Calling
Getting This Verse Right
Mr. and Mrs. Better Half: An Arranged Marriage
Leadership Conversations

Visit Anchored 2014's Facebook page to know more about this conference. You can also read more about it on my personal blog, Phipay Takes The Stage.


The 2nd International Beauty, Health & Wellness Expo

Gone are the days when we neglect our bodies and just work our asses off. Now, more and more Filipinos are paying attention and focusing on how they can take good care of themselves. This explains the growth in the beauty, health and wellness industry every year.


This coming August 28-30, companies from Japan, Korea, China, Germany and Singapore plus local companies and distributors in the Philippines will join the 2nd International Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo (IBHWEX) at the SMX Convention Center.




IBHWEX aims to create a venue to local buyers / manufacturers / suppliers to meet potential foreign partners / manufacturers or suppliers. The event will also focus on showcasing the newest technologies and products in the beauty and wellness industry that can compete internationally. 

This three-day, five co-located and activity-rich event will focus on beauty, health, wellness, tourism, job and business opportunities that should not be missed!

IBHWEX is welcoming firms big or small to be sponsors, exhibitors or supporters of the event. If you're interested in joining their cause, you can like the Look and Feel Great Event Facebook page or visit the Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo site for more information.

5 Best Philippine Cuisine

Philippine cuisine is one of the most common world cuisines. Its unique flavor, style of preparation and eating customs involve a mixture of different cuisines and techniques including Chinese, Malay, American and Spanish. 

There are many kinds of dishes ranging from simple ones meant to eat at home to the complex ones meant for special events. Most of the dishes are fashioned from fish, beef, pork and vegetables with a healthy serving of freshly cooked rice. If you want a particular food, you must know which regional cuisine to order. There are cuisines from:
  1. Central Philippines
  2. Northern Philippines
  3. Southern Philippines

Here are the top Philippine recipes that have made a name worldwide. And if you're planning to try out some Filipino food (especially if you're trying it for the first time), here are some dishes you might want to order.

1. KARE KARE

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Photo Source Maggi.ph

This is a must have cuisine in any Filipino event or restaurant. It is always said that if you have not taken Kare-Kare, then you equally have not had Philippine cuisine. To enjoy it more, serve with bagoong (shrimp or fish paste). This dish consists of a sumptuous mixture of:
  • Vegetables (includes eggplant, beans, etc.)
  • Ox tail  (usually those from a cow's stomach)
  • Peanut sauce
  • Small pieces of pork


2. ADOBO

Photo Source: Wikipedia

While Americans have the burger, Filipinos  have the "Adobo". This is a simple but delicious dish, which is prepared using simple but well-balanced ingredients including 
  • Pork and or chicken
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce and vinegar
  • Deep fried meat that is shredded if you want Adobo Flakes


3. PORK MENUDO

Photo Source: Litosphere Wordpress

You will never miss this dish in any Filipino gathering. When you order this Philippine cuisine, you must be particular about which regional cuisine because different regions tend to prepare pork menudo in various ways. However, all of the variations are mouth-watering. Most of the recipes will include: 
  • Hotdogs
  • Vegetables including Garbanzos, potatoes and carrots
  • Green peas
  • Dried raisins
  • Tomato Sauce


4. Pancit Molo (Mob o Soup)

Photo Source: Angsarap.net

Ever tasted the Chinese wonton soup? This Philippine delicacy resembles that Molo soup is a mixture of the following ingredients.
  • Shredded chicken
  • Shrimps
  • Grounded pork that is wrapped in wonton.

Filipinos usually top the soup with garlic, green onions or freshly squeezed calamansi. It is funny how this dish is called "Pancit" yet it contains no noodles.

5. Inihaw Na Liempo (Grilled Pork Belly)


As the name suggests, preparation of this dish is not hard. With the delicious taste, you do not need any cutlery to eat Inihaw Na Liempo. To complement the taste, add eggplant salad and some vinegar. The best way to eat is using the "kamayan" way, which is the culture of eating using your bare hands. This is common in the Philippines and almost all foods are eaten this way.

These are just the five cuisines which top the list. Of course there are many other dishes that will get you licking your fingers especially if you eat the "kamayan" way.

Author Bio:

Scott Archer is a Passionate blogger. He works on behalf of Turkish visa. He has been writing contents on the web professionally since 2006. As an avid reader and blogger, he shares his experience through his articles on Travel, Education, Technology, Parenting and many more.

Fifth PBEX to Kick Off Today to Encourage People to do Business

Sick and tired of being employed but unable to leave your current job because of financial obligations? Or are you interested in building an extra stream of income to improve your lifestyle? Then putting up a business might be something you can explore.

Most Filipinos usually dream of having their own business, often times as a source of income once they decide to retire. But the problem is, most people don’t know where to start. Luckily there are organizations such as the Philippine Business and Entrepreneur’s Expo (PBEX) that are willing to help ordinary people choose and start a business.


In fact, PBEX is holding a trade show today until the 27th of July at the SM Megatrade Hall 2 in SM Megamall. The trade show will feature various participants from different industries including those from the Automotive, franchising, food manufacturing, direct selling, import and distribution, and technology sectors.

“The objective of this Expo is to cultivate and nurture the small and medium enterprise industry and tap the entrepreneurial spirit of every Filipino” – Mitch Ballesteros, CEO of Ex-Link Events

The Expo will also include SME technologies on E-Commerce Aurum Pay Technologies, Ansi Information Systems, PLDT and Transpo Negosyo Exhibit featuring cars from Kia, Chevrolet and Nissan.

There will also be seminar activities designed to educate, enhance and guide visitors on how to make their dream business a reality. Topics to be discussed on the seminar include “Marketing Your Advocacy”, “Greentrepreneurship” and “Dealing with Government Regulations” to name a few.

“There will also be a Social Enterprise Forum to harness the ideal characteristics of a Social Entrepreneur, a raffle and entertainment in between seminars and talks for the Expo visitors. Freebies will also be given away to our first 500 Expo visitors”

If you’re free tomorrow until this coming weekend, just go to the Megatrade Hall 2 in SM Megamall and attend PBEX. Admission is free so we suggest to maximize the opportunity to make your dreams come true.

If you have any questions or inquiries about PBEX, you may contact Ex-Link events at 6433887, 6437760 or 09209242532 or log on to www.philippinebusinessentrepreneursexpo.com

The Perfect Gift for My Perfect Dad on Father’s Day


Give dad the best gift there is because he simply deserves nothing but a recliner made by the premium USA brand, La-Z-Boy. With top-rate padding, resilient cushions, wear-tested fabrics and state-of-the-art frame construction, relaxation is just a blink away. Find the recliner that suits your dad’s style and let him have the perfect gift on his special day.

Anderson Leather

Make ordinary rest days extraordinary and experience the classic comfort offered by the Anderson recliner. Feel rejuvenized after spending a few minutes sitting on this recliner. Give dad the relaxation he needs and go for this classic beauty. 



Stylista

Looking for a cutting-edge gift for your modern dad? The Norman recliner has a contemporary design that will liven up any space. It is not just a beautiful home accent. It is a relaxation tool that can help relieve stress after a hard days work. Give this to dad and he’ll surely thank you for the wonderful gift.


Power XR

Recline with a touch of a button with the Power XR. Equipped with a remote control that gives dad absolute convenience, this recliner is perfect for tech savvy fathers. It is truly comfortable! Experience relaxation at its finest and surprise dad with this worthwhile present. 


 

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