Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Globe partners with MMDA in bringing Metro Manila Film Festival to Filipino Homes via Upstream | Beautiful Life

The holiday season is fast approaching and while Filipinos are known to have the grandest (and longest) celebrations out there, with the current situation, the festivities will surely be different this year.  

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Resorts World Manila October Fiesta celebration continues with Delishvery | Beautiful Life

Iced-cold beers are best paired with signature Pinoy Hotdogs—Bistek, Inasal, and Adobo.

The global pandemic may have cancelled most of the important occasions earlier in the year, but Resorts World Manila’s annual October Fiesta celebrations carry on. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Globe launches KonekTayo School Bus WiFi in Manila | Beautiful Life

Globe's KonekTayo School Bus WiFi, a fast and secure community WiFi service that aims to provide households with affordable internet of as low as P15 a day, was launched in Manila today. Photo shows Manila Mayor Isko Moreno with Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu at the kickoff. KonekTayo WiFi service provides internet for as low as P15 a day to communities which need it most.

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the crucial need for connectivity like never before. For underprivileged communities, access to internet connectivity — or the lack thereof — determines whether demands of the new environment, such as distance learning and remote working, will be met by families belonging to these communities. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Globe Empowers The Youth To Stay Connected With Virtual Hangouts Powered by Go and Go+ Prepaid Promos | Beautiful Life

Missing the fun of hanging out with your crew? With almost everything done online nowadays, it’s time to fully embrace the digital lifestyle and take advantage of it. 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fujifilm Ph Launches the New instax Square SQ1 | Beautiful Life

Mr. Ryo Nagaoka, president of Fujifilm Philippines presents the new instax square SQ1 to the media at the digital launch on October 8, 2020.

Fujifilm Philippines Inc. officially launched the new instax SQUARE SQ1 on October 8, 2020. The “Back to SQ1” event aims to remind us that with everything that is happening today, we need to learn how to appreciate the things around us, and find more ways to express our creativity. 

While the things we’d normally do have become limited, it also opens up new avenues for us to explore. With the new instax SQUARE SQ1, there’s definitely more of our world to capture in a square and more to do even when go back to square one.

The latest addition to the instax line-up is an analog, square camera that creates square format instant prints at 1.5 times the size of its instax mini counterpart. The instax SQUARE SQ1 introduces a minimalist, user-friendly square camera body design and key features include Automatic Exposure and Selfie Mode.

The instax SQUARE SQ1 combines everything that instax fans love about the mini’s cool, modern style and functionality with the larger, vibrant output of our square film. instax SQUARE SQ1 is designed for instax’s creative community of fans, as the perfect companion to help them to create compelling new instant prints.

Geremy So, Senior Marketing Leader for instax.

“The new instax Square SQ1 was designed to be simple and easy to use, without compromising the quality of the image it produces. It’s straightforward, so you don’t have to tinker with a lot of modes, and the body is light and easy to hold. Because of this, it’s really perfect for both beginners and even experienced film users,” said Geremy So, Senior Marketing Leader for instax.

instax SQUARE SQ1 Features:

Automatic Exposure

This function automatically senses the level of ambient light when the shutter button is pressed, and optimizes the shutter speed and flash output according to lighting conditions. It allows even those who are new to instant photography to take photos that are automatically properly exposed regardless of conditions, producing clearer and more vibrant instant prints on the spot.

Selfie Mode

Along with its built-in selfie mirror, instax SQUARE SQ1’s Selfie mode is designed specifically for selfies and close-up shots, setting the best focus and exposure for the shot by changing the position of the lens when activated. Activation is simple, by rotating the lens from ‘On’ to ‘Selfie’ mode.

Glenn Gatan, senior product specialist at Fujifilm Philippines, unboxing the new instax square SQ1.

New Film Options Coming Soon

There will also be two new instax instant film varieties joining the square format line-up; the instax SQUARE Rainbow film and instax SQUARE Monochrome film, designed so that instax fans can bring even more creativity to their instant photography.

The instax SQUARE SQ1 comes in three colorways: Terracotta Orange, Glacier Blue, and Chalk White. It’s now available at an SRP of Php6,999 (VAT inclusive) at all Fujifilm Authorized Dealers nationwide, and online at Wonder Photo Shop and the official instax flagship store in Lazada and Shopee. 

Follow on Facebook and Instagram at @TeamInstaxPH to be updated on the latest news. #DontJustTakeGive #BacktoSQ1 #MoreOfYourWorld #instaxSquareSQ1.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Miriam College ensures continued education during pandemic via part-time enrollment, flexible tuition | Beautiful Life

The facade of Miriam College in Quezon City.

Miriam College now offers a part-time enrollment scheme at the tertiary level to let students with financial challenges enjoy flexible tuition payment by enrolling in less subjects per semester.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Fujifilm Brings in the Instax Mini 11 with Improved Features | Beautiful Life

Feeling nostalgic, and having fun with Monch Henares using this hip Instax Mini 11 by Fujifilm.

The most awaited addition to the INSTAX® family is now here in the Philippines – the Instax Mini 11. As the successor to the popular instax Mini 9, the Mini 11 is packed with new features while still maintaining the Instax standards of being easy to learn, quick to use, and reasonably priced at P4,299.00.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

GCash Mobile App, a Lifeline in Times of Social Distancing | Beautiful Life

Paying my utility bills using the GCash App, while quarantined at La Luz Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas.

Yes, I am now quarantined in a beach resort. Upon the invitation of Lando Marasigan, a friend and co-owner of La Luz Beach Resort in Laiya Batangas, my life partner Monch Henares and I made that early decision, and accepted to wait out the lock down by the beach. 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Filipino Filmmaker Bags Three Awards in France: John Denver Trending film and its Filipino Director Arden Rod Condez Win Hearts | Beautiful Life

Filipino film director Arden Rod Condez receives his award at the Festival International des Cinemas d'Asie de Vesoul in France.

It has long been noted that Filipino directors, films, and actors are hailed for their excellent work, and recognized at international film festivals. Recently, another homegrown Filipino raked in three awards in Vesoul, France for the film John Denver Trending.  

Thursday, February 27, 2020

20th Philippine Hobie Challenge: Sailing around the idyllic archipelago of adventure | Beautiful Life

Hobie cats in action around Sibuyan, Romblon.

 With an archipelago of 7,651 charming islands and an almost infinite coastline of powdery beaches and crystal-clear water, one the most exciting ways to explore the Philippines is by sailing around them in a fun and adventure-laden tournament. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

BPI and Art Fair Philippines 2020 Showcases Exemplary Filipino Artists

Gene Paul Martin. Photo: Jojo Gloria.

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), a staunch advocate of Philippine Arts, is partnering with the Art Fair Philippines 2020 to support Filipino artists once again by curating and co-presenting the country’s premier art exhibition from February 21 to 23 at The Link, Glorietta in Makati City.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Art Fair Philippines Features AC Motors' Automotive Light Technology by World-Class Artist James Clar

For AC Motors’ exhibit space, the work of James Clar takes the spotlight. Using laser lights, Clar creates fully immersive and engaging light environments that explore perceptions of reality, time and space.

What is visible light, but merely radiation within the electromagnetic spectrum that can be perceived by the human eye? But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to perceiving light from two standpoints: The human condition and the human in motion. This is what AC Motors seeks to unveil in its initiative to support the most creative and moving minds in the local and international art scene at the Art Fair Philippines 2020 from February 21 to 23 at The Link in Ayala Center, Makati City. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

World-Famous Popeyes Chicken Now Open In Ali Mall Araneta City

Present at the Popeye's launch were (From L-R):  PLK Philippines Inc. Chief Operating Officer Mr. Rami Chahwan, Kuya J Group Marketing Director Mr. Ton Gatmaitan, Kadenang Ginto Star Ms. Adrea Brillantes, Araneta City Senior Vice President for Leasing Ms. Lorna Fabian, Araneta City General Manager Manny Fabian, IHoldings Inc. Chief Finance Officer Mr. Francis Reyes and PLK Philippines Inc. Operations Manager Mr. Chuck Reduta.

Araneta City opens the much awaited branch of Popeyes and its crave-worthy world-famous fried chicken in Ali Mall. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

RedDoorz Gives Underprivileged Kids Moments to Celebrate with 100 Open Doors Campaign

Virlanie Foundation kids and their guardians.

RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest growing hotel chain, spread the joy of Christmas this year by giving children from marginalized communities from across the Philippines access to one-hundred rooms at various RedDoorz hotels, as part of its recently launched #MomentsToCelebrate holiday campaign.