G-SHOCK Releases #PambansangGSHOCK Watch

Friday, July 20, 2018

G-SHOCK has always been in my wrist since their resonance early 2000s. I was so honored to have met the man who started it all in 2014 when he personally went here for the G-SHOCK World Tour, I'm talking about Kikuo Ibe. The man talked about how he started conceptualizing a timepiece that could weather the elements, survive a drop from 4 floors, then wow the whole world with it. 

They've done exactly that.

Then there were more.


Solar and Carbon

More Chronographs

Big G-SHOCK for men.

Now that they're here in the Philippines, they've not only made their presence felt - but sold quite a lot of these timepieces which we've all grown to love. At that time they even made a limited edition GSHOCK watch for the Philippines, which I've been using since then (Yes I am still using it til now!), worn out but totally still fine from all angles. It's one of the reasons why I always have a GSHOCK because it literally lasts years, very practical and superbly designed.

This year, they've announced the G-SHOCK "Design The National G-Shock Competition" and a LOT of people joined in (about 1,200 individuals) who had background in art direction, product design, graphic design and just about every regular joe who could whip up the best looking GSHOCK that would best represent the Philippines. 

CASIO Japan Executive Masaki Obu announcing the winning design.

Finalists include Aaron Cedric Manaloto, Adrian Delmo, Austeen Manalang, Carlo San Jose, Dennis Inosanto, Jerome Banal and Joshua Panaligan. They were flanked by Mr. Masaki Obu during the event.

Dylan Dylanco shows her winning piece, it's called HABI and now dubbed the #PambansangGShock

The winner is Dylan Dylanco. She is self taught, but is an experienced illustrator who's expertise include branding and graphic design. She has already done a lot of things including other lifestyle brands and sports gears, no wonder she's done quite well no?

Her inspiration for this design is the Filipino's undying spirit, the Filipino tribes from up north to the ones in the south and how we've done fabric weaving through the centuries. If you're a Filipino, you would be a little familiar with the patterns, which in turn would also remind you of indigenous tribal warriors in the country. Their grit, toughness, same spirit that runs through the veins of our country's heroes, comparable to the tough G-Shock watches we wear today.

The HABI on my wrist.

The warrior colors are just magnificent! Plus, it's built to last!

This is officially the first G-SHOCK made for and designed by a Filipino. Wear them proud as these guys are limited edition. There are only 200 pieces of these out there, count out the number of celebrities who were there that afternoon so that's even a smaller batch. 

You won't get these anywhere but only the G-SHOCK stores like G-SHOCK Ayala Vertis North (where we were!),G-SHOCK SM City North Edsa in QC, G-SHOCK Glorietta 4 in Makati, G-SHOCK Greenbelt 5, G-SHOCK SM City Clark in Pampanga, G-SHOCK SM City Santa Rosa in Laguna, G-SHOCK SM Lanang Premier in Davao and G-SHOCK SM CDO Downtown Premier branch down south.. It retails for Php 9,999, stocks surely will run out fast!

Hurry! I'm not even joking!

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FQ The Nth Intelligence by Rose Fres Fausto

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Filled to the brim with banking and finance people (most of which are Atenistas I could tell), we got to witness the launch of Rose Fres Fausto’s newest book called Arm Yourself With 21st Century Skill - FQ, - The nth intelligence or what they call Financial Intelligence Quotient.

Albeit being an important of daily living, people tend to brush this off because of its complexity, but it is essential and an integral part of business and daily decisions. This book will exactly help in that. She says “I dream to actually have a book that would be able to create a healthy money mindset for everyone, one that would reboot one’s relationship with money and the basics of handling it. I also want to stress what the purpose of money is in our life, it’s to fulfill our core values. We also want to make FQ an important part of raising our children so their financial affairs won’t be a mess, no matter how successful they are in any field, so they can be stress free and truly happy. You must know how to Pay Yourself, Get Into Business where You Can Seek Advise From Competent People, Make Your Gold Work For You, all of which will be explained in the book.”

She adds “I am Ilocana, thrifty ones, raised frugal but happy and confident. I was dressed with colorful pieces off of excess textile from my sisters outfits. Now we watch our expenses like a hawk, our financial statements were enforced. This started my FQ experience, my kids now save and prepare for their future and taught them, exposed them on how money really works. Now they ask about how some people not prepare for their retirement, you on the other hand will dispell myths, talk about it while you are still young because money needs time to grow. It is a call for everyone to mind our FQ.”

The FQ: Nth Intelligence book is now available in leading bookstores for only Php 385. You may follow her channels FB and YT @FQMom, and IG and Twitter @theFQMom. You may also access the online FQ Test via rebrand.ly/FQTest.

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Jamba Juice Holds Whirl’d Cup

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I held my own frisbee when I was about 6 years old. I got so excited and giddy because the thing I wanted the most on photos was in my hand and I could finally play with it. I took it out on the streets and asked a few people but later got frustrated because none of my playmates knew how to do fun with it, just thrown them around and catch, that was about it.

These days I’m so glad to have seen it be taken and played seriously by celebrities, even athletes from different sports doing headway with tournaments, huge events, spinning, blending in different colors, much of what Jamba Juice is doing these past few years. They got their hand on Ultimate Frisbee in the Philippines. Life can be better blended up as Mark De Joya the Brand Development Director says “Having a positive energy and creating unique experiences for our customers had always been what the Jamba Juice brand stands for. We want things that are fun, inclusive and open, it’s why we are taking part in the growth of the Ultimate Frisbee community.”

The Jamba Juice Whirl’d Cup 2018 was so much fun, took men, women, kids of all ages - people from different professions into small skirmishes. They didn’t have to be professionals in this sport to join, noobs were welcomed with arms wide open and played under the sun.

Over 500 people participated in the festivities and if that doesn’t spark interest in the non contact sport, it’ll still be an important experience for these individuals who want to drink life up. They were also hydrated well during the two day tourney using healthy concoctions, real fruits, and the company looks forward to see more of these Ultimate activities in the future.
It’s was a blast! You may check out the video here and see the highlights of the event.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Have you head the news? Oh boy!

Yes it is true, because WWE RAW is now back with FOX! What does this mean? You can now watch your favorite WWE matches on the FOX network when it happens on your favorite cable channel. What’s in it you say? Well I don’t want to give you a clothesline, leg drop, body slam or just hit you with a chair in the ring so you better listen, this isn’t for the faint of the heart!

This is larger than life entertainment that only the world wrestling world can give you. From WWE Smackdown Live, WWE Afterburn, WWE Experience and just about any match that happens in the ring, you’ll love it all because that’s exactly what WWE RAW brings.

Amidst the rough crowd a few nights ago, we got treated with booze and games in Makati during the launch. We were also informed that if we ever miss the opportunity to watch it on Fox (we can still do it every Tuesday at 8am in the morning) you can also see it on the FOX+ App 7 days after and watch it in your own convenience. Isn’t that just neat?

The gathering of wrestling geeks abd Fox executives was also witnessed by bold couple Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero.

Not to be outshined, Eric Tai of Showtime fame also went in the ring and showed his guns, to the delight of Tongan wrestling fans he represents LOL

They went a little crazy as you can see.

Of course how can I not have a selfie with this lovely couple, ahh I was turned to a fan again LOL.

Now you don’t have any reason to miss a match when they’re doing it on WWE RAW. Your favorite female wrestlers, male superstars and John Cena would probably say hi if you remain a good boy.

It is on FOX, remember that!

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