The Stylish and Productive ASUS VivoBook 14 X412

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The working class, blue collared joe always wants something that gets the job done. How hard is that? Well, if it is allowed and permitted, a good looking machine wouldn't hurt too right? It's why the ASUS VivoBook 14 X412 comes to the picture. 

It's one of ASUS' nicest laptops to boot, it performs well on office functions, so you can make those reports your boss needs when he needs it, when he wants it done fast. These days, you can't really just put the blame on internet connection because part of the fault falls on your machine. What makes the ASUS VivoBook 14 X412 different though?

This just wreaks the vibe of a young professional, for those who would love a balance between work and fun. It's powerful for those graphic work, office processing you do on regular days. It's super light that you can take it anywhere, even on a trip and if you suddenly have some work to finish while you're on vacation (of course it happens!). At 1.5 KG, it's one of the lightest in the market and I feel like I'm just carrying an extra powerbank when I have it inside my backpack. 

The four sided nano edge display gets me around 87% screen to body ratio and the FHD display also gives me 178 degree wide viewing angle. If you think about it, those online games, movies and KDrama which you love would look so good on this machine if you're fond of that. It's also got blue light reduction, so you can watch more of your media less strain on your eyes when it takes hours to finish one. With the option to also use 256 G SSD and combination 2 TB HDD storage, everything will be faster, response and load times for your files would look instantaneous, the Intel Optane memory helps too.

If you're in the office, don't you feel a little down if you have to send files over the internet when you can just simply pass around a USB drive.... but find out your workmate doesn't have ports at all? This one has USB C 3.1, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 2.0, HDMI port and one for your Micro SD Card (especially for your digicams when you need to transfer and store files right?). The SonicMaster technology (which is proprietary for ASUS machines) also gets you clearer sound, not muffled and base infested so your movies, music and games sound like the real thing. It's very secure too with the touchpad armed with a fingerprint sensor and Windows Hello on your camera. Best of all, you have all the time in the world to work on it because of its almost 10 hour battery life, which means you can work on it in the office, take it home, even have breaks in the coffee shop without it going kaput on you, unlike your current one which isn't that dependable right? Right.

Check out our unboxing of the ASUS VivoBook 14 X412, it also has a box and usual power cable with it.

You can believe in the possibilities of the new ASUS VivoBook 14 X412. It's the most dependable ultrabook by ASUS, lightweight, can do what most more expensive notebooks out there in the market but won't disappoint you with its price, it only costs Php 32,995 for the i3 version and about Php 49,995 for the i7 version. You get more bang for the buck for the power you need in this new ASUS VivoBook 14 X412.

You should consider this now.


ORIS Showcases Luxury Pieces at Greenbelt 5

Monday, July 22, 2019

ORIS, the well known luxury brand of Swiss watches originated in the town of Holstein. They’ve been available in the Philippines for a couple of years now and during a very classy evening with gentlemen, ladies from the media converged at Greenbelt 5’s event center for a new campaign they’re launching. All with some pretty and finely crafted watches to boot.

Michael Myer ORIS’ Manager for APAC says “Today we want to talk about water, about forests, it’s where our factory is. Nature is inspiring us, it has been there for more than a hundred years. It is about mechanical watch making, it is affordable but very high quality concentrating on machinery to be a step ahead. Today what hasn’t changed is creating time pieces that are nice and of high quality. This has been our ambition from the start (he showed a watch from 1940’s), we are trying to keep that heritage and make sure to keep this identity going. This is our new story called The Big Crown. It can go to streams, automatic, we have very historic designs including our gold diving watches. We also encourage everyone to go our own way, just like our own company. We also have very special projects for the Baikal Lake, the Pacific Ocean, the Great Barrier Reef, also about matters on over fishing (Oris Blue Whale). We want to share the story so we made boxes, back of watches with plastic from PET bottles. This is our Trilogy set! It is what we do, we also did the Tubbataha years ago. Now Go Your Own Way! Thank you!

Check out the pieces we saw at the event!

AXE Launches Ice Chill

Thursday, July 18, 2019

This evening was fun as people from AXE launched the all new AXE Ice Chill. They showed a video or two of situations why it’s actually hotter when you’re chill, and I think it is a good thing. 

Bong Cruz the brand manager for AXE says “Less is more, go to her, ask her out if you like her. As simple as you can, don’t go become too strong because it should be easy. Whether you’re chill or hot, always remember, you’re hotter when you chill with the new AXE Ice Chill. Be your most authentic self and keep your composure.” 

We played several games on the pool table, also the air hockey machine, when you’re already hot, just spray this on and you’ll get 11 degrees lower on your skin temperature, now that’s something I’d like in the HOT tropical Philippines. It’s a lot musky, a bit of leather, very manly too. If you dig that, go grab a small or big AXE Ice Chill bottle, you’re hotter when you’re chill. 


Manila's Best: Lydia's Lechon Celebrates 55 Years with New Look!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

This epic pig was always in my dreams...

They played the commercial in the longest running afternoon show in the Philippines "Eat Bulaga" and just about every big celebration calls for the juicy, tasty Lechon we all love, we always had seconds of it... Like always!

Lydia's Lechon has always been there, always at the top, and as they celebrate their 55th year in the country, they're not going to let their guard down against tough competition. This is why they're slowly sprucing up their stores in the metro and other places in the country. They needed to cater to a eager, Lechon hungry, younger crowd... So take a look at their new store today!

Bright, colorful photos that could make you even more hungry, they all changed the usual mom and pop look and given this a fresher, more instagrammable look in every corner. I like where they're heading and from the looks of it, they're adding more items on the menu. Your classics leveled up, megathrusters are go! 

Lechon Paksiw, Lechon Sisig, Kare Kare, Lechon Dinuguan now comes in Rice Bowls. So good, so affordable.

We loved the Lechon Sisig so much we had to get a fresh one on a sizzling plate. Yum!

How can you not love yourself, you must try the skin, a few chunks of smoky meat, still hot from the pit.

If you're not fond of the usual whole lechon, they innovated the look and packaging with this boxed Lechon Bilao! Mmmm....

The next time you celebrate, make it happen at a Lydia's Lechon near you. Thank you to Aling Lydia herself who personally appeared during this fun meet!

Lydia's Lechon has delivery service via your favorite food apps. If you want to see the store we visited, this is the one in Marcos Highway right before Antipolo. They also have a site and an FB page so you get updates on their promos.

Congratulations on your 55th Lydia's Lechon!