National Digital Arts Awards 2018 Starts July 15

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The National Digital Arts Award is coming and we’re excited as ever. They have had big celebrations since 2013 and they were able to do more years after. As their 5th year comes recognizing these individuals that are driven by design and fueled by passion, the NDAA 2018 awards will find the best of the best Filipino Digital Artist. This is a venue to showcase their work while empowering today’s digital artists. With creativity and inspiration, they will be ajudged in 6 categories. Digital Art in Print, Character Design, Animation, Digital Movie, Website and Drone Movie Experience.

This is open to students 14 years old and above, professionals too. They are in separate categories battling it out for 36 awards and cash prizes up to 3 Million pesos. They will also have a whole day activity including an expo, talks, awarding and entertainment. They will open on July 15 up until October 15 (deadline).

Tobias Mercado of NDAA says “This is very close to our heart because we know winners will have this in their resumé. Hearing they would be recognized would somehow show inspiration to the kids, as professionals showcase their best work. We're glad to know that they have been able to have these artists land jobs that have regarded this award giving body as a reputable one.”

Jed Marcaida of Jump Digital and Tobias Mercado of NDAA

Here's hoping the artists gain recognition beyond the Philippines and with this medium that is accessible to everyone, even on mobile. They don't have fees to join so there's no excuse for you not to submit one. Go to on that date (as they will be updating this soon). You may win scholarships, cash prizes and the recognition of industry leaders, which is not bad at all. As long as you are a citizen and currently reside in the Philippines, you may join this competition.

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Something Good and Healthy with FiberHealth

Are you clean? I mean really clean? What if I told you you're not? Would you be offended? You see, lots of Filipinos still have an unhealthy diet and most if probably not, they also have not cleaned the insides of their body that much and it probably would cause constipation, irregular stints in the toilet and an unclean intestine. We can take fruits and vegetables but it really does only have a certain amount of fiber, this is where we can get help from FiberHealth manufactured by people from Spectrum Naturale.

Victor Lim CEO of FiberHealth says "My wife had pancreatic cancer and she only had 6 months to live. We wanted surgery but Jehova's can't do that. Necessity is the mother of innovation and FiberHealth was one of the things that made her cancer be reversed. Although she passed two years ago via an accident, we knew how it contributed to making her healthy. Centenarians lived longer by detoxifying their colon and liver, things that are not good for health should be avoided. You may not be absorbing the nutrients of the good food you are eating too, plus some still have some level of constipation nowadays (sluggish and chronic) done by lack of water intake, and due to synthetic antibiotics, growth hormones too. We have good and bad bacteria in our digestive system, stress and old age can also be a factor, some have gall bladder stones too. This is exactly why we need to have 25-40 grams of fiber intake a day and it is hard to attain it. You need to have two servings just to get there. Lack of fiber is going to cause bad bacteria, parasites, bad flora, toughening of the walls, even halitosis. You also get sick,  with heavy metals, you might even get cancer. This is how FiberHealth comes in. Other supplements have fiber, but doesn't have the ability of removing the mucoy plaque to clean it off. All it takes is 3 capsules in the morning, 3 capsules in the evening. You will feel full, so go through detox mode if you want to do that. You can also do slimming mode taking 5 before lunch, 5 before dinner. It is FDA approved, can be taken with maintenance medicine, complementary to what you are currently doing."

FiberHealth now also has it in juice form. It's for 1.2 liters per sachet which means it can be served in 4-5 glasses. It has fiber but doesn't have detoxifying properties and is safe for kids. It's in Guava and Guyabano flavors, so good when I tasted it at home. They use stevia so it's a bit safer to consume for those who are watching their weight and sugar levels.

The capsule costs Php 15.50 per piece, and is available in Mercury Drug branches nationwide. It can be taken by people 12 years old and above. It contains a LOT of good bacteria, and not really a drug but prevent things from happening. It's got components that they import internationally and is a trade secret. People have been enjoying this for 10 years. The juice costs Php 500 for 10 pieces per box.

Wouldn't you want a clean tummy? Exactly.


RED DOORZ App Starts Philippine Operations

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Red is something that tied up all the nations in Asia (as mostly all flags have that color in one way or form), this is something they knew would be a good term that would tie up the properties they have in the app. They wanted to be far from the term hotel and make Red Doorz a byline if a person wants to rent off a room that is not pricey. They want it to also to cater to everyday people like you and me. Soon, they will also have backpackers properties in the mix and yes it’s available for download now on Google Play and the App Store. If you haven’t yet, get the Red Doorz app on your phone. 

CEO Mr Amit Saberwal says “We are a multinational company, we are delighted to be part of the Philippines. The most engaged market, a young population that is growing, which is our core market, together with Indonesia, Singapore and now the Philippines, we want to be part of that. As of now we have 31 employees, we use technology as our way of doing business dealing with 2-3 star properties who don’t have the resources as the bigger ones to make them connected with their audience, the milennial travellers. Our business identifies where we have demand and put there our supplies. We are big in artificial intelligence, we optimize the price, catering to business and leisure. We thrive in the domestic market and our brand play a big role in customers that go back to properties. The Philippines is the second fastest growing internet market and most people access data in wifi, soon it will all be mobile. Travel online market is big, we have 500 properties in 16 cities. We are excited to be in the Philippines.”

Their COO Rishabh Singhe adds “The Philippines is different and our team is local so we try and solve their travel issues locally too in an ecosystem that is easy, at affordable prices. They are staying in prime locations, but we do it with value for money properties in the same area. We have standards, we give them a checklist so if they do not qualify they have to upgrade. We have an app, a website, all channels, you also get earn points and use Red Cash to book the next time. You don’t need to use a credit card and get perks for members, we start engaging before your stay, while you stay and after your stay. If you are a 150 feet from the owner, they get alerted, you also get free wifi, water, and automatic when you arrive in the system. It is convenient. We would like to understand Metro Manila first then urban business centers elsewhere in other cities in the Philippines soon. The level we operate is value for money, Red Doors, Red Doors Plus and Red Doors Premium. We have a 24 hour local support, we keep it simple as possible.”

Former Congressman Tony Leviste of Batangas says “I want to congratulate Red Doors and anything that help boost it is welcome. Budget hotels lack the technology and they are starting to sell it to the world, they will have that to answer as a partner of Red Doors which is in Makati. My hotel has limited rooms, but have really huge malls around me, tourism and share holders like me will have really good properties. I’m a bit behind technology, but this is a good start.”

For what it’s worth, I like how they thought about catering to a well traveled and budget conscious market. In fact, they made everything simple, stress free and be of standard before they even get to have it in their app. That’s a good thing, when this explodes in Manila think of all the businesses it could help plus the convenience of staying if there’s monstrous traffic in Manila as they have done this in Jakarta. 

I’ll try this out soon, hope it’s going to be a nice experience.


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The BUM x PEPSI Capsule Collection

Monday, June 18, 2018

We've known BUM for a couple of years now. They've done remarkable collections, unbelievable shows and had the cream of the crop as far as endorsers go. They've been the authority as far as teen street fashion is concerned, and they're showing how they've been leading the pack in this show.

Worldwide soft drink brand Pepsi partnered with them in this capsule collection. What does this mean? They're becoming one, imagine how this would look like in merchandise. The logo, things that represent the Pepsi brand will be immortalized in shirts, caps, jackets, pants made for and by BUM. 

I bring you the whole show in photos. Thank me later!

The first hour was all about this gorgeous lady DJ - they did this to put us on the mood first. On to the show!

Then the first lineup of models came out. The clothes were just so promising!