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SM Baguio 3-Day Sale: Shop, save and win a Suzuki Ertiga

Its Octoberrrrrr! The beginning of the last quarter of the year, where Filipinos start to seriously think about shopping for the holidays.

Holiday spending plans are made during this time thinking of what to buy, who to give it to and where to buy it. SM Baguio is having another exciting 3-Day sale on October 17-19, 2014.

Mark the dates and come on a Saturday

With a minimum Php5,000 single receipt purchase on a Saturday and Sunday, get up to 60% savings exclusively for SM Rewards card, BDO credit card holders or SM Advantage cards. Get the box fan on the photo for only P499! Thats a lot of savings… and comfort for your home too 

Wait, there’s more

There’s an extra 2-hour special for cardholders on Friday from 10am up to 12nn, get an additional 10% rebate from your purchases with a single receipt of P5,000. Use your BDO master cards and get up to 10% more or 3% more. Cardholders availing of this promo will also get to win a Samsung Galaxy S5. And it keeps getting better.

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Experience ultimate shopping fun by topping up your purchases with a chance to win a Suzuki Ertiga!!!! Get a raffle coupon for every P1,000 peso purchase. To increase your winning, go with the whole family on a Saturday and Sunday and double your coupons.

Let’s hack the sale and search for up to 70% discount on selected items storewide… Buy your gift items during the sale and avoid the stressful holiday rush hour shopping blues. At SM Baguio’s 3-day sale, you can be more than prepared for the holidays.

Talk to SM Baguio by following them on twitter @SMCityBaguio or like them on Facebook to get updates thru their fan page.

What items are you going to buy during the sale?

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RealStew: The Next Big Thing on the Web

Admittedly, I am a netizen who spends most of my waking hours on the Internet. Data gathering, research, blogging, doing internet marketing and social media strategy with my clients.

As a journalist, its normal to scour the web for valuable information that is shareable to the community. As an advocate of continuous learning, its also important to look for thought-leaders, learn about what is new and what is most likely to trend.

For entrepreneurs like me, I am always on the lookout for business opportunities that the web can offer so I can take advantage of it, learn what others are doing and what the world is going crazy about. Week by week, regularly.

Wearing many hats, I frequent various websites. Most of them social networking sites, per industry site, special interest sites, niche blogs, news sites and finance websites.

There is really no single website that makes me stay or spend my entire web surfing on. All piecemeal.

So when RealStew was introduced to me, which is more of an aggregated platform and a “global communication center”, I felt excited and amazed. Really? Is there a website that can cater to three important functions of the web like communication, finance and knowledge?

Nah, its too good to be true.

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And then I was given access to the site which is still being pilot tested. I got to experience its awesome features like RealVoice – a tab for government or politicians to reach out and get comments from their constituents and businesses can use to get feedback from customers.

Real Blog – a tab where bloggers will very much enjoy because it shows real-time followers and subscribers who are online along with the blogger. RealCoin – is a financial gateway that facilitates the settlement of any buy and sell transaction in any nominated currency in the world.

 

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It also has an online store application where the user can sell his goods and receive payment too.

Talk about social. RealStew has integrated Facebook and Twitter notifications in your account. I find it so cool, you don’t have to open so many tabs at the same time.

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And we’re in for a big time luck, RealStew has RealMentor in it too, that industry experts and all those thought-leaders you look up to will provide mentorship to you on your account only in RealStew. Now, what site does that? Nada. Only RealStew. And that’s the real stew.

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I could talk about this fascinating RealStew site by Paddy Delaney the whole day and in a series of blog posts. But what I want readers of this blog to remember is that RealStew is the next big thing.

For more information on this excitingly huge startup that is taking New Zealand by storm, visit and like their Facebook page and learn the easiest and most effective way to engage and interact with your friends.

Watch out for the worldwide launch of the global gateway that centralizes your communication, knowledge and finances — RealStew.

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Kakao Talk, Korea’s No.1 mobile social app is now in the Philippines!

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There is a new free mobile messaging available to the Filipino netizens. KakaoTalk, Korea’s no. 1 mobile social app, launches in the Philippines today! Its FREE, its easy to download and use and is available on Android, iOS, Blackberry and Bada and Windows PC version.

KakaoTalk is a better replacement to similar apps because it allows users to send messages, pictures, videos, urls, contact details and schedule. It also supports voice call and group call with as much as 5 people. Currently, it has over 100 million users, with a maximum daily traffic of 5.2 billion messages as of early this year. Wow, that is so cool!

Key features that I like in KakaoTalk :

Group chat and multimedia sharing: Users can create group chat rooms with an unlimited number of friends in KakaoTalk. KakaoTalk supports sharing of text, photos, videos, voice notes, contact information and schedules.
Free 1:1 and group voice call: KakaoTalk offers both 1:1 and group voice calls with as many as five speakers. Features including Talking Tom and Talking Ben voice filters add fun and excitement to voice chat. KakaoTalk is also the worlds’ first to provide free group calls in HD quality.
Animated/sound/still emoticons and themes: KakaoTalk is the first mobile instant messaging service to offer animated emoticons and stickers, which users can include in their chat bubbles. KakaoTalk offers tens of thousands of different emoticons, including localized digital content in Japan and Indonesia.

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Security: Kakao securely encrypts all messages to ensure user privacy and all messages are deleted from the servers after a minimal length of time.

“Plus Friends” feature – Designed to allow users to select and receive content related to their favorite brands, companies, and stars. Connect with K-Pop stars such as CNBlue, Wonder Girls, Big Bang, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior. This feature is available in the Philippines and other countries.

Here’s how to download KakaoTalk on your phone:

1. If using an Android phone, go to www.kakaotalk.com.ph

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2. Enter your mobile phone number and you will be sent a 4-digit verification code. Enter the code and agree to the Terms of Service.

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3. Enter your name, screen name or nickname. (example Vanj Padilla)

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4. Find friends and send them messages or emoticons

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5. You can go to the Chat tab or download the Kakao Item Store or even start a group chat with your family, friends and team.

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6. Or find more fun things to do in the More Tab like personalize your profile, game, plus friend etc.

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Don’t forget to add me up on KakaoTalk, my ID is Vanj Padilla and lets start the conversation

KakaoTalk is endorsed by Philippines’ pop princess Sarah Geronimo and Korea’s phenomenal boy band Big Bang.

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Visit KakaoTalk’s official social media accounts to learn more about it:

Facebook : www.facebook.com/kakaotalkph
Twitter : www.twitter.com/kakaotalkph
YouTube : www.youtube.com/kakaotalkph

Let’s connect on Kakao Talk PH

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Paano Gumawa ng Sariling GoSakto Promo

Sa GoSakto on the go, ikaw ay panalo!

Sa wakas, ipinakilala na rin ng Globe Telecom ang isa sa pinakabago nilang breakthroughs pagdating sa prepaid service. At sigurado ako na papatok ito sa ating masa, lalo na sa ating mga suking prepaid subscribers na nagkakaroon ng problema magsaulo ng iba’t ibang codes.

Ang GoSakto ay isang napakagandang ideya na tiyak ay makatutulong nang malaki sa ating mobile users sapagkat ‘di lamang mapapagaan ang kanilang buhay, ay mabibigyan pa sila ng kapangyarihang gumawa ng kanilang sariling promo na sakto sa kanilang personal na pangangailangan at swak na swak pa sa kanilang budget.

‘Di na kailangang alalahanin ang masasayang na load dala ng mga limitadong promos, sa GoSakto, ikaw mismo ang may hawak sa dami at haba ng serbisyong iyong matatanggap. Hanep, ‘di ba?! At kung hindi ka pa bilib, bakit hindi mo subukang tantyahin ang magagastos mo sa loob ng isang buwan gamit angGoSakto Data Calculator upang malaman mong ika’y nakatipid.

Madali lang mag- avail ng GoSakto; nasaan ka man o kung anong oras mo nais pakinabangan, pwede!

At may tatlong paraan para gawin ito: maaaring sa website mismo ng Globe, saFacebook appnito o kaya naman ay diretso mula sa iyong mobile phone.

Halimbawa: Unlicalls to Globe/ TM, 50 texts to all networks, 20 MB browsing for P24.00 – 1 day
Panuorin ang inilaang video para sa nasabing promo. Panoorin ang simpleng instruksyon upang ‘di magkamali sa pag- avail ng nais na promo.

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SM Baguio’s Biggest 3-Day Sale 3-Way Save Summer Madness

Its mid-summer and the heat is on. Everyone is looking for great things to do and good places to visit.
Why not do two things at the same time by going to SM Baguio’s biggest 3-Day Sale to happen on May 3-5, 2013.

Yes, its a fantastic weekend summer sale and the biggest one in the summer capital city!

1.) 2-hour special on Friday, GET ADDITIONAL 10% off from 10am-12nn. Early birds get more discounts. Shopaholics rejoice and get the raid carts ready for the following 3-way Save :

2. P100 take back if you present a P2,000 single receipt purchase on Saturday and Sunday. Wow, its like buying with “sukli” or “tawad.”

3.) 5% rebate on minimum single receipt purchase of P5,000 for BDO credit cardholders. Get good use of those plastics

This sale is the perfect time to buy those school supplies that children use before enrollment fever sinks in. Avoid the rush and save more during this 3-day Sale. Your savings can buy you more stuff, not only for the kids but for the whole family as well.

Stack up your closet, update your Lookbook with fashion pieces on sale. It won’t hurt you to buy clothes for the next season if its affordable, too.

SM Baguio has prepared more fun in shopping for all of us with ongoing promos like a chance to WIN AN IPAD MINI 16gb WI-FI+ cellular with FREE Globe prepaid sim card and Powersurf 99.

SM Baguio has exclusive promos for SMAC, SM Prestige card, BDO Rewards cards like Apple gadgets as prizes for Men’s fashion.

Oops, there is a new name for SM Department Store and it is now ‘The SM Store’– cool.

So, save the dates; May 3-5, 2013. Its the biggest 3-day Sale with the 3-way Save. Only at SM Baguio.

I have my list already, all school stuff for the kids so they can prepare early before the Back-to School rush begins.

What does your list look like? Share them.

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Youth for Change and Development (Y4CD)

It was a weekend like no other. We have been getting the young ones to be part of a relevant organization all throughout the province and we have been successful in doing it.

After days of getting new members in, we were able to gather more than a hundred of them to become minifacilitators for the bigger event ahead.

With the help of fellow United States Government Philippine Alumni Network (USG-PAN) members Mel and Matt, the Provincial Government of Pangasinan thru the Office of the Governor and Sanggunian Secretariat put up the Youth Empowerment Seminar Pangasinan last February 9-10, 2013 at the Capitol beachfront.

Attended by youths from various towns and cities, participants learned to dream for themselves, their families, community and their province.

They were taught on how to be responsible voters, be responsible citizens who know how to take care and love their province.

Governor Espino was also there to tell them that the Provincial Government is doung remarkable projects for the youth and for their children and children’s children.

Every attendee was very attentive to the story that the governor was telling them, carefully taking into account all the progressive happenings in Pangasinan as told by the leader.

In the end, they were energized, inspired and connected to each other, to their home province and to their culture and heritage.

It was fun and its just the beginning. More of this soon. The young generation will influence their community and change themselves for the better.

With their help, Pangasinan will surely be Number 1.

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New Year Beauty Makeover Vibrante-style

I started the year 2013 right. With 2012 being rewarding for me and my family, starting the new year with a blast was just the right move.

Armed with my plans for the entire year of personal branding and self improvement, a beauty makeover is in place.

But where to have it done was the first question. We had a client that was very serious to penetrate the beauty business in the North and his salon is located in Dagupan.

During our taping, I saw how he transformed ordinary faces into glam works of art. Our girls innate beauty were enhanced and emphasized and they all looked gorgeous in the hands of Marcel.

Vibrante Salon by Marcel Mendoza is the place to go. I endured the first few days of New Year looking old and less vain. I waited for an appointment at his premiere salon.

Vibrante’s services are not for everyone. He created his own niche. Marcel’s regular clients are high end. They belong to the A-list. Yes, he defined his own market. His prices are premium because his services are premium also.

A haircut would normally cost you P350, plus a hundred more if a senior stylist does it and P650 if Marcel does your hair. To some, his haircut is a day’s salary. But you would not mind the price if the result will take years off your look.

Marcel, the very gracious owner welcomed us and assured us that what Vibrante staff will do is going to be fab.

A haircut, hair color with highlights was due for me. The editor of a publication for women and the youth who doesn’t have much time to style her hair but needs to be stylish due to my daily routine. An ordinary day for me is meeting various people for various reasons either online or offline. A day is rarely spent without a meeting.

During client calls, where we propose projects and services, its inevitable to look good. It adds a certain degree of confidence, credibility and power to convince people you are the person for the job. And my old look doesn’t seem to deliver that.

I am a person who is afraid to try new hairstyles. I am not comfortable with coloring my entire hair much less sporting a super short hairstyle.

But Jen, Marcel’s partner assured me that a WEDGE style is perfect for my tiny face. And a color with a few highlights will emphasize the style. Closing my eyes an trusting them both is all I can do.

And voila! With a touch of magic, hair wizards Marcel and Jen were able to make me look younger, more vibrant and more sophisticated that my friends on Facebook commented that the beauty makeover at the start of the year was perfect!

So I am inviting you, our readers to visit Vibrante Salon at the 2nd Floor Star Green Promenade Building, Lucao Dagupan City. Call for an appointment at telephone number 531-1323 or email vibrantesalon@gmail.com. Visit their blog at www.vibrantebymarcelmendoza.wordpress.com

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An evening at Mugshotz Sports Bar Resto

We came here for a taping for a feature in an internet tv show. Our team told us about a new sports bar in town and we will try it tonight.

When we arrived, we were surprised to be met by amiable owners mom and daughters Rose, Ren and Rhia Ang. They were very accomodating.

Mugshotz’ concept is very unique. The interior theme is interestingly sporty and the corners all point to one sport or game.

We have witnessed how bargoers did the beerpong where a glass half filled with beer is lined up in a table. When a player shoots a pingpong ball inside the glass, his opponent will drink a glass of beer. The first to finish the beer loses and pays. Nice game.

And then there’s hockey, billiards and my favorite-dart.

They served us great food. I like their potato fries, and their boneless pork leg ham. Its tasty and its not the usual recipe.

Mugshotz offer big servings to their customers so those with big appetites are surely going to enjoy.

We had a great time listening to the band, too. It was a great experience here. I recommend you try their food.

Watch out for their full interview and footage at www.talktvglobal.com and click the lifestyle and beauTV channel.

Mugshotz is located at Mc Arthur Hiway Calasiao, Pangasinan. Call them at 653-0194.

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An evening at Mugshotz Sports Bar Resto

We came here for a taping for a feature in an internet tv show. Our team told us about a new sports bar in town and we will try it tonight.

When we arrived, we were surprised to be met by amiable owners mom and daughters Rose, Ren and Rhia Ang. They were very accomodating.

Mugshotz’ concept is very unique. The interior theme is interestingly sporty and the corners all point to one sport or game.

We have witnessed how bargoers did the beerpong where a glass half filled with beer is lined up in a table. When a player shoots a pingpong ball inside the glass, his opponent will drink a glass of beer. The first to finish the beer loses and pays. Nice game.

And then there’s hockey, billiards and my favorite-dart.

They served us great food. I like their potato fries, and their boneless pork leg ham. Its tasty and its not the usual recipe.

Mugshotz offer big servings to their customers so those with big appetites are surely going to enjoy.

We had a great time listening to the band, too. It was a great experience here. I recommend you try their food.

Watch out for their full interview and footage at www.talktvglobal.com and click the lifestyle and beauTV channel.

Mugshotz is located at Mc Arthur Hiway Calasiao, Pangasinan. Call them at 653-0194.

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Wikimedia Open Web Day goes to Pangasinan

Wikimedia Philippines officers went out to Pangasinan for an outreach project dubbed as Open Web Day.

It is a partnership project between the Provincial Government led by Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. And Wikimedia Philippines (WMPH).

According to Butch Bustria, Vice President of the Wikimedia Philippines Foundation, Open Web Day aims to reactivate Pangasinan’s page on Wikipedia as it has very limited activity. It also aims to add vital information about historical events, current events, literature, images, and other substantial data about the Philippine’s third largest province – Pangasinan.

Open Web Day has become very interactive wherein students, representative from the Academe and some Provincial employees participated in the activity especially by uploading latest images of the Capitol Complex, doing minor edits and uploading content.

Vanj Padilla, head of the Pangasinan Digital team- the group spearheading innovative digital projects in Pangasinan said “this is just the start of successive partnership with WMPH, we will be having more activities such as photowalks, monument and church-hunting, putting articles in Pangasinan language and other LGU-initiated projects.”

“This way, we are co-creating Pangasinan’s digital future”, added Padilla

The team recently held a mapUp with Google, partnered with Wikimedia and other big techology companies to push Pangasinan to become a digital province.

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