September 27, 2015

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The Davao Chocolate Festival was formally opened last September 25, Friday at the SM City Davao Annex Event Center. This festival actually started last year and due to the success of it, the exhibitors gathered together to continue to give Dabawenyos the taste of chocolates made only in Mindanao.

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The festival is organized by Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao Incorporated (CIDAMI) and SM City Davao. Here are the exhibitors at the event.

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Mr. Val Turtur, the CIDAMI’s Executive Director said that there is a huge demand for cacao all over the world and this is an opportunity to our local cacao growers and chocolate processors to expand their businesses worldwide. There will be a lot of guests who will check out the displays, samples, or products at the festival.

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The SM City Davao Assistant Mall Manager, Engr. Nick Saptos said that the attendees can also win a golden ticket if they can guess how many chocolate coins are there inside this capsule.

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Just post a photo of this capsule on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #SMDavaoChocolateFestival and the number of chocolate coins. The winner with the closest guess wins the ticket!

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Visit the Davao Chocolate Festival now and taste the chocolates proudly made in Davao.

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For more updates:
SM City Davao Facebook:
Phone number: (082) 297 6998

Thanks for visiting and have a great day! :)

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First and foremost, I just want to say that I was really amazed when I learned about the newest ZenFones from ASUS. We were invited to join the ASUS ZenFest, a gathering of Zenfone fans at Rekado Davao. The ASUS team introduced the newest Zenfones in the market and all of us were truly impressed and we cannot wait to get a hands-on experience with these gadgets.

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ZenFone 2 Laser
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It comes with a 5.0 and 5.5 inch, 1280 x 720 HD Resolution and an Anti-Scratch Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has a storage of 16GB ROM and it supports Micro SD Card. Front camera - 5MP and Rear camera - 13MP. Full HD Video recording 1080p @ 30fps capture. Dual Micro SIM wit Android 5.0 Lollipop. More detailed specs here.

Zenfone 2 Deluxe
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One of my favorites because of it’s sleek design and back case. It has a 5.5 inch display and an Anti-Scratch Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Storage is at 128 GB MLC ROM and supports MicroSD up to 64GB. Front camera - 5MP and Rear camera - 13MP. This has the PixelMaster and PixelEnhancing Technology that will make your photos even brighter and clear. It’s a DUAL SIM phone and it charge up to 60% capacity in 39 minutes! And as I’ve said, this has a unique back cover because it has a chameleon type of color. It has an illusion of changing colors. You see blue, then you see maroon, violet, etc. More specs here.

Zenfone Selfie
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I guess this was the most promising phone and all of us got excited to try the Zenfone Selfie. It has a 5.5 inch display and an Anti Scratch Corning Glass 4.32GB ROM storage and supports micro SD’s. The best part is that it has a 13MP front and rear camera! How cool is that?! It has low light mode, back light mode, macro focus, manual mode, and super resolution mode. Real time beautification effects made my girl friends go gaga over it. No more editing your selfies with this phone.

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This is also a DUAL SIM phone with full HD video recording. It comes in Pure white, Aqua Blue, and Chick Pink. More specs here.

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It’s obvious that we are so excited with the new Zenfones!
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Thank you to Sir Josef Cortez Cagas and the ASUS Team for inviting us to this event. We are now fans of Zenfone! Yaay!
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These are our selfies taken from the Zenfone Selfie
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For more info and updates:

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day! :)

September 21, 2015

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This year marks the 25 beautiful years of The Belo Medical Group in the science of beauty business. From a humble 40 sq meter clinic, they now have 11 clinics all over the country. They just recently opened 2 new branches, one in Davao which is a first in Mindanao, and one in SM North EDSA. So to celebrate another milestone, Belo goes festive last August 10-12 in Abreeza Mall Davao and made this a memorable one.

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The Belo Medical Group in Davao opened its doors last February 2015 and since then, they received positive support from their existing and new customers all over Mindanao. The Davaoenos really waited for a long time for Belo to put a clinic here in the city. Now, we don’t need to take a flight to Manila or Cebu to experience the magic of Belo.

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I was so lucky to be part of their grandest press launch at SEDA Hotel Davao last August 12. It was hosted by Cristalle Belo-Henares, with their endorsers, Margie Moran Floirendo and Piolo Pascual.
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We had a great lunch and we had fun creating these headdresses organized by Gatchi & Gatchi Events.
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Dr. Vicki Belo shared to us her humble beginnings and memorable experiences in putting up a big beauty business.
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Piolo and Margie also shared their stories and why they are still with the brand they love for how many years.

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Of course, I had to take a picture with us together to know who is the most handsome guy. Well, it looks like I win. Hahaha!

After the press launch, we head down to the ribbon cutting event at the Belo clinic located at the 2nd floor of Abreeza Mall. Next to it is the grand mall show with Piolo serenading the audience.

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It was indeed a festive day for Belo. The continued growth and expansion is a testament to Belo’s vision of making the Philippines the most beautiful country in the world, one person at a time.

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For more information:
Belo Davao: Facebook Page


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Win the Belo gift pack by joining my #BakasyonistaGiveaway! Here’s how:

1. Copy and Share this link and caption on your Facebook profile and set it on PUBLIC.

Hey Jexx! I want to experience the Belo Beauty and I want to win the Belo gift pack! Join his giveaway here - 
#BakasyonistaGiveaway @jexxhinggo @belobeauty

2. Comment your complete name and Facebook Profile link below this blog post.

3. Those who followed the process will only be qualified for the draw. The winner will be drawn thru an online random name picker.

You will get: a Belo bag, Belo Beauty magazine, a planner, scrub, notepad, whitening face wash, deep cleansing body bar, and discount cards (Free consultation and 15% Off on Non-Surgical Procedure)

This giveaway will end on October 2. Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog!


September 12, 2015

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partied with us in Kadayawan #OnFullBlast as they introduced their newest flavors - Orange, Citrus, and Mixed Berries. Berocca is a brand of effervescent drink in tablet form. It contains B vitamins, Vitamin C, and Aspartame. We had a blast at Club Echelon taking the first dibs in their newest flavors.

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With the managers of Berocca Philippines
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Davao Bloggers represent!
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Looks like this is approved by Inday Sara. She’s so pretty that night, by the way.
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They gave out samples to the crowd to pump it all up!
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Feeling hyper after drinking the newest flavors of Berocca. 
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Awesome local and Manila DJ’s spinning on deck.
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Thanks Berocca for inviting us! Let’s have an #OnFullBlast weekend by taking Berocca. This will enhance your physical and mental performance if taken daily.

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Thanks for reading my blog! Have a great day!