January 29, 2016

Refillable Ink Tank Printers answer Filipinos’ need for high yield, low cost printing

Canon Philippines finally brings its printer line that boasts efficiency and cost effectiveness - The PIXMA G Series. These refill ink tank printers are best for small businesses with its design and printing quality. It offers high volume printing at low cost per print. You can yield 7,000 colored prints and 6,000 b;acl and white papers with inks at P295 per bottle.

“As the leader in the imaging and printing business, Canon brings to the table the best-in-class genuine refill ink tank printer thus far,” said Vinchy Sanchez, CMPI’s Director for Consumer Group. “This meets the Filipino entrepreneurs’ long-sought ask for quality printers that could bring them quick return on investment.”

Now Canon is offering a special promo for the G Series printers. If you purchase PIXMA G1000 and PIXMA G2000, you will get free 2 black ink bottles. While the PIXMA G3000 has two black ink bottles automatically bundled. If you also register these printers at the Canon Rewards site - www.canon.com.ph/rewards, you will get an additional 1 year warranty, for a total of 2 years warranty! But wait, there's more! LOL! You'll also get a free Glossy Photo Paper (GP-508 4x6 inches 20 sheets) bundled with all three printers.

PIXMA G1000 is a great companion for easy bulk printing, which is only priced at P5,995.

PIXMA G2000 allows you to print, scan and copy any kind of important document at home or at the office. It is priced at P7,995.

PIXMA G3000 boasts the same print, scan and copy features but adds the capability to print via WiFi connection. For only P9,995, it is bundled with three black inks for 18,000 black & white prints on your first go.

For more information about the Canon PIXMA G Series—Canon’s PIXMA Refill Ink Tank Printers—visit http://www.canon.com.ph/PIXMA/GSeries/index.html

Be one of the first to own one now, visit http://www.canonprinters.ph/

More about the newest products from CANON next month!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

January 26, 2016

Marco Polo Davao will celebrate it's 18th anniversary on December 17, 2016 and I was glad to be invited to their grand launch of activities last January 18. The hotel's General Manager, Dottie Wurgler-Cronin headed the ceremony by the sound of the Mindanaoan gong at the hotel lobby. Ms. Dottie gave a sneak peak on the upcoming activities this year and the promotions which they will launch as a prelude to its big day on December 17.

"These activities, among many others, will highlight the hotel's coming-of-age. It has also been a meaningful 18 years for Marco Polo Davao, and we believe that the hotel has blossomed into a top-of-mind and most premier hotel in Mindanao because of your continued support. Rest assured that this will be a very festive year for everyone.", says the highly enthusiastic GM Ms. Dottie.

A sumptuous lunch was prepared for us and the friends from the media at Polo Bistro after the intimate opening ceremony. All dishes are Valentine's Day Specials and were prepared by Executive Sous Chef Alex Destriza and F&B Manager Chel Galang-Yabut.

Amuse Bouche, Parma Ham with Balsamic Melon, and Micro Greens
Blue Swimmer Crabs - Crab Salad with Mesclun Leaves, Spring Onion, Sour Cream, Red Lump Caviar and Compressed Fruits
Wild Mushroom Truffle Cappuccino with Crisp Bacon Bits and Herb
Pan-seared Norwegian Salmon Steak with Roasted Almonds, Ratatouille Vegetables, Cepes Leek Fondue
Heart-shaped Strawberry Filled Cheesecake, Mini Truffle, Lemon Tart, and Vanilla Sauce
If you have plans this Valentine's Day, bring them to Polo Bistro and enjoy the exquisite cuisine in Mindanao's first and only premier hotel - Marco Polo Davao.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

For inquiries and reservations
Location: C.M. Recto Street, Davao City Philippines
Phone Number: (082) 221 0888
Facebook: www.facebook.com/marcopolodavaohotel 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/marcopolodavao

January 24, 2016

SALOMON brings an interesting city trail run in Mindanao for the first time! This will be a 12 kilometer run on January 31, 2016 at 4:30AM that will start at Rizal Park beside the Davao City Hall to Davao Crocodile Park. 

"It's not going to be your ordinary fun run." as per race coordinator Mr. Dax Ang. The runners will be passing by famous landmarks in Davao City. "We will have a party at the finish line.", he said at the media briefing last January 16. Also present in the activity were race director Erwin "Pastour" Emata and Frankie Tongo of Team Titans Davao.

The Salomon City Trail Run has been in Manila for 2 years inside Intramuros. It was created for runners who wants a different trail and surface variations like bridges, staircases, and hills.

Ms. Mae Sanchez, Marketing Manager of Recreational Outdoor eXchange (R.O.X) said that this will be a green race. The first 100 registrants will receive a Salomon water bottle. There will be no disposable cups at the hydration stations, so all runners are advised to bring their own bottles.

Registration fee is at P700 inclusive of a white Salomon singlet, race bib, raffle stub, and free breakfast. First 150 finishers will receive a medal.

Here are some of the landmarks that we will pass by during the race.

You'll get a 20% off on Citytrail footwear in SALOMON upon registration. Registration is extended until January 25, 2016. Go ahead to Salomon Shop at Abreeza Ayala Mall today.

Let's have a healthy lifestyle this 2016 and run with us in the 1st SALOMON City Trail Run.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day! See you at the race!

Organizers - Davao Adventure X and Salomon
Davao Adventure X Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/davao.adventurex 
Salomon Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/salomonphilippines

Running is not my usual thing but if it's interesting like the McHappy Stripes Run, I would definitely register and prepare myself for an early morning jog with a lot of people. Honestly, I love fun runs but I hate waking up early in the morning. Haha! 

The McHappy Stripes Run is a first in Davao and has been an annual activity in Manila. The good catch why I was really eager to join this activity is that all proceeds will be donated to "Ronald McDonald Read to Learn", a flagship of McDonald's charity of choice, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Philippines. RMHC Philippines is also celebrating its 20th anniversary of touching the lives of 11 million children through its programs

Each race kit includes the Stripes shirt, red and white long socks, a meal stub, and the race bib.

There were a lot of activities for the whole family. There were booths that you can play games and win prizes. Unfortunately, I just won a wristband.

Along with my Davao Blogger friends, we had a warm up exercise to avoid sprains and muscle cramps. The event was hosted by Mr. Mikee Aportadera and Ms. Jackie Lou Blanco.

I ran the 5K category from People's Park to Chowking Bajada. Guess who saw me running, I mean walking down J.P. Laurel Ave. Hi Jad and Perper! :)

It was really fun! I wish I brought my best friends with me in this fun activity. Thanks McDonald's for inviting us and we are happy to help the kids and have fun in this activity at the same time. Cheers!

Thanks guys for dropping by and have a great time!

January 19, 2016

FUJIFILM Instax camera is a party must-have! It has become extremely popular among the youngsters, photo enthusiasts, and travelers who loves instant prints they can keep inside their wallets. Got curious about it too so I bought one for myself and I had so much fun using the Instax Mini 8 ever since. Now Fujifilm launches their latest model of instant camera: the Instax Mini 70. It delivers improved image quality, a new Selfie mode, and other exciting features that make it again, a party must-have!

The Instax Mini 70 has Auto Exposure Control Function that automatically detects the surrounding brightness then adjust the shutter speed and flash accordingly so no more dark background in your Instax photos.

A new Selfie mode is equipped in this new Instax cam. It automatically adjusts the brightness and shooting distance to the level optimized for selfie shots. There's also a mirror lens in front of the camera so you can check your best angle. A self-timer function is also featured in this camera for group shots.

One of its cool features is the Macro mode for close-up shots at a minimum of 30cm from the subject and a Landscape mode for landscape shots.

What I love about most about the Mini 70 is its modern stylish design and it comes in 3 colors: Canary Yellow, Island Blue, and Moon White.

By the way, Bea Alonzo is the newest endorser of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 and the X-A2. She has been seen using Fujifilm cameras during her recent trips to Japan.

I would love to own one for my next trips here and abroad. If you are interested to buy an Instax camera, check out their promos and gift packages below.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day! :)

Fujifilm Instax Dealers and locations: http://instax.ph/dealers/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FujifilmInstaxPhilippines 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/teaminstaxph
Instagram: http://instagram.com/teaminstaxph

January 15, 2016

Usher the new year as Starbucks showcase their latest additions to the Starbucks Espresso Confections line: the Strawberry Red Velvet Mocha and Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle. These decadent flavors are now available until February 22, 2016 to be served by your favorite friendly baristas in any Starbucks store near you.

The Strawberry Red Velvet Mocha has a deliciously rich velvet sauce combined with mocha, steamed milk, and lovingly topped with cheesecake whipped cream, and lightly sprinkled with real strawberry bits.

Strawberry Red Velvet Mocha - Short - P145 / Tall - P155 / Grande - P170 / Venti - P180
The Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle is their signature espresso and steamed milk combined with a decadent white chocolate chestnut sauce and finished with whipped cream and chestnut drizzle.

Chestnut White Chocolate Truffle - Short - P135 / Tall - P145 / Grande - P160 / Venti - P170
Both are also available in Frappuccino blended beverage.

The Lunar New Year celebration is fast approaching and Starbucks will be featuring a collection of roasted coffees such as the Guatemala Casi Cielo. It's a Latin American coffee with elegant flavor complexity, a unique floral aroma, lemon-like acidity and dark cocoa finish. Casi Cielo, which is Spanish for "almost heaven" comes from Antigua valley.

Add these new featured Starbucks cards to your collection! The Lunar New Year Card will be a perfect gift to celebrate a fun, exciting, and cheerful 2016 with your friends. The celebration is extending until Valentine's Day as they release the limited edition Valentine's Day Card. The Lunar New Year Card and Valentine's Day Card are now available for an initial consumable load amount of P300.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

Thanks Starbucks! :)

January 14, 2016

Green Banana Business Hotel is now open at the heart of one of Davao's busiest business district. This building was built in between Landco Bldg where I am currently working, and Pryce Tower along JP Laurel Avenue in Bajada. It's a very good strategy to put up a business hotel in the middle of the big establishments in the city. As a corporate employee, we bring people from our different branch here in Davao and we really find it hard to look for a good hotel for our guests.

Green Banana Business Hotel is business-friendly and very affordable. Room rates starts at P1,200. The room has hot and cold shower, cabled TV, WiFi connection, a mini bar, and high end beds.

For us, it is very accessible because it is just located in front of our building. It's near from malls, churches, banks, and restaurants. 7-Eleven is also located below the hotel and they have their own cafe, Jiggo's if you want to eat good Filipino dishes. Transportation is not a problem because the main road is just a minute away from the hotel.

I would really recommend this to our office managers if they will stay here in Davao for a couple of days. The comfort we need after work is just a few steps away from our office. It saves time, effort, and money too! I might spend a staycation here soon! :)

Location: Pryce Business Park, JP Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City
Contact Number: (082) 295-0895 

Are you going to party in Sinulog this year? Hyper Cebu and JCI Cebu Inc., the organizations who brought us 4 major events in Cebu: #HyperCebu, #HyperAfterParty, #HyperHalloween, and #HyperCebu2.0 will bring us another great and exciting event in celebration with Sinulog 2016!

Hyper Wonderland will be the next epic event this year because they have a food festival, a lifestyle bazaar, and a HYPER RAVE! This will be the best place to bring your friends because everything is already here.

The finest local and international DJ's will spin and will give us that extra hype. We have DJ Callum David, Deuce, Mars Miranda, and many more!

Tickets are available at Red Mango, Ayala Center Cebu or contact Hyper Adam at 0917-318-7622.

Planning on getting wasted? Haha! You will never get thirsty because all tickets from General Admission to VIP will get a free drink from Bacardi!

Hyper Cebu is actually a volunteer-ran charity cause and the proceeds will go to different projects of JCI Cebu. You get to party and give back to charities at the same time. How cool is that?

So are you guys excited? Prepare for take off and let's get lost into the wilderness of the NEON JUNGLE in HYPER WONDERLAND! See you on January 17, 2016 at VIBO Place, Escario Street, Cebu City. Gates open at 2PM.

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!