Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Vivo V17 Pro’s Dual Selfie Camera Lets Users “Shoot Beyond Limits” Shoot Beyond Limits With Vivo V17 Pro Dual Front Camera, Exclusive Selfie Apps

There was a time when taking selfies was as basic as capturing one’s close-up image, often to highlight an appearance or a spectacular scenery in the background. While selfie shooters yearned to capture more elements in their frames, they were limited mostly by the technology of the front-facing cameras at that time.

In recent years, advancements in optics technology and software development have given birth to front-facing cameras that offer better resolution and image quality, as well as AI-enhanced photography apps. These, in turn, have transformed selfie shooting, from a mere trend, to a skill, even an artform.

Today, companies like Vivo, are taking the lead in pioneering technology that enhances the smartphone experience. This includes taking selfie shooting to new and higher levels.

Just a few months after unveiling its V15 Pro with the world’s first 32MP elevating selfie camera and an AI triple rear camera, the leading global technology company has already launched V17 Pro, the second flagship smartphone in its V series of midrange smartphones.

Now, improving from its predecessor, the V17 Pro boasts of another world’s first, an exclusive pair of front cameras—a 32MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture and 8MP 105-degree super-wide-angle camera—which ensures clearer and fuller selfies, in whatever environment.

Much like the V15’s selfie optics, the V17 Pro’s dual front cameras are tucked behind the smartphone’s notch-less Super AMOLED Ultra FullView™ Display, nestled in a wide pop-up mechanism that elevates as quickly as it retracts.

With the premium smartphone’s dual elevating selfie camera, users will never need selfie sticks to capture “groufies” or the splendid panoramic view behind them. All they have to do is access the super-wide-angle camera and “shoot beyond limits”.

For nighttime selfies, the front camera gets ample support from Selfie Softlight that lights up dark images and an exclusive Super Night Selfie mode which captures and combines multiple frames into one image to make one’s face stand out, especially in low-light conditions.

There is also a “Pose Master” feature which suggest several poses to match various photo scenes and backgrounds, to make one’s selfies even more creative.

Aside from its elevating dual selfie camera and AI powered and enhanced selfie apps, the V17 Pro also boasts of AI quad rear cameras—48MP main camera, 8MP super wide-angle, 2MP bokeh, and 2MP super macro camera—which can capture super macro images from a distance of just 4 cm., and super wide clear images, even in dark surroundings.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Inpods 12 Airpods i12 TWS Sports Wireless Bluetooth Earphones

I'm tired of my earphones getting tangled every time I use them. It sometimes distracts me from what I'm watching or listening to. So I decided to  buy  wireless earphones. The cute ones you  see  all  the  time in Instagram. Since there're so many online stores offering the same model of earphones, I didn't buy right away.  Instead, I  looked around for  the most  budget-friendly price. There were  stores that sold  them  for  Php900  to  Php1,500  which,  if  you're like me whose quite thrifty, would find rather expensive. I also checked Lazada and Shopee because I know that they sell items at affordable prices. I finally found "the one" at Shopee for only Php399. It's such a steal! 

The Inpods 12 Airpods i12 TWS Macaron Sports Wireless Bluetooth Earphones is a stylish, cute, and colorful bluetooth 5.0 wireless earphone. It's ultra-small so you can take it anywhere and can fit in your pockets. It has a matte finish, scratch proof, and has an anti-fingerprint design. It's so comfortable to use because it fits into your ear perfectly. It comes with a 400 mAh charging box for long duration. This airpods has finger-touch control, quick auto pairing, and is compatible with Windows, iOS and Andoid system. 


3D Surround Sound and double-cavity sound holes
Built-in microphone for in-car or sports hands-free calls
Portable charging case and long battery life 
Wide compatibility 
Latest bluetooth V5.0+ EDR 
Range of use can be up to 33 ft. 
Support iOS/Android/Windows system
Noise cancellation technology reduces ambient noise and echo
Compatible with iPhone/iPad and Android Phone TV box and other brand mobile phones 
Working Range: 10 meters
Talk Time: 4 hours
Music Playback Time: 3 hours
Standby Time: 120 hours
Charging Time: 1 hour
Battery capacity: earphone 40 mAh, charging box 350 mAh  

Monday, September 23, 2019

Nails For The Week

I have been really busy with work and other stuff that is why I do not seem to have the time to post anything here in my blog. I have to keep this really simple since I have tons of deadlines today. I cannot resist sharing the way my nails look for this week though. You know how much of a sucker I am for nail polishes, nail art and stickers etc.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Home Remedies To Remove Blackheads

I hate blackheads because they look unsightly. I don't have any acne but I do have blackheads. I'm not the type who goes to a salon every week or month for that matter. Only when I feel like it which definitely should not be the way to go. What can I say?! I'm quite lazy when it comes to beauty matters. :) If you guys want blackheads-free skin, have a facial every 3 months. But if you're on a budget or don't have much time, there are home remedies you can try to remove blackheads.

1.)  Use one tsp. of lemon juice and one tsp. of ground cinnamon as a scrub. Use this daily and see the results after a month.

2.)  Apply a mixture of lemon juice and two tablespoons of honey.

3.)  Apply warm honey for about 15 minutes. You can also combine it with sugar to be used as a scrub. 

4.)  Apply fresh mashed tomato on the affected areas daily. 

5.)  Use oil-free moisturizers. 

6.)  Mix some lemon juice, yoghurt, oatmeal, and olive oil. Apply this paste on your blackheads.

7.)  Combine vinegar and cornstarch and apply on your nose and other affected areas.

8.)  Take the pulp of grapes and apply it on the nose. Let it dry thoroughly and then rinse your face with warm water.

9.)  Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Dazzling Nails via The Fab Nails Online Store

I've been so busy with work and other stuff that I haven't been going to the salon as much as I want to. I've always been kinda obsessed with having nice nails so I put on nail polish and at times go to a salon for nail art. But since my schedule is quite hectic, I instead bought a cute set of artificial nails from The Fab Nails online store. I miss having fancy nails so the nails at the store really caught my attention right away. There're many different designs, styles, and shapes for everyone. Whatever personality you have, there's definitely a design that'll suit you. 

It's easy to put on the artificial nails, and they're reusable in case it comes off. The fake nails can also be trimmed and painted with nail polish like real nails. There's a detailed instruction at the back of the box so you'll have fab looking nails in minutes. 


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Appen Survey Payment

Thank you Appen! Not bad for a less than 5-minute survey....

Thursday, July 5, 2018

My Love For My Mister

I'm a Kdrama fan and have been watching dramas since 2005 (my first one being Lovers in Paris). It doesn't matter if it's a romantic comedy or a drama as long as the story, directing, and acting are good. I've watched so many that I know a lot of Korean actors and actresses and remember the titles of the dramas they've starred in. Although I can mention many titles that I can recommend to those who are asking which shows to watch, there're but a few dramas that have really pulled at my heart strings and lingered in my thoughts for a long time (Misaeng, Dear My Friends, and Secret Love Affair). However, there's this one drama that I've watched three times already and plan to watch again since I can't seem to get enough of it and have a hard time leaving it behind, and that's the recently concluded My Ahjusshi (My Mister). 

To give you an idea of what it's all about is this plot synopsis by AsianWiki:

A man (Lee Sun-Kyun) in his 40's withstands the weight of life. A woman (IU) in her 20's goes through difficult experiences, but also withstands the weight of her life. The man and woman get together to help each other.

Dong Hoon (Lee Sun Kyun) is married to Yoon-Hee (Lee Ji-Ah). His wife is secretly having an affair with a senior executive at the construction company where he works. Yoon-Hee wants to divorce Dong-Hoon and marry the executive, Joon-Young (Kim Young-Min). Dong Hoon also has two brothers who live with his mother. The oldest brother, Sang-Hoon (Park Ho-San), doesn't have a job and he is separated from his wife. Gi-Hoon (Song Sae-Byeok) is the youngest brother and he wants to become a movie director.

Meanwhile, Ji An (IU) lives in a difficult situation. She supports her grandmother who is unable to move by herself. Ji-An is also in heavy debt and is harassed by loan shark Gwang-Il (Chang Ki-Yong). She works as a temp employee at the same construction company as Dong Hoon. One day, she sees Dong Hoon receive 50 million won ($50,000 USD) of gift certificates. She goes back to the office late at night and takes the gift certificates from Dong-Hoon's desk. She tries to pay off her debts with the gift certificates, but her plan doesn't work out.

Ji An learns that Joon-Young, the company Vice President, is having an affair with Dong-Hoon's wife. She goes to Joon-Young and offers to make Dong Hoon leave the company if he will pay her.

I won't go into details so as not to spoil the viewing pleasure of those who haven't watched it. I just want to say that watching My Ahjusshi was an experience in itself. You'll learn a lot about life such as moving on from a bad past and realizing that such a past does not define who you are. It also tells you to learn to love yourself more and not be too selfless especially when your selflessness becomes a hindrance to your happiness. It also reminds us that eventhough we live in an imperfect world that's inhabited by some not so good people, we should not stop ourselves from loving and trusting those who truly care for us. There're still good people around. Kind people. 

My Ahjusshi is a masterpiece. It's just good on all levels - writing, directing, acting, OST etc. It's meant to be watched a couple of times because some dialogue needs to be deciphered to be understood. It's also a drama that you need to watch attentively from the first until the last episode, otherwise you might not fully understand some of the scenes. 

I have to say that the acting has really blown me away. I know that Lee Sun Kyun is a good actor and I've loved him eversince I saw him in Coffee Prince but his acting here deserves an award. It's so heartfelt and real. His facial expressions and the way he acts with his eyes is amazing. The role of Park Dong Hoon is tailor-made for him. Of course who would forget his beautiful, deep, distinct voice. A lot of Korean actors have beautiful voices but his is the best. I can listen to his voice the whole day. I also like the way he walks and moves. Damn, I love everything about Lee Sun Kyun! Lee Jieun (IU) is a revelation here. She's so good! I didn't see IU but only saw Ji An. She totally became the character. The rest of the cast is also good and if there's an award for the best cast in a drama series, My Ahjusshi should win. 

The producers of My Ahjusshi sold this as a healing drama and said that it's not a romantic drama but honestly I think it's the most romantic Kdrama I've ever watched. The relationship of the main leads is quite ambiguous. It's up to the viewer to figure out if the relationship between Dong Hoon and Ji An is on a romantic level or just between senior and junior. The way I see it, they're in love. The director presented everything in a subtle way but the love between a man and a woman, I think, is all there. Some people think otherwise. I have to say that the chemistry between Lee Sun Kyun and Lee Jieun is off the charts. They don't have any kissing scenes or any kind of skinship but still you get all tingly watching them. They just stare and glance at each other and I get excited already. It's really amazing. Plus, their age gap seems to not matter because of that sizzling chemistry. 

Find out for yourself what all my raving is about and watch My Ahjusshi (My Mister).