Monday, October 10, 2016

Romancing October: #romanceclass FeelsFest at Glorietta 5

Buy some feels & listen to a little love at the #romanceclass FeelsFest on Saturday, October 22, at Glorietta 5

Ghosts, skeletons, and cobwebs might be decorating the windows of shops these days, but why give in to fear when you can celebrate love in October? And why drown your sorrows and stress in beer at Oktoberfest when you can go on a rollercoaster of emotions at #FeelsFest? At least that’s what the folks from the #romanceclass community of authors and readers figure!

Mark your calendars: The #romanceclass #FeelsFest will be on October 22, 2016, at Glorietta 5 in Makati. Authors will be on hand to meet readers and sign books. They’ll be selling indie romance books—many of which you won’t find in your typical bookstore. There will also be games, giveaways, the launching of over 15 new titles published by indie authors just this month, a book donation drive for Ayala Malls’ Little Free Library, and the much-anticipated live readings!

In fact, #romanceclass live readings are show stealers, thanks to the feels delivered by actors invited to read excerpts from romance novels. Previous live readings have been punctuated with shrieks and sighs. #FeelsFest will mark the fifth official live reading event, the last one held just last month at the Manila International Book Fair. #FeelsFest will feature new live readings from #romanceclass books. (Visit to get the audio versions.) 

The #FeelsFest live readings will feature performances by Gio Gahol, Rachel Coates, Hervin Alvarez, and Gabriela Pangilinan. Expect to hear scenes from books by Mina V. Esguerra, Ines Bautista-Yao, and more.

“The #romanceclass community is all about encouraging each other to read, write, and publish books we love,” says author Mina V. Esguerra, whose books include Tempting Victoria, What You Wanted, and Iris After the Incident, all of which and more will be available for sale at the event. “#FeelsFest is our chance to give back to the community of readers and friends who’ve supported us. We get to have a little fun, and maybe meet some new people who love a good love story as much as we do.”

So if you like to hug your hugot close and are addicted to happy endings, drop by Glorietta 5 on October 22. Selling will begin when the mall opens, and the official program is scheduled for 2PM to 6PM.

For more information about #romanceclass, visit, where you’ll see a catalogue of the authors’ books along with other information about the community. #FeelsFest is brought to you by Ayala Malls.

CONTACT: Mina V. Esguerra
Twitter, Facebook: minavesguerra

Monday, September 5, 2016

SUN LIFE’S #liveBrighter Campaign: Millenials For a Financially Prepared Generation

The new generation of workforce, the Millenials, wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause. Such opportunity is possible when one becomes a Financial Advisor. This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as they advocate financial foresight and planning.

“Millennials are known to be slashers as they juggle a lot of things live travelling, blogging, and other passion projects on top of their regular 8-5 jobs. It sounds very aspirational but how can they sustain this in terms of time and resources?” said Sun life Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo. “With that in mind, we see that the profession of a Financial Advisor is a perfect fit for their lifestyle,” added Bernardo.

After introducing the Financial Advisor in popular culture thru its engagement with Cinema One’s Single/Single, Sun Life dishes out the #LiveBrighter Sessions. This is a series of meet-ups to show how a Financial Advisor lives up to the demands and rewards of the profession. It aims to reach more Millennials and send them the message that their dream job is just here all along.

Guided by the core values of a Sun Life Financial Advisor- caring, professional, inspiring, and winning - #LiveBrighter Sessions will give a taste of the benefits one can enjoy in choosing this particular career path. More than the chance to earn unlimited income, it also provides perks such as all-expense travel and the freedom to work with an unbridled schedule.

With more Filipinos keen on getting insurance and investment products, the possibilities for new Advisors are endless. “We need more Financial Advisors to educate Filipinos on the importance of preparing for unexpected life’s events and offer them solutions that let them have Money For Life,” explained Bernardo.

Choose to #LiveBrighter now. Register to the next #LiveBrighter Forum by visiting

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861 billion. 

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Huge Savings on Purchases Through Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. However, there're women who think that to be totally beautiful you'd have to make an effort and that means buying top makeup brands and availing of the best beauty products and services. Regular trips to the salon is also expected. But all these can put a hole in your pocket. That's why it's a good thing to be in the loop when it comes to websites where you can save some of your hard earned money through big discounts and amazing deals when buying coupons. Groupon is one such website that's building the daily habit in local commerce, offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat, and buy. 

Browsing for coupons is a cinch because they're divided into different categories like Things To Do, Beauty & Spas, Food & Drink, Electronics, Travel, Health & Fitness, and Automotive. There're also various tabs like the Groupon Goods tab where you'll see items such as Electronics, For the Home, Women's Fashion, Men's Fashion, Baby, Kids & Toys, Jewelry & Watches, Health & Beauty, Sports & Outdoors, Grocery, Household & Pets, Entertainment, Auto & Home Improvement, and Designer Collection. 

Shoppers can also search for coupons by the stores they're looking to shop at or according to the city they're living in. There're huge discounts on makeup brushes, makeup, beauty tools etc. and coupons such as up to 63% off on body scrub and massage or up to 47% off on eyebrow threading sessions. Among the brands with coupons are Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, Aeropostale, Forever21, Best Buy, Neiman Marcus, Gap, and Victoria's Secret. All available coupons are updated and verified. Furthermore, you don’t have to pay anything to be a member.

If you’re determined in getting the best deals, always think of Groupon. For more information, you can also check out and like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Only the Best Deals at Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Everything seems so expensive nowadays that every penny counts. If you spend beyond your budget and bought things that you don't really need, there's a big possibility that there're more important items that you weren't able to buy. It's always good to be sensible and wise when it comes to spending money. That being said, it's definitely an edge to be knowledgeable on which sites to visit to avail of the best deals and discounts, and get coupons and therefore save your hard earned money. This will certainly help you stay within your budget. The internet is alive with websites such as Groupon Coupons where you can purchase coupons, offering a wide mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. Shoppers can choose among categories like Beauty and Spas, Food and Drink, Electronics, Travel, Health and Fitness, Delivery and Takeout, and Things To Do. 

Another good thing about Groupon Coupons is that looking for coupons is a cinch. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. Shoppers can likewise browse for coupons by the store they like and all these can be done without even paying any membership fee. Among some of the brands with coupons are Bed Bath & Beyond, Oakley, Nordstrom, Sak's Fifth Avenue, T-Mobile, Nike, Bloomingdales, eBay, and Foot Locker

For more details about Groupon Coupons, follow them on Twitter and like their Facebook page. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chic Headphones at Lazada

I bought this new B&D EX09i Best Stereo Over-the-Head Headphone at such a steal for only P529.20 from the original price of P2,599 (80% off) at Lazada Philippines. It's available in several colors but this color stood out for me so I chose to buy this one. This headphone is fun, modern, and affordable.

Here are the specs.:

- Hinge construction allowing the headphone to fold down to a fraction of its size.

- Size adjustment, made to fit everyone.

- 40 mm handmade driver unit. Frequency Response 20-20 kHz. Impedance 32 Sensitivity 105dB. Mzx Input Power 120mW

- Microphone and remote compatible with unprotected 3.5 mm standard such as iPhone, Samsung, HTC and more.

- 3.5 mm stereo plug.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

OneSpace Payout

Thank you OneSpace for this! Not bad for a day's work.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Affordable Computing Now a Reality in the Philippines

Creating a reliable and cost effective information technology infrastructure is perhaps one of the most challenging task every business had to face.  Providing desktops, servers, connectivity and the likes is easier said than done especially when technology changes rapidly and pricing also varies.

Businesses need not worry anymore however because affordable computing is now available in the Philippines through NComputing.  NComputing provides a very powerful alternative to the usual one user to one desktop setup in the office.

What Ncomputing does is distribute the unused computing power of one desktop to several users using its relatively small kits which is barely 5 watts in power consumption. 

What are the Key Benefits of using NComputing?

An End-to-End, Fully Integrated Desktop Virtualization Platform
Superior user experience with desktop roaming and high performance multimedia
Reduces desktop computing acquisition and management costs
Increases productivity by enabling users to work securely from anywhere with any device
4 million seats deployed, used every day by 20 million users in 140 countries
Unified, centralized manageability for IT
Flexibility and agility for the business

By utilizing NComputing you also contribute to a greener planet:

Cut Electricity up to 90% - NComputing devices use 1-5 watts of electricity as compared to 110 watts of a PC.
Less CO2 emissions – A 500-seat NComputing deployment would reduce 9 metric tons of CO2 emissions and would save over 70,000 KWh per year.
90% less e-waste – Electronic waste represents only 2% of trash in landfills but represents 80% of toxic waste. As compared to a typical PC’s weight of 9.5Kg, an NComputing device weighs only 150gm.
Less heat, low air-conditioning requirements – A typical PC generates 375 BTU/hr as compared to an NComputing device which generates almost no heat (less than 4 BTU/hr).
No Obsolesence – Solid state device based NComputing lasts for 2-3 refresh cycles of a PC.
Less number of UPS, network switches etc  besides PCs in NComputing environment
RoHS Compliant

Learn more about how you can tap on affordable computing and empower your business with it. Visit and contact them.  Utilize the excess power of your devices and convert them into a more productive use in your business.