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Kikay Corner’s Christmas Gift Ideas 2015

A list of what to give your loved ones this Christmas.

It’s exactly 25 days until Christmas, are you officially done with your shopping list? For the first time in forever, I can actually say I am done with holiday shopping! I realized that it’s a general tone for people to sound quite burdened when it comes to checking off Christmas lists, I’m choosing the other road this time around. This year, I resolve to being thrilled to be blessing the people I love. Not that I didn’t enjoy giving the past years, but unlike before, I now refuse to be weighed down by the pressure of having to give. Besides, the Bible verse is timeless: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

It has been an eventful year and I have been truly blessed by the people I’ve come across with – whether they are new ones or have spent time with a bunch of old friends as we nurture this gift called friendship.

Here’s hoping to share with you my personal picks for Christmas Gift Ideas 2015.

1. Presence.

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Merriam-Webster perfectly defined for us what presence mean. And as seemingly corny as it sounds, it truly has been an elusive thing these days. We’ve exchanged our presence for social media “connection,” and even when we’re with our loved ones, we tend to still be stuck, heads down, eyes glued on our smartphones. I’m guilty as charged. Obviously with my own albeit trivial online presence, I tend to check how my published posts are doing. But I’ve been doing better these days at being “present,” and hope to do better as I spend more time with family this holiday season.  As costless as “presence” seem to sound, it actually can cost us our default, which is to get hold of our smartphone. Offer the gift of your “presence” and have a real, meaningful conversation and quality time with the one you love. The gift of undivided attention is priceless!

  1. ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser

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Okay, before you get driven off the wall and begin to point out the many ways I’m contradicting myself, allow me to say that it’s really a matter of balance. (more…)

@ASUSph ZenPhone Photography 101 #OneDayofZen

One Day of Zen

After the remarkable success of ASUS ZenFone 2 series launch in August, ASUS Philippines yet again took things by storm, this time on a global scale as 70% of the winners of the the “100 Days of Zen” Photograph Contest came from the Philippines. To pick up on this milestone achievement, ASUS put together #OneDayofZen, to celebrate the feat of the campaign.

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ASUS PR Head Mr. Eason de Guzman opens the #OneDayofZen event with the fab news.

Photography 101 with Professional Lensmen

Photographers, media influencers and ASUS ZenFone fans were treated with a photography workshop by no less than the country’s most in-demand photographers Jay Tablante and Roy Macam. Widely known for their works in fashion, beauty and pop culture, both lensmen openly lent their expertise, shared pro tips and tricks, and also touched on the evolution of mobile photography. From there, they then gave helpful points on how one can maximize the features and capabilities of the ZenFone 2 Laser 5.0, taking the audience through various scenarios and conditions they might face when taking any and all kinds of photos.

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Mr. Jay Tablante took the floor and shared some photography tips and tricks.

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ASUS New Line of Notebooks #MyIncredibleStory

ASUS releases its new line of Notebooks

ASUS recently introduced the new line-up of notebooks and claims to be more powerful with their 6th generation Intel® Core ™ processors, giving boost for extra mobility and improved performance, with pre-installed Microsoft Windows 10. Two of them are: ZenBook Pro UX501 and  ZenBook UX305LA.

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ZenBook Pro UX501: Asus’ Most Powerful Ultrabook yet

The ZenBook Pro UX501 is an ultra-high-performance laptop aimed at users demanding ultimate performance and ultimate style. Featuring a timeless and classic design, ZenBook Pro UX501 incorporates the elegance and style that is the hallmark of the ZenBook family. Its slim and compact chassis is just 20.6mm thin for easy portability, and is clad in beautiful aluminum featuring the iconic ASUS spun-metal finish. Brushed metal surfaces and diamond-cut chamfers on the edges add brilliant highlights, and the keyboard surround is enhanced with a stylish laser-engraved ripple-effect pattern. (more…)

How to Resize Your Photo with the Movavi Photo Batch

Whether it is a selfie, landscape photo or anything else – at some point or other you’ll undoubtedly find yourself needing to resize one or more of your photos. It may be that you need it to fit into a specific space, or it may even be that you want to create a ‘thumbnail’ image for a website, or something else entirely – the bottom line is, knowing how to resize your photo will undoubtedly come in handy.

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Before you do start resizing your photo however, there are a few areas that you’ll want to keep in mind:  (more…)

G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), A Wholly-owned Mobile Commerce Subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc. Presents Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015

G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), a wholly-owned mobile commerce subsidiary of the leading telecommunications company in the Philippines, Globe Telecom, Inc. supports and joins The Asia Digital Marketing Expo, the biggest convention of leaders for Digital Marketing. The Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 will happen on July 26, 2015 at the SM Aura SMX Convention Center in Taguig from 8AM to 6PM.

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G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), pioneered GCash, an internationally acclaimed micro payment service which transforms a mobile phone into a virtual wallet for secure, fast, convenient money transfers at the speed and cost of a text message. Earning various international awards such as GSMA Awards for the Best Mobile Messaging Service received in February 2015, Mobile News Asia’s Most Innovative Mobile Services and Global Messaging awards for Best M-Commerce Service application both received in June 2005, GXI continues to be a leader in innovation and provide ground-breaking business solutions to different sectors and make mobile money services more relevant to the growing market in the Philippines.

In this year’s Asia Digital Marketing Expo, headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas together with TAG Media and Public Relations, G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI) will be participating as its Lead Sponsor showcasing Globe Charge, GCash MasterCard and GCash American Express® Virtual Pay and how these products are contributing and transforming the future of online marketing in the Philippines.

At Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015, top executives from different companies will also join to share their insights and expert opinions regarding the future of digital and online marketing in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific Region with the following key points for discussion:

• The digital economy of the Philippines
• Positioning the Philippines as a gateway from east to west and west to east
• Is the Philippines ready to be a cashless society?
• Disrupting tradition and embracing innovation
• Technology and entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth
• Micro- multinationals- e commerce connecting SMEs to ASEAN and beyond

speakers

• Mario Montejo- Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
• Xavier Marzan- CEO, Globe GXI
• Constantin Roberts – Managing Director, ZaloraPhilippines
• Tina Pang- Head of Online Sales, Twitter
• Earl Valencia- Head Corporate Development/Innovations, Smart Communications
• Kristian Melquiades- General Manager, Viber Philippines
• Richard Upton- President, John Robert Powers Asia
• Donald Lim- Chief Digital Officer, ABS CBN
• Janette Toral- E Commerce Advocate, Digital Club Filipino
• Robert Yupangco- President, Yupangco Group of Companies
• Chinkee Tan- Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host and Wealth & Wellness Coach
• Rebecca Bustamante Mills- CEO, Chalre Associates & President, Asia CEO Awards
• Mikel Yaw- CEO, Elabram Systems Group
• Carlos Celdran- Brand Ambassador, Tour Guide
• Maria Camille Montejo- CEO, NWSteel Technologies & Tree Top Adventure Inc.
• Kim Bernardo Lokin- Managing Editor, Business Class Magazine
• Pocholo Gonzales- CEO, Creative Voices Productions
• Tanya Llana- Marketing & Sales Director, Victoria Court & General Manager, Hotel La Corona De Lipa
• James Jimenez- Director, Commission On Elections
• Lloyd Luna- CEO, Lloyd Luna Corporation
• Jonathan Luzuriaga- President, Philippine Software Industry Association
• Donald Felbaum- Managing Director, Optel
• Lewis Hong- Web Digital Marketing Specialist, Xyxon Pte. Ltd.

For more information, you may visit www.asiadigitalmarketing.ph. For partnerships and sponsorships, you may contact TAG Media & PR at 09166299381 or email grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph.

Catch @AcerPhil’s #MerryMe Holiday Promo: Buy a Laptop, Get a SmartPhone Free

It’s a very merry Christmas as Acer Philippines treats its loyal customers to FREE smartphones this holiday season with the ‘Buy 1 Gift 1’ promo.

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Starting November 15, 2014 up to December 31, 2014, customers simply need to buy any eligible Windows 8-based, Intel® Core™ -powered Acer laptops and 2-in-1 devices from any of the participating stores and get an Acer Liquid Z200 smartphone absolutely FREE!

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Gadget Feature: EnGenius N900 Cloud Router and EnShare

Ever since I started blogging and working from home in 2007, aside from the many issues we’ve had with unreliable internet providers, there’s also this challenge of access to my files, since I was plenty limited by the capacity of my flash drive when I’m mobile. My 1TB hard drive isn’t exactly too handy to lug around with. While Dropbox might have been around since 2007, it wasn’t until late 2009 when I signed up and even then the 10GB cap on files transferred via the website is just not enough.

Fast forward to 7 years, our local internet providers haven’t really changed a great deal. It has become so frustrating that as I come to think of it, we have actually shifted to 5 different internet provider since. Of course, that’s always with the hope that the recent one is better than the former. ISPs have become so unreliable that we actually have to subscribe to 2 providers until now for back up reason. 

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Both issues that are prevalent for a blogging family like ours were pretty much addressed in the EnGenius launch I attended last week. The Taiwanese nationals introduced EnGenius Intelligent Platform for Extending Home Network Resources. True to their name, the innovations that they have come up with are very impressive.

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Early Christmas Treats from HP

Speaking of early Christmas shopping, if you are thinking of getting a printer or upgrading your old one? It’s time to get an HP printer now and get more with HP’s latest printer promotions. Get more with original HP cartridges and win an HP Slate 7 Tablet!

Buy only HP original cartridges and get so much more with HP’s Get More with Originals Promo!

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Every participating HP cartridge contains a peel-off promo sticker containing a unique promo code. Each code is equivalent to one raffle entry and corresponding points.The customer must register via SMS. Text HPREGNAME/AGE/ADDRESS and send it to 2948.

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