ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Lite Review

Monday, March 26, 2018

After bringing the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Lite to my different travel destinations, it's time to finally drop the verdict! Is this entry-level smartphone worth the investment for wanderers like me? Read on to know my impressions on the toned-down version of the battery king, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max.


Worry-free wandering around Hong Kong with my phone

Sunday, March 18, 2018

I can't say that my last year's visit to Hong Kong was a splendid one because (1) I'm attending a conference which means I never got the chance to be in tourist mode, and (2) I experienced hiccups on my flight back to Manila.

That's why on my second trip to asia's world city,  I made it a point to make my visit as breezy as possible. I owe the chunk of my lightheartedness in the entirety of my latest travel to my latest smartphone: the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max Lite


Unconsciously, I took the navigator role in my group during my group's full day in HK. I've only been to this country once and I was the "kaladkarin" companion back then. Which is why for this day, I heavily relied on my phone for directions and on-the-spot online research (ex. what good restaurants to eat, nearby tourist spot, and etc.)

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Mana Café, Hong Kong's first vegan coffee shop, in PoHo District

First Japan Winter Experience: 11 Travel Essentials to not miss

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Just when I thought I researched thoroughly in preparation for the inevitable one-digit winter Japan weather, I still have to charge everything to experience and learn things along the way. Take the must-bring travel essentials for example, I know the things that I'll definitely be lugging with me. Yet, there are still stuff that I needed to get along the way to make the most out of my first ever trip to the land of the rising sun.


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First of all, Accuweather said that the weather in Awaji Island during my stay is far more than the typical Baguio weather. I've never valued beanie, gloves, thick jackets, heattech, face mask, and boots this much in my life, tbh. 

My first mistake during this trip is that I relied heavily on my Nike Kaishi for the entirety of the trip. Only to realize that a single breeze can be the death of me because the shoes have holes to keep the feet ventilated. Haha All thanks to my big sister for lending me her extra pair of boots.

Nobu Hotel & DreamPlay by Dreamworks Experience

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


A few weeks before my much-awaited trip to Japan, the Blogapalooza team hit me up and asked if I'm down for a staycation at Nobu Hotel (a Japanese-themed luxurious hotel in City of Dreams Manila).

I thought to myself, "this is a good pre-game before my trip". That's why I immediately replied yes, packed my bag, and headed to Pasay for a staycation (with the parentals for the first time!)

Vivo unveils the all-new ‘V9’ AI-powered FullView™ display smartphone in the Philippines

Monday, March 5, 2018

Press Release - Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.

Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.

Vivo executives led by Brand Director Annie Lim answered some of the questions of the media during the V9 press launch. 

Vivo introduces perfectly-priced new flagship V9 smartphone

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Press Release - Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed that its new and powerful flagship smartphone, the V9, will be retailed at Php17,990 in Pearl Black and Gold.


The announcement was made by Vivo Junior Brand Manager Christian Jocson during Vivo's summer-inspired launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22.

The Vivo V9 is packed with features that make it a powerful and reliable smartphone for only Php17,990.

What are the perks that a Vivo V9 user will enjoy?


The Vivo V9 features a FullViewTM Display and 90% screen-to-body ratio with its 6.3-inch display and side bezels of 1.75mm. It delivers AI-powered photos with its 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual rear camera. The V9 is a sleek and stylish smartphone that can take the “perfect shot” and provide the “perfect view.”

Vivo's newest flagship smartphone is also equipped with the latest Android 8.1 OS and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 64 ROM.

All these and more at a price point of Php17,990. The Vivo V9 will be available for pre-order starting March 26 until April 5, 2018.

iPhone lookalike Vivo V9 to start pre-order on March 26

Friday, March 2, 2018

Press Release - Global smartphone brand Vivo will accept pre-orders of its new flagship phone, the V9, beginning March 26.


The announcement was made during Vivo's summer-inspired launch of the V9 at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22.

For those who want to be the firsts to get their hands on the Vivo V9, it will be available for pre-order starting March 26 until April 5, 2018.

Aside from getting first dibs on the Vivo V9, those who will pre-order the new flagship smartphone will enjoy an additional six months of warranty and an anti-theft Bobby Bag. These perks will give them an additional savings of Php4,990.

The Vivo V9 features a FullViewTM Display and 90% screen-to-body ratio with its 6.3-inch display and side bezels of 1.75mm. It delivers AI-powered perfect shots with its 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual rear camera. The V9 is a sleek and stylish smartphone that can take the “perfect shot” and provide the “perfect view.”

Vivo's newest flagship smartphone is equipped with the latest Android 8.1 OS and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 64 ROM.


The Vivo V9 retails at Php17,990 at all authorized shops nationwide. It is available in Pearl Black and Gold.

Win the new Vivo V9+!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Press Release - The newly released Vivo V9 that boasts of a 90% Full-Screen Display and a 24-megapixel AI front camera, among other cutting-edge specs is every selfie lover’s dream smartphone. It was recently introduced in the Philippines at the City of Dreams on March 22.


Vivo is yet to give details about its new flagship smartphone’s official release date in the Philippines. But, it is generously giving away three Vivo V9 smartphones to its loyal followers.

The Vivo V9 with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera can be all yours by answering the smartphone brand’s specific theme for the week with your story and your photo.


Topics for the following weeks: 


Week 1: March 25-31 - Perfect Shot 
What is your definition of a perfect shot? 

Week 2: April 1-April 7 - Perfect View 
Have you ever encountered a perfect view? 

Week 3: April 8-April 14 - Spot the Number 9 
Spot the Number 9 and take a selfie with it. 

Vivo will then determine the winning entries using the following criteria:

40% - Adherence to the weekly themes:
1.) Perfect View
2.) Perfect Shot
3.) Spot the number 9

30% - Visual Impact – Creativity and originality of entry
20% - Entry Message – Explanation of story behind the entry – should be in 2-3 sentences
10% - Image Quality – Sharpness, detail, contrast, and color rendition of the image.

All entries must be submitted at 12mn every Saturday of each promo week. Announcements of weekly winners will be made at 5pm every Tuesday after the promo week.

Entries with the highest score based on the criteria for judging will receive one Vivo V9 smartphone, the second highest scorer will get a Vivo Little V Speaker, and the third highest score will win a Vivo Notebook.

Visit http://vivoglobal.ph/vivobeminev9/ to join the contest and to learn more about the full mechanics. The Perfect Shot, Perfect View is just a few steps away. Good luck!