Samsung ATIV for An Active Lifestyle!

From being a working student to a working girl, my need for a portable user-friendly laptop remains the same. I’m fortunate enough to have a job that sends me to so many different locations and it’s important for me to still be able to connect with my readers wherever I am. As I check it out, I’m inside a tent at a school in Laguna taping for a TV show!

Thanks to Samsung for letting me test out their ATIV Book 9 Lite! ATIV backwards is VITA, meaning LIFE and that’s what Samsung’s all about – creating life companions!

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It’s my first time to use Windows 8 and what’s even better is that I get to experience it on a laptop with a touch-screen!! My first time to try a touch-screen laptop as well!

A-mahhhhzing! Excuse the annoying duck face, I couldn’t help it. Haha.

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It’s got so many new features that admittedly overwhelmed me at first. Swiping my finger from the right side of the screen magically summons a tool bar that lets me search, share, bring me back to the start page and more. I got the hang of it after w while and ang saya lang mag-explore ng bagong operating system especially because it’s a touch-screen. I can’t say it enough, nakakamangha yung touch-screen talaga. Hahaha! Very Minority Report ang peg!!

There are a lot more swiping formulas that increase productivity because of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite’s lightning fast performance!

Samsung merged style with sensibility when they designed it to be super slim at 16.9 mm and lightweight at 1.44kg making it the perfect go-everywhere companion.

HELLO, ME! I want to start making video blogs again. Haha!

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It’s also got Samsung SideSync which lets you see your Galaxy smartphone’s screen on your ATIV PC for seamless file transferring! Para ma-transfer yung hundreds of selfies mo to your laptop. Uyy, wag nang mag-deny I’m sure more than hundreds pa yan!! Haha! It’s got brilliant multi-tasking prowess. One of the many swiping chorvas lets you switch from one app to another. Perfect for multi-taskers like me!!

It includes a Solid State Drive (SSD) of 128GB! One of the reasons an SSD is better than a usual hard drive is because it’s designed to handle shock, vibration, and temperature extremes so you can take it anywhere you go!

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Whether you’re a hard-working student who needs a durable laptop for late-night deadlines or an on-the-go explorer like myself, if you’re in the market for a new laptop, make sure to check out the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite!

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To Watch: Bad Neighbors

Looking forward to watching Bad Neighbors this May starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron and Dave Franco!!

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A couple who just had their first baby, and is learning to be responsible parents, has a fraternity move in next door. Watch the trailer below.

Let’s set aside all the cute boys in the film for my appreciation of Rose Byrne’s beauty. I first saw her on X-men First Class

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Then I saw her in (the horrible) The Internship

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Jim rarely has crushes (or so he says haha) but this girl caught his eye. Super cute, very lovely smile! And I love her sad puppy eyes!

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And I learned that she is the girlfriend of the awesome Bobby Cannavale! The photo below was taken at last year’s Emmy Awards where Cannavale won for his amazing performance in Boardwalk Empire. He called Rose Byrne the love of his life during his thank you speech.

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Totally hoping they work out!!! Okay, back to Bad Neighbors – here is a photo of Zac Efron in on of the scenes.

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You’re welcome!

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Newspaper Girl by Cheats

If you were online yesterday, you’re probably aware that my band Cheats released our first single for download! It’s one of our favorite songs and we are so proud of it!

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Unfortunately, we’ve reached the download limit on Soundcloud. If you want to keep informed about new releases and such, please follow Cheats on Twitter and like us on Facebook. For now, you can stream it while we’re working on finishing the rest of the songs on our upcoming album!:)

Here are the lyrics if you want to sing along at our next gig (March 25 at Route 196!):

She brought along imagination
Everyone could see
The lines that called for resignation
Changed the color scheme

Newspaper Girl
She’s building an airplane
All over the world
Conducting her own train
She don’t even need to try so hard
She don’t even need to try so hard

She straps her boots like any ranger
Galloping to sea
Placing stamps on foreign waters
Quarantine my queen

THANKS, EVERYONE!! We love you!

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Strangers Kissing Strangers

This got me super kilig. Hahaha. The first kiss is always so magical and this video captures 20 strangers kissing each other for the first time. I enjoyed the hesitation, the blushing, the stalling… It brings you back to that time you kept looking at your lover’s lips, wondering if you should go in for the kill or wait until the next date. Enjoy going red over this video directed by Tatia Pilieva.

Bisous!

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Goodbye, Adarna!

I had so much fun doing my latest teleserye, Adarna. Too bad I only brought my camera on my last taping day. The final episode aired last Friday so it’s now safe to post these photos! I am looking forward to my next role on television!

Here I am getting my makeup done by Poka!

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Some of my favorite people on set – Dino, Japz, Ivor

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I like days when we shoot without needing an airconditioned tent. This location is the house of Migo, Geoff Eigenmann’s character. In real life, it’s the house of old-school hunk Jestoni Alarcon.

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Look at all his movie posters!!

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Doing a scene with Solenn

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Direk Ricky Davao

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I’ve got fake blisters all over me because she cast a spell on me as punishment!

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Trash art

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Kwentuhan in between takes with our acting coach, Yanny Yuzon.

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Ben Alves – we’re in the same show but I’ve never had a scene with him. Very nice guy!

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Now we cut to the night scenes, my final scenes. Hello from me, the beckies, and Yanny!

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Confident mag-selfie!

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Hi, Geoff! I swear, this is an accidental shot – he wasn’t posing. This looks like a campaign for some emo brand though, right? Haha

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Yup, my character Robin’s pretty cray

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This is the 2nd consecutive time I played Geoff’s crazy girlfriend. He’s been really great to work with.

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I accidentally shot myself in the scene. I gulped down way too much maple syrup (fake blood) by accident!! It was very disgusting.

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Yay!

It was already around 5AM but I had to stay on as the last actor on set because I had one more scene left. While the crew was setting up, I changed into my prison outfit and let the beckies enjoy. Haha!

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I thought I was going to die in the show but I guess they wanted my character to learn. No more being a brat and getting my way while I’m in prison.

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Poka putting fake dirt on me

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And then I had to spend another half hour getting my prosthetics removed. It was great though. I got home at almost 8AM but it was no problem because I wanted to hang out with them as much as I could. Adarna behind-the-scenes was a very relaxed environment. I don’t think we ever had a “for airing” panic. FOR AIRING means taping a scene because it had to be aired ON THAT SAME DAY! I know it sounds crazy but a lot of shows do that because of time and budget constraints. Adarna was fun. The cast was mostly my age so even the cast party was a blast.

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Win tickets to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Concert!

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been making hit after hit with 1.3 million albums sold, 16.5 million tracks sold, and 922 million YouTube views. They were nominated for 7 categories at the recent Grammy Awards and took home 4 awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (“Thrift Shop”).

Hooray, they’re coming to Manila next weekend!! I totally love the production design of the image they used for the poster below haha!

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One lucky reader of mine will win 2 lower box tickets worth P2,650 each!:) Yay! Good luck!

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Adele Dazeem on The Tonight Show

Okay, okay, I’m a loser. I missed the Academy Awards last Monday morning. But I was pretty updated via Twitter and one of the highlights of the night — wait, it’s not a highlight. It’s a major blunder! HAHA! And don’t we just ABSOLUTELY LOVE blunders made on live television?! Watch how John Travolta makes quite the fuck up by calling Frozen’s Idina Menzel by a totally different name. This Vine is from Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet – make sure to click the audio button on the upper left to play the sound!

I know most of my readers are young girls who probably know Idina Menzel as Rachel Berry’s mom on Glee

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But she is much more than Rachel Berry’s mom!!! She is the original Elphaba from the musical Wicked. If you are from the Glee generation, the song Defying Gravity is from Wicked FYI! I just recently watched it with my family and I cried talaga! I loved the book by Gregory Maguire and the musical was just absolutely perfect.

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Some people say her performance at the Oscars was not her best. Others say she had an asthma attack and that’s why she was rushing through the song. Well, I have yet to catch the replay so I don’t really know but here she is singing live with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. I LOVE IT!!!

John Travolta finally spoke about his flub to CNN and here’s what he’s got to say:

“I’ve been beating myself up all day. Then I thought… What would Idina Menzel say? She’d say, Let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy Frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!”

You can feel like a star too by having your name Travoltified:

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Click here to do your name, too. Have fun!

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Dogs Shaking to Mayer Hawthorne

The best video ever. So far. Song is Shiny and New by Mayer Hawthorne.

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Giveaway: Trendsetter’s Bazaar Passes!

Hey fashionistas! I’m giving away a lot of passes to this weekend’s Trendsetter’s Bazaar happening this weekend, May 7-9 at the Metro Tent Convention Center!

trendsetter's bazaarSome of the participants are retailers, celebrity bloggers and independent designers such as Candy Andi (Andi Eigenmann), Coexist (Camille Co), Say Alonzo, Sperry Top-Sider, Keds and Love Koi Swimwear. Learn more about the brands and bloggers who will be present at the event by checking out @trendsetterteam on Instagram :)

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Join now because I’m going to announce the winners by Wednesday!:) 20 lucky readers will win 2 passes each!

UPDATE: WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED VIA EMAIL!

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Spell Saab Book Club: Saga Volume 1

I was shopping at Fully Booked with my boyfriend Jim when we bumped into our friend, beauty columnist Regina Belmonte. She saw us scoping out the graphic novel section of the store and eagerly recommended the comic book Saga. Since I trust her taste, I immediately got volumes 1 and 2.

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Grabe, it’s so awesome!! It’s strange, sexy, funny, dark, disturbing – everything a comic book for adults should be.

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When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first six issues of the smash-hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls “the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make.” Voted one of the top graphic novels of the year by the NYT, IGN, the Examiner, and SF Weekly. Voted Best Comic of the year by MTV Geek and Best New Series by Paradox Comics. Voted a finalist in the GoodReads Best GN of 2012 contest.

I am hoping a lot of you will also enjoy this so I’m giving away 5 copies of Saga Volume 1!

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