United Bloggers Philippines Thanksgiving Virtual Party 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
  

Despite the things that happened in 2020, the United Bloggers Philippines continues to push forward. United Bloggers Philippines was established in September 2015 by Ms Adae Ang , and is now being managed by one of the group admins-college bff Bette Medina under Eunnies Events Management.


United Bloggers Philippines primary mission is to spread love, good vibes and good business among colleagues and its clientele. Our goal is to grow with one another as a family of bloggers, to work with harmony and respect and to be able to make a difference. As we firmly believe, “United we Stand, divided we fall.”

"HAPPY 5TH YEAR UNITED BLOGGERS PHILIPPINES THANKSGIVING EVERYONE" 



For overflowing opportunities and learnings, UBP makes it a point to hold a yearly gathering. This is an avenue for everybody to make new friends and catch up with old friends. Not even COVID-19 can stop us from celebrating God’s goodness and faithfulness! 

We would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors:


💌JBL Philippines and Mam Claire

JBL has been in decades of experience in making speakers with excellent sound system and other equiptment use for concert halls and event venues .

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The Active Group of Companies is a fully-integrated and full-service real estate conglomerate. Active has been in the industry for 50 fruitful years. 

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Hilltop House event Place with a very cozy accommodation for your special day!

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💌Casa Moriones

For over 20 years, Casa Moriones has been catering various events and over the years, they have gathered experience in understanding the needs of their clients and how to make their parties memorable and to stand out among the rest. They employ a nutritionist to ensure that the food to be served is of the best quality.

LOCATION:

Casa Moriones is located in Calamba, Laguna and they operate in Metro Manila and in the CALABARZON area.

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Thanks to all  UBP Members  who will celebrating our UBP Thanksgiving Virtual Party 2020 tomorrow on December 30, 2020. 
See you all again. 

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Special Thanks to our Lalamove Rider Blogger 

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Thank you for reading this article for 5th United Bloggers Philippines Thanksgiving Virtual Party 2020.

We are grateful for everyone for being part
Of our joyous event. Despite, of the Pandemic. We need to be thankful for the gift of life, families and friends 
Stay healthy. We heal as one. 

Lovelots, Seraphim

Encourage Your Loved Ones to Achieve Their Fitness Goals for the New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The quarantine definitely can’t stop most of us from indulging in our favorite holiday treats, from the classic bibingka and puto bumbong to the much-awaited Noche Buena feast. And we all know what comes after the holiday feasts: our #BalikAlindog resolutions! Kickstart your loved ones fitness journeys ahead of the New Year with these tips featuring awesome deals.

From December 21 to 27, Shopee is offering discounts up to 61% off on the best gifts that encourage your friends and family to stay fit and healthy!

Upgrade their workout wardrobe

The right gear can make each workout routine a whole lot easier. Trade in their well-worn sneakers for a sturdy pair of ANTA Men Running Shoes. You can also check out the Skechers Men Go Run Mojo - Pep Shape-Ups Footwear, which features a lightweight and responsive cushioning. Add to their workout shirt rotation with an option made of premium breathable cotton, such as the INSPI Tees Pluto Graphic Tshirt.

Help them stay healthy and hydrated

All those workouts won’t be as effective without the right diet! Remind your loved ones to stay hydrated with a Klean Kanteen water bottle, which keeps contents hot up to 11 hours or iced up to 38 hours. For the health buff who’s always on the go, Superfood Grocer Organic Chia Seeds make the perfect addition to smoothies and overnight oats. If they enjoy indulging in the occasional junk food, get them to start their day with Teaconcept’s Detox Tea, which contains dandelion, burdock roots, apple blossoms, and honey leaf to help them feel energized. Lastly, the Philips Air Fryer is the kitchen appliance they need for low-fat meals packed with flavor.


Enhance their workout experience

Cardio exercises are essential for anyone looking to get fit and stay healthy. For a high-impact yet inexpensive workout, look no further than the Lotus Activewear Cardio Speed Jump Rope, which allows for fun and effective cardio. Music and exercise also go hand-in-hand, so get them pumped to work out with wireless earphones—the Kotion Each Wireless Bluetooth Foldable Stereo Headphone and Marshall Major III Bluetooth Headphones are both awesome choices!


Check out the best deals on Christmas gifts for the best people in your life here: https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-gift-guide. For more deals, don’t forget to top up your ShopeePay!

With GOMO, #WeDontStop the Holidays this December


This holiday season GOMO ensures that #WeDontStop the holidays with unique and innovative free-to-enjoy ways to celebrate the season.

”The holidays this year look very different from what we’re all used to,” said Eric Tanbauco, Head of GOMO. “We understand that a lot of people will be missing nights out and Christmas parties. We wanted to give everyone a way to still enjoy celebrating through inventive digital experiences that only GOMO can provide.”

#WeDontStop Nightlife 




First on the roster of holiday happenings is the #WeDontStop Nightlife GOMO Virtual Pub Crawl. Partnering with SHOOR, GOMO has created a virtual night out, which invites participants to have a drink and play some interactive games at some of their favorite pubs and restaurants in the city.

Poblacion serves as the backdrop for this virtual night out. Hosted by Lexi Mendiola, the pub crawl lets users bar hop their way through Poblacion favorites Agimat, Kampai, Filling Station, A’toda Madre, and Wyp & Unwind. Each venue hosts different guests and games to play like “Never Have I Ever”, “Diner Dash”, and “Invent a Cocktail Challenge”.

The best part is that players can dress to the nines and enjoy the experience together with friends through their favorite video conferencing app, just as if they were all together.

Sign up and experience for FREE here.


#WeDontStop Christmas


But that’s not all. GOMO is also launching the #WeDontStop Christmas GOMO Ultimate Christmas Party Guide experience. Through this experience, themed Christmas events are enjoyed Bandersnatch style either alone or with friends and family. Party themes include “Homechella”, “Lounge Party”, and “Geek Night”.

Throughout the experience, a virtual barkada invites participants to enjoy different interactive challenges like “Christmas Charades”, “Guess Who”, “Whistle a Tune”, “Stocking Stuffers”, and more. Participants will also be given tips and tricks on how to host these games on their own and amp up their own virtual Christmas gatherings.

Sign up and experience for FREE here.

Safe Festive Fun

“GOMO is inviting everyone to safely enjoy the holidays and have fun this December through these awesome fun new experiences,” Tanbauco shared. “These events are the part of our exciting ongoing #WeDontStop movement where we encourage everyone to continue enjoying awesome experiences and doing more of what they love despite the current situation.”

GOMO is the new game-changing telco brand launched this year that offers a digital-only experience via its all-in-one mobile app. Customers can discover new ways to access the internet and have enough data to enjoy GOMO events and experiences free for all to play.

At a special introductory price of P199, GOMO customers will get the 5G-ready GOMO sim and 25GB of No Expiry data with free delivery. To learn more about GOMO and purchase your 5G GOMO sim, check out their website at gomo.ph.


Robinsons Bank is bringing smiles in the homes of children this Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2020


In this Season of Giving, Robinsons Bank's promise of a brighter future for every Filipino took the path of donating electronic tablets to schoolchildren in various communities nationwide to help them cope with the requirements of online schooling for the coming year.


“Many families are still struggling with the setup of remote learning, whether it is the lack of a gadget to use or difficulty in accessing the internet. We wanted to provide support to these children so they can continue with their education and achieve the brighter future they deserve,” RBank President Elfren Antonio Sarte stated.

Mr. Sarte also added that “Our strong advocacy on financial literacy for children has led us to witness their eagerness and passion for learning. It would be disheartening to know that there are children out there who want to keep learning but have no means to. So, we pushed for this initiative to really help those children in need.”

In lieu of RBank’s corporate giveaways, the children received sim cards along with the electronic tablets, which they can use to access the internet for their online schooling.

Despite the challenges that this year has brought, the Bank’s passion for service remains unwavering. RBank will always be committed to fulfilling the needs of the Filipino people.

With Robinsons Bank, the future is bright!

Last minute Christmas gifts: The best smartphone for every type of person in your life

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to exchange gifts, letting your loved ones feel just how much they mean to you.


If it’s been quite a busy time for you these past couple of months, you may not have had the chance to check off everyone in your gift list just yet, especially the ones who mean a lot to you.


To help you figure out what to give and get these delivered stat, we’ve put together a list of smartphones perfect for every kind of person in your life.


1. For the one who loves to binge watch till early in the morning

They’re always the first ones to finish the latest TV show to drop on Netflix, and there’s probably no series or movie they haven’t seen. And perhaps it’s time they upgrade their mobile viewing experience with the OPPO A12.


The 15.79cm screen fully immerses the viewer in the visual story, while protecting their vision by filtering out harmful blue light to prevent eye strain, especially for marathons. Plus, with a 4230mAh battery, they can watch HD videos online for up to 17 hours!


If you’ve got an avid gamer in your life, this gadget will also be the perfect gift for them, as its battery life gives up to 8 hours of playtime.


2. For the one who’s always on the go

We all have that one person who’s always needing to go somewhere or needing to do something, and the OPPO A53 is a perfect partner for them. Its lightweight, ultra-thin body is ergonomically designed to fit in a single hand, making it easier to pick up and bring around everywhere.


The smartphone is also equipped with a 5000mAh ultra battery paired with high-speed 18W fast charge, so they don’t need to worry about waiting for a long charging time or lugging around a heavy power bank.


And with its Super Power Saving Mode, the battery can last for much longer, making it a handy gadget to have around.


3. For the one who lives in the moment and loves to capture every second

We all have that friend or family member who seems to document every moment in order to have a remembrance for every fun time, and the OPPO A92 is the perfect smartphone for them.


With a 5000mAh battery to give users an all-out, all-day smartphone experience, the OPPO A92 also boasts of a 48MP AI Quad Camera, which includes an ultra-wide lens to capture everything in just one shot.


It’s also got 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM to fit all the still and moving memories
caught with the A92.


4. For the one who loves to create social media content

Your Tiktok-obsessed or vlogging-expert bestie needs a gadget that helps them keep up not only with the new viral challenges, but also the trendiest phoneography features.


Look no further than the OPPO Reno4. With a 48MP quad camera and a 32MP selfie camera, the Reno4 is a content creator’s dream.


Among its camera features are the AI Color Portrait, which allows the user to mute the background or highlight a specific color in both photos and videos; the Night Flare Mode, which adds a standout bokeh effect to lights in the background; and the Ultra Steady Video 3.0, which minimizes shakes and allows the user to capture smooth videos of  their adventures.


5. For the one with impeccable taste

And finally, for the sophisticated person in your life, the ones with refined taste and love to unlock new possibilities for themselves, there is the OPPO Find X2 Pro.


This top-of-the-line smartphone comes in two colors and textures - black ceramic and orange vegan leather - to not only match your loved one’s personal taste, but also to make them stand out from the crowd.


Water and dust resistant thanks to IP68 protection, it is also powered with 120hz refresh rate and true billion color display for a smooth viewing experience.


The Find X2 Pro also serves as your second pair of eyes with its 48MP wide-angle lens, 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens and 13MP periscope telephoto lens, so you can take ultra clear and crisp shots in any perspective and under any light.


If one or more of these sound like someone in your life who needs a new smartphone, head on over to the nearest OPPO store, and get freebies with every purchase, perfect to stuff your loved one’s stocking a little bit more this holiday season, thanks to the OPPO Joy-Full Sale.


For every purchase of Php10,000 and above, you’ll also get a free Rockspace power bank, while every purchase of the OPPO A53 gives you a free 64GB TF card.


This promo runs until the end of the year, giving you enough time to complete your last-minute Christmas shopping!


Make your loved ones feel extra special with a new smartphone that perfectly matches their lifestyle!


To know more about the latest OPPO exclusive Christmas deals and events, visit the official website or via the official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Book review: Travel Asia Mini-Series by Paula Cabildo



"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"


Travel Asia Mini-Series aims to make your journey to some of the places in the biggest continent a breeze. It covers places including the author's home country, the Philippines, Siem Reap, Bali, and Malaysia. Having a home-based job gave her the luxury to work literally anywhere and it's a realization that we can also take advantage of doing the same.

Whether you're a workaholic or a couch potato, you can easily finish the 48-page book in one sitting. It's filled with description of the places which also includes transportation fares, duration of travel, and extremely handy tips like the one found in page 30 that says if you have a Philippine driver's license then you may use it to legally drive a car in that certain country. For a person like me who has never left the country, it makes me think how much I am missing. They said reading a book will take you places, well, this one truly does as it describes in detail the attractions around Asia. It's almost like you're travelling yourself. It's not only about the beautiful sceneries to see but it also enumerates tons of things to do that gets you excited and encourages you to book that dream Asian destination pronto!

As a person who loves to see pictures in books that I read, I am honestly yearning for more photographs. It's not that it's few but the pics are in black and white and it's totally understandable that it keeps the price of the book affordable. The pics just don't give justice to the the colorful description of the sceneries. On the contrary, it lets your imagination get to work. It makes you think that those tourist spots are better seen personally than watched from a video or seen from a photo of this book.

I used to be a homebody but reading this guide developed a strong, innate desire to travel about. I'd definitely keep it handy once I start my own Asian journey. Get your copy through this link

Revitalizing PH Tourism with “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila”

Thursday, December 17, 2020



The “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila” online concert held last December 13 was a resounding hit! Aiming to promote Manila’s cultural heritage sites, the highly anticipated virtual concert succeeded in taking both local and international audiences at the edge of their seats for a unique and totally breath-taking spectacle. 


Hundreds of thousands of viewers of “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila’s” live online broadcast were thrilled to watch and listen to great local artists perform the groundbreaking Manila sound of Hotdog, at different Manila heritage sites. Bras Pas Pas Pas Pas and Bing Austria performed the song “Annie Batungbakal” at the intimately charming Paco Park, Raymund Marasigan and Yeng Constantino gave an animated performance of the song “Beh, Buti Nga” at the Museo Pambata, Bea Lorenzo showed off the walled city of Intramuros as she sang “Langit Na Naman”, and Nicole Laurel Asensio provided an elegant rendition of Hotdog’s “Panaginip” at the gloriously restored Jones Bridge. Equally magnificent were Ebe Dancel and Blaster Silonga who serenaded viewers with the Hotdog classic “Ikaw ang Miss Universe” at the National Planetarium. Gary V and Armi Millare regaled audiences with the Hotdog standard “Manila” at Rizal Park, Luneta and,Team Vibe dancers who performed to “Bongga Ka ‘Day” at Manila City Hall’s Kartilya ng Katipunan, Lagusnilad and Kapetolyo in the finale. The mastering of the music was made possible by Rubber Inc and the foundation of all the songs, instruments, and arrangements were played by Bras Pas Pas Pas Pas, who also performed their rendition of “Una Sa Lahat”, “Pandesal Sa Umaga” and their own original tribute to Manila sound, “Disko Na.”



The music videos presented at the concert’s satellite locations were creatively directed by Juno Oebanda, RA Rivera, Paolo Valenciano, Jason Tan, Alco Guerrero and Quark Henares. The concert was produced by Juno Oebanda, Dindin Araneta and Jezreel Apelar with Department of Tourism Culture and Arts of Manila Chief Charlie Duñgo and National Parks Development Committee Executive Director Cecille Lorenzana Romero at the helm.


Tourism and the creative industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the support of the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, City of Manila, Juancare Foundation Inc., and Viva Music Publishing Inc. working together with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila (DTCAM), National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), Intramuros Administration (IA), National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), Nayong PIlipino Foundation (NPF), and Museo Pambata to mount concerts like “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila”, revitalizing the Philippine tourism sector is well within grasp.


If you missed “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila” or simply can’t get enough of it, check out the entire concert by visiting this link.

All the fun tricks you can do with just a smartphone camera to show #ClearlyTheBestYou

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

ays, your social media presence is more important than ever. It’s a way to escape, to stay informed and connected, and to show off your personality especially in the socially distant normal. The content you share is a way for you to express yourself and your creativity on your own terms.

The latest from global smart device brand OPPO is the Reno4, a smartphone packed with powerful camera features to make sure your feed is always on point. In the palm of your hand are a 48MP high-definition quad camera, which includes ultra-wide, macro and mono lenses, and a 32MP selfie camera, so your photos and videos are sure to be clear and crisp from every angle.

The OPPO Reno4 camera is also equipped with the most innovative features so you can tap into their creativity to show off #ClearlyTheBestYou and take your content game to the next level. Here are five easy tips to keep your content on fleek at all times:

Stand out against your surroundings

Ever wonder how scenes are so beautifully captured in your favorite movies? Apart from the years spent honing their craft, the tools and software that filmmakers have at their disposal is key in enabling them to create those iconic scenes that we get to know and love.


The technique of isolating color has been employed by filmmakers to highlight the plot or relay hidden messages, or just make a character stand out against a crowd.

With AI Color Portrait and Monochrome Video Mode on the OPPO Reno4 series, you can now do the same with your smartphone - no edits required! Simply bring your subject into focus when in AI Color Portrait Mode or select colors like red, green, blue while recording in Monochrome Video Mode to make your subject pop!
 
 
 

Stay vibrant even at night

Every photographer, amateur or pro, will tell you that lighting is key to recording outstanding photos. This comes as a no-brainer, but there are still ways for you to capture stunning images even during the night.



Here to capture the beauty of your subject, the Reno4 series’ Ultra Dark Mode and Ultra Night Selfie Mode helps make your shots bright, even in extreme low light environments. To bring your night photography up a notch, OPPO has also introduced its new Night Flare Portrait Mode which adds a bokeh effect against a vivid background to produce eye-catching results!

Get into super slow motion

Time flies when you’re having fun. However, the OPPO Reno4 enables you to capture those epic moments and slow it down for you to enjoy every millisecond of it!

The 960fps AI Slow- motion feature captures the finer details - the beauty of a raindrop as it hits the ground or the turn of a Formula1 racer as it whizzes by the track. Practice tracking and panning in the direction the object is moving towards - this will help keep the object you’re filming focused in the center of your screen to produce jaw-dropping shots!

Take stability to another level

In an action film, car chases and fight sequences are key elements that provide an immersive experience. But owning a professional gimbal is not for everybody, especially those who are exploring videography.


This is where the OPPO Reno4 Ultra Steady Video 3.0 Mode will come in handy, especially for all aspiring action directors, extreme sports enthusiasts and vloggers. Powered by its in-built electronic image stabilization (EIS) technologies, the Reno4 can accurately sense and reduce any shake from your hands, allowing you to capture adrenaline-pumping action with ease.


Available in its main lens, ultra-wide and in the front-facing camera, you can now share the energy and adrenaline rush you are experiencing without the blur in your vlogs or videos!

Edit videos directly on your phone without downloading an app

Everyone knows that the key to creating an outstanding video is adding the right sound and visual effects — but it can be a pain to send all your videos to your desktop, look for the right video editing program, and fiddle with a mountain of settings just to make your vlog on point.


These pains disappear with the OPPO Reno4 built-in video editing app Soloop! Just add your videos to the Soloop Smart Video Editor app and put on the finishing touches in a jiffy. Developed independently by OPPO’s ColorOS team, Soloop turns your footage into a professional looking vlog by adding music, filters, subtitles, captions and transitions — perfect
for making your videos go viral on TikTok or YouTube.


Retailing at PHP18,990, the OPPO Reno4 is available in all concept stores nationwide, dealer partners, and e-commerce partners Shopee and Lazada, as well as via Globe Postpaid, free with ThePlan 1499 with Rock Space EB100 Stereo Earbuds.


In keeping the Christmas celebration joyful, OPPO is offering special bundles for OPPO Reno4 as part of the #OPPOJoyFullSale. You can avail (1) Parkland backpack and 2 Viu 3-month if you purchase during the last episode of the Joy-Full OPPO Sale Livestream this coming December 19 at 5pm on OPPO Philippines official Facebook and Lazada pages.


To know more about the latest OPPO Reno4 and the ongoing OPPO exclusive Christmas deals and events, visit the official website or via the official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Canva’s ‘Makers And Shapers’ Report: The Designs That Defined 2020


Global graphic design platform, Canva, today released its inaugural end-of-year ‘Makers and Shapers’ Report, highlighting how users from around the world reacted to some of the biggest history-making events that took place in 2020.

From businesses navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, through to the catastrophic natural disasters that ravaged the Philippines, Canva’s global community of 40 million active users have designed and shared everything from social media posts to online presentations — to amplify, educate and inspire people with their message.

Explore the major trends from Canva’s data below, to understand how Filipinos, and those across the world, have used visual communications to help reach their goals this year:


COVID-19: The World Pivots As Misinformation Spreads

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the globe. Since March, Canva saw over 2.9 million search queries for COVID-related templates as the world came to grips with responding to the pandemic. Canva’s community turned to the design platform to create awareness posters, social media material, and WHO-approved health information in a bid to help #StopTheSpread of misinformation and keep communities COVID safe.

Canva’s in-house design team created more than 2,100 corona virus templates, backed by accurate information from the World Health Organization, that were made freely available amid the uncertainty, shared by news organizations, government bodies, and consumers across the globe.

Globally, over 14 million COVID templates were downloaded, with the top five most active countries using these templates among some of the hardest hit in terms of COVID-19 casualties, including USA, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and Colombia.

Two of the most-used COVID-19 templates

Society Moves to a Virtual World

2020 was the year of the Zoom background, as more people were forced to shift to remote working, learning, and entertainment. Over 195,000 Filipinos downloaded templates for Zoom backgrounds, as meetings and gatherings were mostly held online. Leading the charge, users in the USA downloaded 1.3 million Zoom backgrounds alone — that equates to 1 in every 253 people across the country using a Canva Zoom background design this year. Globally, over 4 million Zoom backgrounds were created and downloaded on Canva.

With getaways to some of the world’s most adored holidays destinations off the cards this year, it seems most Canva users have expressed their dreams of a “tranquil” getaway through their Zoom backgrounds, with the top three most downloaded templates globally including a tropical beach, a peaceful waterfall, and a serene underwater seascape.

The most popular Canva Zoom background in the Philippines



Visual templates such as presentations were crucial in helping people communicate and collaborate remotely, with businesses, teams, educators, and students, all shifting to remote work.

Canva for Education, launched earlier this year, saw rapid uptake as online learning and virtual classrooms became the new norm. With over 700 new templates published to the education platform this year, the top five downloaded education templates for the year were:

2020: The Year of the Side Hustle

With many businesses impacted by COVID-19, the pandemic also sparked a new wave of innovators and creative entrepreneurs. 2020 saw people of all ages pivot to launch their mini side hustle, passion project, or new business, using Canva.

In the Philippines, around 3.3 million logos were created to date while the whole world registered record-breaking results:

● More than 65 million new logos were designed on Canva — that’s more than 7,400 new logos created every single hour (or over 123 every single minute) around the world

● Over 12 million business cards were printed globally through Canva Print — which is more than the entire population of Belgium!




Saving The World: Climate Change


Canva’s climate change collection templates were downloaded more than 2.6 million times as climate activists shared their passionate campaign messages via posters, social media material, and event flyers.

Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough were also among some of the most searched-for climate-related queries on the Canva platform.

Canva partnered with youth-led group, Future Coalition, to create assets for the 2020 Earth Day Digital Strikes. The colorful templates created by Canva’s in-house designers were used by thousands of digital strikers around the world.


Touching Tributes

And for those we lost in 2020, mourning fans paid their respects to passed icons through compelling and nostalgic design tributes. Kobe Bryant (January 26), Chadwick Boseman (August 28), and Ruth Bader Ginsberg (September 18) were among the most searched-for figures on the Canva platform this year as fans, supporters, and the media reacted to their passing with touching visual tributes on social media and beyond.


… And Finally, Some Fun Facts;

● Canva saw record growth in 2020, reaching over 40 million monthly active users.

● For those who love their fonts, the top three most used font types in the Philippines for 2020 were: Glacial Indifference, League Spartan, Anton

● On the bright side: Canva users were sharing the love in 2020, with the Heart textbox and Love symbol among the most used stickers this year. Most used stickers in the Philippines were:



● Primary colors were on point this year, being the most used colors in the
Philippines:

1. #FFDE59

2. #FF1616

3. #004AAD

 Over 540 ‘Canvanauts’ joined the Canva team in 2020.

CELEBRATE TOGETHER WITH THE BODY SHOP THIS CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

It’s Warm Vanilla season as the warm, sweet, and cozy fragrance is back for your Christmas pampering. The Special Edition Warm Vanilla Range includes a shower gel, body scrub, body yoghurt, body butter, hand cream, starry bath bomb, and sugar lip scrub.


New, unexpected gifts give us good reason to Celebrate Together with The Body Shop! Count down to Christmas day with our Make It Real Advent Calendar. It’s jam-packed with unexpected treats to uplift, pamper and rejuvenate.

Count down to Christmas with a daily beauty treat with the Make It Real Together Advent Calendar. Discover 24 handpicked surprises from The Body Shop’s new and favorite ranges.


Discover this year’s line-up of special edition festive fragrances - sweet and tangy Festive Berry, fresh and crisp Winter Jasmine , and sweet and cozy Warm Vanilla. All vegan, all seriously Christmassy. 


The Special Edition Winter Jasmine Range is fresh, crisp, and white as a winter’s morning. The line includes Winter Jasmine shower gel, body scrub, body yoghurt, body butter, hand cream, and starry bath bomb.


Dive into The Body Shop’s sweetest festive fragrance with this little Winter Jasmine Little Gift Box. With four skin-softening body care picks.




Make someone feel really special with The Body Shop’s Bath and Body gifts that come in Big Gift Boxes, Little Gift Boxes filled with a mini collection of body care treats, and cute little gift pouches of nourishing treats. These come in irresistible scents: Moringa, Satsuma, Strawberry, British Rose, Shea, and Almond Milk and Honey.

Give the gift of healthier, fresher-looking skin with the Drops of Youth Fresher Skincare Kit, including a Youth Concentrate and Day Cream.

Treat someone to The Body Shop’s collection of crowd-pleasing skin-care gifts. Give the gift of fresher, healthier-looking skin this Christmas with The Body Shop’s superhero Drops of Youth™ Fresher Skin Kit or Little Gift Box.

Hydrate your skin and hair with the Nourishing Shea Ultimate Gift Bag featuring six haircare and body care favorites.

Sweet-smelling, tangy and as Christmassy as a sprig of holly, The Body Shop’s Special Edition Festive Berry Range will surely give you all the festive feels.
Drop the Festive Berry Starry Bath Bomb into your tub for fragrant and berry-colored water then slather on the Festive Berry Body Butter to keep skin feeling softer and smelling sweet.

There are also stocking stuffers that will delight everyone: Shake and Swish Ginger and Pure Bliss Banana haircare duos, and Strawberry and British Rose Lips and Hands Kits.

Festivities taking their toll? The Oils of Life Radiance Skin Kit with its intense nourishing duo is just the thing for skincare aficionados.



It’s the time to reconnect and celebrate together with The Body Shop’s Christmas Sets. Every purchase at The Body Shop this Christmas will help support the organizations that help give back safety, security, and home to the women most affected by this crisis.


Wave goodbye to party make-up this Christmas with The Body Shop’s gentle vegan, make-up removal made for sensitive skin.


There are lots of ways to shop at The Body Shop! Visit our online store at www.thebodyshop.com.ph 24/7, add to cart, and check out anytime of the day. Also, get offers and deals that are exclusively online. The Body Shop’s cruelty-free and vegan products are also available in The Body Shop stores, Call & Deliver, Lazada, Shopee, and ShopSM. The Body Shop now accepts SM Advantage Card for points earning and redemption, SM and Sodexo premium pass in all The Body Shop stores nationwide. 

Shopee Celebrates Record-Breaking 12.12 with 12 million Items Sold within the first 24 Minutes


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up the year-end shopping season with a record-breaking 12.12. On December 12, 12 million items were sold in the first 24 minutes and at its peak, one million items were bought in a single minute.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are humbled to end the year on a high note with a groundbreaking 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Given the unprecedented year that 2020 has been, we wanted this to be a special day not just for Shopee, but for the people we serve. E-commerce has become of increasing importance in our lives. It has evolved beyond a platform to access basic needs to one that connects people and businesses. We are glad to celebrate the past five years with our users, sellers, and brand partners and are truly excited about what’s to come.

Shopee ushered in the festive season with fun and convenience

Users joined Shopee every day for four weeks of fun and entertainment leading up to December 12, where they shopped for over 2 billion products. Consumers also spent more time on Shopee’s in-app games and features.

● 450 million views were recorded on Shopee Live across the entire 12.12

● Shopee’s in-app games were played a record of 2.7 billion times

● Two of Shopee’s newest games, Shopee Bubble and Shopee Candy, were big hits with a total of 28 million hours played


The surge in shopping activity was also met with the increasing adoption of digital payments. Users enjoyed the convenience of ShopeePay, with orders paid via the mobile wallet surging 18 times.

12.12 Big Christmas Sale in the Philippines:

In the Philippines, Filipinos enjoyed a constant stream of deals on December 12, supported by Shopee’s robust ecosystem.

Filipinos shopped for their home and entertainment needs with Home; Living, Mobile Accessories, and Fashion emerging as the best-selling product categories.

● Home; Living: Consumers took the time to revamp their homes, with 1.5 million home decor products such as curtains, wallpapers, and 3D wall stickers sold.

● Mobile Accessories: Smartphone accessories were a big priority as people geared up for the festive season. A total of one million smartphone accessories were sold, with phone cases, phone covers, and power banks being the most popular.

● Fashion: There was a strong demand for fashion products, with 1.6 million tops sold. More Filipinos also focused on fitness with over 57,000 sports bras sold.

Powered by the surge in shopping activity, sales peaked for local businesses on Shopee. One top seller recorded more than 75,000 orders within 24 hours on December 12.


Yu closed, “We are extremely grateful for the unwavering support that our users, sellers, and brand partners have shown us. As we look ahead, we will continue meeting the needs of our local communities; making online shopping accessible, easy, and enjoyable for users; and helping businesses realize the growth opportunities for e-commerce in the region. We look forward to continuing creating new experiences and value for everyone in 2021.”


Shop from the 12.12 Thank You Sale at https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale.

Download Shopee for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.

CELEBRATING 100 MILLION WATSONS MEMBERS WORLDWIDE

Monday, December 14, 2020
Watsons, the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group has reached a phenomenal milestone of 100 million loyalty members worldwide. This is a strong global community of 100 million beauty and wellness enthusiasts, and Watsons is dedicated to introduce a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. By staying connected to the members, Watsons strives to inspire them to do good, feel great together as a powerful movement.

Having grown rapidly since its launch in 2008, it is now available in 14 markets and is no. 1 in brand loyalty program across Asia. To further cement its position, Watsons launched the Elite VIP Members program with more perks and rewards for its most loyal customers in 2018. By 2019, Watsons One Pass© was launched to allow members enjoy shopping benefits at Watsons stores globally.

Malina Ngai, CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia and Europe), says, “Today, Watsons reached a major milestone of connecting 100 million beauty and wellness lovers in Asia. We’re now growing at roughly one million new members every quarter. This isn’t just a big milestone for us; it’s also an important one for all our members who form a community that inspires each other to look and feel good inside and outside.”

She adds that, “the COVID-19 pandemic has created stronger bonds between us and our members and we have been able to stay in touch and share relevant contents during this challenging time. We want to thank every one of you, our 100 million members, for making this milestone happen. Our mission as a community is to Look Good and Do Good for ourselves, the people we love and society.”

Support the brand that cares about you and continues to inspire everyone to look good and feel great. Never miss out on superb perks and discounts with your Watsons Card and Watsons Elite. Head on to your nearest Watsons branch, shop online at www.watsons.com.ph or try Watsons’ Call & Delivery to get your orders within 24 hours.

OPPO Greets you with a Joy-full 12.12 Online Sale: Up to 63% Discount, PHP2.5M Worth of Gifts, and More!

Thursday, December 10, 2020



Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? It’s the most beautiful sight this time of the year, as OPPO brings the much-awaited 12.12 Grand Christmas Sale via Shopee and Lazada. Get ready to save up to 63% off on your favorite OPPO gadgets, including the latest Reno4, A92, A53, and A12. Adding a cherry on top to this already sweet deal, everyone also gets a chance to win a total of PHP500K worth of amazing prizes, snag up to PHP2.5M worth of gifts and score premium bundles for all OPPO products.

That’s not all – watch out to see if you are one of the lucky buyers who will take home exciting prizes, in addition to your OPPO purchases. For Lazada, the first customer will get Rock Space O1 Bluetooth Headphones, the 12th customer will get Rock Space EB 60 Wireless Earbuds, while the 1,212th will get Rock Space Rock Lava Y10 Bluetooth Headphones. Meanwhile, on Shopee, the first, 12th and 1,212th buyers will also get Rock Space P75 Pro Mini Powerbank, Rock Space EB 60 Wireless Earbuds, and Rock Space Rock Lava Y10 Bluetooth Headphones respectively.

#FindTheJoy at The Joy-Full OPPO Sale

OPPO in partnership with Shopee, Lazada is keeping the Christmas spirit alive and merrier this holiday season with its exciting activities. On top of the joyful discounts, you can also win and unlock all OPPO Gift sets! By following the OPPO official Shopee and Lazada store, you can get up to a PHP500 voucher, OPPO Rock Space and Rock Lava Bluetooth earphones, and a lot more exclusive prizes.


The gifts and freebies don't stop there. After following OPPO’s official stores, simply buy any OPPO product, rate it 5 stars, give your honest review, and you may just win any of the OPPO Enco W31, M31, or W11!




Celebrate and make your Christmas more joyful and creative with these non-stop gifts and prizes! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to give yourself and your loved ones more OPPO products that will suit every lifestyle such as the OPPO Enco M31 and OPPO W6 Watch which will also be at 50% for 12.12 only.





To complete your fun-filled Christmas celebration, exciting gifts and treats await you this holiday season with The Joy-full OPPO Livestream Series in partnership with Globe Studios on December 5, 12, and 19 via Facebook, Shopee and Lazada. Join your favorite stars and content creators like Mimiyuuuh, Nadine Lustre, Alex Gonzaga and many more and also get to take home exclusive bundle offers and even more freebies with your friends and family.

To know more about the most-awaited 12.12 online sale event, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via the official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. Or visit OPPO official stores on Shopee and Lazada.