Tuesday, August 31, 2021

While most of us may be staying home during this time, that doesn’t mean we’ve become less busy. With new hobbies and responsibilities, life is now, if possible, even more action-packed. And when you’ve got your hands full each day, it can all feel a little overwhelming sometimesbut you can do it with a little help! 

Whether you’ve discovered passions, taken on more responsibilities at work, or even picked up side hustles, you need items to boost your productivity and help you make the most out of each day. The onset of the ber months marks an even busier season, so you need the right tools to keep you focused and efficient. And at Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day, you can find the perfect products to accompany you as you set out to accomplish all your goals. 

For the outdoor explorers

In the midst of the pandemic, a lot of us fell in love with nature. We all needed a bit of escape, after all, and found peace of mind in outdoor pursuits. If you love hiking or biking, keep track of your heart rate and GPS with the HUAWEI Fit Smart Watch. For those who love jogging, queue up some tunes to keep you company with Sabbat X12 Bluetooth Earphones, which provides a punchy bass, dynamic stereo experience, and high-definition sound quality with its aptX technology. Lastly, whatever outdoor activity you’re into, don’t forget to stay safe and hydrated. Keep your water refreshingly cold for up to up to 24 hours with Hydro Flask 20 oz

For the city hustlers 

If you’re a city hustler who braves the metro to go to work, run errands, or operate your own business, you need gadgets that can keep you powered while on the go. Anker PowerCore Powerbank can charge up to two devices simultaneously at high speed. Traverse through the city with Lenovo D1 Lite, a navigation monitor which comes with a surround view, high-fidelity radio, and voice and sound control. Meanwhile, you can work in transit using the HUAWEI MatePad. This tablet has a RAM of 4GB, a battery of 7250mAh, and a maximum storage card capacity of microSD 512GB.

For the productive homebodies

It’s not easy to stay productive when you’re always just at home, but with the right gadgets, you can accomplish your to-do list each day. Create a clutter-free workspace with the wireless Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard, which has a range of 10 m. Google Nest Mini works perfectly for both work and play with its built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and Bluetooth 5.0. You can’t stay productive in a dirty space, so keep your home clean with Deerma Household Vacuum Cleaner. It has a HEPA filter for preventing the spread of dust and bacteria and a variety of suction brushes for all kinds of surfaces.

For more deals this 9.9 Super Shopping Day, visit https://shopee.ph/m/99

You can also enjoy discounts from brands such as Abbott, Havaianas, Maybelline, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive, Breyleemall.ph, Del Monte, Unilever Beauty, Adidas, P&G Beauty, Enfagrow, Huawei, Vivo, Pampers, realme, and Xiaomi. 

Stay safe at home by going cashless with ShopeePay, your all-in-one e-wallet which you can use to Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay at multiple merchants nationwide. Until September 8, top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card and online banking to enjoy exclusive ShopeePay promos such as up to 50% Bills Cashback when you pay for Meralco, Maynilad, and more; ₱5 mobile data for only ₱1; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more. 

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

 DT One, the number one B2B digital transfer network for mobile top-up and data solutions available in more than 160 countries, partners with the Philippines’ newest telco player, DITO Telecommunity Corporation, to offer a wide range of services to DITO customers – both in the Philippines and across the world.

Through this partnership, DT One will enable airtime and data* top-ups, extending digital services to millions of Filipinos both at home and abroad*. The DT One x DITO collaboration allows users in the Philippines to top-up airtime, using popular Philippine-based partners like Coins.ph, the top blockchain-based mobile wallet in the Philippines, and GrabPay, the online payment solution of Grab and the leading everyday superapp in Southeast Asia.

"We are very excited to partner with DITO, connecting their customers to valuable services and helping one of the largest diaspora communities stay connected. At DT One, we believe in joint growth, and our partners successes are our successes. With the recent launch of DITO Telecommunity in the Philippines, we continue to expand our coverage of the entire telco network in the Philippines" says DT One Executive Vice President (APAC) Krishnadeep Baruah.

DITO and DT One believe in the power of digital and leveraging next-generation technologies to support and complement digital lifestyles. The DT One partnership offers DITO a wider reach for load distribution, providing customers with broader access to DITO's products and services. Both partners focus on continual innovation, delivering valuable new experiences to customers.

";In line with our goal of bringing fast and reliable connectivity closer to more Filipinos, we are very pleased to partner with DT One in making our products and services accessible not just nationwide but also outside of the Philippines. Through this partnership, we are confident that both companies will have more opportunities to utilize the power of digital transformation in uplifting the lives of many,” says DITO Chief Administrative Officer Adel Tamano.

Through DITO and DT One, customers in the Philippines can now enjoy digital services at the speed of life, fulfilling their work, school, and social obligations easily and without delay.

“We’re always looking for ways to deliver better service to our customers. With DITO as our newest load partner, DITO subscribers can use Coins to top-up airtime online from anywhere using their mobile wallet - supporting our mission of promoting financial inclusion and making financial services more accessible,” says Nauman Mustafa, CEO at Coins.ph.

"In addition to the convenience of digital payments to top up their DITO airtime through Grab’s Load feature, our Filipino customers also earn rewards points for every DITO loading transaction. These points can be collected and exchanged for discounts and spendbacks through GrabRewards. GrabPay aims to provide everyday value to Filipinos through its wide range of cashless payment solutions which are simple, convenient, and rewarding,” says Erwin Yamsuan, Head of Grab Financial Services in the Philippines.

From October onwards, customers in the Philippines using Coins.ph or Grab to top up with airtime will receive 2% additional load for every top-up of DITO100 and DITO200 denominations.

Partners who are keen to explore and find out more about DT One - the world’s leading global network for mobile top-ups and data bundles, innovative mobile rewards, digital vouchers, bill payments, and phone-to-phone solutions, can find out more at www.dtone.com.

Interested parties can get in touch with DT One directly by emailing Kelvin Gian at kelvin.gian@dtone.com.

We all love a deal, especially during difficult times! And the good news is that SM Deals has amazing bargains, discounts, and offers you can avail of at just one click.

SM DEALS is your one-stop source for all shopping and dining discounts, promos and coupons that
you can enjoy only at SM.

And it’s pouring deals! There are exciting fashion and beauty discounts on major brands, as well as treats from your favorite restaurants. Techies will love HALO’s Buy One, Take One offer on laptop bags and sleeves, as well as Huawei’s special of up to 50% on spare parts when you get your gadget repaired. Riders will hit the road in style with P1,000 worth of accessories for every purchase of Moto’s shifter helmet.


Some deals are even unexpected, but nevertheless delightful. Use your China Bank credit card for a minimum single receipt installment of P25,000 and get a free shopping code of P1,000 which you can redeem at The SM Store, Power Mac, S & R, and the Bistro Group. Learning how to drive? You can get 5 hours of driving lessons for free when you enroll in select Smart Driving courses.

Even completing a product presentation of Cocolife gives you a chance to win up to P20,000, care packages and Share Treats rewards.

SM Deals offer a wide array of options when availing of the discounts. At the website (www.smdeals.com), customers may present the vouchers when they visit the participating store at their selected SM Mall. Selected stores also offer curbside pick-up, where they can directly order from viber and drive-thru the designated area in SM Supermalls to pick-up their orders.

SM Deals can also be availed through SM Malls Online. Simply download the SM Malls Online app at the App Store or Google Play store then create an account and register. Next, simply type in your delivery address location, select your preferred participating mall and you can now begin shopping exciting deals and enjoy more savings.

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SM Deals is one of the many exciting shopping promos at SM. Shop, save, and be thrilled — #ItsADealAtSM!

Aside from SM Deals, SM Malls also have a lot to offer. Follow SM Bulacan malls official Facebook pages to stay updated – at https://www.facebook.com/SMCityMarilao, https://www.facebook.com/smbaliwag, https:www.facebook.com/SMCitySanJoseDelMonte, and https://www.facebook.com/smcenterpulilan.

This one’s for all you Add-To-Cart Aficionados. We know you love online shopping and convenience, so what if we told you there’s a GCash life hack that lets you access all your favorite merchants, get exclusive deals, and shop all things lifestyle: from food & drinks, to retail & essentials, home improvements, tech, and gaming, right in the app itself.

Introducing GLife: a feature within your GCash app that makes it your all-in-one Super Life app! And because it’s already in GCash, you get to enjoy super seamless payments without having to switch apps!

Even more brands to love: Now with a wider range of brands curated for your lifestyle

Food &Drinks

We love a good cup of coffee for all kinds of days, so here’s something perfect for your dream coffee corner at home. Support our local coffee farms and enjoy the simple pleasures of organically- produced, small-batch roasted &brewed coffee from The Dream Coffee or bring in the cafe experience at home with coffee connoisseur equipment and skillfully roasted, artfully blended coffee beans from Café Calypso - both committed to good causes for the community, with Dream Coffee honoring the farmers of the T'boli Tribe and Café Calypso paying it forward through social initiatives at least once a year. But of course, we all have those extra busy WFH days, so if you don’t have time to make your own, you can rely on Bo’s Coffee to deliver your favorite morning or midday brew to help you get through the day.

More time at home also means more me-time moments. Treat yourself with a healthy and filling snack
from Banh Mi Kitchen or let yourself indulge in your comfort food favorites from Wildflour. Recreate
your favorite dine-out experiences at home for those intimate catch ups and small get-togethers with
your family and closest friends with feasts from Bistro Delivers. Spice things up by being your own
barman with booze from Boozy & Liquor PH!

Lifestyle / Retail

Cultivate good energy in your home with brands that support a conscious and holistic lifestyle. Shop
slow fashion, sustainable self-care, and small-batch finds for you or your loved ones with Frankie &
General Store. 

Add a warm, rustic touch to your space with Domesticity where you’ll find handcrafted pieces combining beauty and function made by a Gawad Kalinga Community in Negros Occidental. Organize and declutter with quality home products at affordable prices from OKStore. And find things that spark joy in Lounge Edit, your online hub for all things home and curated work, sleep, and playwear.

All this going out less is a great opportunity to take care of ourselves more. Give yourself a break and
be free to move in all ways with zero pressure activewear & life-intervention wear from Our Recess.
And after days and nights of styling in the past and being exposed to pollutants in the outdoors, you
can let your hair recover through some extra TLC with products from HairMNL.

Groceries & Essentials

Live easier with your everyday essentials covered and more with just a few taps. Have your grocery needs, kitchen staples, and other home essentials at affordable prices delivered to your doorstep with PureGo, and keep yourself and your family - including your fur babies - in tip-top shape with vitamins,
supplements, and all the honest to goodness stuff for you and your pets from Healthmart, Health Grocer, and PetMart.

With GLife, the “dine-in” possibilities are endless! Korean food cravings from watching KDramas? Get your favorite snacks or have your own samgyupsabahay with Sijang Mart, the #1 Korean Grocery in Metro Manila. You can also make your own at home dampa experience with quality seafood and other kitchen selections from Pacific Bay. And for more special occasions, enjoy cooking up something different with trusted quality ingredients from The Rare Food Shop.

Turn those design pegs into a reality and transform your home into your dream abode with smart home products from CNX while having your house care needs such as home repairs and improvements taken care of by Gawin.PH.

Home / Tech / Appliances

Whatever you want your home lifestyle to be, GLife has something for everyone.

If you want to take a break and disconnect, bond with your family or your closest friends with some fun games from Hobby Corner - your one-stop hobby shop for people of any age. Make the mood extra fun with some good tunes enjoyed through high quality audio from JBL’s speakers, headphones, and sound systems!

If you’re into mobile gaming, why not flex your skills in some competitive casual gaming with Goama Games? And when it comes to all your different at home multimedia needs, gadget goals, and dream
upgrades, you can trust merchants like ConcepStore, Game One PH, and Cherry to have what you
need while you keep your home connected for work, school, or play, with prepaid and postpaid plans
from Globe Online Shop.

More exclusive deals everyday

From buy one take one promos & special sales to exclusive discounts for all the merchants above and
more - shopping for essentials and browsing through your favorite shops is now more exciting
because you’ll always find the best deals that fit whatever lifestyle you choose.

Made even more convenient

With GLife, you get all the perks of shopping online without the hassle of having to switch apps especially when paying for your orders. No need to use extra apps to access on demand services, with easier ways to discover and pay with just a few taps.

All of these you can easily access right in your GCash app. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it via The App Store or Google Play and easily register your number! Unlock your super life today with GLife.

About GCash
GCash is the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines. Through the GCash app, customers can easily
buy load; pay bills at over 600 partner billers in the app; pay at more than 7,000 online partners; send
and receive money anywhere in the Philippines; pay using QR codes at over 130,000 partner merchants nationwide; save money while earning interest; and invest money at local and global funds -- all through the convenience of their smartphones.

GCash is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom, Inc. GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB)
in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs impacting more than 40 million Filipinos in the country today.

Monday, August 30, 2021

It's Saturday again and there's nothing better to do than chill, eat, and watch a movie. But I usually get bored of that routine so I end up playing a video game. After all, ever since I was young, it has been my habit to finish a game whenever there's a new one. Unfortunately all my consoles are all gone since they're all busted. In retrospect, the first game I played was Pong from an Atari owned by my cousin. Then my dad bought me my own Nintendo Family computer which became my most prized possession. 

Even before, video games has been one of the greatest inventions for me. Sega Genesis arrived, and after a while, the Playstation but nothing's more versatile than the personal computer. I've seen games evolve and PCs even made it cooler. Solving cases from "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego" used to be my favorite back then. Usually, the size of a computer game determines how complicated it was. They were stored in floppy disks and changed to micro-floppy for its more durable nature.

Owning a PC meant you could perform a deal of tasks: from word processing, watching videos, to playing your favorite game. Finally, I didn't have to pay for them because I can download for free. However, it took an eternity due to the ultraslow dial-up connection. I eventually grew tired of waiting for my downloads to finish. Thank God for Flash games! It enabled anyone to upload their games on the Net and you could play it for free and the best part.. it could be enjoyed on a browser.


What's not to love about browser-based games? There's no subscription needed, no need to fill your hard drive with big amount of data, they're easy to access, a wide variety to choose from, and no need to store bulky discs or worry about scratching them. Oh, and it also loads lightning fast. 

Recently, I spent a lot of time playing Frogtastic, Endless Siege, and Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. A word of caution, they are highly engaging that I played from Saturday night 'til the wee hours of the morning.

Frogtastic is a tile-matching puzzle video game similar to the classic game Zuma that is about a frog spitting out colored marbles. Match with at least two balls with the same color and destroy them. This one's a classic and is so easy to play. 

Under Siege

Let me tell you a bit about Endless Siege. In this tower defense game, you can lay towers on any square of the playing field except for the enemies' path. It has three different towers that you can level up and upgrade. It'll teach you a thing or two about patience. Everyday there's a new map which makes it a new challenge every single time you get back to the site. Also, the playing speed can be controlled and can even be paused. No wonder it's one of their most played games and yes, a rating of perfect 5. I stumbled upon them while I searched for games online and I landed on https://plays.org/

Ended up scoring 96,000 before the day ended

Nothing beats the excitement of beating the high scores in the arcade. I used to play shooter games with my bud decades ago. Playing as a team meant we could help each other out and reach more levels. Star Wars X-Wing Fighter recreates that feeling and lets you in the cockpit of the popular aircraft. It is a Star Wars horizontal flying shooter game. The Power charge is a feature you'll be using a lot. Press the space bar until the three energy bars fill out or release it even before it's maxed out. Blast your way through various foes much like Son Goku unleashing the Kamehameha to put a hole in Frieza's almost indestructible body. What an awesome way to de-stress!

X-Wing Fighter

It was perfect for getting me prepped up for writing. A lazy Saturday evening indeed and even though I finished playing in the morning, it was able to get my creative writing juices flowing.  They're just three of the exciting games from the site and I know I'll keep coming back for the same even if I find new ones.

How do you  spend your weekends? Are you a fan of browser-based games too? Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments section.


Friday, August 27, 2021


Fully vaccinated? Every person who completes their second dose brings us a step closer to safety against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to protecting yourself and your loved ones, you can receive an exclusive digital package from Shopee! 

Enjoy free shipping and discount vouchers once you register for Shopee’s #FullyVaxxed Package. Whether it’s personal care products or groceries, keep your eyes peeled for discounts up to 15% off from our partner brands such as SC Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Bo’s Coffee, Airqueen Philippines, Hygienix, and more.

To sign-up, visit the Shopee Bayanihan: #FullyVaxxed microsite by simply searching for “fully vaxxed” on your Shopee app or going to https://shopee.ph/m/fullyvaxxed-package; submit your vaccination card for proof of vaccine completion; and wait for 5-7 working days to be verified. Once you get verification from Shopee, here is a list of some deals you can look forward to:

Restock your daily self-care essentials.

Maintain good hygiene and cultivate healthy habits with these great deals! Stay clean with Hygienix Germ Kill Alcohol, a disinfectant that effectively kills germs and soothes the skin at the same time. Stay fresh with Colgate’s Sensitive Toothpaste, a must-have to fight bad breath and to prevent cavities. Stay protected with Airqueen’s Nanofiber Mask, designed for everyone and everyday wear. This product comes with elastic earloops to guarantee a secure fit.

Groceries to grab.

Grocery items come in handy now more than ever. When you need to eliminate odors and germs on multi-surfaces of your home, the SC Johnson FamilyGuard Disinfectant Aerosol gives you the power to do so. An immune system under attack calls for the Manuka Health Immune Response, which contains researched ingredients that reduce symptoms and boosts recovery. When you need a quick caffeine fix, delight in Bo's Coffee Iced Brew Latte. Not only is it made from the finest coffee beans, but it is also a classic favorite known to deliver happiness in a glass bottle.

Spruce up your style and space.

If you are ready to take ordinary items to the next level, these deals have been made especially for you. Available in six colors and two styles, the Flagship Mask Lanyard is the best accessory to keep your face mask secure and clean when not in use. Find satisfaction in doing household chores with the lightweight and absorbent KC EZ Cleaning Cloth to wipe stains and clean surfaces as efficiently as possible. Repair motors from the comfort of your home with a wide selection of quality tools from the SJW 46pcs Professional Tool Kit.

New Shopee users can also use the voucher code FULLYVAXXED to enjoy 100% off, ₱50 cap, minimum spend of ₱50 until September 26, 2021.

For more information about Shopee Bayanihan: #FullyVaxxed Package, visit https://shopee.ph/m/fullyvaxxed-package


We’ve nearly reached the end of the month, which only means one thingit’s almost time for payday this 30th! First, prioritize buying essentials, paying off bills, and setting some savings aside.

But it’s also important to indulge yourself a little from time to time. You’ve worked diligently, and this payday it’s time to go all out and enjoy some of your hard-earned money. Aside from Shopee’s payday sales every akinse, you can now maximize your money’s worth at the upsized Aug 30 Payday Sale. You can also use ShopeePay to make the most out of your paycheck with exclusive discounts, cashback, and ₱1 Deals.  

From gadget upgrades to new makeup and everything in between, check out these luxuries, big and small, that’ll definitely bring you joy this 30th:

Can’t start the day without a warm, energizing boost of caffeine? Upgrade your usual instant coffee with B Coffee Co. White Cup Bundle Pack. Each bundle pack includes 100% arabica in three roasting profiles: light-medium roast, medium roast, and dark roast. 

A few quick swipes of lip tint can make you feel better equipped to face another day of working from home. Apply a few coats of Colourette Colourtint in Bella, which comes in a flattering shade of salmon terracotta, to look fresh for your next video call or to just feel put-together. 

If you feel like upgrading to a new smartphone, grab the OPPO A74 5G now while it’s still on sale. Powered by Qualcomm 5G SoC, this phone also runs on 5000mAh Mega Battery, features 6+128 storage, and boasts of a 48MP AI Quad camera.

Make your transition to a healthier lifestyle easier with Deerma Portable Juicer. This wireless juicer evenly breaks ice in mere seconds, so you can quickly whip up yummy and nutritious smoothies during busy mornings. No excuses! 

Yes, it’s time to retire that ratty old school shirt you turned into a pambahay years ago. Elevate your loungewear with this matching INSPI Pullover and Jogger set. Both pieces are made of premium breathable cotton, so you can lounge around in comfort. 

You can further maximize your end-of-month paycheck by going cashless with ShopeePay, your all-in-one e-wallet which you can use to Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay at multiple merchants nationwide. At Shopee’s Aug 30 Payday Sale, enjoy these ShopeePay-exclusive deals: 

  • 30% cashback on more than 60 billers, including Meralco, Maynilad, credit cards, and more

  • ₱100 discount on internet and mobile postpaid billers such as PLDT, Converge, Globe, and Smart

  • Up to 50% off on load and data promos

  • Additional 100 coins cashback on ₱300 TNT and ₱350 Globe load 

  • ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Ultramega Supermarket, HB1 Pharmacy, and more

  • 30% off discount vouchers

  • All-day free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend

Excited to shop on August 30? On August 29, get a chance to win ₱30,000 when you top up your ShopeePay wallet with a minimum of ₱500. Top up conveniently through your debit card, online banking, or over-the-counter payment partners!

Discover more exciting discounts this payday at https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale-teaser

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


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