Friday, April 12, 2024


CrwnPhotographed by Renzo Navarro

Featuring a total of 11 collaborators, crwn’s first full-length album delivers a selection of sounds that span genres and movements across the globe

 

After 11 long years as an artist forging creative partnerships, acclaimed producer King Puentespina, known as Crwn (stylized as crwn), will be launching his long-awaited debut album, Séance, on May 11, 2024, with an intimate event that not only marks the culmination of his years of musical exploration, but also serves as the first opportunity for fans to experience the album’s dynamism live with all its collaborators.

The dance music-centric album boasts an impressive roster of 11 familiar and new collaborators, showcasing the deep bonds crwn has cultivated throughout his career.

I was conceptualizing Séance and working on a lot of songs for around 5 years after releasing Orchid in 2018,” the prolific electronic musician shares. “It was a lot of thinking, absorbing art, researching and drafting concepts and tracks into existence. The backbone and foundation of the project took time, but the actual making of the music went smoother and a lot quicker than I expected. It was like finding the ingredients took forever, but summoning the art into the world was easy.”

Puentespina adds, “The creative process with my collaborators was smooth and natural. I’d like to say we were all building worlds and stories at a comfortable pace. Everyone got to share what they wanted to share quickly and without any hiccups.”


Photographed by Renzo Navarro

This debut album has been years in the making, and while honing his craft, he has also played in prestigious international festivals like Wonderfruit (Thailand), Malasimbo, and Wanderland, headlined the renowned KARPOS LIVE Concert Series, and captivated audiences in big cities such as Tokyo, Singapore, and New York.

Fans can get their first taste of the album’s energy with the release of the lead single on April 26th. The single, a collaboration with the first of eleven talented artists, promises a dynamic sound that sets the tone for the album.

Details regarding the event’s location and additional featured artists will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Fans eager to join the celebration can secure their tickets for The Gathering on May 11, 2024 through the following link: bit.ly/seancebycrwn.


SMGC SUMMER20SALE

 

Three things to love about today: it’s a new month, summer is here, and prices have no choice but to go way, way DOWN with SM City Grand Central’s 3-Day Sale! 

Summer will sizzle even more as SM City Grand Central drops prices on its first 3-day mall-wide sale, happening on April 19, 20, and 21. Great discounts of up to 70% off will be applied to countless items mall-wide. Shoppers can get a chance to enjoy exclusive markdowns, awesome freebies, and special promos on various home accessories, beauty services, gadgets, lifestyle products, and more from SM Supermarket, Ace Hardware, Miniso, Our Home, Watsons, and SM Appliance Center, and at over 200 stores at the mall.

For added excitement, lucky shoppers may also win in the 3 DAY SALE raffle promo. By simply presenting a minimum purchase receipt of P1,000.00 gives shoppers a chance to win a Brand-New Suzuki Dzire GL MT. Shoppers can also increase their chances of winning by doubling their entries when they shop on Saturday and Sunday.

Excite your retail senses and get your shopping bags ready as we gear up for the next few months of 2024! Snag the best deals at SM City Grand Central’s 3-Day Sale! For mall events and updates, follow SM City Grand Central on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smgrandcentral.


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The OPPO AI Eraser feature is now available for all OPPO Reno11 Pro, OPPO Reno11, and OPPO Reno11 F devices

  • AI Eraser empowers all OPPO Reno11 Series users with advanced generative AI photo editing tools and flagship experiences

 

BSS, the subunit of the renowned South Korean boy band SEVENTEEN as well as the newest OPPO Reno Experts, have sprung into action to showcase the capabilities of OPPO’s newly rolled out AI Eraser.

The free-to-use tool was recently rolled out to its OPPO Reno11 Series, which includes the OPPO Reno11 Pro, OPPO Reno11, and OPPO Reno11 F. It allows OPPO Reno11 Series users to easily remove objects from photos by circling them.

As a dynamic and youthful boy group who revel in self-expression, BSS (SEVENTEEN) members SEUNGKWAN, DK and HOSHI continuously create content and capture candid moments on the go. There are times, however, when a precious moment captured contains an unwanted object or background that would otherwise have resulted in the perfect shot, such as the group picture (above) with an unwanted light stand in the background.

With AI Eraser, this can easily be fixed in a flash. All they did was simply circle the unwanted light stand, and the OPPO Reno11 Series’ generative AI intelligently removed it, generating natural-looking content to fill the space. The result is the perfect composition that exactly matched their vision.

AI Eraser for the OPPO Reno11 Series is capable of accurately recognising objects from over 120 categories, including people, pets, trees, buildings, and flowers. It uses advanced generative AI to allow for class-leading, seamless edits to remove objects in the best way possible, creating natural-looking photos as a result.


OPPO Reno11 Series users can remove an unwanted object in an almost-perfect picture instantly.

AI Eraser is easy and convenient to use. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

STEP 1: Find a picture that is almost perfect

STEP 2: Tap Edit, followed by AI Eraser

STEP 3: Use Smart Lasso to draw around object, or use Paint Over to draw over an object

STEP 4: Watch the object disappear before your eyes as AI Eraser uses generative AI to intelligently fill in the blanks, so you can enjoy your perfect picture

More AI Eraser features

Smart Lasso and Paint Over are two available features under AI Eraser. Smart Lasso allows users to easily encircle unwanted subjects, making it a highly recommended feature for users who struggle with precision drawing or circling.

Paint Over serves as a valuable complement to Smart Lasso, particularly when an object in the image contains an area that users would prefer not to remove. Both features come with a slider option to adjust the stroke size for even more precise object removal.

While many external smartphones within the OPPO Reno11 Series’ price range offer object removal tools, they tend to produce results that appear noticeably edited, creating unnatural-looking elements.

Reno11 Series is the first smartphone line at its price to feature such advanced generative AI image editing, and demonstrates OPPO’s commitment to enrich everyday experiences through technology for everyone,” said Leon Wang, Director of Reno Series Product Planning Development.

Reno11 Series users in Phiippines can experience AI Eraser via an OTA update.

For more information about the OPPO Reno11 Series and AI Eraser, please visit OPPO visit https://www.oppo.com/ph/ or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on FacebookYouTube, and TikTok.

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Tanduay



As it marks its 170th year, Tanduay aims to expand its low-alcohol portfolio locally with the launch of the Tanduay Flavored Mixes.


There is room for growth in the low-alcohol and ready-to-drink (RTD) segments in the country. Some consumers want something smooth and light, and there are also those who want to moderate their alcohol intake. With the Tanduay Flavored Mixes, we are offering them these new RTDs that are made with the same quality as our other popular rums ,” said Janno Gironella, Tanduay Research & Development Head.



Tanduay Flavored Mixes have 15% alcohol by volume or ABV (the measurement that determines the percentage of alcohol in a drink). They come in two cocktail options — Daiquiri and Dark & Stormy, and are available in 700 ml bottles.



Leading the Way in Product Innovation


While there are other RTD products available in the market right now, Tanduay is the only brand that offers these options. Our new products contain the same quality and experience that our brand has been known for in decades,” said Leonard Gem Boy, Tanduay Brand Manager.





The Tanduay Flavored Mixes Daiquiri is a refreshing mix of rum and the flavors of lemonade, sweet cherries, and candied almonds. It is clear and colorless in appearance and has flavors of fresh and juicy lemonade with notes of sweet cherry and almond cake. 



According to Gironella, Tanduay used natural citrus flavors as its blending materials.



For Tanduay Flavored Mixes Dark & Stormy, Tanduay used all-natural flavors. It is a classy cocktail mix of rum and flavors of citrus fruits with hints of fresh cucumber and ginger spice. Also clear and colorless in appearance, its taste is a sweet blend of rum and sour lemon, with notes of fresh cucumber and a hint of ginger spice.





The Tanduay Flavored Mixes are now available in select bars, groceries, and supermarkets and through our e-commerce platform, www.shots.ph. Plans are already underway to make it available

to more stores nationwide,” Boy said.


Founded in 1854, Tanduay is one of the Philippines’ most awarded spirits. It has been named the World’s Number 1 Rum in terms of sales by Drinks International Magazine for six consecutive years. It has also received the Brand of the Year Award for eight consecutive years from the London-based World Branding Awards.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

 

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Music, entertainment, and tech come together to give the TechLife Fam #ASummerToRemember

  

Manila, Philippines: TechLife successfully kicked off its summer campaign called #ASummerToRemember during the two-day Aurora Music Festival at Clark Global City, Pampanga last April 6-7. In partnership with smartphone brand, realme, TechLife brought together the TechLife x realme Summer Hideout experience filled with music, entertainment, and various perks.

One of the event’s highlights was the special guest appearances of TechLife personalities at the TechLife x realme Summer Hideout booth. Popular social media influencers, Mika Salamanca and Jenny Yeo visited the booth on Day 1 and Day 2, respectively. The two sparked the crowd’s energy by playing a round of TechLife Basket Pong and taking selfies with the audience.

Before the festivities officially concluded on Day 2, TechLife brand ambassadors “Tito” Mikee Reyes and “Sizzy” CK de Leon graced the Summer Hideout booth for an interactive meet-and-greet with the TechLife Fam. The couple’s engaging personalities and dynamic presence lit up the Summer Hideout stage and attracted many fans and TechLife supporters.

During the segment, the brand ambassadors took on the challenge of playing the TechLife Product Association Game and turned up the heat during the Q&A. Everyone at the booth seized the opportunity to take a photo op with the couple and created memorable moments at the booth.

TechLife made the weekend truly unforgettable by giving away Gold and SVIP tickets for Day 1 and Day 2 of the Aurora Music Festival to some lucky members of the TechLife Fam. The winners soaked in the fantastic atmosphere of the music festival and enjoyed top-notch performances by iconic OPM artists, namely Juan Karlos, Adie, Moira dela Torre, December Avenue, Cup of Joe, Rico Blanco, Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Itchyworms, Orange and Lemons, and Andrew E.

The TechLife x realme Summer Hideout booth was a haven for tech enthusiasts, offering exclusive discounts for select TechLife and realme devices such as the TechLife Power Bank Series, TechLife Buds Classic 2, realme 10, realme C Series, realme 11, and the latest realme 12+ 5G.

Following the hype of the Aurora Music Festival, the Fam can further enjoy #ASummerToRemember with TechLife because more exclusive perks are coming up during the summer-long campaign. Watch out for more promos and exciting deals on the hottest TechLife devices this Sulit Sweldo Sale on Lazada from April 13-17, and the TikTok Sweldo Summer Sale from April 15-17.

To stay updated on the latest deals and announcements this summer, visit TechLife’s official Facebook page.

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Tanduay commemorates 170 years of mastery at rum-making with the launch of the Tanduay Heritage, a blend of rums matured through inter-island tropical aging.

Tanduay Heritage pays homage to our Spanish roots in rum-making, back to our founding in 1854 during the Spanish period in our history. It also represents the brand’s strive for excellence throughout the years as it is blended from Tanduay’s finest reserves from different parts of the country,” said Roy Sumang, Tanduay International Business Development Manager.

Crafted From the Philippines’ Finest

While Tanduay Heritage is a Spanish-style rum, it is 100% crafted by Filipinos and was made in the country’s different islands. It is made from the reserved rums of Tanduay’s aging warehouses in Quiapo, Cabuyao, and Negros, and were column-distilled in Batangas and Negros.


The molasses used in making Tanduay Heritage also came from Negros, and the reserved rums that went into it were aged up to 19 years in oak barrels that were once used for bourbon.

For its packaging, Tanduay Heritage comes in an accordion-type gift box in black with streaks of gold, symbolizing a treasure that is being unveiled. Its bottle is also black and has a natural cork.

A Taste of Tanduay Heritage

Tanduay Heritage has a dark amber color, with elegant and sweet aromas of dried tropical fruits, vanilla, oak, and caramel. It has a medium, smooth, and fruity body and tastes of toffee, creme caramel, pepper, oak, and honey. It has a warming medium-long finish manifesting nuances of molasses cookie and raisin. It is bottled at 40% ABV.

Only 10,000 bottles of the Tanduay Heritage were made in a one-time production. It is available only until supplies last.


This is one of the most expensive rums that we are introducing. In the U.S., it will retail at around $80 and here in the Philippines, it will be around PhP4,000,” Sumang said.

Tanduay Heritage is now available for purchase at select local and international stores. It will be available at shots.ph by April. For inquiries, please call Roy Kristoffer Sumang or Rianna Juarez at 8790-0500.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024


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The crowd gets excited as they witness the Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024, attended by at least 81 enthusiasts from different parts of Luzon

 

 

SM Center Pulilan, The Kwik Hobby Shop, and Tamiya Tiangge Online collaborate to bring one blazing event this summer—the Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024, recently held at the Mall Atrium.

At least 81 enthusiasts hailing from different parts of Luzon participated in the exciting event, including Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Baguio, Laguna, Marikina, Las Piñas, Pasay, and Quezon City. The event was highlighted by an exciting mini 4WD race and car show.

 

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Collector cars amazed the crows at the recent Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024 held at SM Center Pulilan

 

Among the participants who emerged victorious were Joren Pascual from Las Piñas as the champion, Jervin Santos from Bustos, Bulacan, as the second placer, and Wilson Balagtas from Calumpit, Bulacan, the 3rd placer and the Farthest Non-AR Winner.

Meanwhile, Adrian Santos from Pampanga was declared the champion of the car show competition with a 98% total score.


Enthusiasts from different parts of Luzon gather for the Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024, recently held at the SM Center Pulilan Mall Atrium



The Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024 is one of the many exciting activities lined up for summer at SM Center Pulilan. Watch out as the mall unveils full-speed activations to cater to fun and entertainment in the province. For updates, check out SM Center Pulilan’s official Facebook page.

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