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Food News: New World Manila Bay Hotel Brings the World’s Best Beef

Tuesday, February 28, 2017



Saga- beef cattle are raised using expert breeding techniques in the rich natural environs of Saga Perfecture. The calm climate, beautiful water and clean air form ideal conditions for cattle rearing. Raised through the careful management of local farmers, the processed meat is distinguished by a beautiful, fine-grained marbling known as tsuya-sashi, or glossy marbling. 


For the month of May, New World Manila Bay Hotel brings this glorious centerpiece that will surely define every meat lovers’ dining experience. To start off, plan a lunch buffet on a Saturday at Market Café, where the Japanese buffet section offers an enticing array of appetizers, sushi, and a build-your-own teppanyaki featuring saga beef with stir fry vegetables. For privacy, sophistication, and a deeper appreciation of saga beef, book a Steak and Sake dinner at The Fireplace on 6 May, Saturday. A sit-down dining affair featuring Saga beef is also complemented with sake from boutique producers across Japan led by guest Chef Shimoyama.


Japan is known for its premium meats, but with saga beef’s superior breeding technique that starts with a 9- month old calf, raised in a stress-free farm and fed only with saga- rice straw blended with grain- based feed, you certainly cannot go wrong with its high quality. Since Saga Perfecture is a world famous beef sensation that’s truly hard to find, why not make your move and place a booking today? After all, this is for a limited time only and the most delicious destination that is guaranteed to take you closer to Japan’s most iconic beef.


For reservations, call +63 2526888 or email dining.manilabay@newworldhotels.com About New World Manila Bay Hotel New World Manila Bay Hotel is a deluxe hotel located at the center of Manila business district with easy access to business and shopping areas, including Mall of Asia, the largest shopping mall in Metro Manila.The hotel is nearby historical attractions such as Intramuros and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The hotel features 376 guestrooms and suites, Residence Club executive floors, six dining options, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a spa.  Meeting and event space includes a ballroom and four meeting rooms.  The hotel is part of a complex that includes a 150,000-square-foot casino.

My New Finds At Landers

Monday, February 6, 2017


Sooo sorry for this late post! My mom and I went to Landers last December (or early January I don't even know anymore) to update our stocks at home. I thought I'd share some of the stuff which I think are interesting that I haven't featured the last time around, or items which I just discovered recently. So here goes! 

Landers' Christmas Gift To Me

Sunday, February 5, 2017



Thank you so much Landers for the Christmas gift! 

To those who may not be aware, my blog post over Landers' opening weekend went viral and is the best performing post in this blog of all time. In fact, the virality it achieved is a first for my whole blogging career spanning 4 blogs and more than 4 years. 

They really couldn't have sent this over since they already got their mileage (through the viral post which I did myself), and yet they did. I'm so thankful for their effort in sending a really exciting treat that after receiving this my mom and I went on another shopping spree at their store hahaha.

I am so sorry this post came out so late because I was so busy over the holiday season getting over backlogs. I have plenty of backlogs on the other blog so I was working round the clock, even during the holidays, to get things done. 


Life News: Canon Updates Ink Efficient E-Series Line Up with Two New All-in-One Printers

Thursday, February 2, 2017



Manila, Philippines – Digital imaging giant, Canon, announced the newest additions to their line of Ink Efficient All-In-One printers—the PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470. These are the latest printers equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges to ensure affordable cost of operation.

“These new PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 and E410 bring to Filipinos the promise of cost-efficiency without compromising the quality of printed documents and convenience for its users,” said Benny Yu, Consumer Group Director of Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. “We are happy to share these with our customers as we delight in bringing them the perfect devices that address their printing needs and improve their over-all experience.”

Cost Efficiency

The PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470 can print up to 400 black and white documents, and up to 180 pages for colored documents. Unlike old generation printers, these printers are made more cost-efficient with its compatibility with low-cost color ink cartridges.

Wireless and Mobile Printing

Any home within a local wireless network can easily connect to the PIXMA E470 through its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Even without a wireless router, the PIXMA E470 is able to support direct wireless connection to mobile devices or laptop computers using its Access Point Mode.

The PIXMA E470 is also cloud-aware, offering true print-from-anywhere mobility when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Users can now connect to the printer via the Internet through supported applications such as Gmail or Google Drive, or from the Google Chrome web browser on PCs and laptops running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome operating systems.

Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY App

When paired with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, users of the PIXMA E470 can print and scan documents and photos using any mobile device running with an iOS or Android operating system with wireless connectivity.

From the app, users can monitor ink levels, adjust printer settings, and register their printers to new cloud services, while the remote copy function allows them to make a document copy even when they are not physically beside the printer.

Enhanced Operability and Productivity Features

The PIXMA E470 is designed for easy wireless setup and connection, switching easily between wireless infrastructure connection, and Access Point Mode connection.

Both the PIXMA E470 and E410 print at 8.0 images per minute (ipm) when printing black and white, and 4.0 ipm when printing in color. The printers also support intelligent power management in the Auto Power ON/OFF setting, allowing automated shut down during idle period and power up when a print job is received.  This setting can be configured easily using the printer driver, or using the PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.

*1 Requires internet connection.
Works edited by using this application cannot be displayed, edited, or printed without this application.


Product Dimensions (WxDxH)
426 x 306 x 145mm (approx.)
Document ISO Print Speed
Approx. 8.0 ipm (B&W) / 4.0 ipm (color)
Key Features     

• High Yield Ink Cartridges
• Auto Power ON/OFF
• Supports wireless and mobile printing (*For E470 only*)


Life News: Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary


Manila, Philippines, 18 January 2017 Canon Inc. will celebrate in March the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Company’s EOS System, which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories, beginning with interchangeable EF lenses.

Canon’s EOS System made its debut in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and EF lenses.1 An acronym of “Electro Optical System” while also carrying the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn, the EOS series saw first light in 1987 as the world’s first fully electronic mount system, representing a new generation of AF SLR cameras.

With all the digital camera key devices—the CMOS sensor, image processor and interchangeable lenses—utilized by the EOS System developed in-house, a strong product lineup began to take shape as the basic performance of each product steadily increased. Playing to this strength, Canon released the first entry-level DSLR in September 2003, the EOS 300D (EOS Kiss Digital or EOS Digital Rebel in other regions), ushering in a new digital era.

With the EOS 300D highly praised for its compact, lightweight design, user-friendliness and competitive price, Canon seized an overwhelming portion of the interchangeable-lens camera market that year, taking the No.1 share, which it has held for 13 consecutive years through 2015. What’s more, thanks to long-term support from customers, in November 2015, cumulative production of EOS-series cameras reached 80 million units, and in August 2016, the total number of EF lenses produced surpassed the 120 million-unit mark.

Since its debut in 1987, the EOS System has consistently aimed to expand the boundaries of photographic expression, and with Canon’s optical technology at its core, the Company continues to refine its imaging technology and strengthen and expand the EOS System. In 2008, the Company released the EOS 5D Mark II, the world’s first digital SLR camera equipped with a Full HD video function, facilitating the widespread adoption of digital SLR cameras as a tool for capturing video, and in 2012, that video technology was transformed for the B-to-B sphere in the form of the Cinema EOS System, introduced to the world in Hollywood, California. Now, the EOS System, including the Cinema EOS System, comprises 24 models2 with a selection of 97 EF lens models. With this rich product lineup, the EOS System meets the various needs of different users.

Canon will continue to refine its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technology, combining still-image, video and network capabilities to expand and create an even stronger EOS System that meets the needs of increasingly diverse users to promote the spread of photo and video culture. What’s more, thanks to advances in imaging technology, Canon is opening up new expressive avenues, where texture, three-dimensionality and a sense of realism can be recreated in both still images and videos, to support appealing imaging experiences.

1 The EF35-70mm f/3.5-4.5, EF35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 and EF50mm f/1.8 were released alongside the EOS 650.
2 Includes digital cinema cameras, compact-system cameras and film cameras.

Life News: CAPTURING YOUR PASSIONS WITH CANON EOS M


The world is at your feet and you want to share what you have, what you can do and how life is so exciting. Dont settle for snapshots and show off your world in all its glory -- with true to life colors all shared in real time with just a touch of a finger. So go ahead. Dream. Make your mark. #getMpowered.

This is the message behind #getMpowered, a campaign launched to champion how anyone can capture their life’s passion through photography with Canon, then share and express themselves to the world effortlessly. This is made possible with Canon’s line of EOS M mirrorless cameras. Everyone has something that empowers them. Whether it's a sport, a hobby, a passion or even another individual. By capturing these moments and sharing them with others, that feeling of empowerment is made even stronger. As a leader and pioneer in the imaging industry, Canon’s role is to help these users, whether they be a budding beginner or veteran professional, capture their passion through photography.

The EOS M series of cameras recently introduced its latest addition with the high-end EOS M5, which joined the EOS M3 and EOS M10, completing the lineup. Each of the cameras feature sleek, compact and lightweight bodies that are made possible only by its mirrorless nature. With its EOS heritage, both image quality and performance will impress both beginners, aspiring photographers, and the very best professionals in the field. All three cameras also feature WiFi and NFC, a necessity in a day and age where taking photos and sharing them online is expected to happen within minutes.

Within the EOS M line, the EOS M10 gives users a camera that is accessible, powerful but also fun. In addition to being the most affordable choice, the EOS M10 can be outfitted with several colorful jackets to complement your style. To showcase this element of the camera, Canon partnered with a wide range of young trendsetters that embodied the #getMpowered message. Janina Vela - the bubbly rising YouTube star, Jill Tan - food writer behind The Food Scout, Neil Dy - fashion model and athlete, and Patrick Martin - travel filmmaker and social entrepreneur. Each of them showcase an infectious passion for their craft, now amplified by the EOS M10.

The EOS M3 and M5 on the other hand cater to the most discerning photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals looking for more power in a portable package. The EOS M3 features a 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor and Hybrid CMOS AF III, ensuring high quality images even in demanding, fast-paced situations. The top of the line EOS M5 borrows features usually reserved for high-end DSLRs, such as the recently introduced Dual Pixel CMOS AF (also available on the EOS 5D Mark IV) and the cutting-edge DIGIC 7 image processor. The EOS M5 is also the only camera in the M lineup with a built-in EVF, a high-resolution one of approximately 2.36 million dots at that. With this kind of power and performance, the EOS M3 and M5 has some of the countrys best photographers as advocates. Canon Crusaders of Light Jijo De Guzman, Jun De Leon, Sara Black and Jay Tablante have all expressed their approval of these camerashigh praise coming from individuals that have capturing the best visuals and moments as their profession.

With the ability to take photos that truly encapsulate what makes certain moments special, combined with the ease of sharing it with the rest of the world, the EOS M series of cameras are poised to be the perfect companion for beginners, professionals or anyone that wants to #getMpowered today.

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