Weekly Update # 8

This week has been a bit of a slow week for us here on the blog. Perhaps it's because I have become even more choosy about what I wanna post and share to you guys. Then again, M said to me that I am evolving and I agree.

I've realized that I don't want to just be another blogger covering events left and right. I've had my share of it and I've come to realize that it really did not make me feel fulfilled. More often than not, it left me feeling tired, empty, and wondering "what the heck am I doing?"

Of course there were events that left me feeling fulfilled, happy, and truly grateful but more often than not, it was because it was for a good cause, I learned something, or they gave me something that would benefit my family.

24th day and I've only been to two events. Surprisingly, I don't feel FOMO anymore. Perhaps because I now know once more the direction that I want for my site as well as my YT channel.

For now, here are some updates from brand that I truly like.


ASUS Premium Care (APC) warranty extension package

Laptop computers have become a necessity due to its convenience for everyday users—be it for work or play. However, owning one takes a lot of investment, both financially and emotionally, and sudden and unexpected issues can not only disrupt work, but also bear undue stress because of the inconvenience of going through repairs and uncertain warranties.

With the constant aim of improving its user’s experiences, ASUS goes one step further to offer the excellent after-sales service to its end-users. Enter the ASUS Premium Care (APC) program, a warranty extension and service upgrade package available to end-users who have purchased their devices within the last 90 days.

For a cost of PHP 3,499.00, APC is a perfect tool for end-users to extend the longevity of their devices, allowing them to upgrade their existing device warranty from the standard two-year global warranty to a country’s first, industry-leading three-year GLOBAL warranty recognized in over 50 countries worldwide. Comparable three-year warranty packages from competing products only cover local warranty at a cost of up to PHP 6,300.00.

Select ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) users also have the option to extend their two-year global warranty to a three-year warranty, or change their warranty to a two-year local on-site warranty (exclusive to users from Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao only) 

RTX-powered Strix II Gaming Laptops

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the arrival of the refreshed ROG Strix Gaming laptops to be powered by next-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, featuring real-time ray-tracing technology for more realistic gaming experiences and supreme performance.

Following ROG’s announcement of its full line-up of RTX-powered gaming products during CES 2019 in Las Vegas, ASUS ROG Philippines has revealed the pricing and availability of the first wave of gaming laptops to hit the market. Starting January 29, end-users who want to experience the next level of gaming technologies can get their hands on the ROG Strix SCAR and Hero GL504 and the ROG Strix SCAR GL704 powered by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070.

“As the world’s number one gaming brand, we are proud to also be the first to enable end-users to experience the latest in gaming with the arrival of RTX-powered ROG laptops locally,” said George Su, ASUS Country Manager for Systems Business Group. “We believe that ROG is the ideal platform for the newest RTX GPUs, matching its innovative high performance with ROG’s class leading features and technologies that truly make our gamers’ experiences overwhelming.”  


Since its arrival, the ZenFone Max Pro (M2) has been widely considered as the most stylish Battery King yet. Not only because of its slimmer and lightweight design, but also due to the uniquely done Wave finish, allowing it to look elegant at every angle. While all of the design features are already undoubtedly enjoyed within the Midnight Blue color, ASUS Philippines now also announces the
arrival of the Cosmic Titanium ZenFone Max Pro (M2).  

2019 definitely offers more, as ASUS introduces a Battery King with non-stop style through its elegant silver color choice side-by-side its premium black version. Of course, still with what fans loved about the newest ZenFone Max Pro (M2): a large 5,000 mAh battery capacity for non-stop usage, a powerful Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 660 processor for non-stop performance, amazing dual AI cameras for non-stop photopgraphy, as well as a vivid 19:9 FHD+ display for non-stop entertainment.  

The ZenFone Max Pro (M2) Cosmic Titanium is available in the 6GB RAM/64GB ROM variant in ASUS accredited stores and ZenFone Kiosks for PHP 14,995.00 


When we're on a budget but still want to celebrate at home, Mang Inasal is one of our go to places. For Php100, you already get a complete meal and their chicken is tasty too. Sabi nga nila,  a truly Filipino feast is never complete without inihaw (barbecue or grilled dish), as it is as iconic as the Pinoy fiesta itself. This well-loved dish has found its way in Mang Inasal’s menu 15 years ago, and the rest is history.

Mang Inasal’s 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal stands out amid the different brands of grilled chicken with its large serving of its uniquely flavored char-grilled chicken served in a homey fastfood setting.  

This is affirmed by the latest Kantar Worldpanel Eat-Out Panel Study which shows that Mang Inasal emerged as the No.1 Grilled Chicken brand, capturing a lion-share based on moving annual total value as of May 2018.

This is no surprise as Mang Inasal is well entrenched in the market. With the first Mang Inasal store put up in Iloilo City, the great-tasting Chicken Inasal has made waves around the country and spawned over 500 outlets nationwide within the span of 15 years.

This is made possible by Mang Inasal’s winning recipe of high quality fresh chicken, special marinade recipe, and food preparation and grilling that follow strict quality standards.

Bonifacio High Street 

One Bonifacio High Street recently opened its doors to give a sneak peek into the newest lifestyle destination in BGC. While many brands promise to set up shop in the new mall, two celebrated international food establishments have already opened their first branch in the country, with another one set to open this summer to offer Filipinos fresh and exciting new flavors. These are Chino MNL, and Elephant Grounds. New York’s Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, meanwhile, has just expanded in BGC for its latest branch.

Hugely popular in the HK food scene, Chino MNL brings its signature dishes to offer something fresh to the discerning Filipino palate. Using ingredients from Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines, the food menu brings together distinct flavors from each culture with signature items like the Crispy Market Fish Tacos with Salsa Fresca and Manila-inspired dishes like the Goat Barbacoa Tacos with Cucumber Mint Salsa and Tuna Poke Tostada with Arbol Miso. Its beverage menu features a curated collection of tequila and mezcal.    

Elephant Grounds is a fresh third wave coffee and lifestyle brand by entrepreneurs Kevin Poon and Gerald Li in pursuit of producing the best cup of coffee in Hong Kong. It is known for serving delicious specialty coffee crafted from carefully selected coffee beans blended and roasted specifically for the brand.  

Aside from really good cup of joe, Elephant Grounds is also famous for delectable Asian-inspired comfort food, as well as their homemade artisanal ice cream sandwiches ─ think Maldon salted caramel ice cream between gooey dark chocolate cookies then topped with caramel popcorn. Combined with the modern interiors and bespoke design of the shop, no wonder it’s a hit among millennials. Drink coffee and chill out with friends to find out more when Elephant Grounds opens soon. 

Grand Hyatt

Luxurious hotel stays need not be only for special occasions, holidays or trips for business and pleasure. With the second tower of Grand Hyatt Manila Residences opening its doors, a distinguished few now have the chance to own a hotel-like home and enjoy every day the renowned hospitality, services, and amenities attributed to the Grand Hyatt brand.

Grand Hyatt Manila Residences South Tower completes a two-tower residential development that solely carries the Grand Hyatt brand in Southeast Asia. Calling Grand Hyatt home means having the luxury of hotel-like perks such as concierge and housekeeping services and a beautiful, inspiring environment that provides more than comfort, ease, exclusivity and security. It also means having a private access to Grand Hyatt Manila hotel, where more luxurious experiences and dining pleasures await.

A Grand Hyatt home comes with a highly coveted Globalist membership to the World of Hyatt loyalty program, which allows members to earn points for availing hotel services and redeem rewards such as dining and spa experiences and room upgrades.

At Grand Hyatt Manila Residences South Tower, residents get to savor a lifestyle of grandeur and privileges lived out in creatively and efficiently designed living spaces.  The residential structure is the epitome of luxury, standing tall at 50 stories with an elegant wrap around glass design and 188 spacious units with above average floor-to-ceiling heights and a private balcony that gives breath-taking views of the Metro.     

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