Dive into an amazing early summer adventure with TechnoMarine

 

Summer is the best time to frolic at the beach, spend some leisure time under the sun, explore the wonders of the sea or travel to new and amazing destinations. Keep track of your wild summer exploits with a watch from the TechnoMarine’s Cruise Night Vision collection.

The perfect watch for deep and dynamic adventures, the Cruise Night Vision is skillfully crafted for any activity in both land and sea. It has a super luminous feature on its indices and hands to allow the wearer to tell the time even underwater.

Water resistant for up to 200meters, it is suitable for various underwater escapades including recreational scuba diving.

The Cruise Night Vision is stylish and easy to wear. Defined by bold and vibrant colors, thetimepiece has silicone straps, metal dial and a secure buckle clasp. It comes ina sleek 46mm stainless steelcase with silicone cover.

Surely, with TechnoMarine, you can enjoy an early summer filled with wild, fun, and exciting adventures.

For more information, visit https://www.technomarine.com/ or visit TechnoMarine stores in Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, TriNoma, SM North Edsa.

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Celebrating World Sleep Month with an ultimate slumber party

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In celebration of World Sleep Month, society personalities and philanthropists Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tinga partnered with Uratex, maker of Premium mattresses, for a fun and exciting slumber party at the Prieto-Valdes residence in North Forbes Park, Makati City.

The slumber party was attended by the hostesses’ closest friends, successful people in search of exceptional comfort in mattresses for superior sleep.

Uratex CEO and president and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awardee for the Philippines Natividad “Naty” Cheng and daughters Pinky Rosagas, Uratex finance director, and Peachy Medina, managing director, graced the event. Also present were Uratex executive vice president Eddie Gallor, corporate sales director Dindo Medina and marketing director Cherry Tan.

Guests included Agile Zamora, Ana de Ocampo, Ann Ong, Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Dette Aquino-Tan, Fe Rodriguez, Ian Galliguez, May Rojas, Michelle Tiangco, Rajo Laurel, Sheryl Songsong, Tessa Alindogan and Tina Cuevas.

Joining the fun were well-known media personalities Pepper Teehankee, Ces Drilon, Mia Borromeo, Yvette Fernandez and Ailene Co.

 

Guests were able to try for themselves Uratex’s luxurious line of mattresses like Premium Touch, Senso Memory and Orthocare that are made of premium materials using the latest sleep-science technology that makes Uratex Premium Mattresses exceptional. Also on display were pillows that matched the mattresses.

 

Filled with fun and exciting activities, the slumber party aimed to stress the importance of sleep for a person’s health and well-being.

 

For more information, visit https://www.uratex.com.ph/.

Plotaverse Mobile App Review

Have you heard about still motion pictures?

Yes! You heard it right. It’s a still photo with some parts having a motion in it.

There are certain professional photography apps which can do it but now they’re introducing a simple way to how to do it with just a few clicks away.

I am an android phone user and since I heard the news about this new app I gave it a try.

It’s called ‘Plotaverse’. It is available on googlr play store and on apple store as well. And it’s for free as of the moment.

There are still few bugs when I first download it such as it took forever to load your video.

First, I selected a photo which I think, cool to have motions in it such as a photo with running water. Then, I load it to its work area which I’ve mention earlier took too long to load. Afterwards, you select directions on where you want the motion in your photo be. It’s in the animate tab. Then you might wanna mask the area/s you dont want the motion to be in.

There is a play button so you can see if you masked it correctly, it’s kinda hard to do that actually and the play button is lagging most of the times. When you’re finished you will just export it and voila you have a still motion photo which you can upload in social media sites such as instagram. But they are also developing this platform in a social media manner as you can also post your work here in this plotaverse app.

Your creativity and eye for beauty will surely shine in this mobile app. And I guess this will be the future of photos. Maybe!

Here’s how I did on my first try:

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 Finalists and Early Favorites

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The final call back for the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 happened last Feb. 25, 2018 at the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas Manila. Hundreds of fit and sexy males and females who were shortlisted for the call back came but only 40 will be selected. The judges on that day includes volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez, Superbod Sara Polvirini and funny guy Nico Bolsico. There are 2 categories, the Category A which is the ‘Superbods’, composes of men and women ages from 18-37 years old. And the newest addition, the category B which is the “Ageless” ranging from 38-50 years old. Yes! you read it right, 50! Because fit and sexy knows no age.

Here are the list of qualified finalists for the ‘Superbods’ category:

MALE

  1. Arnold Van Opstal – 26yo – 6’1″
  2. Angelo Cacciatore – 29yo -5’8″
  3. Jule Aquino – 25yo -5’9.6″
  4. Sandro Roman – 25 yo – 5’7.2″
  5. Elcid Camacho – 26yo -5’10”
  6. Anthony Wahl -30yo – 6′
  7. Farzam Nasirian – 28yo – 5’11”
  8. Denver Hernandez – 23yo – 5’9″
  9. Tommy Tiangco – 21yo – 6′
  10. Tony De Oteyza – 20yo – 6′

FEMALE

  1. Maureen Montagne – 24yo – 5’6
  2. Bella Ysmael – 21yo – 5’6
  3. Faith Garcia – 24yo – 5’5.6″
  4. Queenie Rehman – 29yo – 5’7″
  5. Amanda Villanueva – 25yo – 5’4
  6. Weizel Gulfan – 29yo – 5’4
  7. Mariah Nilo – 21yo -5’6
  8. Christine Balaguer – 28yo -5’6
  9. Kim Ross Williams – 27yo – 5’10
  10. Joanna Toledo – 24yo – 5’4.4″

Here are the list for the Ageless category:

MALE

  1. Marc Dungo – 48yo – 5’9
  2. Albert Adrales – 38yo – 5’11
  3. Jerome Salvado – 39yo – 6’2″
  4. Manny Apilado -48yo – 5’6
  5. Jude Yap – 50yo – 5’7.5”
  6. Grech Go – 39yo – 5’11
  7. Rob Geronimo – 38yo – 5’11
  8. Ari Simangan – 39yo – 5’8
  9. Manu Reyes – 38yo – 5’7
  10. Johann Ludovica – 42yo – 5’6.5

FEMALE

  1. Angel Jones -39yo -5’3
  2. Glenda Bayona – 41yo – 5’6
  3. Lois Hunter – 38yo – 5’4
  4. Margaret Chua Lao – 42yo – 5’5
  5. Anna Cope -49yo – 5’4
  6. Mica Fuentes – 39yo – 5’5
  7. Maricel Cruz – 49yo – 5’4
  8. Elisse Camarillo 42yo – 5’3
  9. Romela Nacar – 43yo – 5’8
  10. Michelle Garcia – 50yo – 5’2

Of course, in any competition there are front runners and early favorites. So I uploaded their photos in my page: www.facebook.com/aldregallenphotography to find out who among them wows the crowd.

So here are some early favorites:

Denver Hernandez. Fil-Italian from Malvar Batangas, he is no stranger to competition as he is Mr. Republika ng Pilipinas 2016.

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Angel Jones. She must be a familiar face to you guys, coz she is Tony Labrusca’s mom.

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Joanna Toledo. A model and joined several pageants such as the Miss Earth.

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Christine Balaguer. Being a deaf-mute doesn’t stop her, she is truly a fit-spiration.

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Alexandra Faith Garcia. She joined Bb. Pilipinas last 2016, now she is trying her luck to be this year’s Superbod!

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Angelo Cacciatore. He’s a familiar face because you can see him on a lot of commercials.

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Dr. Albert Adrales. A dermatologist by profession and a true blood Superbods Ageless.

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Bella Ysmael. Don’t know much about her but I know the fact that she is currently studying at De La Salle University.

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Tommy Tiangco. He is Mr. Fitspiration Philippines Youth.

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Queenie Rehman. You might know her as she is Miss World Philippines 2012.

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Kim Ross Delos Santos. she is a model and almost joined Bb. Pilipinas 2016 but got controversial after she’s been disqualified but now she’s on her way to becoming Century Tuna’s Superbod.

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Antonio Marc Dungo. he is a fitness professional and maybe better known as the guy in the Likas Papaya ad way back.

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Arnold Van Opstal. a Filipino-German professional basketball player for the GlobalPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association.

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Mica Fuentes. A make-up diva which is why there is no denying that she got a very beautiful face.

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Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 finals night will be held at Cove Manila on April 12, 2018. See you there!

KTM Dukehana comes to Manila

Are you Duke enough? KTM Philippines invites local KTM Duke owners to take the challenge and display their motorcycle riding skills at the KTM Dukehana at the Circuit Makati Parking Grounds on February 25, 2018! To be held in the country for the very first time, the event promises to be a most exciting motorcycle racing experience as participating riders navigate a street course that’s equal parts challenging and exhilarating!

The Dukehana is a motorcycle time trial sport in which riders compete to manoeuvre in the shortest time through a paved course restricted by traffic cones and other skill-testing obstacles. Participants riding skills will be put to the test with challenges like reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes and figure 8s.

With this, the Philippines now officially joins the ranks of other Asian countries—Bangkok, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, among others—who have staged their own races, thus giving Filipino riders an entry to this prestigious international circuit.

Since KTM joined MotoGP, many riders have begun to take notice of the racing pedigree of KTM motorcycles, and through the Dukehana, they will be able to fully exploit their unique performance characteristics using KTM Duke 200 and 390 motorcycles—performance machines that are built on the core values of purity, performance, adventure, and extreme.

Together with the Manila leg are two more legs—one in Davao on April 28 and in Cebu on June 2. The overall winner with the fastest time on all legs will be the Philippine representative to the Dukehana Asia Final happening on the latter part of 2018.

KTM is also offering free diagnostic check-up for guests bringing their KTM motorcycles on the day itself.

To join, visit your nearest KTM dealer. Registration starts at 9:00 am daily until February 19, 2018. For further announcements, visit the KTM PHILIPPINES official Facebook page.

The Dukehana is made possible with the support of Summit Ridge Tagaytay

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KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing, Inc. (KAMMI), the proud local manufacturer of KTM motorcycles in the country, is a joint-venture partnership between Adventure Cycle Philippines and KTM AG of Austria.

8 Reasons You Are Single This Valentine

Well, some people are single because they choose to be. They are simply not interested on being in a serious relationship at this time in their life. While, others are single due to their life circumstances. They may have just gotten out of a meaningful relationship or have been dating and just haven’t found someone with whom they’re compatible enough. But “why are you still single?”, here are some unconventional answers that lie within.

1) Defense
Most people have been hurt in interpersonal relationships. With time and painful experiences, we all risk building up varying degrees of bitterness and becoming defended. This process begins long before we start dating, in our childhoods, when hurtful interactions and dynamics lead us to put up walls or perceive the world through a filter that can negatively impact us as adults. These adaptations can cause us to become increasingly self-protective and closed off. In our adult relationships, we may resist being too vulnerable or write people off too easily.
If, for example, you were raised by parents or caretakers who were negligent or cold, you may grow up feeling distrusting of affection. You may feel suspicious of people who show “too much” interest in you and instead, you seek out relationships that recreate dynamics from your past. You may then choose a partner who is aloof or distant. It isn’t always easy to see when we have our defenses up. As a result, we tend to blame our singleness on external forces and fail to recognize that we aren’t as open as we think.

2) Unhealthy Attractions
When we act on our defenses, we tend to choose less-than ideal relationship partner. We may establish an unsatisfying relationship by selecting a person who isn’t emotionally available. Because this process is largely unconscious, we often blame our partner for the relationship’s failed outcome. We tend to feel devastated or hurt by the repeated rejections without recognizing that we are actually seeking out this pattern.

3) Fear of Intimacy
Most of us profess that we want to find a loving partner, but the experience of real love disrupts fantasies of love that have served as a survival mechanism since early childhood… Pushing away and punishing the beloved acts to preserve one’s negative self-image and reduces anxiety.
Our fears surrounding intimacy may manifest as concerns over someone “liking us too much,” an understandably irrational reason not to date a person. Or we may punish the other person by being critical, even engaging in nasty behavior, essentially making sure we don’t get the loving responses we say we want. The reality is that most people can only tolerate a certain amount of closeness. We are defended about letting someone else in. In effect, on a deeper level, we don’t necessarily want the love we say we want.
4.) You are picky.
Our own defenses often leave us feeling pickier and more judgmental. This is particularly true after we’ve had bad experiences, where we were deceived or rejected by a person for whom we had strong feelings. Many women start to have thoughts like, “There are no decent men out there” or “All the good ones are taken.” Men may have thoughts like, “You can’t trust a women” or “Women are all out to take advantage of you.” We may have unrealistic expectations for a partner or pinpoint weaknesses from the moment we meet someone. When viewing the world from critical or distrusting eyes, we tend to write off a range of potential partners before even giving them a chance. We think of dating certain people as “settling” without ever seeing how that person could make us happy in the long-term.
5) Low Self-Esteem
So many believe that they want a fulfilling relationship more than anything, but they believe even more firmly that no one worthwhile would be interested in them. We all possess “critical inner voices” that tell us we are too fat, too ugly, too old or too different. When we listen to these “voices,” we engage in behaviors that push people away. When we remain single, it is not for the reasons that we’re telling ourselves. Our lack of confidence leaves us giving off signals of not being open, creating a catch 22 in the realm of dating. Many people even have trouble leaving the house when they’re really down on themselves, let alone pursuing situations where they are likely to meet potential partners. Some struggle to make eye contact or are reluctant to scan the room for who they might be attracted to. When they are drawn to someone, they may fail to pursue their strongest attractions for lack of self-esteem.

6) Fear of Competition
A lack of self-esteem often leads to fears of competing. It’s easy to put ourselves down in relation to others, especially when it comes to dating. When we meet someone we like, it’s all too easy to think, “He/she could do better.” When we see that someone else is interested in the person we like, we may be quick to back away. We may feel unwilling to compete, particularly as we get older, and we start to have self-attacks like “Your time has passed, you’re too old for this.” Our fears of competition can lead us to avoid putting ourselves out there. We may be afraid of looking like a fool or of not being chosen. We may even have fears about winning the competition, thinking we will “hurt the other person’s feelings” or that our success will result in aggression from the loser. The simple truth is: dating is competitive. It is scary to take a chance and go for what we want and compete, but when we do, we most often find it is well worth it to face our fears. We end up with a stronger sense of self, and we increase our chances of creating a relationship with the partner we really desire.

7) Isolation and Routine
With age, people tend to retreat further and further into their comfort zones. Modern women are more and more successful, accomplished and self-sufficient, which are all extremely positive developments. Yet as both men and women get more comfortable, be it financially or practically, it is also easier for them to form a bubble from which it is difficult to emerge. It can feel harder to take risks or put themselves out there. After a long day’s work, many of us may feel more like putting on pajamas and crawling into bed than going out into the uncertain and anxiety-provoking world of meeting people.
The encouragement we feel to stay home or stay safe often comes from our critical inner voice. This inner coach offers self-soothing words, “Just stay in tonight and relax. You’re fine on your own. Have a glass of wine. Watch that show you like.” The problem with this voice is that it later turns on you with thoughts like, “What a loser you are, home alone again. You’ll be lonely the rest of your life. You’re not getting any younger! No one will be attracted to you.” Many of the activities we use to “comfort” ourselves actually make us feel bad in the end, as they result in us avoiding pursuing what we really want in life. It’s important to resist falling into a comfort zone and to repeatedly challenge the influence of our critical inner voice. We should take action and make an effort to get out into the world, smile, make eye contact and let friends know we are looking for someone. We should try new activities and even try dating diverse people as a means to discover new parts of ourselves and what makes us happy.

8. Rule-making
As years pass, we often develop rulebooks for ourselves regarding dating. In effect, we put what we have learned “down on paper,” but what looks good on paper doesn’t always work in real life. When we act on rules based on our past, we can create a perpetual cycle of disappointing relationships.
It’s important not to make fixed rules or to buy into other people’s rules when it comes to dating.
Staying open is one of the most important things we can do when looking for a loving partner. Yes, we might get hurt but when we stop taking risks, we reduce our chances of meeting someone we could really have a future with. Relationship rules tend to go hand-in-hand with game-playing. They can lead us to act with less sincerity and authenticity, to close ourselves off from how we feel. On the other hand, staying open and honest will lead us to find a much more authentic and substantial relationship.
Seeking love isn’t an easy quest, but it’s always best to take this journey on our own side. It’s important to fight the patterns inside us that hold us back from getting what we want. We can’t shield ourselves from the world or keep ourselves from getting hurt. We all carry flaws, and these vulnerabilities are especially apparent when getting close to one another. Thus, achieving intimacy is a brave battle, but it is one well-worth fighting for, each and every day, both within ourselves and, ultimately, within our relationships.