Your gaming experience redefined with the new vivo Y22s

Ever wonder why vivo phones always deliver incredible features for a better phone experience? It’s because vivo commits to bring not only the latest technology in its smartphone lineups but also aims to provide what’s best for its consumers. As evident, vivo managed to claim the second spot in the list of top 5 smartphone brands in the Philippines this year according to global technology research firm Canalys. Proving the power of vivo smartphones, the brand recently released the vivo Y22s, an all-around mobile phone that will not only get things done but will surely elevate your mobile gaming experience.

In the mobile gaming community, honing your skills is essential but your phone’s capabilities should never be set aside as these will impact your overall efficiency. Techradar listed down what a reliable gaming smartphone should look like including impeccable performance, a high-resolution screen with high refresh rate, and good battery life among others — vivo Y22s got all of these covered.

Unleashing Full Potential

Devoted to give you all the best features in one phone, vivo designed the vivo Y22s to rock your gaming experience. Slay the enemies and scream victory as the vivo Y22s will guarantee a seamless game time, all hail to its powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 with 6nm platform technology processor. This processor guarantees that the vivo Y22s can handle your mobile gaming needs and lets you play about 5 rounds of intensive matches by efficiently managing its power consumption while boosting your game performance.

The vivo Y22s not only improves its core processor but makes it more efficient for the users to experience limitless possibilities through its 16GB Dynamic RAM. Allow yourself to enjoy vivo Y22s’ full potential by installing all your favorite mobile games and applications without having to worry about risking the phone’s response rate. The vivo Y22s can simultaneously run up to 10 applications without compromising your race or battle.

Experience full immersive game

Whether you’re a casual or skilled player, you would want to consider a phone that carries both a high-resolution screen with a high refresh rate. Designed to give superior performance, the vivo Y22s provides a 90Hz refresh rate paired with a 6.55 inch LCD HD+ Display, and 1612P screen resolution for a vibrant and crisp view even under the glaring outdoor light. To put it simply, it allows a phone’s display to keep up with gaming action and reduces motion blur on video, giving you that uninterrupted in-game action.

Play Uninterrupted

Good battery life is one of the most important aspects a gamer considers when getting a smartphone. Fortunately, the vivo Y22s has an impressive 5000mAh battery system that’s more than enough to support a series of games in a day. What’s more exciting is, you can play for up to 9 hours straight on full charge. In addition, you don’t have to worry about waiting long for the device to charge since the vivo Y22s supports 18W FastCharge technology that can easily let you bounce back to collect dog tags and aim for that winning streak.

Max out all-powerful performance

Bringing you to a new height in the mobile gaming scene, vivo equipped the vivo Y22s with  Multi-turbo 5.5 and Ultra Game mode technologies. Once switched on, the vivo Y22s amps your game performance with a more immersive in-game vibration and enhanced game picture through the Eagle eye enhancement feature. With the Esports mode activated, you can configure a more professional level of gaming where you can balance your adaptive frame rate against the phone’s temperature.

Say goodbye to game interruptions with the vivo Y22s’ “Do Not Disturb” and “Game Picture-in-Picture” features. Users may choose a completely uninterrupted game time or be in the game while also sending and receiving important messages in real-time.

To top it all up, its Ear Customized Audio effects let you play like you’re in a totally different world, giving you that professional-standard gaming experience like no other.

Availability

The vivo Y22s can be availed nationwide in two variants: the vivo Y22s 8+128GB retails at Php 12,999, while the vivo Y22s 4+128GB costs Php 10,999. Installment is also available through Home Credit and credit card plans where you’ll have a chance to take home an exclusive limited edition Bluetooth neckband earphones with your purchase of the vivo Y22s 8+128GB variant.

In more exciting news, vivo Philippines has launched its Christmas Giveaway Festival, Paskong La vivo Loca. Join the amazing games of #vivoChristmasParoleta2022 and #vivoChristmasLuckyBoxRaffle for a chance to win almost Php 2M worth of prizes and promos that you won’t even try to miss! The promo is available in vivo kiosks, concept stores, and main multi-brand stores nationwide from November 15, 2022 to January 31, 2023.

Be the first to find out more about the vivo Y22s by following vivo’s official channels on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Here’s your last chance to win a vivo V25e – Join the vivo Mobile Night Photography Contest

Filipinos love to celebrate, anytime, anywhere. Be it the graduation of a sibling, a friend getting promoted, or a fur baby giving birth, we always find a way to commemorate and document meaningful events.

For vivo fans who love to take photographs, vivo is inviting you to capture and share your best night shot captured via a vivo smartphone – your last chance to win the newly-launched premium smartphone, the vivo V25e as vivo is closing the submission of entries today, September 28.

Capturing Night Portrait Marvel

vivo representatives will choose the most creative image captured by vivo fans using any vivo smartphone. To qualify, the entry must be original work and should be shared as a comment on the official contest announcement posted on vivo Philippines Facebook page. Participants must also incorporate the #NightPortraitMaster in their captions.

vivo Mobile Night Photography Contest

The winning entry will be announced via the vivo Philippines Facebook page on September 30, 2022.

Follow the vivo Philippines’ social media accounts for more details and updates regarding the vivo Night Portrait mobile photography contest.

vivo V25 Series as #NightPortraitMaster

vivo has just officially launched its first color-changing #NightPortraitMaster, the vivo V25 Series. This latest addition to the V Series line is equipped with flagship specs that are cut above the rest. The vivo V25 Series supports Photochromic 2.0 Technology which allows the device to change into aesthetic colors when exposed to sunlight. In the camera department, the vivo V25 Series has impressive imaging capabilities such as 64MP OIS Ultra-Sensing Camera which gives users crisp and clear photo and video outputs. The series also features Natural Portrait which enables vivo fans to look even more amazing in a more natural way. Complementing this feature is the vivo 50MP Eye AutoFocus technology of vivo V25 and 32MP Eye AF of the vivo V25 Pro and V25e which capture the user’s face in glorious detail.

vivo Mobile Night Photography Contest

What makes the vivo V25 Series truly stand out is its impressive night features. Living up to the device’s title #NighPortraitMaster, the V Series Pro variant promises superb night photos with its  Real-Time Extreme Night Vision, Super Night Portrait, Super Night Algorithms, and Real-Time Extreme Night Vision features.

The vivo V25 Pro is priced at PHP 29,999 while the vivo V25 and the vivo V25e sell at PHP 23,999 and PHP 17,999, respectively. For Filipino fans who want to avail of the vivo V25 Series, order is now ongoing for vivo V25e ( via vivo websiteShopeeLazada), vivo V25  (via vivo website, ShopeeLazada) and vivo V25 Pro (via vivo websiteShopee, Lazada).

For more information on vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to vivo’s official FacebookInstagram and YouTube channels.

About vivo

vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on a design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services as its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo provides users with an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life. Following the company’s core values, which include Benfen*, design-driven value, user orientation, continuous learning, and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable world-class corporation.

While bringing together and developing the best local talents to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Xi’an, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, imaging system, and other up-and-coming technologies. vivo has also set up an intelligent manufacturing network (including those authorized by vivo), with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has branched out its sales network across more than 60 countries and regions and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Fly and Live Anywhere for 30 days in the Philippines with Airbnb & AirAsia

Ever dreamt of a long leisurely getaway to live and work from anywhere, or simply enjoy the vacation of a lifetime? For the first time ever, Airbnb and AirAsia Philippines are teaming up to offer one Filipino (and up to 3 companions) the ultimate dream adventure to Fly & Live Anywhere in the Philippines for 30 consecutive days.

From remote workers to creatives, families, empty nesters, vacationers and more; Airbnb and AirAsia are seeking one special winner who will fly and live anywhere in the Philippines for one month between September to October 2022. 

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The winner will win an incredible Php 200,000 worth of Airbnb travel credits and 12 round-trip domestic flights with AirAsia, and can bring up to three companions on the trip.

During their month-long adventure, the winner and their guests will get to live in some of the most unique Airbnb Stays in the country, and travel with AirAsia to their bucket list destinations.  Get ready to discover home in a new light while exploring new cities and hidden gems with your loved ones like never before. 

“As more Filipinos enjoy greater flexibility to work from anywhere, the blurring lines between travel and living have led many to embrace remote work and more spontaneous getaways with their loved ones. As travel rebounds, we are thrilled to partner with AirAsia to offer this amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We know travel connects people and brings significant economic opportunities for local communities, and we hope this contest ignites greater excitement and appetite to rediscover home,” shares Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan. 

Steve Dailisan, AirAsia Philippines’ Head of Communications and Public Affairs, notes, “The tourism industry of the Philippines boasts diversity and richness across many facets – culture and heritage, scenic spots, exclusive adventures, and culinary delights. These drivers position the Philippines as a viable destination for travelers living a nomadic lifestyle away from the usual metros. Digital nomads, barkadas, or families who have the liberty to travel while keeping their grind must know that the Philippines is ready to welcome them. We are glad to partner with Airbnb to underscore this very message.” 

How to apply for your dream adventure

Starting today, August 11, through August 21, 11:59 p.m. PHT, eligible applicants may apply by visiting airbnb.com/flyandliveanywhere and completing the application form.

Participants must be over 18, have an Airbnb account and available to travel within the Philippines from September to October. The successful participant will be contacted directly by Airbnb on August 29. For more information, see the Contest Rules.

Traveling more and venturing further

For the first time since the pandemic, travelers can now fly and live anywhere and Airbnb and AirAsia are making this possible in the Philippines. 

Recent Airbnb data revealed that more than a third of local Airbnb guests polled stayed with Airbnb in the Philippines to travel and work remotely1, and that travelers are now venturing further with Filipino Hosts in over 60 new Philippines cities and towns welcoming their very first guests since the start of the pandemic2

Searching for travel inspiration for your Fly & Live Anywhere application? Check out Airbnb’s first-ever Travel Guide to the Philippines. Travellers are also encouraged to check the travel requirements of each destination, which can be found on AirAsia’s Fly Safe Page.  

Note

1 Based on a survey of 250 Airbnb home guests who booked a listing in the Philippines between June 1, 2021, to December 31, 2021, and were surveyed between February 17, 2022, and March 31, 2022.

2 According to internal Airbnb data between March 2020 and March 2022.

Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-148895 Series of 2022.

About Airbnb

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.  

About AirAsia

Philippines AirAsia, Inc. (PAA), doing business as AirAsia Philippines (with flight code Z2), is one of the country’s top low-cost airlines. It flies to a total of 16 domestic destinations and 15 international destinations as of June 2022. It was officially launched as the fourth Airline Operations Center (AOC) of the AirAsia group in 2012. Under the AirAsia Aviation Group Limited, it offers all its flight and ancillary products on the fully-integrated platform airasia Super App. Through this, guests can enjoy seamless booking of flights and hotels, and other features such as delivery, ride hailing, and online shopping.

Share #WomenAtWork photo and win cash from Lumina Homes

In celebration of Women’s Month, Lumina Homes is proud to honor the modern superwomen at the workplace. Whether working from home while donning the multitasking mommy hat or taking the risk to go out and serve the clients in their chosen industry, these women deserve a pat on the back, and more!

Lumina Homes Woman at Work Online Contest

Lumina Homes invites everyone to share on social media a photo of an inspiring woman at work and get a chance to win as much as P5,000 cash!

Here are the steps:

  1. Share a photo on your Facebook or Instagram account of a “woman in action” (not limited to women in the workplace) who inspires you the most. If on Facebook, make sure to set your post to Public so we can view your entry. If on Instagram, set your account to Public also.
  2. In the caption, tell us in a maximum of 3 sentences what inspires you most about this person. Add the official contest hashtags: #LuminaHomes #LevelUp2022 #WomenAtWork
  3. Go to https://www.lumina.com.ph/public-event-upload and select “Women at Work: Online Contest” on the event dropdown. Fill-in the required fields, and on the Message Box, place the link of your entry.

You may submit your entries until March 28, 2022.

Winners will be scored according to Reacts (50%) and Narrative (50%) so make your entries as compelling and heartwarming as the inspiring stories of our superwomen. The Top 3 entries will take home the following prizes:

1st place – P5,000
2nd place – P3,000
3rd place – P1,000

From the nurses and medical doctors braving the pandemic, to teachers navigating the distance education, to your female boss who continues to balance the health and safety of the workforce while keeping the business intact—all these women have the same core values toward their work, and we celebrate them not only every March but all year round.

Happy Women’s Month!

For more information and announcements, follow @luminahomesofficial on Facebook or visit Lumina Homes’ official website at www.lumina.com.ph.

Photo Credit: Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels

DIY Black Burger Kit from 390 Degrees

Earlier this year, I had my first taste of the novel black burger when I dined with my fellow bloggers at 390 Degrees.

390 Degrees, Entertainment City

Black has always been at the top of my list of favorite colors (as is apparent in my wardrobe) but seldom do I see and fancy it on food.

390 Degrees’ black burger is an exception, though. Not only is this creation so beautifully presented, the flavors and textures from the black bun, beef patty, sauces and veggies all meld together into one irresistible burger.

I wish I could have shared this unique burger experience with the fam (who are all burger connoisseurs in their own right), but, alas, the resto is situated on the other far end of the metro and is quite distant from our home.

To make matters worse, the pandemic struck and the resulting quarantine imposed restrictions on inter-city mobility and dining out.

Still, I held out hope that I can get another taste of 390 Degrees’ black burger as well as share the experience with the fam.

And wouldn’t you know it: my prayers were answered and, earlier this month, 390 Degrees launched its DIY Black Burger Kit.

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

For just Php850, you can have a box containing four quarter pound Wagyu beef patties, 4 black charcoal infused buns, 390 Degrees’ in-house tomato sauce and signature mustard sauce. (Note: if you will not cook the burgers immediately, store the buns and patties in the freezer and the sauces in the chiller.)

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

Preparing your 390 Degrees black burgers is super easy:

  1. Thaw the buns and patties prior to cooking.
  2. Season each side of the patties with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. (Truth be told: I forgot to season the burger patties before I cooked them and they were already flavorful so I think you can further temper the seasoning or skip this step altogether.
  3. Place the patties in an oiled hot grill or pan and cook for a minute and a half in medium high heat. Flip and do the same on the other side until the patties are medium well done. Set patties aside to allow them to rest.
  4. Slice the buns and place in a preheated grill or pan and toast for one minute in low heat.
  5. To assemble a burger, spread the tomato sauce on the one half of the bun and the mustard sauce on the other half of the bun.
  6. Place any veggies (such as lettuce, tomato or onions) you want to add to your burger on the bottom bun, place the patty on top of the veggies, then add other toppings. Cover with the top bun.

The best thing about 390 Degrees’ DIY Burger Kit is that you can customize your burgers to suit your cravings. So I made four different types of burgers for myself and the fam by adding different toppings:

A cheese slice to make a Black Cheeseburger for Hubby.

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

Toasted Fiesta Ham for a Black Christmas Burger for my daughter #ExhibitA.

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

Crispy Bacon for a Black Bacon Burger for my son #ExhibitB.

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

A sunny-side-up egg for a Black Breakfast Burger for me.

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

Each burger is definitely a thing of beauty, worthy of immortalizing in my IG feed. Plus, the Wagyu patties are so juicy, tender and flavorful (Yoy should have smelled them as they cook! The aroma was simply mouthwatering!) The black buns are not just pretty but are also fluffy and serve as great frame for the patties.

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

How about making and posting your own IG-worthy black burger creation using the DIY Burger Kit for a chance to win a Php10,000 gift certificate from 390 Degrees?

390 Degrees DIY Black Burger Kit

Simply purchase a DIY Black Burger Kit and post a pic of your creation on Instagram (tag @390degrees.resto and use the hashtag #390burgerkitchallenge). Be sure to keep your receipt or a pic of DIY black burger kit if you received it as a gift. Deadline for posting is January 31, 2021.

390 Degrees is located at Ground Floor, Sequoia Hotel Manila, Aseana City Business Park, Entertainment City, Parañaque City. It recently re-opened for dine-in from 10am to 10pm daily. It also offers ready-to-cook frozen meals and its DIY Burger Kit for takeout or delivery via GrabFood and FoodPanda.

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Become a millionaire with Shopee Milyonaryo’s Christmas Special!

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, brings back the massively popular Shopee Milyonaryo for the third time. Shopee Milyonaryo is an interactive lucky draw contest on Shopee Live, where Shopee users stand a chance to win up to ₱1,000,000 in cash, ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay vouchers, and other prizes—just in time for Christmas and New Year!

From December 17 to January 4, users can participate by logging on to the Shopee app and claiming their raffle code. Users can collect raffle codes daily for more chances of winning.

They also get additional entries per draw when they purchase mobile load or data via the Shopee app. Each completed order qualifies as an additional entry. The same raffle code will be used for users with additional entries.

During daily draws, users with the winning raffle codes can get ShopeePay vouchers worth ₱5,000.

Grand draws are on December 21, December 28, and January 4. Users with the winning codes will be called on air via Shopee Live to choose among nine bags. Four bags will contain ₱10,000; two with ₱20,000; one with ₱30,000; one with ₱50,000; and one with the ₱1,000,000 jackpot prize. These users will also receive a ShopeePay voucher worth ₱5,000.

Before each grand draw, users can play Guess-the-Box on the Shopee app, where they guess which box contains ₱1,000,000. They will receive one free token, which they can then use to spend on the option they want to guess on. Users who guess correctly get the chance to share a coin pool of up to ₱50,000.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is happy to announce its third run of Shopee Milyonaryo. We saw the joy and excitement with which our Filipino users received the past two iterations of our raffle, and want to continue spreading the holiday spirit of giving with Shopee Milyonaryo’s Christmas Special. We also want Filipinos to enjoy the festivities and end the year on a good note. This 2021, Shopee remains committed to engaging and uplifting its consumers by creating more initiatives that let them enjoy the benefits of e-commerce.”

More details about Shopee Milyonaryo here.

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