IGersManila x Certified Calm

Last Saturday 02-August-2014, IGersManila, along with select Instagram’ers, was invited to a mini-photoshoot by Certified Calm, a yoga-centric store at Two Parkade, BGC, where you’ll find premium fitness gear from trusted brands such as Manduka, Lorna Jane, ToeSox, Easyoga, Onzie, Yogitoes, including Klean Kanteen–the original stainless steel BPA-free water bottles–our main subjects for the day’s event....

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Kurt’s SONA assignment

Our printer at home’s busted and my son Kurt messaged me if I can have his assignment printed, which I did, but I can’t help but read his piece on the recent SONA (playfully wordy yet point well taken), and asked his permission to post here: The State of the Nation

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The OS X Yosemite public beta 1 is now available for download

That is, if you’re one of the first one million users who signed up to the OS X Beta Program, as Apple’s been sending out notification via email this morning. When Apple announced OS X Yosemite–the new version of its operating system that powers every Mac–slated to succeed OS X Mavericks this coming October, the...

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Game of Thrones S1-4 recap in 3 minutes

I haven’t even finished reading the first book and I only got the chance to watch the TV adaptation over the weekend (up to the last episode of Season 2), but as if I’m not already hooked, I found this fan-made video recap of Game of Thrones, that mishmashes the...

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Gadget-shopping for good vibes

On the lookout for premium powerbanks, protective cases, stylish bags, and gadget-whatnots? Fulfill your gadget lust and wake up to good vibes. If you’re itching to go gadget-shopping, then head on over to a Digital Walker nearest you (my favorite store for the latest mobile devices and accessories) and spend at least PHP 5,000.00 (or you can accumulate...

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Just say “Blessing!”

I’ve been working late at the office for a couple of weeks now in my attempt to cover three shifts. Since we transferred from our Parañaque headquarters to our own building in Makati about six years ago, my agents, especially those assigned in the mid- and graveyard shifts, have been...

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Sell me this pen, with questions

I’m soon celebrating 14 years in the industry of business process outsourcing, working mostly in contact centers. The thing is, I didn’t exactly start out as a call center agent, but it’s as if my teaching, business development, and operations management experience set the path for me to make a career out of...

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Spontaneity at the Social Media Day 2014

If you were at the Social Media Day 2014 celebration last Saturday 28-June-2014, organized by TweetUpMNL and aptly hash-tagged #SMDay #BoomPH (short for best of online media in the Philippines) held at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier, you must have seen me talk on stage about Instagram and...

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It feels good to do good, so what’s #YourMove?

Recently at IGersManila Philippines, we’ve been asking fellow Instagram’ers to a game of tag with #YourMove, the aim of which is not only to spread good vibes through mobile photography but to challenge and encourage the community to do good deeds and spread the word. It’s actually easy to join this social campaign, all you have to do...

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The king of the house

My kids would typically surprise me with a sketch-cum-gift, and this Father’s Day they added another personalized greeting card to my growing collection, this time crowning me with a kingly smirk. That’s enough to keep me proud and perhaps, regal. Work has kept me busy, but while I spend most waking hours at the office, I...

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