Monday, December 31, 2012

Year Ender: Highlights of my 2012

Few hours left and we're all ready to welcome 2013! Whew.. that was fast. Parang kelan lang when I started this blog, and then all of a sudden a whole year has passed! Looking back, 2012 has been a great year for me. I may not have practiced my profession (Nursing) but still I was thankful for my job and all the wonderful experiences that came along with it. I felt blessed throughout the year and thankful for all the memories I had. So let me tell a little something about some of the highlights of the year 2012.

Shadow Teaching
With no luck to work at a hospital, I landed on a different line of job. I started working as a shadow teacher (to a child with special needs) late January in one of the schools in Manila. Teaching and caring for a special child is a different and very rewarding experience for me. I learned to appreciate them more and understand them in a way that books can't. They were all extra sweet and loving. But of course, you have to have loads of patience! :) I feel so blessed that I had this opportunity of becoming a teacher, although not by profession, but by heart. :)


I started this blog (previously No Malice In Wonderland) with the encouragement of my friend, Josephine Arce of Wallflower Journeys. Thanks to her! I never knew blogging could be so enjoyable until I made one (and I'm glad I did!). Before, I was just contented with "blog hopping" or reading one blog to another.. and another. But when I created my blog, I was able to practice my writing skills, enhance my ideas, and ofcourse, all the experiences of attending events as well. :)

Attending EVENTS
In line with blogging, I also got to experience attending different events. My friend Josephine tagged me along to the very first event that I attended, the Scandalous Chinese New Year Party. From that event on, she started to tag me along to one event and another. I really, really enjoyed all of it! It was a whole new experience for me. I was able to go to to different places I have never been to before, try out different restaurants, plus the loot bags too! Haha! But mostly, what I love about this was being exposed to different kinds of people. From bloggers, writers, TV personalities and even the members of the elite. It was kind of overwhelming yet fun and exciting at the same time! I even won a new HTC phone from one of the events! Haha :) :)

First Concert!
 Yes! It's only this year where I watched a concert for the very FIRST time! Hahaha It was Nicki Minaj's concert and I was so happy because I really like her and her songs. Plus it's FREE! I watched with my two best college buds Lya and Dhebz. It was hella fun! It was a different experience when you get to watch your fave singer perform live :)

Books and Reading!
 I love love love reading books! I might not be a bookworm but I'm definitely a book lover! This year, I was so happy because I exceeded my 2012 reading Challenge via Goodreads! Hooray! I challenged my self to read 40 books for a span of 365 days and I got a total of 42. :) :) Thanks to my very light sched at work. I'm planning to read moreeee books on 2013. :)

LEE MIN HO Fan Meet!
 Just thinking about that night made me kilig all over!!

New Hair

Finally after years of being in my comfort zone of sporting a straight hair, I eventually got tired of it and braved my way to the salon to get a digital perm. I don't know if it suits me but my hair got a couple lot of compliments thanks to T&J! :)

New Friends
A year wouldn't be complete without making new friends I love these people and I'm glad I'm friends with them :)

I guess that's all for the highlight of my 2012. I noticed that I didn't get to travel much this year. Not only for the lack of time but lack of moolah as well. Haha So I'll keep that as a self reminder to save money for travel next year. :) I'm glad that I have my family with me, gained new friends and kept the old ones as well. I also kept the relationship I have with this guy for two years now.. and counting! Haha I was happy that this year gave me new experiences and memories to treasure.

Hoping for more adventures in 2013! And yes, I'm excited for 2013 becozzz it's my year and my fellow Year of the Snake babies! Woohoo! Are you all ready to welcome the year? :)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Best-in-class: Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL and Ascend G600

Last December 16, HUAWEI, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider unveiled the Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL (its flagship quad-core Android 4.0 ICS smartphone), and the Huawei Ascend G600 smartphone (dual-core Android 4.0 ICS succesor of the popular Huawei Honor.

The Ascend D1 quad XL is a combination of both good looks and performance. It is a turbo-charged all-rounder with an exceptional audio visual experience. It is also very impressive because it delivers 15 hours pof talk time and 500 hours of standby time with its ultra-powerful 2600mAh battery. Great for keeping us all on the go! :)

It also offers a mobiel cinematic experience with its high definition

4.5-inch, 1280 x 720 Toshiba screen providing crystal clear images even under direct sunlight. For a superb audio experience, Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL has a Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus sound enhancement and Audience earSmart voice processor.

Its 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel from-facing camera, and 1080p full HD video-capture and playback capabilities enable you to record your special moments in clearer, richer detail. Measuring just 64.9mm wide, 11.5mm slim and weighing approximately 145g, it fits your hand like a glove. It also features  an 8GB ROM, which can be easily increased up to 32GB with microSD. It will be available in carbon black.

Running on Google's sweet Android Ice Creama Sandwich 4.0 OS with an 8-megapixel BSI auto focus (AF) rear-facing camera, and double speakers with DTS surround sound, the HUAWEI Ascend G600 is at the forefront of innovation placing great technology within reach for more people around the world.

It provides more of the features that improve people's mobile phone experiences everyday. The mega 4.5-inch IPS HD LCD screen with 960 x 540 pixel resolution brings unsurpassed visual clarity.It can be fully charged in four hours, powered on five seconds, and with Huawei's power saving technology, provides more than 15 days of standby time.

The HUAWEI Ascend G600 offers more connectivity and file sharing with Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth and DLNA. It can also be supplemented with MicroUSB 2.0 and Micro-SD up to 32GB. It is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It will be available in black.

About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suites of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices testimony to Huawei Device's focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a 'Business-to-People" (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. 
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Saturday, December 8, 2012


Pasay, November 18, 2012 – It was a good fight among the five schools that entered the finals of the Advance Solutions Inc. (ASI) Technovation Challenge, and a wildcard finalist brought home the grand prize. Informatics Eastwood Iconsheaded by Frederick Lee with members Romeo Roque, Joboy Hiceta, Nikko Espiritu and Isaac Pabuayon led all other schools and garnered the admiration and approval of a demanding panel of judges.

Winning cash and IT Products, the team jumped for joy when the Champion spot was left for them to fill.

‘iLight’ project is a system that is inspired for busy households and small businesses.  It will make use of Internet connection and mobile devices to conserve energy even if you’re out.

Awarded as Top 4 finalists (in alphabetical order) are teamsA.R.C.from University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (UPHSD) with the project ‘ASI Eco Fan’ composed of Alvin Angeles, Ronell Ian Lomibao, Ma. Cherrie Estrellado; The BBN Project from De La Salle University with the project ‘Recycle Reward’composed of Patrick Delos Reyes, Valerie Jean Lualhati, Daniel Gravador, Erina Therese Valdes and Erin Joy Caiga; Royal from University of Sto. Tomas with the project ‘Water Sensor’ masterminded by Jasmon Delfin; and SMSDRalso from University of Perpetual Help System Dalta with the project ‘Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottle Waste Management composed of Edlen Joy Salazar,Kris Angelique Melicano, Zingso Santera, Emman Rillo and Ernest Alphonzo Diez.

Meanwhile, declared the Runners up of ASI Technovation are teams Cyber Arceri also from De La Salle University composed of Theresa Mendoza, Arianne Caitlin Ong, Baron Dimaranan, Wilbert Luy and Zedfrom University of Sto. Tomas, on solo is Jian Mateo. 

UPHSD teams bagged Special awards gathering the most number of likes on Facebook and votes during the COMDDAP Expo 2012.  Team A.R.C. awarded People’s Choice, voting duration from November 16-18, 2012.Team SMSDR awarded Most-Liked Prototype on Facebook with almost 3,000 ‘Likes’.

ASI Technovation Challenge: Green I.T.! is endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education, in partnership with Computer Manufacturer, Dealers, and Distributors Association of the Philippines (COMDDAP). Supported by Acer, BenQ, Coby, CaféFrance, HP and Intellipen.

“Technovation challenge was a thrilling experience. Not just for the organizers but also for everyone who worked hard for it – students and participating schools, said Jefferson Plaza, general manager of Advance Solutions Inc.

When asked what would be next year’s challenge, “Definitely more challenging and rewarding for 2013.  We hope more students and schools would take on the challenge”.

See project demonstrations and awarding photos on Facebook, visit and ‘Like’

For more information about Advance Solutions Inc., its products and services, please call 524-7710 or visit

About Advance Solutions Inc.

Advance Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is one of the premiere ICT source provider engaged in selling cutting edge and innovative products, services and solutions that enhance the productivity of its clients. A wholly Filipino company founded in 1996 that belongs to the 2,000 corporations in the Philippines.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A CHALLENGE TO CREATE A BETTER ENVIRONMENT: ASI launches Technovation Challenge: Green I.T.!

Manila, Philippines -- Advance Solutions Inc. (ASI) one of the country’s premiere ICT solutionsprovider and distributor of world-class brands like HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Acer and Epson, islaunching the first ASI Technovation Challenge: Green I.T.!, following this year’s theme – Buildinga Better Environment.With numerous environmental issues facing the country, ASI believes that technology can helpsolve these issues. It is tapping the talents of college students to present proposals that will havea measureable and positive environmental impact -- yet simple, creative and viable to develop.Selected environmental project proposals will be progressed to the development of the actualprototype, using an open source device.
We believe that there is an innovator in the best of us. And we would like to channel this drive tofinding solutions that will help build a better environment”, said Jefferson Plaza, ASI generalmanager.
The ASI Technovation Challenge is open to college undergraduate students from the same schoolrepresenting the colleges of computer science, computer engineering and information technology.Participants may opt to join individually or as a team of five members, and must submit thenecessary forms to qualify.The challenge comes with a huge reward for the winning team the presents the best proposal andcreates a viable prototype. The grand prize winner will win for themselves and their school, a totalof P100,000 cash and I.T. products. Four consolation prizes for the runners up P25,000 foreach team.ASI Technovation Challenge will also give out Special Prizes like the “People’s Choice” Awardand the “Most Liked” Award – an online vote for the best prototype at Facebook.The main challenge comes in two phases. The first phase requires each team to submit a projectproposal following the theme and utilizing the open source kit as part of the prototype design.Five proposals will be chosen to progress based on the following criteria environmental impact,creativity and originality, viability and team dynamics.The second phase requires the finalists to build their prototype using available resources. ASI willbe providing the open source kit, which must be part of the prototype.The prototype must comply with the standards indicated in the project proposal. To win, the teammust pass the following criteria team’s presentation and demonstration, functional prototype,quality and excellence of build and project documentation.The finalists will be showcasing their prototypes during the 2012 COMDDAP Expo on November16 to 18 at World Trade Center in Pasay City.

According to Ms. Rowena Sanchez, vice president for Business Development of ASI, “There areno limits to the possible solutions we can get from the bright minds that will join this challenge.We hope that we can truly tap the boundless imagination and talent of our young participants.”The ASI Technovation Challenge is supported by COMDDAP (Computer Manufacturers,Distributors and Dealers Association of the Philippines).To get more details and to download forms, visit Facebook at email at Get regular updates by following the ASI TechnovationChallenge at Twitter.For more information about Advance Solutions Inc., its products and services, please call 524-7710 or visit
*******About Advance Solutions Inc.Advance Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is one of the premiere ICT source provider engaged in sellingcutting edge and innovative products, services and solutions that enhance the productivity of itsclients. A wholly Filipino company founded in 1996 that belongs to the 2,000 corporations in thePhilippines.

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