Saturday, August 23, 2014

Breeze ActivBleach Will Be Treating Mommies to a Day Off with 1 Laba Day This August 28

By: Jane Jacquelie Vestil On: 8/23/2014
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  • When I was younger, my mother always tells me to be responsible in washing my clothes, but after graduating from college, I rarely do the laundry now because she takes care of everything. Although I tell her to just leave my dirty clothes, she insists on washing them now for she understands that I get tired after work. I'm so blessed to have my mother. She's a typical Filipino parent who is not vocal about her feelings, but I've since realized that she expresses her love for me by doing simple things such as taking care of my dirty clothes.

    Having your laundry done for you, doesn't it feel luxurious? I bet our mothers would love to experience the same even for just a day. Hence, I got good news to all the mommies out there.

    Breeze ActiveBleach is inviting all mothers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to head on over to various 1 Laba Day venues this coming August 28, 2014 to take part in different exciting events Breeze has prepared for them in recognition of every mother's hard work and love for their family while the Breeze Laba Ladies and Laba Machines, sponsored by campaign partners Electrolux, White Westinghouse, Whirlpool and LG, will take care of washing their clothes (yup, bring those dirty stained clothes!).

    About Breeze ActivBleach

    "Breeze with ActivBleach is the first and only detergent brand with 4-enzyme technology to remove more types of stains with less effort and time. It even has a unique active system for better foam profile and quicker lather, plus percarbonate TAED bleach that takes out bleachable stains without harming the environment.

    The simultaneous nationwide event aims to wash 1 million stains using Breeze with ActivBleach formulation to remove even the toughest of stains in one wash! See participating locations below.

    Metro Manila:
    Pasig
    Marikina
    Quezon City
    Pasay

    North Luzon: 
    Tarlac
    Pangasinan

    South Luzon:
    Laguna
    Cavite

    Visayas:
    Cebu

    Mindanao:
    Davao

    Make sure to save the date and be part of Breeze 1 Laba Day event. Don't forget to like their official Facebook Page for event updates and watch out for exciting online promos to get the chance to win washing machines from partner brands. You can also get Breeze gift packs with every purchase of new washing machines from partner brands (Electrolux, Whirlpool and LG).

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Organizing a Fun Run? Take Your Registration Online with Race.ph!

    By: Jane Jacquelie Vestil On: 8/11/2014
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  • Alongside the rise of the BPO industry in Cebu is the increased number of running and sports enthusiasts. From fun runs to marathons, from casual MTB rides with friends to full blast triathlon, there seemed to be an abundance of race in the Queen City of the South every weekend. As one of those who recently caught the running bug, I was ecstatic when I learned about new startup Race.ph which officially launched last May.

    What is it

    Race.ph is an online registration and payment system designed for fun runs, marathons, triathlons, and other similar events in the Philippines. Basically, instead of chasing mall/office hours just to sign-up for an event, Race.ph makes the whole process more convenient by giving organizers the ability to create a website (in minutes) for their race and accept online payments. It was designed with the working class in mind.

    While there are already existing online registration systems in place which are typically via Google Form or email, Race.ph is different because there is very little human intervention required on the part of the organizers particularly when confirming registrations.

    Aside from offering web-based registrations, the website also serves as a portal listing upcoming races arranged chronologically.









    It's not a revolutionary technology or a new idea, but somebody ought to do it and finally it's here.

    How it works

    Users can browse for any upcoming running events on the home page and find something that interests them or fits their schedule.

    To register for an event, users need to create a Race.ph login account. They can register by email or choose to register with their Facebook account. Choosing Facebook registration will make the form partially filled with the user's Facebook information. Just complete the required details, indicate your payment method, click register and voila, instant confirmation!

    The registration form for each event is conveniently located on the right hand side.
    Runners can pay via Credit Card, Pay Pal, bank deposit or even through money remittance services. They can even opt to have their race kits delivered to their door steps!

    A runner's information is saved so that the next time they register for another race, the registration form is prefilled for them.

    Here's a great explainer video about Race.ph



    For every event powered by Race.ph, a sub-site will be created which organizers can use to promote their event. On that page, users can find all essential information about the race. Organizers will be given access to the backend dashboard so they can manage and see real-time registration details. There is even a feature to export registration data to serve as master list.

    Learn more about managing your running event through the video below.



    Extra features

    Organizers as well as other users can upload photos of the event so runners can view their pictures and will be able to search for them using their race bib number. There is also a blogging feature so runners can share their thoughts and experiences with everyone.

    Proudly Cebuano

    Race.ph is the brainchild of two Cebuanos Paul Ouano and Aaron Lee who both share a passion for running. The service is currently offerred for FREE so take your registration online now!

    For inquiries, you can email them through info@race.ph or via mobile +639338602042. Don't forget to give them some love on Facebook and Twitter!

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Origins of the 11 Commonly Used User Interface Symbols

    By: Jane Jacquelie Vestil On: 7/16/2014
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  • I found this really nerdy infographic designed together by Warm Gun and 500 Startups detailing the history behind the common UI symbols used in today's world such as the Power, Bluetooth, and Ethernet symbols.

    The complexities of technology has made our lives much easier. Can you imagine a world without the internet, your phone, and other electronic devices?

    Indeed, technology has become part of our daily lives and because of that, most of us don't notice the very small details such as the fact that the symbols for power, play, pause, Bluetooth, USB, and Ethernet are all the same across all devices regardless of brand.

    Now that I think about it, life will become very complicated if these manufacturers made their own UI symbols instead of utilizing standards.

    The original infographic is quite large and I was having a hard time reading it so I cut it into readable pieces. Dear designers, I'm sorry if I massacr*d your wonderful creation.

    Anyway, if you want to see the original version, just visit this link.

    The Power Icon


    The Ethernet Symbol

    The Bluetooth

    The Pause

    The Play Icon

    The USB Symbol

    Sleep Symbol

    FireWire

    The origin of @

    The story behind the Apple key

    Wait Symbol

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    If You Are An LOTR / The Hobbit Fan, You Will Surely Love This Middle Earth Interactive Map From Google

    By: Jane Jacquelie Vestil On: 7/13/2014
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  • My boyfriend is a LOTR and The Hobbit fanboy so when the Google Chrome team announced their latest Chrome experiment, Journey Through Middle-Earth, I got excited.

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    How To Delete Facebook Pages I Created? Step By Step Guide With Screenshots

    By: Jane Jacquelie Vestil On: 7/04/2014
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  • As I often say, I love to play around and do random experiments online using various tools available on the net. One of the many experiments I did in the past involved creating a bunch of Facebook pages. Today, I decided to delete some of them because they show up in my profile page. They don't provide helpful information so it is better to get rid of them.

    Did you now that you have two options when removing Facebook pages from your account? The first option allows you to permanently delete a Facebook page while the other one will temporarily unpublish a page from the public.