Friday, August 28, 2015

eSports Festival Cebu(eSFCebu) goes eSports Festival Manila(eSFManila) | Amazing PeSO

eSports Festival Cebu(eSFCebu) goes eSports Festival Manila(eSFManila) | Amazing PeSO

What is Philippine eSports Organization(PeSO) and who’s behind its success?

             Philippine eSports Organization(PeSO) is part of the huge world organization of eSports organizations called International eSports Federation(IeSF) which was founded by the Korean Government. The said federation aims to uplift eSports in the world and bring computer games to traditional sporting events such as the South East Asian Games, Asian Indoor Games and eventually the Olympics. International eSports Festival(IeSF) has over 70+ member nations in the world as of 2014.

             Philippine eSports Organization(PeSO) is founded by Brian Lim, an owner of numerous businesses in the country, and is operated together with one of the popular eSports icon here in the Philippines Irymarc “Tryke” Gutierrez.

eSports Festival Cebu(eSFCebu) goes eSports Festival Manila(eSFManila) | Amazing PeSO

Who is Alodia Gosiengfiao and what’s her role in eSports Festival Manila(eSFManila)?

             Alodia Gosiengfaio is an international cosplay icon and has been guesting and judging in different cosplay conventions around the world for the past few years. “She also has been featured in various magazines, newspaper and TV shows locally and abroad. She was named by UNO Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in the Philippines and is the most popular cosplayer in the world according to

             As a gamer herself, Alodia decided to come in and help organize eSports Festival Manila(eSFManila) to help and contribute the growth of the gaming and cosplay community.

             eSports Festival(eSF) for the past years have been a great success and well established by the organizers. eSports Festival Cebu(eSFCebu) is the most popular gaming event in Visayas and Mindanao which started back in 2012. It is the home of the national qualifiers of the IeSF World Championship. The winners of the annual event are sent to the eSports World Championship to represent the Philippines to compete against the best in the world.
  • International eSports Festival Word Championship 2012: South Korea.
  • International eSports Festival World Championship 2013: Bucharest, Romania.
  • International eSports Festival World Championship 2014: Baku. Azerbaijan.
  • International eSports Festival World Championship 2015: Seoul Korea.

             eSports Festival Cebu(eSFCebu) has set the standard for gaming events in the southern region and is currently the most anticipated event in the area. The organizers want to do the same in eSports Festival Manila(eSFManila). Alodia and Philippine eSports Organization(PeSO) aims to create a product that’s never been seen before here in the Philippines by bringing in gamers from different genres together from arcade, console, PC and even mobile games.

             Philippine eSports Organization(PeSO) and Alodia are well connected worldwide in terms of anime, cosplay, gaming and eSports, which mean the possibilities are endless for eSports Festival Manila(eSFManila).

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Japanese Summer Fiesta Bon Odori 2015 | Amazing Cebu

             Bon Odori or simply Bon Dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region. It’s a traditional summer festival in which Japanese honor their ancestors who have passed on, remember and appreciate all they have done for them, and celebrate their ongoing presence in the lives they enjoy today.

             I’d always wanted to check and experience Bon Odori personally even before the event was brought here in Cebu but there are so many things that hinder me on attending the first ever Bon Odori in Cebu last 2014. Who would not get excited attending an event having a purpose of deepening a friendship between Japan and Philippines, that would be just amazing for me. I’m so thankful that my new found friend Ivan invited me along with Kris, Donn and Dennis to go with them and enjoy Bon Odori 2015.

             But before giving you some details about this year’s Bon Odori, let me recap a little bit on what happened last year. Last August 8 and 9, 2014 Bon Odori 2014 was held at the Aboitiz Football Field having Japanese Culture Exchange Committee as the organizers. And more or less than 11,000 people participated the contest and double of that number were present and enjoying every activity. There were 110 Stalls occupying the field that showcased their products. The activities were Bon Odori Dance, Sinulog Dance, Portable Shrine, Yukata Contest, Karate Demonstration, Beans and Candy Shower, Cosplay Contest, Fireworks, Mochi Pounding and many more. Now enough with Bon Odori 2014, let’s get on Bon Odori 2015.

             This year’s Bon Odori 2015 was held last August 7 and 8, 2015 having D’ Family Park Talamban Cebu City as the venue. The activities were Sinulog Dance, Portable Shrine, Candy Shower, Bon Odori Dance, Karate, Mochi Making, Yukata Contest, Karaoke Contest, Cosplay Contest, Fireworks and Raffles. As I was approaching the venue, I can already sense the liveliness of the people celebrating the festival outside the gate and that makes me even more excited to witness the festival. People were wearing Japanese dresses (Yukata and Kimono) and cosplaying, eating, dancing, selling on the booths and other activities were all over the ground. There’s one activity that I love to witness, fireworks!!! I’m this very much obsess with colourful and sparkling lights and yes, Christmas lights are one of them. I even got sad when the very heavy rain fall that night and yes, I got wet but not that much because of the three handsome gentlemen I’m with. Good thing the heavy rain doesn’t last long, and just after it was gone the fireworks pushed thru. Guess I’m blessed enough to experience this kind of tradition and hopefully witness it again in Japan.

             The event was a really big success because many people enjoyed it. And by next year, on the coming Bon Odori 2016, let’s relive and captivate the moment as we will be celebrating again the Summer Festival here in Cebu in a Japanese Traditional Way. So don’t you miss it because I’m sure you’ll never regret it... ^_~ #WWRshares

Saturday, July 18, 2015

GLOBE Telecom is now with HOOQ | Awesome Partnership

GLOBE Telecom is now with HOOQ | Awesome Partnership
             HOOQ’s newly signed major studios were Disney, Miramax and DreamWorks. With the addition of these acclaimed studios, HOOQ is now offering over 30, 000 hours of Hollywood and Pinoy content, further solidifying HOOQ as the country’s largest and most premier subscription videos. HOOQ is the Philippines’ number one video-on-demand service, it has also registered over four million minutes of streaming and 50, 000 app downloads in the country. HOOQ users can also choose from titles provided by existing content partners like Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, alongside the  Philippines’ own studios like ABS-CBN/Star CinemaRegal EntertainmentViva Communications, GMA and as well as acclaimed independent filmmakers Quatum Films and  Captive Media.

             HOOQ has truly paved the way for a digital revolution in the world of entertainment in the Philippines. For an amazing price of only P199 a month, users have access to unlimited local and Hollywood entertainment, which can be viewed on five Internet-enabled devices. Best of all, users can share the HOOQ experience with their loved ones or friends, because they can stream simultaneously on two devices on just one subscription. HOOQ also offers a unique download feature of up to five (5) titles at a time ensuring that there is always video content to be enjoyed even when users are offline.Launched first in the Philippines in February this year, HOOQ plans to expand its catalog on Hollywood, regional and local content. It partnered with the country’s no. 1 mobile brand Globe Telecom to bring the entertainment experience to more Filipinos across their mobile devices where mobile customers can stream movie or TV content on their devices for P199P299, or P499 all valid for 30 days. Simply text HOOQ199HOOQ299 or HOOQ499 to 8888 to get HOOQ.

             Meanwhile, GOSURF and Tattoo on-the-go customers can get free access to HOOQ starting at GoSurf299. For those who prefer to stream and watch at home, they can also register to Tattoo Home’s consumable broadband plans starting at Plan 1299 to get free access.  For more information, visit or or inquire at And to let you know how generous and approachable HOOQ staffs were, you may check out the pictures below. Those were shots from the First Anniversary of Cebu Blogging Community in which HOOQ was one of its major sponsor.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cebu Blogging Community First Anniversary | Awesome Experience

“ Good things come to those who love to live life as if everything is a first experience. – WWR 
Cebu Blogging Community First Anniversary | Awesome Experience
             For the past months that I’ve been enjoying being a member of Cebu Blogging Community, it has been a very awesome and cheerful one, thanks to the very kind and generous, community leads(Mary, Gay, Channel, Jeph and Jhanis) and founders(Kuya Ruben and Kuya Bjornson) CBC have. Last July 4, 2015, Cebu Blogging Community celebrated its first anniversary inside the elegant place namely, F Cafe and Bar located at the Gallery in Mabolo, Cebu City. The party goes with the theme, “Black Party” and the sponsors did a very awesome act on making the party very glamorous and great. And take note, yours truly have attended it. It is always fun knowing and meeting different bloggers around Cebu.

             And before I forget, let me take this moment to acknowledge the major and minor sponsors of the party that make the event even more awesome.
Major Sponsors

Minor Sponsors
Cebu Blogging Community First Anniversary | Awesome Experience
             Until this very moment, I still can’t imagine that I’m already a member of a community who treats their co-member as a family. Want to feel the same and enjoy blogging at the same time? Come join us in Cebu Blogging Community. You only have to do three things, first: Open a blog account and start blogging; second: Try to reach 10 blog post; and lastly: Visit Cebu Blogging Community Facebook Page and sign-up. Good luck everyone... ^_~

             -  Cebu Blogging Community (CBC) is a community-driven group formed to unite bloggers in Cebu under a collective purpose. CBC aims to establish camaraderie among bloggers, improve blogging skills of members and provide support to bloggers aspiring to reach the top of their respective niches. The community embraces social responsibility by providing great content that promotes social awareness. Initially known as “Bloggers for a Cause”, CBC has grown to become a diverse and dynamic group and home to some of the most empowering bloggers in the country.

             May Cebu Blogging Community will have more and more anniversaries to come and continue to inspire all the bloggers out there, new or old. GOD Bless everyone and keep up the very awesome works... ^_~ 
Cebu Blogging Community First Anniversary | Awesome Experience

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Yamba Is Looking For A Beta Tester | Yamba Rocks

             Here’s a pastime that will make you enjoy while having a chance of a lifetime which is winning an iPhone6. Becoming a Yamba Beta Tester gives you an opportunity to explore the next social media network big thing and at the same time, making you be qualified to become one of the (3)three winners of iPhone6. To join the beta testers list, simply go to and fill out the sign up form...

     A-Must to Remember dates:
  Registration Date: June 30 - July 5
  Start Date: July 6, 2015
  End Date: July 20, 2015

             On July 6 - 20, the beta testers can play around the site like doing some post, comment, and share. Three(3) iPhone6 will be given to the following winners:
1.  First winner is the one who has the most views post in
2.  Second winner is the one who has the most followers by the end of the test.
3.  Third winner is the one who uploaded the most number of posts (photos, links, quotes, texts, etc).
Note: An evaluation form will be sent out to all beta testers on July 20, to mark the end of the testing period...

             All winners are rewarded with an iPhone6 and will be announced through Yamba on July 25, 2015. The prizes will be given by the management of This contest is open to anyone in the Philippines but winners need to claim their prizes in Cebu personally...

             So sign up today here: Yamba Rocks, invite your friends to sign up and follow you, and make sure you’re online from July 6 - 20 to post, comment, check some followers and WIN an iPhone6 but most especially be part of those who’ll be the pioneer of trying out the internet’s next big thing; YAMBA...

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Badian Island Resort and Spa | A Paradise Resort

Badian Island Resort and Spa | A Paradise Resort

             My father was invited by his co-employee to have some summer escapade in an island that only known by few people. And since I’m such an explorer by heart, I did convince my father to go but of course together with the whole family, so I’m in. Before weekend comes I felt so tired because of some office tasks that I needed to fixed though still, I can’t get off my head the island that me and my family will be spending  the weekends. Then Saturday came and my father informed us that the place well be going was Badian Island, located on the southwest coast of Cebu. Since Badian was more than a couple of hour ride we did wake up earlier, like 4:00AM to catch the 5:00AM bus and get on the place  early so that we can get to explore the island longer.

             The moment we arrived on the island, I didn’t waste any time and get my exploration begin. I happened to get the information that its name was Badian Island Resort and Spa, the resort was built to provide employment to local residents around Badian Island and to help boost tourism in the Philippines. The resort offers the gift of holistic well-being by introducing natural spa treatment, yoga exercises and organic eating and drinking lifestyle. It also have an ionized seawater outdoor pools that can ultimately heal and revitalize the body. Badian Island Resort and Spa offers first-class room accommodations, WI-FI Internet access, international cuisines, fine dining entertainment, exciting excursions, yacht cruising, scuba diving and fun beach activities.

             Badian Island Resort and Spa has a total of 42 rooms having 10 Family Suites, 6 Pool Villas, 18 Junior Suites and 8 Badian Suites. The luxurious hotel resort situated on a private beach in Badian. Breakfast is included in the room rates and served daily. Children 3 years old and below were free of charge sharing existing bedding. Check-in time is 2:00PM and checkout time is 12:00 noon. The signature treatment and massage that Badian Island Resort and Spa offers were Badian Deluxe Four-Hand Massage (75 minutes), Warm Seaweed Bath (30 minutes), Seaweed Massage (60 minutes), Badian Hilot(60 minutes), Traditional Herbal Massage (90 minutes), Island Paradise Massage (60 minutes), Pure Indulgence (180 minutes), Badian Unique Discovery (120 minutes) and many more. The resort also offer some tour and excursion packages like Whale Shark Watching – Half day Tour, Dolphin Watching - with hotel owned motor yacht, Island Hopping - with hotel owned motor yacht, Bay Cruising - with hotel owned motor yacht, Kawasan Waterfalls Tour - with hotel owned private Land transfer, Dumaguete Tour - full day tour to this Negros with use of ferry and many more.

             There’s so many things I’ve experienced being in Badian Island Resort and Spa, experiences that I always love to remember. Thanks to all the staffs that accommodated and treated us very well on our stay. I so love to get back very soon. How ‘bout you? Wanna experience such a heavenly feeling and away from the hassle of being in the city? Then come and join me when I get back in Badian Island Resort and Spa.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

How To Become A Better Leader | WWR Says

             Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I study some successful business acquaintances and friends and try to determine what made them so successful. I found out that some of the concepts are quite simple, though we often lose sight of the simple things - things that not only make us human, but can actually help us become more successful. Below are some of the concepts:

Listening is the foundation of any good relationship. Great leaders listen to what their customers and prospects want and need, they listen to the challenges those customers face. They listen to colleagues and are open to new ideas. They listen to shareholders, investors, and competitors.

Storytelling is what captivates people and drives them to take action. Whether telling a story to one prospect over lunch, a boardroom full of people or thousands of people through an online video.  After listening, leaders need to tell great stories in order to sell their products, but more important, in order to sell their ideas.

Authenticity. Great leaders are who they say they are, and they have integrity beyond compare. Vulnerability and humility are hallmarks of the authentic leader and create a positive, attractive energy. Customers, employees, and media all want to help an authentic person to succeed. Tomorrow's leaders are transparent about who they are online, merging their personal and professional lives together.

Transparency makes it a lot easier to sleep at night - unworried about what you said to whom, a happier leader is a more productive one. There is nowhere to hide anymore, and business people who attempt to keep secrets will eventually be exposed. Openness and honesty lead to happier staff and customers and colleagues.

Team Playing. No matter how small your organization, you interact with others every day. Letting others shine, encouraging innovative ideas, practicing humility, and following other rules for working in teams will help you become a better leader. You’ll need a culture of success within your organization, one that includes out-of-the-box thinking.

Responsiveness. The best leaders are responsive to their customers, staff, investors, and prospects. Every stakeholder today is a potential viral spark plug, for better or for worse, and the winning leader is one who recognizes this and insists upon a culture of responsiveness. Whether the communication is email, voice mail, a note or a a tweet, responding shows you care and gives your customers and colleagues a say, allowing them to make a positive impact on the organization.

Adaptability. There has never been a faster-changing marketplace than the one we live in today. Leaders must be flexible in managing changing opportunities and challenges and nimble enough to pivot at the right moment. Stubbornness is no longer desirable to most organizations. Instead, humility and the willingness to adapt mark a great leader.

Passion is contagious to customers and colleagues alike. Those who love what they do don’t have to work a day in their lives. People who are able to bring passion to their business have a remarkable advantage. Finding and increasing your passion will absolutely affect your bottom line.

Surprise and Delight create incredible word-of-mouth marketing opportunities. Most people like surprises in their day-to-day lives. Better leaders under promise and over deliver, assuring that customers and staff are surprised in a positive way. There is a plethora of ways to surprise without spending extra money - a smile; We all like to be delighted.

Simplicity. The world is more complex than ever before and yet what customers often respond to best is simplicity — in design, form, and function. Taking complex projects, challenges, and ideas and distilling them to their simplest components allows customers, staff, and other stakeholders to better understand and buy into your vision. We humans all crave simplicity.

Gratefulness. Better leaders are ever grateful for the people who contribute to their opportunities and success. Being appreciative and saying thank you to mentors, customers, colleagues, and other stakeholders keeps leaders humble, appreciated, and well received. It also makes you feel great.
Above all else, treat others as you’d like to be treated. By showing others the same courtesy you expect from them, you will gain more respect from coworkers, customers, and business partners. Holding others in high regard demonstrates your company’s likeability and motivates others to work with you. This seems so simple, as do so many of these principles — and yet many people, too concerned with making money or getting by, fail to truly adopt these key concepts.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Use Your POWER to CHANGE Climate Change | Earth Hour 2015

"The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity... that's all there is. That's the whole economy. That's where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world."

             I attended Earth Hour event for the past four (4) years already and every year I'm on it, I always love checking out the activities. Now let me share some of the happenings in SM City Cebu last Saturday (March 28, 2015). This year's Earth Hour global theme was "Change Climate Change" and the Cebu City officials led the observance of Earth Hour with its partner establishment, SM City Cebu, turned off 50 percent of its electrical usage.

Use Your POWER to CHANGE Climate Change | Earth Hour 2015

             Before the light was switched off, Mayor Michael Rama told the residents who attended the Earth Hour activity that extinction of mankind would be the consequence if people ignore the threat of global warming, climate change, and other environmental degradation. And he also added, "If we will not do it now, when? If not us, then who?". Councilor Ma. Nida Cabrera said that energy conservation can be backed by other initiatives like proper waste segregation and waste disposition. Miss Theresa Sederiosa said that information campaign was done and it was time to make it a habit and not just an hour to magnify the result of energy conservation.

Use Your POWER to CHANGE Climate Change | Earth Hour 2015

             Earth Hour was recognized as the world's largest voluntary action for environment and has reached 154 countries as of 2013, involving more or less 7,000 towns and cities all over the world. I also learned Earth Hour was started in Australia last 2007 and became a worldwide movement which uses the very simple act, turning off lights for 60 minutes. Philippines has been an active participant of Earth Hour since last 2008 and earned the status of being "Earth Hero Country". And I also took note that Cebu first participated in celebrating Earth Hour last 2009 and saved more or less 8 megawatts over the years.

Use Your POWER to CHANGE Climate Change | Earth Hour 2015

             After counting, a mega outlet where the huge plug was mounted has been unplugged to signal that it was time to switch off the lights. Candles inside a paper cups formed "60+ Earth Hour SM Cebu" viewed the area. The festive tribal music started together with the fire dancers who played the fire amazingly and it did entertain the attendees for how many minutes. The Knapsack Dancer performed a shadow dance that story tell how important our environment was and how are we going to improve it so that our future generations can taste the sweetness of Mother Nature.

Use Your POWER to CHANGE Climate Change | Earth Hour 2015

             While on the other side of the City, almost 5,000 bicycle enthusiasts gathered for the Earth Hour Night Ride at the Cebu Business Park to promote transportation sans carbon under the very bright moonlit and stars up in the sky. And in connection with the bicycling, SM City Cebu unveiled the newly bike racks located in the parking lot of the mall.

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             'Til the next year's Earth Hour fellow citizen and may we all achieve the goal to make Earth Hour a habit and not just annually executed. ^_^