Friday, May 31, 2013

A Day At Playa Laiya

I haven't been out of town all summer so when I got invited for a beach party/tour at Playa Laiya, it is timely to see the beach property of Landco Pacific Corporation in San Juan, Batangas. Just 2 to 3 hours away from Manila by road, it was only when I set foot on the facility that I realized I had it a handful in store for the day.
A view of Plaiya Laiya from a speedboat

Upon arrival, I noticed the club house area that was Asian inspired. As I set foot and my sights on the beach, I began to appreciate the place. I never thought there was such place in the Southern Tagalog region. You need not go far as Boracay to spend time at the beach.
Cottages at Plaiya Laiya

We were oriented about the property operated and owned by LANDCO that this is exclusive for future residents. Plaiya Laiya residents will design their own houses as long as it is Asian inspired. With a beautiful beach like this, it is a sure thing that it you will get to do a lot of stuff.

To get the whole view of the shoreline, LANDCO arrange a speedboat tour. I was able to get a seat at the bow, the forward section of the boat; so I was able to see it cut through the water as the boat propelled off.
After the speedboat, we went snorkeling. On a 10 feet deep further in the beach, we are enjoying the sights of the corals there. We set the best part to last which is the banana boat. We took turns for jet skiing before preparing to go back to reality.
One day is not enough for me to enjoy this beach property but am hoping that we can return in future events. You could enjoy these amenities and benefits if you are a resident in Laiya. I was told there is also a similar LANDCO property in Davao. If you wish to know more about Playa Laiya, visit the LANDCO website. |Tell them you read about the Laiya from the LENS blogs.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sangobion Presents...SALAMINKERA. A Sneak Peek

Sangobion, promotes iron deficiency awareness through a short theatrical act entitled SALAMINKERA starring Giselle Sanchez in a title role. With this production, Sangobion hopes to transmit their message to the audience.
Giselle Sanchez

According to the source material that was given to me, "3 out of 5 women of reproductive health suffers from iron deficiency" and they are not aware of it. Women may ask, what do I need iron for, I already take vitamins everyday. "Iron is a necessary element". It replaces blood loss during menstrual cycles and aids during period of pregnancy and childbirth.

One of the symptoms of iron deficiency is lack of focus, fatigue and pale complexion. According to the World Health Order or WHO, iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutritional disorder in the world that is particular to women and children.

In this regard, Sangobion uses this production to promote this campaign. Salaminkera is a story of a popular fairy tale character, the enchanted mirror and Sangobion has no one else in mind but Giselle Sanchez to play the part. She is the ideal choice because she is a family woman with a career.

To know more about iron deficiency and how to prevent iron deficiency, go to SM Megamall activity area on June 9, 2013 at 5PM. Not only it will entertain you it, there are booths in the area with activities and freebies.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Teleperformance SM Masinag Is Now Open

The B.P.O.(Business Processing Outsourcing) industry is boosting overnight since it was first opened in the country over a decade ago. Now, it continuous to expand all over the country. Foreign investors expanded the BPO labor force here in the country because the Filipinos are the best in the field of customer service and hospitality than anywhere else around the globe.
Teleperformance is one of the leading BPO industries that help bring jobs available to this country. Not only that they already expanded in Metro Manila but also beyond the greater metropolitan area as well. Teleperformance now has another branch in SM Masinag
Teleperformance already established partnership with SM Malls like in SM Mall of Asia. Soon, there will be more branches all over the country and more jobs to offer for everyone. For more updates, visit and like the L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.
Thanks to Teleperformance for their hospitality during the launch/opening, and blessing of their new branch in SM Masinag.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Watchguard Is Now Distributed By Websense

I first attended a Watchguard event when they donated to selected schools their product. What you won't forget about Watchguard is their Redbox. Last May 23 in Makati, they launched their new additions of Redboxes in the country today.

Besides their Redbox, they now have a router that's not for Wi-Fi access but for controlling unauthorized data going out of a facility without clearance. The purpose of these devices is to monitor internet data access for their users and to protect it from threats of cyber-attacks.
For the past years, companies and government offices all over the globe were victimized from cyber-attacks and hacking. After the media launch, it was followed up by another event for its target consumers.
Watchguard is now distributed locally by Websense. For more tech updates, visit and follow the L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Araneta Center Grand Santacruzan Today

It's mid-May, and it's open season for the Santacruzan. The Santacruzan is one of the Philippine festivals that defines us being Filipinos. To be part of the Santacruzan is seems to be more prestigious than religious because people really spend to take part of it. 

Araneta Center is hosting the Grand Santacruzan around the complex and you will get to see the Binibining Pilipinas Beauties parading the route this afternoon at 4PM.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Who’s afraid of SM Aura?

SM Aura Premier, located at the edge of Bonifacio Global City, is finally opening its doors to the public this Friday.

The curved superstructure built by the Miami-based Arquitectonica and the Philippines’ own WV Coscolluela & Associates, marks a first for the SM Group which, for this project, has taken an out-of-the-box approach – creating an innovative recreational and leisure space complementary to BGC’s fast-changing landscape.

With a mall, an office tower, a convention center, a premier trade hall, and other features that make up a civic center for the city of Taguig, plus a trade and investment forum,  Aura fosters lively activity with its wide-ranging facilities designed for the convenience of its patrons.

SM Aura, a breathtaking combination of indoor and outdoor activity, keeps a strong focus on design and sustainability, offering a complete experience to upscale residential and office tenants. It is confident about getting a Gold LEED certification from the US Green Building Council – the first commercial center in the country to do so.

At the top of Aura is SkyPark, an expansive and lush green space for lunch break retreats, al fresco dining and leisurely walks.

Aura’s seven floors of retail space include apparel brands such as Uniqlo, Forever 21, as well as retail and dining space. Setting up shop for the first time in the Philippines are Stefanel, Paul Boulangerie, the Food Hall by Todd English, and Asia’s first NBA Café. Anchors SM Department Store and SM Supermarket have also leveled up their design and merchandise offerings for the thrilling new space.

The SM Group is also stepping up its game for recreation. Not only does Aura carry four new digital cinemas and an IMAX Theater, its strong focus on becoming a great place for friends and family has also paved the way for a modern chapel named after Filipino saint Pedro Calungsod as well as the Samsung Hall, a dome designed for events, exhibits and performances.

From morning coffee to happy hour, from every day to holidays, Aura promises to be a center of convenience with a total pleasure experience that is both light and fulfilling.

Getting there, however, is particularly difficult. At the edge of the BGC lays a long unpaved portion of McKinley Parkway, incidentally right on Aura’s doorstep. A barricade wards off pedestrians on their way to Aura. It’s a pity since Aura is an exciting space suited to the lifestyle of those who reside and frequent BGC. Otherwise, getting there should be easy.

But why isn’t it? Who’s afraid of Aura?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


PHILIPPINES, MAY 14, 2013 – From May 19 to June 23, the hottest and most explosive Hollywood hits will premiere on HBO / HBO HD every Sunday at 10pm. The HBO MOVIE BUSTERS line up features the following movies:

Sunday, May 19 at 10pm
While vying with Watson's soon-to-be wife for the Doctor's time and attention, the detective extraordinaire matches wits with his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty, a criminal genius who's conspiring to make a fortune by manufacturing the next generation of wartime weaponry that the world's great powers will be forced to use against one another... once Moriarty succeeds in provoking World War I. Together with new cast members Jared Harris and Noomi Rapace, Robert Downey Jr. reprises his role as Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective, and Jude Law, as his friend and colleague, Dr. Watson.

Sunday, May 26 at 10pm
Featuring a star-studded cast of Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch and singing sensation, Rihanna, BATTLESHIP is an epic action-adventure based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, where an international fleet of ships comes across an alien armada during one of their naval war games exercise and the two parties are forced to engage in an intense and hostile battle across the seas, in the skies and on land.

Sunday, June 2 at 10pm
After his heroic defeat of the famous sea monster Kraken ten years ago, Perseus, the demigod son of Zeus, trying to live the quiet life of a humble village fisherman, winds up being inadvertently recruited into the battle between the gods and the Titans. Together with Queen Andromeda and Hephaestus, Perseus sets out on a perilous quest to rescue his father, overthrow the Titans and save mankind. Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star once again in this sequel to the Clash of the Titans.

Sunday, June 9 at 10pm
Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back in the third installment of this hilarious science fiction comedy, MEN IN BLACK 3. When K’s life is suddenly threatened, J  goes back in time and teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency and the future of humankind.

Sunday, June 16 at 10pm
Based on the Jules Verne novel, the story follows seventeen year-old Sean Anderson who picks up a mysterious signal that points him to an island not indicated on any map. With the help of his stepfather, Hank, the duo deciphers the signal and makes their way to its location. Along their journey, they come face-to-face with several bizarre encounters that threaten their survival, and their only chance of escaping is to find the legendary Nautilus! JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND stars Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson and Vanessa Hudgens,

Sunday, June 23 at 10pm
Peter Parker is an outcast high school student abandoned by his parents when he was very little and raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. As Parker begins to develop his powers as Spider-Man, he also embarks on a personal quest to understand why his parents left him. This pursuit leads him to meet and battle with The Lizard, causing Peter to progress in his prowess and shape his destiny as a hero. Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man, and Emma Stone as his love interest.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

SALE-riously!?! Gadgets, Phones, Computers!

25 tech brands in one place for three days. May 17 to 19 at White Space Makati. Here's the direct link at Facebook.

Here are some on-site promos.

O+ giveaway:
  • We will be giving O+ 6.3 phones once we reach the following number of people “going” to the event:
    • 1,000 – 1pc.
    • 2,000 – 1pc.
    • 2,500 – 1pc.
    • We would announce the winner on both the event page and the fanpage
Sonic Gear Speakers giveaway:

For on-site promos, we have the ff:

O+ giveaway:
    • We will be giving away (1) O+ 6.3 phones per day to random shoppers who are present
Sonic Gear Speakers Giveaway:
    • We will be giving away (10) Sonic Gear Tatoo 101 speakers per day to random shoppers who are present
Samsung Tab P7300:
    • We will be giving away (1) Samsung Tab P7300s per day to random shoppers who are present
Sandisk 4GB Cruzer Giveaway:
    • We will be giving away (30) Sandisk Cruzer USBs per day to the first 30 shoppers who are present