Thursday, January 28, 2016


Press release

MANILA, 27 January 2016 – iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to tens of thousands of hours of entertainment for a low monthly price, today announced the upcoming exclusive premiere in the Philippines for season 3 of the Emmy® Award winning STARZ Original series, Black Sails. All new episodes of the latest installment of STARZ’ swashbuckling hit phenomenon will premiere exclusively on iflix every Sunday, less than 24-hours after their initial U.S. broadcast, beginning January 24.

The third season of Black Sails opens in the wake of the destruction of Charles Town, where the world lives in fear of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). When his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, it falls to John Silver (Luke Arnold) to locate the man within the monster. 

The ten-episode third season of the thrilling high seas drama follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Ray Stevenson joins the cast as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ and Luke Roberts joins as historic figure ‘Woodes Rogers.’  In season three, all are tested when a new threat arrives in Nassau, one the pirates could never have anticipated.  It knows them.  It understands them.  And in the blink of an eye, it will turn them against each other.

iflix Group Co-founder and CEO Mark Britt commented: “Starz is one of the preeminent creators of outstanding original content and stories. We were delighted to offer seasons 1 and 2 of their worldwide hit phenomenon Black Sails exclusively in Asia to our members in Malaysia and the Philippines, and now again with the most exciting recent installment.”

iflix’s vast library includes over 18,000 movies and TV episodes from the most prestigious international, regional and Malaysian/Philipino/Thai studios including Disney, MGM, Starz, Warner Bros, Paramount, Fox, Universal, BBC, KBS, SBS, Aniplus, Media Prima, Juita Viden and many more.

Now available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to additional key Southeast Asian markets in the coming months. With over a million members within six months of launching its service, iflix offers consumers the largest library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies available in the region.  Each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extensive library for offline viewing. The service is priced at only P129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access with no ads!

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its world-class service, features and content, with no credit card or payment details required. Go to to register.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chelsea’s king of control bosses it in the new adidas Ace 16+ Purecontrol

adidas release
vine to celebrate Oscar bossing the game -

- Vine is part
of a series of ”Boss the game” stunts with adidas assets -

Herzogenaurach– adidas stars all over the world are now bossing the game in the ACE 16+ PureControl. In the latest video clip released by adidas, Chelsea star Oscar shows boss control in the headline grabbing laceless football boots by pinging a corner kick off the cross bar and then following up to score with the cheekiest, more nonchalant of touches.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Know Your Candidates: Blog Feature on Augusto "Tito Boboy" Syjuco

During the previous elections, I got to attend a blog conference for a party list.  Now, I got privilege to meet a presidential candidate for the upcoming elections. Augusto “Boboy” TESDA secretary during Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s time and he was member of 1971 Constitutional Convention. When I met him, I was expecting a grumpy old man like Mr. Wilson of those Dennis the Menace comic strips but a jolly man that reminds you of Santa Clause or like a loving dad you never had.

I was invited at his house for dinner and to view his biographical movie. The format of this movie is in form of webisodes that can be viewed online.  But according to the movie’s writer and director Benny, it will be shown in full length version for a block screening before the election.  For now, the filming is on-going and they are now finishing with eleven episodes.

Tito Boboy, as he wants to be called, was responsible for boosting the contact center industry in the country that gave more jobs to Filipinos. What is interesting about this is that you don’t need a college degree but only sets of skills for you to do. He even wrote the modules for call center training.

One of the main focus of Tito Boboy is to boost the internet services in the country. Compared to other countries, our internet service is the slowest. This is the reason why some BPO companies that gives us call center job opportunities closed down because the industry needs the internet for their system. Not only that the internet service improves but it will also give us more jobs by creating more BPO companies here.

Another of his focus is to investigate the SSS issue. Because of the veto, this will affect the working class that may affect their monthly contributions.  Tito Boboy believes that the SSS is now bankrupt and compares this to the series The Walking Dead as an analogy.

I will keep you updated about Tito Boy in my next post but for now, follow this blog and like the L.E.N.S.blogs on Facebook. I didn't say you should vote but let's just hear the man out.

Friday, January 15, 2016



adidas celebrates Leo Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or win with new campaign: “I’m here to create” 

Herzogenaurach – Leo Messi has cemented his place as a phenomenon in football with a fifth Ballon d’Or. The award is the greatest acknowledgement of individual success in football. But, in a new film released by adidas, it’s not the records broken, the trophies won, or the accolades which matter most. Messi is here to create.

The film is the first part of adidas’ new campaign “I’m here to create”, heroing the athletes for whom creativity is their most powerful weapon. It is their unwavering sense of self belief that allows them to create the unexpected, the skills that have never been seen before, but that millions will try to copy. For Messi, that attitude drives him for every goal, every game, and every record that he breaks. Messi is here to create, and adidas is the brand of sport for the creator.

His record fifth Ballon d’Or has completed a phenomenal year for Leo Messi in which he led his team to league, cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup success. Messi also led Argentina to the finals of the Copa America 2015 adding national team success to another incredible year for his club. The Ballon d’Or adds the ultimate individual accolade to the glory Messi has brought to his club and country in 2015.
But the new film celebrating him has declared that Messi, the ultimate creator, is “not here for the past, for the praise… not here for the celebrations, for the records”. Messi is here to create.

Featuring some of Messi’s most iconic moments – the skills, the goals, and the nutmegs which still haunt players – the new campaign from adidas celebrates not Messi’s records, but the moments that he made football fans around the world get out of their seats. The moments he created a piece of magic that left even his opponents in awe. It is those moments that have led Messi to the honour of his fifth Ballon d’Or.

adidas’ “I’m here to create” campaign celebrates his most creative moments as Messi’s legacy, beyond the growing list of records. “I’m here to create” is also a statement of intent as the world watches to see what Messi will create next in 2016.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Race Cars and Automobile Tales on DMAX this January

Press release

This month, watch out as DMAX take you on the ride of your lives with their latest shows on cars and racing!
Photo courtesy of DMAX
In Idris Elba: No Limits, witness how Idris Elba is obsessed by speed. Since boyhood he’s wanted to immerse himself in the world of fast machines. This series pushes that ambition - and Idris - to the limit. Idris will take on motorsport professionals at the top of their game. He’ll try his hand at rally driving, drag racing, aerobatics – and even attempt to break a Land Speed Record which has stood firm since 1927. Helping him along the way will be racing legends Jimmy McRae and Ari Vatanan, and modern day sporting stars Antron Brown and Ed Cyster.

He’ll fully immerse himself in the dramatically-different worlds of these four different motorsports. It's his challenge not only to master the skills needed to drive and fly his machines, but also to adapt and understand the engineering behind them. Catch the all-new series, Idris Elba: No Limits this January, airing every Wednesdays at 8:10 PM.

Tune in to the new season of AmeriCarna, a car culture television show hosted by Ray Evernham with guidance from his friend and mentor, Rick Hendrick. They’ll rely on their vast experience as car guys to take viewers back in time and introduce them to a period of history when the automobile heavily influenced American culture. They’ll tell behind-the-scenes stories of lost race cars, barn finds, speed secrets, Hollywood films, historical racetracks and other unique places. Along the way, we’ll meet the cars and characters that have helped shape and preserve this history. AmeriCarna airs every Friday this January at 9 PM.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

adidas and Andrew Wiggins unveil new Crazylight Boost 2.5 PEs

Press release

adidas unveils new Andrew Wiggins PEs for the Crazylight Boost 2.5. Each colorway features unique design elements inspired by Wiggins’ family history and on-court play with the Minnesota Timberwolves.


The “Marita” is Wiggins’ first silhouette dedicated to his mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, and her success as an Olympic sprinter who helped Canada win two silver medals in the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays in the 1984 Summer Games. They feature a silver to red gradient upper, blending Primeknit threads with forefoot mesh to deliver added breathability on the hardwood. Silver accents along the midsole, heel cap, collar lining and laces are paired with a red and white outsole for a true Canadian tribute. Gold hits to the upper’s foil treated seam and AW logo cap off the hometown exclusive.   

North Star

Calling on Minnesota’s state motto – L'Etoile du Nord or The Star of the North – Wiggins’ “North Star” PE is constructed with a metallic heel counter and silver detailing. Designed in team colors, the shoe features a black and blue Primeknit upper with seamless integration of mesh tooling and deep blue accents throughout.

“Marita” and “North Star” colorways are available for Php7995 at select adidas stores, the adidas online shop, the NBA Store, Planet Sports, Toby’s Sports, and Titan stores in the country.

Join the conversation @adidashoops on Twitter and Instagram with #CrazylightBoost.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sometimes, Being Too Kind Is Not Always Good

My childhood is the worse. I am one against the whole class. I was bullied because, as one told, am too kind. True, I was always not able to fight back not because I am a lone ranger; but I am too mild-mannered. The worse part was that it didn't got the teachers concerned because all they want is good results. They didn't even bother why some subjects got lower grades. I also got to survive high school because of this.

This is what we are also trying to teach my youngest sister because she is also too kind that people also take advantage of her. It still happens again even now that she is working. 

I sometimes hear her having massage sessions at a popular spa not far from my place in Malate. But on her yesterday session, she tried the ventossa with her boyfriend. She was ask if it was her first time for ventosa. She said yes. She was told that it will leave a mark. It will leave a mark all right. A first degree burn mark. I am pretty sure that there is a difference between a mark and a burn even though I am not familiar with ventossa. They told her it's because of her sensitive skin. Hello, shouldn't they test her back skin first before applying. They didn't even offered ointment or to pay back for it.

Tomorrow, she will return back with her mother because it really got blistered. As for me, I never tried ventosa but I will not dare to. I just hope that the manager will be reasonable than that moron therapist who did this. He or she will better be glad, I am not the one they will deal with. Because hell will break loose if they didn't comply with my mom. It is not about the money. It's about quality service. If no one will talk to them, they will continue to do it.

The only fault of my sister is that she is not the type who complains and left. And for that it cost her her back. I guess she will not wear anything backless for the meantime. Didn't post a photo of her back because it is really not pleasant to look at.


After posting this, I was Googling ventosa to find out more about the procedure and on the first page search results, I came across this article back in 2014. Read the full feature. Warning. There are photos of the burns and blister marks.