Thursday, July 17, 2014

Unexpected

I have some unexpected yet happy discovery here on my blog. I discovered that some people are actually checking my blog out. Some are clicking it from the Google Search results which is absolutely great. 

Sharing the picture from Google. 


Thursday, July 3, 2014

LG G3- LG's next G3n Phone

"Simple is the new Smart" is the tagline attached by LG to their next flagship smart phone. The LG G3 is a great improvement from its predecessor, the LG G2 (the phone which I really love), all of which I will be discussing in this pseudo review. 

I was introduced to LG way back December of 2013, when I first bought an LG Phone. The store clerk introduced me to the G2 and I was amazed how it performs. From the display, to the speed, to the amazing camera, the G2 was the best Smart Phone during that time. I tried to research more about it online and after 2 weeks, I bought my LG G2. 

A couple of months after that, I purchased my LG GPad. This tablet never fail to amaze me and the features are really great. I especially love the QPair feature that my LG Gadgets share (something that I want to write about soon). I was very satisfied with the G2 until the one phone who can beat it came--- the new LG G3.

I went to the LG Store in Gaisano Mall of Davao to check out the new LG G3. They have a sample phone which customers could check out and I was really starstruck by LG's new Flagship phone. It really was miles ahead compared to the other flagship phones and even with its predecessor, the G2. Here are the things that really caught my attention. 

Display:

One of the most noticeable thing about G3 is its QUAD HD Display. Packing a whooping 2,560 x 1,440 pixel display with 538ppi (pixel per inch), LG G3 has very good image display. I noticed when I was playing with it, the display is very sharp and even if you zoom in the pictures you will not find any pixellation on it. Throw-in a 5.5-inch bezel-less screen display, this phone is perfect for watching videos and pictures. 

Camera: 

LG G3's camera is the same with the G2- 13mp, however, G3 is now equiped with a more advanced OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer). Another thing that an LG user might also notice is G3's laser detection which measures the distance of the phone to the object you are shooting and it's dual flash. I tried to take some pictures using both the front and the back cameras of the phone and they really produced very good quality photos. The camera can also be opened directly from the circular display if you're using LG's Quick Circle Case. 

Design: 

I love LG G3's metallic design. Compared to other phone's plastic feel, the G3's make is very elegant looking. The other change that I see was LG's signature rear key. The feel of the rear key is very good and it really fits my index finger. 

Smart Notice: 

The LG G3 learns. It will collate all the information that you use and gives you predictive recommendations based on the status of your phone, behavior and location. 

Smart Keyboard: 

This is probably the most useful feature that LG G3 has for me. I usually make a lot of mistakes when I use the keyboard, but with this feature from G3, you can optimize the keyboard which makes its size adjustable (perfect for people with big fingers). You could also complete and correct words with a simple gesture. 


LG Philippines had this #LGG3PH contest on Instagram where they asked people why they want to get a G3. My reason is very simple- I currently have the best Smart Phone, my LG G2, and this one is way better than my G2- 3 GB Ram, Removable Battery, Expandable memory... so no questions asked, I want this smart phone. 

To end this pseudo review here are the specs of LG G3 that you need to know. 

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801; 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Network: 2G/3G/LTE(4G)
Android Version: 4.4.2 Kitkat
Battery: Removable 3000mAh that can also be charged wirelessly
Display: Quad HD IPS Display; 2560 x 1440 pixels/538ppi
Size: 5.5 inches
Memory: 32 MB/3 GB RAM

I hope I could get this phone sooner!!! :(

photo credits to the image owners-taken from the internet



Thursday, June 6, 2013

In the Shadow of Secrets

Prologue: The Pit of Erebus. 


Darkness. I am surrounded by thick and suffocating darkness. Not just a simple absence of light, this feels like life is being sucked out of my body. And I am growing weak every minute, my spirit is exhausted and my soul is being slowly severed from my being... and I am slowly eaten by Darkness.

My mind raced to explain what is happening. I have no recollection how I got here and what is this place. The last thing I remembered, I was walking on my way back to my house (okay a boarding house) near Ateneo. I must have took a wrong turn in a street somewhere, I dont think that this is even Davao City.

It must have been a lifetime. I was still drifting in this eternal darkness, forever waiting for something that I dont even know will come. Am I waiting for death? for Salvation? i dont even know what's happening.

Then i heard a voice... "Powers of the Earth, gather! By this rune and by this sign I call on to thee. Remember the pact that has been made, by blood, by spirit, by the seal that binds us. Hear your child, protect us, O Great Ones. Untangle the chains that sealed the Fate of this Chosen..."

Then I saw chains of light speeding towards me, attaching themselves in my belly. The cold that I was feeling started to diminish. My body was filled with strength and my senses are returning... and then there was a pull. I felt the hardness of the asphalt road. Squinting, I tried to open my eyes and even though my vision is still blurred, I saw a silhouette of a woman, still on her knees, my head rested on her lap. I gazed upon her face, blinded by the light of the lamp post behind her.

"Welcome back to the world of the living. That Tamawo really did a job on you...."

And then I was claimed again, by darkness.


image from: http://www.free-hdwallpapers.com/wallpapers/abstract/558131.jpg





Friday, May 10, 2013

The Beauty of Beltane

"Lustful Month of May - Camelot" 

Beltane is a Pagan celebration on the eve of April 30th until the morning of May 1st. It is one of the four great Sabbats and also a fire festival. During the Old times, this festival is celebrated outside with bonfires and revelry. This festival also blesses the land with fertility. 

 The celebration of Arcana was done in one of the resorts here in Davao. We gathered in Banehaven and left for the resort around 6pm. The celebration was attended by four members of the Order and since the energies of the circle is quite imbalanced, we made some compromise to make the ritual balanced. We also tried to to have all the elements of the ritual present in the ritual. We prepared the altar and cover it with petals to honor the blooming of the flowers. We also used Tarot number 6 - "The Lovers" to celebrate the union of the masculine and the feminine. We also created the bonfire inside the cauldron and made a makeshift Maypole. 
The celebration happened the entire night and we have raised the energies of the circle to send fertility across the land. The simple but solemn celebration was crafted by Stu, one of the Adeptus Secundus of the Arcana.





Pictures are on my photopage: www.facebook.com/ambientshadows 

Friday, March 15, 2013

A Powder of Dust


I always want to travel around the region. Mindanao is always a mystery to me and it's something that I wish to explore in my stay here. My travels became something very reachable when I was moved to the HR-Sourcing Team. In our goal to look for Sr. Consultants for our Travel Account, we have scoured the entire Mindanao area to provide people for Sutherland. 

Just today I have traveled to Valencia City Bukidnon for a Job Fair. This is my first time to stop in Bukidnon and stay here for a day. I was not able to sleep a bit since I need to travel to Valencia City for the Mountain View College Job Fair. I left Davao City around 4 in the morning and I rode this read bus bound for Cagayan de Oro. Since it is a "4-Stop" bus, it took me almost 5 hours and a half to reach Valencia. I went directly to the City Hall and started the interviews. It was a tiring day and the wind is soo strong. There are documents flying around the venue. Luckily, the breeze is cool and it really minimized the heat in the covered court. 

I interviewed quite a lot today and after a very exhausting day, I looked for a place to stay in Valencia. It then occurred to me to experience traveling to Malaybalay, the capital city of Bukidnon. I tried to ask around on how to reach Malaybalay. I looked for a bus to ride, but the terminal is quite far from the place. I rode this Multicab to Malaybalay and the trip took me about 1 hour and a half instead of the usual 45 minutes. 

The sights on the road are gorgeous, you can see endless stretch of farm lands from the side of the road to the horizon. The mountains are also very magnificent as they are bathe in the yellow light of the setting sun. There were also a lot of plantations and processing plants, I just hope that they wont destroy nature as modernization does to nature. 

There was this long stretch of very dusty road where we waited for the signal light. The road is very dusty and I literally dust off sand from my pants. The driver drove his jeep too fast that it left my eyes with dust and powdered my cheek with sand. It was around 7PM when I reached Malaybalay and I rented a room in this Inn infront of the Plaza. I will post the pics soon. 

Resting here in my room in Malaybalay and healing my tired body and mind.