Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Reasons why you should consider buying a Nokia Lumia smartphone

No question, Nokia is a global leader in mobile communication and has become part of millions of people's lives. It is known for durable mobile phones also like the iconic 5110. With the entry of smartphones, Nokia has also started to adapt while still offering quality Symbian lines of cellphones.

Nokia's latest line of mobile phone is the Lumia series of smartphones, a Windows Phone and there are many reasons why you should consider buying this phone:

  1. It's more fun with Nokia. (The design and the colors, especially). The Lumia series has a distinctive profile with finely beveled metallic edges. It has just the right thickness and size and comes in colors of magenta, cyan, white and black. Browsing in the web is convenient as theya re equipped with Internet Explorer 9. Nokia Lumia 710 is a trendy unit that features swappable covers and changeable homescreen colors.
  2. The features considering the price. The Nokia Lumia 610, which is the entry level smartphone for example, has a suggested retail price of just Php 10,980. At that price, it already provides intant access to social networks and brings contacts from various social networking and email accounts into one place. It also comes with Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive which doesn't need the internet for it to be useful.
  3. The large display and sensitivity of the touch screen. The unit responds well to touch unlike other smartphones and the display is clear. The Nokia Lumia 800 for example, features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into its sleek body.
  4. Large internal user memory of 16GB for the Nokia Lumia 800 plus SkyDrive storage of 5GB.
  5. Instant-share camera experience wherein media like images and videos can be shared to your social networks in just one click and in as fast as 20s seconds. Not to mention the Carl Zeis optics technology in Nokia Lumia 800.
  6. Availability of plans. The Lumia 800 is avaialable to Globe subscribers, free at Unlisurf Plan 1799. Lumia 710 with Smart postpaid data plan 1000.
  7. The chance to fly all over the Philippines for free with Nokia Lumia. If you buy from May 18 to June 15, 2012 at a participating slect Nokia, Globe, Smart stores and retail outlets nationwide, you can have a chance to explore the country AS MUCH AS YOU WANT without having to worry about spending a large amount for the airfare. Yes baby. You have the chance to win unlimited Philippine Airline (PAL) flights.
Mechanics for the contest:
  1. One you have your Lumia, retrieve its IMEI number by typing #*06# on your homescreen. 
  2. Then text I CAN LUMIA /
    / and send to 2960 for Globe and Smart subscribers. This will serve as your entry to the grand electronic raffle on June 17, 2012 where 100 lucky Nokia Lumia users will win UNLIMITED ROUNDTRIP PAL flights within the country!
For more information, you may visit or

SRP for Nokia Lumia is Php 10,980. For Nokia Lumia 800 is Php 23,500. The Nokia Lumia 900 is set to arrive in the Philippines in June 2012.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

At least 22 Museums and Heritage Sites participating in RAFI's 2012 Gabii sa Kabilin on May 25

You got it right, 22 museums and heritage sites.

Each year, there are more of them participating. Thus there is more to look forward to in this year's Gabii sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage.

It will be from 6 PM to 12 midnight. With one ticket just worth 150 pesos, one can choose to visit any of the following cultural heritage sites or museums:

1. Aboitizland Heritage Pocket
2. Alternative Contemporary Arts Studio (ACAS)
3. Ayala Center Cebu Cinema and The Terraces
4. Basilica Minore del Santo Niño through the Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation (SNAF)
5. Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Museum
6. Cathedral Museum of Cebu
7. Casa Gorordo Museum
8. Cebu City Museum
9.Cebu Normal University (CNU)
10. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
11. College Assurance Plan (CAP) Theater
12. Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple
13. Fort San Pedro
14. Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum
15. Mandaue City Plaza
16. Museo Parian sa Sugbo
17. Museo Sugbo
18. Plaza Independencia
19. Sacred Heart Parish Church
20. University of San Carlos Museum
21. University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Rizaliana Museum
22. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Museum goers can choose to ride a tartanilla (Pinoy horse-drawn carriage) or buses designated for the
event which is paid for already by the same 150-peso ticket.

I am sure this will be another exiting edition of the Gabii sa Kabilin which will not feature the usual museum exhibits but also local food and music among many other heritage items.

So what are you waiting for? Everyone, tourist and Cebuanos, especially the local youth and students should grab this chance to know Cebu more. Reserve a slot now.


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