1st Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit

I’m an avid Instagrammer and so are you. But did you know about Instagramers Manila? It’s a community of Filipino Instagram’ers from all over the world that tell stories through photos every 9PM on Instagram.

If you’ve seen the hashtags #IGersManila #9pmhabit — that’s it. They’ve been meeting regularly during Instameets but it’s only now that the group is having its own Photo Exhibit sponsored by Globe. It’s a photo exhibit of Instagram snapshots taken during their photo walk sessions at the Bonifacio Global City, Luneta Park, Manila Bay, and Intramuros.

I’m a member of this group albeit not active on Instagram but I’m proud to support their activities. This November 30 until December 1, the first ever Philippine Instagram Photo Exhibit will be held at  Glorietta 4, Ayala Center in Makati City. See you there!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
30 November 2012
11:00AM

Instameet
01 December 2012
4:00PM to 6:00PM

IGersManila Philippines | Facebook | Twitter

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The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Psalm 19:1

Looloo is the No. 1 Social App

A few days after the looloo app went live on the App Store, the iPhone 4S giveaway winner was chosen. Congratulations to Christine Sobraswerte! Looloo had to change her surname to prevent further stalking.

 

And just a week after the launch, the looloo app is now the number 2 Social app on the US App Store! How cool is that! In the PH App Store, it’s number 1!

I always knew the looloo app will be a success even if it’s a local app. The one million downloads may be a dream for now but nothing is impossible. And besides, I know your hard work will be rewarded. 🙂

Looloo rocks! Congratulations looloo!

looloo is live!

looloo is now available on the App Store.  Yey!

What is looloo again?

It’s a new app developed by a Filipino tech start up that lets you explore the best places in Metro Manila. It’s probably the best app for the local foodies, spa junkies, and nightlife lovers out there. It’s like Twitter for the gimikeros who like to review, okray, or simply share their experiences at a restaurant, spa, or wherever.

The looloo app allows you to search for places nearby within an area in the city. It offers suggestions by your friends and other looloo users. Because the looloo team believes that people who know you best know what you like. I agree since I usually try a place if recommended by friends and family. Continue reading looloo is live!

Super Looloo is coming!

Sounds like a new superhero but it’s not. It’s the looloo I’ve been talking about for the past weeks. Remember that Kapitolyo Foodie Map Guide and SPAS 101 I shared? Those infographics were released by a local tech startup to introduce it’s very own mobile app.

looloo is going live on Tuesday, November 20. Apple has finally given the green light to launch the looloo on the App Store. No definite time has been given but expect it to be available in the evening here in the Philippines.

What is looloo?

It’s a friend-powered guidebook to Manila’s best places. At first, I thought it’s just for the foodies but looloo also covers salons, barbershops, hotel spas, nightlife spots, and other places of interest around the metro.

I’ve been beta-testing this app and it’s been fun to use. So you just tried a new resto? Review it. If you like it, recommend it to your friends. More often than not, people go to different establishments as recommended by family and friends. The people who know you best always know what you will like.

It’s launching tomorrow but you can still sign up HERE to win an iPhone 4S. 🙂

Sign up for pre-launch updates:  signup.looloo.com

Looloo Loot

Haha! I just like saying the title…looloo loot.. hehe. Seriously, looloo rocks! Thank you looloo for sending the goodies.

That’s my Noah wearing the looloo shirt.

What’s looloo? Sign-up HERE.

Check these out: Restaurants in Kapitolyo | Fearless Foodie’s Field Guide to Kapitolyo’s Best Restaurants | Coming Soon: Looloo App |
INFOGRAPHICS: Spas 101

Apple iPad Mini Philippines

Apple iPad Mini in the Philippines

I said I won’t get an iPad Mini but I’m so ready to ditch my iPhone 4. I saw the iPhone 5 in Bangkok and it’s just a taller, slimmer, and thinner iPhone 4S. This iPad Mini, however, is just the perfect size for me. I wonder when it will arrive in the Philippines.

I’m expecting the 16GB entry model to be affordable at below P20,000 because it’s only $329. If I decide to get one though, I’ll buy directly from the online Apple Store Ph and have my name engraved on it. I’m not saying I WILL really buy one. I only want one. Again, it will always depend on the budget. Subject to the approval of my beloved husband.

 

[Infographic] SPAS 101 by looloo

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said I love infographics. I featured a few already. The Kapitolyo Fearless Foodie Guide started it all. And then the Tagalog Mozilla Philippines Firefox 3 infographic and of course, the popular Cost of Starbucks Planner 2013 infographic by MyManila.net

Here’s another one:

SPAS 101 by looloo.com | Art by Kitkat Pecson

I know it’s long pero I’m sure talagang tinitigan mo to. Haha! I love the colors and the graphics. This one is perfect for the spa lovers out there. You see, day spas have mushroomed all over the metro but only a few are popular. I’m only familiar with The Spa and The Island Spa in Jupiter Makati as I used to go there. Honestly, I don’t enjoy going to spas because instead of being relaxed, nabubugbog ako! LOL! That’s just me. I guess I really don’t know the science behind or the art of spa. Husband has been wanting to go. We were in Bangkok last week but we failed to experience an authentic Thai spa. We were too busy hanging out with the family at home. 🙂

This infographic might help me understand and yeah, discover what day spa in Manila to try. It’s the spa version of the foodie map I featured a few weeks back. All the information can be found on the yet-to-be-released looloo app. Speaking of which, have you signed-up?

If you’re a foodie or a spa lover, you need to have the app. It’s not available on the App Store yet but soon. 🙂

Get notified when the mobile app launches HERE.

I’m excited!

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Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalms 37:7