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Huawei Device Philippines country head Charles Wu.

Honor, the sub-brand of tech giant Huawei, launched its new smartphone recently. The launch, emceed by KC Montero, exuded a nostalgic charm that reminded some guests of their college days, as the walls were decorated with pop culture icons and several coin-operated arcade machines.

After the opening remarks of Huawei Device Philippines country head Charles Wu, Honor business unit manager Nino Carandang detailed why the brand and its flagship Honor 6 Plus had been generating a lot of buzz. Carandang said, “The Honor 6 Plus was designed for the young digital Filipino — the brave ones who can make bold decisions, who are not afraid to go against the trend and know exactly what they really want and need in a phone.” 

Professional photographer Jay Jallorina then shared his experience using the Honor 6 Plus saying its camera rivaled those of the more expensive DSLR lenses.

The other highlight of the night was the opening of the giant box filled with 40 more smaller boxes, which were for the first 40 media guests who confirmed their attendance for the launch. Each of these media guests had the chance to take one of the boxes with stickers that would peel off to reveal prizes. Some of the boxes contained powerbanks while others contained gift certificates. Seven of the guests got a “Try again” message and were called up on stage. KC asked them if they would rather exchange the boxes with one of the members of the audience or be brave enough to take the challenge. All seven decided to accept the challenge and after answering several tricky questions, each of them received a brand new Honor phone!

The Honor 6 Plus is a bigger and better version of the hugely successful Honor 6 (despite being available only through Lazada and select distributors). It boasts of improved power with a HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, dual SIM/dual 4G capability and a unique dual rear camera. Compared to other 5.5-inch smartphones, the Honor 6 Plus has the biggest screen ratio at 78.2 percent with only 2.8-mm ultra-thin border with 1080P resolution and 403 pixels per inch.

The screen is protected by third generation Corning Gorilla Glass, which provides a superior and accurate touch experience. The back of the Honor 6 Plus is built even tougher with bullet-proof grade material and a six-layer composite, the bottom layer is made of fiberglass.

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The smartphone’s Eagle-Eye Camera with an optimized 2.5 image processor engine captures excellent images and better low-light photos. It has a 3,600 mAh battery that can last for more than two days with normal use. It also has a reverse charging function via USB OTG so it can even double as a powerbank.

Making Love in Spanish

My friend Bambina Olivares launched her book Making Love in Spanish at Celestina boutique in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

The first-time novelist (under her pseudonym B. Wiser) wrote the deliciously sensuous new adult romance, which is a story of a forty-something single mom named Maxine who discovers she can screw the rules after all. Escaping the hellish fires of her married life, Maxine embraces the unexplored dimensions and expressions of love.

Making Love in Spanish is a smart, witty and racy novel that examines midlife and all it encompasses: reclaiming oneself, aging with grace and humor, raising empowered daughters, cherishing family and friends, dating outside one’s usual demographic and occasionally having trysts with Latino lovers. Maxine navigates not just the globe, but the tricky waters of love and lust in the new millennium, cruising — and sometimes stumbling — through the good, the bad and the sexy, often with hilarious consequences. Written in the style of a memoir, it’s also part multicultural romp, part dating satire, part ode to New York and a total celebration of female freedom.

I was teasing Bambina that the book was semi-autobiographical in a way...she just laughed. Grab a copy and find out for yourself!

The book is published by Anvil and is available now in National Book Store and Powerbooks.

Manila hosts Asia’s first Zumba concert

The Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati City roared with energy as Zumba enthusiasts gathered to dance alongside the genius creator of Zumba, Alberto “Beto” Perez. 

Organized by Live Love Party and sponsored by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the Zumba Fitness-Concert was Beto Perez’s first in Asia and featured his team of international Zumba instructors, musicians and DJs.

TPB chief operating officer Domingo Ramon Enerio III said, “Having the creator of Zumba, Beto Perez, is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Zumba and fitness enthusiasts. It is also a historic event in line with the Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign, making the Philippines a destination not just for its natural attractions, cuisine or entertainment but also for fitness and health.”

Zumba is a popular fitness trend in the world, with over 15 million enthusiasts in 186 countries. It incorporates aerobic elements into the basic dance moves of samba, salsa, mambo and hip hop to create a lively but less demanding workout routine.  

In the Philippines, Zumba is widely popular, with an increasing number of licensed instructors offering sessions. The fitness craze has both women and men, young and old, hooked on the fun and addictive dance moves.

The Zumba Fitness-Concert is just one of the many exciting events that are happening in the country this year.

(Check out www.visitph2015.com.)

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