Fujifilm's 5th Anniversary: X-Pro2, X70, Xe2s, FUJINON XF100-40Pmm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR & EF-X500

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It's been almost 2 years since I made the bold shift to FujifilmFrom the post I wrote during the shift,  you could probably sense my hesitation and uncertainty.  A few months after that, little sister bought the newer model Fujifilm X-A2.  We went to Fujifilm Photowalks together with Fujifilm Brand Ambassador Rommel Bundalian and we fell in love with photography.  To exercise and push our skills, we began offering photo and video coverage at Picsis Photo Video.  I now do photography almost everyday and upload my input in instagram @tsinoyfoodies which has grown to 3,500 from less than a thousand before I made the shift.  Many of my blogger and photographer friends have made the shift too. And if you haven't, I bring you these temptations that will.
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Fujifilm's President Shigehiro Nakajima, Glenn Gatan with Fujifilm Brand Ambssadors  Lito Sy, Jan Gonzales, Xyza Bacani, Nikko Villegas

For Fujifilm's 5th Anniversary, Fujifilm introduces 4 new top-of-the lines products which includes 3 powerful and superior camera lines: Fujifilm X-Pro2 - premium interchangeable lens, Fujifilm X70 more compact and Fujifilm XE2s.
X-Pro2, X70, Xe2s, FUJINON XF100-40Pmm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR & EF-500

Fujifilm X-Pro2
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SRP 90,999 PHP
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The Fujifilm X-Pro2 took 3 years to make.

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Many who have waited will not be disappointed.

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It has the world's only Hybrid Multi Viewfinder, 1/8000 shutter, 8-ay focus lever, 24.3MP CMOS III sensor and a high-performance X Processor Pro Image processing engine that delivers far greater resolution than the actual number of pixels used.

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It is also very durable and weather-sealed in its 61 points.

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It is dust-proof, splash-proof and capable of operating in temperatured as low as 10C.  This is very useful for outdoor activities like our Mt. Pulag hike. It also has 2 SD card slots and 4x processing speed of conventional image processing engines.
Fujifilm X70
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SRP 36,990 PHP
If you're looking for handy and compact for everyday use, Fujifilm X70 with a Fujinon 18.5mm F2.8 lens will be your best companion.

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 Weighing only 340 grams, it is the lightest X-camera with an APS-C sized sensor to date. 

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Selfie addicts will be happy with it's 180 degrees rotating touch-screen display.  Aperture increments can be changed from 1/3 to 1 stop.

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Sensor phase detection AF works ultra-fast at 0.1 second and the high-speed proprietary EXR Processor II image processor makes it start up in just 0.5 seconds.  Shutter time lag is almost  negligible at 0.01 and gets shopting interval at 0.5 seconds.

Fujifilm XE2s
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XE2s w/ 18-55mm kit (SRP 52, 990)

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The Fujifilm XE2s is an upgrade of the former XE2 with better grip, electronic shutter, AF system and intuitive GUI.

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XE2s w/ 18-55mm kit (SRP 52, 990)

Former XE2 users don't need to upgrade yet though as they will be receiving a free firmware update too.

FUJINON XF100-40Pmm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
FUJINON XF100-40Pmm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
SRP 99,999 PHP
Along with the cameras is the new FUJINON XF100-40Pmm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.

FUJINON XF100-40Pmm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
 It is a super telephoto zoom lens adding now to the wide-range of Fujinon lenses.

EF-500
EF-X500

Fujifilm Dealer Promotion Pricelist For Photoworld Manila

During Fujifilm's 5th Anniversary hosted by X-Photographer Bianca Araneta Elizalde, Fujifilm Brand Ambssadors  Lito Sy, Jan Gonzales, Xyza Bacani, Niko Villegas their hands-on review of the X-Pro2, X70, Xe2s, FUJINON XF100-40Pmm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR which they have been using for a year for their photography works.  Watch my video coverage below.

UniQube PH: Unique Items in Every Cube (University Mall Taft Avenue Manila)

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In a life that seems like a never ending cycle, how do you keep on moving on and aiming higher?  For me,  the answer is the simple process of working hard and rewarding myself for every milestone.  As a student, I used to reward myself with a tall cup of Mocha Frappucino from Starbucks.  I use my break time for that satisfactory session of reading and sipping.  But recently, I've upgraded from the short-term pleasures of a luxurious cup of coffee into long-term trophies in the form of useful items as I've discovered an interesting cool store named UniQube PH at the third floor of the University Mall along Taft Avenue (beside De La Salle University Manila).

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As the name implies, there are different cubes or boxes carrying various merchandise.  Trust me, you'll find new stuff there in every visit.  And, that's what makes it exciting and fun.

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As I've noticed, I'm not the only one who has become hooked in checking it out every once in a while when I have the time.  I've come to realize that the same amount I'm spending for a cup of coffee which only gratifies me for an hour or so can be saved and spent for things that can give me or others joy for a longer period.

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While I was there, I can't help but already think ahead for gift items for myself and for people I know...

For the techie
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Macbook Case and Accessories, Mix Tape Mp3 Player, Stillet, Character Power Banks and Other Electronics
For the sporty
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Tape Dispenser, Swim Wear and Sports Bags

 For the explorer or adventurer
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Sistema Plastic Wares, Drawstring Bags, Passport Holders, Scratch Map, Handcrafted wooden products and ParaKnotty Paracords

For the readers and writers
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Stretchable Book Covers, Books, Notebooks and Stationary
 For the photographers
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Fujifilm Instax, Holga Accessories and Selfie Cam Lens
For the drinkers
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Coasters, Whiskey Flask, Bottle Opener and Mugs
For the significant other
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Dog Tags, Couple Cellphone Straps, Cute Boxers and Couple Watches
 For the trendsetters
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Bags, Scarfs, Necklaces, Bracelets, Caps and Footwear
 For the kikays
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Make-up, Nail art, Skin Care, Perfume and Pouches
  For the geeks
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Toys and collectibles, character socks, hats, backpacks, board games, pillows, stockings, cat ear headbands, hot toys, night cap, key chains and stuffed toys
My frequent visits has made me a fan of the concept.  I couldn't resist seizing the opportunity to earn so I also applied as a merchant for a box.  The process is really fast and easy.  It's no wonder there are many students like me who apply as merchants.  As soon as I chose my desired box, I just filled out a form, signed my contract, paid a minimal advance monthly rental and then I displayed my items on the very same day.  If you're interested, just click here.

UniQube PH
Facebook Fan Page
Website
(0917) 827-9865

Titus Pens iDoodle Battle of the Champions 2015 and Titus iDoodle Pasko sa ‘Pinas On-the- Spot Ballpen Art Contest

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I've always known that we have a lot of talented Filipino doodlers.  But, I didn't realize that there are so many young artists until I attended the Titus Pens iDoodle Battle of the Champions 2015 event held at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Titus Pens iDoodle Battle of the Champions 2015 and Titus iDoodle Pasko sa ‘Pinas On-the- Spot Ballpen Art Contest
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Lots of doodlers from all over the country have gathered to show off their skill.  The contest judges were: Nedalin Miranda,  Senior Convention Services Officer, Department of Tourism - Tourism Promotions Board, actor-artist Hero Angeles, artist Andre Manguba, founder of  Doodle Arts Enthusiasts Lei Melendres and Marvel and DC comics artist Harvey Tolibao.

There are actually 2 contests: Titus Pens iDoodle Battle of the Champions 2015 and Titus iDoodle Pasko sa ‘Pinas On-the- Spot Ballpen Art Contest

Winner of the Titus Pens iDoodle Battle of the Champions 2015 are:
Champion - Ely James Gumba (Cebu) - 91.57%
2nd - Joshua Villena (Batangas)
- 90.50%
3rd - Artemio Bongawan Jr. (Davao)
- 88.52%
4th - Marion Rustell Helicame  (Davao)
- 88.52%
5th - Cris Legaspi  (Bacolod)
- 88.42 %

Winner of the Titus iDoodle Pasko sa ‘Pinas On-the- Spot Ballpen Art Contest are:
Champion - Kristopher John Paguirigan - 96.67%
2nd - Jonel Belmonte
- 89 %
3rd - Jerico Cedric Maravilla
- 85.67 %


Titus OMG! Doodle4Fashion
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Shai Lagarde of Love Chic
Fashion and art comes hand in hand.  And, prolific fashion bloggers were there to showcase their skill in doodling.

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Mikyle Quizon
Mikyle Quizon and Dani Baretto were the speakers.  Unfortunately, I was not able to participate.


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Dani Baretto and David Guison
And, I didn't see their masterpiece either. =(

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It's really cooled that using Titus OMG! they were able to design.  

Titus Colors Doodle4Food
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Chef Chavi Romawac is the speaker for the Titus Colors Doodle4Food.  He is a freelance chef with his own company MyChef Romawac.

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This time I was able to join in.  We were provided a cupcake kit by Blushings.

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We were taught on how to cut the piping bag in 4 different ways to create different styles.

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I must confess, I've never ever done cake decorating...

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so I found these samples quite intimidating!

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Here's my work... Would you eat one?

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Then, we were asked to doodle on a sheet of paper.  I didn't or couldn't do this within the time frame given... But, here's my friend Anne's masterpiece.

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Next, we had to decorate a paper cup.

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Using Titus Colors Pen and Titus Permanent Markers, here's what I managed to do...

Titus Doodle4Travel
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Janeil Arlegui co-founder of Urban Sketchers Philippines shared some techniques on how to sketch.  He showcased some of his work.  Ironically, this is my favorite among his sketches because this is his portayal of his son. 

Titus Gel Doodle4Hobby
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Spearheading the Doodle4Hobby is Harvey Tolibao of Marvel and DC comics.  All the artists are amazing!  There can quickly create a superhero using the Titus Gel.

Freebies
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Aside from  the FREE Titus pens for both students and teachers, there are also some added perks from the sponsors.

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titus pens idoodle
To be honest, I'm not much of a pen artist as I'm more into photography.  But, attending this event has opened my mind to what I can do with a simple pen and paper.

Ayala Malls Solenad Cinemas Opens (Nuvali Sta Rosa Laguna)

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Th e new Ayala Malls Solenad opened it's doors last November 18, 2015 to offer a whole new movie experience for those in the South.

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The event was graced by Ayala Land team and Santa Rosa Mayor Arlene Arcillas and family.

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Located at the 3rd level of Ayala Solenad 3 are 4 state of the art cinema houses: (1) Recliner Seats (1) Dolby Atmos (2) Dolby Digital Theaters.


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With my friend Pepi De Leon of KampeonngPag-Ibig.Com
I was one of the many (there was a long line) who were the first to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens (see y review here) in the superior 100-seater cinema with recliner seats.


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Me being comfy with my popcorn
The full leather recliner seats offered great comfort.   There's even a USB charger in every seat.

To make the experience wholesome, also drop by the Movie Snackbar and get yourself some drinks, nachos, popcorn, mozzarella sticks or even a sandwich.

Because it is an Ayala Mall Cinemas, a quick access to www.sureseats.com is all it takes to check out the movie schedules at Ayala Malls Solenad Cinemas.  Soon, it will also allow reservations and online purchase using any major credit card or the Ayala Mall's Cinemas' MPass Card.