Thursday, August 20, 2015

Most Affordable Lollipop Phone Cherry Mobile Touch HD
Hannah Villasis7:36 PM 0 sweets for free!

Why buy a very expensive Smartphone, when all you need is the basics? Price has always been a factor in buying the ideal smartphone for you. Yes, we get lots of features and tons of benefits buying the latest, most advanced smartphone existing at the moment but when we consider our budget and value for money then we look for alternatives such as the most affordable Lollipop phone - Cherry Mobile Touch HD.



How low can you go?

It only costs P2,999. So if you need to buy your children, or give someone a gift that won't bring a big hole to your wallet, then this smartphone is for you.

What I love about the Cherry Mobile Touch HD

- Affordable price of Php 2,999
- Weighs only 132 grams
- Quad-core processor (1.2 GHz)
- Internal Memory of 8GB
- Expandable memory of up to 32 GB
- battery has standby time of 300 hours
- Comes with a 2,000 mAh removable Li-ion battery (replaceable when battery goes bad)

More details:

- 5" HD Display
- 1 GB RAM (for multitasking)
- 8 MP back camera
- 2 MP front camera







Friday, August 14, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 5?
Hannah Villasis12:38 PM 0 sweets for free!

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I think it's time to upgrade, but wait, it's not an easy choice because Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus looks like a pretty good contender too!

Time flies so fast! I wish my bank account would increase as fast as these gadgets get announced! 

Which one would you get if you were me?


The wait is over. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with S-Pen and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is here!

You can pre-order by August 17 - 30, 2015 so you can have freebies. More details here.


Samsung created 2 different devices that would cater to either multitask or handle multimedia task better. They included 4GB RAM for both phones - crazy powerful! It's like having a laptop already on your palm.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

- Big display, non-bulky phone
- thinner, smaller, ligher
- curved glass on the back makes it easier to use with one hand
- S-pen that helps you multitask (a mouse to PC)
- More intuitive Air Command
- Improved screengrab (continuous screenshot)
- Now with Keyboard cover!
- 4GB RAM
- VDIS image stabilizer
- Side Sync - connect wireless from phone to PC and back (supports Windows and Mac)
- Power saving mode, fast-charging mode, wireless charging




Samsung Galaxy Edge 6 Plus

- Improved with bigger screen, but phone is actually smaller 
- New color - silver titanium
- Deceptively compact size, can be used with one hand despite the size
- an Entertainment powerhouse
- Intensifies your multimedia experience
- New feature: Live Broadcast
- New feature: Apps Edge
- 4GB RAM for better multitasking 
- VDIS image stabilizer
- Side Sync - connect wireless from phone to PC and back (supports Windows and Mac)
- Power saving mode, fast-charging mode, wireless charging

*Available in US and Canada on August 24, 2015



Friday, June 26, 2015

MySlim Capsules and MySlim Yerba Mate - Flair Review
Hannah Villasis1:28 PM 0 sweets for free!

My Search for the best Lifestyle Program

I have always been looking for a lifestyle program (not diet program) that will totally give me a healthy and fit physique, but also sustainable. Sustainable in a sense that it does not make me depressed or cause a certain imbalance in other aspects of my being.

Ever since February, I stopped eating meat (beef, pork chicken) and decided to have a pescatarian diet (veggies, seafood and eggs). This is because for some reason, my nosebleed is triggered by eating meat.

I thought I would lose weight, because after all, I gave up meat as a part of my diet. I only lost around 2-3 lbs in 3 months. Not much progress.

Metabolic Hack

Then, I discovered this new program from a friend who taught me the ways. I realized, the most effective way to lose weight is to target your metabolic rate. No matter how calories you take, it won't matter if your metabolism is slow. In fact, starving yourself or restricting  your calories could make your metabolism slower.

Carb Cycling and Good Bye Sugar (except on cheat days)

This is just a disclaimer to tell you what kind of lifestyle program I am in before I tell you about my MySlim review. I just started doing this early May 2015 and I lost 10 pounds in one month. All I had to do is give up sugar, starch and bad carbs. A lot of people, though wanting to lose weight, are not willing to give up on these. It actually takes will power and commitment to do this and to achieve great results.

Carb Cycling is alternating low-carb and high carb days in a week, plus one cheat day (mine is Sunday). High carb day would only allow good carbs (slow-burning, low GI carbs - so yeah, still no rice). I combine this with at least 3x of gym time a week.

This is where MySlim Capsules and MySlim Yerba mate comes to a good cause, it complements my lifestyle program and when I learned about this product I got excited because of the many features it has all in one capsule and all in one drink.

This is the book that you can read if you want to know more about Carb Cycling. It worked for me and I highly recommend it.




MySlim Capsules

These capsules came in handy. I said I gave up on sugar, starch and carbs but sometimes, you can't help but eat them especially when you are really starving and you don't have any food choices, you are traveling and it's hard to prepare food according to your diet, or you're out on a date or dinner with friends and family.



You can't kill the moment and just say, "no I can't eat that!" So in those times, I always have MySlim Capsules with me so that I can block the carbs from being processed.

Key ingredients of MySlim Dietary Supplement

1. Yerba Mate (Finomate)
     - Boosts metabolism
     - Increases caloric burn rate
     - Suppresses appetite
     - Stimulates mental focus and clarity
     - Increases energy

2. Garcinia Cambogia (GarCitrin)
     - Reduces appetite
     - Blocks an enzyme in your body, preventing carbohydrates to be stored as fat
     - Burns Fat rapidly

3. L-Carnitine (Carnipure)
     - Converts fats into energy
     - Promotes fat burning
     - Reduces the sensation of hunger and facilitates a reduction in food intake

4. Green Tea Extract (EGCG)
     - Increase Fat burning
     - Fat loss
     - Improve brain function
     - Improve physical performance

I am actually aware that these 4 ingredients help boost metabolism and burn fat individually. I was so pleased and excited to hear that these are all in one product!

It is recommended to take one capsule, two times a day after meals. It is not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women. Please consult your with your doctor before using this if you are taking prescription drugs.



Yerba Mate Drink

Yerba Mate drink gives you twice the fat burning power with Yerba Mate (Finomate) and hi-grade L-Carnitine (Carnipure) in a sugar-free drink with Palatinose. It claims to burn fat the whole day while balancing sugar levels and bringing up your energy.


It is recommended to drink this in the comforts of your home 1-2 bottles a week.

This bottle is very helpful if I drink it during my cheat day! I drink it at night after I ate already so many things. The next thing I wake up, I have the urge to go to the toilet, I weighed in again and I only gained about 0.5 - 1 lbs after binging out. When I say binge out I mean really eat till the food is up to my throat kind of binging!


Weight Progress

I have been taking them since I arrived from Korea and on my first cheat day back (May 31). Here is a photo collection of my weighing scale as I track my progress. Again, I am doing Carb Cycling program plus, MySlim capsules and Yerba Mate.

Click the photo if you want to really check the date when the photo was taken, which is documented on my Picassa web album


June 1, 2015 - 122.6 lbs
I started at 122.6 lbs before I started taking MySlim



June 8, 2015 - 121 lbs

I got lazy to document the other days... jump to recent weight.


June 24, 2015 - 116.6 lbs


June 25, 2015 - 115.8 lbs


Weighing down is not actually my goal. My goal is to feel more fit and good. To fit nicely with clothes, to feel awesome! I just weighed myself so that I have a basis on how I am losing pounds with this product. I am also building muscle mass while losing stored energy (a.k.a. fat). So if I just look at weight, it might not be accurate. A more accurate measurement is to get your muscle mass, you can have this done in your gym if they have the equipment.


The Verdict

MySlim Capsules and MySlim Yerba Mate drink works for me and it complements the current lifestyle program I am in. Again, if you are worried about any side effects, allergies or dangers of trying this product, just consult a doctor and make sure you are not taking medication that would react to this. Otherwise, this product did a great job for me! You may not have the same result as I have, but again this will work best if you have your own diet/lifestyle program.

There is actually a tendency for me to feel tired and fatigued when I do carb cycling because my body keeps on burning fat, sometimes my body overheats. I just need to shower and drink cold water. But with Yerba Mate, Green Tea extract and L-Carnitine, plus the carb-blocking powers of Garcinia Cambogia, it allows me to use my stored energy efficiently.

This may be one reason I was able to attend the Yanis Marshall dance workshop for 6 hours straight!

A photo posted by Hannah Villasis (@flaircandy) on
In a way, MySlim not only gave my physical benefits, it also made me more energetic and more outgoing towards my daily activities.


MySlim Natural Fat Burner Complex Capsules 442.3 mg, Bottle of 30 ₱ 540.00
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For more information and to order online, visit:

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5 Reasons to Travel Solo - Flair Travels
Hannah V9:10 AM 0 sweets for free!





Yes I did it! I did a reboot of my YouTube channel and finally, My first video ever!



My my, it is pure hard work and squeezing all my brain juiced to come up with content worth sharing in the interwebzzz!



I hope you like,

I hope you subscribe!



Comments are much appreciated too! Thank you for all your support! More videos coming soon.



Much love,

Hannah


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

VIDEO - No Script, Just Love
Hannah Villasis3:45 PM 0 sweets for free!

No script. Just love. Thank you <3 Happy 7 Years Flair Candy! #BlogAnniversary

Posted by FlairCandy on Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Instant Room Upgrades with Agoda
Hannah Villasis9:40 PM 0 sweets for free!

My favorite hotel booking site just announced their latest treat for Filipino travel junkies! From April 8 - 22, Agoda is offering instant room upgrades in eight of the Philippines’ favorite destinations – Manila, Cebu, Boracay, Bohol, Davao, Batangas, Angeles City and Tagaytay.



Scoring free upgrades on airlines or hotels or car rentals is a constant daydream for travelers, although one that happens far too infrequently. However, from 8 – 22 April, every booking made through www.agoda.com/phpromo will enjoy just that – a free upgrade without the need to beg the front desk for a favor or say a silent prayer during check in. The stay dates for this promotion are from 8 April – 30 November, 2015.

With a free upgrade out of the way, travelers can spend more time focusing on the important stuff – exploring the vibrant night life in Manila, preparing for island hopping adventures on the pristine beaches in Boracay, or gearing up to experience the colorful marine life on dives in Cebu. Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to spotting wildlife at parks in Davao, or trekking around the iconic Taal Volcano in Tagaytay.

Don’t delay – the booking period is only from 8 – 22 April. To browse the hotels in each of the eight destinations, head to www.agoda.com/phpromo.

Here are some of properties participating in this promo:

Angeles City
• Affinity Condo Resort

Batangas
• The Suites at Mount Malarayat

Bohol
• Hennan Resort Alona Beach

Boracay & Kalibo
• Friday’s Boracay Resort
• Hotel Soffia Boracay
• Red Coconut Hotel
• Boracay Holiday Resort
• Red Coco Inn
• Alta Vista de Boracay Hotel
• Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
• Royal Suites Condotel

Cebu
• Alpa City Suites Hotel
• Crimson Resort and Spa
• Quest Hotel and Conference Center, Cebu
• Moevenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
• Pillows Hotel Cebu
• Harolds Hotel
• Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark
• The Orchard Cebu Hotel and Suites

Davao
• Marco Polo Davao Hotel
• The Ritz Hotel and Garden Oases

Manila
• Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
• Best Westen Plus Antel Hotel
• Privato Hotel
• Microtel Wyndham Mall of Asia
• Armada Hotel
• One Pacific Place Serviced Residences
• City Garden Grand Hotel
• Midas Hotel and Casino

Tagaytay
• Taal Vista Hotel


To connect with Agoda.com and learn about special deals and promotions on hotels worldwide, like Agoda on Facebook or follow Agoda on Google+, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Batanes - North Tour, Day 1
Hannah Villasis8:21 AM 0 sweets for free!


*Photos captured by Smart iPhone6

Last year, I won a contest hosted by Solar Entertainment and Jack City. I joined the contest with my dear friend and fellow Smart Ambassador - Ynnah. I won tickets to Coron but just a few days before our trip flights were canceled and we chose to fly to Batanes instead.

I was very excited! Coron and Batanes are my 2 dream destinations in the Philippines. Coron, wait for me I'll come back for you!

So we flew to Batanes at 5:30am and we arrived in Basco, Batanes at 6:45am. It was a good flight, actually I don't know coz I slept the entire time from the moment we left Terminal 4. Lucky I woke up just right, and I woke up greeted by clouds everywhere and suddenly, the clouds cleared and I was greeted by this!


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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Our landing was good and I really appreciated the top view of the island. We were seated at the right side of the plane (E and F) so reserve these window seats if your Basco bound. 

The Basco airport is one of the prettiest, most humble airport I have ever seen! It's really tiny, not much going on but it is beautiful! It's like the Shire's airport, if Shire exists in modern times. The weather was cool at 20-22 degrees Celsius. We were lucky the weather is nice! Sun was shining bright, cool breeze and the view was amazing!


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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We looked for our sundo but couldn't find our names. So we decided to just commute to our hotel Batanes Seaside. We went out of the airport there were no tricycles. We asked the guard and they said there's a tricycle terminal down the street. Since the weather is nice, we decided to just walk. A few meters forward and we asked the people living nearby if they know the direction to our hotel. They told us it was just 1 kilometer away. We decided to walk! After all, a little bit of exercise is good. Just then, a van stopped right before us and it read Batanes Seaside! They were looking for us apparently there was just a confusion. All good! This place has a certain magnetic field turning everyone's energy to calm and serene.

Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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Batanes Flights

Currently Skyjet and Philippine Airlines have direct flights from Manila to Basco, Batanes. If you book really early, you could get tickets at Php 7,000. If you need to book immediately (say next weekend or this month), it could cost around 15k or more.

Batanes Accommodation

Peak season: December 1 - May 31
Lean season: June 1 - November 30


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License   by  Flair Candy  - The view outside Batanes Seaside.


We stayed at the annex building of Batanes Seaside Lodge. You can book online here. The one that's near the city center. It costs around Php 1,600 per night during peak season (Php 1,400 off season). You can check out their website for more details.

You can also check out these hotels listed here.

If you're on a budget, you might want to stay in Ivana at Villa Bella. It only costs Php 250 per person a night. This will be a homestay type and you'll have a fan room - but you don't really need airconditioning in Batanes, the weather is really comfortable there especially during February. Just contact Ching +63 929 443 6866. She said airport transfer from the airport is around Php 750 for a van and Php 220 for a tricyle.

Batanes Tours

There are really no public transportation (except for tricycles around Basco) as you would see locals either walking or riding bikes. You can hire a car or a van to go around the city or arrange for tours at Php 2,000 for North Basco tour and Php 3,000 for South tour.

Hannahvillasis.com by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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As there were only 2 of us traveling, we decided to go for a tricycle tour Php 1,000 for North and Php 1,500 for South.

Hannahvillasis.com by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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For Batanes Tricycle tours, contact kuya Lito at +63 918 216 7440.

1. Valugan Boulder beach 

The Valugan Boulder Beach can be found in the East side of Batan island. Nothing much to see but enjoy the view, the natural formation of the rocks and enjoy the cool breeze.


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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2. Japanese tunnel

These tunnels functioned as Japanese hideouts before. Japanese officials even have their own room somewhere inside - yes we went inside from one end to another! And we had to do a mini - "hike" because there were stairs made of dried mud. It was really dark inside and I tried not to panic!


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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3. Idjang

Our next stop was the viewing of Idjang Savidug stone fortress. Our tour guide during this day, Kuya Julian, told us that this is the stone fortress of the native Ivatans around 4000 BC. That was a very very long time ago. Ivatans then took abode in this place for defensive shelter. This stone fortress has a good angle or viewpoint where they can spot any enemies coming near.


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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4. PAGASA weather station

The islands of Batanes, knowing that it is surrounded by big bodies of water like the Pacific Ocean and South China sea, are prone to typhoons visiting by. This PAGASA station helps the locals to predict and prepare for a storm.


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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That's me doing my interpretation of the famous saying "Ang buhay ay weather weather lang" :P

Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License   by  Flair Candy  The view from the PAGASA weather station

5. Mt. Carmel Chapel

This is one beautiful church that kuya said, many went here to get married. How can you not fall in love with this place? It is situated by a hill and you have a good view of the area around. 


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License   by  Flair Candy  Tukon Church

6. Lighthouse

We went to 2 lighthouses in Batanes. One was found in the North. Climb up the tower and you will see a great view of Basco.

Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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7. Rolling hills

This is probably one of the scariest walks we ever had in Batanes. The path is narrow and steep. You can really see where you're gonna fall if you're not careful! We asked our guide if someone had ever fallen and "rolled" down the hills. Fortunately, he said no ever did! :P


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
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Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License   by  Flair Candy  The view when you get to the edge of the cliff


Batanes by Flair Candy, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License   by  Flair Candy  Thank you Skechers for that really comfortable walk. I recorded 11,228 steps using my iHealth watch and my feet could take all these much steps because of the comfortable memory foam my shoes have <3

That ends our North Trip! The Tricycle tour cost us 1000. It was just me and Matt so 500 each. For Batanes Tricycle tours, contact kuya Lito at +63 918 216 7440.

More photos here.

Coming up next, South Batan trip!