Gadgets + Technology: Vivo Continues To Usher The Industry To The Future With Its Forward-Looking Tech

The V5 is the first smartphone with a 20MP camera

When young global smartphone brand Vivo entered the mobile industry, the market was dominated by two or three names. But in a matter of years, Vivo changed the game.

Vivo has been determined to break barriers and introduce technology that ushered the industry into the future. After all, it was Vivo that introduced a 20-megapixel dual front camera in V5 Plus and a 24MP front camera in V7, V7+, and V9.

The V5 was then followed by the release of the V5Plus (left) and V5s (right), both with 20MP selfie camera. The V5Plus, meanwhile, has a 20MP+8MP dual rear camera.

Aside from the selfie camera, Vivo also paid attention to the users’ need for a bigger screen. Earlier this year, Vivo released the ultimate iteration of a concept smartphone, the APEX™ FullView™, which nearly has a 100% screen-to-body display. The V9, Vivo’s newest flagship, is getting closer to goal with its 90% screen-to-body ratio.

Vivo is also the first to introduce the in-display fingerprint scanner that gives users another method to unlock their smartphones.

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Mum Eats: What To Look For When Shopping For All-Natural Foods

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Note: This post first appeared on my foodie blog,, on 22 November, 2014. With a heavy heart, I have decided not to renew it when it expires this July as I can no longer maintain and update is as often as I would like to. Instead, I decided to add a new category here on the blog for the food-related posts under the name, Mum Eats. I hope you will enjoy reading these delicious articles as much as I enjoyed reliving my foodie adventures, as well as sharing foodie tips and tricks, through these posts.  :plate: 

Purchasing food at your local supermarket should include a complete look at the nutrition facts to ensure that you are eating the highest-quality meat and food products.Nowadays, most foods are laden with additives and unnatural ingredients that the human body has trouble breaking down. Fortunately, all-natural stores have taken measures to provide convenient, affordable food choices so that everyone can enjoy the very best food available.

Meat and Poultry

Not all meat is created equal. It is important to choose all-natural and organic meats to ensure that the animals have been fed an all-vegetarian diet, have been well cared for, and can provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Most consumers can also taste the difference that natural foods can provide.

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Mum Finds: Vivo Y85 Is Now Available In The Philippines

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Busy and on-the-go mums need a mobile phone that can keep up with all that we need to do in the day whilst allowing us to enjoy the latest mobile technology, as well as take great photos of our children to document their childhood and our family lives. If you are looking for such mobile phone to update your old one without going over-budget, then you are in for treat!

Global smartphone brand Vivo has released a new model of its Y series in the Philippines. The Vivo Y85 is now available nationwide.

Here’s what to love about the new Vivo Y85

  • Big Screen Display and AI ~ DisplayThe new Y series smartphone has a 6.22-inch FullView™ Display and a 13-megapixel plus 2MP dual rear camera. This smartphone also has AI and face access capabilities
  • Quality Camera with Big Storage ~ Vivo Y85 also has an 8MP front camera with Face Beauty, HDR, and Portrait features. It also has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage
  • Octa-core Processor ~ This smartphone has an octa-core processor MTK 6762 with an Android 8.1-based Funtouch OS 4.0 operating system
  • Affordable Price and Comes in Fun Colors ~ The Vivo Y85 will be retailed at Php13,999 in the entire Philippines in Ruby Red and Black

Vivo in a nutshell

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook {}, Instagram {}, and Twitter {} accounts.

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Thankful Thursday: Of Gratitude + Bliss

It may not come easy and one has to constantly and continuously choose to be grateful, but one day, it will be so much more like muscle memory to be thankful and grateful for each inconvenience, delay, disappointment, or heartache.

This week, I am grateful for:

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Mum Finds: BIC® Cool This Back To School!

BIC® COOL THIS BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROMO, get a free drawstring bag for a minimum of Php150 purchase of BIC® Stationery products from select National Bookstore branches.

Time flies when you are having fun, won’t you agree? We can only savor what’s left of summer ~ swimming and outings, late night Netflix binging, and waking up much later in the day. Or, maybe, a little bit of adulting and some much needed repair for your house or property while the weather cooperates.

A few more weeks, in fact, and summer break will soon be over and it is time again for the little ones to go back to school. For this mum, it is also time for one of my most favorite thing to do ~ shopping for school supplies!

It is a good thing that we can say goodbye to the waves of summer  with a smile because BIC® Stationery is kicking off the school season with the right stroke!

Welcome the new school year with a brand-new unique bag, as BIC® Stationery offers the “BIC® COOL THIS BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROMO,” which lets students and mothers show their trendy side while being practical. From May 21 to June 30, 2018, customers of selected National Book Store branches who purchase a minimum of P150.00 worth of BIC® Stationery products in a single receipt can redeem a free drawstring bag.

Get a free pencil case for a minimum purchase of Php99.75 worth of BIC® stationery products from select Office Warehouse, LCC, Gaisano Metro, CSI Mall and Magic Mall branches.

For patrons of Office Warehouse, LCC, Gaisano Metro, CSI Mall and Magic Mall, BIC® has also something in store for you! From May 21 to June 30, 2018, customers of selected branches who purchase a minimum of P99.75 worth of BIC® stationery products in a single receipt are entitled to a free pencil case, a nifty way of keeping your writing instruments and other everyday essentials organized.

And to those who want everything BIC®, we got you covered everywhere and every time with high quality yet affordable BIC® stationery bundles ranging from P79.75, P99.75, and P139.75.

So this back-to-school, spoil yourself with high-quality, reliable, yet fashionable school essentials without causing huge dents in your pockets! BIC® Stationery products include BIC® Round Stic EZ pens for a smooth and consistent writing experience, BIC® BU4 Mechanical Pencil and Evolution™ pencils, BIC® Marking™ Highlighters, and many more. BIC-Cool and BIC-Great this 2018 with THE BIC® COOL THIS BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROMO.

This promo is such good news for pen-loving mums like me, and, quite honestly, no one can never really have too many pens, right? :D

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Thankful Thursday: Of Gratitude + The World

What are you thankful for today?