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Shoot-edit-post cycle

There was a time when photo editing was only done in high fashion magazines, celebrity photoshoots and in professional studios. But today, it has become the new normal. Every social media post has been edited to some degree; while others might be inconspicuous, others are blatant. Who could blame them? We all want to remember a beautiful or should I say enhanced versions of our precious moments, right? In this age of shoot-edit-post cycle, it’s only fitting that we get in to the program. Check out the 8 mobile apps that can enhance our digital photos.

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To Fridge or Not to…where should items go?

It would be safe to say that Filipinos love to eat. That’s to eat delicious, sumptuous and mouth-watering cuisine to be exact. But arriving to that result would mean that you’re able to get farm fresh ingredients. But aside from it, you need to maintain its freshness and prolong the shelf life before the actual cooking. So how do we go about it? Listed are our staple ingredients and sorting them to either pantry or fridge: Pantry Guidelines: • Manage your food supplies by following the "FIRST IN, FIRST OUT" rule (F.I.F.O.) wherein you place the old stock in front of the new ones. By doing so, you eliminate the risk of consuming nearly-expired food. • Realsimple.com suggests avoiding washing fresh vegetables before storing them because the dampness can make it mold and rot …

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An urban escape not so far away from home

Photos by Teodoro L. Pelaez   Antipolo is a bustling and thriving city that is currently a home to some BPO companies, factories and other establishments. But if you know where to look, you’ll find gems that are neatly tucked away within it. Here are the top 10 reasons to visit and rediscover the city of Antipolo. Pasalubong Center Closely situated from the Cathedral is the Pasalubong Center where anyone can taste the native Antipolo delicacies such as suman, kasoy and kalamay. It’s also a host of other souvenir items related to the city. Better walk and see all the goods that they have to offer so that you can bring home an Antipolo pasalubong to family and friends. Hinulugang Taktak The official go-to outing destination of family and friends in Antipolo is the Hinulugang Taktak. According …

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Fab furnishings and decor online

Going to a home furniture and décor store is a common thing to do especially when you need to replace malfunctioning pieces at home. But what if you don’t have the time to go? Thankfully, we have online furniture sites that will help ease the shopping dilemma. But before diving into the online sites, remember that you wouldn’t have an actual feel of the furniture you’re buying. In order to compensate for it, keep in mind the following: 1. Measure the length and width (and depth if applicable) of your replacement furniture pieces to make sure that the one your buying will fit in your home space; 2. Coordinate the furniture color with the supplier because your monitor will show a different gamut from the actual one; 3. Ask what the …

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Quality investment pieces

After interviewing architects, interior designers and people in the know about investing in quality home pieces, we have finally collected a summary of the ones that we should splurge on since quality never goes out of style. They suggest that we should invest on pieces that exhibit functionality, comfort and aesthetic design as to how it will complement our interiors. Listed are 6 investment pieces that you can pass on to your kin. Dining/Living Room Table Sets Our dining and living room are places where we spend most of our time together as a family. If only these pieces of furniture could talk, they would certainly relive the moment that they were delivered to your home; how well they were cleaned and polished, recall the highs and lows of each family member; and …

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The reality of teen apps

The development of mobile apps has greatly changed the way we talk, see and deal with anyone we interact with. From the original hand written letters to recorded voice messages or sending emails to just poking someone in Facebook, clearly, applications (apps) have and are continuously evolving. The evolution of how we interact goes hand in hand with how we use the apps. Teenagers will always find ways to make things exciting and interesting and sometimes their use of apps to manage their digital lifestyle can often be misleading.    Remember, apps were originally created with the best intentions in mind, and so it is up to its users to properly choose and appropriately use them.  Listed are apps every teenager should take caution of and every parent should know about. ASK.fm It claims …

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The yeasty yogic tribe way

Photos by Camille Ante and YYT In the field of medicine, it is usually the doctors or physicians who get the glory.  Seldom do we recognize the unsung heroes of the allied health field - nurses, Occupational Therapists (OT), Physical Therapists (PT), Speech Pathologists (SP), etc.  They perform an amazing job in helping patients get back to their usual home and family life. Each one offers a different specialty.  While OT’s assist with performing daily tasks like combing your hair or eating on your own and PT’s in activities of daily living like moving from one place to another with ease and less pain, SP’s, on the other hand, aid in communication disorders. Out of all the three, Speech Pathology is the least mentioned and discussed. In an attempt to raise awareness, the …

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On being a green thumb

By  Yvette Nesas Gardening is a topic that most would find intimidating because it’s a subject where science meets art. Not everyone is able to grow flowers or vegetables, while there are some who succeed effortlessly. So if you’re struggling, don’t lose hope because help is on the way. Since the topic requires expertise in the subject matter I have sought the help of Mayra Luz Del Rosario, a University of the Philippines Los Baños graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Horticulture with over 20 years of experience. Truth be told, she grew up learning about plants from her family of agriculturists, farmers, teachers and from her mother, Dr. Aurora G. Del Rosario. Gardening is about nurturing plants. Plants are like babies that need constant attention and …

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Step into a whole new architectural experience

Constructed churches, hospitals, bridges, houses or any other structure always begin with a design in mind. Designs vary according to the vision of the client.  It is then the architect’s task to create a blueprint that contains the structure’s drawing, dimensions and notes. Construction begins when a client and the architect have agreed on a blueprint.  Now that technology is on the rise, a blueprint is partnered with an AutoCAD just in case the client would want to see it rendered. What does this mean?  Rendered means “adding texture” into a frame.  This involves adding colors, angles, trees, cars and other objects into the picture.  With the help of an AutoCAD, a computer-aided design program used for 2-D and 3-D design and drafting, a soft copy of the blueprint is created.  …

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A Tech curator brings in the good stuff

When you eat, breathe and even sleep tech, you develop a very discerning taste in all things tech. And when you’ve been around for years scouring even the farthest places to acquire the best gadgets, you eventually evolved into a curator. Meet Charles Paw, a man whose all senses, including heart, connect to that sweet science of innovation. Charles is so tech savvy that one cannot even wonder why he named a store he put up the Digital Walker.  As a master of his craft, a Jedi of sort, a Digital Walker experience is like stepping into an entirely new planet, one that is full of his quality tech finds from around Asia, U.S.A and Europe. But Charles’ started out just like many success stories in the business, from the ground. He started …

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