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BREAKOUT PHILIPPINES: THE COUNTRY’S PREMIERE ESCAPE ROOM GAME PRESENTS 2 INTENSE HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Manila, October 25, 2015— Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other!

Ever since 2014, Breakout has been providing a unique experience to thousands of players by trapping them in different themed rooms for 45 minutes. They are given an interactive game where players have to team up to find clues and solve logic puzzles based on various storylines. Participants are encouraged to PLAN as a team, SOLVE puzzles collaboratively in order to ESCAPE before time expires.

This Halloween season, #VPartySeries: Midnight Mysteries changes the game as it is no longer enough to BREAKOUT… you must now also SURVIVE!…

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Tambayan 101

Bonita Tambayan 101

The Lazy Mercenary

Hi guys! Haha. How long has it been since my last post? Around 10minutes? 🙂 Haha. This is a little deviation to what I usually post. It’s got nothing to do about games (well, a little I guess) but I’d still want to share this awesome hang-out I went to last last week.  2

The place is called TAMBAYAN 101, located along Don Isidro street near Vito Cruz. The place is really good. What I like most about this place is their really good eats! Their nachos are really majestic. Haha. To hell with those people who are complaining about too much servings. Anyways, if you’re a student near the area and always getting problems where to stay during long breaks, you can definintely check out this crib.

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Their restau area is a little crowded for groups of people. I suggest you go visit their rooms upstairs. It is packed…

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9 FACTS ONLY THE ELDEST CHILD WOULD KNOW

1. YOU ALWAYS GET THE BLAME

Yes…always. Dishes? Your fault. Laundry? Your fault. Younger sibling’s project? Your fault. I don’t know if it’s just me, but everything feels like it depends on you. Whenever something turns up that your siblings can’t handle, it’s your fault. PS: it’s also your fault if things don’t work (TV, WiFi, microwave, toaster…)

2. PRESSURE IS REAL

Being the first to graduate among the kids in your family, you should always set an example. Because of this, you’re probably a little antisocial or too serious for people your age but developed a sense of responsibility and leadership. You’re always reminded by your parents to be this or be that. But we can’t blame them, after all you are their first, right? You have in your mind a set plan on where your life should be at this age or at that. Nevertheless, you always feel the need to get silly to lighten up the mood

3. YOU ARE THE TEST SUBJECT

Your parents are still learning how to raise a kid. Most parents haven’t had any practice in raising a kid. They still get a little rough on decision making and disciplines and whatnots.

4. INSTANT BABYSITTER

“Mommy’s not home, so take care of your younger brother/siser, okay?” Always know that your siblings are your responsibility. You have to mind them no matter how (monstrous) they are. And since you are blood-related, never expect payment for your whole-day shift.

5. YOU ARE THE PLAYMAKER

This one here is a big impact to your family. Whether you become successful or become a failure, your deeds will always reflect to what your siblings will do. This is somewhat linked to being in the “pressure”. Your younger siblings look up to you, and if you achieve a little, they might aim for lesser. But don’t worry, there’s a large chance that you will be successful in life given the pressure and responsibility you are given growing up.

Too much on the cons? I agree being an edest child has its downsides, but heck, it still got its perks.

6. YOU ALWAYS GET THE NEW STUFF

New clothes, new gadgets, new toys! Haha. It’s a rarity to have hand-me-downs. Believe me or not, I had a whole box of toys when I was young. The box was twice my size as a kid! You get to experience a lot of luxury as a child. However, it still feels a lot better to share what you have with friends or younger siblings.

7. YOU GET THE FIRST AT EVERYTHING

Since you’re the eldest, you can do much more than what your siblings can. (Overnights, swimming, parties, vacations, etc.) You get to do them first before your siblings. If feels good knowing you can do these stuff when your siblings still needs to wait several years before they can do it as well.

8. YOU GET TO MAKE FUN OF YOUR YOUNGER SIBLINGS

Yeah, you will get reprimanded, so what? You get to feed them with tons of lies AND THEY WILL BELIEVE YOU! But you can only do this when they are still very young… unless you’re a very good actor. Just don’t get caught. 😉

9. YOU GET TO BE THE BOSS

“Mommy’s not around so I’m in-charge.” Yes, I remember those glory days when I get order my beloved siblings around. haha. Best of all their is no age limit to this bossiness. Your younger siblings, no matter what age, would ALWAYS come to your command

6 Basic Tips to Take Good Quality Photos

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1. SECURE GOOD LIGHTING

One of the best ways to secure better quality of photos is through the use of good lighting. Not all are blessed to to have their own studio with proper equipment for indoor shots, that is why every great photographer must take time to appreciate the abundancy of natural lighting.

2. THE RULE OF THIRDS

“The rule of thirds states that an image is most pleasing when its subjects or regions are composed along imaginary lines which divide the image into thirds-both vertically and horizontally.”

If you are an apple user you can apply the rule of thirds with the help of grid

Settings > Photos and Camera > Grid


3. ZOOM IN-ZOOM OUT

Zooming in or out allows you to balance the content of your photo.  It gives the photographer options through the variety of photos given by the action zoom. Nevertheles, both photos (below) are beautiful on their own way.

 



4. PANORAMA

“Panorama is a wide-angle or representation of a physical space whether in painting, drawing, photography, film, seismic images or a three-dimensional model.”

Most phones have panorama features in the camera settings. Use this in capturing wide or long structures or elements like streets, landscapes etc.

in case you’re wondering panorama is achieved in dslr with the help of photoshop and a tripod.


5. BREAK THE RULES

“Lens flare is the light scattered in lens systems through general unwanted image formation mechanisms, such as internal reflection and scattering from material inhomogeneities in the lens”

What better way to use natural lighting than lens flare? haha



6. TAKE LOTS OF SHOTS

Take lots of photos in different angles and different perspectives. This will widen your options and your chance of finding the best.


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thanks for reading

Declaimer:photos are not mine

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EFFECTIVE STUDYING TECHNIQUES

1. Rest your Mind
Based from experience, studying can be mentally stressful. It is best that one must relax before taking on the challenge.

   a. Sleep. One of my favorite things to do before studying is taking a power nap. It is very effective especially after a long day from school. Also, by doing this you ‘ll have the energy to do an overnight study session.

   b. Take five to ten minutes break. Yes, I do believe in information overload. Take a break, this can be the perfect excuse to check your facebook, twitter or instagram accounts. haha

2. Remove all distractions.
It is indeed hard to resist the temptations of social media but with enough will power, I believe you can.

   a. Airplane mode. This is probably the best solution to have temporary isolation (from the internet). It doesn’t only  block notifications but it also saves battery power! Also, you can bring internet back with just one tap 😉

3. WRITE AND RE-WRITE
I have this hobby of writing what I memorize. After reading the context, I look for the most efficient key word that is easy to remember and write it down as many times possible. This can also be your spelling practice for the exam

   a. Patterns and rhymes. Be creative. Associating a word to something similar will help you memorize faster. Acronymns can be very effective with topics that have enumerations.

4. FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE
Location can be a factor that can either distract you or motivate you while studying. Personally, I prefer a quiet environment: me with the echo of my scribbling. But if you are the type of person who study with music, that is okay as well.

5. STUDY IN GROUPS.
I prefer this situation when the subject is related to Mathematics. It is okay to ask your friends if you really do not understand the subject. Friends help each other, right?
   a. Mini quiz bee. This is where one of your friends asks a bunch of different questions about the subject. This allows you to test what you already know and skim all those you have forgotten.

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Hope you find these tips helpful! do comment below if you did 😉

#bluewanderer

HOW TO GET OVER BROKEN FRIENDSHIP

1. NEVER THINK YOU’RE THE BAD FRIEND

Arguments that end with “friendship over” is definitely depressing. You often find yourself reminiscing that certain moment over and over, analyzing what you did wrong, and asking yourself what more you can do to make it right? But honestly, there is nothing more for you to do. 

You have apologized already. Apologising is an act that takes pride and shows great concern for that special friend. If not taken, it’s okay. You have your conscience cleared, now its time for you to move on and be happy.

2. LEARN THAT LIFE IS NOT OVER

Not to sound rude but, you have spent x years of your life without that friend and you’ll live more of your life without them. Yes, you had your special bond, but it was broken. No, i am not saying your friendship was fake, i’m saying it was shallow. True friendships don’t break easily, even in the most devastating storm.

3. BE BRAVE TO TAKE SECOND CHANCES 

There are situations where one adapts the fear of losing a friend thus leading  to a lifestyle of isolation. But allowing that fear to take over your life will only make things worse.

Not wanting friends mean that you are still indulged by the guilt of losing one. Learn to forgive yourself the same you learned how to forgive your lost friend. It is not easy but with time, it will. Remember that “No man is an island” hence, sooner or later you’ll have to need a friend or two.

4. ONE DOOR CLOSES; TWO DOORS OPEN

Friends are everywhere, you just have to search earnestly to find the real ones. Don’t let one experience shut you out, use it as a life lesson that sometimes people do come and go.

5. TREASURE THE MEMORY

From bestfriends to acquiantances. Accept the fact that you will never be like before. The outcome is indeed sad, but always remember that that person used to be your friend and your friendship made you who you are. Don’t let those memories haunt you negatively, instead treat it as a treasure that at some point in your life, you were friends, and possibly, someday again (though don’t count on it! Haha).