Do you know what is good about having internet connection at home? Endless communication. You may have run out of load but sending free text to your family and friends in and out of the Philippines is but a click away.
So here are the free texting apps that always come handy in the Philippines.
From the billion active users of Facebook, Facebook messenger allows you to connect to anyone. The app is supported by Android, iOS, and Blackberry. It is used to communicate to your Facebook friends, anytime. Whether they are online or not, they would still be able to receive your message. Facebook messenger features sending free text messages, photos and voice recordings. It also supports voice calls. In addition to the fun side, there are packs of stickers and emojis.
Facebook messenger’s latest update allows you to customize your conversation. You can now set nicknames, change the conversation color, and play a little game.
It is a messaging app that could somewhat replace SMS service, however, sending free text messages using Viber only works for its users. Thanks to its efficiency, users in the Philippines are expected to double the number in the next two years. (ANC’s Market Edge, February 2016).
Viber supports sending free text messages, calls, videos, and photographs over WiFi and 3G. Once you have installed the app, it will read your phone directory, and will let you know who among your contacts are also using Viber.
It is a messaging app that lets users send free texts, chat, and share media. It relies on data in sending messages. Like Viber, it is linked to your phone number. Customization is also allowed. It works like your built-in SMS app wherein you don’t need to sign in and out the program to get access. Viber works with the availability of internet signal.
It uses XMPP (Extensive Messaging and Presence Protocol) so messages are sent and received almost real time. When a message is sent, it is lined up in the server until the receiver goes online. If the message is finally received, sender gets a double check mark near the message. WhatsApp also requires signing up an account.
This is also a messaging app that allows sending free text messages and MMS to your peers all over in the Philippines. Talking about how it looks, Hello SMS is simplistic. Conversations are kept on one panel, making profile pictures visible. Like Facebook messenger, you just need to tap the face icon of someone you want to talk to.
With these messaging apps, communication would be easier and more fun. Having an internet connection would allow you to get connected and send free text messages to your friends anywhere, in and out of the Philippines.
The modern world that we know has slowly transformed physical and manual labor into a less tiring task through the proper application of technology. It’s amazing if you think about how towering building, gigantic stadiums, and state-of-the-art facilities spawn from the ground and get finished in just a few days whereas, ages ago, it would take months—even years for them to get accomplished. The same effect can be observed in the fields of agriculture, aeronautics, engineering, manufacturing, broadcasting, multi-media communication, transportation, advertising, and other fields. With enough energy to power up the machineries and equipment that are used in these fields, the possibilities of progress would be limitless.
But usually the power sources that fuel the equipment and machineries have their limitations. Some even produces harmful effects to the environment and human health. In fact, global warming and the thinning of the ozone layer are greatly associated to the abuse of these power sources. Though we are entering an age wherein we are leaning more to the use of renewable and safe sources of energy, non-renewable energy sources such as coal and oil are still big players in the market and the power majority of the industry.
If we put into consideration the positive and negative attributes of the existing power sources in the world, an ideal power source would be the one that can produce energy without tiring and degeneration – an uninterruptible power supply. But aside from that, it should not be easily affected by natural phenomena, is not harmful to the environment, is easy to handle and maintain, and cheap. Sadly, this type of power source is yet to be discovered. Such a thing, for now, can only exist in fictional stories. The undeniable need for this kind of power source has pushed the creativity of human minds on the possibilities if such uninterruptable power supply would be attained. And you would be surprised to know that such idea has become the main plotline of some of the biggest blockbuster films of our time. Let us review some of these amazing movies and the make-believe power sources that pop culture has come up with.
The Tesseract, The Marvel Universe --
This fictional power source is also known as the cosmic cube. If you have been following the movies, you will know that this piece of rock has an immense role in the up and coming Avengers movie, the Infinity War in 2018. The Tessaract was originally brought to Earth by Odin. Being a source of unlimited energy, it has been subjected to many experiments in an attempt to harness/duplicate its power.
Dilithium, Star Trek--
In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the search for the unique mineral Dilithium has always been a recurring plot element. This piece of mineral is an essential power source for interstellar travel. Dilithium creates plasma that is used to power up warp drives which allows starships to travel faster than light.
Apparently, the blockbuster hit Avatar has its plot revolving for the search of an energy source that is essential for the survival of the human race. The Unobtanium is a highly valuable mineral found in. It does not just provide the Earth’s 22nd century power need but it also enables interstellar travel.
Identity, indeed, is important to any organization. A corporate uniform is one of its embodying elements in the Philippines. That’s why choosing a supplier for your company’s corporate uniform is like choosing whom to handle your identity.
Well, of the hundreds of possible corporate uniform supplier in the Philippines, there are a set of standards you need to keep in mind when designing both aesthetics and functions of a uniform.
Teamwork. Since, corporate uniforms, one way or another, becomes the company’s “physical identity”, it is good to cultivate cooperation with your chosen corporate uniform supplier in the Philippines. Do not forget that it isn’t just the design lay-out or the kind of thread used that is really important. Work with a team or supplier who’s able to cut down a piece of cloth tailoring your company’s custom needs. Each color and seam could subtly (but delicately) affect company’s image. How? Well, if you have overlooked the making of your company’s corporate uniform and wasn’t able to check the end-product’s unity with your company’s goal and vision (plus, its similarity and difference to other company’s) you might end up with something generic that no one can really tell apart from others.
So, it would be better to pick a corporate uniform supplier who is willing to work hand-in-hand in your company’s team. Keeping this in mind would keep you way closer to the right supplier in the Philippines.
Drive and passion. Working for a company’s veracity, goals and visions for a couple of years is a trait of employees that must be retained. Your company’s high regard for quality of work could be reflected on the quality of your corporate uniforms. So, pay attention on the suppliers’ passion in doing their job. Find a supplier whose passion for the craft is the same as yours. As the corporate uniform serves as the physical component in the company’s identity, a lot of hard work lies behind its making and its meaning. Choosing a corporate uniform supplier who’s driven enough to finish each uniform (from the start until the last piece) with the same and best quality reflects on both how people see the company and how employees see themselves.
Wondering how you would learn these things from your supplier’s end? Check on the smallest commitments they have. It starts from how they would answer your questions as a client. It then streams down to the supplier’s ability to make your company’s idea into something real and tangent, in the form of a corporate uniform.
Corporate uniform draws character to the individual wearing it. How individuality is asserted by the person wearing the corporate uniform is something that sets their differences. For a company searching for a corporate uniform supplier in the Philippines, it is good to keep a set of standards for these will make employees more imbibing of the corporate uniform’s meaning and ultimately, of the company’s mission and goals.
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Many are competing to be hailed as the best golf course in the Philippines. The current number of courses in the Philippines is over 90 based on the list posted by worldgolf.com. To get you started, philippines-travel-guide.com provided a brief list of courses you can try like the Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Trece Martires, Cavite; Camp John Hay Golf Course in Baguio; or the Fairways & Bluewater Golf Resort Boracay. Yet no matter how many golf courses have been built, only a select few could afford this kind of sport.
What is with golf that people are willing to spend money on it? Is it because of its laid-back nature of playing? Is it the feeling of pomposity and grandeur a golfer experiences while walking on lush green fields? Maybe because of its tranquil and peaceful environment which is a far cry from the humdrum of the corporate scene?
Surprisingly, even though it may cost you several thousands of pesos, golf has loads of benefits that any best golf course in the Philippines could offer. Just like any sport, playing golf has mental and physical benefits as enumerated below.
Strengthens muscle and endurance
You may never notice but during a friendly bout of golf with your peers you’ve already covered three to four miles while transferring from one hole to another. Keep this up and you could improve muscle tone and endurance by simply walking on a course with different terrains.
Walking is the simplest and easiest form of exercise. But playing golf is more than walking in green fairways. According to an article in huffingtonpost.com, golfing in an 18-hole course while carrying your own bag burns 721; using a pull cart burns 718; with a caddy burns 613; and riding in a cart burns 411 calories.
Why is golf a perfect stress-buster? Maybe it has something to do with the greenery. Sensationalcolor.com says the color green “is calming, stress-relieving, and invigorating.” Furthermore, it is the color of balance and harmony and can, therefore, be helpful in times of stress, as stated by colourtherapyhealing.com. This is simply by looking at the different shades of green of the best golf courses in the Philippines. Other than blue, green is the second coolest color.
Socialization and networking
Golf can be a friendly or competitive sport. Instead of bonding over caffeinated drinks or going to cafes with your colleagues, a golf course sets a neutral ground to relax and unwind. You will not only catch up with your friends but you could stretch your muscles as well. This is also a chance to meet top executives or influential people who spends their free time playing golf. It is an avenue to expand your network all in the name of good company and good game.
Improves concentration and focus
In a world where we are constantly interrupted by incessant notifications from the various social media sites we’ve signed up to, concentration or the ability to focus on one task is getting more difficult. Through golf, focus and concentration could be regained. Golflink.com states that golfers have to learn how to focus on the shot and concentrate on the fundamentals of their swing, or else, they won’t be able to play successfully.
Low risk of injury
Golf is one of the sports with the lowest rates of injuries. It is a perfect pastime for the elderly because it is a non-strenuous activity. Moreover, it is a non-contact sport and doesn’t have to use so much force or strength. However, don’t forget to do warm-ups or stretches on your back shoulders and arms before playing, Better Health Channel advises.
It is not as simple as swinging the club and hitting the ball. You need to carefully analyze the distance of the hole, the alignment, the direction of the wind, the elevation of the course and other things a golfer must consider to score a birdie. According to Brian Short, a golf instructor at Penn State University, says in an article on college.usatoday.com, golf is “… about patience. It’s one of the games you can never perfect.” Accuracy is a must.
Christmas in now knocking at the door and this means that the gift-giving season has now started! Yes, the year’s only season where gifts are flying from malls to your doorsteps, from stores to your houses has just begun.
With the advancement of society and technology, you can now send gifts to your friends and relatives overseas through shipping. Worried If the package will be received by your loved ones? Relax! If your shipping company is like NSMS, a reputable shipping agency in the Philippines, you have nothing to worry about. They are the experts! They know how to get these things done.
And to make sure that your package will be received by your darlings and sweethearts, here are some tips!
Time can be your friend or not
What do I mean by this? There are instances that time can be your friend – when you ship early, and instances where it cannot – late shipping.
If you want your loved ones to receive the packages before Christmas then ship now, if you want on the exact date, check your options.
When it comes to shipping, there are no shortages options. Shipping companies have various services available to get your gifts to their destinations on time. But the thing is, if you want to deliver your items faster, your pockets must be ready to put out some dollars.
This is what I’m telling before, if you want your relatives to receive the package before Christmas, then ship it now. You’ll just pay the regular shipping fee. But if you ship your packages, let’s say on the 22nd of December and you want it to be at your Mom’s house by the 24th, and then ready your wallet. You’re going to pay big.
Ground services will take a couple of days to deliver your packages while a flight delivery can take only hours to bring it to its destination. The faster the shipping, the higher the costs.
The earlier you ship, the more options you have.
What do you expect next? Absolutely! COSTS!! What else?
Your least-expensive option will depend on how far the package’s destination is and how soon it will be arrived. Different companies offer different prices for different locations and time of package arrival, so better compare prices of different companies’ services. Check out their websites. For sure they have listed the cost and options on it.
The X factor
Cost is not the one and only thing you need to consider! You may also want to look at pack-and-ship companies. Who are they?
Pack-and-ship companies are those who offer the services of packing and shipping at the same time. They give busy shoppers a respite by actually the packing the boxes. With a lot to do this season, it may be worth a little extra dollar to save you some time.
Let’s say that you have enough time to pack the items yourself, if you are to ship fragile items, it might be worth the peace of mind of having the items packed by professionals rather that you surrounding the box with packing tape. Just leave them to the experts and save time and hassle.
Check your favorite stores now and start shipping! Make your friends and relatives feel special this season!
Being an ISO Certified company like PAPTI in the Philippines has a lot of benefits, advantages and competitive edge to those who are not. Have you asked yourself “Yeah, this company has this certification, but how will I know is this is true, authentic and valid?” Yes, same here, I also asked the same question and as I do searched the internet for answers I found this five incredible ways to check if the ISO 9001 certificate is valid or not.
1. It is good to remember that only registrars are allowed to give ISO 9001 certificates. An organization, company or any entity cannot self-grant a certificate. So, first thing to do is to look for the name of the registrar.
2. Next thing to do is to look for the name of the accreditation body like UKAS, ANAB, etch. If there is a stamp from an accreditation body, check out if they are a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). If there is no stamp, you should start walking to the exit.
Take note also that a registrar may option to not seek accreditation, but that may or not be an indication of their ability and competency. Take a look at this excerpt from ISO website:
"In most countries, accreditation is a choice, not an obligation and the fact that a certification body is not accredited does not, by itself, mean that it is not a reputable organization. For example, a certification body operating nationally in a highly specific sector might enjoy such a good reputation that it does not feel there is any advantage for it to go to the expense of being accredited. That said, many certification bodies choose to seek accreditation, even when it is not compulsory, in order to be able to demonstrate an independent confirmation of their competence."
3. Okay you see that there is a registrar on the certificate, how will you know is they are legitimate? Pick up the phone and call them. Ask if they are the one who issued the ISO certificate, if not then walk to the exit. There is no more such talking to do.
4. Take note that if an entity certifies Plant A, it does not mean that all their plants are certified. Each plant and offices need to be certified separately. It is not like all for one and one for all. So verify that the company you’re dealing with is location and processes certified.
5. Closely look at the expiration. Make sure that the certificate is not expired. If it is expired, ask them what happened and why the certificate is expired.
With these five simple but incredible tips, you are to be sure that the ISO certified Company you are dealing with is a legitimate one and not just a hocus pocus.
Make good use of your precious globe load and announce to everyone this new sweet treat– the Android Marshmallow! This fluffy new addition is not yet available to all android phones but what’s sure is that it will follow after the release of the new Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X from LG and the Nexus 6P from Huawei which were launched on September 29, 2015. All Nexus users will get a special treat in the first week of October because their gadgets will have an over-the-air Marshmallow update. As for the other Android devices, it will knock on your screens in the late 2015 or early 2016.
I love life and all things about it! How about you?