Thursday, May 31, 2018

Must-See Royal Crowns Jewels and Royal Places on your next luxury tour!

Pride of Scotland Crown Jewels

 
Tourists at the United Kingdom often think of the Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London’s 140 royal ceremonial objects including the Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign’s Orb, and the Sovereign’s Scepter when planning a royal sightseeing. For a different monarchical experience, Scotland is a must-visit.
 

Edinburgh Castle from the North
 
Standing on an outcrop of volcanic rock, Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle has seen plenty of palace intrigues, imprisonments, and even murders throughout the stronghold’s centuries-old history. Some of the places to explore include the twelfth-century St. Margaret’s Chapel, the massive Mons Meg cannon, and the Stone of Destiny used for the coronation of Scottish monarchs and, later on, the monarchs of unified Great Britain.

The Scottish Crown Jewels once worn by Mary Queen of Scots are on display in the Crown Room of Edinburgh Castle together with the Stone of Destiny. Known as the Honours of Scotland, these royal articles include the Crown first donned by James V, the Scepter gifted to James IV by Pope Alexander VI, and the Sword of State also given to James IV by Pope Julius II.
 
 
Seat of Thailand’s Royal House
Thailand Grand Palace

 
More than the power and prestige that monarchs hold, it’s the artifacts and buildings signifying sovereignty that capture people’s imaginations. From the Forbidden City in Beijing to the British Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, these regal legacies embody the pomp and splendor of royalty commoners can only dream of.
 
We commoners may never get the chance to own these regal vestments and mansions. But with good enough savings, we can at least treat ourselves to a luxury vacation for a glimpse of these once-exclusive royal attractions. Thinking of spending a little to see some of history's most renowned symbols of royalty? Here are a few ideas that will take you beyond the usual experience of crowns and castles.
 
Symbols of Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne
Tokyo Imperial Palace Fujimi Yagura
 
Just a few kilometers from Tokyo Station in Japan, the Imperial Palace offers scenic views in the East Garden where the public can stroll around arboreal spaces surrounded by deep moats and towering stone walls. Guided tours are restricted outside the buildings. Fortunately, the inner precincts open during two occasions: the customary New Year’s greeting every January 2 and the Emperor’s birthday.
 
As for Japan’s Imperial Regalia, the Three Sacred Treasures are distributed in three holy shrines dedicated to the Shinto Goddess Amaterasu: the jewel Yasakani no Magatama housed in the Imperial Palace; the mirror Yata no Kagami kept in the Grand Shrine of Ise, Mie Prefecture; and the sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi located in Atsuta Shrine at Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. These relics are not on public display, but tourists can still visit the Museum of the Imperial Collections in the East Garden to see the imperial household treasures including paintings, pottery, sculptures, and calligraphy.

 
Remains of the Holy Roman Empire
Kaiserberg Burg
Dominating the Nuremburg skyline in Bavaria, Germany, is Kaiserburg Castle, home to the German kings of the Holy Roman Empire for about 500 years.  Notable attractions include the Romanesque double chapel featuring a Gothic crucifix by Northern Renaissance German sculptor, Veit Stross. Others are the Imperial Apartments containing antique furniture, tapestries, and artwork, as well as the Imperial Castle Museum featuring an array of armaments.
 
The Imperial Regalia, however, is housed in Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. On display include the stone-studded Imperial Crown, the Imperial Scepter, the Imperial Orb, the Imperial Sword, and the Holy Lance said to have pierced the side of Jesus during his crucifixion. These, among a host of regalia and reliquaries on exhibit, are only part of a large secular collection from across Europe.
 
Follow the exploits of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, in Reign, every Tuesday at 9:45PM on Blue Ant Entertainment.
 
As the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles, the Honours played many roles from crowing ancient Scottish kings and queens to representing the Monarch at the Scottish Parliament in modern times. Curious about the history of the Scottish regalia and its first possessors?


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Old-World Charm Meets Vibrant Modern Luxury - The Blulane Hotel


We've been in some few hotels, from 2 stars to five-star hotels so we know what particular things we have to expect once we enter into our room. 

Our experience here in The Blulane Hotel is astonishing, we just thought it's just an ordinary 3 stars hotel but when we enter into our room we are surprised because of the unexpected things we saw inside. Like I said a while ago base on our experience, we know what to expect in a particular hotel category. What we saw inside is completely for a Five-star hotel.

This is our room at the 5th level from 17 of the total floor levels. Electronic key card ready for more secure, safe and worry-free stay in.


Our bed consists of two twin beds plus a small bed for the kids.


Sliding wardrobe with bathrobe and slipper inside

Small fridge just enough to cool your drinks and if you want hot drinks, an electric kettle is ready for you.

 Complimentary gift for the guests.

A wide cabinet to keep your things in place. 50" inch flat screen tv with cable channel for a more enjoyable watching experience.

Latest and modern bathroom facilities give you more relaxing bathing experience.


 Electronic safety vault to keep your valuables secure.

Binondo is known as the world’s oldest Chinatown and, as such, is richly steeped in history and culture. Since it was established in 1594, it has always been a busy hub for commerce for the Filipino-Chinese community and has been a must-visit tourist spot for those who want to taste a mix of Old Manila and Fil-Chi culture. The area has undergone several phases of modernization through the years with the opening of progressive establishments, but the essence of its old-world charm has remained intact with the eateries at the "esteros", to the mom-and-pop shops that offer products ranging from lucky trinkets to traditional Chinese medicines.


The newly-opened Blulane Hotel, is a 17-story building with 172 rooms, established primarily to cater to the needs of local guests, business travelers, international delegates and foreign guests. Designed and built with a high-class and sophisticated touch located at the center of Chinese business district, Binondo, The Blulane Hotel is surrounded by bustling tourist attractions, neighboring recreational hubs and Philippine historical landmarks, with both Chinese and Filipino cultures heavily influencing the surrounding community, an ideal location where business meets leisure. It is a destination for a rich, culturally diverse experience, with the luxuries of world-class hospitality and state-of-the-art facilities that will give its guests a work-life balance experience, accomplishing tasks in an instant while enjoying sumptuous meals and a dip of leisure at the same time. The intimate but inviting atmosphere will help you relax and unwind.



Blulane Hotel gives a wide selection of menu that suits to perfection for its diverse culture of hotel guests. Western cuisine is being offered at the Mezzanine Level where guests can relax at the Blu Café and Lounge. Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy the inviting atmosphere at The Coffee Club. Unwind, unplug and converge in this intimate part of the hotel, a perfect spot for your picture perfect experience with their signature frappe, smoothies and drinks partnered with sweet delicacies Through the passionate assistance of their hotel personnel, guests will surely create an unforgettable experience at The Blulane Hotel. We acknowledge that every individual has its own needs, we take that as a challenge. They call, to give their guests a personalized service that will keep them coming back. Whether it is business or leisure, The Blulane Hotel ensures that guests are given a delightful and unforgettable experience from start to end. They treat their guest as family and they welcome them to their new home, their home, The Blulane hotel.

The Mezzanine

The Coffee Club


Coffee Club Frappe

Hotel consists of different amenities and features that makes more classy and sophisticated ambiance. 120 rooms are allocated for Superior room where a queen size bed are installed. 29 De Luxe, 9 Premier, 10 Executive and 4 VIP Rooms to sum up the 172 rooms capacity of the hotel. 16th Floor are exclusively designed to let our guest experience and customized VIP treatment.

The Blulane has 2 specialty restaurant that offers a wide selection of authentic Cantonese and western menu. Located at the 3rd Level, The Blu Dynasty, will let you feel the Cantonese experience magnificently structured in its interior, details and services. Their Lauriat menu is intricately handled by their Cantonese Chefs that gives a personal mix of experience and innovation on its dishes. 

The Blu Dynasty




Lechon Macao

Poached live shrimp served with Sealion dipping sauce

 Braised soft noodles with assorted seafoods

Sea Cucumber, Abalone mushroom, and vegetable in braised sauce


The Blulane envisioned itself to become the leading local brand hotel in the Metro and treat their place as guest second home wherein great memories created. They are also committed to deliver their sincere service and serve wide selection, sumptuous and feast-like food that made with passion and love.

Come and visit them and create memories. As they welcome you to your new home, The Blulane Hotel. Experience one-of-a-kind service that comes from the heart, Located at 609 Tomas Mapua St., Binondo, Sta Cruz, Manila. For inquiries and reservations call at (02)777-2258 or email at reservations@theblulanehotel.com or visit www.theblulanehotel.com 


Father's day is coming, do you have any great plan to treat your Dad? Why not give him an unforgettable stay here at The Blulane hotel.


Stuck in the flooded area of Manila because of heavy rains? Why not stay at The Blulane Hotel  and avail their Rainy Day promo.


The Blulane hotel is a perfect place for people who would like to travel around Binondo while enjoy shopping at the famous Divisoria.
The place is really nice, cozy, and comfortable. The bed was really perfect for us. Breakfast was really really great as well! Everyone was so nice and provided a great service. The room was very elegant and very relaxing.  

I highly recommended this to all my reader, friends, family and loved ones. I will definitely come back again here!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Game of Drones: 2nd Flight

A stratospheric high took over everyone as Game of Drones: 2nd Flight, the country’s biggest and only drone competition, took off last May 26, 2018. 

Drone hobbyists, enthusiasts, novice racers, and those who just want a taste of some outdoor fun were present to experience and watch as the drones battled for supremacy of the skies.

High-flying teams came together at The Bike Playground at the Circulo Verde, the city’s newest entertainment and lifestyle destination that has become a haven for those who love one-of-a-kind adventures. 

Game of Drones: 2nd Flight is one such event, which provided FPV (First-Person View) pilots and drone enthusiasts an opportunity to show off their flying skills without having to wander far from the city, thanks to The Bike Playground’s wide open spaces which is ideal for those who love to fly drones. 

The contest covered three categories – Time Trial, the Rotorcross finals, and Drone Photography, all of which allowed participants to battle in various contests for supremacy of the skies.

Drone Photography is an opportunity for photography enthusiasts to take breathtaking aerial shots within the Circulo Verde vicinity. The top ten submitted entries were shown at the venue for judging, and the winner who took home P5,000 was Lawrence Samaco. 

Time Trial is a spec/open class category, where competitors raced to fly their drone across the 300-meter track for one lap. With up to four pilots per race, the winner Jerico Taleon, flew his drone within the shortest time took home a cash prize of P30,000. Runners-up were Marlon Caras and Mark Cometa.

Rotocross is a spec class game. For this, participants were again grouped into batches of four for the elimination round. They flew their drones through a marked course, and the racers who finished first per batch moved up the ladder of eliminations. In the evening, the finals were held to determine the Rotocross Champion. Repeat winner Jerico Taleon received a P20,000, a trophy, plus items from sponsors. Runners-up were Danny Formentera and Axlsoy Godinez.

On the ground, there was as much excitement as that in the skies. Treats were available for everyone thanks to food stalls and sponsors’ booths that have ensured that everyone was revved up for a whole day of fun. 


The Bike Playground is located within Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Quezon City, a 10-hectare master-planned mixed-use community envisioned by its developers, Ortigas & Co., to become an active lifestyle destination. 

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Stunning Vivo V9 in Velvet Red


Calling red as a head-turner is an understatement. No color has the same impact as red. Red represents a myriad of emotions and occasions from both ends of the spectrum. But global smartphone brand Vivo owns the color by highlighting its elegance that transcends trends.

Vivo has released its flagship smartphone, the V9, in Velvet Red. 


The Vivo V9 in Velvet Red has the same power as its previously released Pearl Black and Gold colors. It has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera, 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio—only in a more eye-catching finish. 


With its standout color, the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is as good as any glitzy fashion accessory. Pair it up with a monochromatic outfit, the smartphone can add a pop of color to your look. It will also go best with your outfits in green, blue, yellow, orange,and earthy hues. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can wear any color you wish with your Velvet Red in hand. 


Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon explained that the Velvet Red represents the youthful vibe of the global smartphone brand. 

“Red is for the bold, for the adventurous, for the youthful, for the fashion-forward, for the energetic. Our ardent users are mostly young, hip, and spirited and the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is a fitting nod to them,” she said. 




The Vivo V9 Velvet Red is also retailed at Php17,990 at authorized shops nationwide. 

About Vivo

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 vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

SIREN Now In Philippines ON BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT


May 23, 2018 Greenbelt 3 Cinema - we got a great opportunity to watch first the newest tv show which will air on June 04, 2018 at selected cable providers. 

The story of mermaids here in the Philippines is well recognized by the Filipinos even though until now it is still a mystery for everyone. We love watching teleserye about this creature because of its beautiful and sexy appearance which attracts more viewer especially guys like me.  I can still remember "Marina" which played by the well-known actress Claudine Barreto. 


With the arrival of this New Tv Series, many people will get addicted watching this show. Let's all wait and watch this show because it's really thrilling and worth waiting for every episode.



Mermaids in popular culture are often shy but enchanting half-human, half-fish creatures that would risk exposing their secret existence to save drowning sailors in a stormy sea. In mythology, however, these aquatic beings are far from benign and would prey on hapless seafarers by luring them with their hypnotic song. It’s these vicious mermaids of ancient times that are wreaking havoc not just in the water but also on land in the newest and exciting American drama series Siren premiering Monday, 4 June at 9:45PM on Blue Ant Entertainment.


Legend has it that mermaids once lived on what is now Bristol Cove, a quiet coastal town on the Pacific Northwest. The town folklore would soon prove more than a fairytale with the sudden appearance of a young woman who calls herself Ryn.  The mysterious visitor catches the eye of local marine biologist Ben Pownall, whose interest on the strange woman arouses suspicion from a fellow marine biologist, Maddie Bishop.


Others, like deep-sea fisherman Xander McClure, are also on a quest to uncover the truth beneath the waves, while town eccentric Helen Hawkins seems to know more about the local legend than what Bristol Cove has been led to believe.

Tension rises between the denizens of land and sea as predatory mermaids seek to claim their birthright.

Belgian actress Eline Powell stars as the mysterious Ryn, opposite British actor Alex Roe playing marine biologist Ben Pownall. Together they unravel the secrets of Bristol Cove along with British actress Fola Evans-Akingbola as Maddie Bishop, American actor Ian Verdun as Xander McClure, and New Zealand actress Rena Owen as the town folklorist, Helen Hawkins.

Women’s digital media and entertainment company Refinery29 describes Siren as “gripping and original,” while one of Florida’s largest newspapers, Tampa Bay Times, says that the show is “worth the deep dive in.” The Internet’s go-to source of entertainment news Cinemablend further applauds Powell as “a standout as Ryn.”

Meet the cast. The Town of Bristol Cove discovers a secret hidden underwater as predatory aquatic creatures suddenly come to the surface. From left: Ian Verdun as deep-sea fisherman Xander McClure, Fola Evans-Akingbola and Ben Pownall as marine biologists Maddie Bishop and Alex Roe, Eline Powell, and Sibongile Mlambo as mermaids Ryn and Donna, and Rena Owen as the town folklore expert Helen Hawkins.

Mermaid in disguise. Belgian actress Eline Powell stars as Ryn, a mysterious woman who transforms into a human being to venture into the coastal town of Bristol Cove in Blue Ant Entertainment’s newest American drama, Siren.

Caught in a mystery. English actor Alex Roe plays Ben Pownall, a marine biologist who unwittingly becomes involved in legends and government secrets after encountering the mysterious Ryn (Eline Powell).

Entranced by siren song. Ben Pownall (Alex Roe) becomes drawn to the mysterious Ryn (Eline Powell), who suddenly appeared in Bristol Cove.

Denizens of the sea. Zimbabwean actress Sibongile Mlambo plays Donna, a powerful mermaid accidentally caught by Bristol Cove fishermen.

Fish out of water. The mermaid Ryn (Eline Powell) discovers what it means to take on human form as she explores Bristol Cove on two legs.

Catch the two-hour special premiere of Siren first and exclusive on Monday, 4 June at 9:45 P.M. first and exclusive on Blue Ant Entertainment. 

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