Back to the 90s: Old-School Entertainment I am Currently Enjoying

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

I've always wondered how my dad felt when stores started selling record players and vinyl again. But last year, when BTS and Taylor Swift released cassette tape versions of their latest single and album, I think I got a glimpse of that. 


Ever since the pandemic started, I found myself trying to revive a lot of things I used to enjoy during my childhood. Stuff I took for granted as time passed by, and shinier things took their place. Take for instance, there's Spotify and Youtube that made skipping and repeating songs effortless. Although less convenient, there's actually some sort of satisfaction in playing the CDs from the Kpop albums I currently collect.

There's a certain charm in listening to modern songs using good ol' cassette player:

QWERTY Cellular Phones

Speaking of revivals, recently I also bought a Motorola Razr flip phone albeit the lack of use in my life now. It's cute, it was my dream phone 2 decades ago, and it's now selling for less than Php 1000 via Shopee. But setting aside these reasons, it's actually just a fossil to add to my retro collection at home.

90s Computer Games

I also got into 90s games again after seeing the lead character of a Kdrama I am currently watching play Classic Solitaire on his computer while waiting for his next patient (Hospital Playlist Season 1). I remember hogging our family's personal computer during downtime, so I can play this game--or the epic Space Adventure Pinball when I wanted something more exciting! 

I searched online if it's still possible to play these old school computer games, when I discovered the website. It's a pandora box of free games from across genres which you can play directly on your web browser (no need to sign up!). 

They even have the classic Nokia mobile game Snake! I've been wanting to play this again!

Film Cameras

Another relic from the past that I am currently into are film cameras. I use both Fujifilm disposable cameras and a standard Kodak film camera in purple. This has been an on-off hobby for the past years, mainly because it's an expensive hobby to sustain. 

Nevertheless, I really find enjoyment in the slow process, the excitement in finally finishing a film roll, and how "curated" one set of 36 photos will turn out. 

At the moment, I've been seeing a lot of Looney Tunes comeback on my feed because of the new Space Jam movie, and then BTS just covered the 90s hit I'll Be Missing You. Ahhh.. pure nostalgia!


Exciting news, MOAs! TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) is  Smart Communications Inc. newest international ambassadors!

Following the highly successful launch of its partnership with BTS, Smart is teaming up with the five-member Korean boyband to introduce BUILD YOUR OWN GIGA, Smart Prepaid’s latest groundbreaking offer that gives all prepaid subscribers the ease and flexibility to make their own GIGA promos attuned to their passion and lifestyle.

Now available on the GigaLife App, BUILD YOUR OWN GIGA lets customers simply choose their promo validity period, select the specific data pack for their passion and open-access data allocation, and add calls and texts to finally build their very own GIGA offer.

Smart is set to unveil the new campaign with TOMORROW X TOGETHER this August. With this new partnership, Smart wants to showcase how flexible and dynamic its new product line-up is and how much subscribers can unleash their abilities powered by the country’s fastest mobile data network.

IMAGE CREDITS: Smart Communications Inc. | PUBLICITYASIA


TOMORROW X TOGETHER, read as “Tomorrow by Together” made their debut on March 4, 2019 as BIGHIT MUSIC’s (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) first new group since the launch of 21st Century Pop Icons BTS in 2013.

Composed of members SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI, the young and dynamic five-member group has since risen as a leading act within the K-Pop scene.

Their first release trilogy, The Dream Chapter, began with their 2019 debut EP, The Dream Chapter: STAR. The two follow-up installments, The Dream Chapter: MAGIC and The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY, both went platinum in the group’s native South Korea.

Their newest release, The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE, made its debut at no. 5 on the Billboard 200 and remains on the chart today for its seventh consecutive week.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER has since been crowned both the leaders and “It boys” of K-pop’s fourth generation with their commitment to candid storytelling and forward-thinking originality.

Meanwhile, TOMORROW X TOGETHER made their first appearance on the Billboard Pop Airplay chart earlier this July with their first English-language track “Magic.” They are one of only five K-pop acts to appear on the chart together with BTS.

Get ready to build a new and exciting experience with #SmartTXT.

For updates on the latest campaigns and offers, follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

Live the Life of Your Dreams

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Stepping into a grand hotel lobby and entering a luxe hotel room always bring a special kind of magic. Now, imagine experiencing all these at your future home. 


RLC Residences, property giant Robinsons Land Corporation’s Residential brand, has made this lavish hotel-like lifestyle possible with Marriott International, Inc. by bringing to life The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place. Located at the heart of Ortigas Center, this luxurious condominium development is a prime example of the brand’s thrust to Raise, Live, and Connect Filipinos lives.


The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place is designed with RLC Residences’ mindset of raising the standards of living by providing state-of-the-art amenities and services and units designed to suit Filipinos like you at any stage in your life.


World-Class Property

This upscale condominium has been recognized as the Best Residential High-Rise Development in 2018, awarded by Asia Pacific Property Awards, and for good reason: RLC Residences worked with international architecture and design consultants to bring in the Westin brand of homes known worldwide here in the country


As such, future residents like you are welcomed by a hotel-like grand lobby, and the experience of luxury continues as you make your way home to your unit. The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place offers high-quality living spaces, with 1, 2, or 3 bedroom units and penthouse suites housed at the top of the development. All flats are furnished with branded deliverables like Duravit and Hansgrohe for toilet and bath fixtures and Germany’s upscale home brands Gaggenau and Leicht for kitchen appliances and cabinets


On top of the exquisite design that greets homeowners at every turn, your lifestyle will be elevated further through hotel facilities, amenities, and a la Carte services by The Westin Manila Hotel situated just across The Residences.


Westin Brand of Living

The property goes beyond being a beautiful place to live, as it makes residents’ lives even better by providing an experience aligned with Westin’s six pillars of wellness.


One of these is ‘Sleep Well. This is possible through the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed, complete with plush pillows and custom-pillow top mattress to bring ultimate restful sleep every day – a luxury that comes with every Westin unit.


With Eat Well, homeowners are treated to the multiple hearty dishes and beverages prepared by the SuperFoodsRx Menu™ and The Westin Fresh by the Juicery. At the same time, kids’ meals are taken care of by the SuperChefs™. 


Closer to home, residents can enjoy numerous amenities at The Haven, four floors of signature amenities where Westin's wellness pillars come to the fore: you can Feel Well with the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ service and can Move Well with its WestinWORKOUT™ Fitness Studio and RunWESTIN Concierge™, along with other premium amenities such as the indoor lap pool and move studio. Lastly, Play Well is made possible through the property's top-notch leisure spaces such as the Game Room, Playhouse, and Private Theater.


The exclusive development also offers amenities that support residents' work-from-home set-ups. And for days that you want to Work Well, you can take advantage of The Tangent™ at Westin, a rentable workspace for safe and productive meetings. From work-from-home spaces in the units to a business lounge and meeting rooms in the development, you can be rest assured that you can work when you need to, without sacrificing comfort or luxury.


If you wish to live at the finest homesthen The Residences at The Westin Manila Sonata Place is the right place for you. Connect with our Property Specialists today and check out our website at You may also follow us on and at for more updates.

21st century pop icons BTS and YouTube officially announce the Permission to Dance Challenge starting this Friday, July 23 through Saturday, August 14, exclusively on YouTube Shorts.

BTS is inviting the world to dance along with them to their new track, “Permission to Dance,” for the first-ever worldwide dance challenge on YouTube Shorts, following its global expansion. Starting this Friday, anyone from across the globe can create a 15-second YouTube Short right from the YouTube mobile app, replicating the core dance moves from the “Permission to Dance” music video. The dance moves for this challenge are the “International Sign” gestures that the septet was seen doing in the music video, bearing the meaning “Peace,” “Dance” and “Joy”. As the “Permission to Dance'' lyrics encourage listeners to move to the rhythm of their heartbeat, BTS is bringing the world together again with this special dance and inviting people to add their own style to their YouTube Shorts creations.

As part of the challenge, BTS will be spotlighting some of their favorite Shorts in a compilation video, so participants are encouraged to use hashtags #PermissiontoDance and #Shorts for their creations to be considered.* For further dance challenge inspiration, get a closer look at the “Permission to Dance” choreography by watching BTS’ latest YouTube Shorts on desktop HERE and on the mobile app HERE.

“Permission to Dance” is a song that will get everyone’s heart pumping and dancing again. We also prepared the ‘Permission to Dance Challenge’ with YouTube Shorts so please stay tuned for more,” teased BTS upon the announcement of this new engagement. 

Shin Young Jae, the President of BIGHIT MUSIC added, “Just as ‘Permission to Dance’ sends the message that you don't have to ask anyone for permission to dance, we hope that we can bring people all over the world together to dance along with us, free of any limits or constraint. We are very excited to watch this challenge come to life on YouTube Shorts and can’t wait to see what you all create.”

“BTS are global icons,” says Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s Global Head of Music. “Breaking record after record on YouTube, BTS’ immense contribution to the world of music has made them an undeniable force. We are humbled to be partnering with them on the Permission to Dance challenge on YouTube Shorts, helping to spread happiness and build lasting connections amongst their fans on YouTube across the globe. We are stoked to see the ARMY dance!”

Just last week, BTS made its television debut performance of “Permission to Dance” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonBTS Premiered the official music video for “Permission to Dance” just over two weeks ago, earning an extraordinary nearly 170 million views on YouTube to date. The video’s debut landed the record-breaking group their 5th slot on YouTube’s top 10, all-time biggest 24-hour music debut list, with the band now owning 50% of the spots, including #1 for “Butter” and #2 for “Dynamite.” “Butter” also owns the record for biggest music video Premiere of all time, with 3.9 million peak concurrents andheld the top slot on YouTube’s Global Top Songs chart for seven straight weeks.

Globally, BTS is amongst the top 5 most-viewed artists on YouTube so far this year; and in the past 12 months, it has earned over 10 billion views on the platform. With 54 million subscribers on its Official Artist Channel, they are the third most-subscribed artist on YouTube. BTS has joined YouTube’s coveted billion views club on three different occasions with its hits “DNA,” “Boy With Luv,” and most recently “Dynamite.”

Get ready to dance this Friday, July 23, and stay tuned for more information on the Permission to Dance challenge on YouTube Shorts!

Newly-Opened Sales Hub to SYNC Your Life with Your Dreams

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Another milestone unlocked for RLC Residences this 2021, as it officially launched to the public the newly-built SYNC Sales Hub last June 25. 


Officially opening SYNC Sales Hub are key executives from RLC Residences.

Leading the ribbon-cutting ceremony and officially opening the Sales Hub are Head of Raise Sales Channel Ms. Cecille M. Mozo, Senior Director for Business Development Department Engr. Edgardo Samson, Associate Marketing Director Ms. Kristynne B. Tan, and SYNC Project/Site Architect, Arch. Roquelle Joy Egagamao-Batocabe.

Located along C-5 Bagong Ilog, Pasig City, the SYNC Sales Hub details everything you need to see and know about the property, including a scale model and project informational features to give future SYNC residents an overview of the development and what it has in store for them.

SYNC, an urban oasis along C5 Road by RLC Residences.

With its strategic location, SYNC offers a haven for urban professionals looking for a home that can cater to their on-the-go lifestyle. SYNC provides convenient, less than 10-kilometer access to nearby central business districts such as Ortigas, Bonifacio Global City, Makati, and the emerging Bridgetowne township. It also boasts health and leisure amenities, ranging from the stunning rooftop jog trail and fitness center to the game room, private theater, and leisure pool.

Loosen up with a round or two in SYNC’s Game Room.

SYNC’s Lap Pool, a perfect place to relieve stress from busy work schedule.

SYNC’s state of the art Gym exclusive for the residents with active lifestyle. 

Schedule your visit at the SYNC Sales Hub via Online Appointment Link:, or by connecting with their Property Specialist.