Xiaomi Mi 3 Phone: Worth It?


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As a new owner of the Mi 3 phone from Xiaomi, I just have to share with you what I’ve experienced thus far. Is Mi3 really worthy of the tagline, “Android at its best”? Let’s see if Mi3 really is an affordable option that’s worth every penny.

Mi3Is the Mi 3 phone from Xiaomi worth your money?

Full disclosure: Xiaomi’s Mi3 phone might very well have outperformed every other smartphone I’ve used, including one from HTC which I used to be quite proud of (until I got my hands on a Mi3, that is).

Mi 3 Phone: Is It Worth It?

I got myself a Mi 3 phone, which I bought online from Lazada (because right now, that’s the only way you’re getting your hands on one if you’re from the Philippines). Is it worth it?

Maybe, maybe not. Perhaps it’s best if you decide.

Mi3 Phone Price

The Mi 3 Phone is worth PhP10,599 at Lazada PH. I used a Lazada voucher to avail of a promotional discount, so I ended up spending PhP10,399.

Mi 3 Discount!

Here’s a tip on getting an online discount: Register a new account with Lazada and sign up for their newsletter. If you do, you get a PhP200 discount! (That might not be for long, though, so get in on it before the offer expires.)

Mi 3 Specs

Considering its specs, Mi 3 is actually cheap. Here’s what you’re getting from a Mi3.

Xiaomi Mi 3Mi 3

Processor: Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz (Qualcomm’s best processor, 8274AB)
RAM: 2 GB
Internal memory: 16 GB (no slot for external memory, but you can upload for free to Mi Cloud)
Network/ Connection: 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth
Touchscreen: 5-inch Gorilla Glass 3, with a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch

Xiaomi Mi3The only place in the Philippines where you can purchase Xiaomi Mi 3: Lazada.

Impressed yet? If not, let’s give you a better picture of what you will get from Mi3. Head over to Tech Envy for a more detailed review. Don’t miss out; it enumerates 8 reasons you’re unlikely to get a phone other than Mi 3!

6 Unexpected Reasons You’re Unhappy + Shu Uemura Giveaway!


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Does today (and yesterday, and the day before that) feel a little too blah? Before you self-diagnose and blame it on depression, it's time you checked out these six unexpected reasons you're unhappy.

love and happinessShu Uemura makeup artistsSpoiler: I'm giving away a Shu Uemura loot bag - feeling better already?

It's normal to have an "off" day. I have it, you have it, even Mother Teresa had it. But there are things we do – bad, naughty habits, I tell you – that betray our physiology and make us feel blue!

6 Unexpected Reasons You're Not Happy and Loving Life

Loving life is not a simple choice. It's  actually a series of choices made over a period of time!

To cultivate an attitude of positivity all day, observe your habits, starting in the morning and up until nighttime. (Take a look at how you sleep, too!)

That’s what I learned during the Go Love Life feel-good makeover party organized by Sangobion on August 16, 2014 at Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take a look at how many women that day had their photos taken to make this beautiful Instax collage.

Go Love Life

That said, let's see how many of these five reasons for your unhappiness don't catch you by surprise. Ready?

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute: Unofficial Review


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Have you ever wondered what makes a medical school excellent? Will De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (DLSHSI) fulfill that criteria? Let me help you make up your mind with my unofficial review of DLSHSI. (Spoiler: You might want to read these 6 reasons you should – or shouldn’t! – enroll at DLSHSI.)

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

UPDATE: Medical book giveaway is going on right now! I’m giving away more than 20 medical books. No conditions. No need to like my page, follow me, or do anything other than tell me which book you want and why. Details in this article.

I get a lot of emails from college students who want to pursue medicine, with questions pertaining to scholarships, passing the NMAT, and the top medical schools on my list. Coincidentally, I received an invitation to visit the DLSHSI last month, giving me the opportunity to take a look at a medical school other than my own. (Full disclosure: I graduated from the University of Santo Tomas.)

5 Things You Should Know about De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

Let me walk you through what I learned about DSLHSI before I give you a rating based on a 5-point scale, as recognized by Google’s search engine.

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