The Smartphone App Known As iButterfly (Philippines)

Hello everyone,

Last Friday (June 8) I was invited to go to an event at Megamall, it was the iButterfly catch-up event that was held at the Atrium, with special guests like Tim Yap, Tessa-Prieto Valdez, Jenni Epperson, and more (I don’t know who any of those people are). The poster said that the event would start at 3pm, I left the place at 4:25pm and the event had not started yet. I think it started at 5pm. And I got word that my name was called because I had won something… lesson leaned: don’t leave so early, or just get there late!

iButterfly is a smartphone app that helps customers experience a new and fun way to shop, it uses 3 technologies:  Augmented Reality, for seeing the iButterflies in the real world, Motion Sensors for catching iButterflies using your phone and your phone’s Global Positioning System or GPS for finding where the iButterflies are.  It is definitely a unique way of enjoying promos from partner stores within the participating malls.

Here’s a list of some participating stores:

Here’s a list of participating SM malls:

SM North Edsa                                        SM Megamall
SM Mall of Asia                                        SM City Cebu
SM City Fairview                                      SM Southmall
SM City Davao                                         SM City Baguio

For more information, you can visit the dedicated iButterfly website at: www.smibutterfly.com or visit Megamall’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/smmegamall

This promotion will be going on until the end of June, June 30th to be exact. So go and download the app, go to the participating SM malls, and have fun!

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Rodney Mullen and His Talk on Innovation and Creation

Hello Everyone,

Today I feel inspired to talk about Rodney Mullen, one of my heroes, someone I really look up to. He’s a big innovator in the world of skateboarding and has created most of, if not all, the tricks that modern skaters use today. He also created some of the most known companies in skateboarding, World Industries, Globe Shoes, Almost Skateboards… just to name a few. And he was also part of one of the best skate companies ever, The A-Team!

He was invited to talk at TEDxUSC. There he talked about his career and how innovation should be a constant thing despite the environment. How you really shouldn’t limit yourself to what you know and to keep thinking about how to improve on what you know. Also, he talks about society and how each of us are part of it and how it defines us as an individual (something I’ve lost touch of as I’ve gotten older and jaded. Thanks for the reminder, Rodney!).

You can watch the video here:

And while I watched this video I got really inspired. I think I’m going to try more things now and possibly post more content here since this blog is really just a reflection of me and my thoughts (with an inside joke), and not just here but maybe put my YouTube channel to more use (even though there are 2 unlisted videos on there). And maybe become a better person. Still kicking around ideas from the last “thoughts and ideas” post.

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