Dogs are a man’s best friend, and in a country famous for its family ties, that adage is true tenfold. The Philippines is home to several dog breeds, many of them imported from other countries, and the tropical climate means that there are some breeds that are more popular than others. Currently, the Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI) lists over 85,000 purebred dogs in its studbook. If you’re curious as to which kinds of dogs are common in the country, here’s a list of the top ten most popular dog breeds in the Philippines.Read more
With more and more smartphone providers focusing on camera and screen specs, digital photography is easier than ever, but there’s nothing like the heft of a good camera to really get you into the photography mood. If you’re on the lookout for a new camera, there are tons of great models available to choose from. But if you’re looking for a camera that gives you great photo and video quality without the bulkiness of a DSLR, then mirrorless is the way to go.Read more
Living inside a digital reality has always seemed like the stuff of science fiction. From interacting with pixels to touching holograms, interacting with the digital in the realm of the real world has been a point of fascination in movies and TV for decades. And although these may seem like far off dreams, the reality is that these actions are actually much closer to our lives than they seem. In fact, for many people, augmented reality has become a part of daily life.Read more
There are tons of fitness fads that fade in and out of popularity, but there’s one on the rise that looks like it’s here to stay. Wall-climbing is an intensive, cardio-heavy sport that makes use of all your muscle groups, so you get a full-body workout all at once. Climbers scale vertical planes with the aid of grips or protrusions on the walls, holding themselves up until they can find their next foot- or handhold. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but it’s intense, fulfilling, and fun.
Health Fitness Revolution says that wall climbing combines cardio and strength into one workout, but that’s not the only reason why climbers climb. It strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and mental strength, and reduces stress, so if you’ve been looking for your newest workout, wall climbing might be the one for you. There’s also nothing like the feeling of pride after having accomplished a climb, which is enough to make enthusiasts come back again and again. Interested in capturing the experience for yourself? Check out this short list of places to get your wall-climbing fix in Metro Manila, strap on your gear, and climb!Read more
If there’s one thing that spells the future of an industry in more ways than one, it’s the electric car. With concerns over the climate and traffic in the Philippines at an all-time high, it’s about time for a new player to enter the scene. E-vehicles aren’t new to the country, or even to world history, but their spotlight is definitely overdue. Here’s a primer on the history of the electric car industry, and where it stands now in the Philippines.Read more
A new arena is on the rise in the Philippines, and it might not be the type you’d expect. With internet speeds in the Philippines set to become faster, consoles becoming cheaper and more widely available, and the popularity of online gaming on a boom, the country is set to tackle the next frontier: esports. But exactly how new is new? Esports might be rising in mainstream popularity right now, but the history of professional gaming in the country is long and storied. Here’s a brief primer on esports in the Philippines, and where the industry could be headed next.Read more
Thanks to the advent of social media, art in the Philippines is now no longer confined to the dry galleries of yesteryears. Instead, you can take a look at some of the best contemporary art in the Philippines by simply opening an app on your phone, or by hopping over to your nearest art fair. Philippine arts and culture are more accessible now than ever, and there’s never been a more exciting time to be an art enthusiast in this country.
The public has long had a fascination with artistic works, and you can see that art is now moving beyond the standard museum fare. In the Philippine art history timeline, no other era has had as much variety, both in medium and in the artists themselves, as this one. Whether you look at visual art, video art, performance art, or any other style in the Philippines, you’ll more likely than not find a Filipino artist making waves. To familiarize yourself with the modern art scene in the country, here’s a list of Philippine artists and their works below.Read more
Living in the digital age has brought changes to our lifestyles and societies that are both unprecedented and unexpected. In the span of a few short decades, we have completely altered the way we communicate, create and distribute knowledge, and even how we conceptualize security and privacy. While many of these changes are simply the natural progression of technology, there are others that require further efforts to understand.
In this article, Daydreaming in Paradise will take at the blockchain, a fairly new concept that promises to revolutionize information databases, and what that means for the PhilippinesRead more
If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few months, you’d know that we’re only a few hours to the opening of one of the most anticipated movies of all time. Philippine comic book fans, geeks, and casual moviegoers all over the country are preparing to sit down to the final installment to the current story arc in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t bought your premier ticket yet, are killing time until your showing, or really have been living under a rock, then take a look below at this brief backgrounder into the movie event of the season.Read more
While our concept of theater might be the traditional plays and musicals, the reality is that the performing arts are constantly evolving. Technology is one aspect, with productions continually pushing the envelope when it comes to the technical aspects of the staging. However, much of that development also has to do with performances and direction. Immersive theater is a currently expanding frontier in the local theater scene, and it’s something for both longtime fans and new enthusiasts to take note of. Here’s a look at what exactly immersive theater means, and where you can try it out in the Metro.Read more