Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Affair- Season 4 Finale


So one of my favorite television Showtime series, The Affair ended its fourth season with ten episodes. 

I wanted more for the last episode because I couldn't believe Alison died in the previous episode! The thing about me watching and getting hooked in a television series I don't read in advance, I don't want to know what will happen next. I wanted to feel and experience as I go along episode after episode. So when Alison died in the last episode, I was in shock, not convinced and hoping that there will be a twist at the end of the story. But I was wrong, she really died. 

Four years ago since I first watched the pilot episode, and the character of Alison really struck me, well one of the reasons why I like her because she was also a nurse.  She was always seeking for the one relationship while she was struggling emotionally from the death of Gabriel her son who died in sleep due to (secondary drowning), from the accident in the pilot episode. 

All the years of her having his ex-husbands Cole and Noah, she still felt empty, though she had another child, her daughter Joanie, who she fought custody with. I grieved along with Cole, as I felt his loss of Alison, he tried to win Alison back during the last few episodes when he learned that his heart still shouts for Alison, but it was too late. While Noah making his way through the lives of his children and helping Anton, he did not foresee that bad thing will happen to Alison having Ben around. 

In the first part of the last episode, I felt hopeful from the scenes about Ben and Alison, when they figured things out and ended up reconciling the situation. I love when I saw the smile from Alison's face and left Ben outside to clean up the dishes, then the twist happened! Ben is the opposite of what the previous scene. The struggle that led to Alison accidental death. 

My heart also goes out with Helen who had everything on her plate, Vic being sick and dying, to her kids especially the comeback of her eldest daughter Whitney. Along with having Sierra their neighbor in the picture, it was so crazy from the scenes when they went to the retreat and everything went crazy. I expected that Sierra will be pregnant from that joy ride with Vik from episode five. The relief from Helen's scene on the rooftop. 

Alison is dead and from here on up to the next season, I am intrigued how her death will be resolved.

Farewell, Alison. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Maybank M.O.V.E paves way in offering refined digital conveniences


Maybank Philippines today launched Maybank M.O.V.E (Mobile-Optimized Virtual Experiences), a first-in-the-industry fully integrated digital offering which aims to enhance and simplify the process of performing financial services via its new straight-through banking processes.

Maybank MOVE will allow customers to open an online-only savings account called iSave, using the Maybank2U PH App. All forms and documentary requirements can also be submitted online through the app. The iSave account will be the fully digital account opening facility in the Philippines which also allows customers to access their accounts and enjoy free Interbank withdrawals via any ATMs nationwide.

The new straight-through processing capabilities (STP) will also allow customers to apply for credit cards and automobile financing from the comfort of their homes or even on the go, beyond banking hours.

The Maybank MOVE offering was introduced in support of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s (BSP) financial inclusion agenda which is to make banking accessible to more Filipinos.

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Choong Wai Hong, Maybank Philippines, Inc. (MPI) President and CEO


“For Maybank, MOVE is about enriching our offerings through digital banking which is in line with our commitment to leverage on cutting edge technology as well as our strategic objective of being the digital bank of choice in the region,” said Choong Wai Hong, Maybank Philippines President, and Chief Executive Officer.

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Maybank Move media launch at the Maybank Corporate Office in BGC.


“Our digital approach is centered on four key areas: enriching our customer offerings, investing in strategic capabilities, exploring broadly and understanding deeply the landscape, and building and participating in the digital ecosystem, which includes engaging with regulators, Fintech companies, and global leaders to build truly differentiated digital offerings for our customers.”





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Dexter Go, MPI Virtual Banking Head

Head of Virtual Banking Maybank Philippines, Dexter Go added, “In 2019, we envision the Bank to continue enhancing our services for existing and prospective clients. Rest assured that we will revolutionize our customers’ banking experience to keep abreast of the constantly evolving trends in the market which are all inclined to digital adaptability.”

Following the launch of this new offering, Maybank Philippines will be introducing the Maybank MOVE store, a mobile pop-up store that will travel across the Philippines to introduce the new STP products and processes, promotions and activities. The MOVE store is another innovative, hip and fun initiative to showcase the array of digital conveniences which Maybank offers to the people of Philippines.

Maybank Philippines, Inc. (MPI) currently has 74 branches nationwide making it the most accessible foreign bank in the Philippines. This proposition will be expanded further as the Bank embraces the ever-changing standards and requisites of the digital realm.

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MPI’s senior officers, led by Choong Wai Hong with its partners during the media launch of Maybank Move.
(From L-R) Dexter Go; James Perez, Idea Lab Information Tech. Solutions General Manager; Guillaume Danielou, Fintq Digital Transformation Leader; Choong Wai Hong; Christie Dana Tan and Monica San Juan of AirAsia BIG Loyalty; Abigail Del Rosario, Maybank Retail Business Group Head and Bernardo Talimban, Jr., Maybank Chief Information Technology Officer.


“In this day and age where everything is ultra-fast-paced, banks need to empower and encourage their loyal and future customers by giving them the flexibility of time and opportunities to MOVE – to do more of what they need to do. Maybank is answering this need by providing its clients good, fast and efficient services, lifestyle rewards and all other perks that the digital world has to offer,” added Dexter.

Be updated on where the Maybank Move Store will pop-up and more about their digital MOVE via the official Facebook page @MaybankPhilippines. For more information, visit us at www.maybank.com.ph.

Let’s get ready to Move! Get Going, Get Banking with Maybank Move – Mobile-Optimized Virtual Experiences.




For more information, please contact:


Corporate Affairs and Communications, Maybank Philippines, Inc.
Edelyn H. Castro (Deng) +632 588.3777 ext 1633 / +639088853286
www.maybank.com.ph

About Maybank Philippines, Inc. (MPI)

MPI is a member of the Maybank Group, Asia's leading banking group and Southeast Asia’s fourth-largest bank by assets. The Maybank Group has an international network of over 2,200 offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, People's Republic of China, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, Laos, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and the United States of America. The Group offers an extensive range of products and services, which includes consumer and corporate banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, stockbroking, insurance and takaful and asset management. It has over 43,000 employees worldwide. (www.maybank.com)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Shop for Plus- Size Clothes Online


In a normal and more typical scenario you can find in a shopping store, all or mostly the displays are being projected to smaller size clothes for women and men. Very seldom that you will see that a shopping store will front the displays for plus sizes women. Although, some shopping malls cater brands that is very specific to this clothing sizes, what I have noticed is that the designs are very limited unlike to the smaller sizes ones.

Going back to the very basic of what to consider in buying an outfit, comfortable in wearing clothes is always the primary concern, personally speaking.

Some of the plus-size fashion myths have been discussed everywhere, and for you to stand out in a crowd feeling confident, here are some of the tips I have read.

1. Horizontal stripe design for tops won't make you look wide, it will break the straight lines.

2. Fashionable stretchy pants or leggings, find a pair with accents like a break in a color or a material opposite to the majority of the materials of the pants.

3. Wear something high for footwear, a pair of stilettos or wedge shoes for a more comfortable wear.

4. Wearing black can make you look thinner, but as a contrast wearing a loud vibrant color dresses, or a loud-printed one can stay away from the look of your body curves.

5. Skater dresses and skirt can break and show off that curvy figure in you. A good example is an image below.



Deep Blue Plus-Size Short Sleeve Striped Belt-tie Women's Dress (see more details here)

I am glad to come across this online shop ROSEGAL, they offer pieces that cater to plus-size women. Do not fret about the limited selection in a shopping mall store, you can now have the option to scout for more fashionable pieces online and items can be delivered to you personally.


Have you ever ordered anything from them? Let me know your experiences about their shopping site and compare.