Taiwan Excellence Day: Showcasing Superior Brand, Innovation and Technology

Taiwan Excellence is a campaign founded in 1993 by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) with the vision of showcasing superior brand, innovation and technology of Taiwanese manufacturers to the world. The campaign has been active in the Philippines for 5 years now. To celebrate its anniversary, for the first time ever, Taiwan Excellence Day was held at the SMX Aura Convention Center last June 15 and 16.

Taiwan Excellence Ceremonial Toast
Kicking off the event, a ceremonial toast was led by Director Clement Chen (Taiwan Trade Center, Manila), Alfred Wang, (Director of Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office) and Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico (Chairman of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries)

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Taiwan Excellence connects Filipinos to a smarter world

Exciting brands and fun activities await at the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Day in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16. The program aims to promote Taiwan as the Asian economic powerhouse’s vibrant image, culture, brands, and industries to enhance awareness and business cooperation with Philippine consumers and partners. Taiwan Excellence’s first event for 2018 also marks the campaign’s 5th year in the country.

Organized by The Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Taiwan Excellence Day kicks off with a forum entitled “Smart Technology, Smart Living.” The program gathers key industry players and thought leaders on tech-driven lifestyles. They discuss and promote the use and integration of technology in the everyday lives of Filipinos, addressing the needs and demands of an increasingly digital society.

The brand representatives present ingenious communication and connectivity solutions for households, offices, and businesses. ASUS launches their new ROG notebooks, premium notebook devices, and latest additions to their smartphone line– the Zenfone 5 and Max Pro (M1). Atop Technologies, Inc., highlight their 3G/4G Internet of Things Gateway to connect and remotely supervise multiple field devices. D-Link brings their latest product line for consumer, Small and medium businesses and Surveillance Business. Lastly, Gigabyte showcases their 300-series chipset & Gaming Series, which includes the Z370, H370, B350 Aorus motherboards for action-packed gaming.

Guests can also look forward to a special dance performance by Billy Crawford and an outstanding mini concert by Yeng Constantino. Hurry as happy hour, raffle draws and exclusive prizes await! For more information, check out Taiwan Excellence’s website and Facebook.

See you at the Taiwan Excellence Day in SMX Aura Convention Center in Taguig on June 15 to 16! I’m so excited to see all the latest innovation leading us to a smarter world.

Most Popular AsNTM Episodes Based on Amiciness Numbers

I was looking at Amiciness’s stats over the years because I was looking for a trend for my next Six Sigma project. Joke. No, I just felt like I needed to pivot our data in Microsoft Excel, and maybe, AsNTM producers may find this useful. You’re welcome.

Stephanie Retuya's (AsNTM Cycle 1) iconic head tilt
Stephanie Retuya’s (Cycle 1) iconic head tilt

Quick background, the blog was officially a “.com” in 2015 but we started blogging way back in 2013, when Asia’s Next Top Model started. Although we have a small following on other areas, majority of our readers and viewers are AsNTM fans. Most of our popular posts are AsNTM-related, even on Youtube. I guess it’s safe to say that we can correlate Amiciness views with how well netizens have received each AsNTM cycle. Data on cycles 1 and 2 are not as reliable; we weren’t on WordPress yet at that time.

Ladies and gents, here are some notable observations based on Amiciness numbers gathered from January 2015 to May 2018.

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[UPDATED] AsNTM6: What We Know so Far

Maureen, Shikin and Tu, the final 3, in the Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 finale

The newest season of Asia’s Next Top Model is just around the corner. It’s that time of the year again when AsNTM fans unite (or fight) as models from all over Asia fiercely smize their way to the top. AsNTM6 is coming soon to our TV screens so here’s what we know so far about the upcoming cycle of Asia’s. Next. Top. Model.

[Update] We learned something about the contestants. 💃

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ZenFone 5 Series: ASUS’ Most Intelligent Phone Yet

ASUS Philippines unveiled ZenFone 5, the latest of its ZenFone series last April 14 at One Esplanade. Thousands of Zenfans all over the Philippines, including yours truly, flocked the #Backto5 anticipating the arrival of the ZenFone 5 Series, ASUS’ most intelligent phone yet. 🙌

Zenfone 5 Launch
ZenFone 5 was sold out in just 45 minutes. WOW!

It was 10 years ago when ASUS first entered the Philippine market. Now, ASUS phones have reached 1.8 million users. With its very competitive pricing and continually innovating features, it’s no wonder ASUS has become one of the most sought out brands. In fact, the ZenFone 5 was declared sold out in just 45 minutes! This was also true for on-site sales during the launch event itself, which brought the total sell-out of 1,000 ZenFone 5’s and ZenFone 5Q’s combined. That’s just under an hour of their first day in the country. That’s impressive! 👏

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