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UNIQLO PH to officially launch online store on July 16

Welcome to UNIQLO -- without leaving your home. The Japanese global apparel retailer has announced that its online store in the Philippines will officially launch on July 16.

Welcome to UNIQLO — wherever you may be. The Japanese global apparel retailer has announced that its online store in the Philippines will officially launch on July 16.

The online store will be available on both the UNIQLO website and its mobile app. As part of the official launch, UNIQLO Philippines will hold an online live event via its Facebook page.

“We are excited to finally launch our online store in the Philippines. Our online store enables us to convey our brand’s commitment to improve the lives of our customers through our LifeWear and service. We’re inviting everyone to check out our digital live event on July 16 to see our online store’s offerings and features,” UNIQLO Philippines COO Masayoshi Nakamura said in a press statement.

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A Life Less Analog Technology

Racist tirade of tech CEO Michael Lofthouse vs Fil-Am family

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A white man who was identified as Michael Lofthouse, CEO of San Francisco-based cloud computing company Solid8, was caught on video unleashing a racist tirade against a Filipino American family.

This disgusting, unprovoked attack happened over the Fourth of July weekend. The Orosa and Chan family from Southern California had taken a trip to Carmel Valley. They were celebrating a birthday at a restaurant when this racist started harassing them.

“’We were having fun, playing games and when we were having dessert, suddenly, we hear somebody behind us yelling, ‘You f***ing Asians,’ Raymond Orosa told the Asian Journal.

“On July 4, Orosa, along with his sister-in-law and her two children, was at the Bernardus Lodge and Spa’s Lucia restaurant to celebrate his wife Mari’s special day.”

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Samsung Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition now available in PH

Attention, ARMY! The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition has finally landed on our shores.

Attention, ARMY! The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition has finally landed on our shores.

Starting today, July 9, the Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition will be available through the Samsung Online Store and authorized channels.

The BTS edition Galaxy Buds+ will sell for Php8,990. It comes with a purple smart cover. Moreover, buyers will get seven collectible BTS photo cards featuring RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

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Geek Culture

Dejah Thoris: The princess and the broken machine

"I think our world is running down like a broken machine." Dejah Thoris (Vol. 3) #6 starts with this quote. It seems an apt one for their world and our own.

Dejah Thoris (Vol. 3) #6
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Vasco Georgiev
Cover: Lucio Parrillo
FC | 32 pages | Fantasy/Science-Fiction | $3.99 | Teen+

“I think our world is running down like a broken machine.” Dejah Thoris (Vol. 3) #6 starts with this quote. An apt one for their world and our own.

Honestly, I don’t know much about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works apart of course from Tarzan (no relation to Jungle Girl). I also didn’t watch the “John Carter” movie, which was based on Burroughs’ “A Princess of Mars”.

This was the first book in his Barsoom series of novels, and this is where he introduced Dejah Thoris. But I’m encountering her for the first time in this Dynamite Entertainment comic book series. Spoilers ahead.

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Geek Culture

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 9 review

I was grinning from ear to ear after reading the latest installment of  Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 9: “Bad Taxidermy”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

I was grinning from ear to ear after reading the latest installment of Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire. Episode 9: “Bad Taxidermy” is now my new favorite episode in this Serial Box exclusive.

Of course, I may be biased because Jessica Jones interacts with my favorite character among those this series introduced, the young flare Sam. Whose pronoun is “they”, by the way.

Not only that, but this episode also further connects Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire to the larger Marvel Universe. Spoilers ahead.

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Geek Culture

Death of Nancy Drew: Can the Hardy Boys solve this?

Has the death of Nancy Drew shocked you? Now her best friends Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating what exactly happened on the night of Nancy's death.

The Death of Nancy Drew #2
Writer: Anthony Del Col
Artist: Joe Eisma
Cover: Joe Eisma
FC | 32 pages | Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+

Has the death of Nancy Drew shocked you? Now her best friends Frank and Joe Hardy are investigating what exactly happened on the night of Nancy’s death.

Dynamite Entertainment‘s The Death of Nancy Drew #2 had me hooked from the start. And I’m not even really a fan of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. But I’m enjoying this noirish tale that Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare, Luke Cage) has crafted, which Eisner Award winner Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, Riverdale) is bringing to gritty life.

And if you think Nancy, Frank, and Joe are the only Stratemeyer Syndicate characters in this fascinating series, think again. Spoilers ahead.

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Gaming

League of Legends PCS Summer Split Week 3 results

After three weeks and 36 matches played in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series 2020 Summer Split, the ranking is shaping up nicely.

After three weeks and 36 matches played in the League of Legends Pacific Championship Series (PCS) 2020 Summer Split, the ranking is shaping up nicely.

Taipei J Team (JT), PSG Talon (PSG), and ahq eSports club (AHQ) are racing for the top two spots of League of Legends PCS 2020 Summer Split rankings. The gap between these teams and the rest of the league is beginning to widen.

JT started Week 3 undefeated but had their streak ended by Spring Split champions, PSG. Their match was touted as the featured match of the week and it did not disappoint. Despite the defeat, JT bounced back to win their Sunday matches against Hong Kong Attitude (HKA) and Liyab Esports (LYB). They remain at the top of the rankings ahead of PSG. PSG only played two matches this week but won both in emphatic fashion.

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Geek Culture

James Bond: The adventures of 007 when he was a boy

No gadgets. No martinis. No larger-than-life villains. Just the adventures of a teenage James Bond during World War II. And what a fascinating read it is.

James Bond: Origin Vol. 2 HC
Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa
Cover: Dan Panosian
$24.99

No gadgets. No martinis. And no larger-than-life villains. Just the adventures of a teenage James Bond during World War II. And what a fascinating read it is.

Dynamite Entertainment‘s James Bond: Origin Vol. 2 hardcover collects James Bond: Origin #7–12. The James Bond: Origin series fleshes out Bond’s life before the first novel of Ian Fleming introduced him to the world.

It takes place during World War II, when he was just starting his career as a spy. I’m not really a Bond fan, but I really enjoyed this collection. Spoilers ahead.

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Technology

OPPO offers promo to help students embrace e-learning

To help make gadgets more affordable to Filipino students who will use these for e-learning in the new normal, OPPO has launched the #eSchoolwithOPPO promo.

As part of the new normal, Filipino students and their parents need to adapt and embrace remote learning. To help make gadgets more affordable to students who will rely on these for e-learning, OPPO has launched the #eSchoolwithOPPO promo.

OPPO has announced this special price drop for the A5s, A5s Smart, A9 2020, Reno2, and Reno2 F. The promo will be available in OPPO concept and online stores, dealer partners, and e-commerce partners Shopee and Lazada.

“OPPO remains steadfast in making the best and affordable technologies more accessible to Filipinos all the more during this most difficult time. With the opening of the new school year approaching fast, we understand the plight of every Filipino student in this current situation,” OPPO Philippines Marketing Director Raymond Xia said in a press statement.

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Geek Culture

Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day to become Netflix drama

Image from the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day. Image credit: Lezhin Studio
Image from the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day. Image credit: Lezhin Studio

Netflix has confirmed production for the original drama series “D.P.” (Deserter Pursuit) in collaboration with director Han Jun-hee. “D.P.” is based on the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day by Kim Bo-tong.

The Korean webtoon tells the story of a South Korean Army private assigned to a unit responsible for arresting deserters. In his job, he encounters confused young adults.

It shows the perspective of a soldier tasked with pursuing other soldiers. But it also balances this out by portraying the pains and struggles of those who choose to desert.