New phone’s come-on: Simple is the new smart | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

THE WINNING threesome behind the new LG G3 smartphone: vice president formobile Lawrence Kim,managing director SungWooNam, vice president for mobile Jay Won
THE WINNING threesome behind the new LG G3 smartphone: vice president formobile Lawrence Kim,managing director SungWooNam, vice president for mobile Jay Won

The tent at Enderun in McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City, was the setting of the recent grand launch of the LG G3, successor to the internationally recognized “best smartphone of 2013,” the LG G2.


Leading the VIP guest list were LG brand ambassadors Maxene Magalona, Kiefer Ravena, Andre Paras and Thomas Torres; also spotted were Doug and Cheska Kramer, Fabio Ide, Katarina Rodriguez, Antoinette Taus and other celebrities.


Hosting the program, dahlings, was “Asia’s Next Top Model” mentor Joey Mead King.


“Simple is the new smart” is the tagline of the G3, LG Mobile’s latest flagship product, which highlights easy-to-use features in a smartphone.


In his speech, LG Electronics Philippines managing director Sung Woo Nam said: “As Mobile World Congress’ most innovative manufacturer of the year, LG always makes sure to come

STAR POWER. LG mobile ambassadors Thomas Torres, Andre Paras, Maxene Magalona and Kiefer Ravena

up with products that will truly address consumers’ needs, pioneering human-inspired features like the revolutionary Rear Key and intuitive Knock Code…”


“Now, after years of extensive research and going back and forth to our drawing board, LG Mobile is bringing its biggest yet simplest innovation to date, the LG G3.”


The phone has already received praises, palangga, for its highly enhanced Floating Arc exterior; Quad HD display with a pixel density of 538 ppi; and its advanced 13-megapixel camera with a winning combination of Optical Image Stabilization Plus (OIS) and the world’s first Laser Auto Focus.


The LG G3 is available at all LG dealers nationwide and offered in four colors—metallic black, silk white, shine gold and burgundy red.


ANTON del Rosario and Sam Richelle; Cheska and Doug Kramer

Visit or follow @LGPhilippines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Ablaze expands


A lively, captivating sight greets visitors entering Ablaze, designer Jun Jun Ablaza’s shop: layers of pearly white capiz hanging from the ceiling; tribal masks and intricately designed neckpieces concealing almost every inch of the walls; and other home decor and accessories.


Ablaze started small, initially to showcase the owner’s personal creations as well as the sundry treasures he discovered during his travels abroad.


FATHER and son Andre and Benjie Paras; LA Tenorio

Celebrating his store’s first anniversary and expansion with a formal blessing recently, Ablaza gathered friends and famille, naturellement, to partake of wine and canapés.


Describing the shop’s offerings, Ablaza said that it “abounds with collections of leather accessories, chevron bead earrings and necklaces, neckpieces and bangles made of precious stones, antique home accents and the like. Extending its range, the store now houses a jewelry design and repair center to service additional needs of its clients.”

Ablaze is at the G/F, Pearl Market, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; tel. 3814966; follow on Twitter and Instagram @ablazablaze.


NBA star thrills crowd


DIVINE Lee, Joey Mead, MJ Lastimosa

NBA star Kevin Love blew into town recently to take part in the Master Game Face All-Star Challenge Year 2 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.


The 6’10” power forward/center of the Minnesota Timberwolves thrilled the crowd with his awesome skills in the three-point shootout and Shooting Stars challenge.


While in town, the 25-year-old Love also held a basketball skills clinic among 60 students of Boys Town. Love was accompanied by PBA stalwart Chris Tiu, who demonstrated to the youngsters proper grooming through Master facial products, to always “keep their game faces on.”


Love likewise led a charity auction at Fairmont Makati to raise funds for the refurbishing of a basketball court in Boys Town. In-demand auctioned items included autographed jerseys,

MAXENE and Arkin Magalona; Antoinette Taus

shoes, basketballs and merchandise from Love, Tiu and Marc Pingris.


Spotted at the auction were Pingris and his basketball cohorts Gary David, Jeric and Jeron Teng, JC Intal, Arnold Van Opstal, plus Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, Danica Sotto, TJ Manotoc, Boyet Sison, Jinno Rufino, Midas Marquez and other interesting personalities.

Visit and Follow @MasterGameFace on Twitter and Instagram.

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