Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in “Blossom Pink”

By | September 4, 2014 is back with news that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which was recently announced, comes (surprise, surprise) in pink – just like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Note 2, Note 3, S3, S4 and S5. As you all know, pink isn’t exactly a new color when it comes to Samsung phones as it’s been proven over and over that there’s a substantial market for it.

The Note 4′s pink, which they named Blossom Pink, is a warm light pink hue. The color is closer to the Martian Pink we saw in Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, only this is more like its pastel version. When buying phones, color is a big deciding factor for me. I did get my own Note 3, which has a cooler kind of pink, and is borderline purple under bluish lighting. Seeing pictures of the Note 4, I’m relieved as it seems like the kind of pink I’ve been wanting for so long. I’m looking at a high possibility for an upgrade myself.

They changed the material from plastic to a classy-looking metal (I’m looking at those pink sides) and kept the faux-leather cover present from its predecessor. The changes in the design are pretty decent. But what got me to consider this is its upgraded Quad HD Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440) display. That means more pixel density aka super clear display. It also adapted the 2.5D glass screen (seen, for example, in the S3) which gives it a classier feel. The rear camera is upgraded to 16 megapixels (from 13) and the front camera is upgraded to 3.7 megapixels with an aperture of f/1.9, which means 60% brighter selfies for us.

The local release of the Galaxy note 4 here in the Philippines would be around late October and its estimated price ranges from P36,000 to P38,000. Note that the Blossom Pink variant will not be available officially here but can definitely be purchased from independent (even online) resellers.

I think I’m ready to say goodbye to my Note 3 anytime soon. :)

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Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in Japan — in 2 variants of pink

By | May 21, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 added two new hues to its lineup. Initially released with four color options — Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Amber Gold— it has been confirmed that the device will be launching in Sweet Pink and Champagne Pink as well, but only in Japan.

“Sweet Pink” is a deeper shade that will be offered exclusively through carrier NTT DoCoMo (Photo: SamsungTomorrow)

“Champagne Pink” is a duller hue that will be exclusive to carrier KDDI (Photo: SamsungTomorrow)

Samsung points to things like cherry blossoms, Hello Kitty and the popularity of pink clothing as reasons for its decision to launch pink Galaxy S5 models in Japan. According to SamsungTomorrow, this particular offer was made specifically for Japanese users, based on consumer preference research.

Samsung has similarly launched a pink version of the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2. I personally do not like the way the S5 looks. It reminds me of band-aids! That rose gold hue of the Champagne Pink variant is gorgeous, though. What do you think of the pink Galaxy S5?

Ladurée Haul

By | April 18, 2014

As you have probably read from my entry about my Ladurée experience, we also got some mementos that day. This time I’m gonna show you the rest of the boutique and my small haul.

Souvenir display – Tea boxes displayed behind the counter

Shelves of candles and parfums

Got 2 charms which came in these dainty little boxes

Even the paperbags and bill looked dainty!

Rose Keyring (¥2,808)

And this Violet Bag Charm (¥3,024) with a life-size macaron for my aunt who loves purple

Here’s my lovely keyring in use ;)

And lastly, the icing on the cake, the cherry on top: THE MACARONS

A box of 6 macarons (¥2,376 – ¥350+tax/piece)

Flavors from L-R: pistachio, rose petal, salted caramel, vanilla, citron, Marie Antoinette

And yes, in case you’re wondering, their macarons aren’t overrated. Melt-in-your-mouth, like the flavors are slowly spreading out your tongue. They’re the best I’ve tasted. By far.