Wat Lokaya Sutha in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Another temple ruin that we visited in Thailand last year was the Wat Lokaya Sutha also called “the Temple of the Earth.” Like the Wat Mahathat, this is also located in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The Wat Lokaya Sutha was one of the monasteries destroyed by the invading Burmese armies in 1767.

According to Renown Travel, the Wat Lokaya Sutha is an old monastery famous for the huge reclining Buddha image that measures 42 meters long. The image is usually covered with an orange cloth, which wasn’t there at the time of our visit.

It is not known when the Wat Lokaya Sutha was constructed but its style of architecture dates back to the early Ayutthaya period. A small altar stands in front of the reclining Buddha where people put their offerings. On the altar is a much smaller version of the reclining Buddha.

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Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya, Thailand

The Wat Mahathat is a Buddhist temple ruin located in Ayutthaya, Thailand. It is also known as the “Monastery of the Great Relic.”

According to Architecture of Buddhism, the Wat Mahathat was built in the 14th century during the early Ayutthaya period. The Supreme Patriarch or the leader of the Thai Buddhist monks used to live here.

This Buddha head in the trunk of a tree is one of the most photographed images inside Wat Mahathat.

The Wat Mahathat is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The main prang of the temple collapsed in the early 16th century and was restored.

It collapsed again in 1911. Modern restoration of the temple began in the late 1950s.

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Witness the Future of History with Ayala Museum’s Second VR Diorama in Collaboration with I AM Cardboard Philippines

Media partners and guests were given a glimpse of the future of history yesterday as tech startup I AM Cardboard Philippines (IAC PH) unveiled the Virtual Reality diorama entitled “Emergence of the Filipino Nation” at the Ayala Museum. This VR diorama features iconic Philippine heroes Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio in a 10-minute, fully-immersive 360º virtual reality experience.

The Cry of Pugadlawin

Helmed by Cannes award-winning director Marco Biemann, this live-action diorama utilizes innovative technology, great storytelling and rigorous historical research to recreate the defining moments of Aguinaldo and Bonifacio in the events that led to the country’s independence: the Cry of Pugad Lawin, the Tejeros Convention, the Trial of Andres Bonifacio at Maragondon, and the Declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite. The diorama can be viewed using a pair of Virtual Reality goggles provided by IAC PH.

“Using VR as a tool to innovate the museum experience can entice the younger generation of Filipinos to learn more about our history. Telling a story using high-quality 360º video and virtual reality technology revolutionizes the interaction between the museum visitor and the content. With this innovation, we are letting them view history from a first-person perspective, making them feel that they’ve actually travelled to the past,” I AM Cardboard Philippines CEO Ibba Bernardo shared.

“Emergence of the Filipino Nation” is the second VR content made by IAC for Ayala Museum, and comes after the diorama series “The Future of History,” which dramatized Jose Rizal’s execution in Bagumbayan. Incidentally, the “Future of History” recently clinched a Silver Boomerang for Visual and Audio Excellence under the Digital Craft category during the 2018 Boomerang Awards. Awarded by the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMAPP) since 2008, the Boomerang is given to advertisers and agencies who excel in digital marketing and content creation.

“We are really honored to receive this Silver Boomerang award. As we retold the history using Virtual Reality, we’re also able to make history with Ayala Museum using this innovative approach to make the museum experience more immersive and engaging,” said Bernardo.

It is IAC PH’s goal to make virtual reality-based learning accessible to as many people as possible is in the Philippines. By partnering with the Ayala Museum, IAC PH has successfully revolutionized the Philippine museum experience and made it more delightful and interactive for Filipinos.

The “Diorama Virtual Reality Experience: Emergence of the Filipino Nation” can be viewed at the Ayala Museum starting 25 September 2018. Admission fees apply.

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Novuhair Gets Seal of Approval from Beauty and Wellness Expert Ms. Cory Quirino

Experiencing hair loss is never a good thing. Hair loss can result to low self-confidence and self-esteem. Because hair is our crowning glory, it’s the first thing people will notice about us. We receive compliments for our healthy tresses, which makes us feel good. Conversely, a person suffering from baldness or thinning hair may feel rejected and inadequate. So it is imperative that we take care of our hair. It is also equally important to choose the best product to do the job.

The first step to help improve the hair’s condition and make people look younger is to embrace wellness. That’s according to beauty and wellness expert Ms. Cory Quirino.

“If you choose to have a wellness lifestyle, then expect wonderful changes such as radiant skin, energy, and a general sense of well-being,” she emphasizes. “In time, you will realize that you have successfully delayed the aging process.”

Cory says choosing wellness as a lifestyle includes eating nutritious food, exercising, getting a good sleep, drinking generous amounts of water, managing stress, getting enough sunshine, and above all, staying positive.

A supplement is also necessary to have healthy hair and scalp. While many people opt to use chemical-based products, Cory uses only natural products to care for her hair. She believes this is the best solution for hair loss.

“There are hair treatment products in the market today that claim to be effective but their ingredients could contain chemicals that may prove harmful with long-term use,” she enthuses. “Choose natural. Say NO to harsh chemicals and let nature do the makeover,” she emphasizes.

Natural ingredients like virgin coconut oil (VCO) and aloe vera help boost the health of the scalp and hair. These and much more natural herbs and essential oils can be found in NOVUHAIR, a topical scalp lotion with 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss, which the beauty and wellness expert approves of.

“Even if I have been blessed with thick hair, I know that it has to be cared for,” she maintains. “I use NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion once daily in the evening before bedtime. Next morning, I apply it on my scalp again, then a shampoo after 30 minutes. Those who wish to further thicken the hair, it is a must to also use the shampoo and conditioner daily.”

Eventually, she noticed impressive effects after using this breakthrough product: significant lessening of hair fall, abundant growth of tress, and the return of locks’ luster.

Apart from being effective, Novuhair is a very safe solution, too. A local clinical study has proven that NOVUHAIR has no adverse side effects with continuous use.

NOVUHAIR is also not just for those who experience hair loss. Younger people, especially the millennials, can also use it for maintenance or prevention if hair loss runs in the family.

Cory recommends world-class natural remedy NOVUHAIR to everyone, especially to those who want to maintain their hair the best way they can. For her, this globally-competitive natural product answers the needs of a discriminating, health-conscious public.

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also have the product delivered right at your doorstep through Lazada at https://bit.ly/2Jc92Vk.

For more information, contact NOVUHAIR hotlines at 413.6570 and 0922.8830575, visit www.novuhair.com, and Facebook Page: Novuhair Official. #choosenatural #ichoosenatural #novuhair #naturalwoman

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Cartoon Network Stickers Are Now on Viber!

Do you want to spice up your instant messages with friends? Good news! Cartoon Network and Viber have recently launched a new sticker pack to add a dose of fun, a dollop of adventure and a truck-load of adorable to your app chat.

Level up your messages, express your mood and make conversations more powerful with this new sticker pack, featuring your favorite characters from Adventure Time, We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls. You can download it for free for a limited time only on Viber’s sticker market.

When you share it with your friends, you also have the chance of winning some great We Bare Bears merch. No Viber yet? Just download the app through Google Play or from the App Store, and try it out for yourself.

To get more updates about your favorite Cartoon Network characters, visit www.cartoonnetworkasia.com and follow Facebook.com/CartoonNetworkAsia. Cartoon Network is available on Cignal Digital TV Channel 220 (HD), Sky Direct Channel 15 (HD), SkyCable Channel 178 (HD), and Destiny Cable Channel 178 (HD Digital).

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