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UPDATE: After deliberation and popular request, we’re now opening the contest to a nationwide audience, instead of just Metro Manila.

I’d like to thank Samsung for their generosity in extending their sponsorship. When I approached them many weeks ago they agreed to cover the prize for one week. Because they love you all, they asked if they could sponsor a second week. Luckily I was going to break the contest into two waves — the next one starting next year. Oh well! More prizes! =)

As for last week’s contest I will announce it sometime this week. Dami kasi.

Affordable Galaxy 5 is affordable! Even if you don’t win this week’s contest, the Samsung Galaxy 5 makes for a worthy choice to spend your Christmas bonus on. It’s just slightly above PHP 10,000.00! You get a robust v2.1 operating system and an affordable phone from a brand you can trust.

Network 2.5G : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps) : 900/2100 MHz
OS Android 2.1
Display 2.8” QVGA TFT LCD (C-type)
Camera 2MP FF w/o LED Flash
Video MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Audio MP3, ACC, ACC+, Eacc+
FM Radio, 3.5mm Ear jack

Value-added Features Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’
Google Mobile Service
Android Marketâ„¢ for more applications and content
Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
Touch Wiz 3.0 User interface, A-GPS
Connectivity Bluetooth v2.1, USB v2.0 (Full-Speed), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, All Share
Memory 170MB, MicroSD (1GB included, up to 16GB)
Size: 56 x 108 x 12.3 mm, 102 g
Battery: 1200mAh
Talk Time: 570 Min (2G)/ 380 Min (3G)
Stand-by Time: 520 Hr (2G)/ 370 Hr (3G)
Price: PHP 10,980


It’s the Korean invasion and Samsung was ahead of it all! Before KPOP. Before Station 168. Before Starcraft. For this week’s contest I am giving more importance to creativity than to confining you to rules. I want you to:

1. Submit something. Anything. But it has to exemplify how the Korean influence has invaded your life. It can be an essay, a photo, a video. Anything. Just put the link in the comments section. Remember, TURNING KOREAN. Leave it in the comments section. It’s the usual drill.

2. Remember, the more bibo, the better. So yeah, dapat talaga kinarir.

3. Contest starts now till Saturday, 18th of December 11:59PM. This contest is open to people within Metro Manila only nationwide! This is not a raffle. It is a talent show. You can submit as many entries as you want.

N.B. Joining this week’s contest allows Samsung to add your info to their database for upcoming promos and announcements for 2011.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

84 replies on “UPDATED ON MECHANICS: HOLIDAY GADGET SWARM WEEK IV: Samsung Galaxy 5 Contest”

So this isn’t going to be a measly draw? My sister is going to win this. She’s turned Paramore to 2NE1 in six months!

@Jayvee javz we did nitrox dive this weekend. lupet ni Gus! dive 1 free 1 😀 hahaha! and his rate for air and nitrox are the same 1,200 😀

Sayang naman… Hindi ako qualified for the this contest =( But it’s ok, babawi nalang ako next year.. Hopefully, the upcoming contests wouldn’t be already limited in a specific area kuya Jayvee.. =) Nevertheless, it’s still up to you and whatever rules you’ll impose i.rerespeto pa rin namin.. TC and keep bein’ so cool hyung! (It means elder brother in Korean)

@Sir Jayvee, pwd multiple entries?ph0t0s,videos at essay? Or for sh0rt sa bl0g LANG lahat ilalagay?sana pwede. .hehe.thanks. . .chaka raffle ito?hindi judging? Verifying lang po,kc nsabi raffle, at sbi din dpat kinarir. . .kya na c0nfuse lng ak0.hehe. .thanks

Yeppey! This is sooo good! Sige, although di ako gaano ka bihasa sa ganito, I’ll do my best for a worth-winning entry..haha.

pwede po bang i-post ko sa blog ko, tapos ilagay ko na lang dito ang link nung post? thanks so much po..

@Jayvee wow food is good!nagtry kame food sa direct competitor nya, kay didiet (he used to work for him), pinkasikat daw na pancakes, taob!

@Jayvee yup think so. air and nitrox rate are the same. he’s promoting kase EAN diving, so u take course from him if ur not yet. 1200/dive

@Jayvee & sarap din ng libreng buffet dinner with LECHON!!!, apero drinks (champagne & wine!) to celebrate his opening! saka ganda ng gamit!

@Jayvee meron! pero small lang. several rooms lang. so we end up goin to orchid lodge 😀 500/rm/4 beds. cheaaaapo!

helow sir jayvee…im just a new blogger…but i think i have a big chance to win on this contest…im not bragging..but korean culture really invaded my life…il join this contest…actually this will be my first tym to bestfriend just told me…tnx for making this contest nationwide!

hi! re: exemplify how the Korean influence has invaded your life
only original contents or those that you own, right? not pure links? like if picture/video entry, one you took yourself or starring yourself?

I think those who will participate here are still busy capturing, shooting, editing and blogging their entries. 🙂

Ang dalang ng entries. Looks like this contest is the least popular as compared to the first three. Medyo mahirap kasi. Ako nga nakiusap lang sa daughter ko na kukunan ko yung mga posters nya inside her room. I just want to have a submission. Nagworrry kasi ako dun sa “N.B. Joining this week’s contest allows Samsung to add your info to their database for upcoming promos and announcements for 2011.”

It’s password-protected, exclusively for ABUGGEDLIFE’s readers. Password is: abuggedlife


Goodluck to all.

Don’t Cry My Love… First Wives Club… Glass Castle…
Walang kawala kay lola ang lahat ng mga ito. Hindi siya puwedeng mawalan o maagawan ng upuan sa harap ng TV (TV5) kung maagawan siya, sisigaw siya ng “Hoy! aKOREAN”.

I am practically aware of your latest entry about the recent turn out of events. I hope it doesn’t stop this contest though 😐

TOTAL MESS ang SAMSUNG SHARK CONTEST MO! cguro inangkin mo na yung laptop ano? aminin? haha. PAASA KA EH! pipili na nga lang ng winner yung past deadline pa! anu ba? mag-isip ka nga. UNFAIR!

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