Friday, February 15, 2019


While we are well into the second month of the New Year, it’s still not too late to practice #SelfLove2019, especially when inclusive of this rapidly rising ideology is the empowering act of only keeping what makes you happy, or, as Netflix’ Marie Kondo would say, what “sparks joy”.

These of course, undoubtedly would include our personal photographs, which is quite unsurprising. Photographs, for the longest time, have been known to hold a lot of sentimentalities, and with the evolution of camera-centric smartphones in recent years, it’s been apparent that your albums have been flooded with all kinds of photos, and deleting has been difficult. And the same could be said even when deciding what kind of pictures to take as well.

Worry no more, though! We’ve made it easier for you to decide on which photos to keep or take. Largely patterned after the “KonMari Method” of the popular Netflix show, we placed blinders on ourselves and focused on the photos one should keep, or the photos one should be taking; and chose what we think would earn the most joyful “yes” against the ever so popular question, “Does it spark joy?”.

Without further ado, here is a shortlist of photographs that will undoubtedly spark joy to you this 2019:


Meet social media’s latest cutie, Bacon the French bulldog (© Anvey Factora)

Make it a practice to take and keep photos of things that make you happy, whether it’s your pets or even your favorite item at home. These will give the extra boost you need to get through those horrid Manic Mondays in the office!


An ATV adventure leading to the breathtaking view of Mt. Mayon

Don’t be afraid to go on adventures this year. Explore and experience life to the fullest and also remember to catch every moment possible. Somewhere down the road, you will look back at the memories and be reminded of the instances that you felt truly alive.
PRO TIP: Taking photos of any view will be easier with a ZenFone that has Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) because it can focus swiftly at whatever situation.


Ohori Park, discovered at the heart of Fukuoka City in Japan

Of course, where there is a photo of high adrenaline, there is a photo of serenity. Keep photos of the calm sea, the clear skies, or even the peaceful city nightscape. These do not only ease your eyes and mind, but these also serve as a reminder to keep yourself grounded in Zen when the going gets tough.



Whip out your trusty ZenFone, put it on selfie camera, and grab all the special people in your life for one amazing wefie. These people are your “persons” and they have your back no matter what. You can also return all the support they’ve given you by keeping a photo to remember by.

PRO TIP: It helps to use the softlight LED flash; especially when using the selfie cam for wefies. It gives everyone the chance to look amazing!



It’s high time to be unafraid of taking photos of yourself and sharing them with the world. So wear the brightest smile you can muster and strike your best angle. Why? Because you can. Besides, you never know – you, yourself, might spark joy in others.

2019 is definitely the year to push forth loving yourself and be unapologetic about it. Take the year by its reins and show the universe you are deserving of all the happiness that is rightfully yours. Of course, catching sparks of joy needs the right tool, and one that doesn’t have to break the wallet.


The ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite is definitely right for that job. With a goal to help you catch your precious moments in vivid and stunning quality just for the affordable price of PHP 6,995.00, this special ZenFone is designed with a 13MP selfie camera, great for taking your selfies as well as wefies. It also comes with the softlight LED flash, allowing for amazingly fresh front camera photos. Moreover, the ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite’s SelfieMaster™ app can step up your selfie and wefie glam game whenever you wish to. Whether through photos, videos, or even slideshows, this beautification app allows you to look your best no matter what. The rear camera of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite also comes with 13MP. This allows you to capture all kinds of moments that spark joy in stunning detail. And to top it off, the special variant of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite now comes with a 3GB RAM and 32GB of ROM for the highest performance experience a “lite” ZenFone can offer.

Check out the complete list of where to buy through this link:, and the complete specs here:
ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite (ZB553KL)
2.5D contoured glass display with metallic-finish unibody
Display, Resolution
5.5-inch HD IPS LCD (1280  x 720)
400 nits brightness for excellent outdoor readability
74.2% screen-to-body ratio
SoC Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Octa-core SoC
Adreno 308
RAM / Storage
Up to 3GB RAM / 32GB Storage
Camera System
Front Camera
Resolution: 13MP
Aperture: f/2.0
Rear camera
Resolution: 13MP
Aperture: f/2.0
Phase detection auto-focus
Camera feature
PixelMaster 4.0 camera mode:
Auto mode with HDR Pro features / Pro mode / Beauty mode / 
Portrait / Super Resolution / Panorama / GIF Animation / Time Lapse
SelfieMaster: Photo beautification / Video beautification / BeautyLive / Collage / Slideshow
Integrated 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz; WiFi-direct
Bluetooth 4.0
Micro USB 2.0 (support OTG)
0.3s ultrafast fingerprint unlock, support 5 fingers 360 degree recognition
SIM card and SD slot
Triple slots, dual SIM dual standby (4G+3G)
Slot 1: nano SIM (2G / 3G / 4G)
Slot 2: nano SIM (2G / 3G / 4G)
Slot 3: microSD card (supports up to 2TB)
Android 7.0 (Nougat) with ZenUI 4.0 new skin and features
3000mAh non removable battery
Audio / Microphone
New 5 Magnet Structure Speaker for louder sound and less distortion
Dimensions / weight
155.7 x 76.2 x 7.85 mm / 144g
Rose Pink
Mint Green
Sunlight Gold
Deepsea Black

Love yourself right this 2019 and get more information on the ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite, the ZenFone series, and other incredible products from ASUS by tuning into the ASUS PhilippinesFacebook Page, and the ZenTalk Philippines Forum.

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