Thursday, October 27, 2016

A #SpHOOQtacular Halloween!

Kib has always been looking forward to attending Halloween parties every year.  Last year, we didn't have an opportunity to attend to any because I was so busy looking for a good Halloween event for Kib.  He really got disappointed because he DIYed his costume then.  

This year, when I got an invite for the third HOOQ Hangouts, I told Kib that we will be watching "Monster House".  He asked me if there will be trick or treat and he got excited when I said that there will be.  Right there and then he started planning for his Halloween costume.


Monster House poster


As the event day comes near, I reminded him that I do not want a scary costume.  He got a bit disappointed because he was thinking of a character from Five Nights at Freddy's.  I even suggested that he just wear the attire he wore during the Community Service Day in church.  He said he doesn't want to repeat costumes and he wants a new one (hay, ang hirap kausap!).  Then, he thought of being a Stormtrooper since his friend left the Stormtrooper mask in our home.  The issue has already been settled, haha!


Kib as the Stormtrooper


Unfortunately, we arrived late at the event because we still came from a final casting for a TV commercial.  It was unlikely for us to be late during events and we always arrive early.  Too bad Kib wasn't able to enjoy the activities for the kids during the event, but nonetheless he was able to find a way to entertain himself and enjoyed watching the "Monster House".


Kids on their costumes during the HOOQ Hangouts

Kids were entertained by a ventriloquist.  We missed this :(


The third HOOQ Hangouts happened last October 21st, 2016 gathered the young movie buffs (like Kib) in their spookiest costumes as they watched "Monster House", an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature horror comedy produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis.


Soooo SpHOOQky!  Just like the house in the movie

Even people sitting at the ampitheater enjoyed watching the Monster House

My little Stormtrooper posing at the spHOOQky picket fence



It's good to know that HOOQ has a line of TV shows and movies for the kids (and kids at heart)!  HOOQ tripled the number of their child-friendly content in the last quarter of this year by signing up partnerships with the biggest names in family entertainment (Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Kids Like Us, Hasbro, Turner, and Mo Media).  With these partnerships, HOOQ will expand their library of kid-friendly TV shows and movies to over 500 hours of entertainment.

Younger kids can also watch Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go!, Paw Patrol, Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, Mr. Bean, among others on mobile phones and tablets.  Kids can also watch the earlier episodes of Hi-5 and iCarly too!

I'm so happy that HOOQ has listened to the needs of the Filipino family to have an entertainment available for their kids too.  Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan said that HOOQ is continuing its efforts to widen their library so that the whole family can enjoy watching shows and movies altogether.  Adding more kid-friendly titles means kids will be able to fully enjoy their mobile experience through entertaining and at the same time to learn from their favorite shows.

It was also announced during the event that HOOQ will have a new look!

HOOQ's new interface boasts a mobile first UX that has been built from extensive customer beta testing and usability research to derive a customer-centric experience, given that over 80% of customers are consuming HOOQ on their mobile devices.

In addition, HOOQ's new interface features a brand-new real time content feed and personalized recommendation engine that makes discovering new favorites easier than ever.  It also highlights the most popular content which shows what others are watching and which titles are trending.

HOOQ's new interface is supported by iOS, Android, web, Chromecast, and Android Set-top Box and will also be available on Airplay and mobile web as well.

So exciting isn't it?  The new features of the new HOOQ app will surely kill boredom and at the same time entertain the whole family too!

To my friends and family who likes watching TV shows and movies, I do recommend that you download HOOQ!  It's very easy!  Sign-up today for a 7-day free trial on www.HOOQ.tv.  Globe mobile customers can get up to 90 days free HOOQ on selected GoSURF plans.  Broadband customers can also get HOOQ for free on Globe Home Broadband.  Once the trial period expires, Globe customers can continue enjoying HOOQ at P149 subscription fee monthly charged to your Globe bill.  Simply test HOOQ149 to 8080.

Let's see each other on the next HOOQ Hangouts, okay?!






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