Saturday, February 28, 2015

Gluta White and Firm Shares Joy and Love This Love Month


Before we end the love month, I just want to share to heartwarming video about the elderly. Let this be a reminder to all of us that we may become too busy growing up that we forget that our parents and grandparents are also growing old. 




This video features the elderly from Kanlungan ni Maria in Antipolo. We are all invited to donate (in cash or kind) or visit the center and bring joy all the Lolos and Lolas even for a day. 

For more details, you may reach Kanlungan ni Maria through their website

Thank you, Gluta White and Firm for sharing this video. 

Dinner Buffet at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Buffet restaurants are very popular nowadays. With the decent price and a very wide spread, it is a smart choice for big eaters. It is so popular that reservations are a must and walk-ins would have to go through a very long wait to be seated.

The only thing that concerns me is that the popular buffet restaurants are very crowded. The tables are placed too close to each other in order to maximize the space. There are times that it becomes really noisy wherein conversations become challenging. 

Good thing we discovered Eastwood Cafe at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. It is strategically located right in the heart of Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City. Just beside the Eastwood Mall (they share the same parking lot) They have an amazing spread of Asian cuisine (Japanese, Chinese, Mediterranean, Thai.) The place is cozy and the ambiance is perfect. 

Let me share some of the dishes we had. 

For appetizers: 
Pork Kinilaw

Shrimp and Apple Salad


Cheesesticks

Tofu - ??? 


Spicy Thai Chicken


Main dishes: 

Beef Pares

Pork in Yellow Curry

Seafood in Cilantro and Tomato

They also have their grill station. Choices include premium cuts of beef, pork, fish and squid. 
Grill Station

It would not be complete without the usual, Japanese station with assorted maki. They also serve shrimp tempura. 

Assorted Maki

I love their dessert station, one of the best I have every tried. They have lots of selections too. Here are just a few. 

Brazo de Mercedes



Pineapple Upside Down Cake

They have chocolate fondue with different dips, fresh seasonal fruits, rum balls, blueberry panna cotta, assorted cakes, eclairs, cookies, etc. 

They also serve lemon ice tea (which was really good), brewed coffee and fruit infused water for free. 

Drinks Station
You can also order wine which is available per drink or bottle. This is a perfect pair to their assorted cheese and nuts selection, which is part of the buffet. 




Our overall experience is wonderful and we highly recommend this place if you want to avoid the crowd and have good food. About the price, its approximately Php 2,100 for 2 inclusive of taxes and surcharges. 




Eastwood Cafe is located at 17 Orchard Rd, Eastwood City, Quezon City. You may check their website for more details. you

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Experience the Extreme Press Conference and Tour

Say goodbye to the cold weather and hello summer! 

A few weeks from now, the summer season will official start. It is the season to have fun, go out of your house and take a break. If you do not have any plans yet, then check out Tree Top Adventure. 

Tree Top Adventure offers four unique outdoor activities divided into slow and fast paced activities. One slow paced activity is the Canopy and Funicular which is similar to the concept of a cable car, but, you’ll be seated on cable chairs in which you’ll be transferring from one station to another until you complete all eight stations.  If you prefer to just walk around the area and fill your eyes with spectacular view, you could avail the Trekking and Skywalk.

Want something more extreme? 
Then you should try the fast paced activities such as the Tree Drop, Silver Surfer and Superman.  Tree Drop is the most extreme activity that Tree Top offers in which you’ll be suspended 60 feet above the ground, mission impossible style, and you’ll be falling as fast as two to three seconds. Superman, as the name implies, is a horizontal motorized zipline in which you’ll be flying back and forth, Superman style. Silver Surfer is a diagonal zipline in which you’ll be standing on a specialized platform and you’ll be gliding up and down for three cycles.   

Isn't that exciting? If you would like to know more about it, there would be a press conference on March 14, 2015 from 11:00AM - 4:00PM at the Tree Top Adventure Baguio at Camp John Hay.     

                                                                           
For your relaxation or an ultimate heart pounding adventure, visit Tree Top Adventure Baguio or Subic. You may contact 09166299381 or check their website for more information. Don't forget to like their Facebook page for updates and promotions.   



Monday, February 23, 2015

A Great Gift You Can Give Your Newborn

Have you ever heard about Stem Cell and Cord Blood?

Let me give you an idea what it is all about. Cord Blood is the blood that remains in the baby's umbilical cord. It is proven and tested to be a rich source of stem cells, cells that can form all the tissues and organs in our body. In particular, cord blood is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells of cord blood stem cells to cure life-threatening diseases including leukemia and other blood cancers. Currently, there are on-going clinical trials on its use to treat cerebral palsy, and autism. Cord lining, on the other hand, contains two types of stem cells, namely Mesenchymal and Epithelial stem cells and they are being studied for the treatment of stroke, myocardial infarction, and other potentials applications in regenerative medicine.

So with these scientific discoveries, it is such a great joy for parents to know that our children now stand a chance against these life-threatening diseases. We can provide them lifetime protection by storing their precious cord blood that one can use in the future should there be a need. 

Precious Lara, Nina and Delamar reveal priceless gifts to their children.



So, how does this work? 

This is possible through cord blood banking which is offered by Cordlife Philippines. 

Cordlife Philippines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cordlife Group Limited which owns and operates processing and cryopreservation storage facilities across Asia including in Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Indonesia. 

Cordlife Group Limited’s processing and storage facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, and India are all accredited by AABB, (American Association of Blood Banks), meeting the gold standard of private cord blood banking. Cordlife’s processing and storage facility in Philippines is registered with the Department of Health and is certified by ISO9001:2008 ensuring that the company adheres to the highest standards for cord blood banking. 

For more information about it, you may call (02) 332 1888 or visit www.cordlife.ph.


Balinese Stress Relief at Body Tune

I had a pretty crazy first few days of February. My in-laws just arrived from Canada that we were very busy showing them around the Metro plus I was coordinating a small wedding in Bulacan. 

Though it was really fun, I end up really tired and immediately just fall asleep every night. When they went back to Canada and the wedding was over, I felt body pains and tense muscles all over. So last Chinese New Year, Val and I decided to get a massage at Body Tune.


It is recommended that you make an appointment prior to your visit. We visited SM North Edsa and they actually have two branches in SM North: One at The Block and the other one at the Annex Building (So, don't get confused) 

The receptionist was very kind and friendly. While waiting, we were offered hot tea. 



They suggested that we'll have the Balinese Massage. It is a form of deep massage concentrated on the upper back part of the body with the use of aromatherapy oils. This is designed to release tense and knotted muscles and also a perfect choice for those who has migraine and asthma/ breathing problems like me. 

The rooms are simple. There's nothing fancy. 



They also have sauna available. 



My overall experience was great.  My therapist was very good and attentive. After the session, I feel rejuvenated and energized again. It was also Val's first Balinese massage and he loved it. 

For more information about the Body Tune's promotions and packages, visit their facebook page



One Important Thing You Must Keep Inside Your Bag

Have you ever experienced walking alone in the middle of the business street like in Ayala and then suddenly, the strap of your sandals broke? 

Honestly, I did. I had no extra slippers and no one was with me to buy me a new pair from the nearby convenience store. I had no choice but to walk barefoot and get myself a new one. Dragging my shoes was not a choice. People were staring and indeed it was a very long day for me. 

From that day on, I have learned there is one more important thing you must keep inside your bag -- MISHKA SHOES! 




Mishka Shoes is a locally made brand that offers a wide variety of comfortable stylish foldable shoes. Yes, your spare shoes must be foldable and lightweight in order not to take up much space in your bag.

What makes Mishka shoes special and unique is that it is very stylish and does not look like the ordinary foldable ballet flats available in the market. It is also made of comfortable materials used with extra  foam cushion in the insole. 










So, go ahead and get your own emergency shoes to save your aching legs and feet from wearing high heels too long. You may check their different styles online through their facebook page

Mishka shoes is also available in Landmark Makati located at the 2nd floor of the shoe section. 



Start Your Own Coffee Business

Coffee has become a staple for everyone. It is available everywhere whether you are dining in a fancy restaurant, fast food chain or even in a convenience store. This simply means that there is a very huge market for your coffee business. We may think that the market is already saturated however with the high quality, affordability and great customer service, one can create its own niche in the industry. 



I Luv Coffee Machines is one of the best choices for business. This is one of the major brands of Essential Brands Group South East Asia and these are the same coffee machines at your see in the Cafe lounges of Delta Airlines. The great thing about it is that I Luv Coffee Machines is more than just the equipment but it is a complete beverage solution. 



High quality coffee is produced by a fully automatic coffee machine. Definitely, a 100% genuine bean to cup solution for businesses who wants to make it as a major venture or an add-on to their existing business.

Not an expert in business? Fret not. The team will assist you in starting your own coffee business. You will get assistance from conceptualization, determining profitability, setup, technical support and even the consumables and branding. 

“With the vision of sharing the LUV through superior customer experience and world class brands, EBG SEA is poised to provide coffee systems and beverage solutions with the highest levels of quality and service bringing the best in the business to our customer’s businesses,” says Gabriel Balancio, Business Lead for EBG SEA in the Philippines. 



For more information you can visit EBG SEA website at www.ebgsea.com or contact them at SmallBusinessShop Unit A & B Facilities Center 548 Shaw Boulevard, 1550, Mandaluyong City with telephone number: +63(2) 534-4526.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Gluta White and Firm Valentine Giveaway

Love is in the air!

This Valentine’s Day, Gluta White and Firm will share the LOVE to all their loyal customers through the "You complete me, pick up line promo" and Php 1500 worth of SM Gift Certificate await the lucky winners. 




The mechanics are very easy. 

1.Entry senders must first like Gluta White and Firm’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gluta-White-Firm).  If you are not a fan of the page, your entry will be considered invalid.

2. Participating customers must first share the photo of this promo.

3. Every Friday of the month, starting February 6, 2015 until February 28, 2015 we will be posting an incomplete pick-up line.

            Example:
            Pick up line: Lalake ka ba? Bakit? ____________________

4. Participants will comment their answers to the photo. They should complete the pick-up line with their most creative and most cheesy answer.   

5.  Four winners will be chosen and will win P1,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates!

6.  A fan can submit multiple entries but can only win once.

7. Promo runs from February 6 to 28, 2015. Winners will be announced on February 28, 2015 on our Facebook page.

8.  Claiming of prizes is from March 2-6, 2015 at 8AM to 3PM only. (Winners will be messaged via Facebook). Prizes are transferable but not convertible to cash.

For more details, please visit the full mechanics here

Concerts You Shouldn't Miss This 2015

2015 is an exciting year for the music and concert industry in the Philippines since many artists are visiting the country. Let me share the top 5 concerts that you shouldn't miss.


Artist: Ed Sheeran
Date: March 12, 2015 
Venue: Mall of Asia Arena 
Ticket Prices: Php 1,050.00 - Php 8,450.00


Source: https://www.smtickets.com/

Artist: One Direction
Date: March 21-22, 2015 
Venue: Mall of Asia Open Grounds
Ticket Prices: Php 1,150.00 - Php 17,950.00



Source: https://www.smtickets.com/


Artist: Backstreet Boys
Date: May 5, 2015
Venue: Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices: Php 930.00 - Php 7,920.00


Source: https://www.smtickets.com/

Artist: Katy Perry
Date: May 7, 2015
Venue: Philippine Arena
Ticket Prices: Php 900.00 - Php 15,900.00



Source: https://www.ticketworld.com.ph


Artist: Maroon 5
Date: September 17, 2015
Venue: Mall of Asia Arena
Ticket Prices: Php 2,120.00 - Php 15,900.00
Source: https://www.facebook.com/mallofasiaarena

Since I am a huge fan of Adam Levine, I can't get help excited that Maroon 5 will be back. Are you planning to watch any of these concerts too? 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Paint your house with luck!

Chinese New Year is just a few days away. My family and I have different practices and traditions to attract  good fortune and prosperity for the coming year. 

Aside from the feast that we prepare during New Year's Eve, we also make sure that we have new slippers bought before the new year. This is to step on people who gossip about you. Bathing pomelo leaves is also believed to bring in good health for the year. 

At home, we make sure that the house is cleaned thoroughly before the Chinese New Year and on the strike of 12 midnight, all doors, windows and lights must be opened to welcome good luck and ward off evil spirits. 

However, these practices do not end during the Chinese New Year's day celebration. We also believe that feng shui must be practiced to attract positive energy through the arrangement of one's home, type of decorations and even color choice. 

We believe that the choice of colors to surround one's environment can effectively enhance the flow of positive energy thus, it is very important to paint our homes with luck. 




FENG SHUI PAINT is made up of colors carefully chosen to suit a person’s lucky color based on their Chinese zodiac sign. Prescribed by the well-known Feng Shui expert Mr. Johnson Chua, Feng Shui Paint is made to help attract three general life aspects: prosperity, health, and harmony.




So, paint some luck into your life with Feng Shui Paint. For color chart, pre-orders, and other inquiries, you may call 0919-466-3338 or send an email at fengshuipaint@gmail.com. For more updates, you may visit facebook at www.facebook.com/FengShuiPaint

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines 2015: The Greatest Kind of Love

Today is Valentines Day and I believe that this day is not all about romantic love. Love can be in all forms and sizes. This is not only shared to our family and friends but we can spread the love to anyone. 

Last February 8, 2015, Unilab Foundation launched "United for Down," a long term health program for Persons with Down Syndrome. 




Through the love and support of volunteers, doctors, partners and family, access to health services was provided to over 150 children and adults with down syndrome. 







I realized that the love and understanding of the society can play a crucial part in everyone's journey because with proper medical attention and support from family and the community, people with down syndrome can live a normal life. Our love for them can make a huge difference. I believe this is the greatest kind of love. 




Free medical check-up, vaccination, laboratory and x-ray tests were provided. Free eyeglasses and medicines were given too. 



Sandbox also provided art and craft activities for the attendees that kept them busy and entertained. 




It was indeed a successful event headed by the Unilab Foundation in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines. 

The 13th National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month Celebration was also highlighted different activities such as the Tee-up for DOWN golf tournament last February 6, 2015 at Tagaytay Midland, Dine for DOWN a charity dinner on Feb. 27, 2015 at Highlands Prime Steakhouse, Pasig City, and Happy Walk 2015, All for DOWN. 

Happy Walk 2015, All for DOWN is a whole day program which welcomes all Down Syndrome supporters, members, and the general public on Feb. 22, 2015 at the Skydome, SM City North Edsa. For more details, check this out. 





Saturday, February 7, 2015

Find Out When To Start Worrying About Falling Hair

Losing hair up to a certain extent around 50-100 hair strands day is normal. However, it is quite difficult to keep track of the number. So, there is a better way of finding out when you should start worrying about falling hair. 

Minoxidil Regroe, a quality product of JLC Miller & Co Inc. is conducting a FREE hair and scalp consultation from February 5 -10, 2015 at SM Megamall. This is part of the Watsons' Health Fair. 



During the consultation, your scalp will be magnified in order to actually check if your follicles are healthy. It is a perfect way to find out if you should be concerned about falling and thinning hair. This is no longer just a problem of the older people rather it is a concern of both men and women as young as in their early 20s. 

There are several factors that causes hair fall such as heredity, stress, habitual plucking, pregnancy and medication. The good thing is Minoxidil Regroe, an effective and safe hair grower is now available in the market.  Prices start at Php 495. This is approved by the US and Philippine FDA. Regroe can help in three ways. 

1. Prevents Hair Fall
2. Stimulates Hair Matrix Cells
3. Improves Circulation and Nutrition



So, what are you waiting for? Visit their booth at SM Megamall or you may call (02) 817.3303 for a FREE Consultation. 

For more details about the product, visit their website




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