Sunday, September 17, 2017

What is your Love Language?

Love is something that is so broad that it's subject to multiple interpretation, definition, and manifestation. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages, people speak and understand emotional love in different ways. 

One is the through verbal compliments, appreciation, and affirmation such as saying "I love you" or "You are beautiful." Others express their love through visible symbols of love such as gift giving where people manifest thoughtfulness through material things.  

Some express their love through acts of service like cooking a meal or preparing their loved one's needs. This may be considered a role or a chore but if done wholeheartedly and in a positive mindset, these are indeed expressions of love.

Physical intimacy or touch is also a way communicating affection. For married couples, holding hands, kissing and embracing are very common love languages. 

Lastly, spending quality time is another great way to express love. However, this love language has been commonly taken for granted given that we have our fast-paced lives. 

This is something that Val and I realized when we were still in Metro Manila. We were so preoccupied with work and everyday stress such as traffic and chores that we stopped spending quality time with each other. 

Since then, we started having pampering sessions together. Here are some ideas that you might want to consider: 

A relaxing Mani and Pedi trip at Nailaholics. 

Spending time in this urban nail salon and spa provides couples with a distinct pampering experience. They have exceptional services and treatments that will surely give you a stress-free experience. If you are in Bacolod, Nailaholics is located at 3rd floor, North Wing, SM City Bacolod. 

If you don't feel like getting your nails done, we also recommend their foot spa and foot massage treatments. 

Feel Good and Be Beautiful Dates. 

I have been telling Val that he is my reflection and I am his. As partners, we must look out for each other's welfare. We have to remind each other to never forget taking care of ourselves. Thus, some of our quality time together is spent when we either get a haircut or perhaps a waxing session. 

In SM City Bacolod, the stores of Hey Sugar and Sports Barbers is right next to each. This makes it very ideal that while I get my waxing treatment at Hey Sugar, Val can get his haircut and favorite back massage from his expert barber, Alex at Sports Barbers. 

How about you what is your love language? Keep in mind that regardless of our choice, what's important is that we are able to give and feel love. 

P.S. Want to spend quality time with your loved ones? Don't miss the National Pampering Day on October 17, 2017 in ALL NAILAHOLICS BRANCHES NATIONWIDE. Enjoy a choice of FREE Manicure, Foot Spa or Foot Massage from 10AM - 1PM. 

For more details, Like and follow Nailaholics' Facebook Page

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Last Chance to Raise the Bar of Home Entertainment with Soundbar Festival Nationwide Promo

Imagine going home where your family is all set for another binge-watching night. You have agreed on what food to order. The playlist is ready. Your pillows are waiting to be cuddled during those heart-stopping scenes. While this seems exciting, you should know by now that a sub-standard entertainment system simply will not do.

Get the ultimate home entertainment package by taking home your very own Samsung Soundbar through their Nationwide Promo until September 17. You have a few days left to complement what you see on screen with outstanding audio quality while saving big time.  Samsung is offering discounts of as much as 40% on its premium-grade soundbars to bring cinema perfection closer to your home.

On top of the huge markdowns, Samsung's Soundbar with Dolby ATMOS (HW-K950) comes with free items such as the Wireless Audio 360 speaker and a Blu-Ray player. Meanwhile, get free wireless rear speakers when you purchase select soundbar models HW-MS751, HW-MS650, HW-M4501, and HW-M550.

Being number 1 in global sales year on year, Samsung Soundbars promise to raise the bar of your home entertainment as you watch your favorite films, stream music, or play a video game. Its multiple built-in speakers, each with dedicated amplifiers, are crafted to make stunningly realistic multi-dimensional audio achieving theatre quality in the comfort of your own home. It also delivers the right level of bass so that whatever you hear through the soundbar is exactly how the artists and filmmakers intended it to be. Lastly, with the consumers in mind, the Samsung soundbars champion wireless connectivity to freely connect your TV and smartphone conveniently via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Grab your chance to experience sound like never before! Get to know more about how to raise the bar of your home entertainment system by checking out the lineup of high-quality Samsung soundbars when you visit the Samsung Facebook page or

Saturday, September 2, 2017

My Job Kept Me From Visiting Coffee Shops

Freelancing or working at home has a lot of perks and advantages. These include more time to spend with the family, no more daily commute, and traffic as well as more flexibility on what to wear, schedule and tasks. 

As perfect as it may sound, working at home also has its disadvantages. This includes instability of work, lesser employee benefits, and perks (most of the time you have to shoulder it personally) and less social interaction. 

For me, working at home meant limited time to go out and do errands. Since I am not "out of the house" most of the time just like office-based workers. I could not do errands or drop by my favorite shop or restaurant on my way home. I would have to plan it out and do everything in one go. I remember when I was still working in Makati, my friends and I would drop by our favorite coffee shop after work to chill out and enjoy my favorite iced coffee. This is actually one of the many things I miss from corporate work.

Since freelancers are known to be creative, I discovered a way to enjoy my favorite iced coffee at home. Maskape Coffee Brown and Creamy makes a delicious iced coffee for only Php 5.00. Yes, that cheap but it tastes like coffee ice cream.

Maskape can also make a good cold brew or smoothie. I was even thinking that perhaps I can even use it as an ingredient for Tiramisu or Mocha Cake. (Will find time to bake and let you know)

What makes Maskape Coffee special? 
Maskape is made of robusta coffee beans which are low in acidity and is known to have more antioxidants. This helps reduce the risk of some health problems including diabetes and liver cirrhosis. 

Maskape has other variants: White and Creamy, Strong and Rich, Original and Barako Gold. It is available in supermarkets nationwide for only Php 5.00 (SRP) and in all 7-eleven stores for only 10.00 for TwinPacks. 


It is proudly Philippine-made by Mighty and Strong (MAS) Food Corporation. So, try Maskape today. It is about time we show our love and #supportlocal. To learn more about Maskape, you may visit their website  you can also check for updates through their social media page

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Dangers of Side Effects Presented as Main Effects

In the medical world, proper use of words is highly called for because a simple mistake could complicate things usually unwanted for the patients. Because this field has full of jargons that are mostly too technical to not easily be sifted and digested by the general public, putting them in a layman’s term is indeed helpful.

A good example of which are the words “side effect” and “main effect”. These, are more often than not, interchanged or used instead of the other. Doing so is not just wrong but also dangerous to the people’s health.

A side effect of any substance pertains to the result beyond the main or primary action that is intended by the physician giving drug prescription. The doctor, likewise, foresees this extra consequence.

For instance, the patient might not be conscious of the side effect of unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body while using vasodilator drug called Minoxidil to treat hypertension. The physician, nevertheless, is very well aware of it, as well as other implications, such as burning or irritation of the eye, itching, and redness or irritation at the treated area. By and large, doctors suggest that patients should ignore the side effects unless serious and often alert the sick persons about their likelihood.

But not all the side effects are boon. They are bane, too, hence, they are often used as a therapeutic benefit in the pharmaceutical industry. Like the Minoxidil which, initially was developed to treat high blood pressure. People taking it reported an unusual side effect: Hair began to grow on various parts of their bodies. In this case, the downside of the drug is controlled and employed for a beneficial and therapeutic effect judiciously. It is noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription of two percent (2%) Minoxidil topical solution for hair loss in men in 1988 and for women in 1992.

An adverse effect, on the other hand, is identified as an outcome wherein the reaction occurs over and beyond the main and wanted action of a medicine. Both the physician and the patient don’t know about it as a consequence of taking such treatment. It can happen simply due to incorrect dosage. Undesirably, this is very harmful as it can exacerbate the prognosis of the disease. Occasionally, if the adverse effect is too serious, there might be a need for hospitalization.

Just like the Sildenafil Citrate— a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Its most common adverse reactions (≥ 2%) include headache, flushing, dyspepsia, abnormal vision, nasal congestion, back pain, myalgia, nausea, dizziness, and rash. Patients should seek emergency treatment if an erection lasts over four hours. Patients should stop Sildenafil Citrate and seek medical care if a sudden decrease or loss of hearing and also that of vision in one or both eyes.

Since side effects paired with adverse effects can be fatal and need to be reversed or given antidote immediately, a very extra cautious effort not to interchange them with the main effects in the prescription process must be always observed. After all, it’s the lives of patients at stake here.

It’s ironic to note that people who seek treatments for their ailments or to prolong their lives become sicker or morbidly end up six feet underground simply because of such medical error. So, it’s still best to deal with health conditions like hair loss the natural way, especially with NOVUHAIR that offers the safe and natural effects.  

With 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients—it does not only help prevent the hair loss malady, but also aid in stimulating growth of the “crowning glory.” Set aside those chemical-based topical scalp solutions out there. Choose natural, choose NOVUHAR!

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