Friday, March 16, 2018

Experiment and Create Majestic Landscaping Designs with Silk Trees

Creating good landscaping designs at the offices or commercial establishments require a lot of creativity and application of modern techniques to ensure that it suits the requirements while keeping it economical and within the budget. One needs to do some experimenting with the landscaping items to find out which are the best ones to use in designing for one's space. A great landscaping design is very important since it creates goodwill which will eventually attract a lot of clients or customers which good for the business. On the other hand, a not-so-good landscaping design will reflect the same in its business clients.

Essentials for creating a majestic landscape at the office

A majestic landscaping design requires excellent ideas and creative experimentation with the modern landscaping techniques. The use of ornamental trees like the Capensia can be a great idea however, there are some limitations for using such plants and trees.Thus, most of the time the use of large artificial trees in landscaping is the best alternative.  

Drawbacks of natural plants and trees in landscaping

Some of the common problems with the use of natural plants and trees in landscaping at the offices and public buildings are the following: 

  • High Maintenance - natural plants and trees like the capensia tree requires high maintenance including regular watering and pruning. It also involves the application of fertilizers and insecticides whenever required. 
  • Optimum conditions- the natural plants and trees will not grow everywhere and will need the outdoor conditions to survive (e.g. adequate sunlight and air) Thus, it would be difficult for these plants to thrive inside the office. 
  • Regular cleaning- one will have to clean the place of the dried leaves and litters from the tree which is one of the major considerations in the office landscaping. Many plants and trees will attract flies and insects which is also a major concern in the offices.
  • Limilifespanspan- the plants and trees have a limited lifespan which means it needs to be replaced after certain time. On the other hand, the artificial greenery  will last for a lifetime once they are placed.
  • Can’t be moved - after you created a landscape design, it would be difficult to move the plants or trees and recreate the design. This is something not possible with the natural plants and trees thus, the use of artificial foliage is getting popular. 
Talking about the natural Capensia tree, the drawbacks will be more as they are ornamental trees and its natural habitat is in the South African forests. So, they won’t survive in all climatic conditions. The artificial Capensia tree is a great alternative with a lot of advantages.

Reasons for choosing the artificial Capensia tree for a majestic landscape in your office:

The artificial Capensia is a great choice for a majestic landscape at your office. Here are some of the advantages:

  • The artificial Capensia tree has a green color on one side of the leaves and a marvelous maroon color on the other which is a rarity among the ornamental plants. It will be a great sight at your office.
  • The item is best suited for indoor as well as outdoor landscaping. The polyester leaves and the natural wood stem of the tree are durable to harsh weather conditions. You need not worry about the color fading away due to exposure to outdoor conditions.
  • Talking about the artificial greenery, most silk pants have one uniform color throughout. The mixture of green and maroon will be a great treat for the eyes, and the viewers will be attracted to its beauty.
  • You can use the silk Capensia tree according to occasions. You can use it indoors during the indoor office parties to treat your guests and shift them outdoors otherwise for a great outdoor landscape.
  • The silk Capensia tree is available in sizes ranging from 5’ to 8’ which lets you choose the ideal size for the location in your office.
Picking the ideal place for the artificial Capensia tree outdoors

The Capensia tree will look more natural outdoors like any other natural tree. You can pick up any spot and experiment it with the landscaping item. The majestic view of the Capensia tree will be a treat to the eyes as the viewers cherish its charm.

You can experiment with some locations like the lawn outside the office or near the entrance area where it will get the maximum views. You can place the outdoor artificial tree in a separate garden or just place it on a stand near the gate; it is sure to turn some heads and get a lot of appreciation. One thing you should keep in mind while experimenting with the position of the artificial greenery is that you must place it at such a location where it will get the focus of the people and placing some lights near it at night will give a heavenly look.

Picking the ideal place for the artificial Capensia tree indoors

The artificial Capensia tree will look magical indoors as large natural trees don’t usually grow indoors. You can place the artificial greenery and decorative wall panels at any location ranging from the reception, the meeting room where it may bring a refreshing mood during busy business meetings, the refreshment areas for the employees where it will uplift the mood of the employees, etc. You can put your creativity to use and experiment with a lot of new places in your office and find out the best results.

ThermaLeaf technology

With the help of ThermaLeaf manufacturing process, the polyester leaves are made fire retardant to increase the safety of your office as there are a lot of recent cases of fire breakouts in offices due to the use of cheap landscaping products. It will ensure safety as well as spread the charm in a majestic landscape in your office.


The silk Capensia tree is made after an ornamental plant growing in South African forests with green and maroon leaves. It has a majestic view along with ThermaLeaf technology which will be great for indoor as well as outdoor landscaping in your office.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

My wife was rushed to the hospital... because of her brassiere

I know that it is unusual for a guy to blog about brassieres but this experience is very important and worth sharing in order to help women avoid the same health concern that my wife had a few months ago.  

It was in early February when Clarice started complaining about chest pain. This would last for 2-3 days then the pain would disappear. After a few weeks, she would experience again the pain in her chest and on her shoulders and there are also instances where she has difficulty breathing.  

Fearing that it is something serious and a possibility of a heart attack, we rushed her to the hospital where she underwent an electrocardiogram (ECG) and some other laboratory tests to find out if her heart is working normally. However, her cardiologist said that all tests are normal. 

Then, her doctor noticed some red marks under her bust line. Her doctor suspected that the chest pains were due to an ill-fitting bra. Then, my wife remembered that, yes it is possible that her brassiere was the culprit of her health concern. The chest pains started about the same time she got the new set of brassieres. She was then asked to stop using these bras and observe if the condition persists.

So, guess what --- no more chest pains! 

We realized that it is very important for women to wear a comfortable bra. Other health effects and risks of wearing the wrong brassiere are: 

1. Skin Problems - these can cause scarring or blisters underneath or along the bust line. 

2. Bad Body Posture - this may consequently lead to back, shoulder and neck pain.

3. Lymph Node Problems - too much pressure from tight-fitting bras can close lymph valves and vessels. 

4. Sagging Breasts - the lack of support spoils the size and shape of the breasts making them heavier that can lead to sagging. 

So, where can you get a comfortable bra but with adequate support?

According to my wife, wireless bras are needed for those who have bigger cup sizes since it requires more support. In her case, she needed to avoid using wired bras thus, she was in a dilemma on where to get some comfortable ones but with adequate support. 

Finally, she found one or let's say I found one for her! 

Last February 15, I got an email from Sample Room PH* and they are introducing Uniqlo Wireless Beauty Bra. Its description in the email got my attention "Beauty Soft Wireless Bra stands out as it has no clips, hooks, wires or stress while retaining its sufficient support." Since it has limited samples available, I immediately grabbed a sample for her.

Uniqlo Wireless Bras are true to its promise. Here's a message from Clarice after trying the Uniqlo Beauty Soft Wireless Bra. 

Choosing the right bra is not all about looking for fancy ones. Lace, net, and underwires are very tempting but women and men who are getting their ladies some lingerie must keep in mind that it is far more important to choose comfortable ones because women deserve to feel limitless. 

If you have more questions about the bra, feel free to message Clarice and not me for obvious reasons (haha!) on Facebook at

* About Sample Room PH

Sample Room is Philippine's first and only beauty, health, and lifestyle digital sampling and review website that combines the service of sampling and digital marketing campaigns. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

For Safety, Wear Proper Motorcycle Gear

There are both men and women bikers, but men bikers outnumbered women bikers. When it comes to shopping for motorcycle gear, there not many choices for the women to choose from. But for the men, they can easily find something that they like at the store, pick it up and try it on. If it fits and the quality is acceptable, they pay for it, and the shopping is complete!

Women bikers, whether they are riders or passenger, have to understand that shopping for motorcycle gear is not the same as shopping for their clothing. Whether one is the rider or the passenger, both must understand about taking safety precaution and to put on motorcycle safety gear whenever they get on a bike. Both must understand the consequences of falling off the motorcycle without wearing proper motorcycle apparel.

When it comes to shopping for proper motorcycle apparel, women bikers have to understand that safety must come first. Wearing the size that fits without restricting the necessary movement is important. Choosing and wearing motorcycle gear is first and foremost about safety protection and proper fit, and not so much about looking good.

When we shop for women’s motorcycle jackets, it is different from trying on clothes in front of a mirror. We must understand that motorcycle jackets are designed to fit and perform best when seated on a bike, not standing beside one. Motorcycle jackets are meant to fit snugly at the chest and loose across the shoulder so that when the arms reach out for the handlebars, all will fit properly. The jacket sleeves should also be longer than usual.

There are different types of motorcycle riding jackets. Most are designed to work in more than one season. These jackets have removable liners and strategically placed ventilation for more airflow. There are also waterproof jackets with covered or sealed zippers to keep the bikers dry. Some jackets may have straps on the sleeves to help keep armour in place.

Good quality motorcycle safety apparel is designed for protection against impact and abrasion resistance. The apparel should accommodate armour to be crashworthy. The apparel should be made of high-quality materials that are abrasion resistance e.g. leather and should be stitched with a material that won’t give way to impact.

Motorcycle pants should run slightly long so that the knee armour slides perfectly into place when your feet are on the pegs. Some pants have the ability to adjust your knee armour up or down depending on how tall you are. Choose riding gloves with a pre-curved fit so they feel comfortable when gripping the bar. Riding boots should limit your foot from excessive forward or backward movement. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

GIVEAWAY ALERT: BabyDam Bathtub Divider

Enter for your chance to win (1) BabyDam Bathtub Divider!

A retail value of $45!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Donate Your Old Clothes in Any H&M Branch and Get Discount Vouchers

Did you know that you can donate your old clothes to H&M?

H&M Philippines encourages customers to bring their old clothes (whether in good or bad condition) in exchange for store discount vouchers. This is their way of helping lessen the garbage brought about by the fashion industry. After all, fashion is too precious to end up in the landfills.  

How to donate?

There is no minimum number of pieces. You just have to fill a paper bag with old clothing (no matter what brand or condition) and bring to any H&M store nationwide. However, please take note that there is a limit of only 2 vouchers per customer per day regardless of how much clothes you are donating. (Approximately one bag full of clothes is equal to one 15% discount voucher) 

If you are curious what does H&M does with these donated clothes, these old garments are collected by their partner, I:Collect. These are then sorted into three categories: 

  • Rewear – old clothes that are still in good condition and can be resold.
  • Reuse – old clothes and textiles that can be reused and turned into other materials like cleaning cloths.
  • Recycle – everything else is turned into textile fibers, and used for things like insulation.
The proceeds are donated to H&M Foundation and split between social projects and recycling projects. Also, for every kilogram of garment collected, I:Collect donates 0.02 euros UNICEF Philippines. You can read more about it here

So, what are you waiting for? It's about time we all get stylish yet responsible Filipino citizens. 

UPDATE: I just donated another bag last February 1, 2018. So, for those who are asking -- yes, this is still ongoing. Also, here's the voucher that they are giving away. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Get Php 14 off per liter when you gas up at selected Total Gasoline Stations

Here is one Valentine treat you will surely love. If you have a red car, get Php 14.00 off when you gas up at selected Total Gasoline stations on February 14, 2018 from 12:01 AM until 11:59 PM. 

Participating stations include: Total Newport, SLEX, NAIA & Greenhills Service Stations. 
This offer is valid for Total Excellium Diesel & Gasoline, Diesel and Unleaded fuels.

And that's not all....

You can get your FREE rose at any of the participating TOTAL Service Stations located in Alabang Filinvest, West Service Road (near entrance to Alabang Hills & nearby villages), Las Pinas (near Casimiro), Sucat Road (towards airport) and Newport (right beside Resorts World Manila) 

Don't miss this offer and be TOTALLY in love this Valentine's Day! 

Ditch chemical romance for natural love this Valentine's Day with Novuhair

Its the love’s month once again! A month full of seeking to perfectly express your love in beautiful and fabulous ways. This is because they want to ensure they're the apple of the eye of their special someone come the romantic occasion of the year that they will celebrate together. 

So if you find yourself being whisked away to a charming place or have planned on a candle-lit dinner date with your beloved, you’ve got every reason to get all glammed up on Hearts Day! Why not? T’is a celebration of love after all. 

Make a big impact by putting together a look that brings out the best in you. From your clothes and make-up to the tiny details that count, you have many options to get that stunning aura on V-Day. 

Better start with the hair, which usually draws attention to a person. Per studies, a head full of hair indicates youth and health at its best. Power and stability, on the other hand, corresponds to a long, shiny tress. A bouncy bob means bubbly personality. Meanwhile, curly locks add to masculinity and femininity. 

Gotta hair like them? Well, don’t lose hope if you ain’t have any. All you need is love. And what a better way if it comes out naturally in you. Taking good care of it should not be enforced, but rather a rewarding pamper for yourself. This applies, too, when choosing the right product for your mane. 

Stay away from chemical-based ones. This is a “must”, especially when dealing with problems like shedding or thinning of the hair. Most of which contain parabens as preservative, according to aesthetics and rejuvenation expert Dr. Cecilia Catapang. 

“Through the years, as you use chemical-based product, slowly and little by little, your body absorbs the parabens, which accumulate to significant levels, enough to induce what is called an estrogen sensitive breast cancer,” she says. 

Synthetic haircare products have several adverse effects because they are drugs. What you don't know about them might hurt you. So avoid it the next time you go over the counter for your supplies or ditch what you’re using today for naturally-made products because they aid in stimulating hair growth while maintaining its natural water, shine and vibrancy. 

Amid a glut of chemical-free hair solutions out there, Dr. Catapang recommends NOVUHAIR for its being natural and compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive, which means it doesn’t have paraben. In addition of its safety benefits, this topical scalp lotion specifically is the only hair growth product in the market containing 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients working synergistically to help remedy hair problems from growth to vanishing. 

NOVUHAIR helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain moisture in the scalp and improve the overall appearance of the tress. Lastly, it’s more effective and safe solution to help remedy hair loss and promote hair growth. 

Sounds like it’s time to shift to “nature’s answer to hair loss”, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to start loving again your hair with NOVUHAIR to enhance or bring back the old “crowning glory” to look your best in front of your dearest, or turning the head of a potential mate on you this V-Day. Let the love begin! Discover more ideas on how to embark on a wellness journey at

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Giveaway Alert: Time to Wiggle Around and Win a PlasmaCar


The Original PlasmaCar is a ride-on toy that does not have pedals, gears or a motor. Instead, the rider uses their body to wiggle their way around.

By using their own natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and the PlasmaCar is naturally kid powered! Available now though Amazon (it’s Prime!) 

Enter to win (1) PlasmaCar valued at $70 (Open to Continental US residents only)

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Co-Hosted by: MomJunky & Miki's Hope 

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sunpiology Resolution Run Raises Over 5 Million for Charity

Sun Life Financial Philippines opened the year by rallying Filipinos towards health and wellness while raising over Php 5 Million for charity in its annual fun run, the Sunpiology Resolution Run which was held last January 20 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

The event had over 3,000 runners, who tackled obstacles designed to raise awareness about diabetes. A limbo rock challenge reminded everyone to keep their health in check, a 100-step challenge gave reminders on how to infuse exercise in one’s daily routine, while a sugar tunnel prompted everyone to watch their sugar intake.

Sun Life has been championing diabetes awareness since 2015, after studies that it commissioned showed that many Filipinos lacked knowledge about the debilitating disease. In fact, part of the funds raised will go to the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation (ISDFI), which facilitates diabetes awareness and prevention initiatives for Filipinos. Other beneficiaries are Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Hebreo Foundation, and the Star Magic scholars.

Now on its 9th year, the run was once again co-presented by Star Magic and led by actor and Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual. His fellow artists, such as Matteo Guidicelli, Enchong Dee, Robi Domingo, Kisses Delavin, Edward Barber, Maymay Entrata and his son, IƱigo Pascual also joined the event. 

The Resolution Run was presented by Sun Life Financial Philippines in partnership with Brooks, Cherifer, Diabetasol, DMC Marketing Services, Dr. Kong, Fitbar, Gardenia, Green Stevia, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Mega Sardines, RUNNR, Saucony, Stable, Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc., and TrueTea; supported by Glorious Blend, Nurture Wellness Village, PhilRice, and Silka; with media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Cinema One, Lifestyle, OUTCOMM, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Star Studio. Gatorade (official hydration partner), (My Health Clinic (official medical partner), Garmin (official
timer) and Toby’s (official registration partner) also helped mount the event facilitated by RunRio.

The event completes Sunpiology Duo, Sun Life's bike-run event, which commenced last November 2017 with the Sun Life Cycle PH. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Time to Choose Natural. Get a NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE

Day-to-day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life. Every day is a struggle for you. Your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation and daily grind is to look best. With this, you can’t go to the battleground unarmed. Tragically, your ammunition of beauty products is mostly made of hazardous chemicals; you win some, you lose some. Sooner or later, they shall take a toll on you. 

Don’t just go with the flow. Change your direction. NOVUHAIR can show you the way, hence, it is dubbed as nature’s answer to hair loss. All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways. Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR. You can never go wrong with nature. Choose natural!

Now, you can optimize your NOVUHAIR experience with NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack (topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo, and conditioner) and enjoy an extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE. This exclusive at participating Watsons stores nationwide! (DOH-FDA CCRR No. 1040 s. 2017) 

Don't miss the NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 NEW YEAR PROMO PACK exclusive at the following participating WATSONS stores nationwide: 

  • SM Mall of Asia 1, SM Megamall A, SM Megamall A3 Daimaru
  • SM North Edsa Main 2, Fisher Mall, SM City Fairview Mall 1
  • SM Makati Mall 3, SM Makati Hypermarket, Oriental Gardens Makati, Market! Market!
  • Robinsons Place Manila, SM San Lazaro Supermarket, SM San Lazaro Mall 1, Savemore Laong Laan 2, SM Sta. Mesa Mall 3, SM Sta. Mesa Centerpoint 3
  • SM Masinag, Savemore Rempson Marikina, SM Taytay Rizal
  • SM Marilao Hypermarket, SM Pampanga Annex, SM Pampanga Mall 1, SM Clark Mall, Savemore Dinalupihan, Waltermart San Fernando Pampanga
  • SM Southmall 5, SM Bicutan Mall B-2 Hypermarket, Festival Mall, Orofino Bldg. Dona Soledad
  • SM Sta. Rosa Mall, SM Sta. Rosa Supermarket, Waltermart Sta. Rosa, SM Calamba, Waltermart Cabuyao
  • SM Bacoor Mall 2, SM Dasmarinas Mall 3, Premier Plaza Mall Silang Cavite, Waltermart Trece Martires, Kadiwa Cavite Hypermarket, Lumina Point Cavite
  • SM Lipa Mall, SM Lipa Supermarket, Waltermart Tanaunan, SM Batangas Mall 1, Waltermart Nasugbu
  • SM Lucena, SM Naga Mall, J.S Arcilla Bldg. Tabaco
  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • SM Davao Mall 1

For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, visit NOVUHAIR Facebook Page (Novuhair Official) or website at

Saturday, January 13, 2018

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Win this perfect gift for pet lovers.


Cuddle Clones are the perfect gift for any pet lover. Do you, or someone you know, love their pet so deeply that they cannot imagine life without them? With Cuddle Clones, you can have a stuffed animal clone of your pet created. Using their amazing technology, time and love Cuddle Clones can use images which will provide and create for you a stuffed clone of your pet.

Use code MamatheFox for 10% off any order

Cuddle Clones can be:

Dogs, Cats, Horses, Large Birds, Donkeys, Cows, Deer, Goats, Monkeys, Pigs, Reptiles, Sheep, Spiders, Small Birds, Chinchillas, Ferrets, Fish, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice, Micro Pigs, Rabbits, Rats

 Enter for your chance to win (1) Cuddle Clone! 
Valued up to $250 (Ends on 01/27/18)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Where to buy discounted Hongkong Disneyland Tickets?

It's almost a month since we went to Hongkong Disneyland and despite our research before the trip, there are still a lot of things that we discovered once we got there thus, making us excited to go back soon. 

This includes the best place where we can get discounted Hongkong Disneyland tickets. If you remember, we got our 2-Day Hongkong Disneyland Tickets from Klook which I mentioned from my previous post

As of June 2017, Klook's offer for the 2-Day Hongkong Disneyland is still one of the best deals you can ever find. You can purchase the 2-day pass for only HKD 633 at Klook. Then, you can purchase using this link or use the code: B6K8X to instantly get HKD 25 off. Bringing the ticket rate down to HKD 608. 

Let me share this to give you a better picture of the price comparison. This is now updated as of January 3, 2018. 


Park Regular Rate -  HKD 799
Park and Shop Offer -  HKD 698 ( with free HK$30 merchandise discount voucher.)
Airport Ticket Rate - HKD 720
Klook Ticket Rate - HKD 706
Klook with Double Panalo Code - HKD 636

Now, if you just plan to spend only 1 day in Disneyland then it is definitely another story when it comes to ticket prices. 


Park Regular Rate - HKD 619
Park Play and Shop Offer - HKD 619 (with free HK$50 merchandise voucher or free waffle)
Airport Ticket Rate - HKD 540
Klook Ticket Rate - HKD 523
Klook with Double Panalo Code - HKD 471

As you can see you have different options on where to get discounted tickets to Hongkong Disneyland. then it would be cheapest through Klook. Just make sure to make use of the available promotional codes. If you need more Klook coupon codes, feel free to email me at  

UPDATE: Check this post to find out how to get additional 10% discount on Klook activities. Promo valid until January 19, 2018.

Travel Secrets # 1: How To Get More Discounts at Klook + A Chance To Win a Trip to HK

Making your #travelgoals a reality can be possible if one can be resourceful and smart. Planning ahead also helps especially if you intend to grab the cheapest airline tickets through "Piso fare" promotions. 

If you have been following my blog, you might have read my post, Where to buy discounted Hongkong Disneyland Tickets? As you can see, the same ticket can be sold at different prices. One just has to do his/her research to get the best deal. 

Now, this 2018, let me share another travel secret with you. As you can see, we really love Klook. It is the best place to get your attraction tickets, wifi rentals, and transport service

And now, you can get additional 10% discount on your online purchases through their Doble Panalo promo

And here's what you need to do: 

1. Just purchase the Doble Panalo Deal for just Php 50 and get a coupon code (to get extra 10% off any Klook Activity) 

So, if you are traveling to Hongkong Disneyland. Ticket prices start at Php 3,502. If you're getting 2 tickets, that's 7,004 less 10% OFF from the Doble Panalo Promo. Total would only be Php 6,303. You save Php 700 (or Php 650 since you initially paid Php 50) 

Is it amazing? But that's not all..... 

You also get a raffle entry to win weekly prizes of Klook credits and grand prizes of an all-expense paid trips for 2 to either HK, SG, TW filled with Klook activities.

So, what are you waiting for? Promo runs until January 19, 2018. Book Now
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