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March 17, 2018

Honestbee: My new favorite grocery delivery app

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I frequently shop online but I usually only buy non-perishable items like clothes and beauty products. The prices online are similar to the mall prices, sometimes even cheaper. Also, browsing through catalogues online is less tiring because you don’t need to walk around. It’s like retail therapy without the strenuous work. So when I heard about Honestbee, I was really curious. I found out that they not only are a food delivery app, but also do grocery delivery. As an avid fan of online shopping, of course, I had to try it out for myself!

The app looks simple but is very user-friendly – something that online shoppers will appreciate. Signing up was as easy as 1-2-3. Fill up the account details and you’re ready to go. Entering your address is similar to ride-sharing apps where you have to pin your address, which was a nice touch. When you sign up, you also get a referral link that you could share with your friends and family. This way, you’re not only helping them save 500 pesos, you get 500 pesos off too when they sign up. It’s a win-win situation.

There are a variety of stores to choose from in the app but the one that really caught my attention was their “Deli and International Grocery” section. I know I’m getting my money’s worth whenever I order things that I won’t usually find at the nearest grocery store. Some of the delicacies you’ll find include gourmet cheeses, assorted pastries, and premium cold cuts; all these become accessible to me through I don’t regret signing up and I would surely recommend this to everyone I know.
March 16, 2018

All is set for the 2018 Edition of TOFARM Film Festival

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The average age of farmers in the Philippines is around 50 years old. This is alarming because it might create a gap in the country's agricultural workforce. Indeed, there's a big demand for a new generation - a younger generation - that will succeed the current farmers.

To encourage the youth into agriculture and to open up the minds of the people about how noble the deeds of our farmers are, TOFARM Film Festival was created.

TOFARM Film Festival or TFF which is now on its third edition was the brainchild of Socio-Entrepreneur Dr. Milagros O. How. It was first directed by the late Direk Maryo J. delos Reyes and it is the only advocacy-driven film festival in the country today, with entries showcasing the lives, journeys, trials and triumphs of the Filipino farmer.

In the absence of Diker Maryo, Dr. How sought the expertise of three seasoned film personalities who will stand as Festival Advisers - Bibeth Orteza and Joey Romero, with laurice Guillen as Cosultant. The festival Director, however, is yet to be appointed.

Since 2016, TFF entries have already gained international recognition following local exhibition. "Pauwi Na" starring Bembol Rocco and Cherry Pie Picache received the Golden Goblet Award at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. "Pitong kabang Palay" which starred Arnold Reyes and Sue Prado was awarded best Children's Film at the 15th Dhaka International Film festival, Bangladesh and Golden Owl Award at the 22nd Aichi International Women's Film festival in Nagoya, Japan. "Paglipay" on the other hand won Best Director Award at the Cultural Diversity Film Festival in Canada. These are just some of the proof that TFF entries are quality stories that deserve acclaim and support locally and internationally.

This year, the TOFARM Film festival will include a TOFARM Short Film Competition wherein entries must be entirely shot on a cellphone.

The weeklong TOFARM Film festival will run from September 12 to 18, with the awards night slated on September 15. The festival committee is now accepting entries for screening. Deadline of submission is on April 20, 2018. You may log on to for more information on how to submit original mauscripts, as well as the mechanics and rules and regulations.

Keep on visiting my blog cause I will be posting more details about TFF's full-length feature screenplay competition and the short film competition, in the coming days.
March 15, 2018

Easy and Effective Way to Hypnotize Somebody

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Many people believe hypnotizing someone is difficult and takes years of studying to achieve. This is wrong, however, because all it takes is a small amount of practice to effectively hypnotize someone who is a willing participant.

Time does make you more efficient in the task, but overall it can be done by anybody who knows the proper techniques. Below we show how to do this.

Prior to actual hypnosis, you will want to speak with the other person to determine what they are trying to achieve. Are they trying to quit smoking? Trying to become healthier? Trying to give up alcohol?

Also supply an image or word a person can think of if they feel like things are taking a bad turn of events. When thinking of this item, they will be able to escape hypnosis.

Relaxation & Pacing Statements
Relaxation and pacing statements prepare the body and mind for a state of hypnosis. Relaxation statements should begin at the feet and work their way towards the head. For example, you could begin with “your feet are becoming heavy,” then mention the legs, stomach, chest, shoulders, on up.
Pacing statements are those which a person will automatically say yes to. For example, you could say that they are sitting in the chair or laying on the sofa. You might mention that their eyes are closed, or something else which is obvious.

Count Down
A countdown begins at five and slowly works back towards one, using relaxation statements between each number to further bring the person into a state of hypnosis. An example of this is: “5, your eyes are getting heavier… 4, your body is feeling more relaxed… 3, you feel yourself sinking into the chair…”

Re-Programming the Mind
Now the person is fully relaxed with an open mind, the purpose of hypnotizing is to reprogram thoughts to achieve the goal. You may say that the person will only breathe clean air if they are trying to quit smoking, or perhaps that they will always feel positive and clear-minded if they are giving up drinking.

Remember to not play around when you hypnotize friends. You should never re-program the mind in a way that the other participant is not aware of.

Include some items to help the person feel better in the future. Positive thoughts like, “When you see the color green, you will remember that you only breath clean air,” or “when you see water, you will remember how pride you should be to have given up drinking.”

Bringing Them Out of Hypnosis
Bringing them out of hypnosis is the same as putting them in, only in reverse. You will try to rouse them by starting at one. For example: “1, you are beginning to feel more awake…. 2, you are slowly feeling the weight lifted from your eyes….”

This is an easy, effective method to hypnotize your friends or family members with. It can be a fun party trick, thanks largely to the misconception of difficulty in hypnotization.
March 14, 2018

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