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April 29, 2017

Men's Fashion - Gift Suggestion for Father's Day

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People around the world are now celebrating Father's Day just as how they celebrate Mother's Day. They prepare surprises or anything special for Dads or for the man of their life. Some book dinners or even organize a party for Father's Day as gratitude to those men who have been their number one fan and their knight in shining armor. No matter how big or small we celebrate Father's Day, it is really the thought and the matter of being genuine with our deeds that counts.

If you are the type of person who is always as busy as a bee, you might want to celebrate Father's Day as simple but as thoughtful as it can be. The special men in our lives would always be fashionable just like us, women. They would love to have some signature clothing or authentic accessories as present to their special day. 

For busy people who are always on the go, like me; online shops are their go-to source for gift items. But not all online shops offer great fashion items for men. I happen to come across this site https://www.stand-out.net, an all-men fashion store; few months before Father's Day and I thought this might be the site I need. They offer wide variety of men's fashion from designer and branded footwear to designer clothing and even designer accessories such as bags, belts and hats.

Here are some of my personal picks from Stand Out men's clothing which you might also want to gift for your man on Father's Day:


This Hilfiger Denim polo shirt features a spread collar with a two-button placket. It has a stripe graphic on the front and sports a logo on the left sleeve. It is available from small to XL sizes and currently at 15% off.

Joggers are very "in" to men's fashion today. They look so casual and comfy perfect for everyday use at work. This Carhartt WIP slim fit cargo features multiple pockets, including side pockets with the logo on them. It is made from a 6.5 Oz ripstop Columbia cotton fabric, this cargo have a zip fly and low waist. This fashionable jogger-cargo is also at 15% off.

I was really impressed by the wide selection of Stand Out men's footwear. Men's preferred designer brands such as Converse, Emporio Armani, K-swiss, Lacoste, Saucony and Vans are being sold from the shop. Here are some of the footwear which I though of giving to the man of my life this Father's Day:
This Converse Taylor All Star II Hi Trainers feature textured dimples, with lunarlon padding and leather uppers that offer a snug fit. They also bear Chuck Taylor logo tabs. This pair of trainers in Black/Black/Gum color has two perforation holes that allow air circulation inside the shoe. This would be a perfect pair for my man who travels daily to work. It will give him so much comfort and style at the same time.
I was surprise to see Havaianas footwear on sale via Stand Out. My husband and I simply love the good quality and durability of Havaianas footwear and I am sure he would love a pair of it this summer. This nautical flip flop from Havainas is my personal pick for him. My husband would surely be delighted to have it which he would use for beach bumming.

The Stand Out Store is really exceptional because they specializes in men's fashion. While most online fashion stores offer general types of clothing, footwear and accessories for all ages and gender, Stand Out is focused on quality and fairly priced fashion items for men. It is a lot easier to look for the perfect items for men, thus very time-saving and user-friendly.

They are currently offering 15% off on most of their products, so you better check them out while the offer is hot!
April 27, 2017

Casting Call for GTG's Film, Sensitive and In Love

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GlobalTouch Group (GTG), an production company based in Los Angeles announced that it will be filming dramatic narrative scenes of its upcoming feature documentary Sensitive and In Love in Metro Manila, Philippines in 2017.

GTG is seeking males and females of all ethnicities and ages for the scripted speaking parts in the film. Good command of English language required.

“We are very excited to tap into the pool of extraordinary talent in the Philippines”, says Sensitive and In Love Emmy award-winning director Will Harper, who has previously directed shows for Oprah, Clint Eastwood, Lenny Kravitz, major Hollywood networks and is currently the executive producer for strategic media for Philippines’ DENR, series director at ABS-CBN and associate dean at ABS-CBN University in Manila.

Sensitive and In Love is a sequel to Sensitive-The Untold Story featuring 7-time Grammy winning singer-songwriter-activist Alanis Morissette and based on the findings of bestselling author-psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron (The Highly Sensitive Person). In 1991 Dr. Aron made a breakthrough discovery that 20% of the population, both male and female, are highly sensitive. This trait reflects a certain type of survival strategy: being observant before acting. Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) think deeply, get easily overwhelmed by intense, complex or novel things, are more attentive to subtleties and have more empathy, so they cry easily. DENR’s Gina Lopez, a self-confessed HSP, organized a high profile VIP screening of the film in the Philippines in 2016.


Sensitive and In Love is the long-awaited groundbreaking feature documentary based on the research of Dr. Elaine Aron and also her husband Dr. Art Aron – the leading researcher of love and relationships who gave the world the 36 Questions that lead to love that went viral.

The filming will take place in Metro Manila, Philippines. The time and place will be announced in May 2017.

Interested talent should email a head shot, resume and a digital showreel, if available, to info@sensitivethemovie.com

Sensitive-The Untold Story can be viewed at http://sensitive-theuntoldstory.vhx.tv

Sensitive and In Love will be released throughout  prestigious film festival circuit worldwide.

For more information about the production company please visit www.thegtg.com.
April 27, 2017

Tips on how to survive the scorching summer in the Philippines

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It has almost been a month of drought in most parts of the country. Average temperature during the hottest time of the day which is from 11 am till 3pm, is 37 degrees Celsius but it raises to as high as 40 degrees to some parts of the archipelago. During that time when the sun is already up, we try not to go out and stay under the sun for long hours because you will really feel the burning heat all around the body.

We actually don't have air conditioner at home. I am starting to be a little bit Earth-friendly that I avoid too much of those things that will further damage the ozone layer. What we have inside the house are two electric fans but really, they aren't enough to feel comfortable during the day.

So how do I survive on a very hot summer days in our country?

I go to the market very early in the morning, around 5 am or 6 am. I buy everything we need for the whole day or up to 2 days so I don't need to go out again and brave the heat outside. I must be at home by 7 am, then I cook our food for breakfast and lunch while the heat outside is not yet on. It is a bit colder in the morning and it is very much comfortable to do household chores as you don't have to sweat a lot. If some foods are easy to be spoiled, I just put them inside the refrigerator then I will just heat them in the microwave oven.

By 9 am, the kids and everyone in the family need to get inside the house and take a bath. Then we will just entertain ourselves with watching videos, singing the karaoke, playing the wii or any type of board games. For my husband and I, we either blog, search the internet about different topics we are passionate of, make videos of our past adventures, do some DIY arts and crafts and play online gambling.



Of course we don't forget to drink a lot of water, 10 glasses a day is not actually enough to ease the heat. Aside from water, I make different refreshment for the family everyday like smoothies and fresh fruit shakes to keep us hydrated.

We make sure to take a nap by 1 pm, after we eat lunch. We try to avoid too much or unnecessary movements until 2 pm because that is the time that the heat is felt like hell. After the nap, we would all take a bath again and by around 4 pm, we would go to the nearby park where there are a lot of big trees and green grass. That place is cooler than any other part in our village. We would stay there for an hour, then we'll go back home by 5 pm to cook for dinner and continue other household chores that were left unfinished.

The relaxing park inside the village, perfect place to hang-out on hot summer days

It is really frustrating that too much heat is now felt especially in those parts of the world where summer is longer. I just hope the efforts and initiatives that the government, NGO's and other international organizations put in protecting the environment will somehow make a difference in the coming years. The heat that is felt on earth nowadays is really alarming, but I  believe, it is not yet too late to do our share in making this one and only planet for human a better place to live in.

Do you feel too much heat and discomfort in your country too? What are your ways of coping with the stress and distractions summer brings us nowadays?
April 27, 2017

Create memorable summer for your kids with McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop's newest and biggest program

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Kids of Right Start Foundation with the bloggers from Mommy Bloggers Ph
Photo credit : Lani Lyutz of http://tweenselmom.com/

It's summer! And this is the perfect season for letting your kids learn and experience new things. With McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, they can do just that!

McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop which is now celebrating its 25th year, is McDonald’s flagship family program that gives kids an opportunity to experience in-store restaurant training and learn time-tested values such as teamwork, hard work, discipline, responsibility, and sharing.



Registration is ongoing until April 30, 2017 in close to 500 participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Kiddie Crew Workshops happen weekly from March 20 to June 2, 2017. The registration fee is P650 only, inclusive of workshop materials, meals for 5 days and the official Kiddie Crew shirt, bag, lanyard with ID, chef’s hat, apron and graduation tokens.


This year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop excites participants with a refreshed program that combines their all-time favorite activities with new ones guaranteed to make them look forward to the five-day sessions! Well-loved activities are back, including the Make-Your-Own Cheeseburger, and on-floor, Drive-Thru, and front counter trainings that give kids the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a McDonald’s crew. For the first time, participants will get to satisfy their sweet tooth with the Make-Your-Own Dessert activity and experience how to prepare customers’ orders through the McDelivery Game.





My 2 year-old Kiddie Crew had so much fun making his own burger and ice cream


With McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, kids will surely have a delightful summer to remember! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your kids to learn new skills and values, experience new things, and make new friends while having fun.

For more information on McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, visit mcdonalds.com.ph.
April 20, 2017

Photography Workshop for the Kids

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This SUMMER, Manila Workshops will bring you a cool workshop for your kids!!!

Is your child aged 8-12 years old and is showing interest in taking pictures with remarkably great photos? Would you like them to enhance their talent in photography?

Manila Workshops and Paper Blush would like to invite you to our first ever Photography Workshop for Kids!

What Kids Will Learn:

1. The Camera and How It Works
• Bodies and lenses.
• Capabilities and limitations

2. Why Are We Getting Blurred Photos?
• Exposure triangle lecture and hands-on
• Aperture and depth of field
• Shutter speed and motion
• ISO

3. Camera Handling and Care

4. Why you need to shoot in the best lighting conditions and finding what works.
• Light and exposure (further demo on the exposure triangle)
• Understanding light and how to use it to your advantage.
• Artificial lighting and Natural light
• Hard and soft lighting.
• Modifying light

5. Quick formulas to ensure good photos.
• Elements of composition.
• Subject, foreground, and background relationship.
• Emphasis.
• Rule of thirds.

6. Visual exercises and the IG game.
• Photo challenge
• Portraits
• Still life
• Abstract/IG game


EVENT DETAILS:

Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 1PM-5PM
Venue: LAUNCHGARAGE, Industria Mall Circulo Verde

LEARNING RATES:

Early Bird Rate: (*extended till April 19)
1 Ticket: Php1,500.00
2 Tickets: Php2,500.00
Regular Rate: (April 20 – April 28)
1 Ticket: Php2,500.00
2 Tickets: Php3,500.00

**Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and snacks!**

For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651
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POLICY ON REFUNDS:
We only refund payments for those who give us an advise on or before two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the workshop.

In case of any back-outs, we advise you to notify us via this email: payments@manilaworkshops.com

If you are using Bank Deposit

1. BPI (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: GPA Events Management Services
Account Number: BPI Peso Checking Account 1920-0279-77

2. Unionbank (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: Geraldine Anne Therese P. Arboleda
Account Number: 1094-510441-86

After paying via bank deposit, please email a scanned copy of the validated transaction/deposit slip to payments@manilaworkshops.com. Please indicate the training you signed up for and the name you used during registration.


Location

Venue:   Launch Garage


Address:
Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Quezon City


April 19, 2017

Tons of prizes and surprises await in the Backbeat Run for a Cause 2017

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This May 28, 2017, Backbeat Run for A Cause 2017, a half marathon event with 5K, 10K, 16K and 21K category is set to happen at SM Mall of Asia Complex.

Backbeat Run is presented by Plantronics, a pioneer in audio and wearable technology for communication. Last year, Plantronics initiated strong campaign on practice safe driving, in support to Government RA No. 10913 Anti-Distracted Driving Act that will penalize drivers who use mobile phone while driving. This year Plantronics will hold the first ever half marathon event which connects your passion with purpose.

The event is in partnership with Brother Philippines, a brand spanning for more than a century its technology and innovation have evolve overtime. Brother is known to delivering new technology and customer satisfaction on different printing, scanning and sewing machines.

The two world leaders in technology coming together to produce the first ever “Backbeat Run for A Cause 2017”. Two big companies combined in one goal: Run for a Good Cause! Proceeds for this race will benefit Kythe Foundation a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer.

As the runners cross the finish line, participants will have the chance to gather around for the post-race festivities which include awarding ceremony of race winners, raffle and special awards.

After Party celebration with live music entertainment from our guest performers: Autotelic, Jensen & the Flips, Dj Patrick Po, DJ Katsy Lee, Hatta Boyz, and LGAC Dance Crew.


Registration Now Open:

Via Online: //goorahna.com/#/event/backbeatrun2017/register
In-Store Registration: April 15 – May 15, 2017
RUNNR: Trinoma, BGC, Alabang Town Center
TOBY’S: Edsa Shangri-la, Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia


Here's another good News! FREE Plantronics ML15 is available for Online and In-Store Registration for ALL Categories. 



Backbeat Run for a Cause 2017 List of Prizes

Race Winner Prize Package:


21K category

1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60 ThiEYE camera + F&D T200X TV Speaker + more exciting prizes 
2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5portable speaker + more exciting prizes

16K category

1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60 ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes 2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes

10K category

1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60+ ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes

5K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60+ ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes


Special Award: Biggest Delegation Prizes


School Category (Minimum of 20 registered runners)
Brother Printer (DCP-L2540DW)
SDigital Bass Cruzer
F&D 2.1Speaker (F210)
Plantronics Backbeat Fit
more exciting prizes 


Company Category (Minimum of 25 registered runners) 
Brother Printer (DS-720D)
SDigital Bass Cruzer
F&D 2.1 Speaker (A180X)
Plantronics Backbeat Fit
more exciting prizes 


Organization Category (Minimum of 30 registered runners)
Brother Printer (MFC-L2700D)
SDigital Bass Cruzer
F&D 5.1 Speaker (F3800X)
Plantronics Backbeat Fit
more exciting prizes

Online Promotion:


REGISTER & WIN!!!



Mechanics:
1. Open to ALL registered runners online and in-store.
2. Registered runner is entitled to (1) one raffle entry.
3. Winner will be draw after the registration period.
4. Announcement of Winner will be posted on official Backbeat Run 2017 FB Page and Plantronics FB Page.
5. Awarding of Winners on the Event Day.


Race Kit Package




Last April 17, 2016 the official Media Launch of Backbeat Run for a Cause 2017 was held in ABE Restaurant at the SM MOA Pasay City. The event was attended by bloggers and other media partners,  runners and sports enthusiasts, representatives from the Kythe Foundation, as well as the representatives from Plantronics Philippines and Brothers Philippines. Here are some exclusive photos of the said event :


Representatives from Kythe Foundation (wearing light blue shirt) posed with the representatives from Plantronics Philis and Brother Phils.


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Yes, I also won a Plantronics bluetooth headset! Can't wait for it to be delivered at my doorsteps...


One of the major prizes that was raffled off to all attendees - a Brother printer worth Php5,000.00


April 19, 2017

Guitar picks manufactured by Dunlop

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Guitar pick, a plectrum used to strum guitars are usually made of one uniform material - either of plastic, rubber, felt, wood, metal, glass or stone. They are often shaped in an acute isosceles triangle. 

The sound produced by the guitar also depends on the quality, shape, material and thickness of the pick used. Normally, heavier picks produces a darker sound than the lighter ones, but the shape of the tip has the most influence on the quality of the sound. Pointed tips produces brighter and more focused sound than a rounded tip.

Dunlop, one of the most trusted manufacturers of musical accessories such as guitar picks, offer a wide variety of picks according to gauges, sizes, shapes and materials. 

If you want to see the more choices for Dunlop picks check it out at GuitarCenter. They have over a hundred of types to choose from, some with great discounts and offer.
April 17, 2017

How Belo SunExpert After Sun Gel saved my day?

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What's a great summer adventure without the sun, the sand and of course the SUNBURN?



Everyone's hittin' the beach this summer and so did we. It was a long drive from the metro to my hometown but the journey was never boring despite the scorching heat because I was worry-free for I have my favorite sunscreen with me. Along the way, I chose to turn off the aircon and busied myself watching the greens and the nature around. I was excited because I was about to see my old friends and classmates whom I haven't seen for almost 20 years. My heart was pounding with a lot of expectations as we were nearing my beloved hometown where all the most precious memories of my youth were created.


We hit the beach for our reunion. We rode the waves, we played the sands and we danced under the sun. The pristine blue water was inviting so we stayed on the beach from sun up to sun down. There was never a dull moment with my family and friends, I just chose to enjoy and be happy the whole day long, with the thought I was protected with my sunscreen.


I never expected that problems will get in the way after a day of fun under the sun - skin problems: inflammation and sunburn. Good thing I brought my Belo SunExpert After Sun Gel (courtesy of Sample Room) with me. I immediately applied ample amount on my face and on the parts that were affected. I instantly felt the soothing effect of Belo After Sun Gel on my skin. After some hours, my skin started to soften and the blemishes were almost gone. Because of Belo SunExpert After Sun Gel, my summer vacation 2017 is really an amazing one.



For my next summer adventure, I will never settle for anything less. I will make sure I have the whole line of Belo SunExpert products with me so my skin will always be protected anytime, anywhere. I ditched my old favorite sunscreen and I switched to Belo SunExpert because I am now convinced only Belo knows the best way to protect the skin and save my day!


#BeloSunExpert #SunScreenCompanion
April 13, 2017

Ingenious recipe using Unipak Mackerel + GIVEAWAY + winners

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It has been a tradition for most of the Catholics to observe fasting on Lenten season. Fasting or abstinence starts from Ash Wednesday and lasts until Good Friday as observed. Catholics do it by not eating too much or eating meatless meals. This Holy Week, you need not deprive yourself for something delicious. With Unipak, you can have a meatless meal that is still palatable, healthy and pocket-friendly.

Let me share to you one of my favorite dishes during Lent, using the Unipak Mackerel I called "Miswa Pak-tola."



Here's what you'll need:

1 whole Patola
1 can 425 grams Unipak Mackerel in Natural Oil
100 grams miswa
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 pc tomato
garlic
onion
ginger
black pepper
salt or fish sauce
Malunggay leaves (optional)
boiled egg (garnish)


1. Wash and peel patola. Cut into desired thickness, set aside.
2. Slice garlic, onion, tomato and ginger as desired.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Saute garlic, onion, tomato and ginger for about 2 to 5 minutes, then add fish sauce.
4. Add the sliced patola, black pepper and Unipak Mackerel, stir. Simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add the miswa, stir. Add water if the sauce is too thick. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Finally, add the Malunggay leaves. Turn off heat keeping the pan covered until malunggay leaves are cooked.

Why Unipak?

Mackerel fish is low in contaminants because they feed low on the food chain, which means they are low in mercury and other environmental contaminants like polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) and dioxins. As an oily fish, mackerel is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which is essential in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Not all Mackerel brands are the same, hindi basta nakasanayan, the best na yan. Unipak Mackerel is made of high-quality fish so you can be sure it is healthy and beneficial to your health, kaya basta Mackerel, dapat tatak Unipak!

Aside from the easy yet healthy recipe, I am also sharing a Unipak gift pack to one of my readers. Just follow the simple mechanics below:

1. Like Passions of a SAHM and Unipak Mackerel on FB.
2. Share and comment on this post. Use the hashtags #tatakunipak, #paknapak and #unipak when sharing to FB and Twitter.
3. Tag Passions of a SAHM and Unipak Mackerel FB page when sharing.
4. Watch, like and share this video on any of your social media accounts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F345gRtB4I&t=34s

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Congratulations winners!

Unipak gift pack - Angelie Namindang

Because of the success this giveaway has gathered, I decided to pick 3 more winners of mobile prepaid credits worth P30.00 each :

Sam Alejandro Aguilar
Jim marlon Macaraeg
Elinor Semira

Congratulations and pls watch out for more upcoming giveaways! Thank for joining!

Note : Unipak Philippines will send the gift pack to the winners' address anywhere in the Philippines.
Here's the actual prize:


April 12, 2017

Backbeat Run 2017 partners with Brother Philippines

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Plantronics announces partnership with Brother Philippines to their first ever Backbeat Run happening on May 28, 2017 at SM Mall of Asia . For more than century Brother is known to delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction on different printing, scanning and sewing machines. The collaboration between Plantronics and Brother will set a new level of excitement to the running community, sports enthusiast and young professionals. Experience an extra ordinary running event; get wild and wet with different on-ground activities.

The Ultimate Summer Party is coming very soon! Enjoy music with live performance form Autotelic and Jensen & the Flips. Dance and party overload with DJ Pat Po, DJ Katsy Lee, Legacy Dancer and more.


For every registration runners will get the following items: Race Shirt, Sun Visor, Slap bracelet, Finisher Medal and FREE Bluetooth Headset worth P 995.00



Backbeat Run for a Cause 2017 List of Prizes

Race Winner Prize Package:

21K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit & i60 ThiEYE camera + F&D T200X TV Speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5portable speaker + more exciting prizes

16K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit & i60 ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes

10K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60+ ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes

5K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60+ ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes



Runners will also have the chance to win and take home amazing prizes from our online promotion and special award.

Special Award: Biggest Delegation Prizes

School Category (minimum of 20 registered runners)
Brother Printer (DCP-L2540DW)
SDigital Bass Cruzer
F&D 2.1Speaker (F210)
Plantronics Backbeat Fit
more exciting prizes

Company Category (minimum of 25 registered runners)
Brother Printer (DS-720D)
SDigital Bass Cruzer
F&D 2.1 Speaker (A180X)
Plantronics Backbeat Fit
more exciting prizes

Organization Category (minimum of 30 registered runners)
Brother Printer (MFC-L2700D)
SDigital Bass Cruzer
F&D 5.1 Speaker (F3800X)
Plantronics Backbeat Fit
more exciting prizes

Online Promotion:
REGISTER & WIN!!!
Mechanics:
1. Open to ALL registered runners online and in-store.
2. Registered runner is entitled to (1) one raffle entry.
3. Winner will be draw after the registration period.
4. Announcement of Winner will be posted on the official Backbeat Run 2017 FB Page and Plantronics FB Page.
5. Awarding of Winners on the Event Day.

For online registration please click: http://goorahna.com/#/event/backbeatrun2017/register
In-Store Registration schedule to be announce soon.
For more information and updates please like our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BackBeatRun/ 
https://www.facebook.com/plantronicsph/
April 12, 2017

Kids Fair Philippines' "Bright Right from the Start" event + GIVEAWAY

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On April 21 to 23, 2017 Kids Fair Ph is having an event called "Bright! Right From The Start", an annual event that aims to help each child discover and further hone their minds and skills through fun and entertaining activities, in Megatrade Hall SM Megamall.


In line with this, I am giving away 2 event tickets each to 4 lucky winners. Winners will get the chance to see celebrity moms and dads during the event. There are also exciting activities and exhibits for you and your little ones. Dreamworks Dreamplay, Kids Yoga Philippines and more will also join the fair.

Mechanics as follows:

1. Like Passions of a SAHM & Kids Fair Ph on FB.
2. Follow @kleyrr on IG.
3. Visit www.clairesantiago.com then share any posts on FB or Twitter, use #PofaSAHMxKidsFair when sharing and tag who you want to bring along with.

I will announce the winners on the 20th of April and will PM them on FB. Winners need to reply before 12noon of April 20 else I will draw another winner. I will PM the instructions on how to claim the prizes.

Just follow the Rafflecopter to join, GOODLUCK!!

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April 05, 2017

National Book Store celebrates 75th year with the Read Out Loud For A Better Future campaign

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Each individual is being affected by books in various unique ways. Words from every page of the book enchant us. When we get to hold books in our hands and flip through its pages, our minds are opened to new experiences. There are books that inform and educate people, from general facts about life to how to cook exotic dishes. There are also books that take you on exciting adventures, scare you through thrilling feats, and of course, books that make you feel all kinds of love – even the unimaginable. Nothing beats the feeling of finishing a book and adding it to your bookshelf, knowing that you’ve been changed by what you read. While there may be thousands of books published out there, some just stick with us and are worth sharing with the rest of the world.

Spreading the love for reading among Filipinos is at the core of National Book Store (NBS).  This year, the country’s favorite book store is celebrating 75 years of creating a growing nation of readers and being a strong advocate for education.


As part of the festivities, NBS recently launched the Read Out Loud Challenge (ROLC) on Facebook and Instagram, aiming to promote the love of reading among Filipinos while supporting a good cause.  The mechanics are simple. Post a video of yourself reading out loud an excerpt from your favorite book and challenge 3 other people to do it. When you upload to either Facebook or Instagram, add the hashtag #ReadOutLoudChallenge and tag National Book Store (@nbsalert).

For every 75 videos posted, the NBS Foundation will set up a library in a public school, complete with Project Aklat racks that consist of DepEd-approved books. Project Aklat is an initiative started back in 2006 by the NBS Foundation, and 400 libraries have been set up since then. Now, with the ongoing ROLC campaign, NBS aims to set up 100 libraries nationwide.

With such a worthy cause, it’s no surprise that celebrities and authors have taken on the ROLC.  Leading them is no less than the founder of NBS and an advocate for literacy, Mrs. Socorro Ramos or Nanay Coring, as she is fondly called.


While the ROLC will promote and support Project Aklat, the NBS Foundation will also launch the 8th year of Project Aral this April 7,2017 in all NBS branches nationwide. Project Aral aims to visit and help over 150 communities who lack basic school necessities. That’s why in this year’s Project Aral, there will be two different kits: The first kit which costs only 25 pesos contains 2 notebooks, 2 pencils, a sharpener, and an eraser. The second kit costs 50 pesos and  contains 2 notebooks, 2 pencils, a sharpener, an eraser, and a pair of slippers – a great gift for children who currently have to make their way to school barefoot. But whatever kit you purchase will surely bring a smile to many Filipino children.


These are just a few of the activities in store for Filipinos as part of National Book Store’s 75th anniversary. There will be more to come, but for now, celebrate with NBS by accepting the Read Out Loud Challenge to spread the love for reading and help set up libraries nationwide. Time to bring your favorite lines to life! Shop online at nationalbookstore.com. Visit the NBS Blog (blog.nationalbookstore.com) and follow them on social media (@nbsalert) on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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