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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

Bundle of Joy Giveaway! $350 in Prizes! (US only)

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 Stroller SpotterRonicaLucky Baby WorldCoconut Essentials, Handpainting - Fine Art PrintsLettering On The CheapAmara, Lil' Johns, and Drawing Board Shop


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1 Lucky Winner Will Receive: 

$350 worth of goodies from 9 Sponsors! 

** Prize Includes:**

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$25 Gift Certificate to Stroller Spotter! Stroller Spotter is an 18" illuminated antenna for strollers that allows parents to find theirs quickly in a crowd, as well as display a favorite topper. $25.00 RV!


Lucky Baby World

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Winner's choice of any four, 8x10 prints! Pick out a set of 4 prints, or mix and match! $54 RV!

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Lil' Johns

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Drawing Board Shop

Receive this 3 card set of childhood firsts + 1 additional teddy bear note card from the Drawing Board Shop! All hand-painted cards! $21 RV!

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 3/15 9:00 AM EST through 4/15 11:59PM EST

Good luck!
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.
March 12, 2018

Help rebuild a World Treasure through Music

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Universal Harvester, Inc.; together with the local government of Banaue offers a new experience to the Filipino and to the world.

The 2018 BANAUE International Music Composition Competition invites composers around the Philippines and all over the world to create Banaue-inspired symphonic works. This is the first time that a competition of this magnitude will be held in the Philippines. With the Grand Prize of USD12,000, two Consolation prizes of USD6,000 each and the week-long immersion in Banaue, this momentous event is set to bring excitement and cultural awakening to the seleced participants and province of Banaue.

20 selected Composer-fellows will be  part of the Banaue Immersion Program. This is where, they will learn and experience local culture and music. With new perspective and inspiration, the Composer-fellows may revise their entry before semi-finals.

The Composer-fellows will rehearse their pieces with an entire orchestra, open for the Banaue audience to enjoy Banaue.

Only 10 Composer-fellows will be chosen to be the finalists to perform on the Finals Night, July 25, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This competition is in line with the Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project of Universal Harvester Incorporated headed by Dr. Milagros O. How and the local government of Banaue led by Mayor Jerry U. Dalipog. With the attention that the event will be getting, may it also create awareness of the current situation of this World. heritage Treasure and encourage people to particpate and help.

"We want to let the world know that the Philippines is home to great wonders, nt just in terms of natural resources, but also in inspiring talents from all over the world. And with your support, our friends from the Media, we will be able to take this giant leap together," says Dr. How.

Deadline for sending of entries is on April 15, 2018.

For more details and updates, please check
March 11, 2018

6 Face Massage Machine Benefits Everyone Should Know

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Regularly doing a facial massage is actually one of the keys to keeping your face and the skin surrounding it soft, fair, young, and clean. Using a good face massage machine or any other massager that’s safe to use on your face can even be expected to help in removing blackheads, dead skin cells, and acne. 

If you are still unsure what a regular face massage can do for you, then take note of its positive effects that include the following:

1. Relieves tension – Note that if your facial muscles tense up, there is a higher risk for your skin to develop wrinkles. Because of that, you need to make it a point to massage it regularly. Keep in mind, though, that the length of time it takes for you to massage your face is fully dependent on your skin type.

If you have an oily skin, which is also prone to acne, then make sure that the massage does not exceed ten minutes. If you have a normal to dry skin, then doing the massage for a max of 20 minutes is already good for you. Avoid exceeding that time as it can result in excessive stimulation, which further leads to breakouts.

2. Improves circulation in the area – Another of the amazing benefits of a face massage is that it can stimulate your circulatory system. It can improve the circulation around your face, which is actually good for your skin.

Doing a face massage using a massager or a high-quality cream can also significantly improve the circulation of active blood. It aids in supplying enough oxygen to your skin. In addition, it prevents some common signs of aging that often appear on the face, like wrinkles and fine lines.

3. Makes you look younger – Depending on your present skin condition and age, a regular face massage especially that which involves the stimulation of your muscles through a massager can improve your skin’s overall appearance. It can even stimulate blood flow, which is also beneficial in making your complexion look more glowing and youthful.

4. Natural detoxification for the skin – Another reason for trying to do a face massage using creams and machines is that it works effectively in naturally detoxifying your skin. It flushes out toxic substances from your body, particularly those that are accumulated in your face. This can, therefore, help in making your skin look glowing and healthy. It can also refresh your skin, making it look younger even as you age.

5. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles – Dealing with stressors every day can lead to the buildup of tension in your muscles. This can lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles on your face. With a gentle face massage done regularly, you can relax your drawn and tight muscles. This can significantly reduce the formation of lines and wrinkles. A regular massage together with a hydrating moisturizer is also a huge help in preventing skin dryness and minimizing lines.

6. Curbs congestion – A regular face massage with a machine or a massager can do more than just improve your look and prevent the signs of aging. It is also actually good for relieving the symptoms of allergies, including sinus congestion. Note that the buildup of mucus in your sinus can lead to headaches, puffiness, and pressure.

With a gentle massage and steam inhalation, you can relieve the problem and its symptoms. It is because it can mobilize secretions while also improving drainage and offering relief from congestion.


Tension and stress have a major impact on your facial tissues. They can even lead to the early formation of the different signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. Fortunately, you can now use massagers and other face massage machines that will allow you to do a good facial massage at the comforts of your own home. Each session can make you relax and stimulate the nerves in your face and neck, which is actually a good thing if you want your facial skin to continue looking good.
March 11, 2018

Family Getaway the Selah Way

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For us, an ideal family getaway is within a place that gives the whole family an avenue to enjoy. Maybe the first that will come to your mind might be Boracay, Puerto Gallera and Baler. Those places offer a lot of activities that each and every member of the family will truly enjoy.

What if I tell you there is a place in Metro Manila that can be an ideal place for a family vacation?

It's just within Pasay City in the place called The Selah Garden Hotel.

Nature at Selah - the garden and gazebo which can also act as a function place

Selah is an 82-room boutique hotel offering a lot of amenities and activities for all ages.

Selah offers a comfortable stay at any of the rooms they offer. They have the very affordable Bunk which is only P800.00 / head / night. The whole area can be shared by up to 6 or up to 8 persons, each person provided with their own bed.

For a family or a group looking for a larger space at a reasonable price, Selah has the Fantabulous Loft at P6,700.00 per night. It has 3 queen-sized beds and a roll-away which can accommodate up to 8 persons.

Welcome to our room at Selah; video of the entire room in my Youtube Channel

If you are a couple who wants to get a quick escape from the city life, they have the Flagship Room which is only P3,200.00 per night.

All the rooms come with a buffet breakfast for two, air-conditioned rooms, WIFI access and more amenities.

At the middle of the hotel are an oasis and a relaxing garden which the whole family will love for its natural setting. The infinity pool is always inviting every guest to take a dip. It also serves as a classroom for scuba diving. In the garden is a swing perfect for kids and the kids-at-heart. Want something extreme? Try the high ropes. Glide through the zip line course, walk on air through hanging bridges, climb up high through the wall, and rappel downward too.

Infinity Pool which changes its colors at night and the high ropes for something extreme

Selah offers function rooms too for corporate events and family celebrations.

We really had a memorable overnight stay at Selah. Most of the hotels we've checked-in inside the metro offers only rooms and food for the family but not physical activities that will set our spirits to a higher level.

I personally love the warmth and hospitality each and every staff showed us. They are always ready to help you with a smile.

The spacious gazebo that lets you enjoy fresh air

So if you are looking for a place to relax, chill and unwind but don't want to experience the stress of booking a flight or a bus ride, Selah is the best place for you.

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March 11, 2018

GoTechs - it's no magic; just real, effective water-resistant spray

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It really pisses me off when my favorite shoes or bags got spilled on with liquid because liquid creates visible ugly marks on the surface that sometimes are so hard to wipe out or clean. But technology really has the answer to most of our problems for it created GoTechs Water Resistant.

GoTechs Water Resistant is a spray that coats the surface of natural/artificial leather and textile products such as shoes, boots, clothing, and handbags to make it water-resistant.

Safety reminders before using

1. For safety, choose a well-ventilated area which is far away from sources of ignition. The spray has chemicals that might cause a fire.
2. Do a trial first on a small inconspicuous spot to confirm the effect of the spray on the product.
3. Avoid placing the spray bottle to direct sunlight and/or places with high-temperature to avoid an explosion. Also, keep it out of reach of children.

I first use the product for my handbag which is made from artificial leather. After the application, my handbag instantly looked clean because the small white spots and dust that are hard to wipe out are gone. After the spray has dried up I saw some white dust left on the surface, but it was easy to clean, I just wipe the surface of my handbag with a clean, dry soft cloth.

I also tried the product to my kids' semi-leather school shoes which are more than a year old. I used a lot of cleaning agents to get rid of the white spots and dirt on the shoes, but they won't disappear. With just an application of GoTechs, the shoes looked clean in an instant and the color became brighter.

I also tried to apply GoSpray on the shoes made of rubber although it is not specified in the bottle that it can be used on rubber materials. I am just curious and would want to explore more of what this product can do and what are its limitations. I was surprised that it has the same effect - shoes became cleaner and brighter!

This product is amazing. It is my first time to try a water-resistant spray and this just delivered what it promises.

Look what happens when your GoTechs-treated shoes got spilled off with water. The water is not absorbed, it just stayed on top of the surface which makes it easier to clean.

What I like about the product is that it dries up fast, in just 10-15 seconds; and it effectively adds a protective layer which makes the product looks clean and new. I love how GoTechs improves the color of my stuff, too.

Would I buy this product? Of course? Who doesn't want an instant new look to our stuff? Who doesn't want a clean and brightly colored bags and shoes?

As a Mom who is always wise when it comes to spendings, this product will help me save a lot for I no longer have to replace old shoes, bags etc; with a new one especially those for the kids, because I can instantly make them new in jus a few strokes and waves of my hands.
March 10, 2018

Artinformal opens its second gallery at The Alley

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ArtInFormal kicks-off 2018 with the opening of its second branch at The Alley at Karrivin Plaza on Feb. 15. The expansion marks the gallery's transition as it redefines its programs to distinguish Artinformal's original location in Greenhills, now referred to as AI1, from its offshoot located in Makati, AI2.

The wall at the second floor of the gallery is adorned by artworks made from wooden planks, paper and paint - Slow Painting by Brisa Amir

Tina Fernandez, Founder and Creative Director explains that both galleries will definitely offer different art experiences with AI1 showing curator-lead exhibitions and AI22 running solo shows by artists. "This makes it more exciting because AI1's viewers will be presented with angles and ideas that will make them look at the exhibition in its entirety and not only each artist's work individually," Tina explains. “In Makati, I choose the artists for the solo exhibitions. This was AI1’s original program which I am moving to Makati. Solo exhibitions will show viewers a particular artist’s current body of works and how these are presented in the context of an exhibition,” Tina continued. 

To celebrate Artinformal’s exciting new phase, Tina masterminded its rebrand, starting with the logo which was refreshed by graphic design house, Inksurge. The modified typeface in lowercase is more casual, a nod to the word “informal” and the gallery’s relaxed character. “We took inspiration on how Artinformal started where there is always a relationship between two (2) points - the artist and the gallery, the audience and the space, the collector and the curator, creative exchanges and encounters, etc., The basis of the dots was derived from the abbreviation of "ai" since it has been the vernacular to ground-zero (Artinformal in Greenhills) . The initials were dissected to create a visual cue,” explains Rex and Jois of Inksurge. 

With the Creative Director, Ms. Tina Fernandez

Jagnus Design Studio’s principal architects and co-founders, Sonny Sunga and Arnold Austria, took charge of AI1’s dazzling revamp as well as the redesign of AI2’s location, a former office at The Alley. Sonny and Arnold reined in their signature strong style in accommodation of Tina’s straightforward mandate: The art should be the star. 

To prepare the space for the required minimalist aesthetic, Sonny and Arnold knocked down walls and stripped off the wooden plank flooring. Vast planes were created, all painted a pristine white. The architects chose cement for the flooring, its texture and tone extending to an angular stairway (the solitary feature gesturing to the architects' distinctive marks) that leads to the upper exhibition halls. 

Drinks and lounge area is available at the second floor

Tina called on WE Design’s Mark Wilson for AI2 to support Arnold and Sonny’s architectural design. “We applied our usual signature, which is lighting design with high visual comfort and style, including attenuating the perimeters of the space so that proportion and volumes are accentuated,” Mark explained. 

Just like AI1, the Makati gallery has spaces for art viewing, a backroom that holds inventory, as well as rooms for entertaining. “The area for drinks and lounging is homage to the kitchen at the old Artinformal,” Mark said. “I suggested this because the volume of this space recalled, to my mind, the spatial volume of the kitchen at the old Artinformal, where everybody liked to congregate and hang out. The essence of that homage is a wall featuring five sconces made out of dinner plates and water glasses — to my mind, quintessential components of any space where food and conversation take place.” 

With a blogger friend at the facade of Artinformal's new home

Arnold and Sonny added a masterstroke in creating a façade that is both unique and yet discreet, or cohesive with AI2’s interiors. A composition of fine textures and geometrics subdued with a coat of white encapsulates the gallery’s new identity as a modern, dynamic exhibition space for contemporary art.
March 09, 2018

Giveaway : Win a Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone

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Giveaway is Sponsored By: Music Critic

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Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

This March, is running a giveaway sure to appeal to all the talented Kids of America.
The prize is a Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with built in Speaker and Disco Ball light! Big, bulky karaoke machines are a thing of the past! The KaraoKing portable wireless karaoke microphone uses Bluetooth karaoke microphone technology to connect directly to your smartphone. It’s compact and professional quality, and perfect for music-loving kids and teens of all talent levels.

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive: 

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Open To US and must be 18+ to enter Giveaway Dates ~ 3/12 9:00 AM EST through 4/4 11:59PM EST

Good luck!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.
March 09, 2018

Wear Sweat Blocking T-Shirt To Avoid & Reduce Sweating

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Sweating can be a problem for most men and women and it is a source of embarrassment for those concerned. Some people sweat more than others. There are those that easily sweat at the slightest movement. For some, excessive sweating could be a medical condition or a side effect of some drug they may be taking and usually these conditions could be reversed.

Most women who are entering the menopausal stage tend to sweat profusely and it can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing for them. Sweat soaked clothes and wet armpits causes embarrassment for many and these people are looking for ways on how to reduce sweating. Here are some of the ways people have been using to avoid or reduce heavy sweating.

Using higher-strength deodorants and antiperspirants products to blog sweat pores. You can get these over the counter. Some may worry about the long term use to clog the sweat pores that may results in serious side effects.

Wearing lightweight, breathable fabrics like cottons, or athletic clothing that are made from breathable materials. Choose clothes with a looser weave. The closer the weave, the hotter the clothes. Avoid choosing colours that show sweat easily. Always prepare an extra change of clean, dry clothes. Always carry a large cotton handkerchief to wipe off excess sweat.
Some clothing manufacturers have come up with clothes especially for sweaty people such as the “Don’t Sweat It T-Shirts”. This sweat blocking T-shirt here at Kinxteen are designed with panels in the underarms to absorb moisture and kills odour. The material used is exceptionally comfortable against the skin, and can be easily worn under the outer clothing. The T-shirts are designed for flexibility.

Avoid eating hot spicy food that will aggravate sweating. For those who have problem with sweaty smelly feet and shoes, buy breathable shoes. Remember to use feet powder to keep moisture and odour away and keep your feet dry at all times.
March 08, 2018

Davies brings you Colorgram - an Instagram paradise

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SM City North EDSA and Davies present Colorgram, a world where you not only see but also experience the power of color in new, exciting ways. Open yourself to a new dimension and discover a universe of color like you've never seen before. Celebrate and share your colorful encounters through photos. Set your mind free and get creative - this world of colors is yours to enjoy.

Colorgram features 3 colorful themes:

Shades of Gram is an Instagram paradise for your social media accounts. It is composed of colored walls, floors, art blocks, patterned corners and four uniquely beautiful mood rooms.

Balls of Color is composed of three brand new colorful ball pits that will make your feed explode. It is located at the Annex 4th Floor.

Photo : One of the three giant colorful ball pits

Color Qraze gives you a chance to win prizes by searching for the QR codes and finding out more about Colorgram.

Inside the Colorgram's Mood Rooms in SM North EDSA Atrium are four colorful themes:

What Color are You? will let you explore how the worlds of color and psychology intersect. This space is painted with Davies Megacryl Semi-gloss.

Larger than Life is inspired by the music of OK Go. Davies presents here a colorful world that's larger than life. A world of pastel fun awaits. Play with pastel colors that give soothing, friendly impression. Pastel colors are created by Davies Megacryl.

Photo : Larger than Life theme, pastel colors

Space Warp is a room to explore and learn space perception. Here you can open a world of illusion. This transformation is made possible by Davies Biofresh+ premium interior paint.

It's a Material World is a world inspired by contemporary installation art. It will challenge you to find your own creative voice in this industrialized world. This balance functionality and imagination is made with the vibrant colors of Davies roofshield and Davies Sun & Rain.
March 08, 2018

How to give your child the real happiness in life?

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Every Mom's happiness is their chidren. Mommies are happy to see their kids happy. But do you know what happiness really is according to surveys? It actually is a powerful combination of a nurturing environment and proper nutrition.

Let me share to you some tips on how to create a nurturing environment.

Hugs and kisses from mommy and daddy
Kids need a loving and nurturing environment to #GrowHappy. The right kind of love and care helps them achieve a positive emotional state of happiness. Don’t forget to give the little ones a hug and a kiss, even during simple moments like before going out for a play or before going to bed.

Play time, game time
Do you know that there’s such a thing as physical happiness? For the kids, it is all about being fit enough to play as much as they want. It is important for us, Moms to give our kids time to play and experience the fun of childhood. Teach him to ride a bike, skip rope, or the traditional games such as piko and tumbang preso! Make sure that your child gets all the happy exercise he needs to build those little muscles. Moms and Dads should join too to make it more fun!

And how do we support proper nutrition?

It all starts with the tummy!
It's in the gut where nutrients are absorbed and where the “happy hormone”, or serotonin, and immune cells are produced. With a strong tummy, our kids will surely be and will have strong immunity.

Proper nutrition is essential for the kid's growth and development. Make sure they eatthe right amount of fruits, vegetables, cereals, fish and meat. Milk is also an integral part of the child’s diet.

Give your growing child NESTOKID FOUR!
NESTOKID® FOUR is a growing up milk that helps support your child’s growing needs. It has vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients. On top of these, it has L.comfortis, a probiotic that provides gut comfort, helps strengthen immunity and support overall growth and development.

So Mommies, enjoy your happiness with your child everyday! Give your kid NESTOKID FOUR. Because a healthy child is a happy child! NESTOKID FOUR, #GROWHAPPY!

NESTOKID® FOUR is not a breastmilk substitute but a growing-up milk especially suited to healthy young children above 3 years old.
March 07, 2018

Why is it good to have a bowl of salad a day?

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Salads composed of even a few ingredients make a nutrient-rich meal. The greens alone have calcium, iron, potassium and B vitamins. Salad basics, such as tomatoes and sweet peppers are packed with antioxidants. You can't go wrong including a salad in your daily diet.

So what are the benefits of having a bowl of salad in your meal?

A bowl of salad a day helps in weight loss or in weight management because salads are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in other nutrients. Fiber helps you feel full making you eat, the remaining meal less and ultimately lose weight. 

Three times a week, I replace my usual dinner which includes a cup of rice and my favorite viand, with a bowl of my homemade or DIY salad - a mixture of fruits and veggies. It helps me maintain my weight thru the years.

Eating salad regularly helps improve skin tone. The high levels of water found in salad veggies improve hydration in our bodies, which is necessary for youthful skin tone and various basic bodily functions.

Salad keeps disease and aging at bay.
Who isn't interested in a bit more energy and vitality? Who doesn't love to be fit and young-looking?

Aside from their natural good taste and great crunchy texture alongside wonderful colors and fragrances, eating a large serving of fresh, raw vegetables each day makes a substantial contribution to disease prevention, healthy body, and youthful energy.

Pack your salads with as many other veggies or fruits as possible to get the synergetic effects. Carrots, cucumbers, different colored peppers, broccoli, peas, artichokes, strawberries, raspberries, or pears are great choices to get in different textures as well as plenty of filling fiber.

Having known all these benefits and more from a bowl of salad, we may wonder where to find the best salad especially in the Metro where it is very rare to find the freshest ingredients for a salad. 

A good salad should be fresh - not all fruits or ingredients came from a can; ripe and in season. One of the best ways to make sure that the veggies and fruits are fresh is to base on the color - green should be green, red is red, yellow must be yellow, meaning they should be bright and bold in colors. If there are other ingredients such as eggs, tuna, meat or pasta, they should not be too salty, nor sour.

I spend 4 to 5 days of my whole week in Metro Manila, so how do I find it possible to have a good salad to incorporate into my meals so I never miss my body goals? 

I go to Salad Bar. 

Salad Bar is a buffet-style counter where you can assemble your own salad plates. Salad Bar provides lettuce as a base, sliced tomatoes, assorted raw sliced vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots, and green or red bell peppers; shredded turnips, boiled baby potatoes, corn kernels, bread croutons, and fruits such as grapes, lychee, papaya, peaches, mangoes, melon, and watermelon. They also have additional food items such as cooked cold meat like tuna, boiled eggs, cooked mushrooms. Customers also have 5 dressings to choose from such as Caesar, Thousand Island, Condensed milk.

I don't usually put in much dressing because I love the natural taste of the fruits, veggies, and meat as it is; but remember salad contains so-called fat-soluble vitamins that cannot be absorbed and used by the body without the presence of some fat. 

With Salad Bar, there's no reason not to get fit and healthy everyday. They have 5 branches situated in the following areas - GT Tower Makati, PBCom Tower Makati, Zuellig Bldg Makati, Food Choices at the Glorietta 4 Makati, Robinson's Summit Ayala, and Net Quad Bldg Taguig. 

The store is actually one of the most affordable and quality salad bar I have tried in the metro. You can create your own salad for only Php30.00 per 100grams. Packing up your body with the essential daily vitamins, minerals and nutrients will never burn a hole in your pocket with the convenience offered by Salad Bar.
March 06, 2018

A new player in the real estate industry breaks ground a premiere condominium in Greenhills

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San Juan, a highly urbanized city in Metro Manila is one of the best places for investments which is why a lot of real estates have been surrounding the place.

This year, another new player in the field of real estate development will rise in Greenhills, a central area and a major business district in the city.

Real estate industry’s new entrant, Grand Taipan; breaks ground of Verano Greenhills, the company’s first and premiere residential condominium and serviced residence. 

Present during the event were (from left to right) San Juan City building official Ar. Romeo Gonzales; HBA Manila Director Ar. Norman Agleron; Grand Taipan executives; (6th from the left) Presidential Adviser on Investments Atty. Antonio A. Cablitas; Grand Taipan President Joeben Tai; Grand Taipan VP for finance Analyn Agabin; and Greenhills Brgy Chairman Alan Yam.

There are only very few lot spaces available in Greenhills which is why high rise condominiums are all over the place. Since Greenhills is a very developed barangay in San Juan and is very accessible to all types and kinds of transportation and communication including government offices, the place is great for long time investment.

Watch out for Verano Greenhills as it moves forward to its grand launching soon. It surely will unveil more exciting offers and deals that would be enticing to everyone.
March 06, 2018

Are you ready for the best Ramen in town?

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Last March 3, 2018, Hakata Ikkousha - the ramen franchise from Fukuoka, Japan- opened Ikkousha Ramen, its first Metro Manila branch; at the Upper Ground Flr. Expansion Wing of the Festival Mall Alabang, Muntinlupa City. This is the second Ikkousha branch in the Philippines (the first was in Cebu). 

Two soft opening days, during which 100 bowls of ramen were served daily, were held on the 26th and 27th of February, while 300 bowls were served on March 3rd. The core of Ikkousha’s menu is the tonkotsu ramen, also known as Hakata ramen, after the place in Fukuoka City known for this ramen style. Its defining characteristic is its tonkotsu broth, which is made by simmering pork bones for many hours. The result is a thick, creamy soup base – almost milky in its consistency and color – that is flavorful as well as rich in collagen. 

Furthermore, the noodles served in Ikkousha branches are produced in Ikkousha’s own noodle factory. Each bowl of ramen is topped with carefully seasoned and tender slices of cha-shu (braised pork). The ramen comes in several varieties: the classic tonkotsu; tonkotsu black, which has mayu (black garlic oil) for a more intense flavor; God Fire, the spicy variant that comes in four spice levels; and shio tonkotsu, which combines tonkotsu and shio (salt) broth for a lighter-bodied soup base.

Present at the long-awaited launch were the founder of the Hakata Ikkousha Ramen franchise, Kousuke Yoshimura; Ikkousha Manila owners Marivic (CEO) and Shigehiro Tomoda; Ikkousha Global international manager Suki Yiu; as well as other Ikkousha international representatives, suppliers, and members of the media.

The Southern peeps in Metro Manila are lucky enough to have Ikkousha Ramen nearby. They get an easy access to the best Ramen in town. 

For more updates, pls. visit Ikkousha FB -
March 05, 2018

Quality Motorcycle Attire And Helmet For Modern Day Bikers

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There has been much emphasis about safety protection and modern day bikers are better informed about wearing proper motorcycle gear when out riding on their bikes. Gone were the days where choices of motorcycle apparel were limited and boring.

Modern day bikers understand the importance of safety and protection, but they also care about their appearance. There is a great demand for better options and manufacturers of motorcycle clothing and gear are competing to come up with more fashionable and stylish designs with more and better options for their customers.
The most important piece of motorcycle clothing is the riding jacket. The jacket should fit the biker snugly but not overly tight because the biker will be wearing the jacket for the duration of the ride. It should not be overly loose and too comfortable. The armored motorcycle jacket should be of good fit because they are made to protect the elbows, shoulders, hips and knees.

Good quality jackets should be of waterproof materials for all weather conditions. Riding a motorcycle at night can be cold and very uncomfortable. For night riding, riders should be properly attired for the ride for their safety, comfort, and also for their health because one could easily catch a chill or a cold with the cold wind blowing on you. The modern day motorcycle jackets for men and women are specifically styled, designed, and sewed for bikers’ comfort, safety, and preference.

Another important safety gear for the bikers is the motorcycle helmet. The best protection in an accident is wearing a good quality safety helmet that fits properly. Always check the helmets for cracks if the helmet has been dropped on hard ground. Some experts recommend replacing the motorcycle helmet every five years.

Many experts recommend a motorcycle helmet should be replaced every five years. Your helmet may fit perfectly, but after a couple years of use, you may be ready for a new design. When you’re searching for biker headwear, the best place to go is where there’s always a plethora of helmets in a variety of types and styles.

There are different types of helmets to suit your riding style. There are full-face-helmets, dual sport helmets, modular helmets and many more. These days, there is a wide selection of men and women’s motorcycle helmets at online stores. Bikers can also purchase motorcycle parts and accessories from these websites. Some websites even offer free shipping for orders exceeding a certain amount.
March 04, 2018

Facts and figures about Colorectal Cancer as shared by The Medical City

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and during this month, a lot of initiatives to prevent colorectal cancer and to give people more knowledge about the disease are being conducted.

In the Philipines, The Colorectal Clinic and the Cancer Institute of The Medical City is one of those institutions which started the celebration as early as on the first day of March. Aiming to be at the forefront in the Filipinos’ fight against colorectal cancer, they are organizing activities in March to promote awareness among their physicians and patients.

In connection with this advocacy, they held a symposium titled "Colorectal Cancer Screening and Management: What, Why, and How" on March 2, 2018 at the Augusto Barcelon Auditorium of The Medical City in Mandaluyong. The symposium which was themed :"Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable" gave insights about the latest in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Here are few facts about Colorectal Cancer :

Colorectal cancer is the number one gastrointestinal cancer in the Philippines, overtaking liver cancer; the third most common cancer in the country, and the thrid most common in the world.

Just like every cancer, colorectal also starts with a polyp. If the malignant tumor or tumors grow anywhere from the colon to the rectum, then it is called colorectal cancer.

How to find out and assess if you are at risk?

1. Age
Are you 50 years old or older?
Those 50 and up have a higher risk of getting CRC, but even those under 50 can have it so an early screening is reccommended, especially for those with other risk factors.

2. Family History
Has anyone in your family had colorectal cancer?
If you have a family history of CRC, you are advised to get screened for early detection and prevention.

3. Smoking and/or alcohol
Are you a long-term smoker?
Do you consume more than 2 alcoholic beverages er day?
Excessive smoking and alcohol can destroy the gastrointestinal tract and lead to CRC.

4. Obesity
Are you overweight or obese?
If your body mass index is over and beyond your age, you are at risk.

Other risk factors include :

- history of inflammatory bowel disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stool
- Changing stool patterns
- Anemia and apetite loss

Like any other cancer, early detection which is done through proper screening is the key to prevent the disease from spreading.

For more details you may call the Colorectal Clinic at (632) 988-1000 / 988-7000 local 7789 or visit The Medical City in Ortigas Ave., Pasig City.

Visit their Facebook for updates and their webiste for more info.

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