Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Coloring your hair can be fun and exciting. It has advantages too. Trying a new shade or revitalizing natural tones can make you look and feel totally different!

Although I am not really into hair colors and hair treatments, I at least, do even for once in a while to experience something new; especially during the holidays such as Christmas and the New Year when we need to do our hair for us to look more presentable to parties and reunions.

Which is why when I got this package from Novelina during this Yuletide season, it excited me because it contains hair color in black and in crimson red shades and a hair and scalp treatment. With these, I can color and treat my hair at the comfort of my home. No need to brave heavy traffic, no need to spend lots of money plus I can do my own thing, I can be the boss and do what I really want to my hair.

Before we proceed to my product review, let us first find out what Novelina is.
Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair color, manufacturing leading brands being marketed around the world.

Novelina’s line of hair products includes Zeelke powder hair color, Zeelke cream hair color and Colorlock Shampoo – in hair color. These products come in herbal and non-herbal variants.
Novelina’s products also include Hair & Scalp Treatment and the Stellar Hair Lightening Spray.
All these are Japanese formulation manufactured using quality ingredients.

Novelina likewise recently launched its new skincare line… Your skin’s new best friend!
These are the Novelina Ultra Lightening Soap, Facial Wash, Instant Lightening Lotion, High Potency Anti-Aging Cream and the Advanced Sunscreen – SPF 80. Powered by Tres Blanche, an expertly blended skin whitener that has 10x more lightening power than Kojic Acid and Gluthatione, the master anti-oxidant. Further enriched with Snail Serum and Collagen, known for Anti-Aging and healing properties plus natural bioactives as pollution shield. There are facial masks too. Allura for Skin Lightening, Deep Sea Collagen for hydrating and moisturizing. Coenzyme Q-10 for anti-aging and Clarity for detoxifying and exfoliating.

So what's inside my Novelina bag?

The bag contains 200ml bottle of Hair and Scalp Treatment, a box of Zeelke Cream Hair Color, and a box of Zeelke Herbal Powder hair Color.

Novelina Zeelke Cream hair Color contains a bottle of cream developer, a tube of hair color in Crimson Red shade, a shampoo-conditioner sachet, a plastic head cap and a pair of plastic gloves; while the Zeelke Herbal Powder Hair Color contains a bottle of 6 grams of powder hair color in black, a hairbrush, and a plastic glove.

My hair is already color treated so I first tried the hair and scalp treatment to see how it works with mine. This product repairs and rejuvenates dry, brittle or damaged hair. This product might be perfect for my heavily damaged hair due to frequent brushing and ironing it went through when I joined a beauty pageant 2 months ago.

The cream is really thick so I need not apply too much to my hair. It effectively softened my hair after rinsing, also I did not feel heaviness although the cream is thick. I think it doesn't contain too much perfume because it is not as fragrant as the usual hair creams on the market today. I actually don't like the smell upon application but the smell did not linger to my hair after rinsing, just natural smelling hair. So if you prefer fragrant creams, this might not appeal to you but its performance is good and I will continue using it to achieve the best results.

The next product I tried is the cream hair color. I like it because it is a DIY hair color. The box is a complete set which contains a bottle of cream developer, a 60g bottle of hair color in crimson red, a 10ml shampoo-conditioner sachet, a comb with a hairbrush, a plastic head cap and a pair of plastic gloves.

It's so easy and convenient to use, I just squeezed the hair color inside the bottle of cream developer mixed it well, then I applied it to the hair using the brush. I covered the hair with the shower cap and rinsed after 30 mins. My first application failed because the color is almost unnoticeable. Maybe because the cream and the hair color wasn't mixed properly. So I shook the mixture again several times until I didn't see white cream anymore inside the bottle. I then re-apply the mixture and do everything all over again. At last, I saw a little change in the shade of the hair.

Actual application of cream hair color in crimson red

I was not satisfied with the color I obtained. I was expecting a reddish shade but it instead produced a brownish shade. But then, I actually applied only a small amount of mixture on a certain part of the hair. Maybe I could expect a more colorful shade once I applied more of the mixture to the hair. So I would suggest, if you're gonna use this product, apply ample amount of mixture onto the hair to achieve the right shade.

For the last product, which is the herbal powder hair color; I still have to find out if it works well. I still can't use it to my color treated hair so I am still looking for someone I can apply it to especially those with grey hair. But if there is one reason that would make me try this product is because it is made from natural ingredients. This herbal powder hair color must be safer, also it does not contain ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.

Ammonia is an extremely hazardous substance with an irritating smell. It is being used in hair color in order to bust through the hair cuticle to deposit color. A consequence of this action is damage to the hair cuticle that ultimately degrades the hair's structural integrity. Hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, is mixed in hair color because it is good in dyeing the hair but it makes the hair structure brittle and it strips its natural luster.

Overall, Novelina for me is a very nice brand. It is a Japanese brand - we can be sure it is safe and it undergoes clinical tests and approval for safety. These products which are almost like magic in a box, tube, or bottle can be the next big hit in the market for the convenience it gives to the customers.

Monday, December 25, 2017

The biggest and most colorful run is to take place in the country - ColorManila’s CM Paradise Run, scheduled on January 7, 2018, at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Event Grounds, in Pasay City.
Celebrities, athletes, runners pro and newbies alike, can’t wait to join the event.

Bb. Pilipinas 2017 4th Princess Zara Carbonell says, “The best part of the ColorManila experience is its ability to keep you in the moment, reminding you that it is worth celebrating. Above all, it is the warmth of everyone who joins. It definitely feels like coming home.”

While rugby player Chris Everingham of the Philippine Volcanoes says, “ I love it! It gets better and better every year! The best way to start the year!”

TV Host Sam YG, who also regularly hosts the post-New Year run says, “It’s always mas fun, pag may ka-ColorManila run.”

In a live interview for ANC, ColorManila VP Justine Cordero says, “When you start joining a ColorManila race, you go through the race route, we don’t want you to hurry up and just aim for the finish line. It’s not about that. You enjoy the journey, you enjoy each color station, you roll in the streets, we see runners do ‘color angels’ and take photos. Because these memories are going to last forever.”

CM Paradise Run includes four race distances, 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K. The experience will take runners through various color stations with palm trees, garlands and hammocks. This will be capped off with the CM Color Festival where runners will get to groove and dance to the music of the DJ, as they simultaneously throw colored powder in the air.

Runners may also take advantage of the ongoing promotions that CM Paradise Run has, such as - kids under 7 years old get to run for free, the Buy 4 Take 1 Rockstar Kit Promo and the 50% discount for OFWs.

As for the kits, runners can choose from the Deluxe Kit, Rockstar Kit, 21K Kit and the VIP Kit. Deluxe Kit, which is priced at P950, comes with a dri-fit shirt, sunglasses, race bib, color packet and finisher’s medal.

While the Rockstar Kit, priced at P1,500, comes with a dri-fit shirt, sunglasses, race bib, color packet, finisher’s medal, drawstring bag and headwear.

The 21K Kit is priced at P1,900 and comes with a singlet, sunglasses, race bib with timing tag, color packet, finisher’s medal and a finisher’s shirt.

Finally, the VIP Kit, which is priced at P2,500, comes with a dri-fit shirt, VIP sunglasses, race bib, color packet, finisher’s medal, drawstring bag, headwear, and VIP Access.

VIP Access includes the following: Access to the Premium Lounge with a changing tent, portalets, special redemption area for baggage, hydration, color packet, and medals. Also, exclusive 10% discount in all CM Merchandise. It also allows access to designated VIP parking at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

CMR5, which was held January of this year, saw a record-breaking, sold-out event with 12,000 participants joining the race. For January, they are expecting 15,000 runners.

For more information, visit at colormanila.com.


COLOR MANILA encourages everyone to run, and to illustrate to non-runners how enjoyable the sport is, we bring out the real fun in the ‘fun’ run, through a color festival. We are the paintbrushes, and You are the Paint. We carry the palette but You make your own Strokes. You become the human canvas, as we literally bring out your most energetic and happiest hue.

You are the color, the human canvas. You are the bits and pieces of this kaleidoscope. Because life is not a competition. Rather, it is a race where you run at your own pace, where you throw high-fives to people, where you carry all the colors of your experiences. We make this as the most exciting fun run ever, that you’d want to do it over and over again. We want to give you that unique kaleidoscope experience every time!
The prestigious and rare Black Diamond Award Gala Night was held last December 20, 2017 at the Shangri-La The Fort Taguig City. The award is given by Solta Medical - a global leader in the medical aesthetics market providing innovative, safe, and effective solutions for patients that enhance and expand the practice of medical aesthetics for physicians - to dermatology centers that have provided the most number of Thermage and Fraxel treatments with the highest level of client satisfaction and result.

The event was attended by the top aesthetic clinics in the country lead by Belo Medical Group, Facial Care Centre, House of Obagi, The Aivee Group, OrodermBody ADVANCED Dermatology, Bench Skin Experts together with the heavyweights in the world of Philippine dermatology. Dr. Ma. Angela Cumagun and Dr. Ma. Isabel Mangubat emphasized on the technology, efficacy, safety, and results of the Thermage CPT.

This year's Black Diamond Award was again bagged by no other than the Belo Medical Group. Lead by their ever hardworking and passionate President, Dra. Vicki Belo, they humbly accepted the award and promised to continue making a beautiful Philippines one person at a time.

Other recipients were the following:

1st Runner UP, Facial Care Centre with Dr. Shirley Valdez
2nd Runner UP, House of Obagi with Dr. Stephen Lacson
3rd Runner Up, The Aivee Group with Ms. Erin Menk
4th Runner Up, OroDERMBody ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY with Neil Oropeza

Dr. Belo was escorted by her spouse Dr. Hayden Kho. Some of Belo Medical's ambassadors were also present  in the event in their stunning outfits - Congresswoman Lucy Torres - Gomez with daughter Juliana, Christian Bautista, Donita Rose, Grae Fernandez and Tom Rodriguez.

Mr. Chris Cachuela, Marketing Head of Bausch+Lomb Philippines and Senior Sales Manager of Solta Medical, is very excited to bring Solta Medical devices closer to more patients. Solta offers six aesthetic energy devices to address a range of issues, including skin resurfacing and rejuvenation with Fraxel® and Clear + Brilliant® laser systems, body contouring, fat reduction, and skin tightening, Liposonix® ultrasound systems, and Thermage® radio frequency system, and acne reduction with Isolaz® IPL system.

As the innovator and leader in fractional laser technology, Fraxel delivers minimally invasive clinical solutions to resurface aging and sun damaged skin. Using similar fractional laser technology, Clear + Brilliant is a unique, cost-effective treatment to prevent and improve the early signs of photoaging.

Thank you, Solta Medical for bringing to the Philippines the latest and the most effective in dermatology and aesthetics

For body contouring, Liposonix is a non-surgical treatment to reduce waist circumference with advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to permanently destroy targeted fat beneath the skin. Thermage is an innovative, non-invasive radiofrequency procedure for smoothing and contouring skin.

Isolaz was the first light-based system indicated for the treatment of acne, comedonal acne, pustular acne, and mild-to-moderate inflammatory acne. More than two million procedures have been performed with Solta Medical's portfolio of products around the world.

For more information about Solta Medical, please visit http://www.solta.com

Thursday, December 21, 2017

It's Christmas, the happiest time of the year! It's the season to be jolly and worry-free; as Safeguard, the nation’s leading soap that stands for germ-protection; sets the tune for a healthy Christmas celebration with the newest hand-washing music video, “Five Hugas ng Krismas.”

Featuring the charming voice of local celebrity and “Pambansang Bae” Alden Richards, the music video stresses the importance of having clean hands this Yuletide season through a colorful and energetic finger-tutting choreography set to a classic Christmas melody. This is Safeguard’s creative response to an alarming discovery from the first Philippine Handwashing Index (PHI), with results showing that most Filipinos do not wash their hands regularly and diligently. PHI is a breakthrough study commissioned by Safeguard to have a closer look at the hand-washing habits of Filipinos.

The message of the music video is simple yet impactful: “Ang bawat hugas, dapat Safeguard hugas”. This means only trusting the best when it comes to germ-protection, by simply following these five non-negotiables on when to wash your hands: before mag-mano, after banyo, before kumain, after playing, and before mag-bonding.

“A joyful Christmas is a Christmas that is spent with family and friends – happy and worry-free. A lot of us take hand-washing for granted, and since is it a good way to prevent illnesses, it’s important to remind the people to continuously wash their hands the Safeguard way,” says Alden Richards.

Director Sid Maderazo and Assistant Director Manman Angsico, a veteran theater actor and vocal coach, are the masterminds behind the creative execution of the “Five Hugas ng Krismas” music video. In it, the finger-tutting choreography features five hands that represent the five points of the star – reminiscent of the Filipino Christmas parol. For the background, sliding panels and creative props help depict the different times one should remember to wash their hands, specifically during those festive moments that define a Filipino Christmas. From bonding with the family over karaoke, to digging in on the delicious spread of local rice cakes, the music video is a fun and creative way to create awareness about the value of hand-washing.

“Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most challenging. The intention was to shoot the scenes seamlessly with live moving backgrounds. The easy route was to use green screen, but where’s the fun in that? It was all about great team work from everyone involved, and in the goal of sharing about an advocacy worth sharing to kids and the young-at-heart alike,” shares Director Sid Maderazo.

Clean hands for every Filipino

Through the Five Hugas ng Krismas music video, Safeguard aims to address the serious problem with the poor hand-washing habits of Filipinos, which was uncovered by the first Philippine Handwashing Index. The study found that seven out of ten Filipinos claim to wash their hands with soap after using a public toilet, but only two really do. To add, only water is being used when hand-washing by 60% of women before cooking, and 40% of women before feeding their kids.

Children are the most prone to sickness, yet 66% of Filipinos have noticed or witnessed children not washing hands after using the toilet, and 40% of Filipinos do not wash their hands before touching young children.

“The results of the Philippine Handwashing Index prompted Safeguard to come up with a creative solution to keep hand-washing a top-of-mind habit in every home. Through “Five Hugas ng Krismas”, we want to work together to instill proper hand-washing habits in time of the holiday season, where Filipinos touch and are in frequent contact with relatives and friends,” explains Jia Salindong-Du, Safeguard Philippines Brand Manager.

For over five decades, Safeguard has been a dedicated hand-washing advocate, promoting proper hand-washing habits with a wide range of antibacterial soaps that provide family protection against germs for up to 24 hours.

Watch and share the Five Hugas ng Krismas music video to spread awareness about the proper handwashing habits this season of joy. Click this link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaExAK84IYk
Home 168 Manila, a subsidiary, is the pioneer of dormitories made with recycled container vans in Manila. Today, they soft-launched accommodations and services to deliver affordable and structurally sound housing and amenities to their tenants.

According to Home 168 Management, there are different social classes for people. Class A, B, C, D and E. The class A and B usually buy condos for themselves. We want to target the class C and below because our accommodation has a higher quality, living standard than what they normally go through every day.

Located in the center of Manila, close to transportation hubs and landmarks. Home 168 has chosen a strategic position for its tenants to be close to the places that matter to them the most. May it be their school, work, business, etc. Also, being close to commercial areas, gives them plenty of options for their basic needs such as laundry shops, convenience stores, computer shops, supermarkets and many more.

Home 168 Manila welcomes you with its Colorful, Convenient, Comfortable, Clean and Cozy dormitory spaces for as low as PHP 2,800/month. Upgrade your life by moving into the fun and safe Home 168 Manila community now. Home 168 Manila offers:
- More than 500 bed spaces for tenants
- Free mineral water
- Free electricity and water
- Free 100 Mbps WiFi
- Spacious outdoor amphitheater style work, study and charging station
- 24/7 Security with stationed Security Guards and 8-channel CCTV on all key areas of the dormitory compound
- Private lockers
- 2-Storey Bath Room Facility with 56 shower rooms, 48 toilet with bidet, 8 washing area and 8 Urinals
- Free Breakfast from Mondays to Fridays
- Free Cinema on Weekends

It can be really traffic in Manila during rush hour, especially in the Christmas season. “Manila dwellers spend the third longest average time in Asia; being stuck in traffic every day at 66 minutes,” as stated in an article at The Philippine Star.

Home 168 Manila also makes it easier for students to study; and employees to work in Manila. Reducing the need for them to go through the daily grind of commuting. Tenants may choose to unwind and relax at its unique outdoor yet roofed amphitheater.

Customers who have reserved prior to the opening dates, may now move in to their desired units. Not only that, but the first 50 people who book for 9 people, will be able to book an additional person free of charge.

About Home 168 Manila: is a 1332 sq. m project of Home 168 Manila in Malate, Manila. Established in December 18, 2017. Home 168 Manila wants to bring affordable accommodation and reliable services to the basic needs of employees and students.

Follow their social media accounts at https://www.facebook.com/manilahome168/ and http://www.home168manila.com.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Established in 2009, Jen1ne Distributor Incorporated is one of the leading musical instrument distributors in the Philippines. They are responsible for establishing D&D Custom Guitars among others which, in only a few years’ time, has risen to become one of the leading guitar brands in the Philippines. (http://billboard.ph/dd-custom-guitars-make-signature-axeslocal-guitar-heroes/)

Jen1ne official logo, established 2009

Jen1ne Distributor Inc’s goal is to provide Filipinos with quality instruments while still resting in an affordable price range. The company continuously works with local artists such as Barbie Almalbis, Manuel Legarda, Raymund Marasigan and the like to be able to produce engaging products and effective marketing activations. Recently, Jen1ne Distributor Incorporated, aside from catering to its dealers nationwide, has also opened its first pilot branch in Glorietta and has been followed up with a flagship store in SM Mall of Asia.

Barbie Musical Instruments is one of their latest offering in the market today :

Electric Guitar Php6900
Acoustic Guitar Php5500
Ukelele Php3300
Drumset Php8980

Student discounts: 10%off just present your kid's school I.D
Barbie Musical Instrument available at D&D Guitars in SM Mall of Asia


violet Barbie bag


pink Barbie drumset

white Barbie bag


Mober, an all-Filipino app was recently launched with Piolo "Papa P." Pascual, one of the hottest and most loved actors of today, as its brand ambassador. 

But if you think that's the only reason to love the app, well there's actually more...

1. It offers on-demand, same-day delivery service

Everyone loves instant gratification. Flick the switch to turn on the lights. Press a button on a remote to turn on the TV, press a number to call people you like. It’s the same thing with buying stuff like appliances. But using them immediately, well, you have to wait. Mober solves that problem.. With Mober, you don’t have to wait for a couple of days to inspect your freshly-bought items. With one click, your stuff will be delivered to your doorstep. Talk about solutions.

2. Stay relaxed and say goodbye to traffic

Here’s a good one. Have you tried moving all of your heavy stuff but you’re stuck in traffic? Sucks right? Not only is the heavy traffic soul-sucking, it will drive you insane worrying about your stuff. Well, worry no more. Mober got you covered. You don’t have to take a number of drives and be stuck in traffic just to bring your stuff from one place to another. You can still attend to other matters and let the traffic jam pass - hassle-free. Bye-bye, EDSA battle.

3. Mober knows that trust is earned

In this day and age, people do get trust issues. Being lied to or not getting your deliveries on time or at worst, not getting your stuff at all.

Mober guarantees safe delivery. It is being trusted by its users and van partners because of its partners including big brands like SM and Robinsons. Transparent pricing? Check! Once you book through the app, it automatically shows the price. Plus you can track the driver’s location with its GPS tracking device that will help you make sure that he’s paving the correct way to deliver your things safely at the right place. You can even buzz a message or make a call to the driver for better coordination.

4. It values time as much as you do

The most precious thing for us is time. It’s something we could never have enough. If you live a busy life (just like the rest of us), then there is a list of duties and responsibilities everyday and we only have less than 24 hours to accomplish them all. With the help of Mober, it can help you save time and become more productive. Shop for new furniture and afterwards, meet your old friend for coffee? Possible. You will be able to do a lot of stuff on your to-do list, courtesy of this mobile app.

5. It offers pet shuttle service

Everyone loves pets (if you don’t, then too bad for you, you’re missing out on a lot of unconditional love). Mober loves pets as well. If you’re worried about bringing home your favorite pet, well Mober can take care of transporting them. You can do your chores while you’re just waiting for your awesome pet companion to arrive. Mober can even take your doggy to his monthly grooming session, safe and sound. How cute is that?

Mober is currently available on App Store and Google Play. You can also book through their website mober.delivery and hotline number 0917 109 3333.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A festive outfit...
A fancy gift wrapped for your “monito” or “monita”... 
All is set, what’s left undone is a party season-perfect hairstyle...

The fresh out of the shower look can be seductive yet temporary. Blame it on the tropical climate, it can spoil your appearance, besides making you feel sweaty and stale. The heat and humidity brought about by extreme weather condition, likewise, dries out the locks easily and make it more fragile.

Adding damage to your delicate strands are the chemical contents of various products on hand. From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardize the natural oil and luster of your mane.

Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is on the plate. Your diet must have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful about what you take in, thinking that it’s also what you feed your ‘do.

Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it easy, let your hair down and party all night long. 

In this time of gratitude, NOVUHAIR makes everyday “a good hair day” for its valued patrons like you with its Christmas and Year-End Promo. Get an extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo 200 ml. worth P1,040 for FREE if you buy a NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack at participating WATSONS stores nationwide (DOH-FDA CCRR Permit No.: 967 s. 2017).

Packed with 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils, and co-factor nutrients—NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall malady but also aids in stimulating hair growth. NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation. It is clinically-tested and proven safe and effective.

Opt for the best with this Christmas and Year-End promo. Whether it’s a luxury gift for your loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat for you, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep you party-ready this Holiday season, while providing you with the ultimate styling result.

For inquiries, please call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. You may also visit www.novuhair.com or Novuhair’s Facebook page – Novuhair Official.
Established in 1920, Co Ban Kiat Hardware Incorporated is one of the few pioneering hardware businesses in the Philippines which has withstood the test of time. It all started when the family patriarch Mr. Cobankiat opened a store in the heart of the Manila Chinatown under the name of Co Ban Kiat Hardware. Business resumed after World War II but it was not until after three years later, in 1948, that the company recovered. The new CBK building was constructed on the very same spot where it stood before the war.

Co Ban Kiat Hardware Inc. (CBKHI), also known as the “House of Improvements”, has been the forefront of home building supplies. From selling nails and iron wires as their main products, CBKHI has evolved and is now considered as one of the country’s leading suppliers of the top-of-the-line hardware materials.

Driven by excellence, CBKHI initiated the retail concept for hardware stores in the country by putting up the Hardware Workshop Store.

To cater to the growing demand for industrial and construction industries, CBKHI transformed itself by providing corporations with tangible solutions to address their primary concerns on safety and quality.

This also paved the way for the birth of Coby’s Design Center in Edsa Shangri La in 1996. This specialty store offers a wide array of products that showcase versatility and Innovativeness to suit the discriminating tastes of the modern Filipino.

In 1997, Mr. Johnny Cobankiat took the advantage in bringing a franchise of Ace Hardware USA in the country with Cobankiat Hardware as one of its suppliers. In time, CBKHI expanded its distribution channel and is now considered as one of the leading suppliers in all major retail or home improvement stores in the country.

With its nearly a century’s excellence and guided by its vision to be the largest network supplier of the biggest brands in the world in the hardware industry, CBKHI resolves to work at sourcing the best products to supply its customers anytime and every time.

Brands We Carry

Some of Our Retail Partners

 Some of Our Completed Projects

Some of Our Clients in Industrial Sector

To know more about our products and services, please visit our website www.cbkhardware.com or follow our Facebook account www.facebook.com/cbkhardware.

#CBKHardware #CBK #HardwarePh

Monday, December 18, 2017

Do you know that there is a way for us to give while enjoying online shopping?

Early this year AttiGO, a new online shopping site in the country and World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF), an international children's charity, partnered to create a platform where shopping could also be giving. A weird partnership for AttiGO is the country's newest online shop while the latter's support community programs aimed at improving the lives of over 20,000 children and 16 million people in 33 provinces and 44 cities in the Philippines. An unusual pairing yet it turned to be a good one.

The partnership created a voucher the code "WorldVisio60th". This code gives shoppers discount on AttiGO products and part of the proceeds goes to WVDF. It gives opportunity to AttiGO's customers to help raise funds for a child's schooling and provide sustainable livelihood to sponsored families while shopping on the online platform. Furthermore, a customer can donate an additional amount to his or her charity of choice.

So as the saying goes, "It's better to give than to receive." For the holiday season, a part of the proceeds with the voucher code "WorldVision60th" is used, will help the WVDF raise funds for them to give Noche Buena packages to their partner communities. As they do their Christmas shopping on AttiGO, they are also helping bring the joy of Christmas to different families. You don't only get discount on your items, a reliable and fast delivery, but you also get to help support the different community programs of the World Vision.

Bring back the real meaning of the season. It is indeed better to give during the holiday season.

Use this code and get Discount on AttiGO Products and support a Noche Buena Pack for families:
"WorldVision60th" www.attigo.com.ph
A unique benefit concert organized by Coca-Cola Philippines brought thousands of teens together to help rebuild Marawi. The event celebrated the Filipinos’ love for music as it empowered the youth to move as one creative force for a great endeavor.

At the Coke Studio Live: Bringing Music Back to Marawi held on December 9 at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds, many of the attendees showed their support by bringing empty Coca-Cola PET bottles for a recycling drive that would help contribute in the construction of a Little Red Schoolhouse for Marawi kids. Coca-Cola Philippines committed to build a Little Red Schoolhouse as part of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s (PDRF) United4Marawi campaign.

Coke Studio brings together talented OPM artists and, the Filipino youth in a one-of-a-kind benefit concert to rebuild and bring music back to Marawi.

“This is our way of showing support and solidarity with the Filipino people – to be able to contribute in the rebuilding process. Music is one of the things that threads through every person, regardless of age, religion, culture, and socio-economic bracket,” said Stephan Czypionka, Marketing Director of Coca-Cola Philippines. “We are committed to help the communities that we serve, especially in times like these that we have to come together to rebuild not just the physical structures, but most importantly, the lives of the people.”

“We are committed in helping rebuild Marawi and the communities impacted by this conflict. In partnership with relevant government agencies, we in the private sector will be bringing our sustainability initiatives to the area,” said Jonah de Lumen-Pernia, Public Affairs and Communications Director of Coca-Cola Philippines. “Our 5by20 entrepreneurship programs will be provided for the spouses of soldiers deployed in Marawi, while water systems will also be installed in the communities. We’ll also build a Little Red Schoolhouse.”

Bringing music back to Marawi

It was a night filled with music and hope as Coke Studio artists including The Ransom Collective, Gab and John of Urbandub, Abra, Gracenote, Moonstar88, Autotelic, Ebe Dancel, Franco, Reese Lansangan, BP Valenzuela and Sandwich, Noel Cabangon, and Curtismith shared their voices and talents for Marawi. Their amazing performances included renditions of Christmas favorites as well as their groundbreaking collaborations.

Franco Reyes, vocalist of Franco, rocking out at the Coke Studio Benefit Concert for Marawi at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

To further involve the youth in the advocacy, Coca-Cola also selected artists from the top UAAP schools: SLTO of University of the Philippines Diliman, PAPA PETA of University of Santo Tomas, The Cohens of Ateneo de Manila University, and Matt Junasio of De La Salle University to perform an original collaboration piece. Other artists from different universities were also present to entertain the crowd in the pocket stage at the Tunebayan area.

The vocalist of UP’s STLO belts out the lines of the university bands’ special composition for the people of Marawi.

Aside from the upbeat performances, there were also several emotional moments. Coke Studio artists Noel Cabangon and Curtismith led the audience in observing a few minutes of silence as they offered a prayer for the victims of Marawi. Afterwards, they both sang the empowering lyrics of their collaboration “Payong Kaibigan”. There was also a special group performance where the Coke Studio artists all sang “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful” to inspire unity in supporting the Maranaos especially this Christmas season.

The youth donate their empty bottles to help fund the construction of a Little Red Schoolhouse for Marawi children.

During the event, attendees enjoyed exciting activities like singing along to their favorite tunes at the Coke Studio Canraoke and receiving personalized Coke bottles with their names in the labels at the Coke Jukebox. There was even a Christmas food fair and bazaar where guests feasted on good food, best paired with a refreshing drink.

Overall, it was a great night worthy of its even greater advocacy which showed just how music truly unites and inspires Filipinos to come together.
With Makati Commercial Estate Association's (MaCEA) vision of a greener, refreshed city, they recently unveiled the new landscapes of Legazpi Active Park and Washington Sycip Park. After seven months of reconstruction, two of the most iconic parks in the country's premier business district have been transformed into spaces where nature and art converge.

The park redevelopment is part of MaCEA’s larger commitment to its greening projects and to improve pedestrian friendliness in Makati. Vibrant and relaxing, an assortment of Philippine trees has been preserved to provide a soothing green surrounding with fresh air. These include Narra, Bagras, Mahogany, Acacia and more. Sculptures by notable Filipino visual artist Impy Pilapil add an artistic charm to the scene.

Notable words of wisdom and motivation by Washington SyCip, the business icon whom the park was named after, provide inspirations to parkgoers. Other park features include a pond with koi, jogging paths, an amphitheater, clean restrooms, and pavilions where transients and office workers can relax and destress after a hectic day. Park entrances and exits were added to provide access along natural pedestrian paths.

"The redevelopment of the Legazpi Active Park and the Washington Sycip Park is part of our bigger initiative, which is to revitalize the Makati CBD. Along with the greening projects is the commitment to enhance walkability, upgrade infrastructures and sidewalks, as well as increase security features in Makati CBD,” says Mr. David L. Balangue – President and Chairman of MaCEA.

As a primary mover of the city’s development, MaCEA is taking active steps with a set of redevelopment projects in store to keep the district resilient and relevant.

Together with the renewal of Legazpi Active Park and Washington SyCip Park, MaCEA has accomplished a long list of greening projects in order to provide its community and its guests a wider breathing space that can complement the distinct Makati vibe. Some of their recent projects included the installation of the green patios and the Amorsolo Greenwall, as well as the landscape improvements.

“A sense of community spirit in Makati is being strengthened with better venues for community events, art exhibits, and general public services such as dental and medical missions of Brgy. San Lorenzo ” adds Arch. William V. Coscolluela – Vice President and Chairman of Special Projects Committee of MaCEA.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Music is a powerful unifying force. It brings people together across boundaries of geography, background, religion, and culture.  And who needs music now more than anyone but the people of Marawi?

Once again, music will be heard in the streets of Marawi City and in the hearts of Maranaos as the government and members of the private sector work hand-in-hand to rebuild the city, its communities, and homes. In support of various efforts, Coca-Cola Philippines, through Coke Studio, spearheaded a hydration drive in evacuation camps, including the Maria Cristina Evacuation Camp, Buruun Gym, Sta. Elena Evacuation Camp and Saguiaran Gym, where around 5,000 Maranaos are sheltered.

Each family received various Coca-Cola products, including three 6-liter bottles of Wilkins Distilled water, and Coca-Cola shirts, while young local musicians sang OPM hits for the crowd. Customer partner Shakey’s also provided snacks for the evacuees.

The evacuation center in Saguiaran, which has one of the biggest concentrations of Maranaos, hosted a mini-concert featuring a Coke Studio bands The Ransom Collective and Franco. They sang their own songs and distributed hydration kits to the evacuees.

“This is our way of showing support and solidarity with the Filipino people – to be able to contribute in the rebuilding process. Music is one of the things that threads through every person, regardless of age, religion, culture, and socio-economic bracket,” said Stephan Czypionka, Marketing Director of Coca-Cola Philippines. “We are committed to help the communities that we serve, especially in times like these that we have to come together to rebuild not just the physical structures, but most importantly, the lives of the people.”

Coke Studio was launched early this year and successfully changed the OPM landscape with its creative collaborations with various artists. It also served as a platform for teens and young adults to come together, drawn by their common love for music.

The Filipino youth is also coming together to help rebuild Marawi, driven by their passion for music. A benefit concert at the Mall of Asia concert grounds, and a recyclables collection drive are just some of the fund-raising initiatives to build schoolhouses through the Little Red Schoolhouse program implemented by the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines.

The construction of a school building is part of the commitment of Coca-Cola Philippines through the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation’s (PDRF) United4Marawi campaign. The Company also joined the PDRF in a three-day medical mission for the evacuees in Iligan City. Volunteer health care professionals provided check-ups, surgical procedures, and psychiatric intervention to the evacuees.

The Company also provided for the daily hydration needs of the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines stationed in Mindanao.

“We are committed in helping rebuild Marawi and the communities impacted by this conflict. In partnership with relevant government agencies, we in the private sector will be bringing our sustainability initiatives to the area,” said Jonah de Lumen-Pernia, Public Affairs and Communications Director of Coca-Cola Philippines. “Our 5by20 entrepreneurship programs will be provided for the spouses of soldiers deployed in Marawi, while water systems will also be installed in the communities. We’ll also build a Little Red Schoolhouse.”

Coke Studio staged a benefit concert for the rehabilitation of Marawi on Saturday, December 9th, at the MOA Concert Grounds. Coke Studio artists such as Abra, Gab and John of Urbandub, The Ransom Collective, Gracenote, Moonstar88, Autotelic, Ebe Dancel, Franco, Reese Lansangan, BP Valenzuela, Sandwich, Noel Cabangon, and Curtismith, joined various school bands for the benefit concert. A collection drive of PET bottles was done on site to help raise funds.

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I firmly believe that every child is creative. At their young age, they have a lot in mind, their brain is full of ideas waiting to be unleashed. I, as a parent, know very well that it is my responsibility to support their creative side. It's part of properly nurturing and raising my kids so that they will be better citizens of this world one day.

As much as I wanted to provide them the tools to let their creative juices flowing, I would also want to make sure of their safety of course - it's every Mom's priority when it comes to taking care of the family. I came along with a lot of crayons, paints, watercolors and the likes being sold in the market today but every product comes with cons. Some smell bad, others easily dry up, some fades easily and many other factors that instead of producing creative works, create disappointments for my kids.

Until I found KwikStix paints and MagicStix markers one day while searching for art materials that my kids will use for their projects in school. Kwik Stix Thin Stix caught my attention because it is allergen and gluten free and Magic Stix is non-toxic and has no odor. Those characteristics show that even my little boy who is only 3 years old can use the products, without me sacrificing their safety for the sake of arts and learning.

Nut oils and eggs which are common ingredients in art supplies are allergens. Gluten, on the other hand, is also another ingredient that is common to thicken art supplies that may harm those people who are gluten sensitive. Our little ones are notorious for putting anything inside their mouth and without proper examination of the ingredients our art materials are made of, we might be putting them into serious trouble.

So let me share with you how convenient, safe and fun these new-found products are.

Magic Stix packaging contains 12 non-toxic washable markers. Each marker has vented safety cap and produces bright bold colors. The markers are odorless and what makes Magic Stix different from other markers is that it doesn't easily dry out. You can leave it with the cap off for 7 days but it will not dry out. That makes Magic Stix a very practical and convenient choice. Our kids when they started to do arts and crafts are often careless and they forget to return the cap of the markers which lessen the quality of the color the markers produced. With Magic Stix they can always be careless and just let their imagination flow with their artworks.

My daughter enjoyed using the Magic Stix so much for her scrapbook - a school project. She was happy to mix and match those bright colors produced by the markers and she did not encounter any irritating smell, which made her activity easier and a lot of fun.

Kwik Stix packaging, on the other hand has 24 solid tempera paint sticks inside. It also produces bright vibrant colors on paper, posters, wood and a lot more types of surfaces. It's so easy to use as you just have to uncap, twist and paint. Unlike the traditional paint, it doesn't need a brush or some water and it dries almost instantly. It is also washable so Moms, will not worry even if it touches kids' clothes.

We tried using Kwik Stix on wood and it was so surprising because it really produced vibrant colors. Just a tip to those who will use the paint sticks on wood, make sure to use smoother wood surfaces for better quality of your work.

We also used Kwik Stix on canvass and it was so easy to use. It's mess-free and so user-friendly.

I even let my 3-year-old son use the art materials with his friends, they are safe anyway.

I must say that these are state-of-the-art products. Here in the Philippines, it is very rare that Moms will see art materials as safe and as good quality as the Kwik Stix and Magic Stix. With these innovative products, I'm sure a lot of Moms out there will have a worry-free and stress-free time for supporting their child's creativity and passion for the arts and crafts. We are now using both products during our bonding moments as we are a family who loves to be creative in a safer way at all times.

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