Wednesday, August 31, 2016

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy Linden Teak Furniture PLUS 5% off Voucher

Teak  is one of the most durable wood used for making boats because of its characteristic of being resistance to elements that bring potential damage. Teak is also popular for making furniture. Compared to other woods, teak furniture are passed down for one generation to the next as a heirloom. Owning teak furniture is considered as a status symbol because it is expensive. It is also a good conversation piece.

If you are furnishing your new home or considering updating your furniture, here are 7 reasons why you should buy Linden Teak furniture:

1. Linden Teak Furniture are individually crafted.

All furniture pieces are hand made by master artisans who have at least a decade of experience. You are assured that you bring home a furniture that is meticulously made for you. Since this is not mass produced, no two pieces are exactly alike. 

2. Linden Teak Furniture are eco-friendly.

Linden Teak utilizes 100% mature teak plantation thus helps in preserving natural rain forests and natural wildlife. Teak furniture is anti-fast paced consumerism. Properly cared teak furniture can last for decades to centuries. As a matter of fact, there are intact teak artifacts found in Ban Rai, Thailand dating back to 1700.

3. Linden Teak Furniture are water submersion resilient.

Teak wood has been used in building boats for over 2,000 years. Noah's arc was believed to have been made of teak as mentioned in Genesis 6:14. The U Bein Bridge in Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar has 1086 teak pillars stretching out from the water since 1850. The Crimean warship Edwin Fox currently on dock in New Zealand has been existing since 1853.

4. Linden Teak Furniture are naturally termite proof.

Teak wood has natural oil resin that repels termites. Other hard woods also get soft when soaked with water making them susceptible to termites and decay.

5. Linden Teak Furniture are sun and rain exposure resistant.

Natural oils and resins weatherproof the teak wood. It can be utilized without adding finishing elements. Teak wood also age naturally to a pleasing silver gray color. Ancient structures such as The Royal Vimanmek Palace in Bangkok, Thailand and the Maha Waiyan Bontha Bagaya Monastery in Mandalay, Burma are made with teak wood. The former is a century old while the latter was built in 1593.

6. Linden Teak Furniture has no harsh synthetic chemicals.

Linden Teak Furniture are guaranteed with au naturel finishing. There are no varnishes and polyurethane applied that contain fumes harmful to the craftsman and get washed off outdoors. 

7. Linden Teak Furniture has 15-year service warranty.

Linden Teak Furniture offers one of the best warranties in the market. Warranty includes free labor service repair against factory defect and wear and tear of proper use. The company also has the best after-sales services.

In celebration of Linden Teak Furniture's 19th Anniversary. you are entitled to a 5% discount on all items (including promo items) bought on a cash or check basis if you print a copy of the voucher above and present to the sales manager of a Linden Teak outlet of your choice.

Only one voucher per transaction per client is allowed. The voucher is valid from September 1 - December 31, 2016. 

To know more about Linden Teak Furniture, visit


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tips To Healthy Eating While Travelling

Travelling opens you up to carefree eating. Neglecting our diet whenever we are in a new place with the desire to try out new dishes compromises our health. 

High Fat and High Carbohydrates can throw your weight off-guard and can lead to Obesity. Philippines ranked high on the list of countries with high population of obesity. Recent survey shows that 22.3% of Filipinos adults are overweight and 6.1% are obese. 

Obesity is described as a medical condition in which your body fat has accumulated to the point that it may have an adverse effect on your health. Obesity is ruled when you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) higher than 25. To find out you BMI, follow the formula of weight divided by height.

Guide To Healthy Eating While Travelling

Whether you’re on a vacation or on a business trip, the tendency to overeat is overwhelming. It might be due to environment or you are just plain voracious eater. Staying in a hotel can be challenging as well since most will offer buffet breakfast while some throws Buffet Lunch and Dinner as well.

  • It may help if you have handy snacks along the way, this will help you feel full and not binge on the buffet spread. Drinking lots of water may also help.
  • Walk as often as you can, doing so can help you burn the excess calories.
  • Make use of hotel gym to workout. Gym access are usually free.
  • Bring along resistance band on long haul flights or land transfers. 
  • ·Read a book while resting. This will take your mind off from food.

These advice might be easier said than done for most of us, but as a precaution, there are supplements that can help you in times you fall for caution less eating.

InnoGen Pharmaceuticals presents two supplements that will help in blocking excess fat and carbohydrates due to overeating. Whenever you can’t control your cravings #BeArmedwithLesofat and #ThinkLesocarb.


LesoFat (Orlistat) blocks 30% of your fat intake through pancreatic lipase inhibition, it is in pelletech capsule for a uniform distribution and is non-systemic and works only in the Gastro-Intestinal Tract (GIT). 

LesoFat comes in two forms, 120mg that is suited for obese adults and 60mg for obese teenagers. Sold at Php33.00 (120mg) and Php29.75 (60mg) in box of 20’s. It is advised to take 1 capsule of LesoFat every high fat meal.


LesoCarb is an all-natural lifestyle supplement made out of white kidney bean, It reduces the absorption of carbohydrates from food intake up to 66%, It is also non-systemic and works only in the GIT.

LesoCarb inhibits the starch digesting enzyme alpha-amylase by interfering the conversion of starch into glucose, thus, it lessens calorie absorption to the body.It is available in 500mg capsule and sold at Php14.75/cap in box of 42’s. LesoCarb should be taken in 1-2 capsule dosage every high carbohydrate meal.

LesoFat and LesoCarb are available in leading drugstores nationwide. For more information and tips, follow them on Facebook: @Lesofat and @LesoCarb


Monday, August 29, 2016

Bayad Center: Start Your Own Business For Only P60,000

Paying for household electricity, water, cable, and telephone bills is every homemaker's dilemma. The worsening traffic, higher fares, and longer queues from one payment office to another, all contribute to the hassle and stress of every paying consumers has to withstand every month. 

Every Filipino are acquainted to paying their bills at the last minute for various reasons, most can be attributed to cash flow --either they want to stretch their budget or they simply do not have the money yet. This Pinoy behavior often results to scrambling to beat the clock in order to avoid disconnection. Wouldn't it be nice if your neighborhood store can be turned into a one-stop shop for all your bills payment and loading needs? 

Fret not. Bayad Center just made our lives a lot easier. Understanding every bill payor's tiring journey, they introduced the Bayad Center Retail Machine. This will enable any small neighborhood establishment to transform into a multi-payment channel. Talk about accessibility and convenience. 

Bayad Center Retail Machine carries Meralco's seal of service and integrity to the equation, enabling you to solve all your bills payment woes. You can be assured of #TatakSigurado.

Applying for the Retail Machine franchise is just as easy. With a minimal investment of P60,000, Small and Medium businesses such as your ever reliable sari-sari stores, neighborhood carwash centers, and even PUV terminals into more than just a loading center. This gives you a much higher earning potential if that's what you're looking for. The Retail Machine franchise carries with it the use of the Bayad Center brand and system, which is already a household name for bills payment in the Philippines. 

Aside from bills payment, the Retail Machine also offers e-loading service, and soon, airline ticketing and remittance services. For more information about the franchise, contact at 09257146961 or email at  Visit their website at


Sun Life Philippines Educates Millennials For A Financially Prepared Future

The new generation of workforce, the Millennials, wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause. Such opportunity is possible when one becomes a Financial Advisor. This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as they advocate financial foresight and planning.

“Millennials are known to be slashers as they juggle a lot of things live travelling, blogging, and other passion projects on top of their regular 8-5 jobs. It sounds very aspirational but how can they sustain this in terms of time and resources?” said Sun life Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo. “With that in mind, we see that the profession of a Financial Advisor is a perfect fit for their lifestyle,” added Bernardo.

After introducing the Financial Advisor in popular culture thru its engagement with Cinema One’s Single/Single, Sun Life dishes out the #LiveBrighter Sessions. This is a series of meet-ups to show how a Financial Advisor lives up to the demands and rewards of the profession. It aims to reach more Millennials and send them the message that their dream job is just here all along.

Guided by the core values of a Sun Life Financial Advisor- caring, professional, inspiring, and winning - #LiveBrighter Sessions will give a taste of the benefits one can enjoy in choosing this particular career path. More than the chance to earn unlimited income, it also provides perks such as all-expense travel and the freedom to work with an unbridled schedule.

With more Filipinos keen on getting insurance and investment products, the possibilities for new Advisors are endless. “We need more Financial Advisors to educate Filipinos on the importance of preparing for unexpected life’s events and offer them solutions that let them have Money For Life,” explained Bernardo.

Choose to #LiveBrighter now. Register to the next #LiveBrighter Forum by visiting

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861 billion. 

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Brother P-Touch: Your Industrial Labeling Partner

Stay on top of safer, more efficient electrical and data systems
with attractive, industrial-grade labels.

Disorganized, mislabeled wires, panels, and boards can slow down an electrician, engineer, or IT professional during instances when rebooting systems as quickly as possible is critical. Creating efficient, safe, and more organized electrical and data systems is as easy as a press of a single button with the Brother P-Touch line of professional labeling machines and TZe industrial-grade tapes.

Reliable innovation

The P-Touch labeling machines are built with Brother’s unique printing technology to create labeling solutions that make a huge difference in organizing systems.

Labels can be printed vertically or continuously to wrap around cables and pipes, and with multiple lines or frames. The Auto Cutter Function allows users to create labels according to specific sizes and to reduce wasted tape.

Users can create a series of labels with automatically increasing alpha or numeric identifiers to make identifying equipment and inventory items easier. For maximum efficiency, the Brother P-Touch machines can also print multiple copies unattended while the user performs other tasks.

User-friendly software

At the core of the Brother P-Touch product range is a user-friendly software innovation that allows users to intuitively learn how to design, edit, and print professional labels in a couple of simple steps. Different fonts, drawing tools, clip art, special characters, and bar code symbols are built into the P-Touch software, allowing users to create labels that fit their organization needs right after taking the machine out of the box.

Tale of the tape

To complement the P-Touch hardware and software, Brother developed the TZe tapes to allow users to produce durable laminated labels specifically designed for extreme environments. These tapes come in a wide assortment of sizes and colors, and can withstand extreme temperatures, high pressure, and sunlight, as well as constant exposure to water, moisture, grease and other lubricants, harsh chemicals, and even industrial solvents without losing their strong adhesive properties.

The applications of this technology in the field of electrical engineering and data communications are countless—Brother TZe tapes can function as faceplates for flat surfaces, cable wraps and flags, and to create an easy-to-read patch panel labeling system. 

“We strive to deliver innovation even in the smallest aspects of personal, professional, and industrial lives,” said Glenn Hocson, Brother Philippines President. “Brother’s innovations, including the P-Touch system, truly shine in situations where details matter the most.”

To find out more about the Brother P-Touch machines and TZe industrial-grade tapes, visit or call (02) 581-9888.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Change The Way You See Happiness

While other people are very secretive with their age, I am proud and excited to be forty this September. The idea of getting old is bittersweet. It's something to celebrate because there are those who die young. It is also something that reminds me that I'm slowly inching towards pushing up daisies. 

I've been in a reflective mood every now and then. Looking back at the past decades of my life, how do I see happiness?

Happiness is my twin. We arrived on earth the same day I inhaled my first breath outside my mother's womb. As a baby I have no idea what happiness means. But I know it was something I gave my parents. Me being born made a wonderful difference in their life.

Happiness is knowing a child is waiting for you at home after a long day at work. It is the smile that greets you as you enter the door. It is the hug that says, "I miss you. I'm glad you are now home." It is the discovering of new things. It is the first word, the first step, the first vacation. 

Playtime with my siblings and cousins

As a child, happiness is creating memories with the people I love.

Growing up has changed my definition of happiness. It is being famous in school because you are either beautiful or intelligent. It means being able to do "cool stuff" with your friends. Happiness is being noticed by your crush. 

As a teenager, happiness is feeling good about myself.

University life was tough. It was when I had to prove everybody that I deserve the Accountancy Major slot I was given. Being beautiful or famous do not matter this time. Happiness means passing the qualifying exams. It means marching at the PICC after four years while crying because I am now part of the Thomasian Alumni. 

Happiness means getting hired while still reviewing for the board examination. It means climbing the corporate ladder and enjoying the perks of success.

As a career woman, happiness is being an achiever.

Getting married to my boyfriend of 12 years is one of the best things that happened in my life. Last April, we celebrated our 12 years of marriage. That's a total of twenty four years of being together. We've got our share of ups and downs. We still don't agree on a lot of things. But happiness is waking up next to this man every morning. It is the feeling of being loved in spite of my shortcomings. 

As a wife, happiness is having someone who looks beyond my imperfections.

Happiness cannot have only one definition. It is the sum of all the experiences in every phase of our life that has made us what we are today. I still have a long way to go. I want to capture every moment that will define my happiness with Huawei P9. Huawei P9’s camera is co-engineered with Leica. It has dual lenses that produces high quality photos and allow users to take amazing monochrome, slo-mo, colored, light painting photos among others. Mobile Photography has made me share in an instant snaps of my gastronomic indulgence, travels and adventures to the world through my social media accounts and my blog. 

Let's keep the positive energy flowing. Share with me a moment in your life that defines happiness. 


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Millennials: Spend or Invest?

To be young and free...

I am reaching the big 4-0 in less than a month and as I look back to my younger years I realized that I was not having as much fun as the millennials are now when I was their age. Owning a Nokia 5110 back then was already considered hi-tech. Cheap airfares and backpacking do not exist. I was already 31 years old when I first had my out of the country travel and it was very expensive. I remember spending almost P25,000 for a 4 days 3 nights Singapore trip in 2007. Probably the reason why until now I am not fond of budget airlines and accommodations for the sake of travelling. 

I was working in a bank where I used to receive a 16th month pay every year. I was an investment assistant handling time deposits and that was were most of my money went. I was lucky enough to be in a relationship with a man who is more into saving than spending. We had our own house constructed while preparing for the wedding. We had our own car (though not brand new) two years after marriage. I also planned of retiring from the corporate after working for a decade and true enough I was able to do that.

I turned my back from the corporate in 2007. I do freelance work since then. The best life altering decision I've made. Now working doesn't feel like working.  I've been to some places in the Philippines, enjoys a lot of staycations, been to Hongkong and Singapore a couple of times. The last time I was in Singapore, I stayed at Sentosa for 4 days. Oh and I still have more than enough Mabuhay Miles for a round-trip airfare.

How about you millennials, will you be enjoying the life I am enjoying now when you reach my age?

It was last June when I attended the launch of Sun Life Philippines Money for Life and it was there I learned that I can start my journey to financial independence for only P5,000 initial investment. I bought a P26,000 smartphone almost two years ago. I'm sure I can afford a P5,000 investment, right?

The Truth About Filipino Millennials

  • 8 out of 10 believe that how they spend their time is more important than how much money they make
  • 7 out of 10 think that money is the best measure of success
  • 9 out of 10 would like to own a business someday
  • 8 out of 10 enjoy owning high quality things
  • 8 out of 10 claim to budget carefully
  • 4 out of 10 like to spend their money even before they get it
  • 1 out of 3 believes that credit enables him to buy what he wants
  • 80% believe it is important to make investments now for the future
  • 87% do not have any financial investments
  • < 1% invest in shares and stocks; managed funds
  • 5 out of 10 claim that they are saving more than they used to
  • 4 out of 10 like to put their money in the banks
Nowadays, leaving the money in the bank does not give you a return compared to how it was like 10 years ago.

Truth: A P500,000 time deposit for 30 days will only earn you P215.28 today.  A decade ago, it would have earned P6,250 in 30 days.

Matteo Guidicelli belongs to the millennials generation and is one of Sun Life Philippines ambassadors alongside Piolo Pascual, Judy Ann Santos and Charo Santos-Concio. In his latest television commercial, he portrays two Matteos with different personalities. One Matteo tries to impress with his expensive gadget and a credit card while the other Matteo has a Sun Life Prosperity Card with a promise of a brighter future.

What is Sun Life Prosperity Card?

The Sun Life Prosperity Card is an investment card worth P5,000 which you can use to invest in any of the peso-denominated mutual funds managed by Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (SLAMCI) under its Sun Life Prosperity Funds. This is the first of its kind in the market and it has revolutionized mutual funds investing in the country.

Matteo says...

"It's fun to have nice material things and be on YOLO mode, but what will happen to you if all your money runs out and you have nothing saved for the long-term? Whether I'm doing sports or working on a showbiz project, I know that I need to be patient before I could see the results. Training for a competition takes time, and so does shooting a movie or recording an album. It's the same thing when you invest your money. You have to grow it long term before you can enjoy the benefits. You may have to wait a bit, but it's always, always worth it."

Managing Expenses

I've been attending Coach Aya Laraya's workshop on #Money4Life and I would like to share with you an article about Topic #2: Planning and Managing Expenses.

It's okay to have fun. It's okay to enjoy life. I don't believe in depriving myself of the things I want to buy or do. It's all a matter of balance between earning, spending and saving.

To learn more about the Sun Life Prosperity Card and how you can start investing for a brighter future, visit


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