Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Brother Christmas Gift Suggestions For The Family



This Christmas, give your loved ones the most useful presents they could ever receive with these gift suggestions from Brother International Philippines Corp. (Brother PH), a leader in home and business IT peripherals.

Brother’s reliable, high-quality multi-function printers, scanners, fax machines, mobile solutions, labellers, and sewing machines are preferred by homes and businesses around the world.

Multi-function printer for your hardworking dad


Your father will surely appreciate receiving the Brother MFC-L2740DW wireless monochrome laser Multi-Function Centre (MFC), as it will enable him to print office documents and even online personal reading materials in the comforts of home. With the MFC-L2740DW, he can print as fast as 30 pages per minute, and enjoy cost saving features like duplex (two-sided) printing and high-yield (up to 2,600 pages) toner. He can also choose from a range of connectivity options like Wi-Fi direct and web connect, and print or scan wirelessly from mobile devices via Brother’s free app.

Easy-to-use sewing machine for your thoughtful mom


Help your mom rekindle her passion for sewing and make the loveliest sewn masterpieces this holiday with the Brother JS-1410 Sewing Machine. All the basic features she will need are packed in this compact and lightweight model – automatic buttonhole, 14 decorative and quilting built-in stitches, twin needle, top load bobbin, and LED sewing light. With this sewing machine, she can make or repurpose dresses for every family member, as well as make gifts to relatives and friends this Christmas.

Low cost printer for your studious brother


Help your brother excel in school or at work with the professional quality printing of Brother DCP-T500W Refill Tank System Multi-Function Center with wireless LAN and mobile printing capabilities. With this machine, he can look forward to maximizing productivity as he prints as fast as 11 ppm for mono and 6 ppm for colored, with print resolution of up to 1,200 X 600 dpi. What’s more, he will also enjoy low running cost with exceedingly affordable ultra-high 6000 page-yield ink bottles that allow users to replace only the colors they need.

Scan N Cut machine for your artistic big sister


Help your sister harness her creativity to limitless possibilities when making artsy projects, personal stuff and home-made presents with the Brother ScanNCut CM700, the world´s first cutting machine with a built-in 300dpi scanner with RGB recognition. CM700 has 600 built-in designs and a generous 12” x 24” scanning and cutting area. Scan any image or sketch, then precisely cut the shapes or outlines – without design cartridges or computer, and be able to save the design in your computer given its wireless capability.

Hello Kitty labeller for your fun-loving little sister


Free your sister from the hassle of labelling her things by hand using messy markers and let her enjoy instead having neatly labelled things with the Brother PT-D200KT Hello Kitty labelling machine. The machine can easily and quickly create labels using built-in fonts, symbols and frames on durable and high quality Brother TZE standard laminated tapes. With this, your little sister can easily and quickly label her school and kikay stuff in a more sophisticated way. What’s more, the labeller comes in a beautifully designed package with Hello Kitty patterns she’ll be proud to carry around.

For more product details, visit brother.com.ph or call (02) 581-9888.


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Monday, December 05, 2016

Join Me On A Foodie Trip at Valero Eat Street This December 6



Hey foodies! How about spending your Tuesday at Valero Eat Street from 11 am to 10 pm and just eat, eat and eat! I'll be there as early as 11am and I hope to bump into you.

Whet your appetite with selected must-tries: 

SNACK ATTACK

Kimori’s Temaki
Serbesa MNL’s Pollo Gambas Tostadas
Bao.mnl’s Bao’s On Crack
Pizza Morena’s Anchovies and Olives Pizza
Babci Kuchnia’s Beef, Vegetables, and Cheese Pierogi
Naughty Nachos’ Nacho Spam Fries
Eggcetera’s Eggs Benedict
Taco Vengo’s Slow-Cooked Lamb Taco


FEAST FEST

Pink Pandas Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Crisp on 28ths Flaked Beef Salpicao
The Belly Good Roast Beefs Roast Beef Kimchi Rice
Billy Bob’s Smoke Yards Smoked Pork Ribs
Pepi Cubanos Classic Cuban
Crunchy Crabs Soft Shell Crab Burger
Banh Nams Roast Pork Banh Mi
Rafik Shawarma’s Wagyu Beef Shawarma Rice
Kapokes Hawaiian Poke Salmon Bowl


 SWEET ENDINGS

Sugar Babies Desserts Costra Dulce
St. Hales Torched Cookie Sandwich
Streetside Baker’s Japanese Cotton Cheesecake
Symphony Of FlavorsLeche Flan Cheesecake


THIRST QUENCHERS

Type As Iced Black with Orange Cold Brew Coffee
Earthquake Chicken & Shakes’ Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake Shake
Serbesa MNLs The Prince Of Peach Cocktail
Pink Panda and Crisp on 28ths Signature Mixes


CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Native Gourmets Chocolate Tablea, Champorado Blend, and Sukang Iloko
Staple SpicesIndian Masala Organic Sea Salt
Little Farmers Coffees Premium Cordillera Coffee Beans
Symphony Of FlavorsSalted Egg Chips
Pizza Morenas Hot & Wild Honey
Type As Xmas Carrier


Hungry yet? Mark your calendars and feast with us this December 6 at the public atrium of Signa Designer Residences, Valero corner Rufino Streets, Makati City.

This event is brought to you by Ampersand Collective, The Fat Kid Inside, Mothership F&B, and Robinsons Residences with sponsors McCormick Phils. and Globe Broadband and media partners ClickTheCity.com, Fork Spoon Manila, ABS-CBN Lifestyle, Marketa, What To Eat Ph, WhenInManila.com, What’s To Love Ph, and Zomato.

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Give The Gift of Health This Season With BeWell-C



In our haste to come up with the best Christmas gift this season, we tend to forget that every person’s well-being will always be on top of the list, thus, a gift of wellness is something that will be well-received.

Around the globe, holidays means parties everywhere which also equates to frequent sleep deprivation not to mention increased alcohol intake for some and the bad effects of second hand smoke for others. All these factors contribute to lower immune system and this might not be a good match for the holidays.

Bewell-C has got your back covered as it contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity. Bewell-C is a non-acidic vitamin C supplement that boosts the immune system to fight against various health conditions. 

Great for kids

Bewell-C is made of encapsulated powder which can be extracted and mixed with juices. Most parents nowadays do this, especially in the event that their kids are suffering from weak immune system.

Sodium ascorbate is effective in alleviating coughs and colds in children and can be given 3x a day as opposed to the acidity of a regular vitamin C.

Excellent for adults 

Sodium Ascorbate promotes healthy cell development which helps active individuals in terms of sports related injuries as it plays a major role in collagen synthesis and help form bonds between strands of collagen fibers. It is also helpful for those recovering from surgery.

For those who follow a beauty regimen, Sodium Ascorbate helps firm the skin tissues and works well in enhancing the efficiency of anti-aging supplements.

Sodium Ascorbate helps fight cancer as it produces a cytotoxic effect in malignant cell lines including melanoma cells, hence its anti-cancer property. Vitamin C in Sodium Ascorbate also help in lowering the risk of heart diseases and early death.

For those who requires a low-sodium diet, Bewell-C Plus Calcium is recommended. 



Bewell-C and Bewell-C Plus Calcium is available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada Online Shopping: http://www.lazada.com.ph/bewell-nutraceuticals-corporation/. For more updates, Follow their FB: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate


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Focus On What Matters



Have you ever been in one of those moments when you feel like you've wasted a year in your life because despite all the efforts you put into achieving something, you ended up empty-handed?  I welcomed 2016 secretly crying while watching the fireworks. I felt so gypped. I had a happy life (or so I think.) What happened?

It has only been two weeks since my dad passed away when I was invited to attend the launch of Coach Pia Acevedo's second book "Focus on What Matters" at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel. Although I self-imposed that I'm taking a short leave from attending events, I felt like I need to hear what Coach Pia has to say and hoped that this book will help me find focus amidst the drama in my life. 

 

Coach Pia shared her near-death experience that has led her to putting things in perspective. It was January 1, 2004 when she woke up having difficulty in breathing. She went to sleep okay and then woke up with a severe allergic reaction that almost ended her life. It was at this moment that she asked herself, "If these were my final moments before judgement, then have I loved enough? Have I maximized my full potential here on earth? Have I lived my life's purpose?" It was through these life-changing situations, or even ordinary and neutral ones, that it is always wise to focus on what matters.

"Focus on What Matters" talks about how to live a meaningful life and the process one has to go through to be able to focus on the things that are necessary and let go of the things that are not.

A peek into the chapters of the book
"Focusing on what matters begins with laying the foundation for finding clarity through the exercise of self-mastery, self-development, and self-commitment -- a process we call "Inner Work", says Coach Pia. 


The book also comes with a journal where you can write down your thoughts as you go through the chapters. This will help you gain insights and evaluate your feelings as you go deeper in your personal process.

"How do I stay focused?"

I need this book. I have vowed to devote a day every week to work on finding focus. I want to understand the gap between my personal preferences and the expectations of the world. I want to hone my skills at finding clarity and staying focused despite the uncertainties that life continues to bring me. I want a better ME.

Are you losing sleep because of overthinking about the things you did or should have done? Are the people's opinions of who you are affect you because you felt like they were not seeing the real you? Do you want to find balance in your life? Grab a copy of this book and let us together welcome 2017 with a positive outlook and a certainty that we will be better than who we were in 2016.

"Focus on What Matters" is available in Fully Booked and selected National Bookstore branches nationwide.

Follow Coach Pia's official facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CoachPia

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Monday, November 28, 2016

CD-R King Bluetooth Headset: Be Productive and Safe While On The Go



With the Anti-distracted Driving Act being implemented earlier this year, we can expect most motorist to be fully focused in their driving without neglecting their own safety and the safety of others. 

Though it is anticipated that some would still try to work around this law due to their busy schedule while others would prefer to be more productive amidst the horrendous traffic, who are we to condemn. Metro traffic is getting worse every day and we can expect the worst to come this holiday season. 

Gummie Bluetooth Headset Version 2.0

CD-R King your one-stop media provider brings more affordable Bluetooth headset available to the general public to assuage this problem. Bluetooth headset allows you to use both of your hands at all times giving you the freedom to attend to calls while on mobile and still be able to focus on driving.

This gadget is also beneficial to working parents who have to juggle work and home errands as it will be easier to move around while on the phone or listening to audio. Bluetooth headsets allows flexibility and productivity to consumers.



Gym buffs greatly benefits from this gadget as well, they are free to choose whichever music they want to listen to minus the wires and cables of a regular headset. This allows uninterrupted exercise activities for a more conducive workout.


Students can also benefit from Bluetooth headset whenever they’re using audio help in memorizing. A study shows that listening to music or listening to audio materials can help students do better in memorization.


Bluetooth headsets are compatible with most gadgets including home pc and audio devices other than your mobile phones thus, giving you a wider range of connectivity. It can be used up to 30ft range.

With prices as low as Php280, this will also be a great gift idea across all genre and market segment as anybody can put this gadget to a good use and can complement whatever activity they please.

Visit CD-R King branches near you to check on their wide range of Bluetooth headset and other tech gadget that suits your lifestyle. Follow them on FB: https://www.facebook.com/cdkingph for more updates and promos.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

RCBC Bankard Diamond Mastercard: The Credit Card That Feeds




RCBC Bankard has relaunched the Diamond Platinum Mastercard and its partnership with Gawad Kalinga's "Kusina ng Kalinga" gives the cardholders the opportunity to feed a child and make a difference. Through the Diamond Cares Program, 20 centavos is automatically donated to Kusina ng Kalinga for every P100 spent using the card.

Gawad Kalinga is very much aware of the hunger and malnutrition problems of children studying in public schools all over the country. Through Kusina ng Kalinga, volunteers can prepare, cook, pack at the satellite kitchens and distribute nutritious food to public school children. To know more about Gawad Kalinga, visit www.gk1world.com

Gawad Kalinga Founder Mr. Antonio Meloto
"Ending hunger for Filipino children in public schools is an important step in ending poverty in the Philippines. The support of RCBC Bankard for the Gawad Kalinga's Kusina ng Kalinga is essential to the achievement of our goal to provide meals for one hundred thousand public school students daily.", says Gawad Kalinga Founder Antonio Meloto.

"We believe in Kusina ng Kalinga's noble purpose. We hope that our cardholders will prefer to use their RCBC Bankard Diamond Platinum Mastercard to help support the fight against hunger, and to help the less fortunate children reach their full potential.", added Angela Mirasol, RCBC Bankard Services Corporation First Vice-President and Marketing Group Head.

Mr. Simon Calasanz, President and CEO of RCBC Bankard Services
"As we relaunch the RCBC Bankard Diamond Platinum Mastercard we acknowledge that we, along with our cardholders can make a difference.", said Simon Calasanz, President and CEO of RCBC Bankard Services Corporation. "Lives will be better, both for our cardholders, and for the children who will have a better future because we all cared.", Simon concluded.



The RCBC Bankard Diamond Platinum Mastercard has enhanced features giving its cardholders greater value aside from the Kusina ng Kalinga beneficiary of the Diamond Cares Program, which is a significant component of the relaunched credit card.

Other feature includes a proprietary budget management tool, Spend Monitor, which allows cardholders to manage their finances better by letting them set their own budget. Cardholders are notified once they reach their budget. It also has a top-of-the-line Travel Privileges including complimentary access to Miascor lounge, free travel insurance and purchase protection, plus a bonus travel limit that cardholders can request during their travel. 

RCBC Bankard Diamond Platinum Mastercard cardholders also enjoy more secure transactions with the EMV Chip technology, and a generous and flexible Rewards Program where they can choose to exchange their rewards points for shopping vouchers or have the peso equivalent of their points used as payment. They can also get cash rebates or free flights by enrolling in either the Unlimited Cash Rebate Program or the Air Miles Program.


The relaunch of the RCBC Bankard Diamond Platinum Mastercard last November 24, 2016 was held at the Executive Lounge of RCBC Plaza in Makati. Present during the event were RCBC Chairperson  Helen Y. Dee, RCBC President and CEO Gil A. Buenaventura, RBSC President and CEO Simon Calasanz, RBSC Vice President and Marketing Group Head Angela Mirasol, and Gawad Kalinga Founder Tony Meloto.

For more information about RCBC Bankard, visit www.rcbcbankard.com

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Curves Brings All-Women, 30-Minute Fitness To Century City Mall



Curves, the world's largest women's fitness franchise, is opening a branch at Century City Mall on the 26th of November 2016.  This is good news for women working or residing in Makati because they can now experience a superior Curves workout in a supportive environment all in just 30 minutes. 

Curves Century City Mall offers next generation, state-of-the-art equipment. The circuit has been redesigned to improve form and resistance to achieve even better results. Curves is famous for its fitness programme - 30-minute Circuit with a coach that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. Curves also offers Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness and Body Basic Circuit classes.

Hey ladies! Come on November 28,2016 to experience what Curves 30-minute fitness training is all about. They are also offering a 66% discount on Joining Fee for the first 100 members.

There's no better time to start getting fit than NOW!



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Friday, November 25, 2016

Efren Penaflorida, A Homemade Hero



The values formation of a child begins at home. Home is where he learns what it means to be kind, to do good and to feel loved even when others show otherwise. When he steps out into the streets, a parent trusts that he will be the bigger person in situations that will test what he learned from home. 


This is the story of Efren PeƱaflorida, and how his mom filled their home with loving guidance. As a result, Efren overcame childhood challenges and grew up with a heart for others.

Efren lived in a community that had street gangs, and as a kid, he would often choose to fight back. There were also moments when he’d be uninterested in doing his school work because he’d get so immersed in the gang culture. Seeing that Efren was starting to turn into a problem child out in the streets, his Mom taught him to fight poverty and gangs with education and books instead. At 16, Efren and his friends started youth group Dynamic Teen Company, which eventually pioneered the pushcart classroom—bringing the school set-up to where the kids are to keep them away from street gangs. 

Efren came full circle, and this passing on of kindness and empowerment earned him modern-day hero accolades from CNN’s Hero of the Year to the Philippine’s Order of Lakandula. In partnership with Tang Philippines, Efren shares his story in video to encourage that very same hope, courage and passion. 

“What happens at home matters the most because this is the first training ground of kids. Efren and his mom show how potentially challenging situations can be turned into inspiring stories. Efren is a hero because he thinks of others and gives back—values that any child can aspire to embody. Tang Philippines is proud to share the story of Efren and the critical role his mom played. Parents are indeed role-models and teachers, and heroes like Efren are homemade,” says Doroty Arroyo, Category Marketing Manager for Tang Philippines. 

Tang Philippines believes #WeAreHomeMade and invites you to join in the advocacy of raising kids to become heroes for others. 

Share Efren’s story through https://www.facebook.com/TangPhilippines/videos/633710703467340/ and yours to start a discussion on who were the key persons at home that shaped you into the person that you are today. 

Find out more by following Tang Philippines online, where you can also share with us your stories: 

Twitter: @TangPhilippines


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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Meralco Power Academy To Host CEPSI 2020



Meralco was recently selected to lead the Philippine hosting of the biggest gathering of the global power and energy industry leaders- the Conference of Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) - in 2020. Meralco’s training and educational foundation, the Meralco Power Academy (MPA), will drive and maximize the learning opportunities of CEPSI 2020 by promoting and disseminating knowledge on the various topics and technologies of innovation in power and energy.

The selection was made in Bangkok, Thailand during the recent Executive and Council Meeting of the most prestigious electric power related organization in East Asia and the Western Pacific- the Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP).

Photo above shows AESIEAP Council members, including Meralco President & CEO and concurrent Meralco Power Academy Vice-Chairman Oscar S. Reyes (5th from right), who was also appointed as a Council member.


According to MPA President Ramon B. Segismundo,“Being chosen as host of a very important industry event like CEPSI 2020 shows that Meralco, through MPA and its other units, has made great strides towards becoming a global thought leader and education partner in the power and energy industry.”

CEPSI 2020 will further position Meralco as the leader in driving collaboration and growth in the Philippines, East Asia and the Pacific energy sector, while improving access and exposure of the local power industry to global standards, suppliers and utilities. It will further strengthen synergy among Meralco, the Department of Energy, the Energy Regulatory Commission and the other industry players.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

My Thai Kitchen... Finally!



I've always wanted to eat at My Thai Kitchen. The problem is that the branches I frequent, SM Megamall and Gateway Araneta are side by side with Pho Hoa and I just can't resist this Vietnamese restaurant. I was at Eastwood Libis this afternoon and I was really planning to eat at Pho Hoa but I'm too lazy to walk from the Eastwood Mall to the restaurant. Finally, I found myself seated at My Thai Kitchen and ordering.

I took pleasure in devouring the dessert first before the main course. Aside from the fact that I was waiting for my husband to arrive from his office in Ortigas, I really want to have sticky rice since the last time I tasted this dessert from an event I attended at Discovery Primea more than six months ago.

My Thai Kitchen's Khao Neaw Mamuang (Sticky Rice with Mangoes) was served with a scoop of ice cream. The more I was convinced that I had to eat this right away. And yeah... partly I don't want to share this with anyone. 


The last time I had Satay Gai (Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce) was at Sentosa in Singapore. Having this for late lunch brought back happy memories of the trip with my sisters. 


I've been a fan of Khau Kluk Gapi (Bagoong Rice with Sweet Pork and Green Mango) since I've first tasted it at the defunct SukhoThai in SM Megamall A more than a decade ago. My Thai Kitchen's Bagoong Rice is as delicious.

There's so much more from the menu that I want to try so I will definitely come back! BTW, the staff in this branch is very attentive and accommodating. They even granted my wish to have the Bagoong Rice re-heated when my husband arrived.

My Thai Kitchen
Eastwood Mall, Eastwood Ave,
Bagumbayan, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila
(02) 709 2127

My Thai Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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