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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Heads up! Gary V on Novuhair: putting energy into prevention

Let me share a secret! One of Val's greatest fears is to go "bald" or "panot." Though initially, I found this a bit odd. I realized that when we grow older, hair loss is a major concern whether some admit it or not. Even my bald friends say they opted to get their head shaved because they are already showing signs of thinning. 

However, whether we decide to go bald or not, it is such a relief that there is a product that can help. ​ Mr. Pure Energy, Gary Valenciano, the image of youthful vibrance says that part of what makes him stay young looking is his head of hair. What many people don’t know is that, like all other men his age, Gary once worried about hair thinning and hair loss. That’s why, at the first signs of the problem, Gary sought to find ways to prevent it from becoming worse. 

​“I first noticed the hair loss in the shower, after I toweled my hair dry. Then one day, my team of hairstylists noticed that my hair was thinning, too. That’s when they told me to look for the product that Fanny Serrano was using, a product called NOVUHAIR,” remarked Gary on his journey to regaining control over his hair loss.

​​NOVUHAIR is a topical scalp lotion that is a unique combination of 14 different natural ingredients and essential oils for a healthier hair and scalp. One of the factors of hair loss, according to studies, is stress, something that Gary experiences on almost a daily basis. Other factors include hereditary disorders, a persistent illness, major surgery, hormonal problems, childbirth & delivery, medications, infections, pollutants, and even excessive exposure to sunlight. And contrary to popular belief, hair loss is as much a problem for women as it is for men. In many cases, hair loss may be prevented or alleviated through early detection. In the case of Gary, his decision to try NOVUHAIR to prevent his 
symptoms from worsening made a big difference, and within a few months, he saw remarkable results.​

​Gary shares his experience with NOVUHAIR as he tells the story of their family hair history: “Hair loss runs in our family, too, even if it sometimes skips a generation. My brother and grandfather both lost their hair, but my dad still has a full head of hair at 87. I just wanted to make sure I take control of my symptoms. Now, I use NOVUHAIR everyday, and I’ve noticed that I don’t shed as much hair as I did before, especially after toweling my hair dry. And my hairstylists noticed it, too. I love using NOVUHAIR because it has this minty, cool effect that makes me feel like my hair is always clean and fresh.”

​“In less than a month and half, I already saw results even if I was told to wait three to four months before I can see a difference. The effects on me were much faster. There were fewer strands on my white towel, which basically was within the normal boundaries of hair loss for an average person. Before using NOVUHAIR, I used to shed more.” This is due to the fact that NOVUHAIR penetrates deep to help rejuvenate, nourish, & maintain moisture in the scalp and hair. By improving the blood circulation in the scalp, NOVUHAIR helps stimulate hair growth and aid in preventing further, excessive hair fall, while also improving the overall appearance of the hair.

​“I never endorse a product that I did not experience first. I have to make sure it is really effective. With Novuhair, I can say that it has really contributed to my peace of mind and overall well-being. And, heads up, as Novuhair is now part of my daily routine, which includes prayer, diet, and medication. God has truly lived up to his promise in my life, and as he says in Psalm 92:14 ‘I will keep you fruitful even in old age. Fresh and green.’ I am very happy now that Novuhair is a part of that.”

NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss is available in all Mercury Drug outlets,Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star Drug & Manson Drug, Metro Gaisano Pharmacy, The Landmark (Makati & TriNoma), J Centre Mall (Cebu), KCC Malls (Gen. Santos City & Koronadal City), NCCC Malls (Palawan & Davao), Gaisano Malls (Davao & Gen. Santos City) and online at and For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575.

For more details, check out this video. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Restograph hosts its first Restaurant Data Analytics Workshop

Restograph, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that specializes in restaurant data analytics, will be hosting their first Restaurant Data Analytics Workshop on December 11, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at A Space Manila - 110 Legaspi Street, Makati City.

In this workshop, Keynote Speaker Donald Farmer with 30 years experience in data analytics and 10 years in Microsoft, leading teams in data mining, and business intelligence will walk through and talk about the importance of Data Analytics in businesses. 

They will talk about how they can help restaurant owners and managers unlock and discover the secrets of POS sales data to improve your operations. 

Forecasting daily sales and inventory including checking how outside factors like rain and traffic affect sales has never been easier. 

For those who want to attend the event, check this Eventbrite link for more details. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Filipino Brand Launches Shift N81: A laptop and tablet hybrid with dual platform technology

I never knew NEO is a local brand and I am just happy to find out that we now have a local laptop provider here in the country. They are headquartered at Ortigas Center, Pasig City. NEO customizes and delivers products to satisfy a myriad of customer requirements, from home entertainment to business computing, making them one of the leading providers of notebook solutions in the Philippines.

The good news is Neo recently launched its laptop and tablet hybrid with dual platform technology for an ease in performance and productivity. With Shift N81, one can play games and work on their files as they can enjoy Android 4.4 Kitkat and Windows 10 interface in one device. 

This gadget is perfect for those who are looking for a trendy yet professional looking gadget. With its 8.9” IPS Touch screen display and 16.2mm thinness, its sleek and trendy design can get you going, anywhere plus it comes with a detachable keyboard which is really convenient.

NEO Shift N81 is powered by 1.33 GHz Quad-core Intel Z3735F Processor Baytrail platform which performs well and runs intensive apps and games. It also has 2GB RAM and 32GB Flash Storage that you can multi-task with your games and workload. The device, also, has a built-in sim card slot so you can access 3G and your social media sites.

If you're looking for tech/ gadget ideas this holiday season, you might want to consider the NEO Shift N81. Now available in tech and gadget stores nationwide. 

For more information, you may like Neo on Facebook
or visit their website,

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Secret Behind a Fresh White Skin is Out: Myra VitaWhite Whitening and Myra VitaSmooth Hydrating Facial Wash

I have always wondered how to get have a beautiful, smooth with a pinkish glow skin. It is every girl's dream to always look fresh even without make-up. With too much skin care products available in the market, it's so hard to figure out what to use. However, I am happy to discover the secret behind a fresh white skin. Thanks to Myra, a  holistic skin care expert, we now have the Myra VitaWhite Whitening and Myra VitaSmooth Hydrating Facial Wash. 

Myra VitaWhite Whitening deeply cleanses skin and rids it from dirt and excess oil while making skin look naturally white in as early as 7 days. It has Biowhite Complex which is derived from plant extracts that gently whitens skin and Niacinamide that evens out skin tone by reducing red blotches to make skin more radiant. Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow

50 ml - Php 75.00

For those with dry skin, I recommend the Myra VitaSmooth Hydrating Facial Wash for a healthier and smoother skin. It also deeply cleanses skin and rids it from dirt and excess oil while maintaining skin’s natural moisture to help keep it healthy, soft, and young-looking. It has Moisture Plus formula that retains and seals in skin’s natural moisture, keeping it hydrated and more supple and contains French Spring Sea Water and Aloe Vera Extract that improves skin elasticity and helps keep it smooth and young-looking, It is also enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E beads which protect and nourish skin to help keep it healthy with a youthful glow
50 ml - Php 70.00

What I love about Myra's products are hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested. This gives me the peace of mind that it is mild, gentle, and safe for everyday use.
It's never too late to start your skin care regimen. Younger looking skin lasts longer when you take care of it inside & out. So, don't forget to take Myra capsule to renew damaged cells from the inside then apply Myra facial moisturizer after washing with Myra facial wash to nourish your skin.
For more details, check out this video. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rookie Mommy PH celebrates its 1st Year Anniversary with lots of giveaways!

This post is dedicated to a good friend, Joarra of Rookie Mommy PH who is celebrating its first year blog anniversary.

It is not just a ordinary celebration but would like to celebrate it with you with lots of giveaway. Indeed, there are a lot of things to be thankful for such as when Rookie Mommy PH was awarded and recognized to be part of The Top 10 Emerging and Influential Blogs in the country for year 2015.

All of these blessings are because of you, the blogging community which includes both bloggers and readers and now is the time to finally give back.

Rookie Mommy PH is giving away so much from the momazing pool of sponsors:

Ready to find out the prizes and mechanics of our #RookieMommyPHTurns1 Anniversary Giveaway? Head on to the following links below and start joining!
  1. 1 Winner of Nailandia Nail Studio and Body Spa’s signature Manicure and Pedicure Gift Certificate Giveaway
  2. 1 Winner of Mimijumi Very Hungry Feeding Bottle Giveaway
  3. 1 Winner of Lil’Scholars Clunhouse 5 Free Play-Based Session Giveaway
  4. 1 Winner of Cathy Valencia Gift Pack + P5,000 Gift Certificate Giveaway
  5. 3 Winners of OBI Baby Merchandise Giveaway
  6. 10 Winners of Wellspring of Morocco Argan Oil Giveaway
  7. 1 Winner of BuriBox Gift Code to 1 Month Free Subscription

#RookieMommyPHTurns1 Anniversary Giveaway starts on November 25, 2015 and will end on December 5, 2015, 12:00 pm. Announcement of winners will be posted on the blog and Rookie Mommy PH Facebook page on December 7, 2015. Winners will be contacted through email and items will be shipped via XEND delivery.
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Once again, Happy Anniversary Rookie Mommy PH! #RookieMommyPHTurns1
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pfizer Strengthens Global Campaign on Bone Health, Calls on Filipinos to ‘Love Your Bones’

We all know that we need to have a healthier lifestyle. This includes having healthier food choices, better living conditions and environment as well as having adequate exercise. However, whether we admit it our not, most of us do not put this on top of my priority list.

Food and bone health, although considered vital life components, are still largely ignored, be it due to poor lifestyle or lack of awareness.To help address this growing health problem, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) partnered with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to spearhead the local celebration of World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) last October 20.

Aptly themed “Serve up Bone Strength,” WOD 2015 focuses on the importance of adopting a bone-healthy diet throughout a person’s lifetime to optimize bone strength. The campaign highlights the point that poor nutrition is one of the critical risk factors for developing bone-related diseases.

“It conveys the message that the first step in osteoporosis prevention begins in youth, when nutrition can help maximize our bone-building potential, and continues throughout life as we strive to maintain strong bones at older age,” explained IOF, the global organizer of WOD.

A key date in the bone, muscle, and joint community agenda, WOD is an occasion when people around the globe unite to put the spotlight on the immense burden caused by osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal diseases, and the actions that can be taken to prevent and treat them. It aims to put bone, muscle, and joint health on the global health agenda.

“We at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare support the IOF in its advocacy to inform the people about osteoporosis and the fact that it can be prevented,” says Dr. Egbert Dorado, senior medical manager at PCH. “We echo IOF’s key message: Adequate intake of the right nutrients contributes to bone health at all ages, and is a first step in osteoporosis prevention. For those who already have osteoporosis, a bone-healthy nutrition should be part of their treatment and rehabilitation program.”

Three of the major nutrients that help optimize bone health are: calcium, vitamin D, and protein, with recommended daily allowances varying throughout life.

“Regulating calcium levels in the body promotes better bone mass density (BMD), alongside improving muscle performance and balance. Taking a calcium supplement with adequate levels of Vitamin D3 also helps maximize calcium absorption,” adds Dr. Egbert. While proper nutrition works, it is also important to have a holistic approach to osteoporosis prevention and management.
“It is indeed crucial to build strong bones early in life by following a healthy diet as it is the key ingredient in helping a person achieve peak bone mass, and maintaining it throughout life. But it is equally important to avoid other modifiable risk factors including sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and alcohol use,” explains Dr. Egbert.

Osteoporosis is an incurable disease, but controlling its risk factors and complying with treatment regimens where prescribed can ensure a mobile, independent, and fracture-free life.

For more information on osteoporosis and World Osteoporosis Day 2015,, follow IOF on Instagram (@worldosteoporosisday) or on Facebook (, or subscribe to its YouTube channel (

Saturday, November 21, 2015

//Social Constructs : All About Passion For Music

They say that a lot of people express themselves through music which I totally agree with. Whether we are happy, sad or worried, there would always be a corresponding "theme song of our life" for that moment. We opt to either sing along or just plainly listen and let us drift our thoughts with it. 

However, Paincake Patrol, a one-man electronic music project by musician, Eeman Bulotano would like to take this to a different level. Launching //Social Constructs on December 5, 2015 at Today x Future in Cubao, Quezon City, this project aims to make people listen to music without having to ignore the person standing next to them. The project will provide music that "makes you think, but yet somehow not distract you at all." 

This experimental solo project is focused on creating alternative electronic and ambient music, reflecting the artist’s experiences and views on existence in general.

The idea behind //Social Constructs and Paincake Patrol itself is inspired and widely influenced by the very existence of ambient music as pioneered by Brian Leno during the 1980’s. Usually electronic and instrumental in nature, ambient music aims to create a perfect balance between disappearance and presence.

Though it has existed for a long time now, ambient music remains relatively unknown to the mainstream crowd as it is seen as "too smart" or "overly deep.” Personally, I was just using this for my animation projects and videos since the sound are pretty unique and perfect as a background music. 

However, Eeman and many other ambient music artists see this type of music as simpler and more relatable compared to any other genre because it provides the chance to be freely interpreted by its listeners. Thus, being exposed to this new genre would be very refreshing given that it is powered by the experiences and emotions not just by the one who created the music but also by those whom the music is created for.

Songs from this genre evolve from the mere self-expression of one artist into many different stories weaved by those present in the audience. They are taken and understood in more ways than one – similar to how individuals give meaning to various things and, ultimately, to life.

Music relives one’s memories, and the entire Paincake Patrol project intends to elicit nostalgia while stimulating thought-provoking conversations. With this particular EP, the artist focused on his view of the general meaning of existence and how empty it may seem when viewed only in an objective and logical way.

Each composition is appropriately titled based heavily on how the artist views reality. Combining master beats with ethereal notes, //Social Constructs’ first three tracks aim to reflect the existential angst and loneliness one might experience when he or she has failed to see reason behind life.

So, are you up for a good genuine passion for music? Join them this December 5, 2015 and check out Paincake Patrol on Facebook, Sound Cloud, Twitter, Instagram and his blog or catch more of Eeman’s keyboards and synths as he plays with Audio Drive Thru.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Judicael Perroy: Watch him perform LIVE in Manila!

You might be wondering who is Judicael Perroy. Does his name ring a bell?

If not, then let me tell you that Judicael Perroy is one of the most sought-after classical guitarists on the world stage. He has had rave reviews not only as a performer but as an inspiring teacher as well. His students have also won prestigious international awards. 

Thanks to the Independent Philippine Art Ventures (IPAV) and Alliance Fran├žais de Manille (AFM) we would have the opportunity to watch him perform live here in Manila in a concert on November 12 at 7pm, Abelardo Hall, UP College of Music in Diliman, Quezon City. Joining him are the outstanding and multi-awarded Filipino guitarists Roneil Santos and Aaron Aguila.

Aside from his concert, Perroy will also hold a master class for the country's most promising young guitarists to teach them theory and technique in one-on-one sessions. A delightful treat to all aspiring classical musicians.

Concert tickets are at 1,000php (Patron), 500php (Regular) and 250php (Student). Tickets are available at TicketWorld, AFM and IPAV.

Inquiries regarding masterclasses and ticket reservation may also be addressed to

Don't miss this opportunity to watch this extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist live. 

Simply comment below if you're interested to watch and who knows you might score 
2 tickets to this event. Just leave your name and email address. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jose Mari Chan Will Lend His Talents to the Ensemble of “Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert

"Whenever I see boys and girls selling lanterns on the street.... I remember the child in the manger as he sleeps... " --- Who would ever forget this famous Christmas song? I grew up as a child caroling in our neighborhood singing this memorable song from singer-songwriter, Jose Mari Chan. 

Thus, I believe it is just simply perfect when Mr. Chan confirmed that he will join the star-studded ensemble of artists who will perform at the upcoming “Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert” as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness activities for this year. 

Chan who received a Double Diamond Record Award for his album “Christmas in Our Hearts”, will join local artists like Franco and Ayen Laurel, Anna Feleo, Noel Azcona, Randy Gilongo, Sherwin Sozon, John Glenn Gaerlan and Anica Ordan in an evening of music and song for a great cause. 

This special concert is brought to you by the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care Inc. (PFBCI), Resorts World Manila, Megaworld Foundation Inc. and the Lyric Opera of the Philippines will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on December 16, 2015. 

The audience will be treated to a night of great music, and they will be enlightened about the symptoms of Breast Cancer, and what they can do to survive it. A perfect Christmas bonding with family and friends. 

“Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert” will start at 7:30pm as part of an ongoing campaign to educate people about the impact of Breast Cancer, an ailment that has claimed thousands of lives for decades. The proceeds from ticket sales will fund the chemotherapy that will be administered to poverty-stricken patients in the Philippines.

Chino Toledo and the Grupo 20/21 Orchestra will provide the music for the event. Other artists who will perform at the concert are Jane Wee, Andrea Melisa Camba, Stephanie Aguilar, Dave de Jesus, David Cicero Pado, Raymond Muyot, Nomher Nival, Mary Patrice Pacis, Naomi Sison and Marie Antonette Pascual.

Concert tickets are available at the Ticketworld, Box Office, the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care office and

Ticket Prices are as follows. 
SVIP 267 -PHP 3,000 
VIP 288- PHP 2,800 
GOLD 280 -PHP 2,500 
SILVER 439 -PHP 2,200 
BRONZE 126 -PHP 2,000

Monday, October 26, 2015

CDR-King’s advocates sustainable living thru California E-bike

CD-R King, a known brand for providing affordable media is not just all about CDs, USBs and computer supplies but rather it has started its efforts towards eco-friendly solutions. With the provision of LED lamps and solar panels, CDR-King, your one stop media provider intends to manifest, to bring products and cost efficient means of power/electricity supply to every household.

California E-bikes, a CD-R King subsidiary, open its doors in Tondo, Manila. The branch is powered by a hybrid electricity system that enables sustainable solar energy. As environmental friendly as it should be, it also aims to display similar concept Solar-kit for ones household in turn helps you save thousands of your hard earned money on monthly electric bill.

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California E-bike started its operation in the Philippines early 2013 with E-Scooter and later on came out with other variants of e-bikes. Today California E-bike offers more than 30 variants in more than 40 branches.

With the steady growth of e-bike followers, California E-bike is gearing towards its mission to improve transportation in an eco-friendly way, one e-bike at a time and reaffirming its efforts towards Green Living to save our environment.

Visit them at their newly opened Tondo branch or your nearest California e-bike store. You may also visit and


Semestral break is here. Halloween is coming in a few days and we can all start to say hello to Sweet November. This only means one thing, THE HOLIDAY SEASON HAS STARTED. 

Aside from my birthday, this is my favorite time of the year when everyone seems to be a bit kinder, happier and positive. There is more time to spend with family and friends with the unending parties and celebrations. 

If you a bit short of ideas for your next get-together, Seasons, Manila Pavilion Hotel’s lifestyle restaurant welcomes the start of the holiday season with its first themed dinner buffet starting last October 23. A festive selection of Italian dishes exclusively prepared by a naturally born Italian himself, executive chef Giovanni Sias and his award-winning culinary team. 

Have a taste of Tuscany here in Manila for only Php 999nett. A smorgasbord of authentic Italian specialties awaits you. Diners can choose from four live culinary stations from appetizers, noodles, grill items, down to desserts, give diners more gustatory options for a splendid repast. Taking from Italy’s richest cuisines, must-try signature dishes include midollo in salsa verde, stinco de agnello in umido, tortelli di zucca, fegatini di pollo and cantucci toscani among others.

This is open for dinner every Friday only. For the gastronomic adventurers who want to further satisfy their cravings, they can fete also on a la carte menu teeming with dishes from around the globe. 

Manila Pavilion Hotel is open daily from 6am to 10:30am for breakfast buffet, 11:30am to 3:00pm for lunch and 6pm to 10:30pm for dinner.

Visit the Manila Pavilion Hotel at United Nations Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street in Manila.  Log on to or call 5261212, for inquiries and reservations; Like or Follow @WaterfrontMNL for regular updates. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Call for Creatives: Bring out the Geek in You! + Discounts

Geeking Tom is a company which is all about being proud and showing off things that geeks love such as comics, games, fandoms and more. They create unique t-shirt designs that are made of 100% cotton, thick and durable, yet comfortable to wear. The designs are screen-printed to ensure the best quality for every shirt printed. 

Geeking Tom is known for coming up with great original and unique designs that makes one stand out. Indeed, this collaboration of individuals have paved the way to showcase the extremely talented Filipino graphic artists. 

And this not just end there, if you believe that you have what it takes as a creative geek then we would like to invite you to join the shirt designing contest for the entire month of October. 

Geeking Tom Shirt Wars is a tribute to the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens whose trailer hit an all time record after being released a week ago. 

The winner of the contest will receive the following prizes:
1. One year supply of Geeking Tom shirts
2. The winning design will be printed and sold by Geeking Tom, the winner's name will be included in the t-shirt's tag, and the winner will receive a PhP 40 royalty (commission) per shirt sold.

To join, the artist must submit his/her original design via e-mail to with the subject, "Geeking Tom Shirt Wars". Each entry must include the participants full name, e-mail address, contact number, and the title of their entry. Multiple entries are allowed, but must be submitted separately.

Please see full mechanics here. 

Geeking Tom shirts are available online and through their retail partners Dyce and Dyne (Pasig), and Parafreaq (San Juan.) 

But wait there's more ... 

Geeking Tom has a treat to all My Metro Lifestyle readers. They are giving a special 15% percent discount when you purchase a Geeking Tom shirt online. All you have to do is use the promo code. "MyMetroLifestylexGeekingTom15

So, what are you waiting for? Join now and May the force be with you! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Herbalife Health Poll: 9 in 10 Filipinos ”highly concerned” about an Unhealthy Lifestyle

When we moved to Bacolod, it was our first step towards a healthier lifestyle. We plan to enjoy the cleaner air, away from the horrible pollution in Metro Manila. Val had been so worried about me getting very frequent asthma attacks and thus, for the sudden decision to relocate. 

According to the health poll conducted last September 2015 by the global nutrition company, Herbalife, 9 out 10 Filipinos are "highly concerned" about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause us and simple changes to the things we got so used to can make a difference. Personally, I belive that lifestyle would include the food we eat, activities we do and the places we stay. 

A good number of respondents expressed the willingness to make a change however, I believe that most of the respondents including me is guilty of not having started it yet. Yes, we are willing but has a long list of excuses. 

There are several factors that hinder us from starting such the lack of time (75%) , lack of time to make proper nutrition choice (64%) and high cost of healthy food (62%). This is something that Herbalife understands and it gives them an idea where they are needed according to Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines, General Manager. 

 “The findings from the Herbalife survey clearly show that the majority of people in Asia Pacific that we questioned believe in the value of good nutrition and exercise as contributing to their overall well-being. We aim to play a greater role in providing practical tips and information to people to help them understand that the journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle is not difficult to achieve. With as little as 10 minutes a day, consumers can take positive steps to improve their nutrition and be more active, which will improve their overall well-being,” said William M. Rahn, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Asia Pacific.

Now on its fourth year, the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour aims to deepen people’s practical understanding of the various aspects of living a healthy active lifestyle. This year’s Wellness Tour will feature five members of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) visiting 14 markets and 21 cities across the Asia-Pacific in the month of October. They will share their expert views on how people can make use of the little time they have to make simple lifestyle changes that will enhance their well-being. 

The Herbalife NAB experts participating in this year’s Wellness Tour include global renowned doctors. Dr. David Heber, a leading expert in the field of nutrition and named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and considered one of “The Best Doctors in America will be coming to Manila. 

Dr. Heber, who is the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, will be conducting a symposium for free to Filipino medical practitioners on October 23, 9am, at the Manila Hotel. The symposium will gather a group of 100 doctors, nurses, physical therapists and medical practitioners. The title of the symposium is “Obesity: More Than Just Being Overweight and Nutrition Forecast for 2020. The following day, Oct. 24, Dr. Heber will be holding seminars for thousands of Herbalife Independent Members in the same hotel. 

So, is this another reminder that we start and truly commit to a healthier lifestyle? Share your thought and pledges. 

About Herbalife                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Herbalife is a 35-year-old global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 90 countries to and through a network of independent members. The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. To learn more visit

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dreaming of being a Work-at-Home Professional? It's possible and easy.

It's almost 3 weeks since my last post and this is mainly because I have been busy working. After the long struggle of getting DSL installed in our home (which is an entirely different story), I am ready to start working from home again. 

I did not have any existing clients since I ended all my contracts and engagements before we left Manila. So, the day after we had internet installed, I started looking for an online job again. Good news is that my search was successful and that's the reason for my crazy schedule for the past few weeks. 

Now, let me share with you some tips and websites to check if you're planning to be a work-at-home professional too. 

1. LinkedIn

Though LinkedIn may not be that popular as facebook, it is very important that you create a profile. Most companies nowadays research on your professional background through LinkedIn. There you can also find job opportunities and groups that can aide in your career shift. 

2. Upwork

Upwork, formerly odesk is one of the largest hiring portals to find the best professionals. Both local and international clients post job openings in Upwork. They can either be on an hourly or fixed rate. You can go through the job posts and if you find one that interests you,  all you have to do is send out a proposal with a bid. 


I have been a member of the for a few months and had actually received quite a number of job invites. All you need to do is create a account and make sure to complete your profile. Prospective clients go through and review the profiles of the "raketeers" and if they feel you are a perfect fit, they would contact you via messaging/ email. Terms of employment can be discussed outside

4. 199jobs

This all about identifying what type of service can you offer worth Php 199. By creating a profile in 199jobs, you would be selling your services to prospective clients and constant marketing would also be needed. The good thing about 199jobs is that payment is guaranteed because all clients should first pay for their purchased service. One is not allowed to transact outside 199jobs. The only downside is that they have a minimum amount for payouts (more or less 3 jobs completed.) Honestly, I only had 1 job order and thus, never really got paid for it. 


I discovered in facebook because I was following their page. Generally, is like a "jobstreet" for online work and the process is very easy. Just create a profile and make sure to complete it to ensure that your ID proof is high. ID proof is essential since some jobs would require a certain score from their applicants. Normally, interview invitations are sent via email. 

Will share more sites on where to look for work next time. Some may respond really fast but on an average,  you would need 2-3 weeks to complete all interviews and get hired! 

Feel free to comment here if you have questions. Good luck in your job hunt. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Manila Pavilion's Mid Autumn Mooncake Festival

After the dreaded ghost month, my family and I look forward to another Chinese celebration. The Mooncake Festival occurs on the 15th day of the eight month of the Chinese lunar calendar when the moon is at its brightest. It is a perfect occasion for family reunions all over the world, which like the ubiquitous moon cakes that abound during the seasons, symbolizes family solidity and union. It is the time of year when children are happiest and traditional lit-lanterns shaped in various forms are visibly displayed. 

This year, we are looking forward to celebrate the mid-autumn moon season as Manila Pavilion's Patisserie lays out a delectable spread of mooncakes from September 14 to October 18, 2015 at the Patisserie.

We are inviting you to welcome the moon and purchase a hearty mooncake perfect for the your own mooncake celebration on September 27. Revel in the delightful aroma of palatable moon cake variants available. You can chose from lotus with macadamia, egg custard, mixed nuts, lotus with 1 or 2 eggs, lotus plain, mongo with 1 or 2 eggs and mongo plain for large mooncakes. For mini mooncakes, you have the option to choose between chocolate, ube, egg custard, mixed nuts, lotus plain and mongo plain.

Prices start at Php 1,350 per box of four and it also comes in gift boxes perfect for giveaways starting at Php 450 per box of four.

Manila Pavilion is also inviting you celebrate the Mooncake Festival in style. They offer Mid-Autumn room packages starting at Php 3,500 nett for an overnight stay with buffet breakfast for two (2), one (1) limited Mommily Holiday Privilege Card, a box of mini mooncakes, 20 percent discount voucher from all F&B outlets and complimentary use of swimming pool and Wi-Fi.

For inquiries, you may call the Manila Pavilion Hotel at (632) 526 1212 extension 2326 for mooncakes and extension 2382 for room reservations. You may also check their website, and follow them in twitter, @WaterfrontMNL