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

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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’

Restograph hosts its first Restaurant Data Analytics Workshop

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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 https://restographdataanalyticsevent.eventbrite.com for more details. 

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

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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

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

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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 d eeply 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

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

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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 rookiemommy.ph 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 Winner of Nailandia Nail Studio and Body Spa’s signature Manicure and Pedicure Gift Certificate Giveaway http://www.rookiemommy.ph/2015/11/rookiemommyphturns1-nailandia

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

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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 o

//Social Constructs : All About Passion For Music

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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 itsel

Judicael Perroy: Watch him perform LIVE in Manila!

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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 Français 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 (Pa

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

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"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 recei ved 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 Worl

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

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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. 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

A TASTE OF TUSCANY AT THE MANILA PAVILION'S SEASONS

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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

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

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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 p

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

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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 la

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 Upwo

Manila Pavilion's Mid Autumn Mooncake Festival

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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,

Get a Chance to Win an Exclusive Invite (Good for 4) to the Grand Launching of Salliano's Restaurant and Bar

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Salliano’s Restaurant and Bar is a modern and casual dining restaurant located in the heart of Marikina that their doors last July 18. After the success of their soft opening, they will be having their grand launching on Sept 19, 2015. Great food, drinks and music await all invited guests. One of the country's leading band, UP Dharma Down will be there to perform on stage.  Salliano’s houses the exceptionally enormous meatballs, the uniquely cooked Paella and one of their specialty desserts, custaroons that have been very popular with the locals from Marikina.  Salliano is an establishment that grew out of great friendships. The owners had been friends since grade one and they have shared the love and passion for food. This wonderful place provides a good venue for celebrations where one can be with family and friends. Salliano is all about togetherness, celebration, family and home. #CelebrateSallianos In line with the grand launch of Salliano’s Restauran