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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

Growing Up Successful with the Help of ATC Evening Primrose

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When we were young we’ve been bombarded with the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  And though it practically changed every year as we grew older, one thing’s for sure, we all wanted to be successful. Times has changed, modern women now has control over different aspects of our daily lives. You see women government leaders, CEO’s, and creators. Women pave paths for themselves now, we see women making rules instead of just blindly following rules made for them.  I still remember that way back in high school that I had a bad case of PMS while taking the college entrance exams. It was really hard to focus and concentrate. Though this is something that we cannot avoid, we can't just simply allow this "girl thing" to stop us from becoming successful and give us unnecessary stress during the important phases of our lives. I know I could have gotten a better mark if I was feeling well that time.  Now, I have the peace of mind that it won't happen a

Bacolod Blog Series: 21 Restaurant

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Whenever you pass by Lacson Street here in Bacolod, one restaurant will definitely catch your attention because of the beautiful interior design visible from the windows. 21 Restaurant, whose name speaks for its location is near the 21st Street.  It provides a fusion of Filipino delicacies combined with Italian and American favorites. It is a place ideal for cozy meetings while enjoying good food or even with just coffee and pastries.  We came a round 12:30 pm and most of the lunch crowd had ordered their meals. Just a heads up, you might want to come in a little bit early since the food preparation may take some time.  The food was good but nothing really fancy. We ordered Chicharon Bulaklak as starters.  Chicharon Bulaklak - Php 150  I enjoyed their Gambas eventhough it was a bit spicy for me. Gambas - Php 255  Val liked the Kinilaw -- the mixture was just perfect. Tangigue Kinilaw - Php 210 It was my first time to try their Crispy Kare-Kare. The sauce

Belo Medical Group Sets Medical Mission For Those With Cleft Lip/ Palate

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Cleft Lip is one of the rare congenital problems that is brought about when one or both sides of the upper lip fails to fuse. It can be minimal like a slight notch but for other cases it can be a complete cleft extending up to the nose. Children suffering from these condition are affected socially and psychologically. If untreated, it may also cause problems in speech or feeding or may create complications such as dental and ear problems.  Belo Medical Group, pioneering the latest  surgical & non-surgical beauty breakthroughs in the country is going to have  a medical mission for those with cleft lip/palate on October 25 in celebration of their 25th Anniversary. Source: https://www.facebook.com/Belo.Medical Anyone who is at least 6 months old and a resident of Metro Manila or can travel to Metro Manila are invited to get  in touch with Belo Medical Group via email: beyondbeauty@belomed.com. Initial screening will be conducted by the surgeons.  So, go ahead and share

FREE Embroidery Training in Davao and Cebu from Brother Philippines

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I have always believed that continuous education is very important. This is not just about studying in the academe to get your master's or doctorate degree but rather it is about the constant effort to upgrade your skills and develop your talent.  So, if you are planning to get creative with needles and threads, then you might want to join the Embroidery Course which includes product presentation and basics of entrepreneurship from  Go Negosyo and Brother Philippines . The best part? It is absolutely free.  Source: https://www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside This free training is scheduled on  Davao: September 22, 2015 | 9AM-4PM Cebu: September 25, 2015 | 9AM-4PM  All you have to do is register via this link and wait for a text or email confirmation. This is open to all individuals with actual embroidery or embroidery related businesses or if planning to have one. Limited slots available. For more information, you may email padeguzman.pce@gmail.com or ca

FREE Creative Writing Workshop from GMA

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Behind every great show is a great writer and if you are aspiring to be one then, I have good news for you.  GMA is launching The Michael V Creative Writing Workshop and you can get the chance to learn from the best comedy writers of GMA. The best part is, it is absolutely free.  Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/ This is open to all Philippine residents aged 18- 35.  At least high school graduate With a flexible schedule With writing experience academically or professionally.  There would be 20 lucky participants that will be chosen to join the workshop.  All you need to do is complete the registration form. Submit a 2x2 photo, JPG, not more than 100 KB Submit an article in either English, Tagalog or Taglish with the theme: My funny experience.  Check out the correct format.  All submitted entries will be reviewed by a panel.  Chosen participants will be contacted by a GMA representative.  Registration is from August 24,2015 to September 7, 2015. 

Filipinos are Generally Happy. Are you of one of them?

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According to a Gallup poll in March 2015, Filipinos ranked 5th among the happiest citizens of the world. Do you agree with this? Are you happy with your life? How do you feel about your future? Are you family members hopeful or gloomy?  These are the questions that I have on my mind when I read the report. Do you still feel the positivity despite all of the problems and adversaries you may have.  Well, if you can't answer the question or still undecided about your current situation. Then, I have good news for you.  With the Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment or BLISS, Sun Life will show how optimism, prosperity, and the bayanihan spirit can produce a positive ripple from ourselves to our loved ones and to the community where we live.   We do not have to dwell on our current situation but rather our Filipino community can help us maintain and share the "blissful" attitude to everyone and be part of this positive change in our respective communities a

SAP Business One for Small and Medium Enterprises

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Constant innovation, change and advancement is the key to survival in the highly competitive business world. Growth and expansion of the business should not overwhelm the enterprise but rather it must be accompanied by development in human resource as well as in organizational systems and tools. Enterprise resource planning should be on top of the priorities of the Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) and it is highly recommended that they utilize a highly reliable ERP system such as SAP Business One. SAP Business One can help them manage their respective businesses and automate many back office functions from accounting, CRM, supply chain management and purchasing.  But the big question is where do you get SAP Business One in the Philippines?  Mustard Seed Systems Corporation, a business solutions provider company for Small and Medium Businesses, is one of the major partners of SAP in the Philippines.  They believe that it very important that the country's SMB

Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Attend the BDJ Beauty Social 2015

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Moving to a new, strange place without friends can be quite depressing however, it was not the case for me when I moved to Manila in 2010. I was lucky to become part of the BDJ community as a "bella." Yes, BDJ is not just about owning that beautiful and inspiring planner, Belle de Jour Power Planner but it was a community of empowered women who wants to live life to the fullest.  Being a "bella" has its perks, I was able to check new places and establishments in a good deal by utilizing the coupons included in the planner plus, I got exclusive invites to the BDJ events and meet new friends. Although, I won't be attending this year's beauty social since I am already in Bacolod, I am inviting all my friends and readers with or without the BDJ planner to attend this fun and exciting gathering of empowered women.  The BDJ Beauty Social 2015: Global Glam will be held September 13, 2015 from 10am-7pm at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center in Makati and let me

A WAHMderful Weekend that Changed My Life. Find out how it can change yours too.

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I have been your typical employee for more than 8 years. Right after college, I was dutifully employed in a non-government organization for 3 years having to work as a technical writer, researcher and a project development officer. Then, I decided to do a career shift in the BPO industry which enabled me to assume different roles in a span of 5 years as HR personnel and as a CSR/TSR/Sales Specialist.  I do not regret anything about working in these industries. Actually, I am very thankful that the different roles led me to acquire a skill set that has been helpful in my journey through my work-at-home career. Though it took me a while to figure out what I really want to do for a living, I am thankful for the WAHMderful Weekend that changed my life.  It all started when I won an invite from DSM/ Quality for Life Philippines , one of the sponsors of the WAHMderful Weekend 2013. I did not know anyone who was going and I only got an invitation for one.  It was my first time to att

A Tech Store That Can Make Our Dream Come True

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When we moved to Bacolod,Val and I decided to have a simplier life which actually made our plans and goals change. In the next 3-4 years, we are hoping to have the sustainable and organic farm that we have always dreamed about. We were inspired to have this after watching this video from you tube.  It shows a perfect model for urban sustainable agriculture. It features organically grown food enough to feed their family and actually sell to local consumers, bio diesel technology, claypot irrigation system and solar panels.  We are hoping to realize this dream and become a model to our communities that change is possible. However, it was a surprise to find out that a tech store can help us actualize this project by providing affordable solar panels and lights.  I am happy to announce that CDR-King, a one-stop media provider introduces another green technology as it brings solar powered outdoor lights available in the market. With a 6-hour solar charging, it can give hour

A Refreshing New Way of Making "Gala"

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A group of young individuals had redefined the norms of a typical barkada outing.  Founding  Sanggala   in June 2014, the name of the group which means  isang gala, saan ang gala  or the expression  pusang gala led them to plan mountain climbing trips while conducting outreach missions in Batangas and Laguna.  On September 27, they  will have their 3rd Outreach Program for the Year 2015. The chosen beneficiaries are the 144 households who mostly rely on farming in Brgy. Camachile, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija.  Sanggala would like to invite kind individuals and groups to take of part of the event by signing up as a member or by donating in either cash or in-kind. According to  he Municipal Coordinator, Mr. Chito dela Cruz, grocery packages such as rice, canned goods, noodles, soap, medicine are the primary needs of the community . If you are interested to donate, you may liaise with the respective groups and coordinators (fb link included)  1. Team BUTIL (rice do

Awesome Travel Deals from Shroff Travel

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I believe that "Travel is the only thing that you buy that will make you richer."  -- not financially speaking but experience wise, you'll be definitely richer with all the new adventures and misadventures. I started travelling when I was 20 years old and I can stay that it is life-changing and totally worth it.  So, for everyone whose planning a trip but is hesitating because of money, then, I have very good news for you.  Shroff Travel Offers Exclusive Travel Deals Up to 50% Discount on September 4-6, 2015 during the 26th Philippine Travel Mart.  Some of the packages they offer are:  INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES 3D 2N - SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA with Tours - USD 173 3D 2N - BEIJING, CHINA with compulsory Tours - USD 64 3D 2N - HO CHI MINH Free & Easy Only - USD 72 3D 2N - HANOI Free & Easy - USD 75 3D 2N - BALI INDONESIA Free & Easy Only - USD 62 3D 2N - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA with Half Day City Tour - USD 76 3D 2N - B