Thursday, April 2, 2020

Novuhair Lauds Freeman Cebu 100 VIPs




A shining day highlighted some of Cebu's prominent personalities as The Freeman, Oldest Publication of Cebu honors the great influence these Cebuanos has imparted globally.

Novuhair, nature's answer to hair loss supported this momentous event and encourages everyone to embrace the VIP lifestyle by believing that you can make a difference.

A weeklong photo exhibit was unveiled at the Northwing of SM City Cebu. VIP Guests such as Cebu City Vice Mayor Mike Rama, Liloan  City Mayor Maria Frasco, Cebu 5th district Congressman Duke Frasco, Councilor and former PBA player Don Don Hontiveros among others marvelled with photos of their fellow Cebuanos.

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia headed the ribbon-cutting ceremony together with fellow VIP Cebuanos. Mr. Bob Segovia, Managing Director of ADP Pharma, Novuhair collaborated with the ceremony.


Novuhair will be conducting a series of hair & scalp analysis in Cebu to help you become aware of your scalp condition and how the product can aid hair loss.

To know more about Novuhair and their activities, visit http://facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This 7/11 store in Bacolod has delivery service

More and more households have been turning to food and grocery delivery service these past few weeks due to the enhanced community quarantine. Unfortunately, due to the increased demand, it may be a challenge to get a delivery schedule. 

Thus, we just prefer to buy from a convenience store since there are usually no lines and it's less crowded. However, this 7/11 store has raised the bar in providing excellent customer service as they now offer DELIVERY anywhere in Bacolod City. 


So far, this 7/11 store near L Fisher Hotel is the only branch (that we know) who offers delivery. We had a wonderful experience when we ordered from them a couple of days ago.  

We were able to order bread, drinks and snack items easily. They are really helpful and they assisted me like I have a "PERSONAL SHOPPER" They won't simply list down your orders. Instead, they will immediately go around the store to check and inform you if it's available or not. They will immediately give you options regarding the available sizes or alternative brands so that you can complete your purchase faster. 

Here are some items that you can consider ordering from 7/11:

1. Bread 



2. Ready to eat food like siopao, mister donut, hotdog sandwich



3. Cold drinks - they have a wide array of juice, water, milk available. 



4. Popcorn - it's our favorite and it's made from Chef Tony's
5. Canned Goods
6. Rice Meals and Pasta




7. Toiletries such as shampoo, soap and hygiene essentials
8. Microwavable food such as rice meals and sandwiches 
9. Cigarette 
10. Ice Cream  



So, whatever your needs are, you might consider having it delivered instead of going out. Delivery charge starts at Php 30 only.

You may text or call them 0945-4134821. If you don't have load, they can call you instead if you have a Globe number. 

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Personal Shopper service now available in Lopues East

In line with the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, Lopue's Araneta & East Centre is now providing a grocery Personal Shopper service for their Lopues East branch. 



Customers can send their grocery list through FB messenger via this link and someone will shop, coordinate, and pack everything. Orders will then be ready for pick up at a designated time. 

According to Lopues East, Customers can now have something like "LIKE A DRIVE THRU GROCERY." Thus, allowing them to ORDER ONLINE then PARK AND PAY without leaving their vehicle.



Due to limited capabilities, there is no online payment at the moment or online shop where you can check item availability. Grocery requests will be handled by customer representatives one by one. 

Thus, here are some tips when ordering online for groceries: 


1. Prepare a grocery list before calling or messaging them. 
2. Be specific with your order. Kindly mention the preferred brand, size, and variant. 
3. In case the item is unavailable, be prepared with alternatives. 
4. When paying, prepare the exact amount for your purchase. It is advisable that no more change is necessary. 
5. If you have spare cash, don't forget to give tip to these front-liners who continuously work to serve our needs. :)  

Ready to shop? Just message them here: http://m.me/akoneastshopper

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Looking for food, grocery delivery and other essentials this quarantine season? Join our exclusive FB group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bacolodfood/ 


KonsultaMD provides 30-day free public access to medical advice

KonsultaMD is offering the public a 30-day free access to medical advice through its telemedicine hotline to complement existing government efforts in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.


The free Konsulta subscription is open until April 13 to anyone without existing membership. They may call 78880 via Globe/TM mobile phone or (02) 77988000 via Globe landline, other landlines in Metro Manila, and other mobile networks.

KonsultaMD is a 24/7 health hotline service manned by skilled and licensed Filipino doctors who provide medical assessment and advice, including basic healthcare and permissible medication, over the phone. With KonsultaMD, the public will be able to get immediate and affordable medical attention, anytime, anywhere in the Philippines.

Due to the limited capacity of medical institutions compared to the fast-growing number of people needing immediate medical attention, the Department of Health is looking at telemedicine, particularly primary care teleconsultation, to alleviate surge and minimize risks posed by unnecessary visits to hospitals.

“There is an overwhelming demand for the healthcare industry and we understand the difficulties both the government and private medical institutions are facing to provide the public with the assistance they need during this outbreak.  We are here to help our country by providing everyone with free access to a doctor so that they can seek medical advice without leaving their homes,” said Maridol Ylanan, CEO of Global Telehealth, Inc. which operates KonsultaMD.

KonsultaMD is equipped with modules and internal protocols in handling different health issues including COVID-19  and provides a telephone triage or a means of determining the urgency of the situation to allow hospitals to focus on critical cases.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Mayor Isko Goes Green + Giveaway


Mayor ISKO MORENO threaded an impoverished area in Manila while growing up.  As the elected City Mayor of Manila, more popularly known to Filipinos as Yorme, he never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory.  Bold and fearless, Yorme puts his heart and mind in anything he does - “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

Yorme recently signed Ordinance 8607 declaring the permanence of Arroceros Forest Park dubbed as the “Last lung of the City”, home to 61 tree varieties and 8,000 ornamental plants. The new ordinance forbids the cutting of trees and dumping of waste within the park. Part of his plan is to allocate P1 million solely for its preservation and maintenance away from urbanization and all these efforts stem from his greater plan to make Manila a Green City”.

  


Yorme firmly believes in the power of nature. It’s no secret that he advocates using natural products. No wonder, early this year Yorme became the newest brand ambassador of NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss. Watch the full video at 



Want to try NOVUHAIR?



NOVUHAIR UNBOXING EXPERIENCE PROMO

In line with Novuhair's 10th Anniversary celebration, here’s the chance to win a NOVUHAIR VIP Gift Box! Find out what’s inside the box. 10 VIP winners will be randomly chosen via electronic raffle per week for 1 month. NO PURCHASE REQUIRED!

Join here: https://web.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial/videos/300441577602930/

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

How to Prevent Heatstroke in Dogs?

The summer heat is definitely here. Everybody is just posting and shouting out in their social media accounts how hot it is nowadays. 

According to PAGASA, the heat index registered at 39 degrees last March 8 and 9. In this case, we are advised to be careful as extreme heat can affect not just us but our dogs and other pets as well. 

Based on studies, more than 100 deaths of dogs is reported every year due to heatstroke. This condition happens when our dogs are unable to regulate their body temperature. Early signs include inability or unwillingness to move around. Other signs of heatstroke in dogs include drooling, reddened gums, vomiting, diarrhea, mental dullness or loss of consciousness, uncoordinated movement, and collapse.



We may not be able to control the temperature however, we can still do something to prevent heatstroke from happening to us and our dogs. Here are reminders to all pet owners: 

1. Always make sure your pets have available clean drinking water to avoid dehydration. 

2. Make sure they are not directly under the sun. 

3. If you leave them inside the room alone with no cooling device (e.g. fan, aircon) make sure that you leave a wet towel where they can lie down on. You can also leave the windows open if that's possible. 

4. Give more frequent baths. 

5. Keep in mind our pets are highly prone to heatstroke.

We must all remember that if we find it hot, so do our pets. Let us all be responsible pet owners, share the word and let's go for zero casualty due to heatstroke this summer. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Get your own Penguin Plushy from Crash Landing on You

Do you remember the cute little penguin that Pyo Chi Su was holding during Seri's surprise birthday celebration? 


The good news is --- you can get your own penguin plushy from Crash Landing On You.

The Penguin Stuffed Toy with Hoodie is available at LATT LIV. If you are not familiar with it,  LATT LIV is a Scandinavian Inspired Lifestyle Brand that shares the concept of  ‘Life into Art and Art into Life’, which embodies both modernity and human touch. 

They sell various innovative user-friendly and eye-catching products designed by more than 160 Scandinavian designers available in different LÄTT LIV stores worldwide including the Philippines.


They have several stores in Metro Manila and thus, it is now possible for you to have your own penguin plushy. You may also order it online for only Php 439* from LATT LIV's official stores via these links:



As of posting, these are currently sold out since we know we're not the only ones who went gaga over #TeamRiri but according to their Facebook page, they'll be restocking soon so, follow us on Facebook and we will update you once they're available again. You want to check their physical stores too if they still have stocks left. 

If you can't wait to grab one, they have a similar penguin without the hoodie available for Php 359 only. You may order it via this link: https://invol.co/clllh6 

*Prices may change without prior notice. 

Anyway, if you are like us and still haven't moved on from Crash Landing On You, here are some tips on how you can fill the void. In the meantime, just let our hearts flutter. :)  

Thursday, March 5, 2020

4 Ways to Fill the Void from Crash Landing On You

We're not really Kdrama fans but after watching Crash Landing On You, we can definitely say that we have crossed the other side.

If you're not sure what we're talking about, Crash Landing on You is a South Korean television series directed by Lee Jeong-hyo and featuring Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-hyun, and Seo Ji-hye. It is about a South Korean woman who accidentally crash-lands in North Korea. It aired on tvN in South Korea and on Netflix. 



Anyway, it has been days since we finished watching the final episode but we still can't get over thinking about Captain Ri. 

So, if you are feeling a bit empty and you are missing Team #Riri, here are 4 ways that can help you "move on."

1. Listen to Ri Jeong Hyeok's song for his brother. You can play this while working or before sleeping and you can dream about Captain Ri. It's a one-hour continuous loop so you don't need to worry about hitting the playback button again. 


2. Check out these GIFs that you can send to your family and friends. There are a lot of GIFs available online and here are some of our favorites: 




3. Get a glimpse of the Behind the Scenes of Crash Landing on You. You'd be able to appreciate the show more after watching these exclusive behind the scenes. Let us share with you some that you shouldn't miss. 







4. Don't miss Hyun Bin's other TV series on Netflix and here's what you can add to your watchlist:
  • Memories of the Alhambra - While searching for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented reality game, Yoo Jin Woo an investment firm executive played by Hyun bin meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain.
  • Hyde, Jekyll, Me - This is about chaebol executive with a split personality spars with a circus leader determined to save her troupe, which he's trying to eject from his theme park. 

  • Secret Garden - A wealthy man and a poor stunt girl fall in love. But things get complicated when their souls become inexplicably swapped and dark secrets surface. This is where Hyun Bin won the Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special and the Netizen Popularity Award at the SBS Drama Awards in 2010. 

Anyway, do you have any other ideas or suggestions on how we can move on? Or better yet can we not move on and just watch the series again? 

Share your thoughts and feel free to comment below. :) 


Globe users can now access to DOH, PHIVOLCS, NDRRMC websites for FREE


To provide its customers with reliable updates on COVID-19 and Taal volcano status, Globe Telecom is offering free data access to websites of the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).


At present, there are numerous conflicting reports about the origin, effects, and reach of COVID-19 ranging from the absurd to the plausible.  Likewise, there are varying information on the status of Taal volcano and the affected cities and barangays.  The situation often leaves people confused and sometimes, in panic.

This prompted Globe to act by making data access to the websites of DOH, PHIVOLCS and NDRRMC available for free to its mobile and prepaid home WiFi customers.

“As a public service, we want to direct our customers to the proper sources of information about COVID-19 and Taal volcano status so that they won’t be misled by fake news which may only cause unwarranted fear. Hopefully, this will encourage them to visit the right websites and not rely on data that may not have been validated or recognized as true,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe SVP for Corporate Communications.

Globe Prepaid/TM customers may access the three websites even if they have no load.  The websites, however,  will load faster if there is an existing data plan or promo but this will not incur any deduction in mobile data allowance.  Globe customers only need to turn on their smartphone’s mobile data and ensure that they are connected to a Globe 4G or LTE network. The same applies to Globe’s Home Prepaid WiFi.

To access the sites for free, customers may type the following on any internet browser: PHIVOLCS - https://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/ 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Make Your Dream of Becoming a Book Author Come True

Are you an aspiring author?  

Have you always dreamed of writing your own book? 

Do you believe that you have a story to share? 

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Books are my best friends. When I was a little girl, my favorite past time was reading. I remember spending a lot of time reading the book, Heidi by Johanna Spyri. It was my first storybook given to me by mom and it was my favorite. 

When I grew older, I enjoyed Harry Potter and Twilight. While reading, I feel like that I am totally in another world and it was a great way to escape the pressures of my teenage years. 

When life got more serious and I have problems, I still read books especially when I feel so down and sad. I was able to get through my first heartbreak by reading a lot. Some books that made a huge impact on me were, Purpose Driven Life, Rich Dad and Poor Dad, The Art of Emotions (which I got from St. Paul's and I don't remember the author) and surprisingly, The Confessions of a Shopaholic

There has always been a perfect book for every stage of my life. Whether it is to teach a lesson, help me understand what's happening, to give hope and inspiration or even to simply entertain. I found comfort and happiness by reading. Books are indeed gifts to us by the authors. 

And this is also what I also want to do -- SHARE THIS GIFT. This is reason why I have always wanted to write my own book. 

And the good news? My first book will be available this year. I am co-authoring a book for moms along with Asia's Book Writing Coach, Sha Nacino and 40+ individuals from different walks of life and location. There's no title yet but will keep you posted. :) 

It feels so surreal but this dream of writing of my own is slowly taking shape and that I am grateful. Just like what José Martí said, a man should ought to "Have a child, plant a tree or write a book" before he dies. :) 

Anyway, if you are also dreaming of writing your own book, then I'd like to encourage you to pursue that dream. It may seem like huge and a bit overwhelming but with the right guidance and support, you can definitely make that dream come true. 

To get you started, I'd like to invite you to join the WRITE A BOOK ONLINE SUMMIT on February 28-29, 2020. It's FREE and since it's online then you can join from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. 

The summit will feature 30 authors from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, India, and Canada to share their insights on book writing and publishing as well as inspiration and tips to aspiring authors. 

http://bit.ly/FREEPass_WriteABookSummit

Some of the topics during the summit will include:
  • Why You Need to Write a Book
  • How to Get a Contract with A Big International Publisher
  • How to Be an Award-Winning Global Author
  • The Difference Your Book Can Make
  • Turning Your Pain Into Power Through Writing
  • How To Make Your Book An Amazon Bestseller 


Anyway if you are interested, sign-up here for FREE via this link:

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. :) 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Gas up for Php 20/L at Phoenix Petroleum on February 20

To celebrate their recent achievement of being hailed as the Marketing Company of the Year at 40th Agora Awards, Phoenix Petroleum will be offering their fuel products at Php 20 per liter on February 20,2020 from 10am to 12nn at participating Phoenix stations only.


List of participating Phoenix stations include: 
Luzon 
  • Phoenix C3 Road - 5th Avenue, A. Del Mundo St. Caloocan City (near 5th Ave. LRT 1 station)
  • Phoenix Marcos Highway - 17 Marikina-Infanta Highway, Antipolo City (near APT Studios of Eat Bulaga)
  • Phoenix Bahay Toro – Brgy. Bahay Toro, Mindanao Ave., Quezon City (near Lido Restaurant)
  • Phoenix Dahlia – Daisy St. cor. Dahlia Ave., West Fairview, Quezon City (near Falcon School)
  • Phoenix San Pablo 2 - Purok 6, Brgy. San Rafael, San Pablo City (near Blue Park Hotel)
  • Phoenix Sucat Skyway - Dr. A. Santos Avenue, San Antonio, Parañaque City (across Loyola Memorial Park Parañaque)
  • Phoenix Lalaan - Gen. Aguinaldo Highway,Brgy. Lalaan 1, Silang, Cavite (near Toyota Silang)
  • Phoenix Malvar - Luta Norte, Malvar, Batangas City (near Evergreen Subdivision & Luta Sur Elementary School)
Visayas
  • Phoenix SRP Talisay - South Road Property, Cansojong, Talisay, Cebu (near Ashiya Japan Surplus Trading Corp.)

Mindanao
  • Phoenix Lanang - Corner N. Arroyo St., Lanang, J.P. Laurel Ave, Agdao, Davao City (near Go Hotels)


IMPORTANT: Make sure you have a Phoenix PULSE Technology sticker to avail of the promo! In case you don't have one, they will be giving free stickers at the participating stations according to their FB page. 


Other Terms and Conditions: 
1. Promo is valid for cash, gift certificates, and credit transactions.
2. P.O., bulk, bus, truck, heavy equipment and fleet transactions are not included. Likewise, drums, and/or liquid containers are excluded from the promo. Valid for in-tank refills only.
3. Discount is non-transferrable to cash or credit.
4. The promo discount may not be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions including but not limited to Senior Citizen discounts, Diplomat discounts, PWD discounts.

Monday, February 17, 2020

What is Google Digital Garage?

Google Digital Garage is a special Grow with Google Programme that allows individuals to upgrade their digital skills. It features the most in-demand skills that can help you grow your business, start your online career or just discover something new. 




It features 40+ different courses under digital marketing, data and tech, career development categories from different providers such as the Deakin University, Darken School of Business, University of Virginia, University of Auckland, University of Helsinki and online course providers such as Coursera, Skillshop, OpenClassrooms, etc. 

The best part? It's FREE. All you need is just your google account. 

Popular courses in the platform include:  
  • Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks (7 hours) 
  • Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals (13 hours) 
  • Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals (11 hours) 
  • Technical Support Fundamentals (19 hours) 
  • Fundamentals of Graphic Design (14 hours) 
  • Business Writing (13 hours) 


Right now, I am taking the Fundamental Graphic Designs course by the California Institute of the Arts and it covers image-making, typography, composition, working with colors and shapes. I find the course really useful since I can apply the learnings when creating posters for my social media campaigns. 

I also love that the courses include video and transcripts which gives me the flexibility to watch or just read if I don't have earphones with me. 

In case you are busy and do not have the time to commit for a full course, there are also short courses that run for about an hour or so. Some of my favorites include: 
  • Understand the basics of code (1 hour) 
  • Understand the basics of machine learning (1 hour) 
  • How to increase productivity (1 hour)
  • Business Communication (1 hour) 
  • Public Speaking (1 hour) 
If you are starting a career as an online worker or freelancer, Google Digital Garage also have certification programs that you can add to your list of credentials
  • G Suite Certification
  • Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
I highly recommend this free platform because these online courses do not only help you learn something new but it is actually a great way to review what you currently know. As seasoned freelancers, it helps us become more confident with our current skills and it give us an assurance that our knowledge is up to date.  

They also offer a Build a Sales Strategy for your Freelance Business course which will teach you the sales methods that you need in seeking new clients and signing proposals. This covers creation of business proposals, marketing action, prospection files to closing contracts. 


Anyway, if you are interested, just go to https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/. Feel free to share your experience in the comment section below. Happy learning! :) 
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