Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother's Day

Note: This post includes links that give me commission when you purchase

I bet you're now thinking on what to give mom for Mother's Day. Well, here are some ideas that can help you out to make mom happy on her special day.

Mothers Day Chocolate Bar - $13.99

This Mothers Day Chocolate Bar by Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge is a pure milk chocolate bar inscribed with Mother on the top. This half-pound chocolate bar is the perfect way to tell your Mom how special she is. The Mothers Day Chocolate Bar comes in a white

Just for Mom Sugar Cookie Gift Box - $45.35

The Just for Mom Sugar Cookie Gift Box by Cookies from Scratch is perfect for Mom or any Mom you give them to. Say Happy Mother's Day or Happy Birthday or You're Special with these gourmet colorful sugar cookies in the shape of flowers. The gift box conta

Mothers and Roses Art Glass Window - $30.00

This Mothers and Roses Art Glass Window by Silver Creek Industries depicts a beautiful red rose, radiantly aglow in hand-painted color. The art glass suncatcher poem reminds us that mothers and roses are much the same, both are God's masterpieces, each wi

Personalized Mother's Bracelet - $103.75

This Personalized Mother's Bracelet is sure to delight mom or grandma. Each personalized bracelet is approximately 7 inches long and can be ordered with one strand or two strands. One bracelet strand can have up to 16 sterling silver block letters. Person

Gourmet Caramel Apple Gift Basket - $74.99

The Gourmet Caramel Apple Gift Basket is a tasty gift of caramel apples and chocolate confections from Amy's Gourmet Apples. This elegant gift basket includes two gourmet caramel apples - a Pecan Turtle Apple and a Jumbo Cashew Apple, a 3-pack of Belgian

Wisconsin Gourmet Sampler Gift Basket - $101.95

The Wisconsin Gourmet Sampler Gift Basket is a perfect sampling of some of the gourmet foods that make Wisconsin famous. This gift basket by Northern Harvest Gift Baskets is full of a delicious variety of our gourmet favorites in an open weave basket with

For more gift ideas, do visit Mother's Day Gifts from Ship Nationwide

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DLSL Multimedia Arts Students to Host Convention on Innovation and Design

The senior students of De La Salle Lipa will conduct the 3rdannual Multimedia, Arts, and Design (MAD) Summit with the theme, “Innovation and Sustainable Design: Facets of Responsible Artistry”. Through this scholastic, cutting-edge, and exciting two-day conference, participants will get to learn from top-notch subject matter experts while networking with peers from different fields of Multimedia, Arts, and Design.

Communication and Multimedia Arts students, teachers, professionals, interest groups, and others willing to learn about sustainable design, innovation (in business and the arts) and multimedia arts are invited to join the said convention. It will feature DLSL alumni speakers and professionals to share their knowledge, experience, and portfolios in the multimedia, art, and design industry. Simultaneously, there will also be two days of photo/video exhibits that will display the latest works of various Lasallian artists. Day 1 (April 24) is exclusive to Lasallians, while Day 2 (April 25) is open to the public.

MAD summit 2K17 will be featuring the following speakers:

Day 1
Freelance Illustrator/ Children’s Book Artist/Graphic Arts Reviewer 

She worked with companies such as Cognission Corp, Uzuri Designs, Clever Computing and many more, providing them illustrations and graphics they needed. In CCE, she works as a graphic arts reviewer of children e-books in the graphic arts department.

Video editor/Colorist 

Jerome works at XS Multimedia, treats himself as a living canvas due to his inks (tattoos). A fan of extreme sports, music, art and culture, he is enthusiastic in creating a new perspective in every video and is brutally creative.

Graphic Designer

Merille designs marketing collaterals, ads, and billboards for different teams across the globe. Her designs have been printed and put up in countries in Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. She's still with the Oxford Business Group but now she's also doing freelance design work for different companies in the UAE.

Indie Game Developer

Roan is an indie game developer for almost 10 years, since the summer of 2008. He creates video games, as inspired by other indie games, and by looking into the gap in the industry. Aside from being an indie game developer, He is also a photographer and a digital artist.

Romejohn Maramo
Digital News Gathering Specialist of ABS-CBN (TV Patrol)

He was the Director of Video Production of De La Salle Lipa's iMedia (2012 - 2014) and was awarded with the Best Print PSA in Print Category of Adspeak 2014. He served as an intern at the Creative Solutions of Summit Media. He was a Former Graphic Designer at HIBU (Philippines) Private Limited Inc. and currently the Digital News Gathering Specialist of ABS-CBN (TV Patrol)


She did freelance SEO content writing and meta data work for international websites. After graduation, she worked as a technical SEO writer and meta data specialist at Sci5 Development, Inc., in Makati. 
She's juggling two jobs on a daily basis after being invited a month ago to team up with Frankly Organised, an Australian business consulting agency in Sydney, Australia where she curates articles, does graphic design, collaborates with suppliers from Mainland China, does research, conducts company meetings, and builds strategies for the company.

Day 2 Speakers
International renowned painter /Professional Photographer

A.G. is a world renowned and multi-awarded artist who has painted more than 500 murals in 10
countries depicting peace and environment. He is a conservationist who has been involved in marine
research since the year 2000, and a founding member of, a non-profit group focused on
marine mammal research and conservation in the Philippines.

Chris Egan Roxas
CEO and Chief Creative Director

Founding CEO and Chief Creative Director of the XS Group comprised of XS Multimedia, XS by XS Southeast Asia, XS Multimedia Singapore, VRC Architectural Firm and We The Pvblic.

Jourdan Sebastian
Chief Evangelist Officer of Taclob,

The Dreamer, is an independent Filipino Spoken Word artist, director, executive producer, writer, actor, filmmaker, beat poet, acting coach, creative director, music video director and neo-ilustrado movement proponent. He is also the author of the Dreamer Manifesto.

Illustrator Graphic Designer

John Ray is an illustrator and graphic designer from Baguio City and is currently working at TeamManila Graphic Design Studio.

3D Animator 

Vernon James is a 3D Animation and VFX Manager at Animaticmedia in Burbank, California. He was always fascinated with Movie Effects and telling stories through visuals, merging art and technology together.

Engr. Aisa Mijeno
CEO and Co-founder of SALt

Engr. Aisa , the CEO and Co-Founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt), developed an electrochemical LED lamp that runs on saltwater and can charge low-power mobile devices.

Why Join MAD Summit?
Enhance your skills and knowledge
With over 12 professional speakers, you are in for a mind-stimulating feast.
Meet and connect with other MAD enthusiasts.
Thought leadership
Get ready to be inspired by engaging speakers.

Visit MAD Summit 2k17’s Facebook page for more details:
For inquiries, contact Apryll at 09971260021 or Hertzl at 09354094832. You may also email
Walk-ins are also accepted.

Monday, April 17, 2017 Announces First Trip to Japan Winner, the leading online travel agency in the Philippines, announced on their official Facebook page today their first Konnichi-WOW promo winner. Erwin Sarmiento from Quezon City is set to have an all-expenses paid trip to Japan. 

Sarmiento’s prize is inclusive of round-trip plane tickets, free hotel accommodation, and pocket money. He also has the option to bring one companion to his trip. 

The Konnichi-WOW raffle draw was held last April 11, 2017, with the supervision of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Representative Rhoda Sevillino and Business Planning and Market Strategy Officer Mary Angeli Pasquin. 

Sarmiento is the first of the three winners of’s Konnichi-WOW promo. The said promo was launched last March 10 in celebration of the company’s fourth anniversary and continues until May 31, 2017. Two more winners will be announced on May and June 2017 respectively.  

Interested travelers can still join the next raffle draw simply by booking their next hotel accommodation through the website or the mobile app available in Android and iOS. 

For more details about the promo, read the full mechanics here.   
For more details, please contact:

Mary Angeli Pasquin
Business Planning Officer

+63 (998) 840-4855
+63 (2) 662-1113
Sharah Pinky Librada
Business Development Manager

+63 (917) 530-7464
+63 (2) 662-1113 

About is one of biggest online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,200 affordable hotels are currently listed in offers the best price guarantee with attractive discounts for hotels and resorts, and various types of payment options without a credit card:

- Pay at Hotel No credit card needed
- Over the Counter: banks, 7-Eleven, department stores, and payment centers also offers exclusive reward points: Customers also automatically earn back 5% of the total amount they spend as reward points, which they can use to get discounts on their future bookings (1 point is equivalent to PHP 1.00). 

Customers can also use’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

Lastly, is a proud Philippine-based company with 24/7 support. It has a Filipino call center ready to assist customers anytime. They can be reached through these numbers: 

Landline: +63 2 662 1111  Globe: +63 917 850 9029
Sun: +63 925 887 2835  Smart: +63 998 961 3012

To know more about convenient and affordable hotel bookings all over the Philippines, visit Follow on Facebook at, Twitter, and Instagram 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Beyond Travel, Everyday Adventures

[PHILIPPINES, APRIL 2017] A leading brand in laptop cases and accessories, travellersTargus® Inc. unveiled the 15.6" cabin-sized Transit 360 Spinner, the latest travel companion that tailors to the needs of the rising number of travelers.

Travel and tourism contributed to more than USD7.6 trillion to the global economy in 2014. Comprising 38% of global business travel, Asia is the largest business travel region in the world and is expected to have double-digit growth in the next few years.Sophisticated yet functional, the new 15.6” Transit 360 Spinner integrates protection, mobility, and versatility, making it ideal for short trips and business travelers.

The Transit 360 Spinner was put to the test and remains fully functional. Withstanding a wide range of tests - from lock,
zippers and handles tests to drop, tumble and wheel abrasion tests - the spinner luggage is a sturdy piece of accessory
fit for the business traveler to transit a step faster for hassle-free travels.

A refreshing look with brand new colors and details, the cabin-sized luggage features three colors: black(TBR029), silver (TBR02901) and wine (TBR02902).

Safe Travels In Every Way
For a reassured mind
Embedded with a double-sided Travel Sentry Approved (TSA) lock, the 15.6" Transit 360 Spinner provides twice the reassurance for the traveler. The front of the built-in TSAprotects electronic devices while the back secures overnight belongings. This provides double security, even when the main compartment is fully expanded, deterring potential thefts and safeguarding confidential documents.

Featuring a dedicated 15.6” laptop and iPad® compartment, devices can be stored away with a peace of mind. This compartment is strategically positioned in the middle section of the case to protect from shocks and abrasions.

For that extra precaution, adjustable straps, zippered mesh pocket, and Velcro® closure pockets keep the devices in place.Made of a hard exterior shell, the 15.6" Transit 360 Skinner further ensures the resilience and durability of the luggage.

Following Your Every Move
For hassle-free travels anytime, anywhere

The 15.6" Transit 360 Spinner is fitted with eight wheels to make each journey a more enjoyable one. Evenly distributing the load, one can expect to manoeuvre in greater ease as the wheels allow 360ᵒ rotation. 

City-centric and designed for urban commute, a 2-tier telescopic handle and expandable top and side handles also allow one to move around the airport easily or when slotting the luggage into an overhead compartment.   

Plan For the Unplanned
Relief for last-minute shopping
Business travelers can now store aside worries of insufficient space to store their last-minute purchase. Designed to accommodate more luggage space for a short two-to-three-day trip, the 38-liters cabin-sized luggage is expandable and frees up to 30% more space. Organisation is made easy with an allocated workstation and Velcro® closure compartment for small items storage. 

Stylishly compact, this powerful yet minimalistic design perfectly balances practicality and functionality. Achieving more with less, the 15.6" Transit 360 Spinner is a comfortable piece to bring along while staying trendy.

The 15.6" Transit 360 Spinner is available at ₱10,999.00 in the following stores:

SM Department Store Makati
SM Department Store Mall of Asia
SM Department Store North EDSA
SM Department Store Megamall
SM Department Store Aura
SM Department Store Cubao

Rustans Gateway
Rustans Makati
RustansAlabang Town Center
Landmark Trinoma
Cash & Carry Department Store
Plug+ Play Terminal 3

Stage Lights Available at Guitar Center

While a great sound system is the foundation of any venue, in any event, giving an audience the full sensory experience depends on pairing it up with an equally great set of lighting and stage effects. From the hottest DJ performance to the most energetic dance and even to theater, presentations and other non-musical events, the role played by lighting and effects is one that can't be understated. 

With hundreds of various effects and hardware items here to choose from, you might want to begin by narrowing the lineup down to one category at a time. For lighting, try starting with the basics by checking out PAR cans like the American DJ Mega Flat Pak Plus or the Chauvet SlimPAR 56 LED PAR Can. Guitar Center has, stage lighting at a great price. Check them out! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Love Your Hair with Novuhair

At times when people sees us too stressed out either at work or going through our personal lives, We would be advised to calm down and “Let our hair down”, this idiom’s meaning is to allow yourself to behave much more freely than usual and enjoy yourself.

To give us much more reason to be carefree, we must be confident in how we look and feel. Take time to take care of your appearance and take extra attention to your hair. Hair is considered as our crowning glory, hence, it is pertinent that we start with it. Here are a few tips in maintaining a healthy hair.

  • ·         Observe good hygiene all the time – regularly wash your hair to remove dirt and grimes.
  • ·         Be extra careful whenever combing your wet hair – your hair is vulnerable to breakage during this period.
  • ·         Use towel to dry off your hair after shower – Using hair dryer can cause damage to your hair; if you must use the heat then do so sparingly.
  • ·         Eat the proper nutrition- Our hair is also dependent on what we eat. Iron-rich food and protein strengthens your hair.
  • ·         Have enough sleep – Lack of sleep can cause hair loss. Sleeping allows our hair to repair and regenerate. Changes in our sleeping patterns have shown to affect our body’s immune and hormone function, as well as our physical and mental stamina. Our hair is very sensitive to these changes within the body.
  • ·         Pamper your hair - Give your hair a proper massage with the nutrients it needs

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which include herbal components such as moringaoleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. 


Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Musicians Friend: Mockingbird Guitars Now Available

Beauty and Quality. 

The B.C. Rich Mockingbird Mk5 Set Neck Electric Guitar takes everything up a couple of notches with a carved maple top and coil-tapping. The mahogany body and neck are fully bound. The mahogany neck has elegant cloud inlays and heel-less neck joint pioneered by B.C. Rich for comfort and access to the upper registers. The headstock is also bound and features a beautiful Mother of Pearl script inlay. Electronics include dual covered humbuckers with individual volume controls, a master tone control with coil-tapping, and a 3-way pickup switch. A modern twist to the Mockingbird, the Mk5 comes with a T.O.M. style bridge and stopbar tailpiece.

Interested in having one? This bc rich mockingbird available at Musicians Friend

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Novuhair Encourages You to Understand Your Hair

Other than your face, your hair is one of the first thing that other people notices, this very reason is why most people take extra effort in caring for their mane, but are you doing enough?

A hair salon is one of the usual places that a person would go to whenever they need to have their hair fixed, this is typical if you just need a relief from a bad hair day or to mend your split ends. What if your hair needs a more extensive solution such as for your hair loss?

Several factors can cause hair loss and understanding your lifestyle pattern may help remedy your condition.
  • ·        Stress is the most common factor in temporary hair loss.
  • ·        Incorrect use of hair products with harmful chemicals
  • ·        Childbirth also causes temporary hair loss
  • ·        Cosmetic procedures such as Rebonding, Perming, Bleaching and Dyeing
  • ·        Autoimmune diseases such as Alopecia.
  • ·        Medical treatment such as chemotherapy and Beta-blockers
  • ·        Medical conditions such as Lupus, Diabetes, Anorexia and Anemia can also cause hair loss

Say goodbye to hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair, natures answer to hair loss.  Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

Have your hair and scalp analyzed in order to check for problems. Novuhair, is offering a series of free hair and scalp analysis is various locations, check their monthly schedule at, Facebook page:  , Instagram: @NovuhairOfficial or on Twitter: @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For online purchases, visit and

Novuhair Salutes All Women

In celebration of International Women’s Month this March, Nutramedica Inc., encourages women to speak their mind and know their rights. Be it in society or otherwise, women have excelled over the years, creating a sense of socio-equality that every female across the globe shall be proud of.

This years’ theme is “Be bold for change”, a very subjective manner of approach to the present era where women are called to lead and influence. Novuhair calls for the same thrust.
Novuhair empowers the female population by improving their appearance thru self-help ideas on social media. Channeling their self-esteem and confidence to exude.

Nutramedica Inc. itself is being led by a formidable woman, Sheila Mae Velilla, CEO & President. Ms. Velilla built the company from scratch, exerting much effort in product development and exemplary business & marketing acumen. Founded in 2004, Nutramedica was one of the first companies to market virgin coconut oil (VCO) in the Philippines. Today it is known for its comprehensive range of oral and injectable pharmaceutical lines, food supplements and cosmetic products.

At present, Novuhair has been awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country for five consecutive years. The effectiveness of the product speaks for itself.

Novuhair is made with 19 natural ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint and almost 100% natural.
Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. It also penetrates deep to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation in the scalp which contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Friday, March 3, 2017

StyleWe: The Style That We Love

There are over hundreds or even thousands of online shopping sites to check for clothes, shoes, and bags for sale. But I have to say StyleWe has really made shopping more interesting because they sell unique and stylish designer clothing that caters almost everyone's taste of style.

Here are some of their clothing collections from their site:

Plus size tunic tops for leggings
Jackets, tops, and more...
In addition, StyleWe offers a variety of clothes such as black bikini tops, knitwear, sportswear, and a whole lot more. Take advantage of their Flash Sale promo and get up to 80% OFF on Designer Fashions. So buy now!
For home improvements such as tips to maximize space and beautify your home, you might get interested in this link:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Herbalife Philippines Opens South Luzon Quick Response Center to Expand Product Access Point

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, FEBRUARY 24 – Global nutrition company, Herbalife, marked another
milestone in the Philippines with the opening of a new product access point in Calamba, Laguna. Named as the South Luzon Quick Response Center (QRC), it is part of Herbalife’s efforts to support its members to bring quality nutrition to more Filipinos in the country.

Herbalife Philippines’ General Manager Bong Valenzuela led the opening ceremony, which wasattended by the members of its corporate management team, employees, independent Herbalife members, and Herbalife-sponsored triathletes Omar and Laarni Paredes.

Herbalife Philippines General Manager Bong Valenzuela delivers his welcome speech during the opening ceremony of the Herbalife South Luzon Quick Response Center.

Ms. Gina Lyn Ang – Abott, one of Herbalife’s President’s Team members, shares her excitement and rallies local member leaders to take advantage of the newly-opened product access point to bring good nutrition to more people in the community .

 About Herbalife:

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information in posted. To learn more, visit or

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Announce the Gender of Their Baby

It's gonna be a girl! Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren took to Instagram on Saturday, February 18, to share the happy news, along with some pictures and video from their gender reveal party. Thomas' wife, Lauren Akins, shared a picture of a gorgeous tall cake decorated in pink and blue “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” decorations. "'How we wonder what you are...' guess what we're doing tonight :)" she captioned the post. What a gorgeous cake! It was almost a ombre effect of pink and blue, and even had edible metallic star decorations covering it.

A few minutes later, Thomas posted a video on his page, of him cutting into the beautiful cake. “It's pink!” he shouts. “Havin' a girl!” Lauren also shared a video of the occasion, saying “Sorry our family is nuts but WE ARE HAVING A BABY GIRL!” So cute! The adorable couple have known each other since first grade, and announced last week that they are not only having a baby, but adopting a child from Africa as well. They have been updating their social media regularly and keeping their fans in the loop on what is going on with both their pregnancy and their adoption. Thomas Rhett, 26, seems to be extremely excited to start this journey, even though he has mentioned on social media that he knows that things are about to get crazy! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

OPPO F1s: Valentine’s Dream Date

My ideal Valentine date is the opposite of my wedding day. Instead of me being nervous, anxious, and excited all at the same time, I want this day to be relaxing and unwinding for me and my date (with my husband). 

I want to start the day with a buffet breakfast in one of our favorite restaurants, Cravings. I just love eating in buffets and I also think a heavy breakfast suits to start the perfect day. 

After eating breakfast, we will watch the movie, "John Wick 2." Hubby and I very much prefer action movies more than romantic movies. 

After the movies, a light snack from any froyo (frozen yogurt) store would be such a delight where we would also talk about the movie such as what we like and don't like about the movie, what should have been in the story, and all the what if's. This is where our stimulating discussions and petty arguments about the movie usually start. 

After we finish talking and trying to impress each other with our opinions, it's time to relax our senses. A full body massage for the couple from The Spa or other massage centers would be heaven for us because our tired mind and bodies can really relax and simply unwind. This is something we have been longing for in a long time, but we just couldn't agree with the time and date due to schedule conflicts. 

I assume by this time, the stars are already coming up so it's time to go home. We will end our romantic date at our home with our lovely children, carrying pasalubong for our kids probably some toys and their favorite donuts,  and have pizza for dinner because our family is united when we all eat pizza while watching TV. Our day is just not complete without spending it with our bundle of joys.
I want OPPO F1s to capture every moment of our day by having selfies or couple shots using its powerful 16 megapixel front camera with full color and no filters because I want to capture all the colors, all the hues, and all the things that made that day perfect. I wouldn't be worried too much about the quality of the pictures, too, because OPPO F1s' camera does have light sensitivity capabilities that captures great pictures even in low-light conditions making it very easy and worry-free for us to capture our Valentines moments. 

This is my ideal date. What's yours? 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

OPPO F1s: Travel Essentials

Our family loves hotel staycations. Every summer, we choose a hotel in the metro on where we would want to stay and just relax as a family. Although having staycations sounds easy, it's pretty essential to take note of the things that we need to bring. 

Here are some suggested travel essentials that might help you prepare the things you need especially if you're bringing your whole family with you: 
  1. Prepare your bags. One, two, or even three travel luggages is up to you, but always bring a smaller bag or your usual carry-on bag where you will place your passports, wallet/cash, IDs, and the like. Also bring some plastic bags for dirty clothes and a separate bag for your toiletries.
  2. Bring just enough clothes (including underwear) according to how long you will stay in your destination. Sometimes we prepare our shirts, blouses, dresses, pants, or even our pajamas, but we forget to prepare our underwears which is a funny thing.  If you're going swimming, then don't forget all your swimsuits/rash guards, sun blocks, shades, and the like. Hotels usually provide you towels if you'll go swimming in their pools so no need to bring extra towels.
  3. Bring your deodorants, colognes/perfumes, your favorite shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush/toothpaste, mouthwash,  body wash/soap, lotions (travel size as much as possible), make-ups for the girls, and other items that you use in your daily beauty regimen.

    A separate bag for toiletries
  4.  For those with younger kids, don't forget to bring their diapers, milk formula & bottles, clean bottled water, rash cream, vitamins, and the like. You might need to bring extra sets of clothes for the younger ones just to be sure.
  5. Bring extra slippers. I personally recommend rubber slippers that you can use both indoors and outdoors for convenience. For the ladies, if you don't like flipflops then bring any other shoes that's comfortable for you such as flats, light sandals, etc.
  6. Next is your essential gadgets. We don't bring heavy DSLR cameras because they're too bulky. We just bring our phone cameras and their chargers. Since vacations only happens once a year and they are indeed special, the OPPO F1S is a good choice of camera phone because you can take great pictures day or night thanks to its 16MP front camera and light sensitivity features. You can take wonderful selfie shots wherever, whenever. 

Aside from being known as the "selfie expert," the OPPO F1s can fully support your family's favorite games and applications needed for work (Skype, Viber, and the like) because it's equipped with a 3GB RAM (32GB expandable storage).  It's a great phone to use during those "dead" hours of waiting in the lobby, in the mall, or simply just relaxing inside your hotel room. 

7.  Don’t forget your emergency kit inclusive of Paracetamol, and antihistamine.  You can never tell if someone from your family would be needing some Betadine or alcohol for a cut or bruise.  There’s also an 80% chance that you’ll get a headache from the weather or other reasons so you better have some Paracetamol. It would be a hassle if you were to go out and buy some in a drugstore while you’re having your staycation. Lastly, you can never tell when someone will have their allergy attack. It could be from the dust, from the mattress, etc., so it’s best to have an antihistamine in your bag just in case.

Thank you for reading my list. May you always be happy and safe in your travels. 

Monday, January 30, 2017


Every man looks his best when wearing a suit. A suit can actually change a one's outlook upon himself and instantly gives him power; the power to impress and be respected. Well, at least that's what I feel when I'm around clients, coworkers, friends, and even with my family. My wife was the first one to comment and say, "Wow! You look extra handsome in that suit."

Urbanize store in Alabang Town Center
(photo from Urbanize Facebook page)
Having mentioned everything about what a suit can do to a person,  finding a bag that goes well with it is a bit of a challenge. Of course, I have tried using the classic attache case and leather bags, but they don't seem to work for me. I was looking for something... MORE. I wanted a bag that's comfortable, sleek, can accommodate my belongings perfectly, or to put it bluntly, I want a bag that also means business. 

I was looking around the internet to find such bag and a lot of them came up, but what really caught my attention was the brand, Urbanize. My wife referred me to this brand because she's been hearing plenty of good feedbacks about it so I decided to visit their branch in Alabang Town Center to check their items out. 

Their store in the said branch was quite small, but they have plenty of different bags to choose from so I asked a little help from their salesman and told him my dilemma.


After much deliberation, this is one of the bags he recommended which I personally liked, chose, and bought amongst all others:

Bag Exterior

Bag Interior
I bought the bag for the following reasons: 
  1. First, I like it's color (interior and exterior colours) because black can easily be matched to whatever outfit I have and the light interior color helps me see the contents of my bag easily; 
  2. Second, carrying the bag feels very light;
  3. Third, because of its diverse design, I use it in or out of the office so it has a dual purpose. 
  4. Fourth and one of the main reasons why I bought it is the bag's anti-theft features. 
Did I get your attention when I mentioned anti-theft features? Then allow me to elaborate more on it. My very special Urbanize bag has the following anti-theft features: 
  1. The bag is secured with Pacsafe Anti-Theft Technology made of eXomesh® locking system. 
The eXomesh® is made from high-tensile stainless steel wire which is very difficult to cut   through. The netting is made from 1.5mm wire and the locking cable is 3mm thick. To cut through the netting, many wires will need to be cut to remove the bag; this process is time consuming. 95% of the time, a would-be thief does not want to draw attention to him/her nor does he have the luxury of time of time to chip away at the wire.


 2. My bag has RFIDsafe™ blocking pockets & material. 

      Most passports and credit cards contain a RFID micro-chip, which contains all your personal, sensitive information. Identity thieves are able to access this information from up to 10ft away with the help of an RFID reader. Our award-winning RFIDsafe™ blocking material helps to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands by blocking out virtually all transmissions between 10 MHz - 3 GHz, which covers the radio frequency used in most e-passports and credit cards.

*This is where I store my credit cards, IDs, and other important cards. 

3. My strap is a Carrysafe® slashguard strap

Flexible, lightweight, stainless steel wire is integrated into our adjustable Carrysafe® straps making it invisible to the eye, yet very effective at helping to prevent bag slashers from slicing through and running off with your gear.

You might think I might be a it paranoid and that I don't necessarily need all of these security features. Well, one can never be too careful especially since I commute almost daily. Sometimes, I also carry some important documents with me that are needed in the office and sometimes I put some cash in my bag so I really need it to be "extra" secure for my own peace of mind.

I asked my wife to take an OOTD pic of me before going to the office with my new bag. I am quite happy and proud of it. Inside is a notebook, cellphone, passport, cards, extra shirt, and other miscellaneous items I bring in the office. The first time I carried my Urbanize bag with my items inside, it was surprisingly lighter than my old bag carrying the same amount of items, which was downright awesome.

So for me, no money is wasted with a product that you can depend on. In my case, I know for myself that I carry a bag that will not fail me and will work for me, therefore I am brave enough to face my daily challenges and be urban brave (business class).

Written by: Darwin Verdida 

Alabang Town Center
Alabang, Muntinlupa

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Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

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