Monday, January 30, 2017

#IAmUrbanBrave

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.


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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 


Urbanize
Alabang Town Center
Alabang, Muntinlupa

Baby Bonanza Giveaway

Sponsored By: 

StachrisBaby PreferredAmaraKylie's Crochet CornerLogic ProductsSimply Merino, and Handsocks

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

Over $248 in Baby Products from 7 Different Sponsors!

Plus, 6 out of the 7 prizes are Winner's Choice! Details are listed under the descriptions...
Stachris is a family business that is named after their children. They work closely with moms to figure out their needs and wants, so that they can make their lives a little simpler. (Who doesn’t like the sound of that?!) They strive to bring quality-driven products at affordable prices. The cherry on top? Their products are super cute and fashionable! Gotta love that! Winner will receive a Diaper Bag Gift Set and can choose the color/pattern of the Car Seat Cover Gift Set, a $118.96 RV!  Check out my review here!

Baby Preferred offers adorable, affordable, functional baby consumer products with innovative solutions to meet the needs of today's parents. We offer products such as carrier accessories, nursing pillow covers, Baby sleep helpers and more! Winner will their choice of either a Baby Carrier Cover, or Teething Drool Pads and Bib, both are a $34.99 RV!

They are a small family who is passionate about educating others about the amazing qualities of Merino wool. They wanted to dress their children in the best possible fabric, and therefore Simply Merino was started. Their range is very simple, as they wanted the natural qualities of the Merino wool to speak for themselves. The gowns and sleepers are wonderfully comfortable for infants and babies. And the two-piece sets they've designed can easily be worn as pajamas, thermal wear, or even as separates. It's an easy material to care for; simply wash and dry. Winner will receive a Merino Wool Mittens in their choice of size and color, a $13.00 RV! Check out my review here!

Kylie is a creative mama who loves to make and design new items for the entire family. She specializes in unique, boutique baby photo props, but she can't resist trying to make something for everyone, whether it be your sports fan dad, comic book loving brother, princess sister, or your fashionable mother. She is always open to custom requests, and there is a little love in every stitch! Winner will receive their choice of any product up to a $30 RV!

Logic Products 

Logic Products is now a mom-approved lifestyle brand that fully discloses all ingredients in every product. Logic Products are made in the U.S.A. using plant and mineral derived ingredients. Their eco-friendly product lines include; Natural HomeLogic, TotLogic, BarkLogic and LiceLogic and are available nationwide. They guarantee their products to be safe and effective so you can focus on what’s really important, your family. Winner will receive any one product of their choice up to a $16.95 RV!

Amara 

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Handsocks 

Casey, a mother of 2, invented a product originally intended for warmth and it turned into so much more. Now used for protection of all types, Handsocks is dedicated to being experts in protection from scratching for newborn to 3T aged children. Winner will receive a pair of Handsocks in their choice of color; blue, pink, gray, green, or jungle. A $15 RV!

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter Giveaway Dates ~ 1/30 12:01 AM EST through 2/20 11:59PM EST Good Luck!!

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Love, Mrs. Mommy received Stachris and Simply Merino products at no cost to facilitate the above-mentioned reviews. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Guitar Center: Your One Stop Guitar and Music Shop


 
Guitar Center is the world’s largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and a whole lot more. Backed by over 260 stores across the country (including Guitar Center Harrisburg), GuitarCenter.com offers the fastest, easiest way to find all the gear you need in one place. And, while many popular instruments are available for same-day pickup at a store near you, we also offer free shipping on thousands of items to the Guitar Center location of your choice.  

Monday, January 23, 2017

Alsa Ozamiz: Ozamiznons Rise Against “Everything Illegal” With All-Out Backing From The City Government

From the ashes of its dirt-laden image, Ozamiz City is rising loud and proud with its latest crusade to crush bad elements in its territory. 

On Wednesday (January 18), an estimated 30,000 Ozamiznons marched to a public venue beside the town’ historic structure famously known as Cotta. There was a public outcry to cleanse the city and eliminate once and for all the filthy stigma that has been since associated to Ozamiz City. 

On that evening, the city government has declared the what it’s called Alsa Ozamiz, a local movement to rally all Ozamiznons to shrug off all bad elements that has been corrupting and ravaging the once stellar status of the city. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Lazada Philippines Welcomes the Year of the Rooster with Lucky Deals

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Just in time for the Chinese New Year festivities, Lazada.com.ph is kicking off the celebration with its Lucky 8 flash sales, deals, and exciting promos happening from January 17 to 19, 2017.
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Novuhair Celebrated Holiday Around the Globe


Holiday rush might be over and It’s officially a New Year. Around the globe, most people are trying get back to their old figure after binging on holiday fares and sporting new clothes, new gadgets, and new shoes, but can these make up for looking best at what’s on top of our head, our hair!

Taking care of our mane should be on top of our list just as we go to spa to pamper our body, our hair needs pampering as well. Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss has got you covered. 

As we bid adieu to 2016, throw away your difficulties on hair loss and scalp problems with Novuhair’s 19 natural ingredients. Made of herbal ingredients that include moringa oleifera, 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.

The brand has helped thousands of satisfied users here in the Philippines, thus merits its fifth consecutive year of being awarded by Watson’s as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand in the country.

Good news to our kababayans abroad and their friends, with the brand’s aim to help assuage hair problems across the globe, Novuhair products are available in Kuwait, distributed by Bee Organic Import & Export Establishment, Kuwait.  For orders, you may contact landlines +96524343885 and +96524343866 or mobile numbers +96550380380, +96565559935 and +96560755122.  Bee Organic’s showroom is located at Arabia Mall, First Floor Showroom # 15 Egaila Area, Kuwait. 

Novuhair can also be purchased online through our service partner: www.regaloservice.com. Servicing USA, Canada, UAE , KSA and other Asian countries. 

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

Herbalife Nutrition Celebrates 22nd Anniversary with 3,000 Participants at ‘Fun Walk and Run’

3,000 participates in fun walk and run to mark 22nd anniversary 
on Herbalife Asia Pacific Nutrition Day! 

PHILIPPINES, Manila --- Global nutrition company Herbalife recently organized a Fun Walk and Run to mark its 22nd anniversary in the Philippines. The event, which is in conjunction with the region-wide celebration of Herbalife Asia Pacific Nutrition Day, gathered nearly 3,000 participants at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. 


Herbalife-sponsored tri-athletes Jaylin Balatibat, Ronald Molit, Zoe Banzon, Madel Argosino, and Hiroshi Takei, led by Omar Paredes, the 1st Filipino to complete the Norseman Xtreme Challenge joined the event and ran under the 10K category. 



2016 Rio Paralympics qualifiers Ernie Gawilan (swimming) and Jerrold Mangliwan (athletics) led the 14-men team of the Philippine Sports Association for Differently-Abled Athletes (PhilSpada). 
Herbalife fitness ambassador Dwan Abantao signaled the start of the activities with a warm-up and cool-down exercises to the delight of participants composed mostly of Herbalife independent members from Metro Manila and nearby provinces. 


Herbalife Philippines General Manager Rosalio Valenzuela, who was also among the participants, reiterated at the starting point that, “Herbalife is committed to promoting good nutrition and healthy active lifestyle. Our mission is to bring nutrition to every household, and around the world. I believe Herbalife has been consistent in sending this message to Filipinos, who have embraced the brand for 22 years. We have also been a constant support for those seeking to lead a healthy, active lifestyle."


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 Independent 

Herbalife 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 a 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, Western Sydney Wanderers FC 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. To learn more visit Herbalife.com.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Skin Rituals You Must Start Doing

Skin rituals are very helpful especially when you do it religiously, without missing out on it or being lazy. These skin rituals are enough to make your skin glow without going to the derma salon and spending way too much!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Protect Your Loved Ones with Off! Lotion

My little princess just loves the outdoors. Every afternoon, she would insist to water the plants in our garden.

But there are times that I worry that she might get bitten by an insect or a mosquito that could cause mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue, Zika, Elephantiasis, Malaria, Yellow Fever, and more.  

To prevent such a dreadful fate, I always apply OFF! Lotion on her whenever she goes out to protect her from those pesky insect bites and let her enjoy what she loves doing without any worries.

For those who are unaware, OFF! Lotion is an insect repellent lotion that's been around since I was young. I also remember using it when I was a child, which is why I never suffered from any mosquito-borne diseases and enjoyed my childhood. 

Me applying OFF! Lotion to my child. I make sure to apply the lotion to all exposed areas of the skin.
From the look on my daughter's face, it's obvious that she was getting impatient. Oh, my dear princess, give me just a minute to finish and give you the protection  you need. 

Note: I use OFF! Overtime because of its long hours ( up to 8 hours) of protection and my daughter's skin is also "hiyang" to it. Other variants are also available such as OFF! Kids, OFF! Soft & Scented, and OFF! Clean Feel.
I am proud to say that my children have not suffered from Dengue or other mosquito-borne diseases as of to date, and I refuse to just sit around and wait for it to happen. That's why there's always OFF! Lotion in our house, in my purse, and even in my husband's office so we can get "OFF! protection" any time to prevent insect bites that could cause sickness, skin irritations, and more.  It is also my simple way  to make my family feel loved and protected even when they're outside playing and I'm not there.  

OFF you go, mosquitoes!


 OFF! Lotion  is widely available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Herbalife Family Foundation Brings Festive Cheer to Over 200 Children at the SOS Children’s Village In the Philippines

PHILIPPINES, Manila, December 16, 2016 – To cap off an eventful year, Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) visited two of its beneficiary organizations under, SOS Children’s Village, to bring the festive cheer to over 200 children. During the visits, HFF Philippines held activities, which brought fun and joy and left big smiles on the children’s faces.

As part of the activities, Herbalife donated a total of 250 books to the Batangas and Bataan Villages of SOS through the CASA Herbalife Program, the flagship project of HFF. The books were given by Herbalife independent members and guests via a month-long book collection program organized by Herbalife Philippines, and benefitted 245 children from the villages.


Barbette Soliven, Corporate Communications Manager at Herbalife Philippines and the lead organizer of the activities said, “Ever since we started these visits enabled by the CASA Herbalife program, we have strived to make it a more engaging experience for both the volunteers and the kids. I’m heartened to see that we have achieved that this time round, and am glad to see the smiles on the childrens’ and volunteers’ faces at the end of the day.”

Herbalife distributors, executives and volunteers also spent two consecutive Saturdays (November 26 and December 3) at the SOS facilities in Lipa, Batangas and Mariveles, Bataan, where they spent time interacting with and playing with the children.

One of the key highlights was the Ultimate Frisbee Clinic organized by Herbalife Philippines, where the children were taught the basics of the sport, before culminating in a scrimmage game played together with the volunteer team. The eventual winning team was applauded by all the participants, and won themselves a Herbalife T-shirt and a Frisbee each.

“We are very grateful to all the Members who have supported the activities and took time to be with us; as well as the young volunteers who joined us in teaching these kids the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, ” Barbette Soliven added.

SOS Children’s Village has been a recipient of the CASA Herbalife program for six years now. In 2016, grants from HFF were used to conduct supplementary feeding programs and provide nutrition education at targeted locations within the Philippines, benefitting 609 children below the age of 12 in 24 communities.

First established in the United States in 2005, the CASA Herbalife Program aims to improve the lives of children around the world by bringing good nutrition to those living in orphanages, attending after-school centers, and other non-profit facilities. Through the CASA Herbalife Program, Herbalife provides over $3.2 million in funding and volunteer assistance to more than 130 organizations around the world each year, bringing good nutrition to thousands of children in orphanages, community centers and hospitals in over 50 countries around the world.

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About Herbalife Family Foundation

Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by helping charitable organizations provide healthy nutrition to children in need. Additionally, HFF often supports relief efforts in response to catastrophic natural disasters around the world.

In 2005, HFF was proud to introduce the Casa Herbalife Program to help provide healthy and nutritious meals by partnering with existing charities serving children. Today, HFF supports over 120 Casa Herbalife programs in more than 50 countries and serves over 100,000 children daily. HFF is supported by Independent Herbalife Members, their friends and families and Herbalife employees.

To learn more about HFF and the Casa Herbalife programs, please visit HerbalifeFamilyFoundation.org.


Media Enquiries:

Contact Persons:
Ms. Barbette A. Soliven                                                       Ms. Charmaine P. Pahate
Corporate Communications Manager                                    Managing and PR Director
Herbalife Philippines                                                               Eggshell Worldwide Comm. Inc.
+63 918 807 4323                                                                   +63 917 810 2079
barbettes@herbalife.com                                                       charmaine@eggshell.ph
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