Monday, October 28, 2013

Chinoy Star Ka Na!

How To Join:

Open to male, 16 to 25 year old and female 16 to 23, Chinoy or Non Chinoys but can sing Mandarin, English and Filipino songs.

Schedule for Auditions on November 10- for Metro Manila at Lucky Chinatown 10am Registration, 1pm for Audition.

Pre- registration at the following:

1. Chinoy TV website/fanpage/office (Unit 1124 Tytana Plaza, Oriente St. Binondo Manila

2. Confucius Institute at Ateneo de Manila University (Makati and loyola)

3. Association of Chinese Filipino Schools in the Philippines- 4th Floor. 410 Quintin Paredes St. Tondo, Manila- 241-2842.

4. Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association Inc. 2nd Floor, CKSC, 1274 Padre Algue St, Tondo Manila

5. Filipino- Chinese Orgs ( DLSU Englicom, ADMU Celadon, UP-CSA, UST COMACH)

6.Lucky Chinatown Concierge

All participants will get undergo an audition on Nov. 10, 2013, 1pm at Lucky Chinatown and we'll be picking the Top 25. They will be trimmed to 10 and they will go through training in singing, personality development, Mandarin and etc. One contestant will be eliminated every week the 5 will enter the Finals Round. There Will Be 5 judges coming from the Music Industry and Chinese Community who will be judging the competition. GRAND FINALS will be on Jan 31, 2014.

Contest Proper:

Stage1: Audition in Lucky Chinatown on Nov 10

Registration starts at 10am and audition will start by 1pm onwards.

Participants must prepare one Chinese song 9 2-3 Stanzas only and no need to sing the entire song

Stage 2: From 25 we cut them down to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, t0 5 and we picked the first 3 winners


The winner will get a chance to get a recording contract from Star Records, an original Music Composition courtesy of Vehnee Saturno and many more! Cash prize of P50,000.00 grand winner, the second prize will get P30,000.00 and P20,000.00 for the third prize.

Friday, October 25, 2013


The BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013 – “Welcoming Life, Love and Care”, the country’s biggest family expo for all maternity, baby, early childhood and parenting needs was officially launched last October 24, 2013 at Fun Ranch, located at Frontera Verde, Pasig City. The media launch was hosted by Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2000 winner and celebrity mom, Nina Ricci Alagao-Flores and was attended by personalities like ANC’s “On the Money” host and The Master’s Academy President, Edric Mendoza,Medela Moms’ co-founder, MaricelCua, TV host and Lead Out President, Judah Paolo and the wife of Azkals Coach, Yoshiko Weiss.

Also present during the conference were representatives from The Medical City, Cordlife Philippines, who is set to have a talk on pregnancy preparation, cord blood banking, childbirth and staying sexy while pregnant. Association partners like World Vision, Right Start, Grace to be Born and the Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association were also there to support the event.

Across the three-day expo, the whole family can also enjoy and participate in exciting activities like the Family Olympics, Family Fashion Weekend, and much awaited Baby & Family Awards featuring the Golden Family Awards, ParentPreneur Awards and the crowning of the Bibong Baby of the Year.

“Our vision was to come up with a fun and meaningful event where families can bond and learn together. With our tagline –Welcoming Life, Love and Care , we want to give a message that having a new baby in the family is not just the mom’s responsibility but the entire family’s – no one is left out. We encourage Filipino families to come to the expo because we have invited industry experts. From there, they can get the latest information about maternity, babies, early childhood, parenting and everything they need to know when planning and having a family. Together with our partners and sponsors we want to nurture family development and raise the awareness on responsible child care." says David Abrenilla, MediaCom Solutions, Inc. president and Baby & Family Expo Philippines 2013 organizer.

Organized by MediaCom Solutions, Inc., Philippines preferred stakeholders’ advocacy communications and events enterprise and co-presented by Cordlife Philippines, the BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013 will be held on December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. It covers the stages of family growth from pregnancy to early childhood with educational seminars by Medela Moms, The Medical City, Mercato founder RJ Ledesma, ANC host Edric Mendoza, MTRCB Chairman Atty. Eugenio Villareal, Azkals Coach, Michael Weiss, founder Janette Toral, Beauty Queen Nina Ricci Alagao-Flores and actress/entrepreneur Regine Tolentino, actress Jade Lopez and many more.

The Baby & Family Expo Media Launch was supported by FM Group Fragrance Philippines, Evian, Attipas, Unimom, Bebebocas, Jeweltone, Urban Ashram Manila, Absolute Distilled Drinking Water, Consumer Care Products (Guard Insect Repellent), Ever Bilena, De La Salle University Medical Center, Perfetti Van Melle, Cuppy Cakes, Fernando’s Bakery, Metro Deal, Sharpie, Mongol, AMSPEC, Island Rose and Cordlife Philippines.

Be a part of this fun-filled family event of the year.
Register for FREE at,
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For inquiries, call +632.843.2174 or e-mail

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


The fastest growing slimming and aesthetic clinic chain recently opened their latest branch in Greenhills, San Juan. Located on the 5th floor of the modern and green compliant BTTC Centre, this new branch is aptly called Skin Rejuve Elite. Along Ortigas Avenue, this branch is easily accessible by residents of Greenhills, San Juan, Mandaluyong and New Manila.

Skin Rejuve prides itself on the quality of their services anchored on its team of Aesthetic Medicine Specialists and treatment staff composed almost entirely of Registered Nurses (RNs) to ensure the safety and welfare of their clients.

The Elite branch of Skin Rejuve will offer highly specialized treatments for their discerning clientele such as Laser Lipo, a new treatment designed to zap all those unwanted fats and shape your body to a sexy new you. They will also offer a wide array of luxurious facial and skin treatments featuring Pevonia.

Pevonia was the first company to develop a Spa Skincare Line exclusively for elite spas and Professional Aestheticians. Their products launched in 1991 fully recognizes that the most effective skincare ingredients can be found in the safest source on earth, in nature. By combining effective, safe and natural ingredients with decades of experience in professional skincare, Pevonia continues to be the global leader in skin rejuvenation and health. It is one of the products Skin Rejuve Elite is extremely proud to offer.

These services are in addition to their best selling beauty and body treatments being offered in their other branches such as: Radio Frequency and Lipo Cavitation, venus Sculpt, Power Slim, Diamond Peel and other standard treatments.



Sign up to be part of the biggest tribute event for teachers, happening on October 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena!

As a way of giving back to the teachers, PLDT-Smart Foundation’s Gabay Guro program is holding the biggest event that pays tribute to teachers. The Grand Gathering brings the teachers together for an event featuring some of the biggest celebrities like Edu Manzano, Derek Ramsay, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Judy Ann Santos, Anne Curtis, Marian Rivera, Ryzza Mae, Rocco Nacino, plus a special tribute by Regine Velasquez.

Two lucky teachers will also win a house and lot, a brand new van, cash, and livelihood packages. This is made possible with the help of these Grand Gathering partners: PLDT Home, myDSL, Cyberya, Cignal, Sun Cellular, Smart, Megaclinic, Asian Hospital, Ayala Land, Inc., myPhone, Coca-Cola, Merck Sharp and Dohme, Johnson & Johnson, and American Home.

Admission to the Gabay Guro Grand Gathering is free but pre-registration is required. Teachers can do this on Gabay Guro’s Facebook page. More details can be found on @GabayGuro on Twitter and on the website.

 PLDT Executive volunteers (Left to Right) Jojo Alonzo, Rissa Golloso, Gil Garcia, Stateland Inc. First vice President Mr. Grant Orbeta, Gabay Guro Chairman Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla, Foton Vice President for Passenger vehicle Sales Mr. Jesus S. Tadena, Gabay Guro Marketing Head Gary Dujali and PLDT Executive volunteers Francis Bautista and Bong Padiz.

For the last six years, Gabay Guro has been “changing the lives of those who changed ours” by helping improve the lives of Filipino teachers. The Foundation sees this as its way of giving back to the teachers for the tireless work and sacrifice they put into bringing education to the youth for the sake of the country’s future. It is anchored on Scholarships for exceptional Education students, Teacher Training for the continuous improvement in teaching methods, and easier access to Housing and Educational Facilities, Livelihood Programs, and Broadbanding and Computerization. The Teacher’s Tribute, a pillar of which the Grand Gathering is part, also gives teachers the chance to celebrate the fruits of their labor.

Gabay Guro Chairman Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla and Marketing Head Gary Dujali

Stateland Inc. First Vice President Mr. Grant Orbeta, Gabay Guro Chairman Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla and Marketing Head Gary Dujali, Foton Vice President for Passenger Vehicle Sales Mr. Jesus S. Tadena

       Manny V. Pangilinan, PLDT-Smart Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Do you care about your pet?

Instead of just  posting  the photo of  your pet online in different social media account, show that you really care in other ways. 
Question.  Do you really   care about your pet?   If  yes, then your pet deserves only the best gift this season.   Include him in your Christmas  list.   Think about his welfare and give the utmost care just like a real  member of  the  family.   Buy some accessories  like pillows, mats and  heated pet beds.   These items are  available  through  online   stores  so you won't have a hard time looking for them  anymore.   How cool is that!

This would make a nice gift to your friend  too  who has a furry pal.   Because this is designed for pets, your pet will have the most relaxing time while taking a nap in his  bed.  What a pleasant sight would it be  with  the master comfortably sleeps in  bed   while his pet snuggles  in warm mattress  too.

Foolish Songs

I should be posting this for tomorrow, October 23, Daily Insights. I just can't wait to share today a few words taken from this book, Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard.

It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man  to hear the song of fools. Ecclesiastes  7:5

"I didn't enjoy  hearing it. but I really needed to hear what you told me. Thank you."  This was the response of a man whose boss had told him he wasn't getting a promotion. His boss explained the reasons the man has been bypassed, and instead of reacting defensively, he listened, accepted the truth, and made changes in his life.

One of the chief marks of maturity is the ability-in fact, the desire- to hear correction.  Far too often, we pursue friendship with people who tell us only what they think we want to hear.  They tell us that we're brilliant, gifted and right, and if anybody (like a boss or spouse) tries to correct us, our "friends" take our side and tell us we're victims of injustice.

Nobody likes to hear correction, but think of it this way: When we're sick, we take medicine to make us well. Only a fool  would insist he doesn't need it. In the same way, when our hearts are sick, we need the medicine of truth from a wise "physician of soul" who speaks truth to us. If we listen, we take steps on the path of health and hope.

How do you normally respond to correction?

How is correction from a wise person like medicine?

"If what they are saying about you is true, mend your ways. It if isn't true, forget it and go on and serve the Lord." - H. A. Ironside

For everyday word to inspire you, grab a copy of "The One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar and Dr. Ike Reighard

Should men work like women?

Nowadays,  these items such as bearings, wires knobs  and  clamps  no longer considered   only for  men's  stuff.   Before,  when dad took over mom's  job  such as  cooking, taking care of the kids, laundry and other  household chores  give  him an embarrassment having  this feminine things  on his  hand.    This  becomes  a common  sight  now  in  more  household.  Women,  however  do more  masculine job  like  lifting, driving and more.

Let's face it!  In some other cases where both men and women work, women tend to do more household stuff  when they're both  home, while men stop to work and  rest  in a bed  like a king.   It could be because when men were young, they were  never brought up to be doing  household chores  while young girls were taught to master  domesticated  job  and  learn all these thing at  a  young age.  Even if   women weren't  taught about  repairs, replacing door knobs and all the supplies like that at   Reid Supply Industrial  that links to men's  stuff,  still  they did not limit their capability into  just baking a colorful sweet cupcake.    

In reality,  it is still a traditional role that women should  take care of  the family  at  home and  equality seems to be far off  in the view.  This  equality  should  then  be raised  from  the time we were born in this world. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Coming Soon at iAcademy

Something's cooking at iAcademy School of Continuing Education... 

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Perfect Spontaneous Weekend with Hangover!

Let me segue my way before I go into this post.   As I was pressing this, I watched Boy Abunda's Bandila segment "Ikaw Na,  with guest, Singer/Songwriter Stephen Bishop  singing a few of the lines of Separate Lives,  "You have no right to ask me how I feel, you have no right..."   And that leads me to You Tube  till mornight..  Oh 80's classics always make me feel nostalgic.   

Still, it gave me a goosebump as I watched on Youtube the highlights of  the game last night,   the sweet winning of Azkals from Pakistan as they retain the Peace Cup Title.  OH my, I am such a big fan of  Stephan Schrock! 


Here goes my spontaneous post.

I hope you read to the end  so I won't get misunderstood with the word "hangover" at the title. I posted a photo of alcoholic drink,   the booze  that  we  use to drink, it seldom happens, only when we feel like drinking a bottle or  two.  Hang-over  is about excessive happiness that  is so bitin.  We spent with Mendiolables over a weekend, no backpack  that almost derailed  the zipper of our bags from being overload,   like the usual weekend.

We celebrated Lyn's birthday at Greenhills.  Instead of going home after the event,   we  we went to  Mendiola's house to spend a weekend.

Happy Birthday Lyn!  I hope I could feature all the classic food at Savory,  still the classic restaurant ever to include in my list. Thank you for the treat!

I promise to limit my words  so let me just post more  photos to  speak for  this post. 

From Savory Greenhills, to Regina's Store, to HMR. That was our unplanned itinerary for the day and ended at Mendiola's crib that night.

Now imagine how we survived two days with no extra wardrobe. We robbed off Joy's closet, like an isolated  section at the mall, with unpacked and  new items that are yet to unbox including  toiletries  such as toothbrush and undies.  We were like a guest in a hotel with free accommodation.   I could be wrong here. For she might bill me for our two night stay.  Half Kidding - Half Serious. Teehee.

Girls turned iced!  We already tasted  different flavors of Tanduay Ice and ended up with the classic one. Do not underestimate this drink. It tastes like a regular soft drink but eventually would turn your head down in your last sip.  The  booze  that bonds us together,  no kidding,  while  watching then ABS-CBN  The Voice.  I think I should make a separate review for  Tanduay Ice.  Definitely,  a 5/5 rate deserves this drink.
Me: I couldn't taste the strength of this drink.  It only contains 5% alcohol. 
Joy: Girls just wanna have fun!

Lucy in the Sky was  my company while children were at the pool. The image at the cover  caught me. I felt like I read this already in the  past,  the girl's diary slash blog.  That, I just bought at BookSale Greenhills a little above P100.

Warning:  Photoshoot overload!

Our look-up, look-down photo. Fail!

The rash guards supposedly for next summer  swimwear  that we just bought at Regina's.

A  birthday celebration of  John's beautiful sister,  Happy Birthday Gaye!

The view from top,  overlooking urbanized Manila.

So there!  We only planned  a lunch for Lyns birthday but ended up to Greenhills Shopping Center, Regina's, HMR, Tanduay Ice, Gaye's birthday, swimming and more..


With only a few word,  I hope I didn't tire you out reading this post.

You may be caught off guard forcing you to be spontaneous. For once go with it, you'll actually enjoy yourself.- Unknown

The Convenience of Shopping Online

This year, I  dropped one list in our usual weekend, shopping.  I only go to supermarket for grocery supplies.  I only shop  when really needed like a buying a birthday  gift  and when I did, I shop this item online. It is easier and more convenient   to avoid the hassle of getting stuck into  traffic and  pollution.   Hard to find items online  are available nearly everywhere  anyway.   Shopping online also give me more time to decide  without the sales person  to entice me to buy.

Do you buy items because it is on sale?  Don't!  Because sale items are just a part of  usual  marketing strategy.  Buy a sale item only when you really need it and not just because it is on sale.  Imagine if you buy a dress  just  because  the store drop down the price but you couldn't wear it because it doesn't really  fit  you well.  You  waste a lot of  money  even if  the items are sold  with a big discount.  

Monday, October 14, 2013

20 Coke Barkadahan Grant awardees named - 20 projects to help education, environment and healthy living causes to be funded by Coca-Cola

MANILA, Philippines; September 30-- After careful deliberation of applications from college organizations all over Metro Manila, 20 projects by students that aim to help educational, environmental and healthy living causes have been selected and awarded by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, the social investment arm of Coca-Cola Philippines and Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, under its Coke Barkadahan Grants Program.

Awardees each received P20,000 for projects ranging from building mini-libraries near public elementary schools to reforesting the border of Lian, Batangas with mangroves.

The Coke Barkadahan Grants Program aims to open opportunities for Filipino college students to execute their own project proposals on environmental stewardship, education, and active healthy living.

"Coca-Cola wants to inspire the youth to be active players in nation-building,” says Cecile Alcantara, president of Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines (CCFPI). “We believe in supporting the building blocks of every young person's development through education and health, and championing the drive to cultivate the spirit of citizenship."

The Coke Barkadahan Grants Program is aligned with the global Coca-Cola sustainability framework, "Me, We, World," which focuses on improving personal well-being ("Me"), building stronger communities ("We") and protecting the environment ("World").

Guillermo Aponte, President and General Manager of Coca-Cola Philippines and concurrently chairman of CCFPI; Juan Carlos Dominguez, Human Resource and Corporate Communications director of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines and vice-chairman of CCFPI; and Atty. Adel Tamano, vice-president for Public Affairs and Communications of Coca-Cola Philippines joined Ms. Alcantara in personally awarding the winners.

20 projects across 18 college organizations were awarded. The winners included:

· Project: Aklat Mo, Sagot Ko

Organization: Progressive and Responsive Organization of Pharmacy (PROPharm), University of the Philippines-Manila

· Project: Basa Basa Rin Pag May Time

Organization: Philippine Society of Junior Environmental and Sanitary Engineers Inc (PSjENSEi), Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City

· Project: Build-a-Lab

Organization: Chemistry Society, Ateneo de Manila University

· Project: Creating a Healthy Environment

Organization: Chemical Engineering Society, Adamson University

· Project: EARIST-APSOC Educational Community Outreach

Organization: Applied Physics Society, Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology

· Project: eskWElang on d' Go!

Organization: Political Society, University of the Philippines-Diliman

· Project: E-Waste Project

Organization: Circuit, University of the Philippines-Diliman

· Project: Handog Karunungan, Kaakbay Kalikasan

Organization: Public Relations Society of the Philippines, University of the Philippines-Manila

· Project: IT 4 ALL (Information Technology id for All: Training sa Barangay, Pampublikong Paaralan At NGO)

Organization: Institute of Brilliant Information Technology Students (iBITS), Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Manila

· Project: Mangrove Tree Planting

Organization: Progressive and Responsive Organization of Pharmacy (PROPharm), University of the Philippines-Manila


Organization: Travel Society, University of the Philippines-Diliman

· Project: On the Move for the Mangrove

Organizaiton: Outdoor Club, De La Salle University

· Project: Project G: The Green Youth Movement

Organization: Industrial Engineering Club, University of the Philippines-Diliman

· Project: Project Lab Ko 'To

Organization: Chemical Engineering Society, Inc., University of the Philippines-Diliman

· Project: Proposition R; Rebuild, Recover, Remediate

Organization: Progressive Responsive Innovative Movement in Engineering (PRIME), University of the Philippines-Diliman

· Project: SMALL DROP

Organization: Philippine Society of Junior Environmental and Sanitary Engineers Inc (PSjENSEi), Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City

· Project: The Phi Village

Organization: Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity, University of the Philippines-Manila

· Project: Tulong Karunungan

Organization: Sandigan, University of the Philippines-Manila

· Project: You Pledge a Tree, They'll Learn ABC

Organization: Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika (SAPUL), University of the Philippines-Diliman

· Project: YOUth can do IT! And Advocacy Towards Computer Literacy

Organization: Business and Information Technology Society (BITS), St. Scholastica's College of Manila

Guillermo Aponte, President and General Manager of Coca-Cola Philippines and concurrent Chairman of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, addresses the 20 winning groups of the Coke Barkadahan Grants Program during awarding ceremonies held at the Coca-Cola office.

Representatives of the University of the Philippines-Diliman’s UP Travel Society Jasfher Callejo, Trina Mercado, and Karla Apostol (2nd & 3rd from left, 3rd from right) receive the certificate of recognition for their project, Musmosyalan, from (l-r) Caloy, Coca-Cola President for Happiness; Guillermo Aponte, President and General Manager for Coca-Cola Philippines and Chairman of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines; Cecile Alcantara, President of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines; and Atty. Ricardo Romulo, Trustee of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines. The organization is one of 20 university student groups selected in the 2013 Coke Barkadahan Grants Program which awards up P20,000 to each organization for projects on environmental stewardship, education, and active healthy living.

Friday, October 11, 2013

My Rejuvenating Facial Treatment at Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics

Some women are just so lucky and  blessed to have  flawless skin, toned and sexy body and all other adjectives that suggest beauty.    If  you are not born possessing  the above list,   worry no more because all the beauty problems that you think will  be forever yours  have  guaranteed solutions. YES!   Because  Japan's number one Aesthetic Center and world's Intralasik Eye Surgery Provider is now in the Philippines,  Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetic.

Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics  provides solution to seven beauty problems  such as dry skin, body odor,  excess weight, uneven skin tone, sagging/loose skin, unwanted hair, poor or deteriorating vision.


Lately,  I started to notice  wrinkles that are  showing up in my face.  Whenever  friends ask me to go out, I sometimes opt to just stay  at  home and  face the problem by just embracing  the signs of  aging.  I am in my early 40s but my confidence is already pulling me down .  I   know.  It shouldn't be that way.  I  always  thought that a facial treatment wouldn't help at all.  Last week,  the invitation of  my friend Joy  to try Shinagawa,  leads me to something that changed my whole perception.  I 've read some good reviews  about  Shinagawa so  I  tried  myself  to  prove what the center can do to my problem.

Before the procedure,  we have a consultation with the specialist and advised us  the   treatment  that's best  for  us,  gave us  a detailed explanation,  analysis and answered all our queries.

I was given a Rejuvenating Facial Treatment which I really needed given my age.  I was amazed with  their most advanced technology  along with trained staff  who really care for their clients. 

I was instructed to wash my face first using highly recommended CELESTY product before  I finally proceeded  to another room for  facial treatment.  I  was relaxed during the whole process.  After all the procedures - scrub,  collagen treatment, high frequency laser,.. -  I felt younger again. The whole treatment  was so relaxing  and  took my stress away.  

In an instant, I was rejuvenated and  wrinkles, dry skin, black heads and all the flaws were no longer visible in my face. With  Shinagawa, my skin was moisturized and  felt a big change in my whole  look.  I gained back the confidence that I  lost for a long time. 

I will try Dental Spa and other dental services next time so please watch out as I will post a review when done. 


The most advanced and high-tech equipment at  Shinagawa

Shinagawa has made a distinctive mark especially in Japan in the industry of aesthetic medicine, being  #1 Aesthetic Center with 30 branches scattered all over the country and employing over 100 plastic surgery specialists. 

In 2004, Shinagawa expanded its services by including Lasik and Intralasik operations but still employing the policy of using the latest technology while keeping it affordable. Shinagawa has quickly become the top Lasik surgery provider in the world, with more than 1 million successful operations to date.

World leader in Lasik and aestheric medicine, Shinagawa began as an aesthetic clinic in 1988 and has since risen through the ranks to become one of the top aesthetics centers in the world.

The Shinagawa Lasik  and Aesthetic clinic in the Philippines is Shinagawa's first major business operation outside Japan. With the establishment of the Philippine branch in Manila, Shinagawa aims to provide the best, safest, most accessible and affordable services not only to Filipinos but to the rest of the world.

With more than 25 years of experience under its belt and  its constant utilization of the latest technologies and techniques, Shinagawa has enjoyed the patronage of many clients throughout the years with more than 3 million satisfied patients.

Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics provides Aesthetics, Orthodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry and  Lasik.

Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics is open Monday to Sunday
10am to 8pm (including Holidays)

Mezzanine Floor, Tower 2
The Enterprise Center, 6766 Ayala Avenue
cor. Paseo De Roxas, Makati City

Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics Website:
Tel No.: 491-0000 / 846-3197

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Smart Parenting October Issue - Patrick Garcia and his family

On the cover of this month’s issue is former child actor Patrick Garcia with his beautiful partner Nikka Martinez and adorable daughter Chelsea. Inexperienced, overwhelmed, sleepless, and often terrified – and they’re doing things in fast forward – Patrick and Nikka wouldn’t have it any other way.

The couple shares in this issue of Smart Parenting how their one-year-old relationship was just maturing when their baby came into the picture. “Before Chelsea came into our lives, medyo magulo, parang bata lang kami, away ng away, or lakwatsa lang,” says Patrick. “[But] Chelsea gave us focus, nagka-direksyon kami.”

Between the two, the couple agrees that it is Nikka who has had to adjust more to their new lives. Apart from giving up her full-time job to be a stay-at-home mom, she also takes care of Chelsea without the help of a neither yaya nor stay-in in-laws. Patrick, whose taping schedule for the afternoon soap opera Anna Liza takes him away most days of the week, assists in any way he can. “I’m thankful because no matter how tired he is, even if he comes from a 24-hour taping, he really does his part. He’ll cuddle her, put her to sleep—that’s my cue to go to the banyo na! That’s my me-time,” shares Nikka.

While the couple is getting ready for their future together, one may ask how Patrick fulfills his fatherly responsibilities to Alex Jazz, his four-year-old son with his ex-girlfriend actress Jennylyn Mercado. For one, Patrick and Nikka have a room being furnished for Alex Jazz, whom they hope Chelsea will get to meet soon. “Sayang oras, eh, these are his formative years, and we want to be a part of it,” Patrick tells Smart Parenting.

The October issue of Smart Parenting is now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets for only P125. It comes with the Nat Geo Little Kids featuring the Baby Black Bear on its cover.

For more of Smart Parenting online, visit and become a fan of Smart Parenting on Facebook via  and follow us on Twitter via @SP_online.

Friday, October 4, 2013

iAcademy Accessory Design Workshop

"You do not create art to please, create art to share what is inside you. When somebody says my design sucks,  I love it because  it's  them who make me not to stop creating,"    says  Mr. Manu Respall during  iAcademy Accessory Design Workshop  last  week.   Respall  is  the designer  behind DogFicher.   He was the speaker during the said workshop.  The few hours inside the Fashion Design room  was made more fun because of his witty sense.  I  could stand the whole day just listening to him while  sharing  skills. His  humorous way  of  delivering  made the audience become more attentive  to  his clever insights.    I learned a lot  from  this event and proud to be a part of  this  workshop.  

Respall  said, he has no rules to create a design, just  C.R.E.A.T.E  which he elaborates as C= Character, ( personality)  R= Reason (what occasion),   E =Element (symbolism) A=Artistry (craftsmanship), T=Treatment (clients view wearing it) E=Ergonomics (how it works).


We were tasked to create our own design using only paper with no tools to use like scissors,  tapes, or anything except paper.  I chose to create what popped out first on my mind.  Necklace.  Yeah,  I thought that my creation was dynamic and with that, I would win.  My seatmates, Joy and Lyn created the same but of different designs,   Joy with her heart shaped accessory and Lyn, a chain necklace.  Lyn's was supposed to be a belt but turned necklace with the materials that  seemingly  not enough to  fit.

The Fashion Design students at the back row  were seriously creating their own designs. 

I was really impressed and thought that the winner would come from this group.  (see above photo as they present their creations in front of us, media and blogger)

My seatmates for the day, Lyn and Chumcee.  It turned out a big surprise  as I didn't know I seated with the best designer student for the day ever.

That's me and my dynamic creation with Joy Mendiola having a photo in one of the creations from iAcademy student. I stand by my word, DYNAMIC.  As Mr. Respall said, there are no  rules to follow in art and  the word "ugly" is not  included in art's   vocabulary.  

Look at how we presented our creation. Chumcee won her unbelievably unique creation.  By just looking at her's  made me realize what she went through to finish this one and with that, she truly deserved the title with the most beautiful creation.

I personally love the hair dress from another blogger who created a Lady Gaga like accessory. 

Project Runaway Philippines contestants and designers work in the room  where the workshop was held.    iAcademy is the only academy along Ayala Avenue.  It is located at iAcademy Building, 6764 Ayala Avenue Makati City.

At iAcademy hallway

iAcademy  is the training ground for students who want  to pursue a career in  Design,  Computing, and Business programs.  Its mission is to  produce future leaders and trailblazers by providing a venue for the incubation and realization of ideas through lasting and meaningful partnerships with leading industry players.

The institution intends to inspire its students to pursue their passions and be of service to mankind by developing real world  solutions to pressing global issues.

Dedicated to preparing and equipping students for a highly competitive professional world and to addressing the gap between academe and industry. iAcademy offers first-class Design, Computing and Business programs specially geared towards proficiency and work excellence.

For more info, please visit the following pages.

Glyderm Stretch Marks Cream in the Philippines

I am a mom of two.  Admittedly, I have those marks that I thought would be forever scarred in my tummy. I'm glad to know that Invida brings to the Philippines a cure to stretch marks from France, the Glyderm Stretch Mark Cream.

Yesterday, October 3, 2013 at Ayala Museum,  a French inspired event was held to launch the Glyderm product.  Ambassadors of Glyderm who are also moms  were presented to different groups of media in their  posh swimwear  designs  of  Twinkle Ferraren.  Models ramped confidently  in their stretchmark-free body.


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Stretch marks appear  during puberty,  weight fluctuations or pregnancy, skin stretching and hormonal changes.  Our skin suppleness is guaranteed by a network of elatin and collagen and during this period,  the skin weakens causing these fibers to break.   

Stretch marks are a  normal part of growing up, however,  these can  be avoided  by  observing healthy lifestyle to maintain skin elasticity to reduce the possibility of  increasing.   Applying Glyderm  two times a day; in the morning and in the evening would give the best results especially on moist skin after bathing.


 Lexi Schultz  hosted the events with special guests, who are both Glyderm users,  Cheska Garcia-Kramer and G Toengi.

“I’ve started using Gly Derm and I’m looking forward to my skin’s continuous improvement,” says actress/model/producer G Töngi and mother of  Sakura and Kenobi.

“I’ve gone through three pregnancies, and I have worried about stretch marks,” actress and model Cheska Garcia-Kramer admits. Her children with husband Doug Kramer are Kendra (4 years old), Scarlett (1 year, 11 months), and Gavin (8 months) and she has been enjoying life as a wife and mom. “Gly Derm helped me get rid of those worries so I could focus on what matters most—being the best mom to my kids!”

Gly Derm Stretch Mark Cream is made in France available in all leading drugstores nationwide in  125ml and 60ml tubes.  Apart from being clinically-proven, Gly Derm is also preservative free, fragrance free and non-greasy.

Gly Derm is specifically designed for the treatment of stretch marks. It is the only brand that contains Tri Derm Actives. Its Tri Derm Actives aid in rebuilding collagen and regaining skin elasticity, resulting in the improvement of the color and reduction of the size of stretch marks.

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