Monday, September 29, 2014

A good health book!

When Joy handed me this book signed by the author herself, I thought about living in  one hundred  and would  I even reach half of it?  I just made a quick browse and enliven  how the author shared stories  how  to live well at one hundred.

Last year, I underwent a complete blood chem and found out  what causes my  high blood pressure.  I was given  maintenance medications  to keep my  blood pressure  normal. In this book,   the author  gives details and other information about what it really means.

Thank you so much for this book.  It surely will help me to start setting  goals for myself.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. -Irish Proverb

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Every Journey Begins with Walking

We came early to school for my daughter's California Standard test (CST). The husband dropped us to school at 7:30am before he went to office which is too early for my daughter's 8:30 scheduled exam. The distance from home to school takes only about 2 mins drive without a traffic and probably about thirty minutes on foot.

The exam started as scheduled. I was advised to pick up my daughter after three hours but I just opted to stay at cafeteria while waiting.  Three  long hours of  waiting just proves how a car  becomes a necessity. If I have my license,  I can  just drive easily and stay home comfortably for the time  being. Okay, I just found a quote that I may consider so I'll be safe on the road.

The pedestrian is all ours. I saw no one walking.  Aside from completing all the IDs in my hand before I start to work, I should have my drivers license too which is also a requirement for employment no matter what nature of  job is.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I wanted to give you the best birthday greeting ever but I guess this is all i could do now.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Protect Your Liver with Silymarin, Hepamin OD

Silymarin, which is derived from the milk thistle plant renowned for its protective effects on the liver way back during the time of the ancient Greeks, is a powerful antioxidant that gets rid of cell-damaging free radicals.

Liver cells are the only cells that can metabolize alcohol which is why it is the organ that gets overworked with excessive alcohol consumption. The liver normally takes fatty acids as its fuel and sends off the excess to other tissues of the body as triglycerides. But with the presence of alcohol, the liver is forced to metabolize the alcohol first causing fatty acids and other toxins to accumulate, which would eventually lead to the formation of cirrhosis. Silymarin can help reduce fatty infiltrations from toxins and alcohol and it also aids in the regeneration of damaged liver cells.

One such silymarin food supplement available in the Philippine market is the Hepamin OD distributed by Trianon International. Containing 300 mg silimaryn per capsule, it is conveniently taken just once daily for optimal liver protection, unlike most supplements which have to be taken two to three times daily.

Hepamin OD, P24.50/capsule; P735.00/box

Studies have shown that silymarin is effective in improving the survival of patients with severe fatty liver disease and/or liver cirrhosis. One study subjected 170 patients to a thrice a day 140 mg silymarin regimen for 41 months. The study showed that those who received silymarin supplementation had a 58 percent 4-year survival rate while the placebo group only had 39 percent. This improvement in survival rates is even more apparent among those who had alcoholic cirrhosis. Silymarin moreover did not present any form of side effect. This particular study attests to the benefit and safety of the supplement for long-term treatments especially for alcoholic patients.

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(Press Release)

Funky Fish

Funky Fish bright and colorful shops are the coolest place for girls to meet at the mall. They can try on different looks, change, then change again… and have lots of laughs while doing it. They can be elegant, wild, eccentric, or just plan trendy, but always “in”. They can be Pop - the sweet popular girl, who gets invited to all the parties! They can be Diva - glamorous, shiny, her presence will always be felt… They can be Punky - a bit of a rebel, likes lots of black and metal and really, truly rocks They can be Chic - a hipster, knows how to combine the old and the new and discover the next trend They can be Boho - spiritual and bohemian, comfortable and close to nature.

Funky Fish is in 25 countries, soon in many many more.

Check Funky Fish Philippines on Facebook Funky Fish branches:

Glorietta 4 Ground Floor

SM City Marikina Second Level

Fairview Terraces, Level 1

Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place, Manila.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Brides-to-Be Have One Less Thing to Worry About Colgate Optic White’s Dream Wedding launch

Everyone has a dream wedding in mind, but with that comes wedding worries and mishaps.

Whether it’s tripping while walking down the aisle, saying the wrong name during the exchange of vows, being photographed with lipstick on your teeth, or worse, ending up without any photographs at all – everyone has bouts of disasters running through their heads. With so many things that could go uncontrollably wrong, brides prepare for their big day way ahead of time, seeking the best team that can give them less things to worry about.

For wedding coverage, there are two names that stand out among the crowd – Jason Magbanua and Pat Dy. With more than 10 years in the wedding industry, Jason Magbanua has been called many things, including a genius and a magician. But as far as Jason is concerned, he’s simply a visual storyteller with an eye for capturing perfect wedding moments. Pat Dy, on the other hand, started his editorial career by shooting for top fashion magazines in the country. His fashion approach for capturing real couples got the attention of the wedding industry and has since changed the industry landscape.

When planning a wedding, most brides-to-be have Jason and Pat on their wish list; the two are, after all, the best of the best, and are among the most celebrated names in the world of weddings. Their portfolio of clients read like the who's who of Manila's social scene. Case in point: Maggie Wilson and Victor Consunji's racy and headline-making pre-nup shoot by Jason Magbanua; Pat Dy’s romantic Parisian shots of Stephanie Kienle and Chris Gonzalez; and Cat Arambulo and Carlo Antonio’s intimate weekend nuptials in Bellaroca captured on video and photo by the duo.

Now, future brides can join the ranks of Manila's most beautiful by being part of Colgate Optic White's Dream Wedding contest. By uploading a short video of their absolute worst wedding worries on the Colgate Philippines’ Facebook page, one lucky bride will have the chance for her wedding to be captured through the eyes of Pat Dy and Jason Magbanua.

“Everyone wants a ‘white wedding’ – a wedding where everything’s spotless and everything goes according to plan,” says Magbanua.

“In most cases though, something’s bound to go wrong,” shares Solenn Heussaff, face of Colgate Optic White and attendee of countless weddings playing guest, bridesmaid, and make-up artist. “But every bride I’ve seen has been able to glide through their weddings – mishaps and all – with a smile.”

Solenn understands that memories are sustained through one’s photos and wedding video, some of the most precious reminders of a bride’s most thrilling day.

“With Colgate Optic White, there is one wedding woe that you need not worry about: the perfect wedding smile,” says Solenn.

Magbanua and Dy agree. “If there’s something that completes a bride’s look, it’s definitely her perfect white smile,” says Magbanua.

“It’s the one day in your life where literally all eyes will be on you, and it’s a day you’ll want to relive over and over,” says Dy. “I’ve taken hundreds and thousands of photographs, and it’s really the perfect white smile that makes all the difference,” he adds.

“There are certain key moments in a wedding: the unveiling of the bride, the opening of the door, the walk down the aisle, and the first kiss of the bride and the groom,” says Magbanua. “You have one chance to get it right. There’s beauty in the moment, and there’s beauty in the bride. The smile says it all,” adds Magbanua.

A smile can make all the difference during the wedding. It has the power to release stress, calm down nerves, and even instantly brighten the entire wedding’s atmosphere. “Your smile is a significant part of you. Not only does a white smile make you look good, it makes you and others feel good,” adds Dy.

“It’s one of the first things people notice, and having the perfect white smile will definitely boost your confidence to get through any day,” says Solenn. “I’ve used the product long enough to know that you can really rely on Colgate Optic White to give you the perfect smile on your wedding day. And even if I’m not yet getting married, I still want to dazzle my man with my perfect white smile,“ she adds.

“And because Colgate Optic White promises one shade whiter teeth after just one week*, you can be sure to have one less thing to worry about in making your dream wedding a reality.”

Colgate Optic White's Dream Wedding runs from September 4 to October 27, 2014 and is open to all wedded-to-be Filipinos in January until June 2015. The 10 most creative submissions will be chosen and voted on by the public.

*Based on Clinical Study, 2009. Use as directed on pack. For extrinsic stains.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Too Good to be True

Yes, it's too good to be true as the page of this book reads.

When I checked the website about this world of music, I thought it wasn't real and I need to  make a purchase before I can have my own playlist. There is some advertisements from time to time but it never gave me a negative impression even if  I need to sign up and provide my  personal details.  Would you go beyond free and pay a certain amount  to get this app or just enjoy your own music with your own composition  using the instrument that  I've found here?

I guess when you crave for more, you'd end up to an upgrade version and  spend a few cents for an exclusive subscription.

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