Friday, June 29, 2018

House of Cloth

So this afternoon, I found myself staring at my laptop wondering if I had something that needed to be written and I realized that there was none. I had no urgent deadlines and I could just sit back and relax. I was ecstatic.

As I was about to do just that and watch my Kdrama, I happened to see a bunch of cloth coasters that my Mom made. We've been using cloth coasters for over 10 years now and I never really gave it much thought until recently when I saw a couple of establishments using cloth coasters as well.

Then an idea popped into my head and this baby was born.

House of Cloth are cloth coasters hand made by my Mom. She personally picks out the cloth, cuts, and then has it sown. Now you're probably thinking, WHY SHOULD I GET ONE?

1. Sustainable

If you're into one of those people who want to do their part in saving the earth, cloth coasters is one small way to do that. Instead of buying coasters again and again, most of which are made of plastic, House of Cloth coasters is made from retaso.

2. Reusable.

Since House of Cloth coasters are made of clothing, it absorbs water and then it dries up. If it gets dirty, you just wash it then hang it to dry. Afterwards, you can use it again.

3. Durable.

Since House of Cloth is made of good material, it doesn't easily wear out even after years of washing. Our cloth coasters have lasted for YEARS.

4. Affordable.

One piece of cloth coaster costs only Php50. If you buy 4, that's a set for only Php200. You can gift someone a dozen of this and it will cost you less than a thousand. Quality but it won't break the bank.

If you buy by the bulk meaning at least 100 pieces, we can definitely give you a discount.

You already use an ecobag, bring a tumbler with you, or have a steel straw. Why not go the extra mile and use cloth coasters instead? They look cute and yet they are very useful.

To order, go to our Facebook Page, like and send us a message.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Never have I ever (Parent's Edition)

So the rule is you get a point for each thing YOU HAVE NEVER DONE and I thought that it would be fun to just share it on my blog coz I was feeling confident that I would score at least a 5.

Apparently, I was wrong.

My score is 0. Yes, you read that right. 0. I have done all 20 things listed here with #18 just happening AGAIN earlier today when I saw that my son's face had dirt that was kind of stuck to his face.

Yes, he gave me that cringey look like WTH are you doing Mom but knowing he couldn't say it to my face.

The things that astound me that I have done though would be #5, #13, #14, and #19. I've always thought that puke was eeeewww to the highest level but I have caught my child's puke so many times I've lost count.

I have lost a stuff doll on purpose because it was sooooo dirty and beyond saving. I have also used my son as an excuse to get out of meetings and the like. As for #19, as much as it shames me, I cannot believe that I would randonly sing Barney's I Love You song and Disney Channel's theme song.

I feel like I am now a certified Mom. HAHA.

4 Basic Things You Need to Maintain Your First Wig

Wearing a wig for the first time can be a scary moment. First-time users often worry about their wigs falling off their heads or their wigs looking unnatural in public. Both of these are genuine concerns.

For most people looking to buy their first wigs, it’s a trial and error process. As you garner more wig-wearing experience, you automatically know what products and tools to buy to keep your wigs looking natural and beautiful.

Things You Need to Maintain Your First Wig

Some wig manufacturers sell their wigs with certain maintenance tools. This usually happens when you buy expensive lace front wigs for women or human hair full lace wigs. However, not all manufacturers pack in the things you need to maintain your wig. If it’s not mentioned under “accessories” or “in the box”, then you are probably going to get just the wig. Just so you can create your own beginner’s kit to maintain your newly-bought wig, the following are things you need. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Wig veterans usually have a gallery of products and styling tools. These are just the basic stuff to get you started.

Wide-Toothed Comb/Pick: If you buy a wig with heat-friendly fibers then you need a delicate comb or pick to brush the strands. A wide-toothed comb with smooth teeth works really well. This is an essential tool for maintaining delicate and expensive wigs. Regular wig brushes are more suited for synthetic fiber wigs and not so much for human hair lace fronts or delicate wigs with heat-friendly fibers.

Foam Head/Wig Rack: Wigs need to be washed and then dried. A foam head or a wire wig rack is essential to air dry a wet wig. Here’s a rookie mistake. You don’t need to buy a wig rack for every single wig you buy. For a collection of 7 to 10 wigs, you only need about two wig racks. There are two reasons for that. Firstly, if you live in an average-sized home you probably won’t have enough space to spare to keep all your wigs displayed on racks. It’s much more practical to keep the wigs carefully packed inside their respective boxes (the ones that they came in).

Deep Conditioner: There is a fair bit of controversy surrounding wig shampoos. Some say these products are useless while other say they can damage delicate wigs. If you have a human hair wig, the best way to keep it shiny and beautiful is to buy a high-quality conditioner. Consider buying two types of conditioners. One regular conditioner for when you are washing the wig and a leave-in spray conditioner.

Hair Spray: A high-quality human hair wig behaves just like regular hair. You need to thus invest in a hair spray or a holding spray to achieve the look you want. All you need to do is spray on the hair spray and style your wig using your fingers and the wide-toothed comb just before you head out. You can use other styling products and tools. However, it’s always advisable to do your research before using any new product.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

DigiCon 2018: Be Fearless

When everything is completely digital, what are the rules? What else can we do? What new innovation can we come up with? With so many hacks and cyber attacks, what can we do? What can enterprises do to keep up with the times? Can they keep up with how fast paced technology is?

PLDT Enterprise—the B2B arm of the country’s leading ICT and digital services provider—together with industry-leading enabler of digital business solutions in the Philippines, ePLDT Inc., held its fourth Philippine Digital Convention, showcasing the most transformative technologies that will enable enterprises to become fearless in the face of digital at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on June 21-22.

One of the largest and most recognizable digital conventions in the Philippines, the two-day convention—in partnership with premier global market intelligence provider International Data Corporation (IDC)—brought together over 1,000 C-level executives, business owners, and key decision makers, designed to connect them with both local and international thought leaders and pioneers in technology.

“Digital innovation is at the core of our business transformation at the PLDT Group, given the constantly evolving technology landscape of today. The future of societies and enterprises is anchored on its ability to evolve—and to deal with ever present disruption is to adapt to what’s here, what’s now, and what’s about to come,” said PLDT and Smart EVP and Chief Revenue Officer and ePLDT President and CEO Eric R. Alberto.

Carrying the theme, “Be Fearless,” the 2018 Digicon was an avenue to introduce the PLDT group’s bold new products and innovations at the Digital Expo, headlined by its Cloud Line, SD-WAN, and ePLDT Cyber Security services. Attendees were also given exclusive access to an array of other groundbreaking technology through the Expo, via experiential exhibitions and live demonstrations, such as virtual reality content holograms.

Industry-focused breakout sessions were held on the second day of the convention—through a series of deep-dive workshops conducted by industry mavens and expert analysts, who covered different sectors such as Banking and Financial Services, Public Sector and Local Government Units, Retail, BPO, Transport & Logistics, and IT & Gaming. The discussions zeroed in on digital adoption—from robotics, cloud-enabled connected marketplaces to gamification and the impact of artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies, among others.

The 2018 Philippine Digital Convention is co-sponsored by Cisco, Fiberhome, Globaltronics, Huawei, Samsung, Nokia, Akamai Technologies, Vectras Inc., Polycom, Dell EMC, HP Enterprise, Intel, Palo Alto Networks, Soprano and Telavi. Event exhibitors also include AGS, Commworks, Fujitsu, IP Converge, Logitech and Net Pacific.

Agave Healing Oil

One of the things that is gaining traction in the beauty community are healing oil. You can see it in essential oils that have already become a craze and is being used by many as an alternative form of medicine. After all, it can’t hurt to try and if we can all go easy on our liver, shouldn’t we?
Agave is another form of healing oil that is gaining popularity in the Philippines. Known to many as the tequila plant, Agave is actually natures ancient smoothing secret. Present in all Agave formulas, Agave extracts provide the ultimate hair transformation and restoration.
Derived from Mexico’s Weber Blue Agave Plant, Agave’s Amino sugars lock moisture inside the hair, restoring and maintaining moisture balance. Amino sugars form complex bonds with internal proteins to add strength, resiliency and elasticity to hair. Other natural ingredients such as coconut, vanilla, sunflower and green tea extracts round out our squad to nourish and transform the outer cuticular layer of the hair, making it softer, smoother and shinier.
We recently had the chance to try these Agave Healing Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, and treatment. The first thing we loved about it is that these are beauty products that are animal cruelty free, sulfate free, paraben free and phthalate free.  Agave Healing Oil believes in using natural ingredients to achieve healthy, hydrated hair.

What we liked about these is the fact that it smoothes frizz, tames the volume so you don’t look like your hair is flat but at the same time you also don’t look like Simba of Lion King, controls curls and polishes dry, dull-looking hair. Since it is also paraben-free, it has acid-balanced formulas that hydrate and polish hair. This is due to the fact that agave plant extracts help hydrate hair and preserve hair color.

Agave Healing Oil can be bought from this site. If you want something that can take care of your hair and give it lustre and shine the natural way, Agave Healing Oil is definitely a great option for you.

Luichel All Day Essential Sunblock

There are sunblocks and then there are sunblocks. Luichel comes from Korea and this was the main thing that had me giving it a try. After all, no one fears the sun more than Koreans and you can see how much they protect their skin with their crazy cover ups and sunblock which is why when I saw that Luichel was being offered during the Korean Product Exhibit, I jumped on it like any Korean lover or fan would.

Luichel All Day Sunblock provides optimal UV protection on skin (SPF50 + / PA +++). It protects the skin effectively from the intense sun for a long time. It is strong against perspiration and water and is excellent in persistence of UV protection. It also protects tired skin from external harmful environment and moisturizes.
Luichel All Day Sunblock has green tea extract, olive leaf extract, hippophae rhamnoides extract and gives skin vitality to make skin healthier as well as banana extract, pumpkin extract, and citron extract. The sheer color provides light coverage and evens skin-tone.

I have been using Luichel All Day Sunblock for the past month and it has been amazing. It is not sticky and when out in the sun, it doesn’t make your face sweat the way other sunblock does. It is also not sticky and is easily absorbed by the skin. Within 1 minute of putting it on my face, it is absorbed and leaves the skin feeling moisturized.
As we all know, sunblock is now a must to ensure that you prevent early skin aging as well as skin cancer. Sunblock helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations. It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.
It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.
Definitely recommending Luichel All Day Sunblock if you can get your hands on it. As far as we know, it will be brought here to the country by end of the year so make sure that you watch out for that.

L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover

Sometimes, you have that mark that just won’t go away. Sometimes, it can be a tattoo that you need to cover up because it just doesn’t go with the look you may be projecting. Sometimes, you just want to look absolutely perfect and not deal with the flaws you have.
Wanting to look perfect isn’t a crime but sometimes, it can feel like you wanna commit a crime because it is so hard to achieve. This is where L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover comes into play.

As you can see, the Infallible Total Cover really does it’s job and delivers on it’s promise to cover any imperfections, blemish, or even scar that you have. Now you can go out into the world feeling more confident about yourself and you don’t even need to break the bank to look gorgeous and flawless.

L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover lasts the entire day which means you do not need to do a retouch. Even if it’s extremely sunny outside, it doesn’t wash off and stays where it should. With 10 shades ranging from 301 to 310, you can easily find the nearest shade to your skin color which gives you a second skin feeling.

It also feels light on the face and though initially feels thick, when you dab and blend, it starts to feel like you’re not wearing any foundation at all. The colors are also perfect for Asian skin. However it would be better if they go from 10 shades to 20 for Asian skin since there are a lot of us who tend to be pale and then some who can be pretty near the caramel or burnt shade.
Overall, it’s a good cover to wear under the sun because it won’t be flaky. It can feel a little hot but it’s tolerable. It also blends with your skin very well so that you don’t look like you have a mask on, a layer of skin that just looks better.
L’Oreal Total Cover is available at Lazada for only Php988.90 because it’s currently on sale! Yey! Head on over and get yourself some of these goodies.

How to make Movie Nights more enjoyable in 3 steps

It's rainy. Traffic is horrible. Movie tickets cost an arm and a leg if you want to watch in a quality theater and seeing that there will always be five of us watching, it can get truly expensive if we were to do this on a weekly basis.

One of the solutions that we have come up with is movie nights at home. Now, a lot of people may think that movie nights is as simple as plugging in a USB to watch something and then sitting down but there's actually a lot of preparation that goes with it.

I decided to list down a couple of things you need to remember when preparing for movie night.

1. Make sure the living room is clean as well as the utensils and plate you will use are clean. Nothing sours a mood faster than dirty plates or a cockroach making the rounds. In our house, we use Dazz to wash our dishes and then air freshner to make sure everything smells nice.

2. Movie night is normally pizza night. When we do want pizza, we choose Shakeys because my Mom has the SUPERCARD which means we also get free pizza!

There are movies though that require a bit more than pizza but again, we are trying to cut down on splurging too much so we recommend trying out Gold Seas Tuna, buying some Kraft Eden cheese, Fita Crackers, and grapes, then pair it with some cheap wines and tada!

3. Make sure that drinks are always on hand so you don't need to get up and step away. After all, no one wants to miss even a moment of whatever it is that you are watching. For our family, it's always a combination of soda, juice, and water.

We also make sure that we have dim lights when we watch to give off that movie theater vibe. Family bonding does not need to be expensive. It can be done at home and with minimal cost. You can be comfortable, safe, and secure while enjoying time with your family.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

on travelling and TripHobo

I've been travelling a little bit the past two years. I have been to Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.  Most of it has been work related but my trip to Kota Kinabalu was personal and since it was a first for me, I actually didn't have an itinerary.

It was pretty awesome to just walk around but looking back, I feel that it would have been nice to have an itinerary to serve as a guide so that I could have seen more of Kota Kinabalu than just the local places that I saw. Sadly, I didn't have anyone helping me out at that time so when someone mentioned TripHobo to me and the fact that it can help you with itineraries based on your budget and length of stay, I was more than ready to try it out and have a look see.

There are 5 sections on it that I think really helps people like me who are not such a big world traveller. It can be quite daunting when you are only starting and to have a site that helps you out plan everything can be such a lifesaver.

The trip planner starts you off by asking you when your trip starts. Now if you don't have a specific date yet, that's fine because they will just set a temporary date for you to use as basis and you can always change it later. This way, you get to have a basic idea of how miuch your fare will be. What I also liked about TripHobo is that it also suggests other alternatives if you are going from one city to the next and the cost for that alternative transportation.

TripHobo also has a section called Things to Do which is fast becoming one of my favorites. It gives you trendy places to go to in each city that you visit. I like that it gives a guide of places that I should go and see when I visit a place because sometimes, I travel by myself and as much as I savor asking the locals, sometimes, it's also fun to see the places that people post about a lot. Things to Do takes care of that for me in just one go.

Now my most favorite part of TripHobo is Itineraries. You see, sometimes, I end up spending way too much time visiting coffee shops that I dont get to see much of the city that I am visiting. Yes, coffee is life but there is more to life that I should learn to savor and having a well planned itinerary definitely helps when I travel by myself or if I travel with my family, son, or even M.

One of the places I plan to visit is South Korea with my family and hopefully M. I'm pretty sure that we'll be utilizing TripHobo since my Mom wants to visit a lot of the really famous places in Seoul as well as the more touristy spots. Hopefully, we get to do this by next year. I'm pretty stoked!

I tried out the itinerary section of TripHobo and mentioned that I wanted to see the palace and the beauty haven of South Korea and it recommended places to me as well as transportation to make sure that I'll be able to see both within one day. Eeekk.

Where's your next travel?

On finding love at the age of 40 and above

They say life begins at 40. For some people, this seems to be true while most people who are below this age bracket feels like it could be the end of the world for them. For a lot of women, if you haven't met Mr. Right by 40, then all hope is lost.

This was probably true back in the day when society put a premium on age and women needed to be married before they even hit the age of 24. Nowadays, this is no longer the case. In fact, a lot of women are putting their love life on hold and focusing on their career first.

It is no longer out of the ordinary to see a woman only start to look for a partner in life when they reach their late 30's. Nowadays, it has become the norm and society no longer frowns upon it.

With marital affairs going south left and right, a lot of people have learned to take things slow and really check what the other person has to offer. It is no longer just about love but also about compatibility, beliefs, principles that need to match as well as upbringing so as to avoid failed marriages at a later stage in life.

This is also probably why there has been a more than significant rise on adult dating sites. Whereas people thought that adult dating sites were sex sites, adult dating sites nowadays are gaining popularity for people who are seeking friendship, new adventures, trying out new things, and perhaps, someone they can fall in love with and spend the rest of their lives with. After all, isn't that one of the things most people aspire to have in life?

Adult dating sites are not only gaining popularity with millenials, they are actually also being used by people aged 40 and above. Since these are people who are already more established in life and busy with their careers, they can no longer spare time on senseless getting to know each other when all these can be done via the chat app of dating sites.

Dating sites can be truly beneficial to a person when used the right way. It lets you filter people whom you don't find attractive or do not share the same interests as yours since there are dating sites that tells you right off the bat if you two are compatible or not.

Dating sites are also good for introverts because they can "date" around without having to actually meet the person until they truly feel that there has been a connection and they feel comfortable to do so.

Whatever a person's reason may be for signing up on adult dating sites, they should be able to do so and browse freely to meet someone who matches what they need. It could be a friend whom you could share adventures with, a lover to spice up the night when it's cold and lonely, or a lifetime partner that you can share the rest of you life with and go on different places to make memories. Finding love and adventure shouldn't be too hard and taxing especially now that adult dating sites are more than just what it used to be.

10 Ways to Save Money

One of the things that I have been eyeing is making a downpayment on a house. As a single Mom though, it has been quite hard to save for this because I'm the one who pays for my son's tuition fee, daily needs, and everything in between.

Tuition costs more than 80k and then other basic needs so with the small earnings that I have, I barely get by. However, M and I have started talking and we really want to be able to set aside money for a house for us so we talked about how we can save money.

So here are 10 ways to save money that we have tried and tested. These have been proven effective so feel free to grab some ideas and if you have anything to add, let me know in the comment section below.

1. Save those Php5. Start now and by the end of the year, you would be surprised at how much you have saved without even noticing.

2. Reuse and recycle. Those ketchup sachet you get from fast food places, bring them home. Instead of buying ketchup, you can use it. It saves space and a little bit on the budget. The same goes for those creamer, sugar, and the like that you get from restaurants and hotels. Most people leave these things behind. I take them home. It has proven useful especially when you have visitors. You don't need to bring out your canisters because you already have the ones in sachet form.

3. Since I receive a lot of press releases, I recycle them as well. I have B use the blank side as scratch paper so I won't need to buy notebooks or scratch pads. The folders are also used by him when he passes on his paperwork in school. It also makes for a great conversation starter in his school because the teachers wonder why he has folders from Starbucks, Avon, ASUS, and the like.

4. Instead of eating out, we now have movie nights at home. It adds more bonding time for the family as well as M and it costs far less. We don't need to pay for gas, parking, and other things that will catch our eye that we don't need which is what happens when you are at a mall.

movie night at my house last night 

5. Bring your own water bottle. This not only saves you money but also helps lessen even a tiny little bit on plastic consumption. A single bottle of water on average costs Php20 and when you order or buy water outside, you spend money. If you bring a water bottle with you, you are guaranteed clean water and at the same time, you don't need to spend for it. I realized the importance of this when I checked my son's consumption at school and saw he had been ordering bottled water for at least 11 days out of 22 days he's in school. That's Php220 that we could have saved.

6. Buy your chips and cookies from the grocery store. When you purchase from convenience stores or sari sari stores, the top up is high. You may think, it's only Php5 but if you add everything up, you will realize that a little amount can go a long way. See #1 on this list.

7. Choose water over soda and juices. It's healthier and most of the time, restaurants have house water that is free of charge. You did your body good and you saved your wallet from spending. Additional tip: Restaurants make a lot more money on drinks than they do on food.

8. Declutter. This may seem like it doesn't make sense but it really does. You see, most of us buy things because we think we don't have it or we need it. When we declutter, we realize how many items we actually have on storage and how many items we have that we actually don't need. It realigns your mind and the next time you grab that bottle of body wash, you will remember that you either never ever use it or you have tons of it waiting to be used at home. Money saved right there and then.

9. Money jar. You can have as much as 10 money jars and label it with whatever you want to save for. Is it travel? Shopping spree? Retirement fund? Wedding? Buying a home? It can be anything but have a jar for it and when you want to buy something you don't need, face those jars and then you will realize that you would rather put your hard earned money on those jars and get whatever it is you really want rather than getting another item that you just want but most likely won't use.

10. Put 20% of whatever you earn in the bank. This has been said time and time again but few people actually do it. Soon as you get your paycheck, deduct 20% and the 80% left is what you will use for your spending needs. It's always deduct savings then spend, not spend and whatever is left will be your savings.

These are all doable and easy to achieve. I hope that this inspires you to save a little bit more especially for the rainy days. I may not have much on savings but I am debt free and I think that is one of the most important things that you can say to yourself in this world.

Fenty Beauty releases new products

If any of you have been following me on my Instagram, Twitter, or on this site, you would know that I have been such a fan of Fenty Beauty. I actually did a review of it on another site but it seems that it has been taken down. I now wish I did the review here. Ugh.

Anyway, here's my review of STUNNA and now I have awesome news.

Fenty Beauty is releasing a new set of products on the 6th of July and I am just so excited! Rihanna will be releasing the #MOROCCANSPICE palette, #FLYLINER Liquid Eyeliner, #PROFILTR Eye Primer, and #ALLOVER Eyeshadow Brush 200.

This is the FlyLiner. A hyper-saturated, water-resistant, liquid eyeliner with an innovative flex tip and easy-grip triangle shape for effortless, no-limit lining that lasts.

This is how it looks on Rihanna.

This here is the Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette. 16 richly-pigmented shades & finishes designed for all skin tones. From smoky bolds to spicy brights & savory neutrals, Moroccan Spice serves up a dash of matte, satin, pearl, metallic & shimmer finishes to satisfy every craving. I have to say that I have fallen in love with the packaging alone.

This is the Pro Filt'r Amplifying Eye Primer. A weightless, color-boosting eyeshadow primer that smooths lids for better blending and longer, crease-proof wear. Pro Filt’r’s invisipink formula melts into all skin tones.

All I have to say is why do you do this Rihanna? My wallet's feeling the pain. Now I need to sell my other make up so I can afford to buy these. GAH!

PS. Photos not mine. They are grabbed from Fenty Beauty and Rihanna's account as well Fenty Stat.

Monday, June 25, 2018

PIO Restaurant in BF Resort, Las Pinas

We chanced upon this place a week ago. I decided against visiting it at that time because we were already full from dinner and coffee. Yesterday however was a different scenario.

I liked the ambiance of the place. It gives off a Tagaytay vibe because of the high ceiling, the wooden interiors, and the fact that they were able to surround the place with a lot of plants.

They were also able to make the space feel big instead of cramped. This matters because it's hard to enjoy yourself if you feel like there's no room to move around.

Now they offer 6 viands, 1 soup, 1 type of rice, and 3 desserts as well as 1 kind of fruit. This is availble on the weekends for lunch and dinner at Php350/head. I wasn't able to take a photo of the buffet area because there were a lot of people most of the time and the presentation wasn't exactly photo worthy.

The taste is okay. It's not amazing but it's also not bad. If you need to hang out with friends and enjoy a filling meal but you're on a budget of less than Php500/head, then this is the place for you.

Do note that since the extensions are al fresco, flies and other insects can come in and unfortunately land on the food. We've informed them that they need to put covers on their food to avoid having people have the misfortune of eating unwanted insects like what happened to M.

Service wise, I will say that they are pretty good. Improvements can still be done especially with attentiveness but overall, satisfying. Sadly, M has been severely traumatized by the case of the unwanted fly.

I will have to commend the staff for being sincerely apologetic and really making us feel that they were truly sorry about the incident. Great service recovery right there.

Thankfully we had a photo before that event because we couldn't make M smile afterwards.

Do we recommend the place? I'd still say yes. It was an unfortunate event which we hope never happens again but for now, we'll have to steer clear and wait for M's memory of the case of the unwanted fly to be part of history.

PS. We still paid for our meal.

Aesthetic Science Clinic

When you hear the word aesthetic, you automatically know that it's all about the visuals and what your eyes can see. More often than not, you'd expect aesthethics to be pleasing to the eyes as well. Sometimes, this is not the case.

This is where Aesthetics Science Clinic comes into play.

Modern living has increased the factors that contribute to the aging process, namely: stress, exposure to pollution, a sedentary lifestyle, and poor nutrition.

Good food is no longer as available and accessible as it was decades ago.  Modern agricultural methods and environmental factors have significantly stripped the soil of its nutrients.  Due to commercial and capitalist restrictions, food has become less and less nutritious over the years.  Nutrition suffers and affects one’s overall health.

Aesthetic Science Clinic aims to bridge the gap between the body’s nutritional needs and the availability of nutrients not generally obtained through regular diet, by way of an intravenous nutrition therapy. Compared to oral supplementation, Aesthetic Science Clinic’s Intravenous Nutrition Therapy ensures a higher bioavailability and assimilation of essential elements necessary to combat disease, repair tissue damage, recover function, and improve general health and well-being.

What is Intravenous Nutrition?

Intravenous Nutrition is the method of infusing essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream, resulting to a more effective transfer of nutrients from the blood to the cells.

Why choose Intravenous Nutrition over Oral Supplementation?

Using Intravenous Nutrition, large doses of nutrients may be given without inducing stomach upset.  Bypassing the digestive tract also prevents malabsorption problems in the gut and loss of potency issues caused by regular intake of prescription drugs like antacids, diuretics, steroids, anti-seizure meds among others.  Infusing these nutrients intravenously, instead of orally, allows for 100 percent absorption.

What are the other benefits of Aesthetic Science Intravenous Nutrition?

AS Intravenous Nutrition can correct deficiencies caused by the lack of nutrients in one’s diet and the depletion of the body’s vitamin and mineral reserves due to environmental toxins and unhealthy lifestyle habits.

AS Intravenous Nutrition can help relieve symptoms of the common cold, flu, allergies, asthma, fatigue, headaches, migraine, stress, depression, chronic illnesses, and auto-immune diseases.

AS Intravenous Nutrition also increases an athlete’s strength and boosts performance.  This therapy can even reduce an athlete’s fatigue and shorten the recovery time.

Can Intravenous Nutrition replace a patient’s existing treatment program?

AS Intravenous Nutrition is not a cure for all ailments, but a therapy that has to be integrated with conventional medicine practices, including the intake of oral medications and supplements. The pivotal role of Intravenous Nutrition is preparing the body to respond better to medical treatments by keeping the cells healthy and functioning to their maximum capacity.

Whatever it is that you need, Aesthethic Science Clinic has something for you. They not only take care of your outside appearance, they also take care of your inner well being. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Undercover by Danielle Steel

What would you do when you can't trust anyone?

This is a story of two people whose lives were meant to intersect at some point after they both suffer separate tragedies. However, the tragedies they went through is more than enough to scar anyone for life. Will they learn to trust each other? How will it happen especially if one of them is used to living a lie?

I loved how Danielle Steel laid out the story of Marshall and Ariana. It helped build up the story of the two even more and made them real to the reader. Once again, DS has managed to tug at the heartstrings and make you yearn for the protagonists of her story.

Chinese Movie: Suddenly Seventeen

10 years from now, how do you think your life would turn out to be?

This is the main question that will be asked of you when you watch Suddenly Seventeen. 10 years ago, what were your dreams? 10 years later, have you accomplished it or have you veered away so much from what you wanted that you have lost sight of who you are and what makes you, you?

Suddenly Seventeen is a 2016 Chinese fantasy romance drama film starring Ni Ni, Wallace Huo and Darren Wang. It's funny, quirky, and heartbreaking because if you are in your late 20s and up, chances are, you would be able to relate to this.

This is a painting that shows the lead character trying to merge her past self and her present self. Wouldn't you want to maintain your positivity and naivete with all the lessons you have learned to see life in a better way?

I did't expect to love this movie but I did. Definitely going to my list of movies to watch when I need to be reminded that life is good and to just let things be.

Friday, June 22, 2018

To all the Boys I've Loved Before comes to Netflix

Okay, I have a confession.

I finally got all the books in the Lara Jean series starting with To all the Boys I've Loved Before but I still haven't gotten around to reading it. After all the hype from before, I guess I was a little bit scared that it may be just that ... hype.

However, after seeing the trailer for it on Netflix (yes, they have turned it into a movie) I am now declaring that it will be the next book I read after I finish Undercover by Danielle Steel.

Lara Jean on the Netflix movie

Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all-- are mysteriously mailed out. From New York Times Bestselling Author Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel is directed by Susan Johnson and stars Lana Condor (Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse), Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars), Noah Centineo (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, The Fosters) and John Corbett (Sex and the City, Northern Exposure). The film launches on Netflix August 17, 2018.

I can't imagine it happening to me. I would probably hide under a rock. How about you? What would you do?

BTS endorses the LG G7 ThinQ

ARMY's, are you ready for this?

The newest LG G7 ThinQ is the latest offering from LG and it is being endorsed by no other than the KPOP group BTS.

Combining exciting innovations, a sleek design, and stunning display and sound with LG’s intuitive ThinQ AI technology, the G7 ThinQ takes the smartphone experience to unprecedented heights. The G7 ThinQ comes with a Super Bright 6.1-inch display that, at 1000nit is brighter than any other mobile phone screen. This, along with the phone’s AI-powered operational and creative features, a Quad DAC feature that provides distortion-free sound, and a hardworking camera, offers consumers a better user experience all around.

LG has always striven to provide products that makes the daily grind easier for its consumers. In the LG G7 ThinQ, this principle is reflected in the Hotkey, a button on the side of the phone that activates Google Assistant with one tap. Holding down the button will allow for instant conversations with Google Assistant, and will allow the user to search the internet, open applications and remotely use the phone on voice command (LG has worked with Google to come up 32 new Google Assistant commands). The G7 ThinQ also sports Super Far Field Voice Recognition, which allows it to hear commands for Google Assistant up to five meters away.

To fully display how the G7 ThinQ delivers the ultimate camera experience in a smartphone, LG commissioned a short video from up and coming director Mikhail Red, whose latest film Birdshot won the Asian Future Best Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and was the first Filipino full-feature film to be included in Netflix’s inventory. The video not only demonstrates Mikhael’s skill and dexterity as a director and photographer, but showcases how the LG G7 ThinQ’s camera delivers a higher range of details, more vivid colors and striking luminance when capturing both moving and still subjects. Mikhail’s video also demonstrated how the LG G7 ThinQ  enables the Super Bright Camera feature in a low-light setting, resulting in clearer, more focused images, or how the camera supports depth-of-field Bokeh effects with a Super Wide Angle feature.

Superior sound is also another G7 ThinQ boast. The flagship smartphone has a Boombox Speaker that, as demonstrated in the launch, increases the base sound level by more than 6dB with twice the amount of bass. Translated in layman terms, the LG G7 ThinQ packs more than 10 times the loudness than that of a typical smartphone.

That's the LG G7 ThinQ for you.