Friday, December 30, 2022


It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year at “The Home of Happy Experiences”

Enjoy a lively celebration of the holidays with your family at F1 Hotel Manila. Feel the magic of the season with food and staycation at the heart of Bonifacio Global City.

Have the merriest holiday at F1 Hotel Manila and enjoy a Christmas surprise from Rich Garden! Avail of the Yuletide Special for only Php 6,500 net per night inclusive of breakfast buffet for 2 persons, valid until December 5 to 30, 2022.

Celebrate the true meaning of the holidays by attending the Holy Mass at F1 Hotel Manila on December 24 and 31, 2022, at the Infinity Ballroom. Mass will start at 5:00 pm.

What is a celebration without a feast? F1 Hotel Manila offers this season’s best delicacies to commemorate the yuletide season. The Festive Flavors dinner buffet will be available on December 24, 25, 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023 for only Php 2,699 net per person. A complete feast from main courses, carving, dessert and charcuterie!  

Have the best last night of 2022 at F1 Hotel Manila’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party! Go with the Glow will be hosted by TV and event host Carmela Tunay and celebrity DJ Buddah to make the party alive with his music. Doors are open from 10 pm to 2 am on December 31, 2022 at the Infinity Ballroom for only Php 2,088 net per person.

For more information, book your reservations by calling 8928-9888 or 09199124802. You may also e-mail our reservations team at 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Canon Philippines Successfully Launched the EOS R6 Mark II

Canon Philippines announced several new additions to its lineup: The EOS R6 Mark II full-frame camera, RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM, and Speedlite EL-5. 

More than just a successor to the popular EOS R6, the EOS R6 Mark II is a game changer that redefines Canon’s “6” series of cameras. It adds many professional video production features to overhaul essential performance and revved-up still shooting features, elevating it to a still and video powerhouse.   

With features like 6K 60p RAW video external recording, Canon Log 3, High Frame Rate Full HD 180p recording, and focus breathing correction, the EOS R6 Mark II caters to the needs of video producers and content creators seeking advanced video capabilities in compact mirrorless camera body. Still-shooting-wise, the EOS R6 Mark II offers up to 40 fps with AF/AE tracking—the fastest continuous shooting speed in the EOS camera system. This is accompanied by new and improved functions that enhance responsiveness and imaging prowess.

“With the increasing popularity of video content, we believe that the EOS R6 Mark II will surely deliver the top-notch image quality and excellent video performance to meet the constantly evolving demands and requirements of Filipino image makers, professional shooters, and serious content creators with its breakthrough technologies and features.,” said Benny Yu, Head and Director of Consumer Imaging and Information (CII) Division, Canon Marketing (Philippines).

EOS R6 Mark II: Meeting the Needs of Professional Video Workflows

For footage that maintains high quality even with intense post-processing, the EOS R6 Mark II records 6K RAW externally1 via HDMI, with Full HD proxy data simultaneously recorded to one of the two SD card slots for ease of editing. Internally, it is capable of high-quality 4K 60p video oversampled from 6K, High Frame Rate video up to Full HD 180p, and Canon Log 3 and HDR PQ video. With improved heat management, unlimited continuous recording of 4K 30p is now possible.

An alternative Quick Control screen that resembles those on Cinema EOS cameras provides an intuitive interface for users using the EOS R6 Mark II alongside the Cinema EOS system. 

The EOS R6 Mark II is the first Canon EOS camera to support focus breathing correction, which reduces unwanted changes in the angle of view during focus transitions. This complements existing features such as AF speed adjustment, providing greater control over focus transitions which is crucial for expression.

In addition to the existing zebra display, the EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with the false color function widely used in the Cinema EOS system, making it easier to adjust exposure even in tricky conditions. 

Two other video features making their full-frame EOS camera debut are:

Pre-recording for movies: A staple feature on Cinema EOS cameras, this allows users to capture moments that occur up to 5 seconds before the record button is pressed, reducing the need to “record on standby”.

Hybrid Auto Mode: This records a video 2-4 seconds before shutter release during still image shooting and automatically compiles them into a digest movie for the day, providing readily available video content for various purposes.

Video: High-quality Livestreams with UVC/UAC Compatibility 

The EOS R6 Mark II supports UVC (USB Video Class) and UAC (USB Audio Class) protocols, enabling high-quality Full HD 30p video and audio to be delivered to a Windows/Mac OS computer in real-time, making it ideal for live streams, remote meetings, and computer-based video recording. Live streamers and content creators can now take full advantage of a full-frame camera and high-quality lenses through plug-and-play on both Windows and Mac OS. 

Up to 40 fps Burst with AF/AE Tracking: Enhanced Detection and Tracking Capabilities

With its 40 fps continuous shooting capabilities in electronic shutter mode, the EOS R6 Mark II is the first EOS camera to go beyond 30 fps in AF/AE-tracked continuous still shooting capabilities. Mechanical shutter continuous shooting is up to 12 fps with AF/AE tracking.

The EOS R6 Mark II adds horses, trains, and airplanes to the existing subjects detectable by the deep learning-based algorithm. Users can specify right or left eye priority for Eye Detection AF in photo or video mode. They also have more flexibility in deciding the subjects to be detected. The new “Auto subject detection” mode allows the users to automatically detect more than one type of subject within the same frame. 

Tracking performance has been improved with the expanded application of deep learning technology to subject tracking. By extracting subject features based on deep learning, the camera can now maintain consistent tracking even with changes in posture, orientation, or ambient brightness. This applies to animals, vehicles, and other subjects of the user’s choice for both stills and videos. 

Other noteworthy new features that aid responsiveness include:

AI Focus AF mode: This automatically detects subject motion and switches between One-Shot AF and Servo AF modes, allowing better response to subjects with changing states of motion.

Digital teleconverter: Increases the focal length by 2x or 4x with the touch of a button, allowing quick response to unexpected telephoto shooting moments without the need to change lenses. 

Still Image Quality: Newly Developed 24.2MP Image Sensor

The EOS R6 Mark II’s newly developed 24.2-megapixel full-frame image sensor achieves a higher pixel resolution than the 20.1-megapixel EOS R6, with new sharpness processing that achieves visual resolution surpassing even the 30.4-megapixel EOS 5D Mark IV. The native ISO speed is up to 102,400.

The EOS R6 Mark II is equipped with In-Body IS and HDR PQ HEIF recording. A new “Moving subject priority” HDR mode has been added, which helps to overcome the difficulty of creating HDR merges of moving subjects by achieving the same effect with just one shot. 

Greater Connectivity: Supports 5GHz Connection, Easier Smartphone Connection

Faster wireless connections to smart devices are now possible as the EOS R6 Mark II supports both 5GHz and 2.4GHz wireless connections. Smartphone connectivity is also expanded, with Camera Connect app functions such as automatic data transfer and shutter release, which are now also possible via a wired USB connection. Data transfer to FTP servers is also supported via wired and wireless methods.

Designed for Durability and Power Efficiency

The EOS R6 Mark II features dual SD card slots for extra reliability, and a dust- and drip-resistant construction designed to support outdoor shooting. Designed for power efficiency, it can shoot up to 760 shots on a single charge using the LP-E6NH battery.

RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM: Faster Speed, Better Bokeh, Up to 8 Stops’ Image Stabilisation

Canon’s first professional 135mm prime lens for the RF mount is also currently the only 135mm lens in the market to be equipped with built-in optical image stabilisation with up to 5.5 stops. When combined with a compatible camera, it can achieve up to 8 stops of image stabilisation via Coordinated Control IS. Despite this new inclusion, it weighs only approximately 935g—lighter than some lenses with similar specifications but without image stabilisation.

It also boasts a larger f/1.8 aperture compared to its popular EF counterpart, which not only provides beautiful bokeh for excellent subject-background separation, but also allows faster shutter speeds in challenging lighting conditions. 

AF is driven by the fast and smooth Nano USM, and focus breathing correction is supported, making the lens an ideal choice for video production. Two new customisable lens function buttons on the lens body provide intuitive control over various AF and/or exposure settings, allowing a swifter response to changing conditions.

As an L lens, the RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM features professional-grade optical, imaging, and build quality. The highly durable body, dust- and drip-resistant construction, high vibration shock resistance, and fluorine coating ensure excellent reliability even under harsh shooting conditions.

Speedlite EL-5: Function-laden, High-performance Professional Speedlite for EOS R series cameras

Leveraging on the new 15-pin Multi-Function Shoe on some of the recent EOS R cameras, Speedlite EL-5 achieves faster and more stable communication with the camera, which improves overall performance and reliability. It allows additional functionalities such as wireless control via a smartphone.

Built for Speed: Fast Recycling Up to 0.1 Sec; At Least 95 Continuous Flashes at Full Output

Smaller, lighter, and more affordable than the Speedlite EL-1, the Speedlite EL-5 uses the same high-capacity rechargeable LP-EL lithium-ion battery but with better efficiency. It features a recycling time of approximately 0.1 to 1.2 seconds and can emit continuous flashes approximately 95 times or more at full output (GN 60). 

Microflash as low as 1/1024 can be activated for situations that require fine lighting control. 

Enhanced Connectivity: Expanded Wireless Functions for More Creative Freedom

Wireless flash functionality has been expanded - in addition to compatibility with wireless control as a transmitter and a receiver, the Speedlite EL-5 also supports wireless remote control of flash settings using a smartphone via the Camera Connect app. It shares the same dust- and drip-resistance quality as the EOS R5 body, ensuring stable performance. 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Power Mac Center opens first ‘Apple Premium Partner’ store in PH

Power Mac Center (PMC) officially opened the country’s first Apple Premium Partner store on December 16, a new one-stop concept that offers the complete experience—retail, service, and training—all accessible in the selling area.

Located in Power Plant Mall in Makati City, the brand-new PMC Apple Premium Partner store offers 275 square meters of shopping space with a comprehensive lineup of Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and accessories, including AirPods and AirTag. It also offers a Mobile Care Service Center helmed by expert technicians that can provide repair services and offer product knowledge, as well as dedicated space for product and feature demos conducted by Apple Certified Trainers.

Catering to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses and schools around the area, the PMC Apple Premium Partner store in Power Plant Mall also offers exclusive deals to corporate and education clients.

“The opening of our first Apple Premium Partner store is undoubtedly the culminating highlight of all of the store openings we’ve celebrated this 2022. As we expand our footprint in different regions, we always aim to elevate the overall customer experience with our brand. Power Mac Center is truly honored to be one of the first in Southeast Asia to offer this ultra-premium experience,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director of Product Management and Marketing.

To celebrate this milestone, PMC is giving customers visiting the concept store from December 16, 2022, onwards, huge deals and discounts on their favorite Apple devices, accessories, and services:

Participating Mac and iPad accessories are offered at up to 80% off. Store visitors can also switch to iPhone 14 at a discounted price or to an iPhone 11 at P6,500 off. These are available for cash and straight payments until December 21, 2022.

AirPods (2nd gen) is up for grabs at P2,000 off, and select iPad (9th gen) at up to P5,500 off. Customers can save up to P7,000 when buying a 13-inch MacBook Air M1 chip with 256GB. Don’t miss these deals until December 25, 2022.

Customers of the new PMC Apple Premium Partner store in Power Plant Mall can get P2,000 store credits for every purchase of iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. Select Apple TV models are available at up to 30% off until December 31, 2022. These offers are valid for non-installment payment methods.

Purchase any participating iPad devices and get a free Anker PowerPort III Nano 20W USB-C wall charger. Those who buy select Mac devices will also score a free PanzerGlass Spray Twice A Day. These are one-day deals available only on December 16.

Each purchase of a Speck case for any iPhone 14 device comes with a free Speck Presidio Perfect-Clear Case for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Promo runs until December 25, 2022.

Select premium accessories from Adam Elements, Laut, Moshi, PanzerGlass, Pipetto, and Rivacase are up to 30% off from December 16 to 25, 2022. Customers with a P3,000 minimum purchase of accessories will also receive one free Defunc Go Sport In-Earphones with mic and remote. Terms and conditions apply for all the mentioned promos.

Mobile Care by Power Mac Center in PMC Apple Premium Partner Power Plant Mall will also offer 50% off on diagnostic fees and software fees and 10% off on parts on opening day.

In addition to these offers, the PMC Apple Premium Partner store will also host free workshops open to the public until December 30, 2022. Topics include getting personal with iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, productivity with iPad, switching to Mac, project management with Mac, and portrait photography with iPhone. Conducted by Apple-certified PMC trainers, similar special sessions will be scheduled occasionally at the new store for anyone to join. 

Massage Therapy at Qi Wellness Spa in Tagaytay

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Qi Wellness Spa in Tagaytay, which was inspired by centuries-old Chinese architecture, cuisine, and healing practices and combines these with modern design, culinary techniques, and medical advances. The ambiance at the spa is truly unique and calming, with the staff welcoming guests with the sound of a Chau gong upon arrival.

The rooms at Qi Wellness Spa are spacious, and each has a bathroom. I opted for the Silk massage, priced at Php2,180 and lasted 90 minutes. This signature massage combines various relaxing and lymphatic drainage techniques to promote blood and lymphatic circulation, alleviate physical and emotional stress, and induce a sense of calm and well-being. The massage was done in a private room, adding to the overall relaxation. It was indeed one of the most relaxing massages I have ever had.

In addition to the wonderful massage, the view outside the spa was also very relaxing and breathtaking. I'm so glad I brought my husband and Mom to share this beautiful experience. I booked my visit through the Klook App, which was a convenient and easy way to plan my trip.

Sign up and use my CODE: NMDXLK to get Php150 promo code. 

Overall, I highly recommend Qi Wellness Spa in Tagaytay to anyone looking for a luxurious and relaxing spa experience. The ambiance, staff, and treatments are all top-notch, and the Silk massage, in particular, is a standout treatment. If you want to unwind and rejuvenate, Qi Wellness Spa is worth considering.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

5 Dishes to Cook for Noche Buena

As a mom, I know that the holiday season can be hectic. Between planning for gifts, decorations, and family gatherings, finding time to cook a delicious Christmas feast can seem daunting. But fear not! I've compiled a list of the top 5 recipes perfect for a Christmas celebration.

Kare Kare. This rich and flavorful stew, made with oxtail, eggplant, and bok choy, is sure to be a hit with the whole family. The best part? It's easy to make and can be cooked in a single pot, making cleanup a breeze.

Lechon Paksiw. If you want to impress your guests with a mouth-watering main dish, this is the recipe for you. Lechon Paksiw is made by slow-cooking roast pork in a tangy sauce, resulting in a tender, juicy dish bursting with flavor.

Oven-Roasted Chicken. This oven-roasted chicken recipe is an excellent choice if you're looking for a simple but delicious way to cook a festive bird. It's easy to prepare, and the result is a tender and juicy chicken that will surely be a hit with everyone.

Cordon Bleu. This classic dish, made with chicken, ham, and cheese, is always a crowd-pleaser. It may take a little more time and effort to prepare, but the end result is well worth it. Serve it with steamed vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

Shrimp in Butter and Garlic. This delicious and simple shrimp dish is perfect for a Christmas feast. The shrimp are cooked in a delicious butter and garlic sauce, resulting in a dish that's both flavorful and satisfying. It's an excellent option for those looking for a lighter meal that is still packed with flavor.

Overall, these 5 recipes will surely be a hit with your family and guests this holiday season. They're easy to make, delicious, and can be enjoyed by everyone at the table. Why not give them a try and add something special to your Christmas feast this year? 

Friday, December 16, 2022


Bilang mga magulang, ano ang ipinagdarasal ninyo araw-araw?

“Ang talagang dasal naming mag-asawa, bilang mga magulang, ay maging ligtas lagi ang dalawa naming anak,” sagot ni Mrs. Ina Maybunga, isang public school teacher.

“Ayaw naming maranasan ng mga bata ‘yung dinanas naming mag-asawa noong lumalaki kami. ‘Yung naglalakad ka sa daan na may nagbabatuhan ng bote, o kaya naman paggising mo, makakarinig ka ng balitang may nanakawan malapit sa bahay n’yo, at kung ano-ano pang nakakatakot na kwento,” dagdag naman ni Mr. Nestor Maybunga, isang company messenger.

“Kaya pinagsikapan talaga naming humanap ng lugar na safe at secure kung saan, kampante kaming iwanan ang mga bata habang nasa trabaho kami.  Gusto naming ‘pag laki nila, masasabi nilang nabigyan namin sila ng beautiful life,” pagmamalaki ni Mrs. Maybunga.

Magkakatoo na ang gabi-gabing panalangin ng pamilyang Maybunga sa BellaVita. Tunay na Sakto sa Family Safety ang BellaVita communities dahil sa tight security na ipinatutupad sa mga gated subdivisions nito. Bukod sa napaliligiran ito ng perimeter fence, may naka-duty ring security guards 24/7. Wala ring dapat ipangamba ang homeowners dahil mahigpit na ipinatutupad ang rules at regulations na nakasaad sa Deed of Restrictions. Dagdag pa rito, upang masigurong safe ang biyahe ng pamilya, may mga designated areas para sa tricycle terminals at iba pang sakayan.

Kung ikaw ay tulad ng mag-asawang Maybunga na ang tanging hangad ay ang safety at security ng pamilya, tunay na Sakto Sa ‘yo ang BellaVita! 

Para sa iba pang mga detalye, bisitahin ang BellaVita social media channels o tumawag sa 0917 853 5937 o 0917 826 9451

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

7 Reasons Why the Canon G7X Mark iii is Perfect for Vloggers

As you know, I have been using the Canon G7x Mark iii for over a month now. Initially, I had to adjust how I usually do my vlogs because I'm more used to a phone camera than a vlog camera. However, after the initial adjustment, I've come to realize that there's a reason why serious vloggers prefer the Canon G7x Mark iii over any other phone camera. 

  • The Canon G7x Mark iii has a flip-up touchscreen that makes it easy to frame and capture yourself while vlogging.
  • Thanks to its 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor, it has excellent image quality. Your videos will look sharp and vibrant, even in low-light conditions.
  • The Canon G7x Mark iii can shoot Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second, perfect for creating smooth and professional-looking vlogs.
  • It has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which makes it easy to transfer your videos to your smartphone or computer for editing and sharing.
  • The Canon G7x Mark iii has a powerful 24-100mm lens that can capture a wide range of subjects, from close-up selfies to sweeping landscapes.
  • It has a long battery life, so you can vlog all day without worrying about running out of juice.
  • The Canon G7x Mark iii is compact and lightweight, which makes it easy to carry with you wherever you go.

The Canon G7x Mark iii is a versatile camera for various vlogging scenarios. Its flip-up touchscreen makes it easy to frame yourself for selfie-style vlogs, and its 24-100mm lens allows you to capture both close-up shots and wide angles. The Canon G7x Mark iii also has built-in image stabilization, which helps to reduce camera shake and create smooth, stable footage.

One of the standout features of the Canon G7x Mark iii is its ability to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 60 frames per second. This high frame rate lets you capture fast-moving action with smooth, precise detail. It also allows you to create slow-motion effects in your videos, adding extra visual interest.

The Canon G7x Mark iii is also equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which makes it easy to transfer your videos to your smartphone or computer for editing and sharing. You can use the Canon Camera Connect app to quickly and easily transfer your footage and edit it using your favorite video editing software.

In terms of battery life, the Canon G7x Mark iii is impressive. It can shoot up to 235 still images or 70 minutes of continuous video on a single charge, which means you can vlog all day without worrying about running out of power. And, thanks to its compact and lightweight design, the Canon G7x Mark iii is easy to carry with you wherever you go.

Overall, the Canon G7x Mark iii is an excellent camera for vloggers who want to capture high-quality footage on the go. Its flip-up touchscreen, excellent image quality, and versatile lens make it a great choice for anyone looking to take their vlogging to the next level.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Mr. Gulaman, the Snack You Can't Resist

Serve a Filipino favorite staple dessert and meryenda - gulaman - and get a sweet feeling every day. 

Take the stress out of everyday living with this simple meryenda fare without breaking the bank. Mr. Hat Gulaman is the perfect everyday meryenda for everyone – busy parents with kids who are picky eaters. These students want to add color and excitement to their lunch boxes, office workers who want to bring happy food, and everyone else.

Made from the finest natural seaweed extract, Mr. Hat Gulaman offers a wide variety of flavors and colors that will suit everyone’s tastes and preferences. Flavors include orange, lychee, strawberry, grape, mango, buko pandan and even coffee. The unflavored gulaman comes in black, orange, yellow, white, red and green colors.

Everyday Meryenda

Bond with family and friends over gulaman – from picking the flavor to creating dishes to sharing the food over meryenda or dessert, make Mr. Hat Gulaman part of the family. It is easy to prepare, and it is affordable.

Make after-school meryenda at home something to look forward to – a different gulaman flavor from Monday to Friday, and a weekend special.

Start traditions kids will love – celebrate milestones and events with different gulaman colors. Red and green for Christmas, black and orange for Halloween, and their favorite flavors and colors on birthdays.

Get all flavors and colors of Mr. Hat Gulaman at Shopee, and major supermarkets nationwide.

For more updates and details, visit the Mr. Hat Gulaman Website. Follow Mr. Hat Gulaman on TikTok and Facebook. 

ageLOC LumiSpa iO

As a woman in her 40s, I am excited to introduce the new Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa iO system. This smart skin treatment and cleansing device, developed by Nu Skin Philippines, a subsidiary of Nu Skin Enterprises, offers a personalized, connected beauty experience. With Nu Skin's patented micropulse technology and five specially formulated cleansers, the ageLOC LumiSpa iO provides customized treatment options and intelligent coaching to help achieve youthful, healthy-looking skin.

The ageLOC LumiSpa iO system includes five cleanser options that are scientifically formulated to enable precise cleansing and interaction with the skin. In conjunction with the Nu Skin Vera app released earlier this year, the ageLOC LumiSpa iO unlocks a new world of personalized skin care experiences. Using the Nu Skin Vera app, users can create and save customized facial treatments that target key areas, including the face, neck, and décolleté, as well as treatments that target the gentle skin around the eyes with the ageLOC LumiSpa Accent attachment. Users can also track usage, earn badges and awards, and receive tailored product recommendations based on skin care goals. Intelligent coaching with the device’s smart sensors helps guide the optimal movement and pressure of the device during treatments.

The ageLOC LumiSpa iO represents Nu Skin's most advanced skincare device yet. CEO Ryan Napierski said, "We’ve created a one-of-a-kind beauty device that integrates IoT technology to provide greater insights into a consumer’s personal beauty and wellness journey. Our scientific rigor in integrating smart beauty devices with scientifically formulated serums and treatments is a unique strength that other beauty brands can’t easily duplicate.” Nu Skin continues to lead the way in the science of beauty devices with its proprietary micropulse oscillation technology. This unique counter-rotating action draws out dirt, oil, makeup, pollutants, and toxins and lifts them away without irritating skin.

Designed to be microbiome friendly, the LumiSpa iO respects the skin’s pH to help preserve its natural moisture barrier and doesn’t disrupt the skin’s natural microbiome balance—no matter a user’s age or skin type. The treatment heads' unique cleansing capabilities help maximize product efficacy by making skin more receptive to subsequent products. The smart, rechargeable ageLOC LumiSpa iO device pairs with the Nu Skin Vera app to offer a personalized skin care experience, including:

  • Skin consultation. An intuitive digital skin consultation tool uses a guided questionnaire to discover more about the user’s skin and lifestyle. 
  • Users can also snap a photo and leverage the app’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology to identify possible skin concerns. An advanced algorithm provides personalized product recommendations.
  • Tutorials. Synchronized treatments provide a step-by-step guide to more youthful, healthy-looking skin.
  • Intelligent coaching. Smart device sensors intelligently guide users to achieve optimal movement and pressure during treatments. The intelligent sensors also recognize which treatment head is attached and alert when it’s time to replace it.
  • Customized facial treatments. Send and save personalized treatments from phone to device with the app or create customized treatments by adjusting the time and facial areas, e.g., treatments for morning or evening, after a workout, or heavy makeup use.
  • Selfie timeline. See skin’s progress over time—week to week, month to month, or any day in between with the selfie timeline. Sharing features in the Nu Skin Vera app make sharing before-and-after results with friends easy.

“Consumers spend hundreds of dollars on premium beauty products and high-end spa treatments to minimize the appearance of dull skin, large pores, and uneven texture,” said Steve Hatchett, executive vice president of global product innovation at Nu Skin. “The ageLOC LumiSpa iO provides a smarter, more personalized approach to cleansing and treating the skin. It’s the future of beauty and wellness and is available now.”

As a woman in her 40s, I am excited to have access to this advanced skincare technology. The ageLOC LumiSpa iO system provides personalized treatment options and intelligent coaching to help me achieve my skincare goals. With its microbiome-friendly design, the LumiSpa iO is suitable for any age or skin type and maximizes the efficacy of my skincare products. By integrating IoT technology with scientifically formulated treatments, Nu Skin continues to lead the way in the beauty and wellness industry.

I look forward to incorporating the ageLOC LumiSpa iO into my skincare routine.

Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa iO Availability

The ageLOC LumiSpa iO is now available in the Philippines for Php14,200 with 1 ageLOC LumiSpa Activating Cleanser. For more information, please visit The Nu Skin Vera app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Treatment heads sold separately, including Gentle, Normal, and Firm variants, and the ageLOC LumiSpa iO Accent head will be available in the 2nd week of December 2022. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

3 Ways to Save in 2023

Saving money for 2023 is an excellent idea for anyone looking to improve their financial situation. Several strategies you can use to save money and one of the most effective is the "no spend week" challenge. This means choosing a week where you will only buy the essentials, such as groceries, gas, and other necessities.

Another strategy that can help you save money is the "hidden 50 peso bill challenge." This means that every time you receive a 50 peso bill, you put it in a box and don't spend it. At the end of the year, you can use your money to buy something special or add it to your savings.

Another way to save money is to "shop your stash." This means taking inventory of the things you already have, such as clothes, household items, and other belongings. By doing this, you can avoid buying things you don't need and save money.

There are several reasons why it's best to save for a rainy day. First, having a savings account can give you peace of mind, knowing that you have money set aside in case of an emergency. Second, having savings can help you avoid going into debt if you encounter unexpected expenses, such as a car repair or medical bill. Finally, having savings can give you the financial freedom to make choices, such as quitting a job you don't like or pursuing a dream you never thought was possible.

Saving money for 2023 is a wise decision that can benefit you in many ways. Using strategies such as the "no spend week" challenge and the "hidden 50 peso bill challenge," you can start saving money today and enjoy the benefits of having savings account in the future. 

5 Reasons You Need to Have the ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition

Here are 5 reasons you need to have the ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition.

  1. The exclusive Diablo Immortal-themed design of the ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition is visually striking and provides fans with a unique user experience. The Hellfire Red colorway and flame-effect design finish add to the nightmarish aesthetic of the Diablo universe, and the custom Aura RGB illuminated logo of the game's title is a nice touch.
  2. The ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition is based on the ROG Phone 6 series, which is known for its powerful hardware and extreme mobile gaming performance. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform and comes with 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS3.1 storage for smooth app switching. The phone's 6.78” 165hz AMOLED display delivers crisp HDR10+ visuals with the best response time, making it perfect for any mobile game.
  3. The included accessories are not only based on legendary items from the Diablo game but are also expertly designed. The box design is inspired by the Horadric Cube, and the phone is stored safely in a box modeled on the legendary Worldstone. The Shield Blessing Aero Case is a protective bumper case featuring a geometric relief of the teleport, with a unique effect that shines when illuminated. The SIM removal tool, known as the Immortality Ejector Pin, also features a Diablo emblem design.
  4. The ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition has a high-tech GameCool 6 cooling system to prevent overheating during marathon gameplay sessions. The phone also has a powerful 6000mAh dual battery, ensuring it won't run out of power during long gaming sessions.
  5. The ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal Edition features AirTrigger 6 technology, which provides a console-like gaming experience. This technology lets users control the phone with precise and intuitive gestures, providing a more immersive gaming experience.
What else are you waiting for?

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Review of Throzz Lozenges

As a mom of two kids, one of the things that I worry about is sore throats, especially during the pandemic. That's why I was excited to try Throzz Throat Lozenges.

These lozenges are an effective solution for throat irritation, dryness, and sore throat, especially when symptoms first appear. The interesting and unique herbal ingredient in Throzz is Myrrh, which has a long history of use as a natural remedy for various health issues.

Myrrh has analgesic properties, which means it can help to reduce pain. It's also an anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the throat. And it has antimicrobial properties, which means it can help to kill the bacteria or viruses that cause throat infections.

In addition to its health benefits, one of the things that I love about Throzz is that it tastes so good, just like candy. But unlike candy, it's sugar-free, so it's a much healthier option. It's a must-have in every household, especially during cold and flu season.

Throzz Throat Lozenges are available at Mercury Drug Store, Watsons, and Rose Pharmacy. I recommend giving them a try if you're looking for a natural and effective solution for sore throats.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

I have used the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for over a month and am thoroughly impressed with their performance. The battery life is excellent, lasting at least 8 hours on a single charge. When you plug them into your ears, the surrounding sound is minimized by at least 50%, allowing you to focus on your music or call.

One of the standout features of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is the 24-bit Hi-Fi sound, which provides a truly immersive listening experience. The A.N.C. (active noise cancellation) technology, combined with the three high SNR microphones, eliminates exterior noise, allowing you to enjoy your music without distractions.

The ergonomic design of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro ensures that they are comfortable to wear for long periods. The Bora Purple color option is also a nice touch, adding style to the overall design.

In terms of features, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro offers 360 Audio, Intelligent A.N.C., and a perfect fit. The 360 Audio element surrounds you with sound, making you feel at the center of the action. The Intelligent A.N.C. automatically adjusts to your surroundings, providing optimal noise cancellation at all times. And the perfect fit ensures that the earbuds stay securely in place, even during intense workouts or other physical activities.

In addition to the excellent battery life, sound quality, and comfort, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also offers seamless connectivity. Pairing the earbuds with your device is quick and easy, and once they are connected, the connection remains stable and reliable. This is great for listening to music or taking calls on the go, as you never have to worry about the earbuds disconnecting or losing the signal.

Another great feature of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is the accompanying app, which allows you to customize your listening experience. With the app, you can adjust the equalizer settings to suit your preferences and access various sound modes, including Ambient Sound and Bass Boost. You can also use the app to control the earbuds' touch controls and access useful features, such as Find My Earbuds and earbud software updates.

In conclusion, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro is a fantastic pair of earbuds that offer excellent battery life, high-quality sound, and a comfortable fit. The ANC technology and 360 Audio make them ideal for noisy environments. The seamless connectivity and customizable app ensure that you can tailor your listening experience to your liking. If you're in the market for a new pair of earbuds, I recommend giving the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro a try. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Little Explorers by Rex Education is Perfect for Toddlers

As a mom of a three-year-old, I am constantly looking for ways to support my child's development and help him grow into a confident and booming individual. Recently, I discovered a new program called Little Explorers, offered by Rex Education.

Little Explorers is an early childhood education program designed to empower parents and caregivers to provide their children with the best possible education and support. The program focuses on the crucial first five years of a child's life when over 90% of their brain development occurs.

One of the critical components of the Little Explorers program is a focus on reading. Reading is essential for children's cognitive and language development, and it is also an excellent way for parents and children to bond. Little Explorers offers a wide selection of books, with over 100 titles. These books are designed to be engaging, interactive, and suitable for children of all ages.

In addition to reading, Little Explorers also focuses on the six developmental domains identified by the National Early Learning Framework (NELF) as being critical for early childhood development. These domains are language development, character and values development, cognitive and social development, creative-aesthetic development, physical health, well-being, motor development, and social-emotional development.

The Little Explorers program offers various activities and resources to support children in these developmental domains. For example, there are activities to help children develop their language skills, such as storytelling and reading aloud. Some activities focus on character and values development, such as discussions about kindness and empathy. And some activities promote cognitive and social development, such as puzzles and games.

As a mom, I was impressed with the Little Explorers program. It is a comprehensive and engaging approach to early childhood education that offers practical solutions for parents and caregivers. I have seen firsthand the positive impact the program has had on my child's development, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to support their child's growth and learning.

As the saying goes, "it takes a village to raise a child." Little Explorers is a valuable resource for parents and caregivers who want to be an active part of their child's education and support their development in the early years. With its focus on reading, exploration, and the six developmental domains, Little Explorers is an excellent way to give children the best possible start in life.

Review of Element Mom Mega Moisturizing Stretch Mark Cream

As a Mom of two boys and someone who had her weight yoyo from extremely big to extremely skinny and back, I know the frustration of dealing with stretch marks. They can be unsightly and make us feel self-conscious about our appearance. But the good news is that there are ways to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and even make them disappear altogether.

One of the best products I've found for stretch marks is Element Mom Mega Moisturizing Stretch Mark Cream. This cream is packed with 5x HA+ probiotics, which help to soothe and hydrate the skin. It also promotes skin repair, which can help to minimize the appearance of stretch marks.

I've been using this cream for a few weeks now, and I've already noticed a significant improvement in the appearance of my stretch marks. They're not entirely gone, but they're less visible. And because the cream is so moisturizing, it's also left my skin feeling smoother and softer.

In addition to using a high-quality stretch mark cream like Element Mom Mega Moisturizing Stretch Mark Cream, there are other things you can do to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks.

One of the most important things you can do is to keep your skin hydrated. When your skin is hydrated, it's better able to repair itself and maintain its elasticity. This can help prevent new stretch marks from forming and make existing ones less visible.

In addition to using a moisturizing cream, you can also help to hydrate your skin by drinking plenty of water. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. I know that I struggle with this.

Exercise can also help to improve the appearance of stretch marks. Regular physical activity can help increase blood flow to the skin, promoting skin repair and elasticity. This can help to make existing stretch marks less visible and prevent new ones from forming.

Finally, it's essential to be gentle with your skin when you have stretch marks. Avoid using harsh soaps or scrubs and scrubbing or rubbing your skin too vigorously. This can irritate the skin and make stretch marks worse. Instead, use a gentle cleanser and be gentle when drying off after a shower or bath.

If you're struggling with stretch marks, give Element Mom Mega Moisturizing Stretch Mark Cream a try. It's a game-changer when dealing with these pesky marks, and it's definitely worth the investment. Plus, it's made with natural ingredients, so you can feel good about using it on your skin. Give it a try and see the difference for yourself!

Monday, December 5, 2022

Review of Element Mom Belly Fabulous Oil

Pregnant women often experience a variety of changes in their skin, including dryness, tightness, and itching. These changes can be uncomfortable and frustrating, but they are also a natural part of pregnancy. Fortunately, there are products available that can help to refresh and revitalize the skin, providing much-needed relief from these common pregnancy skin issues.

One such product is Element Mom Belly Fabulous Oil. This oil is specifically designed for pregnant women and contains a unique blend of fermented camellia oil, green tea oil, jojoba seed oil, vitamin E, and mango butter. These ingredients work together to nourish and moisturize the skin, helping to keep it soft and supple throughout pregnancy.

The fermented camellia oil in this product is a crucial ingredient. This oil is derived from the camellia plant and has been fermented to enhance its benefits. It is rich in oleic acid, a fatty acid that helps to nourish and moisturize the skin. It also contains antioxidants that help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Green tea oil is another vital ingredient in Element Mom Belly Fabulous Oil. This oil is extracted from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant that is used to make green tea. Green tea oil is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe irritated skin. It is also a natural source of vitamin E, a nutrient that is essential for healthy skin.

Jojoba seed oil is another critical ingredient in this oil. This oil is derived from the jojoba plant and is known for its ability to penetrate deep into the skin. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that help to nourish and moisturize the skin. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce redness and swelling.

Vitamin E is another ingredient in Element Mom Belly Fabulous Oil. This nutrient is essential for healthy skin and is known for its ability to neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from damage. It is also a natural moisturizer that helps to keep the skin soft and supple.

Mango butter is the final key ingredient in this oil. This butter is extracted from the seeds of the mango fruit and is known for its ability to moisturize and nourish the skin. It is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants that help to protect the skin from damage and keep it looking healthy and radiant.

In conclusion, Element Mom Belly Fabulous Oil is a highly recommended product for pregnant women looking to refresh and revitalize their skin. Its unique blend of fermented camellia oil, green tea oil, jojoba seed oil, vitamin E, and mango butter helps to nourish and moisturize the skin, keeping it soft and supple throughout pregnancy. Whether you are dealing with dry, tight, or itchy skin, this oil can provide the relief you need and help you to feel comfortable and confident during this particular time. 

Singlife’s Cash for Income Loss (Accidents)

Accidents are one of the leading causes of death and disabilities for people in their prime in the Philippines. We all want to avoid being caught in an accident, but what if it happens? How are you going to deal with the financial implications when the income the family relied on is no longer there? 

Being a family’s income earner comes with great responsibility. While you work hard to provide food for your family, your family depends on you too. Unfortunately, accidents happen, so you need a plan to protect the ones most matter to you. To help income earners prepare for these situations, Singlife Philippines offers Cash for Income Loss (Accidents). For only a small monthly amount, you protect your family with monthly payouts for their living expenses for 36 months. The payouts are provided monthly to replace the income you would usually be earning. It allows the receivers sufficient time to bounce back financially after an accident and adjust their lives to the new reality. 

What makes Cash for Income loss (Accidents) unique is that it also covers accidents other insurance companies often don’t cover, such as those caused by extreme leisure sports. Cash for income loss (Accidents) gives you peace of mind to confidently pursue your big life goals, knowing that if an accident happens, you’ve got a backup plan. 

“One of the fears we have heard from our customers is how their loved ones will get by in case they are disabled or pass away. They have requested that we offer a budget-friendly solution that protects them against financial distress when a family’s income earner cannot earn an income due to disability or death resulting from accidents. With Cash for Income loss (Accidents) we do exactly that, as losing a loved one is hard enough. For many people, this will be a great starter product, and we invite them to see what Singlife has in store for them,” says Rien Hermans, CEO of Singlife Philippines.

Buying Cash for Income Loss (Accidents) is easy and fast. Customers can get protected for the price of a cup of coffee in just two minutes using their GCash app. Just estimate how much your family needs per month for living expenses, and in just a few clicks, you’ve financially protected them. 

Cash for Income Loss (Accidents) comes in three different plans to fit customers’ needs and budgets:

  • Gold: provides a total benefit amount of PHP 1,800,000 (36 times 50,000) for only PHP 299/month
  • Silver: provides a total benefit amount of PHP 1,080,000 (36 times 30,000) for only PHP 180/month
  • Bronze: provides a total benefit amount of PHP 720,000 (36 times 20,000) for only PHP 120/month

If a customer becomes disabled, they will get the monthly payouts to continue providing for their family - as if he/she were still working. If the customer passes away due to an accident, the family will receive the cash payouts to help ensure their financial needs are sustained.

 “If you have a family, there is now a very affordable way to ensure that in case an accident strikes that cause disability or death, you show your love by ensuring your family has a financial backup plan,” adds Hermans.

Cash for Income Loss (Accident) is available in GInsure on GCash. It’s accessible anytime and anywhere through your mobile device. Customers can purchase the product in less than 2 minutes, with zero paperwork to be filled out. Your policy document will be sent to your e-mail in minutes, and a copy will always be available in your Gcash app. 

To learn more about Singlife’s Cash for Income Loss (Accidents) go to GCash.