Saturday, May 27, 2023

Greenwich Introduces Pizzawrap with Spam Hawaiian and More

A wrap that’s masarap? Greenwich–the number one pizza chain in the country—is launching a delicious, savory snack that is both hearty and handy, and definitely awesome for solo munching! Presenting: Pizzawrap!

Taste its Spam Hawaiian for only P99. This new pizza creation features a great-tasting savory Spam-filled filling in a freshly baked crust that will surely satisfy your pizza craving in a new way.

“Our Pizzawrap offers the same delicious goodness as our overloaded pizza offerings. This innovative handheld snack is perfect for individuals who like to savor their me-time and enjoy their solo moments over good food!” said Ali De Torres, Greenwich’s head of marketing. 

The new Greenwich Pizzawrap is also available in Ham & Cheese (P59), which is a classic Greenwich flavor with loads of ham and cheese for that meaty, ooey-gooey experience. It also comes in Chorizo Pepperoni (P99) flavor—a blend of pepperoni and smoky chorizo, and two types of cheese, which is perfect to complete your exciting solo adventure! 

All Pizzawrap flavors will be available in all Greenwich stores in Luzon and Metro Manila starting this May 26. This will also be available on, GrabFood, and Foodpanda. Order now, kabarkadas!

For more information, visit Greenwich’s official Facebook page, Greenwich Barkada, or message Greenwich Barkada on Facebook Messenger. 

Friday, May 26, 2023

3 Best OGAWA Products for Father's Day Gift Guide: Treat Dad to the Ultimate Massage Experience

Father's Day is a special occasion celebrated all over the world, including in the Philippines. It is a day to honor and appreciate fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, and other father figures in our lives. One of the best ways to show our love and appreciation is by giving them thoughtful gifts. And when it comes to gifts for dads, OGAWA products are the perfect choice.

OGAWA is a leading brand in the health and wellness industry, offering high-quality massage chairs, foot massagers, and other wellness products. Their products are known for their innovative features, stylish designs, and excellent performance. In this article, we will discuss the top 3 OGAWA products that are perfect for gifting this Father's Day.

OGAWA Master Drive AI Genuine Leather 

The OGAWA Master Drive AI Genuine Leather is the epitome of luxury and relaxation. It is equipped with advanced artificial intelligence technology that can detect the user's body shape and adjust the massage accordingly. The chair has a total of 12 auto-massage programs, including deep tissue massage, Thai massage, and stretching, to provide a customized massage experience.

The Master Drive AI also features Zero Gravity, which elevates the user's legs to the same level as the heart, reducing pressure on the spine and improving circulation. The chair also has an airbag massage system that targets specific areas such as the shoulders, arms, and feet.

The sleek and modern design of the Master Drive AI makes it a perfect addition to any home or office. It comes in 2 classic colors: black and oyster grey. If you want to give your dad the ultimate relaxation experience, the OGAWA Master Drive AI Massage Chair is the perfect gift. 

Master Drive AI Black Genuine Leather will be priced at Php 430,000 (SRP: Php 549,000) and is available for a 36 monthly installment at 0% interest rate for only Php 11,944/month when purchased using major credit cards like HSBC, Metrobank, and Citibank, Union Bank, Bank of Commerce, BPI, and RCBC. 

OGAWA Master Drive Black Genuine Leather

The OGAWA Master Drive massage chair in Black Genuine Leather is a luxurious relaxation device that offers a range of advanced features to provide an unparalleled massage experience.

One of the standout features of this chair is the Master Drive system, which uses advanced sensors to scan the user's body and adjust the massage settings accordingly. The chair's 4D massage roller system mimics the movements of human hands, providing a lifelike massage experience that can be customized to the user's preferences. The chair features a heating system that can warm up the back and foot areas, providing additional relaxation and comfort. It is upholstered in high-quality, genuine leather, providing a luxurious and durable finish that will complement any decor. Additionally, the chair is equipped with a Bluetooth audio system, allowing users to connect their devices and listen to music or other audio while enjoying their massage.

The unit will be priced at Php 390,000 (SRP: 499,000) and is available for a 36-month installment at 0% interest rate for only Php 10,833/month.

Master Drive AI Oyster Grey

The OGAWA Master Drive AI massage chair in Oyster Grey is a state-of-the-art relaxation device that offers a wide range of advanced features to provide a superior massage experience.

One of the key features of this massage chair is the Master Drive AI, an intelligent system that uses sensors to scan the body and adjust the massage settings to provide a customized massage experience. The system can detect the user's height, weight, and body shape, and can adjust the massage intensity and position accordingly.

The chair also features a 4D massage roller system that can move up and down, left and right, and in and out, providing a more comprehensive massage experience. The rollers are designed to mimic the movements of human hands, offering a lifelike massage experience.

The OGAWA Master Drive AI Oyster Grey is also equipped with a Bluetooth audio system, allowing users to connect their devices and listen to music or other audio while enjoying their massage. The chair is upholstered in high-quality, durable material and comes in an attractive Oyster Grey color that will complement any decor.

Overall, the OGAWA Master Drive AI Oyster Grey is a top-of-the-line massage chair that offers a wide range of advanced features to provide a customized and immersive massage experience. The unit will be priced at Php 360,000 (SRP: Php 499,000) and is available for a 36 monthly installment at a 0% interest rate for only Php 10,000/month.

Thursday, May 25, 2023




Ang sarap pakinggan.

Parang walang katapusan.


Ikaw at ako. 

Walang kahalo. 


Ang sarap ipaglaban.

Parang walang kayang humadlang. 


Natapos tayo. 

Ang sakit pala sa pakiramdam.

Akala ko wala tayong katapusan

Bakit mo tinuldukan?


Wala ng tayo.

Hindi mo ko pinaglaban.

Ikaw pala ang hahadlang. 


Matapos tayo. 

Wala ng tayo.

Babangon ako.

Magmamahal muli ako 

Pero sayo 


Wala ng magmamahal na tulad ko.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Jollibee Group-owned The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia opens 150th café

The Jollibee Group hits another global milestone as The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia opens its 150th café in its latest location in Sierra Fresco, Puchong, Malaysia. Located in the prime economic hub of Selangor, Malaysia, the Jollibee Group-owned brand is going full steam ahead on its commitment to bringing the best of coffee and tea from around the world. 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia launched its first café in Kuala Lumpur’s KL Plaza in 1997 and has steadily expanded its presence in the country since. The brand’s success underscores its steadfast focus on serving authentic, diverse flavors of coffees and teas from different parts of the globe–using only ingredients of the highest quality–and elevating the customer experience through constant innovation.

Ernesto Tanmantiong, President and CEO of Jollibee Group, said this is a milestone moment for the brand and is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation and growth: 

“The opening of our 150th café in Malaysia, which adds to the brand’s expanding footprint of over 1000 cafés across 20+ countries globally, signifies Jollibee Group’s commitment to the accelerated growth of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® brand,” shared Tanmantiong. “Malaysia is home to the brand’s third-largest café network in Asia, and with the support of its people, customers, and the Malaysian community, we hope to bring the authentic coffee and tea experience to even more places in the country.

John in de Braekt, CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Brand added: “This is an exciting time in our growth story as we build on our strong legacy to become a modern global coffee & tea house that allows people to see the world in new ways through new flavors and experiences. Asia remains a focus for our expansion where we continue to see strong demand for specialty coffee and tea.”

The new café features a spacious floor area of 2,800 square feet which houses a large seating area, including a community table for eight, that can accommodate up to 110 customers and visitors. The café’s contemporary interiors boast an open space concept, with arches featured prominently. A nod to the brand’s roots, South Californian motifs adorn the new café, while sunshine-like lighting evokes a warm and inviting ambiance. 

While innovation remains a key focus for the brand, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia plans to further enhance customer accessibility by expanding its drive-thru services. Through this, the brand aims to provide a better on-the-go experience for more customers.

Mohamed Amar Shah, Managing Director of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia shared: “Ever since we made Malaysia our home with its first The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® café back in 1997, we have continued to uphold our commitment to delivering a unique experience in every cup or on every plate. In turn, we are grateful to have our passion reciprocated by Malaysians, who continue to support us in making our cafés a space of community.”

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Brand’s expansion forms part of the Jollibee Group’s vision to be one of the top five restaurant companies in the world. To learn more about The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Malaysia, visit To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit

Monday, May 22, 2023

Prayers for my Family's Future

I remember praying for Mr. Right. I remember someone telling me that I needed to be specific when I prayed so that God would know what I want. Since I have been floating a bit here and there for the last two weeks and I've said more than twice that I don't know why I can't seem to get things in order, I realized that I need to tell God exactly what I need so that he knows precisely how to help me. 


I want to learn how to save money, invest it, and handle the blessings coming our way in the best way possible. 

I want a high-paying, stable work-from-home job that will pay me monthly for years to come. I want it to have 15 VLs and 13th-month pay. I want this job to utilize my skills and at the same time, value my contributions. I want this job to have enough flexibility so that I can still take care of my son at night should he need me. 

I want more paid content creator projects. I want to be paid what I'm truly worth. I realize that people who started after I did get paid more for doing the same things that I do simply because I didn't know the right value of my content creation. 

I want to be able to save more than enough money so that we can pay for B and K's school, have at least 100k set aside in their respective banks, have 500k in our emergency fund, and another 1M in our joint account. 

I want to be able to purchase a house and pay 50%  right off the bat so that the monthly won't be as bad and it can be paid off in 10 years. I don't want a big house. I want something cozy, preferably a bungalow with a small garden, 2 car garage, a big kitchen, spacious rooms, a really nice bathroom, and a balcony where we can sit and relax from time to time. 

I want to be able to purchase an SUV so that we can all fit comfortably when we travel. 

I want to be able to have twice a year family vacations that will create great memories for my kids. I want more good family moments with my husband and kids, something that I didn't have when I was growing up. 

I want us to be financially stable. I'm not aiming for rich but stable enough that we can provide for the needs of everyone in our family be it for school, vacations, things we'd need, and God forbid, medical. 


I pray that my teenage son will be strong enough to face the world. I pray that he will not be easily swayed by people who do not have his best interest at heart. I pray that when he commits a mistake, he learns from it, and then picks himself up again. 

I pray that through this whole journey from teenage years to being an adult, B will never forget that he has his Dad and me no matter what.  

I pray that my toddler will never stop learning and having a thirst for new things. I pray that he will be curious but at the same time, grow up with respect for others, and kindness in his heart. 

I pray that my husband will always remember that his commitment is to God first, me second, and our family third. I pray that he will always be at my side when we face trials so that we can surpass anything. Lastly, I pray that he will never be tempted to cheat on our marriage. 

Most of all, I pray for protection for my family and me from any kind of harm, be it accidental, medical, or people who don't have good intentions for us. 


I am so thankful for the life that I have right now. I have a husband who loves me, a teenager who is responsible, and a toddler with a zest for life. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, and opportunities coming in left and right. 

I know that the financial hardships we are facing are on us. We didn't know how to handle it and so, we ended up spending too much. 

Now that I have truly learned my lesson, I'll be more mindful of how I handle things. Hopefully, this super-specific prayer will help keep things on track. 

This I pray in Jesus' name. 

Friday, May 19, 2023

Rex Education Leads Parents Webinars on Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education (ECE) signifies a crucial window of opportunity for children's cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development. It covers the period when children rely highly on those around them and their surroundings. As they learn, discover, and explore the world, they need guidance from parents and educators who are well-equipped in early childhood development interventions or programs. 

To reinforce this, Rex Education launched its latest brand, Little Explorers. This is part of REX's initiative to draw attention to and increase understanding of the value of ECE. This project also gives educational institutions, parents, and learning partners a platform to hold insightful conversations and benefit from learning solutions suitable for early or young learners. 

As part of this endeavor, REX is leading a webinar series titled "Nurturing Our Little Explorers: Understanding the Essential Domains in Early Childhood Education." This series is an interactive virtual panel discussion for parents and learning companions at home to address early childhood care challenges. The series is divided into five –episodes, each with three parts: an introduction, a lecture, and a panel discussion with parents. Every episode features child experts and influencer parents who will lead the conversation on different ECE-related topics.

The webinar's first episode focuses on ECE's fundamentals and significance. As the title suggests, parents should not miss this window. The topics covered include the 0–4-year-old brain development window and the difference between early childhood care and development (ECCD) and early childhood education (ECE). The discussion also highlights how all six developmental domains of early childhood interconnect for a child's holistic development. 

The second episode, "Let's Get Moving and Thinking," delves deeper into a child's physical, motor, cognitive, and intellectual development. The talk focuses on the two domains, physical well-being, and intellectual development, how they are developed and enhanced at different phases, and how they are connected. Furthermore, the third installment of the series, "Say it, Feel it," focuses on a child's socio-emotional and language development. This segment tackles children's abilities to know themselves and the use of language to express and understand their feelings and relate with others.

The fourth episode emphasizes creativity and character development. A child must be nourished from an early age to think creatively, behave well, and be a person of high morals, and how the people around them are instrumental in guiding and helping them nurture their creativity and character.

The fifth and final episode, "Nurture Our Little Explorers!" summarizes everything discussed in the first four sessions. This episode also serves as a workshop for parents and learning partners on activities they can do at home to practice what they have learned.

Guiding children at an early age is not easy, yet its rewards are priceless. Supporting ECE programs is championing the future of children as successful lifelong learners. Through this webinar series, broadcasted and accessible on REX's YouTube channel at, REX embraces ECE and supports parents and learning partners as they fully navigate ECE.

The Little Explorers is a testament to REX's commitment to early childhood education.  The moment children learn to explore the world, the adventure of their lifelong learning begins. And every step of the journey, Rex Education offers quality learning solutions and materials.  To know more about Little Explorers and other REX solutions and services, visit  

5 Reasons Why Moms Should Buy the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED

As a mom, I know how important it is to have a laptop that can keep up with my busy lifestyle. I need a laptop that is powerful enough to handle my work, but also portable enough to take with me on the go. I also need a laptop that has a long battery life, so I don't have to worry about it running out of juice in the middle of the day.

With the recent launch of ASUS Incredibly Slim laptops, one caught my eye which is the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED. 

It's the perfect laptop for moms who are always on the go. It's thin and light, so it's easy to carry around with me. It has a long battery life, so I can use it all day without having to worry about it running out of juice. And it's powerful enough to handle anything I throw at it, from work to entertainment.

Here are five reasons why moms should buy the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED:

  1. It's thin and light. The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is only 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 2.8 pounds. That makes it incredibly portable, so you can easily take it with you wherever you go.
  2. It has a long battery life. The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED has a battery life of up to 10 hours. That means you can use it all day without having to worry about it running out of juice.
  3. It's powerful. The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. That means it can handle anything you throw at it, from work to entertainment.
  4. It has a stunning OLED display. The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED has a 13.3-inch OLED display with a resolution of 3.5K (3456 x 2160). The OLED display offers incredible contrast and color, so you'll enjoy watching movies, editing photos, or working on projects.
  5. It's durable. The ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is made with a durable aluminum alloy chassis. That means it can withstand everyday wear and tear, so you don't have to worry about it breaking if you drop it.

Here are some additional benefits of the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED that moms will love:

  • It has a fingerprint reader for easy and secure login.
  • It has a backlit keyboard for easy typing in low-light conditions.
  • It has a webcam with a privacy shutter for added security.
  • It has a variety of ports, including USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI, so you can connect it to a variety of devices.
  • It comes with a one-year warranty, so you can be sure that it's protected.

If you're looking for a powerful, portable, and stylish laptop that is perfect for moms, the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED is the perfect choice for you. 

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Five Ways to Save Money for Moms

As a mom, I know that money can be tight. There are always bills to pay, groceries to buy, and activities to pay for. It can be hard to make ends meet, let alone save for the future. But don't worry, you're not alone. Millions of moms around the world are struggling with their finances.

The good news is that there are a few things you can do to improve your financial situation. Here are five financial literacy hacks that can make a big difference. 

1. Track your spending. The first step to getting your finances under control is to know where your money is going. Track your spending for a month or two and see where you can cut back. You may be surprised at how much money you're spending on unnecessary things.

2. Create a budget. Once you know where your money is going, you can create a budget to help you stay on track. A budget is simply a plan for how you're going to spend your money. It doesn't have to be complicated. Just list your income and expenses, and then make sure you're not spending more than you earn.

3. Set financial goals. Once you have a budget, you can start setting financial goals. What do you want to save for? A down payment on a house? A new car? Retirement? Once you know what you're saving for, it will be easier to stay motivated.

4. Automate your savings. One of the best ways to save money is to automate your savings. This means setting up a system where a certain amount of money is automatically transferred from your checking account to your savings account each month. This way, you'll never even see the money and you won't be tempted to spend it.

5. Invest your money. Once you have a solid emergency fund, you can start investing your money. Investing is a great way to grow your money over time. There are many different ways to invest, so do some research and find an option that's right for you.

Following these financial literacy hacks can help you improve your financial situation and reach your goals. 

Remember, you are not alone. There are millions of moms around the world who are struggling with their finances. With some effort, you can improve your financial situation and reach your goals.

I'm doing it and if I can, so can you! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Jollibee Peach Mango Pie: The Perfect Add-On to Every Meal

Want to make the most out of your favorite meals or get something extra to satisfy your cravings with? A delicious dessert is the answer.

Even the tastiest dishes and most filling meals can be leveled up with a delightful dessert. Fortunately, you can always grab Jollibee’s iconic Peach Mango Pie as the perfect sweet add-on to any meal. This all-time Filipino favorite dessert is a crispy burst of peach mango goodness. Its signature sweet-salty crust is filled with the scrumptious combination of real peach and mango filling. It’s the perfect addition to all your favorite Jollibee Value Meals!

The best part? This luscious dessert pie won’t put a dent in your wallet. You can add the Peach Mango Pie to your Jollibee Value Meals (Meals with Drink) for only Php 30. Can't get enough? Order it ala carte or the Large Peach Mango Pie for a sweet snack, and even share with family and friends through the 3 Pies To-Go or Large Peach Mango Pie 3 Pies To-Go

Check out to find the stores selling the Peach Mango Pie near you.

Aside from Take-Out and Drive-Thru, you can also have it safely delivered via the Jollibee Delivery App,, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda!

For more info and updates on Jollibee products, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. 

Preview Seoul Fashion Week with K-Pop’s ENHYPEN at Dongdaemun Design Plaza - bookable on Airbnb

Get your lightsticks ready! ENHYPEN is set to kick off Seoul Fashion Week in September 2023 with the world's first overnight stay at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), the soul of style in Seoul.

Following their appearances at Milan Fashion Week, K-Pop’s ENHYPEN is becoming Airbnb Hosts and inviting two lucky guests to preview Seoul Fashion Week with an overnight stay at DDP. Designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, DDP is a major landmark in South Korea’s capital city, and the hub of a thriving design, art, and fashion scene.

The top floor loft space has been transformed in celebration of Fashion Week, with guests getting the chance to stay ON the runway and gain a first look the night before collections are revealed and Seoul Fashion Week begins. A backstage dressing room offers designer clothes for guests to try on from K-fashion’s most innovative up-and-coming designers. To top it off, guests will receive exclusive passes to Seoul Fashion Week (including front-row seats with some of the biggest names in K-Fashion!).

“We are honored to partner with Airbnb and DDP to bring guests behind the scenes of Seoul Fashion Week like never before,” said ENHYPEN’s leader Jungwon. “It’s so exciting to be part of the K-Wave movement, and share the magic of Korean music and fashion with the world.”

“I am thrilled that Airbnb has joined forces with ENHYPEN, Seoul Design Foundation, and Seoul Metropolitan Government to create a truly unprecedented experience in the cultural heart of Seoul,” said Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Airbnb, “Airbnb’s unique offerings in South Korea, from traditional hanoks to contemporary structures such as DDP, provide distinctive spaces from which to explore the fascinating culture of this dynamic market.”

About the stay

Two guests will have the opportunity to stay overnight* on September 4, 2023, for just $14** – a nod to 14 years ago when construction first broke ground - during which they’ll get to channel their inner fashion model or K-Pop star with:

  • Exclusive passes to Seoul Fashion Week, including front-row seats with some of the biggest names in K-fashion
  • Access to a personal fashion runway, a perfect backdrop to take a Polaroid selfie
  • A personalized video welcome from ENHYPEN
  • A curated stay filled with snacks, drinks, and books all personally selected by ENHYPEN members
  • A giveaway of two special autographed Polaroids of ENHYPEN at DDP
  • Their very own capsule wardrobe, complete with K-fashion’s up-and-coming designers - and pieces to take home!
  • An adventurous stroll on DDP’s undulating rooftop with a guide, overlooking the expansive views of fashionable Dongdaemun and its bustling thoroughfares

How to book

Fans with a passion for fashion can request to book this stay beginning Wednesday, May 24 at 8 a.m. KST (Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET) at Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Seoul.

On-site staff will comply with local rules and guidelines while on-site and will abide by our five-step enhanced cleaning process.

Interested in becoming an Airbnb Host? Learn more at

*This one-night stay is available for one participant and their fellow guest and is not a contest.

**Plus taxes and fees

Airbnb is closely monitoring Korean COVID-19 infection rates and government policies and will offer booking guests a refund of the booking fee ($14) and $1,000 Airbnb travel credit if Airbnb determines it is necessary to cancel the stay. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

5 Reasons Why Content Creators Should Learn to Use Proper Grammar and Use the Right Words

In today's digital age, content creators are more important than ever. With the rise of social media and online platforms, anyone can create and share content with the world. This has led to a flood of content, making it more difficult than ever for creators to stand out from the crowd.

One way that content creators can improve their chances of success is by learning to use proper grammar and use the right words. This may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference in the overall quality of your content.

Here are five reasons why content creators should learn to use proper grammar and use the right words:

  1. It makes your content more professional. When you use proper grammar and use the right words, your content comes across as more professional and polished. This is especially important if you are trying to build a brand or establish yourself as an expert in your field.
  2. It makes your content easier to read and understand. Good grammar and clear writing make your content easier for people to read and understand. This is important for both your audience and for search engines, which rank content based on how easy it is to read.
  3. It helps you connect with your audience. When you use language that is clear and concise, you are more likely to connect with your audience on an emotional level. This can lead to increased engagement and loyalty.
  4. It builds trust. When you use proper grammar and use the right words, you come across as more credible and trustworthy. This is important for building relationships with your audience and for establishing yourself as an authority in your field.
  5. It can help you get more views. Studies have shown that content that is well-written and grammatically correct is more likely to be shared and viewed. This is because people are more likely to engage with content that is easy to read and understand.

If you are a content creator, take some time to learn about proper grammar and usage. It may seem like a daunting task, but it is worth it in the long run. By improving your writing skills, you can make your content more professional, easier to read, and more engaging. This will help you connect with your audience, build trust, and get more views.

Here are some additional tips for content creators who want to improve their writing skills:

  • Read widely and often. The more you read, the more you will be exposed to different writing styles and techniques. This is very effective so make sure to read at least one book a month. 
  • Pay attention to the grammar and usage of the authors you admire. What do they do well? What could they improve? As they say, imitation is the best form of flattery so imitate what they do best initially and then tweak the style to make it your own. 
  • Get feedback from others. Ask friends, family, or colleagues to read your work and give you their honest feedback. If none of your friends ever correct you, then you have no real friends. People who truly care about you will want you to improve and be better. 
  • Take a writing class or workshop. This can be a great way to learn new skills and improve your writing in a structured environment. As they say, learning never stops and if you think you have nothing new to learn, then you're dead in the water. 

With a little effort, you can improve your writing skills and create content that is both informative and engaging. When all else fails, use Grammarly, Quillbot, and even Google Bard. 

The AIs are here for a reason. Use it. 

5 Ways to Declutter Sentimental Items

One of the hardest things to declutter is anything that has sentimental value. I should know. I've been trying to minimize the amount of clutter that I have that holds sentimental value to my family and me.

IT IS HARD. However, it is not impossible. So here are 5 decluttering tips for sentimental items. 

Create a memory box: If you find it difficult to part with certain sentimental items, consider creating a memory box. Select a small, designated box where you can keep a limited number of items that hold the most meaning to you. This allows you to preserve the memories without letting them overwhelm your living space.

Take photos or create digital copies: Sometimes the sentimental value of an item lies in the memories it represents rather than the physical object itself. In such cases, consider taking photographs or scanning important documents and mementos. By creating digital copies, you can reduce clutter while still retaining the memories associated with those items.

Create a "One Item Per Memory" rule: Instead of keeping multiple items that represent the same memory, challenge yourself to choose only one item to represent each significant memory. This forces you to prioritize and select the most meaningful item while reducing clutter.

Limit the sentimental space: Designate a specific area or container for sentimental items, such as a single shelf, a memory box, or a small storage bin. Allow yourself to keep sentimental items within that space and commit to not exceeding its capacity. When the space is full, you'll need to make thoughtful choices about what stays and what goes.  

Write a memory journal: If you find it challenging to part with physical items, consider writing about the memories associated with them in a dedicated journal. Describe the significance, emotions, and details of each memory. By capturing the essence of the sentimental items in writing, you can let go of the physical objects while preserving the memories.

Letting go is hard, especially when it involves things that normally have more meaning for us but sometimes, we have to let go so we can make room for something new, something better, and something that will make us happier. 

It doesn't mean that we forget about them. It just means that there's a better way to honor them. 

From Plant to Shelves to Every Filipino Home: How P&G integrates Sustainability

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines continues to integrate sustainable solutions in its product manufacturing and business operations so that their trusted and superior products are produced and delivered in more sustainable ways from plant to shelves, and ultimately into every Filipino household.

P&G’s purpose begins with improving people’s lives with irresistibly superior products that are also sustainable. The Company aims to make responsible consumption possible by developing innovations, striving for a more circular approach in its supply chain, and providing alternative solutions for a more sustainable future.

Here are some of P&G’s recent solutions in product manufacturing and supply chain to make it a more sustainable journey from plant to the shelf to every Filipino home: 


Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

P&G is one of the largest players in the consumer goods industry in the Philippines. It has stepped up to integrate sustainable solutions in its Cabuyao plant, which manufactures most of P&G products sold domestically. It purchases 100% renewable electricity and is a zero-manufacturing waste-to-landfill plant. It recycles over 300 metric tons of non-residual waste every year.

Green Facilities 

P&G’s LEED-certified Cabuyao distribution center houses energy-saving facilities that feature the use of roof skylights, roof ventilators, and automatic exhaust and supply fans that only run at specific times of the day to save energy during the cooler times of the day. P&G’s offices and plants have also started converting its use of fluorescent lights to LED light fixtures which use less energy than other types of light bulbs. The Company is reducing electricity consumption by utilizing motion detector devices in its lighting fixtures in the distribution center to eliminate the possibility that the lights will accidentally be left on in the mega-facility. These motion detector devices detect and measure movement inside the rooms in order to switch on lights when employees are inside and switch off lights when the rooms are empty. 

Sustainable Packaging

P&G also integrates sustainable alternative solutions in its product packaging. Safeguard multipacks eliminated its virgin plastic overwrap packaging to 100% recycled paper carton material, saving 8,500 kilometers worth of plastic waste every year, equivalent to one thousand times the length of the world-famous Boracay shoreline. Herbal Essences Bio: Renew Collection also uses 25% post-consumer resin for its bottle packaging.  

As they work on packaging innovations, P&G has also improved its product bundling packaging by converting single-use laminate-based bellybands and stickers to 100% FSC-certified papers, resulting in 66% less in bundling material usage and a 380,000 kg reduction in plastic waste.


Recyclable and Reusable Display Shelves

To further expand P&G’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in its business operations, P&G launched its employee-led Project LESS program in 2021 to provide better and more sustainable alternatives to other significant but often overlooked retail materials such as point of sales materials (POSM). The initiative resulted in the development of “Flexi-POSMs”, which are collapsible, reusable, and paper-based in-store displays. P&G’s flexi-POSM has a changeable visual structure that allows P&G brands to easily redesign and reuse the flexi-POSMs for other brand launches and initiatives. 


Sustainable Delivery Solutions

P&G launched a regional sustainability partnership with a leading e-commerce company to recycle used cartons from its Cabuyao plant for use as last-mile packaging in e-commerce delivery. Cartons converted into honeycomb-like protective wraps are now being used as replacements for the previous plastic bubble wrap paddings. The honeycomb-like protective wrap reduces the usage of single-use bubble wrap plastic while providing the same quality of packaging protection.

P&G’s beauty brand Olay also produced a “Ship-In-Own-Container” molded carton packaging for online purchases, eliminating the need for additional customization and last-mile packaging materials such as bubble wrap, fillers, and tape.

These efforts are a testament to P&G’s commitment to finding ways to design for reduction, reusability, recyclability, and circularity in its manufacturing and supply chain operations.  

P&G Philippines was recently recognized at the 2022 Asia CEO Awards with the Sustainability Company of The Year’s Circle of Excellence Award. The award is given to organizations that achieved important success in environmental progress and demonstrated leadership and commitment to sustainability.

Visit P&G's website to learn more about its ongoing efforts to promote sustainability in every aspect of its business.  

Mother's Day 2023

It's been 3 years since I was able to spend Mother's Day with my Mom so I'm really happy that this year, I was able to spend Mother's Day with my Mom again. 

My day started with flowers from my husband which brought a smile to my face. 

The next thing that happened, not so much. My husband decided to put us under the blistering heat. For some reason, my husband had the fantastic idea of bringing our youngest out to feed the cows at nearby Villar Farm. 

 As much as I loved that Khali was super excited about feeding the cows, I wish we did this in the afternoon. The only good part was that there were no other people which was understandable because it was about 40 degrees. 

Thankfully, after 15 minutes, my husband decided to get us out of the blistering heat. We ended up at Tablo because the place was still empty. We got there 10 minutes before it opened and we were able to have a good brunch. 

Much to my surprise, they gave me a gift. It was a soy candle with a lemon scent. It's perfect for our home because it gives off a clean scent. Thank you, Tablo!

We went home after and rested a little then I started cooking our dinner at my Mom's house. I cooked some lasagna and made gimbap. Shobe also cooked for Mother's Day! 

I think it made more sense to have home-cooked meals than to fight it out in a crowded restaurant. This way, you don't spend too much but you get to enjoy the company of your family in a low-key manner just how I like it. 

Shobe also got me a bouquet. First time to receive sunflower. 

 I'm just so happy that I got to spend time with my Mom and still have my own family with me. It's these little moments that make things worth all the stress and hardship of adulting and being a Mom.

This is the photo gallery that B made for me. I LOVE IT!

I'm also thankful to the brands who remembered me. Thank you Food Panda, Okada, and my P&G family. 

Being a Mom is not easy. I think that's the understatement of the year. However, it is also the most fulfilling role a person can ever have and I am blessed to be one two times over. 

Friday, May 12, 2023

Dream It, Build It with the LEGO® Group this LazMall Super Brand Day

Exciting activities and exclusive bundles await LEGO® collectors and brick builders on May 18 as the LEGO Group hosts its biggest sale event this year – its third LazMall Super Brand Day!

This year’s concept stems from their vision in which builders of all ages can freely express their limitless creativity. The brand firmly believes that if one can dream it, then one can build it! With numerous LEGO sets, anyone can unlock the endless possibilities of what makes a dream car their dream car – by dreaming bigger and building better.

As part of its campaign, the LEGO Group is teaming up with the Universal Group to include themes and LEGO sets from the iconic Fast & Furious movie franchise.

The collaboration features a series of unique Fast & Furious-themed activations, including free same-day delivery with the 'Fast & Furious X-Perience' exclusive LEGO Fast & Furious starter kits, and flash sales up to 60% off! By placing a 60% down payment during the pre-sale event from May 11 to 17, you can secure exclusive prices on purchases. In addition to this, they can also participate in engaging activities both on-ground and online:


Parents of young builders could learn how to use bricks to help their children develop life-long skills at an exclusive workshop hosted by a play expert. The two-hour coaching session is designed to help parents know how to incorporate play into their daily routines while their children enjoy a fun-building session facilitated by Dr. Angel Belle Dy, an early childhood development advocate from Bahay Turo – an online tutoring platform.

The workshop is packed with more surprises as customers can expect storewide discounts and gifts with purchases from the LEGO Group.


Alongside the on-ground activations, a social media contest will run until May 18, 2023. LEGO® brick enthusiasts of all ages will be challenged to create their ideal LEGO vehicle using LEGO bricks from any playset. The most creative builds will win LEGO sets up to SRP 7,197 from the Fast & Furious franchise! 

For the full mechanics, visit Ban Kee Brick’s official Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will be announced on June 15, 2023.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Give the Gift of Health, Love, and Delicious Food with Salmon HQ Premium Salmon Cake

Hey there, fellow moms! Let's take a moment to talk about something that's been on my mind lately—the importance of prioritizing our health and treating ourselves to some well-deserved indulgence. As moms, we dedicate so much of our time and energy to taking care of our families, but it's equally vital that we care for ourselves. And what better way to do that than by enjoying the incredible benefits of Salmon HQ's Premium Salmon Cake?

Now, let's dive into why salmon is such a superstar when it comes to our well-being. First and foremost, salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining a healthy heart and brain. These fatty acids also offer anti-inflammatory properties and support overall wellness. By including salmon in our diet, we can boost our immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

What sets Salmon HQ apart is its commitment to using fresh ingredients. Freshness matters, ladies! It ensures that we get the maximum nutritional benefits from the salmon. And let me tell you, biting into a Salmon HQ Premium Salmon Cake is like savoring a piece of culinary heaven. With each bite, you can taste the love and care put into creating this delicious masterpiece.

But why does it matter that it's delicious, you ask? Well, moms, let me tell you a little secret: we deserve to enjoy the best treats, not just on Mother's Day but every single day. Indulging in something that satisfies our taste buds and brings us joy is essential for our overall well-being. It's a reminder to take a moment for ourselves, savor the little pleasures in life, and appreciate the incredible job we're doing as moms.

So, here's my suggestion: gift yourself or a fellow mom the Salmon HQ Premium Salmon Cake. Treat yourself to a moment of pure bliss and nourishment. It's not just a cake; it's a symbol of self-care, love, and appreciation. Let's celebrate our health and the joy of delicious food that makes us feel fantastic.

Remember, dear moms, taking care of ourselves is not a luxury; it's a necessity. Let's make choices that empower our well-being, and what better way to start than with Salmon HQ's Premium Salmon Cake? So, go ahead, savor each bite, and relish in the gift of health, love, and delicious food. You deserve it! 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Keeping Kids Safe: A Parent's Guide to Injury Care

It’s natural for young children to approach their environment with a sense of curiosity. After all, they’re still learning a lot of things about themselves and the world around them. They’re also eager to see how they can interact with other people, animals, and things. Unfortunately, young kids have also yet to understand how and why some activities and items are not completely safe for them. As such, it’s not unusual for children to acquire minor injuries as they engage with their surroundings. 

Perhaps your child is shaping up to be a passionate explorer keen on discovering their world with a sense of boldness. If so, then it’s likely that some of these discoveries also came at the cost of a few cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Aside from guiding your child and helping them develop a sense of self-preservation, you can also support your child’s learning journey by being prepared to administer first aid. 

Putting Together a First Aid Kit

If you have an updated first aid kit at home, then you have easy access to most of the tools you need to respond to everyday injuries and illnesses. If you don’t have one or if your kit is now outdated, you can easily order the items you need from an online drugstore near your address. Aside from getting tools and supplies like thermometers and bandages of different sizes, you should also stock up on over-the-counter medications for common illnesses. Also, be sure to check the meds that you currently have if they’re still well within their expiration dates.

Ideally, your first aid kit should be paired with a handbook on how to apply first aid to patients of all ages. This reference will help you make informed decisions, especially if you have a tendency to panic a little when faced with injured or sick loved ones. 

Caring for Common and Minor Injuries

There are many types of injuries that children may encounter. These include cuts and scrapes, sprains and strains, bloody noses, and head injuries. Let’s take a look at how to take care of each.

Cuts and Scrapes

Shallow cuts and short scrapes are common childhood injuries. What you can do is flush the wound with soap and water to clean it and then apply an antibiotic ointment on it to prevent infection. You can opt to apply a bandage on the wound if it’s on a spot that tends to be exposed to contaminants or materials that can cause chafing and irritation. 

Sprains and Strains

A sprain refers to an injury to the ligament surrounding a joint, while a strain refers to an injury to muscles or tendons. These injuries are different from each other, but they tend to manifest the same similarly. These include symptoms like tenderness, weakness, cramping or spasms, swelling or bruising, and pain in the affected area.

Remember the acronym RICE when dealing with this type of injury: rest, ice, compress, and elevate. Rest the affected body part. Ice the area immediately and keep it there for about 20 minutes. Compression in the form of an elastic bandage should be applied to the area. Elevating the affected part above the level of the patient’s heart is the final step of this process.  


A bloody nose can happen due to many reasons, such as dryness, scratching, seasonal changes, and injuries. There are plenty of myths that surround this particular injury, but the best thing to do when your child gets a nosebleed would be to have them sit down and lean forward. This way, the blood will not go down their throat and cause an upset stomach or choking. Next, have your child gently blow their nose to remove blood clots and then slowly pinch the nose to apply pressure on the injury. Do this for 10 to 15 minutes at a time while your child breathes through the mouth. The bleeding should stop in about 30 minutes. If not, then it’s recommended to seek medical advice. 

Head Injuries

Children tend to bump their heads now and then. This can cause minor injuries such as bumps, bruises, or shallow cuts. That said, it’s also possible for a head injury to have serious damage such as internal bleeding, concussions, or broken skull bones.

Minor injuries, which make up the majority of head injuries, can be addressed with a bit of rest, applying ice on the affected area, and further observation. Meanwhile, if a child with a head injury loses consciousness, complains of a headache that does not go away, experiences nausea or vomiting, or exhibits weakness, slurred speech, and trouble walking, among other things, you should immediately seek medical intervention. 

Knowing When to Ask for Professional Help

There are times when a child will need beyond first aid, and it’s important for you to be aware when such a situation arises. If a cut or scrape is deep enough to show fat, muscle, or bone or if it doesn’t stop bleeding after applying pressure on it for 5 minutes, then you should immediately go to the ER with your child. If you suspect that a sprain or strain is actually a broken bone, this also warrants a trip to a medical center. You can prepare for these scenarios, in part, by taking note of the number of your child’s pediatrician and the contact details of the medical providers in your area. 

Getting hurt is a natural part of the learning process for children, and a minor injury is a situation that parents should anticipate. With the right tools and training, you can assist your child through their painful everyday learning experiences and help them get back up stronger, ready for bigger adventures.