Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!

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     Filipinos now enjoy online shopping. This kind of buying online is already a part of Filipino culture. I'm one of those Filipinos who find online shopping the easiest way to buy things that I need and want because it's hassle-free. All I have to do is go online, browse my favorite online shops, select the things that I want, pay thru my preferred payment method, and voila- wait for my package to arrive.

     It's so convenient to shop online BUT not all the time because there are things that I also need to consider like the selections of products and items available, the payment method, and shipping. I know some individuals veer away from online shopping because they don't have a credit card and they worry about the shipping rates. Another problem that I myself encountered while shopping online last year was the availability of items, as most of the items I want are available overseas like in the US and only thru Amazon. Well, looks like my dilemma of shopping US products online will be a breeze with the launch of HalpU! I'm sure you are very excited to know more of HalpU, scroll down below to see what's in store for you with HalpU!
Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!
     So what is HalpU? HalpU is an ordering tool for items available on Amazon.com. Basically you will shop US products online, send thru balikbayan box, kahit walang credit card!

     YES!!! Those are the three things that you will like about HalpU. To show you more what HalpU has to offer especially to those who are a frequent shoppers of US products online, read more below :)

1. HalpU provides an easier way for Filipinos to shop online, even without a credit card. Pinoys can now shop US products online, kahit walang credit card. (HalpU was created with OFWs in mind, but later on they realized that HalpU will also be good for the Filipino market in the Philippines who wants to shop US products.) 
Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!
2. Your OFW relatives can shop for you and your loved ones on the HalpU website. HalpU will consolidate all orders, put it in a balikbayan box, and ship to their families in the Philippines. HalpU box content, as long as they contain personal effects, don't get taxed when it lands in the Philippines. Can I hear a resounding YES for this?!? We always worry about the taxes that we will pay once we receive products from our relatives abroad, now HalpU will make it easier for you if your products are personal effects, guaranteed no taxes, baby!
Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!
3. Logistics are handled by Forex Cargo, a leading balikbayan box company based in the USA. 
Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!
4. Like what I've said above, no need to worry about credit card. There are different ways of payment, anywhere in the world! HalpU’s payment partners are AsiaPay, Dragonpay and PayRemit.

5. HalpU will have its official launch for the OFW market during the PayRemit Pinoy Caravan in Dubai this March.

     I'm sure you're all wondering about the rates of Halpu balikbayan boxes. Cost/Rates for the standard balikbayan boxes are as follows:

RED- $55
BLUE- $65
GREEN- $75

     Because my balikbayan box is still in transit, I will share the photo of my RED balikbayan box once it arrives on my doorsteps. I'm so excited to share with you my haul! Anyhoo, shopping online with halpu.com is fun and easy. I made an account at HalpU's website and I was tasked to start filling my box. That signals to start shopping online! It's still on beta version so I was very luck to have the first dibs on their website. 
Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!
     HalpU is an ordering tool for items available on Amazon.com. The site is directly connected to Amazon and displays search results real time. You can find everything on Amazon in HalpU However, since there are limitations to the interface Amazon provides, they cannot (and do not intend to) replicate the Amazon shopping experience.
Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!
     And because shopping online with US products in HalpU is like a walk in the park, I've ordered the products that are not available in local online shops. These products are my lemmings and on my son's wish list last Christmas that I was not able to buy because I don't have a credit card and I worry about the shipping fees as the products I ordered came from different seller. So with HalpU, my orders will be consolidated in one box. No need to pay for separate shipping fees and all I have to do is fill my box with goodies that I want! Sharing with you what I ordered for my son below :)
Feature: Shop US Products online with HalpU!
     Yay! I'm really excited to share with you what's inside my HalpU box. I'll update you more on my Instagram account so stay tuned. I'm very satisfied with my shopping experience at halpu.com! Now I can truly say that we can “Shop US products online. Send thru balikbayan box. Kahit walang credit card” with the help of HalpU!

Are you excited to shop online with HalpU? 

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BDJ Rendezvous “Woman with Vision” + Giveaway!

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     Hello dearies :) Happy weekend! I'm so excited to share with you that BDJ also known as Belle de Jour Power Planner will be having their first BDJ Rendezvous this year entitled, “Woman with Vision” on February 20, 1:00-5:00 pm, at Gateway Mall Activity Area. I'm sure that BDJ girls are really excited to attend this event because it's an afternoon of fun and learning.

     Our friends from BDJ wants to invite three readers of Dear Kitty Kittie Kath to join the first BDJ Rendezvous event for 2016. I'll be sharing with you a quick giveaway today. It's an Instagram giveaway again and all you have to do is follow simple mechanics in order for your entry to be valid. But before we proceed, see the posters below for more information about the event. 
BDJ Rendezvous “Woman with Vision” + Giveaway!
     This event is created to encourage Bellas to have a clear vision of how they want their year to go, engage them in activities that call for introspection and self-reflection, and teach them how to make progress in the areas of their lives that are important to them this 2016.
BDJ Rendezvous “Woman with Vision” + Giveaway!
     Aside from these inspiring and engaging talks, they also prepared games, raffle draws, and lootbags to enjoy from the support of BDJ's 2016 brand partners. How cool is that?! So do you wanna go with me on February 20 at the first BDJ Rendezvous “Woman with Vision” event? Join the Instagram contest now! See mechanics below:

  • Follow @bdjbuzz and @kathneko on Instagram. Be sure to set your profile/account in PUBLIC.
  • Repost the giveaway banner (first photo above) and caption with how do you plan to stay focused in attaining your 2016 goals. Tag us (@bdjbuzz and @kathneko) and use the hashtags #BDJWomanWithVision #BDJat10 #BDJxDKKKGiveaway.
  • Valid entries will be drawn using randon.org
  • Winners will be announced on Dear Kitty Kittie Kath's Facebook page on Sunday evening :)

Good luck to all joining! See you there :)

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Busy Days Deserve #LUXnights + Giveaway!

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     I'm a stay-at-home mom and I'm busy as a bee juggling different tasks everyday. I'm a hands-on mom to my son, a personal assistant-nurse-adviser to my father, a wife to my husband, and working full time at home as a blogger. I'm always busy. There are times that I just wanna stay in bed the whole day to relax and ease out the body pains and aches (hello house hold chores), and regain energy by sleeping because I lack sleep due to my son's class schedule.

     I'm not complaining though, life is good. I have a simple life and I'm blessed because I have an awesome family. At the end of my busy days there is nothing more indulgent than bathing with perfume. I haven't tried this ritual but now that LUX is already in the Philippines, I think I'll be indulging myself in a luxurious pampering sesh at home every night with #LUXnights! More details on how you can have an indulgent #BathewithLUX below :)
Busy Days Deserve #LUXnights + Giveaway!
     The new LUX Perfumed Bar Soap and Body Wash Collection allows you to bathe with Perfume Every Day, and promises to be the luxurious indulgent treat every woman deserve – ending your busy days with #LUXNights. With fine fragrances crafted by Perfume Experts from New York, London and Paris, LUX offers you different scents to choose from such as Magical Spell, Soft Touch, White Impress and Love Forever. 

     Last February 2, 2016 at the House of LUX in SM Makati’s Beauty Hall, LUX talked about how women of today deserve to treat themselves after a long busy day by bathing with perfume with LUX body Wash. Brand Ambassador, Solenn Heusaff, together with the LUX team, also demonstrated just how to do this by launching her online film showing how her ‘Busy Days deserve #LUXnights, and sharing a simple yet indulgent way to treat yourself. Watch Solenn’s #LUXNights video here:
After choosing your preferred scent, here are the steps to do this indulging ritual from LUX:

POUR a coin-sized amount of LUX Body Wash on a bath puff
Busy Days Deserve #LUXnights + Giveaway!
RUB the bath puff to form a luxurious lather
Busy Days Deserve #LUXnights + Giveaway!
MASSAGE the bath puff all over your body to enjoy bathing with perfume
Busy Days Deserve #LUXnights + Giveaway!
     With the new LUX Perfumed Bath Collection, every busy day will now be celebrated with an indulgent #LUXnight that every woman deserves. Try new LUX Perfumed Body Wash 100ml for PHP55 (SRP) and LUX Perfumed Bar Soap 110g for PHP39 (SRP.)

     And because I want you to experience #LUXnights, I'm giving away three #LUXnights kit from Lux Philippines. The mechanics are very easy. KINDLY TAKE TIME TO READ and UNDERSTAND the mechanics :) This giveaway is open to all as long as you have an Instagram account that is set in Public. Example entry is posted on my Instagram account @kathneko. Good luck!

MECHANICS:

1. Follow @LuxPH and @kathneko on Instagram.
2. Post a photo by answering this question: how you go about your daily life?
3. TAG @LuxPH, @kathneko and use the hashtags #LUXnights #BathewithLUX #LUXnightsKath.
4. Be sure that your account is set in PUBLIC so I can verify your entry.
5. Giveaway will start at 12:00 and will end February 15, 2016 11:00 p.m.
6. Winners will be announced by Lux PH on February 17.
7. The winners will pick-up their prizes at Makati.

To know more about #LUXnights, visit www.houseoflux.com.ph
#LUXNights #BatheWithLUX

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Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch

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     As a mother, my mind is set to save money for my family's needs. Our budget is allocated for my son's education and everyday basic expenses. Saving for the more essential things in life is more important now than buying things that goes under the 'wants' list.When I was in my college, I want the latest gadgets and shop till I drop buying branded clothes and other stuff. I don't have a responsibility back then that's why I always attain these pleasures anytime. Now that I have a family, first things first. I learned to be content with what I have now.

     But it's not bad to dream of having a new gadget, or go to your dream destination because if you know how save on things that you buy everyday, you will have that extra money to achieve what you want. There’s hope, however, as Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, helps customers to shop wisely and strategically by providing them with quality products at friendly prices. This 2016, Watsons further rewards its smart shoppers who make the SWITCH and SAVE with the SWITCHER’S SURPRISE campaign. Reasons why switching to Watsons label will help you save money and highlights of the event below :)
     The Watsons Switcher’s Surprise campaign brings to life the idea that by switching to the Watsons label, customers are able to save money for things that they really want or that matters the most to them. Last January 26 and January 28, I was invited to witness how several shoppers at the SM Mall of Asia had a double surprise waiting for them simply by making the switch and choosing Watsons Label products.
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
     I'm a proud Watsons Label products user, I swear that these products are cost-effective and really cheaper than the leading brands in the market today. We are loyal Watsons Hand Soap user, I already emptied three big bottles of Watsons Argan Oil Hair Shampoo, I have stocks of Watsons Facial Wipes inside my bags. I take Watsons Generics Vitamin E and Vitamin C everyday. These vitamins and supplements offered by Watsons under the Watsons Generics brand are very affordable and the quality is same as the branded ones!
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign LaunchL-R:  Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Macbook Air winner Jonalyn Pano, Ms. Karen Fabres Group Marketing Head of Watsons Philippines, Ms. Krisel Macatangay, Marketing Manager of Watsons 
     During designated hours of the day, shoppers who pick up specially marked Watsons Label products instantly get the chance to win fabulous prizes, such as a flatscreen TV, a Macbook Air, and a trip for 2 to Hong Kong! The lucky shoppers were guided to a specially designed booth where they get their surprise – a most coveted prize personally handed by celebrity endorsers Lorna Tolentino, Iya Villania, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Patty Laurel-Filart and Christian Bautista! I witnessed how Jonalyn Pano had switched to Watsons Label that day, bought two tubs of Watsons Label hair wax and won a Macbook Air in an instant!
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Ms. Krisel Macatangay, Marketing Manager of Watsons with Macbook Air winner Jonalyn Pano and Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes
“On top of the savings they get from purchasing Watsons Label products, our loyal shoppers have also gotten used to receiving cute items and tokens, so this year we decided to raise the stakes and reward them with something truly unforgettable,” says Karen Fabres, Group Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines.
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign LaunchKaren Fabres, Group Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines
“Our customers shop at Watsons to save on the things they really want in life, but with the Switcher’s Surprise promo, they might just bring home that thing they’ve saving up for but with a single purchase,” Fabres says. “It’s definitely a lot easier to enjoy what life has to offer when you choose to Switch and Save the Watsons way.”
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Ms. Lorna Tolentino
     During the event, the newest addition to the Watsons’ family, Lorna Tolentino, was introduced and has switched to Watsons Generics for her medicine and vitamins. Do you know that you are guaranteed to get quality medicine and save as much as 80 percent with Watsons Generics?
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Watsons Generics medicines
     Watsons Label believes that with more value from hard-earned money spent on quality affordable products, every Filipino gets more savings to enjoy the other important things in life with their loved ones. With a wider variety of products, from personal care items, beauty essentials, and now medicine, Asia’s leading personal care store provides smart shoppers the choice to save as much as 80 percent without compromising on quality.
Watsons Switcher's Surprise Campaign Launch
Watsons has the Watsons Buy 2 Take 1 Promo on selected Watsons Label Products from January 22 to March 2016
     Thank you so much Watsons Philppines for having me! Great news to all, especially if you're a loyal Watsons shopper. Watsons has the Watsons Buy 2 Take 1 Promo on selected Watsons Label Products from January 22 to March 2016. I advise you to shop now and hoard on your favorite Watsons Label products.

Have you switched and save with Watsons Label products? 

For more information about Watsons Label products, visit their website 
 http://www.watsons.com.ph/webph/Home.do
Like them on Facebook: Watsons Philippines
Follow them on Twitter: @WatsonsPH
Follow them on Instagram: @watsonsph
Check out the hashtag #SwitchersSurprise

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How to Make Your Home a More Entertaining Place

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     Modern homes are much more than places to shelter and rest. They’ve become a place to be entertained and to entertain other people such as family members and friends. When it comes to entertainment features in a modern home, the only limitation is your imagination. The latest technologies and home entertainment-related products give home owners a wide range of options which were not available for previous generations. These are some popular ways to make your home a more entertaining place to spend your time in. 
How to Make Your Home a More Entertaining Place
Create a Games Room

     If you have the space in your home, converting one of your rooms is the ideal way to create an area dedicated to all types of entertainment. These rooms can be filled with a wide range of traditional game room equipment such as pool tables, dart boards and much more. More modern gaming products could also be added for the gamers in your home such as gaming systems, consoles and gaming chairs. Finally, this room could also be used as an alternative room to watch TV, listen to music and relax.

Install High Speed Broadband

     The internet is playing a bigger role in all of our lives including the way we spend our free time. Installing a fast internet solution such as AT&T U-verse in San Francisco gives a home owner many more options when it comes to the entertainment they have access to. You can choose bundle options that let you view hundreds of HD TV channels, play games, use the internet more effectively and much more.
Install a Bar

     This is an entertainment feature for the adults in your home. If you entertain friends and family on a regular basis, a bar is a feature which makes it much easier to host these get-togethers. Having a specific area to relax and drink your favorite beverages is a much more organized way to host guests rather than using different areas of your home.

Make Your Patio and Garden More Entertaining

     Home owners are not restricted to entertaining indoors. Patios and gardens are the perfect places to relax and entertain others, especially during warmer months of the year. However, these outdoor areas need to have certain features which make them more welcoming and comfortable for you, your family and your guests. 

     Adding features like outdoor furniture, outdoor heating systems, barbeque grills and outdoor bars are just some of the ways you can transform the outside of your home. If you have the space outside and the budget, a pool adds even more to the outside area of a home.

     Most people live busy lives, trying to balance work and family life. There are times when you simply want to take your mind off things at home. Having a home that includes a wide range of entertainment features is the perfect way to do this without having to leave your home. Adding the entertainment features mentioned above also makes your home a much better place to entertain other people including young and old individuals.
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Feature: HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 All-in-One Printer

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     After all the expenses we had last holiday season, now is the time to cut them down and save for the essential and important things that we need everyday. I can say that saving money for gadgets and accessories that we really use especially in paperwork needs of the family. My son Kenzo has paperwork needs for his school projects and when we say paperwork, we need to produce something printed that will be submitted for school projects.

     As a mom, important things like this matters most that's why I will invest in something that will help me and my son meet the demands of school and work. Education is an investment too so I also need to invest in school essentials that will lessen my efforts of doing paperworks outside the house. Our friends from HP sent and all-in-one printer for me to try. This is the HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635. I'm so thankful for this because having a printer at home will really lessen the hassles of going outside the house to print school projects. Not only that, this printer is copier and scanner too, talk about advantage of having this printer at home! Feature of HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 and why you must consider having this printer from HP below :)
HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635
Having and HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 at home will ensure you these things:

  • Value for money!
  • With HP, mommies can make sure that paperwork needs at home are conveniently met with low-cost cartridges, seamless printing with the quiet mode, instant access through wireless connection.
  • If we have our own printer at home, we are at peace that our gadgets (USB/hard drive) are protected against viruses that can be present in computer shops. 
  • Last minute printing will be no problemo since we can use the printer any time of the day. If we don't have a printer at home, I guess we will be cramming the last minute and look for open computer shop. 
  • Having a printer at home also encourages kids to be more creative as most of the home works nowadays entail internet reference and various formats that need to be manipulated with ease using your own machines. 
  • Mom’s can also save money on ink if they own a printer at home because you can control the settings (draft mode). This can be more beneficial compared to a shop’s standard and more expensive printing costs. All the printing, scanning, and photocopying in your own hands!
Feature: HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 All-in-One Printer

    Should you wish to own an HP DeskJet 3635 Ink Advantage All-in-One Printer, here are the specifications that you need to be informed with and understand so that you'll be armed on how to use your HP Printer once you have it. It is very important to at least have a grasp of the basics when it comes to buying a printer because a printer will not work alone. 

Specifications for HP DeskJet 3635 Ink Advantage All-in-One Printer

Feature: HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 All-in-One Printer

What’s in the box: HP DeskJet 3635 All-in-One Printer; HP 680 Black Ink Cartridge (~480 pages); HP 680 Tri-colour Ink Cartridge, Software CD, Setup Poster, Power Cord, USB cable.

AIO functions: Wireless, Print, Scan and Copy 

Print:

  • Technology HP Thermal Inkjet 
  • Speed1 Black: Up to 20 ppm (draft, A4); Up to 8.5 ppm (ISO, laser-comparable); Colour: Up to 16 ppm (draft, A4); Up to 6 ppm (ISO, laser-comparable) 
  • Resolution Black (best): Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi; Colour (best): Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi colour (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi) 
  • Languages HP PCL 3 GUI; PCLm (HP Apps/UPD); URF (AirPrint) 
  • Borderless printing Yes, up to 210 x 297 mm (A4) 
  • Energy savings feature technology HP Auto-Off Technology 
  • Wireless capability Yes 
  • HP ePrint capability Yes 
  • HP Auto wireless connect Yes 
  • Mobile printing capability3 Features wireless direct and local Wi-Fi connectivity to enable mobile printing via Apple AirPrint™ as well as other solutions. Supports printing from most smartphones and tablets using these operating systems: Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 8, Windows RT. 

Scan:

  • Technology Contact Image Sensor (CIS) 
  • Resolution Hardware: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi; Optical: Up to 1200 dpi 
  • Max scanning size Flatbed: 216 x 297 mm 
  • Input modes Scanning via HP Photosmart Software 
  • Twain version Version 1.9 
  • Grayscale levels 256 
  • File format pdf, bmp, jpg, gif, tif, tif, png 

Copy:


  • Speed2 
  • Black: Up to 5 cpm (laser-comparable); Colour: Up to 3.5 cpm (laser-comparable) 
  • Resolution Black (text and Graphics): Up to 600 x 300 dpi; Colour (text and graphics): Up to 600 x 300 dpi 
  • Max copies Up to 9 copies 

Display: 7 segment + icon LCD 

Media: 


  • Duplex print options Manual (driver support provided) 
  • Duty cycle (monthly, A4) Up to 1,000 pages 
  • Recommended monthly volume Up to 100 to 250 pages 
  • Supported sizes A4; B5; A6; DL envelope 
  • Recommended weights 75 g/m² 
  • Supported weights A4: 60 to 90 g/m²; HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP cards: up to 200 g/m²; HP 10 x 15 cm photo paper: up to 300 g/m² Types Plain paper, photo paper, brochure paper, envelopes and other specialty inkjet papers 
  • Paper handling 60-sheet input tray, 25-sheet output tray 

Memory: Integrated memory 

Operating system compatibility: Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7; OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X v10.9 Mavericks, OS X v10.10 Yosemite 

Minimum system requirements:
PC: Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, 8, 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft® Internet Explorer. Windows Vista®: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 8. Windows® XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor ,850 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 8; 
Mac: OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X v10.9 Mavericks, OS X v10.10 Yosemite; 1 GB HD; Internet; USB 

Connectivity: 


  • Connectivity 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 
  • Network ready Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n) 

Dimension: (W x D x H) 438 x 310 x 158 mm 

Weight:4.17 Kg 

Environmental: Operating environment 


  • Recommended operating temperature range: 15 to 30° C; Storage temperature range:-40 to 60° C; Recommended operating humidity range: 20 to 80% RH Acoustics Acoustic power emissions: 6.0 B(A); 
  • Acoustic pressure emissions: 47 dB 

Power specifications: 


  • Power supply type: Internal; 
  • Power supply required: Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz). High voltage: Input voltage 200 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3Hz); 
  • Power consumption:4 10 watts maximum, 0.07 watts (Off), 2.1 watts (Standby), 0.88 watt (Sleep) 

Warranty:
One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week support Specifications for HP DeskJet 3635 Ink Advantage All-in-One Printer 

Price: 4,499.00
Feature: HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 All-in-One Printer
     I can't wait to share with you my experience using this printer. I'll be unboxing HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 All-in-One Printer on my next post so stay tuned for that. Actually, this will be our second HP printer. The first one that we have is a hand-me-down HP printer that still works good up to this day. My thoughts about this new printer and recommendations on how to maximize HP Desk Jet Ink Advantage 3635 All-in-One Printers's features soonest!


Do you own a printer at home? If you're an HP printer user, kindly comment your experience below.

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Valentine’s Day and the Long-Distance Relationship

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     There’s no beating around the bush—long-distance relationships can be very tough. One of the hardest parts of loving someone from afar is not being able to spend the holidays together, and this is most obvious on the holiday dedicated to love—Valentine’s Day. No matter if you began dating a few months ago or if you’ve been in this relationship for the long haul, there’s no reason you can’t give this holiday (and your sweetheart) the attention they deserve. Whether you’re 200 miles apart or 2,000, these ideas will ensure that you and your Valentine still enjoy this occasion to the fullest. 
Valentine’s Day and the Long-Distance Relationship
Dinner over Facetime

     To put it simply, technology is amazing. While you might not be able to head to restaurant hand in hand, you can still enjoy a great meal together. Order out (and make sure you get the same types of food to make this date feel as authentic as possible), buy some sweet treats, then set up your computer at the table. Once you’re ready to eat, Facetime each other and devour your meals while enjoying each other’s company. It’s the next best thing to actually being there, and you can even make it more romantic by lighting a few candles and re-plating on—gasp—real plates, instead of just eating from the takeout container.

Surprise Gifts

     Thanks to the influx of online ordering systems that now saturate our lives, getting a gift to your honey is easier than ever before, and you can pretty much find anything you need. If your sweetheart is addicted to video games, you can send an awesome subscription box from Arcade Block. This gamer-approved box comes with collectible items, t-shirts, and specialty surprises that you won’t find anywhere else. Maybe you want to go more old school with your gift. Sending a bouquet is sure to bring a smile to their face, and the vibrant petals will brighten up their entire week. You can easily order online for Valentine’s Day delivery and select whether you want to surprise them at home or at the office for a more public display that will have them happily blushing. Is your sweetheart a sucker for chocolate? Get them an order of fresh out of the oven cookies from The Cravory and have it dropped at their desk for a midday snack that will have all of their office mates salivating in their chairs. 

Take it Old School

     You can really tug at their heartstrings this Valentine’s Day by going old-fashioned and penning a beautiful love letter that they will read over and over again. Pull out that thesaurus, and write out your most sincere of sentiments. It’s not really the words that count, but the feelings behind them. You’ll be amazed at how easily the words flow once you get started, and your honey is sure to be blown away by your efforts to express how much they mean to you. Avoid sending your letter electronically; there’s nothing like the excitement of receiving an honest to goodness envelope in the mailbox and reading the handwriting of your favorite person in the whole world.

Make Some Plans

     So you can’t spend this holiday together, but you can get excited about plans for the future. Maybe spend an evening on the phone or over Skype planning a trip for later in the year. You can scour Skyscanner.net for the best deals out of your cities, buy some plane tickets, and feel the bubbling excitement of when you next get to see them. Anticipation is half the fun, after all! 

Watch a Movie Together

     If the two of you are film buffs, you’ve no doubt tried to watch movies together before. It can be a tough task to sync up your start and stop times, and if you’ve ever felt the frustration of being just a few seconds off of each other’s progress in the film, you’re not alone. Instead of relying on the “Okay, press play now!” you can use Gaze. This awesome website will automatically sync your screen with your partner’s, and one control will help you stop and start the film on both of your computers. Never again will you laugh at a joke that hasn’t happened on their end yet—that’s a Valentine’s Day gift any long-distance couple can get behind. 

     It’s definitely tough to be away from the person you love most on Valentine’s Day, but you two can make the best of your situation by incorporating these fun and loving tips to make sure the holiday is as enjoyable as possible.
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Via Mare’s 40th Anniversary Instagram Promo

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     Hello dearies! Here's a quick giveaway from Via Mare. I'm so excited to share this giveaway with you because the mechanics are easy peasy and I'm sure you will love what's in store for you. Via Mare is also a well-loved restaurant that serves authentic Filipino dishes. So whether you are craving for a tapsilog for breakfast, kare-kare for lunch, palitaw for merienda, and tocino plus bibingka for dinner, name it and Via Mare will serve it to you hot and fresh everyday! 

     In line with their 40th anniversary, Via Mare wants to treat five readers of Dear Kitty Kittie Kath to dine in their selected Via Mare branch. Five winners will win Php 1,000 Via Mare Gift Certificates that you can use to treat your family, friends, and loved ones at Via Mare. Excited to join the giveaway? Scroll down below for the mechanics :)
Via Mare’s 40th Anniversary Instagram Promo
MECHANICS:

     Kindly follow these simple mechanics. Via Mare will be strict in validating your entries so be sure to coordinate with the instructions given below :) PLEASE READ- ONE (1) ENTRY/PHOTO PER CONTESTANT ONLY. DOUBLE ENTRIES ARE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED. 

  • Contestants must follow @ViaMarePH  and @kathneko on Instagram.
  • Contestants must post a photo of them and their friend/loved one that they want to dine with in Via Mare and tell us why.
  • Promo contestants must also specify which Via Mare branch they’d like to dine in! They can choose from Via Mare Landmark Trinoma, Landmark Makati, Greenbelt 1, EDSA Shangri La, St. Lukes, and Eastwood.
  • TAG - @ViaMarePH, @kathneko and use the official hashtag #SharetheViaMareLove and #ViaMareat40 in posting your entry
  • Submission of entries will start today until FEB 4. 2015 11:59 PM
  • The five most creative entries will win P1,000 worth of Via Mare GC each and the names of the winners will be announced on February 5, 2016. 

SAMPLE ENTRY: Photo taken at Via Mare Landmark Glorietta Branch :)
Via Mare’s 40th Anniversary Instagram Promo
@ViaMarePH @kathneko. I want to eat at Via Mare Trinoma branch with my son because I want to introduce to him delicious authentic Filipino cuisine that Via Mare has been serving for the past 40 years. I want to #SharetheViaMareLove with my son and celebrate #ViaMareat40

I'm excited to see your entries on instagram :) Good luck to all joining!!!

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New Year, New You with Kilo Off!

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     Hi dearies! It's time to reach those fitness goals and 'balik alindog' program this 2016 the safe and healthy way with Kilo Off! This weight loss brand from France will get your slimming plans back on track. I know some of you are having a hard time losing those extra pounds you've gained last holiday season and prolly you are tired of doing the old formula or routine that you've done in the past to lose weight.

     Well, here's a new product that will help you lose weight- Kilo Off. I presume you are already intrigued what this product do to your body aside from shedding those extra pounds. But before I proceed, I want to encourage all of you to try this product in conjunction with healthy diet and exercise because losing weight and maintaining it is a lifestyle that you have to do for the rest of your life. More about Kilo Off products and highlights of the grand launch below :)
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!
     I was invited to the grand launch of Kilo Off last January 21 at Earth Kitchen in BGC. It's an inspiring event because we were taught on how to achieve The "New Year, New You" mantra that 's been a struggle for some especially if weight loss is the number one priority to the 'achievement unlock' list every year.
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!
     If you always struggle or fail in your fitness goals, why don't you reformulate the plan? There are so many ways to lose weight and all we have to do is to make it fun and easy so that we don't get boring with the routine that we do everyday. During the event, Kilo Off team also invited individuals to share with us the basics of weight loss. Here are their recommendations:

  • Perform high-intensity interval workouts that require less time instead of staying long hours in the gym dong repetitive workouts that tends to get boring and straining to your muscles.
  • You can also detour from rote gym routines by taking fun fitness classes you'll have a blast doing, such as indoor cycling to music, or hip hop boxing. 
  • Your diet doesn't have to be tasteless, too as you can opt for a diet service that provides calorie-counted, yet tasty meals.
  • And lastly, regular exercise and a healthier diet also needs some help from other factors like taking dietary supplements that will boosts your way in reaching your fitness journey. Kilo Off is a line of all- natural weight loss drinks made in France that aids weight watchers to achieving their goal weight and staying trim the natural, fast, effective, and safe way. 
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!
Kilo Off promises the following:

  • Safe weight loss
  • Burning of fats
  • Loss of excess water and toxins
  • A flatter stomach
  • Curbed food cravings
  • Support in healthy weight maintenance
  • This tasty option to slimming comes in three forms you can choose from:
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!
L-R: Kilo Off Liquid Drinks (SRP 895/bottle), Kilo Off 24 Capsule (SRP 850/box), Kilo Off Powder Drink (SRP 995/Box of 10)
1. Kilo Off Powder Drink (SRP 995/Box of 10) provides a global action as it helps burn fat, reduce cravings, increase metabolism, and gives you a flat stomach

  • Best taken as a treat before breakfast or exercise, the Kilo Off powder drink is a flavored powder juice meant to supplement your diet and workout, and provide a 4-in-1 action (Burn fat, curb cravings, increase metabolism, keep a flat stomach). 
  • Dissolve one pack in a glass of water, and drink after 10 seconds. 
  • This is perfect for mobile individuals with a bottle of water ready at all times—make sure you have enough to fit one glass, dissolve Kilo Off into your bottle, and drink away! 
  • What’s more is it comes with a booklet with expert information about nutrition and weight loss, the recommended schedules and amounts of dosages, and even a healthy meal plan and a quiz that will help you find out what kind of eater you are so you can adjust your habits and plan your daily grub ahead.
  • Powder Drink Active Ingredients: 12 Active Ingredients (Green Tea and Coffee extracts to burn fat; Cherry Stalk and Orange Peel extracts to drain excess water and toxins; Pineapple and Papaya extracts to keep a flat stomach; Citrus and Apple Pectins to reduce cravings).
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!Kilo Off Powder Drink (SRP 995/Box of 10)
provides a global action as it helps burn fat, reduce cravings, increase metabolism, and gives you a flat stomach.
2. Kilo Off 24 Capsule (SRP 850/box) - for fat burning

  • Meant to slim you down and provide a 24- hour fat- burning effect. 
  • Down 1-2 capsules before meals, and take four capsules maximum for a day when weight loss is an urgent need. 
  • Compared to the powder drink, this capsule is more focused on burning fat. 
  • Opt for this capsule form if you need to lose weight quicker.
  • Capsule active Ingredients: Pepper, Fennel, and Green Tea extracts to burn fat; Coriander to improve digestion.
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!Kilo Off 24 Capsule (SRP 850/box)
for fat burning

3. Kilo Off Liquid Drink (SRP 895/bottle) ORANGE BOTTLE- aids in digestion and give you a flat while the PURPLE BOTTLE helps drain burn fat

  • A bottle cap-full is perfect to drink as is or mixed with water. 
  • A set of two drinks, one of each is to be taken before breakfast and either lunch of dinner. 
  • Each drink performs a specific set of tasks: the purple liquid, to burn fat and drain water, while the orange liquid contains fiber that aids in digestion. 
  • Drink this for a more concentrated amount of active ingredients.
  • Liquid Drink Active Ingredients: Orange Bottle- Rhubarb, Acacia, and Tamarind facilitate digestion and help relieve a swollen stomach; Purple Bottle- Gurana, Green Coffee, and Grape Marc help burn fat.
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!
 Kilo Off Liquid Drink (SRP 895/bottle)
ORANGE BOTTLE- aids in digestion and give you a flat while the PURPLE BOTTLE helps drain burn fat
     As what I have said in my intro above, it is still advisable to use Kilo Off together with healthy diet so you're ensured to achieve your fitness goals and get that healthy body that you'd be proud to flaunt all year round! Thank you so much Kilo Off for having me. I learned a lot about fitness, nutrition and of course what can Kilo Off do to have a new body this new year :)
New Year, New You with Kilo Off!
Ms. Gizelle Sanchez with Kilo Off marketing team
    Kilo Off is manufactured by Laboratories Vitarmonyl in France, is BFAD- approved, and possesses natural ingredients unseen in similar weight loss supplements to ensure a healthier route to weight loss. Kilo Off is exclusively available in selected Watsons branches nationwide. 

For more information about Kilo OFF
Like them on Facebook: KiloOff.Ph 
Follow them on Istagram: @kilo_off
#KiloOff

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96% of women lost weight up to 15lbs. maximum loss over a 20 day period based on Efficacy Study no. 2204 conducted in France over 20 days of usage; Kilo Off is Watsons Hong Kong’s back to back slimming product of the year.
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Penshoppe 2016 Spring/Summer Collection

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     Hi dearies! One of the most love fashion brands here in our country will be unveiling their 2016 Spring/Summer Collection next week and everyone's excited to see the pieces that will be in this summer.

     Inspired by cool seaside vibes and the rustling palm trees, international fashion brand Penshoppe unveils their Spring/Summer 2016 collection by playing with beautiful tropical elements, fused with vibrant retro looks. Wanna score an exclusive invite to this event? Scroll down below :)
Penshoppe 2016 Spring/Summer Collection 

      This February 2, 2016, Tuesday, 3:00pm at The Palace Pool Club, guests can only expect the most fun and festive show to happen on this side of the metro. But the vibrant party doesn’t stop there. The fashion event will feature the great reveal of the next show-stopping name to be added to the roster of TEAM PENSHOPPE’s all-star cast which includes Asian pop sensation Sandara Park, It-girl and trend-setter Kendall Jenner, and supermodel Sean O’Pry.

     Penshoppe’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection features comfortable oversized silhouettes, high-street sporty pieces and swimwear, funky cropped pants, tops, and more. Each piece is designed to exude a relaxed and youthful cool style, perfect for mixing and matching this season.

     Get a chance to win TWO invites to witness this spectacular event and find out who the next member of TEAM PENSHOPPE is. All you have to do is:

Just log on to www.penshoppe.com/ss16-launch-party from January 26 to February 1, 2016 and use the official hashtag #PenshoppeSS16 when posting on social media. 

Good luck to all joining and see you there!

     Get live updates on Penshoppe 
Like them on Facebook: penshoppe
Follow them on Twitter: @PENSHOPPE
Follow them on Instagram: @penshoppe 

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Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling" Campaign Launch

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     Last January 21, Coca-Cola unveiled a powerful, global communications campaign for their most iconic product – celebrating moments made more special with the simple pleasure of drinking Coca-Cola. It's an honor to be invited by a global leader in the beverage industry and gave me an opportunity to see the newest campaign together with their newest ambassadors.  

     The global campaign, which was rolled out first in Paris last January 19 featuring the newest tagline “Taste the Feeling™,” fully embodies the uplifting refreshment of drinking Coke – whether it be your Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, or Coke Light. More details about “Taste the Feeling™" campaign below and what's in store for all of us from Coca-Cola this 2016 :)
Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling" Campaign Launch
      Aside from the unveiling of the newest ad campaign of Coca-Cola, they've also unveiled the newest ambassadors that night, headlined by the country’s hottest love teams such as Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. Completing the 10 ambassadors are Enchong Dee, Janella Salvador, Bailey May and Ylona Garcia.
Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling" Campaign Launch
Coca-Cola brand ambassadors: Bailey May, Ylona Garcia, James Reid, Enchong Dee, Janella Salvador, Liza Soberano, and Enrique Gil
Coca-Cola's “Taste the Feeling™" campaign    

  • Brings to life everyday moments through great universal storytelling and rich visual imagery – placing the product at the heart of its communications. 
  • It is all about capturing both the functional and emotional traits of Coca-Cola – the uplifting refreshment of drinking our product and how having a Coke makes any moment more memorable and more special.
  • Coca-Cola gathered global creative minds from different agencies, commissioned distinguished fashion and commercial photographers, partnered with three independent artists, and collaborated with a renowned songwriter and producer to illustrate both in visual and through music intimate glimpses into everyday stories, feelings and experiences that people share while enjoying an ice-cold Coca-Cola. 
Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling" Campaign Launch

Coca-Cola's “Taste the Feeling™" campaign activities

  • Coca-Cola will also go around some of the biggest colleges, universities, and tambayans in the country to turn more ordinary moments extra special. 
  • Activation of Coca-Cola Emoticons – a cool and fun way of tasting and sharing the feeling of drinking Coca-Cola with buddies and friends. 
  • Exciting activities are also lined-up for the rest of the year that will uplift ordinary days and bring refreshing moments throughout the country. 
  • They will also be giving out millions of free Coca-Cola so we can make millions of moments special. 
Coca-Cola "Taste the Feeling" Campaign Launch
     Apologies for posting a lot of Coca-Cola bottle photos and the set-up during the event. I so love the simple and dainty set-up that is very welcoming to all the guest. The campaign also marks the consolidation of all Coca-Cola trademark products like Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light, Diet Coca-Cola, and Coca-Cola Zero under a ‘One Brand’ campaign approach. 

     “Taste the Feeling™” replaces “Open Happiness™” which has been used by Coca-Cola for the past seven years. Since 1886, there have been 45 taglines before “Taste the Feeling™”. If you haven't seen the campaign, watch it above :) I'll bet that the Coca-Cola anthem will swirl over and over your head as I already have a LSS for three days straight. 

For more information about the new campaign of Coca-Cola,
visit www.TastetheFeeling.Coca-Cola.com 
Like them on Facebook: Coca-Cola Philippines

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