PLDT Wifi Mesh System for Better and Safer Online Learning Experience

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

     It appears that online learning is here to stay, at least until it’s safe once again to conduct face-to-face classroom sessions. Families are thriving with the online learning environment as the new norm and upgrading the home internet set-up has become imperative.

     The last thing you need are dead spots and weak signal areas in certain parts of your house, right? Many people might think their existing WiFi and router set-up is already good enough for their needs. What they don’t know is that equipping their household with a WiFi Mesh system takes their internet experience to a whole new level. As its name suggests, this system boosts internet connectivity and provides wider internet coverage without experiencing any of those troublesome dead spots practically anywhere in the house.

PLDT Wifi Mesh System for Better and Safer Online Learning Experience

Love Your Heart: Hope for the Failing Heart

Thursday, February 18, 2021

     Hello dearies! How's everyone, how's your heart if I may ask? February is the month where we celebrate Valentine's Day and many of us celebrated the 14th day with love, flowers, and chocolate. We always associate our hearts when we speak of this day because of the emotion or feeling that we feel towards our family, friends, and special someone. But have you ever thought about how your heart health these days?

     A healthy heart is important if you want to live a longer life but there are factors that can lead to heart failure especially if you are living with unhealthy lifestyle. But the good news is that heart failure can be treated and even prevented. To raise conversation and awareness, AstraZeneca Philippines hosted a webinar to discuss the latest developments on heart failure. A panel of experts from the Philippines and around the world discussed how the approval of AstraZeneca’s Dapagliflozin as a treatment option can make a difference in the lives of thousands of Filipinos. Know more about this promising brand that "gives hope for the heart" below.

Love Your Heart: Hope for the Failing Heart
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PayMaya Launches PayMaya Mall

Monday, February 15, 2021

     PayMaya is taking online shopping to the next level as they launched the newest addition to their mobile app feature last week in a short but sweet virtual event. Filipinos now have an easier way to shop for their everyday essentials and more and pay cashless for their purchases with the launch of the PayMaya Mall -- a one-stop-shop for your mobile shopping needs all within your PayMaya app!

     Craving for your favorite meals at Jollibee or McDonald’s? Looking to buy your groceries at Landers? Shopping for cool new sneakers at Nike? Fret not because you can find everything you need and get the best deals at the PayMaya Mall. With your favorite brands housed inside this virtual mall in your PayMaya app, going cashless for your everyday needs is now easier than ever. Sharing below the reasons why you need to download the PayMaya app (if you haven't) or update it asap below :)

PayMaya Launches PayMaya Mall

Product Review: Kabaya Collagen Gummy

Friday, February 12, 2021

     Hello, dearies! I’ve been taking and reviewing collagen supplements for years now and late last year, I discovered a new, fun, and delicious way of taking it through chewing! Collagen gummy supplement is making a name in the anti-aging department these days. According to healthline.com, gummy vitamins per see are chewable vitamins that have a texture and taste similar to gummy candies. It comes in different flavors, colors, and shapes. 

     More popular with adults and kids these days because it's so convenient to take especially for those who are having a hard time ingesting vitamins and supplements because of their size or aftertaste. I can say that it's a great innovation for collagen supplement because, for those who's been taking it, the first thing that will make you cringe is the taste whether it's a flavored powder or liquid form. Anyhoo, it has been three months since I started taking this delicious and collagen packed gummy supplement and saw improvements in my skin already. Sharing a detailed review and why this is my new HG (Holy Grail) collagen supplement after the jump!

Product Review: Kabaya Collagen Gummy

Google Teaches Digital Responsibility in the Philippines via Poetry and Animation

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

     Google launches a collection of spoken word poetry and animated videos on its local YouTube channel to teach digital responsibility and help Filipinos be better netizens and stewards of the internet. The content is developed by the youth volunteers of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM), an NGO which aims to build peace online and in vulnerable communities nationwide.

     The themes of the YouTube videos are kindness; the value of strong passwords and online security; critical thinking, oversharing prevention, and courage online. Together with YouTube’s reach of over 40 million Filipinos, digital responsibility can be effectively taught to more people online using videos of creative expression.

Google Teaches Digital Responsibility in the Philippines via Poetry and Animation

PLDT Home x Grab Food Buy Two Share One Promo

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

     The pandemic may have drastically changed the lives of many Filipinos and for some, this meant major adjustment and acceptance. Working from home has become the new norm while dining-in has become ordering online. But the heart of the Filipino remains the same, that is to thrive rather than just survive and likewise reach out to assist one another.

     PLDT Home continuously offers unique opportunities to continue to support others in these trying times. With a few simple clicks, while ordering your food online, customers can now help bring joy and happiness to other families with the Buy Two, Share One program.

PLDT Home x Grab's Buy Two Share One Promo

Boost Your Immunity Daily with GROWRICH VCO

Sunday, January 31, 2021

     While virgin coconut oil is known as the world’s healthiest dietary oil, for some, there are issues in drinking VCO in its original form. It could be the taste or the texture of VCO, and exposure to air can result in the oil having a rancid taste, making it unpalatable. In cold weather, it could also harden or freeze.

     Introducing GROWRICH Virgin Coconut Oil Capsules, the first and only VCO in capsule form to be approved by the Food and Drugs Administration. GROWRICH Virgin Coconut Oil Capsule is the VCO you can easily pop into your mouth. Read more about the benefits of taking virgin coconut oil after the jump :)

Boost Your Immunity Daily with GROWRICH VCO

Good Food and Bonding with Purefoods Slow-cooked Spaghetti Sauce w/ the #1 TJ Hotdog

Thursday, January 28, 2021

     Staying at home for nine months made me a better person and a skilled mom. I learned how to manage my time and unlocked a new skill called multitasking. It may sound shallow for some, but for a mom like me who has relatively short experience in motherhood, time management, and multitasking between a home-based job and being a hands-on mom is something I can be proud of. Some find it hard to juggle parenting and career at the same time so it's a bonus for me because I can squeeze in both every single day. 

     Many moms like me take time to read through the different experiences of their fellow moms to learn the do's and dont's with their family, especially kids. I belong to a community of moms who shares their experiences, especially on child-rearing and managing the household. I followed their advice like learning new tips, tricks, and life hacks on cleaning the house, cooking, and all things home. Speaking of cooking, life became easier when I discovered ready to eat meals while browsing in e-commerce stores. One of my discoveries is the Purefoods Slow-cooked Spaghetti Sauce w/ the #1 TJ Hotdog that is ready to serve in 10 just minutes! Sharing more of my experience with this new discovery that I'm sure the kids will truly love below :)

Purefoods Slow-cooked Spaghetti Sauce w/ the #1 TJ Hotdog

Covid-19 Essentials: Panasonic nanoe™ X Air Conditioners

Monday, January 25, 2021

     Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC) announced today a new breakthrough confirming that the inhibitory effect on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by the Panasonic Air Conditioner with nanoe™ X Technology was certified by Texcell*1, a global contract research organization. Texcell verified 91.4% of the inhibitory effect on the novel coronavirus in the space of 6.7m3 in 8 hours.

     In September 2020, Panasonic has verified, in collaboration with Texcell, the inhibitory effect of the nanoe™ X Technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on the novel coronavirus in a small test space of 45L using the nanoe™ X generator. More about these promising air conditioner offerings after the jump!

Covid-19 Essentials: Panasonic nanoe™ X  Air Conditioners

Making Connections That Matter: Riki Flo on Rediscovering Bonding Time at Home

Friday, January 22, 2021

     Many families are now looking forward to the start of the new year at home. Despite the hardships and challenges that the past months of quarantine have posed, there are still so many things that everyone can be thankful for, especially that staying safe at home has brought everyone closer together.

     When everybody welcomed the new decade full of hopes and excitement, no one could have predicted how a health crisis would put an indefinite pause on their plans and resolutions for the year. However, radio personality and wonder-mom Riki Flo felt blessed to have spent the time in quarantine with the company of her loving family. She says, “I realized that spending time at home with people you love the most is a luxury, and when life got too real, I was reminded of that. And though we may not have had as many adventures outside this year, we made many memories at home and that allowed us to become closer.” 

Making Connections That Matter: Riki Flo on Rediscovering Bonding Time at Home

Product Review: Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Pink Ash Khaki Brown (7K) and Primer (Pre-Color)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

     Hello dearies! If you're a long-time follower of this blog, I'm sure you've seen me sport different hair colors in the past years. Some were colored in salons while most were done at home. I'm a fan of bubble hair color since time immemorial. I've tried around four brands in the past and only one became my default DIY bubble color hair dye brand.

     Fast forward today, I stumbled upon another brand that I consider a new HG (Holy Grail) after using it last December. Fun fact: I bought that brand around August 2020 but decided to use it only last month because I was too lazy to freshen the color of my hair since I'm just always at home. I suddenly realized that my birthday will be less than a month and that made me decide to color my hair so it will look good in the photos. So without further ado, here's my review of Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Pink that I bought from Oh My Dy in Shopee for P450 per box. 

Product Review: Mise en Scene Hello Bubble Foam Color x Black Ash Khaki Brown (7K) and Pink Primer (Pre-Color) 

Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Saturday, January 16, 2021

     I was browsing the Instagram explore feed when I stumbled upon a banana bread recipe. I love bananas and bread that's why I decided to click on the photo and check the recipe. To my surprise, it's not the regular banana bread that's perfect for afternoon tea or coffee. It's vegan! Have you tried this kind of food yet? According to healthline.com, Veganism is currently defined as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, be it from food, clothing, or any other purpose. 

     Therefore, the simplest explanation is that vegan food simply equates to plant-based. In order for you to cook vegan food, all the ingredients must be animal-free, and using plants like fruits, vegetables including nuts, seeds, whole grains, and beans to name a few is what all you need. This vegan banana bread is so easy to make and made up of five ingredients. It's filling because of the whole grains used instead of the usual bread flour. So without further ado, here's my version of Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe, read more below.

Chunky Monkey Vegan Banana Bread Recipe 

Essential Embrocation and Liniment Oil Brands in the Philippines

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

     I'm not sure when was the exact day that I heard the words Tito and Tita essentials but when these became word of the mouth a couple of years ago, there are a few things that we associate with them. One of the most popular essentials that have been linked to a Tito and a Tita is embrocation or liniment oil, yes?! These essentials are a must-have in every Tito's bag or Tita's purse and prolly you will agree that we (yes, I'm a certified Tita) can never have too many embrocation and essential oils at home. 

     If my memory serves me right, I've been using embrocation and liniment oils since I was in high school because of vascular headaches and migraine attacks. I'm not new to these essentials and I have tried many brands in the past already. I have a love-hate relationship with some brands because of minor side effects like an intolerable burning sensation when applied to the temples of my head or skin irritation. Other than that, I love the cooling, relaxing, and comforting feeling whenever I use or apply them for aches and pains. Sharing a short feature of the brands that became a mainstay in my Tita essentials stash below.

Essential Embrocation and Liniment Oil Brands in the Philippines

New Year, New Rediscoveries

Sunday, January 10, 2021

     The year 2020 was a challenging one but it also made Filipinos realize the most important and meaningful constant in life – FAMILY and HOME. As the nation looks forward to a hopeful start of new year, PLDT Home wraps up 2020 with a collection of inspiring narratives that attested to the strength of Filipino families and the learning experiences that prepared each one for a better year ahead. 

     Life may have become a bit different than how Filipinos are used to, but one thing is certain – strong connections at home enable families to thrive and strengthen relationships. What was once almost unimaginable became inevitable and a necessity in 2020 – online learning, online shopping, office video call meetings, and next-level opportunities for business: digital or online selling. Entertainment at home has also evolved – grandparents getting into the Tiktok craze, children watching Korean dramas on Viu and Netflix, and even parents starting to learn and enjoy esports at home with their children. 

New Year, New Rediscoveries

Feature: modest. Skincare Line

Thursday, January 07, 2021

     Hello dearies! Remember my skincare post last year where a big cystic pimple left a dark mark on my chin? If yes, prolly you already know that modest.skincare was the answer to why that nasty dark spot on my chin got lighter. I used modest.skincare Cocktail (A multi-vitamin serum with Hyaluronic Acid) and Alpha Arbutin + B3 (Alpha Arbutin and Vitamin B3-Niacinamide) religiously at night for a month and voila, the mark is barely visible up to now.

     I'm excited to share that aside from the two serums that I've tried and tested last year, I still have four remaining variants on my stash from the brand. modest.skincare's tag line "We do not exaggerate. We do not boast. Modest = Humbly effective formulation" stays true and committed to this promise because they offer high quality and effective skincare technologies at their most simple and humble form. Know more about the brand and the four variants that are formulated to mix and match your skincare routine.

modest. Skincare Line

1,000 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to be Received by 5 Hospitals Around Metro Manila

Monday, January 04, 2021

     How do you stay productive? During this time, being productive can mean that you are trying out a new dish you have been planning to cook for a long time. You could be working at home, baking, binge-watching a tv show that you’ve been wanting to watch or you could be cleaning your house from inside-out. 

     We are in a situation where staying in can be for our own good and the welfare of others. But what happens to those who are on the other side of the spectrum? Our frontliners are working day and night risking their lives to serve their purpose. They are our new world heroes.

1,000 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to be Received by 5 Hospitals Around Metro Manila
Lung Center of the Philippines

Rediscover Christmas with PLDT Home's "Mine"

Friday, January 01, 2021

     Filipinos celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world. It comes with the age-old traditions, big family reunions, Kris Kringles with friends, extended shopping time for gifts, neighborhood carols, and the nine nights of Simbang Gabi. 

     The present situation, with the pandemic and the natural calamities that have upended many lives, may have brought a feeling of uncertainty for many families. But there’s no stopping Christmas for the fun-loving and family-centered Filipinos. The indomitable spirit of the Filipino endures, and it is strongly affixed to traditional values of bayanihan and malasakit. 

Beef with Mushrooms for Media Noche with the help of PayMaya

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

     In just a few days, we will be saying goodbye to 2020. What a year it has been! A lot has happened and we are all hoping for a better year ahead of us. But before we write our resolutions, let's make the last day count by preparing a memorable feast at home on New Year's Eve. Not sure what to serve for Media Noche? Check out this simple recipe that you can serve during special occasions at home. It only needs a few ingredients plus it's so easy to make. This is one of our favorite Media Noche food recipes that I'm sure your family will truly enjoy. 

     It consists of less than 10 ingredients that are easy to find in the supermarket. But before we go into the details, did you know that there are exclusive deals that you can get when you pay with PayMaya for your Media Noche groceries? Yes, that's why using your PayMaya account to purchase ingredients for this and other recipes are the most convenient and rewarding way. Let me share the recipe and some tips for a safe and hassle-free Media Noche Celebration to welcome 2021 below!

Beef with Mushrooms for Media Noche

Feature: Belle de Jour Power Planners 2021

Monday, December 28, 2020

     We are down to the last chapter of 2020 and despite the negative events happening around us, I want to let you know that "You Got This!" With everything that’s been going on lately surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, it feels as though we haven’t been given enough time to prepare or process the drastic changes that have been happening in our lives. 

     We are all worried and stressed about what’s next but let’s not forget that we are still blessed that’s why think positive and have faith.⁣ With 2021 fast approaching, the planner addict in me is so happy because of these- Crazy About Paper’s 2021 products. I'm so excited to write down everything here. From things to do, schedules, thoughts, and everything in between. I’m inviting you all to start journaling because it is a very enriching habit anyone can pick up. But to make it even more fun, insightful and meaningful for you, let Viviamo, Inc. guide you through the process. Check out the Belle de Jour 2021 planners and paper products after the jump!

Feature: Belle de Jour Power Planners 2021

PLDT Home Holideals

Saturday, December 26, 2020

     2020 has proven itself to be a year unlike any other. Amidst this challenging year, leading digital services provider, PLDT continues to provide meaningful connections this Christmas with the return of Holideals – PLDT Home’s biggest holiday sale! “Christmas remains to be the most important celebration for many Filipino families. Now more than ever, we need to uplift each other and bring light to others by staying connected and celebrating with our loved ones on this special season,” says Butch Jimenez, Senior Vice-President and Head Consumer Business-Home Group. 

     “PLDT Home gives the gift of meaningful connections to its customers through a seamless digital experience at home with our exciting Holideal offers.” Holideals features big discounts and exclusive offers which are perfect home upgrades in this new normal.

PLDT Home Holideals

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