My Family's 2017 Christmas Celebration

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My family and I spend our Christmas together in the little abode - The Internet shop. We didn't go anywhere. My husband decided to close the shop on Christmas day. So, we will have time for each other and do the things as a family.

Guess, I miss being in a real house where there are no computers around. I just imagine and feel contented going around cleaning and washing clothes as a wife does for the family. While my husband was cleaning the parts of the personal computer in each cubicle. My son was busy on the computer watching animated series for kids.

The only thing I can't do is cooking for Christmas. We do not have a kitchen. But, there's a hospital kitchen nearby which is two doors away from the shop. If you are wondering, the Internet Shop is part of the hospital building. We are hesitant to use it. So, we decided to buy cooked foods from a restaurant. We bought food that's enough for us to eat.

Our food for the eve of Christmas was simple. It consists of a:
  • medium-sized platter of Filipino-style (sweet) Spaghetti
  • one whole Lechon Manok, it's a whole size of chicken cleaned, spiced and grilled on top of a charcoal ember. 
  • A small platter of Pancit Bihon,   
  • 2 Loaves of Bread
  • 1 liter of Coca-cola

That's it! We're good to go for this season! Looking forward to the year 2018 for good health and more blessings to one and all.

A Christmas Celebration Promo by Novuhair

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You're wearing a garb for the holiday with an elegant gift for a kris kringle or gift-giving to your love ones and friends. But wait! Check on the mirror, is your hair set for the season's party?

Fresh from the shower, you look attractive and yet it is momentary. Since we live in the tropics, it spoils our looks making us feel sweaty and smelly. The persistent changes of our weather makes our hair dry and delicate.

By using different products adds damage to our fragile hair. These are the hair conditioner, shampoo, hair treats to styling products that grooms our hair. The synthetic materials threaten, the natural oils and luster of our mane.

Because you are what you eat, the fate of your crowning glory is in the plate. Your diet must have the correct balance of vitamins and minerals to supply hair with all that it needs to become shiny and strong. So don’t overindulge, especially this time of the year when gastronomic feasts are spread almost everywhere you go. Be careful on what you take in, thinking that it’s also what you feed your ‘do.

Even stress can wear off the beauty and health of the tress. And that’s exactly what you should avoid this Yuletide season. Never put pressure on yourself just to please everyone. Just take it easy, let your hair down and party all night long.

In this time of gratitude, NOVUHAIR makes everyday “a good hair day” for its valued patrons like you with its Christmas and Year-End Promo. Get an extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo 200 ml. worth P1,040 for FREE if you buy a NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack at participating WATSONS stores nationwide (DOH-FDA CCRR Permit No.: 967 s. 2017).

Packed with 19 natural ingredients—mostly standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients—NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion does not only help prevent the hair fall malady, but also aids in stimulatinghair growth. NOVUHAIR helps prevent hair loss, improve overall appearance, promote nourishment and rejuvenation. It is clinically-tested and proven safe and effective.

Opt for the best with this Christmas and Year-End promo. Whether it’s a luxury gift for your loved ones, or a self-indulgent treat for you, NOVUHAIR has the perfect gift to inspire and keep you party-ready this Holiday season, while providing you with the ultimate styling result.

For inquiries, please call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. You may also visit www.novuhair.com or Novuhair’s Facebook page – Novuhair Official.  

Finishing The Assignments With Ease


The school and college life is full of assignments. Each and every subject tends to have some or the other topics on which the assignments are meant to be done and various examinations and marks depend upon the assignments submitted by the students as asked by the teachers and professors. Doing an assignment involves in a lot of time, effort and creativity along with knowledge and planning.

At the same time one needs to follow the guide lines provided by the teachers and also the format for writing a particular type of paper or assignment. Students try to search for the similar type of papers online in order to get an idea on how the work must be done but then not all types of papers are available online ready- made.

Using the term paper web site one can ease out the hassle of doing an assignment with a little money involved in the process. It is a web site that helps students by providing them with the sample paper that relates entirely to their requirement by charging them a little money. There are professional term paper writers who are employed under the web site who writes paper according to the student’s requirement.

One just needs to open the web site and get going with the work process. A free estimate can be calculated before placing the order so that one does not feel cheated with the web site at any case. One can simply select the type of paper required, number of words or pages and the level or the academic session in order to get the estimated budget. This budget also varies from the various types of topics available and of course the deadline provided by the client. Once the budget is seen one can get going with the placement of order.

One can buy term papers through the web site without worrying about anything related to plagiarism or authentication of the client. One can be sure about the quality of the work provided by the expert writers as they know how to write papers. The web site does not leak any information about their clients and hence one can be sure about the privacy of getting a sample paper in order to complete an academic assignment.

The client also gets to learn about new skills and hence get trained to handle various types of assignments in future if required as one is not getting the exact work done but the sample of how related work or paper must be written. One can buy term papers as it is like the blueprint of the original assignment to be done.

Once the assignment is delivered to the client, the client is then free to use it the way he or she wants to. The term papers provide a great helping hand to the students by cutting the time required to complete an assignment and also makes the student learn about the perfect way of doing a particular kind of paper with ease and expertise.

A Joyful Holidays with SvelT'i

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It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. From frenzied last-minute shopping sprees to multiple Christmas parties, we really can’t deny that the holidays are just around the corner. But, despite all the infectious merriment that the holidays bring, we also cannot deny the fact that all the stress the holiday season brings can absolutely take a toll on your skin with all the late-night partying, non-stop eating, and mad traffic we all have to deal with.
So how do we deal with these skin SOS and still be as glowing and youthful during the holidays?

Always Keep Hydrated
The holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge in booze and stay late at night especially with all the Christmas get-togethers you need to attend. But keep in mind that too much alcohol and less sleep can take a toll on the appearance of your skin. “Skin care addresses two concerns: wellness and aesthetics or our sense of being attractive, that’s why we do have to take care of our skin and not take it for granted most especially during the holidays which can be really stressful,” emphasizes Dr. Lalaine Salazar, Medical Director of the SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre in Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

Drinking lots of water can help keep your skin hydrated but there are also other ways of doing so.

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Purify and Nourish
No matter how late you come home from a night of drinking and partying, never forget to rid your face first off all the make-up you wore and end your day with nourishing your skin. The thorough cleansing and washing away of make-up before sleeping is also an important part of skin care. To cap the skin care regimen, Dr.Salazar recommends a cleanser that can prevent the onset of pores, blemishes, and acne; it will also improve skin tone and heal any skin inflammation.

After washing your face to get all the make-up gunk off, apply a proper facial serum that provides anti-aging effects accelerated by the climate, stress, and even genetics. “It makes you look youthful and energetic. Our stem cell ampoule also reduces the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles, improves the skin tone, and softens the skin as well.” Says Dr.Salazar.

Detox Your Skin
The holiday season is definitely a time for gift-giving so why not treat yourself by giving your skin a much-deserved detox? Aside from eating healthy and doing a good amount of exercise, you can also gift yourself with a cream that can help bring back the skin glow that was lost during the holiday frenzy.

“Externally, you can apply every morning our massage cream that infuses the skin with collagen. Collagen rejuvenates the skin and makes it appear youthful. Our production of it reduces as we age, but products like the massage cream infuses regular doses of collagen that add that let the skin’s natural glow to shine.”

“Since Christmas is a time for giving, it is high-time that you give yourself the best gift you can have and that is the right skin care regimen. With all the stress you have to deal with during the holiday season, a trip to a skin clinic such as Svelt’i is a great reward for yourself. Do proper skin care daily and you will see the results,” enthuses Dr. Salazar. “To ensure that you are on the right track, you can confirm the methods and outcome of your skin care regimen with clinical specialists who will advise you accordingly. A monthly visit can do wonders for the overall wellness and aesthetic appearance of your skin.”

Treat Yourself
Of course, one of the best skin regimens ever is to stay healthy and keep a positive outlook because it would definitely manifest on your skin. But since it’s the holiday season, why don’t you give yourself a Christmas treat and go all out on skin care? “If you want to reward yourself this Christmas, go for SkinRenew,” says Dr.Salazar. “It works on three levels that really rejuvenates and firms our skin. It exfoliates, infuses, and oxygenates it. Exfoliation removes the dead cells from the skin and replaces them with new fresh ones. Infusion gives the skin cells the nutrients they need to fight disease and the effects of aging. Oxygenation makes the skin vibrant and gives it that youthful glow.” Nothing would be more rewarding than having healthy and glowing skin to welcome 2018, right?

The holiday season may take a toll on your skin but with these holiday skin care tips, you can keep your skin looking stress-free and beautiful and welcome 2018 with a bang!

To know more about SvelT’i’s treatments, please inquire at (02)332-7546 / 09188-SVELTI (783584) or visit the clinic at 5F South Insula Condominium #61 Timog Avenue, Quezon City from Mondays to Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 8am-1pm. You may also visit SvelT’i FB page at www.facebook.com/sveltiph and IG account @SVELTI_PH.

5th Annual Filipino Bloggers Network Get-Together & Christmas Party

On it's annual celebration, the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN) marks the 5th year of its togetherness into a get-together and christmas party. Filipino Bloggers Network with the help of sponsors and its partners who gives support has become a progressive group in the country. 

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Salu, a famous Filipino restaurant in the Quezon City area will be the host for this affair on December 12 with another co-main sponsor SvelT'i, a health clinic that gives advanced health and beauty treatment.

The FBN members assume the function as a moment to make new friends and catch up with old friends. Representatives from different PR groups and brands will assist the event to thank members of the online community.

Currently, FBN has about 2,000 members and continue to grow. It provides a place for Pinoy bloggers from the different parts of the country. The groups co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac, moderates the discussion and posting of opportunities from different brands. The MetroBuzz led by its admin, Lariza Garcia, supports the group and expects the gathering to be enjoyable and breathtaking.

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors:

Salu
An all authentic Filipino restaurant. A journey to more than 7,107 taste bud experience. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saluresto/

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SvelT’i Slim, Trim & Glim
Provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology. They offer non-invasive body and skin rejuvenation therapies to improve body curvatures and reverse the signs of aging. Website: http://svelti.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/sveltiph | IG: https://www.instagram.com/svelti_ph/

Unilab

The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, with a market share of more than 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades. Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription, consumer healthcare and personal care brands in the country. Website: https://www.unilab.com.ph | FB: https://www.facebook.com/Unilab / IG: https://www.instagram.com/unilab/

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Dermcare is one of the Philippines’ leading skin, hair, and wellness centers. Escape from life’s daily stresses, and bask in pure body and soul pampering in their network of branches all over the country. Website: http://www.dermcareprofessional.com | FB: https://www.facebook.com/i.like.dermcare/ | IG: https://instagram.com/dermcarephilippines

Gardenia Galicia is Gardenia’s delightfully delicious surprise for the whole family. The best complement to your favorite bread! Choose from 2 exciting flavors -Hazelnut and Milky Chocolate! Website: http://www.gardenia.com.ph | FB: https://web.facebook.com/DeliciaPhilippines/

JJEMM Service Apartment opened its 2-bedroom apartment last December 2016 to serve the short term stay requirements of travelers (families, balikbayan, couples and group of friends) to Bataan. The apartment is fully furnished and bedrooms are equipped with air conditioner. NOW, no need to worry about booking process and have your stay in the beautiful province of Bataan because JJEMM Service Apartment is now on Airbnb: https://abnb.me/EVmg/353UwdZLJI

Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair color. At the same time, it also carries its professional line of hair care products which includes cream hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and rebonding formulas. Novelina is also the OEM manufacturer of hair-color for two of the world’s largest and most prestigious hair-dye brands being marketed in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, North and South America, as well as the Middle East. Website: http://tritanventures.com/tritan/ | FB: https://web.facebook.com/novelinacosmetics/

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Porky Pit is a new Brand of Diancia Trading Inc, that will engage a business using a best part of lechon “Lechon Belly” in a theme of “Cebu Lechon on the Go” a Lechon in a Shawarma? So Filipino would not just eat Lechon whenever there is gathering but it is now on the go. FB: https://web.facebook.com/PorkyPitOfficial/ | IG: http://www.instagram.com/porkypitofficial

Cebuana Llhuillier is the Philippines’ leading and largest non-bank financial services provider specializing in pawning, remittance, and micro-insurance. Website: https://www.cebuanalhuillier.com | FB: https://web.facebook.com/cebuanalhuillierpawnshop/

PR Partners

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Trend Spotting Ads Consultation Agency uncover creative ways to reach untapped markets - whatever or wherever they may be, using alternative, aggressive yet more cost-effective methods. It also offers niche marketing with different media. Wherever are the right opportunities, Trendspotting is there to catch great results. FB: https://www.facebook.com/TrendspottingConsultancy/

Mode Devi is the company behind ExperienceTravel.Ph which is a travel & lifestyle magazine for everyone and where you can share your own passions, and the travel, food and lifestyle finds along your journey. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceTravel.Ph/

OCI Group is a full-service agency ready to take on the challenge of the fast changing and demanding world of communications. The goal is to provide clients with strategic communications campaigns that are well integrated with client’s goals, responsive to the needs of client’s public and provide value for every investment entrusted to their team. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocigroupph/

Havas Media Ortega is the first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Website: https://www.havasortega.com

Perceptions, Inc. is a public relations company that provides PR counselling and various corporate and marketing communications services to business and industrial organizations, government institutions as well as trade and professional associations. Website: https://www.perceptions-inc.com/

Strategic Works, Inc. works with the possibility of making an idea come to life as they spot the hot buttons that unlock consumers’ hearts and brand success. They do Public Relations, Creative Services, Activations, Events Management, Digital Marketing and Advocacy and Social Marketing. Website: https://www.stratworks.ph/

Catalytx is a seamless strategic marketing partner to its worthy Clients, committed to helping them build their brands and grow their business. As the name implies, Catalytx is a catalyst for provoking and inspiring change for the better and in becoming the spark that ignites and shapes the world. Website: https://www.catalyx.com/

FuentesManila is one of the few full-service PR agencies in the Philippines. While publicity remains its core service, FuentesManila provides the following services to its clients: Publicity, Special Events, Online Publicity, Advertising, Media Monitoring, Creatives & Graphic Design and Digital PR. Website: https://www.fuentesmanila.com/

LeapOut Digital has the technical knowledge, industry experience and full access to hardworking digital tools required to deliver high- performance digital marketing campaigns for their clients. The Manila and Australia operations give LeapOut Digital the wealth of expertise and the full support necessary to create successful digital marketing programs for their suki. Website: https://www.leapoutdigital.com

PRC Inc. is an integrated marketing communications company with PR as its core competency. Our services include brand and corporate PR, mounting of media related events, tactical monitoring and crisis management. Website: http://www.teamprcinc.com

M2Comms – As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, it’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Website: http://www.m2comms.com

Mplify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion in helping businesses reach its higher potential and thus amplify the business, and provide business solutions through various marketing strategies. Website: http://mplify-ph.com

Digital Circles is a digital marketing services PH firm specializing in social media consulting & organizing digital campaigns for brands & organizations. Website: http://digitalcircles.asia

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Flash Sales for Lazada's Grand Christmas Promo up to 95% off

Hello Mommies! The Lazada's Grand Christmas Sale has started and it is up until December 12. Below is the 2nd part of the today's Flash Sale. Hurry up, mommies! This will end until 4:00pm.
Dec. 8 Flash Sale, Part 2 of 3
TimeProduct NameSRPFlash Sale
12nnLENOVO K8 NOTE 4GB + 64GB (Fine Gold)     13,999.008,799.00
12nnToshiba Canvio Ready 3.0 1TB Portable Hard Drive  2,456.002,348.00
12nnNIVEA Body Oil in Lotion Rose & Argan Oil178.0089.00
12nnAmerican Heritage VACUUM CLEANER HANDY AHVC-941,499.001,112.00
12nnCrazy Horse leather men shoulder messenger bag men's bag2,481.00719.00
2pmNew York Sneakers Dean Rubber Shoes - M100-3(BLUE)1,598.00549.00
2pmPalmolive Healthy & Smooth Cream Conditioner 180ml, FREE Palmolive Shampoo 180ml191.7095.20
2pmLenovo Tab3 Essential 7-inch 8GB Wi-Fi Only (Black)  4,999.002,699.00
2pmWD My Passport 2017 1TB  (Orange)5,999.003,100.00
2pmLenovo Miix 510-12IKBIntel® Core™ i3-6006U Processor 12.2in FHD IPS GS TOUCH (Slim) Win 10 Black 34,999.0028,999.00
2pmMicrophone Wireless KTV Karaoke Bluetooth Handheld Mic HIFI Speaker WS858 (Pink)1,638.00449.00
4pmOreo Assorted Cookies 352.8g Tin Can274.40219.52
4pmIkea Pruta Foodsaver 17-Piece Set and IKEA STEKA Frying Pan Bundle(Orange/Dark Blue)1,500.00699.00
4pmHanabishi HIFF-900 Industrial Floor Fan 9840.00649.00
4pmGoPro Session9,990.006,349.00
4pmSamsung Soundbar Hw-J250 (Black)6,499.004,299.00
4pmi2i UDRA 299 SQUARE,UV 400, SET OF 31,345.50399.00

How My Mom Sent My Brother To School


When my parents were both alive, they went into a real struggle within their married life. My father found someone else while working in an appliance store. It was sad and painful for her. I'm affected by it.

My brother was starting in college. He took Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation in a private school. With all the stress surrounding her, my mom couldn't think straight for a moment. She was thinking of my brother's tuition fee and other expenses. And God is good. God gave her the wisdom to think or solved her financial situation. This is what she did!

Selling Blankets Made from Flour Bags
My mom went from one bakery store to another to buy unused flour bag. One bag costs is only $0.22 or one peso. To clean it, she shake off the remaining flour, soak it in the water for a while before washing. To remove the prints from the flour bag is risky. She uses gas, a liquid form bought from gasoline station. It is usually used for lighting a lamp. When the flour sack is clean, she starts to sew two flour sacks. Two flour sacks is equal to one blanket. A blanket made of flour bag is $2 or P100.

Help from Relatives
In my eyes, I am so astounded from the relatives on my mother and father's side. They help her in my brother's tuition fee and fare in going to school. My heart was full. I am overwhelmed to see them do it. Thanks to them. For my part, I did send her money for little brother's school.

Playing Bingo
Bingo is a fun activity for low-income Filipinos. You pay for a few cents, if you win, you'll get $20 or one thousand pesos depending on the amount you played. My mom tried her luck with playing bingo games. Since, I live far from her, a niece told me how lucky she is. She won not only a thousand but thousands. She used the money as a fund for my little brother's tuition fees and other expenses. She sent a tithe to a church for thanksgiving mass. I am thankful that my mom knows how to play and used it.

This is how my mom sent my little brother to school. It's nothing to be ashamed of because it's an approach to do good for the family.