Online Gamer, Basketball Player, Mountaineer, Recreational Runner, Blogger, Weekend Warrior

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Heads up! Gary V on Novuhair: Putting energy into Prevention


Nothing describes Gary Valenciano quite like his moniker "Mr. Pure Energy," He is the very image of youthful vibrance, whether onstage or not. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he values the way he looks the same way that he values the core of who he is: a prayerful, faithful husband, dependable father, and an outstanding entertainer. 

Part of what makes Gary stay young looking is his head of hair. What many people don’t know is that, like all other men his age, Gary once worried about hair thinning and hair loss. That’s why, at the first signs of the problem, Gary sought to find ways to prevent it from becoming worse. 
 
"I first noticed the hair loss in the shower, after I toweled my hair dry. Then one day, my team of hairstylists noticed that my hair was thinning, too. That’s when they told me to look for the product that Fanny Serrano was using, a product called NOVUHAIR," remarked Gary on his journey to regaining control over his hair loss.

NOVUHAIR is a topical scalp lotion that is a unique combination of 14 different natural ingredients and essential oils for a healthier hair and scalp. One of the factors of hair loss, according to studies, is stress, something that Gary experiences on almost a daily basis. Other factors include hereditary disorders, a persistent illness, major surgery, hormonal problems, childbirth & delivery, medications, infections, pollutants, and even excessive exposure to sunlight. And contrary to popular belief, hair loss is as much a problem for women as it is for men. In many cases, hair loss may be prevented or alleviated through early detection. In the case of Gary, his decision to try NOVUHAIR to prevent his symptoms from worsening made a big difference, and within a few months, he saw remarkable results.

Gary shares his experience with NOVUHAIR as he tells the story of their family hair history: "Hair loss runs in our family, too, even if it sometimes skips a generation. My brother and grandfather both lost their hair, but my dad still has a full head of hair at 87. I just wanted to make sure I take control of my symptoms. Now, I use NOVUHAIR everyday, and I’ve noticed that I don’t shed as much hair as I did before, especially after toweling my hair dry. And my hairstylists noticed it, too. I love using NOVUHAIR because it has this minty, cool effect that makes me feel like my hair is always clean and fresh."


"In less than a month and half, I already saw results even if I was told to wait three to four months before I can see a difference. The effects on me were much faster. There were fewer strands on my white towel, which basically was within the normal boundaries of hair loss for an average person. Before using NOVUHAIR, I used to shed more." This is due to the fact that NOVUHAIR penetrates deep to help rejuvenate, nourish, & maintain moisture in the scalp and hair. By improving the blood circulation in the scalp, NOVUHAIR helps stimulate hair growth and aid in preventing further, excessive hair fall, while also improving the overall appearance of the hair.

"I never endorse a product that I did not experience first. I have to make sure it is really effective. With Novuhair, I can say that it has really contributed to my peace of mind and overall well-being. And, heads up, as Novuhair is now part of my daily routine, which includes prayer, diet, and medication. God has truly lived up to his promise in my life, and as he says in Psalm 92:14 ‘I will keep you fruitful even in old age. Fresh and green.’ I am very happy now that Novuhair is a part of that."

NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss is available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star Drug & Manson Drug, Metro Gaisano Pharmacy, The Landmark (Makati & TriNoma), J Centre Mall (Cebu), KCC Malls (Gen. Santos City & Koronadal City), NCCC Malls (Palawan & Davao), Gaisano Malls (Davao & Gen. Santos City) and online at www.regaloservice.com and www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. 


Monday, November 23, 2015

Asian Hospital and Medical Center: Brain Wellness Center Launch and a Primer on Dementia, its Symptoms and Risk Reduction



Last November 9, 2015, Asian Hospital and Medical Center launched The Brain Wellness Center. ("The Only Brain Wellness in the South"The Brain Wellness Center is an integrated, patient-centered facility that will provide care, from prevention to early recognition and management for general brain health and various brain disorder and one of which is Dementia.

The aim of this wellness center is to be the center of excellence in providing care for cognitive disorders from prevention to early recognition  and management in the communities they serve.

The Asian Hospital Brain Wellness Center's roster of specialists includes adult neurologist, neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists, rehabilitation medicine specialists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionist, psychologists and psychometricians. As of the moment, here is the roster of specialists for the Brain Wellness Center:

  • Madeleine Grace M. Sosa, MD | Chairperson, Department of Neurosciences
  • Ana Marie A. Javelosa, MD | Head, Brain Wellness Center
  • Alvin Rae F. Cenina, MD | Head, Memory Wellness
  • Maria Corazon I. Fernandez, MA, MEd | Clinical Psychologist
  • Anna Marie Fatima M. Cootauco, PTRP | Senior Manager, Brain Wellness Center
  • Minnie Joy V. Tumagan, RPm | Psychometrician, Brian Wellness Center

Here are some photos of the launch:

Dr. Madeleine Grace Sosa, Chairman of Neuroscience Department introducing the Brain Wellness Center


Dr. Shirard Adiviso, Director of Ancillary Services

Dr. Alvin Rae Cenina, Head, Memory Wellness Program discussing the Memory Wellness Program and Packages currently being offered


The Brain Wellness Center Logo unveiling to cap off the launch



About the Brain Wellness Center Logo




The Brain Wellness Center logo is made up of three vital elements:
  • The Human Head - The Brain Wellness Center logo is primarily represented by the human head where the brain is located. This conveys Center's area of expertise and focus of wellness and healing.
  • The Colorful and Fruitful Tree - The tree depicted here as the human brain conveys the Center's primary goal of keeping its natural vitality and vibrancy. The multi-colored leaves is a representations of the brains multi-faceted functions and capabilities that when kept healthy, it will continue to be at its peak, allowing the individual to be at its best in performing his/her daily vital functions.
  • The Chrysanthemum - The chrysanthemum known to symbolize fidelity, optimism, joy and long life is the official symbol of the Asian Hospital and Medical Center. It is positioned here side by side with the human head to depict AHMC'S over-all commitment to all its patients of providing a healthy, healing environment.

Specific Objectives of the Memory Wellness Program
  • Provide clientele with a place to maximize their cognitive potentials and decrease the risk of future cognitive decline
  • Be a referral center in the surrounding community for evaluation and assessment of cognitive impairment
  • Provide comprehensive care for patients with cognitive disorders and their families

Memory Wellness Program Services

Diagnostic Packages
  • Memory Screen Panel: Set of routine blood tests in memory evaluation
  • Vascular Risk Screening: Set of blood tests to screen for lifestyle diseases that affect the brain
  • MRI Dementia Screening Protocol: Plain Brain MRI for memory evaluation
  • NeuroCognitive Screening: Memory evaluation & testing with a Dementia specialist and Clinical Psychologist
  • Comprehensive Package: All of the above with additional EEG and free repeat basic testing in 6 months

Therapeutic Services
  • Memory Wellness Management Package
    • Group or Solo package
    • Needs-based and person-centered approach
    • Patient and Caregiver well-being
    • Multi disciplinary
      • Dementia / Neurology
      • Psychiatry
      • Clinical Psychology
      • Rehabilitation (PT, OT, SP)
      • Nutrition

How to Make an Appointment:
To make an appointment for consultation or screening at Brain Wellness Center, kindly please call: Tel. No. (632) 771-9000 local 8444.

All consultation and screening is by: Monday to Friday at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:
4th Floor, Lifestyle Medicine Center, Tower 1
Asian Hospital and Medical Center
2205 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
E-mail Address: bwc@aisanhospital.com


A Primer on Dementia, Symptoms and Risk Reduction

Dementia is NOT part of normal aging, although as a person ages, the risk of dementia increases. Is not a specific disease, but an overall term used to describe a set of symptoms involved in the decline of mental ability.

Dementia is progressive and occurs because there is degeneration of brain function, which eventually affects daily activities such as work, hobbies, shopping, cooking, grooming, eating and toileting.


36 million people around the world are estimated to have dementia.
One in nine people aged 65 and older has dementia.

Dr. Alvin Rae Cenina, Head, Memory Wellness Program explaining about Dementia

Dr. Alvin Rae Cenina, Head, Memory Wellness Program explaining about Dementia

Dementia  is an umbrella term describing a variety of diseases and conditions that develop when the nerve cells in the brain (called neurons) die or no longer function normally.

10 Common Symptoms of Dementia:
  • Recent memory loss that affects job performance
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • Problems with language
  • Disorientation to time and place
  • Poor or decreased judgement
  • Problems with abstract thinking
  • Misplacing things
  • Changes in personality
  • Loss of initiative
  • Behavioral changes

Risk Reduction:
There way that we can reduce the risk here is what you can do NOW!


  1. Look after your Heart: What’s good for the heart will be good for your brain. Manage Lifestyle diseases like Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Obesity and Smoking.
  2. Be Physically Active: Move! Walk, Run and challenge those muscles.
  3. Follow a Healthy Diet: Eat more of the good stuff. Fruits, vegetables, fiber and other similar ones.
  4. Challenge Your Brain: Once in a while, try to learn something new
  5. Enjoy Social Activities: Emotional well-being, avoid stress, think positive, go out and see friends and family

What could the Filipino Online Christmas Shopper Buy Next?

PH Gift Guide

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The overflowing number of products out in the market makes it almost impossible for Filipinos today to decide what the best ones to buy are. Now that the Christmas season is fast approaching, every consumer is faced with a streamline of options from the latest electronics, stylish clothing, fast moving consumer goods, and even in demand sensational items.

Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph), the Philippines’ One Stop Shopping and Selling Destination, knows the trendiest products out there to be enjoyed by consumers online. In a study conducted by Lazada, Bluetooth watches, GoPro action cameras, laptops, drones and smartphones ranked as the top products preferred by Filipinos to have this Christmas. Filipinos nowadays search for unique finds that are hot, sensational and at the same time worth the money. The infograph below illustrates the rest of the findings.


Lazada, with its nationwide delivery, makes these products accessible to Filipinos whether they’re in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao. What makes shopping at Lazada even more advantageous is that you don’t have to experience the heavy road congestion going to the mall in order to purchase what you want. Also, you can buy products and have them delivered to your friends and loved ones wherever they are in the Philippines. And if you’re still thinking of which products are best to give to friends in other parts of the country, below are Lazada’s best-selling products per region. 


55% of Filipinos spend most of their time browsing and researching for products which could potentially catch their interest. In this case, where the consumer doesn’t have anything specific in mind, browsing through categories could help with their purchase decision. Finding the best product within the category list is essential in choosing the right Christmas gift. In a comparative research of Lazada, we found out that for both Google and Lazada, the top-searched categories are Mobiles, Tablets, Computers and Laptops. Below are the top categories per platform.

Filipinos have truly engaged themselves in the wireless world. Lifting data from Google, 65% of Filipinos are actually online shoppers. Filipinos have wide access to the internet with 5 out of 10 being online daily. They usually course their online activity through mobile (the highest), followed by computer and tablet. Lazada has an available platform for each of these means to access the internet and the online shopping community. Filipinos start researching for ideal Christmas presents online as early as July and reaches its peak by November. Moreover, Filipinos consider these top three attributes whenever they shop: (1) value for money, (2) price, and (3) quality - all of which are trademarks of what Lazada has to offer to every consumer


Filipinos are truly one of the trendiest shoppers. With all the best products and deals in store for them, it is a matter of choosing the best product to give this Christmas. The Filipino Christmas online shopper is not only the best giver but also awaits to receive the best gifts s/he could get during this most wonderful time of the year. 


About Lazada
Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles, tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

For more information, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph. For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect with us via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines).



Laoag na ma-stress! Book online instead!


Next year's Philippine holidays are now determined and the list made available to the public. While there are some more that could be announced on a go-forward basis, long weekends are inevitable. If you’re still thinking about what to do over these long weekends, this hiatus can be best maximized with an out-of-town road trip/adventure to places like Vigan or Laoag.


Laoag na ma-stress as there is no need to line up at bus terminals or commit to a long drive in order to reach these distantly beautiful destinations. Biyaheroes has partnered up with Partas Transport in order to provide a seamless online reservation system that lets you book and even choose your bus seats online! Offering Express First Class Vigan/Laoag and Pasay/Cubao routes, this cuts your travel time by up to four hours as there is only one stopover and no passenger pick-ups will be done along roads.


You can book your seats round trip, and via Dragonpay, you can settle payment in major banks (whether it’s online or over the counter), payment partners such as Bayad Center, Cebuana Lhullier, LBC, SM Bills Payment, and other popular options found nationwide. 

Online reservations have a 2-day cut-off and a fixed 10% extra service charge per booking or P50 for bookings P500 and below. This gives you Biyaheroes points, cool freebies, and the convenience of booking and paying anywhere for the guaranteed seats of your choice. Book directly at the Biyaheroes website and enjoy this provincial commute easily for long weekends and holidays.


Save your energy for exploring! Unwind in the countryside and get to know the Philippines better with historical destinations, awesome food trips, and beautiful sceneries from Vigan and Laoag.

Biyahe na, biyaHEROES!

To know more about biyaHEROES, click HERE.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Partners needed to help business integrate new powerful cloud telephony service in the Philippines

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are seen to be as the solution for the inclusive growth not only in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) but also in the ASEAN Economic Community which is both taking shape this year. Vinea Distributions, Inc. (VDI), Knowlarity’s distributor in the Philippines calls on partners to help business integrate this new powerful cloud telephony service.

"We are looking for partners and resellers who would join our journey in providing businesses with the capability to boost their business and increase their capacity to capture sales lead through Knowlarity," says Jason Hidalgo, VDI Knowlarity Product Specialist.

The cost of traditional PBX systems is limiting the growth of MSMEs because of the cost of installing the infrastructure and also maintaining high cost of communication charges. SuperReceptionist, the initial product offering from Knowlarity is a hosted business phone system that allows you to record, route, forward, and track every call that your company makes or receives. This new cloud telephony service practically replaces the traditional PBX systems "need to pay" model with cloud’s "need now" concept of paying only for what they require.


Hidalgo is very positive that businesses who will adapt Knowlarity SuperReceptionist can maximize this new system in order to capture business leads that are previously lost through traditional PBX.  

"Since this is a new technology, partners and new resellers will benefit a lot since besides helping businesses grow they would be assured that they are offering a unique and innovative technology," Hidalgo added.

Knowlarity Team joins the launching of Vinea Distribution Inc.

Knowlarity was launched in the Philippines by Vinea Distribution, Inc. (VDI), October 8, 2015 at Discovery Primea. This is the first ever public launch of a cloud telephony service that is very promising and is invested by the famed venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

Jason Hidalgo, VDI Knowlarity Product Specialist with the team during the launching

If you want to become one of the partners or just want to know more about this powerful cloud telephony service, SuperReceptionist you can visit www.vdidistribution.com or call 535.7333 (connect to Vinea Distribution Inc. local 111, 112, 164).

Empower your business now!


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Filipinos Purchased Over 120,000 Items from Lazada on November 11, Online Sale Continues


MANILA, PHILIPPINES – November 11 has become the largest online shopping day in the world. For Lazada Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), the country’s leading one-stop shopping and selling destination, 11/11 marked the start of its highly anticipated Online Revolution Sale and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

Lazada sent online shoppers into a frenzy starting midnight of November 11 with customers purchasing 120,000 items across different product categories. Over 5,000 units of smartphones were sold on that day alone. Discounted and exclusive cellphone models from top brands such as Alcatel, Lenovo, ASUS and Cherry Mobile were the day’s bestsellers. Lazada also sold over 4,500 packs of disposable diapers, a clear indication that Filipino parents are embracing the convenience of online shopping. Hundreds of early Christmas shoppers were able to snap up this season’s hottest toy, the hoverboard or 2-wheeled scooter for as low as P7,999.

As projected, Lazada exceeded its online sales records with a 6x increase in sales over its October average - the best uptake among all the countries in Southeast Asia where Lazada operates. The site registered 2.4 million visits and orders came from all over the country. 70% of total orders came from areas outside of the National Capital Region. 

This year’s Online Revolution Sale broke new ground for Lazada as 60% of its orders came from shoppers using mobile devices. The Lazada mobile app was downloaded over 3x more on November 11 compared its average downloads during October. The app was ranked as the overall #1 app on the Apple App Store, ahead of Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. It continues to be the number one shopping app on both App Store and Google Play Store.

The big sale on Lazada continues and will culminate in a Grand Christmas Sale on December 10 – 12. On top of deals and discounts, Lazada is also raffling off Cebu Pacific airline tickets to international destinations weekly and a brand new Hyundai Eon in the grand draw.


About Lazada
Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles, tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

For more information, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph. For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect with us via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines).



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lazada Kicks Off the Biggest Online Christmas Sale of the Year


MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Lazada Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph) the Philippines’ One Stop Shopping and Selling Destination today announced the launch of the Lazada Online Revolution Sale which is set to be the biggest online Christmas sale of the year. The month-long sale kicks off on November 11 and will run until December 12.

The date November 11 or 11/11 is popularly known in China as "Singles’ Day", a day to celebrate single hood. E-commerce retailers in China have turned this holiday into the world’s biggest online shopping event, selling over US$9 billion worth of products last year. In 2013, Lazada introduced the 11/11 Online Revolution Sale in the Philippines to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season and has since then set online sales records each year. 

This year, Lazada Philippines expects to break new records as it anticipates over 2 million visits to its website and mobile app on 11/11. Big brands and merchants will join the sale and are bringing in over 200,000 marked-down deals up to 95% off across 13 product categories including electronics, fashion, kids and toys, and home. Exclusive items on flash sales and P99 peso deals will also be revealed on 11/11.  Brands that have confirmed their participation in the sale include ASUS, Lenovo, Alcatel, Cherry Mobile, Bosch, Belo, Huggies, Mamy Poko, Timex and Giordano watches. 

As an early treat for Lazada fans and shoppers, special items will be available to purchase at only P11 each. Lazada bestsellers such as Sandisk 8GB flash drives, 5600 mAH Powerbank, and 4-layer shoe racks will be available to purchase at P11.00 starting today until  11/11. The P11.00 deals will be announced at 11:11am everyday on one of Lazada’s social media channels (Twitter: lazadaph, Facebook: lazadaph, Instagram: lazadaph).

"We have been working very hard together with our merchants and suppliers to bring these amazing deals to our customers. We believe that online shopping will provide a lot of convenience to shoppers especially during the holiday season. By shopping online, they can avoid heavy traffic, long lines and crowded areas," said Lazada Philippines CEO, Inanc Balci.



About Lazada
Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles and tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

For more information, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph. For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect with us via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines).


GRAND VIDEOKE SYMPHONY 2.0: The First Voice Activated Videoke


GRAND VIDEOKE, a premium videoke system brand recently launched the GRAND VIDEOKE Symphony 2.0, the first voice activated videoke with GeeVee™ Voice Command Technology.

Forget about browsing the songbook, typing on the remote control or on the microphone's keypad. Just tell GeeVee™ your favorite song and your voice is its command! The future of videoke is here and singing became so much more fun and enjoyable. Imagine searching, reserving, and playing your songs using the sound of your voice! Now that's impressive. 


GeeVee™ Voice Command Technology is an exclusive feature of GRAND VIDEOKE. This technology was developed over a period of three years, using more than 1,200 voices comprising of male, female and kids of various ages, tone and accent in order to make it as accurate as possible.

Packed with premium features including HD Sound, 5,157 built-in songs, HD video backgrounds, two professional wireless microphones, 16GB internal memory and more, the GRAND VIDEOKE Symphony 2.0 is the dream videoke system for your home.


Be the first to own one! GRAND VIDEOKE is available at leading music & appliance stores nationwide.


The Big Comeback of Coocaa on November 11

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Coocaa – one of the premiere Chinese brands that made its debut launch during last year’s 11.11 Online Revolution is back. It is brand new line of Smart LED TV with price going as low as Php 13,990 for a 40-inch unit – only exclusive during the biggest online sale of the year! Coocaa is only being sold exclusively to online channels, and here in the Philippines, it is embarking on an exciting partnership yet again with the Philippines’ Biggest Online Shopping Mall – Lazada.com.ph.



From last year’s Online Revolution, Coocaa’s 40E39YC TV sold over hundreds of units in less than an hour making it one of the record breaking sales during the 2014 Online Revolution. This 2015, Coocaa will be selling its 40E39YC Smart TV. The TV has built - in wifi, a wireless display and has full HD resolution. The TV is also equipped with Sky RSS, MHL and a modern bride stand. What is amazing about this year’s offer is that with the additional features added to the TV, it will still be sold at Php 13,990 from the original price of Php 17,990


The Online Revolution on 11-11 will be the grandest online shopping event of Lazada.com.ph as of yet. With estimated tens of thousands of shoppers doing their purchases online, the 11-11 is also an early-holiday shopping fiesta from Lazada.com.ph.




About Lazada
Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles, tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

For more information, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph. For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect with us via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines).



Sunday, November 1, 2015

"White Supremacy": Millennials spearheading the white coffee revolution

With most coffee drinkers these days being part of the millennial generation. it comes as no surprise that their taste preference has influenced the way instant coffee is made.

Today's generation of coffee drinkers is known to be more used to pairing their cups of coffee with cream and sugar instead of just drinking it black and bitter like people some decades ago. Coupled with the fact that they frequent coffeehouses for the social atmosphere and the intricate caffeinated drinks served there, it's no surprise that coffee brands have also stepped up their game as of late.

With competition becoming most of these brands' priorities, certain blends have come to taste less authentic than they should-a good example of which is white coffee.

This is where Luwak White Koffie comes in.

Luwak White Koffie: The Coffee Game Changer
The Indonesian instant blend, Luwak White Koffie, stands out from the rest of the competition as it offers drinkers a more authentic take on white coffee.

"Luwak White Koffie" is not sweet coffee. It is coffee that happens to be sweet, says Jerbie Ong, President of Reddimart Multi-Resources Inc., the official distributor of Luwak White Kofie in the Philippines.

Rather than changing the formula for white coffee completely, Luwak White Koffie simply tweaked it to make the drinking experience a lot more fulfilling and a lot more memorable. While keeping the creaminess associated with white coffee, the brand-more importantly-keeps the rich, otherwise bitter flavor of good authentic coffee.

New take on an old favorite
White coffee, while anything but new, has only just become a popular drink among the younger generation. As most variations of it entail a creamy experience, it's no wonder it's become an instant hit with them. This blend offers drinkers a coffee experience that is supposed to limit the usual caffeine rush to a nice buzz that will keep you awake and alert all throughout the day without feeling jittery. However, this doesn't seem to be the case these days.

Currently, when we talk about white coffee, the first thing that comes to mind is cream, with sugar coming in second-which isn't far off from what it actually is. But coffee is rarely in the conversation, because most of the blends currently available to consumers nowadays focus more on the milky flavor of it rather than the authentic coffee flavor, often tasting like a mug of warm milk with a hint of coffee. This can prove to be disappointing as these blends, more often than not, fail to satisfy drinkers the fulfilling coffee experience they crave for to get them going through the rest of the day.

This is why Luwak White Koffie is changing the coffee game for the better. It offers drinkers the milder taste of black coffee with its cream-to-sugar-to-coffee ratio. With the Indonesian instant coffee mix's more authentic take on white coffee, drinkers will have a more fulfilling coffee experience. It's the perfect coffee for Millennials who want to relax with a good book in one hand and a steaming cup of joe in the other.

For more information on Luwak White Koffie visit http://reddimart.ph/luwak


Feeling stressed? #ChooseYourBottles and chill out!

Do you belong to the young crop of the millennial generation? If yes, then you are part of the population's most stressed out individuals.

According to recent surveys, millennials, those aged between 18 to 33, suffer from the highest stress level out of all the other current living generations. Work, money, and relationships were cited as the top three factors that make today's young movers and shakers quite unhappy about life. Not to mention the high expectations that society has put on their shoulders.

It's not all bad news for our hardworking millennial though. Albeit stressed out beyond what is considered as healthy, today's youth have been feeling less stressed than they were in 2007 with the trend going downward in recent years. The millennials' many new and de-stressing ways of living life to the fullest can be attributed to this positive light. Travelling, going on night outs, and trying new fun things are just some of the many activities that are keeping the stressed out bunch busy during the weekends. Simple things like taking smart breaks, meditating, or drinking refreshing drinks can also ease the stress of the daily grind.

A new kind of chill In four refreshing flavors
With its set of interesting flavors livened up by a refreshing tea kick, this Indonesian favorite invites the young blood to #ChooseYourBottles and to chill out. Today's fast-paced and technology-driven world can easily drown us with stress and distractions but it's definitely easier to keep one's cool and to take a quick time off with a refreshing drink in hand. Adopting its mantra from the millennial-apt adage "Choose your battles,' SOSK, Fruit Tea allows everyone to #ChooseYourBottles from its distinct tea-infused flavors Freeze, Apple, Guava, and Strawberry. Pick the perfect bottle that suits your current state of mind and get to chill in no time.

Image from Sosro Fruit Tea Facebook Page

Created in 1997 by P.T, Sinar Sosm pioneers of the world's first bottled ready-to-drink tea, Sosro Fruit Tea finally reaches the Philippines shores via Reddimart Multi-resources' exclusive partnership with the brand's principals.

If there's one thing one will realize after that refreshing "Ahhhh" Sosro Fruit Tea moment, it would be Row it's really easy to de-stress and to stay cool in the face of life's challenges. #ChooseYourBottles and just chill - this is what the ultimate chill out drink for the busy millennial is all about.

The number one manufacturer of tea drink in Indonesia, Sosro Fruit Tea's invigorating flavors are now chilling at SM Hypermarkets, Landmark, Sta. Lucia Grocery, Tropical Hut, Hi-Top Supermarket, Walter Mart, Pioneer Center, and other leading supermarkets. What Sosro Fruit Tea flavor are you having today?

For more information, visit http://reddimart.ph and follow Sosro Fruit Tea on the following social media platforms:

Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/sosrofruitteaph/>
Twitter <@sosrofruitteaph>
Instagram <@sosrofruitteaph>

Jose Mari Chan Will Lend His Talents to the Ensemble of “Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert”

Manila, Philippines – Jose Mari Chan, the singer-songwriter and entrepreneur, has recently confirmed that he will join the star-studded ensemble of artists who will perform at the upcoming "Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert" as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness activities for this year.


Chan, who received a Double Diamond Record Award for his album "Christmas in Our Hearts", will join local artists like Franco and Ayen Laurel, Anna Feleo, Noel Azcona, Randy Gilongo, Sherwin Sozon, John Glenn Gaerlan and Anica Ordan in an evening of music and song for a great cause. The Philippine Foundation for Breast Care Inc. (PFBCI), Resorts World Manila, Megaworld Foundation Inc. and the Lyric Opera of the Philippines have teamed up to present a special Christmas-themed concert which will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on December 16, 2015. The audience will be treated to a night of great music, and they will be enlightened about the symptoms of Breast Cancer, and what they can do to survive it.


"Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert" will start at 7:30pm as part of an ongoing campaign to educate people about the impact of Breast Cancer, an ailment that has claimed thousands of lives for decades. The proceeds from ticket sales will fund the chemotherapy that will be administered to poverty-stricken patients in the Philippines.

Chino Toledo and the Grupo 20/21 Orchestra will provide the music for the event. Other artists who will perform at the concert are Jane Wee, Andrea Melisa Camba, Stephanie Aguilar, Dave de Jesus, David Cicero Pado, Raymond Muyot, Nomher Nival, Mary Patrice Pacis, Naomi Sison and Marie Antonette Pascual.

Concert tickets are available at the Ticketworld, Box Office, the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care office and www.kasuso.org.


About Jose Mari Chan
Jose Mari Chan is a multi-awarded singer-songwriter. He has been singing since 1969, and is most recognized for chart-topping ballads such as "Please Be Careful With My Heart""Tell Me your Name""Beautiful Girl""Afterglow", and the classic Christmas theme, "Christmas in our Hearts". He has performed in venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Show Boat Casino in Atlantic City, and the Bellagio at Las Vegas. Apart from being the CEO and chairman of A.Chan Sugar Corporation and BISCOM, Inc., Jose Mari Chan is the recipient of numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards.

About PFBCI
PFBCI is the first center for breast care in the Philippines. Founded by Dr. Florentino Doble, it is the only organization that has a Breast Cancer accreditation by the Philippine Council for NFO Certification for their commitment to assisting impoverished patients with emotional support and sourcing of financial assistance. For more information, please visit www.kasuso.org

About Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is a leisure and entertainment destination in the Philippines that showcases thrilling lifestyle choices, unique events, first-rate performances and recreational thrills. Strategically located near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a direct portal to the world-class hospitality of the Philippines. RWM is home to top-rate brands such as the Marriott Grand Ballroom, the Remington Hotel, the Marriott Hotel Manila, and Maxims Hotel. For more information, please visit www.rwmanila.com.

About Lyric Opera of the Philippines
The goal of Lyric Opera of the Philippines is to offer opera productions of exceptional quality, and to develop an appreciation of the performing arts, music and opera through outreach and educational activities. The institution wants to emulate and recognize the efforts of legends such as Aurelio Estanislao, Manny Gregorio, Gamaliel Viray, Mamerto Villaba, Fides Cuyugan-Asencio, Sylia La Torre, Mercedes Matias Santiago, Salvacion Yniguez, Armida Siguon-Reyna, Gloria Coronel, Conching Rosal and Irma Potenciano. For more information, please visit lyropera.wordpress.com.

BREAKOUT PHILIPPINES: The Country's Premiere Escape Room Game Presents Two Intense Halloween Events

Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other! 

Ever since 2014, Breakout has been providing a unique experience to thousands of players by trapping them in different themed rooms for 45 minutes. They are given an interactive game where players have to team up to find clues and solve logic puzzles based on various story lines. Participants are encouraged to PLAN as a team, SOLVE puzzles collaboratively in order to ESCAPE before time expires.  

This Halloween season, #VPartySeries: Midnight Mysteries changes the game as it is no longer enough to BREAKOUT… you must now also SURVIVE! You and your friends will be trapped in a room and will have 45 minutes to try and survive the horror set before you.


There will be scare actors that will enter and exit the room as they please. Some will be nice and try to help you by giving you clues, while some, are not. Be prepared as they invade your personal space, tell you bone chilling stories, separate you from your friends and sometimes, even leave you alone in the dark. Be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone.

This is still a BREAKOUT event so there is still puzzle solving involved. You will still choose among the 5 super thematic rooms of Victoria Court Malate which will determine the style of the overall puzzle you will have to solve:

  1. The Asgard Room
  2. The Casino Royale Room
  3. The Bat Cave Room
  4. The Candy Land Room
  5. The Marakkesh (Sex in the City) Room

If the scares get too extreme for you, there is a safe word… screaming "I want my mommy" will signal our actors to back off and bring you back to your friends. Though be warned, doing so will forfeit the clue you may receive by surviving the scare. Missing out on 1 clue won’t make it impossible to solve the puzzle, but it will make it very difficult. So wear your brown pants and as much as you can, brave up!

If that’s not enough, Breakout Philippines is also teaming up once again with FOX to bring you The Walking Dead Breakout Room. As if time pressure is not enough, you and your friends have to escape while trying to keep your wits together as a flesh-eating walker breathes down your necks.   

This is happening at TriNoma Level 4 Garden Restaurants (until November 14 only) and at the Breakout Katipunan Branch.  

See if you have what it takes to survive by registering through our 3 main payment channels — online, bank deposit, or in-store registration in any Victoria Court Branch.

Visit www.breakout.com.ph for more details.

For more updates, please follow Breakout Philippines on the following social media platforms:
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/breakoutphilippines)
Instagram (@BreakoutPH)

...and Victoria Court
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaCourtPH)
Instagram (@victoriacourtVC).

Monday, October 26, 2015

CDR-King’s advocates sustainable living thru California E-bike

Disruptors are welcome, from an old school perspective to the most advanced technological breakthroughs in power supply, whichever era you may be, CHANGE is inevitable.

Nikola Tesla during our primary days as student was sadly in obscurity till we reach high school. He challenged the existing and widely accepted manner of lighting though oil lamps to the macro voltage - electricity distribution system courtesy of his well-accepted Alternating Current most commonly known AC. 

Nikola Tesla is not as famous as Tomas Edison as taught during basic education, but his works and legacy blazes up to this day. Same aspiration as CDR-King, your one stop media provider intends to manifest, to bring products and cost efficient means of power/electricity supply to every household. 

California E-bikes, a CDR-King subsidiary, open its doors in TONDO. The branch is powered by a hybrid electricity system that enables sustainable solar energy. As environmental friendly as it should be, it also aims to display similar concept Solar-kit for ones household in turn helps you save thousands of your hard earned money on monthly electric bill.


California E-bike started its operation in the Philippines early 2013 with E-Scooter and later on came out with other variants of e-bikes. Today California E-bike offers more than 30 variants in more than 40 branches.

With the steady growth of e-bike followers, California E-bike is gearing towards its mission to improve transportation in an eco-friendly way, one e-bike at a time and reaffirming its efforts towards Green Living to save our environment.

Visit them at their newly opened Tondo branch or your nearest California e-bike store.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Philippine Payroll Software to Help Businesses Grow

If you are working, one of the most important element for you is receiving your salary accurately and on time. Is there a Philippine payroll software that can actually do that especially now that businesses is facing greater challenges locally and regionally?


With the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN integration businesses would have to compete not only with local companies but also with competitors in the ASEAN region not only with their products but with their employees as well.  This is the main reason why businesses should already be upgrading their system and looking for ways to improve business processes.

Payroll is one of the most important business process but most of the time the way that it is being done is mostly overlooked. In 1999, Mustard Seed Systems Corporation developed an in-house Payroll software – Philippine Payroll Software out of its own need to improve its payroll system.

Fast forward to 16 years, the Philippine Payroll Software had been used by more than 2,000 companies in the Philippines.  The basic version with a single (1) use licence and allows a maximum of 100 employees is already equipped with the following:

  • Updated Government Tables
  • Complies with RA 9504 New Tax Law
  • Diskette Submission: Bank, SSS, PHIC, Pag-ibig, Alphalist
  • Computes 13th month pay, bonuses, and quit claim
  • Prints Payslip, Journal Entries for Integration to Accounting System
  • Free Biometric Timekeeping Device (model H5)
  • Free one day training for one (1) person (MSSC Training Center)
  • Free PRIORITY SUPPORT! Email support and updates within Dec 2015
  • At a cost of just Php25,900.00, you do not just get the payroll software but you also get a FREE Biometric Timekeeping Device that will enable you to work with your payroll system more accurately.

Philippine Payroll Software is perhaps one of the most recommended payroll systems in the Philippines coming with a basic, standard, professional and enterprise versions.

For more information regarding this payroll system please contact +63(2)535-SEED / 63(2)535-7333 or e-mail sales@mseedsystems.com.


Total Pageviews

About Me

My photo
Online Gamer, Basketball Player, Mountaineer, Recreational Runner, Blogger, Comedian, Weekend Warrior, part-time TriAthlete (Kain, Tulog, Gala)