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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Natural is still best to de-stress your tress

Striking a life balance is no easy task to do. It requires hard work and dedication which sometimes can be strenuous to achieve. Can you imagine how overtaxing it is to juggle between your career and providing for your loved ones?

Studies have shown that stress is commonly caused by interrelationships, such as having to deal with work issues and family-related complications. If left unresolved over time, it could lead to immune deficiency, which later on, might cause other parts of our body to show signs of disruption like hair loss.

Many of us could attest to that. It’s like always autumnal equinox whenever we experience chronic hair fall, most especially at the prime of stress. At its peak, our white blood cells attack no less than the follicles, thus causing alopecia. What’s more, anxiety could drive your mane into a prolonged resting phase, which is called telogen effluvium.

Stress experienced by the body or beyond our coping resources could trigger hair loss symptoms, which, if not addressed properly, could result to early baldness. Worried about this? Fret no more. You can beat it simply by relaxing, eating or flexing some muscles.

Never underestimate the power of sleep. If you feel that you are over your head in dealing with anxieties, choose to rest it off for a while and recharge.

Let’s get physical to de-stress. It helps release endorphins, or what is known as the happy hormones, that can be beneficial in relieving the tension. 

How about rewarding yourself? Watch the timeless story of Tony and Maria and their fateful love affair as the electrifying classic WEST SIDE STORY musical premieres at The Theatre at Solaire on August 10. Read more on http://www.novuhair.com/2017/07/novuhair-natures-answer-to-hair-loss-supports-west-side-story-musical-at-the-theatre-solaire/


Eat more fruits and veggies. Having these as a staple in your diet will bolster your immunity from disease, which in turn, knock out stress. We can all benefit from the vitamins and minerals of the healthy food we consume.

It’s best to complement these simple regimens with a topical solution that’s safe to keep your crowning glory at its robust state. NOVUHAIR, nature's answer to hair loss, is made up of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help remedy stress-related hair loss and promote healthy tress and scalp. 


The challenge in preventing these mane problems is to keep your locks healthy with proper care and let it grow naturally sans subjecting your hair to temporary relief with the use of harmful chemicals. Go natural.

NOVUHAIR contains natural extracts, herbal oils and essences, such as lavender that is also known to relieve stress. It also has a scent that leaves a calming effect. 

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official, and follow on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call NOVUHAIR hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online through lazada.com.ph and regaloservice.com.



Saturday, July 8, 2017

TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program commends bloggers on 1st anniversary celebration



TravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agency (OTA) in the Philippines, celebrated the first anniversary of its Affiliate Program last June 24, 2017 at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila in Ortigas Center, Pasig. In addition to celebrating an important milestone, the event was the OTA’s way of thanking its 2,700 blogger affiliates and acknowledging each of their contributions to the success of the said program since it began.

The event, entitled TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program 1st Year Cheer, highlighted and celebrated the many firsts that the Affiliate Program has achieved on its first year. 


Anniversary celebratory toast led by TravelBook.ph’s General Manager Takumi Nakazawa, Business Development Manager Pinky Librada, and Business Development Officers Pia Bernaldo and Toni Reyes

Present during the event is Affiliate 001 Awardee David Bernabe, owner of Crowd Travel and the very first affiliate to sign up for TravelBook.ph’s Affiliate Program. DIY Travel and Tours was also awarded for being the first affiliate to incur a completed booking through their website. The awards and tokens of appreciation for the affiliates were presented by Ms. Pia Bernaldo and Ms. Toni Reyes of the Affiliate Team, along with Mr. Takumi Nakazawa, General Manager of TravelBook.ph.

From L-R: Event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler and Mon Villaverde of Terrific Traveller, the first guest to unlock the surprise point giveaway given to affiliates.

TravelBook.ph also prepared an audio-visual presentation of their first blogger getaway, where 15 lucky bloggers won an all-expenses-paid trip to the lovely island of Caramoan in Camarines Sur. Two of the bloggers who attended the Caramoan getaway, Me-An Clemente of Yogo and Cream and event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler, received tokens of appreciation from TravelBook.ph and gift certificates from Trampoline Park.

The attendees also looked back on their first affiliate training, which took place last year. Dianne Rosqueta of Curly Dianne was invited on stage to share her experience and how much the affiliate trainings helped her in optimizing the content of her blog. Afterwards, Ms. Pia Bernaldo of the Affiliate Team expressed her gratitude to the attendees and discussed the future plans of the program for the affiliate bloggers.

Also present in the event is Charmaine Belza of The Project Maine and the first affiliate to withdraw commission earned through the program. She was also given a certificate and token of appreciation from GetGo PH and Novellino Wines.


Lucky affiliates who won prizes from Novellino Wines, GetGo PH, Jam Liner Inc., Fast Cat, Philtranco, Hideo Wakamatsu, Trampoline Park, and Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila

During the event, Ms. Pinky Librada, Business Development Manager of TravelBook.ph, discussed the Affiliate Program’s new commission structure, wherein the affiliates can score up to 65% commission rates once accommodations have been booked through their websites.

TravelBook.ph Affiliate Team with Team Timan, blogger affiliates who won Trampoline Park gift certificates and roundtrip tickets from Jam Liner

All attendees received PHP 2,000 worth of TravelBook points as well as loot bags with freebies from PhotoBook Wordwide, Hideo Wakamatsu, Celeteque, Vivo Lumio, and Bo’s Coffee.

Wines from Novellino Wines, backpack and trolley from Hideo Wakamatsu, Trampoline Park gift certificates, roundtrip tickets from Philtranco and Jam Liner Inc., roundtrip business class tickets from FastCat, and an overnight stay with breakfast for two at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg were among the raffle prizes given away to the blogger attendees.

Affiliates proudly wore their certified affiliate shirts as they celebrate the 1st year of TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program

TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program’s 1st Year Cheer, which was attended by members of the media as well as top travel and lifestyle bloggers, is TravelBook.ph’s last hurrah for the said program’s week-long anniversary celebration.

If you want to be part of TravelBook.ph’s growing community of bloggers and page owners, register as an Affiliate at affiliate.travelbook.ph.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review of Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus: Good food, Good service and Value for your Money

Last July 1, I was invited for a "Media and Bloggers Event" at Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus. Honestly, this is the first time I heard of said dining place. Some of you might too. And with that being said, here is a short background of Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus:

Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus opened its first restaurant at NAIA Terminal 3 Domestic Section on September 11, 2008. On October 22, 2015, Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus opened its second restaurant at NAIA Terminal 3, Level 4 Food Hall Area. Last year, August 17, 2016, Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus opened its third branch at Ground Floor, Makati Cinema Square, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
The business maintains a kitchen and a food commissary at it's head office in Networld Hotel Spa and Casino located at Jipang Building, Roxas Boulevard corner Peria Street, Pasay City where the main stock room and cold storage is also located.
When I first arrived at the venue, a huge image of the chefs greeted me and gave me a view of the entire place. A good number tables to accommodate guests are set up and the dispatching area for food can be seen.


The servers were incredibly kind and accommodating. The moment I stepped in, I was greeted with a smile and showed me the way. I got seated, other bloggers came in and the meet and greet commenced.



After some introductions and some short interviews, bloggers sampled some of the dishes Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus offer.

We started with some dim-sum. Bloggers shared the portions, which consisted of four to five pieces per serving. We were served  with Pork Siomai, Hakaw, Chicken Feet, Gyoza and Sharksfin.



Afterwards, we tried some of the main dishes. I tried their best seller, the Quarter Chicken Meal. It may have taken a while to get to my mouth, but I think I've found the best fried chicken meal. Some tried chicken and pork curry. Both smell good and inviting when served.




We were also served with a whole fried chicken for sharing! The chicken skin is just so good and the meat is moist and tender. I had to eat some more.



To end the night we were served with Korean shaved ice dessert in three variants: Ube-Macapuno, Mango and Caramel Syrup and Strawberry Sundae; we were also served with halo-halo.






Though I would love to be selfish and keep Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus all to myself, the work of Head Chef Edgar Gamus, Executive Chef Shinsaku Hosono and Executive Sous Chef Albert Flores and with the guidance of Consultant/Celebrity Chef Boy Logro, is too good to stay hidden for long. There is no doubt a table Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus will soon become the hottest reservation in town.



Let's Chow Rice and Noodle Haus
Accepts: Functions, Events, Reservations and Delivery
For Reservations, please call:
(632)807-9760, (632)536-7777 and (632)834-7777

Branches:
  • GF, Makati Cinema Square, Legazpi Village, Makati City
  • 4th Floor, Food Court Area, NAIA Terminal 3, Pasay City







Jipang takes it's East Asian culinary flair a notch higher with Let's Chow. This is their Chinese fast-food joint, strategically sitting right within one of the busiest waiting areas of the Ninoy Interntional Airport Terminal 3 and now at Makati Cinema Square. Good old Chinese take out has never been this convenient!

About Jipang

World class Japanese service within your reach!

Jipang Group of companies is the collective name of a group of companies and business units established at the turn of the millennium with the common bond of promoting and offering "World class Japanese service withing your reach".

The Organization is engaged in various significant businesses ranging from real estate, hotels and restaurants,gaming and leisure,travel and tours, healthcare and wellness, financial services, trading and management consultancy, with a non-profit foundation to fulfill its corporate social responsibility.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Doppel Herz: The Power of Two Hearts, is Now in The Philippines!


Doppel Herz, the number one food supplement brand in Germany is now finally in the Philippines! Queisser Pharma, the makers of Doppel Herz in Germany had built its trust with Shawill Corporation in the distribution of Doppel Herz products in  the Philippines.


Last June 28 at Diamond Hotel, Doppel Herz launched its maiden batch of food supplements (first five SKUs) to be marketed in the Philippines. The products launched are:



  • Calcium + D3: This is the best combination to increase calcium intake, helps strengthen, repair and build up bones and teeth, support healthy muscle function and reduce the risk of osteoporosis/fracture incident.
  • Garlic with Hawthorn: For a healthy and strong cardiovascular system, helps invigorate heart function and blood circulation.
  • Glucosamine + Chondroitin: Enhances the supply of cartilage with all necessary nutrients for flexible and strong joints. The "professional team" against osteoarthritis.
  • Lutein + Zeaxanthin + Vitamin A,C,E + Zinc: antioxidants and carotenoids that protect the eyes and preserve vision.
  • Omega-3 + Folic Acid + B6 + B12: fish oil with EPA and DHA, for a healthy cardiovascular system and a good combination for brain development and healthy skin.







These food supplements have proven records that benefits the body.



Willy Sy of Shawill Corporation, Abian Jama, Area Sales Manager, and Dr. Guillaume Rzewuski, Scientific Consultant, both from Doppel Herz Germany; Willy and Sharon Sy of Shawill Corporation, host Troy Montero with members of the media.

This product launch is a milestone for Shawill Corporation and this has realized its vision of being a beauty company to a wellness company. The launch was attended by selected medical doctors, bloggers and members from the media industry.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Open Beta Testing is here!

"We all have been waiting for this, the legend is back."


After the original launch in 2003, millions of users in the Philippines alone flooded the game and its servers for more than a decade. 

It has been two years of hiatus since it was out of the Philippines, publishing partners Electronics Extreme and ELITE officially announces that the OPEN BETA TEST (Commercial Launch) of the historical MMORPG Ragnarok Online Philippines will rise today, June 29, 2017 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. 

Ragnarok Online has been revolutionized while keeping the best loved aspects of the original. Aptly named Revo-classic, Electronics Extreme made massive improvements to the traditional game features and set a FREE-TO-PLAY / FREE-TO-WIN game model to maintain the game balance. 

Job class updates (Class 2-2) will go live within six months after the OBT commercial launch and High Class 1-2 character jobs will be made available within one to two years.

All concerns about botting and other cheating software are going to be resolved with the collaboration with game security service, CheatDefender, assuring the gamers of the best game experience.  

In addition to the release of multiple maps and item mall, the game play is set to have an overabundance of exciting activities. The game has been optimized from carefully gathered feedback from gamers and fans to create the best experience for the well-loved classic.

THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE WILL RISE TODAY.
What are you waiting for? REGISTER an account NOW.


For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website or the Official Facebook Page at or you can follow them on their Twitter and Instagram pages, respectively.


Monday, June 26, 2017

From Role-Play to Real-Play: KidZania Celebrates Father’s Day with LBC Express in "Daddy, Get Set Go!"

Bringing joy is something LBC has set out to accomplish in every "padala" they fulfill.

In their very own way, LBC joined KidZania this past weekend in celebrating the man of the house with special activities for kids and their dads.

At the Courier Service establishment in KidZania, designed as a mini-LBC Express branch, kids and their dads worked together in receiving and boxing parcels and shipping them out around the city.



LBC also set up a special booth in the city where kids got to write greeting postcards for their dads. Kids only needed to pay using their kidZos, KidZania’s official currency. After writing, they could hand their custom postcards personally to their dads who accompanied them to KidZania.



As a special Father’s Day treat, kids could also surprise their dads by sending their greeting postcards for FREE, with LBC shipping them within Metro Manila right to their doorstep.



With these special Father’s Day activities, LBC hopes to send the message to everyone that they are always ready to send love and happiness by connecting lives - whatever the reason or the occasion.



LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier and cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs and warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world.

Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years. Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to- door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit www.LBCexpress.com, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gamecon Philippines is Set on July 8 and 9, 2017


More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the 1st Gamecon Philippines, a 2-day gaming convention and competition happening on July 8 and 9, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

"We want Gamecon Philippines to be a platform where families of all ages can come together and experience different types of games and play under one roof", said Elaine Cedillo, the Co-Founder of Redwizard Events Management and the lead project head of the said event. "Also we want us to be platform where different gaming communities come together and share their passion."

Gamecon Philippines will have a Game Art Competition that is open to all students and professionals, who would like to join using traditional or digital medium. The winners will get cash and a Huion Tablet from American Technologies Inc.

There will also be different board games, table top and card games around. Cedillo said that you can just hang out and play all weekend. Every area has its own feel and play especially if you watch the preliminary tournament and championship of X-wing miniature game. It is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings. It recreates exciting Star Wars Space.

Gamecon will also have a Cosplay Competition that is open to 2 to 3 members of a family. It can be siblings, parent and a child, cousins or even husband and wife. Just get ready to wear your favorite game characters on Sunday, July 9 and you can win up to P10,000.00 cash and gift items.

While all Mobile Legends fanatics can also enjoy the 2-day Mobile Legends competition. It is estimated to have more than 100 participants per day. If you want to join, be there early so you can have your team listed down and compete and be crowned to be the best Mobile Legends Team.

ESGS Indie Arena will also be showcasing the different PC, Console and mobile games that is proudly created by Filipinos. You can test it as you play and enjoy the entire experience.

While one of the highlights is the RoboRumble, a lightweight robot combat with participants from High school students up to professionals, so if you are a fan of Battle Bots or you just simply loves robotics, this is an interesting match to watch!

If you are interested to join any of the competitions or just simply want to watch and learn more about it, you may visit: http://gamecon.ph/eventhighlights/

There will also be Game Development Workshop and Plenary on July 7, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Megatrade Conference Rooms A to C, 5/F SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. They will be featuring some of the country’s top game designers and producers with the likes of Derrick Mapagu of Flippy Bottle which became a global hit mobile game that attained the Top 1 rank in Google Play in more than 16 countries, including Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

Gamecon Philippines is presented to us by Eon, for the digital me. Also by Huion, American Technologies, Inc., Jack 'n Jill, Maxx Gums and Great Taste Iced Coffee Drink. In partnership with Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), Philrobitcs, Ellinov, Thinklab, Sparklab Innovation Center and supported by iAcademy as one of the school partners.

Get your day pass tickets now for P100 only per day while the workshop is at P500 inclusive of Certificate of Completion and PM Snacks.


The early bird promo is good until June 30, 2017. To get your tickets, please check:  http://gamecon.ph/ or call Redwizard Events Management at 218 9023, 0917 9048777 and 0920 9734926.

Don’t miss this chance to bond with your family as you play, learn and enjoy the entire Gamecon experience. 



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ragnarok Online Philippines: Closed Beta Testing Officially Begins!

"Today is the day that all RO fans have been waiting for."



Ragnarok Online (RO), the most popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) in the Philippines which revolutionized the landscape of online gaming will once again open the gates of Rune Midgard. 

We have been waiting for this day, when publishing partner companies Electronics Extreme Ltd., and ELITE, began its CLOSED BETA TEST, June 20, 2017, 3:00 pm. Henceforth, beta testers will get firsthand experience and involvement on this phase by helping the ROPH team in providing the best MMORPG experience.

During the Ragnarok Online’s Q & A Session, last May 12, 2017, Kamphee "Ken" Phiromwad, Managing Director of Electronics Extreme, and ELITE CEO Johnny Paek revealed some of the most awaited game details:

  • It will be protected by EasyDefender (Solid proof from Thailand), this improves the game experience with its anti-bot and cheat protection systems;
  • FREE TO WIN: All Key-items could be dropped in game. All you need is teamwork and assiduity. It will provide everything that gamers need to advance and thrive in-game;
  • A special Revo-Classic version of the game starting with the 2-1 class, with class 2-2 and high class expected within 6 months and within 1-2 years, respectively;
  • The return of the demised Morroc Town;
  • Monsters will be back to their original spawn point and will ignore the level differences between players and monsters;
  • Guild Wars will be released within the first 3 weeks and Godly Items will not be immediately available but will soon be released;
  • Customized events for the Philippines;
  • Revival of team competition through the Ragnarok World Championship;
  • There will be 2 available servers in CBT, namely, Thor and Loki.


ELITE, ensures that there is a continuous improvement of game experience through gathering of data during and after CBT. There is also a 24/7 customer support that will be available to handle all concerns that the players may encounter.

*CBT Client ready for download on their official website.


THE NEW ERA OF THE LEGENDARY RAGNAROK ONLINE WILL RISE TODAY.

It is never too late, REGISTER an account NOW.


For more updates and details, kindly check out their official website or the Official Facebook Page at or you can follow them on their Twitter and Instagram pages, respectively.




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