Sunday, July 8, 2018

"Get Me an AED" for CPR-ReadyPH Infomercial Launch

The stories are all too familiar – someone suffers a cardiac arrest and an AED was not on site to help revive the individual. In fact, if it had not been for what had happened to basketball hardcourt celebrity Avelino "Samboy" Lim back in 2014, perhaps the public wouldn't even be aware of its need.  While most of the developing countries require that their schools, airports, and any high-traffic places are equipped with AEDs, the Philippines still had a lot of things to make it happen. If only we had an AED available during Samboy Lim's attack, he would've been in a better health condition. It was a good thing that Basketball coach turned politician former Pampanga Rep. Yeng Guiao was present when Lim collapsed. He then had the initiative to author file a bill that's now approved and dubbed as "Samboy Lim" Law which aims to teach basic life support training in schools act in public and private schools. 

When a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 7% to 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation. AEDs make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required. According to studies, 90% of the time, AEDs are able to detect a rhythm that should be defibrillated – and 95% they can detect when a rhythm should not be defibrillated. AED’s can be made part of emergency response programs that also include rapid use of 9-1-1 and prompt delivery of CPR. All three of these activities are vital to improving survival from cardiac arrest.

What is an AED?

AED First Aid tools

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that checks a person’s heart rhythm. It can recognize a rhythm that requires shock, and if needed, send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. The AED uses voice prompts, lights and text messages to tell the rescuer the steps to take. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
An AED is a device used to administer an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart. Built-in computers assess the patient's heart rhythm, judge whether defibrillation is needed, and then administer a shock if needed. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Uni Writing Instruments opens The First Conservation Center at the Manila Ocean Park

Unbeknownst to many, the Philippines is one of the most gifted in terms of marine diversity with the number of species that one can see underwater. However, it is also very unfortunate to learn that the Philippines ranks as the third country with the most polluted oceans as we continue to contribute to the plastic dumped into the world’s oceans every year. All is not lost. There is still time to do something for the environment.  

Uni Ocean Conservation Center

Personally speaking, we are happy to note that companies and brands nowadays are becoming more and more aware of the environmental problem—and in their own little ways, they are doing something to help lessen or alleviate the problem. Leading coffee brands have started using reusable cups, metal sipping straws and bamboo made tumblers. Local government units have also made city ordinances that requires citizens to bring their own eco-friendly bags each time they shop. This initiative isn’t something new for Lupel Corporation, makers of renowned Uni Writing Instruments. “We’re proud to say that Uni ballpen and writing instruments is probably the first one that has come up with a product that’s made from 75% recycled materials,” said Lupel Corporation Vice President and General manager Mitch Pellicer.

Ms. Mich Pellicer, VP Lupel Corporation and General Manager

I have had the chance to attend the annual Ocean Cleanup Summit in Subic last year. From there, I was able to learn that even in our daily lives, if we truly have this concern and care for the environment, we'd be able to do our part in making sure that the future generations will still be able to marvel at the wonders that the ocean had to offer. This same mission enables both Lupel Corporation's Uni Writing Instruments and Manila Ocean Park to join hands and work together in doing their share to help preserve and protect the environment for the future generations. Thus, they have just launched the very first conservation center at the Manila ocean Park Super Toy Collection. The said project aims to teach young kids and those kids-at-heart the value of recycling and in how they can help Mother Earth.

Ms. Armi Cortes, VP Sales and Marketing Manila Ocean Park welcomes guests

Yes, there is still hope. Only if we all try to do something in our own little way about the global garbage cans now, perhaps we can still save some legacy for the future generations. Students learned that our way of living has a great impact on the global environmental issues such as global climate change, food and water sustainability, urban development and environmental conservation, importance  of the 4 R's "reduce, reuse, recycle and recover."

World-Class Uni Ballpens
Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies.  We've had personal experience in helping cleanup the ocean. In 2014, Purple Plum Fairy along with other bloggers also tried her hand in an environmental activity where we joined a coastal cleanup drive spearheaded by a brand of soda in Coastal Road. I remember we were literally exposed and baked under the debilitating heat of the sun morning. But everyone seemed to be in a high spirit as we shoved, picked, raked and gathered the mounds after mounds of trash from that coastal area. I've began to wonder what the place used to looked like some decades ago. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

SvelT'i Helps You Achieve a Better Beautiful You!

Dr. Marjorie Lalaine Salazar, one of the  resident expert doctors at SvelT√≠

A lot of people say that SvelT'i creates a “new you” and to an extent, they're right. However, this goes deeper than their humble work on the surface. They aim to only compliment your natural beauty. So if the "new you", as their clients suggest is not only looking younger and fresher but also boosting your confidence and self-esteem, then we call that . . .Just another typical and successful treatment at SvelT'i. 

Dr. Ann Caoile is one of the doctors who will be handling your treatments

With the use of the latest technology and procedures, it is complemented with a glowing sense of inner-confidence, further enhancing your treatment. SvelT'i would want friends and family guessing why you look so good, not asking what work you’ve had done. For the past two years, SvelT’i has been creating possibilities to unlock customers'health and beauty potentials while at the same time satisfying their needs and demands. In an answer to the public's clamor, SvelT’i now offers a new set of services to further defy the limits that constrict an individual’s health and attractiveness. Starting April, the clinic has been offering the latest techniques in minimally invasive treatments- from botox, dermal fillers, non-surgical nose lifts (HIKO), platelet rich plasma (vampire face lift), mesotherapy, sclerotherapy, to thread lift. The best part? You can be assured that all procedures will be handled by expert and trained doctors themselves. 


Say Buh-Bye to Crow's Feet with Botox

Botox is a neuromodulator that blocks the signal from the nerve to muscle, preventing the muscles to contract, hence preventing dynamic wrinkles to appear and worsen. When frown, forehead, bunny lines and crow’s feet are smoothened, an overall vitality is observed in the face.


Derma filler helps for prettier peeps

Filler injections are used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, shape facial contours and add to volume loss to aging face. It is used to heighten the nose, transform tired looking sunken under eyes to a fresher look, rejuvenate or make the lips plumper, add volume to the cheeks and even augment the chin to make it more proportion to the face.

Filler injection is a lunch time procedure which gives an instant result.


Hiko for your nose

HIKO is a non-surgical noselift procedure that enhances the feature of the nose. It is an extremely popular procedure which gives the nose more definitive structure and lifts the nose tip. This involves inserting threads into the nose bridge and the tip. Combining nose threads and nose fillers will give you long lasting, higher and sharper nose creating the nose you've always wanted with minimal downtime.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bulacan Agricultural Farm Tour with Outreach at Basuit Elementary School

Basuit Elementary School in San Yldefonso, Bulacan
Working with kids is a very rewarding experience; however it is not without its challenges. I have had the privilege to work with kids before when I was invited by the Department of Education-Quezon City chapter to teach features writing to public elementary school children. I loved the experience of being a teacher for a day. So when opportunity knocks where I can be with children, I could never say no to that. Recently, I found myself in Bulacan where part of the Agri-farm tour was an outreach for public school children in Basuit Elementary School in San Yldefonso.

Purple Plum Fairy with her features writing students from different QC public schools back in 2011.

Prior to the Agri-farm tour and outreach day, I was informed by one of the organizers that we needed to gather school supplies because someone has pledged to give out school bags for public school children. Of course, the kids would be needing school supplies apart from the bags itself, right? So I randomly asked friends and posted on my social media networks if there's anyone who's willing to help us, even if on a short notice. Thank God for the outpouring miracles--things seemed to fall on their right places. A former client of mine immediately messaged me and asked how many school items do I need. It took a while before she was able to deliver it to our house because of the heavy rains. But she had to shop by herself just so she would be able to donate all the school supplies I had asked from her. As if her pledge wasn't enough, she also gave out boxes of chocolate bars and lollipop candies to give out the kids. 

Yes, my former client had donated all of these items!

By God's grace, another good Samaritan had messaged me, my former fellow writer at had also pledged boxes of crayons, pencils and papers. Woot! My good friend and fellow blogger, Dems Angeles had also made efforts to pool donations from her own network of friends. And alas, by the end of the week, we were able to pool out everything that we need and so much more. Other people also made their own donations, Ms. Jenny Sy also brought some 30 plastic envelope school supplies for the kids. Princess Amirah Shine R. Magdangal gave away 100 school bags while Ms. Cherry Castro and her family gave some umbrellas too so that kids had something to use during rainy season. Truly, God knew what we were doing were something for His glory. He made use of different people to become instrumental in making this community outreach possible. 

This is what I was able to pool out from donor friends.

A school supply drive is an easy way to have a profound impact on students and their learning experience. Make school a better place for both students and teachers by the simple act of providing school supplies. Many families are struggling. With high unemployment, and more than 30 million students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies. We can help children in school by giving them the tools they need to succeed. 

Here are many great reasons to do this project, including:
  • Feel great about ensuring that children start the school year with the tools they need to succeed.
  • Help teachers by providing them with proper tools for their classrooms so they don’t have to spend money from their own pockets.
  • By providing school supplies, you are supporting students, teachers and your local schools.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Online Shopping Made Easy with Beautymnl

I have a confession to make: I always had this desire to shop online but was afraid to do so because of bogus sellers. Sometimes with an online store, it's very difficult to get the same quality of service than that in a physical retailer, but I was surprised to learn that there are e-shops that have managed to bring the shopping experience to the highest level. is one of those sites that I could really vouch for and recommend. 

So what are the advantages of ordering and buying online? It is through online shops that I get to see some of the most sought after imported brands that are not yet available in the country today. You also get the chance to get first dibs on a particular product or item way more than the others because you can already make reservations online. When I stumbled upon Beautymnl, an online site where beauty products I’ve been jonesing for are selling like hotcakes—I knew it was time to give online shopping a try. 

A fellow foodie and acquaintance, Steffi had warned me, “Shopping at Beautymnl can be addicting. I had to warn you about that.” After I had made my first purchase, I knew exactly what she was talking about.  Before I made my purchase, I made sure to read the fine print thoroughly so that I won’t be having problems in case there’s a need for me to return the items that I'll buy. For me, as a consumer, it is important to know that they are also after their consumer's welfare and satisfaction. 

So I had the best shopping experience after I made my first purchase at Beautymnl. I had ordered Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint. Yes, that Korean lip tint that has made waves when it was first introduced to the Philippine market. I've seen imitations of that product and had always wanted to get my hands on one--Beautymnl made it possible for me to have my very own Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint. One thing about Beautymnl, they guarantee and make sure that what they are selling are authentic ones and not merely imitations. So you can be assured that whatever it is you're paying, you're getting what you've paid for. 

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