|Award-winning screenwriter Ricky Lee conducts hos 15th Scriptwriting Workshop|
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
An average woman according to research uses about 10,000 sanitary products during her lifetime, it makes sense that researchers and women are giving serious consideration to their menstrual management methods. It’s actually a good thing that nowadays, Filipinas have become more open when it comes to using the different methods in dealing with Aunt Flo’s (a euphemism referring to the menstrual cycle) monthly visit. Although admittedly, growing up, I had only been introduced to sanitary pads. It’s not that I hadn’t heard of tampons but rather there were so many misconceptions I had of them. And if it hadn’t been to a recent invitation by Platex Philippines, I wouldn’t have gotten to know the advantages of using tampons. The said event helped me to open my eyes and assured me that all my fears about using tampons were unfounded.
I learned that it is more convenient to use tampons down there. But because most Filipina women had this misconception about tampons, there’s a lot of untrue and unnecessary fears that held us from trying to use them. During the said event, an OB-Gyne specialist gave a small lecture about how to properly deal with menstrual period, personal hygiene and the advantages of giving tampons a try.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
|The 30 hopefuls and contenders to win the Mr. and Ms. Chiantown 2016|
Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated (Chinoy TV), in cooperation with Miss Chinatown Foundation, introduces 30 young, spirited and talented men and women as this year’s official candidates for the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines pageant, co-presented by Oriental Group and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated.
Now on its 3rd year, the coveted search in the Chinese-Filipino community has come down to 15 boys and 15 girls, ages 18 to 26 years old, who personify unity in diversity and an effort to stay true to opulent traditions while adapting to the changing times.
In what is set to be a month-long journey, the candidates will compete to represent the excellence of the Chinese-Filipino youth in areas such as leadership, the arts, entrepreneurship and academics. Two will emerge as ultimate victors who will each be taking home 500,000 pesos worth of prizes.
Timely challenges in relations between two different yet vibrant nations have ignited a parade that transcends a show of beauty and charisma. More importantly, the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 candidates will be endorsing an advocacy of oneness and a developed sense of belonging at a time they are needed the most.
This pageant serves as an eye-opener, that through the union of two cultures and making the best of both, there can be unity in diversity. “By emphasizing this advocacy, we can expect more from the candidates this year in terms of their vision and commitment throughout the course”, promises Alvin Kingson Tan, President of Fil-Chi Media Productions.
Monday, July 18, 2016
How does working in your pajamas, setting your own hours, having good coffee at your desk for a change sounds like? There are lots of reasons people dream of leaving the normal workplace and launching out to become their own boss. The perks are great, but the work is still hard. If you're serious about being your own boss and working from home, you can definitely do it. I was recently invited to Chicdriven Women Empowerment Expo 2016 held at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. I was able to listen to three inspiring women during the "Be Your Own Boss" Seminar sponsored by Priva Intimate Wash by PH Care.
|Priva Perfect Care 2-in-1 Feminine Wash|
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Last week, I received a Swish gift pack from the bloggermail courtesy of Unilab. The gift pack contains Swish Breath Spray products to help fight bad breath. After trying it out for days, I've decided to come up with a product review.
The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Bacteria that build up on your teeth – particularly between them – as well as your tongue and gums, can produce unpleasant-smelling gases. These bacteria are also responsible for gum disease and tooth decay.
If you don't floss and brush your teeth regularly, any food trapped between your teeth will be broken down by the bacteria and may be responsible for bad breath. Bacteria can also live on the rough surface of your tongue. As well as brushing your teeth, cleaning your tongue can also help control bad breath.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Jam and Dance Concert featuring FBC Rebirth Band with guests Nonoy Zuñiga and Pauline Cueto at RJ Bistro this July 20!
In celebration of RJ Bistro’s 30th anniversary, a special show will be held dubbed as Jam & Dance will be featuring FBC Rebirth Band with special guests OPM-hitmaker Nonoy Zuñiga and upcoming teen singer Pauline Cueto. Family Birth Control band (now known as FBC Rebirth band) was the group that has launched pop icon Nonoy Zuñiga’s career as a singer. It was the band that catapulted him to stardom. Unbeknownst to many, Nonoy was part of the original members of FBC band even before he lost his right limb during the Martial Law era. And for someone who’s been in the industry for years, it’s nice to know that Nonoy, despite going solo and gaining accolades on his own, he continues to jam with his old band whenever he has time. This is quite rare for such an amazing talent like Nonoy. No wonder, he’s one of the best OPM icons to date.
Upcoming teen singer Pauline Cueto and Nonoy Zuñiga
I honestly didn’t know anything about dengue until I came down with the said illness one unfortunate holiday about six years ago. At the time, I wasn’t really concerned about mosquitoes nor dengue fever itself until I started to experience the symptoms myself. It started off as a mild headache and then fever that never seemed to go away. I also didn’t know I had a rash of tiny red spots over my legs because during my illness, I was wearing my pajamas all the time. The fever was awful but the worst thing was the headache. It was the worst headache I’d ever had, like torture. Painkillers didn’t have any effect and it was worse when I tried to sleep. So I got no sleep at all, which was so horrible. I suffered for three nights before I sought medical help.
The doctors gave me the usual lab and blood tests. At first, they were unable to confirm the dengue virus, in fact according to the first diagnosis what I had was simply urinary track infection. They told me to come back in two days if I wasn’t feeling better and that I take paracetamol. And then later on, the tests did confirmed it was dengue. Luckily, I didn’t have any dangerous complications. The thing with me was I didn’t want to be confined in a hospital. (This isn't something I'd really recommend, okay. But this is my personal choice.)So I signed a waiver instead and promised my physician I’d closely be monitored by my mother. There were only three reminders for me to bear in mind: 1. I need to drink a lot of water. And when I say tons and gallons of water, I really meant a LOT! 2. I need to have a full rest. 3. Last but not the least, I had to make sure that when something bleeds (i.e. my gums ), I’d have to rush myself to the ER.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Press release: Home is a sanctuary and the moments spent there are precious. It is where the family gets its much needed downtime, to play with the children and settle to recharge. That is why it is important that the home must achieve the ideal living conditions, free from worrying about consuming too much time and energy on chores and tasks.
“When we set to bring the brand in, what we really looking for is not just selling boxes, not just selling products. It’s really about studying the consumer, looking at the pressures, the problems of the Filipino consumers and come up with solutions that would say, ‘look this would make home chores easier for you’,” Trapaga explains. “One of the insights that I got is that can we should stop talking about the technology and start talking about the benefits. And teach the consumers how they can have a more worry-free life.”
Sunday, July 10, 2016
|A deck of Tarot Cards|
Shrouded in mystery and steeped in legend, astrology, feng shui, charms, divination practices and tarot card readings have been scattered throughout human history for centuries. Even in modern times, just as many have been disproved and tossed aside, we’ve learned that there is merit to some. Purple Plum Fairy was privileged to have a one-on-one Tarot card reading session with Master Hanz Cua, Asia’s youngest and celebrity Feng Shui master. Before I go on further on what happened during my tarot reading session, allow me to tell a few more things about him.
|Master Hanz Cua and Purple Plum Fairy during the one-on-one tarot reading session we've had at Shangrila Mall.|
If he looks familiar to you, then you must’ve seen one of his huge billboards on EDSA or you’ve seen him on TV as he appears on ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda daily. I’m sure his name also rings a bell because he also has a special segment on a radio show called Wanted Sweetheart on Barangay LS 97.1 with Papa Dan.