Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Philippine Heart Association Celebrates Heart Month: Move to a Healthier Heart


Research show that many individuals who leads sedentary lifestyles are not only at higher risk of cardiovascular diseases but also increased levels of depression and anxiety symptoms, while those who suffer from mental illness are at higher risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. This indicates the need for heightened awareness, screening as well as preventive care for patients with cardiovascular illnesses. 

PHA Panelists: Dr. Nanette Rey, Dr. Eric Sison, Dr. Ronaldo Cuyco, Dr. Aurelia Leus


The Philippine Heart Association (PHA) recently called on a press conference in celebration of the heart month this February where they encourage the public to simply "Move." While it is true that exercise is known to help decrease 'bad'cholesterol and can help manage high blood pressure, both of which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Dr. Nanette Rey, PHA President herself underwent major physical changes after she decided to commit to  a healthier lifestyle.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tips to survive the Flu Season: Prevention is always better than cure


Press release:

Influenza or flu is a seasonal virus that commonly occurs in tropical countries such as the Philippines. Influenza cases rise during the wet season but also thrived during the dry season when humidity and temperature are unusually high. In the Philippines, flu is felt all year round by Filipinos regardless of gender or age.

People frequenting public areas such as transportation hubs, markets, entertainment centers, and amusement parks to include schools and offices are at risk of acquiring the virus. The virus is transmitted or spread in several ways such as; direct contact with infected individuals and direct contact with contaminated objects. Flu can also be transmitted when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, spewing nasal and throat secretions into the air.

The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) recently warned the general public with the possibility of another “influenza pandemic” in the country. WHO studies reveal the shortages of influenza vaccines which may post serious concerns both to the Philippine government and to the public.

Health experts therefore reiterated the need to broaden the information campaign on the importance of prevention of the spread of this virus, citing further that everyone is at risk of acquiring the virus anytime and anywhere.
People with low immune system ran more risks in acquiring the virus. Low immune system is associated with lack of vitamins, which is further aggravated by stress brought about by someone’s work environment as well as the tropical weather. Hence, taking the following tips will immensely reduce the risk of acquiring the influenza virus:
1.       Avoid crowds during flu season
2.       Disinfect contaminated surfaces
3.       Wash hands with soap and water regularly
4.       Exercise
5.       Eat healthy and avoid intake of junk foods
6.       Taking Flu shots
7.       Intake vitamin and mineral supplements




In summary, it is important for you to have a strong immune system in order for you to combat the virus. Along with following the tips as mentioned above, an immune system boosted by intake of Vitamin C can reduce your risk from acquiring the flu. BEWELL-C Sodium Ascorbate can provide the necessary vitamins and minerals to protect you from Influenza.  BEWELL-C Sodium Ascorbate is non-acidic and safe to ingest in large quantities without upsetting your stomach. It is available in all Mercury Drug nationwide. 

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Bioessence Opens Branch in Lucky Chinatown Binondo





Bioessence Opens at Lucky Chinatown Binondo Manila
Sometimes only the finest will do when it comes to reclaiming a sense of well-being. That has become the mantra of modern living and with the stressful world we now have, it is expected that holistic wellness centers like Bioessence has become the choice for instant getaway and retreat to re-energize. Known as the country's skin and body wellness center, Bioessence is designed to provide non-invasive services to rejuvenate the skin, the body and mind. With over 24 years of unparalleled success in the industry, Bioessence has established its cult following among its loyal clienteles. To further cater to their beloved customers and as well as part of their continued expansion, they have recently opened a new branch at the 3rd level of Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila. The said event was graced by Bioessence ambassador Miss Tourism World 2019 Winner Francesca Taruc, who helped facilitate the ribbon-cutting. 


The ribbon cutting was lead by Miss Tourism World 2019 Winner Ms. Francesca Taruc and executives from Bioessence

I've been a Bioessence customer but I had to admit, it's been a long while since the last time I had visited my favorite branch in Greenhills. So I was really surprised to see all the changes on my favorite wellness spa. Every Bioessence branch now proudly depicts the intricate interior design that bespeaks the roots of its founder, Dr. Emma Beleno-Guerrero who takes pride of her native Davao. The rich Mindanaoan heritage are showcased in all of Bioessence's branches nationwide. Thereby giving all customers a chance to have a glimpse of the rich art and culture of the Mindanao people. I am so in love with the very Pinoy vibe at the Bioessence branch in Lucky Chinatown mall. The foliage and tribal designs adds up to the calming effect which completes the total new look of the revamped new Bioessence Lucky Chinatown Branch. 


The ladies at Bioessence Binondo all ready to serve you


You'd also be happy to note that Bioessence upholds a philosophy of Caring Beyond Beauty as they continuously uplift the lives of many Filipinos through its special brand of personal care. They have advocacy for beauty with a purpose, it's something that not every wellness and skincare clinics can speak of. 

Check out the changes at the new Bioessence Lucky Chinatown branch: 





Bioessence Corridor leading to the rooms

Bioessence Lounge for customers


Bioessence Massage Treatment Room

Bioessence Turkish Sauna


Purple Plum Fairy relaxes in one of the seats at Bioessence Binondo

I've always known Bioessence as a go-to place where you can guarantee three essential elements whenever you avail any of their treatment – rest, rebalance and renewal. Luxury spa aficionados know exactly to look for the word 'signature' on the menu. With the revamping of the interiors, Bioessence has also added some exciting services for their customers. I like that they are bringing tradition and modern well-being together.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Mango Tree Unveils New Look and New Dishes

Mango Tree in BGC
Global Thai brand Mango Tree has spruced up its look and it also introduces new dishes. One of the first ones to have significant design changes is its flagship restaurant. The new menu concept now appeals to both "purists"and "food adventurers" as the company eyes to cater to all foodies and diners. You might remember Mango Tree for their authentic and best tasting Pad Thai. Filipinos have a strong love for noodles. I am a noodle fan myself and I have always enjoyed Mango Tree's kway teow pad thai which is literally translated to "Thai-style stir-fried noodles."  Mango Tree has refashioned the interiors to create a cozy casual fine-dining feel. 


Now with 200-seating capacity, Mango Tree has a 20 seat solarium and 40 seat loft area that has been enclosed for private functions. Aside from that, it is now offering mouthwatering menu of healthy and authentic Thai cuisine from the four regions of Thailand. Unlike before, diners will not enter through the casual elegance of the solarium and see its posh bar which connects to the high-ceiling restaurant which offers a topiary feel. It also has a stunning show kitchen, wine room and semi-private booth seats. 






The refurbished restaurant still maintains an elegant aura while being just as inviting and approachable as the first time they opened. With the addition of plants and greenery, it offers a sense of escape and tropical tranquility. 



Mango Tree is now made more accessible to people--new look, new vibe, new dishes, and the whole experience. When a restaurant looks more fun and inviting, you're not scared to enter the place, would you? Indeed, the revamped Mango Tree is a more comfortable and relaxed haven that makes guests feel right at home. 

Now here's another piece of good news: It's not just the look of the restaurant that went through some exciting changes. Mango Tree also introduced new dishes to their menu. 


Friday, February 15, 2019

Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. celebrates 10th Year Anniversary with Chinese Calligraphy and Art Painting Exhibit



Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association Inc.

The history of Chinese painting can be compared to a symphony. The styles and traditions in figure, landscape, and bird-and-flower painting have formed themes that continue to blend to this day into a single piece of music. Painters through the ages have made up this “orchestra,” composing and performing many movements and variations within this tradition. 



A few days before the Chinese New Year, the Filipino-Chinese Community who call themselves as the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Alumni Association Inc. together with several group of artists, students and young professionals joined hands to organize an art exhibit featuring the rich culture and tradition of the Fil-Chinese. 
Mr. Reynaldo Ong De Jesus

In celebration of the Chinese New Year as well as the 10th year anniversary of the Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc., the said special occasion has "Spring Festival Culture and Art Exhibition" as its theme. It was held at the ground floor of the Muelle de Binondo office of the said organization. 





Federation of Chinese-Filipino Chamber of Commerce and Industry officers, invited guests graced the said exhibit. The said Chinese art and calligraphy exhibit was made possible through the efforts of the organization headed by Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus. 
Mr. Rey Ong De Jesus
The said exhibit focused on observing nature combined with “poetic sentiment” to reinforce the expression of both subject and artist. The focus on poetic sentiment led to the combination of painting, poetry, and calligraphy.  Early Chinese Scholars thought that painting as an art had to go beyond just the “appearance of forms” in order to express the ideas and cultivation of the artist.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Althea Makeup Exclusives Product Review: Why Should I Invest in Althea Korea Makeup?

Althea Korea Fuschia Parcel


They say that every woman’s face is like a canvas. When you invest in a good quality makeup, it’s like saying you’re giving your face the right to get that fresh pretty looks all the time. Investing in good cosmetics should be the way in order for you to do just that. I recently received my favorite fuchsia pink parcel from Althea Korea—an online site where one can make a purchase of the best priced Korean skin care products and cosmetics handpicked and shipped straight from South Korea! As one of their online beauty ambassadors also known as Althea Angels, I am very much honored to be part of this group for we get the first dibs on the latest Althea products.

Althea Angel Beauty Ambassador Logo
If you’re clueless when it comes to cosmetics, here’s great how-to on starting your makeup kit and some basic cosmetics you should snag on a budget. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Simple Makeup Hacks and Basic Tutorials using Althea Korea Makeup Exclusives


Come along with me as I use Althea Korea’s Makeup Exclusives in my product review.

Step 1: Prime the skin


Purple Plum Fairy is still barefaced here, without any makeup

I prefer to use a primer that’s super lightweight. However, we need to acknowledge that everyone’s skin is different and I strongly recommend that you use whatever works best for your complexion. So I applied my usual moisturizer and waited about a few minutes for it to settle into my skin before going in with my foundation.

I started off by applying my foundation in swiping motions across my chin, cheeks, and forehead. I then followed them with a damp beauty sponge and blended until they appeared completely seamless. 

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