Friday, May 29, 2020

Fashionable Clothes for Women on

Women can now conveniently shop for stylish clothes via mobile shopping sites

Money, as the age-old adage goes, can't buy happiness. It can, however, buy your next favorite pair of dainty dresses or that must-have classic little black dress. And when you wear something really nice that flatters you—it adds magic to your overall look. And when you look good, you’ll also feel good about yourself and in essence, makes you happy as well.

And during this time of crisis, everyone had no choice but to stay home. During quarantine, loungewear is a necessity. A matching bottom and top set is a cute way to be comfy and stylish at the same time—the perfect option for going from Zoom work meetings to your group FaceTime with your friends.

You've probably been stuck inside wearing pajamas and loungewear for *way* too long—since most of us are in quarantine due to the pandemic Coronavirus or COVID-19. Even if you’re not venturing out much farther than your own backyard, it’s time to bring on all the sweet, sunshiney positive vibes. How will you do it? It’s easy. Stock your closet with stylish clothes that fit “every” mood—and your budget. 

We are very fortunate that we live in the era of the internet, and in this digital age, one can do almost everything online—from paying one’s bills to online shopping. Luckily, there have never been more options when it comes to shopping conveniently. No need for us to leave our homes, we just need to have an internet connection and we can make our purchases online with just a few clicks of the mouse.

In an effort to score the latest deals, or find new uses for the items we already own, we recently stumbled upon this fabulous clothing site called Whether you want to upgrade your closet like I do, or would want to hire a personal stylist for an upcoming event, or simply want to elevate your style, Kis has got you covered whatever floats your fashion needs. 

Polka Dots Midi Dress from Kis

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Sun Life Asset Management Marketing Outlook Forum 2020: How the Coronavirus has affected the Economy?

How the economy is doing during the Covid pandemic?

The outbreak of pandemic Covid-19 all over the world have disturbed the political, social, economic, religious, and financial structures of the whole world. It has greatly affected even the world’s topmost economies such as the US, China, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Korea and Japan as well as many others are on the verge of collapse. The Philippines isn’t spared because we have also been badly hit by the virus that has plagued the globe. 

Stock markets around the world have been pounded and oil prices have fallen off a cliff. There were establishments that have declared bankruptcy such as The Century Seafood restaurant in Manila and there are those that needed to close down like The Marco Polo Hotel in Davao. People have filed for unemployment and have started searching for jobs online. Also, many experts on economic and financial matters have warned about the worsening condition of global economic and financial structure. 

Sun Life Asset management Company Inc. Market Outlook Forum 2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, people are all going digital. Meetings are done using Zoom and Skype, while the remaining classes were done online. Even press conferences are now being held online. I recently attended a webinar on Sun Life Asset Management Company Inc. [SLAMCI] about their Market Outlook Forum in 2020. Sun Life Philippines’ President Ms. Valerie N. Pama said that the company had always been digitally active. 

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Discovering the Amazing Health Benefits of Sekaya Natural Botanic Infusion

Sekaya Botanic Infusion from Unilab 

Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” This famous quote is often attributed to Hippocrates (400BC), known as the father of Medicine. This quote, though thousands of years old, acknowledges the importance of healthy eating and how the nutrients in various foods have natural healing properties. It emphasizes the importance of nutrition to prevent or cure disease. 

The most obvious role of nutrition is to support the physical body itself. Although social media’s food messages typically demonize a type of food in its entirety, the truth is that all foods (fuels)— carbohydrates of all types, a protein of all types, and fats of all types—play unique supporting roles in healing and sustaining our physical bodies. This different food (fuel) groups work synergistically together in beautiful balance. Understanding what each fuel group provides and how the fuel groups work together reinforces trust in the body’s ability to balance the food it receives. This balance does not depend on perfection in either exact measurements or micro-managing macronutrients and/or calories to be effective—a concept that is hard to believe now but becomes easier as you practice balanced eating from all fuel groups consistently.   

Today, the term "clean eating" has become very popular in the health community. It’s a diet pattern that focuses on fresh, whole foods. This lifestyle can be easy and enjoyable. Going natural is having a renaissance as many consumers are becoming more conscious about the products they use. This growing interest in everything natural has led to the influx of products that claim to be so. But is it safe to assume that everything labeled natural is safe and effective for consumption?

Clean eating involves choosing foods that are minimally processed, ethically raised, and rich in naturally occurring nutrients. Nature has given mankind everything it needs to survive, it’s the exacting measures of science that has validated and harnessed its full potential. It’s through science that the medical industry learned how to process plants for efficacy and safety. Not all-natural solutions in the market, however, are backed by science, producing sub-standard products that are ineffective and may be harmful to consumers.

Two of my most favorite Sekaya Botanic Infusion variants: Cozy Calm and Easy Nightcap

I recently discovered this plant-based brand called Sekaya, a term taken from Sentro ng Pangkatutubong Yaman, produced by a well-loved and trusted pharmaceutical company, Unilab's natural products company Synnovate Pharma Corporation. Its vision is to partner with the best food providers in town and bring wellness to the table.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Celebrate Eid-al-fitr with The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang Ilang Ramadan Special Home Buffet Meal

Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan with a lavish feast
Muslims bid farewell to the sunup to sundown period of fasting known as Ramadan this weekend. On Eid, Muslims across the world offer their prayers to the almighty, and then prepare for a lavish Eid feast featuring scrumptious delicacies and drinks. With Eid less than a fortnight away, the occasion will be affected this year as nations around the world take measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns remain in place for many countries as the risk of new waves of the Covid-19 virus remains high.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought normal life to a standstill, including religious practice, with communal prayers and nightly Ramadan prayers impacted by the restrictions brought in to stifle the spread of the pandemic. Eid-al-fitr is a celebration to show thankfulness to Allah for allowing them to finish and be able to fulfill their obligation by fasting, completing good deeds and gives them hope of having past sins forgiven and a chance to wipe the slate clean. 

What’s a celebration without a feast? It just isn’t the same without a little indulgence. Food is a staple of the Eid celebration, as families and friends come together to enjoy an elaborate and exquisitely prepared feast in each other’s company. Make staying at home a little more special for your family with our Ramadan special family meal set C from the famed Café Ilang Ilang. Feast and indulge in our Ramadan home buffet set which includes dried dates, mango juice, hummus, fatoush salad, freshly baked nan and roti bread, vegetable samosa, tandoori chicken, lamb rogan josh, and baklava for dessert. We also have A La Carte options (solo servings, some may be shared by 2) and Home Buffet sets good for at least 4 persons. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

What nutritional benefit can you get from a can of sardines?

What's in a can of sardines? 

What’s in a can of sardines?

You must’ve been tired eating the same good ól sardines by this time—being the most popular relief good being given and distributed by most local government units in support of its people. After all, it’s been 2 months since the government has declared the lockdown and we were all on quarantine for the longest time. But before you complain yet again, please don’t underestimate the nutritional benefits of a can of sardines. It’s one of the most nutritious foods (just don’t overdo eating them), in case you didn't know. It's hard to believe that it can be nutritious, right? I've discovered proofs.

Bring home your favorite dishes from The Manila Hotel Cafe Ilang-Ilang

Yes you can now afford to eat hotel food at your own home.

In the midst of these strange and dark times, people are looking for a ray of sunshine. With the Luzon-wide “enhanced community quarantine” (ECQ) in place, everyone’s staying at home and finding new shows to watch, or rediscovering new talents. Minimizing contact with other people is a must, but on days when you’d like some semblance of normalcy—or want to treat yourself to something other than what you can scrape together in your kitchen—The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang is open for takeout and pick up transactions. Special delivery can also be arranged subject to terms and conditions. 

The Manila Hotel’s Café Ilang-Ilang takes you on a gustatory adventure as you taste some of the world’s flavors with our diverse home buffet-style options at the comfort of your home. Excite your palate from Asian delights to classic Italian and modern global meals including Halal food options. Our home buffet selections are ideal for 4 to 5 persons. They also have our a la carte menu which you can check out on our official Facebook page

Monday, May 18, 2020

Olay Age Defying with Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel Product Review

It is important to care for the biggest organ in our body--our skin.
I’m not exactly someone who can be considered as a beauty junkie although admittedly I’ve got a lot of skincare products that I’d try from time to time. I’m not so much into makeup and cosmetics, but having clear skin is an essential part of me. I’d get panic when I’d get a small zit here and there. Thank God for my good genes, pimple breakouts, and cystic acne isn’t part of my worries. Although I do have sensitive dry skin, I’m not afraid to try new skincare products, especially when it’s from branded ones—products that my family has trusted for years like Olay. I recently had the privilege of trying this exciting Olay product called Olay Age Defying with Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Gel beauty jar. 

Olay Age Defying Hyaluronic Gel 


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Friday, May 15, 2020

Load up on these immunity-boosting foods on your next grocery run

Natural foods are your best source of immune system boosters.

When it comes to protecting yourself from COVID-19, a strong immune system is like having a good 
insurance plan. While staying at home and practicing hygiene is a must, being smart with your food choices, and keeping a healthy diet gives your body the edge it needs to fight the disease. Produced by Unilab’s natural products company, Synnovate Pharma Corp., Sekaya is a brand that’s committed to prescribing nature by doing scientific research to develop pharma-grade health products such as food supplements and botanic infusions – all of which are from plant-based ingredients that have long been backed by tradition and undergone exacting measures to ensure purity and potency. With a mission to educate and help Filipinos come up with informed decisions about the food they consume, Sekaya underlines that there's no better source of immune system boosters than natural foods.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

10 Tips on How to Overcome the Covid-19 Crisis

There's a tall order for everyone to #stayhome to avoid Covid-19 virus
What have you learned so far from being on quarantined in the past 2 months? What are your thoughts and learnings on this crisis brought about by the pandemic Covid-19 virus? If we all survive this crisis, if we’re all given a new lease on life, then it’s possible that it would’ve changed our perspective forever. I personally went through a lot of life’s hurdles prior to the lockdown. I went through a bit of soul searching after I had quit my previous work as a social media manager for a food business in September of 2019. It was by far one of the best decisions I had ever made. It may not have been easy, because I loved what I was doing for the company but then I was no longer happy with the way I was treated by the owner himself. I needed to gain back my self-love and self-respect as I had allowed my former client to body shamed me and treated me in such a way I know I did not deserve. Anyway, going back to my life prior to lockdown, five months after I bid my last work goodbye, a window of opportunity presented itself to me.

Yes, I had just started working for my new company two weeks prior to lockdown. I learned a lot about myself through this experience. I never realized I had more courage than I ever thought possible, that I am resilient to change when the need calls for it. Most importantly, I had learned that I can create a meaningful life for myself in spite of the limitations, circumstantial or imposed.

It’s basically normal to feel a little blue from time to time, especially since we’re not used to all these things—being on quarantined and social distancing from all our loved ones. But don’t lose hope. While it’s true that we had to cross over to the ‘new normal,’ let’s bravely hope and pray that we’ll all survive in this together. Allow me to share ways on how I think we could overcome the Covid-19 virus crisis. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

My Honest Product Review of B & Soap Mamie Blue Wash Off Pack

B & Soap Mamie Blue Wash Off Pack

When I was in my teens, I had always loved trying on different skincare products. Since I’m not someone into makeup and cosmetics, skincare was more really of my thing. Name it, from facial scrub to body wash to facial masks to whatnot—I must’ve tried a whole lot of skincare range. So it’s no longer surprising that even at my age now (I’d be in my early 40’s come September), testing, and trying out skincare products remains to be my thing. 

I recently stumbled upon this facial mask called B & Soap Mamie Blue Wash Off Pack. I assume it’s a Korean brand since most of the text on its packaging were in Hangeul. I bought B & Soap Mamie Blue Wash Off Pack from Althea Korea one of the popular legit online sites where you can find authentic Korean products. You can be assured that your orders are shipped directly and flown in from Gangnam District in South Korea.

How to defend yourself against scammers

Have you ever been scammed? Don't fall as a victim to these vicious people. It's time to wisen up and be smart. It’s a nightmare when any of these happen: a) your credit card gets stolen; b) your emergency savings disappear; or c) you find out that you just gave your password to a scammer. In these times, you have to be vigilant. 

Scammers are working full-time to steal passwords and break into everyone’s bank accounts, online shopping accounts, and even social media accounts. In this digital age, information—from our passwords to our social media posts—can be used to compromise and steal our hard-earned money.

According to one study, $1 trillion are stolen by cybercriminals every year from banks worldwide. So, it’s important to NEVER take your personal information (name, address, place of work, school, etc.) and your passwords for granted. High-tech criminals are waiting to target you and gain access to you and your loved ones’ bank, credit card, and other financial accounts.

For their part, banks, like BDO, are not only constantly strengthening their infrastructure, they are also sharing helpful information to teach and empower accountholders like you to outsmart scammers and not fall victim to their schemes.

So, while cybercriminals spend their time, resources, and technology to try and steal your information and money, there are ways you can curb scams and protect yourself. 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Simple Steps to Enjoy Working from Home

Work from home set up can be quite challenging.

Millions around the globe have made a sudden transition to remote work amid the Covid-19 pandemic. For many, remote work is a new reality and one that takes some getting used to. Whether it’s done by choice or by necessity, working from home has its benefits, like avoiding your daily commute. But it also means it’s up to you to motivate yourself and get as much out of your time as you would in an office setting. I had been working from home myself since the lockdown and I'd have to say it was pretty overwhelming. It took a while for me to be able to adjust well to this particular kind of work set up. I bet some of you guys maybe able to relate well with me. 

To help, here are five tips to keep yourself accountable, creative, and productive as you work from home.


It is equally important in finding a designated workspace.

To keep your brain in the right mode, it’s important to establish a permanent workspace—it tells your brain to do work productively without any distractions.

Friday, May 8, 2020

She Didn’t Give Up on Mayor Isko

Press Release: 

Happy Mother’s Day!

As the old adage goes, “Behind every great man there’s a great woman.” Mayor Francisco Domagoso or simply YORME, shares his heartwarming Mother’s Day message to a great woman behind his great success and to all the Filipino MOMS – the Real VIPs!

Watch the full video at

As the elected City Mayor of Manila, endearingly called by most Filipinos as Yorme, he never wavered amidst adversities hurled at him for taking several steps in making a better version of the city he fondly calls his home and crowning glory.

On this special occasion, Yorme encourages all Filipino moms to be stronger for their families while consciously maintaining a healthy work-life balance and to continue their selfless dedication amidst the uncertainties of this pandemic war - “Believe in yourself! You’ve got nothing to lose.”

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Shang celebrates Mother’s Day safely with #SlayAtHomeMom

Press Release:

Spending more time with mom at home has nurtured our appreciation for her and everything she does. And for those who are bravely serving at the front lines, missing her warm and comforting presence to get through the daily grind. Whether mom is close by or not, she should feel all the love she deserves on a day just for her.

Shangri-La Plaza is helping everyone celebrate Mother’s Day online with Slay at Home Mom, a special promotion to honor the most important women in our lives.

From May 6 to 9, the Shang invites everyone to come up with appreciation posts about their moms. Just post 2 photos side-by-side, one showing your mom and her usual self at home and another with her all dressed and made up. Write about how much you love your mom, expressing your gratitude for everything she’s done for you.

Tag @shangrilaplazaofficial, keep your post public, and add the hashtags #SlayAtHomeMom and #CelebrateMomAtShang. The three best posts are set to win exciting prizes from Beauty Buffet. Winners will be announced on May 10, and prizes are to be claimed at the Beauty Buffet store once the Shang re-opens.

Give mom the wonderful Mother’s Day she deserves! #CelebrateMomAtShang with the touching gift of gratitude and treats that make her feel beautiful.

For inquiries, visit Follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Make Mother's Day Special with The Manila Hotel Amazing Cakes

Clockwise from bottom: Mango Cheesecake, Ohaina Chocolate Gateau, Opera Cake and Trio of Chocolate Mousse

Mother’s Day is a yearly reminder to cherish our relationship with our moms. Given this year’s unique circumstances, many of us will be celebrating this special day at home or even away from the special women in our lives—mom, grandmas, and aunts. Still, even when fancy dinners are impossible, Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be canceled. With some creativity and preparation, you can still give the most special woman in your life the Mother’s Day she deserves.

The Manila Hotel pulls all the stops for you to still be able to give her a memorable Mother’s Day. This home celebration will have a five-star hotel feel and The Manila Hotel will make sure it gets close to a real feast.

The Manila Hotel’s Mother’s Day Surprise gives you discounts when you choose to order the food-and-cake bundle and pay online on or before May 8, 2020 (Friday). You may choose items from the A La Carte Menu or Home Buffet sets (Filipino, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese favorites, as well as Certified Halal items) and get a 20% discount on your food bill, and a 10% discount on the cake of your choice.

Because mothers deserve the only the best, you can choose from our awesome selection: our decadent Opera Cake; Ohaina Chocolate Gateau, a Lifestyle Inquirer Best Dessert Winner; the mouthwatering Trio of Chocolate Mousse, and our amazing Mango Cheesecake.

To order or for more information, please call 8527 0011 or message 0998-9501912.

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