Sunday, July 31, 2016

How I Make Worklife Easier

Advances in technology enable us to work relentlessly if we choose to, and sometimes it takes a toll on our health and even affect our family life. It is true, we all need to work a lot, because we wanted to provide a better future for our family, but lack of balance may result to more problems later on.

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Like anyone else, I also experience worklife dilemmas and would like to share some of the things I do whenever I feel that things seem to get out of control and I need to re-focus:

Organize Your Work Space : Arrange your working area, keep everyday tools you need like notepads, pens, notebook handy anytime. Throw away unnecessary stuffs like old papers you don’t need, file documents that doesn’t need to be in your table for you to have that extra space you needed. Helps to remember “Cluttered Desk is a Cluttered Mind.”which creates a lot of stress .

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Plan Ahead and Manage Your Time : A planner, calendar, or even a to-do list can help, depending on which may work best for you. This gives you a realistic look at your schedule for the day or the whole week and see if you are over-scheduling yourself. If you turn this simple technique into a habit, it will change the way you do things, and it will help take things-off your mind.

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Get more sleep : Your best gauge for this is your own body, whenever you feel too tired , stressed out with your job or so burned-out of everyday tasks, slow down a bit. For me, even a few minutes of power-nap can do wonders. I also get more sleep by hitting the sack early during those nights when I can’t finish a post or article, so I can be more effective and be able to think more clearly the next day.

Schedule in Some Fun Time : I have discovered that purposely scheduling fun time has helped make things lighter and it’s a great way to bring in some happy moments into a rather hectic and heavy schedule. Play with your kids or nieces, be a kid again, watch a funny Disney Movie with them. Reward yourself, eat your favorite not-so-healthy snack. I also enjoy me-time – praying, meditating and thinking, helps me to think things through.

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Take Care of Yourself. Self care is vital to your health and makes you more productive. Aside from getting enough exercise, eating a more nutritious diet, taking the best supplement like FERN-C will do wonders to your health. I have been taking it for so many many years now and it has helped boost my immune system and enabled me accomplish the tasks ahead of me. In fact, my whole family takes it, from my 84-year old Mother, down to my nephews , we can happily say with Fern-C “Subok Na!”

When your family is healthy, you worry less which gives you full concentration to do your job and accomplish your goals “Worklife ay Easy with FERN-C!” .

You might ask, “Why Fern-C?”

FERN-C is the First Non-Acidic Vitamin C in the Philippines and the only Quali-C Vitamin C made from Europe, ensuring a quality Vitamin C to Millions of Filipinos.

For daily maintenance, take 1-2 capsules. For cold symptoms, take 3-4 capsules daily. May be given as is, or dissolved in fruit juices, water, or cold beverages of choice and for kids, like what I did when my daughter was still small, we open-up the capsule and mix the powdery vitamin-C with honey and she loved it. 

FERN-C may be taken either before or after meals, it’s non-acidic and super tummy-friendly, even on an empty stomach.

To know more about FERN-C, check-out their social media sites, LIKE and FOLLOW them for more updates.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Single/Single Barkada Gets Second Chances in Episode 11

Last week, our favourite weekend barkada got together once again to celebrate Tita Bianca and Dwight’s upcoming wedding. The occasion also gave them the opportunity to learn from the engaged couple’s experiences and to reflect on their own romantic statuses.

This week, find out if Joey and Joee are ready to rekindle their love story or if there really is no hope of a happily ever after for them. As for the officially-single Ranee and loveless Benny, will they give love another shot? Or has their recent heartbreaks permanently scarred their fragile hearts?

Find out how your favourite weekend barkada will get through this #HowtoAdult dilemma on episode 11 of PhilStarTV and Cinema One’s award-winning romantic-comedy series, Single/Single season 2.

The show airs every Sunday, 10PM on Cinema One with replays on Wednesdays, 8:30pm and Saturdays, 9pm.  Past episodes can also be viewed on For more updates, visit and follow @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram.  

Monday, July 18, 2016

MediCard receives Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand award

MediCard, a leading health maintenance organization (HMO) provider, has been given the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2016 Gold award in the Health Card category. Now on its 18th year, the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards commends products and services most trusted by Filipinos. 

Brands were chosen by consumers and were rated on the following attributes: trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovation and social responsibility.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award because it reflects the trust given to us by consumers. MediCard takes pride of its highly competent and well-trained doctors and medical professionals who can help and present solutions for the health and 
wellness of their patients,” said Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines. 

MediCard offers services such as preventive health care, hospital confinement, out-patient care, emergency care, members’ financial assistance and dental care. 

It also has numerous free-standing clinics and satellite clinics nationwide, bringing the best and accessible medical care to its members. 

To help its patients practice a healthy lifestyle, MediCard also has the MediCard Lifestyle Center which is designed to offer effective solutions for wellness. 

With the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2016 Gold award reinforcing MediCard’s accomplishments, MediCard continues its commitment to bringing trustworthy and excellent healthcare services to Filipinos.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Joy of Art Maki by Jannet and Bubble Man

Attending an event is a great opportunity for me to meet new friends, or see my blogger friends again and update each other and get to know them better.

I was so happy to receive an invite from Mommy Joy Mendiola to attend “The Joy of Art Maki by Jannet and Bubble Man”, we’ve been together a few times during events, and I always thought that she’s a very nice and jolly person, not to mention her OOTDs are just awesome, thus I look forward to seeing her photos and videos on facebook, Instagram and would visit her blog “Occassions of Joy” often. 

Joy was a former Human Resources - Recruitment and Training Specialist, a Marketing Supervisor, and she is now an Events Consultant of Occasions of Joy Events, and a Joyful Lifestyle Blogger of and on top of all that, a happy and proud wife and mom of 3 beautiful kids.

The intimate event was held at the Tokyo Café, located at the lobby of GoHotels in Edsa, Mandaluyong. The café was an ideal place for friends to meet over great coffee and they also serve authentic delicious Euro-Japanese cuisine. 

Read more about TOKYO CAFÉ here for more information.

We started The Joy of Art Maki by Jannet and Bubble Man intimate event with a prayer, followed by short introduction of all guests and bloggers.

Friends from Mikewell World of Household Products Company, headed by Ms. Jen Dizon, talked about Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid, it's history as well as advantages of using this eco-friendly dishwashing liquid.

All the attendees were so happy and went home with a basket full of Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid.  

About Bubble Man
Bubble Man being eco-friendly means that it’s sustainable and safe to use for our family and safe for the environment. It’s perfect for the eco-friendly lifestyle that we’re trying to adapt as a family. Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid is a product of Mikewell World of Household Products Company. Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid is also available in various local supermarkets nationwide.

Can’t wait to try this new dishwashing discovery, and will post my personal experience of these products soon!

If you’re wondering, Bubble Man comes in the following packaging: 55mL, 270mL, 880 mL and the price ranges from P32.50-65.00 depending on the size. You can find them at the following stores: LCC Department Store, Mercury Drug Stores, Puregold, Gaisano Mall, San Roque Supermarket (SRS), Walter Mart, Fisher Mall, Robinsons Supermarkets and The Landmark. You may visit their Facebook Page for more details. 

Art Maki by Jannet Salazar (IG : @jannet65)

Maki Sushi making hands on demo immediately followed, Ms. Jannet taught us how simple it is to make Sushi :)

I love Maki Sushi, and was I so surprised to learn that we’re going to do an actual hands-on and try to make our own maki. 

Ms. Jannet Salazar is a hands on mom and housewife who loves art, food and photography. Because of this love for those things, she thought of setting her focus on food art and documenting her creations through photography. And a photobooth biz , arts and crafts making on the side. Jannet is also the 1st Filipina Art Maki Instructor certified by the Japan Sushi Instructors Association (JSIA). She complete her certification course at the Tokyo Sushi Academy in Tokyo, Japan.

Ms.Jannet with her husband, Alvin

These are some of her creations (above picture)

Tadah, my Flower of Peach Maki Sushi, not bad at all :)

Thanks Ms. Jannet!  

There are two special awards :)

Mommy Millet won the Best Maki

Techie Mom got the Early Bird Award!

We enjoyed delicious Meryenda before heading home...

Thanks Mommy Joy!  We had so much fun today :)

Oh, btw, my daughter enjoyed the maki so much, 
she wants us to make some soon!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tokyo Café for Great Coffee and Some Euro-Japanese Cuisine

Few days ago, I was invited to an intimate event and birthday celebration of a dear friend, and it was held at the Tokyo Café.

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It was my first time to visit the place,  it’s not that big, but they also have a small function area where the event was held.

It has some kind of  relaxing ambiance with cute posters and decors on the wall…

While waiting for the other bloggers to arrive, I got to taste their Iced Coffee... I love it, not too strong but still have that kind of bitter taste that goes well with the creaminess of the milk.

And I must say, I appreciate the way they serve their Ice Coffee, because you can control the sweetness and creaminess of your coffee. the syrup and milk come in separate small containers.  

A friend and I had the Tonkatsu rice meal.  They also have other Japanese comfort dishes on the menu …

(Menu photos are all from the web)
Please check prices with the restaurant before visiting or ordering.

Visit Tokyo Café for great coffee and some Euro-Japanese casual cuisine, located at the Ground Floor of GoHotels in Robinson’s Cybergate, along Edsa Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong, you may contact them at (02) 477-3844 or their Facebook page ---