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Saturday, April 29, 2017



I was invited to attend another Jollibee event and of course the instant answer is yes especially when I can bring along my little boy. I am personally excited to meet the newest Jollibee family member Xia Vigor, yes the cute little lady doing the “sweet, sarap” dance jingle on Jollibee’s new ad and one of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids edition contender, she was super cute on that show. 

And Jollibee management was right in choosing Xia, she is so loveable in person, very candid and witty and of course very pretty. Xia shares that she was excited upon learning of the new endorsement she will be doing and quips that even before; she really loved Jolly Spaghetti every time they go out and eat. Jollibee truly catches the heart of kids, and I believe even the adults alike, our generation practically grew up having Jollibee around.













And now they focused on reminding us how Jollibee has that sweet, sarap taste which made us love it more. Now meatier and tastier, my little boy enjoys it too; he knows Jollibee at 1 year old but is afraid of the mascot lol! But every time we pass by a Jollibee store he really wants to go near and touch the Jollibee mannequin’s cheek. Jollibee is really the go to place of families especially during the weekends, after church, or for family bonding and even for little occasions such as good grades, rewards for helping out in the household chores or just being a good kid. Jollibee has been a part of Filipinos lives and will continue on for the next generation. I am a proud Jollibee kid.

Jollibee Welcomes Xia as the New Jolly Spaghetti Endorser



I was invited to attend another Jollibee event and of course the instant answer is yes especially when I can bring along my little boy. I am personally excited to meet the newest Jollibee family member Xia Vigor, yes the cute little lady doing the “sweet, sarap” dance jingle on Jollibee’s new ad and one of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids edition contender, she was super cute on that show. 

And Jollibee management was right in choosing Xia, she is so loveable in person, very candid and witty and of course very pretty. Xia shares that she was excited upon learning of the new endorsement she will be doing and quips that even before; she really loved Jolly Spaghetti every time they go out and eat. Jollibee truly catches the heart of kids, and I believe even the adults alike, our generation practically grew up having Jollibee around.













And now they focused on reminding us how Jollibee has that sweet, sarap taste which made us love it more. Now meatier and tastier, my little boy enjoys it too; he knows Jollibee at 1 year old but is afraid of the mascot lol! But every time we pass by a Jollibee store he really wants to go near and touch the Jollibee mannequin’s cheek. Jollibee is really the go to place of families especially during the weekends, after church, or for family bonding and even for little occasions such as good grades, rewards for helping out in the household chores or just being a good kid. Jollibee has been a part of Filipinos lives and will continue on for the next generation. I am a proud Jollibee kid.

Posted at 10:47 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, April 21, 2017


How does a wife protect her beloved family from anyone who would try to break in and break them?

GMA once again offers another fresh and hilarious story about three wives who are on guard to protect what they have from three other women disrupting their quiet domesticated lives.

Heading the show is Cannes 2016 Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, with 2016 Gawad Urian Best Actress LJ Reyes, Internet's Hottest Kim Domingo with Katrina Halili, Jestoni Alarcon, Mark Herras, Meg Imperial, Archie Alemania and Lovely Abella - this huge amazing cast will bring to life sexy comedy drama about three wives, three mistresses and the three husbands tagging along.

Jaclyn Jose plays the domestic diva wife whose prowess in the kitchen is matched by her rival, Katrina Halili. On the other hand Jestoni Alarcon plays the role of a used-to-be super loyal husband who strays when faced with the excitement of an affair in his mid-life age.














Lj Reyes is a successful entrepreneur who is forced to be the family's breadwinner when husband Mark Herras chooses to sit it our at home while waiting for his ideal job. When the wif became too busy for his amorous advances, he finds more than enough comfort in the company of his sister-ib-law, Lovely Abella.














Kim Domingo plays a super sexy Zumba intsructor who became a veteran of his husband Archie Alemania's numerous affairs, However when the latest woman Meg Imperial came to the scene it seems as if she;s proving to be more destructive than those of the past,To make it more complicated, the other woman will reveal a secret that would shock the life out of the legal wife.













D'Originals started airing last April 17th on GMA Afternoon Prime, it is after Legally Blind and just before Wowowin. Catch them and just chiil during your afternoon break,

D'Originals: New on GMA's Afternoon Prime


How does a wife protect her beloved family from anyone who would try to break in and break them?

GMA once again offers another fresh and hilarious story about three wives who are on guard to protect what they have from three other women disrupting their quiet domesticated lives.

Heading the show is Cannes 2016 Best Actress Jaclyn Jose, with 2016 Gawad Urian Best Actress LJ Reyes, Internet's Hottest Kim Domingo with Katrina Halili, Jestoni Alarcon, Mark Herras, Meg Imperial, Archie Alemania and Lovely Abella - this huge amazing cast will bring to life sexy comedy drama about three wives, three mistresses and the three husbands tagging along.

Jaclyn Jose plays the domestic diva wife whose prowess in the kitchen is matched by her rival, Katrina Halili. On the other hand Jestoni Alarcon plays the role of a used-to-be super loyal husband who strays when faced with the excitement of an affair in his mid-life age.














Lj Reyes is a successful entrepreneur who is forced to be the family's breadwinner when husband Mark Herras chooses to sit it our at home while waiting for his ideal job. When the wif became too busy for his amorous advances, he finds more than enough comfort in the company of his sister-ib-law, Lovely Abella.














Kim Domingo plays a super sexy Zumba intsructor who became a veteran of his husband Archie Alemania's numerous affairs, However when the latest woman Meg Imperial came to the scene it seems as if she;s proving to be more destructive than those of the past,To make it more complicated, the other woman will reveal a secret that would shock the life out of the legal wife.













D'Originals started airing last April 17th on GMA Afternoon Prime, it is after Legally Blind and just before Wowowin. Catch them and just chiil during your afternoon break,

Posted at 12:10 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Wednesday, March 15, 2017



I was once again invited by FUJIFILM to witness the unveiling of their newest product that will make Instax fans excited. This is the Fujifilm Instax Memory Lane Album Kit, it comes with different bundle sets which includes the following:
  • Instax Memory Label Package that includes an Instax Mini 8, pack of film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker
  • XA3 Memory Lane Package that includes an XA3, Instax Share SP-2, pack of film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker
  • XA10 Memory Lane Package that includes an XA10, Instax Mini 7s, pack o film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker. 


The Memory Lane Album is super cute, it is a unique Instax album made of thick-bordered pages where you can insert your Instax prints. I am excited for the weekend since I already have a lot of Instax prints that I want to arrange in the album. The Memory Lane Album also protects our prints from moisture and dirt which makes our photo prints last longer.

As an added treat, FUJIFILM Brand Ambassador Bea Alonzo was also present to give her insights on why she loves FUJUFILM and was so ready to have selfies with the Media. FUJIFILM really know how to create memories outside of the digital world and believe me it still feels super good to actually have our photos printed.

Thank you FUJIFILM for creating memories and for my Instax Memory Kit yay!

Make More Memories with Fujifilm Instax Memory Lane Album Kit



I was once again invited by FUJIFILM to witness the unveiling of their newest product that will make Instax fans excited. This is the Fujifilm Instax Memory Lane Album Kit, it comes with different bundle sets which includes the following:
  • Instax Memory Label Package that includes an Instax Mini 8, pack of film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker
  • XA3 Memory Lane Package that includes an XA3, Instax Share SP-2, pack of film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker
  • XA10 Memory Lane Package that includes an XA10, Instax Mini 7s, pack o film (10 sheets), a Memory Lane album, and a pen marker. 


The Memory Lane Album is super cute, it is a unique Instax album made of thick-bordered pages where you can insert your Instax prints. I am excited for the weekend since I already have a lot of Instax prints that I want to arrange in the album. The Memory Lane Album also protects our prints from moisture and dirt which makes our photo prints last longer.

As an added treat, FUJIFILM Brand Ambassador Bea Alonzo was also present to give her insights on why she loves FUJUFILM and was so ready to have selfies with the Media. FUJIFILM really know how to create memories outside of the digital world and believe me it still feels super good to actually have our photos printed.

Thank you FUJIFILM for creating memories and for my Instax Memory Kit yay!

Posted at 12:56 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, March 14, 2017



Since late last year, I've been dreaming to have my own Longchamp Neo, I already have two Le Pliage but when the Neo came out I said I wanted one but I find it so expensive when I checked it out in Rustan's. So anyways I've been searching on Instagram who sells Longchamps and I was surprised that there are a lot of sellers, even on Facebook! And every single one claims that it is "Authentic" and I was like really? I saw one who admits that her products are Class A and another one who offers money back guarantee if proven to be fake. But what about the others who claim they are authentic, and what does authentic really means now for online sellers and consumers?

How authentic is authentic nowadays? Now I am more confused, I assume an original Longchamp Neo runs maybe from Php8,000 and up (mine was a gift/pasalubong from relatives who came from Europe so I don't have any idea how much was the Le Pliage before) so anyways, from 8K down to online sellers of like Php2,000 and even Php3,000 buy 1 get 1 so that's Php1,500 I am now shaking my head. Is there any law protecting the rights of the consumers who buy online? There are also sellers who indicates "no return/exchange policy, no cancellations, buy at your own risk, and even no COD" if you say your products are authentic you have to back it up right? So sorry for all the questions, it just frustrates me that these sellers sell them with those prices but couldn't actually stand for their products quality or authenticity. Oh another thing, when they say factory overruns, really again? do you think Longchamp, Beaachkins, MK, and other branded bags would deliberately allow to have  thousands of factory defected products during production and in all colors pa? I assume their quality control areas are super strict in implementing high quality production control. They are selling too many of these "authentic products" that in my opinion are still expensive, if they are fake they should be sold at less than a thousand, than claim to be authentic and sell at 2K and up is just unfair for both the brand and the consumers right?

Oh well, I don't know how to end this post right now, I just want to share my opinion... feel free to share yours on the comment section :-)

Online Sellers; How Authentic is Authentic?



Since late last year, I've been dreaming to have my own Longchamp Neo, I already have two Le Pliage but when the Neo came out I said I wanted one but I find it so expensive when I checked it out in Rustan's. So anyways I've been searching on Instagram who sells Longchamps and I was surprised that there are a lot of sellers, even on Facebook! And every single one claims that it is "Authentic" and I was like really? I saw one who admits that her products are Class A and another one who offers money back guarantee if proven to be fake. But what about the others who claim they are authentic, and what does authentic really means now for online sellers and consumers?

How authentic is authentic nowadays? Now I am more confused, I assume an original Longchamp Neo runs maybe from Php8,000 and up (mine was a gift/pasalubong from relatives who came from Europe so I don't have any idea how much was the Le Pliage before) so anyways, from 8K down to online sellers of like Php2,000 and even Php3,000 buy 1 get 1 so that's Php1,500 I am now shaking my head. Is there any law protecting the rights of the consumers who buy online? There are also sellers who indicates "no return/exchange policy, no cancellations, buy at your own risk, and even no COD" if you say your products are authentic you have to back it up right? So sorry for all the questions, it just frustrates me that these sellers sell them with those prices but couldn't actually stand for their products quality or authenticity. Oh another thing, when they say factory overruns, really again? do you think Longchamp, Beaachkins, MK, and other branded bags would deliberately allow to have  thousands of factory defected products during production and in all colors pa? I assume their quality control areas are super strict in implementing high quality production control. They are selling too many of these "authentic products" that in my opinion are still expensive, if they are fake they should be sold at less than a thousand, than claim to be authentic and sell at 2K and up is just unfair for both the brand and the consumers right?

Oh well, I don't know how to end this post right now, I just want to share my opinion... feel free to share yours on the comment section :-)

Posted at 4:56 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, March 3, 2017



So it's been like 2 years since I stopped working to focus more on our family, and after some adjustments now I am definitely back in the corporate world. But going back wasn't that easy, I had so many doubts about returning, like would I be ready to face all the stress from everyday office life? How about the challenge to balance my time as a mom, a wife and an employee? And how to drag myself up every single morning when all this time I am in charge of my time. So many questions but will not be answered unless I tried.

And so I am back, and I have to once again review different marketing terms, be updated on what's happening around and learn more as in more, thus making my brains to work harder. But all my worries were answered as I was excited to know that there's this herbal supplement for the brain, well I usually just hear about the multivitamin supplements (I have one) so I didn't know that there's Brain Master available in the market that is specifically for the brain and what's good about it is that it is FDA (Food and Drug Authority) approved, which makes me feel safe about taking it, and as a diabetic not all supplements are safe for me. One box contains 10 sachets with 10 tablets each, so that's 100 capsules in one box. I think I can take one tablet per day and it is an herbal supplement which means it is rather safe, but still do check it out with your physicians especially if you are taking other medicines or maintenance especially for those in their "senior" age. 

I am really excited to try this soon because  with all the scheduled meetings and brain storming in the next coming months I am quite sure my brains will be needing all the help it could get, for now I could just introduce it to everyone and let you know that we have a product specifically designated for our brains, and will update this post once I start taking them.

This is really a big help for me, I would also want my Mom to try this too, I am super grateful that there is Brain Master, now I am more excited to face everyday work and yes bring it on for more productivity and work work work!

Until my next update!

Brain Master Herbal Supplement for the not so senior you



So it's been like 2 years since I stopped working to focus more on our family, and after some adjustments now I am definitely back in the corporate world. But going back wasn't that easy, I had so many doubts about returning, like would I be ready to face all the stress from everyday office life? How about the challenge to balance my time as a mom, a wife and an employee? And how to drag myself up every single morning when all this time I am in charge of my time. So many questions but will not be answered unless I tried.

And so I am back, and I have to once again review different marketing terms, be updated on what's happening around and learn more as in more, thus making my brains to work harder. But all my worries were answered as I was excited to know that there's this herbal supplement for the brain, well I usually just hear about the multivitamin supplements (I have one) so I didn't know that there's Brain Master available in the market that is specifically for the brain and what's good about it is that it is FDA (Food and Drug Authority) approved, which makes me feel safe about taking it, and as a diabetic not all supplements are safe for me. One box contains 10 sachets with 10 tablets each, so that's 100 capsules in one box. I think I can take one tablet per day and it is an herbal supplement which means it is rather safe, but still do check it out with your physicians especially if you are taking other medicines or maintenance especially for those in their "senior" age. 

I am really excited to try this soon because  with all the scheduled meetings and brain storming in the next coming months I am quite sure my brains will be needing all the help it could get, for now I could just introduce it to everyone and let you know that we have a product specifically designated for our brains, and will update this post once I start taking them.

This is really a big help for me, I would also want my Mom to try this too, I am super grateful that there is Brain Master, now I am more excited to face everyday work and yes bring it on for more productivity and work work work!

Until my next update!

Posted at 1:04 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, January 10, 2017



So here I am, today the 10th of January, 2017 in a new office. Feels like I'm a fresh grad, eager to start work and learn more. Yep guys, less events, less product reviews, maybe more on personal posts because this momma will be working her ass out para sa ekonomiya! and I am proud to say that I ma part of the National Bookstore company yay! that's it for now, I just wanted to express my excitement and thankful for the Lord who led me into finding this new job and for a second chance in the corporate world, thank you universe. To my husband who's been supporting and extending his patience on me thank you and 1312224 and to our dear son, I will miss you everyday but this is for you also, awards night ba besh? 

Just a big thank you!

I am now a certified Laking National



So here I am, today the 10th of January, 2017 in a new office. Feels like I'm a fresh grad, eager to start work and learn more. Yep guys, less events, less product reviews, maybe more on personal posts because this momma will be working her ass out para sa ekonomiya! and I am proud to say that I ma part of the National Bookstore company yay! that's it for now, I just wanted to express my excitement and thankful for the Lord who led me into finding this new job and for a second chance in the corporate world, thank you universe. To my husband who's been supporting and extending his patience on me thank you and 1312224 and to our dear son, I will miss you everyday but this is for you also, awards night ba besh? 

Just a big thank you!

Posted at 1:24 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Each business yearns for growth and expansion in their companies but there are millions to consider. Even Henry Sy says that “There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money”. There are cost implications in various business aspects including manpower, land, machines, and more. Basically, to grow, you need additional capital investment. If you have the additional money, the next question is, where is the best place to invest it? It could be in hr, production & marketing. Is it also best to put your money in vehicles for your deliveries?


The down payments and monthly amortization of vehicles are crazy low right now and many of us think that yes, just buy a car and hire your own driver, right? But not all entrepreneurs realize the headache and expenses of vehicle maintenance. We can run down all the possible expenses but perhaps, that will be another article. So the question is, will you still put your capital to your own delivery vans or would you prefer to just give that part to the delivery experts and place your money for more stocks?

Transportify can do the delivery for you, but many businesses asks, can they pick up and deliver outside Metro Manila? YES!

Transportify understands your needs and is expanding to more service areas outside of Metro Manila such as San Pedro, Laguna, home to many industrial hubs, and in Angono, the

Art Capital of the Philippines. In addition, Bacoor, Cavite and Marilao, Bulacan are also added in the list.

This move is seen to help address a common problem for businesses so they can focus more on their real product. With this, businesses can allocate their resources to other business aspects. Add more machines, raw materials and manpower to produce more products to sell. Increase profits through investing on your business strength.

With roughly 5 months’ worth of operations here in Manila, Transportify is working closely with clients and driver-partners to expand the coverage area and cater to the special delivery needs of more businesses.

Noel Abelardo, Transportify’s Demand Head and Co-country Manager said, “Transportify believes in providing quality and superb customer experience. This expansion of our service areas is an answer to the increasing demand from our business clients. They regularly ask us to launch new service areas, and we are very much listening. We take the concerns of our customers seriously, and we are working hard to address those needs. ”

He explained that before they launch a service area, they ensure that they have enough well trained drivers who could fulfill customers’ delivery needs in that location.

To know whether your location is within Transportify’s coverage area, click on https://www.transportify.com.ph/servicearea/ or you may also email your queries and requests to support@transportify.com.ph.

Download the Transportify app now on Apple Store for iOS devices and on Google Play Store for Android devices. Book your immediate and scheduled delivery needs via the mobile app and experience worry-free delivery services.

Transportify expands service areas for PH business growth

Each business yearns for growth and expansion in their companies but there are millions to consider. Even Henry Sy says that “There is no such thing as overnight success or easy money”. There are cost implications in various business aspects including manpower, land, machines, and more. Basically, to grow, you need additional capital investment. If you have the additional money, the next question is, where is the best place to invest it? It could be in hr, production & marketing. Is it also best to put your money in vehicles for your deliveries?


The down payments and monthly amortization of vehicles are crazy low right now and many of us think that yes, just buy a car and hire your own driver, right? But not all entrepreneurs realize the headache and expenses of vehicle maintenance. We can run down all the possible expenses but perhaps, that will be another article. So the question is, will you still put your capital to your own delivery vans or would you prefer to just give that part to the delivery experts and place your money for more stocks?

Transportify can do the delivery for you, but many businesses asks, can they pick up and deliver outside Metro Manila? YES!

Transportify understands your needs and is expanding to more service areas outside of Metro Manila such as San Pedro, Laguna, home to many industrial hubs, and in Angono, the

Art Capital of the Philippines. In addition, Bacoor, Cavite and Marilao, Bulacan are also added in the list.

This move is seen to help address a common problem for businesses so they can focus more on their real product. With this, businesses can allocate their resources to other business aspects. Add more machines, raw materials and manpower to produce more products to sell. Increase profits through investing on your business strength.

With roughly 5 months’ worth of operations here in Manila, Transportify is working closely with clients and driver-partners to expand the coverage area and cater to the special delivery needs of more businesses.

Noel Abelardo, Transportify’s Demand Head and Co-country Manager said, “Transportify believes in providing quality and superb customer experience. This expansion of our service areas is an answer to the increasing demand from our business clients. They regularly ask us to launch new service areas, and we are very much listening. We take the concerns of our customers seriously, and we are working hard to address those needs. ”

He explained that before they launch a service area, they ensure that they have enough well trained drivers who could fulfill customers’ delivery needs in that location.

To know whether your location is within Transportify’s coverage area, click on https://www.transportify.com.ph/servicearea/ or you may also email your queries and requests to support@transportify.com.ph.

Download the Transportify app now on Apple Store for iOS devices and on Google Play Store for Android devices. Book your immediate and scheduled delivery needs via the mobile app and experience worry-free delivery services.

Posted at 1:54 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Dots And Pixels finally opens its doors at the 5/F of SM Megamall Fashion Hall and it is my first time to attend an opening of a printing shop, and so I thought. Well dear readers they are not the usual printing shop that we go to, they specialize in Tarpaulins and other printing needs like posters, photos, business cards, event shirts, name it they can do it. But what interests me more was they can actually do stickers, not the ordinary ones, stickers that can be seen both ways or through the glass and the one thing I am truly excited about is the kind of high end stickers they can actually create for walls. You see in one of my previous post, I shared our new project that will be up in 5 years, and as early as now I've been looking into furniture, paints and what nots for our future home and I am just so glad that Dots And Pixels can help me in the future like "in 5 years" lol!


Meet Jengjeng, COO (child of owner haha!) she is the one who is really into this art type of business, we talked about their different services like if you plan to create a business and you are unsure on how it would look like, or wanted a theme for a room but because you have limited space you have uncertainties, Dots and Pixels could actually help you with anything, all you have to do is drop by at their shop and they'll help us take care of our worries.

So now my dear friends, you know where to go... Dots & Pixels 😃

Check out my IG: @chubbychitchat to see the sample print of our family photo courtesy of Dots & Pixels of course 😬

Dots & Pixels Makes Your Prints Come To Life


Dots And Pixels finally opens its doors at the 5/F of SM Megamall Fashion Hall and it is my first time to attend an opening of a printing shop, and so I thought. Well dear readers they are not the usual printing shop that we go to, they specialize in Tarpaulins and other printing needs like posters, photos, business cards, event shirts, name it they can do it. But what interests me more was they can actually do stickers, not the ordinary ones, stickers that can be seen both ways or through the glass and the one thing I am truly excited about is the kind of high end stickers they can actually create for walls. You see in one of my previous post, I shared our new project that will be up in 5 years, and as early as now I've been looking into furniture, paints and what nots for our future home and I am just so glad that Dots And Pixels can help me in the future like "in 5 years" lol!


Meet Jengjeng, COO (child of owner haha!) she is the one who is really into this art type of business, we talked about their different services like if you plan to create a business and you are unsure on how it would look like, or wanted a theme for a room but because you have limited space you have uncertainties, Dots and Pixels could actually help you with anything, all you have to do is drop by at their shop and they'll help us take care of our worries.

So now my dear friends, you know where to go... Dots & Pixels 😃

Check out my IG: @chubbychitchat to see the sample print of our family photo courtesy of Dots & Pixels of course 😬

Posted at 10:14 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


True to form, 7-Eleven, the Philippines’ leading convenience store chain, is taking convenience to the next level by bringing its CLiQQ rewards program to its customers on Facebook Messenger. It’s a refreshing change, especially when most retailers offer physical cards or apps that take up precious space on the phone. Earning rewards has never been this interactive and rewarding!
CLiQQ, 7-Eleven’s loyalty program, is the first rewards program in the country to be accessible on Facebook Messenger.


No data plan? Always searching for the nearest wifi hotspot? CLiQQ is here to save the day! All you have to do is search CLiQQ on Messenger to access CLiQQ Wifi at any 7-Eleven store. It’s a hassle-free way to stay instantly connected, browse your favorite sites and access your apps. CLiQQ on Messenger allows you to convert points earned from your purchases to data!
Just search for CLiQQ on Messenger and sign up for an account for free. Start chatting with CLiQQ to set up your account. With 7-Eleven’s new innovation, no need to worry about not having enough space on your phone for another app!


By making the CLiQQ loyalty program available on messenger, an app most people know and love, earning rewards has never been easier.
New members get 70MB of free data for CLiQQ Wifi when they register their account using their mobile number. Points can also be used to top up data, where 1 point = 1MB. Since every 7-Eleven store in the Philippines is a CLiQQ Wifi zone, customers can easily access the internet by using the WiFi feature and connecting to the hotspot. To connect, simply turn on your phone WiFi settings and connect to CLiQQ WiFi hotspot.
Aside from this, customers can start earning points, e-stamps, and raffle entries, just by presenting the barcode generated by CliQQ on messenger every time they buy at 7-Eleven. Every P50 worth of purchase earns you a point. Points earned can be used to redeem products on the rewards catalog.

Points or e-Stamps can also be used to redeem limited edition collectibles, and participate in different raffle promos.
Not only that, CLiQQ on Messenger now makes it easier for customers to transact, all with a CLiQQ of a button. It’s so easy! Update your profile, check your balance and current points, view the latest reward catalog, and redeem all inside Messenger.


Never miss out on points again by having your CLiQQ barcode on your phone when you visit 7-Eleven. Stay connected, stay updated with the CLiQQ on Messenger!


Start chatting with CliQQ on Messenger now!
For more information, visit www.cliqq.net and follow CliQQ on Facebook (facebook.com/cliqq.ph) and Instagram (instagram.com/cliqq_ph).

7-Eleven Conveniently CLiQQs with Messenger


True to form, 7-Eleven, the Philippines’ leading convenience store chain, is taking convenience to the next level by bringing its CLiQQ rewards program to its customers on Facebook Messenger. It’s a refreshing change, especially when most retailers offer physical cards or apps that take up precious space on the phone. Earning rewards has never been this interactive and rewarding!
CLiQQ, 7-Eleven’s loyalty program, is the first rewards program in the country to be accessible on Facebook Messenger.


No data plan? Always searching for the nearest wifi hotspot? CLiQQ is here to save the day! All you have to do is search CLiQQ on Messenger to access CLiQQ Wifi at any 7-Eleven store. It’s a hassle-free way to stay instantly connected, browse your favorite sites and access your apps. CLiQQ on Messenger allows you to convert points earned from your purchases to data!
Just search for CLiQQ on Messenger and sign up for an account for free. Start chatting with CLiQQ to set up your account. With 7-Eleven’s new innovation, no need to worry about not having enough space on your phone for another app!


By making the CLiQQ loyalty program available on messenger, an app most people know and love, earning rewards has never been easier.
New members get 70MB of free data for CLiQQ Wifi when they register their account using their mobile number. Points can also be used to top up data, where 1 point = 1MB. Since every 7-Eleven store in the Philippines is a CLiQQ Wifi zone, customers can easily access the internet by using the WiFi feature and connecting to the hotspot. To connect, simply turn on your phone WiFi settings and connect to CLiQQ WiFi hotspot.
Aside from this, customers can start earning points, e-stamps, and raffle entries, just by presenting the barcode generated by CliQQ on messenger every time they buy at 7-Eleven. Every P50 worth of purchase earns you a point. Points earned can be used to redeem products on the rewards catalog.

Points or e-Stamps can also be used to redeem limited edition collectibles, and participate in different raffle promos.
Not only that, CLiQQ on Messenger now makes it easier for customers to transact, all with a CLiQQ of a button. It’s so easy! Update your profile, check your balance and current points, view the latest reward catalog, and redeem all inside Messenger.


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Posted at 6:09 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Saturday, December 10, 2016


One knows that the Christmas season is upon us when the radio starts playing Yuletide songs, malls are installed with holiday decorations, and people start making Christmas gift lists.

Christmas is all about making memories. With FUJIFILM’s instax cameras, it is now possible to preserve them and have physical copies of moments spent with friends and family.

Fujifilm brand ambassador Bea Alonzo knows the importance of spreading holiday cheer and sharing her blessings. On screen, she makes it a point to always deliver a good performance. Away from the spotlight, she is a great believer that you best learn about the world when you travel. Bea comes from a small family, with only one sibling but like most Filipino families, she has uncles and aunts and nephews and nieces. She has explored the many beautiful spots in the country with them.

But when Bea wants time for herself, she goes on travel adventures on her own, solo flight. In all these little expeditions, she never forgets to bring her FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras with her, particularly the X-A2 and X-A3. The X-A2 and X-A3 are both lightweight and thus easy to carry around. “A camera phone is not enough,” says Bea. “Tayong mga tao nakakalimot. Maganda na may isang bagay na nagre-remind sa atin ng mga magagandang alaala.”

The X-A2 allows users to capture important moments with superb image quality that FUJIFILM’s X-Series is known for while the X-A3 comes with a retro design that is fashionable and a hit with the younger set.

Recently, Bea has grown to love the instax cameras. “I am learning to appreciate scrapbooking,” Bea shares. “Or I can hang the prints on the walls of my room or I can deposit them in a box.”

With the launch of FUJIFILM’s Photo Diary, Bea can look forward to having her photos gathered together into an album, properly selected and labeled, and accomplished in minutes. Developed through FUJIFILM’s Image Organizing Technology, it makes possible owning your own coffee table book instead of the traditional photo album. It is not bulky and can be tagged along everywhere, a constant reminder of moments well spent.

With Christmas fast approaching, you can take Bea’s word for it. It is best to give our loved ones gifts that we ourselves thought of and spent time working on.

Try the following DIY Christmas gift ideas that Bea highly recommends:

Make a calendar. Use your instax to take snaps of whatever catches your fancy or moments that are fleeting. You can also print them using the instax Share SP-2 printer. The Share SP-2 lets you edit your photos first before you print them. The next thing to do is to attach the instax prints to a store-bought calendar. Also try to write on the margins of every page memorable lines from popular Bea Alonzo films like “One More Chance” and “A Second Chance.”

Mark it with a bookmark. Books don’t grow old. They function not only as a physical copy of stories with characters, lines, and moments that we carry with us as we go through our lives. If the person you’re thinking of giving a present to is a big Paulo Coelho fan like Bea, why not take a photo of a river (one of the Portuguese writer’s books is entitled “By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”) with your instax and embellish it with the print?

Create a wine tasting journal with instax photos. Wines are never missing at Christmas parties. Start by choosing well-loved wines. Take photos of bottles, labels, etc. with your instax. Attach the photos to pages in a notebook, and write down flavors, aromas, vintage and regions.

Delight with a hanging mobile with instax photos. Liven up the room of a gift recipient with a hanging mobile decorated with instax photos. Add text and embellishments on the photos as you wish, and then clip or tape the photos to strings. Tie the strings to the sticks and hang the completed mobile from the ceiling.

Bea Alonzo's DIY Christmas Gift Ideas


One knows that the Christmas season is upon us when the radio starts playing Yuletide songs, malls are installed with holiday decorations, and people start making Christmas gift lists.

Christmas is all about making memories. With FUJIFILM’s instax cameras, it is now possible to preserve them and have physical copies of moments spent with friends and family.

Fujifilm brand ambassador Bea Alonzo knows the importance of spreading holiday cheer and sharing her blessings. On screen, she makes it a point to always deliver a good performance. Away from the spotlight, she is a great believer that you best learn about the world when you travel. Bea comes from a small family, with only one sibling but like most Filipino families, she has uncles and aunts and nephews and nieces. She has explored the many beautiful spots in the country with them.

But when Bea wants time for herself, she goes on travel adventures on her own, solo flight. In all these little expeditions, she never forgets to bring her FUJIFILM mirrorless cameras with her, particularly the X-A2 and X-A3. The X-A2 and X-A3 are both lightweight and thus easy to carry around. “A camera phone is not enough,” says Bea. “Tayong mga tao nakakalimot. Maganda na may isang bagay na nagre-remind sa atin ng mga magagandang alaala.”

The X-A2 allows users to capture important moments with superb image quality that FUJIFILM’s X-Series is known for while the X-A3 comes with a retro design that is fashionable and a hit with the younger set.

Recently, Bea has grown to love the instax cameras. “I am learning to appreciate scrapbooking,” Bea shares. “Or I can hang the prints on the walls of my room or I can deposit them in a box.”

With the launch of FUJIFILM’s Photo Diary, Bea can look forward to having her photos gathered together into an album, properly selected and labeled, and accomplished in minutes. Developed through FUJIFILM’s Image Organizing Technology, it makes possible owning your own coffee table book instead of the traditional photo album. It is not bulky and can be tagged along everywhere, a constant reminder of moments well spent.

With Christmas fast approaching, you can take Bea’s word for it. It is best to give our loved ones gifts that we ourselves thought of and spent time working on.

Try the following DIY Christmas gift ideas that Bea highly recommends:

Make a calendar. Use your instax to take snaps of whatever catches your fancy or moments that are fleeting. You can also print them using the instax Share SP-2 printer. The Share SP-2 lets you edit your photos first before you print them. The next thing to do is to attach the instax prints to a store-bought calendar. Also try to write on the margins of every page memorable lines from popular Bea Alonzo films like “One More Chance” and “A Second Chance.”

Mark it with a bookmark. Books don’t grow old. They function not only as a physical copy of stories with characters, lines, and moments that we carry with us as we go through our lives. If the person you’re thinking of giving a present to is a big Paulo Coelho fan like Bea, why not take a photo of a river (one of the Portuguese writer’s books is entitled “By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”) with your instax and embellish it with the print?

Create a wine tasting journal with instax photos. Wines are never missing at Christmas parties. Start by choosing well-loved wines. Take photos of bottles, labels, etc. with your instax. Attach the photos to pages in a notebook, and write down flavors, aromas, vintage and regions.

Delight with a hanging mobile with instax photos. Liven up the room of a gift recipient with a hanging mobile decorated with instax photos. Add text and embellishments on the photos as you wish, and then clip or tape the photos to strings. Tie the strings to the sticks and hang the completed mobile from the ceiling.

Posted at 11:54 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Vitacubes vitamin-candy had a grand family day event held at the Active Fun, BGC and of course our family is present. The event was attended by mostly Mommy Bloggers like me who is also curious and excited at the same time. It was my first encounter with Vitacubes and I was immediately convinced that this could be a good alternative or substitute for candies or junk food.

Vitacubes is packed with vitamins and minerals, it has different fruity flavors that kids will surely enjoy and it is very soft and chewable I would not be afraid that my toddler might accidentally choke on it. So anyway, we had an afternoon packed with activities for kids such as games, magic show and a one hour pass to play at Active Fun, indeed it is a bonding day for families, thanks to Vita Cubes. By the way Vita Cubes pack comes in a pack where it is individually wrapped per piece and the usual snack type packaging, get these awesome snacks for your kids in leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide.

Vitacubes Family Fun Day!


Vitacubes vitamin-candy had a grand family day event held at the Active Fun, BGC and of course our family is present. The event was attended by mostly Mommy Bloggers like me who is also curious and excited at the same time. It was my first encounter with Vitacubes and I was immediately convinced that this could be a good alternative or substitute for candies or junk food.

Vitacubes is packed with vitamins and minerals, it has different fruity flavors that kids will surely enjoy and it is very soft and chewable I would not be afraid that my toddler might accidentally choke on it. So anyway, we had an afternoon packed with activities for kids such as games, magic show and a one hour pass to play at Active Fun, indeed it is a bonding day for families, thanks to Vita Cubes. By the way Vita Cubes pack comes in a pack where it is individually wrapped per piece and the usual snack type packaging, get these awesome snacks for your kids in leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide.

Posted at 12:45 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Saturday, December 3, 2016


We all know too well that the holiday season can be problematic amid higher demand for consumer products and the capability to distribute them on time.

Through the years we have seen time and time again how the horrendous traffic in Metro Manila compounds this problem. For many of holiday gift-givers and the would-be Santas, making their loved ones wait is simply not acceptable.

Fortunately, this can be addressed by a few logistics providers that can help move things around the metro.

Transportify now gives the market a cheaper and more efficient alternative for their on-demand logistics needs.

A mobile and web application that connects customers with qualified independent contractors (driver partners), Transportify is the ideal logistics solution for delivering anything within Metro Manila and even surrounding areas. With a pool of over 1,500 driver-partners in less than 5 months of operations in the Philippines, Transportify has the network and capacity to address on-demand logistics not only during holidays but all year round.

For MPVs, customers only need to shell out P250 for the first 3 kilometers and P20 for every km thereafter. Need a bigger vehicle? No problem, they also have L300s that start at P600 for the first 3kms and P30 for every km thereafter.

Noel Abelardo, Head of Business Program, said: “We want to help move things faster and more efficiently in Metro Manila this holiday season. Transportify will help business customers and even

individuals manage their logistics needs so they can focus on things that really matter to them. Our value proposition for on-demand logistics needs is better than what is available in the market."

With Transportify, delivery needs for holiday is no longer worrisome. Yes, even with the phenomenal Metro Manila traffic. Transportify will cater to the special needs of its customers efficiently and on time.

For a worry-free logistics solution, either for your corporate giveaways, event and promotional materials, office raffle prices from huge appliances to small tokens for your employees, or just simply gifts for your loved ones, download the Transportify app on Apple Store for iOS devices, and on Google Play Store for Android devices. Book now for your immediate and scheduled delivery needs.


Founded by Inspire Ventures and Ardent Capital, Deliveree (known in the Philippines as Transportify) is a mobile and web app that allows you to book and manage pickups and deliveries of almost anything in select metro areas across Southeast Asia. Its marketplace connects businesses and individuals with qualified drivers and their vehicles to provide affordable and trustworthy service according to the company’s strict quality standards. Presently they are serving the Bangkok, Jakarta, and Manila markets with more locations coming soon.

Transportify Gears Up for the Holiday Rush


We all know too well that the holiday season can be problematic amid higher demand for consumer products and the capability to distribute them on time.

Through the years we have seen time and time again how the horrendous traffic in Metro Manila compounds this problem. For many of holiday gift-givers and the would-be Santas, making their loved ones wait is simply not acceptable.

Fortunately, this can be addressed by a few logistics providers that can help move things around the metro.

Transportify now gives the market a cheaper and more efficient alternative for their on-demand logistics needs.

A mobile and web application that connects customers with qualified independent contractors (driver partners), Transportify is the ideal logistics solution for delivering anything within Metro Manila and even surrounding areas. With a pool of over 1,500 driver-partners in less than 5 months of operations in the Philippines, Transportify has the network and capacity to address on-demand logistics not only during holidays but all year round.

For MPVs, customers only need to shell out P250 for the first 3 kilometers and P20 for every km thereafter. Need a bigger vehicle? No problem, they also have L300s that start at P600 for the first 3kms and P30 for every km thereafter.

Noel Abelardo, Head of Business Program, said: “We want to help move things faster and more efficiently in Metro Manila this holiday season. Transportify will help business customers and even

individuals manage their logistics needs so they can focus on things that really matter to them. Our value proposition for on-demand logistics needs is better than what is available in the market."

With Transportify, delivery needs for holiday is no longer worrisome. Yes, even with the phenomenal Metro Manila traffic. Transportify will cater to the special needs of its customers efficiently and on time.

For a worry-free logistics solution, either for your corporate giveaways, event and promotional materials, office raffle prices from huge appliances to small tokens for your employees, or just simply gifts for your loved ones, download the Transportify app on Apple Store for iOS devices, and on Google Play Store for Android devices. Book now for your immediate and scheduled delivery needs.


Founded by Inspire Ventures and Ardent Capital, Deliveree (known in the Philippines as Transportify) is a mobile and web app that allows you to book and manage pickups and deliveries of almost anything in select metro areas across Southeast Asia. Its marketplace connects businesses and individuals with qualified drivers and their vehicles to provide affordable and trustworthy service according to the company’s strict quality standards. Presently they are serving the Bangkok, Jakarta, and Manila markets with more locations coming soon.

Posted at 11:56 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Colgate-Palmolive Philippines celebrates 90 years of operations in the country, providing generations of Filipinos with quality brands for oral care, personal care and home care such as Colgate, Palmolive, Tender Care, Gard, Axion and Ajax.

The Palmolive Company Philippines was established in 1926 with an office in the Binondo district of Manila with just five employees. Products sold during those days included Pompeia cosmetics, Octagon laundry powder and Crystal White laundry bar.

It merged with Peet Brothers the following year and with Colgate Company in 1928. Popular products such as Colgate Ribbon dental cream and Cashmere Bouquet toiletries were added to the product range along with Palmolive soaps, pushing accelerated growth for the next few years. Products at that time were delivered to stores by carabao or horse-drawn carts.

In 1941, during World War II, invading soldiers sealed the office and looted the warehouse. Loyal employees were instructed by their imprisoned manager to preserve company records. Two employees managed to enter the office but couldn't escape with the ledgers.

They ended up manually copying all entries, word for word, for over a week. With records intact, the company was able to collect all receivables from insurance after the war and resume business.

Soon after, Ajax powder cleanser was introduced to the market and, in 1949, the company was incorporated as Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, Inc.

Colgate-Palmolive PH Celebrates 90th Year


Colgate-Palmolive Philippines celebrates 90 years of operations in the country, providing generations of Filipinos with quality brands for oral care, personal care and home care such as Colgate, Palmolive, Tender Care, Gard, Axion and Ajax.

The Palmolive Company Philippines was established in 1926 with an office in the Binondo district of Manila with just five employees. Products sold during those days included Pompeia cosmetics, Octagon laundry powder and Crystal White laundry bar.

It merged with Peet Brothers the following year and with Colgate Company in 1928. Popular products such as Colgate Ribbon dental cream and Cashmere Bouquet toiletries were added to the product range along with Palmolive soaps, pushing accelerated growth for the next few years. Products at that time were delivered to stores by carabao or horse-drawn carts.

In 1941, during World War II, invading soldiers sealed the office and looted the warehouse. Loyal employees were instructed by their imprisoned manager to preserve company records. Two employees managed to enter the office but couldn't escape with the ledgers.

They ended up manually copying all entries, word for word, for over a week. With records intact, the company was able to collect all receivables from insurance after the war and resume business.

Soon after, Ajax powder cleanser was introduced to the market and, in 1949, the company was incorporated as Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, Inc.

Posted at 12:08 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


I actually have a lot of pictures stored on my laptop and my phone, and not all are posted on my social media accounts. Nowadays having them printed and putting them each in an album is so much of a hassle and time consuming plus a bit pricey in terms of wanting to print them all lol! But here's the good news, Fujifilm came up with this awesome "Photo Diary" yep, it is a book like finish but with our photos in it, the paper used is water resistant and the print is in top quality. Imagine storing your event photos in a shelf with titles on each of them so you would be able to know which is which, plus it is very affordable like it starts at Php 1,000 for a 16-page of photos depending on the kind of template or layout that you want, so you can customize and fit in small and large photos is one page.

How to do it? If you have much of time, sort through your photos and save it on your USB flash drive, visit any Fujifilm sho and attach ur USB on their machine and then go ahead and edit the photos based on your preference, key in the title, color and personalize, then pay and come back the next day (within 24hrs) to claim. But for those who are in a hurry you can just drop by a Fujifilm store, leave your USB with them and they'll be the one to do it for you, just drop by the next day and voila you'll get your own Photo Diary, it's just that easy.

I will soon try this with our photos, I just need the time to actually sort them lol! But will post again once our Photo Diary is done. So cherish those memories with lovely Photo Diaries from Fujifilm.

The Fujifilm Photo Diary, Photo Albums With High Quality


I actually have a lot of pictures stored on my laptop and my phone, and not all are posted on my social media accounts. Nowadays having them printed and putting them each in an album is so much of a hassle and time consuming plus a bit pricey in terms of wanting to print them all lol! But here's the good news, Fujifilm came up with this awesome "Photo Diary" yep, it is a book like finish but with our photos in it, the paper used is water resistant and the print is in top quality. Imagine storing your event photos in a shelf with titles on each of them so you would be able to know which is which, plus it is very affordable like it starts at Php 1,000 for a 16-page of photos depending on the kind of template or layout that you want, so you can customize and fit in small and large photos is one page.

How to do it? If you have much of time, sort through your photos and save it on your USB flash drive, visit any Fujifilm sho and attach ur USB on their machine and then go ahead and edit the photos based on your preference, key in the title, color and personalize, then pay and come back the next day (within 24hrs) to claim. But for those who are in a hurry you can just drop by a Fujifilm store, leave your USB with them and they'll be the one to do it for you, just drop by the next day and voila you'll get your own Photo Diary, it's just that easy.

I will soon try this with our photos, I just need the time to actually sort them lol! But will post again once our Photo Diary is done. So cherish those memories with lovely Photo Diaries from Fujifilm.

Posted at 3:50 PM  |  by Misis Nikole


Aesthetics & Cosmetics By Escalava, a proudly Filipino-owned hair salon announces the arrival of the two newest Brazillian Hair Care technologies in the Philippines. ARGILA AMAZONIA and HAIR TOXX are both guaranteed organic and all-natural and zero formaldehyde.

ARGILA AMAZONIA is a revolutionary hair-straightening system that provides long-lasting results, making hair smooth and silky soft. Using only all natural ingredients straight from the Amazon, such as White Clay and Murumuru Oil, Argila Amazonia promises zero damage to your hair.


HAIR TOXX on the other hand is a straigtening product for a long lasting straighter hair and promises to take care and strengthen the tresses even while in th process of straightening.

These two new products will be coming in here in the Philippines by January of 2017 and promises to give the best results for our hair types.

Personally, I can't wait to try it out on my hair when the products will be available in our favorite salons, hoping it wouldn't be that expensive so that most women can get the much needed healthy hair treatment from Argila and Hair Toxx

Argila Amazonia and Hair Toxx: A Big Breakthrough in Hair Technology


Aesthetics & Cosmetics By Escalava, a proudly Filipino-owned hair salon announces the arrival of the two newest Brazillian Hair Care technologies in the Philippines. ARGILA AMAZONIA and HAIR TOXX are both guaranteed organic and all-natural and zero formaldehyde.

ARGILA AMAZONIA is a revolutionary hair-straightening system that provides long-lasting results, making hair smooth and silky soft. Using only all natural ingredients straight from the Amazon, such as White Clay and Murumuru Oil, Argila Amazonia promises zero damage to your hair.


HAIR TOXX on the other hand is a straigtening product for a long lasting straighter hair and promises to take care and strengthen the tresses even while in th process of straightening.

These two new products will be coming in here in the Philippines by January of 2017 and promises to give the best results for our hair types.

Personally, I can't wait to try it out on my hair when the products will be available in our favorite salons, hoping it wouldn't be that expensive so that most women can get the much needed healthy hair treatment from Argila and Hair Toxx

Posted at 12:39 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Monday, November 21, 2016


While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.


PHILIPPINES, October 27, 2016 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

Millennials, or people born in between 1980 and 2000, are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture. About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the wellbeing of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. “There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing so,”
said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager. “At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions.”

Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:
• Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives
• However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity - including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day.
• Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.
To provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000 participants. Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.

Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. will also be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.

Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

• Nutrition

o Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
o Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
o Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.


• Active Living

o Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
o Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.
o Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.


1Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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About Herbalife
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

Herbalife Nutrition Survey News


While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.


PHILIPPINES, October 27, 2016 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

Millennials, or people born in between 1980 and 2000, are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture. About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the wellbeing of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. “There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing so,”
said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager. “At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions.”

Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:
• Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives
• However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity - including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day.
• Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.
To provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000 participants. Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.

Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. will also be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.

Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

• Nutrition

o Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
o Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
o Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.


• Active Living

o Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
o Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.
o Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.


1Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

###
About Herbalife
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

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Posted at 11:21 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Red Ribbon’s Dedication Cake has always been a part of every Filipino celebration. The cakes' chocolatey goodness and the special touch from the personalized message written on it never fails to tug at the heartstrings of the family. No wonder, it became a mainstay treat on occasions, especially during birthday parties.

This time, however, Red Ribbon adds a colorful twist to the delectable treat as it launches the new Red Ribbon Rainbow Dedication Cake.

“Red Ribbon Dedication Cake is well-loved by both kids and moms alike. That is why we curated the ultimate kiddie birthday cake through the new Rainbow Dedication Cake," said Ned Bandojo, Head of Marketing of Red Ribbon. "The colorful and chocolatey goodness inside and out will certainly make birthday celebrations even more memorable.”

The said cake is made up of colorful layers filled with luscious chocolate. It is also covered with rich chocolate icing and topped with chocolate rosettes, multi-colored confetti, and lollipops.

"Customers can also put their own heartfelt greeting on the cake because we know how important it is to let our kids know that we love them, especially on their birthday," Bandojo added.

The Ribbon Rainbow Dedication Cake is now available in two sizes, 8x12 for only P550 and the 8x8 for only P350.00.

“Red Ribbon dedicates this cake to all the moms who want to give their kids the ultimate kiddie birthday treat because we believe that every celebration deserves to be fun, colorful and memorable,” he added.

The new Red Ribbon Rainbow Dedication Cake is now available in all Red Ribbon stores nationwide for a limited time until November 30, 2016.

As one of the leading and fastest growing bakeshop chains in the country, the company is dedicated to serving new and exciting flavors of cakes, breads, and pastries that will make each moment with friends and loved ones sweeter.

To know more about Red Ribbon’s many delights, visit www.redribbonbakeshop.com.

Create The Most Colorful Kiddie Party from Red Ribbon


Red Ribbon’s Dedication Cake has always been a part of every Filipino celebration. The cakes' chocolatey goodness and the special touch from the personalized message written on it never fails to tug at the heartstrings of the family. No wonder, it became a mainstay treat on occasions, especially during birthday parties.

This time, however, Red Ribbon adds a colorful twist to the delectable treat as it launches the new Red Ribbon Rainbow Dedication Cake.

“Red Ribbon Dedication Cake is well-loved by both kids and moms alike. That is why we curated the ultimate kiddie birthday cake through the new Rainbow Dedication Cake," said Ned Bandojo, Head of Marketing of Red Ribbon. "The colorful and chocolatey goodness inside and out will certainly make birthday celebrations even more memorable.”

The said cake is made up of colorful layers filled with luscious chocolate. It is also covered with rich chocolate icing and topped with chocolate rosettes, multi-colored confetti, and lollipops.

"Customers can also put their own heartfelt greeting on the cake because we know how important it is to let our kids know that we love them, especially on their birthday," Bandojo added.

The Ribbon Rainbow Dedication Cake is now available in two sizes, 8x12 for only P550 and the 8x8 for only P350.00.

“Red Ribbon dedicates this cake to all the moms who want to give their kids the ultimate kiddie birthday treat because we believe that every celebration deserves to be fun, colorful and memorable,” he added.

The new Red Ribbon Rainbow Dedication Cake is now available in all Red Ribbon stores nationwide for a limited time until November 30, 2016.

As one of the leading and fastest growing bakeshop chains in the country, the company is dedicated to serving new and exciting flavors of cakes, breads, and pastries that will make each moment with friends and loved ones sweeter.

To know more about Red Ribbon’s many delights, visit www.redribbonbakeshop.com.

Posted at 3:32 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Monday, November 14, 2016


The Alaska Merry Cremas Food Fest was held last week at the Trinoma Activity Center where a lot of excited participants and expectators came to taste the different food prepared by the exhibitors as their entry for the food fest using the Alaska Crema.

Luckily I was chosen to be one of the judges to taste these wonderful treats, I thought its gonna be easy coz, hey I will just taste the food then that's just it, but I was wrong.


Being a judge takes a lot of responsibilities that goes beyond tasting, as someone who knows how to cook, aside from the taste, presentation and uniqueness that was indicated in my judges sheet, I personally considered the ingridients, time and effort on how I think the food was prepared, hence finishing last in passing my score sheet.

I was overloaded with sweets ( good thing I have my meds with me lol!) all in all my judging experience was not at all that easy, so the next time I'd be watching shows where judges have to make a tough decision I won't judge their decision anymore lol! Thanks Alaska Crema for making this experience super exciting and yeah sweet lol!

Read below for more info about the event.

Press Release

Find Something Delicious at Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest 2016

If there's one thing that best highlights the joys and abundance of the Christmas season, it's the many feasts and gatherings that bring Filipino families and friends together. Aside from the happy memories, the catching-up and the bonding opportunity, it's the sumptuous dishes coming out of the kitchen and even the take-out box that is truly the centerpiece of every Christmas gathering.

The Yuletide Season also marks the opening of many food fairs and bazaars where up and coming food merchants take center stage and get the opportunity to showcase their delicious food products to foodies and the public. Bazaars provide the chance for upcoming names to reach out to a bigger slice of the market at a more convenient setting due to its strategic location, high market traffic and the word-of-mouth advertising it usually brings.

This year's Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest, to be held on Sunday, November 6, from 11AM to 8PM at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City proves to be another exciting gathering of more than 30 food concessionaires all geared up to showcase their various food specialties to the public. While the food on display is a mix of sweet and savory dishes, there's one thing that makes it both delicious and delectable and that is the Alaska Crema All-Purpose Cream.

On it’s fourth staging, start-ups and established businesses operating out of their home kitchens relish the opportunity of being able to showcase their specialty dishes, while also having the chance to gain more patrons, thanks to the exposure being offered by the event.

Here, three food merchants speak about their passion for good food and the "créma" that makes it possible.

Chef Jon’s: Sumptuous, mouth-watering cakes
by Chef Joseph Sanvictores

Baking has always been a passion for Joseph Sanvictores, a young chef who is living the dream of starting his own bakery, Chef Jon’s, following a quick detour with food. Already an established chef with multiple food businesses under his name, Chef Joseph started offering cakes and other pastries out of his home kitchen two months ago. As a baker, he credits Alaska Crema for giving his cakes its distinct taste, "What I like about Alaska Crema is that its a cream that's not too overpowering in sweetness; it has that balanced taste that works well for my cakes," he shares.
Since the bakery is still in its infancy, Chef Joseph appreciates the fact that Alaska Crema gives bakers like him value for money -- especially since baking is a business that relies heavily on the use of creams. By joining this year's Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest, he hopes to reach out to a bigger market, with more people having the opportunity to get to know more of his products. Chef Joseph will showcase up to four variants of cake on display, including his best-seller, dubbed the Birthday Cake.

Southern Barbecue: Pinoy favorite made different
by Anna Tugas and Marsie La Sangre

Barbecues are a truly distinct Pinoy staple food, hence making them a dime-a-dozen. Southern Barbecue, a business by long-time friends Anna Tugas and Marsie La Sangre hopes to make that difference by offering their barbecues with a side of Alaska Crema. If this sounds implausible, then all the more that the public should try it.

The two long-time friends have food businesses of their own when they decided to collaborate on a shared food business. After deciding to offer barbecues ("because they're easy to make," says Anna), the two were able to open a physical store in their BF Homes neighborhood. Since barbecue has always been a common viand, the two decided to put an edge and a spin to the staple meal by offering it with a side of garlic sauce, made out of Alaska Crema.

Marsie believes that joining Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest serves as a good marketing tool to their business, on top of having a physical store. The association to the Alaska Créma brand also provides them with the edge and the exposure that will definitely benefit Southern Barbecue.

Batter Up: Sweet brownies and cookies you can’t help but nibble on
by Florence Bayer

Florence Bayer discovered her love of baking when she was still barely out of high school, following a serendipitous turn at the school oven during a home economics class. Bayer began offering the baked goodies for sale, buoyed by the success of her signature brownies that turned out to be a hit even among her mom's friends. This was more than ten years ago, and the love for baking resulted to Batter Up, Bayer's successful home bakery business.

Bayer is back for the second time for this year's Merry Crémas, and definitely more excited than ever to showcase more than seven variants of her baked goods. Taking center stage is her signature brownies, which counts Alaska Crema as one of its ingredients. "I started using Alaska Crema by accident. I had to improvise because I was missing a yogurt so I decided to use Alaska Crema with lemon instead. That made all the difference and had led me to create something that is well-loved by everyone," she shares.

By joining Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest 2016, Bayer is looking forward to having an entirely different market to cater to, plus gaining the exposure, which is very important, especially for a young baker like her.

Have a taste of what these three food merchants can offer, while also getting the chance to enjoy other sumptuous dishes and sweet delights when you visit this year's Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest at Trinoma. Who knows? You might just have met the next food superstar or tasted the next in-demand dish that day.

For more information about the event, visit our social media accounts – FB: @AlaskaCremaMoments or IG: @alaskacrema. Interact with us, use the hashtag #MerryCrémas2016!

Alska Crema's Merry Christmas Sweets


The Alaska Merry Cremas Food Fest was held last week at the Trinoma Activity Center where a lot of excited participants and expectators came to taste the different food prepared by the exhibitors as their entry for the food fest using the Alaska Crema.

Luckily I was chosen to be one of the judges to taste these wonderful treats, I thought its gonna be easy coz, hey I will just taste the food then that's just it, but I was wrong.


Being a judge takes a lot of responsibilities that goes beyond tasting, as someone who knows how to cook, aside from the taste, presentation and uniqueness that was indicated in my judges sheet, I personally considered the ingridients, time and effort on how I think the food was prepared, hence finishing last in passing my score sheet.

I was overloaded with sweets ( good thing I have my meds with me lol!) all in all my judging experience was not at all that easy, so the next time I'd be watching shows where judges have to make a tough decision I won't judge their decision anymore lol! Thanks Alaska Crema for making this experience super exciting and yeah sweet lol!

Read below for more info about the event.

Press Release

Find Something Delicious at Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest 2016

If there's one thing that best highlights the joys and abundance of the Christmas season, it's the many feasts and gatherings that bring Filipino families and friends together. Aside from the happy memories, the catching-up and the bonding opportunity, it's the sumptuous dishes coming out of the kitchen and even the take-out box that is truly the centerpiece of every Christmas gathering.

The Yuletide Season also marks the opening of many food fairs and bazaars where up and coming food merchants take center stage and get the opportunity to showcase their delicious food products to foodies and the public. Bazaars provide the chance for upcoming names to reach out to a bigger slice of the market at a more convenient setting due to its strategic location, high market traffic and the word-of-mouth advertising it usually brings.

This year's Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest, to be held on Sunday, November 6, from 11AM to 8PM at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City proves to be another exciting gathering of more than 30 food concessionaires all geared up to showcase their various food specialties to the public. While the food on display is a mix of sweet and savory dishes, there's one thing that makes it both delicious and delectable and that is the Alaska Crema All-Purpose Cream.

On it’s fourth staging, start-ups and established businesses operating out of their home kitchens relish the opportunity of being able to showcase their specialty dishes, while also having the chance to gain more patrons, thanks to the exposure being offered by the event.

Here, three food merchants speak about their passion for good food and the "créma" that makes it possible.

Chef Jon’s: Sumptuous, mouth-watering cakes
by Chef Joseph Sanvictores

Baking has always been a passion for Joseph Sanvictores, a young chef who is living the dream of starting his own bakery, Chef Jon’s, following a quick detour with food. Already an established chef with multiple food businesses under his name, Chef Joseph started offering cakes and other pastries out of his home kitchen two months ago. As a baker, he credits Alaska Crema for giving his cakes its distinct taste, "What I like about Alaska Crema is that its a cream that's not too overpowering in sweetness; it has that balanced taste that works well for my cakes," he shares.
Since the bakery is still in its infancy, Chef Joseph appreciates the fact that Alaska Crema gives bakers like him value for money -- especially since baking is a business that relies heavily on the use of creams. By joining this year's Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest, he hopes to reach out to a bigger market, with more people having the opportunity to get to know more of his products. Chef Joseph will showcase up to four variants of cake on display, including his best-seller, dubbed the Birthday Cake.

Southern Barbecue: Pinoy favorite made different
by Anna Tugas and Marsie La Sangre

Barbecues are a truly distinct Pinoy staple food, hence making them a dime-a-dozen. Southern Barbecue, a business by long-time friends Anna Tugas and Marsie La Sangre hopes to make that difference by offering their barbecues with a side of Alaska Crema. If this sounds implausible, then all the more that the public should try it.

The two long-time friends have food businesses of their own when they decided to collaborate on a shared food business. After deciding to offer barbecues ("because they're easy to make," says Anna), the two were able to open a physical store in their BF Homes neighborhood. Since barbecue has always been a common viand, the two decided to put an edge and a spin to the staple meal by offering it with a side of garlic sauce, made out of Alaska Crema.

Marsie believes that joining Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest serves as a good marketing tool to their business, on top of having a physical store. The association to the Alaska Créma brand also provides them with the edge and the exposure that will definitely benefit Southern Barbecue.

Batter Up: Sweet brownies and cookies you can’t help but nibble on
by Florence Bayer

Florence Bayer discovered her love of baking when she was still barely out of high school, following a serendipitous turn at the school oven during a home economics class. Bayer began offering the baked goodies for sale, buoyed by the success of her signature brownies that turned out to be a hit even among her mom's friends. This was more than ten years ago, and the love for baking resulted to Batter Up, Bayer's successful home bakery business.

Bayer is back for the second time for this year's Merry Crémas, and definitely more excited than ever to showcase more than seven variants of her baked goods. Taking center stage is her signature brownies, which counts Alaska Crema as one of its ingredients. "I started using Alaska Crema by accident. I had to improvise because I was missing a yogurt so I decided to use Alaska Crema with lemon instead. That made all the difference and had led me to create something that is well-loved by everyone," she shares.

By joining Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest 2016, Bayer is looking forward to having an entirely different market to cater to, plus gaining the exposure, which is very important, especially for a young baker like her.

Have a taste of what these three food merchants can offer, while also getting the chance to enjoy other sumptuous dishes and sweet delights when you visit this year's Alaska Merry Crémas Food Fest at Trinoma. Who knows? You might just have met the next food superstar or tasted the next in-demand dish that day.

For more information about the event, visit our social media accounts – FB: @AlaskaCremaMoments or IG: @alaskacrema. Interact with us, use the hashtag #MerryCrémas2016!

Posted at 3:50 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, November 11, 2016


I have a 1 year old baby boy, as early as now my husband and I talks about our future plans for him and one important topic will always be about his education. It is great to know that we now have other options when it comes to educating our child and one of which is homeschooling. Personally, I would want my little boy to really experience regular schooling like what we did before wherein he can interact, socialize, gain friends and even experience the not so good ones because I believe these will help him in developing his character. But then again, homeschooling is not that bad too, read along for nore information...


On its sixth annual Philippine Homeschooled Conference Expo (PHCI) held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, gathered some of the counyry's experts on homeschooling to share their insights on the importance and implications of homeschooling. With the theme 'From Roots to Wings', PHC hopes to nourish the firm foundation that they have with parents by continuing to equip them with knowledge and virtues that would help them soar together.

One of the guest speaker was Mr. Eric Nicdao, District Manager of Philam Life. Nicdao explained that while there are distinct advantages to homeschooling, it is never without a challenge. " The cost of education for homeschooling a child is not expensive as others perceive it to be," said Mr. Nicdao. He further explained that this is because homeschooling entails the presence of one of the parents at home which will potentially reduce the family's overall income. With the increasing costs of college education, it will be very daunting to have only one breadwinner. Mr. Nicdao also shared why it is impornt to plan early for the child's education.

To help address these concerns, Philam Life launched a new education product, Future Scholar. It offers guaranteed education benefits and long term growth potential through access to expertly-managed funds. The plan will continue without the need to pay future payments should the payor pass away or suffer total and permanent disability.

It is to these concerns that Philam Life's Future Scholar plan focuses with its guaranteed educational benefits and unique features available like making life insurance coverage for parents or premium adjustment in times of great need.

To learn more about Future Scholar, you may visit www.philamlife.com

Education For Our Kids Future with Philam Life


I have a 1 year old baby boy, as early as now my husband and I talks about our future plans for him and one important topic will always be about his education. It is great to know that we now have other options when it comes to educating our child and one of which is homeschooling. Personally, I would want my little boy to really experience regular schooling like what we did before wherein he can interact, socialize, gain friends and even experience the not so good ones because I believe these will help him in developing his character. But then again, homeschooling is not that bad too, read along for nore information...


On its sixth annual Philippine Homeschooled Conference Expo (PHCI) held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, gathered some of the counyry's experts on homeschooling to share their insights on the importance and implications of homeschooling. With the theme 'From Roots to Wings', PHC hopes to nourish the firm foundation that they have with parents by continuing to equip them with knowledge and virtues that would help them soar together.

One of the guest speaker was Mr. Eric Nicdao, District Manager of Philam Life. Nicdao explained that while there are distinct advantages to homeschooling, it is never without a challenge. " The cost of education for homeschooling a child is not expensive as others perceive it to be," said Mr. Nicdao. He further explained that this is because homeschooling entails the presence of one of the parents at home which will potentially reduce the family's overall income. With the increasing costs of college education, it will be very daunting to have only one breadwinner. Mr. Nicdao also shared why it is impornt to plan early for the child's education.

To help address these concerns, Philam Life launched a new education product, Future Scholar. It offers guaranteed education benefits and long term growth potential through access to expertly-managed funds. The plan will continue without the need to pay future payments should the payor pass away or suffer total and permanent disability.

It is to these concerns that Philam Life's Future Scholar plan focuses with its guaranteed educational benefits and unique features available like making life insurance coverage for parents or premium adjustment in times of great need.

To learn more about Future Scholar, you may visit www.philamlife.com

Posted at 5:48 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Monday, November 7, 2016


Several years ago, I told my then "single" self that I don't want to work in Manila because mainit kasi, I came from Baguio so syempre the difference in weather was the best kaartehan I could ever reason out. My boyfriend then, now my husband (para clear lang tayo lol!) submitted my resume to different call center companies, I received several phone interviews and was invited for exams, in short I was hired. I told my mom that a friend reffered me and was able to look for a boarding house where I could stay (boyfriend ko talaga may gawa non pero secret lang hahaha). And so my Manila journey began, then we both transferred in OSRP where we became officemates, we loved the company and the people we worked with, I never thought we'd gain lifetime friends and we were thankful, very thankful for having them in our lives. Of course, plans change and we had to separate ways (nag-resign, lumipat etc.) but came our wedding day, they were present.

We were and until now renting a one bedroom apartment and I believe we are very blessed to have mababait na land lady (hindi yung parang sa movies na bungagera, naka rollers at may yosi type lol!) I remembered before, I was asked by one of our friend slash Ate (sa office) slash Ninang sa kasal (so if you are reading this alam mo na ikaw to hahaha!) on why don't we look for a property na for us, or a condo unit, my reaction was no, we don't want to kasi di rin kami magtatagal dito sa Manila, and we still want to raise our kids in our hometown etc, etc. Also, I never wanted the idea of living in a condo unit, limited space, kulob, expensive and I really wanted a house and lot. Fast forward to now, wala pa rin kaming house and lot, there are affordable ones but are outside Metro Manila na, we first considered the work of the Mister, travel time (hello traffic) spent supposedly with the family will be gone, some of the houses we saw was very very beautiful but the problem was, stores or markets are outside the villages pa (mahirap kapag nakalimutan kong wala na pala kaming bawang, malayo ang tindahan hahaha). And because we already have our baby B, we also considered nearby schools kung meron and syempre we wanted a good school for him din.

So fast forward ulit to yesterday, we finally signed up, for what? For a 2-bedroom condo unit, pre-selling here within the area, and no hindi po ako ahente hahaha before you stop reading nililinaw ko lang. Nilafang ko lahat ng inayawan ko noon, yes change can just be like that, yung inarte ko noon na ayaw ko ng condo, ayoko sa Manila, hello for my blogging events kung saan-saan na nga ako nakarating and it will be my husband's forever joke "ayaw mo sa Manila ha eh kung saan-saan ka nga pumupunta" my answer would always be "may pa-service naman yung PR" hahaha! So yesterday my dear friends was the biggest kaba of my life, because this will be the most expensive thing na pagdadaanan namin, we thought while B is still young and before he goes to school, we will move-in in about 5years, and it will be ours, our own, my kitchen! We have great schools in the area, our favorite grocery and we are in the middle of almost everywhere, malls nearby, hospitals too and a tricycle ride away from EDSA. And the condo and building model parang resort, open spaces yung corridors so you won't feel kulob, swimming pools yes may 's' tatlo kasi bakit ba haha, basta excited na kami. But of course with the excitement comes a few changes in our lifestyle, tipid mode muna as we face in achieving this new dream of ours and with the support of our dear families and friends and by God's grace we know we will pull this off with flying colors. Thanks for reading and I can't wait to share with you all in five years kung ano na ang naipundar namin, but for now back to regular entertainment-lifestyle-food-parenting blog posts muna ulit.

Love and Blessings to all!
P.S. Pwede nyo rin ako contact kung bet nyo kumuha I can forward you to our agent naman 😘😘😘

The Road to our Forever (Meron nga kasi!)


Several years ago, I told my then "single" self that I don't want to work in Manila because mainit kasi, I came from Baguio so syempre the difference in weather was the best kaartehan I could ever reason out. My boyfriend then, now my husband (para clear lang tayo lol!) submitted my resume to different call center companies, I received several phone interviews and was invited for exams, in short I was hired. I told my mom that a friend reffered me and was able to look for a boarding house where I could stay (boyfriend ko talaga may gawa non pero secret lang hahaha). And so my Manila journey began, then we both transferred in OSRP where we became officemates, we loved the company and the people we worked with, I never thought we'd gain lifetime friends and we were thankful, very thankful for having them in our lives. Of course, plans change and we had to separate ways (nag-resign, lumipat etc.) but came our wedding day, they were present.

We were and until now renting a one bedroom apartment and I believe we are very blessed to have mababait na land lady (hindi yung parang sa movies na bungagera, naka rollers at may yosi type lol!) I remembered before, I was asked by one of our friend slash Ate (sa office) slash Ninang sa kasal (so if you are reading this alam mo na ikaw to hahaha!) on why don't we look for a property na for us, or a condo unit, my reaction was no, we don't want to kasi di rin kami magtatagal dito sa Manila, and we still want to raise our kids in our hometown etc, etc. Also, I never wanted the idea of living in a condo unit, limited space, kulob, expensive and I really wanted a house and lot. Fast forward to now, wala pa rin kaming house and lot, there are affordable ones but are outside Metro Manila na, we first considered the work of the Mister, travel time (hello traffic) spent supposedly with the family will be gone, some of the houses we saw was very very beautiful but the problem was, stores or markets are outside the villages pa (mahirap kapag nakalimutan kong wala na pala kaming bawang, malayo ang tindahan hahaha). And because we already have our baby B, we also considered nearby schools kung meron and syempre we wanted a good school for him din.

So fast forward ulit to yesterday, we finally signed up, for what? For a 2-bedroom condo unit, pre-selling here within the area, and no hindi po ako ahente hahaha before you stop reading nililinaw ko lang. Nilafang ko lahat ng inayawan ko noon, yes change can just be like that, yung inarte ko noon na ayaw ko ng condo, ayoko sa Manila, hello for my blogging events kung saan-saan na nga ako nakarating and it will be my husband's forever joke "ayaw mo sa Manila ha eh kung saan-saan ka nga pumupunta" my answer would always be "may pa-service naman yung PR" hahaha! So yesterday my dear friends was the biggest kaba of my life, because this will be the most expensive thing na pagdadaanan namin, we thought while B is still young and before he goes to school, we will move-in in about 5years, and it will be ours, our own, my kitchen! We have great schools in the area, our favorite grocery and we are in the middle of almost everywhere, malls nearby, hospitals too and a tricycle ride away from EDSA. And the condo and building model parang resort, open spaces yung corridors so you won't feel kulob, swimming pools yes may 's' tatlo kasi bakit ba haha, basta excited na kami. But of course with the excitement comes a few changes in our lifestyle, tipid mode muna as we face in achieving this new dream of ours and with the support of our dear families and friends and by God's grace we know we will pull this off with flying colors. Thanks for reading and I can't wait to share with you all in five years kung ano na ang naipundar namin, but for now back to regular entertainment-lifestyle-food-parenting blog posts muna ulit.

Love and Blessings to all!
P.S. Pwede nyo rin ako contact kung bet nyo kumuha I can forward you to our agent naman 😘😘😘

Posted at 11:01 AM  |  by Misis Nikole
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