Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Mind Museum July 2014 Events


Are super powers possible? How much science, if any, is shown in superhero stories in comics and on TV?
Join us in a science conversation with Ronald Allan L. Cruz, MSc on July 5.
Email to reserve your seats.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last Summer Hurrah: Enjoy the Final Days of Summer with Nestea in a Bottle

With just a blink of an eye, the season is changing from sunny to rainy and our swimsuits and flip-flops are replaced with raincoats and boots. And while it’s never easy to say goodbye to summer, there are ways to make the most out of its remaining days.
Go to a concert. Summer nights are best spent listening to your favorite artists live with your favorite people. The last days of the summer are usually filled with artists, both local and international, celebrating the summer that was in anticipation of a new season. So let loose, enjoy the music, and make fun memories you wouldn’t easily forget.
Enjoy the outdoors as much as you can. Rainy days are coming, so ignore the lure of your bed and bask in the sunshine as much as you can. Go on a road trip to the nearest beach with your friends or family, get a tan and enjoy the heat of the sun while you still can. If you’re not much of a beach person, you can also take advantage of the weather by going bike-riding or trying your luck at hiking or camping. There are now many camping sites to try in the country.
Take the plunge and do that one thing you’ve always wanted to do. Summer is the season of liberation - most especially from our fears. So if there’s something that you have promised yourself you’d do but never got around to doing, now’s the time to take the plunge. If you’ve always wanted to climb a mountain like Mt. Pulag for example, then it’s time for you to it. Summer only comes once a year so might as well enjoy it by doing something you’ve never done before.
NESTEA Logo new
Giving you the confidence to take the plunge is Nestea in a Bottle. With three exciting flavors - Lemon, Lemon Ice, and Apple - Nestea in a Bottle is the perfect companion as people take the plunge and make the most out of life. With Nestea in a Bottle in your hand, the end of your summer is just about to get better.

DIY Stuffed Toy + More

Do you want to learn how to create your own stuffed bears?

Make Your Own Stuffed Bear!

The workshop will be at the BE ME Workshop Studio, Manila Polo Club, Makati City from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on July 19, 2014

You can show your creativity, personalized a toy and help at the same time. Win-win! <3

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Celebrating Iced Tea Month: The History of a Drink We Have Grown To Love

In celebration of Iced Tea Month, we trace the glorious history of our beloved drink. Iced tea, despite the folklore[1], was not discovered by accident. It can be dated back to the 18th century in South Carolina, the only place in the United States at that time to produce tea plants. The first iced tea ever made was called Ice Tea Punches because they were heavily spiked with alcohol and were made with green tea leaves, not black.
The first traditional iced tea was introduced in 1879 in Old Virginia, with a recipe by Marion Cabell Tyree. She was the first to include lemon in iced tea. Soon after, it became popular and everyone followed suit. Thus, the traditional iced tea was bornand the rest, as they say, is history.
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Nowadays, anyone can enjoy the refreshing benefits of iced tea anytime, anywhere. There are a lot of brands that offer various flavors, but only one brand has become synonymous to iced tea – Nestea. Nestea has been serving iced tea enthusiasts worldwide since 1948. It provides various countries with different variants and flavors.
In the Philippines, where iced tea is best served sweet, tea lovers can easily bring along and enjoy their favorite refreshment wherever they go with Nestea in a Bottle.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Get Your 8 Glasses of Water with Summit Natural Drinking Water 2-Liter Pack

Aside from exercising and eating healthy food, one of the best ways to take care of our health is by drinking eight glasses of water a day. Not only does it keep your body hydrated, you also enjoy the many health benefits that come from drinking water[1]. With its many benefits like flushing out toxins, aiding digestion and elimination, and keeping us hydrated 24/7, it’s important to drink the right amount of water everyday.
However, with today’s fast paced lifestyle, it has become harder to track whether we have had our eight glasses daily. Summit Natural Drinking Water, your partner in reaching for your goals, has found an easy way to stay on top of your hydration goals – a two-liter bottle, which is exactly eight glasses of water.
Jef Mendoza, Senior Brand Manager of Summit says, “Everyone is extremely busy these days, and drinking water is often the last thing on their mind. This is why we provided the market with a bottle equivalent to one day’s optimum water consumption. We hope we can inspire them to focus on scaling their personal summits, even as they take care of themselves.”
Coming in an easy-to-grip design, the bottle is easy to take whether at work, at the gym, or even during your daily tasks. The only two-liter bottle in the market gives everyone the chance to get on with their busy lifestyle without sacrificing their health. Truly with Summit Water, you can do more.
 About Summit Natural Drinking Water
Summit Natural Drinking Water is the official bottled water of Philippine Olympic athletes. It has helped aspiring Filipino athletes maintain superior concentration and athletic edge with minerals that boost their hydration level. It comes from natural underground sources around Mt. Makiling in Laguna and is further processed by ionization and filtration, making it clean and refreshing. For more information on the drink that empowers you to reach for it, visit

Welcome the Rainy Season At The Crocs Epic Sale in Tiendesitas

The season is quickly changing from sunny to rainy, and part of the fun of switching seasons is the chance to update our wardrobe. Not only do we need to bring our jackets and raincoats out, but we also have to fill our shoe closets with reliable footwear that will not fail us during this season.Tiendesitas_Poster
Crocs, the world’s favorite comfort shoe brand, is the perfect pair in any weather. Find one that suits you  and enjoy up to 90% off at the much awaited sale event of the season, the Crocs Epic Sale. Back due to popular demand, the biggest sale  ever is set to delight Crocs fans with  amazing discounts on a wide selection of designs.
The Crocs Epic Sale will be at the Ground Floor of Bldg A., Frontera Verde, Tiendesitas from July 4 to 6, 2014. A special preview sale for Citibank cardholders will be held exclusively on July 03, 2014.  
For more information, simply like Crocs Philippines on Facebook and follow @crocsph on Instagram and Twitter.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Make it The Best School Year Ever Only with Sunkist Saya

It’s the beginning of yet another school year, the time to pack the swimsuits, travel guides, and suitcases, and replace them with uniforms, textbooks, and school bags. For students, this can be a stressful time for transitions. Here are a few tips on beating the back-to-school blues.
Prepare early. While it’s fun to soak in the sun during vacation, it’s best to prepare for school in advance by making sure everything is on hand, such as school uniforms, school supplies, and so on. It’s also best to familiarize yourself with your schedule and even with your new classmates and teachers before the first day of classes start. Being prepared makes you feel like you are ready for anything, therefore taking away any dread that the new school year may bring.
Sunkist Apple 240mL FA
Sunkist Lemon
Set goals. Jump into activities you’ve always wanted to do. Whatever your goals may be - getting higher grades, joining different clubs and organizations, or getting into a new sport - it’s all about signing up, giving these activities a try, and pushing yourself even harder. So psych yourself and do all that you can to achieve those goals by the end of the year.
Sunkist Lemon 240mL FA
Sunkist Apple
Have a back to school get-together with your friends. The best way to kick-off the school year is by spending time with the people who get you through the toughest of times. The get-together could be something as simple as watching your favorite movie, or even simply hanging out at the mall and catching up.
Sunkist Orange 240mL FA
Sunkist Orange
Beat the blues by sharing a smile. Make it a habit to find the sunshine in your day by sharing good vibes with everyone you encounter. Start with a bottle of Sunkist Carbonated Juice (CJ) Drink. With three exciting flavors to choose from, Orange, Lemon, and Apple, it’s the right fizz you need to jumpstart your school year with a smile. With Sunkist, every moment is truly a Sunkist Saya! moment. 
While it may be hard to say goodbye to summer, beat the blues all year round with Sunkist Carbonated Juice Drink!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summit Natural Drinking Water Supports “Pagpupugay sa 100 Taon ng Philippine Sports”

Summit Natural Drinking Water has long been supportive of the country’s best athletes. And in keeping with the same tradition, Summit Water is now giving their support to Pagpupugay sa 100 Taon ng Philippine Sports. Chino Trinidad, the cause’s number one enthusiast says, “Our country has produced a lot of sport greats, and this is a way to remind the country of all that they have done.”
Nineteen Filipino sports icons will be feted, including six-time world bowling champion, Paeng Nepomuceno; pool genius Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes; Olympic stars Teofilo Yldefonso, Simeon Toribio, and Miguel White, tennis superstar Felicisimo Ampon; professional golfer Ben Arda; and champion bowlers Lita dela Rosa, Arianne CerdeƱa, and Olivia ‘Bong’ Coo. Other greats include chess master Eugenio Torre; football legend Paulino Alcantara; basketball star Carlos ‘Caloy’ Loyzaga; and boxers Anthony Villanueva, Mansueto ‘Onyok’ Velasco, Francisco ‘Pancho Villa’ Guilledo, Ceferino Garcia, Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde and Manny Pacquiao. Photos of the Philippines’ biggest sports stars is on display until June 15 at the lobby of Resorts World Manila, while a grand celebration is on June 12, 2014 at the same venue.

Jef Mendoza, Senior Brand Manager, Summit Natural Drinking Water, says, “It’s exciting be part of an event that celebrates Filipino sports greats in one room. As a longstanding supporter of Philippine National Athletes, Summit Water believes in the talent and determination of the Filipino athlete to always thirst for more. Long live the Filipino athlete, and may their success be an inspiration to us all to reach for our own personal summits.”

About Summit Natural Drinking Water - Summit Natural Drinking Water is the official bottled water of Philippine National Athletes. It has helped aspiring Filipino athletes maintain superior concentration and athletic edge with minerals that boost their hydration level. It  comes from natural  underground  sources  around  Mt.  Makiling  in  Laguna  and  is  further processed by ionization and filtration, making it clean and refreshing. For moreinformation  on  the  drink  that  empowers  you  to  reach  for  it,visit

Monday, June 9, 2014

Refresh, Rejuvenate, Revitalize: 3Rs with Tropicana Coco Quench

A devastating, unrelenting heat wave continues to bake much of the country. It is incredibly important that you stay adequately hydrated during such brutal weather conditions. The best way to stay hydrated is to choose a drink that can refresh, rejuvenate, and revitalize you no matter how hot it gets – delicious coconut water.
 Tropicana Coco Quench Image (1 liter reg)
With its refreshing taste and abundance of electrolytes, coconut water might soon edge out plain old water in your daily routine. Not only does it satisfy thirst; it also invigorates the body and brings about a sense of well-being and renewed health. Inherent nutrients work to nourish the body and fight off dehydration not only during summer, but even during exercise and illness.
 Tropicana Coco Quench Image (330 ml reg)
Coconut water has more Potassium compared to your average flavored drink. Its Potassium content aids in keeping your blood pressure normal, and may help in preventing stroke and heart attack. Feel instantly rejuvenated after you've had a fill of this “miracle water.”
With the multitude of health benefits of coconut water, there is no reason why you should not start drinking it. Tropicana Coco Quench is available in 1L and 330-ml ready to drink pack.

Philippines Joins Global Dental Alliance

Philippines Joins Global Dental Alliance
Government, dental leaders, the academe, and the private sector sign declaration

 The Philippine Dental Association and allied leaders in dentistry, alongside the Department of Health, the University of the Philippines, and the private sector has signed a commitment to stop tooth decay with the launch of the Philippine chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF). The ACFF is a global initiative aimed at stopping one of the most prevalent diseases affecting children and adults, dental caries.
In the Philippines, 92.4% of Filipinos suffer from tooth decay, which are primarily caused by poor oral hygiene, a sugar-rich diet, and rare dental check-ups. Most notably, the frequent ingestion of sugar-rich Filipino staples such as rice result in sugar acids that soften the enamel, resulting in tooth decay. One of the primary goals of ACFF Philippines is that every child born from 2025 should stay cavity-free during their lifetime.

Do you want to become an Animator / Digital Artist?

The workshop will be at the 7th Floor Ascott Makati Ayala Centre, Makati City, Manila 1224 from 9am to 2pm on June 14, 2014.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bed Sharing

My parents bought baby his first and only cradle,
complete with bassinet, hanging toys
 and mosquito net.
We also used this as his play pen for several months too
i love the details
and I let him sleep here during the day while I do my household chores, and design jobs
P.S. - I only let Pengel lay beside him for this photo. Never attempt to pile pillows to avoid SIDS.
But for the past two years, this is our scenario during the night,
This is my night life.
How to be baby-safe during bed sharing?
Tips below were my favorites:
  • Bottle-feeding babies should always sleep alongside the mother on a separate surface rather than in the bed.
  • If bed-sharing, ideally, both parents should agree and feel comfortable with the decision. Each bed-sharer should agree that he or she is equally responsible for the infant and acknowledge that the infant is present. My feeling is that both parents should think of themselves as primary caregivers.
  • Infants a year or less should not sleep with other children siblings -- but always with a person who can take responsibility for the infant being there;
  • Persons on sedatives, medications or drugs, or is intoxicated - -or excessively unable to arouse should not cosleep on the same surface with the infant.
  • Excessively long hair on the mother should be tied up to prevent infant entanglement around the infant's neck -- (yes, it has really happened!)
  • Extremely obese persons, who may not feel where exactly or how close their infant is, may wish to have the infant sleep alongside but on a different surface.
  • It is important to realize that the physical and social conditions under which infant-parent cosleeping occur, in all it's diverse forms, can and will determine the risks or benefits of this behavior. What goes on in bed is what matters.
  • It may be important to consider or reflect on whether you would think that you suffocated your baby if, under the most unlikely scenario, your baby died from SIDS while in your bed. Just as babies can die from SIDS in a risk free solitary sleep environment, it remains possible for a baby to die in a risk-free cosleeping/bed sharing environment. Just make sure, as much as this is possible, that you would not assume that , if the baby died, that either you or your spouse would think that bed-sharing contributed to the death, or that one of your really suffocated (by accident) the infant. It is worth thinking about.
More about co-sleeping here.

Wiggles and Giggles Hair Salon

My hands were the first to cut his hair and of course, it's not that good but passable for a first time barber. (haha) I think I cut his hair thrice already. :) Of course, I tried to prepare him for his first barber experience with enthusiasm and anticipation, how? I let him see men and other boys cut their hair when we passed by a barber's shop in a mall. I'm also aware of haircut salons for kids and I know it would be easier if he had toys and things to settle him in there.

This is the interior of Wiggles and Giggles Market! Market! branch

They got toys for girls and boys

Did you notice something?

Aside from babe loving his blue car ride,
he wouldn't sit and decided to just stand there maneuvering his ride.
He also enjoyed watching Disney Jr.'s High Five!
Before Photo

After Photo
I had to change his clothes too for the total transformation! ;)
Ta da!
imageSorry for that blurry photo, the phone's quite old and the kiddo's quite fast. lol
Father and son <3
We ended the day with a date at Itallianis!

The Eats Right! Movement

Sexy and Healthy this 2014!

Motivational Meet-ups for ALL Women

Do you want to lose weight this year? Do you want to lose that body fat? Are you always sickly and plan to be healthier this year? Do you plan to be more active this year? Do you need that extra push? Someone to motivate you?
Join the Eats Right! Pep Talks!

To sign up, just go to this link:
We have a limited number of seats for Batch 1, so we really hope that you, your mom, sister, aunt/tita, nieces, etc. can join us! Let's all have fun while aiming for our fitness goals!
Great prizes and freebies are in store for all attendees from our sponsors!