Saturday, April 30, 2016

Great Summer calls for Great Photos

Photographs are considered as integral part of man’s existence since its inception back in the 1800’s. A breakthrough that gave a portraitist and its subject time saving and an ease to a consistently excruciating pose to achieve such perfection of a desired imagery.
Capturing the precise moment.
Most of us may not know Lisa Gherardini, She is known as the lady who holds the title of the most parodied, most sung, most visited and the best known work of art in the world.
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Her portraitist, is also known as an inventor, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, amongst the long list of his designation. Leonardo Da Vinci, believed to have worked on his Mona Lisa between 1503- 1506. Finished it 1517.
Leonardo Da Vinci self protrait
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In order for one to accomplish such perfection in imagery, one should have utmost creativity, passion and talent to produce a grand artful output.
Beauty and Talent can strike you a Home Run.
Nowadays one need not be a superb artist nor professional photographer to capture precious fambam moment, summer outdoor activities and amazing rendezvous, on or below sea level. Facilities offering extreme adventures such as Zip line and the likes are mushrooming everywhere. Active lifestyle is the in-thing that needs a gadget that corresponds and chronicles each memorable experience.
Cd-r King, Your one-stop media provider offer its patron, The Action Cam.
Official Specification:
 Mode: Capture/Video/Setup/Playback
 File Format: MOV (H.264)/jpeg
 Lens View Angle: 120 degree
 Build in Wifi: IEEE 802.11B/G/N
 I/O port: Mini HDMI/Micro USB
 USB 2.0 Interface
 Charging time: up to 5 hrs
 Actual usage time: up to 1.5hours
 Supports: Micro SD card up to 32 GB
 Battery: 1000mAh


It has a waterproof casing with waterproof rating of IP68 (Ingress Protection). Cd-R King’s Action Cam carries an LCD Display of 1.5" TFT (Thin Film Translator) and is HDMI 1080p capable with Image Resolution capacity of 4000x3000/3648x2736/3264x2448/2560x1920 and Video Resolution of1920x1080@30FPS1280x720@60FPS/1280x720@FPS.

Live, Laugh, Love

Beth :)

Friday, April 29, 2016

With PhilCare and GetGo, You Get Healthy, Go Places and Fly for Free!

Health is a state of being free from illness or injury - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
Travel is the act of going places, to make a journey, to move from here to there.
In this blog post, we will merge this two and add free in the equation! Read on:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hydrate Naturally with a Twist:Vita Coco Introduces Pineapple Variant

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Vita Coco, the #1 packaged coconut water brand in the US and the world, brings to the Philippines a new drink that combines the delightful goodness of pineapple and the healthy benefits of coconut water. Introducing Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water with Pineapple, a potassium-packed coconut water now infused with the delicious fruity note of pineapple. Hydrating naturally has never been more fun and healthy!
Vita Coco Natural Coconut Water with Pineapple is your new favorite summer drink,
bursting with the natural sweetness of pineapple and the refreshing purity of coconut
that are freshly handpicked from the grove and never made from concentrate. This low- calorie and fat-free drink is loaded with vitamin C, naturally occurring antioxidants and valuable electrolytes, like potassium, making it an essential to those looking to enjoy those long summer days and hot summer nights.
Looking for an instant Hawaiian Luau? Vita Coco Pineapple is available in a resealabl330ml Tetra Pak carton package that you can take anywhere you go—from fabuloubeach parties to mountain peaks with stunning views, or even to the nearest swimminpool. With Vita Coco Pineapple, rehydrating naturally has never been so easy, healthy and delicious.
Born on the beaches of Brazil and sold in the US, Vita Coco is the number one brand ococonut water loved by Hollywood celebrities, athletes, fitness gurus, anbeautexperts around the world. It was founded by long-time friends Michael Kirban and Ira Liran, who stumbled upon the idea of creating a coconut water beverage brand inspireby two Brazilian women once upon a night in New York and then by a trip to Brazil. What began as a bright idea quickly became a household name and is now found in thirsty countries worldwide, including our beloved Philippines.
Enjoy the refreshing goodness of coconut water and pineapple from the brand loved by celebrities. Proudly manufactured and distributed in the Philippines by Century PacifiFood Inc., get your Vita Coco Pineapple at leading convenience stores and
supermarkets nationwide. For more information, visit or
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Vita Coco, the #1 packaged coconut water brand in the US and the world, now
comes in 2 variants – pure coconut water and with pineapple.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Get Healthy and Go Places: Purchase of PhilCare prepaid cards yields GetGo Rewards points

PhilCare believes that the path to wellness goes beyond having an effective health care coverage or an immediate access to medical providers. To be truly healthy means taking the time to enjoy life’s little pleasures while ensuring that you are protected for medical emergencies at all time.

This is the vision behind PhilCare’s latest partnership with GetGo Rewards by Cebu Pacific, a lifestyle program that allows card holders to accumulate points on everyday spending and redeem these points for free flights. GetGo points can be earned from buying groceries, paying utility bills, refilling the car with gasoline, and now—even when taking care of your health.

To kick off the partnership between two brands, PhilCare and GetGo has launched “Get Healthy. Go Places” which will give as much as 750 GetGo points for every purchase of one of PhilCare’s prepaid health cards. PhilCare prepaid health cards included in the promo include ER Vantage cards, Medical and Dental cards, Health Vantage cards and Health Vantage Elite cards. PhilCare members are automatically eligible for a GetGo cards upon purchase of any of the prepaid health cards mentioned above.

“PhilCare has always advocated for a 360 degree view on health and wellness. We have addressed the need for affordable and accessible health care products by offering our prepaid cards, starting from the ER Vantage cards, with 40K, 60K and 80K maximum benefit limits which allows access to medical providers for emergency health concerns; and then we supplemented it with the introduction of the Health Vantage and Health Vantage Elite cards, which offers a more comprehensive and extensive one-year emergency health care coverage; and finally, to answer the clamor for an unlimited consultation card to complement ER Vantage, we introduced our Medical and Consultation cards for kids, adults and senior citizens early this year. The partnership with GetGo meanwhile addresses our belief for over-all wellness and health,” shared Noemi G. Azura, president and chief executive officer (CEO) for PhilCare.

By partnering with GetGo, Azura hopes that PhilCare members will be more inspired to travel discover new places and get much needed R&R.

Traveling keeps the brain and body healthier, according to a study published in MarketWatch. It’s also said to lower the risk of heart attack and death from coronary disease in certain groups, while the new and complex situations encountered while traveling can also help keep the brain sharp.
The “Get Healthy Go Places” promo is just the first in a series as part of the partnership between PhilCare and GetGo Rewards which will run until March 20, 2017.

“PhilCare is committed to continuously innovate in order to give our members a different perspective of the health care industry and to provide best-in-class customer experience. We started by offering the first NFC-enabled HMO card in the Philippines, introducing prepaid health cards, and now, we are partnering with organizations and businesses that are well-known for their wellness programs and benefits,” adds Azura.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FatOut for Safe Colon Cleansing

Toxins in your colon can cause various health complications - irritability, digestive problems and even weight gain. This is why you should take necessary steps in cleaning your colon such as drinking enough water, adding more fiber and vegetables in your diet. There's also FatOut which assist in cleansing your colon the natural way.
FatOut has Sweep and Shred formula which helps in cleansing your colon and trimming down your extra fat. FatOut sweeps away toxins from your colon and shreds excess body fat. It is a combination of the following amazing ingredients: • PSYLLIUM HUSK - known as the super fiber, it cleans the colon and sweeps away toxins and cholesterol from dietary fats. • GREEN TEA EXTRACT - known to effectively aid weight loss as it burns and shreds fats by speeding up metabolism • Pu’er Tea Extract - eliminates hard-to-digest fats • Aloe Vera Powder - the essential amino acids in this ingredient help detoxify and remove toxins in the colon • Alfalfa - promotes better digestive health • Oat Fiber - controls the appetite and suppresses cravings. Cleanse your colon the natural way. Stand out with FatOut! Want to meet and chat with Kim Chiu? Now it's all possible with FatOut's Royal Treatment. It's easy to join, visit the official FB page of FatOut for the mechanics.

Healthy Gut with FatOut

Detoxifying your colon doesn't just remove the excess body weight but it also makes you feel better generally. Expulsion of toxins that accumulated over time improves your digestive system. As toxins are flushed away regularly, irregular bowel movement, constipation, and other gut problems are prevented. Detoxify regularly by adding FatOut to your diet.

FatOut has Sweep and Shred formula which helps in cleansing your colon and trimming down your extra fat. FatOut sweeps away toxins from your colon and shreds excess body fat. It is a combination of the following amazing ingredients - Psyllium Husk, Green Tea Extract, Pu’er Tea Extract, Aloe Vera Powder, Alfalfa and Oat Fiber – that promotes good digestive health and boosts weight loss all together.

Regulate your bowel movement and prevent tummy problems by constant removal of toxins. Stand out with FatOut! Experience a pampering kind-of-day with your idol, Kim Chiu. Check out the official FB page of FatOut for more information.

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ ends in National Training Camp in Manila

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska started its search for the best basketball players in the country through Regional Selection Camp that was held at Baguio City, Davao, Cebu and Don Bosco Institute in Makati.

Boys and girls who joined the search for the ten best boys and five best girls basketball players will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There was also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director. 

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. 

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, ran in April with stops at Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. 

The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA legends Norris Cole of New Orleans Pelicans and Taj McWilliams, former Minnesota Lynx, will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit, and  For live updates log on to follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

Monday, April 25, 2016


Last March 14-20, SM Aura Premier held its Beauty Fair that features your favorite beauty brands at awesome and discounted prices. The week-long exhibit was highlighted by a weekend sale that gave shoppers as high as 70% discount.
Eau Thermale Avène, the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe, can be considered the star of the show as its booth was the busiest. Avene exhibited its various line of skin care that ranges from Sun Care, Hypersensitive, Skin Care, Cleanance, Essentials, Dry Skin and Anti-Aging. The booth was accented by a posh flower wall design that acted as a photo wall for all visitors.
“When I was invited in an Avene event that happened in Salon Beauvoir, I had the chance to check out the product and was so impressed about the results. Since then, I became a fan of Avene” said beauty blogger Krish Enrique-Rai, blogger of Bonita Feminista.
Other main attractions include free facial, skin analysis and derma consultation done by board-certified dermatologists. Shoppers including beauty and lifestyle bloggers Krish Enrique-Rai and Edward Santos visited the booth and checked out Avene’s products. Lifestyle blogger Edward Santos also shared the same experience with Avene. “I was introduced to Avene late last year when I reviewed the Avene Cleanance. I love the product and I immediately got hooked. That is why when I learned about this exhibit, I knew I had to be here so I can also check out Avene’s other product line” shared Santos, lifestyle blogger, The week-long exhibit also featured an Instaroid photo box where Avene booth visitors enjoyed using this latest technology where guests gets to instantly print their smartphone pictures. For the latest update on Eau Thermale Avene, visit the official Facebook page and like

The week-long exhibit also featured an Instaroid photo box where Avene booth visitors enjoyed using this latest technology where guests gets to instantly print their smartphone pictures.

Lifestyle blogger Edward Santos also shared the same experience with Avene. “I was introduced to Avene late last year when I reviewed the Avene Cleanance. I love the product and I immediately got hooked. That is why when I learned about this exhibit, I knew I had to be here so I can also check out Avene’s other product line” shared Santos, lifestyle blogger,

“We thank all our loyal customers for supporting our activities. We look forward to do more events so that our market can be able to experience Avene’s wide range of beauty products in a most memorable and fun way. We are now preparing for a special summer event happening in the beautiful island of Boracay and we expect everyone who will attend the annual Laboracay festivities to visit our booth. We will exhibit our latest product, Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Solaire SPF50, so you can enjoy the summer sun without breaking out .” said Harry Tsai, the General Manager of Karihome Inc. official distributor of Avène products here in the Philippines.

Friday, April 22, 2016

#ExpoMom2016: #MomwithaTot

Hello moms, I'm inviting everyone to this year's Mommy Mundo Expo Mom 2016 themed: The Motherhood Journey.

Join the fun and share your stories with the hashtags #expomom2016, #themotherhoodjourney and win exciting prizes! Know more about the mechanics here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"Go Out and Play!" MANILA RSC for Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska

To live life to the fullest, to its entirety, active lifestyle is not a choice, but a must! Aside from regular exercise and moving as much as possible, sports as a recreation is a good way of achieving the active lifestyle as it provides relief and give a sense of relaxation in a life of routine, monotonous daily activities while instilling the sportive attitude - of lifting up the burden of life struggle on a positive note. It is indeed more than essential in maintaining good health and physical fitness, it also encourages the growth of working as a unit. No man is an island is a cliche that is absolutely true, and sports - though vast in methods and diversities, keeps the human interaction going.
After alla healthy nation is always a wealthy nation. By that, I am grateful that local private companies like Alaska Milk has the initiative to sow the seed of hope for a better future and encouragement to live a healthier lifestyle through sports events not just to the young minds, but to all Filipinos. On that note, Alaska is doing sports festivities for 20 years in Alaska Football Power Camps and Cups, Alaska IronKids Triathlon, Alaska Family Run, Alaska Cycle Philippines, Alaska Aces, and Alaska Basketball for nine consecutive years! What a truly dedicated and extensive program!
  • The Organizer, Presenting Partner, Official Partners
Alaska Milk partners with excellent local and international organizations who shares the same objectives, visions and values, for this particular program, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Spalding, as a Supporting Partner. In this blog post, I'll be sharing to you first-hand experience in our event coverage of the fourth and last leg of Regional Selection Camp for Manila held at Don Bosco Makati last weekend, April 9-10. Regional Selection Camps (RSC) is where Alaska and NBA will be selecting potential boys and girls that will ranked up and participate on the National Training Camp.
Since 2007, more than 100,000 students, parents, and coaches have benefited through Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA activities including camps, coach clinics, NBA outreach activities, television programs and digital initiatives. One of the things I learned to love about Alaska Milk's sports festivals, just like this Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Basketball Program is that, it is free and open to all players aged 10 - 14. With this kinds of program,
Poverty will not hinder a potential sports star from rising!
An ideal way of leading the youth to aim higher and reach their goals despite of financial deprivation. An immense boost to make young men and women excel in the field of sports they have chosen, to prove their worth and hence be on top of the ladder. In this case, to be part of the National Training Camp (NTC) and have the elusive NBA experience trip!
Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 is organized by NBA in partnership with Alaska and official partners: CloudfoneGlobe Telecom and Gatorade as the official Hydrating Station. Previous Regional Selection Camps were held on Baguio, Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Metro Manila, and on first-time locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite for GMA.
  • The Guardians and Coaches
day 1 parents #gerifiedphSports, in this particular event, Basketball is fundamental in the development of children and the young. The Guardians, usually parents and teachers are their first influence to choose an active lifestyle. And last Saturday on the fourth Regional Selection Camp for Manila, in the myriads of children trying out for the game, are parents and teachers to guide, cheer, and support them. Support coming from teachers, friends and family have a positive impact on children's motivation and boost their enjoyment in the game.
Hard work. Dedication.
In any sports, coaches has a great number of responsibilities - legal, moral and ethical. Being the moral of the team, the coach must show flexibility and compassion to keep the team together. It also follows that he must know the rules and be the one to follow them first. Being a role model, his responsibilities also include that of molding and developing potential individual skills while utilizing the group skillfully to act as one team. The coach also has the responsibility to secure the safety of his athletes while in his care. The Regional Selection Camp will never be a success without the coaches.

day 1 coach #gerifiedphMeet Coach Ian Canamo. He, like all the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Coaches were volunteers. He is passionate about Basketball and Alaska Milk's mission to make children "go out and play" made him to self-imposed. Through Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Program, he can share his skills, talent and knowledge.
Vertical Leap. One of the basketball drills for the young ballers is the Vertical Jump Test or simply the Sargent Jump that measures leg muscle power.
In all of this, coaches and guardians generally focuses on encouraging and pushing the players to strive for the next level, for the best that is out there. The players, children are the focal point of attention and their sports ability can breakthrough because of their support team.
  • The Young Ballers
Alaska Milk recognizes the need of Filipino children for proper nutrition and is committed to help provide that proper nutrition through their leading brands. More than proper nutrition, Alaska Milk also believes that active lifestyle is needed in order to shape and nurture healthier children. Through sports, boys and girls learn certain positive character traits that could later on help them be better in all aspects of their lives. Better attendance, better grades, better behavior, better students in school with lesser trouble and fewer problems, better citizenship in the community, and most of all, better education - an upgrade to college (with a possibility of scholarship for sports).
On Day 1, Saturday, a total of 1,114 boys and girls (1030 boys, 84 girls) went to Don Bosco Technical Institute in Manila to take part in the program where their basketball skills were tested via different basketball drills. This is the biggest number of RSC participants so far in the nine-year history of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska.
Boys. Students. Players. Comrades.
Children with budding passion.
While waiting for their turn. Discipline.
Perseverance. Determination.
A shot at having their skills tested, Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA imparts a sense of discipline while achieving the goal of camaraderie among players, teachers, and coaches. Friendly games that teaches value of time (i.e., to be in time during the program, inside the court during the game) and perseverance (i.e., to get open for a pass to shoot a ball, defense against opponents by blocking the shot) while channeling their energy and vigor to make leisure time in Basketball worthwhile (fun, happiness, satisfaction). Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA is also a channel for students to becoming adventurous, courageous but with precautions (avoiding violations in court including technical foul which does not involve any foul moves but is about the manners and attitude during the game).
Alaska Milk encourages children to go out and play through its Nutrition. Action. Champion. programs.

13006470_1060153797361213_4505592257063325882_nMeet try-out players from UST-EHS, Jermaine Aguilar and Sean Castillo. Jermaine also known as Jacx by his friends, and his classmate Sean loves to play basketball among other outdoor games in their free time, and at the school gym right after class every afternoon. Playing basketball as a video game is not foreign to these young lads, but playing it for real is the real deal! And Alaska Milk through sports program Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA just gave them the right push to make a move closer to their dreams coming true.
It's a step towards forward.

At the end of the day, 40 boys and 24 girls were chosen to return for Day 2 of the camp where amongst them, the RSC Manila representatives to the National Training Camp will be chosen.
day 1 #gerifiedph"You can show people what you're made of at an early age, and they can watch you grow. For me, my brand is connected to my culture, and that will always be a part of me. It's not just about basketball. It's as much about my family as anything." - Jr. NBA Philippines 2011 All-Star Kobe Lorenzo Paras

On Day 2, the basketball clinic was held in the morning and in the afternoon where the scrimmages, were the boys and girls were grouped into teams and were made to play sets of basketball games where they can apply all that they have learned from day 1 and from the basketball clinic in the morning.
At the end of Day 2, those who qualified for the NTC were announced:
Girls: (8)
Dianne Camille Nolasco
Lalaine Gonzales
Carly Monreal
Lindsey Nacional
Magda Lioui Flores
Ma Cecilia Quilenderino
Princess Marie Villarin
Jonalyn Bongalos
Boys: (16)
Mark Glenn Gabon
Luis Gabriel Aguila
Anjelo Raphael Argente
Jhondhel Austria
Jearico Nunez
Kai Zachary Sotto
Andrei Philip Lechoncito
Mark Nicole Lucban
Reich Randell Villegas
Prince Junnell De Belen
Pauloh Villarin
Patrick Lance Inting
Jericho Ross Paglinawan
Miguel Rey Luis Tan
Devon Dein Diez
Russel Ducanes
Congratulations to the 16 boys and 8 girls from the NCR who will join the regional finalists from Baguio, Davao and Cebu plus the Alaska Power Campers in the National Training Camp on April 22-24, 2016 on SM Mall of Asia and Don Bosco Makati.
With proper training, these young hopefuls will surely have the greatest educational value for sports - to learn, provide stimulation for study, maintain physical fitness and paid-off hard work. We can always remember that it is not the sound and the fury that counts, it is the effort in the right direction that marks. Keeping this in heart and mind, it is now the time to spot out the next sports talents in Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Basketball Program 2016!
That's a wrap for the Manila Regional Selection Camp of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska. Moving on to the next phase, it is high time to battle and be the champion! See you there!