Friday, May 28, 2010

The Road to Cannes

The Philippines boasts of sun-kissed shores and balmy clime, but its natural treasure lies in its talented people.  In recent years, a long line of illustrious Philippine citizens have stepped on the world stage, and shone under the limelight, grabbing glory for the country, for each of their countrymen to share – indeed, bask in.

We are all familiar with Manny Pacquiao, Efren Peñaflorida and Lea Salonga, who have all glorified the Philippine flag in sports, education and the arts, respectively.  They are but a few from a million Filipino heroes around the world.

The world of international cinema honors the best the world has to offer through the Cannes Film Festival, the prestige and honor of winning the award is not so known to majority of our countrymen.   The Cannes Film Festival has bestowed two Filipinos with awards. 

Ten years ago, Raymond Red won the festival’s Palm d’Or for the movie “Anino”.  In 2009, Brillante Mendoza won Best Director for “Kinatay”.  Red and Mendoza are from the advertising industry - Red is a commercial director, and Mendoza was a production designer.  Both are scriptwriters, cinematographers and directors.

What is not common knowledge is the globally-renowned Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival held every year at the Palais des Festivals in the postcard-perfect scenery of the South of France.  Considered the only global convergence of professionals in integrated communications, the Cannes Lions is an annual event that features seminars and workshops, exhibits and screenings of the best work, the latest trends, the most innovative ideas, as well as the industry experts and globally-renowned practitioners of the trade.

The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival will be held from June 20 to 26, at the Palais des Festivals.  Philippine advertising agencies send entries of released work for competition in a number of categories, and since 2005 4As-Creative Guild holds a competition in search of young Philippine creatives to compete in Cannes Young Lions, among other international advertising events.  The Cannes Young Lions is an on-site competition.

The Young Lions competitions are for the up-and-coming advertising creatives and marketers to compete with their global counterparts in an intensive match of artistry and wit.  Young Lions Creatives are 28 years old and below, while Young Lions Marketers are 30 years old and below.  The Young Lions competitions require teams to produce work within 24 hours of the project brief. 

As the Philippine representative to the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, Pepito Olarte, Group Sales Director of the Inquirer Group of Companies, organizes the Philippine contingent to the annual festival. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Electrolux Launches It's New Appliances Line

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in 150 countries every year. The company focuses on innovations that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and cookers sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, AEG-Electrolux, Zanussi, Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2009, Electrolux had sales of SEK 109 billion and 51,000 employees.

Electrolux Philippines is expanding its offerings through the introduction of its small domestic appliance line.

Launched through a fun trivia event, Electrolux revealed the exciting features of its new products, which include vacuum cleaners, irons, rice cookers, a coffee maker and toaster.

“Small Domestic Appliances is a huge market here in the Philippines and through our philosophy of “Thinking of You”, we feel that our innovative small appliances will provide us with new opportunities for growth,” said Santa Nikolaus, General Manager of Floor Care and Small Domestic Appliances of Electrolux East-Asia, during the recently held product launch.

The Electrolux philosophy “Thinking of You” promises Filipinos thoughtfully designed appliances, geared towards answering their unique wants and needs in new and exciting ways.

The Electrolux Confidence Steam Irons is a prime example. Extensive consumer work by Electrolux revealed that safety is the number one concern for irons among Asian consumers.

That is why the Electrolux Confidence Steam Irons includes numerous features which make them one of the safest irons out in the market.

It has a 3 way auto shut-off function, a 360º cable that provides flexibility and durability, preventing the steam-iron from falling over while in use and the Electrolux patented safety stand – a rubber napped heel surface that prevents it from slipping when on an upright position.

For ease in ironing, Electrolux also introduced its NEO series dry iron. It includes a variable temperature setting to deal with different kinds of fabric, 1000 watt power for quick heat up and a stainless steel or non-stick soleplate for easy glide. Its lightweight material and 180 degrees swivel cord give it good reach and maneuverability for comfortable ironing.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time is of the Essence

Time management is not only a need to make your time worthwhile at work. Time management is also needed to spend with your offsprings. True, that nowadays, it's also necessary that both parents are working to sustain the family for this is the major investment that no one can ignore. It's really hard to be a working parent. I also believe that time should also be worthwhile especially when it comes to our children. After all, everything the child learns starts at their homes. Time can still be on your side if one is good a managing time. If one can do it at work, you can still do at home. We are living a liminal existence meaning our time is limited. If we don't maximize our time we have with our kids, it easily passes by. You may missed those "photographic moments " that you may not only taken in camera but in memory.

Last Sunday, an expo for mothers was held at Rockwell Tent(Expo Mom). Mom Blogger, Jen Tan and celebrity mom/actress Dimples Romana-Ahmee suggested some tips for time management during their Mommy Talk portion.

Maximizing time with your kids will not make you a "superparent" your kids need but teaching them the value of time management will they learn that time is the best we give and cherish. Kids Watch Central suggests this fun wristwatches for kids so they can learn to value time.

These watches comes with different designs with their favorite cartoon characters from Disney and Cartoon Network. Kids Watch Central is located inside Children's Accessories area in leading department stores such as SM, Landmark, and Rustan's.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Send a Havaianas Happy Sole to Brazil

After nearly three months, the world-famous Brazilian flip-flops brand Havaianas unveiled the top ten happiest entries for the Havaianas “Happy Soles Will Travel to Brazil ” contest. Havaianaticos were asked to submit video entries answering the question, “If anything was possible, what would you do to make the world happy for a day?”

“We are so pleased with the overwhelming response from Havaianaticos for this creative competition,” said Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines . “With the huge number of entries, the judges were really entertained and had a hard time judging.”

Starting with over 2000 video entries, the Havaianas panel of judges, composed of Preview magazine Editor-in-Chief Pauline Suaco-Juan, Embassy of Brazil Diplomat Tiago Silva Almeida, Capoeira guru Professor Fantasma Coqueiro, famed travel blogger Anton Diaz and Havaianas Philippines Managing Director Anne Gonzalez, had a challenging time picking the ten happiest and most creative entries.

“There are lots of young, spirited people who were really trying to make a mark,” gushed Pauline, “It’s really fun hearing all of the out-of-the-box answers on how will they make the world happy.”

The ten finalists, now one step closer to an all-expense–paid holiday to Brazil , are:  Ynez Alcid, Aurea Joanna Anden, Justin Ace de Guzman, Joya Genzola, Denise Gonzales, Farrah Lapinid, James Lu, Hannah Reyes, Katrina Suiza, and Maria Velasquez. Hailing from Manila , Cebu, Davao , Caloocan , Leyte, Bacolod and more, these ten finalists truly represent the country’s happiest soles.   

Select which Happy Sole will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Brazil with three of their closest friends. Watch their videos at and vote for the entry that makes you smile. Online voting is open from May 6 to 27, 2010 and a live online show on the website on the 27th will announce just who will make it all the way to Brazil .

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Raisa An Active Baby with Pampers

Pampers distinguishes itself as a leading brand in disposable diapers. Pampers itself is becoming like a generic name for diapers because people knows that Pampers is surely a quality diaper for babies. Through the years, Pampers made innovations in diapers to make sure that our babies are comfortable wearing them without having grown rashes or irritations.

For the knowledge of those who are not yet parents like me, diaper rash is a result of skin irritation due to moisture in the nappy area caused by pH changes that occur when stools and urine combine. Keeping the baby's bottom dry and clean, are the best ways to prevent a rash. Make you you change the baby's diaper after they become wet or soiled.

During the Expo Mom last Sunday, People at Pampers demonstrated that Pampers can absorb the wetness even at the amount of pressure. You may never know. When a baby is playful and accidently fall on it's bun, usually leaks will overflow from the diaper. But with Pampers, they are assured that the diapers will absorb the flow of the baby without having rashes because of the thin layer with zinc oxide cream and petroleum jelly. The Pampers experts also advise not to secure the diaper tightly for comfort and to allow air.

This proves that Pampers is the best diapers in the market when it comes to dryness. Pampers also makes sure that they are the right diaper for an ACTIVE BABY with it's extra locking layer that seals away wetness so it stays dry even under pressure. It has soft,cotton-like outer cover with a great breathability and hypoallergenic lotion with aloe vera.

I examined this for myself and saw the difference when compared to an ordinary diaper. Pampers Active Baby is available in major supermarkets nationwide. For more information, visit

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rico Blanco Sings Bosing Ako

FILIPINO ENTREPRENEURS NOW have their own theme song thanks to the collaboration of Pinoy music legends Rico Blanco and Arnel Pineda.

The song, “Para sa mga Bossing” serves as an anthem for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs—it’s a call for them to continue striving for success, to gather courage and to take control of their destiny.

The anthem has been recorded and released, giving voice to the aspirations and accomplishments of Filipino SMEs (small-to-medium scale entrepreneurs)...

“PLDT-SME Nation is happy that our vision for Filipino entrepreneurs is being shared so enthusiastically, and with such dedication, by Rico Blanco and Arnel Pineda. We’re happy that the talents of Rico and Arnel are able to help our advocacy and inspire entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs in a powerful way,” says Kat Luna-Abelarde, PLDT vice-president and head of PLDT SME-Nation.

Both Rico and Arnel are committed to using their incredible talents in the service of Filipinos. Rico has previously recorded songs meant to serve a good cause—like the song he released to raise money for Ondoy victims, for example—while Arnel has established his own foundation to help the less fortunate, especially street children.

Powerful Message

The “Para sa mga Bossing” anthem goes: “Ang asenso maaabot/Sa bagsik nitong prinsipyo/Ang talino’t pagsisikap/Ibubuhos sa negosyo/Bossing ako/Aking tagumpay/Sa ‘kin nakasalalay…”

“The difference between success and failure is really attitude. Filipinos need to become more hopeful and more optimistic; to dream big and make that dream come true. In “Bossing” we are sending out the message that by becoming entrepreneurs, Filipinos can rise above poverty or any other obstacle. By becoming entrepreneurs, they can be the boss of their business and of their destiny,” says Rico.

International rock singer Arnel Pineda, who is now the vocalist of world superband Journey, also says the recording of “Para sa mga Bossing” is very meaningful for him: it reminds him of his own struggles to succeed despite tremendous odds.

“There was I time when I was broke and living on the streets—but I struggled to change for the better. You have to think of yourself as in control, you have to have the attitude of a boss, a bossing, so you can succeed. I know what it’s like to start from the very bottom. To rise above your circumstances, you have to keep hoping, keep striving and have the guts to fulfill your dreams and ambitions,” adds Arnel.


“SMEs form the backbone of the Philippine economy, generating more than 90% of income. More SMEs mean more jobs, more income and more purchasing power. Filipino entrepreneurship is a key to creating a strong economy for the country.

“That’s why PLDT-SME Nation is doing all it can to provide cost-effective, high-tech, fast, and reliable business solutions to our SMEs. In today’s age of high-tech, global communications, PLDT-SME Nation is there to provide SMEs a competitive edge, to help them grow, thrive and succeed,” Luna-Abelarde explains.

“Para sa mga Bossing” is already playing across the airwaves with its message of hope, courage and determination--so that even more Filipinos will strive to be the Boss of their own businesses and be the Boss of a brighter future up ahead.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bossing Ako

PLDT-SME Nation is going all out in serving the nation’s small-and-medium entrepreneurs (SME) through its massive campaign that aims to ignite Pinoy ingenuity for business with “Bossing Ako.” The “Bossing Ako’ campaign aims to encourage more Filipinos to strive to become their own boss by becoming entrepreneurs.

It also seeks to inspire Filipino small-to-medium scale entrepreneurs to continue striving for success and courageously meet the challenges of growing their business.

“We are on a nationwide campaign to encourage a new generation of Filipino entrepreneurs. The Philippines needs more entrepreneurs in order to ensure our economic future. Today, about 90 percent of income in the Philippine economy is generated by SMEs. As we move forward into the 21st century, we’ll need more SMEs to provide more jobs, more income and more purchasing power,” says PLDT-SME Nation Vice President and Head Kat Luna-Abelarde.

The nationwide campaign was kicked off with the launch of the song “Para sa mga Bossing” performed by OPM rock music icon Rico Blanco collaborating with Journey lead vocalist Arnel Pineda. The song’s release introduces a new anthem and rallying cry for Filipino entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be: “Ang asenso maaabot/Sa bagsik nitong prinsipyo/Ang talino’t pagsisikap/Ibubuhos sa negosyo/Bossing ako/Aking tagumpay/Sa ‘kin nakasalalay…”

SME ambassadors

Apart from the launch of the “Para sa mga Bossing” anthem, PLDT-SME Nation has a parallel effort that focuses on icons of Pinoy entrepreneurship. This effort focuses on the success stories of these SME icons—to provide models, inspiration and even wisdom to SMEs and help them succeed just as well.

These SME icons are designated as “Pinoy Bossings” and include: Mother Lily Monteverde of Regal Films for starting from SME into a pillar of the Filipino film industry; Jay Aldeguer of Island Souvenirs for promoting his passion and love for the country through his tourism souvenirs business; Joey Concepcion, entrepreneurship advocate and Founding Trustee of Go Negosyo; and PLDT Chair Manny V. Pangilinan as the ultimate bossing.

Also representing the ‘Bossing Ako’ movement are Les Reyes of Reyes HairCutters, Gardy Cruz of Pancit Malabon Express; Raphael and Jenni Soon of North Park, Ronald Pineda of Folded & Hung; Benjamin Liuson of The Generics Pharmacy, Darius and Carlos Hizon of Pampanga’s Best; Louie Gutierrez and Dulzzi Gutierrez of Silverworks; and Vicki Belo and Cristalle Henares as the mother-daughter tandem for beauty and medical practice.

“The entrepreneurs we tapped for this campaign are all great examples of SMEs that others could look up to for inspiration. The selection is both diverse and of top-notch quality, representing various business industries in their success stories,” says PLDT-SME Nation Marketing Head Amil Azurin.

With preparations on-hand in wrapping up the first phase of the campaign with the release of the song and the unveiling of the 12 SME ambassadors, a big launch is set to take off by mid-June; followed by a grand celebration of the “MVP Bossing Ako Awards Night,” named in honor of PLDT’s Chair Manny V. Pangilinan by October in partnership with Go Negosyo.

For more info on what PLDT-SME Nation can offer your business, you may call 101-888 or visit

Thursday, May 20, 2010

SM Hypermarket opens 20th branch

An all new experience with a touch of the familiar is happening this side of the metropolis.  SM Hypermarket North Harbour is now open, revitalizing shopping in the world’s most densely populated area.  
SM Hypermarket North Harbour will be serving approximately a million consumers in the bustling neighborhood of Manila, Navotas and Caloocan, providing them with a holistic shopping experience where most shopping needs are satisfied all in one go.  
More choices of goods and services    
Consumers are given more choices with a variety of merchandise and other convenient services which are distinctly SM.  
SM Hypermarket North Harbour has its own ‘modern wet market’ with its Fresh section where the same variety of selection in a wet market is offered but with more shopping conveniences – air-conditioned place, clean aisles and precise weighing scales.  
Shoppers can also find toys, apparel, appliances, home furniture, and techie gadgets. Moreover, for medicines, home repair, or money transfer, they can go to Watson’s, Ace Hardware, or Western Union.  
Consumers can also settle bills, exchange foreign money, and even take home roast chicken from the Rotisserie nook and fresh bread from the bakery stand.  
They are also given novel alternatives through the affordable house brand SM Bonus, with over one thousand items to choose from, and the takal-takal section which enables consumers to pick the ingredients they want at preferred and affordable quantities.   
Moreover, caterers and carinderia owners can get their supplies of meats, sauces, condiments and other ingredients found in the Big Packs area at very affordable prices.   
For sure, consumers will get what they deserve at SM Hypermarket North Harbour – excellent customer service at all times. They will also experience luxury of space and a wide array of choices which are both essential to delivering shopping convenience.   
Employment for locals, community outreach   
When SM Hypermarket North Harbour opened, employment opportunities for the community were created.  Local talents were tapped to build their career in SM – one of the biggest conglomerates in the Philippines.  
Also, SM Hypermarket gives small and medium enterprises (SMEs) a chance to showcase their products during the weekend bazaar as it allocates a certain area for SMEs to display and sell their products.  
In effect, SM Hypermarket is now a community concept, reaching out to nearby barangays through various events and programs such as cooking demonstrations, songfests, and dance contests. This year, SM Hypermarket will be turned into a community store, not just a place to shop, but a place that shoppers can call home.  
This transformation happens as SM Hypermarket invests in people and business partners by providing jobs for the locals and business opportunities for SMEs in the community.  
More in store for consumers   
SM Hypermarket North Harbour is the 20th branch of SM Hypermarket in Metro Manila and nearby provinces like Rizal, Cavite, Pampanga, and Pangasinan. More stores will be opened this year to bring the SM shopping experience closer to more Filipinos nationwide. 
Since it started operations in 2001, SM Hypermarket has been successful in creating the convenience of having a first-rate indoor wet market and a food and general merchandise store. It also continually introduces new concepts to enhance and reinvigorate the consumers’ shopping experience.  
L-R SM Hypermarket EVP Robert Kwee, Nestle Philippines Chief Executive Officer John Miller, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Fr. Alfredo Sabado, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Actress Isabel Oli and Super Shopping Market Inc. President Herbert Sy during the store's opening ceremony.
SM Hypermarket is now open in North Harbour, Manila 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Cookie Revolution

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For Immediate Release

Everyone deserves a joyful touch screen experience. So touch wisely!

Manila, Philippines After it became the fast selling, full touch screen phone, LG Cookie once again is being served with a variety of flavours to continue the revolution it pioneered.

A big hit for customers looking for touch screen phone that is easy on the pocket, LG’popular Cookie handset returns to continue the touch screen revolution and comes with updated and upgraded smart features to offer joyful touch screen experience, said Raymond Hernandez, corporate marketing head of LG Electronics Philippines.

“Sociable, enjoyable, and affordable, the LG Cookie Series continues the core value of the original Cookie phone which was to lower the barrier to make it possible for every mobile user to experience touch screen technology.

Cookie Wi-Fi, Cookie Ultima, and Cookie Pop comprised the new set of Cookie phones.

The much-awaited from among the Cookie Series, Cookie Wi-Fi lets you experience fast Wi-Fi connectivity on a slim full 3” touch-enabled screen. It puts the multimedia features such as Dolby Mobile that matters most right at your fingertips. Cookie Wi-Fi is your next big thing! It’s Cookie, full-touch with Wi-Fi and definitely within your means!

The Cookie Ultima allows you to carry your friends around with you anytime, anywhere. Stay in touch with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. And with a 3.0” touch screen and 5 megapixel camera, you can see and share everything more clearly.

The new Cookie POP isn’t just the smallest and compact 3” full touch screen phone. It delivers a huge hit with an easy-to-use interface, 3MP camera, web browser and access to your favorite social networks. Everyday fun is all beneath this sleek 3" screen.

The LG Cookie Series originates from the idea of a basketful of new cookies with a variety of flavours that meet the tastes of different consumers. The LG Cookie Series provides a wide selection of handsets while continuing the essence and legacy of the LG Cookie itself.

The first Cookie, the LG KP500, made its worldwide debut in October 2008recording sales of over 13 million unitsIt is LG’s fifth phone to achieve this impressive milestone following the LG Chocolate, LG Shine, LG KP100 and LG KG270. The Cookie reached the mark in a mere 13 months, making it the fastest-selling full touch phone in LG’s history and helping position LG as the leader in full touch screen experience.

Based on the advanced touch technology of premium handsets like the LG Prada, LG was able to stay ahead of the competition and open the door for millions to experience full touch screen technology. The LG Cookie’s release quickly sparked a scramble from competitors to offer touch screen phones for the mass market, which only began appearing six months after the LG Cookie.

LG Cookie KP500 and other premium touch phones are currently continuing LG’s leadership and the new LG Cookie Series phones will further its standing,” Hernandez said.

Cookie Wi-Fi

Cookie Pop

Cookie Ultima
The LG Cookie Series is now available in major consumer and phone specialty shops from PhP7, 990 to 10,990. For further information, please visit

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units  Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the worlds leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1 and a Technology Partner of Formula 1. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit

Mommy Expo

Last month, Mommy Mundo formally launched its advocacy project Mompreneur Manila, meant to inform, inspire and integrate all mom entrepreneurs and aspiring mompreneurs to build one credible and dynamic business network. 
Mompreneur Manila logo
To celebrate the birth of this brand new bouncing Mommy Mundo baby, this year’s Expo Mom will be a tribute to all mompreneurs. Don’t miss EXPO MOM Year 3: The Mompreneur Market!
More than 60 booths and vendors showcasing the latest finds for moms, kids and families from some of the most dynamic and creative mom entrepreneurs in the country! (Will post the vendors list soon so watch out for that in the coming days!) Also featuring top mom and baby brands which are considered mom’s staples and absolute favorites! All day activities onstage (watch out for our program sched to be posted soon!).
Register at the gate and get a free Mommy Mundo tote bag, the latest Mommy Pages and Urban Mom magazine issues, and a yummy Toblerone bar!  See you at Expo Mom!:)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


is a line of children's shoes that features colorful sculpted animal shaped shoes in the likenesses of a fish, a T-Rex, a gator, Sesame  and Disney characters. All of Polliwalks styles feature their patent pending Footprinter bottom that leaves tiny Polliwalks animal footprints in dirt, firm sand or water.

Polliwalks are not only fun, but they are made with little feet in mind with a built in arch support and deep heel cup for a great fit! They are easy for little ones to put on and take off by themselves and are super easy to clean.

Polliwalks™ comes with evermore-ingenious inventions with their new Disney line. Kids’ favorite Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear are more than willing to entertain them inside the magical clubhouse and fly them out to the universe!

Kids will surely love these cute little Fun For Feet creations. Play and have fun with everybody’s new playmate, Mickey! Witness how kids move to infinity and beyond with Buzz Lightyear. Buzz-wearers may play “Galactic Hero” with this new Polliwalks design

Polliwalks constantly strives to be innovative and fresh while keeping the innocence, happiness and playfulness that embodies what it means to be a child. Innovation, originality, playfulness and quality are the Polliwalks mantra.
  • Fun, cute and colorful animal shaped shoes (pat. pending)
  • “Footprinter™ Bottom” (pat. pending) – each shoe bottom features the footprints of the animal that the shoe represents
  • Lightweight and superior fit as compared to competitors
  • Comfortable and slip resistant
  • Molded Soft Foam Construction for comfort
  • Easy on/off for young children
  • Waterproof closed cell foam material
  • No waste manufacturing—all excess material created from molding process is recycled.
  • Environment-friendly packaging—tags and hooks made from recycled paper and plastic; minimal packaging used.
  • Environment-friendly water-based adhesives used in manufacturing
Easy to clean: Styles made exclusively of foam material can be hosed off, washed with a damp sponge and mild soap or machine washed (cold water wash, gentle cycle, DO NOT tumble dry – air dry only)

Internationally, it has been receiving rave reviews from established retailers such as Stride Rite,,, Nordstrom, Dillard's and many other retailers. In the Philippines, it is now available online at Brussel Sprouts Kids Boutique ( the adventure brought to you by Polliwalks™ Disney soon at Rustan’s, Hobbes and Landes, Gift Gate Robinsons Ermita, Gift Gate SM Megamall, The Lonely Planet D’Mall, The Lonely Planet Robinsons Dumaguete, ROX Bonifacio High Street, ROX Cebu, Ollie & Co., SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, Party Packagers, Islands and More, Brussels and Sprouts, SPF stores, Kid Stores, and Mossimo Kids.

What are you waiting for? Let your kids leave their footprints behind while experiencing superior fit and comfort!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Food For The Skin

New research suggests that wine grapes really do have beauty-boosting properties. Here, a look at some of the science and its applications.

Benefits: Research suggests polyphenols—antioxidant-packed compounds in grapeseeds—can fight the aging effects of sunlight and pollution. Crushed grapeseeds act as an exfoliant.

Products and Uses: Face creams made with grapeseeds can help keep skin looking young; grapeseed massage oils may improve circulation; grapeseed scrubs and cleansers exfoliate.

Benefits: Resveratrol, found in grapevines, protects them from fungus. Research shows that when applied to skin, it can stimulate cell renewal. Viniferine, a polyphenol in vines, may lessen skin discoloration.

Products and Uses: In 2004, vinotherapy company Caudalie patented a vine-stalk extract made from viniferine. It's the key ingredient in the brand's Radiance Serum.

Benefits: Antioxidant-rich polyphenols are abundant in grape skins and stems. A grape-skin, stem and seed mixture called marc—a by-product of winemaking—helps slough away dead skin.

Products and Uses: Bubble baths and lotions made with grape skins and stems, along with other essential oils, can be effective in cleansing, nourishing and moisturizing skin.

I recently discovered GrapeBella’s head-to-toe range of premier skin products targets your whole skin from top to toe for a complete, effective regimen. It's currently being distributed by Watsons. I love GrapeBella's exfoliating body polish is a body scrub with wine extract and tiny apricot seeds that gently exfoliates skin to prevent visible signs of aging. Watsons GrapeBella moisturising shower cream maintains moisture balance to keep skin soft and smooth. Watsons GrapeBella revitalizing shower gel is an invigorating cleansing gel with grape extracts to keep skin refreshed while Watsons GrapeBella softening body lotion keeps skin hydrated and moisturized all day long. Watsons GrapeBella nourishing hand and nail cream contains keratin to keep nails strong while moisturizing hands and nails on the go. Watsons GrapeBella Lip treatment lip balm has vitamin E and jojoba oil to lock in moisture.

SM Advantage cardholders and BDO Rewards members get a 20% discount with every Watsons GrapeBella purchase. For a limited time, each Watsons GrapeBella product comes with the gift of Everything Italian with Watsons GrapeBella Privileges for discounts at Italian bars and restaurants like The White Hat, Browhaus, Caruso Ristorante Italiano (Café Caruso), Joey Pepperoni, Buenisimo, Ralph’s, Barcino, Sicilian Express, Il Pirata, and other wonderful establishments like Strip, My Lash, Segara Villas and many more.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thomson Reuters Offers Exciting Careers for 2010 Grads

thompson_reuters_logo3.jpgSan Beda graduate Keith Razo trained employees and clients for a year, then found himself managing Customer Support teams providing Investment Management and Investment Banking services for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas alumna Donna Fernandez was a research analyst for a year before overseeing Advisory Services teams handling clients’ shareholders in Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Both Keith and Donna’s impressive career growth and professional mobility are within the same global organization, and hundreds of similar job opportunities within their company are available now to jobseekers. Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, is hiring the best new graduates and experienced professionals for its expanding operations in the Philippines.

“The work we do in Manila is critical to the success of the whole Thomson Reuters organization. We provide high-value, knowledge-based shared services to the rest of the Thomson Reuters global organization. Successful applicants can look forward to working with the brightest minds across various cultures, countries, and professions throughout our business,” said Raoul Teh, Senior Site Officer for Manila.

Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with the use of the latest innovative technology to provide highly-critical information for the world’s leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets. This, while being supported by one of the world’s most trusted news organization.

“Those who be joining us will enter a corporate-culture where people, performance and customers are at the heart of our global operations. Thomson Reuters professionals are given the right tools and resources at their disposal so they can truly be consultants, providing vital information to the world’s businesses and professionals who put them into action,” said Peter Buenaseda, Human Resources Director.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Sport Fan's Fantasy

Skyhawks Sports youth sports camps are committed to providing a Safe, Fun, and Skill-focused experience for kids between the ages of 3 and 12. We are a national youth sports camp company with local camps in over 500 communities. Skyhawks offers 12 different sports: Soccer, Baseball, Flag Football, Basketball, Tennis, Lacrosse, Golf, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Track & Field, and a special Multi Sport camp where kids get to sample three different sports. Youth summer camps range from 45 minutes to 6 hours per day and offer instruction in all skill levels, from introductory to advanced.

Skyhawks Sports is proud to be the leader in youth sports since 1979 and maintains a proven safety track record. Under the expert care of our sports camp coaches, kids not only learn individual, sport-oriented skills, but also develop personally and socially, learning teamwork and building character and life skills through sports.

Of course a Sport Fans ultimate dream is to be able to get the ANGEL STADIUM TICKETS , Chastain Park Amphitheatre TICKETS andWACHOVIA CENTER TICKETS watch the games live.What could be more amazing than being able to watch that without breaking your wallet right?