Today, I receive all of God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s universe. Today, I open myself to God's blessings, healing and miracles. Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like God every day. Today, I proclaim that I’m God’s Beloved, I’m God’s Servant, I’m God’s Powerful Champion, And because I am blessed, I will bless the world, In God’s Name, Amen.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

JADINE: New teleserye 'Till I Met you Starts Tonight!

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JADINE: New teleserye 'Till I Met you Starts Tonight!

Good news to all kapamilya especially to all JADINE's fans worldwide! James Reid and Nadine Lustre are now back in primetime bida time slot right after "ang Probinsyano" starting tonight with their newest teleserye offering titled "Til I meet You!(TIMY) only at ABS-CBN Channel 2 produced by Dreamscape Entertainment.



At the grand press conference held at Le Reve yesterday afternoon, the real and reel loveteam are praying and hoping that #TIMY will also be as successful as #OTWOL. If you can recall it was only in February this year that OTWOL had wrapped up and the loveteam were immediately given #timy which they shot for three(3) whole weeks in breathtaking Santorini, Athens Greece and Mykonos.

I love the aerial shots done by Director Antoinette Jadaone and second director Andoy Ranay.  Trailer pa lang panalo na!



Direk Antoinette Jadaone the "hugot" director had injected additional humor which we've seen from the trailer of TIMY yesterday. I particularly like the trailer showing the airport scene where Nadine thought that James( Basti) were smiling at her, it turned out that he was after all smiling at "Alejandro or Ali for short" played by theater actor JC Santos, the third wheel "bida" together with Jadine. Oh, you ought to watch the premiere episode tonight and be merry!




Nadine's character in the teleserye is torn between her childhood bestfriend and ka MU (mutual understanding) Ali and newly met tour guide in Greece-Basti. What matters more friendship or love? Ano nga ba?



Zoren Legaspi was so funny when he insisted that Angel Aquino was their third wheel at their Santorini trip because he and real life wife Carmina Villaroel together with Angel were roommates when they roam around in Santorini. 



Carmina immediately appeased Angel and told her that she and real life husband Zoren were actually very grateful to Angel for taking care of them when Zoren got sick. Carmina thanked Angel for volunteering in buying medicines for Zoren when he got a stomach flu on their second day in Santorini.



Yeah, they should be grateful!  After all the steps to and from the drugstores were steep and tricky in Santorini especially when you're in high heels. Add to that the language barrier.



Carmina plays the role of Cassandra, a poor woman, the mother of Iris (Nadine) while Pokwang plays the role of a  rich woman, a wife of a general whose son Ali (JC Santos) is Iris bestfriend whom she develop a mutual understanding.



"Mayaman ako dito! Believe it or not", Pokwang quips.



The teleserye's theme song 'Till I Met You was beautifully sang by R&B Princess Kayla.

Don't miss tonight's premiere episode of 'Till I Met You! #TIMY 

#TIMYLoveBegins


#timy #Jadine #Dreamscape #AbsCbn #JadineInSantorini #JadineInGreece #JadineInAthens #JadineinMykonos #JamesReid #NadineLustre #NadineBeautifulStory


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sunlife of Canada Quiz Night

Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Food Blogger 0 comments

Sunlife of Canada Quiz Night



Everybody had a blast at the Sun Life sponsored event at the Fort, BGC. There were 26 groups composed of 6 to 8 members each who participated in the event. 



The fastest hands who googled the answer with the fastest connection wins the quiz. Congratulations guys!


I took the wrong route going to BGC that unfortunate day. Instead of taking the LRT/MRT route for easier and faster access to BGC. I took the jeepney going to Dapitan from Taft. In Dapitan, I walked towards Mayon Street, rode a jeep to Welcome Rotonda then cross the highway and rode an FX going to Trinoma then walk towards the MRT on the other side of the road then took the MRT, then upon arrival at Ayala MRT Station, went down the stairs then walked towards the BGC Bus terminal and waited in a crazy long line of people for almost thirty minutes to ride the West bound BGC bus before walking at my final destination at the Fort in BGC. Because of my bad decision, I never made it to the event proper. Good thing, the PR allowed me to join the Sun Life sponsored quiz night later that evening at the tent near the BGC Signage at the Fort.

Wrong Route.

The word is not only applicable on how we move from one place to another. This also applies with our financial dealings.

I know of some guys who took the easy route. Networking. The rich quick scheme. "Kape tayo" statement became synonymous to an hour of horror listening to all their talks convincing you to invest on their networking and what have you. Again, maybe they mean well but then again I am not just interested now. Why? It's because of a former schoolmate who asked me to joined a networking selling all those powdered drinks that they claimed to make you healthy, unfortunately the three heads I bought was all for nothing because she left me to fend on my own. Well, that made me realized that she's there only for the money not to help me make money. So there's a big difference there. So be careful on whom to trust.

Horror of horrors, reconnecting with lost friends and schoolmates, classmates etc. to extract money from them is a bit overboard. But that was what was being taught at their trainings. So, I guess, I'll list that as one of my charitable acts. Very costly, not only with the amount of money I paid but also with the friendship that had gone with my money. Ha ha ha!

Networking in the Philippines is not matured enough unlike those of other countries. It is primarily based on pyramiding that when the cookie crumbles everything else smashes to the ground.

One other way is to bank on your good looks and talent. Enter the entertainment scene as an actor or actress. Or if you have a singing prowess then by all means try to be a singer. Or if you don't have the talent maybe just maybe you could become the next Anne Curtis and enjoy fame and money that comes with it.

Another way is working your way to the top in the corporate scene. The stressfull rat race. A lot of you thinks that working in a multinational corporation would give you all the comforts in life. Well, maybe it holds true to some but not with everyone.

The route I took is entrepreneurship. Lesser number of people my age took the route I choose. Business after all is not for everyone.  Yes, think again and again before you jump into your own business. Business needs 100% of your time and attention. You have to make sacrifices, and it is definitely for everyone.

According to studies. More than 90% of businesses closed down within two (2) years of operation. Another 50% closed down after five (5) years in operation. Not everyone has the patience and the financial savvy to remain on top of his game. Not everyone are taylored to be an entrepreneur.

The ups and downs, twists and turns in this hilly terrain is really very challenging. The turbulence could come up anytime of the day that when you are caught unprepared you'll be swept off your feet. Endangering all your hard work. Yes, even in business you could lose everything. So thread lightly.

Another way I know is combining business or work with investments. That means, you still work or do business while segregating a portion of your income for your investments. In short, you make your money work for you and not the other way around. Re-investing your investments.

As you all know, bank deposits nowadays earns less than 1% annually. And if your account falls below the regulated balance it will be automatically be labeled dormant. Poor you will end up with nothing as in NADA, Zero. Sad, but true.

I don't know who had that crazy idea implemented in the banking industry. It made a lot of people frustrated, angry even. Your hard earned money gone with the wind. I could not blame people who just stock their money at home in their piggy bank. It made them feel more secure and safe than depositing their money in the bank.

Another way is to bet in the lotto. Unfortunately, according to studies, it is more possible for you to be stricken by the thunder twice than to win the lotto. Sigh, it is a very depressing thought. What will the future brings then? No one knows for sure. But you can choose to get ready by making investments as early as today. Make plans. Make a dream board. Take some notes and invest in your own future.

Mutual funds, stocks, UITF, bonds, etc. you name it I tried it. Yes, I've tried all of these instruments. And yet, I am not 100% convinced especially when it comes to the stockmarket. Why? Because in the past, I tried dipping my fingers inside the boiling kettle without proper guidance or knowledge on what I was getting into and I ended up with nothing. All my money went puff. Hays!

That is why I appreciate it when Aya Laraya was tapped by Sun Life of Canada to conduct a series of workshops dubbed as "Aral Muna, Bago invest".

Good thing, Sun Life of Canada is bending backwards in order to give its clients a chance to know its products. I learned recently that Sun Life offers fund management for as low as Php5,000 

You must have a specific purpose for your funds. Whether it is for retirement, education, travel, gadgets, etc. Because a purpose well defined is eaily attainable than a man with no particular purpose. A man who could not make up his mind is like a loose cannon, trying to be everything ending up with nothing. 

Your Sun Life fund manager will be the one to take care of your funds while you enjoy a good quality of life. Of course, you have to pay certain fees when you withdraw your investments before the holding period ends. Holding period is about a year or two depending on the type of investments you made.

I am so excited. I want to try this Sun Life product. #ExcitedMuch

#MatteoGuidicelli #MillenialAmbassador #SunLifeProsperityCard #SunLife #QuizNight #SunLifeOfCanada #SunLifePhilippines #BrightLife #BrighterFuture #Sun #travelonshoestring #Bright


MATTEO GUIDICELLI: Named Millennial Ambassador of Sun Life Prosperity Card

Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Food Blogger 0 comments

MATTEO GUIDICELLI: Named Millennial Ambassador of Sun Life Prosperity Card

Matteo Guidicelli Had Found The One!


  
"I found "the one" already so, definitely that's part of the plan", Matteo Guidicelli's answer resonates in my ears! I am so happy for my idol Sarah Geronimo for finding for herself a keeper! If you find their hiking videos and pictures so romantic, you would be bowled over by Matteo's statement during the press con of Sun Life Prosperity Card where he was named as its millennial ambassador when asked whether a wedding is part of his future plans.



Matteo is now in the stage of investing and re-investing part of his earnings in preparation for his and girlfriend Sarah Geronimo's future whom he said is "the one"!  One of the investments he recently made was an Italian themed restaurant in Cebu being managed now by his sister. Not putting all his eggs in one basket, he also invested some of his earnings in a prosperity fund managed by Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) asset management group on top of his other insurance policy with the company. Attaboy! Matteo you're exactly what Sarah needs in her life! You're the perfect example of a multi-tasking millenial who prioritizes his future over his wants. 




"Give the Gift of Prosperity, gift yourself and your loveones with a Sun Life Prosperity Card! For as low as Php5,000 you can now secure your future! Start planning for your future now", Matteo excitedly shares.

Yes, lovely folks! All you need is Php5,000 to start your financial journey. You can then add Php1,000 or more every month or every other month depending on your financial capability. You could even opt not to touch it in the next 20 (twenty) years and be surprised on how much money you'll earn within that period.

In this fast paced life, have you ever pause for a while and discern your priorities in life?

Are you one of those people who bought a Php45,000 phone that was the "in" thing back then? Can you still resell it at the same price now? Those gadgets you bought several years ago are either phased out or now just a paper weight. Please remember that tangible properties such as condo unit, car, clothes, gadgets, accessories, as well as your furnitures and fixtures are all subject to depreciation. 

In the past, a lot of people had fallen prey into the habit of buying (on impulse) the most modern gadgets available simply because of commercialism. Commercialism dictates what's in, what's not. They trick your mind into believing that your want is what you really need. 

Yes, I could relate with that 100%! I don't know with you but whenever I see the latest phones equipped with the latest leica lens, octa-core, 128GB, Amoled you know those kind of specifications. It is so loaded that I am left in awe on how on earth did they fit in such a small gadget. The specifications you only dream of is now readily available in the market available in cash or installments. With 0% interest to boot. Then you become weak, you give in. ( Ha ha ha! I am so guilty of that plenty of times in the past). Some of them survived life as it is, some had been frugal enough to save and just live within their means. Others ended up with nothing. I don't want to be left with nothing. Who wants to be a pauper? No one.

So now, whenever my mind would tell me, "Cha, you need that gadget and that accessories". I always tell myself, hey, Cha, if you give in to the temptation, you'll end up with a huge hole in your pocket. You don't need it period. Future Cha, future! Then, I turn away. 

Yes, guys! Because of what you see on TV and in the movies, your brain mistook it for a "need" rather than "want". So you have to counter all those mind conditioning with your own mind conditioning mantra.

It is so sad to note that almost always a lot of young people today ended up with almost zero (0) savings because they splurged on gadgets, travels and unnecessary things in life which they thought is what they needed to be happy in life. Completely forgetting about their future.

Attention millenials: Don't be like those people, you could learn a lesson or two from their experiences and change your own future now while you still can. After all, you can't live long enough to learn all those life lesson yourself. 

Remember time flies so fast! And commercialism greatly influence your habits, wants and life in general so thread lightly and start thinking about your future. 

You must remember that the last man or woman standing is the wisest man/woman who manage his/her finances well. Don't fall prey to commercialism. You don't need a lot of phones after all you only have two (2) ears. Watches? Well, unless you're an octopus you should be happy with one or two of them, ha ha ha! Make-up? You only have one (1) face, this goes as well with your clothes, accessories, personal effects such as shoes and bags. Yeah, the "shoes" thingy hurts. You see the Imeldific part of me wanted more shoes than I could possibly wear! Ha ha ha!   

Good thing, multi-tasking millenials has now Matteo Guidicelli to look up to! Matteo recently joined the roosters of SunLife ambassadors such as Charo Santos, Piolo Pascual, Inigo Pascual and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo. Matteo Guidicelli has a Filipino and Italian blood. He is an actor, triathlete and businessman rolled into one. Matteo has well secured his future through the guidance of his dad by being frugal and wise both on his career moves and his money. 

Matteo's Dad's advice to him? “To be conservative with your expenses and earnings".

"I thank my dad for constantly giving insights on how to managed my finances and investments. Did you know that in my almost ten (10) years in showbusiness, I don't own a sports car? I only own vans, because I need space for my personal effects which I use for my commercial, TV and movie shoots", Matteo quips.

Imagine that! Matteo Guidicelli a race car driver during his teen years don't own a sports car! He thinks a sports car is not a practical investment. His family must have raised him well. That I think, needed a huge discipline. After all, an actor of his caliber earns a lot and could easily buy a sports car of his choice. If Matteo could resist the temptation, then so are you! Think about your future!

"Sun Life's prosperity card is one of the initiatives taken by Sunlife Asset management group to help the millenials secure their future! It is a ready to use card that is available and affordable for everyone. All you have to do is activate the card online by filling up information on the Sun Life's website or you could enlist the help of any of the 3,000 plus Sun Life advisors all over the Philippines", Ms. Inah Fuentes, head of Sun Life Asset Management Group explained.

Don't you think that's cool??? If you do, then waste no time and head over to Sun Life's web page now! Simply fill up the form and click submit! All of the process of registering and activating the card is done in no time. If you love doing everything online then you'll be happy to hear that Sun Life has made it easy for you through Money for Life e-Planner. All you have to do is go to www.moneyforlife.com.ph and start your financial planning. Through the e-Planner, you can get product recommendations and even purchase mutual funds products from Sun Life Asset Management Co., Inc.

"Nothing is 100% guaranteed. The output of your investments will depend on how daring you are. The more conservative you are the lesser gain you will have but at least you'll be safe. Just put in the money you think you could afford to loss. Don't put everything in, save some for your other needs and if you have an excess then by all means invest it in Sun Life prosperity fund", Sun Life President and CEO Riza Mantaring said during the question and answer forum.

My two (2) unsolicited advice in life and investing: "Just go for the basic and you'll never lose in the game of life" and "Don't try to hold the bull by the horn. Thread lightly!"

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Inc., is the Philippines' number one and oldest life insurance company. Sun Life has survived two (2) World wars and never left the country through thick and thin. Sun Life has a comprehensive, customizable financial planning program that ensure you'll have a sufficient funds for every stages of your life.

Carpe Diem!

#MatteoGuidicelli #MillenialAmbassador #SunLifeProsperityCard #SunLife #SunLifeOfCanada #SunLifePhilippines #BrightLife #BrighterFuture #Sun #travelonshoestring #Bright


Monday, August 15, 2016

Be Breville-lized with Breville's Kitchen Appliances

Posted On Monday, August 15, 2016 by Food Blogger 0 comments

Be Breville-lized with Breville's Kitchen Appliances


Yummy cookies with ice cream!  

I was Breville-lized over the weekend! The amazing cookies above were cooked using a Breville Multi-cooker! Isn't it amazing? Amazing! Yeah!

I had so much fun at the recently held Breville Live Cooking Demo at Wofex 2016 inside the SMX in SM Moa, yes, you're so right that's the one near the Arena!


 Breville Multi-cooker

 This yummy Shrimp Bihon were also cooked using the amazing Breville multi-cooker


How about this?


I arrived just before the cooking demo started so I checked Breville's booth first then sent an SMS to the PR then waited for her to fetch me by the entrance.  Yeah, I gawk at the Breville's booth looking for her then went right back by the entrance door, three burly security guards right on my heel giving me the "dirty look". Ha ha ha! Oh, pretty please, I don't want to pay for the Php200 entrance fee not because I am a cheapskate but because I am invited to cover for the Breville's demo, ha ha ha! Defensive. Okay, I am kuripot.  Thank you. Ha ha ha!


 Breville Stainless Kettle

We love the PR who invited us to this event because they love us so much. They gave us a Breville Kettle plus we got a bottle of water plus a sumptuous "merienda". When you met a PR who's fair & kind like them you have no other choice but to love them back!



After the PR assisted us to our seats my fellow bloggers Ro, Levy, Jherwin and I waited for all the chefs on stage to prepare everything that they needed for their cooking demo at the Kitchen Theater.


Chef Philip John Golding and I

A whole bunch of chefs are on the stage. It is as if you're inside a real kitchen because you get to see all the chefs in action! Everybody was busy slicing meat, cutting vegetables, pre-heating the multi-cooker. It made me realized more than ever that I am not really destined to be a chef. Ha ha ha! I bet their stress levels are up on the roof!



Chef Philip John Golding is so hands on, we saw with our own eyes how he brushed aside a chef and took over the preparation. Maybe he wanted the preparation to be done in no time.  Yes, fast. As it was a live demo after all.  You could not afford to dilly dolly when you're dealing with a live audience because everyone were waiting for your next move. 



I would like to commend the host for breaking the traditional duty of a host by helping in cooking the food while hosting. She's not only beautiful but she's also very articulate, the epitome of a great host indeed! Congratulations Chef!




The chefs used Breville's multi-cooker to cook everything! It was fun to watch! At the end of their demo I am dying to have my own Breville multi-cooker. Imagine all the dishes you can cook using only one kitchen appliance! You can cook every imaginable dishes you have in mind such as the paella, curry bihon, cookies, pork adobo and other yummy dishes you could think of. I would love to devour all those yummy food! The Breville Multi-cooker is just amazing!



The blogger with Young Master Chef Louise Mabulo


This dish smells so nice!


I hope one day my dream of owning my very own multi-cooker will come true! #BirthdayWish #BrevillePhilippines


Be Breville-lized! #Breville #Australia #Philippines #BrevilleKitchenAppliances


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Matstone Horizontal Juicer

Posted On Sunday, August 14, 2016 by Food Blogger 0 comments

Matstone Horizontal Juicer

Dr. Kim demonstrate the health benefits of slow-juicing!

The following video is the actual demo made by Dr. Kim at the Matstone booth during the Wofex 2016 at the ground floor of SMX in SM Mall of Asia.

I learned from Dr. Kim that he personally know the owner/ manufacturer of Matstone in South Korea. He said the owners are more interested on imparting the value of good health than in making a profit. That's why he said he really wants to help them by proliferating juicing using Matstone Horizontal Juicer here in the Philippines.

Juicing plus a lifestyle change is the answer to battle a lot of illnesses that makes life difficult for some of you!

The Matstone juicer is so durable that some clients reported to have not encountered any problem in ten years time. Whoahhh! That is just so amazing! Incredible even! Matstone had been selling its juicer in the Philippines in the last twenty years and would continue to do so in the years to come.


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