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RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain

RUPTURED BRAIN ANEURYSM: Living with a Broken Brain. A unique insight into the fragility of the extraordinary human brain. A true st...

Friday, February 22, 2013

VIGEN SCALP CLINIC: Provides Solution to Hair Loss and Scalp Problem


VIGEN SCALP CLINIC: Provides Solution to Hair Loss and Scalp Problem
 
Do you have a healthy hair and scalp? Many people have hair or scalp problems. Hair may thin or fall out, break off, or grow slowly. Dandruff or an itching or peeling scalp may cause embarrassment and discomfort. Hair and scalp problems can be upsetting, My dermatologist told me many years ago that I have a sensitive scalp. So, when I was invited to try the services being provided by Vigen Scalp Clinic located at the ground floor of Richbelt Terraces along Annapolis Street in Greenhills, San Juan,  I immediately grabbed the opportunity to learn more about having a healthy hair and scalp at Vigen Scalp Clinic.
Vigen Scalp Clinic has spacious hallways.  Each client is assigned a cubicle that ensures his or her privacy. Upon arrival, I was ushered to a consultation room where I was asked to sit down and fill up a form. 
Then the therapist began a scalp assessment using a special microscopic camera which magnifies my scalp and hair several times. The magnified images can be viewed in an in-room LED monitor.  
  
The therapist said that I have an oily scalp and damaged hair. I noticed there’s a transparent substance on my scalp and my scalp are reddish. I got scared! I wanted to freak out.
I asked the therapist what does the white substances on my scalp represent. She told me that those are thin films of chemicals and debris left by pollution, shampoos and conditioners as well as the result of the use and abuse of hair products that accumulated through the years on my scalp.  
A reddish scalp means it is inflamed. Scary! That’s the culprit why people experience itchiness and irritation. Yeah, just like you, I was told by my hairdresser in the past to switch from one brand of shampoo to another every other month. But that didn't solve the problem, because all along, all I did pala is switch from one brand of shampoo full of harsh chemicals to another. The buildup blocked my pores and as a result, affected the growth of my hair. According to the therapist, each pore should have more than 2 hair growths. Sadly, I have either one or two only. It was so scary! That means I am in the beginning stage of getting bald! Oh no! I can't imagine it!  While my scalp and hair were projected on the screen, the therapist explains everything to me in a mild manner. I was really concerned. Her analysis scared the heck outta me. Analysis Result: Not only do I have an unhealthy and inflamed scalp but I am also in the beginning stage of hair loss. Having a "buhaghag" hair all my life, hair loss is the last word that will cross your mind if you were asked to describe my hair. Imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed to be in the beginning stage of hair loss.

Hair loss, including thinning and breaking, is the most common scalp problem. Most people lose from 50 to 100 hairs per day. Hair gradually thins as people age, although not all people are affected to the same degree. Hereditary thinning or balding is the most common cause of thinning hair. You can inherit this from either your mother's or father's side of the family. Women with this trait develop thinning hair, while men may become completely bald. The condition can start in the teens, 20s, or 30s.

I can't imagine a bald me. Both of my parents don't have any bald members in their family so that means I can't blame it on my genes.  
 
Then who is to blame? The answer? All the harsh chemicals on the shampoo and conditioner that I am using plus other hair products such as hair color, styling gel, mousse and hair wax leave deposits on the scalp that prevent pores from breathing well. Plus, I was told that my daily activities leave perspiration on the scalp, which, if not cleansed off at the end of the day, could inflame the skin on the head. That statement of the Vigen consultant made me sad. I love my shampoo and conditioner.  I've been using those products alternately since I was a little girl :-(

Good thing, all hope is not lost!  Apparently, there is a way for me to regain my crowning glory according to the one who conducted my hair and scalp analysis because Vigen Scalp Clinic offers a variety of treatments to safely bring back the vitality and health of my hair and scalp. Vigen Scalp Clinic specializes in making the hair and scalp healthy and they even offer treatments to stimulate hair growth. Vigen Scalp Clinic can safely cleanse any scalp without the use of harsh chemicals. After the consultation, I got a chance to try their treatment. 
First, the therapist asked me to wear socks and she then asked me to wear a boots-cuffs which is a four-tired rippling air pressure massager as shown in the pictures, it gives pressure to the vein, thus promoting the circulation of blood and body fluids. 

Vigen Scalp Clinic sells a brand new boots massager that is made in Korea for only Php 14,995.00. Hmmm, not bad...
While waiting for my therapist to prepare what she needed to revitalize my hair, click click muna :-)

Then the treatment have begun.

My treatment is a 14-step process that lasted for about an hour. If I remember it right my treatment is called basic Scalp Healing Care Program. The program includes the following:
  • Intensive scalp scaling
  • Patented ION deep cleansing
  • Application of a scalp healing and regenerating solution
  • Infrared scalp therapy
  • Water Acupuncture
  • Hair Growth Treatment 
  • pressurized massage
  • aromatherapy 
  • hot shoulder compress  
  • Galvanic Ion 
Did I tell you I was having a headache when I arrived there? Miracle or not, by the end of the treatment my headache was gone. 
I had a treatment that involved the application of imported specialized treatments in small bottles that treat inflamed scalp. There is a different program for those needing preventive treatment for hair loss, and another one that promotes hair growth with the application of imported specialized treatment that encourages hair growth.
 
Vigen Scalp Clinic has the right treatment to soothe itchy irritated scalp.
Aside from the scalp cleaning and treatment, I also got a pressurized leg massage, aromatherapy, a hot shoulder compress plus a bubble spa.
 
I so love the relaxation component which is a part of the entire scalp care program.  After the treatment I feel relaxed, as if I just came out of a spa. I would say that Vigen Scalp Clinic offers a holistic approach to scalp treatment. I am glad that I didn’t pass up this opportunity. Not only am I now more knowledgeable about my scalp and hair condition but I am now also aware that I can have treatments to have a healthy scalp and hair. I will definitely go back to Vigen Scalp Clinic one of these days. They have a promo of ten plus one session for only Php 3,000 plus, so I am thinking of availing that promo.
 
Vigen Scalp Clinic also offer Scalp Helmet Treatment to stimulate hair growth for only Php 3,500 per session. Not every head of hair has the same concerns. Act now and consult the therapist at Vigen Scalp Clinic. Everyone can have a healthy hair and scalp at Vigen Scalp Clinic. The Vigen Scalp Clinic uses equipment specially imported from Korea, which is not available locally in other salons or clinics. They also offer organic shampoos and conditioners, and hair growth formulas that you can use on a daily basis.

Vigen Scalp Clinic is located at G/F, Richbelt Terraces, 19 Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan (beside Foot Zone & Maging Sing). The Scalp Check hotline are 0917-86-SCALP (72257) and (02) 217-9045.


TUTUBAN COMMERCIAL CENTER: Turns 24


TUTUBAN COMMERCIAL CENTER: Turns 24
The Philippines bargain haven, Tutuban Center, celebrated its 24th anniversary today, February 21, 2013 with lots of fun and excitement. They had a grand parade at 8:30 in the morning, followed by a thanksgiving mass. Plus an exciting grand Anniversary Show held at the Parking D of the Tutuban Commercial Center in Divisoria. Celebrity guests Derrick and Ryza of Eat Bulaga provided entertainment for all loyal patrons.
Little Ms. Philippines Contest Winner in the top-rating noontime show "Eat Bulaga" Ryza Mae Dizon. She is so cute, everyone wanted to see her dance the "Cha Cha".
Hundreds if not thousands shrieking fans almost fainted from "kilig" because of Kapuso star Derrick Monasterio of GMA-7′s fantaserye“Paroa"
 Jollibee never fails to entertain the crowd.
Fireworks display not only capped the celebration but literally added spark and glitter to the occassion. 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

ABENSON:Offers Nokia Lumia 620 820 and 920 Latest Phones & Gadgets at 0%


ABENSON:Offers Nokia Lumia 620 820 and 920 Latest Phones & Gadgets at 0%

Buying your gadgets at Abenson's not only assure you of the quality of the products but you also get the full warranty.  Plus you have an option to own a unit on installment at 0 %. Pretty cool deal, right?
 
Nokia Lumia 620


Precisely what an entry-level smartphone should be. It is smart inside and out.

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 920
  • Primary camera sensor size: 8.7 MPmegapixels
  • Camera: Nokia PureView
  • Display size: 4.5''
  • Processor name: Snapdragon™ S4
  • Maximum 3G talk time: 10.8h
  • Maximum 3G standby time: 460h
  • Music playback time: 74h


A Sketchwalk in Quiapo


A Sketchwalk in Quiapo
 
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8am to 2pm
WHERE: Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, Quiapo, Manila

Entrance fee for Bahay Nakpil-Bautista:
P80 for Adults & P40 for students

Program includes:

* Workshop from Arch. Janeil B. Arlegui of Urban Sketchers Philippines
* Game
* Prizes
* Remembering Manila Brunch (Bring your food for sharing)
* Film viewing
* Poetry session
* Announcement of Re+discover Manila upcoming events

We sell art materials (Sketching kit) from Artline, Colleen and Mapped for only P143

Presented by: Urban Sketchers Philippines and Re+discover Manila

Collaborators:
* Bahay Nakpil-Bautista
* Heritage Conservation Society Youth

Free sketching kit for the
first 15 attendants.

LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!

RSVP:
* Email your Name + Contact No. + School/Organization to rediscovermanila@gmail.com

Share and invite your friends! It will be a great way to spend the weekend!


eDemokrasya: Conference on the Use of Social Media & Technology for Democracy


eDemokrasya: Conference on the Use of Social Media & Technology for Democracy

Live Streaming Link from the United States embassy below.

You can ask questions simply by using the hashtag #eDemokrasya on Twitter.

 Please follow me on Twitter: girl_greenscarf

Conference LIVESTREAM to be posted on
www.electionsandsocialmediaph.net from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 4:20 pm to 5:00 pm local time (UTC +8:00)

Follow us on https://twitter.com/eDemokrasya and tweet your questions directly to @eDemokrasya or with the #eDemokrasya hashtag

Message us or post comments with your questions on
http://www.facebook.com/eDemokrasya

For the afternoon breakout sessions from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm local time (UTC +8:00), login to Google+ to join us on Hangout. Search for any of the following names to join our public hangouts:

Isa Demokrasya
Dalawa Demokrasya
Tatlo Demokrasya


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

GOD IS ALWAYS PROTECTING US


GOD IS ALWAYS PROTECTING US


I was so shielded growing up. Like God, my parents did a good job in protecting me from all the shams and drudgery of this world. 

Two years ago, way back in 2011,  I had a ruptured brain aneurysm operation. The coiling and stent had saved my life.  Though I started blogging in 2009, it was only in late 2011 that I joined the blogging community in the Metro and started attending events only in 2012.  It is funny to know that some bloggers hated me simply because I always share my medical condition. I actually felt I needed to share it with everyone so that if they have the symptoms they could have early detection and treatment the soonest possible time. Yes! I wanted to save lives.

I was not aware of the politics of blogging when I joined events in 2012 because I always thought that everyone has a good heart. Yes, I was so naive. During my travels in the past be it in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau or even China, I met and became friends with different people with different nationalities but all of them are kind. 

Maybe you can imagine my bewilderment when I learned that in the world of blogging it was a 360 degrees turn from the character of the people I met in the past.

In 2012, I had a roller coaster ride in the world of bloggers. I was victimized by nasty rumors, orchestrated by ill-hearted individuals who had master the art of ruining other people's character behind their backs. They created rumors beyond every man's wildest imaginations. I now know how it is to be like a movie star. Funny as it is, because I don't earn anything from blogging unlike those TV and movie personalities. I merely share my do it yourself travels in the past out of passion and not for any material or worldly possessions though I must admit I appreciate the free meals and free goodies, who wouldn't?

Maybe they had thought they were successful in tarnishing other people's name even if the person they victimize is innocent. But the good thing is, not everyone believe their lies. Though there are a number of people who were easily swayed by those unkind individuals. There are those better beings who don't get easily swayed by rumors and lies. Ika nga, "Ang maniwala sa sabi-sabi ay walang bait sa sarili." English Translation: He who believes in rumors does not have a mind of his own. Meaning: Don’t believe everything you hear. 

Like for example rumor #1 -- I was never a violent person, and it is so funny to learn that those ill-hearted individuals painted me as a violent ala Rambo individual, with no good manners and right conduct. Maybe they wanted some action. So they concocted a scene. In the story they painted me as a mighty action star. It was so funny because as a ruptured brain aneurysm survivor I am not in any way capable of doing any action scene, because I was undergoing therapy last last year and do not have the capacity to be an action star. Somehow, what is good about the story is that I became a strong action star the bad side? They make it appear that I snap the neck of someone. Ha ha ha!  

I may not be classified as a good writer but somehow my readers appreciate my write-ups. For that alone, I am very very grateful. Thank you to all of you, my dear readers for always sending messages and for appreciating my photos.

Whatever they hurled on you, it hit God directly like the drawing above, so always remember, it is not you who sinned against God, but those ill hearted individuals, sinasaktan nila directly si God. God is the first one who gets hurt, if somebody tried to hurt you. Maybe, they don't realize it, but as they speak ill of you, God can hear them and will find the response to an insult hurled at you. Karma is God's answer. So don't fret. God is your shield.

Remember, God is always there to protect us, so be not afraid, do good and stay good.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

HOME Fibr Broadband: The Ultimate Family Entertainment


HOME Fibr Broadband: The Ultimate Family Entertainment
It was an evening of glitz, glamor and gracious hearts as the country's most powerful broadband Fibr by PLDT HOME was launched yesterday at Salon De Ning, Manila Peninsula Hotel.

I was one of the first to arrive at the venue and saw the renowned Manila Symphony Orchestra practicing together with the Harmony Family.
The party was hosted by the handsome Marc Nelson. The assembled glitterati was entertained by the Manila Symphony Orchestra together with the Asia's songbird Regine Velasquez. They regaled the media and VIPs with their wonderful songs. Add to that the talented "Harmony" family who played their Harmony commercial live to the delight of the crowd. The guests gave endless applause at each of them. The PLDT HOME's brand ambassadors truly left a mark on each of the guests heart. 
          
PLDT partnered with Clickplay.ph to provide movie-streaming service to Fibr broadband subscribers.
 
I, together with the other media and the assembled VIPs, experienced first-hand watching movies from Clickplay via a Fibr connection. We saw how video-on-demand streaming can be an extremely convenient experience. Movie buffs like my brother and I no longer need to go to the mall or video rental shop to get a copies of our favorite flicks.
 
Present during the event is Mr. Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) himself. He said that PLDT is committed to provide consumers an integrated offering combining the best of voice, broadband, and content services to sustain market leadership, and it will soon be launching more new services as part of this commitment.
 
PLDT Fibr is the future of broadband which is now widely popular in Japan, Europe, the United States, and even in some South East Asian countries. Yes, this is definitely the most advanced broadband service in the country that connects to the home via fiber-optic lines.
 
What PLDT Fibr can do is to allow your entire family to enjoy simultaneous high-speed browsing and high definition downloading without experiencing any speed lags.
In this new service, Fibr subscribers will receive different packages based on their subscription plan.

Plan 3500 subscribers get three free movies, while Plan 5800 subscribers get four free movies. Plan 8800 subscribers get 10 free movies and Plan 20,000 subscribers get 20 free movies.

Fibr can deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps, using a dedicated connection straight to the subscribers’ homes. This allows them to stream HD content, play lag-free online gaming, and adopt seamless cloud computing.

Fibr rides on PLDT’s extensive fiber optic network that extends 54,000 kilometers nationwide.
 


Friday, February 15, 2013

US EMBASSY: Notice to the Public


US EMBASSY: Notice to the Public

Please be advised that the US Embassy Manila will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 in observance of President's Day in the US.


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