Today, I receive all God’s love for me. Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God’s Universe. Today, I open myself to your Blessings, healing and miracles.Today, I open myself to God’s Word so that I become more like Jesus Everyday. 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 Jesus Name, Amen.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

FREE: McDonalds's McMuffins


FREE: McDonalds's McMuffins

Tomorrow, Monday, March 18, McDonald’s Philippines will be celebrating the first National Breakfast Day together with 5,000 other McDonald’s restaurants in Asia, Middle East and South Africa. 5 million McMuffins will be given away for free in celebration of this event – making it McDonald’s first and biggest breakfast activity!
In the Philippines, about 300 McDonald’s restaurants serving breakfast will join in the celebration of National Breakfast Day and will each give away 1,000 McMuffins—that’s close to 300,000 free McMuffins nationwide from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM!
McDonald’s Egg McMuffin is an iconic grab n’ go breakfast items loved all over the world—known for its quality ingredients and great taste. This classic favorite is made with a freshly cracked Grade A egg, lightly grilled Canadian bacon, and melty American-style cheese in between perfectly toasted English Muffins.
The Sausage McMuffin is another perfect option for people who are on-the-go and prefer a no-fuss breakfast. Made of juicy beef sausage and the same creamy slice of American-style cheese sandwiched between English Muffins, this will surely start your day right.
Customers can enjoy their free McMuffin via dine-in, take out or drive-thru.
So on March 18, 2013 set your alarm clock early and head to McDonald’s from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM to celebrate the first National Breakfast Day with a free McMuffin! Hooray for Tomorrow!
For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com.ph or the official McDonald’s Facebook fan page,facebook.com/McDo.ph. You can also share your excitement on Twitter by using the official hashtag, #nationalbreakfastday.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

POPE FRANCIS: The Roman Catholic Church New Pope


POPE FRANCIS: The Roman Catholic Church New Pope 

It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.  It is the season of Darkness. It is the spring of hope. A new Pope takes the helm of the Roman Catholic Church at a time of strife and intrigue.  The Roman Catholic Church, riddled with scandals after scandals of sex abuse, pedophile priests, abuse and financial wrongdoing, elected a new Pope in a conclave of 114 cardinals last Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

The Catholic Church new pope, formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 years old, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, now heads the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. He ended the run of nearly 1,300 years of European Popes.  He is known to travel around Buenos Aires on buses and trains. He is known for taking the subway and mingling with the poor of Buenos Aires. He has a heart for the poor. He is very humble and cooks his own meal. 


Monday, March 11, 2013

HOW TO COMMUTE TO PUZZLE MANSION


HOW TO COMMUTE TO PUZZLE MANSION


The easiest way to go to Tagaytay City is via FX Van for Php 200.00 from Starmall, Shaw Blvd. Starmall is in front of Shangri-La Mall in Edsa. But you could also opt to ride the bus.

Option #1:
FX Van from Starmall, Shaw Boulevard
Option #2:
FX Van from EDSA Rotonda to Nasugbu or Lemery route
Option #3: Buses from Harison Plaza
to Mendez-Tagaytay 
Option #4: Buses in EDSA, behind Sogo and Mcdonalds like Crow Transit and DLTB 
Option #5: Buses from TAFT BUENDIA - JAM Transit going to Batangas
Option #6: Buses from Lawton like Kirby Bus to Tagaytay

Tagaytay is very accessible via public transport.
  •  If you take the FX you can ask the driver to drop you off at Olivarez Plaza or Rotonda.
  • Then you can take a trike or jeepney (Php8.00) to go to Radar Taas in Tagaytay.
  • Alight at Radar Taas and take a trike going to puzzle mansion.(Php25.00 to P35.00)


PUZZLE MANSION: Gina Gil-Lacuna Now Doing the World Biggest Puzzle


PUZZLE MANSION: Gina Gil-Lacuna Now Doing the World Biggest Puzzle 


Our kababayan Gina Gil-Lacuna, 61 years old, a retired businesswoman, a good mother, a good wife, a high school graduate, a traveler, a passionate puzzle queen and puzzle collector. She is the record holder of the largest collection of Jigsaw puzzle in the world numbering to 1,028 puzzles in the Guinness book of World Records. 


The size of her collection eclipsed the old record held by Brazil’s Luiza Figueiredo, who reigned for two years. Gina Gil- Lacuna surpassed the record previously held by the Brazilian woman five fold. Ms. Gina Gil-Lacuna was officially certified by Guinness World Records Adjudicator Seyda Subasi Gemici of Turkey last November 29, 2012. She houses her collections at her Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay City. 


The picture above is Keith Haring Double Retrospect set, believed to be the biggest in existence today and guess what? This is an upcoming addition to Gina Gil-Lacuna's collection. 


Gina Gil-Lacuna is currently doing this giant jigsaw puzzle, which is almost 32,000-piece puzzle measuring 17 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It features a retrospective with 32 individual, brightly-colored images of Keith Haring's artwork. It is labeled as the world's biggest jigsaw puzzle. It got a staggering 32,256 pieces, weighs 42 pounds and comes in at 17′ x 6′ when assembled!  Gina Gil-Lacuna shared to us that she allots three to four hours each day to work on her puzzle.  Gina Gil-Lacuna was very keen to finish this giant puzzle by July 31, 2013 because she wants to enter this puzzle to the Guinness Book of World Record. 


Lacuna had six (6) sheets of 4 X 8 plywood and a stand ready since piecing together this huge jigsaw puzzle will be a painstaking work. It consists of just six colors plus black and white, adding to the already incredible challenge.


The 32,000 pieces build into a retrospective of artwork by American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). Each of the 32 different images shows one of Haring's quirky illustrations, inspired by the cartooning skills he learnt from his father. Haring, believe that art should be available to everyone, and many of his works were created for charities, hospitals, children's day care centers and orphanages.  


Gina Gil-Lacuna started doing puzzles 27 years ago which she bought in Hong Kong. Lacuna solved the 5000-piece Disney set for her son, Gino, then 2 yrs. old. “Doing puzzles is not easy, that’s why I don’t get any help!”quips Gina Gil-Lacuna.


All of Gina Gil-Lacuna's on-going and completed puzzles are housed at the Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay. 


Her puzzle collection ranges from mural-sized classic paintings and custom-made photos to toy-like wooden figures and miniature replicas of cities.


Mrs.Gina Gil-Lacuna is confident that she will retain the Guinness book of World Records title because she still have around 700 puzzles still in boxes yet to be put together to be added to her collection. 


She encourages other puzzle enthusiasts, young and old to join the said hobby either for home decorative purposes, brain exercise or for family bonding for everyone to enjoy.


Her puzzle pieces are vast and varied from ordinary flat puzzle pieces to globe puzzle 2D to 3D. And from puzzle converted personal photos to naked wooden puzzle pieces, you name it she got it.


Guests must learn to maneuver the Puzzle Mansion steep slope both in entering and going out of the Puzzle Mansion premises. They have a fun sticker with a slogan: "I have survived the Puzzle Mansion slope".



There are food stalls where one can buy mostly Filipino fare and newly harvested fruits and vegetables, kebab, pasalubong items like shirts, caps, puzzle, oil and coconut cream pie for the Puzzle Mansion guests who came to view her puzzle collections. She'll be opening a restaurant inside the Puzzle Mansion premises soon.




Puzzle Mansion 
Cuadra Street, Brgy Asisan Tagaytay City 4120
(02) 425 5195


25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes


25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes
I love wearing scarf since time immemorial. I even use girl_greenscarf as my twitter handle. I collect various scarves in different shapes and colors. Collecting scarf can put a hole in your pocket but it will give you so much happiness and satisfaction. It is great to know that you can own only a pair or two and wear them in 25 different ways. Imagine my happiness when I chance upon this video on Facebook. So let us all watch & learn.



This video belong to its rightful owner. I don't own this video.


Friday, March 8, 2013

UNIQLO: Opening in Late April in the Heart of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


UNIQLO: Opening in Late April in the Heart of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

                            

Good News to UNIQLO fans worldwide! Uniqlo's Newest Global Flagship Store Steps Foot in Hong Kong and will be o
pening in Late April in the Heart of Causeway Bay.
UNIQLO announced last March 3, 2013 that its newest global flagship store, the UNIQLO Lee Theatre Store, is set to open its doors to stylish and discerning Hong Kong shoppers on 26 April 2013. Imagine, this impressive new store will span three floors and boast over 37500 square ft. of shopping space in the Lee Theatre, located in the centre of Causeway Bay’s fashionable shopping district. I bet the girl in a greenscarf all over will be so thriled!

UNIQLO first launched in Hong Kong in September 2005 and currently operates sixteen stores in the city. The brand enjoys a particularly strong presence in the local market thanks to consumers’ strong enthusiasm for UNIQLO’s exceptional quality at competitive prices. Situated in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong’s most esteemed fashion district, UNIQLO’s new global flagship store will showcase the latest and greatest from the brand’s basic wear culture. Shoppers will be able to experience a distinct and satisfying shopping journey at this impressive UNIQLO location.

As a brand, UNIQLO is dedicated to designing functional clothing that comes in a wide variety of selections, all of which feature exceptional quality and fresh styles. The Lee Theatre Store will serve as a giant leap forward for the brand in the region and will certainly benefit its continuous global growth.

Hong Kong Global Flagship Store Summary

Store Name: UNIQLO Lee Theatre Store

Opening Date: 26 April 2013

Address: G/F, B1 and B2, Lee Theatre,

No. 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay

Floor Size: 2,534 sqm spread over three floors

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam..tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, Fast Retailing is currently the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand.Today the company has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 13 markets worldwide including Japan: China, South Korea, U.S., Hong Kong, U.K., France, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

PHILREALTY: Inks Deal with Greenhills Properties To Build Global City Tower Complex


PHILREALTY: Inks Deal with Greenhills Properties To Build Global City Tower Complex

Philippine Realty and Holdings Corp. has inked a deal today, March 6, 2013, at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City with principal shareholder Greenhills Properties Inc. (GPI) on a P5-billion three-tower mixed-use development in Bonifacio Global City. 

Present during the event are top officials of both companies who talked about their latest property development project, the Andrea North Sky Breeze – an exciting project located in a mixed business-lifestyle area that is currently experiencing a robust construction boom.  

Under a memorandum of agreement (MOA), Philrealty will develop the masterplan of GPI’s prime 6,400-square-meter property located near the future site of the Philippine Stock Exchange in BGC.  The new project will include the following:
  •  retail
  •  residential
  •  office
  •  serviced apartments 
  •  and a hotel.
It can be recalled that Philrealty was one of the original members of the consortium that took over the privatized Fort Bonifacio. Today, during the signing ceremony Philrealty president Amador Bacani said that Philrealty seeks to raise its stake in BGC,

“This project will really show Philrealty’s renewed capability as a property developer known for building landmarks.  The location is strategic and the timing is perfect for Philrealty to put its mark on BGC,” Bacani said. 

“We look forward to this value-enhancing project and share in Philrealty’s vision of building a new landmark in BGC,” GPI chair Gerardo Lanuza Jr. said. 

The project will rise on an entire block connecting 5th and 6th Avenues as well as 25th and 24th Streets.  The P5-billion estimated project cost for this mixed-use includes the cost of land, Bacani said. 

The project would comprise three towers connected by a podium structure which would house the retail shops.  The said shops would cater to the community in the mixed-use development. 

The retail development will be followed by either an office or residential tower, Lanuza said.  He added that the upscale residential tower was envisioned to be a very exclusive, low-density development similar to the high-end La Isla project in Ortigas. 

“There will only be a maximum of four units per floor,” Lanuza III said, estimating a cut of at least 250 square meters per unit. 

La Isla, likewise a collaboration between Philrealty and GPI, was built at around the same time that the property developer put up the Alexandra residential clusters and the PSE Tektite Center in the area. 

Target completion of this project would be within the next five to six years. The group will appoint a master planner in the next three to six months, after a definitive joint venture shall have been signed, Bacani said. 

As to the funding of this project, Bacani said Philrealty would see free cash from the sale of residential units in the 31-storey Skybreeze.  At the same time, he hoped to liquefy soon the group's provincial properties.

Skybreeze tower will be offering  (two hundred eighty) 280 units from which Philrealty expects sales to reach nearly P3 billion.  This is the second of the five planned towers in the Andrea North condominium complex in New Manila, Quezon City.

Philrealty is a publicly listed property developer (Ticker: RLT) and holding company known for major projects such as the Philippine Stock Exchange Center and the Alexandra mid-rise luxury condominiums in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The company also invested in non-life insurance via Meridian Assurance. Philrealty’s majority shareholder is GPI.

GPI is a privately held investment company focused on real estate and private equity.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How To Make A Google Docs


How To Make A Google Docs

A lot of people and businesses, not only bloggers need to make a Google Docs to gather information, survey, or to ask other bloggers to input their url and other pertinent data. 
Google Docs- Google's document solutions for groups & businesses.

Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Managedocuments, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one.

I may not be an expert but I hope to share this new found technique to everyone. Enjoy!

Making a Google Docs is as easy as counting from one to eight, So here it goes:
  1. First, go to gmail and sign in
  2. Then go to https://drive.google.com
  3. Click Create
  4. Then click Form
  5. Fill up all form
  6. Then click send form
  7. Get direct url and send to people for them to fill up
  8. All data wil be saved in one spreadsheet via drive.google.com
Enjoy!


Antistax®: The secret to healthy legs


Antistax®: The secret to healthy legs

Just like some of you, I always thought that varicose veins is a cosmetic problem. When I was invited at the launching of 
Antistax® at Luzon Ballroom, Makati ShangriLa Hotel in Makati City I learned that varicose veins could also be a manifestation of a much deeper health problem like an early warning signs of a progressive vein disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency. If left ignored, this condition can have a significant impact on the legs’ function, thereby, affecting one’s mobility. It is a good thing that Boehringer Ingelheim (Phil.) Inc. brings Antistax®, one of the world’s leading anti-varicose supplements, to the Philippines. Now, Filipinos and Filipinas have a natural way to prevent many of the commonplace leg problems as

Antistax®, the first and only anti-varicose supplement in the local market, is the perfect synergy of nature and science in leg health management. It is proven safe and effective in helping strengthen and protect women’s legs from the inside out. It also helps restore and regenerate women’s natural mobility by preventing leg vein problems such as pain, heaviness (ngalay), swelling, and varicose veins.

“We are very pleased to introduce Antistax® to Filipinas who, like many women all over the world, value their legs not only for their aesthetic appeal but also for their functional value. We know that healthy legs are important in order for them to live an active and quality life and we’re certain that Antistax can help them with that,” says Mely Guerrero, Group Brand Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Consumer Healthcare Division.

This is a milestone for Filipinas who have been weighed down by these leg problems, unaware of the cause of their complaints. The complacency to address their leg issues stem from a clear misconception and lack of understanding about vein conditions. But Filipinas are not alone. In fact, a study conducted among 4,000 women from 4 different countries in Europe and Latin America reveals that nearly 25% of women experience leg pain. 16% did not consult anyone about their problem and another 14% spoke to friends and family rather than their doctor. Women’s leg issues are simply trivialized into an aesthetic rather than a functional concern because they are perceived to be not life-threatening.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition where leg veins are already weak and damaged, preventing them from pumping blood back to the heart. Apart from leg pain and appearance of varicose veins, it manifests through symptoms like skin changes, itching and swelling. CVI is also more common among women than men. Other risk factors include heredity, age, weight, pregnancy and prolonged sitting/standing. These signs are compounded by a lifestyle that puts undue pressure on the legs.

The key to preventing varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency is to improve blood circulation in the leg area. Good thing there is Antistax® to provide leg vein protection. Dubbed as a leg vein specialist, Antistax® is made with natural red vine leaf extract, which is known to contain a unique ingredient called bio-active Flaven™. The red vine leaf extract is made from a special variety of grape leaves which are carefully harvested and processed to ensure that the bio-active Flaven™ content is the same for each tablet.

Bio-active Flaven™ is a potent combination of flavonoids which have been scientifically proven to improve blood circulation in the legs, thus preventing common leg vein problems of heavy, achy, tired and swollen legs. It acts by repairing and protecting the vein walls to fight against the damaging process of this vein disease.

Through Antistax®, women can now do this without resorting to costly and invasive procedures as injections or surgery. With just one tablet a day, women can now take the first step in caring for their legs’ health.

To celebrate the launch of Antistax® in the Philippines, Boehringer Ingelheim commissioned five Filipina photographers to showcase photos that capture gorgeous legs of women in various shapes, sizes, and situations. Titled Legs for Life, the exhibit aims for women to understand and appreciate that beautiful legs are legs that are healthy and capable of bringing delight to people with every stride.

With Antistax®, women will no longer have to worry about experiencing leg pains and problems, and instead continue being their active self and engage in life more with their healthy, beautiful legs.

Antistax® is a product of Boehringer Ingelheim (Philippines), Inc. and is available in all leading pharmacies and drugstores nationwide. No approved therapeutic claims.


How To Commute To Tagaytay


How To Commute To Tagaytay

Option #1 By Bus
The following bus companies provide transport between Manila and Batangas, with Tagaytay CIty as a major stop. Please take note that these buses travel a slow route - Aguinaldo Highway, which traverses Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas, and Silang in Cavite. 

  • Batman Star Express
  • Golden Dragon (terminal – behind Sogo Hotel and McDonalds near MRT Taft Avenue)
  • San Agustin
  • Erjohn
  • Kirby, Mindanao Express
  • Lorna Buses (starting point Lawton, passing Taft Avenue, turning right at Quirino, and left to Roxas in Manila, proceeding to Coastal Road and Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.)
Kindly ask the bus conductor to let you off in Tagaytay Rotonda.

FROM CUBAO


There are buses going to Nasugbo in Batangas parked in front of Alimall, Cubao. There are Air-conditioned buses available. I still don't know the fare as of this writing because we usually bring our own car whenever we visit Tagaytay City.

FROM TAFT

You could also try the bus terminal at Taft station. If you are coming from MRT, take the exit at the left side. You will find Crow buses going to Olivarez/ Nasugbu at the back of Dunkin Donuts/ Chowking/ Sogo. It will pass Tagaytay City.

Travel time is approximately 3 hours. So that's a pretty long ride if you avail of public transportation.

Option #2 By Van

There are vans going to Tagaytay in Mandaluyong just in front of Jollibee in Starmall, Mandaluyong.

You could also ride a van located along a street before Metropoint mall along Edsa-Pasay Rotonda. The van is going to Batangas but it will pass by Tagaytay City via Sta. Rosa exit. This will shorten your travel time to just about 1 hour and a half. The route is through Southwoods exit then to Aguinaldo highway, Silang, Cavite. 

Option #3 By private vehicle

By private vehicle from Metro Manila: 

Go to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) from any of the following points:

Buendia Flyover (Gil Puyat Flyover)
Skyway: Gil Puyat Ramp
Skyway: Makati
Arnaiz Avenue / Pasay Road Intersection
Skyway: Don Bosco Magallanes
Skyway Entrance: Magallanes
Nichols Toll Barrier
C5
Merville
Skyway: Bicutan
Bicutan
Skyway: Dr. A. Santos (Sucat)
Sucat
Skyway: Alabang South Station
Alabang
Filinvest
Susana Heights

Note: If you choose to take the Skyway after the toll plaza, get off the ramp leading to the rest of SLEX below. Otherwise you will end up in Alabang-Zapote.

  • Leave SLEX at the Greenfield City/ Eton City Exit (Malitlit Exit).
  • Drive along the Greenfield Parkway, passing Eton City on the right and Pramana on the left. 
  • Three kilometres from SLEX you will arrive at a fork in the road.
  • Take the left road which is United Blvd. 
  • Drive straight ahead for the next four kilometers. 
  • At the intersection just past the Southern Luzon Hospital, drive straight ahead. 
  • Turn right at San Bruno Drive passing Paseo de Sta Rosa. 
  • Drive straight ahead until you reach the Tagaytay-Sta.Rosa Road where you turn left across from Rose and Grace Restaurant. 
  • Drive along the Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road for the next seven kilometers passing Sta. Elena Subdivision, Brittany, Nuvali, and Crown Asia.
  • Continue until the two-lane road passing through Silang, Cavite. Landmarks are Pasong Langka, Ponderosa, and Windsor Heights.
  • Follow this road until you arrive at the Tagaytay Public Market just several meters from the Tagaytay-Calamba Road. 
  • Turn left here -- you will be heading in the direction of the Picnic Grove. (Meanwhile, enjoy breathtaking views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano on your right). 
  • Turn left again on Kaykulot, a single lane road just past the entrance to the Picnic Grove. The Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is 800 meters from this point

Travel time: About 1 1/2 hours from Manila
Toll fee: I still have to recheck before posting it here.

Enjoy Tagaytay!


Monday, March 4, 2013

COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF: Open House


COFFEE BEAN AND TEA LEAF: Open House

I love Coffee and Donuts! That's why I love hanging out at various tea and coffee shops around the metro.

Drinking Coffee in moderation is not bad. Your coffee and tea actually contain a group of antioxidants called flavonoids.

And guess what? March is the time of the year that all Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf fans are waiting for! And I am happy to share this information to you my dear readers! No, I am not paid to post this information. I simply love to share free information. Tan tara raran.....announcing the
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Open House! Yehey!

Take note of the date please. On March 17, 2013 from ten a.m. to eleven thirty a.m. you and I will get to enjoy a complimentary 12 oz. Passion Guava Fru-Tea or an 8 oz. Passion Guava Tea Latte absolutely Free!

Dear Readers, please read the small prints, may exemption po ha? Please take note of that,  baka magwala kayo sa galit ( ha ha ha! Joke.) pag doon kayo napunta sa branch na walang open house at ma disappoint po kayo. God bless you!

Smile po and Enjoy!


SCIENCE IS MADNESS




SCIENCE IS MADNESS


A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.

She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything."

It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down! - source fb science is madness


I came across this post in FB and decided to share it with you my dear readers. Maybe unlike all of you, I tend to hold on my anger which is bad- No- really really bad 'coz it brings nothing but sadness and fear. I am a very vocal person and a lot of people don't like that. They want people and friends who won't say the truth on their faces. What they want are backstabbing bitch and monsters. 


Saturday, March 2, 2013

ULOAD: Vendo Loader Business


ULOAD: Vendo Loader Business


We were invited to the business presentation of Vendo Loader called Uload.  I was apprehensive to attend at first because I thought it is one of those get-rich scheme and multi-level marketing but it turned out to be a franchise vendo machine.

Uload is a new Digital E-load Vending Machine concept introduced to the market by Mindmap Commtech Inc., a local joint venture with FORTH Corp. Public Company Limited (Thailand). Uload Digital E-Loading is designed to be a unmanned and operational at 24/7. It uses the latest GPRS technology to ensure fast and efficient Eload to its end users. With a 7″ LCD touch screen, this e-loading machine has a small footprint and accepts both coins and paper bills. Uload is an ALL-IN-ONE E-loading machine and connected to all 3 Cellphone Companies.

Forth Corp. was established in 1989 under the name of “Genius Communication System Company Limited” , has a registered capital of over 1 Million Baht. The company has extensive research in development and the manufacture of Private Branch Exchange (PBX) under the trademark of FORTH. In 2005, the company became public and was registered under the name of “Forth Corporation Public Company Limited” (FORTH).

Franchise Details:

Franchising Plan (License to Use)


They offer a unique and affordable business structure designed for every Filipino:

  • Php30,000.00 for a 2.5 year License to our Uload Digital ending Machine
  • An advance of Php10,000.00 inventory load (for the 6 Telcos).
  • 7.5% profit-sharing on gross sales of Eloads
  • Other expenses: Php400.00/year for insurance and Php500.00/year for BIR registration
  • Franchisee can rent or provide their own location for the Uload to be deployed.
Inclusive of:
Use of trade name and logo
Usage rights of the machine
Customer support system
Technical training for basic inhouse servicing

Distributor / Wholesaler
For entrepreneurs who think of a long term yield, this wholesale investment allows you to earn more than you would from a regular franchise.

With the option to put up units for yourself or self franchise, these options allow you to expand your networks, increase your revenue and explore bigger possibilities.

Contact Information:

Mindmap Commtech Inc.
7748-A St. Paul Road, San Antonio Village
Makati City, Philippines
Phone: (02) 895-9935, (02) 856 2333, (02)890-3907/3794
Email : sales@uload.com.ph, mindmap.sales@gmail.com
Web: www.uload.com.ph

They presented to us the advantages of a Vending Machine Business. 

  • I learned that it is an all cash business. All sales transactions are immediately paid in cash. No credit. ( Walang utang)
  • Vending machines, in general, require only minimal maintenance.
  • There’s no need to hire sales employees, and your business is potentially open 24 hours a day. Because there is minimal overhead costs, you can sell your products at very competitive prices.
  • It is recession proof. It is a fact that people tend to buy more in retail than in bulk when times are hard.
Factor For Vending Machine Business Success

The success of a vending machine business primarily relies on three things:

Location. Location. Location.  Yes, folks. You must be able to choose the right location to enjoy maximum profits. 

Question: How do you determine if a location is a good place to put up a vending machine?

Answer: 


  1. The area should have constant foot traffic. 
  2. Second, the area should be secure and safe from vandals. 
  3. The product or products you'll offer must compliment the market profile of the area.
The third tip is actually the most important. Have you ever wondered why you see toilet paper vending machines inside restrooms, coffee vending machines near offices, soda vending machines in parking lots and candy or gumball vending machines in places where there are lots of children?
People buy from vending machines usually for a reason/s 

  • Out of need 
  • Out of impulse. 
Thus the vendo machine containing toilet papers are exactly located where we need them. coffee to awaken sleepy employees, sodas for the waiting drivers or to accompany us while driving and candies to tempt the sweet tooth of children.

Things To Consider When Starting A Vending Machine Business:



  • Find a suitable location and decide what products would do well in the area.
  • Inquire from the establishment or building administrator and ask the requirements and terms for putting up a vending machine in the area.
  • Consult the local government to know the legal process of getting business permits for your venture.
  • Look for vending machine suppliers or find sellers of second hand or used vending machines.
                        

  • Depending on the supplier, vending machines can either be bought or leased. Most of the time, they are franchised.
  • Monitor your inventory. Know your fast moving items to ensure that your vending machine will never run out of stock.
  • Regularly visit your location. Doing so will give you more insight on the quality of foot traffic and customers that you get.
  • Ensure that your vending machine is always clean, working well, attractive and readily visible. A dusty or faulty equipment will make people think that your products are old and of poor quality.
  • Before buying, leasing or franchising a vending machine business, always make sure that you are dealing with a reputable dealer or supplier. Ask for their terms and conditions when it comes to warranty, inventory, service and maintenance of the equipment.


PMAP: 50th PMAP Annual Conference


PMAP: 50th PMAP Annual Conference
Calling all PMAP Members and soon to be Members: 

The People Management Association of the Philippines invites you to the 50th PMAP Annual Conference happening on September 25 to 27, 2013 at the Philippine International Convention Center

Theme: Global Opportunities. Leaping Forward. Defying Limits.
The global economic landscape is seeing a new dawn, with Asia as its center and the Philippines, its sweet spot. The turnaround could not have come at a more opportune time. A young Filipino workforce is raring to go and governance is breaking through a renaissance of accountability and transparency. The message is unequivocal: We are open for business! It’s all systems go.

This year’s Annual Conference recognizes that challenge: we are at the center of Global Opportunities. But more than recognizing that reality, we see it as our mandate. There’s no other way but to seize these possibilities. We are now at the brink of living our dreams and imaginings. There are no excuses. This time, we have to make it work!

The horizon has opened up and all eyes are on the Philippines as the world’s new economic tiger. The ball’s on our court and the challenge is to leap forward. We can no longer afford to move at our current pace. Catch-up, leapfrog… that is what we should do. But to realize this, we need to defy limits, break free from our self-imposed restrictions that used to define who we are and what we can do.


As we usher in this golden year of the PMAP Annual Conference, we take stock of the rich mine of ideas in our sharing and learning community. Fifty years of thought leadership, advocacy and camaraderie. A story that in this milestone year turns into our quest for GOLD.

We EXPLORE the terrain as we paint the global economic landscape, create strategies, and search for talent. We MINE our collective experience as we extract issues, build consensus, and crystallize our advocacies. We REFINE our practice as we re-examine functional HR competencies. We SMELT the ore of our skills as we deep-dive into focused workshops to forge proficiency, mastery, and leadership. And we SHOWCASE best practices in HR and people management as we celebrate models and successes.



This is our promise:


  • three full days of learning
  • plenary sessions with topnotch global, regional, and local leaders
  • concurrent workshops and sessions on a wide array of HR topics encompassing various learning needs
  • advocacy and thought leadership sessions designed to crystallize PMAP's position on burning issues of the day
  • satellite conferences on HR focus areas of special interest and concern
  • structured networking sessions designed to maximize professional and personal network building
  • the biggest HR exposition ever!
  • a spectacular awards night
  • various fellowship events

This is the 50th PMAP Annual Conference!

Global Opportunities. Leaping Forward. Defying Limits.


Plains and Prints Spring Summer Preview in Trinoma


TRINOMA AND RED DOT LAOAG: Plains and Prints Spring Summer Preview on March 1-3, 2013
Plains and Prints would like to request the honor of your presence at their Spring Summer Preview on March 1-3, 2013 at the ground Floor at Trinoma and Red Dot Laoag. 

For more information, kindly like them on Facebook: Plainsandprints and follow them on twitter: @plainsandprints.
                       
SUMMER SOIREE

A collection of dresses in vivid pastels and pretty pinks perfect for a summer party or any special collection.


 
NEUTRAL GRAPHITE
Cosmopolitan chic in neutral tones of black, white and gray.  Classic styles with a twist. Mix it up with your summer wardrobe to update your look.

POSITONI COLLECTION       
The Colors of the Amalfi coast in fresh pastels. The Collection is inspired by seaside resort with touches of crotchet and feminine lace. Mint and orange are key colors.


Friday, March 1, 2013

INTRODUCING THE BAG WITH A TASK: BagsGo Reusable Bags


INTRODUCING THE BAG WITH A TASK: BagsGo Reusable Bags
 
My environmentalist friends especially Ate Dindin and Cathy will be grinning from ear to ear when they read this post. Let’s face it we are all scared of losing the only planet we have. Slowly, we are becoming more eco-aware, and we’re doing whatever small thing we can to save the Earth. This is exactly what this new, revolutionary reusable bag is trying to do: HELP YOU HELP SAVE MOTHER EARTH.
   
Aptly named BagsGo The bag with a task is created with lightweight RIPSTOP fabric used to make parachutes. I am happy when I learned that it is also tear and water resistant BagsGo is completely washable, durable and most importantly, 100% REUSABLE: BagsGo Reusable bags are the perfect alternative to plastic bags, and can be used in various ways. And for every BagsGo sold, a percentage goes to a foundation that supports ethical stewardship of the environment. So not only are you helping to save the Earth, you are also funding an organization to continue doing the same.
   
You are not only a good Filipino but a person with a task.  You can lead by example by simply using recyclable bags like BagsGo. Grab one now at the nearest Fully Booked outlet, Sesou Nature stores, or order online at zalora.com.
   
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For more info please click here


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013


‘Ginuman Fest’ invades Cebu on March 1, 2013
 
Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) officially opens the summer season with the Cebu leg of its 2013 “Ginuman Fest” concert series on March 1, 2013 (Friday) at the Cebu Coliseum.
Cebuanos can look forward to sizzling hot performances from Ginebra San Miguel endorsers The Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Kenyo, Jhong “sample king” Hilario, Georgina Wilson, and Solenn Heussaff.
The bands will dish out their greatest hits as culled from their impressive catalogues of full-length studio albums, along with covers of current chart-toppers, party anthems, and homegrown hits.
GSMI brand ambassadors Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and Dingdong Dantes will also be gracing the other “Ginuman Fest” legs nationwide.

Cebuanos also stand a chance to win raffle prizes amounting to P100,000 in each leg of the series.

GSMI liquor products such as Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Light, GSM Blue Flavors, Premium Gin, Gran Matador Brandy, Antonov Vodka as well as Magnolia beverages will be made  available at all the venues.

“Ginuman Fest” will be held at the following locations on:

March 9, 2013 -  Antipolo  
March 16, 2013 -Pampanga  
March 22, 2013 -Santiago, Isabela 
April 12, 2013 -  Kalibo, Aklan 
April 19, 2013 -  DasmariƱas, Cavite 
April 26, 2013 -  Lipa, Batangas 
May 17, 2013  -  Solano, Nueva Vizcaya 
May 24, 2013 -   Lucena, Quezon 
May 31, 2013 -   Naga, Camarines Sur 
June 8, 2013  -   Metro Manila.

“Ginuman Fest” is GSM’s way of thanking its millions of kalahi for making its flagship product, Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin. Ginebra San Miguel was introduced in 1834 and will be celebrating its 180th anniversary in 2014.


Monday, February 25, 2013

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS


AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL MOTORCYCLE USERS

I'll be writing in Filipino because today, February 25, 2013, is the 27th year anniversary of the Edsa Revolution Day.

Napansin ko na lalong tumaas ang istatistika ng mga nadidisgrasya sa paggamit ng motorsiklo. Minsan ay may nadaanan pa ako na mga motor na durog durog dahil sa aksidente. Na labis na nakalulungkot.

Ilang bagay na napansin ng aking kaibigan na maaaring nagiging dahilan kung bakit nagkakaroon ng disgrasya ang mga motor:

1. Mahilig gumitgit sa mga sasakyan kahit wala sila sa tamang linya. Mamang nag momotorsiklo, may blind spot po na tinatawag kapag nagmamaneho ng sasakyan huwag kayong biglang susulpot na lang kasi po may posibilidad na baka hindi kayo mapansin ng driver ng sasakyan.

2. Karamihan ay nakaitim na super duper hindi nakikita pagka may kadiliman ang daan. Pwede rin siguro, kayong mag dikit ng sticker na glow in the dark o ng umiilaw na ilaw sa inyong helmet o likod na bahagi ng inyong jacket para maiwasan ang disgrasya.


3. Tumatawid ang ibang pasaway na motorista ng pahalang imbes na umikot sa tamang tawiran. Kung pwede lang po sana ay tumawid kayo sa tamang tawiran para hindi kayo madisgrasya o mkadisgrasya.

Nawa'y magsilbing aral ang suggestions ng aking kaibigan para maiwasan ang disgrasya. Be safe everyone.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

NOEL CABANGON: Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching


NOEL CABANGON: Ako'y Isang Mabuting Pilipino Book Launching
The song that left a mark on everybody's heart is now a book. I am one of the lucky Filipinos to be invited at yesterday's book launching of "Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino" by Noel Cabangon.

In the past, I had witnessed several of his live performances. I am proud to tell everyone that I really idolize Sir Noel Cabangon. Not only because Noel Cabangon is an excellent songwriter/composer and singer but also because he is a good Filipino.
If you have not heard this song before, then let me share the video and the lyrics of the song to you now. Enjoy!
                            
Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino
by Noel Cabangon


Ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin

Tumatawid ako sa tamang tawiran
Sumasakay ako sa tamang sakayan
Pumipila at ‘di nakikipag-unahan
At ‘di ako pasiga-siga sa lansangan

Bumababa’t nagsasakay ako sa tamang sakayan (Nagbababa ako sa tamang babaan)
‘di nakahambalang parang walang pakiaalam
Pinagbibigyan kong mga tumatawid sa kalsada
Humihinto ako ‘pag ang ilaw ay pula


[chorus]

‘pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Minamahal ko ang bayan ko
Tinutupad ko ang aking mga tungkulin
Sinusunod ko ang kanyang mga alituntunin

‘Di ako nagongotong o nagbibigay ng lagay
Ticket lamang ang tinatanggap kong ibinibigay
Ako’y nakatayo doon mismo sa kanto
At ‘di nagtatago sa ilalim ng puno

‘Di ako nagkakalat ng basura sa lansangan
‘Di bumubuga ng usok ang aking sasakyan
Inaayos ko ang mga kalat sa basurahan
Inaalagaan ko ang ating kapaligiran


[repeat chorus]

Lagi akong nakikinig sa aking mga magulang
Kaya’t pag-aaral ay aking pinagbubutihan
‘di ako gumagamit ng bawal na gamot
O kaya’y tumatambay at sa eskwela’y ‘di pumapasok

Ipinagtatanggol ko ang aking karangalan
‘pagkat ito lamang ang tangi kong kayamanan
‘di ko ibinebenta ang aking kinabukasan
Ang boto ko’y aking pinahahalagahan


[repeat chorus]

Ako’y isang tapat at totoong lingkod ng bayan
Pabor o lagay ay ‘di ko pinapayagan
Tapat ang serbisyo ko sa mamamayan
‘Di ko ibinubulsa ang pera ng bayan

Ipinagtatanggol ko ang mamamayang Pilipino
Mga karapatan nila’y kinikilala ko
Iginagalang ko ang aking kapwa tao
Ipinaglalaban ko ang dangal ng bayan ko.


[repeat chorus twice]

Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino
Pagkat ako’y isang mabuting Pilipino


"Ako'y isang Mabuting Pilipino" book by Noel Cabangon is available at all branches of National Bookstore Nationwide for only Php 69.95. Super mura. Go, bili na! Napakainam na pangregalo lalo na sa mga bata. The book will help inculcate good values in our children.


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