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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...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BEWARE OF NETWORKING SCAM


BEWARE OF NETWORKING SCAM

Yesterday, I went to a luncheon meeting with somebody who claims to be a pr/ senior marketing manager of a reputable bank. He said he got my contact information from a blogger friend whom I asked several times via private message if he really knows the guy who contacted me, unfortunately he did not answer my querry. 

Not thinking straight, or shall we say I got enticed and excited on what kind of job he'll be offering me, I went to the venue as agreed upon only to find out at the last minute that he moved the meeting to another location. When I arrived at the restaurant where he set the lunch meeting, he offered me the menu so I ordered lunch.  He then asked me to transfer to another table because he has two more friends who are coming. ( Not only once but twice! I find that weird.) On the second table he asked me what's my plan for the next 5 years, etc. and then showed me a presentation on his tab and left me at the table to go to his friends who had just arrived and was sitting at another table. 

After a while he asked me to moved to another table. When we settled down finally to a table by the window, he then showed me a brochure. We were interrupted when his girl friend asked him for the products she ordered.  He then opened his bag and gave her a pen and products so she could ask the guy she was meeting with to sign a contract.  After a while,  he called the waiter's attention, he then instructed him to put his tab to the table of his friends. The waiter came back with my chit and asked for my payment.  Buti na lang may pera ako, paano kung wala? Hugas plato ang peg?

I find it very unethical of him, allegedly a senior marketing manager of a very reputable bank who earn thousands if not million of pesos a year to offer me ( an unemployed Ruptured Brain Aneurysm survivor who should be applying for disability because of her health condition) a lunch invitation where I ended up paying for my overpriced lunch of tapa and overcooked egg with rice in very small portion with no drinks priced at Php240, you could have that very same meal at tapa king for only 88 pesos with drinks. Grrrraaabbeee!

He asked me not to disclose what transpired during the lunch meeting to my bf, husband or whoever. Ano ka hilo?  As a blogger, it is my responsibility to warn my readers of scams concocted by silly individuals. Damn you!  Does your bosses from the Ayala owned bank know that you are using company time to do your networking biz?

Money can be earned without sacrificing your dignity.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CANCER FAIR 2014: Life Despite Cancer


CANCER FAIR 2014: Life Despite Cancer
Cancer Fair 2014: life despite cancer,Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, PSMO, Henry Noble Gymnasium at the Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City on October 12, 2014
Attention: To all cancer patients and survivors plus their family members and caregivers

You are cordially invited to the 5th Cancer Fair: Life Despite Cancer to be held at the Henry Noble Gymnasium at the Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City on October 12, 2014. This is organized by Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO).  

The Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO) is a professional non-profit organization of board certified medical oncologist that aims to enhance the science and ethical and holistic practice of cancer care in the country.

There's still life even if you have cancer.  Since 1969, the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO) has tried to stage a venue for cancer patients and caregivers to have fun. Now on its 5th Fair, PSMO's 2014 Cancer Fair is set to bring more fun to the involved and loved ones on October 12, 2014.  The cancer fair will be showcasing a wide range of companies dealing with food and nutrition, beauty products, wigs, hotels and more. 

The objective of the event is to offer the cancer patients together with their family and friends, a memorable moment together enjoying a day with fun, excitement and bond with other patients, nurses and doctors. A fun-filled day with games, sharing, performances and everything in between.

I've never talked about it, but I lost my dad, aunt and best friend from cancer and it was devastating. Had we known about this fun event, we could have at least let them join in the fun.  So, the least that I can do now is to share this event with you my dear readers, please do your share and let other people ( especially those with cancer and survivors as well as their caregivers) know about this upcoming event too.

The past cancer fairs that were held last 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2009 had several celebrity volunteers who participated in giving fun activities and treats to patients. 

This year, the organizers hope to bring more exciting exhibits, activities and kiosks to help cancer patients simply enjoy a day of fun. Fellows from PSMO and participating oncologists will be present during the event as well as some bloggers. Celebrities like Angel Aquino and Yay Yushkova of Yay Designs will also be present during the cancer fair.  The organizers are happy as more and more celebrities are expressing their commitment to the advocacy event. 

If you want to join in the fun or to have a booth ( For companies who might want to share their blessings) or for other inquiries please contact PSMO Cancer Fair 2014 by visiting www.psmo.org.ph and calling 723-0101 local 5318 or 721-9236 (telefax). You can also send an e-mail to the secretariat at psmo_secretariat@yahoo.com to register and inquire on how you can take part at this momentous event. 

See you there :).


Friday, October 3, 2014

TRANSCOSMOS ASIA PHILIPPINES, INCORPORATED: To Offer 2,000 Jobs


TRANSCOSMOS ASIA PHILIPPINES, INCORPORATED: To Offer 2,000 Jobs

Transcosmos Asia Philippines, Inc. (Transcosmos) was inaugurated on Thursday, October 2, 2014, during a press conference held at its office located at One Corporate Center, Ortigas Complex in Pasig City. 

Japan's number one BPO firm Transcosmos officially announced its 70th overseas location and the fourth in ASEAN, after Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Transcosmos is a Japanese firm that offers the following services:
  •  Information technology business processes outsourcing (IT-BPO) services
  •  English contact center services
  •  as well as development and operation services for smartphone Web sites and applications.  
“Our future aim is to also expand in such areas such as e-commerce one-stop services and analytics services, as we strive to develop services that help increase sales and reduce costs for our client companies " Transcosmos Philippines President Hideki Yamashita said during the press con.

Transcosmos Philippines is aiming for sales of ¥2 billion by fiscal 2018. Yamashita told members of the media that they are also looking for possible expansion in the country outside Metro Manila particularly in the top travel destinations - Cebu, Davao and Iloilo.

During the question and answer portion, I asked Transcosmos Philippines Country Head Hanna Supetran how many employees are they eyeing in the next 4 years, she told me that Transcosmos Philippines is set to offer 2,000 jobs for the Filipino people in the next four years. Cool! Yes! That is a piece of good news for us Filipinos. Domo arigato gozaimasu Transcosmos!

It is one of the coolest BPO events I've ever attended because for the very first time,  I witnessed a Kagami Biraki,(鏡開き), a Japanese traditional opening ceremony which literally translates to "Opening the Mirror."  Present during the event are Transcosmos Country Head Hanna Supetran, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Deputy Executive Director Monchito Ibrahim, Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia De Lima who emphasized that Japanese is one of the biggest investors in the country and said that Philippines is the best place to invest in Asia. Also present are Senator Bam Aquino, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship Transcosmos President and COO Masataka Okuda and Transcosmos Executive Vice President Koichi Iwami.


Congratulations and welcome to the Philippines!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

HOW TO COMMUTE FROM SM MEGAMALL TO GREENHILLS SHOPPING CENTER


HOW TO COMMUTE FROM SM MEGAMALL TO GREENHILLS SHOPPING CENTER

I recently discovered how to commute from SM Megamall to Greenhills Shopping Center via the Van Terminal located at the back of SM Megamall A.  It is located at the public parking lot of St. Francis Square just across the back exit of SM Mega A.  Think of National Bookstore, flower shop etc.

Fare is only Php20.00. I find it much more convenient than walking or riding a bus then crossing Edsa.

Have a safe trip! God bless us always!


Monday, September 29, 2014

PLANA'S PANTRY: Intimate Goodness of Home-Cooked Meals


PLANA'S PANTRY: Intimate Goodness of Home-Cooked Meals

Plana's Pantry is a bit of heaven in Mandaluyong City.  This newly-opened quaint restaurant is not easy to miss because it has a big signage outside and is strategically located just right across California Garden Square Condominium along Domingo M. Guevara St. (formerly Libertad St.) in Mandaluyong CityParking could be difficult though because there's a limited number of cars that could park in front of the restaurant. 


The quote "If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff" is from Remy, a determined young rat who dreams of becoming a renowned French chef in the hilarious movie, Ratatouille ( rat-a-too-ee). The handwriting you see on that big signage was done by the owners' 10-year old son. Cute, eh?



For a meat eater like me, there's nothing better than a big pile of pork ribs brushed with BBQ sauce and served piping hot in a homey environment that has bright lights and dainty designs.

A piece of heaven right in your plate!
The home-style, tender, fall-off-the-bone, smokin' hot Hickory Bbq ribs at Plana's Pantry are to die for. You have to personally try it. Six of us devoured this meaty goodness. Next time around, I'll order one all to myself. 

Hugged by smoke, licked by fire, and kissed by sauce, that’s how Plana's pantry does its Hickory bbq! 

For me, this is what a true barbecue is, and this is what 
Plana's Pantry brings to you every time you take a bite of its comfort food.  According to its owners, they only use choice cuts of ribs imported from Australia, marinated in sweet juices and rubbed with different herbs and spices. The secret though is how they cook their meat. Low and slow, using only prime grade charcoal and tender loving care that lend the ribs that great flavor. Plana's Pantry finishes it off with an amazing barbecue sauce to give it the perfect tang every good barbecue should have. Perfectly paired up with a corn side dish and a super delicious lemonade. 




The flavor exploded in my mouth the first time I took a bite. I can really taste the hickory smoke, very tasty, very juicy, solid meaty goodness. The meat falls off the bone, the sweet tangy sauce sticks into the tender meat.  I can say that Plana's Pantry is determined to satisfy its customers’ cravings for traditional home cooked meals fresh from the kitchen. 



Stellar home-made strawberry ice cream! This is really amazing. The taste is intense and delicious while the texture is unbelievable and like nothing I've ever had before. It was creamy and very rich in flavor. Just really good! Kudos to the owners who made the ice cream themselves with a little help from their eldest son.


Even though the restaurant is small, we spread out comfortably.  It was a hot night and the air-con was great.  I love locally-owned businesses that deliver perfect service. The owners are among the most humble and nicest people we've ever meet. 

Rachel said that Planas Pantry only prepares the freshest ingredients with no preservatives, much care is taken in order to make sure that every dish that comes out of its kitchen stimulates your palate and leaves you with a sense of comfort and satisfaction only good food can provide. Rachel further said that their recipes have been in their family for decades, ensuring that their food has been, and is continually being subjected to, the most discerning of tastes: their relatives' and friends'.

So the next time you want to eat out with your whole family, consider Plana's Pantry. Sit back and relax at its comfortable coach as you wait for your food to arrive. Decades of food tradition can’t be wrong. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait a lifetime to taste what Plana's Pantry have been concocting all these years.

We felt very happy with the experience and will surely be back even though it is quite a drive for us.

Terrific service and excellent food. While the restaurant is rather small and cozy, the dishes they serve open up your palate to a world of wonders.



Rating:

Plana's Pantry
50 Domingo M. Guevara St. (formerly Libertad St.) , 
Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City-


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FINE JAPAN: Revealed The Secret To Longevity


FINE JAPAN: Revealed The Secret To Longevity 

Good news to those who want to be forever young! Finally, the secret of longevity and supple skin is now available in the Philippines!

I attended the product launch of Japan’s best-kept longevity secret, HyC150, a product by Fine Japan Co., Ltd., a leading Osaka, Japan nutraceutical company with its Philippine affiliate Fine Nutrition in partnership with its newly appointed Philippines exclusive distributor Bright Ray Enterprise earlier today at Oakwood Premier. 

Mr. Nobutsuna Sasaki, President of FINE Company Japan Ltd., looks like he is only in his early twenties but in reality his real age is 42.  He said his company has more than 800 products in Osaka, Japan. His father started the company 40 years ago and he usually tests the products that his father developed over the years. He shared that when he was 15 years old he started taking collagen.

FINE Premium HyC150 contains the following:
  •  Collagen
  •  Hyaluron
  •  Ubiquinol
  •  Elastin
  •  Biotin
  •  Pearl Coix
  •  Vitamin C
FINE Premium HyC150 is a complete formula for reversing aging, dry, scaly, wrinkled, sagging, age spotted skin by building, youthful, flexible, elastic, radiant, younger-looking firmer skin, and renewing joints, eyes, and connective tissue.

FINE Premium HyC150 combines the ingredients necessary to keep your skin moist and firm, looking younger than ever. These are the essences considered essential for beautifying the body from within.

FINE Premium HyC150 is derived from fish because it has the same basic molecular components. It helps the body replenish its own collagen supply and boosts collagen cell turnover, assisting the body in making younger-looking and firmer skin. With its premium quality and low molecular weight, FINE's collagen peptide ingredient has greater absorption and utilization than other collagen products.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is vital to skin. While collagen gives skin its firmness, it is the HA that nourishes and hydrates the collagen. 50% of the HA in our body resides in the skin. Hyaluronic acid production decreases with age causing a reduction in moisture binding capacity, resulting in dry skin and weak joints.


HA, Collagen and Elastin are vital ingredients in maintaining the skin's layers and structure. HA acts as a space filler between cells, while collagen and elastin fibers act as a constant lubricant. HA is also present in the synovial fluid of joints and eyes, providing vital moisturizing protection and flexibility. HA may help slow signs of aging, wrinkles, fatigue, and diminished eye function. FINE HA with its low molecular weight ensures optimum absorption and utilization by the intestinal tract.

During the question and answer portion Dr. Rodolfo Apostol said that as young as 25 years
old, you can drink FINE Premium HyC150 to maintain a youthful looking skin, after all prevention is better than cure.

I also talked to one of its satisfied customer who looks like she's in her 20's even though she's actually 44 years old. She said that the first time she tried fine hyaluron and collagen, she felt and saw the effect on the third day. Initial effect was her skin become radiant and glowing. 

Another believer testified that when she continued drinking it, the dark spot under her eyes lessened. She's a happy user of the product and intends to try its upscale collagen & hyaluron with Q10, which is awaiting to be available here in the Philippines.

What are you waiting for? Be Beautiful from Inside Out. 

Available at Watson's.

‪#‎FineJapan ‬‪#‎HyC150‬ ‪#‎Collagen‬ ‪#‎LongevitySecret‬ ‪#‎Japan‬ ‪#‎Beauty #AllNatural


DANIEL PADILLA'S ALLEGED AUDIO CLIP


DANIEL PADILLA'S ALLEGED AUDIO CLIP

Daniel Padilla's alleged audio clip while making fun of other celebrities is circulating on YouTube and social media sites.

It was even dubbed as the newest internet scandal simply because the alleged audio involves ABS-CBN’s hottest young actor Daniel Padilla.


Hay, naku ang ibang tao talaga,  gagawin ang lahat makapanira lang ng ibang tao.

Hindi ba pwedeng wala ng controversy para ibenta ang kani kaniyang alaga at career?




                                 
The audio was extracted from a video which was allegedly taken secretly while Daniel and his half-brother RJ Padilla were having a conversation. Thus, the video was dark and has no clear image that will confirm that it was indeed Daniel who was talking in the said conversation. Some netizens, however, identified the voices as Daniel’s and his half-brother RJ’s.



                                 


The voice that resembles Daniel’s talked about how he gets excited whenever he receives a text message from a girl who netizens speculate as Jasmine Curtis-Smith, the Teen King’s co-star in the MMFF movie “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.




JAKE CUENCA: Naked Truth


JAKE CUENCA: Naked Truth
Jake Cuenca bared it all at this year's Naked Truth fashion show. Gays and gals alike enjoyed Jake's naked behind for the last time before he leaves for abroad to study acting in New York.



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