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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Orgullo kan Bikol

Discover the best of Bicol at the Orgullo kan Bikol Trade & Travel fair at The Shang, ongoing from May 22 to 26 at the Grabd Atrium, Main Wing.

The fair culls authentic Bicolano products, all of them made by micro, small, and medium enterprises in Legazpi City.

OKB showcases many of Bicol's tourist spots, new ecotourism actovities, diverse natural attractions, and festivals, ideal for family vacations and romantic getaways.

The fair also highlights the fashion and flavours of bicol, with an array of handcrafted abaca products, stylish accessories, native home fixtures, and delicious, signature food items (pili based snacks are a hallmark of the region) and beverages available for shoppers to browse and purchase.

Posting Occasions of Joy's vlog (with permission)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Martell Chanteloup

Discover a unique cognac for true connoisseurs and share secrets that open up new perspectives of wisdom from the house of Martell from the stone-built bel-vedere at the Chateau de Chanteloup comes with the perspective offered to gaze Martells cellar masters that serves as an inspiration to artist/ artisans. This unique view over cognac countryside has become the source of inspiration by generations of cellar masters. Brought together in the Chanteloup cellars, this cognac represents a brilliant tribute to a historic place  experience Martell Chanteloup with your senses: to the eye: see a dark amber, attractive hue that catches the light on the house: opens with fresh stone-fruit aromas such as bush peach, apricot and floral notes. when swirled, it moves through candied fruit like orange and lemon towards dried fruits such as raisins, almonds and nuts. 

 

Martell Chanteloup perspective definitely makes a strong aroma through its complexity. in the mouth: at first, soft and light at the palate. it progressively enriched by candied and dried fruit notes with subtle hints of blackcurrant. the balanced tenor of these aromas puts together the structure, elegance and power that leaves a lingering spice finish in the mouth.

 
What makes it unique? 

Martell Chanteloup perspective is made of eaux de vie from four of the most prestigious cognac cruz. it is carefully blended by the martell cellar master from up to 450 rare eaux de vie, uniquely drawn from all four of the most prestigious cognac crus. the personality of each is developed creating an AROMATIC and SENSORY BALANCE in this UNIQUE BLEND. 


Martell Chanteloup is an ultra prestige cognac and has limited stocks in the Philippines. retail price is at around php 22,000 per bottle. people prefer to drink it neat or on the rocks while for cocktails, the usual preference is the Martell VSSD

Mr. Jean Baptiste Gourvil, Martell Ambassador, 
was born and raised in France and very passionate about wines and cognacs. 

The all time favorite, Martell vs single distillery known for its easy, smooth and fruity blend taste that marriage spirits from a single distillation source to richer and more intense flavor. among the great cognac houses, only Martell distills exclusively that clears all sediments revealing the luscious fruit aromas and finesse that serves as its hallmark. Martell always made the choice of understand luxury to focus on the very quality of its blends.

mesoprotech sun protective range

I was hesitant to join my mom and cousin for this event of mesoprotech because I thought sun protection is only for older people. Being 16, I never thought I already need sun protection products. Thanks to Dr. Lucia Lourdes Castro-Fores, who gave a comprehensive talk  skin care and these products from ieskin.



 

From left: My cousin, Ate Chumcy, me in the middle and mom of Occasions of Joy

Here are mesoprotech sun protective range:

mesoprotech sun protective repairing stick

SUN PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY BY MESOESTETIC
Sensitive zones. Stick for eye contour and lip protection, as well as for application to scars and spots. Provides twice as much protection as the minimum protection required from an SPF50+ sunscreen. Contains rosehip seed oil to favour regeneration and healing. Excellent spreading characteristics for easy application. Ophthalmologically tested. Perfume-free.


mesoprotech antiaging body sun mist
SUN PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY BY MESOESTETIC
Body mist that provides a high protection against solar radiation. Fresh, ultra-light, fast-absorbing textura. Ideal for oudoor use and sport. It can be applied even on wet or sweaty skin without leaving a greasy residue after application.

mesoprotech mineral matt antiaging fluid
SUN PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY BY MESOESTETIC
Sensitive, combination and oily skins. Light antiaging emulsion offering very high factor sunscreen protection. Its formula based on physical filters ensures extreme tolerance for sensitive and damaged skin. Its texture provides a powdered finish on the skin and absorbs excess oiliness and shine - making it suitable for greasy and acne-prone skins. Non-comedogenic.


mesoprotech nourishing antiaging oil
SUN PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY BY MESOESTETIC
Dry and mature skins. A dry oil antiaging formulation offering very high factor sun protection. Contains chia seed oil, with antioxidant and firming properties. Its geloil texture melts into the skin and provides an intense sensation of comfort and a satin finish with no oily residue.


mesoprotech light water antiaging veil
SUN PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY BY MESOESTETIC
Normal and combination skins. Ultra-light antiaging emulsion offering very high factor sunscreen action. This product contains low molecular weight hyaluronic acid to enhance and maintain natural skin hydration and tissue elasticity and firmness. A fresh, immediate absorption texture that forms an invisible protective film on the skin.


mesoprotech melan 130+ pigment control
SUN PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY BY MESOESTETIC
Skin with pigmentation imperfections. Very high factor sun protection with UVB 131 and UVA 67 colour. A depigmenting ingredient helps regulate melanin synthesis by reinforcing
the preventative anti spot action. A coloured texture that provides a natural tone and softens imperfections, unifying even the skin tone.


To know more about mesoprotech sun protective range, visit and follow
mesoprotech sun protective range @mesoprotechph

Friday, May 17, 2019

Safety Alert in the Digital Age by Pigeon

There’s no greater responsibility in life than raising a child. I know this for a fact especially that I single-handedly took care of my two kids when their father left us for another woman. As such, the pressure to be the best parent that I can be was overwhelming. It was a good thing I have my brother John, sister Peth and my Mama who were there to support me mentally, emotionally, and financially.

Richwell Phils. Inc. recognizes this need for young parents to be better informed in making the right parenting choices for their children. This is why they continue parenting education through their successful Parenting on the Move advocacy last year, and now with Safety Alert in the Digital Age. The event was presented by Pigeon, the no. 1 baby care brand in Japan.

Offering practical solutions to everyday mommy and daddy concerns through quality products developed through extensive research, the roundtable discussion was held last May 15 in Cibo, Powerplant Mall, with actress, model, entrepreneur, and celebrity mom Isabelle Daza-Semblat hosting the event.

Maye Yao Co Say, She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of RichwellPhils. Group of Companies – Distributor of branded children for products –Pigeon baby products, Safety 1st, Crayola Toys, Elle and more. She also serves as Director of the Philippine Association of National Advertisers, a Columnist at Business Mirror. She is a graduate of BS Management Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University and Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Asian Institute of Management, and a mom of 2 kids, Meagan and Marcus.
Teacher Tanya Velasco -Teacher Tanya is an early childhood educator and a RIE®   Practicum™ Student. She graduated with a degree in Family Life and Child Development from UP Diliman and received her M.A. in Leadership in Education from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California. She is a preschool teacher, a facilitator of parent-infant/toddler classes and educates parents about respectful parenting starting from pregnancy until post-birth through seminars. When she's not in the classroom, Teacher Tanya is enjoying her primary role as a wife to her husband Mike and as a mom, to her daughters, Ellie and Julia.
Ma. Celi M. Rico-Tantianpact - General Pediatrician specializing in Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric residency training: Makati Medical Center, Sub specialty training in Pediatric Dermatology: KK Children's Hospital, Singapore. She currently holds clinic and consultant staff of Department of Pediatrics, Makati Medical Center. She is a new mom to a 4-month old baby girl.
Bernice V. Quiros-Tan, MD, FPOGS - She took her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Makati Medical Center. She currently practices in Taguig and Pateros area.
Georges Ramirez - He is a veteran race car driver and instructor as well as a Senior Editor of C! Magazine.
Art Samaniego, Jr. - he sleeps and practically breathes tech. He is Manila Bulletin's resident geek and recognized as one of the country's go-to-guy for anything technology related. At present, he embraces the advocacy that fights fake and unverified news while keeping a close watch on cyber security. He is still human but ask tech and he shall answer.

Some of the topics discussed at the event were:
Handling a newborn
a. Safety starts the minute you leave the hospital
b. Understanding the ingredients - what’s harmful and what’s not
c. Breastfeeding is best feeding 


Being a first-time parent is both exciting and scary, but such a beautiful thing to experience. Experts discussed how to make this time less daunting by better educating guests that safety is the first criteria in choosing any product. Starting from pregnancy, being safe and active with the Pigeon Maternity Belt to leaving the hospital with Europe’s first car seat brand, Maxi-Cosi, to choosing newborn care products that are fully-researched like the Pigeon Newborn Pure; to prioritizing breastfeeding for your newborn with the help of tools like doctor-recommended Pigeon Honeycomb Breast Pads. Pigeon's Safety Alert event became a rewarding interaction of Real Experts, Real Moms and Real Issues all towards Pigeon's vision of "Our Love to Babies". 


Creating a safe environment by Child-proofing your home - indoors and outdoors 

A happy and healthy child can be very active. Experts talked about how to make sure that your child has the freedom to move and explore while still giving you peace of mind when it comes to safety with the help of child safety products like Safety 1st’s U-pressure auto fit gates with Securetech technology and even when you’re bathing your baby, Safety 1st’s Custom Care Modular Bathing Solution gives you additional peace of mind. Ergonomically designed for newborn to toddlers, it offers added foam comfort to prevent slipping and curling while letting your baby's head and back feel supported.

Child Development - Bonding with your baby 

A child’s early years are crucial to his development, ensure that your child grows up happy and healthy through activities that promote quality bonding time. Exposing your child to the outdoors or new experiences at a young age can be both fun and scary for parents.  Keep your child safe when traveling with the Quinny Zapp Flex Stroller and the Citi Carseat by Maxi-Cosi. Aside from traveling with your young one, great bonding moments can also be enjoyed during feeding time. Hence, the food your child eats should also be clean and safe - always. For this, there’s Pigeon Liquid Cleanser. Its 100% food-grade ingredients make the product gentle on the skin and safe to consume in times when toys and accessories were not washed or rinsed properly. It can be used to wash baby accessories, fruits and vegetables to toys. Adding to their roster of research backed products, Pigeon is also well-known for its baby care products like the Newborn Pure, which introduces the brand’s latest innovation. The Natulayer, which has a layer of ingredients that mimics the natural coat protection found on the baby's skin in the womb - Vernix and Ceramide. This makes it very safe to use even for newborns and is perfect for bath time bonding with your little one.


Pros and Cons of introducing the modern technology to young children.
There’s no harm in introducing your child to technology but as they say, too much of one thing is bad. How do you make technology be a positive influence to your child’s development?


Guests were happy to spend the afternoon expanding their knowledge on childcare as they aim to be better parents and teachers through the values they teach, the habits they help form, and of course, the products that they use.

With my sis-in-law, Joy Mendiola of www.occasionsofjoy.com

Make sure to watch out for the next Parenting on the Move child care event from Richwell Phils. Inc. and be part of this worthwhile advocacy. 

Pigeon, Quinny and Maxi-Cosi are exclusively distributed by Richwell Phils. Inc. 

Enjoy exclusive promotions on participating Safety Alert items when you visit Baby Company. Make sure to "Like" them on Facebook: Pigeon Philippines, QuinnyPhils, Maxicosiphils and follow them on Instagram: pigeonbabyPH, quinny_phils, maxicosiPH to stay updated on product and brand updates for better parenting.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Conti’s Marquee Mall Grand Opening

The long wait is over as Conti’s Marquee Mall Grand Opening happened last May 8, 2019! Attended by its owners, friends, guest, media and bloggers, it was a fun and delicious rainy night as we satisfied our cravings with Contis top five most love dish. Capping the night with its famous mango bravo and other signature cakes. 


Our beloved kababayans in Pampanga City will now enjoy the extensive menu that were conceptualized with passion!









Check out Contis on Instagram and Facebook: (Contis_ph and Contis Bakeshop & Restaurant). 
Visit www.contis.ph to learn more about the latest delightful dishes from Contis.
#ManganTanaSaContisPampanga #ContisMarqueeMall  #ILoveMangoBravo

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Converge FREEDOM

Now you can choose how you want to enjoy your favorite shows with Converge FREEDOM, Converge ICT Solution’s newest offering. The company intends to revolutionize the way you watch and access content. Powered by their pure fiber internet, Converge FREEDOM is a streaming service designed to access your content at your own pace and convenience.  



“We’re very excited to launch Converge FREEDOM today as we give our valued subscribers the full power over what they watch, when they watch it, and where they watch it,” says Jesus Romero, Converge ICT Chief Operating Officer. “This is the first of the many new offerings we’re introducing this year and we’re starting off with what Filipinos enjoy the most: access to entertainment. You will no longer be limited to watching your favorite programs on your TV. With Converge FREEDOM, you can watch anytime, anywhere in your home with its on-demand functionalities.”

Enjoy maximized convenience with Converge FREEDOM. You can access it from your smartphone and tablet via the FREEDOM app, available for download on App Store and

Google Play. Or enjoy it on your TV via the Set-Top Box (STB) which you can purchase with your Converge FREEDOM Subscription plan.

Entertainment at your own pace, at your own place. 

Converge FREEDOM gives you access to premium channels perfect for whatever passion or interest you may have.

Whether it is movie, music, sports, food, news, or events, you won’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite show. Converge FREEDOM comes with four main features that allow you to enjoy content as you please: Time shift, Playback, Multiview, and Movability.

With Converge FREEDOM’s Time Shift functionality, you can pause, rewind, or fast-forward your content for up to four hours. You’ll never have to wonder what happened on your favorite show too because you can watch previous episodes up to seven days before via Playback.

For subscribers with family members with different interests, Converge FREEDOM’s Multiview feature lets you watch shows simultaneously through different devices. For those without a Set-Top Box, Converge FREEDOM can still be enjoyed in your devices via the FREEDOM app. This allows you to access content wherever you may be within your house. 

As a leading provider of fiber internet in the country, Converge FREEDOM runs on pure end-to-end fiber internet. It has a minimal bandwidth consumption of 2 to 2.5Mbps for Smartphones and Tablets and 4.5Mbps for TV Set-Top Box for high-definition content

Get it for as low as P299 monthly.

To start enjoying your own Converge FREEDOM, existing Converge subscribers and businesses may visit https://freedom.convergeict.com/ to subscribe. Non-Converge customers can access Converge FREEDOM by switching to Converge fiber internet first.  

As a treat, Converge ICT is giving its existing subscribers a FREEDOM App 30-day trial period from March 29, 2019 to April 30, 2019.

Converge Freedom Plans are initially available in these areas: Metro Manila (Navotas, ParaƱaque, Quezon City, Taguig Pateros, Valenzuela, Marikina, Caloocan, Muntinlupa) and North Luzon (Angeles, Mabalacat, Tarlac).

Converge FREEDOM can be enjoyed by Converge FiberX subscribers with Plans 1500, 2500, and 3500; Converge Fiber Xtreme subscribers with Plans 4500 and 7000; Converge Microbiz subscribers with Plans 2000 and 3000; and Converge iBiz subscribers with Plans 9000, 12000, and 15000.

“We hope to upgrade our subscribers’ entertainment experience by maximizing convenience while providing premium content. We’re planning to extend this service to everyone in the country as Converge continues to revolutionize the way Filipinos experience internet and access content,” adds Romero.

Now with Converge FREEDOM, you can enjoy what you want, when you want, where you want.

For more information on Converge FREEDOM, visit freedom.convergeict.com.

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About Converge ICT Solutions:

Converge ICT Solutions is the leading fiber internet and digital consumer-centric services provider in the country. Established in Angeles, Pampanga in 2015, it is the first to run a pure end-to-end fiber internet network, providing Filipinos simple, fast, and reliable internet connection. Converge ICT Solutions is ISO and CE2.0 Certified.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Uniqlo's MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM

Gundam continues to excite children and adults from around the world with its story, mobile suits, and unique characters. In celebration of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 40th Anniversary, Uniqlo released twelve designs that will surely make Gundam fanatics happy.  This is a UT collection that makes you look back on its history and memories.