Monday, October 16, 2017

Lemon Water, Weight Loss, and More


Image from Flickr 
I wrote a previous blog post about lemon water helping my menstruation period. It’s been a week now since I’ve been drinking lemon water and I have to say I really feel great, better than last week. Just to give light on my situation last week, I was having some mild palpitations whenever I eat (rice and a viand). I also have no energy to walk and I often experience vaginal itching. Thankfully, everything I have mentioned are gone ( as of now ) including the feminine itching, plus, I always go to the bathroom to urinate twice as much compared before which is good for my body.  Of course, aside from lemon water, I also added some fiber in my diet such as cereals in the morning with low-fat milk or a sandwich using wheat bread.

I am already 36 years old so my body is beginning to become more sensitive to my lifestyle. I did try going to the gym before, but it only lasted for 2 months because I can’t keep up going to the gym especially since I already have kids. That’s when I decided to try to start with my eating habits by adding something healthy into it. Weight loss is not my main goal, but instead, I want to feel healthy and active. If I do lose some weight in the process then that would be a bonus.


Speaking of weight loss, I remember back in college, Orlistat (popularly known as Xenical) became very popular because it effectively washes out the oils from the food you eat and my friends recommended it.  I tried it for a week, but the oils that come out of me is just uncontrollable probably because I was fond of eating oily foods, too. Since I couldn’t give up eating my favorite food, I gave up the drug instead. I really wished I didn’t because if I did eat healthily, fewer oils would come out and it would have become more manageable. Well, for now, I’ll just allow myself to enjoy the lemon water and then maybe I might return to Orlistat when I’m ready for a major lifestyle change. 



Thursday, October 5, 2017

SM Celebrates Kids’ Month in 64 Malls Nationwide

SM Kids’ Month 2017. 
With Bae-by Baste as Shopmag’s adorable October cover boy,
SM Supermalls unwraps new and exciting happenings in 64 malls nationwide with the launch of SM Kids’ Month. Apart from kiddie treats and big discounts on kids’ toys, clothes, and shoes, this season packs three fun-filled celebrations especially designed for our beloved kids – SM’s first Super Kids Day on October 1, United Nations Day, and the well-loved Halloween. (Photo courtesy of SM Shopmag)


SM Supermalls unboxes new and exciting happenings for kids and kids at heart this October with the launch of Kids’ Month in all 64 malls nationwide. At a media launch titled, "SM Super Kids Day," held last October 1 held at SM City Fairview, the retail giant announced a season packed with fun-filled celebrations especially designed for kids like United Nations Day and the well-loved and much-awaited Halloween.

A fun and exciting field day where kids and the whole family can shop, play enjoy, eat, and win prizes – SM Super Kids Day fittingly showcased what customers can enjoy in the malls this Kids’ Month. It’s also the perfect season to splurge on gifts for kids and avail big discounts on kids’ clothes, shoes, and toys at The SM Store Kids’ Month Sale and at the Baby Company. Also not to be missed is the amazing Toy Kingdom Halloween Sale.


On October 10 to 24, a grand display of world flags sets the mood for a two-week celebration of United Nations Day. SM’s “All Together for One World” features Dances Around the World performances, World Market food fairs, and the kids’ favorite, National Costume Parade Contest. Customers can also check out Art for Peace – an art exhibit by local artists and schools sending messages of peace for all.

Culminating Kids’ Month is SM’s “Spooktacular Halloween” from October 20 to 31, 2017. As the Monster Fun Fair begins on October 20 offering great deals on trick-or-treat needs, beloved pets can then join the excitement at the Petrifying Halloween costume party for pets and owners on October 21/22. Approaching Halloween’s Eve, everyone is invited to the much-awaited Costume Contest on October 28/29 for adults, and on October 31 for kids. Also on October 31, the young trick-or-treaters can continue the fun at the photo Halloween Studio by Vivo, and by visiting SM Hypermarket, SM Supermarket, and SM Cyberzone for treats and goodies.

Lastly, there’s an online promo where parents share why kids rule at SM, then use hashtag #SMKidsMonth2017 on Facebook for a chance to win exciting prizes for their kids’ and fun adventures!

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For more information about SM’s Kids’ Month and exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Herbalife Nutrition Launches New Tastes of Formula 1 Shake Cookies and Cream, Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin in The Philippines


PHILIPPINES, September 04, 2017 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has recently launched two new exciting additions to its product line-up in the country: a new flavor of Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix- Cookies and Cream, and Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin.

"Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix is our flagship product and the new Cookies and Cream flavor will surely capture the taste buds of our Filipino consumers. We’re equally excited for Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mandarin, with its refreshing taste and nutritional benefits," said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines. "As a purpose-driven company aimed at making the world we live in healthier and happier, we will continue to offer great tasting, high-quality nutrition products to help people get the right balance of healthy nutrition every day.”


The launch event was held at the Herbalife Nutrition Philippines Corporate Office in Bonifacio Global City Taguig. It features an exercise routine led by Herbalife Fitness Coach DwanAbantao, a wellness evaluation, a live demonstration on how to prepare Herbalife Formula 1 Shake, and a sharing on the results of the 2017 Balanced Nutrition Survey – spanning 15 Asia Pacific countries including the Philippines.

Herbalife Formula 1 Shake provides balanced nutrition through an optimum mix of high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals and fibers. It is recommended for people seeking an easy-to-prepare healthy, balanced meal to support their daily nutrition, and is also available in Dutch Chocolate, Wild Berry, and French Vanilla flavors in the Philippines.

Herbal Aloe Concentrate (HAC) Mandarin flavor is made from aloe vera concentrate with natural mandarin flavor. It complements the established Herbal Aloe Concentrate mango flavor and likewise prioritizes healthy digestion.

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About Herbalife

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our targeted nutrition, weight management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition members in more than 90 countries.

Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. The Company is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

The company also encourages investors to visit its investor relations website at ir.herbalife.com as financial and other information is updated and new information is posted.


#Herbalife #HerbalifePh #UnitedBlpggersPh

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Leveling Up Our Games

Malaysia and the Philippines will be building better digital economies together, starting with Games.


Southeast Asia’s population brew of 620 million brings about the hottest global game revenue growth as it has doubled its total market size from 2014 to $2.2B spell casted for 2017. Contributing to this affinity are Malaysia and the Philippines, both having a keen understanding and already encouraging throngs of its gamers into proper content creators. To-date, the two have dedicated educational programs for their respective games and animation sectors. At the same time, they also have engaged witha range of emerging flagship studios that feature great leadership, young talents, and long-term digital ambition.

For the longest time, they have continued to raise awareness for this industry with flagship events like LEVEL UP KL for Malaysia and E-Sport & Gaming Summit (ESGS) for the Philippines. In cooperation with the Games Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), ESGS is putting together its GameFest event on October 26, 2017, featuring headline industry professionals such as:

• Brian Recktenwald– Environment Artist from Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End & Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
• Ian Lang – Senior Animator from Blizzard Entertainment
• Josh Axner – Technical Artist from Blizzard Entertainment
• Ryan Torrey – Senior Animator from House of Moves, Injustice, Mortal Combat X
• JiaShen – VP of Product for Blackstorm Labs, makers of Everwing
Yi Fei Boon – former Lead Programmer of Sparkjumpers, now Field Engineer at Unity
• *Jeff Agala – Creative Director of Klei Entertainment, makers of Shank, Mark of the Ninja and Don’t Starve.

*Tentative

Adding fuel to this ambitious pursuit is the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) partnership with GDAPas both have come together to form a partnership for the first-event cross-promotion process in the region.


Enabling this partnership to bear fruit is Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, VP of Creative Content & Technologies Division at MDEC. He shared: “This MOU shows a commitment from both sides that, as a region, we believe the best way to grow is to do it together. Since 2014, Malaysia, and MDEC, has always pushed for closer collaboration among friends from South East Asia. This signifies the formalization of a partnership between MDEC and GDAP that, we hope, will benefit both our game development communities in Malaysia and Philippines. This is indeed exciting times for all of us."

Also critical to this promotional partnership is the curators /advisors for GDAP – the famed Art Director of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Naughty Dog LLC, Erick Pangilinan, and Animation Vertigo’s Utah-based CEO Marla Rausch.

“This partnership is not just based on common goals, but on shared paths. We Filipinos have found no better neighbors than Hasnul Samsudin and Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operations Officer of MDEC, on this digital road,” added Alvin Juban, President of GDAP.

MDEC and GDAP are keen to pursue three key actions with this partnership: 
  • Raise capability building through experts influence, 
  • talks and workshops;
  • conduct cross-regional events promotion for respective flagship events – GDAP’s GameFest and MDEC’s LEVEL UP KL; and 
  • build a stronger Southeast Asian games community via this progressive framework of cooperation.


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About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation or MDEC (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd.), an agency incorporated 20 years ago under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, spearheads the development of Malaysia’s Digital Economy. Its mission is centered on driving investments, building local tech champions, catalyzing digital innovation ecosystems and propagating digital inclusivity.

MDEC is also responsible for ensuring that Malaysia continues to develop digital innovation and nurture local information, communications, and technology (ICT) talent, while attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest and develop cutting-edge digital and creative solutions in the country. To know more about MDEC’s efforts and initiatives in driving Digital economy, please visit www.mdec.myor follow us on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyMDEC/, Twitter: @mymdec


About Games Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP)
GDAP is the Trade Association for the Philippine Video Game industry, which was established in 2007. It has a collective of over 50 members composed by Content Developers, Support/Management Studios, Creative Technology enablers, and Educational Institutions. It draws support from agencies such as the Department of Trade & Industry and the Department of Information & Communications Technology and the IT Business Process Association of the Philippines (iBPAP).

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THE EVENTS


PHILIPPINES
ESGS
Gamefest @ ESGS October 26, 2017 Function Room 1 SMX MOA, Manila
ESGS Convention October 27-29, 2017 Halls 2-4 SMX MOA, Manila

MALAYSIA
Level Up KL
Game Jam Nov. 4-5, 2017 Connexion Conference & Event Centre - CCECNo 7 JalanKerinchiBangsar South City, Wilayah Persekutuan KL
Technical Workshop Nov. 6, 2017 Connexion Conference & Event Centre - CCECNo 7 JalanKerinchiBangsar South City, Wilayah Persekutuan KL
Conference Nov. 7-8, 2017 Connexion Conference & Event Centre - CCECNo 7 JalanKerinchiBangsar South City, Wilayah Persekutuan KL





Sunday, September 24, 2017

Celebrating Natural Beauty with the Naturals Beauty Fair

Natural beauty takes center stage as Lazada holds its Naturals Beauty Fair from Sept. 27 to 30. The nature-based campaign led by Unilever will bring out your inner glow with your most-loved naturals beauty finds at a steal.
Give your hair the de-stressing it needs with TRESEMME's Detox & Nourish Range for as low as P106. TRESEMME's Detox & Nourish Shampoo 170ML will have a promo price of P106 while the conditioner will be available for P110 during the sale.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hey Sugar Waxing Salon: Now Open in SM Marikina


Living in the Metro can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, sustaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.