Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fight against fast-ageing, starting with your brain

There is no stopping ageing. It is inevitable that in time, our once soft and supple skin would wrinkle, hair gone gray or lost, bones become brittle.

Though it can’t be stopped, ageing can be delayed in countless ways. The use of supplements to keep skin looking radiant is one. When it comes to giving bones that much-needed calcium boost, milk supplements can do the trick.

The brain is another important part of our body that is also in danger of fast ageing. Like the body, the brain will also deteriorate as we become older. And many people are not aware that brain ageing starts from mid twenties onwards, much earlier than most people imagine. Based on a survey done in 8 countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan, around 73% of respondents believe that the brain is one of the key organs that need to be protected from aging.

There are ways to fight causes of brain ageing, though. Just like preventing other signs of ageing, our brain may be saved through supplements that provide enough brain food to keep it healthy. Coupled with regular exercise, a healthy and balanced diet, including those rich in omega-3 and plenty of restful sleep, brain ageing will definitely have to wait.

BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken is one such food supplement. Made from fine quality chicken extract but without any additives, fats and cholesterol, BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken contains ProBeptigen™, an amazing peptide that helps boost the brain’s level of serotonin, which is known to fight stress, fatigue, and helps improve motivation to learn. It also has carnosine, a dipeptide that helps protect the brain and slows down the effects of brain aging.

It is also important to note that common reasons such as stress and depression may prove to be more potent than other causes of brain ageing and memory loss. Depression can imitate the signs of memory loss and the effects in our brain functions may be irreversible when prolonged.

And when our body is stressed, it releases cortisol, popularly known as a “stress hormone,” that gives us a burst of energy in response to stress. Though it is a very normal reaction of the body, because of a highly stressful lifestyle, prolonged stay of this hormone in the body may result to adverse effects. It also works up the neurons to its limits which lead to its fast deterioration.

Keeping a healthy brain with proper diet, rest, regular exercise, together with food supplements like BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken, can definitely improve your brain functions and help prevent brain ageing. But living a stress-free lifestyle by managing it properly to lessen the worries, and staying actively social, meeting family and friends, can also help in improving brain health. A bottle a day of BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken will definitely help you fight worries on ageing. As some would say, “ageing is just in the brain.”

Available in 42-gram and 70-gram bottles, with suggested retail prices of P68 and P108, respectively, BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken is sold at Mercury Drug stores in Metro Manila. For more details, visit

Get arrested by Sam Pinto and other sexy ladies at the Axe Anarchy Raid!

Who wants to be frisked and handcuffed by the arresting Sam Pinto at the Axe Anarchy Raid? 

Axe fragrance lets both men and women experience the “Axe effect” with Axe Anarchy, its newest his and hers fragrance. The universal result, characterized by a magnetically strong attraction, will be put to the ultimate test during its launch at an insanely hot cops and robbers game¾the Axe Anarchy Raid!

The Axe Anarchy Raid will have 100 men and 100 women in police costumes enforcing sexy on the streets of Eastwood Mall with their disarming physiques and arresting booties. Leading the list of this season’s Axe Anarchy girls is sizzling hot Kapuso star Sam Pinto. The Pinoy Big Brother Alumna is everywhere these days, landing endorsement deals for iconic brands and leading roles in popular shows. Crowned as the sexiest woman in the world by FHM in 2011, Sam Pinto is set to unleash uncontrollable attraction at the much-anticipated Axe Anarchy Raid.

Other fiercely hot females expected to sport Axe Police Department badges are Bianca King, Kylie Padilla, Sarah Lahbati, Maegan Young, Lou Young, Gwen Zamora, Ryza Cenon, Chariz Solomo, Steff Prescott, Stephanie Henares, and Vaness Del Moral.

With nearly 100 lovely ladies rounding out the list and two million pesos at stake, do guys need any more convincing to join the Axe Anarchy Raid? Check out or #AxeAnarchyManila on Twitter for more details and stay tuned for more updates on the lust-worthy list.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Asus Zenbook Prime and Happiness 2.0

Friends and media partners of Asus Philippines have gathered at the Opus Bar and Lounge at Resorts World Manila  to witness the unveiling of their newest Ultrabook -- the Zenbook Prime.

To give you a heads-up, I am no techie kid here. I was a bit hesitant at first to attend an event like this where techbloggers usually enjoy these kind of events. I have gadgets, but to tinkle with their specs and whatnots? Give me a break. But I gave in and went for it and I was surprisingly happy when Asus Philippines did not talked much of the product's specs, but what they highlighted about is their Happiness 2.0

According to Asus Philippines Marketing Manager Miss Jamie Zaldivar: “It’s not about the specs, it’s about the happiness of the customers with the 5 Senses.” These senses includes Beauty, Sound, Touch, Cloud and IOIC (Instant On, Instant Connect).

With BEAUTY, all Asus laptops will be stylish. No more flimsy plastics. On SOUND, all laptops will include Sonic Master which is their own brand that improves the overall sound quality. TOUCH is represented by the improved keyboard and touchpad. CLOUD features on the latest Asus laptops includes WebStorage where users can store data in the cloud. Finally, IOIC or Instant On, Instant Connect which gives you performance with features such as Super Hyper Engine II that allow Asus laptops 2 second boot times from Sleep and Instant Connect that easily connects to Wireless networks.

Lovin' the ultrathin edges of the Asus Zenbook Prime!
The keyboard with backlit! Perfect for typing even at dark!
ASUS Zenbook Prime will makes its way on the Philippine market this June 2012 for approximately Php 69,000.00.

For more information on Asus products, visit their site

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Operation Smile: The Journey Home

Operation Smile Philippines are in need of the following Medical Volunteers! 

Operating Room Nurses
Ward Nurses 
Speech Pathologist
Biomed Technician
Plastic Surgeon
Medical Photographer
Medical Records Specialist

From these areas:

Cagayan De Oro
General Santos
South Cotabato

Benefits of a Medical Volunteers

Qualified / Credentialed Volunteers will be given proper training and receive certification from American Heart Association (AHA) in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). You can't find this training just anywhere and Operation Smile will give it to credentialed medical volunteers for FREE, as Operation Smile Philippines is the first organization recognized as a global and mobile international training organization (ITO) of the American Heart Association.

Travel incentives - Operation Smile Philippines was able to send 31 of its volunteers to 10 countries where international missions are held, (China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Russia, Thailand, East Timor, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Bolivia, Brazil) 

Calling for Non-Medical Volunteers 
During missions, non-medical volunteers assist in patient mobilization, final screeningpatient assistance, physical set-up, photo and video documentation and other non-medical tasks that may be required.  

you can join Chatters Care For Kids Inc. as a non-medical volunteer as our objective is to help in future missions of Operation Smile especially on the 30th anniversary in November, so if you are living in these areas,  Pampanga, Manila, Cavite, Naga, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, General Santos, South Cotabato, Iloilo, Mindoro and Davao , sign up below

Non-Medical Volunteers can include bloggers who can cover the event, photographers and videographers who can document the event, Filmmakers who can make a video for Operation Smile, Masscom students and graduates who can also help in making videos for Operation Smile, Graphic Artists who can make brochures, flyers, posters that will be mass produced by Operation Smile  and anyone who have the kind heart and has a will to help change a child's life. 

Be a Non-Medical Volunteer - Sign up here -

Chatters Care For Kids Inc. is doing a Tinapay at Inumin Campaign where Non-Medical Volunteers can bring bakery products , juices or bottled water that we can give to the parents,patients, and volunteers during a mission..This will help cut down Operation Smile expenses so they can buy more medical supplies and do more surgical operations, instead of using their fund to feed the volunteers.

Non-Medical Volunteers can also bring Coloring books and Crayons and play with the patients so they won't worry about their upcoming surgery.

ATTENTION: Looking for more patients with cleft lip/cleft palate for the 
May 30 to June 3, 2012 Ospital ning Angeles ( Rafael Lazatin Memorial Hospital ) Pampanga Operation Smile Mission 

Patients  can register through KDF (kapampangan development foundation)
Call or Text Benigno Ricafort President - KDF (045) 4580027 / 09175628673
On May 22, 2012 they will have free lab/xray for harelip/cleft Patients


The simplest way to HELP
If you can't be a volunteer or a sponsor, you can help change a life, by just spreading this news in your blog, into your social networking accounts, and by telling them to your friends,

If you have time please like Operation Smile Philippines and Chatters Care for kids Facebook Page as you'll be also spreading the news

Celebrating 25 Years of a Healthy Nation with Medicard Philippines

When I entered myself in the career world as a nurse, the word happy would not fit the situation where I am that time. You bet, it is very difficult for a nurse to find a job that would suit her degree. It has become a play of demand-and-supply chaos, with of course, the "supply" of nurses across the nation are very high (and increasing still) while the "demand" for them are very low.

Yes, very lucky me. 
And more luckier and more fortunate to know that I did enter myself into an institution under Medicard Philippines, the pioneer HMO industry in the country.

Medicard Philippines can be rooted back after the setback from the 1986 EDSA Revolution. The concept of health maintenance organization or HMO was alien to most Filipinos, as what the president of Medicard Dr. Nicky S. Montoya have said. Medicard was born on this pioneering and charitable vision. To form the core of the business, Dr. Montoya enlisted the help of his doctor-friends, most of whom are reputable practitioners from some of the country's most distinguished medical centers. His father, Dr. Nicanor D. Montoya believed that that if a person could just put away this small sum of money daily, he could already afford hospitalization. Its mission was simply to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to many Filipinos, at a cost they could afford.

Medicard, which mission is to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to Filipinos at a cost they could afford, celebrated its 25 Years of Building a Healthy Nation last May 15 at Makati Shangri La hotel, Rizal Ballroom.
Dr. Nicky S. Montoya with the 25 Faithful Medicard Awardees
Guests were greeted with impressive spread of dishes and desserts.

Medicard awarded their 25 Faithful Medicard Awardees whose employees of the companies were served under Medicard's health services.

Phil. Daily Inquirer
Toyota Motor Philippines
Bathala Marketing Industries Inc
Scopro Optical Co. Inc
Citibank N.A.
Trends & Technologies Inc
IBM Phils Inc
Phil. Star Daily Inc
Uptown Industrial Sales Inc
Alcatel Lucent Phils
Limtong Group of Companies
Manila International Freight Forwarders, Inc.
Megaworld Corporation
Healthy Options Inc
Republic Cement Corp (Bulacan Plant)
Pearl Energy Philippines Operating Inc (formerly Covanta)
New Trends International Corp
Euro Pacific Resorts Inc
Concrete Master Inc
Arcya Glass Corp
Landbank of the Philippines
Banker’s Association of the Philippines
Manila Pavilion

Guests were serenaded by singer-celebrities. They also sang the reprise theme song of Medicard.

Also at the event, they unveiled their latest design of Medicard's corporate logo which consists of four Rx symbols that is rotated clockwise forming a single icon to convey the message to Medicard clients that they can avail of affordable medical services round the clock through its partner doctors and medical institutions.
This symbolizes its rebirth after 25 years of being a pioneering HMO in the Philippines. This logo is a part of a corporate strategy that stresses the company's brand promise of giving the best healthcare possible available. The new logo also embodies Medicard's corporate culture.

For more information about Medicard Philippines:

Friday, May 18, 2012

GEB 5: The White Party!

 So we were in Megamall and every person that we had the chance to pass by with a white shirt, we gave "that" suspicious look – a not so ordinary day at the mall.

Something spectacular is happening inside its four walls, particularly at the Mega Trade Hall.
We arrived and a flock of teeners donned in white! From glasses, shirts, skirts and dress, almost everything inside is white!

As we approach the venue, we were instantly blasted by awesome acoustics surrounded by neon lights and a bunch of bulky security guards with flash lights. No, this is not a scene from Con-Air.

It’s the Selecta Cornetto Tugs Tugs Grand Eyeball V: The White Party!
Remember that commercial where the guard did that tugs tugs thing, it basically the same thing. It’s an ice cream party for teens and teens at heart. The floor was flooded by hundreds of teenagers wearing their white outfits dancing, chatting and of course, unlimited Selecta Cornetto for everyone!

 What caught my eye when we entered was this enormous wall that you can voice out your thoughts and it was aptly named the freedom wall. Hordes of teens grabbed those neon paint and scribbled their youth on that flat surface as if there was no tomorrow. Then that seemingly untarnished wall slowly became full with "Anna Loves Ice Cream" or "G-Kr!pZ 4ev3r!" and the cheesy line "Marck<3 Jo", *sigh*. They painted it with their thoughts and emotions and it became a beautiful work of art.

There were also photobooths that we qued up and took some silly snaps.

The party was kicked off by Cornetto Boy himself Sef Cadayona and the UP Streetdance Club rocked the floor. The stage was swept by our hosts Cleo Caliente and Sef Cadayona. Games and prizes were given to numerous contestants from Pinoy Henyo to a Dance Off! 

Girls (and boys) screamed their hearts out when Somedaydream went in and played the Cornetto song “Daydreamer” with Beatbox Legend Picoy Cruz. Everyone was hyped with their performance after the musical treat. We were also wowed by the performance of the Philippine All Stars! The 2 time champs thrilled the crowd with their hip-hop moves.

Lastly the dance floor was set to party mode as DJ Nina and her radical pulsated through the speakers! It was an awesome sight with everyone dancing and those guards I mentioned earlier, they would go to a cluster and wound "wand" people with their flashlights much like the commercial, it was hilarious! 
This has been branded as the Ultimate Teen Party and I think this is a true statement. We saw everyone satisfied with the freebies, the ice cream, dancing and meeting celebrities! 

This event is as sweet as the new Cornetto White Chocolate Ice Cream. YUM!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Spa Reflexology

Relax. Recharge. Heal.

Introducing one of the newest services of the pioneer in the spa industry – The Spa Reflexology.Enjoy the best of both worlds – experience healing and relaxationin your own tranquil sanctuary at The Spa Wellness.
The Spa Reflexology is a healing massage that focuses on particular “pressure points” of the soles of the feet, where sensory nerves of the internal organs that spread throughout the body are mainly gathered.A different massage experience awaits clients as hands, fingers and a wood stick with cream and oil are used unlike other massages that use thumbs, palms and elbows.
If healing is all you want, enjoy a no-frills Reflexology Massage in plush customized chair/convertible bed withsoothing ambiance of The Spa Wellness branches – Acropolis,Trinoma and Greenbelt (Trinoma and Greenbelt soon to open).Cozy rooms with multiple chair/convertible beds equipped with LCD TV screens make it perfect for a Reflexology sparty with friends and loved ones. It’s a sit-and-massage service that lets you begin healing instantly, without the hassle of changing into robes. Licensed and highly-trained therapists work with precision onto the foot to soothe pain and stress.
The Spa Reflexology is a 60-minute service for only P550 per session.
The Spa is part of the The Spa Wellness group of brands.

The Benefits of The Spa Reflexology include:
  • Pain and stiffness relief caused by too much exercising or using muscle for too long.
  • Prevention and cure of symptoms such as headache, stress, asthma, constipation, sinusitis and migraine.
  • Boosts blood circulation in the system.
The Spa Reflexology is available in the following branches:
(Deluxe & Executive Rooms)
L/G, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(+632) 850-3490, 850-6836 | Sun to Thu 1 – 9 pm / Fri & Sat 1 – 10 pm

G/F The Spa Building, 80 E. Rodriguez Jr Ave, Bagumbayan, QC
(+632) 655-0766, 655-0783 | Mon to Thu 1:30 – 9:30 pm / Fri to Sun 1 – 9:30 pm

GREENBELT (soon to open)
G/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati (drop-off entrance)
(+632) 840-1325, 840-1326 | Mon to Thu 12 – 10 pm / Fri to Sun 12 – 11 pm

TRINOMA (soon to open)
3/F, Wellness Zone, Trinoma Mall, North Ave, QC
 (+632) 900-8809, 900-8818 | Mon to Thu 12 – 10 pm / Fri-Sun 11am – 10 pm

Bigfish’s Annual White Party hits Manila in June!

“Purity. Unity. Seduction. Sensation.” 
This is the maxim of Bigfish Innovation White. Clearly, at this party, you’re in for one heck of a musical ride.

Bigfish and Freedom Music present Bigfish Innovation White 2012, the country’s biggest musical congregation of white-clothed clubbers, happening on June 23 at the World Trade Center! This year’s lineup is a who’s who of the most promising acts in electronic music today: Cosmic Gate, Myon & Shane54, Bobina, and Emma Hewitt, who are joined by Bigfish’s John Paul Lee and Chris Raeuber.

German DJ/producer duo Cosmic Gate made the global dance community snap to attention when they jumped 43 places to land on No. 19 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 for 2009. That was the same year they teamed up with the striking, silken-voiced Australian songstress Emma Hewitt for the single “Not Enough Time”, a dance music hit that earned them nominations for Best Trance Track at the 2010 International Dance Music Awards and Best Selling Trance Act at the 2010 Beatport Awards.

Hungarian duo Myon & Shane54 are another European trance tandem that’s carving a name for themselves as they gig from continent to continent. With a list of solid singles and fierce remixes to their name, even trance luminaries Armin van Buuren and Above and Beyond are fans of their work, having featured them on their respective compilations.
Also on the bill is Moscow-based trance master Bobina, whom Ferry Corsten has called “one of the most talented music producers ever to come out of Russia”. Having released the country’s first #1 electronic dance album and being the first Russian DJ to snag a spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 roundup, Bobina is hailed as a dance music god in his home country.
Joining these trance greats at the Innovation White stage are Team Bigfish’s main men John Paul Lee and Chris Raeuber.

Head to the World Trade Center on June 23 and be part of this massive trance movement! Let’s keep things pure—let’s all come in white.

BIGFISH Innovation WHITE 2012   Official media partners: AXN & Sony Be TV, Magic 89.9, Animax, Focus Media, Killer Bee, Mellow 94.7, Wave 891, 99.5 RT, Myx, Velvet, People Asia, FHM, Where, Clavel, Uno, Garage, Metro, Maven, Adobo Magazine, The Philippine Star, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin Lifestyle, Business World,,,,, Focalcast, Media Magnet,, and Special thanks go to official residence partner Diamond Hotel, O Music and Video, Oliver’s Super Sandwiches and Gold’s Gym.  Supported by The Philippine Department of Tourism.

For ticket inquiries and VIP table reservations, please contact (02) 6327762 or (02) 6348238. For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Every man’s dream fulfilled: The Axe Anarchy Raid is here!

Guys and gals! 
Something new is coming your way. Get ready for this new whiff!

Of course, you have to watch this YT video for heads up!

Stay tuned for more updates!

For the man’s man, only a few things on this earth can prove as exciting as the thrill of the hunt. Axe pumps up the pleasure of the predator-and-prey pursuit with the Axe Anarchy Raid, the metro’s hottest game of cops-and-robbers that features 100 of the Philippines’ sexiest  ladies chasing a hundred ordinary guys for a two million peso cash prize, to be held on June 9 at Eastwood Plaza, Libis.

The Axe Anarchy Raid is open to all men of legal age who are bold enough to be part of the 100 contenders. Playing the role of robbers, the shortlisted men will be handcuffed and assigned a number. The ladies will play the role of cops and will also be assigned certain numbers each. Braving a host of wild obstacles and challenges, the “cops” must hunt down the “robber” with the same number as hers. The first pair to make a successful arrest will clinch the coveted prize in this no-losers game of fun and adrenaline-filled pursuit.

The explosive event is presented by Axe Anarchy, the first fragrance from Axe for both men and women.  With its stimulating scent that fires up the senses, Axe Anarchy releases uncontrollable appeal in every hunk and babe and takes attraction to a new level.

Give in to the new order of insatiable attraction. Try out the new Axe Anarchy and join the year’s most exciting high-stakes chase. Check out for more details and watch out for updates on the list of female celebrities who will enlist in the hunt. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mommy, thanks for being the BEST mom in the world!

I guess that by now, million people around the world have greeted, called or written moms how much they value the love and care they received from them. I mean, who wouldn't, right?

As a nurse, I've encountered several expectant moms who are excited to bear their child. For about nine months of lugging around while doing some household chores or still going at the office or practically staying at home watching favorite shows, the long wait and the patience will be worth it.

"MAGICAL" -- is the only thing she could say when I asked a mommy patient how she felt after hearing its first cry. I may never completely understand how mommies feel when they are giving birth. With all the long process of child-bearing to postnatal, I could say it is strenuous and painful at the same time. But when you ask them after seeing their baby, all the pain are nothing when they get to look at the baby's eyes.

My mommy is the strongest person I've ever known. And also from her I inherited the same strong personality that I have now. She doesn't easily crumble down on a certain difficulty. She may feel sad for awhile but she'll regain composure and ready to fight again. Bitchasss you ain't nothin' to ma mama, yo!!!

Sorry for that, it's just that my mommy is a pure kick-ass chic. Or sometimes, a real pain in the ass. LOL

With her genuine love topped with awesome patience drizzled with rich kindness and care and hinted with a squeeze of fresh beauty, my mommy is a pure concoction of being the BEST MOM IN THE WHOLEEEE WIDE WORLD! The perfect mixture!

Mommy, thanks for being the best. We are these best individuals that we are because you bring out the best in us. I couldn't just describe any word for you because you are the best among the rest. No one can top off you! More years for us to keep the love burning and binding us forever! We love you :) Happy Mother's Day!!!
Pizza would be great tonight, isn't it? Shall I call the delivery later? Hihihihi

The 1st Filipino Bloggers Hub Party

Text Box: 1:00PM
In the cyber world where all bloggers are moving-in was become more challenging due to different trends that have been born from time to time in every click and tick of their finger on the mouse. As the blogger continues their passion, they tend to produce more effective write-ups that are based on their experiences, observation and even with their own opinion. 

Today, blogging becomes a good portal of advertisement and online promotion because it can give a huge impact and easy to access information upon clicking the publish button. In just one click, everything went to life as it was being shared and like by others instantly upon uploaded. 

Given that bloggers exist every minute and seconds in every social-networking site as well as in the blogging flat form. While giving the readers and other people to have the latest updates as well as entertainment in their web sites or blog sites. But wait a minute; did all bloggers who read other sites blog knew the author personally or acquaintance? I think, not! 

Perhaps, some know each other while others tend to get intimidated or something as they see each other in different places. Why? Maybe because they never get a chance to be introduce to each other.

Moreover, the blogosphere in the Philippines is just a small piece of the universal blogosphere. Where is so impossible to know the person one by one in a particular websites or blog site?  And so, bloggers created an event that we called “Filipino Bloggers Hub Party” to get a chance to see, meet and know the person behind in every blog that we read, follow and subscribe to. 

On the 19th of May 2012, 1:00pm at the Central Colleges of the Philippines, bloggers around the Metro will gather to have a simple acquaintance party with full of surprises, giveaways, fun games and raffles.  This is the chance to meet and know other bloggers, and this is the day that all bloggers will unite and promise to continue what started intelligently as to give people good, and balance information that people want to know. 

To all bloggers in the Metro out there, we would love to know you more and see you in the 1st Filipino Bloggers Hub Party of the year!