Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Giveaway: Stephen's Gourmet


Stephens Gourmet

Who doesn't love a good cup of hot cocoa? I know I do! So, when I heard that Stephen's Gourmet is having a giveaway, I am eagerly and joyfully want to share it with my readers. Who would not want to have a luscious drinks at hand, eh? 

To make the deal even sweeter, I told them that I was SURE my readers would absolutely love the chance to win an awesome Stephen's Gourmet prize pack of their own. Stephen's Gourmet offers SO many yummy varieties of hot cocoa. These cocoa products are so delicious that when you have them, it will remind you of your childhood memoriesTwo of my other favorite Stephen's Gourmet hot cocoa flavors are Peanut Butter and Mint. Imagine a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in a hot steamy cup of cocoa. Sounds good, doesn't it?

Stephens Gourmet
   
And... if I'm not in the mood for hot cocoa (like that'll ever happen!), I can always have apple cider. Yum! There's just something comforting about a warm drink... especially once the weather starts to cool down and there is a chill in the air. I'll bet a lot of us have childhood memories of playing outside in the snow and being called in for a mug of hot chocolate. I know I do! It's a tradition I pass on with my own kids. Living in Wisconsin, there are plenty of chances for me to offer them a cup of hot cocoa to get them warmed back up after playing in the snow! Keep up to date with all the latest flavors by following Stephen's Gourmet on Facebook and Pinterest. Enter to win a $50 Prize Package from Stephen's Hot Cocoa!

What's your favorite flavor of hot cocoa?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thinking of Putting Up a Small Business

In times like this, when almost everything is a bit expensive and the standard of living is getting high, it is not enough that you have a regular 8-5 job. You have to think of other alternatives to earn extra bucks. 

Have you ever thought of putting up your own small business? An online store or a small cafe, or even a barbershop? These are among the choices that will give you an ROI in just a few months after putting it up..

Have you ever think of becoming a franchisee of one of the globally known company like the Supercuts?

Here are the things you need to know on how to become a franchisee that will help you understand the new role being one.

As a Supercuts franchisee, the first thing you should know about running a hair care franchise is that you don't need to know anything about hair. The professional stylists you hire will handle that, and stay on the cutting edge thanks to ongoing education they will receive from Regis Corporation. Your only objective is running your business with precision. As an owner, you'll soon be an expert in:
  • Recruiting a strong staff
  • Establishing ties to your local community
  • Selecting and implementing marketing plans
  • Building income by executing company strategies
  • Empowering employees by delegating responsibility
  • Working with Regis to ensure the growth of your company
  • Providing vision and accountability for operational excellence
  • Our systems were carefully designed to support your growth, no matter how far you decide take it. With franchisees who own more than 100 stores, our business model has shown its strength for replication, which affords franchisees virtually unlimited potential for expansion.

So, if ever you want to have a long term running small business, think about franchising at Supercuts!




Disclaimer: This is a paid posting. 


NIKE CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF FILIPINOS WITH WE RUN MNL 2013


We Run MNL 2013 aims to inspire, motivate and unite Filipinos to move more, move better.



Manila, Philippines, 26 October 2013 – The Nike We Run MNL (Manila) returns for a third edition to inspire, motivate and connect runners around the world. On 1 December 2013, 15,000 runners are expected to take to the streets of the historical Marikina City and run the 10km in celebration of the spirit of unity that is significantly Filipino. 

“For this year’s race, we have incorporated the personality of the people of the Philippines to motivate and inspire them to lead a more active lifestyle. Filipinos are kindred spirits who, without hesitation, unite for a good cause and help each other. Taking this, we hope that every Filipino runner can inspire and motivate another and run the race together” says Courtney Cole-Faso, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Philippines.
               
In the spirit of unity, runners must sign up for the race with a “buddy”. This is to encourage runners to constantly motivate each other to achieve their goals in preparation for the 10km race. Nike will organize training sessions in November to help runners prepare for the race. The training sessions will be conducted in various locations around the city, and runners will participate in Nike Training Club, get tips from athletes and get an experience only Nike can bring.

Runners can also prepare for race day through the more than 18 million strong Nike+ community. The new Nike+ Challenges is a feature that allows runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join, and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the name of the Challenge, mileage goal, time period and participants. Additionally, a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leader board to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.

Nike We Run MNL is part of Nike’s global We Run series which is aimed at celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes from around the world. Manila will be one of 26 cities, with 350,000 runners taking over 3 billion strides during the course of the We Run race series motivated by Nike+ and Nike Running design innovations. Nike’s We Run races range in distance from 5K to a full marathon and reflect the unique enthusiasm of each city. From Sao Paulo, to Seoul, to Singapore, runners will be moved to action through a series of unique experiences. You can also follow the Nike We Run journey through an interactive map online as it passes through each city.

Online and in-store registrations will begin on October 25. Please visit www.nike.com/events/register/werunmanila for registration details



Appendix I: Registration Details

Registration period:
Online and in-store registrations will begin on 25 October

Website:

Stores:
1.       Nike Park Fort
2.       Nike Park Trinoma
3.       Nike Park MOA
4.       Nike Stadium ATC
5.       Nike Park Ermita
6.       Nike Stadium Shangri-la
7.       Nike Stadium Glorietta 2
8.       Nike Forum Greenhills


We Run MNL 2013 Details

Date:
1 December 2013, Sunday
Time:
4pm
Distance:
10km
Social Media Sharing:
#justdoit #further


Saturday, October 26, 2013

What Parents Should Know About Teething

Teething is one of those anxiety-provoking stages that all babies go through. Unfortunately, teething has been blamed for almost anything untoward that happens to babies such as fever, cough and colds, vomiting, diarrhea, and so on.

So first, let’s dismiss the myths about teething:

Teething does not cause fever.
Teething does not cause cough and cold symptoms.
Teething does not cause diarrhea or loose stools.
Second, is your baby for sure teething? Let’s consider the following:

Timing is important. Even though there are some babies whose teeth erupt early, for the most part majority of babies experience this around six to nine months of age. Hence, it is very unlikely that a two-month-old baby would be teething—unless you in fact see the whitish edge of the tooth erupting from the gums.
Typically, the first tooth to come in is the bottom, central one, followed by the upper central one.
Drooling in babies is not a reliable indicator of teething. Four-month-olds usually drool a lot with or without any tooth erupting.
So what can you do when your baby is teething?

First, do no harm. Didn’t you “survive” long ago without any of the fancy medicines we now have available at any convenience store? These days, there is a quick pill for just about any ailment you can imagine. But at times, you just have to ask the question, do you absolutely want to put that chemical compound into your little baby’s mouth? If your gut says no, then you probably shouldn’t do it.

Therefore:

Avoid over-the-counter numbing medications. These OTC meds (Orajel, Baby Orajel, for example) have local anesthetic (benzocaine) that may be detrimental to your baby when ingested. The use of benzocaine gels for mouth and gum pain can lead to a rare but serious medical condition called methemoglobinemia. This condition may cause the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream to become greatly reduced. In the most severe cases, methemoglobinemia can result in death.
Likewise, avoid homeopathic teething tablets. They typically do not work and may contain harmful substances that can make your child ill.
It is safer to use a cool (not frozen) teething toy or a clean, moist, cold wash cloth for your baby to gnaw on to soothe his or her gums.
Sometimes (with the advice of your physician) an appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen (for babies six months and older), may help.
Any baby product that has not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) should definitely not get near your baby’s mouth. So always read what the fine print says.
Pitfalls you should avoid:

Fever in babies requires closer attention. Do not simply attribute fever to possible teething, especially in babies less than three months old. If your baby develops fever at this age, call your doctor ASAP!
Diarrhea in infants is particularly serious due to higher risk of dehydration. Although your baby may be showing signs of teething, you should still call your doctor if the baby develops any type of loose, watery stools.
Too much drooling should not be dismissed. If drooling is accompanied by fussiness, poor appetite, or fever, it’s presumably not teething. Consult your doctor as soon as possible.
Teething is always a stressful situation that can sometimes keep us awake all night. But take comfort in the fact that it is also a natural process that does not need any special medication. While it is our instinct to ensure that our little ones are free from any sort of pain, in the case of teething, it is probably best to keep away from ineffective and even potentially hazardous remedies.

Friday, October 25, 2013

For the Love of Music


I still recall growing up in a neighborhood that loves to play loud music. My father, particularly, would love to play songs every Sunday morning. Playing the songs of AirSupply, the BeachBoys, Patti Austin and the likes. I was like 7 or 8 years old then, my father never missed a weekend playing all his favorite songs the whole day! So, as I grew older, I learned to appreciate old songs.

That's to blame why even up to now, I still love listening to old music.

Isn't it wonderful to hear your favorite song being played with a very nice sound output using the top of the class speakers! It's always an investment spending much on high end products, some of which includes products like M-Audio BX5 D2 at Guitar Center which really provides a high quality audio.

Now that I am a mother two, I also wanted to impart to my kids the beauty of being a music lover. Starting off with my first born, who loves singing. :)

Beauty of old school music, classical ones, country music too, for me never fades. They're timeless. Even my daughter, Yzabel loves listening to them. 

Happy Friday Everyone!! 

Kids at Play

As promised, I brought the kids to the City Park to have a little walk and short play. It's been a busy week for my eldest for she's been reading a lot, reviewing for her coming 2nd quarter exams next week.

I ask my father to bring us to the park and he gladly did, plus waited for us too. :)

My Yngrid is kinda grumpy that time.. She's already sleepy the moment we left the house, hence no smiles on her photos

Yngrid doesn't want to look at the camera.. :( Obviously so not in the mood..


But got the chance to capture one shot, when she's looking my way. Though not so nice shot.. At least, I have one.

Trying to walk on her own, little steps.. With her favorite hand gesture now- "lagot ka" :)

My ever ready model. My first born. She's no longer a baby... Perhaps a pretty young lady.. Time flies so fast!

The big sister enjoying the walk..  

And really having fun pushing her little sister's stroller.. Showing the whole place to the little pea..


Finally, she smiled and display a little gesture of enjoyment..


And this is me, with my lovelies! :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Making Life Easy with Latch Clamp

Moving from one place to another is kinda difficult task, specially when you have loads of items to carry and move with you. 

We have lots of boxes to transfer then, having a hard time moving boxes from one place to another. 

If only there are things that can be used to make it easier to move one box securely, without breaking anything inside it. 

Found out just a few days ago that there is a thing called Latch Clamp. I could have used these thing way back in 2010, could have made life a little bit easy. I can work easily, while something is needed to be fastened securely. 

This item features:

  • Secure toggle locking action
  • Safe single handed operation
  • Innovative controlled motion
  • Simple setup and adjustment
  • Clamp hook/arm moves and stays safely out of the way


Will definitely recommend this to my father who's also a "handyman" at their house.. :)


Sunday, October 20, 2013

It All Started as a Hobby

It starts in many different ways. Some people started out using simple cameras, and later on found joy in capturing moments in still photos. Some are simply attracted to photography from the very beginning. While there are also others who got interested because they found out that they have a natural talent for taking pics. 

For most casual snappers who finally decided that they want to take photography to the next level, the most common challenge is where to start. Newly decided photographers are unaware of the basics and fundamentals of photography. 

You have to feel free when you are snapping and not mind everyone else. It is important to enjoy what you are doing. Stop getting conscious. Right now, it’s important that you get a feel first of everything. 

After getting to know raw photography and spending time with your camera, it’s time to learn the fundamentals. Ideally, taking classes is the game changer. Some people though do not have the time; some cannot afford the fees, while others want to learn on their own. For other options on learning, there will always be classes on line, books to read, magazines to consult and forums to join online. 

Learning never stops. As you develop your skills and a trick or two as the days progress, it is important to keep track of your progress. It is important for you to share your work. Ask them to criticize your work. It’s important that you learn to critique your own work. 

Once you have learned the basics, know the importance of reading, and have joined a club to help you improve your work, it’s probably time to pick a new camera. It’s also possible the other way around, picking a camera first before starting the hobby. The leading brands in the DSLR market are Canon and Nikon. 


Saturday, October 19, 2013

How to Calm a Crying Baby in 5 Seconds !!!!!

Found this video on Facebook. Tried it. WORKS effectively!

Now, just wanting to share it to everyone! :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Contraceptive Pills Against Acne

Anybody who’s ever had a run-in with pimples probably knows that there’s a large array of goods out there that all claim to get eliminate zits fast and efficiently. Unfortunately, there’s just not that one miracle product out there that will cure everybody’s pimples ailments. More often than not, anyone who is afflicted with acne pimples has to try and test out a variety of products before they discover anything that really works with them. It might be a long and frustrating road to travel down at times.

There are really many elements when it comes to determining what triggers acne in certain individuals. Cleanliness of the skin is one factor that is critical but not the main trigger. When experiencing acne skin breakouts, a clean, well moisturized facial area is essential to support prevent further attacks, but having a completely clean facial area at all times does not guarantee that it will be free of pimples for all of that time. Eating plan is another widely ignored factor that is critical when it comes to a clear complexion. The foods and drink an individual consumes does have a steer effect on what is secreted through the epidermis. If someone has a eating plan that is high in fat, sugars, and preservatives, they have a much greater chance of enduring pimples breakouts.

Another main factor that triggers pimples is an imbalance of hormones in the human body. Hormonal imbalances that trigger acne pimples in humans are mostly because of the bodies over or under production of sebum. Sebum is a substance found in the sebaceous glands that the body normally creates to lubricate and shield skin from the situation. When there is either too very much or too little of this sebum being produced, the pores and hair follicles could become dry and irritated, leading to acne pimples breakouts.  pimples challenges happen for females when there is either an overcreation of androgens or they’re overly sensitive to our bodies’s natural level of those androgens. Another imbalance may be an underproduction of estrogen; the chemical located in females that counteracts the effects of androgens. Birth control pills consist of two chemical compounds- estrogen and progestin, which are known agents in protecting a standard hormonal balance.

Progestin is a pill that contains a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone. It is the two helpful and harmful when it comes to acne on the skin. It is effective in that it bonds with the progesterone to maintain standard sebum production but can also be known to trigger your body to keep more water than usual, which can lead to bloating and stopped up pores and hair follicles. The birth manage pill helps to avoid excess androgen development by reducing the amount identified in the bloodstream and obstructing them from the receptors or the sebaceous glands. This is why birth manage pills are so effective in helping to prevent acne in so numerous women.


Just like acne products, there are a multitude of birth control pills that are produced and manufactured for a variety of physical body types. In order to get on birth manage pills, a woman must first consult a physician to be able to find out what will be the perfect style for her own needs. Pills come in a variety of brand names and ingredients and range in a number of strengths. A physician will be the most helpful in determining which is the appropriate type. If you are a woman who is hurting from acne, you could benefit from looking into the use of contraceptive pills to support battle off potential pimples outbreaks.

When you are looking around the best acne products be sure to check out the web page. We have a immense overview of all the best solutions on the market. The products include rosacea treatment, natural acne treatment, blue light therapy, cure for pimples, and acne treatments that work!

Acne-truth also offers some good content on other solutions and themes around the issue. A few of the relevant topics that I thought were exciting were Back Acne Scars and I also determined the blog page post about Teenage Acne rather exciting and educational. Have a look at all of the blog subjects and I am sure you will find a topic related to your challenge.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cordlife Philippines Launches Umbilical Cord Banking

 Manila, 17 October 2013Cordlife Philippines, the leading cord blood and tissue banking service provider in the country, continues its commitment to innovation with the launch of its newest service: umbilical cord banking. The offering allows expectant parents to store their newborn’s umbilical cord—and the stem cells it contains–for potential use in future therapeutic applications.




“The introduction of umbilical cord banking represents the latest milestone for Cordlife Philippines—one which reflects our dedication to introducing pioneering products and services to our customers,” said Jeremy Yee, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cordlife Group Limited. “We take great pride in offering Filipino parents the additional option of storing their child’s cord tissue to help them further safeguard their family’s future.”

Banking on cells
According to Dr. Arvin Faundo, Medical Director of Cordlife Philippines, the umbilical cord is abundant with two types of stem cells—epithelial stem cells (EpSCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)—which hold immense potential in repairing injured tissues and organs as well as treating various diseases.

Epithelial stem cells (EpSCs) form the lining tissues that connect, support or surround other structures and organs of the body including cornea, skin, and liver. Based on current research, EpSCs are considered to be a possible key resource for epidermal and skin regeneration as they have demonstrated potential in treating surface ulcers, burns and tissue trauma such as those from accidents. They are also being studied in regenerative medicine for corneal replacement.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), meanwhile, are the building blocks of the structural tissues of the human body such as bone, cartilage, muscle, fibrous tissues and fat. Current clinical trials are on-going worldwide to uncover the potential applications of MSCs, which can possibly include repairing damage caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, liver diseases, diabetic foot ulcers and diabetes.
  


The cord blood is a proven source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) or blood-forming stem cells used in the treatment of blood disorders, immunodeficiencies, and certain cancers. MSCs can also be found in cord blood, though in much smaller quantities.

“In this way, umbilical cord banking complements cord blood banking,” commented Dr. Faundo. “Both services allow for the maximum recovery of all types of stem cells, increasing options for possible future use.”

To facilitate collection, a personalized kit will be provided to umbilical cord banking customers which can be brought to the hospital during delivery. The specimen will be picked up by Cordlife up within 24 hours from actual time of delivery and, afterwards, processed and stored in cryogenic storage tanks at its UP-Ayalaland Technohub facility in Quezon City within 48 hours.

Looking forward
Apart from its highly-secure world-class facility which operates 365 days a year, customers also benefit from Cordlife’s use of Cell Optima™, an advanced patented technology for stem cell isolation.  Developed by Singapore-based clinician-scientists and exclusively available at Cordlife, the technology can isolate and expand EpSCs and MSCs from the umbilical cord, giving families more medical options in the future.

Moreover, unlike other stem cell banks, Cordlife cryopreserves stem cells in its original form, allowing superior quality cells to be derived for future medical therapy. This also lets families take advantage of future advancements in stem cell technology.

“At the heart of umbilical cord banking is helping parents secure their child’s future well-being,” stated Yee. “Cordlife, with its expertise and access to best-available technology, allows them to do exactly this—preparing for any eventuality and safeguarding their family’s health.”



# # #

ABOUT CORDLIFE MEDICAL PHILIPPINES, INC.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cordlife Group Limited, Cordlife Medical Philippines, Inc. (“Cordlife Philippines”) was first established in  January 2006 as a marketing office.

In February 2010, Cordlife Philippines officially opened the country’s first and only ISO9001:2008 certified cord blood processing and storage facility to better serve the

Filipino families, who now have more flexible banking options for their baby’s cord blood - in any of the Cordlife’s facilities across Asia. Cordlife Philippines is also registered with the Department of Health.

Located in UP-Ayalaland Technohub in Quezon City, the local facility has a storage capacity of more than 20,000 cord blood units, and uses liquid nitrogen for long-term cryopreservation. The highly-secure world-class facility operates 365 days a year and offers the world’s only fully automated cord blood processing system, SEPAX™.

In February 2013, Cordlife Philippines introduced its newest line of service – umbilical cord tissue banking using Cell Optima™, an advanced patented technology for stem cell isolation. Developed by Singapore-based clinician-scientists and exclusively available at Cordlife, the technology can isolate and expand epithelial stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells from the umbilical cord, giving families more medical options in the future.

Cordlife Medical Philippines, Inc.
Unit 101 Building H, U.P.-AyalaLand TechnoHub
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Tel. No.: (02) 470 1735 / 332 1888
E-mail address: info@ph.cordlife.com

Website : www.cordlife.ph

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

City Park at Night

Last Sunday after church, we went to the newly designed (lighted) City Park in San Pedro (front of the City Coliseum).

Took the chance to have another family photo.






The park is now well-lit at night. Previously, it's dull and dark, "no life". Teenager sweethearts and by-standers favorite place to hang out.



Lights were turned on every night to give life to the park and that the place will serve it's real purpose, to be used as a park for the residents of the city. 

You will no longer feel unsafe because it's no longer dark here. 


 City Park is just 15 minutes away from the city airport.

I am planning to bring the kids here at daytime so that they can enjoy playing here..


Thursday, October 10, 2013

EFI's CEO Rajan Uttamchandani is a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013


EFI's CEO Rajan Uttamchandani is a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 awards, he got featured on the front page of Business World on October 10.




“My background in businesses helps, because I can best create value when I understand the business. And when you believe what you’re consulting for, you can also provide financing for it.” 
-Rajan A. Uttamchandani







The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2013 will be announced on Oct. 16, 2013 in an awards banquet at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines will represent the country in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2014.

Read the story posted on Business World

Rajan Uttamchandani became involved in financing at a young age when he began working at his father’s company, Esquire International Financing, Inc. (EIFI). This experienced allowed him to gain knowledge and expertise in about every aspect of the industry. Mr. Uttamchandani graduated from Bentley University, Massachusetts USA, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting. He completed his Masters in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management and also finished the Key Executives Program for Owners, Presidents and Management at Harvard Business School.

While in the US, Mr. Uttamchandani worked for a bank to get into financial consulting but realized that it wasn’t the kind of work he was looking for. “It felt like they were just selling products, pushing them,” he said, “they weren’t really helping people.” “That for me wasn’t consulting, I didn’t see any value. In business you always want to create value and see where your competence is. I felt like a salesman because there was no thinking behind it, no intuition.”

In 2007 Mr. Uttamchandani joined EIFI to work in the SMEs and Microfinance Division. It was during this time that he founded the HELP foundation; a non-stock non-profit organization that provided microfinancing in rural areas. One of the insights he gained was that while financing was available to large corporations and microfinancing for microbusinesses, most SMEs lacked stable access to finance. “Banks would rather lend to large institutions that have capital and assets,” he explained. Seeing an opportunity to address this need, he decided to start EFI in 2011 address this problem.

EFI’s main targets are SMEs that have long term plans. “We offer professional networking to help clients prime their business for continuous growth and long term success. We want to help SMEs who eventually want to become a big player in their respective industries. We are very diversified in who we lend to, from maternity clinics to schools to construction companies,” states Mr. Uttamchandani.

EFI believes in building a true relationship with clients. “I think that sense of relationship where you’re willing to work with a client is what separates us from a bank or any other lender,” shares Mr. Uttamchandani. Unlike banks that have generic loan programs, EFI creates a tailor-made financial program that best fits a client’s needs, goals, current cash flows, capacity, and financial position. “We ask you about your business, like ‘how much are your sales?’ Then I come up with the daily revenue, and then we come up with expense figures. When we draw a financial statement for them, they now see a clearer picture of their business,” he explains.

Part of their client-centered business model includes providing consultants who help with financial and IT management to help the business develop. EFI aims to help companies grow as a business, and eventually, a bankable enterprise. “Our vision is really to grow the business. Nothing gives us more pleasure than graduating a client from us to a bank. Because we know they’ve really grown. That’s really our measure of success: they’ve become self-sustainable and are able to do this business on their own,” Mr. Uttamchandani says.

One of EFI’s biggest challenges is human capital, which is ensuring that the right people are in the right positions before they scale up. “With Esquire Financing, our tagline is ‘your partner in growth’,” says Mr. Uttamchandani, “we’re really focused on that partnership model, both with our employees and our clients.”

“It’s really about working with each other rather than for each other. We started a training based program, you stay with us for a year, and we’ll train you. With Esquire attracting the right people and maintaining them has been very easy because they believe in our vision.”

Mr. Uttamchandani claims they have done a good job in identifying these people that is why they are able to sustain and expand the business.

Mr. Uttamchandani has always been a believer in continuous learning. EFI’s CSR activities include supporting the educational programs of Gawad Kalinga (GK), called Gawad Kalinga-Pinagsama. The project provided classroom equipment, instructional materials, school supplies and instructors for communities in Pinagsama, Taguig. EFI also started a program with GK for the 5th graders called Entrepreneurship at the 5th Grade Level. EFI also donated incubators to the Philippine General Hospital.

EFI plans continue building its strength and client base. As of now, 90 % of EFI’s clients are Metro Manila-based. Over the next five years, Mr. Uttamchandani plans to expand by establishing more field offices across the country. He also plans to increase the company’s sales agent force by recruiting, hiring and training over 1,000 new agents in 2013 to cater to 50,000-100,000 new businesses. He also wants to unify SMEs in the country over the next 10 years. “The SMEs in this country don’t have a voice. The large corporations have a lot of voices even the industries have one. It’s represented by the big corporations; the small guys are too intimidated to say anything. I want to unify SMEs as a body. Create an SME association and empower them,” he shares.

In the same way that Mr. Uttamchandani believes in creating value for his clients and his people, he also believes that it is imperative to truly value what you do. This is why he tells future entrepreneurs, “Don’t work for money, work for your passion. Never go to work just to earn, go to work because you believe in what you’re doing.”

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The New SSS Contribution Schedule

The new contribution schedule shall be implemented effective January 2014, for your guidance.






For the Love of Knifty Hats (Minions and Lorax)

One fine early morning, my kids and hubby just had fun wearing this hats I ordered online.

Our bunso doesn't want to wear one, good thing that her fellow models are good in convincing her.. Even for a short period of time, I got the chance to capture her here wearing one-eyed minion hat! :)


"Ikaw at ang Ina" of The Bubble Gang Show




This video may seemed to be that funny. But it holds true for all of what the mother says.

We don't need to post everything online.

But, somehow the internet is the our means of venting out, specially these social medias.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Join the Makati After Dark | Run and Survive Hallow Fest on October 31

Have you joined a fun run? Planning to celebrate Halloween with your friends?


JR Usi Presents, in partnership with the City Government of Makati and the Makati Tourism Office brings you Makati After Dark: Run and Survive Hallow Fest on October 31.


Run and survive against 3,000 zombies (you heard me right, 3,000 zombies!) will roam around the heart of Makati City's business district.

What makes this Halloween event different to other night fun run? Though if you're not a runner, you can enjoy other activities at Makati After Dark. There will be a HALLOWFEST, an all-nighter street festival featuring some of the country’s Top Bands. For car enthusiast, there will be a Car Show, GTMACCON (Filipino Comics and Cosplays), the metro’s Best Food stands and other side pocket events to keep you up ’til sunrise.





Registration is ongoing until October 31 or until slots are all filled up.

Participants below 13 will not be allowed, participants between 13-17 years will required a written parental consent to join.

Download registration form, fill out the information, choose your colony schedule and head over to:

Toby's Arena Glorietta 2
Toby's Arena SM MOA
Toby's Sports Shangri-La Mall

Runnr BGC
Runnr Trinoma
Runnr Alabang Town Center

Registration Fee of Php1,000 which includes souvenir event shirt, race bib, life belt, swag bag with Halloween treats, event wrist tag, access to Hallow Fest event grounds, a really fun and great time!

Register now!

Check out Makati After Dark's Facebook page, follow them on Twitter for the latest update about this exciting even

Friday, October 4, 2013

Spend time with the kids this OCTOBER!

JOIN THE FUN CIRCUIT!!!
Happening on October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 (every Saturday and Sunday) at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mom and Me Fun Circuit gets you to do three different activities with the little ones!

 



Mom and Me is the first lifestyle event series that aims to strengthen the bond and love between moms and kids (and dads too!) through various activities they can do together like yoga, cooking, arts and crafts and more. This event will take the mom and kids participants all over the metro to discover the best places where they can do activities together.

 


*Pick up point will be in Ortigas. 
Drop Off point will be in Mind Museum, Fort Bonifacio (Last Stop)

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! 

P750 is good for 1 pair of Mom or Dad and 1 Kid. Tickets are transferrable and may be given as gifts! 

Here's how to buy your tickets: 
1. Complete the registration/reservation form viahttp://bit.ly/funcircuitreg
2. You will receive an email for payment instructions. All payment must be made via bank deposit within three days upon registration. 
3. Email the bank deposit slip to us at momandmesales@gmail.com 
4. You will receive a confirmation email along with your e-ticket. 
5. Present your e-ticket during the event.

HURRY, only 25 slots will be available per day! 

Learn more about this event: http://bit.ly/funcircuitevent 
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Late Post: Family Pictures

It's already been a month since we had this photo shoot.

Thank God we had a nice weather that day. I was having a pre-birthday photo session with my inaanak Mico, when the whole gang (my husband and kids) were with me.

Was able to take some snaps of us. :)

It's one great, fun-filled experience.. Might be doing this once a month or so. :)