Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom


Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom
photo source: Eric Piasecki

For many homeowners that love entertaining, the design focus tends to be on the living room, dining room and other spaces where guests usually gather to hang out. In your efforts to be a good host, you should also prioritize providing an overnight visitor a comfortable space to lay their head. The guest bedroom is an important element to being a good host. Here are some things to think about.

Providing a Good Night’s Rest

Perhaps the most important part of a guest bedroom is the bed. Although the size of the room will limit the size of the bed, try to provide a queen size bed if you can swing it. A queen bed can fit most couples comfortably. Look for a medium firm mattress to suit most people for a few nights of rest. One can be found at nearly any price point. Think of this bedroom as a hotel room. There should be ample pillows for the bed and choose linens that are of the proper thickness for the time of year.

Offering Entertainment

Many people like watching TV or listening to music before bedtime. A wall-mounted flat screen television provides entertainment without taking up much space. With an internet connection, your guest can enjoy entertainment via popular streaming video and music services. You might also consider exploring Dish Network packages Yuma AZ to offer cable and local media for a visitor to enjoy during their stay.

Pampering Guests

One sign of a well-appointed space is a bathroom that encourages visitors to pamper themselves. Offer several plush bath linens for your guests to use. White towels will be reminiscent of a luxurious spa facility. Add a robe or two and splurge a bit on toiletries to complete your bathroom.

When you have a nice guest bedroom, you’re ready to entertain an overnight stay, especially at short notice. A great host addresses all the details for a superior experience.. Although you don’t need to recreate your master bedroom, some basic luxuries and amenities can make the difference.


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3 Things To Consider Before You Move


3 Things To Consider Before You Move
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Moving is an intense process that can be both physically and emotionally taxing. You are constantly wondering whether you have thought of everything or if you have forgotten something important. Here are three things you may not have thought about that you need to address before you move.

1. Food

Aside from the hiring of long distance moving services Nashville TN, another thing to consider is the food currently in your refrigerator. You do not want to waste food, but you also cannot bring much of that food with you over long distances. So, in the days and weeks leading up to your move, buy and eat your food strategically to leave as few leftovers as possible.

2. Storage

Even though you likely have a new home waiting at your destination, it can sometimes be helpful to temporarily rent a storage unit near where you plan on moving. After a long day of driving to your new location, you likely will not have the energy to begin decorating your home, so you can have the movers drop all your furniture off in a storage unit until you are ready to decorate.

3. Mail

Nowadays, many services request your address so that they can send you promotional items or other important information. So, make sure that the services you care about are aware of your new address. You will need to ask your post office to forward all of your mail to your new address for several months to come until everyone is aware of your new location.

Moving is stressful. There is no way around that. However, if you can keep all your ducks in a row and manage all your resources properly, everything has the potential to go off without a hitch. Stay positive and confident and your whole family will be grateful.

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How To Embrace More Organized Living


How To Embrace More Organized Living

If your life feels a little more discombobulated than you would like, it may be time to invest some energy into organizing. You don’t need to be distracted by all of your belongings and you can regain control of your stuff. If you need a stepping stone of where to start, here are a few tips.

Closet Organizers

If your closet looks more like an assortment of piles and junk than it does a tidy space, consider how closetmaid wire shelving systems could change your life. By using smart organizational systems throughout your room, you can give everything a place.

Clutter

If you have endless amounts of stuff lying around, the reality is that you may just need to declutter. Take some time to get rid of excess belongings that no longer serve you and this can be a game-changer. Even if you have the best organizational systems, if there isn’t enough space for everything because you have too many things, you will struggle to get organized.

A Family Project

Organization needs to be a family effort, and if you want your home to stay tidy, you need to get everyone involved. Set up containers and organizers for your kids and have them be a part of the solution. Not only is this a good practice, but it makes having a clean home the responsibility of everyone.

Kitchen Command Station

Kitchens are an area that can get easily cluttered. If you truly want to organize your life, set up a command station where you can keep papers, key supplies, coupons, notes, etc. This way, when you go looking for your shopping list or a recipe or coupon for your next shopping trip, you know exactly where to go.

The reality of organization is that you just need to do it. When you procrastinate your clearing and cleaning, things begin to pile up and before you know it, you’re sitting amiss a mess. Don’t let yourself be bogged down by the messiness of life, and instead take some actionable steps to live a less cluttered life.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

#SustainAbilidad: Quarantine Waste Management


With the current pandemic and quarantine restriction being imposed, residential wastes are increasing. Since limited lang and dine in, we tend to always have take out or delivery orders. Kaya naman ang mga basura natin sa bahay ay mas marami kaysa dati.

It's important for us to learn proper waste management to help our community and government. In line with this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) launched its Environment Sustainability Education campaign through online platform, Cookmunity® by Ajinomoto Philippines. 

From the Press Release Kit:

There’s no denying that Filipino’s lifestyle, habits and consumption patterns have radically changed after six months into the community quarantine due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As we are compelled to stay at home, we have relied more on deliveries for food, online shopping, and other essentials – posing additional environmental challenges because of our increased municipal solid waste (MSW) and hazardous waste.

Even before the pandemic, the Philippines has been navigating through overwhelming volume of waste. According to a 2015 report by the Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, the Philippines ranks third among the world’s highest contributors to the global marine plastic pollution problem.

But were you aware that household waste contribute to the biggest chunk of solid wastes in the country? The National Solid Waste Management Status Report 2008 – 2014 of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) showed that residential waste constitutes the bulk of MSW (56.7 percent), followed by commercial sources and public or private markets (27.1 percent). 

Now, the biggest challenge is for us to break old habits and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Through its business activities, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) has always been committed in engaging in initiatives that solve social issues which include global sustainability. With environment educational campaign dubbed as #SustainAbilidad, APC aims to aid consumers to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily activities. This campaign includes social media promotions featuring Super Suzy and her kid, the main characters representing ordinary people that champion global sustainability to teach and inspire young and old members of their family and community to bring out their “SustainAbilidad”.

Here are a few reminders from Super Suzy on managing our household waste:


While we may have taken a number of steps backwards because of the pandemic, it’s not too late for every household to start sustainable practices. Segregating at source is a good start for every household as proper waste management is crucial not just for the environment but also for mitigating infectious disease transmission. Visit facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH/ to learn more about #SustainAbilidad.


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Friday, October 2, 2020

Ajinomoto and GMA-7 launch “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well” web series


With the current pandemic, I know it's not easy to cook healthy food. Sometimes also we are lucking ideas na on what to cook. But we should always remember that we need to eat healthy to stay healthy.

Momshs, good news is that Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with GMA-7 to launch Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well. This is a five-part online series to help Filipinos live a healthy and fit lifestyle at home, to be aired every Friday at 8:00 P.M. via the GMA Public Affairs official Facebook page. The show will feature various celebrities such as James Younghusband and Marian Rivera together with APC's in-house nutrition experts and to be hosted by Suzi Abrera.

For more details please refer to the Press Release Kit below.

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be challenging these days, especially with the prolonged time spent at home. It forces Filipinos to revisit the way they keep their mind and body well, including their exercises, food consumption, and social interactions.

Ajinomoto and GMA-7 launch “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well” web series

To help people adjust and thrive in the new normal, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) partnered with GMA-7 to launch Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well, a five-part online health and lifestyle series hosted by Suzi Abrera. It aims to inspire Filipinos to lead a healthy lifestyle by inviting experts to offer practical tips and give delicious and nutritious recipes, as well as fitness routines that can be easily done at home. The series airs every Friday at 8:00 P.M., beginning September 18, 2020 via the GMA Public Affairs official Facebook page.

“Staying at home for an extended period of time can make it more difficult to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well hopes to improve Filipinos’ quality of life through simple adjustments at home that can yield the highest possible impact for their holistic health and wellness,” says Roann Co, APC General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

The digital series is part of APC’s Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well campaign, which mirrors the brand’s commitment on addressing social issues related to health and well-being, food resources, and global sustainability. These causes are all part of the Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value, which aims to create and optimize economic and social value across Ajinomoto’s operational activities.

The pilot episode, which shared tips on how to build up fitness during the new normal, featured nutrition coach Jeaneth Aro and celebrity footballer James Younghusband. Younghusband demonstrated exercises that can be easily done at home even with limited space or without equipment. Meanwhile, Aro shared the important role of food and proper supplementation in maintaining good physical condition of the body.

The second episode, which talked about keeping a healthy diet during the pandemic, had lifestyle medicine specialist Dr. Dex Macalintal and APC’s in-house registered nutritionist dietician Deborah Sales. Macalintal explained that diet and food choices impact immunity and that food should be a health investment as it greatly affects one’s overall well-being. Sales also stressed the importance of planning meals guided by Pinggang Pinoy®, an easy-to-understand food guide developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) promoting the consumption of varied food items from Go, Grow, and Glow foods, in the right amount and proportions.

Three other episodes are set to air for the series. The third episode, scheduled on October 2, will feature Dr. Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Scientist II and Chief Science Research Specialist at the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) and APC’s in-house nutritionist Christian Joseph Baluyot to discuss what parents need to know about stunting in children. On October 9, actress Marian Rivera will share how she adjusted her cooking and parenting style while staying at home. Finally on October 16, the series will give tips on how Filipinos can reduce sodium in their diet.

“At Ajinomoto, it has always been our commitment to contribute to the greater wellness of Filipinos, especially during these trying times. By providing the right information, diet, exercises, and tools, we want to show that leading a healthy lifestyle can be attainable despite the limitations of the new normal,” says Co.

Catch the next episodes of the Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well  web series at facebook.com/gmapublicaffairs/. All episodes are also available on the Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines Facebook page at facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.


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Two Weeks of Online Learning/Schooling

 

Two weeks ago, the online schooling of our son started. 

At first, ako yung nasstress since we are both working and we still don't know how this new normal schooling will happen. Good thing there's a dry run before the first day. Medyo nagka-idea na kami how the online learning will go through.


I made sure also that all the things he needed are on his table na so he don't need to stand pa and look for his things.


I like that his table is spacious. You can read our online class preparation to check this table.


The first day happened in an hour lang. Kung baga orientation muna. Their adviser discussed the schedule and the online class rules. Yes, there are rules too.

My son adjusted so well. It's one of the advantages of techie kids today. They learn to navigate computer applications so fast. By the way, they are using Microsoft Teams and an educational platform Nuadu.

It's an advantage also that they are only 3 in the class, from 19 students when they are in Grade 4. Most of his classmates transferred to public school kasi. So they are only 3 kaya parang tutorial lang nangyayari, which I think made my son adjust well.

Their online class covers the five major subjects only. The school followed Dep Ed's recommendation na 1.5 hours per day lang ang online exposure ng mga bata. So Monday, Wednesday, Friday, they will study Science, Mathematics and English. While on Tuesday and Thursday, it's Filipino and Araling Panlipunan naman. Like what I have said, 1.5 hours lang online discussion in a day kaya nahati yun sa mga subjects nila per day. After the online discussion, they will work on their books or do activities.


At this time, medyo kampante na kami with how his online class is doing. We are monitoring him through the Xiaomi Mi Home Security Camera 360° that we purchased. Momshs, I highly recommend it because it is so useful. Parang nandoon ka din while they in their class.


Maganda din na sya lang yung nasa bahay at walang distraction. Hindi din sya nahihiyang magparticipate and makipagcommuincate sa teachers at classmates nya. Hopefully, magtuloy tuloy lang yung ganito. I know it's still early to tell because they still don't have their long examination.

Kapit lang mga Momshs!

How's your kids doing on their online class/school?

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Ways to Unwind During Quarantine


Ways to Unwind During Quarantine
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We're living in crazy times. Seriously, how many other times have we ever experienced a world-changing pandemic? With all the hubbub of the outside world causing inner stress, it's understandable that you might be in serious need of some time to wind down from it all. Here are a few of our favorite tips for restoring calm, sanity, and peace during these unprecedented times:

Journaling

Write out your thoughts! After all, fifty years ago people might be reading it as historical data. Jokes aside, according to the University of Rochester, journaling is a beneficial way to improve your mental health. Simply grab a pen and paper, and start writing it out. You'll be better able to pinpoint your stress areas if you're writing them out each day, and then you can start to create a plan of action to attack those nasty feelings once and for all!

Exercising

The gym might be closed, but that doesn't mean you can't get a sweat on from home! We all know about the benefits of exercise on our minds and bodies, so if you're feeling particularly crummy — maybe it's time to get a move on! UCLA Health put together this awesome article full of easy at-home exercises that will allow you to get a sweat on right from your living room. You don't have to leave quarantine with a six-pack, but just getting in a few minutes of movement each day will do wonders for your mental health!

Escaping

Flights and travel aren't really a thing right now, but you can still escape the current state of the world! Grab a movie and make yourself a laid-back movie night filled with popcorn and soda, or build a fort even. You can also finally get around to reading that book all your friends have been recommending, or break open those watercolors that have been sitting in your craft drawer for months. By allowing yourself to escape into a new hobby or activity, you'll be giving your brain a break for a moment from all the craziness going on in the world. It's like a little mental vacation — and there's no passport required!

Professional Help

If you feel like you've tried all these things and are still feeling stuck, then it's time to consider seeing a mental health practitioner for additional assistance. For example, you could see a therapist Lakewood CO and partake in telehealth visits that begin to address your underlying issues, current day problems, and practical solutions. Seeing a therapist is completely normal, and absolutely worth any time, money, and energy that you're putting into it. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and it's time to treat them the same way!

Quarantine might still be going strong, but you're stronger! We hope that these tips have helped you find a few ways to unwind and relax as the world rages on all around us. Don't forget — you're strong, you're capable, and whatever it is you're handling: you've totally got it. 


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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

FREE appliances on XTREME BRRR Month Aircon Bundle Promo

 

Ber months are here and that means start of Sale season. If you are planning to buy aircon units, I have great news for you!

From the Press Release Kit:

Manila, Philippines - Your #OneStopShopAppliances brand, XTREME offers you an exciting promo bundle to start your holiday season. Starting today until September 30, 2020, buy XTREME Cool Aircon on Lazada, Shopee, and on our website at www.xtreme.com.ph and take home an XTREME Appliances freebie. 

Because we want you to #StayAtHomeWithXTREME, chill and relax with our Window Type Inverter Aircon and Split Type Inverter Aircon. Inverter type of aircon allows the consumer to save more energy and consume less power. Listed below are the bundles with XTREME Basic LED TV and XTREME Home Induction Cooker.

FREE appliances on XTREME BRRR Month Aircon Bundle Promo

Window Type Inverter 1.0HP (XACWT10i) with FREE Induction Cooker (XH-IC2100)
₱25,800.00 save ₱1,995.00


Window Type Inverter 1.5HP (XACWT15i) with FREE Induction Cooker (XH-IC2100)
₱28,800.00 save ₱1,995.00


Split Type Inverter 1.0HP (XACST10i) with FREE 19” LED TV (MF-1900)
₱26,800.0 save ₱3,995.00


Split Type Inverter 1.5HP (XACST15i) with FREE 19” LED TV (MF-1900)
₱30,800.0 save ₱3,995.00


Split Type Inverter 2.0HP (XACST20i) with FREE 19” LED TV (MF-1900)
₱39,800.0 save ₱3,995.00


Split Type Inverter 2.5HP (XACST25i) with FREE 19” LED TV (MF-1900)
₱47,800.0 save ₱3,995.00

Sweat no more and make yourself more comfortable with Non-inverter Split Type Air conditioners. This bundle comes with a Microwave Oven to prepare and heat up your meals. 


Split Type 1.0HP (XACST10) with FREE Microwave Oven (XMO-20MS)
₱19,800.00 save ₱2,795.00


Split Type 1.5HP (XACST15) with FREE Microwave Oven (XMO-20MS)
₱22,800.00 save ₱2,795.00


Split Type 2.0HP (XACST20) with FREE Microwave Oven (XMO-20MS)
₱29,800.00 save ₱2,795.00

XTREME also promotes convenience to the customers by offering a Window Type Aircons with Remote for hassle-free control. Check out its bundle with XTREME Home Rice Cooker.


Window Type 1.0HP with Remote (XACWT10R) with FREE Rice Cooker (RC-55 Cup10)
₱13,800.00 save ₱995.00


Window Type 1.5HP with Remote (XACWT15R) with FREE Rice Cooker (RC-55 Cup12)
₱18,200.00 save ₱1,195.00


Window Type 2.0HP with Remote (XACWT20R) with FREE Rice Cooker (RC-55 Cup12)
₱24,800.00 save ₱1,195.00

Experience quality and cool air during this humid season with Manual Window Type Aircon. A free Rice Cooker is up for grabs in this bundle.


Manual Window Type 0.5HP (XACWT05) with FREE Rice Cooker (RC-55 Cup10)
₱8,800.00 save ₱995.00


Manual Window Type 1.0HP (XACWT10) with FREE Rice Cooker (RC-55 Cup10)
₱12,800.00 save ₱995.00


Manual Window Type 1.5HP (XACWT15) with FREE Rice Cooker (RC-55 Cup12)
₱17,200.00 save ₱1,195.00


Manual Window Type 2.0HP (XACWT20) with FREE Rice Cooker (RC-55 Cup12)
₱23,800.00 save ₱1,195.00

Hurry and shop now at the following e-commerce.
Website: https://bit.ly/xtremeappliances
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Shopee: https://bit.ly/xtremeappliancesshopee

For more information please visit XTREME Appliances Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. For the full list of products, please visit XTREME on Website, Lazada, and Shopee pages.


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5 Fascinating Specialties Med Students Should Consider

 
Whether you are just starting medical school or in a residency program like Rachel Tobin Yale, you will eventually have to choose a specialty. There are so many to choose from that you can find one you will be passionate about for your entire career.

5 Fascinating Specialties Med Students Should Consider
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1. Internal Medicine

This specialty requires a broad range of knowledge. They concentrate on disorders and diseases affecting the digestive, respiratory, vascular, musculoskeletal, renal and cardiovascular systems. Internists treat blood disorders as well. They also know how psychological health is linked to physical health.

2. Genetics

Medical geneticists can work in various settings. Some work in labs where they research genes that produce molecules, such as Surfactant protein C, that are related to genetic disorders. Other medical geneticists work directly with private and hospital physicians to diagnose genetic disorders.

3. Neurology

As the name implies, neurologists specialize in the nervous system. Therefore, they diagnose and treat issues with the spine, brain, nerves and blood vessels. This includes brain infections like meningitis and disorders like Alzheimer's, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.

4. Radiology

Radiologists use imaging methods like MRIs and ultrasounds to examine someone for suspected disorders and injuries. They may also treat cancer patients with radiation therapy. Radiologists can choose to specialize in certain areas of the body like the heart, lungs, breasts, brain or digestive system. Some radiologists work only with children or in emergency departments.

5. Pathology

Pathologists focus on analyzing diseases. They perform tests on bodily materials, like blood and tissue samples, to check for specific diseases. They may work primarily with internists and surgeons in hospitals to assist in diagnosing patients. Some narrow their concentration even further and work only with specialists like dermatologists or gynecologists.

Pathologists can also find work outside of the medical field as forensic pathologists. These specialists are very important to the criminal justice system. They are in charge of examining bodies to determine the causes of suspicious deaths. 

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Pru Life UK advances financial literacy for Filipino families with Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home webinar


Have you joined the "Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families" webinar last September 12? Naku I missed it because of unforseen event. Sayang! But don't worry, kung na-missed nyo din, I will be sharing the  post-event press release and photos.

From the Press Release Kit:

Pru Life UK recently hosted the latest PRUWise webinar, entitled Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families. The expert-led and fun-filled webinar aimed to teach both parents and children the building blocks of a solid financial future.

Host MJ Pangan invites participants and their kids to take part in the fun, virtual games on financial literacy. 

The webinar was hosted by children’s show TV personality Tonipet Gaba and Pru Life UK’s Mary Jane Pangan. It featured education and finance experts Dr. Queena Lee-Chua and Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin, who shared their insights on how parents can raise money-smart children at home. Almost 700 parents and children from around and beyond the Philippines joined the virtual event.

Host Tonipet Gaba encourages parents to tune in to one of the webinar’s topic experts, Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS) Founder and Directress Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin.

“Pru Life UK’s advocacy of financial literacy applies to kids as much as it does to parents. We introduced the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home webinar because we believe in starting the journey to financial wellness at a young age. It provided an avenue for parents to teach their kids essential life skills like money management in an engaging way,” says Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga.

Multi-awarded Ateneo professor and author Dr. Lee-Chua shared tips on how to introduce money concepts to kids. She advised parents to do frequent activities with their kids, from teaching them how much things are and where money comes from. She also encouraged parents to normalize lessons about monthly bills, exchange rates, or distinguishing between needs and wants when kids are older. According to her, "Parents and teachers are the best role models. If we don't practice what we preach, it will be absorbed by our kids."

Ateneo Professor and Author Dr. Queena Lee-Chua shares strategies for parents to introduce money concepts to kids.

Complementing her talk was the discussion led by Dr. Abaquin, author and founding directress of the Multiple Intelligence International School. She guided parents through the concepts of financial and fiscal responsibility, saving and investing, and responsible consumerism by making smart spending choices.

“Financial freedom is a mental, emotional, and educational process that all of us have to go through. As parents and teachers let us take an active part in giving our kids this lifelong gift,” she said.

Multiple Intelligence International School founding directress and author Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin discusses insights on instilling the financial growth mindset to children.

The Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home webinar also featured exciting games for kids aged seven to 12 years old about money management. The activities were designed to be an engaging way for children to value money and be careful with their allowance.

Participants estimated the correct cost of school supplies in Guess the Price, while they determined if an item is a necessity in Need or Want? The games were based on existing Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home modules. Game winners received P500 gift cards and exclusive Cha-Ching comics, while one lucky attendee won a brand-new tablet to aid in their home schooling.

“We are happy to supplement the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home online resources, an initiative developed by Prudence Foundation – the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia and Africa – following its launch last June. The webinar, also done in partnership with Junior Achievement Philippines, reinforces our We DO Education promise, where we aim to teach Filipinos to be money smart. Previously, we worked with schools and institutions to promote financial literacy. Our new work from home setup has pushed us to pivot to digital and give parents an active role in their child’s education with simple yet quality resources,” shares Tumbaga.

“Financial literacy may be an intimidating topic for both parents and children. This motivated us to develop easy resources for parents to teach and facilitate, and at the same time, make learning fun and enjoyable for kids. Our modules are free and available online for everyone to access,” ends Prudence Foundation Executive Director Marc Fancy.

Prudence Foundation Executive Director Mark Fancy opens the webinar with an overview of the Cha-Ching program.

Parents can view online or print out the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home modules, including parent guides and daily challenges that teach their children the four basic money management concepts– Earn, Save, Spend, and Donate. Modules come with hands-on activities, and music video links. Access the modules at www.cha-ching.com.

Hope this helps you to educate your kids to be a  money-smart kids. Till next webinar momshies!
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale


Sa mga nag-aabang ng Shopee 9.9 Sale, may price drop up to 23% ang XTREME Appliances.

From the Press Release Kit:

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

Manila, Philippines - Your #OneStopShopAppliances brand, XTREME cuts down its price for the upcoming Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day this September 9, 2020 (Wednesday). Anticipate cool discounts on quality appliances for Shopee’s ALL DAY DEALS and buy your much-needed gadgets for your home.

Immerse yourself with ultra-high definition picture quality and dynamic audio television. The  XTREME “V” Series Smart TV is also Netflix and YouTube-ready. Perfect for your movie and vlog watch lists.

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

55” V Series Smart TV (MF-5500V) ₱24,995.00  to  ₱22,555.50

Freshen up your laundry and clean up to 9KG of load with XTREME Front Load Combo Washer and Front Load Condensing Dryer. 

Front Load Condensing Dryer (XWDFD-0009) ₱24,995.00  to  ₱21,000.00

Front Load Washer (XWMFL-0009) ₱24,995.00  to  ₱21,000.00

Make yourself comfortable this humid season with XTREME Window Type Aircons. The products feature precise temperature control and high efficiency design.

1.5HP Window Type Aircon with Remote (XACWT15R) ₱18,200.00  to  ₱16,440.00

1.0HP Window Type Aircon with Remote (XACWT10R) ₱13,800.00  to  ₱12,480.00

1.0HP Window Type Aircon (XACWT10) ₱12,800.00  to  ₱11,580.00

Are you an aspiring home baker or cook? Light up the kitchen with your loved ones by learning new recipes and creating delicious food and drinks with the use of XTREME Gas Range, Microwave Ovens, and Electric Kettle.

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

60CM Gas Range (XGR-604G) ₱16,995.00  to  ₱15,015.60

Digital Microwave Oven (XMO-20DS) ₱3,995.00  to  ₱3,135.60

Full Touch Microwave Oven (XMO-20TCv1/MOON) ₱4,795.00  to  ₱3,575.60

1.7L Electric Kettle (XH-KTGL17) ₱1,194.00  to  ₱955.50

Party safely in your house through XTREME Amplifier with speakers and keep yourself on cool and relaxing mode with XTREME Electric Fans.

730W Amplifier Karaoke (XPRO-730) ₱5,600.00  to  ₱5,100.00

Amplifier with Speaker (XCS-650) ₱4,450.00  to  ₱4,065.00

“The Silencer” Stand Fan (XH-EFTHESILENCER) ₱3,594.00  to  ₱2,755.50

Stand Fan (TSF-16) ₱1,035.00  to  ₱991.50

But wait there’s more, you can avail 10% discount and free shipping capped at 60 pesos on our XTREME Classic LED TV and Window Type Aircon during the MIDNIGHT SALE for a limited time only, from 12AM to 2AM.

40” LED TV (MF-4000) ₱10,495.00  to  ₱9,505.50

0.5HP Window Type Aircon (XACWT05) ₱8,800.00  to  ₱7,980.00

For more information please visit XTREME Appliances Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. For the full list of products, please visit XTREME on Website, Lazada, and Shopee pages.


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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Our 12th Anniversary

 

More than a month ago, we celebrated our 12th anniversary and our 17th year of being in love. 


In a few months, we will be four and this is one of the best gifts we received.


To celebrate, Daddy A availed the Shakey's Home Bonding Offer. It comes with a large thin-crust pizza, four pieces Chicken ‘N’ Mojos, a Skilletti or Carbonara platter, 1.5 liter of Coke and a SuperCard+ for only P999. Makakasave daw ng P1,052! ​

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

Shakey's Home Bonding Offer

We celebrated one day earlier because our anniversary fell on Monday as requested by our not so little boy.

Daddy A also bought this Red Ribbon Black Forest cake but gusto ko sana yung Peach Mango Symphony cake nila kaso waley.

Red Ribbon Black Forest cake

My taste buds doesn't like chocolates that time pero okay na din. Happy pa din ang buntis!


Then, Daddy A surprised me with this gift set.


The next day, our anniversary day, Daddy A and I decided to order Pancit Malabon because I was craving for it. He also bought kwek-kwek, barbeque and isaw.


This is the new normal celebration now. Kami kami lang talaga. But despite this we are grateful because God keeps us safe and healthy. That's more than enough to celebrate and be thankful for.

To end this post, I would just like to thank my best half, Daddy A. Thank you for taking care of us, especially me and our baby. This pregnancy is not easy. I am worrying a lot because of the current pandemic situation. But you, our little boy and our coming baby keep me sane and strong. Thank you for loving us and for understanding my pregnancy woes. We love you always. Cheers to more years and to forever.


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Friday, September 4, 2020

4 Professional Skills Caregivers Should Have

4 Professional Skills Caregivers Should Have

Not everyone can become a caregiver. Looking after the elderly requires a specific set of skills that are largely innate and cannot be taught in school. The best caregivers have the technical expertise and communication skills needed to become competent professionals. Whether they work at an assisted living facility or at home care Massachusetts, it's essential that caregivers learn these four important skills to look after their client's loved ones.

Observation

Caregivers should check their surroundings to detect safety hazards early. Several residents who require additional care have a progressive and irreversible disease known as Alzheimer's that impairs memory. Personal caregivers must be careful and take notes if they notice any behavioral changes in the residents they're looking after. Even if they notice minor changes, caregivers pay attention to every change so they can adjust their care.

Initiative

Caregivers don't depend on other medical professionals to provide them medication or help them prepare for bed. They keep track of a schedule that works for each resident and adjust to their routines. They are proactive professionals who know how to respond to emergency situations and can remain calm when a resident becomes agitated.

Cleanliness

Personal caregivers help keep the house clean by sweeping the floor and wiping the countertops. They disinfect a specific area in places where bacteria thrive. To help maintain personal hygiene, caregivers may help their clients bathe or help brush their teeth. Good caregivers provide the same care to them as they would to themselves.

Communication

The importance of communication cannot be understated. Excellent nonverbal skills will help make residents feel more comfortable and help inspire conversation. It helps to make them feel valued by talking to them, even if they do most of the talking. Lending an ear and listening to them is an invaluable skill other caregivers will respect.

Several professionals require a set of skills that help them succeed in the workplace. Like other professionals, caregivers adapt a value system that helps them complete tasks successfully and makes it easier to communicate with others.

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Pru Life UK Promotes Financial Literacy among Filipino Families


Teaching our kids how to save money is very important. Especially this time, it is also important to teach them how to be money-smart kids. 

But since kids are not allowed to go out, Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation continue to highlight their thrust of raising money-smart kids at home through the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home program. You too can join the free public webinar, please read the details below.

From the Press Release Kit:

Pru Life UK Promotes Financial Literacy among Filipino Families

Pru Life UK, in partnership with Prudence Foundation and Junior Achievement Philippines, is bringing financial literacy to every household through “Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families”. The free public webinar, taking place on September 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM via Zoom, invites parents and their children, aged seven to 12 years old, to participate and learn basic money management skills.

“In these extraordinary times, it is imperative that Filipino families empower their kids to be future-ready, especially around money matters. By offering the Cha-Ching learning and experiences online, we hope to reach out to and educate more people on basic money management,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

The webinar will be hosted by lifestyle and children’s TV presenter Tonipet Gaba and Pru Life UK’s own Mary Jane Pangan. It will also feature two education and finance experts as guest speakers.  Dr. Queena Lee-Chua, a multi-award-winning mathematics and psychology professor and the author of Study Smart: What Parents, Students, and Teachers Should Know, will lead the session “Introducing Money Concepts to Kids” and share tips with parents on how to teach their children about financial matters. Joining her will be Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin, the founder of Multiple Intelligence International School and author of 8 Simple Secrets to Raising Entrepreneurs. She will discuss different ways to develop the entrepreneurial skills of children in her session “Start Them Young: Instilling the Financial Growth Mindset to Kids”. 

To make the webinar even more exciting, the event will also feature interactive money-related games and special prizes for children. A lucky participant will also win a brand-new tablet through a raffle.

The webinar is part of Pru Life UK’s We DO Education commitment, which aims to help more Filipinos become money-smart. In June, Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation launched the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home initiative to provide online and printable materials to parents, helping them teach their children easy-to-learn money management concepts like Earn, Save, Spend, and Donate. These resources, including music videos, topics for discussion, and engaging activities, can be accessed and downloadable for free on the website, www.cha-ching.com

“We understand the important role that parents play in shaping their children’s financial future. By making the learning process more fun and inspiring, we aim to help cultivate more financially-responsible behaviors among both parents and children in the Philippines,” says Marc Fancy, Prudence Foundation Executive Director.

To join Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families, register at link.

For more information, visit the Pru Life UK website at prulifeuk.com.ph or the Facebook page at facebook.com/prulifeukofficial.

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About Pru Life UK

Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is the pioneer of insuravest, or investment-linked life insurance products, in the Philippines and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to distribute US dollar-denominated investment-linked life insurance policies in the country. Since its establishment, Pru Life UK has expanded its reach to over 190 branches in the Philippines, with the biggest life agency force of more than 32,000 licensed agents.

The company ranked second (2nd) among the country’s life insurers based on the Insurance Commission’s 2019 rankings in terms of new business annual premium income. Pru Life UK is headquartered in Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States, Prudential Assurance Company (a subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies). Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.

 For more information: www.prulifeuk.com.ph


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