Saturday, December 25, 2021

Be Healthy in 2022

Be healthy in 2022. That is one of my goals for the new year.

Months after I gave birth, I had loss weight. But after I had my period (menstruation) back a month ago, I felt I gained weight again. so I decided to do the intermittent fasting again, which help me lose weight before I got pregnant last year.

Being overweight can lead to many health problems like high blood pressure and heart diseases. However, trying to lose weight is not easy. Depriving yourself with food may lead to more cravings so you must guard yourself closely, haha. Kidding aside, start with calculating how much you will need to change your diet to achieve your weight goal. Here's a weight loss calculator I found at Culinary

Weight Loss Calculator

By entering your height, age, weight and activity level, you will get your weight class, BMI, how many weeks to goal amongst other.

This weight loss calculator will also provide the nutrition and calories your will need to consume daily to achieve your weight goal.

Aside from being a basic weight loss calculator, this calculator has more helpful advanced features like setting goals, choosing basal metabolic rate, and getting the  total daily energy expenditure. You can save the results and then enter your email address to send the report.

Getting and maintaining your ideal weigh has great benefits. It affects your physical and mental health to improve the quality of your life. Having your ideal weight can help you feel better and raise your energy levels.

It is also important to know your body fat. You can use a body fat calculator to quickly estimate your body fat.

Body Fat Calculator

By using this body fat calculator you can also get your lean body mass (LBM), fat body mass (FBM), body fat percent and body classification.

Once you know weight loss goals, daily calories requirements and your body fats, it is also essential to know how much exercise you need to do. You can choose over 200 different exercises recommended in this workout calculator.

Workout Calculator

Just  enter your height, weight, gender, age, what exercises you did, and how long you worked out for.

Trying to lose weight is not easy. Just the thought of dieting and exercising is already difficult. Even if you really want to lose weight, sometimes being busy and unmotivated may hinder your goal. And if you are a food-lover, losing weight is definitely hard to do.

But just think of much you will gain when you start eating right and doing exercises. Living an unhealthy life can lead to serious medical illness. And as you get older, you will realize that having a healthy lifestyle will keep your body in good health condition.

So be healthy in 2022. Especially that this health pandemic is not yet over. We need to stay healthy to fight this deadly virus.

What's your health goal for 2022?

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Fight malnutrition with Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! Program

Guys let me share that Ajinomoto and Municipality of Cainta partner to fight malnutrition with Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! Program.

From the Press Release Kit:

Fight malnutrition with Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! Program

The Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group and the Municipality of Cainta held a hybrid ceremonial contract signing event last December 3, 2021 to mark their commitment to  strengthen  the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo! (MPPT) program in a bid to address malnutrition in the country. The event was held in Banquet Hall East, Filinvest East, Cainta and broadcasted in a virtual meeting.

MPPT, a program launched by APC Group in 2018, aims to promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy®, an easy-to-understand healthy food plate guide for Filipinos developed by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute.

“This program embodies our Nutrition Commitment towards extending the healthy life expectancy of Filipinos. We also recognize the importance of our collaboration with the local government unit of Cainta. Together, we will create an ecosystem that would make the MPPT program effective and sustainable,” said APC Group President Tsutomu Nara during the event.

The Ajinomoto Group’s Nutrition Commitment is to help extend the healthy life expectancy of 1 billion people by 2030 utilizing its expertise in Amino Science. This allows the company to support delicious salt reduction using umami, provide products to contribute to people's wellness and provide health and nutrition improvement information as well as easy recipes/menus.

Joining APC President Nara in representing the company is Mr. Hironori Aoki, Director, Marketing, Sales and Public Relations. Meanwhile, the Municipality of Cainta was represented by Hon. Mayor Johnielle Keith “Kit” Nieto and its Municipal Health Officer Dr. Edgardo Gonzaga. Also in attendance were representatives of MPPT partners and supporters: UPLB-MPPT Project Team led by Dr. Angelina DR. Felix of the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food- College of Human Ecology, UPLB; Dr. Pauline Jean Rossel-Ubial, former Secretary of Health; and Ms. Sarah Coe, Redscope Communications CEO.

“Thank you Ajinomoto for this opportunity, for having decided to give back, and for your willingness and your generosity in providing us everything we need. There is actually a lot more to do for us just to make sure that the people are always healthy.” said Hon. Mayor Johnielle Keith “Kit” Nieto in his address to the company and all the people that make MPPT possible.

The APC Group, Cainta, and its MPPT advocates are determined to combat malnutrition especially amid the ongoing pandemic where food systems have been disrupted and have continued to affect vulnerable groups like children. In line with this, the drafted MPPT program in Cainta consists of the following: (1) online capacity building of community health workers, (2) online nutrition education of homemakers, and (3) one-meal dietary supplementation among identified undernourished children for 120 days.

“This is truly one of the most important projects of the APC Group,” said Hironori Aoki, APC Group Director of Marketing, Sales and Public Relations. “Ajinomoto is not only a food company but a solution providing company guided by the Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV) with a mission to help resolve emerging social issues such as malnutrition through thoughtful initiatives.”

For more information about the MPPT program, visit today.

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5 Steps to Publishing Your First Children's Book

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Seeing your book in print can be a thrilling experience. After taking months, if not longer, to create your story, holding your final copy in your hands is incredibly rewarding. While publishing a book can sound daunting, but the process might be smoother than you'd think. If you have aspirations of becoming a children's book author, you're in luck. Here are five steps you can take to publish your first book.

Study Similar Books

The best way to learn how to craft a story is by studying authors who write in the same area as you. Analyzing the works of others can help you understand the content readers are looking for. It will also help you determine what type of illustrations you want your book to have. From there, you can decide if you're going to illustrate your own story or hire an illustration artist to do it for you.

Create Your Story

There are two parts to creating a story: the plot and the characters.


If you use a storyboard to sketch out your plot, you might have an easier time once it comes time to sit down and write. 


Some of the most beloved characters in children's books are the ones with the most personality. Take time to create characters who are relatable and fun for your readers.

Ask For Feedback

Once your story is written and you've chosen your artwork, it's time to ask for feedback. Feedback from others can help you identify aspects of your story that might need to be tweaked a bit.

Choose a Style

Before you press that "publish" button, decide what type of book you want. You can choose from hardback, paperback, and ebook. Which you choose will depend on your audience.


If you want to self-publish, there are several options to doing so. Or, if you're going to publish traditionally, there are resources available to show you how.

Publishing a book might sound scary, but it doesn't have to be. With the proper guidance, knowledge, and plan, you can have your book in readers' hands in no time.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Why Your Child Must See the Dentist

Why Your Child Must See the Dentist
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The fact that children's teeth are not permanent and will eventually be replaced by their adult teeth may lead some people to the incorrect assumption that taking care of them is not important. However, instilling good dental hygiene habits in your children from a young age is very important. Otherwise, they will carry bad dental hygiene habits into adulthood and also ruin their adult teeth, among other issues.

Good Dental Hygiene

One very important part of your children having good dental hygiene is taking them to pediatric dentistry Santa Monica CA professionals. Just like adults, children should see their dentist every six months. They can provide them with the in-depth cleaning of their teeth and gums that is necessary to prevent tooth decay and disease.

When they are not visiting the dentist, your children should practice good dental hygiene at home. They should floss once a day or more. They should brush their teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes at a time. An easy way to help them keep track of how long they brush is to play a two-minute-long song for them as they brush! This can also encourage them to brush their teeth by making the experience a little more fun.

Bad Dental Hygiene

If your children do not floss, brush and visit the dentist as recommended, they are likely to experience some very negative side effects. Their teeth are likely to decay, become painful and fall out prematurely. It is even possible for them to start suffering from gum disease. The early stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, is more common in children than the later stage, called periodontitis.

In order to avoid your children suffering from these painful problems, it is important for you to instill good dental hygiene habits in them from a young age.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

How to Get Started on Your Genealogy Project

How to Get Started on Your Genealogy Project
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Tracing your family history by taking on a genealogy project is a fun pastime that can help you feel more connected to your loved ones and the past. There are many tools available to help with genealogy projects. Here are some things you can do when you get started.

Talk With Your Living Relatives

Your living family members are great resources, and talking with them can be a starting point for any family history or genealogy investigation. You might be surprised to learn about old stories and bits of family history you never knew. Furthermore, your older relatives might have family photos, newspapers and letters that provide valuable information. Discussing genealogy and history is an excellent way to connect with the older generation.

Look in Genetic Genealogy

Modern technology has made genealogy more advanced than ever before. You can use genetic genealogy Hebron KY to fill in the blanks in your family history. These techniques may even help you locate relatives. If you or a loved one was adopted, genetic genealogy might also be able to assist you in discovering your family tree.

Check Out Census Records

The United States census is rich with information going back centuries. These records are easily accessible and can be a great basis for building your family tree. Start with either the name of an ancestor you'd like to know more about or a location where you know your family resided. You can learn the age, location, marital status and even the occupation of people living in the United States from 1790 until today. In addition, the information you gain from the census records could lead you to military records and immigration documents that open up new lines of inquiry.

Digging into your family's history can be a worthwhile pursuit. Use a variety of tools and resources to get your genealogy project started.

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Activities To Do With Kids On A Budget


Finding inexpensive, yet memorable activities for the kids can be a challenge. You'll find activities that will keep your child engaged while also teaching them new skills. From cooking together to exploring nature and local attractions, these are the perfect family-friendly activities. You can have a memorable experience without spending a fortune.

Explore Free Museums and Attractions

There may be many local museums and attractions that are free or very low cost, or allow children for free. Your local library may also have a calendar of events and activities for children of all ages. Your county or city website also may have a list of these attractions and events.

Camp in the Backyard

If you want to stay closer to home, pitch a tent in your backyard and play camp for a few days. Make s’mores or other camp meals over a fire or grill. Tell stories and play outdoor games. You could treat all the activities about your backyard camp like a theme week, which is what a day care center Poway CA would do to create learning connections in children. 

Make Crafts from Nature

Whether or not you choose to make a backyard camp, you can make use of many free craft materials right in your backyard to make easy crafts. Use collected leaves or flowers to make collages on paper. Paint flat rocks and return them to your yard or a local park. Coat pinecones in peanut butter and sunflower seeds to hang for the birds and other small animals. 

When you have kids, it can be hard to find something new to do, especially when most of the options seem expensive or too far away. You don't have to break your budget or spend a lot of time looking for something fun for your family. There may be many activities available around you for free which you and your family can explore.

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Baby Clothing Brand St. Patrick opens its flagship store

Expecting moms and moms with newborn, the Baby Clothing Brand St. Patrick opens its flagship store at Cedarhills Garden Center in Quezon City!

Baby Clothing Brand St. Patrick opens its flagship store

Yesterday, December 10, 2021, we are invited to the St. Patrick’s Grand Store Opening via Zoom. 

After 36 years since its inception, St. Patrick, a local premium baby clothing brand, launched its first official flagship store at Cedarhills Garden Center, Quezon City.

Established in 1985, St. Patrick is one of the pioneers of infant garments in the Philippines. It used to be known as the brand for baptismal lines during the '80s until the '90s. But the brand shifted its gears during the 2000s and focused instead on layettes and basic newborn wears.

"As we are grateful for the continuous support, confidence, and trust in our products that we are receiving throughout the years, we are launching our first flagship store to cater to the needs of parents who are based in Quezon City and nearby places. We are forever grateful serving parents with excellence for years to come," said Gerald Sioco, CEO of St. Patrick.

Designed and created by a mother, St. Patrick brings warmth, comfort, and care to baby's wear. It started when its founder wanted to find clothes for her baby boy but could not find any easy to put on and made of 100% cotton. Back then, most infant garments were made from synthetic content like polyester, which can be hard and itchy for baby’s sensitive skin. Considering this, she decided to start her own company that can offer baby clothing with soft and luxe fabrics made of 100% organic and 100% USA cotton.

Made from certified organic cotton, grown and harvested without the use of harmful chemicals, St. Patrick's infant garments are soft on our baby's skin and gentle on our planet.

"St. Patrick truly understands the needs of newborns. Its softness calms our delicate babies, and its design-fit makes them feel all cuddled up and warm," Sioco shared. 

St. Patrick's baby clothing is also easy to wear and diaper-friendly as it provides an opening design at the bottom part area to make it easier for moms to change their baby's diaper. It also uses Flam Seam Technology, so there is enough room for diapers when worn without having the fabric stretched too much. And it does not easily stretch even after so many wears.

It also provides complete protection for the baby against insect bites and colic pain. It is made of see-through screen fabric that is very breathable and comfortable on babies' skin using Air Flow Technology. It also uses Waterproof Backing Technology to protect the baby's skin and clothes from unwanted liquid stains and wetness.

Aside from its physical store at Cedarhills Garden Center, St. Patrick baby clothes are available in all department stores’ baby section of SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM Makati, SM Aura, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall, Landmark Makati, KCC Mall Zamboanga city and Landmark Trinoma.

For more information about St. Patrick, go to

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

What Are The Must-Haves For A New House?


Is your family about to move into a new house? If so, you might wonder what exactly you need for this additional space. Whether it’s just you and your spouse or your whole extended family, there are some basic things that every home needs. This article compiles a list of the essential must-haves for those starting in a new place.


If you’re moving into a brand-new house, the first thing you want to take care of is that kitchen. If the space is small, your new housemates might end up with one room to themselves. You’ll need plenty of counter space to prepare your meals and enough room for everyone to move around comfortably. The kitchen must have a working refrigerator, stove, and microwave so that you can cook your meal. That makes the kitchen worth checking out.


If you have a small family, you might not need much in the way of bathroom upgrades. While some families need upgrades to their bathrooms, others get all they need with a single or even just a few minor upgrades. However, if your bathroom is small, you need to make sure you have all the basics. It’s smart to invest in a good quality shower head, high-quality tub, and high-quality towels and make sure your water pressure is good.

If you are considering an addition to your bathroom, Breeden Building will serve you well. It might also be wise to invest in a body sprayer as well. Having a relaxing or relaxing bath is one of the best ways to relax.

Living Room

Lots of people say they prefer living spaces to be dark, but that’s not always true. If you have a bright living room, you and your family can enjoy it as much as possible. But if the living room is too light or has a lot of windows, it can also be bright. So a dimmer setting or a nice ceiling will liven up the room.
The lighting is the least of your worries about the furniture for a living room, but you will want to add a rug. This rug will tie the living room together and allow you to move around in any area of the room.

Moving to a new house is one of the most exciting times of your life, so use it as an opportunity to create a home for your family that you’re proud of. If you’re moving with your whole family, it’s easy to get caught up in how quickly things are moving, which can detract from the enjoyment of the process.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tips for Creating a Functional Home Office

Tips for Creating a Functional Home Office
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Working from home can be a real blessing. It means less time spent in white-knuckle commutes and more time for family or hobbies. However, in order to maximize your work efficiency at home, having a functional home office is crucial. See the tips below and get started on creating an office space in your house.

1. Be Thrifty

Creating a home office doesn't have to break the bank. You can scour the Internet for used items, such as pre owned desks or chairs, and get pieces in good condition. Additionally, some companies may offer stipends to employees for the purchase of home office equipment, so check with your human resources department to find out if yours does.
2. Get Creative

Many employees with growing families find it difficult to carve out a space to work from home. If this is the case for you, you may need to get a little creative. Is there a spot in your basement where you can fit a desk? Do you have a sunporch or other enclosed area that you could add heat or air conditioning to for a comfortable office space? Even if you wind up with a small spot in your master bedroom, you can make it your own.
3. Channel Tranquility

No matter where you set up your office, you must be able to focus in that spot. Keep your desktop neat and organized, have pen and paper within reach and keep any other items essential to your work in or on your desk. You don't want to be scrambling for the essentials every time you get a phone call from your boss. 

The ability to work from home is a privilege, so create a space for yourself that will allow you to efficiently operate outside of your formal work setting. Remember, you can find a place to work in almost any home, so be creative if necessary.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

AJI-GINISA® marks 30 years of gisa goodness in the Philippines

As AJI-GINISA® marks 30 years of gisa goodness in the Philippines, the APC Group welcomes Zia Dantes as newest member of the Ajinomoto family.

From the Release Kit:

It’s been 30 years since AJI-GINISA® was first introduced in the Philippines. As the first flavor seasoning in the country that provides complete gisa deliciousness, AJI-GINISA® changed the way Filipinos cook sumptuous homemade meals for their families. 

Three decades ago, AJI-GINISA® brought the gisa taste of garlic, onion, meat, and seasonings in an easy-to-use package. Today, as the well-loved flavor seasoning turns 30, the Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group proudly launches a new and improved version—now made ‘more meaty, more gisa” in an 8g pack retailing only P3.00 (SRP).

“We are grateful to be a kitchen staple in Filipino household for the past 30 years.  It’s both humbling and a delight to know that AJI-GINISA® plays an important part of families’ bond over delicious food. With the improved Aji-Ginisa®, we wish that more families, especially the young ones, to eat nutritious meals, which should do wonders in these challenging times,” said Roann Co, Ajinomoto General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

As part of the celebration, the APC Group is also excited to welcome the newest member of the Ajinomoto family: Zia Dantes, the adorable daughter of the brand’s long-time brand ambassador and superstar Marian Rivera-Dantes. 

Zia is the perfect endorser for the new and improved AJI-GINISA®, as she embodies the brand’s mission of encouraging fellow kids to eat nutritious, yummy food, made possible through AJI-GINISA®. It’s fitting to have the mother-and-daughter tandem of Marian and Zia as they capture what AJI-GINISA® has been doing for years—making it easier for parents to have their kids eat more vegetables.

Launched in 1991, the AJI-GINISA® has always been the “secret ingredient” that makes any stir-fried vegetable meal taste appealing to kids and adults alike. With just a few sprinkles of AJI-GINISA®, ordinary veggies become extraordinary dishes. The reason behind this is the product’s powdered form that makes it easier to apply to any dish. While AJI-GINISA® is perfect for stir-fried dishes, it is also perfect for fried rice, fried egg, and fried fish. among others. Its recent quality improvement will also give you improved overall deliciousness or ‘umami’, stronger gisa taste and enhanced meaty taste. 

AJI-GINISA®’s 30th year in the country is reflective of the brand’s strong “Eat Well, Live Well” promise, helping Filipinos enjoy nutritious and delicious meals through the years. With the new and improved AJI-GINISA®, the brand also hopes to enjoin more families, especially kids, to live a healthier lifestyle. 

“What an amazing 30 years it has been for AJI-GINISA®. We are humbled to have been embraced by Filipino homes through the delicious meals that AJI-GINISA® helped cook. We look forward to being part of more memorable and happy moments for the family around the dinner table,” Co shared.

For more information about AJI-GINISA® (including gisa goodness recipes), head on to COOKMUNITY by Ajinomoto Philippines Facebook page:

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Technology That Your Kids Can Use To Benefit Their Lives


Whilst you won’t want your children getting too attached to technology, there will be certain benefits they can enjoy from them. Children appropriate technology can come in different forms, with some of them being explained in the guide below.

Video Games
You may be surprised to hear this, but video games for children can hold many educational values for their development. This is why some schools encourage certain games to be played both in school and at home. There will be certain downsides, like addiction, but in general, your children will enjoy benefits from this. They will be able to develop life skills and practical skills, as well as make social connections.

Video games can also help boost creativity and promote creativity growth. There will be some video games that aren’t appropriate, but these will be marked off as age content, meaning you know how old someone should be before playing this game.

Safety Devices
Aside from video games that can help with education and growth, there will be technology available that helps protect your child. In recent years, technology has started to be used more for safety means, which is why you see video webcams available at front doors in recent times, whereas you wouldn’t have been allowed them previously due to privacy laws.

These door cameras allow you to keep an eye on who appears at your door at any time of the day, whether you’re there or not. Whilst it’s unlikely your child will have access to these door devices, there may be other options that they can use personally for their safety.

There are kids’ watches with GPS available from COSMO that allows you to safely track where your child is using an app on your phone. As you can imagine, this is a great benefit for your entire family that can be useful in an emergency or just generally trying to find out where they are and why they’re running late. These watches also allow your child to call or message you if needed, but won’t have features available on adult smartwatches, as they would be inappropriate.

Tablets And Mobile Devices
There are many reasons as to why you would want to allow your child to use a mobile device or a conventional tablet. The first is that they can stay in contact with you when you’re outside of your home which will be a reassurance. However, these devices also carry several educational benefits. This is why some schools incorporate tablets into their education, as they realize the benefits they carry and how normal in society they are.

Video Applications
There will also be video applications that you and your children can use for either fun reasons or education. These apps will allow you to view viral videos or watch children’s content for free, or find extra content through a premium subscription.

As with anything, you will need to ensure that you are acting safe with them, and not crossing any dangerous lines. Consider installing firewalls and security measures to prevent certain apps from being used and certain videos from being watched.
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Saturday, November 20, 2021

How to Teach Your Child to Read

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Children learn many important skills in just their first few years of life. They learn to walk, to speak, to be polite, to play, and so on. However, one of the most foundational things your child will learn is how to read. A child who learns to read well will be much more prepared for life than a child who doesn't.

With all this riding on reading, you might be a little worried about exactly how you should be teaching your little one to read. After all, having a good method and maybe even holistic learning materials means that half the battle has already been fought. So here you'll find a few of the best ways to teach reading to your child.

Language Experience

This immersive reading method makes reading real for the child by making them read things that describe what they can see right in front of their eyes. By arranging words and sentences under pictures or things and having the child read with you, they associate the words with the things the words are talking about, making reading a more tangible experience.


Phonics learning is a tried-and-true reading method. The child learns each sound or combination of sounds in order to be able to put them together into words. While initially more difficult and less rewarding than other methods, phonics is said to be the most dependable and thorough reading method because of its rooted approach to language.

Look and Say

This reading method is relatively new and focuses on teaching the entire shapes of words rather than the individual sounds. Learners use tools such as flashcards to memorize words and recognize them later. This method is fast but sometimes leaves readers unequipped for handling new words that they haven't encountered yet.

These are the three most common reading methods used in schools and by parents to teach children to read. How effective any given method is will vary depending on the child, as well as their learning speed and various needs, so above all, be patient and have fun!

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4 Signs It Is Time To Call The Best Plumber In Denver


Your plumbing system is essential to your daily life. You use the water many times a day, and you rely on the drainage system to remove water and waste from your home. If your plumbing system isn't working correctly, many daily tasks will be challenging and even impossible.

If your plumbing system is exhibiting any of the following signs, you should call the best plumber in Denver as soon as the problem starts.

#1 Slow Or Clogged Drains

As careful as you are with what you put down the drain, grease, food, hair, and soap will find their way down the drain, causing a clog.

Many people will try to resolve the issue using a liquid drain cleaner, but this is a mistake. There is no guarantee that the drain cleaner will remove the entire clog. If it doesn't, it is just a matter of time before you have drain issues again. Also, these products contain harsh chemicals that can be damaging to the pipes.

A plumber can use a drain camera to determine the size of the clog and its location. This will help them choose the best method to remove the clog and the best way to reach the clog.

#2 Water Heater Issues

Although your water heater is considered an appliance, it is an essential part of your plumbing system. Without a properly functioning water heater, you won't have hot water. The best way to prevent a complete breakdown is to recognize issues early. These include:
  • No hot water
  • The water isn't getting hot enough
  • Discolored hot water
  • Foul-smelling hot water
  • Poor hot water pressure
  • Strange sounds coming from the water heater
  • Moisture or leaks around the water heater
It is best to call a plumber as soon as your water heater acts up. If you have it checked out early, you can prevent a minor issue from becoming a major one.

#3 Frozen Pipes

Winters in Denver are very cold, which puts your pipes at risk of freezing. If you try to turn your water on when it's freezing outside, and nothing comes out, your pipes have likely frozen. According to Denver Water, you shouldn't wait for nature to take its course. Instead, you should call the best plumber in Denver immediately.

When the pipes freeze, the ice expands in the pipes, which can cause them to burst. Burst pipes can flood your entire home; therefore, you should call a plumber immediately.

#4 Poor Water Pressure

Inadequate water pressure is a frustrating issue. Poor water pressure will cause simple tasks to take longer than necessary and affect how your water-based appliances perform. The issue could be something simple like a clogged aerator, which is a relatively simple fix. The problem could also be a clogged pipe or a leaking water line, requiring more complex repair. It is best to call a plumber as soon as the water pressure problem begins.

Plumbing repairs are not great DIY projects. According to Family Handyman, there are several ways a DIY repair can turn into a disaster. Your plumbing system is complex, and it is best to hire a plumber to handle the repairs.

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

More Free Online Games at

When I am stressed or drained at work, I usually take small break by playing games in my computer or phone. As I grow older, I prefer simple, casual games like Solitaire.

It may sounds "oldies" but playing casual games help me to relax and refocus. And if you are like me who prefer simple, casual, uncomplicated games check out But don't be deceive by its site name, because they have more than just card games.

Aside from the classic solitaire, which by the way has so many kinds (now I know!), there are hidden object games, match 3 games, and puzzles like crosswords and sudoku. I am so sure you will find something fun there.

Much more interesting is at, you don't need to download the games. You can play online for free and with no ads cutting your games. No need to register and they don't ask for personal information so it is safe. 

Let me share some of the online games I tried. Of course, first on my list is Solitaire. I didn't know that it has many kinds and the one I keep on playing is the Klondike or the classic Solitaire. It is one of the classic games installed in my PC back then (decades ago?).

Next on my list, is another favorite, the Freecell. There 12 kinds of Freecell games available but I prefer the Freecell Solitaire. It differs from Classic Solitaire in that the cards are dealt face-up.  It features four empty spaces, or cells, that are used for the temporary storage of single cards.

One of the word games I tried is Letter Scramble. In this game, there are letter tiles continuously appearing that you will use to to create valid English-language words. There are 3 levels starting from 20, 30 and 40. This is a time pressure game by the way.

Of all the kinds of games at, I enjoyed the hidden objects games the most. I played this Hidden Kitchen. This game shows hidden objects on the right side. Many objects are not shown to relative scale and hard to see so you need to zoom them. There are 10 levels that are timed.

If you are a fan of Tumble Bugs, you will love Zumba Ball

This game has 10 levels with a finite ball chain which moves toward the end of the level. You need to create sets of 3 or more balls in a row to remove them from the chain before it gets to the end.

There are many other interesting free online games at These games are all suited for kids as well so it is safe for them to try and play.

Comment your favorite game below. Or maybe I missed a game I would have love? Please let me know.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Join the XTREME Holiday Makeover!

XTREME Appliances, in partnership with vivo and Shopee, kicks off XTREME Home Makeover

From the Press Release Kit:
Manila, Philippines (November 9, 2021) — The pandemic has normalized the work-from-home setup among Filipinos — people had to adapt to the new normal world wherein virtual meetings and remote work is the new way of working and productivity. In fact, in the past months, a huge number of Filipino employees have permanently transformed a part of their home into a working space.

In creating one’s workstation at home, it is very important to invest in quality home appliances that can make remote work setup more comfortable and bearable. XTREME Appliances, the country’s leading one-stop shop appliance brand, offers a wide range of products that are perfect for the work-from-home landscape.

XTREME Holiday Makeover (Home Office Edition)

In line with Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, XTREME Appliances, in partnership with vivo, launches XTREME Home Makeover (Home Office Edition). XTREME Appliances strengthens its standing in the e-commerce market with an over 150% increase in 2021 Shopee sales compared to last year’s sales from May-October 2020. Before the year ends, XTREME Appliances wants to give back to its loyal Shopee customers through a campaign that aims to highlight the effort of Filipino employees who are striving to make their work-from-home scenario to maximum productivity in this time of the global pandemic.

vivo in partnership with XTREME Holiday Makeover

Our next reality demands a powerful device to level up how we capture our extraordinary moments and achievements while adjusting to the new normal and at the same time finding joy and safety in the comfort of our homes. 

So if you’re thinking of getting an appliance or a smartphone, now’s the perfect time as XTREME and vivo will make you wanna rush for amazing deals and treats to kick-off the holiday season. For those waiting to get their hands on vivo’s newest release but are holding out for a deal, the time is now as vivo is offering a Shopee 11.11 exclusive P500 OFF for Y33s and P1000 OFF voucher for X70. 

Here’s what you need to know to enter in three easy steps!

Step 1: Visit the official flagship store of XTREME Appliances on Shopee.

Step 2: Participants must buy any product of XTREME Appliances from November 11, 2021 (12:00 AM) until November 30, 2021 (11:59 PM) on the said platform.

(Note that no minimum spend is required. 1 product purchase is equivalent to 1 raffle entry. The more entries, the more chances of winning!)

Step 3: Participants must make sure that the order is successful. Cancelled and unpaid orders won't be eligible.

The XTREME Appliances team will extract all successful orders made on the said promo duration from Shopee's seller center on December 15, 2021. The order number of the customers will be put on to draw the winners privately with the presence of a DTI presentative.

Exciting prizes for the 3 Lucky Winners

Consolation Prizes

If you didn’t snatch the grand prize, you will still walk home with some of our best-selling products. One of the lucky winners will be endowed with a 50cm XTREME Home Gas Range.

Meanwhile, the other winner will receive a 10L XTREME Home Portable Air Cooler.


The Grand Winner will be blessed with the jaw-dropping prize among all! An Appliance Package for Home Office from XTREME Appliances will enhance the workplace with its premium products — 32” XTREME LED TV, 1.0HP X-Series Split Type Aircon, 20L XTREME Home Manual Microwave Oven, XTREME Home Coffee Machine, and XTREME Home Personal Blender. These reliable appliances bring normalcy and productivity into a professional situation.

And if you think that’s it, of course not! In partnership with vivo, the grand winner will also receive vivo’s latest flagship phone —a vivo X70 5G!

It is described as #TheNextImageryMaster. It is equipped with ZEISS T* Coating which reduces stray lights for true colors whether it’s day or night. It also has the ZEISS Ultra-Sensing Gimbal Camera that provides xtreme (yes, pun intended) night vision to produce crystal-clear shots. The phone also has a pro-cinematic mode for you video nerds out there!

If you’re wondering about the price of the phone, since it’s a vivo flagship, it’s valued in the market for P34,999. #vivoX70 #vivoxZEISS

Announcement of the 3 Lucky Winners — How to claim

If you are one of the three lucky winners, here’s what you need to know after confirming that you indeed won.

XTREME Appliances team will reach out to the winners via phone call or private message on the Shopee platform. 

The announcement will also be made on the official FB Page of the brand, so be sure to like and follow the page to be updated.

All of these look so exciting! Get up and be a part of XTREME Holiday Makeover (Home Office Edition)!

To keep updated on the latest news and happenings of XTREME Appliances, like and follow them on FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTok accounts and join their official online community on Facebook, XTREME Fam. For the full list of products and exclusive discounts, please visit XTREME on WebsiteLazada, and Shopee e-commerce.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

4 Things To Consider When Making a Career Change

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Are you thinking of making a career change? You're not alone in this. Many people are not only changing jobs but also going in different career directions in their quest for a more fulfilling life. Granted, it's a big decision; one that has major consequences. It can be helpful, though, to think of it in terms of challenge, not fear. Read on for several important things to consider.

1. Your Interests

This might seem obvious, but a large percentage of people stay in careers that have nothing to do with their interests. Now is the time to take a good look at what your interests truly are, and move closer to them. Do you love being outdoors? Make that one of your job requirements. Are you fascinated with the beauty industry? Try a search using terms such as microblading Long Island NY to find useful information.

2. Your Temperament

A career search is a perfect time to take stock of your temperament to find a job that's well-suited for you. Did you find the human contact excessive in your prior job? Check out remote work options. Do you work well independently? Look for a supervisor who doesn't micromanage. Do you look forward to talking with co-workers? Focus on jobs that involve more on-the-job interaction.

3. Your Lifestyle

You might be a parent or a soon-to-be-retiree who wants a flexible schedule. What about hours? Your natural biological clock and the traffic/public transportation situation may play a big role in the type of career you seek.

4. Your Vocation

Vocation has to do with the intersection between the needs of a community or company and the special gifts you have to offer. The more overlap, the more satisfaction you and your employer will experience. 
Making a successful career change requires keen self-awareness. Keep these factors in mind as you make your plan.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Winners of Ajinomoto’s first-ever 'Sustainabilidad Challenge' Announced


A year ago, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) launched its Environment Sustainability Education campaign through online platform, Cookmunity® by Ajinomoto Philippines. Recently, they held the #AjinomotoSustainAbilidadChallenge initiative. The promotion enjoined Filipinos to share their do-it-yourself (DIY) sustainability projects at home. The participants with the most creative application of the 3Rs of conservation (reduce, reuse, recycle) were hailed as winners.

Winners of Ajinomoto’s first-ever 'Sustainabilidad Challenge' Announced

From the Press Release Kit:

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group recently concluded it’s first-ever #AjinomotoSustainAbilidadChallenge, an initiative that enjoined Filipinos to share their do-it-yourself (DIY) sustainability projects.   The online challenge garnered a total of 243 entries.  Five Facebook and five Tiktok participants with the most creative application of the 3Rs of conservation—reduce, reuse, recycle - were hailed as winners.

“Filipinos are resourceful and innovative.  This campaign proves just how invested we are when it comes to taking better care of our environment. We hope this campaign further inspires individuals to live a more sustainable lifestyle at home,” said Roann Co, Ajinomoto General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

Winning DIY Projects to Try at Home

The five winning entries from Facebook include a project that turned used sachets of Ajinomoto products into a beautiful plastic curtain, as well as one that turned what would have been trash into a fully functioning and fashionable apron. Used cartons were also popular among participants, one turned into a doll house and another into a DIY toy kitchen for kids. Meanwhile, tabs collected from soft drink cans were transformed into a soda tabs gown.

Moreover, the entries submitted via Tiktok were equally inventive. One of the winning entries turned an old electronic cartridge into a mini amplifier, while another transformed old throw pillows into new, upcycled ones. On the other hand, those working from home may be inspired by the following DIY office organizers: plastic bottle pencil holders, carton storage box and tissue box turned facemask container.

Each of the 10 winners will receive P2,000 worth of gift certificate and other special items from APC Group.  Special awards will also be given to entries that garnered the most number of “likes.”

“It makes me glad and proud to see that the SustainAbilidad Challenge was a success. Seeing all the creative DIY projects is truly inspiring because it shows us how big of an impact small acts can do. It also shows us that environmental sustainability really does begin at home,” said Guia Cebrero, Ajinomoto Brand Manager, one of the contest judges.

The #AjinomotoSustainAbilildadChallenge is part of APC’s Ilabas ang SustainAbilidad environment education campaign that was launched last year to help consumers incorporate sustainable practices in their daily lives.

Moreover, showing its serious commitment to sustainability, APC Group had earlier pledged to reduce its plastic waste to zero by 2030. The organization has already reduced the size and thickness of its packaging that led to lessening its plastic waste by 70-100 tons per year. The company has also made use of waste water treatment facilities and technologies to convert some of its factory materials to reusable fuel.

“The #AjinomotoSustainabilidadChallenge together with our other green initiatives are all part of our company’s commitment to resolving social issues through the Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV). We aim to contribute greater health and environmental wellness for people around the world.” Co remarked.

Visit COOKMUNITY by Ajinomoto Philippines Facebook page for more SustainAbilidad ideas and inspirations in support of Global Sustainability. 

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Friday, October 29, 2021

3 Offline Ways To Advertise Your Small Business

3 Offline Ways To Advertise Your Small Business

Growing the customer base for your small business can be tricky. Although most people search online when they need a product or service, there are a variety of offline techniques that will draw attention to your business.


Your logo is an ideal way to make yourself known to potential customers. A silkscreen printing Dunkirk MD service can put your logo on just about anything, including shirts, vinyl decals and drinkware.

Design a logo that is unique and eye-catching, but not harsh to look at. Ask friends and family who fit the description of your general customer base what they think of potential logos. Make sure the logo matches the tone of your business. For example, a serious law firm likely would not be well-served by a cartoon logo.


Radio and television advertisements may seem outdated, but many people still consume these media. Putting an advertisement on a local radio or cable station allows you to reach potential customers in your geographic location.

A jingle helps the message stay with the audience long after the ad is over. Use rhyming words and a catchy rhythm to help individuals remember the name of your company, what you provide and what makes you stand out from others. A professional can help you create the perfect jingle.


Perhaps the most trusted form of advertisement is word-of-mouth. People trust their friends and family to recommend good businesses, so make sure everyone at the business who interacts with customers is friendly and helpful. Always provide the highest quality goods and service that you can. Make it easy for customers to recommend you to others by providing them with sturdy business cards that they can give away.

Although it is considered standard practice to advertise through websites and social media, remember that these are not the only ways to reach your customers. What they see and hear in their own neighborhoods matters just as much.

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