The Hills is having a baby on the way! The MTV reality show’s alum Jason Wahler and his wife Ashley recently confirmed they are expecting their first child. Yay!
I have three boys who consider themselves as grown-ups already. But before they turned into matured individuals, we used to frequent play centers about eight to 10 years ago. And there, we would spend hours jumping, giggling, and running around. It was for them, the happiest place on earth.
There was one particular play area they spent a lot of their time literally jumping for joy – on the trampoline. It was such a delight seeing and hearing their laughter. And I remember feeling proud as I was able to capture the moment of them up in the air with their big grins.
Trampoline became a fad in the 1950s. And since then gives pure enjoyment to kids and even kids at heart. They would bounce on them for hours, applaud the highest jumper, and even laugh at the weakest one. Yes, one could easily set up a trampoline at home or in his backyard.
ARC Refreshments Corporation (ARC) is holding its sixth ARC Young Leaders Camp. It is slated this February 2017 at a training facility in Batangas . Prior the camp, 50 promising delegates gathered for a send-off program. In attendance were the ARC executives, student representatives, partner-school officers, and camp facilitators.
ARC is the licensed bottler of RC Cola International in the Philippines. Its culture of value-laden work and leadership is expressed through this banner corporate social responsibility initiative. Now in its sixth year, the camp is stronger than ever in aiming to provide a suitable breeding ground for future Filipino leaders.
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr,
I read this novel by Alphonse Karr a very long time ago. I remember I was a shy girl in high school. After lunch, I would go to the library and read books or anything that interest me. Or should I say, anything to kill time?
My mom tended a sari-sari store. And that store helped finance my studies all throughout high school. We weren’t wealthy, so I did not have the same expensive notebooks and shoes my classmates had. I feared family day or school activities the most. That meant we would wear civilian clothes and I did not have many dresses to flaunt.
Despite that, I was still grateful especially to my mom. She wanted me to finish high school in a prestigious school as she always believes that good education is critical to building a solid learning foundation.
The Ungrateful me
Fast forward to 20 years, and I have my family. I used to question myself, “Am I still grateful of the things I have?” Often, I look for more. It seems I am never contented. What happened to the shy poor girl 20 years ago who always feel grateful?
I want to fly to Japan!
And I will buy a few stocks of our favorite MamyPoko to qualify!
You can also get the chance to win a trip for two to Japan in every MamyPoko purchase. How?
We’ve got a dear friend who died of breast cancer many years ago. We all thought she was completely healed of this genetic disease as she was declared cancer free after years of chemotherapy. I remember she would frequent the Pink Sisters in Baguio who helped her pray for her recovery. Not until a few months then when her family told us she was gone.
Visiting her house was never the same. Attending parties and gatherings became seldom. She used to organize these things. And now she was gone. And breast cancer claimed her life.
It is perhaps this reason that I support groups providing care and assistance to cancer patients. These cancer patients need all the support and attention they require. And an all-Filipino social enterprise named LoveHopeFaith Group (LHF) is one of those circles that give such help.
Life Saver Watches for a cause
In its commitment to provide affordable and quality products while giving back to the community, LHF offers Life Saver Watches, Shirts, and Bags. 50 percent of the net proceeds from the purchase of any LHF product are donated to its causes. As the business grows, LHF adds non-profit institutions to its list of beneficiaries.
My mother was just one of the many who once faced hair loss problems. A good friend recommended Novuhair to her and after a month’s use, I could see that indeed, the brand is effective. She is happy with the results and she is until now, using the product. Not long after, I heard that Novuhair head bagged an Agora Awards. And I believe she deserves the win. Her product truly delivers its brand’s promise.
This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and words are the author’s own.
Christmas is fast approaching! Surely, this early, some of you have already readied your list of what-to-buy for your family and friends. And as some find it difficult to complete theirs, others maybe are struggling to start their lists. I would love to share with you one trick I always apply as I make my own listing of Holiday presents for loved ones.
For years, I always base my listing on my loved ones’ lifestyle. If that would be too complicated, I check on their wants. My husband, for instance, loves wine. He is a Structural Engineer and for every project done, he would buy a bottle and engrave the date and name of the project completed. He also buys a bottle or two every time he fancies celebrating at home. I remember when I used to work and bring home a bottle of Chardonnay or Cabernet as tokens from a client, he would be the happiest and say, “A new baby for my wine cellar!” And so, buying him wine or giving him Groupon Coupon to choose his favorite bottle would certainly be a good decision. For this, I always check on Wine.com Coupon Code for its latest listings.
With over 10,000 wines offered each year from over 100 names and 50 varietals, I know husband would certainly love shopping around. It is good to note, too, that deciding which wine pairs best with grilled salmon or steak is a breeze with its food and wine-pairing tool!
Another favorite Groupon Coupon Code I often check is Clinique coupon code. My mother just so love the brand and giving her a new Clinique is definitely a money not wasted. She would often receive scarfs and bottles of perfumes for the holidays and they would end up inside her dresser. Some, she would force me to get and use. But buying her favorite brand would certainly make her the happiest. And I just love seeing her happy. She raised me and nurtured me. She still raises me and nurtures me. And I just want her to feel she is always appreciated and loved with my Clinique gift to her.
With the Holidays fast approaching, giving gifts to our loved ones is one thing we always find time. And for our presents not be left untouched or recycled as a gift to others, it is good to note of our friends or family’s lifestyle and favorites. Shopping at Groupon Coupon would certainly be a wise decision, too. There are about 77,183 free coupons at 11,191 stores to choose from. And if you find it too overwhelming to choose from its thousands of shops, fret not. Again, start with your loved ones’ lifestyle and favorite. And you wouldn’t go wrong, for sure.
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Mark your calendar for the 11.11 deals from Lazada!
The biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia kicks off on November 11, 2016. Expect more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants to join this month-long shopping event. This is simply to mark Lazada’s fifth Online Revolution since its launch in 2012.
With a theme ‘Brands for All,’ Lazada’s Online Revolution will feature everyone’s favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items. These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015.
An empowered woman shares the importance of forging the right partnerships in the internet age.
The famous poet John Donne was onto something when he wrote, “No man is an island”. We all need a helping hand sometimes to deal with the pressing demands of life. Whether at work or at home, effective partnerships comes in many shapes, faces, and forms.
Forging the right partnerships: With the husband
For Ruth Floresca, a professional writer, wife, and mother of four kids, “Being a mom to four sons is no small feat. It’s very much like working in an office where you need to ensure that things run smoothly all the time. I’m glad I have a partner in my husband Noy, whom I can trust and rely on for anything,” Ruth shares.