Wednesday, November 26, 2014

36 Days of Buqo Christmas

The Thrill of Giving.

‘Tis the season of giving and, yet again, the Christmas spirit brings out the generous side in most (if not all) of us. What you would love to know is that we here at buqo have also contracted the generosity bug that’s been going around! So to mark our very first Christmas, we have prepared a little something (quite awesome, actually) just for you!

That “Childhood” Feel.

We want you to re-experience that “childhood” feeling of anticipating, of finding your gift under the Christmas tree, up to the moment of opening it to your heart’s delight. But this time, allow us to do it digitally (we’re an app after all). Dear friends, we to present to you “36 Days of Buqo Christmas”. Yes, that’s 36 days! Because 12 days just isn’t enough!

A New Gift Every Day!

So what happens in those 36 days? Buqo will be giving away a book or magazine EVERY SINGLE DAY from November 26 up to the very last day of 2014. A new item will be featured daily and will be completely free to download for 24 hours. Hey, that’s a total of 36 books and magazines you’ll be finding under the “Christmas tree” (a.k.a. the “36 Days of Buqo Christmas” banner in the app). Isn’t that exciting?!

How Does It Work?

We kept it simple. Starting November 26 at 11:00am, a new book or magazine will be unveiled on our social media channels as the featured freebie every day (better add us up now!). You will then have 11:00am until 10:00am the next day to get it. When 11:00am comes around again, a new freebie will be up for grabs.

The buqo apps and website will have a special banner in the store that you can check anytime for the featured freebie. If you don’t have the buqo app yet, now’s the best time to get it. Download it on your iOS(link) or Android(link) device, or both!

Add us up on Facebook(link), Twitter(link) and Instagram(link) so you’ll be sure to get the freshest and latest news on buqo. Visit us at www.buqo.ph.

 Links:

Buqo iOS (App Store): http://bit.ly/buqoapple
Buqo Android (Google Play): http://bit.ly/buqoandroid
Facebook: www.facebook.com/buqoapp
Twitter: www.twitter.com/buqo
Instagram: www.instagram.com/buqoapp

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Loving Secret Love Affair

I've seen a lot of Korean dramas (have been watching since 2005) and I must say that Secret Love Affair is so far, the best. I actually put off watching it for several months because the title kinda turned me off and I didn't really care much for stories involving affairs. But I finally gave in when I read the many positive reviews and the raves from people who have seen the drama. When I finished episode 16 last week, I nearly slapped myself for not watching it sooner. Now I'm watching it for the second time.

I love everything about Secret Love Affair. I actually tried hard to find some fault but couldn't find any. It might not be some people's cup of tea but for me it's perfect. I took up piano lessons when I was in grade school until sophomore year in highschool so I have a big appreciation for classical music. Listening to Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Liszt etc. is pure listening heaven. The directing, writing, cinematography, musical scoring, and acting are excellent.

Secret Love Affair stars Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae. I saw Yoo in Sungkyunkwan Scandal and instantly knew that he's a good and charismatic actor. He's such a revelation in this drama and in my opinion he's the best among his contemporaries such as Lee Seungi, Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Jung Sook etc. His portrayal of the 20-year old genius pianist Lee Sun Jae who falls in love with his 40-year old teacher is so believable that after this role I might find it hard to see him play another character. That's how amazing he was. This is the first time I've heard and seen Kim Hee Ae but after SLA I'm now a fan and I want to see all her past dramas and movies. She plays Sun Jae's mentor and love interest Oh Hye Won. Kim is so beautiful, charismatic, and such a talected actress. Younger and more popular actresses will pale in comparison to her.

Another reason why I didn't want to watch SLA at first was because I thought that the age gap between the leads was too big (20 years). But surprisingly, it's the least you'd think of as you're watching it. Again, I would have to say that among all the Kdrama couples I've seen, Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae has the most amazing chemistry. They complemented each other. It was really a great match that you totally forgot about the age difference. I love this couple so much and would be surprised if they didn't win a best couple award.

Secret Love Affair isn't just an intense, dramatic love story. It's really more than that (you should watch it to see what I mean). The drama gets better as it progresses. Everything flows and there's never a dull moment. It's the type of drama that you should intently watch because you might miss something when you don't get to see or hear even a single scene and/or dialogue. SLA has a lot of memorable moments. I especially like all the scenes where Sun Jae and Hye Won are together. The scene where they were riding a motorcycle for the first time was not a particularly sad scene but it kinda made me want to cry. That's because of the hauntingly beautiful but sad background music and the couple's impossible situation that you can clearly see in their faces even if they weren't saying anything. I can't stress enough how great Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae were in this drama and I'm expecting them to win awards. I also wish for them to do another drama or maybe a movie.

If you haven't watched Secret Love Affair, go ahead and do so. You're missing a lot if you don't because it really is a masterpiece.   



















Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Swirl Rewards Card

I've always enjoyed the ice blended coffee of The Coffee Bean && Tea Leaf more than Starbucks. Even their food tastes better. I particularly like their Guiltless Chocolate Delight, Chef's Tuna, and Sardine and Garlic Linguine. Since I always dine at their Newport Mall branch, I decided to buy a Swirl Rewards Card loyalty and cash card which allows you to earn points to spend right away, load cash to use for future purchases, as well as enjoy free Wifi in all their branches. It only costs P195 which is a steal since it doesn't have any expiration date. 

The good thing about this loyalty card is that you don’t have to build up thousands of points over months or years to get your reward. You can likewise load credit at all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores. Every P100 you spend using cash or credit card earns you 5 points (every 1 point is equivalent to P1).

To track how many points you've earned, register your Swirl Card at http://www.swirlrewards.com.ph/default.aspx.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Save on Your Shopping with Zalora!

I love shopping and want to share my love for it to all of you. Get a 15% OFF  discount when you enter promo code ZBAPDS9 upon checkout. Hurry! Limited only from Sept. 4 - 14!
Happy shopping!

*Voucher Code discount is not valid on sale items, tech accessories, mobile phones and watches.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Always Fresh With Priva Intimate Wash

Let's face it, when you know you look good you become more confident. When people give you admiring glances you can't help but be flattered and this naturally boosts your self-confidence. You don't have to be super pretty to get noticed though. All you need are nice clothes that will accentuate your femininity and bring out your strong points. The clothes don't even have to be expensive or branded as long as they're neat, not old-fashioned, and fits you like a glove. As a matter of fact, I personally go for the classic style, a simple yet well-put together ensemble because this never goes out of style unlike trendy clothes that may no longer be cool after a few months. I also like to accessorize. I never leave home without earrings, some arm-candy, and necklace. All of these, of course, must go well with the clothes. Along with the outfit, I also put on a little makeup just to brighten up my otherwise pale face. Well-groomed hair with a modern style will likewise get you noticed.      

But these aren't the only things that will make you more confident. A woman should always practice good hygiene and this includes keeping our intimate parts clean and smelling good all the time. Using a feminine wash that doesn't cause irritation and is truly effective on you is a must. A quality product of Unilab, Priva is the first and only cooling wash because it has Revitacool, a special ingredient that leaves a tangible cooling effect. This is absolutely necessary because cooling is still one of the drivers for freshness and cleanliness when it comes to using feminine wash.

Priva comes in two variants namely Priva Skin Lightening and Cooling and Priva Skin Firming and Cooling. They have superior product formulation with tried and tested ingredients. The Skin Lightening and Cooling has gluthathione and strawberry extracts specially effective in lightening dark areas of the skin. It also contains Revitacool. You'll notice skin lightening in just two weeks. The Skin Firming and Cooling is formulated with collagen, a firming ingredient and natural extracts of Kwao Krua, a herbal root found in Thailand, which is great in improving skin elasticity and firmness. It likewise has Witch Hazel extracts that help retain skin's natural moisture as well as Revitacool. In six weeks, you'll get the results you want.

Priva Intimate Wash is clinically tested and is safe for everyday use. To know more about this wonderful product, visit their Facebook and Twitter pages and watch any of their videos on Youtube.
Mango top and Bench skinny jeans

















Monday, August 11, 2014

The Curtain Rises for The Theatre at Solaire

Solaire Resort and Casino announces the opening of THE THEATRE at Solaire this November; a new state-of-the-art, certified lyric theatre in the heart of Entertainment City. This majestic performance venue boasts of an astronomical line-up of performance artists and events; both local and international, in the months to come.

THE THEATRE at Solaire opens its doors for the holidays with the first International Broadway show CHICAGO from December 2 to 21, 2014. This spectacular opening and amazing entertainment line-up for The Theatre signifies the continuance of Solaire’s contribution to the flourishing arts and performance scene in the Entertainment City.

Visit http://solaireresort.com/ for details.
@SolaireResort | #SolaireChicago

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Money in the Bank!

I've been busy with so many things I can't even update my blog for even just a minute. Anyhow, I'd like to thank Humanatic.com for the extra moolah. I got paid again this week. It isn't much but it can pay for my phone bill.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Di Ka Na Nya Love? AyosLangYan!

Di ka na nya love? #AyosLangYan!

Season change. Stuvvs happen, ayos lang yan.

Back with a new web-series, Ramon Bautista stars in Tales of the Friend Zone X (#TFTFx) to share the bittersweet love story of Arvin Jimenez (Ramon Bautista) and Teacher Ines (Nikki Veron Cruz). Set as a love story filled with pwetty sunsets and “Love is only real when baduy” moments, #TFTFZx will make any love bird tweet feelings to the max.

Also starring TV personality, Nikki Veron, and the boys of Boy’s Night Out, Sam YG, Tony Toni, and Slick Rick; TFTFZx is the ayos way of welcoming the cold rainy days of June.

Di ka na nya love? #AyosLangYan!

But it’s not all weepy feelings for TFTFZx. To reward the fans of TFTFZx and the 2013 release of Tales from the Friend Zone series (http://blog.ayosdito.ph/index.php/tales-from-the-friend-zone-zero-tftfz-tftfzero/), AyosDito.ph is giving away fabulous prizes perfect for mending broken hearts. Starting on June 11 until June 30, you can be one of the lucky winners of Gshock watches, Gshock couple watches and GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition cameras.

To join, you just have to share why you love AyosDito.ph for buying great deals or selling your pre-loved items. It’s that easy! So if you think you’re not very lucky in love, here in AyosDito.ph, you have all the chance you want to go home a winner!


Failed in love? #AyosLangYan

Di ka na nya love? #AyosLangYan!

Still single, don’t even want to mingle? #AyosLangYan.

www.AyosDito.ph, a leading and trusted online buying and selling website in the Philippines, knows how instinct tells you to hold on to things, especially the more sentimental ones. However, there are new stories waiting to be made only if you let go of things and accept that “Stuvvs happen, ayos lang yan.”

By letting go of pre-loved items on AyosDito.ph, you get the closure you need to move on; while also getting the chance to earn a little extra for other exciting things to try. Even more, you get the chance to win exclusive prizes too!

Ayos ‘di ba?

For more info, visit http://blog.ayosdito.ph/index.php/ayoslangyan/












Friday, May 23, 2014

Long Lasting Fresh Breath With Swish

There is no better way to start your day than by eating a hearty breakfast. This will definitely give you all the energy you need and keep your mind alert so as to get things done all throughout the day. To face people confidently though, you need to have pleasant smelling fresh breath. No other mouthwash can provide this than Swish. I never returned to my old brand when I started using it. Swish is not just effective but it is also cheaper than other brands so I am able to save some money (suggested retail price - 35 ml. P35, 60 ml. P46.75, 120 ml. P75, 250 ml P137.50). Plus, it is available almost everywhere, at supermarkets, drugstores and convenience stores nationwide.

A quality product of United Laboratories Inc., Swish products consist of mouthwash and breath spray which is so handy that you can take it with you anytime, anywhere. You will have instant fresh breath in just 10 seconds. Thanks to its SureFresh Technology, Swish does not only give you long lasting fresh breath but it also kills bad breath causing bacteria, removes plaque and tartar, and prevents gingivitis and other gum problems. Since it is alcohol-free, I never experience any painful burning sensation when I gargle. All you need is to gargle 20 ml. of Swish twice a day for 30 seconds and you will get that fresh breath that lasts all day.     

Among all the flavors of Swish mouthwash namely Icy Choco Mint (green), Mangosteen Mint (pink), and  Cinnamon Blast (red), my favorite is the Mangosteen Mint. This mix of mangosteen and mint never fails to give my mouth that revitalizing minty flavor that stays and becomes more pronounced as time goes by.

To know more about Swish, visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SwishPhilippines). You can likewise follow their Twitter and Instagram accounts.




Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mother’s Day at Solaire: Choose From Discounted Room Packages and Dinner Set Menu

Mothers know best. But this time, Solaire has thought of the best for the special women in our lives. From the special discounted rates in the ultimate family staycation to the exquisite set menus in our fine dining establishments, we’ve made sure that this will be one unforgettable Mother’s Day.

Bring the entire family this ‘Mother’s Day weekend’ and stay in one of our luxurious suites with discounted rates. Under the Summer Family Getaway packages, our rooms go as low as PhP6,000++ for Deluxe Room Cityview and PhP7,000++ for the Deluxe Room Bayview. The special rates are also available in Grand Deluxe Cityview (PhP8,000++), Grand Deluxe Bayview (PhP9,000++) and 2-Bay Suite (PhP12,000).

Our amazing staycation packages come with an impeccable buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids age 6 years and below. For kids who are 7 to 12 years old, we offer a 50% dining discount. Your stay also includes a free use of the swimming pool and the fitness center. To test your luck, the package comes with PhP500 worth of gaming credits.

If you opt to celebrate mom’s special day with a lavish dinner, we have prepared delectable set menus in Fresh, Yakumi, Finestra, Red Lantern and Strip. Everyone in the family can enjoy our mini pizza creation of the day (Roasted Branzino in potato crust, Versuvio tomatoes, white wine and Gamberoni), Pasta Carbonara in rich and creamy sauce with pancetta bacon, Limon Cello lemon and Chicken Parmigiano at our Italian restaurant Finestra.

For the lovers of Japanese cuisine, meanwhile, we offer a special menu that includes Gyuniku Tataki (Seared beef strip loin with onion dressing and micro herbs), Yakumi Sushi and sashimi sampler, Lobster mini soup, Ebi tempura, Chilean Seabass teriyaki and Steamed Japanese style egg custard with foie gras.

Red Lantern also offers a sumptuous set menu for those who prefer Chinese dishes. The family can feast on Hand rolled Beijing duck, Pumpkin soup with seafood and white fungus, Deep fried crispy shrimps with sweet mayonnaise, Wok fried prime beef black pepper sauce, Steamed sliced fish with Tofu in black bean sauce, the seasons best vegetables with oyster sauce, and Braised noodles with spring onions and ginger sesame oil.

Steak house Strip also offers a Mother’s Day menu consisting of Green Pea sphere and crisp ham; Tomato salad dried olive oil and goat’s cheese; Foie gras crumble mousse with candied fruit and nut; Seared tuna blood orange sponge, watermelon and labuyo chili crust; Pork belly beer braised and tomato relish; Smoked Angus beef and Caramel Sand torch banana.

All of our set menus are priced at PhP1,900 and all come with the Solaire Mother’s Day creation, the Caramel cheesecake with red berries and white chocolate silk. If you want to go all – out however, our buffet outlet Fresh is ready with Lechon (Charcoal grilled suckling pig), Roasted prime rib of ‘Gold Label’ prime beef, Brioche baked whole salmon Coulibiac, seafood delights and a long list of desserts which include tarts, cupcakes, cookies, parfaits, doughnuts, puddings and cakes.

May it be the ultimate staycation or a gastronomic adventure in one of our first-class restaurants, Mother’s Day at Solaire is definitely a great bonding opportunity for the entire family.

For reservations, call 888 8888 or log on to www.solaireresort.com for more details.




Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Freeway Online Shopping

I love shopping online but I haven't experienced buying anything at Freeway's online store. But when I saw their items, I told myself I'm definitely gonna shop ASAP. It's a good thing that they accept credit cards through Paypal since the ones I like are quite pricey. Other modes of payment include bank deposits through Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Banco de Oro (BDO), and money transfer via M Lhuillier. They also accept cash-on-delivery (COD) for a minimum purchase of P1,000 (excluding shipping fee).

Shipping rate is P100 per order for delivery anywhere in the Philippines. Shipping is free for orders above P1,500. Once your order has been processed, the items will be delivered within 2 to 3 business days for Metro Manila and within 4 to 7 business days for provinces.

Here are the ones I'm dying to buy:

Freeway Square-neck Printed Dress (P1,595)

Freeway Sleeveless Striped Knit Dress  (P1,195)

Freeway Mixed Prints Sleeveless Halter Top (P1,095)

Freeway X San Pedro Long Sleeved Woven Workshirt (P1,499.75)
Freeway X Juan Luna Loose Printed Top (P1,199.75)












Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Appliance Maintenance: Caring for a Disposal

If used properly, a sink garbage disposal can be a great asset in the home. You can get rid of food that would otherwise stink up the garbage. However, many people abuse their garbage disposal, thinking that they can do whatever they want to it and that it doesn't require any maintenance. As a result, the disposal can break and wear down much more quickly. If this happens, you can call for appliance repair in Sterling Heights. However, you can avoid some problems and help your disposal last longer if you know how to properly care for it and keep it maintained.


Disposal Maintenance

First, know what you can and cannot put down the disposal. It is for small, soft bits of food that can easily be chopped up. Anything hard or sharp, such as bones, should not be put down the disposal. If you are ever in doubt, choose to put it in the trash instead. You can always keep smelly items that need to be kept cold in the refrigerator until trash day. Putting these things in the disposal can cause the blades to dull quickly, or can even break the disposal.

If you have something large you want to put down the disposal, you should cut it up first. Do not put compostable items in the disposal, such as banana peels. Things that are starchy or have a lot of fiber can get tangled up in the blades, which will stop the disposal from working. The same thing will happen if you put too much in at once.

You can keep the disposal in better condition, and the sink smelling fresh, by cleaning the disposal regularly. Turn the disposal off and make sure it will not turn back on. Wipe down the rubber inside the disposal. This is what can often smell. You can throw ice down the disposal occasionally to break up debris and help it work more efficiently. If you make ice cubes from citrus juice or vinegar, it will give you better results for the smell as well. You can also cut up citrus peels and put them down the disposal to help it smell better.

If you ever notice anything odd about your disposal, do not use it. Call for appliance repair in Sterling Heights and make sure it is looked at by a professional to ensure everything is safe and working properly. If there is something wrong, it should be fixed.




This is a guest post provided to Me, Myself & the City for its readers.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shopping on a Budget

Times are tough. Everything seems so pricey while workers' salaries stay the same. Even if I want to save some money I'm unable to because nothing or very little is left after paying my bills and buying all my essentials. Whenever I dine out I use my credit card which I know I shouldn't be doing (good thing I don't go out that often). I don't want to accumulate too much credit card debt so I control how often I use it. I'm sure others are in the same predicament and are wondering how they can shop for clothes without breaking the bank.

Shop at discount chains and you'll surely get great deals on clothes, shoes, accessories etc. But make sure that you only buy things that you need since we have a tendency to buy unnecessary things when we see that items are cheap. Try shopping online since most items you see online are way cheaper than those you see at a brick and mortar store. Oftentimes, when you sign up for email newsletters from retailers they'll give you discount coupons and keep you updated on their latest deals and sales.

Try very hard to shop only with cash. Leave your credit card at home and never buy things that you can't afford. Another tip is to buy quality pieces that you can update around rather than buy clothes that are in trend since some trends seem to pass quickly. Build a wardrobe around one or two color families. Always keep your current wardrobe in mind when you shop and never purchase anything that won't fit with at least two or three other items that you own.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Social Spark Payout

In the years that I've been a member of Social Spark not once did I receive any opportunity, although there've been several leads. That's why when I checked my account (which I do about once a month), and saw that my current balance now amounts to 954 points, I got curious and decided to withdraw the amount. I had no idea how I got those points so I did a little research. I looked at my Points Earned Transaction History under the Account tab and saw that the points were from ad payments. It would have been better if I received opportunities which would have easily earned me at least 400 points per opportunity. But I can't really complain that much since I got those points without doing anything and even if the amount is small, that's still money in my Paypal account and something that you won't easily see in the streets (as the saying goes). Every point is equivalent to one cent so my accumulated points amount to $9.54. You can cash out your earnings to Paypal at any time but if you have less than $50 accumulated, Social Spark will deduct a $2 fee from your earnings.

Anyhow, if you want to earn some money through your blog just visit Social Spark.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Swish and My Coming Summer Adventure

My friends and I were talking the other day about where to go for our annual summer vacation trip. We have been to many places here in the Philippines as well as overseas but strangely we have never thought of going to El Nido, Palawan. So I suggested that we should go there this time around. I already did a little research on El Nido and found out that there are many beaches to visit there and things to do like island hopping, sunset viewing, food tripping, scuba diving etc.

It is important to make a checklist of all the things that you will be bringing to the beach. There are actually only a few things and they are: sunscreen, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, moisturizer for both the face and body, books, gadgets you cannot live without like your smartphone and laptop, chargers, sunglasses, bathing suit, tops, shorts, underwear, sandals, and hat. Of course you cannot go without your mouthwash. Who knows you might meet some really interesting guys on your vacation.

A quality product of Unilab, Swish products consist of mouthwash and breath spray. You can take both the mouthwash and breath spray wherever you go but the spray would be well-suited for people on the go. Swish mouthwash has many variants (Icy Choco Mint, Mangosteen Mint, and Cinnamon Blast) and comes in many sizes (250 ml, 120 ml, and 35 ml). Swish is powered by Surefresh Technology that kills bad breath causing bacteria, removes plaque and tartar, and prevents gingivitis and other gum problems. Swish always leaves my breath smelling fresh all day, everyday. I also like Swish because it is alcohol-free so I do not get that painful burning sensation when I gargle and so I am able to gargle longer.

To be a part of the Swish community and to know more about their products and promos, please visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SwishPhilippines).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Storage Will Keep Your Belongings Safe

As you look around your house, do you see a lot of clutter that you are not currently using? Is this clutter taking up a lot of space in your home? Are you moving and need a place to temporarily store your belongings? If you have answered yes to either of these questions, it is important that you get a safe and secure place to store your personal belongings. When you are in need of Dayton, Ohio, storage unit, you are able to rent a unit for as long or as little as needed. By having this convenience, it provides you with both long-term and short-term storage.

Everyone has different reasons to store their personal belongings and everyone has a different amount of items that need to be stored. Since no two people are the same, you can choose from several different-sized units to choose from. If you are not sure what size will be best for you, you can talk to a manager and they can recommend a size for you. It is a great idea to get the exact size that is needed so that you do not have to pay for any space that is not being used. If in the future you need to store more items, you can always get a larger unit.

When you put your items in a storage unit, it is important that you can trust that they will be safe. To keep the security of your unit, the premises is surrounded by a fence and gate. There are also alarm systems on each door, lights throughout the property, video surveillance, fire-resistant drywall partitions, and managers that live on site. With so many security features, you will never worry how safe your belongings are.

Before you store your belongings, it is essential to find out the hours of time that you can go to your unit; many companies limit the time that you are allowed on the premises. Since you never know when you need certain items in your Dayton, Ohio, storage, you will have access to your belongings any time of the day, any day of the week.




This is a guest post provided to Me, Myself & the City for its readers.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Solaire Resort and Casino "1 in 1" - "ONE Million FB Fans in ONE year"

Solaire Resort and Casino, the fastest growing integrated resort in the country surpassed 1 Million Facebook “Likes” in one year (facebook.com/solaireresort) a great milestone to mark its 1st year anniversary.

Solaire is the first integrated resort to embrace Social Media with its own in-house digital marketing team since the property opened in March 2013 and has indicated its strength within a year. Social Media is an essential part of their continuous efforts to innovate and provide impressive and exceptional entertainment to all their clientele.  Growing engagement with fans of Solaire has contributed significantly to the business success. Social Media platforms will enhance the marketing plans of Solaire and allows them to interact and update regular patrons on all events, activities, shows and promotions.

Solaire engages its valued followers through Facebook and this platform provides them the opportunity to participate and share those special experiences of great memories. This provides an opportunity to connect our most supportive and passionate fans in a quest to find ways to enjoy and “Create their Moments” at Solaire.
"This is something we are proud of and wish to express our sincere appreciation to our loyal supporters and 1 Million Facebook fans for their continued support as we celebrate our 1st year in business. We are glad to be able to connect with our guests through Social Media", says Jasper Evangelista, Vice President Brand Marketing, Solaire Resort and Casino.

Solaire’s Facebook page has inter-active postings daily on the gaming and resort promotions, events, raffle and other activities. Solaire has a strong social media presence in the Philippines and a rising presence in Asia.

Stay updated with Solaire through Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Solaire Resort & Casino, the primary property of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, is a USD $1.2 Billion integrated destination resort on an 8.3-hectare site in Manila, Philippines opened March 2013. Solaire, a luxury destination casino resort, is the first property to open in the Entertainment City, a government sponsored (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) economic development zone.

Solaire’s Bay Tower (Phase 1) features 500 luxurious rooms, suites and bay side villas, 18,500 square meters of gaming space, a wide range of award-winning signature restaurants, sophisticated bars and lounges, and an ample multi-level car park. The property has additional 258,721 square meter expansion project under development which is expected to open 3rd quarter of 2014. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.solaireresort.com


For reference and inquiries, please contact:

Joy A. Wassmer
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Solaire Resort & Casino
Telephone Number: + 63 2 883 8783
Mobile Number: +63 999 886 1698
E-mail: joywassmer@solaireresort.com



       


Friday, March 21, 2014

Fun Shopping at Zalora

I've shopped at Zalora Philippines countless times and not once did I have any unfavorable experience. There're a lot of reasons why I love shopping there. Not only is it more convenient and easier, they also deliver fast which is important to me since I'm the type of person who doesn't like to wait too long. You'd only have to wait a day for items to be delivered. It's also a one-stop shop where you can buy everything you need which makes you save more money since you'd only have to pay a single shipping fee for all items you've ordered in one go. Furthermore, they have several payment options you can choose from. If you're dying to shop but don't have any cash, you can always use your credit card.

The last time I shopped at Zalora I bought two items namely Pond's Flawless White Re-brightening Night Treatment 50g (Php 340) and Tokei Women's Watch (Php 295). I was supposed to buy only the watch but since I ran out of night cream and didn't have time to drop by the mall, I bought the cream online. It really is an online store for busy people like me.   

The Pond's Flawless White Re-brightening Night Treatment has GenActiv formula which repairs, rejuvenates, and brightens skin. It actively lightens and evens out your complexion while you sleep. The Tokei Women's Watch I bought is a stylish, leather analog watch with gold toned stainless steel hardware encrusted with colored stones and further accentuated with gold toned chain accents. I love that I can wear it anywhere and on any occasion.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fab Accessories From Romwe

It's been a while since I shopped at Romwe. Although I love their items, the shipping time is just too long for me. I'd have to wait for about a month before I can pick up my items at the Post Office which is another hassle since it kinda defeats the purpose of online shopping which is buying stuff and waiting for them to be delivered at the comforts of your home. But I shouldn't be complaining that much since I didn't spend a single cent shopping for these fabulous items (a client gave me a voucher worth $20). I guess I'm just excited to see my purchases that's why I keep ranting about not getting them sooner. 

Anyhow, here are my pretty, new accessories from Romwe:

Crosses Shaped Golden Necklace  ($7.99)
Cut-out Flower Pendant Earrings ($4.99)
Hollow Out Gold Bracelet ($6.99)


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Great Excuses to Head to the Strip Club

Many men seem to be intrigued by the idea of going to a strip club, but they feel that they would be outside their comfort zone by going. They may feel as though they need some sort of reason to go instead of just simply being bored. Obviously, this isn’t the case, but just in case you think you need an excuse to go to a strip club like the one found at silverreign.com, here are a few great ones.


Getting Over an Ex

Whether you got dumped or you were the one to initiate the end of the relationship, a strip club can help you get over your pain. You can go out with the guys or head there yourself. Nothing will get your mind off of an old girlfriend like being around other beautiful women. Women tend to eat ice cream and watch movies to get over an ex. Men can hit the strip clubs. It can be a great way to get your mind off of your problems and simply enjoy yourself for the evening.


Bachelor Party

Everyone likes a good bachelor party. Everyone likes it even more when it is located at a strip club. A bachelor party is a way to send a man off into marriage. It is an opportunity for him to spend some time with his guy friends doing guy things that he may not get to do much of after he gets married. Going to the strip club can be a great way to help him enjoy one more night of bachelorhood.


To Unwind

Sometimes men feel suffocated in relationships. They feel that they don’t have the freedoms and liberties that they used to have. Because of this, many men go out and cheat, or do other things that can ultimately end the relationship. Instead of ending a good relationship, why not head to the best strip club in LA to simply unwind? Many women would prefer this to the other options. This can be a great way to compromise in a relationship as long as your girlfriend or wife is aware of the situation. So choose one of these great excuses and go have yourself a great time. For more information, check out the website at silverreign.com.




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Friday, February 28, 2014

Only Swish

I've always been a sweet and affectionate person especially towards people I care most about. I believe that we should always show the person we love how happy we are that they're in our lives everyday not just on special occasions. So whenever I feel like it I kiss my better half and tell him I love him. So for me Valentine's Day is no different from other days. It's probably all that hype that makes it more romantic and the fact that we always have dinner at a swanky restaurant. Anyhow, during dates I never fail to bring with me a bottle of Swish mouthwash. Their 35 ml. bottle is so handy.

We all know that brushing alone can't kill bacteria and germs that cause bad breath. So we need to gargle with mouthwash after brushing. A quality product of Unilab, Swish is powered by Surefresh Technology that kills bad breath causing bacteria, removes plaque and tartar, and prevents gingivitis and other gum diseases. Swish always leaves my breath smelling fresh all day, everyday. Another reason why I like Swish is that it's alcohol-free so I don't get that painful burning sensation when I gargle and so I'm able to gargle longer. Plus, it's cheaper compared to other brands, so people on a budget will especially like it.

A few days ago I received several bottles of Swish mouthwash for review. I have the Icy Choco Mint (green) and Mangosteen Mint (pink) both in 250 ml. bottles, Icy Choco Mint in 120 ml., 2 bottles of Cinnamon Blast (red) in 35 ml., Mangosteen Mint in 35 ml., and a small, blue bag. I've tried all 3 variants but my favorite is Icy Choco Mint. I absolutely love how it tastes on my mouth (much like my favorite mint-flavored toothpaste). The minty flavor stays and becomes more pronounced as minutes go by. Swish has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SwishPhilippines) that people can visit if they want to know more about the best mouthwash in the market.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Amazing Ways Celebration Bermudagrass Benefits Your Yard

Are you tired of looking at your neighbor's rich green yard with envy? Yard envy is common in suburban towns all over the United States, but there is a solution. While you may think that your yard is undesirable because you lack certain landscaping skills, the true reason for your yard's failing performance could be the type of seed you are planting. Many homeowners that have struggled with maintaining a green, lush yard often find that planting Celebration Bermudagrass can revive their lawns in a spectacular way.


Shade Tolerant Seed

Many grass varieties need a certain amount of sun to thrive. This is one reason why homeowners may struggle to maintain their yards, especially if their yard is surrounded by trees and constantly fighting for sunlight when most of their yard is primarily in the shade. Seeding your yard with a shade tolerant grass is the best solution to this problem.  It should be mentioned, though, that Celebration seed is considered most tolerant for light to moderate shading. Therefore, if your home struggles to attract any sunlight during the peak of the day, you may want to consider a different variety.



Easy Planting Schedule

One reason that homeowners struggle to maintain their grass is that they miss the window of opportunity to seed their yard. Most grass varieties need to be planted in the early spring for the current season or the late fall for the next growing season. In general, seeding a yard in the summer is not ideal because the temperatures are too hot and there isn't enough rain to help the seed germinate. With Celebration grass, this isn't the case. It is a variety of grass that can easily be transplanted in the summer if you forget during the spring or you want to revive a patch of grass that succumbed to poor lawn maintenance.


Drought Tolerance

Are you a homeowner that forgets to water? Or, do you live in an area of the country that has water restrictions during the heat of the summer. If so, you need a drought-tolerant grass. Celebration Bermudagrass is the perfect type of grass for lawns that are thirsty and susceptible to drought.



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Friday, February 21, 2014

Zalora Chic Finds

I love shopping at Zalora. They have a wide selection of products like clothes, accessories, shoes, beauty products, sports items etc. from popular brands that are very affordable. I did my Christmas shopping there but haven't bought anything since then. So I visited the website again and saw some really fabulous items. I'm dying to buy these items and would probably do so this weekend. Here they are:

EZRA
Multi Strap Studded Triple Tour Wrap Watch (P899)


CLN
Shoulder Bag with Stud Details on Both Sides (P2,299)


MANGO Zip Fitted Dress (P2,950)



CLN Coral Co-wallet (P699)

Check out Zalora for more of their awesome stuff and get a 15% OFF voucher code by simply entering ZBAPDs9  upon checkout to avail of the discount. 

Happy shopping!
*Voucher Code discount is not valid on sale items, tech accessories, mobile phones and watches.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Tips to Funeral Home Etiquette

If you are under a certain age, it is likely that funerals are not events that you frequent often. However, these are events that are very serious and your demeanor should reflect the mood of the funeral. It is hard to know how to act at funerals and they can often be very awkward for all of the guests. If you are attending a funeral at a venue like the Pace funeral home, here are some tips of etiquette that you should remember.


Sensitivity to Religious Views


If your friend or loved one was a very religious person, you should ask a family member or research his or her religious customs when it comes to death. If you try and side step a well-known custom, it could be very obvious and possibly offensive to some people. For example, some religions have a certain dress code that is considered customary and polite when you are going to a funeral. Some religions wear white, others wear black, and many do not have a dress code at all. Make sure you find out if this is something you should be worried about.


Demeanor


If in doubt, maintain a solemn demeanor throughout the event. Some people know that their funeral is coming and so they prepare an unorthodox funeral that is full of lighthearted music and jokes, but this is rare. Most of the survivors of the deceased person are going through a very hard time, so any jokes or loud laughing seems impolite and can be very hurtful to these people. It is best to look to the family of the deceased and follow their attitude about the funeral. If everyone is sharing funny stories about your loved one, feel free to chime in, but otherwise, have respect for the deceased’s memory.

It is also considered polite to talk to the family of the deceased and pay your respects. Offer to help with taking down the event or bring by food later. This is a very difficult time for family members so try to be helpful in any way that you can. If you have any questions about an upcoming funeral, you can contact a venue like the Pace funeral home.



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How to Keep Your Car Cool

If you live in a place like Austin that experiences a significant amount of sunshine the majority of the year, then you are probably looking for the best way to keep your car cool. During those frequent sunny days, the sun’s UV rays can quickly elevate your car’s interior temperature to an extremely uncomfortable level, which means that when you get into your car you are probably always dealing with burning hot seats, steering wheel, and seat belt clips as well as oppressively hot air. These kinds of conditions make driving in your car an unbearable, sweaty event. There are a few different options that you could try to make your car more comfortable and cool, but one option that has many benefits over the others is tinting your car windows. If you are looking at different options for maintaining vehicle temperatures or considering having your windows tinted, you can find out more from the professionals on a website like www.windowtintinaustin.com.


Why Choose Tinting?

   
Window tinting offers some unique advantages over other temperature maintenance options. Most commonly, people depend on their car’s air conditioner for cooling down their car. The downside to air conditioning, though, is that it takes a long time for the air coming out of an air conditioner to cool down and, after the air has cooled, it still takes a long time for that air to effectively cool down your entire vehicle. Tinted windows, on the other hand, actually prevent your car from being heated up by the sun’s rays in the first place. This means that your car doesn’t get as hot in the first place so that your air conditioning doesn’t take nearly as long to bring your vehicle to a cool temperature. It also means that you don’t have to keep on the air conditioning to maintain that cool temperature because your tinted windows will block the sun’s rays from reheating the interior temperature of your vehicle. Also, unlike other methods for blocking out the sun’s rays (like windshield sun shades), tinting can be applied to all of your windows instead of just protecting your windshield from letting in heat rays. If you want more information on window tinting for your vehicle, you can visit www.windowtintinaustin.com.



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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Alcohol Rehab Programs Aim for a Lifelong Recovery

Not everyone who likes a few beers is an alcoholic. However, the risks of becoming a full-blown addict are higher when a taste for wine, vodka, brandy, and other drinks has already been developed. Social drinkers can develop an unhealthy drinking habit when sudden, taxing changes in their lives occur. Stressful situations include job loss, the death of a child or other loved one, an unexpected breakup, divorce, the news of a devastating illness, and the inability to cope with retirement. Alcoholics are usually unable to recover on their own. They need medical treatment, which includes alcohol rehab at a treatment and recovery institute. The following information will touch on alcoholism and rehabilitation programs.


Understanding the Disease


Alcoholism is viewed as a treatable disease. It can be cured with the right help. Unfortunately, treatments will only work when alcoholics can admit that they have a serious drinking problem, and that they truly wish to get better. Innovative recovery programs will fail if an addict is pressured. Before long, the signs of alcohol abuse will reappear.


Signs of Alcoholism

Not everyone sneaking a drink is an alcoholic. Some people just had a bad day, and want to forget about it. A problem arises when every day of the week causes anxiety, and the drinking never seems to stop. Signs of alcoholism include the following:

·    Headaches
·    Insomnia or fatigue
·    Anxiety and depression
·    Excessive sweating
·    Loss of appetite
·    Extreme weight gain or loss
·    Jumpiness and irritability
·    Lack of personal hygiene

Alcoholics tend to withdraw from social life because they do not want to get caught. They neglect their responsibilities, are often late, or find excuses not to show up at all.


Treatment and Rehabilitation

Treatment options are suggested after new patients are examined thoroughly. Each situation is different, and programs have to be selected accordingly. For instance, adolescent alcoholics act differently than seniors. That has to be taken into account. Rehabilitation and recovery plans may include the following:

·    Group therapy
·    Focusing and eliminating the cause of the disease
·    Individual treatment sessions
·    Educating and involving the family

Each male and female alcohol rehab participant responds differently to therapeutic programs. Some people react faster to treatment than others. That is one of the reasons why it is impossible to predict how long a recovery will take, and to be patient.



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Housing at WKU: What’s Right for You?

Are you looking for housing at WKU? For most people, it is hard to decide where to start when they are looking for a place to live near WKU. There are a lot of options out there to choose from, so how do you narrow down your choices? Where do you start? Well, there are some important apartment features that you can decide on that will help you narrow down your search field and find something that is right for you. Here are a couple of things that you can think about when you are looking for housing.


Choosing a Price Range

   
Probably the first thing you should decide on when looking for housing is how much you can afford to pay. You don’t want to waste time looking at apartments that you can’t afford, and you definitely don’t want to find a place you love only to realize you could never make the monthly rent payments. For these reasons, you will want to figure out a price range before you start checking out places to live. Figuring out what you can afford to pay on housing can be difficult, but it’s very important that you take the time to look at your budget and necessary expenses to come up with a realistic housing budget that you can afford to pay every month.


Choosing between Privacy and a Roommate


Next, you will also want to decide if you want to share your bedroom with a roommate or if you need a private room. A lot of people share a room with a roommate during college because there are a lot of social benefits to having a roommate. However, many people also choose to live in private rooms. With a private room, you can still have the social benefits of sharing an apartment with other students, but you can also maintain your space and privacy. A private room can be very advantageous for someone who has trouble concentrating and needs privacy and quiet when they are studying and working on school work. Also, with a private room you have a lot more storage space for all your things, which can help you make your new apartment feel comfortable and just like home. You will want to consider which rooming option is better for you when you are looking at what different options for housing at WKU have to offer you.



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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Nail Art Again

I'm totally loving my nails courtesy of Nailaholics in SM Sucat! If I can only change my polish every week, I would do so. But with my busy schedule how can I.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Avenues for Math Teacher Improvement

Being a teacher is hard work. If you teach junior high or high school, you probably have over a hundred students to know and to teach. If you teach elementary, then you have an entire day with the same squirrely kids, and multiple subjects to cover. None of this even mentions the countless other challenges teachers face. One of the most recent ones is the implementation of the Common Core. If you are looking for programs for math teacher improvement that can help you teach this Core, continue reading for some ideas on what to do.


Personal Study


Probably the best thing you can do before going to any training sessions or taking classes is to explore the Core Standards on your own. You can do this online. Read through everything the students have to know at the grade level you are teaching. Read through sample performance tasks, student sample work, and the suggested texts. This will help you to identify where your weakest areas are. It can also help you realize parts of the Core that may be confusing to you. Then you can adjust your learning more directly to your needs.


Use Your Resources


You have many options for information and resources. You can use the Internet, where there are countless forums of teachers and experts you can talk to. These people are willing to share their ideas and methods, and tell you what worked and what didn’t. Your colleagues can do this with you too, of course. And you can also look at classes offered through your district. This is often the easiest direction to go because you can receive stipends or credits more easily through them.


Take a Class


Another option is to take a class on implementing the Common Core Standards. Many classes are offered online, which is great so that you can go at your own pace. Some programs also allow you to self-design the experience, choosing which modules and content strands you want to focus on. If you’re a math teacher looking for math teacher improvement programs, and want to focus on specific things, this is probably the best way to go after you’ve done your own personal study and online research. 



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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Easily Packed Projects When You Live in Temporary Housing

Packing up your life for extended stays in temporary housing in Lubbock, TX, can be tiring. Living out of a suitcase for days or weeks out of the month means that you have to make sacrifices. You can’t always enjoy the comforts of home when you have a weight limit on your suitcase. But making room for a couple items that help you feel comfortable and relaxed is important. Projects or hobbies give you something to do in your downtime, engage your mind, and help you release stresses from work. The feeling of accomplishing something you find personally enjoyable and for which there is no pressure or deadline often comes as a relief. Here are some ideas for easily packed projects.


Stuff You Can Do on a Computer


You already have your laptop with you, so why not utilize it further? As an aspiring author, you can knock out a few thousand words every evening with your favorite word processing software. If you’re really serious about banging out the great American novel, there are different programs available that offer lots of features both amateur and professional authors find very useful in organizing research, character points, and plot items. If it’s the picture that’s worth the thousand words, you can easily indulge in your creative scrapbooking hobby by using digital methods of organizing your photos.

Computerized games are an incredibly popular way to unwind and de-stress. Social media sites give you access to numerous games you can play alone or against online buddies. Some are more mindless than others, so choose your level of intellectual involvement and have at it. Don’t forget the value of having a subscription to an online video streaming site so you can catch up on your favorite movies or television series.


Using Your Hands


If the thought of sitting in front of a computer screen for one more minute is too much to handle, it’s time to get your hands busy. Unfortunately, hobbies that require large pieces of machinery won’t fit into your suitcase, but it might be possible to bring a small portion of a project along with you. Some yarn and a crochet hook or knitting needles don’t take up too much room, especially if your project can be completed in pieces that will be connected later. Other ideas: small whittling or woodworking projects that require a few hand tools; a sketchbook and pencils; a deck of cards; crossword puzzles and Sudoku; mini sewing machine and fabric; a good digital camera or video camera (along with some editing software); books; audio books and jogging shoes; and a cookbook with interesting recipes you’ve always wanted to try (this works best in furnished temporary housing in Lubbock, TX). There’s no reason to waste your time while away on business trips. Hobbies and projects keep your mind engaged and help you relax, which is important for both your mental and your physical health.




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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Difference of Adolescent Rehab

When people think of drug rehab or a treatment facility, they often picture adult treatments. Though there are many adult treatment centers, there are also quite a few out there for younger people. Adolescent rehab can be something that saves your son or daughter. If you have a child who is struggling with drug addiction, they aren’t alone. Don’t hesitate to consider placing them into treatment. You may think that you can handle it on your own or that they will grow out of this phase, but why risk it? Why not give them a chance to change their future? A short stay at a treatment facility can change their life forever. There are differences in treatment when dealing with youth. Here are a few of them.


Education

When youth are sent to treatment, they are still expected to receive their education. The majority of treatment centers include schooling. They have special classes or packets that your child can do in order to stay caught up in school while they are there. This is a common concern for parents, but it is one that is unnecessary.


Willingness

The willingness of your child may make a difference in what type of treatment facility they enter. The majority of adults admit themselves to treatment, but youth are often pushed or prodded by parents. If you talk to your child and they seem fairly willing to go to treatment and do the work, they would probably thrive in a less restrictive facility. If you know that your child is going to resist at every turn, you should probably find a place that has more staff and more training in how to deal with resistance, defiance, and run away incidents. The less willing your child is to participate in treatment, the longer it will take.


Gender Seclusion

You may want to consider whether or not it would be beneficial to have your child in a place with only their gender. Some kids would do just fine going to group therapy with both boys and girls, but many would be more comfortable in a same-sex facility. There are many different  adolescent rehab facilities that will have different programs, including different ideas on the benefits or drawbacks of gender seclusion.





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