Sunday, April 29, 2012

There is Hope In A Bottle

Oh it's not just another purified bottled water, it's Hope in a Bottle, and more!

There's this new advertisement that's been creating a buzz in the entertainment industry and also spreading on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc. a charitable campaign if you look closely on it's intention.

Hope in a Bottle is a product created by Friends of Hope Inc. which was led by Ms. Nanette Medved, an actress, and Mr. Ricky Gomez, a former Big Boss at San Miguel Corp. initiated this campaign Project: Hope,  that helps in building more classrooms in public schools nationwide. Hope in a Bottle is a purified bottled water in 500ml size, toll-packed by San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corp. and can be purchased at the following selected stores or establishments:










(Ultra Mega Whole Sale &Retail Mart, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Jamba Juice, Rustan Supercenters, Inc., Rustan’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Mini Stop, Robinson’s Supermarket.)

This advocacy spreads easily across the country because of these famous celebrities who endorsed Hope in Bottle for love. studied in a public school yet successful in their chosen field. 'Dahil mahusay ang laking public school'

King of Talk Mr. Boy Abunda
(Borongan Pilot Elementary School)


Talented Actor Jericho Rosales
(Esteban Abada Elementary School, Ma)


Winnie Monsod
(Juan Luna/Legarda Elementary School, Manila)


A great actress Bea Alonzo
(Ususan Elementary School, Taguig)

When I first saw the advertisement on the television, I said to myself  "at least there are still a group of kindhearted people, very willing to help the needy ones, and not just wait for the government to take action" I'm loving Hope in a Bottle's mission and would pledge to support it anyway I can.

So how does Hope in a Bottle works?


The 100% profit derived from the sales after manufacturing expenses will be for the building of public school classrooms in the country. This would be a great help knowing we have shortages of classrooms nationwide. 

Who suffers most when going to school and not comfortable studying on gyms or under the sun on quadrangles and hallways - the students. If Friends of Hope Inc. advocacy and millions of Filipinos would joined forces in supporting Hope in a Bottle, then for sure it will be a successful one. And students will be comfortable in their studies knowing they have a roof on top of them with proper classroom paraphernalia like black board, book shelf, arm chairs and a teacher's table in font of them. A classroom costs P500,000 - P600,000 to build one, and there is a need for more than hundreds of it nationwide. So let's start now, get up, go to your nearest store where there's Hope in a Bottle and help Friends of Hope make this mission come true and for sure no one will regret buying a cause-oriented product. drink hope, give hope

for the price of P12.90 per bottle, you can help build classrooms
(taken at Super8 Ortigas Avenue Pasig branch)


my son Tristan spotted my Hope in a Bottle
(thanks to Ms. Sandy (Friends of Hope) for sharing this Hope Spotted icon)



well this is me, HOPE SPOTTED

This is not the last photo of HOPE SPOTTED here. I would be glad to add your photos with Hope in a Bottle here on my blog and let people know you support an advocacy that would change our future. 

Like their page on Facebook :  http://www.facebook.com/HopeInABottle
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/HopeInABottle

Email me your photos and expect it to be here soonest time possible. Help spread the news. Please.


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Feel & Smell Closer to Winning TSWL's $25 S.V. Soaps GC - Worldwide


My awesome buddy, To Sew With Love is having a giveaway where one of you could win a 

$25 Gift Certificate to SV Soaps
V. Soaps offers luxurious handmade spa quality gourmet soaps that looks as heavenly as it smells. Your skin will thank you for pampering yourself with these fabulous handmade products.


This giveaway is open worldwide, 18+. For a chance to win, enter below. When filling up the Rafflecopter form please don't forget to mention whazz bloggin you and me on the name of the blog where you enter from (a little bird told you).

Online Shoppers- My $100 Worldwide Treat



I teamed up with To Sew With Love to bring you this giveaway in celebration of their 5K Facebook fans. And to celebrate this milestone, they are giving away one (1) 
$100 Paypal cash prize!






This giveaway is open worldwide. You should be 18+ and should have a paypal account. To enter, just fill up the Rafflecopter form below.
Make sure though to complete the entry you have entered for. If the entry is mandatory, do it or else all of your other entries will be void. 
You don't even jave to finish everything in just one sitting. You can go back as the Rafflecopter form will show you where you stopped the last time you used it.

This giveaway will end on May 10, 11:59 PM EST.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The First Philippine Popular Music Festival

All music enthusiasts especially those who love to compose songs but are not yet out in the open. This is for you!

photo taken from www.philpop.com.ph



Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, one of the most famous songwriters in our country and is the Festival's Executive Director, orchestrated this event together with big companies like Meralco, PLDT, Smart , Sun, Maynilad, TV5 and PICC.



The Philpop Music Festival is a songwriting competition for all amateur and professional composers who are Filipinos or of a Filipino descent currently residing in the Philippines. This will give a great opportunity for composers and singers because the chosen winner will be receiving a prize of 1M.

This PhilPop Music Festival also aims to revive the Philippines music industry, which is the main desire of Overall Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan and Organizing Committee Chairman Ricky Vargas

The contest ends on May 10, 2012, so hurry up, gathers those pens and tease your brains, you might be the first winner of PhilPop Music Festival and take home the 1Million Grand Prize.

Here's the link for more details and to join as well.



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Monday, April 23, 2012

My ZALORA Wishlist

Having to choose from a wide variety of selection at Zalora.com.ph is an overwhelming experience for a woman like me who used to shop here and there, anytime, when I was still single. Now I'm a mom of two kids and shopping for myself is the least of my priorities.  Thanks to Nuffnang Philippines and Zalora for this wonderful campaign of My Zalora Wishlist.

This contest runs from April 23 to May 23, 2012. Just in time for my birthday on May 29th and hopefully the items I have chosen for my wishlist would be granted.

Here are My Zalora Wishlists:

Size: Medium

I like this blouse because it's a V-neck and the wrap-around makes one slimmer.

Size: Secret( to be disclosed if chosen as a winner)

Hang Ten shorts fit me well. I love wearing shorts.

Size: M

I think this one is pretty cute, I hope it would fit me. I never worn a jumpsuit before, hope this one is destined to be mine.

Size: 7 (PH)

I always wanted to wear boots but I never bought one. This is such a beauty for me and perfect for the shorts that I picked.


Well, I like bags but I just chose a simple yet cheaper one. I love Kipling but it's too much for my wishlist.

That's it. My Zalora Wishlist and advance birthday wish as well.

Please do register at http://www.zalora.com.ph to get your free Php250 voucher.
Happy Shopping!




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Proceed to this link to join and be one of the first to have a boost in your site.  http://lalaydenso.polldaddy.com/s/to-sew-with-love-5k-celebration-giveaway-event


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

From Peace of Mind to World Peace

If you let your life live each quote a day, result is Peace of mind. Why not live it for a hundred days times a hundred more, maybe we could have world peace?



These quotations were made by heart, experience and influenced by the people surrounding me. The situation at times would seem hard to comprehend especially the people involved in it, if you just let me guide you through this piece of writing and apply it to yourself and to every kind of situation you encounter, it could give you a fulfilment and happiness you have never felt before. This applies to all; man and woman, husband and wife, father and mother, family, relatives, friends, children, colleague, even acquaintances, president or any politician, model, chef, actor and actress, driver, soldier, OFWs, accountant, cashier, bell boy, manager, student, employee, news reporter, celebrities like Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Donald Trump, Paris Hilton, philanthropists Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, singers Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Usher, Justin Bieber and Kanye West, Charice, Gary V., super kind hearted Celine Dion… who else?…That was really a lot to mention, but what matters most is, YOU.

I am not an expert in life but seeing and observing things that I encountered and watched everyday makes me think things out of the box. ‘What if’s’ are my basis, sometimes they help me clear my mind from unwanted thoughts thus giving me peace of mind. 



My mind sometimes would want to explode with ideas, different ideas for every situation. I told myself, ‘why not put it in writing’, so that I can share with everybody what’s on my mind and hopefully would help them in some ways to get through a day in their life.

So here goes to living a quote a day…. for 15 days

1st day

It doesn’t have to be YOU in order for you to understand the situation, by just imagining yourself in that person’s shoes, you’ll know. Observe. Analyze. Care.

2nd day

You don’t wait for someone to leave you forever to realize their worth. The prevention of feeling hurt and having regrets of not doing anything for them is doing the unimaginable, unthinkable and impossible, so one would not take the stage of stepping into hopelessness and worthlessness.

3rd day

If someone says mean and hurtful things to you, you don’t talk back and do the same, instead keep quiet. It can be your weapon and win life’s battles. Humility does not place you into being a coward but bravery in understanding that not every argument both parties should participate.

4th day

Imagining things you wanted in life would help you through the day. The feeling of hope makes a person regain youthfulness in mind and heart. Having to smile in the hope of achieving your dreams one day is one way to boost your spirit and do things in a different but effective way.

5th day

Leaders become leaders because they understand that one has to guide someone to achieve a specific goal, and being a good follower is just one step to it.

6th day

A child’s temper at times are uncontrollable because they cannot express fully what they wanted to achieve, they easily get frustrated, but they don’t deserve to be spanked or be hurt for them to know what they’re doing is not right, instead, set an example of a situation, compare them to their favourite cartoon character and explain carefully what to do and not to do when things go wrong. They would probably think of it as their basis when another frustration gets in their way.

7th day

Asking a question to a person you just met or asking for a direction of a place, for example, does not make you less smart but makes you smarter because you didn’t just gain a piece of knowledge but it also made your goal less complicated to achieve.

8th day

Someone, probably you, has to step back when people are trying to go on one direction, it would help you think better and realized that there are easier ways to get there, and when you decide to move a step towards that direction you’ll be surprise you’re already ahead of them because you have a broader knowledge. Take your time and think.

9th day

If there is one goal you intend to reach the most, you would climb that pyramid no matter what it takes, because you have will power and desire to fulfil a dream. Don’t let small things bother you instead re-route direction; you would end up with that goal any ways.

10th day

When people keep on hurting you emotionally, you think first why they’re doing it, evaluate the situation, maybe you’ve done wrong or hurtful things to him. Confront him, don’t be afraid, it’s better to know the reason behind their action straight from the concerned person’s mouth, not just through other people it may not be accurate at all and will make things worse.

11th day

Being religious or able to know every detail in the Bible, doesn’t make one a saint, it takes a pure heart, a good deed and a good thought to be considered one.

12th day

Unconditional love still exists. Practice it.

13th day

If you don’t feel good about yourself, don’t expect people to appreciate and feel good about you. Remember that it all starts with you and you alone. 

14th day

Don’t let simple things bother you. It may ruin your day, and worse, others. Then you’ll realize, it’s not worth it.

15th day

Every time you didn’t appreciate a loved one’s effort of making you happy, makes them realize if you appreciate them at all. A simple kiss or just a thank you note, if you can’t really say or express it, would make their day a brighter one.

photo c/o www.proconlist.com



There you go my beloved readers. I hope I had shed some enlightenment in you and made you contemplate on things that relate to you.

I probably add some in the future, maybe for another 15 days. 

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Buy Eyeglasses Online: Vision & Fashion the Frugal Way

A month ago, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) published a piece of news about purchasing eyeglasses online; a month later, this news has already been commented on by thousands of people. With the rise of purchasing eyeglasses online, more and more eyeglass wearers have begun to focus their attention on it. However, with regards to buying eyewear online, some support it while others still have doubts about it. What has turned numerous eyeglass wearers from traditional brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores to online ones? Firmoo's slogan tells you everything: Vision and Fashion the Frugal Way.
Most eyeglasses wearers have purchased eyeglasses at traditional eyeglass stores. Nevertheless, due to the limited styles and unaffordable prices, consumers have had to regard eyeglasses as a medical tool used to correct vision instead of a fashion accessory. But now, with the emergence of online eyeglass shopping, we can get fashionable eyeglasses at reasonable prices. Among the many online eyeglass stores, Firmoo, which combines fashion and economy, is undoubtedly the most outstanding one.

As we all know, we usually have to spend hundreds of dollars on a pair of glasses at brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores. Yet, you can get the same pair of glasses from online eyeglass stores at a fraction of the price. For this reason, buying glasses online is, so to speak, quite an economical way to get eyeglasses. Among the numerous online optical stores, Firmoo is the most economic one. Customers can usually get their beloved glasses at a price that is up to 90% lower than that in brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores. Furthermore, new customers can even get their first pair for FREE there. Some people may doubt the quality, safety, durability, etc. of eyeglasses purchased online, but there is no need to worry when purchasing from Firmoo. Firstly, all glasses provided by Firmoo are carefully manufactured by skilled workers and are strictly inspected by professional opticians before shipment, thus ensuring the quality and safety of glasses; secondly, Firmoo has developed a try-on tool for customers to try their beloved eyeglasses on so as to see how they look on them; thirdly, Firmoo has a customer service team that has always been committed to offering their valued customers the best service; lastly, all glasses available at Firmoo are provided by their affiliated factory, which is why they can offer eyeglasses at such a low price.
"We have dozens of affiliated eyeglasses factories which enable us to provide our customers with the most affordable eyeglasses around because there are no middlemen in between. Meanwhile, we have devoted ourselves to providing our valued customers with fashionable and aesthetic eyeglasses," said Patrick Li, Firmoo's CEO.
Compared with purchasing eyeglasses at brick-and-mortar eyeglass stores, purchasing eyeglasses online is not only more economical but also enables customers to select from more fashion elements. This is due to Firmoo meticulously picking several hundred classic styles from thousands of eyeglass models.
Firmoo CEO Patrick Li also added, "Our team has selected hundreds of classical and fashionable styles in order to save time for our customers when they are picking eyeglasses."
So what do online eyeglass stores bring to us? We believe the answer is fashion and frugality.
For more details about how to get fashionable and economical glasses from Firmoo, please visit: http://www.firmoo.com/
If you want to get free glasses from Firmoo, please visit: http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html
This article was republished from http://www.firmoo.com/z/bloggers-activity.html  Anyone who republished the article above will win a chance to get free eyewear plus free shipping from Firmoo.
You can also get free eyewear plus free shipping by writing reviews, more details fromhttp://www.firmoo.com/free-bloggers.html

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Sulit's New iPad and Honda City 2012 Promo: Part 1

This is good news to all Sulititzens out there.  Sulit.com.ph is giving away a New iPad and a brand new 2012 Honda City.



There will be 6 units of new iPad which will be given away to lucky entrants and on the Grand Draw on September 2012, one will be declared the winner of a new 2012 Honda City.

To qualify for the promo, one must be a Sulit.com.ph member and the rest of the instructions to enter will be as easy as 1-2-3.

you will receive this after sharing it on your FB timeline


For complete details of the promo please proceed to this link.

Remember to share the Sulit ano Hanap mo tv commercial on you Facebook Timeline every hour for more chances of winning.

Below is the schedule of draw dates:

Promo Duration:
April 13 – May 30, 2012
Draw Dates:
April 23, 2012 – 1st draw (1 winner of New iPad)
April 30, 2012 – 2nd draw (1 winner of New iPad)
May 7, 2012 - 3rd draw (1 winner of New iPad)
May 14, 2012 - 4th draw (1 winner of New iPad)
May 21, 2012 - 5th draw (1 winner of New iPad)
May 31, 2012 - 6th draw (1 winner of New iPad)



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PLDT myDSL & Nuffnang bring you The Avengers

The much-awaited movie this summer is coming to your big screen on April 26th. PLDT myDSL & Nuffnang Philippines, Asia-Pacific's first blog advertising community, are inviting Nuffnangers for the exclusive screening of THE AVENGERS 2012 movie on April 26, Thurday at 8:30PM in Shangri-La Cineplex.


Photo credit: www.theavengers2012-movie.com

"When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.” - The Avengers 2012 movie

The new PLDT myDSL's Anna Banana commercial has become a viral sensation on Youtube and still gaining more hits. I love their concept of speed that makes the love and support of a mother possible.  It never stopped her from viewing his son's love confession on his crush Anna Banana repeatedly, and it really made him so happy when it reached  a hundred likes. Indeed, the strongest connections are at home.

Here are the videos of the commercial Anna Banana:

Anna Banana Commercial
(http://youtu.be/uQmhT5zqvcI)
Anna Banana Original Song
(http://youtu.be/0OcOiT_cmJ0)
Anna Banana Thank You Video
(http://youtu.be/lm6UTRb6hm0)
Another good news from PLDT myDSL for their subscribers and subscribers-to-be.  The PLDT myDSL Plan 1299 is now upgraded to 1MB from the previous 768kb. Isn't it fun and a really good news for loyal subscribers?

For subscribers of Plan 990, upgrade your subscription to plan 1299 by simply adding P300 to your monthly bill. For more information please go to www.pldtmydsl.com





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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Deli-shoots: Sauteed Crispy Pork in Lemon Chicken Sauce

Weird dish huh?!  That's what I've come up with what's left in the fridge. I bought Lee Kum Kee Lemon Chicken Sauce last week hoping to cook some. Unfortunately, no more chicken in the freezer. So here you go, it's sweet, it's lemony and perfect at the same time! (",)

Just follow these step by step cooking procedure.

You need 1/4 kilo of country style pork then cut it into cubes. Mix it with a pinch of rock salt, black ground pepper, sprinkle some dried chopped basil leaves. Use your clean hand to mix it so you will know if spices have been equally distributed. Pour it n the breading powder and fry until golden brown. Set aside.




Saute 3 pieces of chopped garlic, 1 medium sliced red onion, 1 medium sliced tomato in a tablespoon of oil.


Then cut 1 big potato and 1 big carrot to into strips. Let it stay for a few minutes until tender enough to bite.


After the veggies are cooked, put the fried pork. Saute. Saute. Saute



Add some salt and cayenne pepper.



 Then add the Lee Kum Kee Sauce for Lemon Chicken.



 Saute. Saute Saute.

in a glaze

Add 1/4 cup butter to add up more glaze texture and it would also control the strong lemony taste of the sauce.

l
yummy looking already!

Here's the finished product. Enjoy while it's still hot.


 Serve it as a rice topping.

It's nice eating a dish like this using chopsticks. It will make you crave for more. (",)

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

q0q0's 3rd Give-away

q0q0 is currently having her 3rd give-away for followers of q00q00's blog. This contest started March 31 and will end on April 15th.


There will be only one Lucky winner who will receive the following prizes:

Sexylook Hello Kitty Hyaluronic Acid Whitening and Moisturising Mask 5pcs
Tonymoly Fruit Princess Gloss - Plum
Essence Quattro Eyeshadow - Oh So Cute
Essence Black Mania Mascara
Essence Nail Polish - Ultimate Pink
ELF Cream Eyeliner - Golden
ELF Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil - Boldly Bronzed
ELF Essential All Over Cover Stick - Spice

For more details on how to join please click this link http://q00q00.blogspot.com/2012/03/q0q0s-3rd-giveaway.html to enter. 

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Win an Airbus Flight for You and 302 of your Facebook Friends

The buzz starts now on AirAsia X flying you and up to 302 of your Facebook friends to Kuala Lumpur for three (3) days with hotel accommodations for free.



Simply like AirAsia Australia Facebook page and click on the AirAsia Friendsy Apps. Start adding up ONLY your Facebook friends on the exclusive Airbus A330 seats flying return from Sydney, Australia with 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.



Contest starts today and ends at 11:59 AEST of June 5th 2012.  The lucky winner will be selected randomly through electronic raffling by an external legal team and will be announced at noon the following day.

The Lucky Winner and his/her 302 Facebook friends should be eligible to travel complete with passport and visa.  If any of your family members and friends you wanted to include in the flight but don't have an FB account, tell them to create an account now so you can fill up your Airbus A330 seat plan.

For more details please visit this source:
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/an-airbus-of-your-own-airasia-x-offers-private-flight-prize-20120410-1wmfy.html

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Summer is Definitely More Fun with NIVEA SUN! My Top Summer Wonder is the Tinuy-an Falls

It's really hot and fun in the Philippines at the same time. It is a must to go out on a vacation to your preferred summer destination.



Personally, I chose the Tinuy-an Falls to be included in the 7 Summer Wonders of the Philippines. Obviously I haven't been there, but I would really love to be there someday with my family. 

Tinuy-an Falls (inset: me)
photo taken from google search

This beauty is undoubtedly an amazing creation of mother nature. The little Niagara-like summer spot is located in Barangay Burboanan, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. Looking at it even if it's a very long trip from Manila, you may say it's worth the traveling.

Join now the Nivea Philippines 7 Summer Wonders contest on Facebook and you could win Nivea Sun products, a Charina Sarte swimwear, Sony Walkman or a Trip for Two to the Ultimate Summer Wonder. Promo ends April 15, 2012.



Disclaimer:
“Join the on-going Nivea Philippines 7 Summer Wonders contest on FB and get a chance to win NIVEA Sun gift packs, Charina Sarte swimwear, SONY products or a trip for 2 to the Ultimate Summer Wonder! Just clickhttp://www.facebook.com/NIVEAPhilippines/app_180716052039522 to join and vote now!”


Happy Summer!

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