Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Elken's Amazing Products are Now in the Philippines


“Have a Total Lifestyle Transformation in Elken Way, Now in the Philippines”

After a year ago of arrival in the Philippines, the newest leading Malaysian direct selling company Elken has continuously roll-out its goal - to provide world-class quality products with holistic approach in health, beauty, well-being, and business opportunities not just for Asian country citizens but now specifically to all Filipinos.

“We want to let Filipinos know that we are here to unify them in our common cause to enrich lives together by making a positive difference in people’s lives through the wonders of Elken products. We are looking after the stories on how Elken products change people’s lives,” said David Wong, General Manager of Elken International Philippines, Co. Ltd., during their maiden bloggers conference last November 29.



True to its philosophy “Builds you to Building Others”, Elken started its humble beginning in 1995 from a space that measured less than 25,000 square feet sharing the vision to enrich lives by nurturing and empowering people to create opportunities of a positive life transformation. From then, Elken expanded with over 500 unique wellness offerings in cosmetics, personal care, wellness, food and beverage, and home care and over 1.8 billion audience across 11 Asian countries, which include Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan and now Philippines. 



Wong also shared that total wellness should begin with comprehensive nutrition that can be found with Elken’s four interesting product line-up to its portfolio for Filipinos. 


Starting with its top-selling flagship Elken Spirulina – it is a complete food with 46 essential nutrients in a balanced proportion in line with the human body’s requirements, a chewable source of cholesterol-free protein, and a natural alkaline tablet that contains rich concentrated natural pigments of chlorophyll, beta carotene, xanthophyll, and phycocyanin that helps control the growth of abnormal cells.


Proved that beautiful skin starts from within, Elken’s El Marino Blanc is one of the most prized youth elixirs that helps restore younger-looking skin. It is an enhanced collagen powdered drink formulated to protect the skin from ageing, maintain the skin’s natural system to protect against external elements, and boost immune system which is a combination of Red Orange complex, Viqua Active with ADS Nano Delivery and Collative active. 


Solution to coffee-lover Filipinos who are also maintaining healthy lifestyle, Elken has ElCafĂ© - a premium quality 5-in-1 coffee with Ginseng and Gingko Biloba extract made from the finest of Arabica and Robusta coffee powder and non-dairy creamer that surely enchants Filipinos by its rich aroma, and giving them extra energy to cope up their daily work routines anytime every day.


Lastly, Elken’s FujitaLactose-S is a powdered drink that contains probiotics with 1 billion Bifidus bacteria as well as prebiotics such as oligosaccharides that helps the body from indigestion, improves bowel movement, detoxify the body, and prevent toxin reabsorption.

All of these Elken high quality products that are being offered to Filipinos are guaranteed low-cost and within the reach of all type of communities that Philippines have.



Elken is also known not only on product efficacy, but also on the compensation plan that has been giving opportunities to a lot of people to build own businesses that will also help to build others to improve lives in meaningful ways.

More than just products and business opportunity, Elken helps people create a sense of belonging to people by nurturing unity and trust while reaching out people to working together to turn their dreams into reality through the Elken way.

Aside from solid and stable reputation in the multi-national marketing industry worldwide, Elken has been in the market for 20 years, and has offices in 30 cities, and yet keeps on expanding the business exponentially to maintain its pipeline in continuously creating a big difference in the society especially to the Philippine market.

To know more about Elken Philippines, please visit www.ph.elkenglobal.com or watch them on YouTube via iElken Global channel (https://goo.gl/QZSBci). You may like their Facebook page via www.facebook.com/Elken.Philippines to get latest updates.

For immediate inquiries, please contact (02) 535 22 66 or 0917 5110176 to get in touch directly.





xxx

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SUPER 50% Rebate with TravelBook.ph

For a limited time, get back as much as half of what you paid for.



Typical reward programs would give you at least one to five percent rebate only, but with TravelBook.ph’s special promo for the holiday season, we will be offering an astounding 50% rebate

Yes, that means you get back half of what you spend! This is TravelBook.ph’s biggest and most ambitious giveaway to date, and you only have from November 21 to 27, 2016 to avail of it.

Just imagine how much you’re getting with this promo: If you book a hotel worth PHP 2,000.00 you automatically get PHP 1,000.00 back in reward points. With this, you can already book a room worth PHP 1,000.00 for free or use it to further lower the prices of your future bookings. Take advantage of this weeklong promo, especially for the holiday season when staycations and out of town trips are trendy!




This is just the start of our six-week long holiday promo to say thank you to our loyal customers. Check back on www.travelbook.ph and www.facebook.com/TravelBook.ph every week to learn about the latest special deal that we will be giving away!


Book your hotels now at www.travelbook.ph and earn big reward points!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Where To At - Ilocos Norte

Escape the metro and the traffic blues, get yourself a time out from a stressful city.


TravelBook.ph will guide and help you get the best hotel for your staycation.

Here are some of the hotels to choose from:

Pamulinawen Hotel  (click on the images to visit the website)


Photo taken from Pamulinawen Hotel website


Features of Pamulinawen Hotel


Casa Consuelo Island Reef

photo from TravelBook



About Casa Consuelo Island Reef

Laoag Renzo Hotel


photo from TravelBook


Reviews of Laoag Renzo Hotel

There are still a lot to choose from #Travelbook. Simply click on this link, create an account and start booking your destination.


Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Situated on the northwest corner of Luzon, Ilocos Norte is a vacation hotspot because of its impressive shoreline and marvelous terrains. Both the old and new clash and blend in this progressive province as historic structures proudly stand among the developed areas. Ilocos Norte is also famous for being the home province of Ferdinand Marcos, the longest-serving president of the Philippines.

Visitors to Ilocos Norte and drawn to the municipality of Pagudpod because of its dazzling white sand and shimmering blue waters. The beaches in the town are the perfect destinations for those who want to relax or try fun activities under the sun. Swimming, boating, island hopping, diving, or lounging by the sea are just some of the nice things to do around the shores.

But a discussion about Ilocos Norte won't be complete without its famed windmills. The iconic and huge wind turbines in Bangui Wind Farm are the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. They are powered by the strong winds coming from the West Philippine Sea. Aside from being one of the most unique tourist spots in the country, it is also an important source of power for the whole Ilocos Region.

The beautiful Paoay Church or Saint Augustine Church is perhaps the most-visited religious site in the province. Built in 1710, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and declared as a National Cultural Treasure by the government. It attracts pilgrims all over the country and remains one of the most important creations of Philippine Baroque architecture.

How to get to Ilocos Norte

By Air
Air travel is the quickest and most efficient way of getting to Ilocos Norte, but it is also the costliest. Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines offer one-hour flights from Manila Domestic Airport to Laoag Airport.

By Land
Traveling by bus is longer but more economical. The trip takes about 10 to 12 hours via bus lines like Florida and Partas, so it's best to pick a comfortable seat and bring essentials like food, water, and a travel pillow for the long haul.

Driving to Ilocos Norte cuts the 10 to 12-hour trip to nine hours if you take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway.


How to Get Around
By Jeep
The jeepney is the cheapest mode of transportation and is highly recommended if you want to commute like a local in Ilocos Norte.

By Tricycle
For tourists, tricycles are the most popular means of getting around, especially when trying to get to the remote areas.

More of Ilocos Norte relaxation getaway at Travelbook.ph.

Did I mention an up to Php5,000 discount on your hotel bookings? Go! Explore Travelbook's cheaper deals.

#Travelbook #Travelbookph
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, if clicked and used for booking will receive an incentive.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

TravelBookPH First Blogger Affiliate Get Together Event At The Legend Villas


The first ever TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Get Together has been a huge success! From the event proper to The Legend Villas Hotel Tour, and Buffet Lunch of Lola Maria Restaurant, TravelBook.ph’s Blogger Affiliates surely enjoyed the rest of the day!

True to its word, with the event’s fun and interactive contests, games, raffles, and networking opportunities, the blogger affiliates together with TravelBook’s Business Development Team had a great and exciting day to remember.

The Legend Villas toured the blogger affiliates around the hotel to check their elegant Function Rooms, and different hotel room types.

TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliates in action as The Legend Villas Staff toured them around the place





Buffet Lunch at Datu Room by Lola Maria Restaurant


Here are some of the experiences of some of our Blogger Affiliates who attended the Get Together at The Legend Villas:
“The event was fun and at the same time informative. I was able to get to know other bloggers through the different fun activities and gained more information about TravelBook.ph, its Blogger Affiliate Program and about The Legend Villas as well.” – Carl Dizon, www.runtraveldiscover.com
“Yesterday was a milestone for me as a blogger. For twenty-two months, my introverted self was alone in "my blogging world". Finally, I found the courage to go out there and meet like-minded people (who turned out to be really nice, by the way). Thank you TravelBook Philippines and The Legend Villas and to all other sponsors for my first ever official blogger event!” – Katrina Singson, www.mommykay.com
"One of the most interactive and fun Bloggers Affiliate events I had attended. A simple forgetting other stuff in blogging and just enjoy the laughter and fun during the event. Everyone is accommodating. Looking forward for a more fun and exciting events, and to be part of TravelBook Blogger Getaways. Kudos to the Team!" – Leomy Sanchez, leomyc.blogspot.com
Merci Beaucoup to TravelBookPH Get Together. A day of journey full of fun, games, prizes, learning, warmth, and sumptuous feast. Cheers! Till the next journey!” – Ma. Victoria Cruz, www.pilipinason-line.blogspot.com

 “Travelbook.ph Affiliate Get Together has been a delight! Meeting and interacting with the other affiliates was fun. Awesome venue as well, very warm welcome, accommodating TravelBook.ph Ladies, always wearing their smiles!” – Rey Esteves, www.boyraket2.blogspot.com




Blogger Affiliates with “Paint Me A Picture” Game!





TravelBook.ph is the fastest growing Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the Philippines which boasts more than 2,700 hotel listings all over the country. If you are a blogger and you want to earn more with your blog and attend exclusive events, trainings, seminars, and blogger getaways to different Philippine destinations, please sign up at affiliate.travelbook.ph.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Travelbook Philippines Get Together at The Legend Villas

TravelBook.ph’s Affiliate Program started last June 2016 with the primary objective of giving its blogger affiliates the opportunity to earn commission through confirmed bookings with the use of different promotional materials on their websites.

Now, with a growing number of 800++ members, the program continues to widen its network of blogger affiliates across the country with various initiatives such as Blogger Getaways, staycations, online blogger contests, trainings and seminars.


Over the past months, TravelBook.ph Blogger Affiliate Program continues to support its promise to not just help bloggers earn, but to bring them to different Philippine destinations such as our latest Blogger Getaway in Caramoan wherein 15 bloggers joined us for four (4) days of fun and adventure. We also make sure that our Blogger Affiliates are recognized and are learning as well, as we launched our Monthly Top Affiliate starting last September and our bi-weekly trainings and seminars.

As part of the series of events, TravelBook.ph will launch its first ever Blogger Affiliate Get-Together at the The Legend Villas in Pioneer, Mandaluyong on October 29, 2016. Expect a day full of networking
opportunities, surprises, games, and fun! A short Hotel Tour around The Legend Villas followed by a festive buffet lunch at Lola Maria Restaurant will also be part of the program.

x

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Future of Sleep is Here... Now!


Everyone deserves a good sleep after a hard day's work! Even a stay-at-home-mom who never gets tired of taking care of her children and doing house chores also needs a comfy and relaxing bed in the morning, afternoon and evening. That's whenever I get free time, I sneak out to take a nap.

A good sleeping mattress and huggable pillows are my companions for having good dreams. Ohh! This post makes me want to sleep now! (",)

How can Uratex change your sleeping problems? Find out why Uratex is the Future of Sleep.. read for more deets...



“Sleep Revolution” by Uratex is the “Future of Sleep”


We live in a time where we can function 24/7 if we have to. But with this increased productivity, some essential activities are sacrificed, foremost of which is sleep. We take the simple pleasure of a good, superior sleep for granted.

We need to have adequate sleep, that much can’t be emphasized enough. Sleep loss can have drastic effects on a healthy lifestyle; it will have an impact on your heart, weight, mind and well-being. Insufficient sleep will lead to serious, long-term health problems, such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity and rational thinking.

But through the untiring efforts of Uratex, a large number of Filipino families and individuals now sleep better. Because of these innovations, we have become healthier, more productive and energized during the day.

Nothing understands this fundamental need for better sleep than Uratex. As the undisputed “Sleep Specialist,” Uratex continues to innovate and revolutionize the way it gives a superior sleeping experience to Filipinos through its latest collection, the Sleep Revolution.

“With Uratex, you get the best sleep. Everyone at our company takes great pride in making sure that each mattress we manufacture delivers superior comfort and support to improve your quality of sleep. Today, we will offer innovative products that will deliver on this promise,” says Cherry Wong-Tan, Marketing Director of Uratex.

The Sleep Revolution

The Sleep Revolution is the future of sleep. The new collection focuses on Premium Touch Romance, Senso Memory Ultima Plus, Orthocare Biorytmic and Perfect Serenity Aura Fresh. It not only gives better sleep but also responds to specific needs of different sleep problems Filipinos usually encounter.



Keeping the flames of love alive doesn’t have to stop after a long, hard day. The Premium Touch Romance is all about inspiring passion and desire for you and your significant other. The secret lies on its mattress ticking infused with the essences of ginseng, ylang-ylang and cinnamon, giving it a sweet and spiced romantic ambiance. Its unique perfume micro-capsules have a long-lasting effect to inspire a more intimate bond for couples. Crafted with Smart Reflex® Pocket Spring System that intelligently isolates body movement for an undisturbed sleep. Additionally, its combines the best of both worlds: Natural latex and Senso Memory foam for a superior sleep experience.



The Orthocare Biorytmic mattress uses advanced sleep technology using rejuvenating minerals responsible for restoring energy and regulating the body’s biorhythm. As you sleep, it helps reduce stress and provides better balance and concentration. For outstanding pressure relief and back support, it is coupled with Orthofirm® foam for a firm comfort feel all night long.




For a refreshingly cool sleep, look no further! The Senso Memory Ultima Plus is specially designed with a cooling technology that helps you fall asleep faster. What sets it apart from others is that its memory foam is blended with Hydragel® beads that absorb heat. Wrapped with Cooler® knit fabric, it provides an enhanced cooling effect and has been proven to lower body temperature by up to 2°C. Furthermore, its plush comfort layers delicately adjust to your body’s movements while you sleep, relieving you from painful pressure points.




Always worried about odors in your bed? The Perfect Serenity Aura Fresh is the solution to your problem. This innovative mattress has odor-repelling qualities that offer a fresh, clean sleeping environment. For long-lasting odor-free protection, its cover is formulated with complex compounds that effectively eliminate all unwanted odors from the body so your mattress smells fresh while you sleep. It features a convoluted high-resilient foam with an egg crate design that allows air to flow freely. Balancing the body’s biorhythm is essential as it improves your intra-body communication and promotes your overall well-being.

Uratex Innovative Pillows

Uratex Premium also offers innovative pillows equipped with the same sleep technologies to complement these mattresses.The cores of Perfect Serenity Aura Fresh, Orthocare Biorytmic and Premium Touch Romance pillows are made of supersoft molded foam built for plush comfort while the Senso Memory Ultima Plus pillow’s core is made of Senso Memory foam withHydragel® beads. Both mattresses and pillows are treated with Sanitized® that effectively protect against growth of bacteria, odor, mildew and dust mites.

Our Sleeping Solutions Partner

The latest Uratex Premium Mattress Collections are available at Our Home. Our Home is the country’s top lifestyle furniture store chain; with 24 stores in major SM malls nationwide. The company’s philosophy has remained consistent — to provide customers with trendy, chic and affordable luxury furniture as well as superb service. Our Home offers a wide array of contemporary furniture, decor and home accessories that are of high quality at affordable prices.

Our Mission and Vision

“Since we were founded in 1968, our Mission remains the same: To be the customer’s choice, with products and services that can be relied upon and depended on. Our Vision is also unwavering: We intend to satisfy customers through quality products that are competitively priced, delivered on time, and developed through close coordination with our customers. As our founder, Robert G. Cheng, declared, ‘We will not stop until we give every Filipino a comfortable and affordable mattress to lie on,” said Mrs. Naty Cheng, CEO and President, RGC Group of Companies.

(From left) Vice President of RGC Group of Companies Eddie Gallor, Uratex Sales Director Dindo Medina, Roy C. Tan AVP for Operations of Our Home, Joanna D. Chung Our Home Business Unit Head at the Uratex Sleep Revolution event at SM North Edsa.



About Uratex Philippines

For more than 48 years, Uratex remains to be the country’s industry leader in manufacturing quality foams and mattresses that help everyone sleep better. As a commitment to excellence, it continues to innovate itself by using the latest technologies to deliver exceptional comfort and support in each mattress. For more information, visit www.uratex.com.ph or call the Consumer Hotline, 888-6500.


Friday, October 14, 2016

7 Important Things Travel Lovers Need to Know About TravelBook.PH

I always wanted to travel across the country and try some breathtakingly adventurous stuff. I may not do it now, because my kids are still very young to tag along, but I know in time, soon, I will do all those things with them.

For now, I simply go for hotel staycation and enjoy indoor activities with them. I have tried several online hotel bookings and travel search engine, so far I haven't find any that I can say, "They have it all!".... until today....

Do you know that there is an online portal for travelers to search for their perfect destination less the hassles in booking? Do you know that there is TravelBook that will help and guide you in every step of your journey, from searching-booking-enjoying your stay? Let me try to elaborate all about TravelBook.PH and why they should be your travel and staycation companion to fun and relaxation.

Oops! One more thing, TravelBook is a no-credit-card user-friendly OTA. Yep! Go ahead...read more.... (",)



About TravelBook.ph

In 2012, TravelBook.ph, under the management of Summit Media, started as an online catalog catering to more than 4,000 hotels and resorts in the Philippines. The company was established by Recruit Holdings Company, one of the biggest media conglomerates in Japan, and specializes in classified advertisements, publications, and human resources.

To date, TravelBook.ph is the fastest growing Online Travel Agency (OTA) in the Philippines and boasts more than 2,700 hotel listings all over the country. Over the past three years, the company has achieved a record-breaking 200% growth rate and an average of 3,900 paid bookings per month.

With various offline and online marketing efforts, TravelBook.ph has gained exposure through media partners such as TV stations GMA NewsTV through programs like PopTalk and Biyahe ni Drew, CinemaOne, and radio stations Love Radio, Monster Radio, and Barangay LS.

TravelBook.ph also boasts increasing 1.6 million monthly page views, with 455,000 monthly unique visits, 52,000 registered members, and 299,000 newsletter subscribers.

Its social media presence also continues to grow: it has more than 540,000 likes in Facebook, while its Twitter and Instagram accounts have about 2,900 and 10,300 followers respectively.

Why Book with TravelBook.ph?

TravelBook.ph aims to cater to the needs of the ever-growing market, which is why it continuously develops and expands its strengths through various customer-driven initiatives.



1. Convenient Booking

TravelBook.ph focuses on improving its offline bookings through 24/7 Customer Care that offers competitive room rates, promo plans, rewards points, membership promos, and GetGo promos.

TravelBook.ph also has a user-friendly mobile app that offers double rewards for bookings to make the service available for the growing number of smartphone users in the Philippines.  


2. Multiple Payment Options

Since only about 5% of the whole Philippine population are credit card holders, TravelBook.ph has made sure that it has various online and offline payment methods to make booking hotels for every customer convenient.

Aside from using their credit cards, customers can pay via online and offline bank deposits or over-the-counter payments. They can also pay at 7-Eleven branches, Robinsons Department Store and SM Department Store branches, Bitcoin, and the newly launched Pay At Hotel, which allows the customer to pay upon check-in.


3. Corporate Partnerships and Alliances

TravelBook.ph has also partnered with top brands and companies in the Philippines, including Cebu Pacific, Robinsons Bank, Sun Cellular, Toys R Us, JG Summit, Robinsons Land, Robinsons Department Store, and Universal Robina to strengthen its presence in the business through various campaigns.

The company also has special partnerships with GetGo, BDO, Union Bank, Eastwest Bank, and Security Bank.




5. Tours

TravelBook.ph will soon launch its 359 Tour Package Plans to cater to the travel needs of its customers.

6. Affiliate Program

The recently launched Affiliate Program now has over 600 partner bloggers. Through this program, both seasoned and new bloggers are able earn income from the hotel bookings made in their websites. 


7. Promotion of Philippine Tourism

More than just being an e-commerce company, TravelBook.ph aims to Philippine tourism by encouraging everyone to travel more in the country. The company believes that traveling should become a lifestyle as it promotes education, quality time, and bonding with families and friends.
TravelBook.ph also comes up with various creative campaigns to promote local tourism such as the recently concluded #Juanderlust, an international competition where travelers all over the world participated to be the lucky “Chosen Juan” who will embark on an 80-day adventure to 80 places in the Philippines. The winner, Mr. Dave Agbayani, traveled around the country to explore and experience the best things that the country has to offer.





Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thinking of Having a Home Renovation?



It’s amazing what a great remodel can do for a home. A great renovation can turn an aged and ordinary home into something that’s incredibly charming, ultra-modern, or quite spectacular (depending on your taste). It can make a shabby place into something spacious and beautiful that attracts friends to house parties like nothing anyone has ever seen before. It can also give a homeowner a great return on their investment if the remodel is done with a lot of practicality to go along with a great designer eye.

Right now, with interest rates still low, many homeowners are taking refinancing loans out on their home and paying for home upgrades that way. As long as a remodel is done with an eye towards staying on budget, this can be a great way to add to the home’s overall value.

Yes, adding value to a home, sounds like a great idea, but a remodel is a lot to take on, especially if you don’t have a background in building and remodeling. What’s the first step to take when thinking about a home upgrade?

Get an Estimate From a Reputable Contractor

The most important aspects of planning a home upgrade is hiring a reliable contractor who brings experience, expertise and wisdom to the job. The wisdom aspect comes into play when decisions need to be made about a home upgrade that involves practical issues involving the costs of material and labor, and how much should be spent to get the results a homeowner wants without breaking the budget.

So, how can a homeowner find a solid contractor who can bring all this experience and wisdom to the job? The good news is that now there is a great resource available online for finding contractors who can get the job done well. The site is called www.renovationexperts.com, and it offers a wealth of great local contractors listed by their specialties. A homeowner can take the time to review the contractors’ experience before calling for a free consultation and estimate of the job. After meeting with the top picks from the www.renovationexperts.com list, the homeowner can hire the contractor who best suits the needs of their overall project.

Yes, it’s all that simple, so click today to learn more
about how to hire the best contractor for your home renovation.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Breville to wow guests at World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2016

Top Australian kitchen appliance maker Breville is set to wow expo attendees at the World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2016, which will be held simultaneously at the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia and at the World Trade Center, both located in Pasay City, on August 3 to 6, 2016.

As Platinum sponsor of the country’s biggest & most effective food show in the Philippines today, Breville will showcase its magnificent kitchen products like the Kinetix Control™ Superstar Blenders, Smart Oven™, the Froojie Fountain Pro™ and the Scraper Mixer Pro™. Breville in partnership with some of the most notable names in the culinary world such as Chef Chele Gonzales, Chef Louise Mabulo, Master Latte Artist Dave Dource, Chef Edward Mateo, and Chef Philip Golding. As Breville Chef Ambassadors, they will demonstrate and highlight the functional capabilities of these trusted kitchen devices in two venues: the WOFEX Kitchen Theater and the Breville Booth at the SMX Convention Center.

On Day 1, August 3, 2016 from 12-1 pm at the WOFEX Kitchen Theater, Chef J. Luis “Chele” Gonzalez will delight the crowd with “Innovations on locally available ingredients” a presentation that stresses the importance of a close relationship between the chef and farmers/fishermen to gain a profound understanding of the food source. Local sustainable cuisines that use vegetables, grains fruits and seafood and other ingredients indigenous to the Philippines will also take centerstage with Breville products like Kinetix Control™ Blenders, Smart Oven™, the Froojie Fountain Pro™ and the Scraper Mixer Pro™.

Day 1 continues with a “Meet and Blend with the new Superstars” starting at 2 pm at the Breville Booth where guests will see the Breville Kinetix™ Blenders in action together with Chef Louise Mabulo, a Junior Master Chef finalist.
Day 2 at WOFEX 2016 begins with “Brew and Bake: Breville-lize Your Coffee and Baking Experience” together with Master Latte Artist Dave Dource and Chef Edward David Mateo. The so-called “Dynamic Duo” will create mind-blowing desserts and pastries to partner with rich and aroma-rich coffee that will leave every visitor breathless with delight. This happens on August 4, 2016 (Wednesday) from 2-3 pm at the Breville Booth.

On Day 3, August 5, 2016, at the WOFEX Kitchen Theater, Chef Philip John Golding presents “The Art of Fish to Fork Dining: Learn ocean-friendly cuisines from the expert” from 12 to 1 pm. Chef Golding will tackle more on the Sustainable Seafood Movement to focus on seafood and local fish. He will also showcase the prowess of Breville products such as Multi-Chef™ and Kinetix Control™ Superstar Blenders and provide the crowd with a seafood feast they have never seen before.

Finally, at the Breville Booth on Day 3, from 2:30-3:30 pm, Chef Louise Mabulo will treat everyone to a savory afternoon filled with traditional Pinoy dishes but given a slight twist using indigenous Filipino ingredients during “A Modern Twist to Your Classic Favorites: Breville-lize Filipino dishes w/ Junior Chef Louise Mabulo.”
For the entire 4-day period of WOFEX 2016, attendees will also get to enjoy the ever-famous “Breville Happy Hour,” where they will be served with healthy “mocktails,” guilty cocktails and amazing sounds. Other attraction includes the launch of the Breville Superstar Blenders and the newest Barista Express Cranberry line, and “Your Own Home Feast” with the Breville Multichef and other WOFEX 2016 specials like Breville on-the-spot discounts.

Find out more about WOFEX 2016 and Breville activities during this much-awaited event by visiting www.breville.com.ph, facebook.com/brevillephilippines and www.wofex.com.

Check  Breville at WOFEX 2016 teaser

Monday, April 4, 2016

Novuhair's Abby Asistio meets up with Mark Zuckerberg



photo courtesy of Novuhair

Last January 31, 2016, Fellow Filipino Abby Asistio flew to San Francisco and had the
wonderful opportunity of being chosen as one of the eighteen invited by Facebook on their 12th Anniversary Friends Day celebration with California-based Alopecia awareness advocate, Rachel Regal. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition which results in partial or total head and body hair loss. Abby Asistio have had it since she was four while Rachel just developed it sometime in 2012, the same year she discovered that her 10-year-old daughter, Eliana, had it, too. Six inspiring stories were picked by Facebook among its 1.64 billion users and Abby’s friends were all amazed when they’ve found out that Abby’s Alopecia story was one of them. 


Imagine that!



Abby and Rachel met each other through the double A hand sign campaign that Abby started in 2012, and They've been "connected" since then. Last year, Facebook Stories featured how these two were able to build a friendship, as well as campaign for disease awareness through Facebook! And last February 1st, Abby and Rachel had the chance to tour FB headquarters in Menlo Park, San Francisco, meet and chat with the people behind Facebook (Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, CPO Chris Cox, and a whole lot of awesome people), get crazy cool gadgets and have one of the best experiences of their lives.



Abby recounted that it was such a surreal feeling to be in the same room as the creator of
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Z was wearing his trademark look (jeans, sneakers, shirt and a big smile on his face), and had such a friendly, approachable aura and demeanor about him. Not at all intimidating! He shared stories about how the company started, its mission-vision, the ups and downs that come along, and their future plans. Those invited also had the chance to ask him questions. When Mark Z was asked about achieving success and life’s “impossibilities”. He said, “There’s a difference between impossible and things taking a really long time. Even if you’re not going to be able to do something in a short time period, if you care about something, you want to see the world to move into that direction… So the best thing to do is just get started and not be discouraged. It’s tough because this stuff is hard, or else people would’ve already done it.”


Abby Asistio got the chance to ask a question to one of the world’s 50 most powerful, successful women in business, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Aside from Alopecia awareness, Abby is also an active Real Beauty advocate with girls and women struggling with various insecurities, being so consumed by the world’s unrealistic and sometimes superficial standards of beauty. So Abby asked Sheryl about her perception of it. Sheryl said that beauty is just like success and that no one could really define it for you. We are all unique. We have different stories, dreams and desires. We should explore our own inner and outer beauty, believe and embrace that we are beautiful, and never allow anyone to tell us otherwise.
Mark capped off his talk by sharing their company philosophy with everyone present. Though already having over 1 billion subscribers, there are still 7 billion people all over the world without access to all the meaningful connections and information that Facebook brings. One thing that the company stands by is that “things are always 1% completed”. It keeps them grounded, reminding them that there is always so much work, growth and progress to be done, and so many people to reach out to and help.


Everything about the Facebook trip was overwhelming and inspiring according to Abby. More than anything, it reminded her about “responsibility”. We are all given our own platforms, in this case “accounts and connections”, to make a dent in this world. It is up to us to become complacent and take these vehicles for granted, or maximize the opportunities and use them to make a positive impact in this generation. Abby is grateful that Facebook has become a medium for her to communicate disease awareness and touch people beyond the confines of her tiny room and her country. Abby is also glad that she and Rachel are two out of millions of people choosing to recognize the importance of social media in contributing to making this world a better place, and actually doing something about it.


Truly, God plans the best adventures and creates the most beautiful surprises. Abby knows that she wouldn't have been handpicked for this if it weren't for Him, as well as the countless
individuals who have cared and showed support for my advocacy. Abby would like to leave a
positive thought to everyone that we should really take the time to search for and identify our “purpose” – that one unique, very specific calling that is the result of our talents, dreams, desires, passions and experiences. Once you find it, be faithful to it no matter how long or difficult the journey towards its fulfillment may be. You’ll never know where it could lead to, how far it could go and how large it could grow. Abby is also thankful that her campaign continues to spread and reach new heights and she is particularly grateful to Facebook for giving her this opportunity and to Novuhair, Nature's Answer to Hair Loss (www.novuhair.com), for always being so supportive of her advocacy and endeavors. Abby is proud and honored to have represented the Philippines and the Alopecia community in this once-in-a-lifetime, international event. (J)


Please check Abby's Friends Day Song on Youtube. 

Follow by Email