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Monday, January 29, 2018

This is a sponsored post

You find yourself ready for a new vehicle. You've found the car of your dreams. You've done your research thoroughly and your finances are in check. The only thing you have to do next is to find a good price value for your old car.

Before you put up your used car for sale, make sure you take some steps to bring your car up to shape. Thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of your vehicle. Check if there is a need minor repairs like windshield wiper replacements, brake fluid or engine oil change.   

Once your vehicle is picture perfect and mechanically sound, you now have to decide on a selling price. Then that question hits you - "How much is my car worth?"

Did you know that is the leader in online automotive classifieds where consumers like you are given access to resources and other information needed to make the best buying or selling decision? 

At, you can take advantage of a used car valuation tool that provides a fair resale value range for your vehicle. Simply fill in the details and click the "get estimate" button. You can now decide if you'd want to sell your vehicle privately, or to a dealer, or trade it in. 

So whether you're selling your car for cash or using it as a downpayment for a new vehicle, make sure you check out You may be pleasantly surprised to find out what your car is really worth.

Monday, March 27, 2017

If there is a gadget that is ever present in every performance, it is definitely the volume pedal. The Ernie Ball VP JR features a compact design, an optimized potentiometer for passive instruments and a micro taper switch to provide two distinct swell rates. Those three features alone are enough to prove that this is worth its price.

Normal wear and tear is expected, however, buy up options for coverage are provided upon purchase. Warranty beyond the manufacturer's warranty period is an offer difficult to refuse. Unexpected breakdowns, normal wear and tear, damage brought about by spill, drops, and cracks, dust, internal heat and humidity, and power surges are covered for only a few pennies each day. 

I believe this is the best deal I've seen today. You know of someone who would need this? Click on the link and purchase it for them. They'll be ecstatic, I'm sure.  


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Treat Yourself! Simple Ways To Save On Shopping

From time to time, we all deserve a treat. Many of us would like to have more disposable income to spend on going out for dinner, a weekend away or a new outfit, and it may not be possible to treat yourself every month. However, with these savvy shopping tips, it is possible to save on shopping. If you like to indulge in some retail therapy now and again or you’re hoping to try and cut the cost of your weekly grocery shop or monthly gift haul, bear these pointers in mind.

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Clothes and accessories
We all need clothes, and if you have an interest in fashion, you probably like to add new pieces to your wardrobe on a regular basis. The cost of updating your closet every season can soon mount up, but there are some crafty ways to save on shopping.

The first thing to do if you love fashion is to embrace online shopping. If you shop online, you often get a much better choice, but you can also take advantage of lower prices and flash sales. If you have stores that you love, go online, visit their website, and join their mailing list. When you’ve done this, register with some discount sites, and sign up for alerts. Every day or week, you’ll receive an email full of the latest sales and promotion codes. Even if you’re only saving 10%, you could still save a significant amount over the course of a few months or a year. If you do find items you like, and you’re thinking of adding them to your basket, always compare prices first. This is particularly beneficial if you’re buying branded items, for example, a pair of trainers. Type the make and style into the search engine, and it will show you prices from different retailers. Sometimes, there’s a huge difference, and spending a couple of minutes doing some research will have saved you all that money. 

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If you often find yourself looking in magazines and sites like Pinterest for style inspiration, it’s always a good idea to look for copycat items. If you see a designer coat you’re desperate for, but you can’t afford, have a look around for high street copies. Popular stores are really good at offering cheaper alternatives to the styles and pieces you see on the catwalks, so you spend less and still be on trend. 

Buying secondhand clothing or items that people don’t want is another way of making shopping more affordable. If you don’t already have an account for online auction sites, it’s really easy to set one up. All you need to do is sort out your profile and your payment information, and you can start bidding on items you like. You can tailor your search. If you’re looking for a black coat, for example, you can choose which brands to include and select size and style options. Once you have an account, you can also consider selling. If you have clothes, bags, or shoes that still have the tags on, or are barely worn, you can sell them, and put the money you make towards some new purchases.

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Saving on gifts
If you have a large family or you’ve got into the habit of buying your friends and their children gifts, life can get pretty expensive. Before you know it, you’re devoting a significant sum to buying presents every month. It’s always a nice gesture to buy gifts, but if you can’t afford to keep spending like you are, there are ways of reducing costs. Now that you’ve got to grips with Internet shopping, you can use it to save on gifts, as well as clothes. Look out for special offers and online sales, and shop around for the best prices. If you’re buying vouchers or gift cards, it’s worth checking out sites like Cards2Cash and if you’re stocking up on toys, look out for bundles and multi-buy offers. Often, you can save money by buying 2 or 3 items at the same time. If you’re a creative person, you can also reduce spending by doing some DIY gifting. If you can bake or sew, make the most of your talents. You could buy some mason jars and fill them with brownies or homemade cookies or create some bespoke cushion covers, quilts, or t-shirts. 

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Grocery shopping tips
If you added up how much you spend on food each month, you’d probably be amazed. We tend to spend a lot on putting meals on the table, and once you throw in additional items like pet supplies, cleaning products, and toiletries, the costs can soon spiral. If you’re spending too much at the grocery store, these saving tips should come in handy.

Plan ahead
Always go to the supermarket with a list. If you just grab things here and there, you’re likely to miss items you need, and you’ll end up spending more. Work out what you’re going to eat in the week ahead, and write down the ingredients you need. If you’re keen to cut costs and save time in the week, batch cooking is a fantastic idea. If you have a few hours on a Sunday afternoon free, you can cook up meals like casseroles, pasta dishes, and curries, and freeze individual portions. Later in the week, all you have to do is defrost as many servings as you need and then heat them up when you get home. 

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Unless you spot offers on products that you usually buy, try and avoid promotions. If you find this hard, shop online. This way, you’ll have a running total to show you how much you’ve spent, and you won’t have neon signs or eye-catching displays trying to lure you away from your list. If you’re buying items like pet food or nappies, which you tend to buy in bulk, go online and compare prices first. If you find a store that has them on offer, you can stock up.

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If you’re spending too much on shopping, but you’d like to be able to afford the odd treat, try adopting these savvy shopping tips. Hopefully, you’ll be able to save more and get more for your money when you do decide to treat yourself. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Open Field Concerts Made Fantastic With Korg Synthesizers

Everyone, young and old, appreciate music. Whatever your choice of genre, listening to music gives you all sorts of emotions - happy, nostalgic, relaxed, etc. Going to a concert provides you with a different kind of high.

I am a proud Thomasian. My Alma Mater, the University of Santo Tomas provides its students and alumni a yearly Christmas party called "Paskuhan." There are many activities that students and alumni can participate in, however, the most awaited is the concert and fireworks display.

Students, alumni and artists from the music industry provide performances like no other and it seems to get better and better year after year. You may be wondering how can it be that they can provide such quality performances with clear, crisp sound that even the person in the farthest area of the football field can enjoy. These artists must have the best musical tools available, and one of them is undeniably the musicians friend kaossilator pro in stock. This device that looks like something from the control panel of an aircraft allows anyone to easily create melodies and phrases, even among those without any performing experience! With its intuitive touch pad, simply rub, stroke, or tap it to instantly create complex phrases with a single finger. Horizontal motions control the pitch, while the vertical axis can control tone parameters such as cutoff, feedback, or modulation depth. This makes it easy for anyone to create entirely original sounds and musical phrases. 

So next time you are at a concert and you happen to get close to the stage, you are bound to notice this little wonder of wonders. Isn't it amazing how technology has given us things to improve our craft? I can't wait for the next gadget or tool to be introduced in the market!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Here's another great device for sound engineers and musicians who are thinking of staying on top of their game - the akai eie pro at Guitar Center.

This electronic interface expander is designed for plug and play convenience. It has 4 audio outputs and 4 audio inputs plus 3 USB ports allowing the user to record at 24 bit audio resolution into any recording or performance software.

Guaranteed to deliver all features as promised and comes with a good price. Definitely worth the investment.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Do the "S.S.S." This Holiday Season with Groupon

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.

The holidays are fast approaching and I am sure most of you have started shopping for gifts. As we all know, it is difficult to keep within budget, and even more difficult to find deals on the items you wish to purchase. Thankfully, Groupon Coupons provides us amazing deals for most of our needs, and from well known retailers. 

There is always someone in the family who will be thrilled to get a smartphone or a tablet, or maybe you need a new one yourself. Did you know that Groupon Coupons can help you to cover that need? Check out their deals on Verizon Wireless for deals on new devices. You will be amazed at how much you can save! 
If getting a new device is not exactly in your shopping list this year, that's okay. You can still avail of great discounts on their service plans. Calling friends and relatives on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's can rack up your minutes, right? This is an offer that would be hard to refuse!

Not a Verizon Wireless customer? No problem. Check out Groupon Coupons' Exclusive deals for new customers! 

Some of us may be doing a lot of traveling over the holidays. Air fare and hotel accommodations are heavy on the budget, and we all know that. OneTravel can help us find best rates for flights, hotels, transfers and vacation destinations. In addition to OneTravel's very competitive offers, you may also apply Groupon Coupons for additional discounts! Traveling and going on vacation need not burn a hole in your pocket! So go ahead, book that flight, and reserve that hotel room. Everyone deserves a vacation and that includes you! 
Make things a little different this holiday season. 
Do the "S.S.S." - Search, Shop, Save. 
It is that easy with Groupon! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

I have always considered myself a strong woman, ready to take on any challenge. However, when it comes to using make up, I have to admit that I still have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to choosing the right kind of brush to apply make up. I thought all brushes were one and the same. This mindset was proven wrong when I was given the chance to try Real Techniques make up brushes from Sephora.  

Sephora is a company focused on making women worldwide feel and look beautiful. Operating 1,900 physical stores in 29 countries and currently expanding their reach in the Asia Pacific Region with 200 stores spread across Australia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & India, and is now serving customers from the Philippines through their online store!

I ordered a set of Real Techniques brushes from Sephora. Before I go on to discuss my experience with the product, I would like to mention the ease of transaction online. Their website is user friendly and easy to use. I was able to choose the products I needed and within a few minutes, I was checking out and finalizing my order. However, it does not end there. Their post sale service was great! An email confirming my order was in my inbox almost immediately after I placed my order. A link to track my order was included in the email too. Their customer service hotline was easy to reach, with little to no wait time. The representative that attended to my query was courteous and very efficient. Customer service at its best!

Now, to proceed with my review. I am terrible with applying foundation and eye shadow. It is either I look too polished or "cake-y" or like I never applied anything at all. For this reason, I ordered the Real Techniques Duo Fiber Collection Set, Concealer brush, and the Foundation brush. I chose these products because its bristles are made from Taklon, a synthetic fiber free from any protein component and allergens. Therefore, it is 100% hypoallergenic, and animal cruelty free. In addition to that, since the bristles are made of synthetic fiber, it is easy to clean. 

I can be a klutz when applying make up so to make sure I do not make a mess out of myself, I asked my son's girlfriend, Marga, to do a demo for me for the photoshoot.

1. Real Techniques Foundation Brush

I am amazed at how well this brush helped in applying foundation. The brush design is great because the bristles are tapered and set at an angle making it easier to apply foundation evenly especially around the area of the bridge and sides of the nose. This brush allowed to build coverage on my foundation based on my liking without creating any streaking.

2. Real Techniques Concealer Brush

I never thought using a brush to apply concealer would be possible. I always thought a beauty sponge was the best way to do that. However, the Real Techniques Concealer Brush gave me a different experience. The brush had just the right density which provided an even coverage for those nasty dark under-eye circles. I love that the bristles were soft enough to use for this sensitive area of my face. 

3. Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Collection

This brush set consists of three different brushes, namely, the Duo-Fiber Face Brush, Duo-Fiber Contour Brush, and the Duo-Fiber Eye Brush.  These brushes helps create soft layers and texture because it is less dense than the other brushes. The Duo-Fiber Contour Brush can be used for defining the shape of your face. It can also be used to apply blush and highlights.  The Duo-Fiber Eye Brush was another "first." I always thought you needed those little applicators that comes with the palette when applying eye shadow. This brush helped me to achieve a smokey effect without having to look overly made-up. It made me itch at bit, but I guess that just comes with the fact that this was the first time I used a brush to apply eye shadow. Lastly, the Duo-Fiber Face Brush was the perfect brush to finish off the look. Perfect for applying loose powder and for a quick retouch. I love the "no-make up" make up look and these brushes will make anyone achieve a professional finish.

The other great features I discovered using Real Techniques brushes are:
  • Grip of brush is good
  • Brushes have a flat base to allow it stand upright (except the duo fiber brushes)
  • Affordable quality brushes which can compare to name brands
  • Bristles are super soft
  • Base brushes are dense so application is very easy, make up build is easy too
  • Brushes are multi purpose

In conclusion, I would recommend Real Techniques brushes. They are really worth the price. Furthermore, since you can only get these from Sephora, you can be sure that you are getting the authentic item!

Now that Sephora is available online for its customers in the Philippines, you can get all your beauty and luxury products from the industry leader. Free shipping is offered for orders Php 1,300.00 and up. Head on over to now!

I am a satisfied customer! I am planning to get lip brushes next time. So happy that Sephora is finally here! I guess Marga is happy too. :)

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me by Sephora for evaluation purposes. No monetary compensation was received to write the review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

Being a busy mom is not an excuse to let pampering take a back seat in your life. Of course, everyone grows old and as nature takes its course, so would our bodies. What is the best we can do about growing old? It is to stay healthy and grow old gracefully. 

I try my best to attend to my responsibilities at home as a wife and mother, meet pressing deadlines at work, and occasionally babysit for my 10 month old grandson. When the weekend comes around, I am so exhausted that all I need is a good relaxing soak in the tub! 

Some days I feel like going out to the salon for a mani-pedi. This is the only vanity I have, not by choice, but because I do not have the skill to paint my nails myself. Going to the salon is not cheap, we all know that. However, I feel like this is the only reward I get after all the work I've been doing. I recently got my nails done, and of course, I chose my favorite color, cocoa. I feel so beautiful when my nails are perfectly manicured!

You may be wondering how a mother sending a child through college can afford having salon pampering. Well, the answer is easy. I take advantage of the Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons!  

Groupon is a great resource to find deals for almost everything you need! You can find coupons to use for family activities, hotel accommodations, events, memberships, goods, etc. My favorite search on the Groupon site is for deals on health and wellness, and of course, beauty! Here I find deals for spa treatments, facial care, massages and reflexology treatments. I avail of these services as a gift for myself. It is my "me" time treat.

My daughter is a big fan of Groupon too and she was able to save a lot when she went shopping for her newborn son. Now she and her husband use Groupon to search for spa treatment deals in their area too. Raising a child is hard work!

If you haven't signed up for Groupon yet, now is the time to do so! Signing up is free, so that lets you in on a gazillion deals right in the palm of your hand. 

Its the last quarter of the year and you know there will be a lot of family gatherings and parties to attend. Get that hairstyle you've always wanted, get a spa treatment and have your nails done. Groupon's got your budget covered! 

Check out their awesome deals today!

Got a Guitar Player in the Family? Check out these amps!

The guitar guru is back again. Today, I am letting you guitar enthusiasts know that the best guitar amp you can get is a tube combo guitar amplifier. Get yours only from the most credible outlets where you can choose the perfect amp for your needs. 

You may purchase according to your preference of brand, or from the array of best sellers and top rated amps. Other models offer rebates and extra points for members. 

Don't forget to include this in your Christmas wish list!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bass guitars are the lifeblood of bands. It is imperative that the bassist would have the best instrument in his hands for optimum performance.
In this light, the sterling by musicman is the best bass guitar that delivers quality sound and ease of use. Made from only the highest quality materials, it never fails to wow audiences once in the hands of a bass guitar player.

Affordable, lightweight and with great eye appeal, it is highly recommended by people who know their music!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Secret to Great Blues Music is in the Amp

Listening to guitar blues on a lazy weekend evening is an activity I really enjoy. The beautiful, soulful music, emanating from a great sounding guitar and played by a talented musician is an exhilarating experience!

To enhance this acoustic pleasure is the choice of a good guitar amp especially designed for blues music. The best amp in this genre is the peavey delta blues. The features of this amp offers modern versatility and superb sound for a price you can afford.

So whether you are in for a gig or just jamming with your band, you'll never go wrong with this amp!   

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Those who have a small bathroom know how hard it can be to find the proper décor. Unlike some other rooms, which can be quite plain, bathroom requires a lot of hardware and accessories. Similarly to kitchen, there are numerous objects that you have to place inside in order to make it functional. Because of this, you interior design may suffer.
Luckily for you, there are some tricks which can be used in order to improve layout and looks of this room. They will help you maximize your space making the small bathroom look big.

1.       Do the proper planning
Measuring everything in advance is the key when decorating your bathroom. You will have to adjust all your items according to available space. In comparison to a big bathroom, where you are allowed certain luxuries and are able to go over the top, you have to put everything in a proper place when it comes to its tinny counterpart. Furthermore, make sure that all the items are proportionately smaller. If you are planning to get hardware for an average bathroom, you will be in a lot of trouble. Best way to go is by measuring dimensions of each and every item that you wish to incorporate. Then, make outlines with a chalk and see how it looks like. Trust me; it is much better to scrub a little chalk than to make a bathroom which you cannot use.

2.       Use the colors to your advantage
You have to know a lot about colors in order to find the ideal ones. You may try certain combinations that look great on paper just to find that they are completely useless. When it comes to small bathrooms, one thing to note is that dark colors do not help. They make space feel more confined than it actually is. Instead, you should opt for lighter colors. Also, it is much better to use jovial patterns for tiles. Have in mind that décor doesn’t strictly revolve around patterns and colors; it is a general feeling that we get when we enter a room. By creating a relaxed, casual atmosphere, one that will dazzle guests, it is possible to improve person’s experience distracting him from the confined space.

3.       Use a lot of wood
If you listened to our advice and chose the proper tiles, it is time to decide on the other pieces. Wood is an ideal material for a small bathroom. As we said, when it comes to a confined space, there is only so much you can do with objects and colors. However, it is possible to change the overall theme making the room feel cozy. Most people associate wood to nature and relaxation. When using this building material, you are making sure that your guests will have a nice experience. Design is oftentimes subconscious. While one part of your brain will feel the limited space, the other part will be relaxed due to your design choice.

4.       Find creative solutions
People usually view rooms in terms of their eyesight. Space which is out of sight is oftentimes perceived as non-existent. Although this is really absurd, it is simply the way our brain works.  When decorating a tinny bathroom, you will have to consider all the available space such as the ceiling, the corners of the room as well as the upper parts of the wall. Each one of these can serve some purpose and may provide some additional room for your accessories. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should have towels hanging from the ceiling. It means that you are able to use one of these areas and place some additional objects there. For example, instead of using a wide cupboard, why don’t you use a tall one that will go all the way up? Use your door to hang the towels. If you have some cleaning products, place them in the corner, out of your guest’s sight. 

 As you can see, there are numerous things which you can do with your bathroom, regardless of space limitations. Interior design doesn’t only revolve around cute themes and nice colors. Its main purpose is to make a person feel good within a certain space. With our tips, you will be able to accomplish just that. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

On few occasions, I write about musical instruments and how it can help an individual improve their craft. 

Today, I am introducing the Alesis q49 USB/MIDI keyboard controller. The term MIDI refers to Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a device that allows electronic instruments and other digital musical tools to communicate with each other. This allows for better sound production be it for studio or personal use.

The Alesis q49 is one that is highly recommended among the other MIDI keyboard controllers available in the market today. It is compact, having only 49 keys, however, its size does not compromise the power it provides. Portability and easy adaptability just some of its features. Simply plug and play with its USB and MIDI jacks.

This awesome device features an octave up and down buttons, pitch and modulation wheels, data slider and the ability to send program changes right on the keyboard. 

Best of all, it works like a professional piece of equipment at a price anyone can afford! If you know of a friend or relative who is a budding musician, be sure to recommend the Alesis q49. They'll thank you immensely for it. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

How I Make Worklife Easier

After a decade of working in a call center as a Quality Analyst, I have decided it was time to quit. Last March 2016, I turned my back on the highly stressful graveyard shift, the commute at ungodly hours and the lack of sleep.

I am now a Work at Home Mom-Freelancer-Blogger-Virtual Assistant-Social Media Manager-Nanny all rolled into one. You may say, "Lucky you. You get to stay home and work." Hold your horses, people. Working at home is not as easy as you think. Although I get to work in my pajamas and never have to worry about commuting, home based jobs can be as stressful as office based jobs. For you to be successful in this field, you have to be the Master of Multi-Tasking.

My work station at home.
I am in the process of completing social media chore threads for two clients
My daily tasks include taking care of my grandson from 7:00 am to 11:00 am; and from 6:00 pm to 10:30pm. So between the hours of 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, I focus on my online tasks, making sure that every assigned task is complete and error free. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm is spent preparing dinner for the family. Nothing special. I am lucky my children are not picky eaters. From 10:30 pm till 1:00 am, I do my online writing assignments and update my blog. Bedtime for me is usually around 1:30 am.

Doing my data entry job while my grandson is asleep in his crib.
Saturdays are dedicated to household chores - doing laundry, cleaning the house, replacing bed sheets and pillow cases, and grocery shopping. 

As you have probably noticed, I only have one day a week for myself.

How can I do all of these and not bog down due to stress? Well, here are some tips I can share with you.

1. Plan for the day ahead. Before going to bed at night, make sure all the stuff you need in the morning is ready. Fill the coffee maker, make sure the ingredients for a easy to make breakfast is thawed, sliced, and in the fridge. Sort the laundry and soak the whites if necessary. Nothing is more convenient than waking up in the morning and just flicking a switch. Hassle and stress free first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day.

2. Focus on the task at hand. Even if you are multi-tasking (doing the laundry while completing a social media chore thread), you must learn the "switch-on, switch off" technique.

3. Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. There are times that it is impossible for me to sit down at the dinner table to have lunch or dinner, and when this happens, I make myself a sandwich and have it while I am working on something. If I cannot have three full meals a day, I do a "Six small meals" a day plan. That would mean sandwiches, salads, a glass of milk, fruit, dairy or cereal. 

4. Dedicate a few minutes a day for "me time." I usually sit on the couch, put my legs up on a stool and just close my eyes. I don't sleep or nap, I just try to shut my mind off things. It is very relaxing and I feel recharged and ready to accomplish more.

5. I take my rest day seriously. When I mean rest, I mean it. Sundays are when my sons take over the household chores and make meals for the family. I make them learn their ways in the kitchen. I know their future wives will thank me for it!

6. Lastly, I always remember to take my maintenance medication on schedule and of course, my vitamins. I take a multi-vitamin mineral supplement and 1-2 capsules of  the non-acidic vitamin C supplement, FERN-C

As we all know, multi-vitamin and mineral deficiency can lead to illness and we don't want that, especially if we are the bread winners in the family. Vitamin C is naturally found in most fruits and vegetables. However, we need to take supplements to fulfill the Recommended Dietary Allowance to reap its full benefits. 

The best benefit we can get from Vitamin C is an increased body resistance against infection and stress. It also acts as an anti-oxidant, thereby helping our body get rid of harmful free radicals. It has been shown to fight and prevent cancer, protect against cataracts, lower blood cholesterol and promotes cardiovascular health. Moreover, Vitamin C is known to speed up healing of wounds. 

Vitamin C preparations are either in the form of Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate. As a consumer, we may not usually pay attention to this and purchase any available over the counter preparation. However, did you know that FERN-C (Sodium Ascorbate) is quickly absorbed than Ascorbic Acid? It is true. The low acidity of Fern-C makes absorption easier with less stomach irritation! 

So whether you're a blue collar, white collar or work at home professional, you can stay healthy and reduce stress by taking 1-2 capsules daily of FERN-C, the Number 1 Sodium Ascorbate preparation in the market today. Mabisa, Maaasahan at Subok Na!

Make it a habit. I did and now I am more confident in meeting my work deadlines without the stress! I can achieve my dreams because I know Worklife ay Easy with FERN-C!

Gusto mo ba maging milyonaryo? Simple lang, mag FERN-C para maiwasan ang stress at pagkapagod. Magbanat ng buto. Magdasal. Magtiwala.

To learn more about FERN-C, Number 1 Sodium Ascorbate preparation in the Philippines, follow them on their social media channels:

Stay happy, healthy and stress free while you workity with FERN-C!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It is Mother's day once again. 

One special day to honor to the women who unselfishly dedicate their lives to raise a family. Mother's day has a special significance for me, because I gave birth to my youngest son on Mother's day in 1993.

Just a few days ago, I was sitting in my home office, typing away, trying to complete an essay when I suddenly remembered my grandmother. A woman of strength, definitely. She was widowed at the age of 32. She was pregnant with her fifth child when my grandfather died. She alone raised all her five daughters. With her hard work, she was able to send all of them through college. All by herself.

This is a picture of my grandmother and grandfather with my two older aunts.

My grandmother, "Lola Piday," passed away years ago. She lived a full life, leaving this world at a ripe old age of 92. My only regret was that I was not able to say "Thank you" for raising my mom and my aunts. Thank you, Lola Piday, because if it wasn't for you, I would not have a wonderful mom who raised me, nurtured and loved me just the way you did when my mom was growing up. My mom has taught us values and life lessons about perseverance, patience, and faith in God. Lessons passed on from my beloved grandmother. 

This year, I was given the opportunity to join the Thank a Mom Movement campaign of Century City Mall. How timely! My mom is now 77 years old, hard of hearing (because of her diabetes) but is still unbelievably active and strong. I have been thinking of a special gift for her this Mother's day, and the days are going by so fast I have not yet decided on what to get for her.

I know my mom appreciates every little token, but I would try something different this year. I will write her a Thank You note. Many times we take our mothers for granted. In her twilight years, I will give her something that I should have done every day, every year. I will say, 

"Thank You, Mama. For everything. I am what I am now because you loved me and you believed in me."

I will treat her to a beauty spa treatment. She can have her hair and nails done, get a spa massage, and a little gift. She loves anything in red! Maybe a nice little red leather pouch bag would make her happy. I'll treat her to dinner at a restaurant she chooses. I can do all of these in one place - at the Century City Mall in Makati. 

I joined the Thank A Mom Movement at Century City Mall. By doing so, I can share with others that I am thankful for having a great mother! Registering and leaving a note qualified me for freebies I can claim at the Century City Mall. I also have the chance to win prizes for the most wonderful woman in my life - my Mama. 

Click here to get started! ( I did and I almost immediately got a reply in my email inbox. They sent me a voucher code to present at the Thank A Mom booth to claim my free gifts! Amazing. I'm heading over there tomorrow with my Mama. 

Don't forget to like their Facebook page and get updates on discounts, gastronomic adventures, and upcoming sales. Follow them on Instagram and Twitter too!

It is only four more days till Mother's day...

Have you thanked your Mother yet?

Friday, April 29, 2016

Have you ever wondered how external noise is eliminated when recording a song? The sound engineers' work has limitations, so, the need to have a microphone isolator is must in every recording studio.

Browse Musicians Friend Microphone isolation shield choices. They offer an array of products from well known manufacturers that guarantee the best results. Made from only the best foam materials to decrease external noise, giving excellent quality recording. 

Now you know the purpose of those "accordion-looking" things in front of a microphone in a recording studio. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Search The Web and Earn With Qmee!

Every minute of the day, people are online searching for stuff they need, discounts and coupons, services they wish to avail of, or even search for a job. And yet there are others who simply pass their time away browsing the web.

Whether you are online for a purpose or just browsing through, wouldn't it be cool to make some money without much effort? I have found a way to do that! Some extra cash in your pocket would be nice, right? Maybe you are saving towards a nice summer vacation, a new outfit or that dream bag. Maybe you'd want to take the kids out or get them some new clothes but you really have a tight budget.

Look no further. The answer is right here!

Qmee is an free app you can download on your browser. It works with search engines such as Google, Amazon, EBay, Yahoo and Bing. Whenever you search online, Qmee will also show similar and relevant search results alongside your screen. The amount you will earn once you click on the results are also shown to you. If you are interested in the search provided by Qmee, and click on it, you earn and collect the reward! Simple and easy! 

The cash rewards you earn are kept in a virtual piggy bank which you can easily manage by logging into your account. There is no minimum withdrawal amount, and your earning will be deposited into your Paypal account. Whenever you want to avail of your balance is up to you. Cool. Not only that. You are also provided with an option to donate your earnings to a worthy charity.     

Go ahead and sign up for Qmee. There is no limit as to how much you can earn by doing simple searches over the web. Make Qmee your new companion in saving money!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Every year, on the first Sunday of May, we honor the woman who nurtured, cared, and loved us from the time we were conceived in her womb. Her love and sacrifice cannot be replaced by anything else in the world. This is why we dedicate a special day for her every year.

As a child, I made my own Mothers Day card to give my mom. I secretly bought art materials and worked on my "masterpiece" when mom was busy doing the laundry or cooking supper. I can vividly remember how her face lit up with joy when I gave the card to her. 

I draw strength and inspiration from my mom. She was widowed at the age of 53. My brother was only 14 years old when my dad passed away. With some savings in the bank, my mom was able to find means to start a small business. It was tough for her to do things on her own, as she has never known how to live without my dad. But my mom did it. She was determined to succeed. She was able to support me and my three siblings through college. 

My mom is now 72 years old. Still strong and energetic, she attends exercise classes for senior citizens, does the grocery shopping by herself, and squeezes in some tea time or mall time with her friends.

Now I am a mom (and grandma) too, I still continue to surprise her with a small token of appreciation for love for me and my siblings. Last year, on Mother's Day, I got her a pair of sneakers with red trim. She wears them every time she attends her exercise class.

My mom is also fond of jewelry. My dad showered her with expensive jewelry when he was still with us. Now, mom keeps her heirloom pieces locked away in a safety deposit box in the bank. She said those things are not just jewelry. They are memories.

This year, I wanted to give her something she can wear for special occasions. A charm bracelet would be the perfect gift. And I know exactly where to get it.

At Glamulet, I found exquisite pieces that would make any mom happy. Their Mothers Day collection showcases beautiful charms that can be set on a sterling silver bangle. 

The craftsmanship is superb! Glamulet designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished and modern jewelry made from genuine materials at affordable prices. I love the heart designs and the ones with the inscription "Mom" and "I love Mom." It will be a constant reminder of my love and appreciation for mom.

As a token of appreciation for all mothers, Glamulet is offering a 15% discount! Simply type in the code BB-MOM at check out. This code is available for orders $70 and up and valid until May 9th, 2016.

Here's one more bonus. Simply share any of Glamulet's pieces on your social media pages and you get to be entered automatically in a sweepstakes to win a Glamulet bracelet worth $200! Head on over to and start sharing!

Do you agree that this is the perfect gift for mom? I do.

I love you Mom. Happy Mothers Day.

Note: This is a sponsored post for Glamulet powered by Brandbacker. I have received discounts to purchase these special Mothers Day charms.

Friday, February 12, 2016

We all know that staying healthy is a primary concern in every family. We eat a balanced diet, get enough rest, exercise, take vitamins supplements and have regular wellness check ups with doctors and dentists. We keep our homes clean and teach our kids proper hygiene.

When I was a kid, I often heard my mom say, "Don't put that in your mouth! Its dirty!" Now, as an adult, I realized that I have overlooked one "dirty" thing that I stick in my mouth everyday.

My toothbrush.

That thing that is supposed to keep my teeth and gums clean may actually even be the reason for me to get sick.

Did you know that toothbrushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses? Yes they do, and we must seriously consider keeping them clean.

My sister and her husband are both dentists, so I know a thing or two about oral and dental health. They recommend that we (1) replace our toothbrushes every two to three months or when the bristles start to get frayed; (2) rinse them out thoroughly in tap water after every use; (3) shake out excess water and store in upright toothbrush holders; (4) clean toothbrushes by soaking them in antibacterial mouthwash.

I have also read that we should, (1) replace our toothbrush when we get sick to avoid a repeat infection; (2) rinse our mouth with antibacterial mouthwash BEFORE we brush our teeth; and (3) we should keep our toothbrushes as far away from the toilet as possible. (We would not want to have that "mist" get into our toothbrush!)

I follow all these and yet, I still feel vulnerable and fearful of those unseen creatures that may be thriving in my toothbrush.

Fortunately, I was offered to do a review for IntelliDent® Toothbrush Shield. It is an amazing product that ensures a 99.9% barrier protection against surface and airborne bacteria!

The package contains 10 disposable shields, each individually wrapped in cold seal wrapper. Each breathable, quick drying shield can be used up to 7 days, acting like a surgical mask to protect your toothbrush.

This toothbrush shield is so easy to use. Simply peel open a pack, slide the shield over your toothbrush and you're done! Your toothbrush is now safely covered and protected from bacteria and viruses!

This is the second day I have used it and I would say I am very impressed! Because it is made of breathable material, it allows my toothbrush to dry completely after every use thereby preventing bacterial growth. I can rest assured that I won't get any toilet "mist" in my toothbrush too!

I gave my sister and her husband one shield each for them to try and recommend to their patients. I strongly suggest you try them out too! Remember, as cliche as it may sound, "Health is Wealth."

I can now do away with plastic toothbrush caps and holders that trap moisture! My toothbrush is no longer a breeding ground for bacteria. I now keep it protected whether I am home or out traveling! My children can also keep their toothbrushes bacteria free when they travel to places doing thesis research. The other great feature I love is that each sleeve provides protection for up to 7 days!

IntelliDent®'s Toothbrush Shields are 100% made in the USA and available in Walmart stores around the country. You can also purchase them online through,,,

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post IntelliDent® Toothbrush Shield. I have been compensated and received the samples for free in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Creating Music with High Technology Devices

There are a lot of talented youth trying to make their mark in the music industry. They form small bands, accept some gigs, and make every effort count to earn recognition and hopefully, get that much needed break.

Thankfully, technology has made revolutionary devices that help enhance original compositions. With the right software, you can make your own musical composition, and who knows, it might just be the song producers are looking for. 

The novation launchpad mini is a keyboardless MIDI controller, used in conjunction with the Ableton Live software. It contains a grid of 8x8 buttons, illuminated, to trigger sounds, effects and loops and other marvelous things. 

Its compact size enables you to carry it anywhere. Simply plug into your laptop or even your iPad (via the Camera Connection Kit) and create your music! No need for power cables or device drivers! This device is practically plug and play.

A shout out to parents supporting their child's dream to make it into the music industry, this is something that would help propel your child's dreams into reality!