How I Passed for Advanced Lasik Procedure at Shinagawa Ortigas

I’ve been wearing specs my entire life since I was a kid. Imagine, I was the  super chubby girl with eyeglasses. It also kinda runs in the family, My dad and my sisters. My 3 siblings and I are four-eyed. My mom wears reading glasses, I don’t know it it counts because of the whole aging thing.

As I got older, during highschool and college I tend to just hang my glasses because I feel I look better without glasses. It was when after I graduated I tried wearing contact lenses, it was a hassle because of how busy I am, I tend to forget to put solution now and then,  in a matter of 6 hours my eyes get irritated and red. Back in college, I didn’t want to wear contacts because there were studies that it lead to dry eyes.

Growing up I was socially awkward (I know it is hard to believe the person I am today), I didn’t look straight and my friends till today still tease me the way I look at people before. It was just a phase, glad I am over it. Till now I couldn’t find a logical reason on how I look at people before. Especially when it came to my crushes, I can’t even imagine how weird I was haha. 

I remembered meeting an optha specialist in the gym, forgot her name though. This was during college and she told me that at age 24 is the perfect age to get lasik because I was planning on my 18th birthday to get the procedure. Her professional advice was at the age of 24, that is already most like likely our permanent vision. If as early as that time my vision can still change plus considering lifestyle.

Now that I turned 24 this year, It’s about time.

So If you guys are planning to get lasik at SHINAGAWA, make sure you don’t wear contact lenses for 7 days to get exactly the grade of your eyes. The test runs for about 3 hours atleast so it’s better to come in early. Before that set an appointment. I’ll be putting the details below. 

Another REMINDER : DON’T DRIVE home after the test. 

TIP: Bring SHADES and JACKET. You’ll know why after reading. 

For your information, Shinagawa perfroms advanced lasik, not the traditional lasik we all hear growing up like going under the knife stories and the complications that you may go blind etc. 

To differentiate them quickly, the TRADITIONAL LASIK PROCEDURE, (microkeratome) – this is the instrument that cuts an evenly thin lining of cornea. According to studies it may lead to possible complications. 

Compared to the ADVANCED LASIK PROCEDURE, is completely laser which don’t lead to complications. Preparation would take about 2 hours but the procedure would take just 8 minutes (both eyes). Here is how it goes: 

  • Corneal Flap is cut and prepared using a femtosecond laser.
  • Flap is folded to one side by the surgeon
  • Using an excimer laser, the connective tissue is reshaped
  • The flap which was created and lifted is then put back into its original position.
  • SHINAGAWA’S lasik, gives you functional vision within 6-12 hours following the ADVANCED LASIK surgery with better technologies, you can expect high definition vision and stability in a much shorter time. 

Sorry for the long intro, So to the point on how I passed for the screening. 

Like I said, It would take atleast 3 hours. You first write your basic and health related information. Then wait for your turn. They have 2 testing sites one in an open lighted area and the other one is the dark room. 

TIP: The center is kinda cold, I suggest to bring a JACKET. 

First stop is at the OPEN AREA, they check your vision and eye pressure using from one machine to the other. Then  next at the DARK ROOM, different machines were used  to test your vision. I can’t explain specifically each machine but you’ll be hopping from one machine to the other in a jiffy. 

Then you wait again, The 3rd test, is about reading from afar by covering one eye – During my time it was about finding the open part of a circle. The Circle starts as BIG then becomes small. Then you do the test all over again this time with grade. Then they also check for any color blindness

After that, every 5 minutes for 3 times my eyes were given dilating drops. It made my eyes blurry and sensitive to light, Thank goodness I brought shades. So I have to wait for an hour for my results.

TIP: They have a nearby Starbucks and Jollibee. 

After an hour, I talked to Doctor and he said I PASSED. Yay! I was a bit worried because my dad did not passed  his  lasik screen test abroad and we have almost the same grade but his is a bit higher. Mine is 2.5 something and his is 3. something, I think. I’ll be sharing my actual results maybe on my next post. 

So SHINAGAWA, had an ongoing promo for October 68k instead of 140K which is the original price. This promo entitles to BDO CREDIT CARD HOLDERS, 12 Months to pay and 0% INTEREST. 

Wish me all the best on my upcoming procedure, I know I am in good hands and I will be blogging about it after 🙂 

Stay tune for their upcoming possible promos and they don’t only specialize in lasik but also dentistry and other aesthetics as well. LIKE them on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ShinagawaLasikCenter/ and FOLLOW them on instagram @SHINAGAWACLINIC

You can inquire at http://shinagawa.ph/contact-us/

They have 2 locations, one in MAKATI (main)  and the other one in ORTIGAS (This area is more convenient for me and in terms of going there, I was able to book by grab car)

Makati Branch
info@shinagawa.ph
(+632) 491 0000 | (+63) 917 572 4684
Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center, 6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Ortigas Branch
info@shinagawa-ortigas.ph
(+632) 368 5240 | (+63) 917 828 1955
21st Floor, Hanston Square Bldg.,#17 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 Philippines                        You may contact Rhonnie,  at 0917 713 5320 (Mention my name / blog) 

To my readers, a little favor if they ask how you got to know about the lasik procedure kindly mention my blog and feel free to share this post 🙂 

Get Instant White Teeth at The Smile Bar PH

When I got into my 20s I realized how important it was to take care of my teeth. Before back in college I would fall asleep while studying and sometimes forgetting to brush my teeth. Sounds gross but that’s reality I am not the only one who does it but I do brush my teeth in the morning definitely FYI. I gained cavities (How sad) but then I had my dental fillings in order for my cavities not to get worst. Then I have committed myself to MOUTH CARE ever since. I tried all the whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and gels you can buy in the market, it just prevents it from becoming darker (yellow) and you’ll see the result but it takes time.

Having a set of pearly whites really boost confidence, you know what I mean? 

Finally Hong Kong’s The Smile Bar is here in the Philippines! Now here is my personal experience trying out their TRIPLE WHITENING service.

Here is a link of the FAQS about THE SMILE BAR (This is my previous blogpost if you want a backstory, proper introduction, services, price list and common inquiries)  http://www.krishgeek.com/smile-bar-now-here-in-the-philippines/

  1. They make you fill out a form just basic and health – related questions. You get to meet your SMILE TENDER who will explain and perform the procedure. My smile tender was Ate Milky! The customer will be the one choosing their preferred service. 
  • Single Whitening (1 x 20 minutes at PHP2,999) 
  • Double Whitening (2 x 20 minutes, PHP4,999),
  • Triple Whitening (3 x 20 minutes at PHP6,499)
  • Year Whitening (12 x 20 minutes at PHP24,999)

It may be a bit pricey but its worth it, when it comes to the treatments. 

“The problem with home whitening kits is that they are never a sure thing. Some are cheap, some are expensive. Some claim to be natural, while others come with toxicity warnings. You can never tell where you stand with these at-home trays and LED lights” – THE SMILE BAR

Before treatment

PRE – TEETH ASSESSMENT is done, so you will know what shade or how yellow your teeth is. Mine is in the MIDDLE of it all SHADE 20 (They determine the shade by following after the 2 front teeth) . When it comes to the results, your teeth will naturally whiten by 2- 9 shades. Results may last up to 6 months depending on your lifestyle. 

02. Preparation before treatment:

  • Mouthwash first, using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENING EVO MOUTH RINSE 
  • Brushing of teeth using BRILLANT SMILE WHITENINGEVO TOOTHPASTE and ofcourse a special toothbrush imported from Sweden – which you can bring home after.

03. Start of the  Whitening treatment, My treatment is the TRIPLE WHITENING. They made me sit in the EGG CHAIR or POD (You can adjust the seat till you feel comfortable) and they asked if I wanted headphones and an iPad. The headphones are the brand, BOSE, so definitely high definition surround sound and in the iPad they have the Safari and Spotify applications while you’re at it. 

  • First, the use of the DENTAL CLEANSER with the use of your pointer finger they will place the dental cleanser (It’s like a glove for your finger) and then you apply on the top coat of your teeth. – HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE but it’s SANITARY 
  • The Smile tender will prepare the mouth piece and application of the WHITENING GEL
  • Whitening gel
  • The WHITENING GEL will be activated by the LED plasma light (FREE OF UV and prevents Cancer)
  • Since it’s TRIPLE WHITENING, it means 3 sessions (20 minutes each) and then every session is about to end the LED will make a sound saying that’s it’s done. The light will turn off then you head back to the washroom where you have to rinse and with the use of your toothbrush to brush of the excess gel. 
  • During the session, it is NORMAL at first that you may feel a little TINGLE and you can swallow your saliva. 
  • After 1 session (SINGLE)

    After 2nd session (DOUBLE)

04. When it’s all done, after the last rinse you head over back to the teeth assessment area and check how many shades your teeth have become. So mine after 3 sessions, 8 shades lighter. 

*Click photo*

As part of your aftercare, they have recommendations for the next 72 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid strongly colored drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, soda
  • Avoid food that cause stains such as chocolate, and those with food coloring
  • Avoid acidic food such as tomatoes, vinegar, soy, citrus, and chili sauce as these cause tooth hypersensitivity
  • Avoid smoking
  • Do a fluoride rinse twice a day to rebuild enamel and fill any microscopic cavities

05. If you get the NANO SEAL TOTAL additional PHP 1299. They are gonna apply in on the teeth and leave in on for 1-2 minutes and you are all good. The purpose of the nano seal it allows to keep your usual lifestyle without any impact. So right after you don’t have to worry about avoiding the following food indicated at #4, YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK WHATEVER. It’s may be pricey but the perks that come with it. 

Then Application of VITAMIN SWAB, for the gums. They’ll give you 2 sticks, one you can use after and one before going to bed when you get home. If sensitivity occurs from the first swab don’t apply the second before bed. It looks like a qtip or cotton buds then you break the seal with a mark, the fluid will go to the other end of the bud and apply in on your gums above and below your teeth – NOT the gums under (heading to the tonsils)

It is advised to DRINK WATER after. 

PRODUCTS in order to maintain your pearly whites (OPTIONAL but recommended) 

BRILLANT SMILE:WHITENING EVO

  • MOUTH RINSE (250 ML) PHP 999.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (65 ML) PHP 849.00
  • TOOTHPASTE (20 ML) PHP 649.00
  • GIFT BAG 3 PRODUCTS PHP 1999.00 

For products: http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/products

How do I book an appointment?

You may book your appointment online by visiting http://www.the-smile-bar.ph/book

Visit their main site  http://www.the-smile-bar.ph

You may also contact  by phone through these numbers: (0917) 148 5659 or (02) 541 2853

They accept walk-ins should there be any available slots. The treatment salon can be found at: 2nd Floor, Cluster 2, Uptown Parade, BGC, Taguig City (Above DENNY’S DINER) 

Social Media Pages: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesmilebarph/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesmilebarph/

 

 

 

Connext Insurance Agency kicks off eco-policy with Miss Earth 2018 candidates

FPG Insurance President and CEO Ramon Yap Dimacali and Connext Insurance Agency President and General Manager Jonathan Ramirez as they pose together with the candidates of 2018 Miss Earth. 
 
MANILA, Philippines – 30 gorgeous Miss Earth candidates join Connext Insurance Agency, an emerging and innovative insurance provider, and FPG Insurance, the major player in the general insurance industry and leader in motor insurance cove
(L-R) FPG Insurance President and CEO Ramon Yap Dimacali and Ortigas Branch Head Rowena Cuaresma together with Connext Insurance Agency Finance and Accounting Head Kim Ramirez, and President and GM Jonathan Ramirez

rage, in pushing the envelope to move towards ‘paperless’ insurance policy during an event last October 23, 2018 at The Viridian in Greenhills, San Juan City.

Executives of FPG Insurance Philippines and Connext Insurance Agency

The event was graced by the Air Group of Miss Earth candidates including Miss Earth Philippines bet Celeste Cortesi who is very positive for a back-to-back win. FPG Insurance Ortigas Branch, headed by Ms. Rowena Cuaresma, takes pride in having Connext Insurance Agency as its top producer and among those who find exciting ways to promote safety and insurance through various channels such as the Miss Earth pageant.

Miss Earth Philippines Celeste Cortesi flanked by Mr. Ramon Dimacali and Mr. Jonathan Ramirez

Meanwhile, Connext President and General Manager Jonathan Ramirez shared with the ladies and members of the press his vision of moving insurance towards not only to a more efficient business process but also an environment-friendly one.

“We would like to challenge the current process of insurance companies, including us, that depend heavily on actual manpower logistics and the excessive paper we print out. We saw Miss Earth, an institution that advocates environment conservation, as an ideal platform, and FPG Insurance as the perfect partner, to introduce our latest technology and business process to the market,” said Ramirez.

The event kicked off the partnership among Connext Insurance Agency, FPG Insurance, and Carousel Productions, the organizer of the 17-year long pageant, to promote the norm of insuring among the public and recognizing that peace of mind is something as valuable as time.

“We are very happy to be a part of Connext’s vision of changing the landscape of the general insurance industry. FPG Insurance will always be a staunch supporter of innovation and advocacies that contribute to better lives,” said Ramon Yap Dimacali, President and CEO of FPG Insurance Philippines.

Formerly known as Federal Phoenix Assurance Co., Inc., FPG Insurance was established in 1958 and is a member of the Zuellig Group of Companies in implementing bespoke insurance and risk management solutions for its clients. FPG Insurance is the trusted name in general insurance solutions. FPG Insurance also has operations in Indonesia and Thailand.

Miss Earth Candidates (Air Group)

Monthly Subscription for your Furry Pals: Qrated Crates x Fetch Naturals

Being a former pet owner myself, grooming needs of pets are a necessity. I wouldn’t say I am an expert but I do have my own share of taking care of pets. Doing the actual grooming is not my department, it has always been my dad. Having a pet is a commitment and you have to maintain them. Not just food & shelter, a lot. It’s like raising your own child.

To my co – animal lovers and pet owners who are readers of my blog, I would like to introduce a lifestyle subscription called Qrated crates. Asia’s first subscription box discovery platform. https://qratedcrates.com/  (Instagram @qratedcrates)

This would come in handy to you especially every month you have to shop for your pets needs. Sometimes I know the hassle to shop at your usual and then no stock apparently since it run out or the delivery dates. We all have our busy schedules to deal with and you just know your pets needs will be delivered by your doorstep every month, nothing to worry.

Once you logged in the website, you have to create your account and register your basic information then from a number of categories you get to shop. The thing with this it’s a monthly commitment that will be delivered to your doorstop. That’s up to you on how long. If you have specifics such as price range, you can sort it accordingly on how you want exactly. You can also apply a vendor too!

FETCH NATURALS X QRATED CRATES

Fetch Naturals has teamed up with Qrated crates, they’ve send me a parcel of pet care but unfortunately I have no pets at the moment since some condominiums restrict domesticated pets. I am fortunate to have friends who have pets who are willing to try the products on their pets.

What I received were Natural pet care neem shampoo with aloe vera and leave on rinse with aloe vera and lavender. The main ingredient, Neem controls ticks, fleas, natural antiseptic, moisturizer and deodorizer. When you subscribe to Qrated crates for your month Fetch Naturals, it comes with an empty bottle plastic sprayer – This is for the leave on specifically. Directions are stated on the label on how to use the shampoo and the leave on. These two variants come together like for adults’ shampoo and conditioner.

I have 2 friends willingly wanted to try the products for their pets, one has a cat and the other one is a dog owner, so we can see the difference from different perspectives. Both of my friends were able to manage using the products and I got positive responses from both of them.

Abbi and her cat, Grey

“I tried it already Krish! Literally I just finished blow drying Grey.  Sa shampoo, ang galing kasi ang bango niya and hindi amoy chemical. Sobrang mabula din niya and ang kapal kasi ng fur ni Grey I thought makakalahati nako sa bottle pero hndi ilang pumps lang mabula na. Pansin ko din mas naging whiter yung white parts sa fur nya which is really a thumbs up! No need to buy whitening shampoo. Yung Leave on smells so nice and fresh sobrang tipid din. Kasi 2.5ml lang + water goes a long way, no need to worry about chemicals din kasi its mostly water and it smells nice na. So happy for giving me this product Krishh now I know a brand to buy”

Kathy and her dog, Zoey

“Super ganda niya! Smooth yung hair ni Zoey and shiny after. Mabango yung products! We noticed hindi nakakalagas ng hair. Zoey really liked it and enjoy her bath time session”.

 

 

 

Fun Set Meals at Soban K-Town Grill

It’s fun to have your gang or fam enjoy a group meal at Soban K-town grill. You can still enjoy ordering ala carte if you easily get full. It’s more fun to munch with a bunch.

Usually for a 3-4 persons in a group, the mega meat set worth P2000 is fit for the budget for a barkada. The quality of the meat and flavors are worth it. Soban k-town’s meat & pork are of high standard quality – thick and fresh. In the set it is not unlimited but it’s just right, come on with the overflowing unlimited sides. How can you not be full! For me it’s a win-win because I easily get full.

The mega set contains: 300 g fresh beef belly, 180 g marinated beef belly, 180 g fresh pork belly, 180 g soy garlic beef belly, 180 g chili bean pork belly, 180 g boneless fried chicken.

The boneless fried chicken for the win! Taste so good! It’s that sweet-savoury taste is mouthwatering. Something I would look forward coming back to. You could also order it ala carte.

Side dishes

Going back to the side dishes, 4 persons get UNLIMITED rice, soup and side dishes The following side dishes, everyone fave kimchi, pamuchim (kimchi salad type with leeks, beans, sprout and with spices), gyeran mari (eggroll), gamja sarada (mashed potato), kang kong doenjang (spicy seasoned water spinach) & meolchi bokkeum (roasted peanuts with sweet& salty anchiovies).

Side dishes

There are more set meals being offered at Soban K-Town Grill to choose from. For the mega set meal let’s say you are 5 in a group. You can still avail the mega set for as long the other one orders an ala carte. Regarding service, it’s so fast and the servers are very attentive. I love how spacious it is from one table to another, not too rowdy. When it comes to the capacity of the tables opt  for a bigger one, if you get lucky. 

Soban K-Town Grill have branches at Eastwood, ATC, Greenbelt 3, Sm north edsa, Robinsons place manila, still under construction One BHS SM Mega. Follow them on their social media pages for more. Instagram: @soban.ktown and facebook: Soban K-town grill.

Have you Tried Paradise Dynasty’s Latest Offerings?!

Everyone goes to Paradise Dynasty for the famous Xiao Long Bao, so far I’ve asked a number of times to people saying that Paradise Dynasty hands down – the best xiao long bao so far and I personally agree so.

For those who haven’t tried eating xiao long bao, you should not miss it. There is a proper way of eating xiao long bao: Pick it up with your chopsticks, place it on the spoon, poke a small hole so that soup and steam comes out, sip the soup and take a bite while savouring the flavors. If you feel more adventurous try the 8 colored xiao long bao, start from the original (in the middle), then with the ginseng (green) going clockwise to szechuan (red). My top favourites would be the foie grois (light brown), the crab roe (orange), black truffle and garlic (grey) . I could finish the entire tray but the Schezuan was my downfall, I think it takes a certain person with a certain palette because it’s flavor and aroma is really distinct from all.

Besides the xiao long bao, they have others to offer like the CRISPY FRIED CRYSTAL PRAWNS WITH SALTED EGG – delish! If you plan on sharing, their noodles are good for 1- 2 persons, I got to personally try the LA MIAN WITH VEGETABLE PORK WANTON IN SIGNATURE PORK BONE SOUP. Another good for sharing (1-2 persons) is the FRIED RICE IN YANG ZHOU or any of their rice specials. To add some vegies on the side, try the Spinach with mixed garlic and to end your meal course, time for dessert! My personal favorite is the 3 pcs. CHARCOAL CUSTARD LAVA BAO – best served hot.

CHARCOAL CUSTARD LAVA BAO 
CRISPY FRIED CRYSTAL PRAWNS WITH SALTED EGG

Recently they added  new dishes to the menu, FRIED DUCK – perfectly marinated duck with white peppercorns and Sichuan pepper carefully fried to ensure crispy texture. It can be traditionally serve in a bun as you may please.

For large groups to share, GROUPER WITH PINE NUTS AND FRUITS, meticulously fried to be golden in color then topped with a special sauce grille in pine nuts and the GRILLED GROUPER WITH TOFU IN MAPO TOFU STYLE, grilled grouper smothered in tender tofu cooked in aromatic and spicy sauce.

This is my personal favorite since it has a sweet taste, SHANGHAI STYLE BRAISED PORK BELLY and it is cooked to perfection and oddly satisfying to cut. A very famous dish in china where the pork belly is accurately glazed with various special sauces to achieve the right flavor.

Paradise Dynasty branches are located at The Podium (Ortigas), Conrad S’ Maison (Pasig) and the latest branch at SM Aura Premiere. 

What to Look Forward as a Bella for 2019 (BDJ Launch Event + Planners)

MAKE TODAY MAGICAL!

Each year every Bella looks forward to the launch of the BDJ Planners besides that  the festivities and workshops gathered by all the Bella all over the Philippines. This year I got to participate in this meaningful event, This year’s theme is called “MAKE TODAY MAGICAL”. 

“BDJ 2019 reinforces the need for a paradigm shift. When you change the way you think and how you perceive things, you change the way you live—and magic happens.”

I got my own share of experiences on the first day of the launch, It was all my inner tita would want me to do the following. The first workshop I attended was with Zen Nutrients with Ms. Angela, You can make simple DIY linen & room spray, make up remover, scrub and massage oil with ingredients that you can find in the kitchen. I look forward to the Tarot reading anytime an opportunity passes by. I don’t totally believe readings but it just serves as a guide, nothing is wrong about it. It’s still God guiding us with our decisions in life. Canvas making was fun and the glitter tattoo that I got lasted for 3 days atleast but the stars were sloughing off day by day then then what was left was the moon haha. I got to enhance my calligraphy skills by attending Leah Ang’s workshop – blending and using shadows. Then I got the chance to be part of the Mentor Me Circle and met the famous, Tita Witty. She claims she is not funny but she is def funny in a relatable sense. I got to be surrounded by women who are successful but at the end of the day chose what makes them fulfilled. As the youngest one in the group, I still have lots to go through, still lost at 25 yet I just told myself to just enjoy the process and eventually things will fall into place. This is why BDJ events are so meaningful and encouraging to attend. We empower each other may it be male or female, young or old – we just uplift each other. 

BDJ PLANNERS FOR 2019

Okay so here are the line of planners and journals that would be available, suited for each different kind of gal or gal at heart. These planners and journals are for everyone, may it be the millennial, gen z, gen y, mothers etc. It would help you get organize with your lifestyle, travels, goals and finances as well. 

  • Dated Planners
  • -Belle de Jour Power Planner
  • -Navi Journal
  • -Everything is Possible
  • -Focus Journal
  • -Essentials Planner
  • -Petit Planner
  • -Quest Journal Mini
  • -Quest Filler
  • -Gameplan
  • -Essentials Notebook
  • -Schema Notebook
  • -FMN

 

  • Journals and Notebooks
  • -Quest Journal Travel
  • -Quest Journal Medium

 

  • Other Products
  • -Calendar Pad
  • -Black Folio
  • -BDJ Clear Stamps
  • -BDJ Stickers

 

THE BELLA! 

The 2019 BDJ Power Planner comes in different styles—the classic cover (Php 598), limited edition (Php598), leather (Php 680), discbound (Php 980)—that cater to every Bella’s distinct taste and need.

  • BDJ Classic – Php598
    – Matte laminated hardcover with glitters and illustration of the 2019 Bella
  • BDJ Limited Edition – Php598
    – Matte laminated hardcover with glitters and a creative illustration about the 2019 theme
  • BDJ Leather – Php680
    –Velvet black leather with debossed flower elements and gold foil stamping
  • BDJ DiscBound – Php980
    – Gold-stamped velvet black leather with disc binding for users who want to customize planner pages

Aside from a magnetic bookmark, each planner also comes fully equipped with interactive monthly dividers that transform your planner magically with a Zappar app. Finally, the Perks of a Bella coupon booklet in the BDJ Planner offers Php40,000 worth of treats and discounts, to make each of the Bella’s day magical all year round.

BDJ Covers and Monthly Dividers with Zappar Codes

Classic and Limited Edition Planner covers and monthly dividers magically transform to reveal a surprise when you activate the unique Zappar codes.

FOR THE WANDERLUST: NAVI JOURNAL – Php598

Navi journal showcases contents and illustrations of 12 widely celebrated festivals from different parts of the world on its monthly dividers. With special pages such as 101 Checklist, Bucket List, Must-see Destinations, Pre-trip Checklist and Packing List, Navi journal helps you visualize your travel goals and carefully map out your next adventure with ease.

  • Monthly Dividers – Give the lowdown of widely celebrated festivals around the world to inspire you to explore different cultures
  • Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout – Write down your monthly travel plans and your week’s highlights in the horizontal weekly layout with notes pages
  • Special Pages – Worksheet pages help you visualize your travel goals and carefully map out your next adventure with ease

For an affordable price of Php598, Navi Journal gives you access to over Php25,000 worth of discount coupons from partner brands in the Travel Curious coupon booklet.

FOR THE ACHIEVER: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE– Php598

The special pages in the EIP planner are also in place to guide users to stay on track of their goals for the course of the year. Discover your goals and make it achievable with the following pages:

  • Ikigai
  • Vision Board
  • Timeline of Goals
  • Identifying Intentions and Motivations
  • How to Measure Success
  • Positive Poster
  • Life Achievements
  • #LifeGoals
  • No-Edit list
  • Priority List
  • Milestones
  • Reward Checklist
  • Things I’m Grateful For
  • Obstacles and Mistakes, and
  • Promise for Next Year

 

  • Monthly Dividers and Monthly Calendar – Inspirational quotes help propel you towards your goals
  • Weekly Layout – Prioritize your tasks in vertical weekly spreads and be encouraged by the motivational quotes each week
  • Special Pages – A variety of workbook pages guide you to stay on top of your goals for the course  of the year. Each page lets you set and sustain your goals with momentum throughout the year

KEEP IT ZEN: FOCUS JOURNAL- Php498

Focus Journal features 12 monthly dividers filled with power words and suggested activities to help you handle your thoughts with ease. It also comes with special activity pages such as Monthly Check-up and Year-End Reflections so you can mindfully evaluate accomplishments and learnings, and to maintain focus for the course of the year and the next.

Monthly Dividers -Power words and suggested activities help you handle your thoughts with ease.
Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout -Have enough space for planning out your whole year
Special Pages – Activity pages to help you mindfully evaluate accomplishments and learnings

THE PRACTICAL: ESSENTIALS  PLANNER -Php380

The 2019 Essentials Planner comes in two sleek (2) cover designs–Classic and Pattern– both with gold foil stamping. Presented in a minimalist cover, the planner contains 144 pages with dotted weekly pages ideal for bullet journaling, as well as creative journaling.

Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout – Have the freedom in planning or unleashing your creativity with spacious dotted spaces and a minimalist layout.

THE MINIMALIST: BDJ PETIT PLANNER – Php350

The BDJ Petit Planner comes in two styles—Purple and Pastel—both with zippered plastic covers that can be an instant pocket or a secondary wallet for your cards, bills, and receipts.

Get the functionality of the regular-sized BDJ planner in a pint-sized version with the BDJ Petit Planner.

  • Monthly Calendar and Weekly Layout – Write down quick notes, random thoughts, or simple inspiring ideas
  • Special Pages – Simple pages for making your own lists or goals

JOURNALS AND NOTEBOOKS

QUEST JOURNAL TRAVEL—Php480

The Quest Journal Travel is a classic. Its versatility and beautiful cover make it a perfect companion for almost anybody. Consider it a blank canvas that will allow you to have your planner or journal your way.

It contains two elastics for refillable and interchangeable notebooks as well as a vinyl zippered pouch, with small pockets for cards, photos, receipts and random documents. An elastic cord holds everything in place.

  • Specs: 12.5 x 22 cm
  • With 2 notebook fillers
  • (blank and dot/grid inside pages)

Available in eight (8) colors (Coffee, Midnight, Mint, Olive, Pastel, Powder, Rose, Salmon).

QUEST JOURNAL MEDIUM—Php480

NEW! Sized at 13.7 x 19.5cm, Quest Journal Medium is the happy middle if you can’t quite find yourself holding the big or mini versions. Enjoy the same beautiful leather cover, 2 notebook fillers and vinyl zippered pouch.

  •   Specs: 13.7 x 19.5 cm
  • With 2 notebook fillers (blank and dot inside pages)

Available in eight (8) colors (Coffee, Midnight, Mint, Olive, Pastel, Powder, Rose, Salmon).

QUEST JOURNAL MINI—Php280

The Quest Journal Mini is the perfect travel companion—its durable leather cover makes it ready for any adventure you choose to have. The elastic cord can hold your passport together with one (1) mini blank notebook where you can write your travel checklists and journal. Meanwhile, the vinyl zippered pouch can hold your cards, receipts and photos.

  •           Specs: 10.5 x 13.5 cm
  • With 1 notebook filler (blank inside pages)

Available in eight (8) colors (Coffee, Midnight, Mint, Olive, Pastel, Powder, Rose, Salmon).

QUEST FILLERS

The leather cover of the Quest Journal is meant to last longer than any plan or journal you’re writing about. We’re making Quest Fillers available so you can refill your Quest Journal and carry on. Choose from blank, dotted, grid and lined variants.

  • Big fillers are available for Php 100 in blank, dotted, grid and lined pages.
  • Medium fillers are available for Php 100 in blank and dotted pages.
  • Mini fillers available for Php70 in blank and dotted pages.

GAMEPLAN—Php180

 This handy undated planner comes in four (4) covers with inspirational quotes—Conquer, Fearless, Go and Sparkle—so you’re always on top of your game. Each one is good to use for three (3) months. It provides plenty of dotted space ideal for bullet journaling, as well as timestamps for planning your days in an hourly manner. If you’re keen on starting the planning habit but are not sure if you can make the year-round commitment, Gameplan is for you.

  • Monthly Dividers – Provides enough space for listing down goals and important tasks or  events
  • Monthly Calendar – Undated calendar layout with enough space for notes and schedules
  • Weekly Layout – It provides plenty of dotted space ideal for bullet journaling, as well as timestamps for planning your days in an hourly manner

ESSENTIALS  NOTEBOOK—Php240

The Essentials Notebook comes in three (3) types—black cover with blank inside pages, kraft cover with dotted inside pages and gray cover with grid inside pages. Essentials Notebooks give you liberty in journaling.

SCHEMA NOTEBOOK—Php200

The Schema notebook is designed to be simple and handy, and comes in either blank or dotted pages. Its perforated pages allow you to tear sheets you are done with, so you keep only the notes you need.

FMN—Php168

Take note and don’t worry about forgetting important reminders. Forget-Me-Not notepads are handy and come in three variants:

  • FMN Meetings Journal – jot down important notes from a meeting
  • FMN Ideas Journal – capture that light down moment and write (or draw!) that idea
  • FMN List Journal – create as many lists as you want!

OTHER PRODUCTS

CALENDAR PAD—Php250

The Calendar Pad features tear-off sheets and an intricate paisley design that users can bring to life by adding colors. Versatile is the best word to describe this calendar since users can customize and utilize it in two ways: First, as a monthly guide where dates are placed from left to right. And second, as a weekly guide where the boxes are vertically filled by the hour.

BLACK FOLIO—Php580

The Black Folio is your blank canvas. Use it as a photo album or as a scrapbook, even as a vision board. Let this simple black book help you attract all the positive energies you need to help magically transform your desires into life!

BDJ CLEAR STAMPS—Php320

The reusable stamps make goal-setting and goal-keeping fun! Decorative stamps help you present your tasks in a fresh way, and may encourage you to write and plan more creatively. It comes in two new sets: Creativity and Plan.

Get all stamps for Php400 at all leading bookstores nationwide or visit us at ilovebdj.com.

BDJ STICKERS—Php50

The new BDJ stickers will help you be more creative in designing and customizing your BDJ planner pages, as well as inspire you to set and reach for your goals. It comes in four new designs: Labels, Statements, Frames and Prints.

CUSTOMIZATION

Additional Php80 each item

Customize your BDJ Planners and Quest Journals with your names or power words.

Get it at all leading bookstores nationwide or visit us at ilovebdj.com.

 

Success for 2018 Nailaholics’ #NationalPamperingDay

This is my second time joining the campaign #NationalPamperingDay, I feel this is very generous for Nailaholics to treat deserving people on their anniversary. It has been a success for Nailaholics every year and it is definitely what their loyal customers look forward to each year. Same as of last year, October 17, 10 AM- 2PM but free on selected services.  For this time around, it’s all about giving back. Not bad for just P10 and that entire P10 won’t go entirely to Nailaholics but to a chosen charity. You get to pamper yourself on selected services and you are helping as well. It’s a win – win situation.

#NationalPamperingDay Is More Relevant Today Than Ever Career-driven, busy lifestyles mean people today are expected to be working day in and out. While it can be very fulfilling, needless to say that it can also be very stressful. In fact, a study conducted by CNN Philippines notes that things like bosses, deadlines, co-workers, schedules all contribute heavily to daily stress.

Stress-related disorders and diseases have been on the rise, often manifesting itself as anxiety or illness. But while we can’t really do anything about having to go to work, or easing the traffic, we can do something about how we cope with stress. Because unless something is done to manage it, people will end up stuck in this endless vicious cycle.

A day dedicated to self-care, relaxation, and your wellbeing is more relevant in a day and age where pampering always seems to take a backseat to priorities and responsibilities. And this is where #NationalPamperingDay comes in.

October 17 essentially serves as a nationwide reminder for everyone dealing with the hassles of daily life to take it easy and slow down. This year, to celebrate #NationalPamperingDay, Nailaholics is inviting everyone to head over to choose from their dedicated menu of #NationalPamperingDay services, which include a manicure, hand spa, hand massage, foot spa, or foot massage. You can avail of any of these services for just P10 between 10am to 2pm—the amount of which will go to Nailaholics’ community partner, the La Verna Aged Care and Dementia Village.

“All work and no play is no way to live life. Take the time to pamper yourself—it’s more important that you do so in these modern times. Relax, refuel, reinvigorate and pamper yourself—you deserve it,” ends Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head.

This year’s mechanics for National Pampering Day:

1)National Pampering Day is on October 17, 2018

2) Mechanics: MANICURE, HAND SPA, FOOT SPA, HAND MASSAGE AND FOOT MASSAGE will be offered at P 10 on Oct 17, 10-2 pm

3) The entire P 10 will go to La Verna Aged Care and Dementia Village (as National Pampering Day this year is about “stress” and that stress will lead to an early on set of dementia

Vivo V11 for the Fashion-Forward Youth

Vivo’s latest revolutionary breakthrough, the Vivo V11, is a testament to the brand’s relentless vision to produce the most sought-after modern phone. Not only is it armed with sophisticated technical specs and functionality, it also bears a sleek and cool design that is undeniably compatible with today’s fashion. It is perfect for consumers who yearn for a state-of-the-art smartphone that will complement their overall modern style and taste.

Vivo V11’s futuristic immersive design boasts an aesthetic that can complete your contemporary Outfit of the Day (OOTD).

Its ultra-thin 1.76mm side bezels, paired with its 3D curved body design, provide maximum grip and comfort as you go through your daily activities in style. What makes the phone utterly fashionable is its brilliant fusion colors: The Starry Night and Nebula. Vivo has created two trendsetting fusion colors inspired by the exciting mysteries of the universe — Starry Night and Nebula. Starry Night’s blend of black and blue and Nebula’s stunning blue and purple hues invoke glistening stars in distant galaxies that heighten the futuristic design of V11. These brilliant fusion colors can reflect a person’s flair for standing out and exuding elegance.

To further complement one’s modern style and taste, V11’s 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which is vivid with life-like depth and texture. It is also enhanced with the latest flagship’s innovation, the Halo Full View Notch, as it delivers an uninterrupted viewing experience with exceptionally vibrant colors and stunning clarity. In addition, the V11 is equipped with the industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology for a fast, secure, and ultramodern unlocking method. To keep up with V11’s sleek design, the visible fingerprint pad is eliminated to make it eye-catching and seamless from top to bottom.

Everything about V11’s futuristic design features bring out one’s sophistication as shown by these young celebrities and brand ambassadors.

Actor and recording artist Daniel Padilla poses with the Vivo V11 that complements his sleek gradient-themed suit at the V11 launch.

 

Fashion and style blogger Verniece Enciso exudes sophistication with her stylish Vivo V11 at the launch last September 11.
Trending loveteam Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber show off how their futuristic Vivo V11 supplements their fashionable outfits at the launch.
Actress Kira Balinger shines bright like her trendy Vivo V11.

Vivo Club Ambassadors: Maxine Te from the University of Santo Tomas, Sherwin Vy, and Raycia Garcia both from Centro Escolar University embody the cool design of the Vivo V11.

Be as chic as these famed stars and brand ambassadors by owning a Vivo V11 now! You can pre-order the Vivo V11 in two ways: On ground and online. It is available in all participating Vivo concept and multi-brand stores. It will come with exciting freebies—a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty. Fans may also pre-order the Vivo V11 on shopping websites such as Lazada, Shopee, Argomall, and Akulaku. Freebies such 10,000 mAh game power bank, a gift set (bluetooth speaker and earpiece with selfie stick), as well as 6 months extended warranty will be included.

The new Vivo V11 is a pioneering product that merges design and technology for a more personalized user experience.

 

 

 

JBL LAUNCHES FOLLOW THE PULSE CAMPAIGN

Manila, Quezon City, October 3, 2018 – JBL Store announced their new #FollowThePulse Campaign.

#FollowThePulse

Follow the Giant Pulse 3 and experience a sound you can see. The JBL GIANT PULSE 3 will go around different malls nationwide. Take photos with the giant Pulse 3 and get freebies and discount vouchers when you visit us.

WIN A JBL PULSE 3

Get your creative juices flowing because JBL Store will be giving away a JBL Pulse 3. Take a creative photo with the JBL Pulse Inflatable just follow the mechanics below and don’t forget to tag us, Facebook (@jblstore) and Instagram (@jblstoreph).

Mechanics:

  1. Go to our JBL GIANT PULSE 3
    • BGC High Street (Sept 29-Oct 7)
  2. Take a selfie/ photo with the JBL GIANT PULSE 3
  3. Go to https://jblstore.com.ph/pages/jbl-follow-the-pulse
  4. Fill-up the registration form with your name, email, complete address, contact number and upload your selfie/ photo here https://woobox.com/2ivzae
  5. There would be 1 winner of JBL Pulse 3.
  6. Winner will be selected via e-raffle draw on February 1, 2019 in the presence of a DTI Representative

Don’t forget to upload your photo in your Facebook and Instagram accounts too and tag @jblstore!

Check out the complete mechanics here ( https://jblstore.com.ph/pages/jbl-follow-the-pulse)

Contest link: http://bit.ly/followthepulse

Catch us at Bonifacio High Street!

Ready your cameras and we can’t wait to see you there!

Stay tuned! For more information about the Giant Pulse 3, visit  https://jblstore.com.ph/pages/jbl-follow-the-pulse or their social media page www.facebook.com/jblstore  

Up Coming Legs:

  • UP Town Center
  • SM CDO Downtown Premiere (CDO)
  • Ayala Centrio Mall (CDO)
  • SM Lanang (Davao)
  • Ayala Abreeza (Davao)
  • SM City Cebu (Cebu)
  • Ayala Center (Cebu)

 

MYA, Hallyu Secret launch PH office; recognizes K-Beauty Olympics winners

San Juan City, Philippines – Mi-Yong Alliance (MYA), the country’s pioneer Korean Beauty Academy recently held the grand opening of its new office in Greenhills, San Juan City. Since 2016, MYA consistently introduces Korean skin care courses to Filipino clients, embarking a new milestone in beauty and cosmetics industry.

With their skin care innovations, start-up entrepreneurs and established beauty clinic owners enroll to MYA, who are planning to add the unique techniques and standards to their list of services. Surprisingly, in just short span of time, MYA already built a reputation within the industry, acquiring students from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Certainly, Korean skin care has found its new home in Greenhills.

Mi-Yong Alliance, Korea Chairman, Mr. Raphael Jang welcomed the guests and media with his inspiring speech, sharing the journey of MYA along with its Korean skin care clinic, Hallyu Secret Aesthetics. According to him, the past two years have been tough and challenging however, they managed to stay firm with their passion and dedication.

This all started with our hope to share quality skills and the latest trends to Filipinos. Our journey for the last 2 years was not easy. Kris and I would always fight about many things, there were a lot of times that we wanted to stop working and give-up. But as we make classes, batch after batch, there is a growing obligation and responsibility to our clients whom we consider our children in the industry. We could not stop aiming the best for them that why we keep giving opportunities to people grow with us as well. Some examples are our instructor course programs and K-Beauty Olympics. We know that this kind of programs will totally change their future,” Chairman Jang pronounced.

Kris Candyd Sibal

Philippine CEO Kris Candyd Sibal introduces Hallyu Secret Aesthetics treatments, which finely cater wide range of solutions for every customer. Some of their advanced skin care services like BB Glow and XY Blush, Gold Therapy and Secret Semi-permanent mascara were discussed during the program.

Raphael Jang

MYA has successfully made a reputation as the Korean beauty academy who consistently bring “first in the Philippines” beauty treatments. This is made true by the Korean style permanent make-up, BB Glow and Semi-Permanent Mascara which are widely available to many salons, clinics and skin care center today. Hallyu Secret’s system was adopted from a famous beauty center in Gangnam, Seoul named Pretty Face Clinic where in Chairman Jang is also one of the directors of the said clinic,” PCEO Sibal shared.

Well-known for permanent make-up (PMU) techniques, MYA’s head instructor Ms. LK Park enlightened guests and media about their various services.

LK PARK

I am LK Park, I am here now in Philippines with a mission to spread quality skills among the Filipino PMU specialists. There are a lot of wrong cases in Philippines, a lot of clients go to us for correction of their brows. This is what our academy is famous for after all. PMU has evolved through time, today it doesn’t only focus on the brows, eyeline and lips, it became a procedure now for those who have scars, bald scalp, and those with dark areolas. It became a solution to cover-up the insecurities of people. Here at Hallyu Secret all these kinds of PMU services are available. From making your brows on fleek up to coveing the baldness of your head,” she stated.

MYA Instructors

At the latter part of the event, MYA awarded plaques to their hardworking certified instructors, who greatly contributed to the growing influence of the institution.

  • Karen Alberto of Korean Beauty Institute
  • Erin Grace Aguidan of Elite Beauty Academy
  • Joan Uy-Dacio of HD Brows
  • Rowena Dela Cruz of R Brows
  • Myla Angela Nidea of M Seoul Aesthetics
  • Argentine Roldan of Argentine Roldan Training Center
  • Diana Sinag of Dynes Wellness
  • Ruthly Tan of Elora Academy

Lastly, MYA gave recognitions to all Filipino participants, judges and winners of the recently concluded K-Beauty Olympics held last September 16, 2018 in Thailand.

MICROBLADING CATEGORY

1st Place

Kimberly Anne Rosales Lim

Rochelle Zamora

2nd Place

Liezl Resco Reyes

Irish Zolina Satura

Delight Leuterio

Iris Diaz

Myla Cocon

Miriam Hall

Eroll Villamor

3rd Place

Mary Grace Trangia Aroy

Chrisbi Orbase Manansala

Donna Carlos

Carmen Gennah Roman

Vanerie Meneses

Yszobel Esguerra

Maria Monica Semana

Sheryl Grace Herrera

 

MACHINE EYEBROWS CATEGORY

3rd Place

Canniedy Penilla – Bulacan

 

SKIN CARE CATEGORY

2nd Place

Marilou Rogado

Maria Veronica Zuño

3rd Place

Melody Fujii

 

EYELASH EXTENSIONS

2nd Place

Crescelda Alcazar

MAKE-UP CATEGORY

1st Place

Sarah Kaye Michelle Agustin

Fuel the Hungry with Yellow Cab’s 5 Boroughs Pizza

Hey upper east siders, kidding. Since it’s Gossip girl anniversary I’ve been been watching it since the end of August and how ironic that Yellow Cab launches New York’s roster of legendary pizza. 

Yellow Cab introduces it’s gastronomical flavors from New York’s 5 boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx,
Queens & Staten Island will all be available starting on SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 – JANUARY 31, 2019

Prices: 
Regular – P499 | Large P759 | New Yorker size P999 (available dine-in, take out and delivery). 

5 Boroughs Pizza: 


•QUEENS: oriental chicken, mushrooms, onions & pineapple. 

The Queens Oriental Chicken Pizza brings to the palate a unique flavor profile with its’ combination of chicken, mushrooms, onions and pineapple, topped with spring onions and cilantro, with a sweet and tangy Oriental sauce base.


•MANHATTAN STEAK AND EGG PIZZA: steak strips, eggs douched in steak sauce, onions and green peppers. This  is my personal favorite among all it’s like a savoury-sweet eggs-ben on a pizza (That’s my take). 

For those craving for something more sophisticated, there’s the Manhattan Steak & Eggs Pizza. Reminiscent of the borough considered as the “center of the universe,” this variant brings together a classy mix of steak strips and eggs doused in steak sauce and topped with onions and green bell peppers. 


•BROOKLYN: spicy jalapeño peppers, shrimps, crabsticks, onions, green bell pepper, tomatoes and capers.

The hip culture of Brooklyn is captured in a hefty serving of Brooklyn Spicy Seafood Pizza. It is loaded with spicy Jalapeño peppers, shrimps, crabsticks, onions, green bell peppers, tomatoes and capers.


• Upper Photo – BRONX: creamy mix of mushroom, chicken, olives and green peppers.

Bronx Creamy Mushroom Pizza, Yellow Cab’s first white sauce based pizza brings to fore the intense flavor of the tough and edgy community of the Bronx. This tasty variant is a creamy mix of mushroom, chicken, olives and green bell peppers.

• Lower Photo – STATEN ISLAND BASIL & RICOTTA: crushed tomatoes, 3 cheeses and basil.

Finally, there’s Staten Island Basil & Ricotta Pizza which features crushed tomatoes topped with three cheeses and basil. This hefty mix is Yellow Cab’s Margherita Pizza with a twist, and is reflective of the more laid-back and chill atmosphere of the suburban community that has been the trademark of Staten Island.