HairX: Hair Free, Care Free!

HAIR X: Making IPL hair removal accessible, affordable, and available to Filipinos

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Glend Gao, CEO and Ruby Chavez Branch Manager. Explaining how HairX started and future plans. Also how IPL works on the hair.

Let’s admit it, we girls get conscious everytime we see a bunch of hair growing, especially at our arms and legs. Well having hair is normal for crying out loud but that habit of shaving and plucking, leaves trauma to our precious skin. We all aim for that flawless and Hair-Less skin.

We are in luck that HairX, Auricle wellness SPA , introduces an affordable and comfortable innovation -IPL, stands for  Intense Pulsed Light – A  dual pulse tech that is virtually painless and safe.As explained,  the energy splits into 2 and hits the hair when its on its Anagen stage. That’s why we have to follow the interval of sessions for better results because we shouldn’t miss the Anagen phase ( Your hair grows around half an inch a month, the growth phase, or anagen phase, lasts an average of 3-5 years, so a full-length hair averages 18 to 30 inches –  http://www.philipkingsley.com/hair-guide/hair-science/hair-growth-cycle/) . Well first of all it doesn’t guarantee that 100% no hair but from a course texture, as you go further with the sessions the hair becomes “finer”, gets off easily and unnoticeable.

Well I haven’t started my sessions with HairX yet, (I’ll make a documentation and review on that with their different services, SOON ). But as of now we are promoting the place and the hype that it is affordable and comfy -painless!

They are still trying to branch out all around metro manila(They plan to have 25 branches in 5 years ) , If by chance you are by BGC Forbes Town Center try to visit and check out their services. You’ll love the peaceful aura and vibe of the place. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Tip: Book in advance for your sessions.

They have Aqua facials (machine infusion with vitamin C), Aqua light (under arms and inguinal area) and waxing services (light con precision wax – it is PAINLESS ).

For the price rates just scroll down 🙂

ALL ABOUT IPL

IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal is not new in the cosmetic industry. But compared with other common procedures like plucking, shaving, waxing, and DIY depilatory creams, IPL hair removal have always been an expensive alternative. Not anymore. Hair X, the latest neighborhood hair removal clinic in the country, aims to make IPL hair removal (and laser-based skin and facial care) accessible, affordable, and available to more Filipinos.

Such a stunner and she uses IPL too, Ms. Glenda Gao, CEO
Such a stunner and she uses IPL too, Ms. Glenda Gao, CEO

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While other temporary hair removal procedures are cheaper, they still leave the skin with unnecessary trauma and negative side effects such as ingrown hair, darkening of underarms, inflammation, and, at worst, infection. IPL renders less damage to parts of the skin not included the treatment, which means faster healing. It uses intense pulsating beams of light to remove unwanted hair after regular sessions, effectively slows hair growth, and lessens the negative side effects caused by other short-term procedures.

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Hair X makes available a range of affordable programs and payment options for value-seeking Filipino men and women who want to permanently remove hair easily, painlessly, and professionally. It is run by a highly trained medical team using the latest in first world equipment, techniques, and procedures, and is housed in an antiseptically clean and relaxed environment. One of Hair X’s brand new, cutting edge pulsed light technology is called Forma IPL System.

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#HairX launch Event with affordable, safe and comfortable IPL Hair Removal treatments. They also offer wax treatments, facials and threading. Here at 2F Forbes Town Center 🌿 on the blog soon (📷: @mariaisquixotic)

Forma IPL System features a dual pulsing technology, making the hair removal procedure very comfortable.  It emits a unique flash, characterized by a very short pulse duration and high energy at the same time. These standards optimize the way energy hits the hair root and renders the treatment efficient, safe and painless.

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With Hair X’s advanced IPL equipment administered by professionals at best value packages, more Filipinos can now afford to have hair-free smooth and blemish-free skin all over.

Aside from hair removal, Hair X also offers facial services in the form of its signature facial and the Aqua Peel treatment, which cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the skin using an especially designed machine that removes impurities and infuses treatments.

Staying true to its passion of making hair removal affordable, accessible, and available, IPL hair removal starts at P300 per session.

HairX is located at 2/F  Eight Forbes Town Road, Forbes Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, and is open from Monday to Sunday, from 11am to 9pm.

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Price rates:

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Bioessence: Fat Breakdown Treatment

Bye Bye Baby Fats 👊 Thank youuu @bioessence_ph 💙 letting me try your Fat Breakdown Treatment on the blog www.krishgeek.com

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Bioessence Fat Breakdown treatment, starts first with a series of BREAKDOWN OF FAT then another set of procedures called DETOX.

I actually got a 15 minutes free for the Fat Breakdown Treatment then I added P900 for full body. Original price is P1500.

They have a package deal promo (for slimming) worth 7k if you plan to avail for a number of sessions. Good for 3 months. 

Promo compose of: 

2  G5 sessions for breaking of cellulite

2  LT sessions lipo detox treatment

2 sexy tone – firming and toning

2 RF toning and Firming

It starts off with a 15 minute sauna and shower afterwards. Tip: Bring extra underwear for the sauna

With the use of a machine as a form of massage. The whole procedure would take an hour and a half.

4 areas areas are to be targeted,  The back (upper and lower), Both sides, and the Front (upper and lower).

So 3 rounds per area, because they have to change the head part of the thing they have to roll to your body.One that’s is like a Roller-like type,spiky type and Flat type -its like a polish finish. 

Well The treatment went well, I was actually ticklish the entire time – Poor me HAHA. 

After the treatment, they served ice Hot lemon tea, love it <3

Check out their other branches and social media accounts for great deals!

The 2nd Open Kitchen Food Bazaar: The Best Kept Recipes of the Stars

Sept 26-27, 2015.

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Would you imagine all of your fave local celeb foodie entrepreneurs gather together? Believe it. You’ll probably get a chance to have a selfie with your fave celeb.

A selection of goodie treats food selections and scattered at the Trinoma Activity Center – its hard to choose and decide (Seriously)

We spotted stars who were present that day (Saturday), PBB All-in Fifth Solomon, Celeb-politician, Ara Mina, The gorgeous Maricar Reyes, The young looking, Jean Garcia showcasing here home cooked recipes, The hunk actor and such a gentle man!,  JC De Vera and The irresistible, Sir Chief himself, Richard Yap for LUNA J (He was about to leave, then he saw us and granted our simple request for a selfie- Thank youu!). 

Other booths, I recall there was: TWIST (by the Endrenals) , Nacho Bimby (Bimby Aquino-Yap), Yobob Lechon (Paul Jake Castillo), O-shopping booth etc. We saw Vice Ganda’s face on the poster, but we ain’t sure which booth he owns and I heard of Kean Cipriano’s sisig somewhere.

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My friends and I wondered what was the commotion going on at the Activity Center, then my friend noticed why are people taking lots of pictures– May mga artista eh. Well after our movie, we opted to grab a bite to eat, I suggested why won’t we check the place out to look for pasta. We roamed around, we weren’t able to try everything. We were looking for pasta actually – pero wala haha! 🙁

But then when we came upon JC DeVera’s The Burgery, I’ve heard of the good reviews and I wanted to try it ever since but their branch is so so far at BF Homes and to my excitement they might have a branch at Circuit (yipee!). I was telling my friend, I’m not gonna miss this opportunity. We had to wait tho for 30 minutes since they had a line of orders. But it was like less than 30 minutes, actually. The staff, the crew, JC even were so accommodating and kind 🙂

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I ordered the “FAT TONY”, their bestseller. Then my friend ordered the BIG AL. The price rates are affordable and the burgers are big in proportions. Both were P170. My baby sis ordered the Bugsy (P130), She was indeed satisfied, she said “Its like Crabby Patty! – reference to SpongeBob Square Pants” –Seriously natikman mo na HAHA – baka sa istura ? pagbigyan ang bata.

Here is the menu:

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To our surprise, ANG SARAAAAAP!

(BEST EVER Burger I had so far, authentic and legit beef patty, I love the sauce ❤️, the flavors played well right into my mouth. DELISH😋 – @krishgeekness

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FAT TONY (P170)

 

 

SNIPE: The first-ever location-based app that shows you deals at the product level, right in the mall you’re in, instantly

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Snipe is a personal shopping companion that makes shopping even more fun by letting users sift through bargains in a gamified interface. Snipe is neither an online shopping app nor like any other shopping app out there today. It is a personal shopping companion that helps people quickly find and collect deals they like—all in a gamified interface. “It’s like Tinder, but instead of matching people with each other, we match customers with bargains,” says Robert Suyom, Jr., one of Snipe’s creators. “Sale posters are everywhere, but we want to know what specific products are on sale. Snipe makes information available right when and where customers need it.” The app was launched on August 11, 2015 and can be downloaded for free on both the App Store and the Play Store. A user can see deals using Snipe in selected malls1 in Metro Manila. Some screenshots from Snipe With Snipe, users can shop like never before. This app brings delight and surprise to the fore of shopping. Snipe distills the feeling of stumbling upon that perfect dress or pair of shoes and makes it easier for people to have exciting encounters like this again and again. Not only can customers save time and money with Snipe, but they can also discover bargains in a new and fun way. To help users discover deals, Snipe detects which mall the user is in and displays the deals available there, one-by-one in random order, on a digital coupon roll. The user can narrow down his search with a filter of bargain categories2 . (Note that Snipe displays deals only when the user is in a mall and during mall operating hours.) The randomly ordered coupons make users feel lucky when they see a deal they like, and the coupon-roll interface itself adds a tactile and visually quirky user experience. To help users save time and money, Snipe lets them swipe through bargains that would’ve taken users hours to sift through as well as take advantage of the promos featured in the app. There are just three easy steps to use Snipe. First, a user turns on his internet connection (which can be either mobile data or WiFi) and his location or GPS, so that Snipe can start showing coupons. A user can swipe a coupon to the right if he likes it (or, in short, he can “Snipe” it). Sniped coupons are then stored in the wallet. If a user doesn’t like a coupon, he just swipes it down. (Note that a discarded coupon will be gone for the rest of the day, so the user must swipe down with care. Moreover, all Sniped coupons in the wallet are deleted every midnight.). A user can redeem a coupon by going to the wallet, tapping on the desired coupon, and showing the generated redemption code to the store’s cashier. After redemption, a user can finally purchase the bargain. Note that no purchase occurs in Snipe—customers still pay for the product in the store. Expect more deals and malls to be covered by Snipe in the future. Snipe is a creation of the local tech startup Resonant Technology Solutions.

Watch the “jungle” come back to life with K: Return of Kings, same-day-as-Japan on Animax!

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Philippines, 25 September 2015 — Anime fans, look out! Highly rated television anime series K will be back on the small screen this October with its second season K: Return of Kings, airing same day as Japan, first and exclusively on Animax – Asia’s first 24-hour Japanese anime channel.

Wildly popular, even four years later

Since its 2012 debut, the K series has seen more than 10 anime and light novel spin-offs including K: Missing Kings, which was made into a film of the same name in July 2014.  Since the announcement of this new season in May this year, the anime series has made countless appearances on international anime news sites, but it was in these last three months that K really dominated the online buzz in the scene, thanks to a “100 days” promotional video and visual campaign by writer GoRa and Japanese animation studio GoHands.

More power, more action

Fans can expect to see even more action in K: Return of Kings, as modern-day kings armed with high-tech outfits and weapons continue to lead their colour-represented clans through thrilling conflicts in the concrete “jungle” – Shizume City.  And not only is original director Shingo Suzuki back on the team with a fresh storyline, he is also the man behind the new characters, namely Green King Nagare Hisui, the strongest and most influential one of all.

Those who love anison can also look forward to the release of “Asymmetry”, the season’s opening theme composed by popular pop group angela.  The track is performed by Yui Horie, who voices the character of Red clansman Anna Kushina in K.   On top of that, the author of the series Tatsuki Miyazawa pens the ending theme “Kai”, which is performed by four-member group Customi-Z.

Ready for war?  K: Return of Kings premieres in 3 October 2015, airing every Saturday at 11pm with an encore the next day at 8pm, first and exclusively on Animax.

Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34 and Dream Channel 7.

About Animax Asia

Launched on 1 January 2004, Animax is Asia’s first channel brand specializing in Japanese animation – anime. Animax offers a wide variety of anime programs from across the most popular genres including action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life.

Animax is home to some of the biggest anime titles in the world that enjoy great following across the region. In addition, the channel created TV history in April 2009 by becoming the world’s first regional broadcaster to air an anime series at the same time as Japan and followed that with six other simulcast anime series. Currently reaching 58 million homes across 17 markets in Asia, Animax aims to offer anime programming for everyone.

Beyond television screens, Animax also actively engages its audiences at local events, including its signature Animax Carnival that has rolled out in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. See www.animax-asia.com for more.

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY AT ITS FINEST: ALCATEL LAUNCHES FLASH 2 EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH LAZADA PHILIPPINES ON SEPTEMBER 30, 12NOON

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New Prime Model From Alcatel Flash Pushes The Limits In Camera and Phone.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 22 SEPTEMBER 2015 – Alcatel Flash today announced their latest prime model, the Alcatel Flash 2, with an even stronger focus on mobile photography than ever before. Fresh with their new brand color “Flash Green” signifying innovation, youth and energy, the Alcatel Flash 2 builds upon Alcatel Flash’s commitment in providing mobile users a unique mobile photography experience – mobigraphy.

“Mobigraphy is not just an action, but is now a lifestyle. We understand this from the very beginning when we created the Flash series,” Albert Wong, General Manager, Alcatel Flash. “What we have done for Alcatel Flash 2 is to continue to improve on what we already have and make it better yet at the same time continue to provide accessibility and convenience to the users to shoot their best moments.”

“The success of the Flash Plus has inspired the team to devise another smartphone with superb features and specifications at an affordable price,” Lei Zhang, Philippine Country Manager, Alcatel Flash.

Launching exclusively on September 30 at exactly 12 Noon, through the Philippines’ One-Stop Shopping and Selling Destination – Lazada; the Alcatel Flash 2 signifies the strong partnership between Alcatel and Lazada towards having the superior product quality of the Alcatel smartphones be accessible to a wider consumer base through Lazada’s strong logistical capability and robust cash-on-delivery network. With the partnership between Alcatel and Lazada, Filpinos can own the newest smartphone sensation – the Alcatel Flash 2, through the effortless and enjoyable online shopping experience that Lazada Philippines offers to its shoppers.

Improved Camera Technologies

The gSight. 13 Megapixels ƒ/2.0 rear camera provides sharper and clearer pictures. The accompanying RealTone Dual Flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.
For the Profie Cam front camera, Alcatel Flash 2 has the distinct LED flash, shedding light to the users’ selfies.

Design To Fit Perfectly In Your Hand

The Alcatel Flash 2 is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in any hand. The non-slip and mark-free curved back keeps the device spotless and dirt-free at all times. Meanwhile, the balanced body gives easy access to all the functions by using just one hand.

Sweet Intuitive Android L UI Experience.

Simple yet elegantly stunning. The authentic Android L UI that comes with the Alcatel Flash 2 is all about simple yet easy-to-use designs that understands the human behavior. The results is an overall user-friendly navigation and experience.

Robust 64-bit Octa-core Processor.

Built with the incredibly powerful 64-bit 8 core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 MT6753 Processor along with the 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, the Alcatel Flash 2 delivers robust performance for heavy duty usage. Users can multitask seamlessly. For peak graphic performance, the Alcatel Flash 2 comes with the Mali-T720MP4 GPU.

Pricing & Availability

The Alcatel Flash 2 is available in Volcanic Grey and Mica White. Only the former will be released initially. Philippines will be the first country to launch the device (22 September 2015) and the first to sell (30 September 2015). The Suggested Retail Price is at Php 6,190.00.
Alcatel Flash 2 will be sold exclusively in Lazada via www.lazada.com.ph/alcatel-flash-2/.

WisdomWednesday: Experience is the best teacher but never ever let experience teach you

Does it come to a point in your life that you’ve wished I’ve done this sana and I’ve got to put myself out there.

Yes, I am not that experienced. (I don’t want to openly write up my personal life on my blog – I still value my privacy and protecting the people that I keep close)

Its more of sharing my wisdom and how I’ve taken into actions about the situations I’ve encountered. As of before my younger years, I do things spur of the moment.

Yes, I admit. I am not the easy girl (If you know what I mean), I can be your buddy/pal when you need someone to talk to, have a beer with, play billiards, go to the gym, dine with – for as long its my cheat day and probably cry with.

Today, I had an enlightening convo with a close family friend from Australia and  we had a talk about life and stuff. Then she said pray, “Something/Someone WORTH for you”. I’m 22 and I feel that talo ako ni ganito at si ganyan. Why  are there things not happening for me agad.

But yeah, and SO – Buhay nila yun. You shouldn’t compare yourself kasi alam mo naman, mali yun pero give that respect and try to understand other people’s side – Don’t judge. May sarili kang buhay at meron sila, matuto din sila.

If you read Shawn Mckenzie’s blog on waiting for God’s best. There’s a part, when you try to force something in your life, you tend to LOWER your standards- eh in the first place, for God’s best, you shouldn’t lower your standards and you deserve the best. I hope you get my point.

“Experience is the best teacher but never ever let experience teach you- Toni Gonzaga” – My friend reacted ANSAVEH! and its TRUE. In order to prevent further pain.

Like I tell my gal friends, Nag-iipon ako ng wisdom and the point of why we have a brain on top. Im not trying to pin point on love life to every bit of situation, wala akong hugot ah but about what life really is TALAGA.

Use your BRAIN and think, Don’t let emotions take over you – unless you’ve master the art of dealing certain situations in life. Before, I wanted things to be just a snap of a finger but that never ends well, it just messes up things. I wish sometimes, na care free ako, “Like I don’t care what other people think” (You’ll realize not to care what people think of you in your 20s)

When an opportunity comes grab it! Have always a list of pros and cons when making a decision. And another wisdom I learned “Don’t ever make decisions when you are mad” – TRUE. It’s not bad to ask people around you because they might have a bright and right perspective. The least people you don’t expect give the best advice.

Sa lovelife naman,  yes I am still waiting. Na realize ko at this age, Its more of “companionship”, people have needs, I understand. Just know your limits and enjoy. Its nice to have some inspiration along the way,. (Just be careful). Before you get into something know what are your intentions, can you commit and would it be a hindrance for your future career? Not all gets to have it kasi. Kaya ako gusto ko sana Stable na ako.

Well my mom would say, “After 25 years old, ang true love”, well she has a point. May right time ang lahat. Mr. Wrong will compromise you and your purity but Mr. Right will protect your purity and change your last name. Ayoko kasi magsalita ng tapos okay?, You never know din kasi, But its good that I have  wisdom and when the time comes,I know what to do. Yet pain is Normal, In order to get over it you have to endure it and makes you stronger. That’s what I would like to share. And waiting for God’s best, is worth it, because YOU ARE.

Love,

Krish (Mag paGANDA ka muna, girl) <3

 

 

 

Wisdom: Personally Inspire others

Sept 20, 2015

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Today, since I have time on a snoozy Sunday and my official rest day from working out. So its the time of day, I update my blog with the shenanigans happening in my life. While waiting for real work, I probably make myself busy and useful. This is the thing about being currently unemployed – is that, ikaw lagi inaaya haha and never miss an opportunity!  – but weigh things that are important :))

Yes, but I am enjoying it. I am in no rush. I believe in God’s perfect timing. –pero may PRESSURE haha. 

I was a volunteer school nurse for 6 months (I promised to give back after passing the board exams, and I did! Thank God! -Nursing school wasn’t easy, seriously.), then ended my volunteer work when my sister arrived from Muscat, giving the priority that I should guide her. She is gonna start her freshie year at TUA as a pharma student.

 Well, I lived independently for 4 years, but I had my share of experiences – immature situations that I wished someone guided me that time. I was glad that I managed to put myself together and graduated without getting pregnant – my mother’s worries haha!. That’s why I decided to guide my sister for a while – I have some fears, yet I realize, my sister is different and I always pray she had the time of her life in college. Being a pre-med student wasn’t a roller coaster of all fun. Seriously I know, late nights reviewing, a lot of things of do but so little time feeling.

I’m a so called third culture brat, All my life was in OMAN- its a country beside Dubai okay? haha though raised very traditionally Filipino, life in Oman was different. ( I might be writing my personal wisdom on the perspective of OFW kids – Im still trying to put up a good write up about it)

Well going back, I have a thing of collecting wisdom from anybody – yeah ANYBODY, whether a stranger or my driving instructor HAHA.

What made me decide to put up a personal blog? maybe I got inspired from my friends and readers/followers.

This week I was able to receive a personal letter from a follower/reader. and I was so touch.

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I don’t get to hear what my readers/followers have to say about me – Some do message me and compliment but personally writing you a letter, is one thing. Very Touching (This is just a part of the letter)

People don’t know how much insecurities, I have. (The truth: I am not the pretty girl – with a nice body too, And it’s okay – I am more than that. I’ve had my series of mistakes, immature moments – NORMAL thing to go thru. I am not the most favored person – You can’t please everybody, there are times I don’t feel appreciated, kaya don’t invest too much emotions kasi haha! -Basta Just be KIND and be yourself ) That is a thing called LIFE. But it’s OKAY- looking forward to learn pa more haha. There are a lot of things going on my mind kasi HAHA

Thank youuu, You know who you are, made me think about how much I shouldn’t downgrade myself #Wisdom
Early this week too , I got an email from a group of Marketing Management students from Miriam college, one of them saw my post from Instagram and that’s how they found me. They invited me to be their thought leader. Seriously, ANO KAYA WISDOM mabibigay ko sa kanila? HAHA. 
They have a project on their Pinoy flavored truffles. They presented to me,  dark chocolate with peanut butter. Sayang, they had mikmik and chocnut flavors.
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 Not bad for homemade it was neatly done and I love dark chocolate and peanut butter – taste almost like REESE. I gave them a 4/5. They asked me questions about the product and then asked me about blogging.
So I gave them tips.
1. How I started blogging and what made me decide to – I thank my college bestfriend, Charlene Ajose, Blogger. Who got me into this.
How I got “Krishgeek”- my bestfriend, Noof came up with the name during high school and I embraced it since then.
2. What are your social media sites?  I started with tumblr, then I bought a domain and put up my own site – A friend of mine suggested that I should have my own URL. Then Instagram was a good platform since i love to take pictures and make flatlays.
3. How to get invites to events – having connections and building a network. Then others would just email you.
Just keep on blogging.
4. How do you do Flatlays?
I’m not the best at it, there are others who take this game way seriously than I am HAHA!
Always have an eye for it and be prepared. – Kaya lagi ako may dalang powerbank for in case of rare moments and I always use my phone. my phone gets easily drained because I have net on my phone, 
Maybe because I used to do photography with my SLR  during my college days – so it might be an edge. But now I use my iPhone and its all about using the right app. My fave is AFTERLIGHT – you can download it on the appstore. I like to play with natural light and colors as well. Just experiment until you get the perf shot. Then comes the brainstorming for the perfect caption URGH! – I’ll be honest I am more of a public speaker than a writer. 
Those so far the things I could remember and I shared some of my personal wisdom.
I received an email from them yesterday,  that they got a 4.5 grade, So I was very happy for them!
So It has been a good experience, and I love be of great influence to others and my advocacy is just be yourself and like my mom’s says LOVE YOURSELF.

MANILA’S BEST TEMPURA

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They have been called “Manila’s Best Tempura”, From “Japanese Tempura Grill” they have upgraded themselves to be called, what we see now as “TEMPURA”, (It’s a trend know a days that our fave childhood joints are into the whole upgrade thing). They will celebrating their 15th year next year.DSC_1484

First, when I got the invitation to blog for “Tempura”, I was a wee bit ecstatic because I love Tempura, more of a shrimp tempura fan here!. Well I know I won’t be dismayed since I’ve seen Tempura around the Metro and I’ve heard they’ve served hella good dishes.

 

 

THE PLACE –  I like the comfy asian vibe, playing around with red and black hues for the interiors. (Don’t worry,  not that striking red) The lighting is good for taking food shots (As you could see with the shots I have). Well for now, you won’t be seeing the grills on top of the tables since its more of providing and serving the best – cooked and good quality tempura. Perf, for family get togethers.

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SERVICE – I was able to dine again to Tempura with friends, but another branch early this week. Service was alright, not too fast nor not too time consuming- JUST RIGHT. The servers are very accommodating and greet you everytime you get in and exit.

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PRICE RANGE – Affordable to mid range (Meals start atleast P195 above). If you are a student, there are meals good for sharing.

MENU – Not word heavy, just straight to the point , Font size is alright, they’ve highlighted their best sellers to avoid misleading context. Foodshots are enticing to scan and food types arrange accordingly. Represents, very asia and not too flashy colors.

BEST SELLERS – Their wide range of TEMPURAS, ofcourse. “The Classic” is their most known tempura.

If you have a sweet tooth,  try their molten lava cake (P110) . For me, the Green tea ice cream (P85) is my fave on the dessert menu (SARAAAAAP!) – you can request it, to go with your molten lava cake instead of Vanilla  <3

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Praline Mousse Ganache

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Molten Lava Cake

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Green Tea Ice cream It was soo good, I forgot to take a photo before eating it <3

They still have their platter selection for bulk orders and your fave, California Maki(s).

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Kaisen Raisu

Sa pinoy hindi mawawala ang RICE! , the Kaisen Raisu (P210) is so MASSIVE and the flavors and spices play right in your mouth – Good for 3-5 people

Their special House tea will be served when you dine – It’s not rice tea like other Japanese resto serves  🙂

What’s new? Well They’ve wanted to showcase their PREMIUM TEMPURAS – To watch for.

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The KING SIZE PRAWN TEMPURA, HOKKIADO GIANT OYSTER TEMPURA, SOFT SHELL TEMPURA, JAPANESE SCALLOPS TEMPURA 

Tip: Drizzle with sauce and lemon zest 🙂 

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Especially, KING SIZE PRAWN TEMPURA–  Its Massive though its P480 (not very pang student  price) but its worth it. Proportions are good for sharing. – MY FAVE.

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HOKKIADO GIANT OYSTER TEMPURA (P285)

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SOFT SHELL TEMPURA (P325)

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JAPANESE SCALLOPS TEMPURA (P360)

Check out their branches located at TRINOMA, BANAWE, LEGASPI VILLAGE, ALABANG TOEN CENTER, ERMITA, MANILA AND MALL OF ASIA. Like them on Facebook and Follow them on INSTAGRAM @TempuraJapaneseGrill

 

Crowdsource the BLISS of a #LiveFreePH

How do you feel about the future? Is your family doing okay? Are the people around you hopeful or gloomy? With the Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment or BLISS, Sun Life will show how optimism, prosperity, and the bayanihan spirit can produce a positive ripple from ourselves to our loved ones and to the community where we live.

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BLISS is a Facebook application that aims to get the pulse of Filipinos about their current financial situation as well as their outlook for the future.

“BLISS gives us the canvas to paint our #LiveFreePH campaign. Through crowdsourcing, we seek the brightest spots while also determining the areas that are in need of a bit more sunshine,” explained Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa. “Together with the Sun Life Foundation, we will help turn dim prospects to bright opportunities.”

How BLISS happens

Harnessing the power of crowdsourcing, BLISS gathers insights directly from consumers by asking Filipinos about their current state and their outlook for the future. Responses will be collected primarily via Facebook.

The results will be embodied by a map of the Philippines, where positive sentiments will be represented by sunny weather, while negative ones will be indicated by thunderstorms. This will be updated real time, with different aggregations available for viewing.

BLISS will also radiate warmth in real life, as the Sun Life Foundation pledges to match survey responses with a donation to help localities with bleak outlooks, as indicated by the stormy icons in the results map. Inspired by the practice of bayanihan (communal work), the initiative translates insight to action, via the information that will be shared by online users.

“Sun Life Foundation believes in action that is powered by insight, and we’re bringing that to the social media platform through BLISS,” said Sun Life Foundation Executive Director Anne Zillah Flores. “We’re taking it further by actually responding to the gaps that will be determined. We will fund projects to help communities with bleak prospects so they can adopt a brighter outlook.”

BLISS to #LiveFreePH

From the present to the future, BLISS narrates the changing story of Filipinos from multiple points of view: self, family, and community. Income, health, and work-life balance are identified as personal concerns; food, nutrition and financial security comprise the familial territory; while access to quality education, healthcare, and livelihood opportunities are the societal factors that impact the nation as a whole. When addressed properly, these concerns can become the building blocks of a nationwide movement towards financial independence.

“From BLISS, we lay down the blueprint of #LiveFreePH – to practice foresight by being conscious of our needs while sharing the benefits of living the brighter life,” Lopa said. “We hope that by working together towards financial freedom, we can create a story of a prosperous and optimistic nation, because in our journey to financial freedom, we can go far if we go together.”

Share the BLISS to help communities in need and the chance to win awesome prizes like an iPad Air. Go to http://bit.ly/1hDBxhn to begin.

 About Sun Life Financial

Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2015, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $813 billion. For more information please visit www.sunlife.com.