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5.21.2022

Sensitive Skin affects over half the population; studies say.

Approximately 70% of people worldwide identify as having sensitive skin, and sensitive skin continues to be a rising complaint that Dermatologists are registering from their patients. 

 Environmental factors, lifestyles, and genetics all play a part in developing sensitive skin, but patients generally present weakened skin barriers, dryness, roughness, irritations, and tightness. The commonness of sensitive skin has prompted research into the skin condition, resulting in breakthroughs in skincare.

“As a leader in sensitive skin for over 75 years, we are even more committed to delivering cutting-edge products to advance dermatological care for every skin story,” says Jade Silva-netto Ponoc, Galderma Philippines Business Unit Head.

Get ready for Skin Awareness Month 2022!

In the Philippines, Cetaphil is bringing to the country for the first time Skin Awareness Month—the culmination of Cetaphil’s research into the science of gentle skincare, offering a chance to discover the breakthroughs and acquire specifically formulated products to care for all types of sensitive skin. It is part of the brand’s unwaveringly passion for providing complete care for sensitive skin; the Skin Awareness Month offers first-hand access to experts and science-driven recommendations to educate consumers on how best to care for their sensitive skin with a unique routine tailored to them. The annual event started 2021, eventually expanding across the Japan-Asia Pacific region before reaching the Philippines this year.

The main highlight of this year’s Skin Awareness Month is the Skin Summit, where Dermatologists and skinthusiasts share knowledge and experience across three days of themed discussions:
  • May 25 – a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Francesca Sy-Alvarado, discusses sensitive skin and acne, along with Bianca Gonzalez, Maggie Wilson, and Patricia Prieto, who will discuss routines for sensitive skin
  • May 26 – a board-certified Dermatologist and member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Jarische Lao-Ang, discusses the healthy way to brighten skin, along with Bea Alonzo, Laura Lehmann, Anne Curtis, and AC Bonifacio, who will discuss lifestyle-centric skincare
  • May 27 – a board-certified Dermatopathologist and a member of the Philippine Dermatological Society, Dr. Mara Evangelista-Huber, discusses the right foundation for baby’s skin health, along with hands-on parents Solenn Heussaff & Nico Bolzico. Relevant topics on healthy food, play and sleep will also be tackled as Nikki Gil, Mariel Padilla, Patrick and Nikka Garcia share their experiences as they learn and choose the healthy start their babies deserve.
Lots of perks await you during Skin Awareness Month 2022!

Access to the Skin Summit is free—interested participants may register via this link https://www.booths.virnew.com/events/cetaphil-2022/register to reserve slots and avail of exclusive perks on Cetaphil products and other promotions during #SkinAwarenessMonth.

Every skin story deserves the best care—Skin Awareness Month 2022 is also packed with promos and other free on-ground activities for every type of skinthusiast. To learn more, follow @CetaphilPH on Instagram and Cetaphil Philippines on Facebook for more details.

Cetaphil products are available in Mercury Drug, Watsons, and leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. You may also check out the official Cetaphil Philippines stores in Lazada and Shopee.


5.14.2022

Unleash your inner athlete and try these ‘winning meals’ by SEA Games PH bet Ariana Evangelista.

The 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) is here and it has already sparked Filipino pride and awakened our inner athletes. Whether you know it or not, there’s an inner athlete in all of us. Some are just lucky enough to have found the right sports for them, while others are still looking. If getting in the sports industry has always been a dream, it’s important to note that everything starts with what and how you eat.

“Health and nutrition play a vital role in the performance of every athlete or any individual who is active. Having a balanced and healthy eating pattern not only provides all-day energy, but also helps build strength for optimal performance during training and competitions,” says Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation Executive - Science Communication Deborah Fajarda, RND.

Since 2003, building on its expertise in Amino Science, Ajinomoto Co, Inc (AJICO) has been working on the Victory Project® to support the conditioning of top-level athletes in Japan and conduct nutritional support activities by utilizing the power of amino acids. The project included the distribution of aminoVITAL® products and promotion of the Winning Meals Kachimeshi® program. Ajinomoto’s Kachimeshi® (“Winning Meals”) concept aims to support elite athletes in building winning physiques for optimum performance.

Since 2018, The Victory Project has been rolled out in 6 Ajinomoto Group Companies in ASEAN region, one of which is Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group. APC Group imparted Winning Meals Kachimeshi® support to Philippines’ top Karate athlete Ms. Junna Tsukii who won gold medal in the women's kumite 50 kg event at the last 2019 SEA Games.

The goal of Kachimeshi® is to achieve proper nutrition with easy-to-cook delicious meals that are fit for your fitness goal, whether you need a high calorie-high protein diet, or low calorie-high protein diet. Partnered with aminoVITAL® Jelly Drink, a branched-chain amino acid supplement drink, which helps in muscle recovery and reduce fatigue among people who are engaged in strenuous physical activity.

Ariana Evangelista.

Ariana Evangelista’s Winning Meals
APC is proud to sponsor a Filipino athlete vying to bring glory to the country in the ongoing 31st SEA Games. This athlete is Ariana Evangelista, a four-time mountain bike national champion and two-time Asia MTB Overall champion. Evangelista’s prospects of winning looks promising, poised to bring home more medals for the country.

Here are some of the dishes in Ariana’s Kachimeshi®Winning Meal plan:

Tofu Mushroom Rice Bowl.

Tofu Mushroom Rice Bowl
Rich in protein, this dish is packed with health benefits, including the ability to help build muscles. Naturally rich in umami flavor, ingredients such as Shiitake Mushroom and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce keeps this dish delightfully delicious, making it an ideal meal for any time of the day. View the full recipe here: Tofu Mushroom Rice Bowl Recipe

Beef and Vegetable Rice Bowl.

Beef and Vegetable Rice Bowl
An easy-to-cook meal, this dish featured flavored rice, mixed with seasoned beef and veggies all in one pot. Topped with a serving of boiled eggs, it’s another protein-rich meal that your lean muscle will thank you for. For the full recipe, click here: Beef and Vegetable Rice Bowl Recipe

Lean Beef Nilaga.

Lean Beef Nilaga
A Filipino favorite, this soup has all the nutrition you need (excellent source of protein!), thanks to the lean beef and the veggies. Perfect as a pre- or post-workout meal, it’s a filling and hearty dish that is also considered as a comfort food by many. To get the full recipe, click here: Lean Beef Nilaga Recipe

Fish Fillet in Sweet & Sour Sauce.

Fish Fillet in Sweet and Sour Sauce
The great thing about fish is that it is packed with protein, but not the calories. In this recipe, the fish is the centerpiece, brought to life by a dose of sweet and sour sauce, which adds a different level of yum to the dish. Check out this easy-to-do meal: Fish Fillet Recipe

“This Winning Meal nutrition support to Ariana will be provided even after the SEA Games to ensure her optimum performance for all her other competitions. And beyond helping athletes achieve victory in their games, we, at Ajinomoto, also believe that the concept of Kachimeshi® or Winning Meals is also helpful to any Filipino who would simply like to achieve success in their own health and nutrition,” says Fajarda.

The Winning Meals initiative is part of APC’s efforts to fulfill its brand promise- Eat Well, Live Well. By providing recipes that aim to help both athletes and Filipinos achieve their goals, the company hopes to promote a wellness-centered lifestyle. For those seeking easy-to-cook healthy foods that cater to your nutrition goals, visit Ajinomoto’s Cookmunity page.


5.10.2022

Renting A Camper In Germany – The Benefits.

Are you the type of person who can come up with a plan on the heat of the moment and decide to go across the world, particularly in a camper home?

In this case, we are, of course, talking about a recreational vehicle. For a number of reasons, many people make decisions to acquire a recreational vehicle. It is possible to rent a vehicle if you are unable to purchase a vehicle outright.

Taking your time driving about and seeing new regions is a good option because you will be able to return the automobile to its original spot. Click on the link for more details https://rvfavorites.com/camper-trailer-rental/.

Photo credit: The Noshery.

At some point in life, every person in the family may wish to accompany you on a journey. The only thing you have to do to avoid having to pay for flight tickets or bus expenses is to split the cost of gasoline and enable everyone to board the recreational vehicle. Actually, because it contains everything you might possibly need while traveling, vehicles like that are frequently referred to as "homes on wheels" or "mobile living quarters."

In addition to having a place to sleep, you also have a small kitchen in which to make meals, a bathroom in which to use and shower, as well as a range of cupboards in which to keep a variety of belongings.

Taking advantage of the many benefits of hiring a recreational vehicle is a wise decision. Here are a few illustrations of what I mean:

Inside a camper van.

Discover the flexibility that comes with living a nomadic lifestyle
Getting a sense for the RV lifestyle by renting is a fantastic alternative since it allows you to learn about all of the many parts of it, from driving to maintenance, without needing to make any financial commitments. As a result of the significant differences between RVing and tent camping, it is essential that you obtain some practical experience before starting on a long-distance journey. Read about all of the benefits here.

Kim Ji Won and Ji Chang Wook in Lovestruck in the City (2020).

Socialization
Having your complete family, as well as a few guests in attendance, is something you're planning on doing at the occasion. For a group of friends, being able to spend quality time together while camping in an RV is a terrific opportunity to reconnect. Even though it needs far less effort than setting up a huge number of tent campsites, it accomplishes so while still offering creature comforts for all of the participants. This also has the added benefit of being substantially less expensive than renting a vacation property during the summer. A recreational vehicle or a camper home is highly suggested for anyone who like stargazing at night, cooking over an open fire, and generally having new and interesting adventures with their friends or family.

J-Hope and a camper van. :)

Live life as a camper
If you decide to rent a camper in Germany for your camping vacation, you and your family will have the opportunity to explore an entirely new world of possibilities. This is something that everyone longs for. It is feasible to try with other sorts of campers, including a fifth wheel or a motorhome, in order to assess whether or not it works.

A great number of people like camping because it helps them to feel more adventurous and immersed in nature than they would otherwise be able to achieve. You, too, may take pleasure in the great outdoors!

Due to the fact that you will be able to sleep peacefully on the bed that comes with an RV, you will not need to acquire a tent. When traveling in an RV, you have the opportunity to learn as much as possible about yourself while also putting your camping skills to the test. Regardless of where you go, staying in a hotel room may quickly become monotonous and expensive due to the uniformity of the experience.

Renting an RV and discovering new regions is always the greatest option if you want to have a more amazing trip that you will remember for a lifetime of memories. As long as you have a camper van at your disposal, regardless of what anyone else tells you, you have everything you could ever want.


5.07.2022

Puerto Princesa: Paradise Regained.

Puerto Princesa is ready for you!

The Royal Treatment at Puerto Princesa
With safety protocols firmly enforced, Puerto Princesa is poised to again welcome tourists with open arms. In recent years, the highly urbanized city and tourist haven has been paralyzed by the Covid-19 pandemic, then pummeled by Typhoon Odette. But it is now on the road to recovery---as spectacularly as its scenic, romantic and gastronomic attractions.

“The tourism industry is the lifeblood of Puerto Princesa, along with agriculture. Almost 15,000 people directly or indirectly benefit from tourism. In varying degrees, most of the recent construction and development projects are related to tourism: hotel-building, parks, cruise-ship ports, street lights, roads and many more. Unfortunately, some of these have been on hold since the onset of the pandemic,” discloses Demetrio “Toto” Alvior Jr., the city tourism officer.

The Royal Connection
Puerto Princesa, the capital of postcard-perfect Palawan, sprawls across 253,982 hectares of captivating coastlines stretched over 106 kilometers. Due to its strategic geographical location, it has sufficient depth to allow ships of all sizes to anchor, earning a reputation as a “Princess of Ports,” or in Spanish, “Puerto Princesa.”

There’s no contention that Puerto Princesa is one of the country’s greatest pleasures. A holiday destination universally beloved by travelers, beach-combers and trekkers; a bustling business center with a rural allure; a provincial vibe with modern amenities; and a clean and green city recognized for its lush forests, fresh air and frontier character.

One of the many exciting activities in the island.

Rising Above Covid-19
The city of Puerto Princesa has been struggling to get to its feet since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020. The lack of tourists, which is the main industry, has forced hundreds of tourism-related businesses to close, leaving thousands of tourism workers unemployed.

“The public-health crisis forced them to find alternative sources of income, which was made more difficult because of the restrictions of movement due to several lockdowns,” Mr. Alvior reveals. “One factor of low tourist arrivals is the fluctuating number of Covid cases, which in turn affects the determination of quarantine requirements and national government intervention policies.”

Today, Puerto Princesa is experiencing record lows in terms of economic losses, losing around P5 billion a year for the past two years from potential tourist receipts.

Tourists are now welcome at Puerto Princesa!

“The City Tourism Department has been strengthening its social media campaigns to encourage local tourists to visit local attractions, in a bid to boost much-needed revenues to the ailing tourism sector,” a cautiously optimistic Mr. Alvior says. “We have one important wish in the City Tourism Department, and that is to prioritize the aids for the Typhoon Odette-affected tourism industry here.”

The goal is to regain the city’s glory as an eco-tourism capital. “Our 2022 goals are full restoration of all the tourist attractions affected by Typhoon Odette such as the completion of the construction of the cruise-ship port and other man-made tourist attractions. There will be wide, extensive and aggressive promotions of Puerto Princesa to the local and international market.”

A trip to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a must!

The Last Frontier
Puerto Princesa has a plethora of tourist spots. But many tourists who visit the city put the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, on top of their list. As the jump-off point for exploring the world-famous Tubbataha Reef, the city also hosts a fair share of adventurers.

“Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we have never ceased to hope that the future will be better. This year 2022 is no different. And while what we want is a full recovery, we cannot afford to be careless when taking big steps. As we begin to truly understand the gravity of the situation, we also come to realize that our moves must be consistent with the bigger picture such as the national situation,” Mr. Alvior says.

The wonders of nature awaits you at Puerto Princesa.

Since February 10, the city has been happily welcoming more visitors once again, hoping that the arrival numbers will soon be back to pre-pandemic levels. In this initiative, the tourism department shares the privilege on with the private sector.

“While the government is the administrator of the State, the private sector is the bloodline. The government and the private sector are two inseparable factors for Puerto Princesa to prosper, and more importantly, to recover,” Mr. Alvior says. “The key to recovery is to enable and support the private sector to keep or resume their business operations. When it comes to the city’s biggest partners, apart from government agencies, it is the collective impact of small-business operations.”

Puerto Princesa may be “The Last Frontier,” but the City Tourism Department is confident that it will always be the first choice of every traveler.


5.04.2022

Rex Education and PPCRV call for voters to discern well, vote according to our values, and be Maka-Pilipinas.

With the National Elections just within reach, Rex Education and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) are working together to help educate voters about the values we should be looking for in the leaders we will elect.

How the Philippines will come out of this pandemic and handle the impending global economic recession will rely on the next 6 years. This is why it is crucial that the leaders we will elect in the upcoming May 9 elections share the heart of the Filipino people and possess the values to stand for and serve our country. We have to choose well and vote for someone who is truly Maka-Pilipinas,” said Rex Education CEO, Don Timothy Buhain.

Sino ang Iboboto Mo?

The leader we deserve is Maka-Pilipinas
Varying standards, opinions, and principles come into play in the bid for national and local positions. What matters in the end when electing a leader is that it’s not enough to choose someone wise and experienced; we must also choose a leader who embodies the virtues of a true Filipino citizen and champion. PPCRV launched the voter education program that highlights what it takes to be Maka-Pilipinas to emphasize the values that make a true Filipino leader.

To be Maka-Pilipinas is to be maka-Diyos(faithful to God), maka-tao (respects life and people), maka-bayan (patriotic), at maka-kalikasan (environmentally concerned). These are the four good citizenship core values embedded in the 1987 Constitution, which highlights these core values’ roots and importance in our culture and history.

To help Filipinos better understand what makes a leader truly Maka-Pilipinas, PPCRV broke down the four core values—maka-Diyos, maka-tao, maka-bayan, at maka-kalikasan—into 16 good citizenship values. Does your candidate tick all the boxesof this checklist?

Does your candidate possess all these?

“We believe that through the living and the sharing of these basic values—not only by ourselves, but especially by our candidates—can our national vision of improving moral standards in government and in society be achieved,” PPCRV Chair Myla Villanueva said during the launch of the Maka-Pilipinas voter education program.

A champion of the people is a champion of education
Everyone is part of the solution. As champions of education—as Edukampyons—it is every Filipino’s duty to embody the 16 good citizenship values that we wish to see in our leaders. It is also up to each of us to encourage our fellow Edukampyons to live these values, so they may also know what it means to elect a leader who is truly Maka-Pilipinas

“Voter’s education starts at home, where values are introduced and cultivated in our families. Under REX’s Edukampyon campaign, we want to give every Filipino learner an opportunity to have a good education, stable well-being, and a future where they can be their best selves. To do that, we must have the support of government leaders who value the same things, after our own heart, and cares just as much for the development of our learners,” Buhain shared further.

The Maka-Pilipinas comics comes in different dialects.

To serve as a reminder to choose with discernment and vote responsibly this coming election, PPCRV created a Maka-Pilipinas comics that promote the 16 good citizenship values. A line from the comics read: “Your vote is your hope. Your vote is your prayer. Vote wisely.”

The Maka-Pilipinas comics in English can be read through the PPCRV Facebook page here. Printed copies of the comics were also sponsored by Rex Education and distributed to various schools and communities. It is also available in various Filipino dialects: Bikolano, Bisaya, Ilokano, Ilonggo, Tagalog, and Taglish.


4.24.2022

Epic Travel Tips for the Next Escapade with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series.

As summer starts to kick in, everyone wants to keep a memory of their trips with families and friends. To make their adventures epic, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S22 Series, the gold standard for mobile innovation perfect for travel creators and adventurers out there.

Here are ways to make your summer travels more epic with Galaxy:

1. Empower your trip with a powerful pro-grade camera.
Travelers will always keep memories as souvenirs of every trip they take. With the Galaxy S22 Series, they can capture the gorgeous views of the mountains, the soothing waves of the ocean, the breathtaking sunset, and even the starry night sky. These new smartphone devices include a next-level camera system capable of producing high-quality images and videos. Both the Galaxy S22 and S22+ offer a 50MP Wide camera, while the Galaxy S22 Ultra boasts an even more impressive 108MP Wide camera. This function captures much more of the scene than the standard lens, making it ideal for landscape photography. So when travelers camp, they can perfectly capture the lush forest in stunning detail. The Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the Strawberry Farms in La Trinidad, Baguio, and the Batad Rice Terraces in Banaue are the best tourist destinations to try out this feature.


Super Steady, which stabilizes the scene of activities such as ATV, trekking, and exploring the city on bikes, allows travelers to vlog their trip without having to worry about shaky video outputs.

2. Be camera-ready even at night .
The Galaxy S22 has a Nightography function that enables astronomy enthusiasts to take incredible images and videos of the bright city lights. This device has a Big Pixel Sensor that eliminates grain, allowing it to take crisp and detailed photos even in low light.

3. View and capture moments with an immersive screen.
When traveling in broad daylight, it can be difficult to see what's on the screen because of all the glare. The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s incredible 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display addresses that concern. It's also not a problem with the Galaxy S22 and S22+, which have 6.1-inch FHD+ and 6.6-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X displays, respectively. These devices now feature a Vision Booster that can beat intense light exposure when browsing files or creating content, making any beach trip fun and easy to capture epic moments.


4. Boost all-day traveling with a long-lasting battery.
Fast-charging compatibility and an all-day battery are essential for travelers. The 3,700mAh battery in the Galaxy S22 and the 4,500mAh battery in the Galaxy S22+ make them excellent travel companions. The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 5,000mAh battery life is even more remarkable, as it can last the whole day. A 45W super-fast charging is available, so travelers can recharge their gadgets quickly after a long day at the beach or hiking. Having no worries about running out of power enables travelers to capture unforgettable memories at any time of day or night.

5. Beat the heat with a water-resistant phone.
A quick dip in a pool is a must-do every summer vacation. With the Galaxy S22 series, travelers who enjoy aquatic activities can now capture their adventures without fear of accidental spills and splashes. It has an IP68 rating that makes it water and dust-resistant, making it ideal for taking epic poolside shots with friends and family.

Grab an epic smartphone and travel buddy now!
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is available in Phantom Black, Phantom White, Green, and Burgundy. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22+ and S22 come in Phantom Black, Phantom White, and fun colors like Green and Pink Gold.
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra - PHP 68,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 72,990 SRP (256GB) / PHP 80,990 SRP (512GB)
  • Galaxy S22+ - PHP 56,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 60,990 SRP (256GB)
  • Galaxy S22 - PHP 45,990 SRP (128GB) / PHP 49,990 SRP (256GB)

Users can also take home the Galaxy S22 Series for as low as PHP 1,916.25/mo at 0% interest for up to 24 months via Samsung Authorized Stores Nationwide. Citibank card holders can get up to 36 months installment at 0% interest for as low as PHP 1,277.50/mo. On the other hand, PNB card holders can get their first installment month for FREE and pay 0% interest for up to 24 months in select Samsung Experience stores and Abenson Stores.

Trade-in an old smartphone for the Galaxy S22 Series to get tokens worth up to PHP 8,000 in participating Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores. Customers can also trade-in their devices via Globe and Smart to receive discounts worth up to PHP 7,200.

Safe Samsung Shopping
Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores. Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced. To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit samsung.com/ph/samsung-experience-store/locations.


4.23.2022

Tips to Pull Off Women's Babydoll Dresses.

The babydoll dress fits across the shoulders, but they tend to be loose from your bust down. They're super short and swingy, and you can show off your tanned legs with them.

This is a flirty style popularized by Sylvia Pedlar in the late 1940s because of a response to fabric shortage. These outfits started to be nightgowns during the second world war, but they were made for daytime comfort. What's best is that you can use them for summer and you can begin looking adorable with them.
Oh Yeon Seo and Park Min Young.

Ways to Pull it Off

1. Add Tassel Earrings
If you want to add to the swinging, adding a tassel earring may be the touch that can get you off. With this said, suitable Babydoll Dresses will give you a youthful look and be more juvenile. This is where you have those loose waves and sneak peeks underneath while your hair is in a chignon style.

2. Solid Colors are Great for Many Girls
If you're petite, get the solid colors to add more height. This is an illusion that many women have pulled off in the past. Outfits that were printed might be too overwhelming, but you can always stick to the cobalt and bright emeralds for a great look.

3. White and Black Tie-Dye for Summer
The tie-dye was a significant trend in 2020, and this is something that many edgy city women would wear in their office or art school. You might want to pair the look with black sunglasses or platform sneakers for a more city-inspired outfit.

4. Show off your Feet with Printed Sandals
Since the skirts are generally short, they will highlight your legs and feet. A cute sandal with monogrammed or printed detail can be your friend. Get the fun printed ones like a leopard so you could come off as flirty but innocent. This is where the statement earrings and crossbody bag can prepare you for a date night with your significant other. See more about statement earrings on this page here.

5. Be Mindful of Undergarments
You might want to get those bicycle shorts or another more secure undergarment underneath. The short length might be feminine and flirty, but it creates some risks, especially if you're going out on a windy day. If you want to feel more comfortable and hopefully get a moment similar to that of Marilyn Monroe, then neutral or white bicycle shorts are a good pair for you.

6. Styling your Hair Quite High
As mentioned, a chignon might be good for you. These skirts are so fun to swing around, and it adds a little playfulness and zest to your personality. This is where you might consider a ponytail or get some teases on your hair so you could get more attention and turn lots of heads.

7. Delicate Jewelry should be In
Layer everything with jewelry if you're feeling super feminine and want to be on the girly side. Those thin hoops or long necklaces can distract from what you're wearing. Wavy and long hair can complete your look with a swipe of red lipstick.

Kim Sejeong wearing Bvlgari (Business Proposal, 2022).

What to Know about this Season?

When it comes to choosing the right dress for this season, there are a few rules that you should always keep in mind. The first thing to do is to match the babydoll outfit with your accessories. This will help create a cohesive look and make sure that everything looks proportional.

Also, be sure to pay attention to the color palette. A variety of colors can add life and interest to any outfit, so don't be afraid to experiment. Think about what you want your outfit to say about you. A high-low hemline can add a touch of sophistication or a pop of color while opting for a maxi dress can show off your curves. Get more info about wearing maxi outfits at this link: https://brightside.me/inspiration-girls-stuff/nine-style-tips-on-how-to-wear-maxi-dresses-209155/.

What Styles Fit Your Body?

When choosing the proper garb for this season, it is essential to consider your body type. Not all styles will look good on some kinds, so it is crucial to figure out what styles fit your body the best.

Some key things to keep in mind when selecting a dress are the length of your arms and legs and your bust and waist. You also want to make sure that the dress is not too revealing since the fabric of the Babydoll will bounce slightly if you move.

Additionally, you should pay attention to the colors of the dress and accessories. When selecting a suitable garment, try to avoid wearing too many colors together. Get the ones with subtle floral prints if you're feeling the vibe for summer or get the plain and solid color ones for a gathering.

Color Tips and Tricks

When choosing the right dress for this fall season, it's essential to pay attention to the colors and their meaning. Start with the color wheel, which is a visual tool that helps you understand the different gradients and hues.

Seo Ye Ji in It's Okay To Not Be Okay (2021).

Green is usually associated with happiness and hope, while blue is often seen as peaceful and calming. Pink is often seen as feminine and romantic, while yellow represents sunshine and happiness.

It's important to choose dresses that will flatter your body type and reflect your personality. For example, if you're more of a bold character, go for brighter colors like red or orange. If you're more conservative, go for softer colors like green or blue. There's no wrong way to pick a dress – as long as you enjoy wearing it.

How To Get A Stylish Look?

When it comes to dressing for the season, everyone can follow a few easy tips. To get everything right, start by choosing an outfit that fits your body type. This means finding dresses that flatter your figure and compliment your features.

Look for colors that will make you feel happy and energized. Bright colors will help you feel confident and happy, while dark colors can add depth and complexity to your look. By following these easy tips, you'll be able to get a stylish look this season without any trouble at all.


4.22.2022

Cebuana Lhuillier empowers clients the full online experience with the launch of ultimate micro financial app, Cebuana Xpress.

Cebuana Lhuillier, the leading micro financial services provider in the Philippines, launched Cebuana Xpress (CebX), a digital app set to revolutionize the local micro financial services industry in the country. CebX aims to provide the full Cebuana Lhuillier experience to its clients in one single platform, making pawning and money transfer transactions easier and more convenient.

The app allows clients to do pawning transactions online, wherever they may be. This includes services like New Pawn, Pawn Renewal, and Pawn Redemption. Ka-Cebuanas may also check real-time and accurate appraisals and use the app’s nationwide delivery service for pawn redemption transactions.

The app’s full money transfer service capabilities allow clients to send and receive money, pay bills, load eWallets and Globe and Smart sim cards, as well as do cash-in and cash-out transactions.


“We continue to revolutionize the micro financial services industry with Cebuana Xpress, our ultimate micro financial app, offering our clients with the utmost and convenient pawning experience. This digital platform was especially developed to respond to the changing needs of our clients who call for a streamlined, more convenient, and more accessible way to access our pawning services,” Cebuana Lhuillier President & CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier said.

“CebX remains part of our financial inclusion mission. We do this by providing Ka-Cebuanas with digital channels and solutions that only responds to their changing needs and lifestyles, but also puts focus on the importance of accessibility and convenience as essential tools in empowering a nation of financially-included Filipinos,” Mr. Lhuillier added.

To get the most of the app’s features, CebX users may be verified using their existing pawn ticket number and 24k card number. First-time users can be verified by registering via eKYC (electronic Know Your Customer). Verified app users will be eligible to a free one-month insurance coverage and earn 24k loyalty points when pawning using the app.

To celebrate the launch of the app, Cebuana Lhuillier is waiving all service fees for pawn renewal and domestic money remittance transactions made via CebX app. Sending money from one CebX account to another will also be free of charge.

“Cebuana Xpress is part of Cebuana Lhuillier’s transition as a fintech power player. By making use of the technology available and by introducing apps like CebX, we ensure that we keep up with the times and provide innovative financial solutions to everyone, anytime and anywhere they need it,” Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Product Management Group, Ergie Ong concluded.

With more and more Filipinos relying on digital platforms for their everyday needs, CebX serves as Cebuana Lhuillier’s response in raising the bar in the microfinancial services industry. Truly, anytime and anywhere, Cebuana Lhuillier is there.

CebX is available for download on Google Play and App Store. For more information, visit www.cebuanaexpress.com.


4.12.2022

How Digital Drive through Menu Boards Can Boost Your QSR Sales.

The Covid-19 pandemic affected the world and industries in several ways. The restaurant industry is one of the many industries that were badly affected by the pandemic.

But despite the pandemic, a sector of the industry that thrived is the Quick Service Restaurant sector. Click here to learn more about this. The rise in sales isn’t the only way QSR has changed in recent years. But some innovations are now more common in this business, one of which is digital drive-through menu boards.

If you are considering getting a digital menu board for your QSR, then you need to stop thinking and get one already. A digital menu board could increase your sales in so many ways, and we will discuss some of them below.

Photo credit: Samsung Display Solutions.

1. Get the First Impression Right
Every business owner knows how powerful a first impression is. The way you present your brand to potential customers may either make your business or break it.

With digital signage, you can ace your first impression game. This will not just help you attract potential customers, but it also ensures a lasting impression is made. Ultimately, this will help you build the customer’s loyalty to your brand.

2. Provide Entertainment
A queue at your drive-through means business is booming. This is a good thing for you but most likely isn’t great for the hungry customer waiting at the end of the queue.

No matter how quick your service is, sometimes, you can’t do anything to make the queue move along faster. However, you could make your consumers’ wait feel shorter by placing some digital signage in strategic positions to keep them entertained.

Sure, menu boards are there to show what’s on the menu, but you could place some to specifically provide entertainment for your consumers. Providing entertainment with this approach is another way to boost the impression your business leaves on the consumer.

3. Advertise Promotions and Presales
Digital menu boards can help you advertise your promotions and presales. This is especially important when a new item is being added to the menu. With a digital board, you could display your regular menu alongside the new item you want to add.

At a McDonald's drive-thru in Seoul.

4. Upselling Orders
When most people go to a drive-through, they already know what they’ll order once they get there; this is especially true when the QSR sells a particular food. But a drive-through menu board may help you influence this already-made decision.

You can use the board to highlight specialties and food items that would go well with the meals on the menu. This way, the chances of customers adding desserts, drinks, and sides to their meals will significantly increase.

5. You can Easily Segment Your Popular Items
Putting up a big board that has several options is quite nice. However, reading through might be quite overwhelming for your consumers.

With a digital board, this issue can be easily avoided since you’d be able to segment your items and display them accordingly. For instance, if you find out that some particular items sell more during a particular hour, you can group them together and then display them during that hour.

Since this is done digitally, you could easily change the menu and promote the trendy sales of the hour without spending money on printing.

Photo credit: Samsung Display Solutions.

6. Innovative Technology
These digital boards come with innovative technology that you can apply to increase your QSR sales. For example, McDonald added a weather tracking feature to their drive-through signs. When it is cold, they promote their hot coffee and when it is hot, they promote McFlurries.

You may also be able to add facial recognition to your boards (although this is quite controversial). This way, you’d be able to store your customer’s orders. So, when they visit the drive-through again, your recommendations for them will be strategic, based on their previous orders. Visit https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/ to learn more about facial recognition advertising.

Conclusion
Digital menu boards might be just what you need to shoot your QSR sales over the roof. These boards can influence your sales in several ways. From ensuring a great first impression is made to helping you upsell orders, and so on. Ultimately, your customers will have a better experience and we all know how important customer satisfaction is when it comes to sales.


4.11.2022

Interesting Facts about Shoes.

The fact that the first footwear originated about four millennia ago is not too astonishing. People have evolved enough to know that constant barefoot walking bothers them. Still, being shoeless has its advantages, which you can learn more about at this link.

Footwear has played an important role throughout history, and a good pair of shoes has also been a status symbol. Its purpose is to provide comfort and protection against cold and injuries. For many years, shoes were a status symbol, and not everyone could wear them.

Today, the purchase of sneakers or sandals is common, but it requires attention. Proper footwear is not only comfortable but also preserves health. So shoes have become a necessity. Here are a few facts about their evolution and statistics that will entertain you.

As seen on Red Shoes (2021).

Sizing Started Two Centuries Ago
Britain was the first country to devise a footwear sizing system, with King Edward's announcement that barleycorn is an etalon. Small feet were once a symbol of beauty, and anything larger than corn was considered ugly. However, a real measuring system with standardized quantities was invented only at the end of the 19th century in the USA. And you can only imagine how uncomfortable it was to wear the same shoes on both feet since the left and right shoes were designed only in the mid 19th century.

As seen on Hometown Cha Cha Cha (2021).

Men Wore Heels First
Men wearing heels is not a common sight today. But once upon a time, that was the only acceptable way. In the 10th century, the Mongols made something like heeled boots. They were intended for horsemen to keep their feet in the stirrups while riding. Since only rich people owned horses, heels soon became a sign of wealth and high social status.

This fashion spread to Europe, so British and French aristocrats enjoyed wearing heels at all times. In a way, these accessories made up for the lack of height. Women started wearing high heels much later, as showing their feet was considered rude. You can visit https://divishoes.ai/ to check out some great models for nowadays ladies.

Another curiosity is related to men, and heels also apply to France. One of the many medieval rulers issued a decree for aristocrats to wear shoes with bells and long toes. Their length signified noble origin and title, and they were something of a status symbol, though they looked ridiculous.

Seoul Searching in sneakers! :)

Spy Footwear – Sneakers
Sneakers are definitely among the most beloved and popular footwear, and with good reason. They are comfortable, practical, and easy to fit. It's simply unbelievable how people lived without them. But the fact is that they did live like that, since the first real sneakers were designed at the end of the 19th century.

Sneaker-like footwear began to be produced several decades earlier. But it only got its true purpose when shoemakers added a flexible, rubber sole to it. This footwear was so light and silent that the creators named it sneakers because the footwear was perfect for sneaking and spying. Nike created the first models in 1916, Converse released All-Stars a year after, and Addidas appeared at Olympics before WWII. And the rest is history.

As seen on Start Up (2020>

Psychology Explains Shoe Obsession
Almost every woman is missing just one pair of perfect shoes, although dozens of them collect dust in the closet. Among them are probably some never worn pairs. Not all women are obsessed with footwear, but they certainly love it.

In psychology, there's a syndrome that explains the obsession with collecting things, including excessive buying of shoes. Constant motivation for compulsive shopping is a diagnosed psychological disorder.

True, a good pair of shoes is the cherry on the cake of every outfit. But you should buy them on purpose, not just because they are cute or on sale. But, you might find it interesting to know that nearly half of all women have been injured by heels at some point in their lives.

When you have a good outfit, good shoes are the ones that will make a statement on it. They are expected to be beautiful, attractive, and comfortable, which many different models provide. These accessories have evolved throughout history and become an indispensable part of our lives.


4.10.2022

The Great Outdoors Big Easter at the Blue Bay Walk Garden.

On a hunt for something eggs-traordinary to do this Easter?

Have your family hop with excitement and treat them to The Great Outdoors Big Easter Bash slated on Sunday April 17 at the Blue Bay Walk Garden in Pasay City.


Organized by quant shopping retail strip Blue Bay Walk, the event is packed with eggs-citing activities for kids and parents, which will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be an Easter Bunny Photo Wall, Easter Egg Arts & Crafts, Easter Egg Hunt, Pet Show, and Easter Story Time.


The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Interested? Register at the official Facebook page of Blue Bay Walk at www.facebook.com/BlueBayWalkOfficial.


4.08.2022

Well-Being Programs for Employees are a key asset for companies during pandemic – Avon PH.

Being in a global health crisis for more than two years has unraveled the advantages and disadvantages of the traditional work setup. In a bid to curb the negative effects of the “new normal”, Avon Philippines updated employee health benefits to include a pilot program for mental health—and the company is now reaping the benefits.

In 2021, the number one relationship selling company in the Philippines introduced the Mindnation program to Avon associates. The program allows staff to book sessions with a professional psychologist, and attend webinars and programs that address mental health concerns.

After almost a year, these programs have gained high well-being scores in their recent internal survey from employees who have taken part in the program. “Avon takes a genuine interest in their employees’ well-being,” according to one of the feedback.


Avon Philippines has seen improvement in their attrition rate compared to the past year, bucking the global trend of turnovers that have been going on since the start of the pandemic.

“In acknowledging how this global crisis is affecting people differently, it only became apparent that we must provide the personalized support needed by employees so that they can continue to perform at their best,” says Jan Pambid, Director for People Culture & Organization of Avon PH & APAC.

Aside from providing mental health support, additional COVID-19 medical coverage has also been put in place, providing financial aid for employees should they get hospitalized during infection.

Overall, the new mental and well-being benefits were the latest in the company’s string of internal program pivots during the pandemic, which includes service awards and virtual regional mentorship opportunities with Asia Pacific leaders and talents.


In recognition of its internal initiatives, Avon Philippines has been certified as a Top Employer for a second straight year by the global authority in recognizing excellence in People Practices—Top Employers Institute—which held its annual Certification Celebration event last January.

The Top Employer Institute has certified over 1,800 organizations in more than 120 countries and regions, which creates a positive impact on the lives of more than 8 million employees globally.

“The positive feedback from our employees only proves that investing in their wellbeing is more than just a corporate responsibility,” adds Razvan Diratian, Avon Philippines’ General Manager. “We hope to continue in providing support for our and associates in the next years to come.”