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Food and Fun at CulinarySchools.Org!

After the crazy week that was (aka exam week), Yue and I finally get to enjoy some free time as his school finally declared this week to be "Academic Ease" week - no synchronous classes in the morning, and no offline activities or school projects. That means not having to set my alarm at 6 in the morning, plus plenty of time for me to catch up on my writing backlog and watch my favorite Korean variety shows and Kdramas.

For Yue, this will be a week of no studying and just pure gaming fun, haha! With a new gaming console and an upgraded computer processor, this kid is bound to enjoy his "Academic Ease" week to the fullest. He's even discovered a new website with a huge collection of online games, and that's what keeping him busy right now.

We chanced upon while searching for a temperature and weight conversion chart for his Science class, and as it turns out, this website offers more than just conversion charts and health calculators. is also a comprehensive source of information of all things related to culinary arts - from the types of chefs, to different degrees and majors, to schools where you can get top-class culinary training... this website has it all!

For the kids, has an extensive collection of online games related to food and cooking, because well, we gotta start 'em young! I'm sure even adults will find (some of) the games fun and entertaining, because I did! Here are some of the games that both Yue and I enjoyed:

Tap Supermarket.

Tap Supermarket is an isometric game where the player manages a grocery store by manning the till and checking out customers, restocking products, and expanding the line of goods sold. You can unlock new sections of the supermarket as you earn more money and get more stars.

Sushi Matching.

Sushi Matching, as the name suggests, is a matching game where you connect three or more of the same type of sushi in a row. There are 25 levels in this game, and for each level, there are specific sushi matches that you need to make within a time limit. The faster you finish, the more likely you'll earn three stars for that level.

Victor and Valentino Mission to Monte Cabre.

There's also Victor and Valentino Mission to Monte Cabre (yes, the same Victor and Valentino from the Cartoon Network series), where you explore and complete missions in Monte Cabre and the Underworld. You go through obstacle courses, answer quiz questions, smash pinatas, and try to find as many hidden talismans as you go along.

We Bare Bears Shush Ninjas.

Another Cartoon Network game that we truly enjoyed is the We Bare Bears Shush Ninjas, because yeah, I'm a sucker for anything We Bare Bears. Inspired by the Shush Ninjas episode from the first season of this well-loved animated series, you simply tap on the loud eaters and drinkers, and those using or talking on their phones to shush them and keep them from making too much noise inside the cinema. 

3D Dalgona Candy.

Finally, there's the 3D Dalgona Candy, a punch-out game inspired by no less than the critically-acclaimed Netflix series, Squid Game. The rule of the game might seem like a no-brainer as you simply have to cut out the carved symbols in the candy, but playing the game was actually quite challenging. It took me five tries before I could finish the first level, and that was a simple square! Thank goodness this game is not as violent as the series, haha!

Younger kids will have even more fun with as the website has more games that are suitable for preschoolers and grade schoolers. These games are not only entertaining, they also help kids learn more about food, healthy eating, the importance of exercise, and even numbers and counting. It's a great way to spend "Academic Ease" week, don't you think? 


Building a Home Gym? Here are 3 Must-Have Pieces of Equipment.

With new strains of COVID-19 affecting various parts of the world, people are beginning to become wary of entering public spaces again. One area where many people may be unsure of going to is the gym, with many opting to work out from home. However, in order to properly work out at home, you’re going to need the right equipment.

Park Seo Joon for Jill Stuart.

While you don’t need everything your public gym provides for a workout, it is still highly beneficial to create a mini home gym. So if you’re trying to create your own workout space, what is the best equipment to start with?

Here are three must-have pieces of home gym equipment.

Jungkook's workout routine includes dumbbell curls.

One of the best pieces of home gym equipment to own is a variety of dumbbells. To start your home gym, you should have a variety of dumbbell weights, allowing you to do several different exercises. You should have several light dumbbells for accessory work, as well as several heavy dumbbells for exercises such as dumbbell curls and dumbbell chest presses.

Dumbbells are extremely versatile and can be used whether you're working out your upper body, lower body, or core. The versatility of dumbbells makes them a must-have, allowing you to use them for just about everything, rather than a machine that can be used for only one type of workout.

Dumbbells do cost a lot, especially if you are purchasing several sets in different weights. However, they are well worth it and you can essentially build an entire workout regime just out of dumbbells.

Kang Ha Neul in Midnight Runners (2017).

Resistance Bands

Just like dumbbells, resistance bands are an extremely versatile piece of equipment that can be used in a variety of exercises. Resistance bands add tension during an exercise making it more difficult to complete and engaging more muscles.

You can use resistance bands while squatting to engage more leg muscles, or you can slowly pull them apart to engage your upper body. Resistance bands are important to engage muscles that aren’t used as much, giving you a more well-rounded workout.

When you pair resistance bands with other equipment you can specifically target muscle groups, allowing you to properly train your body just like you would be able to at a public gym.

Park Seo Joon in Fight for My Way (2017).

Punching Bag

At first glance, a punching bag may be a unique inclusion to the list of must-have home gym equipment. However, a punching bag is a great way to get both cardio and muscle training into your workout.

Using a punching bag is a great way to train your body and keep it in shape. If you have something like a smart punching bag, you can even track your progress and monitor your workouts. Just like how a smartwatch tracks steps, a smart punching bag will track your punches, allowing you to set and reach goals.

If you’re looking for a unique and effective addition to your home gym, a punching bag can be a great way to add a new twist to your workout.


How To Set Up A Publishing Company.

If you are a bibliophile, and you want to help writers achieve their publishing dreams, you should set up a publishing business of your very own. Just take a look at authors such as J.D. Barker, for example, and see how he has transformed from his beginnings as a ghost-writer to where he is now in the publishing world. 

By setting up a publishing company, you could give would-be authors a chance to publish their books. However, if you are going to set up a publishing company, you should have a set plan.

Remember that it is no easy feat to set up a publishing company out of the blue. Here are some great tips for setting up your very own publishing company.

Teaser from Romance is a Bonus Book (2019).

Choose A Set Genre

If you are going to set up a publishing company, you should make sure that you choose a genre. Remember, you will be publishing the books of various people. However, if you publish in a myriad of genres, you might stretch yourself too thin in the long run.

The best way to prevent this from happening is to choose a specific genre that you could work with. This depends on your preference, and which genres are the most popular. By choosing a specific genre, you will be able to set up a more focused and efficient publishing company.

Manage Your Budget Efficiently

A key aspect of running any type of business is budgeting. If you go into the business without any knowledge on how to budget your funds, you might go bankrupt in no time.

First things first, you should make sure that you have enough money to set up a publishing business. You could try pre seed funding for startups, which is an increasingly popular way for people to generate investment for their businesses. Remember that setting up a publishing business requires a lot of funding. You will need to fund the whole printing process, hire an agent for your clients, and in some cases, buy the rights to the book you will be publishing.

Wi Ha Joon and Lee Na Young in Romance is a Bonus Book (2019).

Hire The Best Employees
If you want your business to thrive, you should know that your choice of employees is a big factor. Remember that book publishing is a multifaceted affair.

You are not only expected to publish a book. You are also expected to have it edited, printed, and marketed. These are only a minimum of what your authors will expect of your company.

As a rule, you should strive to hire only the best. Seeing as you are starting out, you don't need a large roster of employees. You just need a skilled roster to help support you and get your publishing business up and running.

Choose What Type Of Publishing You Will Offer

When you start a publishing company, you should make sure that you know what type of publishing you will be offering. There are two types of publishing that you could choose from. There is traditional publishing, and there is self-publishing.

The two are very prominent types of publishing, and a lot of writers tend to choose between the two. Here is a short but detailed analysis of the two types.

  • Traditional Publishing
This type of publishing is by far the oldest type of publishing, and is used by a majority of writers. This type of publishing system has been in use for many years. If you are going to run a traditional publishing company, you should expect to pay for the whole publishing process. You also have the option to buy the rights for the book from the author.

Choi Woo Shik in Our Beloved Summer (2022).
  • Self-publishing
This is a relatively new type of publishing, and while nowhere near as mainstream as traditional publishing, it is in fact very popular, and many writers are working with self-publishing companies.

The main characteristic of a self-publishing house is that it caters to authors who don’t want to adhere to the rules of traditional publishers. If you are going to be a self-publishing house, you won’t have to pay for the overall publishing process. Instead, your clients will pay you to assist them with the publishing process. The only setback is that you won’t have ownership of the rights of the book you are publishing.

Invest In Publishing Equipment

Once you have chosen what type of publishing you are going to invest in, you should make sure that you have the right equipment to publish books at a rapid rate. As a rule you should make sure that you have a printing press on hand. You should also invest in robotic automation to help with the book binding process.

If you are printing physical books, you should also make sure that they are packaged and moved efficiently. One of the best ways to prevent people from tampering with your book, is to invest in tamper evident packaging from Shosky. The company creates some of the best security tapes in the business, and could ensure that your packaged books are as protected as possible.

Set Up An Efficient Website

Having a website for your company is an important factor to getting clients. Remember that there are already a myriad of established publishing companies out there. This means that you will need to make your website as easy to spot as possible. Your website should also be as attractive as possible. If your website design is subpar, you will surely have trouble getting your potential clients interested in working with your company. You could also use some memorable quotes on your website. This will make your website more fun and engaging. Just make sure that your website is secure and safe from cyber attacks to ensure your data, and your customer's data, is protected. Your web host will likely offer some cybersecurity measures, but you may also want to make use of cloud services to back up data, too. Amazon Web Services are commonly used to help with this - just search "aws region frankfurt" or a similar phrase depending on your region to find out more. 

Lee Jong Suk in Romance is a Bonus Book (2019).

Reach Out To Various Book Retailers
If you are going to set up a publishing company, you should make sure that you have as many connections to book retailers as possible. Remember that you will need to sell your client author’s books as effectively as possible. By making connections with various book retailers, you will be able to enhance your chances of selling your published books.


If you are going to set up a publishing company of your very own, you should have a strategy to follow. Remember that running a publishing company is a great challenge. With these tips, you could set up a great publishing company.


Visa and Tanghalang Pilipino Bring “Lukot-Lukot Bilog-Bilog” Web Series to Tele-Radio.

Visa, the world leader in digital payments and its partner, Tanghalang Pilipino, the multi-awarded resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is bringing their financial literacy web series “Lukot-Lukot, Bilog-Bilog Pa More” to tele-radio this January.

Following a successful online launch, Tanghalang Pilipino in agreement with the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), will see the web series featured in “TARA, PEEPS!” a multimedia children’s program and broadcasted in DZRH Radio and cable channels nationwide. The show teaches Filipinos the importance of becoming better in managing their finances. It made its tele-radio debut on January 2, 2022 and will be aired every Sunday in January at 3:30PM.

“We are excited to explore new ways to reach more Filipinos, especially the youth, and help them become financially literate. This partnership between Tanghalang Pilipino and MBC to broadcast Lukot-Lukot, Bilog-Bilog Pa More on tele-radio is a welcome addition to our growing channels in promoting financial literacy through online and social media,” said Dan Wolbert, Visa Country Manager for the Philippines and Guam.

The five-episode online adaptation of the interactive musical launched in 2017 is written by Eljay Castro Deldoc and directed by Avic Ilagan. It features teenager Gwyneth and her journey to learn the values of proper financial management with the help of her family and friends, and some Filipino heroes brought to life. An interactive session after each episode’s airing with financial experts Salve Duplito and Rose Fres Fausto is also available, to share insights and easy-to-apply tips in various topics such as the value of saving, basics of credit, earning additional income, and scam awareness and prevention.

“We are one with Visa’s goal of a financially literate Filipino generation through the power of performance art. This agreement with MBC is one of our ways to contribute to this advocacy. With the power of theater matched with MBC’s nationwide coverage complementing our online presence, we will be able to reach more of our countrymen in the provinces and be an instrument to help them become wiser with their money,” shares Carmela Millado-Manuel, Tanghalang Pilipino Company Manager.

From its premiere back in 2017, Lukot-Lukot, Bilog-Bilog has reached over 50,000 students and educators all over the Philippines. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, it was made available to a wider audience through Tanghalang Pilipino’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

For more information about Visa and Lukot-Lukot, Bilog-Bilog Pa More, visit


Panasonic Ensures Safety of Medical Students and Future Doctors, Equips FEU-NRMF Medical Schools with nanoe™ X Technology.

Pursuant to their mission and vision as a company, Panasonic continues to advocate cleaner and fresher air for life. In recent events, the company partnered with the Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (FEU-NRMF) in Novaliches, Quezon City through a donation in the form of nanoe X-equipped Panasonic Air Purifiers as well as Panasonic Portable nanoe X Generators for the university’s use in its medical schools.

It has always been Panasonic’s objective to provide cleaner and quality air for the community. And in this time of need, the installation of Panasonic’s nanoe X technology, through the different avenues it has been able to explore, not only turned the company’s vision into a reality but has been amplifying the safety and welfare of people affected by the novel coronavirus in high-traffic areas including vaccination sites, hospitals, and schools. This initiative is in par with Panasonic’s agenda of expanding their current program this 2022 to be of assistance to students, most especially in the medical field, that will be instrumental in the future of the health care system of the Philippines.

Moreover, these groundbreaking, state-of-the-art technologies are designed and have been verified to have inhibitory effects on airborne and adhered viruses, including the novel coronavirus*. Students, teachers and staff members of FEU-NRMF can now breathe a sigh of relief, with the assurance of another layer of protection from the virus, especially now in the event that face-to-face classes are nearing its resumption.

Previous Panasonic excursions included partnerships with different local city government units to disseminate the technology they have, including donations to Mandaluyong City, Makati City, Malabon City, Taguig City, Quezon City, and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

Guests in attendance at FEU-NRMF’s Alfonso Hall for the short turnover ceremony held last December 10, 2021, included General Manager of Life Solutions and Panasonic Country Head, Yosuke Tanaka, Communications and Product Planning Manager of Panasonic Air Conditioning Philippines (PACPH), Francis Serrato, FEU-NRMF Chief Operating Officer, Juan Enrique Reyes, Dr. Magdalena Natividad, Dr. Nolan Pecho, and other FEU-NRMF department heads, staff, and medical students, who all showed exuberance, appreciation and interest in learning more about the aforementioned nanoe X technology.

Yosuke Tanaka, in a short message to students and staff present, shared, “It is a great honor for Panasonic to be sharing our technology. It is our pride and joy to make nanoe X technology accessible in this prestigious university and give everyone the opportunity to experience quality air for life so you can focus on your craft as future medical professionals.” A total of 16 Panasonic nanoe X air purifiers and 18 Panasonic Portable nanoe X Generators were donated. Classrooms equipped with nanoe™ X products are identifiable through Panasonic’s nanoe X safety seal sticker. With this contribution, the company hopes for improved protection in its classrooms in time for the resumption of face-to-face classes. Freebies such as nanoe X face masks, fans, and pillows, were also given to students in attendance.

Francis Serrato, Communications and Product Planning Manager of Panasonic Air Conditioning Philippines (PACPH) held a short lecture to further educate everyone in attendance on the science behind the brand’s nanoe X technology. “Panasonic has leveraged the power of hydroxyl radicals contained in water to purify the air around us. Proven by its effectiveness on four novel coronaviruses variants** , Alpha, Beta, Gama and Delta, the assurance of breathing in clean air when these products are around is something we, in Panasonic, are glad to share.

During the event, some students were also asked how they feel about the installation of the nanoe X technology in their school premises. Katrina Pacuan, a 3rd year medical technologystudent, said, “It’s easier to breath now especially if you have this kind of technology that protects you from harmful viruses.”

A nursing student also shared his thoughts, “I’m so excited for face-to-face classes to resume because now we have nanoe X technology to protect us from viruses and assure us of our safety and welfare.”

 *: based on Texcell, a global contract research organization, verified the inhibitory effect of the nanoe™ X technology with the benefits of hydroxyl radicals on adhered novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) placed in a 45L box. Over 99.99% of adhered novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) activity was inhibited within 2 hours. Note: This verification was designed to generate basic research data on the effects of nanoe™ X on the novel coronavirus in laboratory conditions different from those found in living spaces. It was not designed to evaluate product performance.

**: based on a comparative verification of in collaboration with the Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center (QTEC) was conducted in a 45L test space containing the four novel coronavirus variants with and without exposure to nanoe™. Over 99% of four novel coronavirus variants activity was inhibited within 2 hours.

This verification was designed to generate basic research data on the effects of nanoe™ on the novel coronavirus in laboratory conditions different from those found in living spaces. It was not designed to evaluate product performance.


New Year, New Food Discoveries!

Meal preparation may seemingly be a daunting task year on year, but have no fear. There’s always room for new food discoveries and hacks. Foodies and homemakers alike are always on the lookout for something different yet easy to prepare and definitely, palate and tummy pleasers. A great break from having delivered meals! Make part of your New Year’s resolution to try out these new, life-easing products in the market by San Miguel Foods.

Go Veega!

Go Veega.
For vegans, try familiar comforts such as Veega’s meat-free Tapa and Tocino, which are fully cooked and completely free of animal meat and by-products. For flexitarians, there are Korean-inspired faves such as Meat-free and ready-to-eat Bulgogi and Spicy Soy Garlic Balls. You’ll never miss out on flavor with these meat-free wonders.

Breakfast thy will be done.
Rethink about skipping breakfast with perfect breakfast mates, Purefoods Deli Breakfast Sausage and Purefoods Beef Bacon. They are so good, you”ll truly want more. And beyond breakfast, these delicious products can also be served in a lot of ways.

Chicken na chicken!

Create “chicken’’ na chicken meals.
Make meal preparation a breeze in 2022 with freshly marinated and ready-to-cook Chicken Timplados. Prepping meals can be done in minutes with any of these easy chicken sarap variants- Magnolia Ready-to-Cook Fried Chicken, BBQ, Tocino, Teriyaki, Spicy Fried Chicken, Oriental Wings, Spicy Wings, Inasal and Roasters (marinated whole chicken) in Lemon Herb and Smoked Pepper. The menu will never be boring with the selection of variants cooked as is or leveled up with some twists.

Develop a Pasta-stic Habit.
Have pasta anytime with Purefoods Spaghetti Sauce. Just reheat and toss in cooked noodles or level up with addition of some ingredients. Either way, you’ll get consistent, satisfying pasta sauce each time.

Make meal preparation and dining with the family an enjoyable food adventure, even allowing enough me time in-between with these new discoveries.

Also, check out for recipe ideas with these products!


Pru Life UK teaches money lessons during pandemic.

During this emotionally and financially exhausting time, financially preparing for anything that may happen is of utmost importance. As we continue to live through the pandemic, everyone should learn the value of saving and investing to cover future uncertainties.

While it is better for Filipinos to have certain layers of protection not only for themselves but for their families as well, having the knowledge about what they are availing or investing is equally important.

Products that offer protection and investment rolled into one are a great start among Filipinos wanting to have security amid these challenging times. Among the many reasons why these products are sought after even by the ordinary Juans is the security and growth it provides financially.

Photo credit: Pixabay.

For people who want to invest but are concerned about having to deal with certain critical illnesses, products such as the PRUHealth Prime is perfect for them. It eases the financial burden of battling cancer with a 50% cash out upon diagnosis of pre-defined early stage cancer while giving its subscribers the ability to build a bigger health fund with its investment component.

The PRULink Elite Protector is also among the products that offer maximum life protection with payment terms that are flexible to suit your needs while letting wealth grow faster with a greater portion of premiums invested in chosen funds. On the other hand, the PRULink Assurance Account Plus is a great fit for people who want a bigger and more comprehensive protection package at a lesser cost, while allowing continuous payment with a portion of your premium investable in your chosen fund.

Filipinos who want life protection coverage and start investing at any time and can afford to pay once may want to avail the PRULink Investor Account Plus and PRUMillionaire.

Apart from having life protection and investment for ourselves and our loved ones, below are also some money lessons that we can learn during the pandemic:

Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska.

Track Your Expenses and Save

Budgeting is important. Start looking at your income and expenses. There are mobile apps that track spending and manage accounts, making this step much easier. While most people are staying at home because of lockdown and other restrictions, it is the best time to find small ways to save, such as canceling unnecessary subscriptions, refraining from buying fancy or unnecessary things, and making bigger shifts, such as moving in with family members to save money on rent and shared utilities.

Take Advantage of all the Financial Relief Programs

If you’re able to receive financial aid from the government or other institutions during the pandemic, it’s smart to take that opportunity. Use that money to spend on the most important things you need daily, like food. You can also set a portion of it for your electricity and housing rental because there are businesses who are giving their consumers payment extensions.

Photo credit: Anna Nekrashevich.

The Best Time to Invest is Now

Many surveys and studies show that the earlier you invest, the better. A little amount of money invested now will put more money in your pocket in the future. If you can stay disciplined, you will reach your goals. You can maximize this in the long run just by starting now and staying on track. If you need assistance, consider hiring a financial advisor and do research on which company you may invest in.

The pandemic has been a wake-up call for many people to be concerned not just about their financial security but also their health protection. Getting life protection and investment in one, can be one of the smartest things that a person can do during this time. Having health, life protection, and money growth means you can prepare for most of the hospital expenses and for anything that may happen in the future such as illness, retirement, or even death, while still growing your wealth as you achieve your life goals.

To learn more about Pru Life UK’s Insuravest products visit


7 Makeup Tips On How To Look Younger.

One of the worst things about getting older, is the fading away of your youthful looks and vibrancy. It is a cross that most people must bear. However, there are still some ways that you could hide the ravages of age.

One effective way, is to use makeup. However, if you don’t know how to use it properly, you’ll make yourself look older in the long run.Here are some makeup tips on how to look younger.

Yoon Eun Hye says moisturizing is the key to great skin.

1. Utilize Moisturizer Before You Apply Makeup

Before you apply any type of makeup on yourself, it is very important that you apply moisturizer first. Remember that most kinds of skin tend to get dry throughout the day. In response to this drying process, the skin tends to get very oily in the process.

By applying moisturizer to your face before you put on makeup, you will at least keep it as well-moisturized and supple as possible. As a rule, it is important that you have packets of moisturizer with you. This will allow you to constantly moisturize your face on a regular basis. However, it would be a bit difficult to constantly bring with you a big bottle full of moisturizer.

On the other hand, if you bring with you a small sized bottle of moisturizer, it will not last you for too long. Why not buy flexible plastic packaging? By using plastic packaging, you will have a refillable container for all your moisturizer. If you are interested in buying, you should try out packing manufacturer Logospack. The company is well-known for some of the best plastic packaging in the world, and are also very affordable.

2. Makeup Blending Is Key

If you want to look as young as possible ok e, it is important that you blend your makeup the right way. If you don’t blend your makeup right, you are more likely going to look older. For example, if your makeup is predominantly white, your face will look too pale.

Jang Nara looks fabulous with or without makeup on.

By utilizing blending techniques, you will be able to add more color and texture into your complexion. This will make you look more youthful and vibrant.

3. Use Liquid Foundation

If you are going to use foundation, you should use the liquid type. If you use dry foundation such as powder, there is a chance that it will start to cake as you start to sweat. It may make your skin look blotchy, and uneven. By using liquid foundation, it will be a lot easier to apply, and won’t cake in the long run.

4. Utilize Artificial Eyelashes

It is always a good idea to utilize artificial eyelashes. It is a great way to make your eyes look great. While you could curl your eyelashes, not everyone is blessed with long lashes.

Lovely lashes on Jang Nara.

If you want to look youthful, one great method is to use artificial lashes. This will allow you to have beautifully long lashes. However, you should be discerning about what type of lashes you are going to use. Remember that you will be putting these lashes on your real lashes. If they are subpar quality, there is a chance your eyes might get an allergic reaction.

A great way to avoid this predicament, is to invest in Starseed lashes. This company is well-known for making top quality and safe artificial lashes. When you use these types of lashes, you should make sure that your hands are clean. You should use a hand sanitizer and wear gloves as you apply them.

5. Get Your Beauty Sleep

Sleep is a very important element of maintaining your youthful looks. Remember that your body heals as you sleep. The body regenerates skin cells and other aspects of your body while you sleep.

Jung Hae In for Sesa Living.

When you sleep, it is important that you have at least seven to nine hours of sleep. This is an optimum amount of sleeping time. Make sure that your sleeping area is as comfortable as possible. It is also a good idea to take power naps every chance you get.

6. Utilize Concealers For Dark Spots

Throughout your life, your face may develop dark spots. This is a common occurrence because dark spots often appear as you age, and when you get your skin tanned. The best way to hide these dark spots is through concealers. By using concealers, you will be able to hide these dark spots most of the time.

There are even some creams that specialize on whitening dark spots in the skin. While you could get your concealers from makeup shops and grocery stores, you could also buy them online. However, you should make sure that the online company you buy from is affiliated with FBABEE. By choosing a company that is connected to, you will be able to make sure that all your orders will arrive on time, and are of the best quality possible.

Youthful-looking Son Ye Jin.

7. Use Collagen Face Creams
As you age, your face may develop wrinkles. This is a common thing for most people as they age. However, you still have some ways to prevent wrinkles and crow’s feet from developing. The best way to prevent wrinkles is to use collagen face creams.

Collagen is considered one of the most potent proteins in the human body, and is usually used for shampoos, and lotions. They are usually the building blocks of bones, skins, muscles,and ligaments. By adding collagen cream into your daily skincare regimen, you will be able to stave off wrinkles and crow’s feet. It will also increase the elasticity of your skin. It will also improve the blood flow in your skin.

If you are going to use makeup to make yourself look more youthful, you should have a set plan. Here are some great makeup tips to look younger.


How to Care for Your Ruby Jewellery.

Are you a proud owner of a ruby jewellery? This gem is an everlasting symbol of passion and love, along with being one of the strongest gemstones provided by Mother Earth.

Nevertheless, the only way to preserve its lustre and beauty is by cleaning it regularly and maintaining its condition. Since rubies are hard, grime and dirt easily accumulate on their surface and cloud their appearance. Owners can clean them with soapy water or with the help of an ultrasonic cleaner. The tips below will help you care for your beloved ruby pieces.

Ruby looks good on IU.

Clean it with soapy water
The first tip to take into account when caring for your ruby jewellery is cleaning it with soapy water. Make sure you fill a small container or bowl with lukewarm water and add a few drops of liquid soap, labelled as gentle. You should leave the jewellery pieces to soak between fifteen and twenty minutes. In case you are cleaning multiple pieces at once, remember not to overcrowd the container.

After leaving them to soak for a while, you are supposed to eliminate the grime. A soft brush or cloth is the tool you need to loosen up any dirt or debris from the gemstone. Make sure not to scrub overly hard and go deep between crevices to prevent rubies from becoming unsecured. Click here to gain a better understanding of the physical properties, occurrence, mining, and treatment of rubies.

Soapy water will do.

The following step is adding the jewellery back to the bowl with water. Prior to doing so, you should inspect the stones to see how much cleaning is still left to do. If rubies look clean and shiny, you should swish them around in the bowl with water one more time for the remaining dirt to be eliminated.

In case your jewellery is still dirty, you should fill your bowl with water once again and leave the piece to soak before giving them one last scrub. The final step is drying your rubies with a dry cloth, which is lint-free and then letting them dry fully before storing them.

Invest in an ultrasonic cleaner
The next tip to follow if interested in proper care of your ruby jewellery is to make an investment in an ultrasonic cleaner. These devices maintain the shine and sparkle of jewellery pieces by using sound waves of high frequency combined with cleaning solutions. Soft gems aren’t recommended to be cleaned with ultrasonic cleaners. Nevertheless, rubies are classified as hard gems with nine points on the Mohs scale.

The budget you’ll need for making such an investment is between £40 and £150. Since there are no special cleaners designed specifically for rubies, you should pick the right size and features. Ultrasonic cleaners enable individuals to keep their Ruby jewellery shiny and sparkly. By choosing a cleaner with a timer, your cleaning experience will be stress-free, as you’ll just need to choose the desired time and set the device.

High-end ultrasonic cleaners include steamers, hence offering an additional cleaning level. This feature makes sure gemstones are super shiny and clean. You should analyze the instructions to check if the device requires a cleaning solution to run. Most models operate at 42,000 hertz, while some ultrasonic cleaners offer multiple settings.

Keep your rubies shiny and sparkly!

Prior to putting your jewellery inside the ultrasonic cleaner, you should check its conditions for fractures. If it’s filled with fractures, it isn’t regarded as safe to use in such a device. Get in touch with your jeweller to ensure your piece is untreated. If so, rubies are strong enough to withstand the cleaning process.

The same isn’t true for pearls, ambers, and opals, which are too delicate. Precious metals like platinum and gold are safe to clean in such devices. After considering the precautions, you can make your own solution by adding hot water and several drops of dishwashing liquid to the cleaner’s tank. Those who don’t wish to make a solution on their own should purchase a non-toxic solution for gem cleaning.

Once you put the solution in the tank, you need to let it run for five to ten minutes in order to mix it before using the device. The following step is adding your ruby jewellery into the cleaner, but you should add no more than a few pieces to avoid scratches. Then, you should run the device for up to twenty minutes, depending on the jewellery’s dirtiness. If cleaning the stones for the first time, opt for a shorter timeframe and prolong it if necessary.

It’s important not to remove the rubies immediately after the cleaner stops running. Let them sit inside for five to ten minutes before removing them. If there is any loose grime or dirt on them, they’ll fall to the bottom of the tank. Once you take the pieces out, use a soft brush to scrub them gently and dry them with a lint-free rag. See this URL,, for some tips on cleaning different types of jewellery, according to experts.

Maintain its radiance
The best way to maintain your ruby jewellery radiance is by doing the necessary actions to protect it. When using harsh chemicals and cleaning supplies, you should avoid wearing such rings. Also, you need to keep the stones away from dirt, dust, makeup, and other types of grime. Ruby jewellery should be taken off before heading to the gym, lifting furniture, working with some tools, etc. The stone can easily get knocked.

As seen on Penthouse (2021).

Despite taking the necessary precautions, you are advised to inspect your stones for damage regularly. If you wear your pieces on a daily basis, don’t forget to check them for scratches, nicks, and loose setting parts. Regarding storage, make sure to store your precious pieces away from other rings, necklaces, and earrings to prevent scratching. If possible, store them in a separate section of your jewellery box.

To sum up
Rubies have the potential to last a lifetime as long as you protect them from abrasive products and chemicals!


FBN 10th Annual Christmas Party: A fun-filled and meaningful day.

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active Philippine-Based community of bloggers and influencers in the country, held its 10th Annual Christmas Party virtually last December 12.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members around the country and continues to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members even those based overseas. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from several brands are co-admins Divine RC, Richard Mamuyac, and Lariza Garcia.

The yearly event serves as a venue to reacquaint with fellow members around the country, celebrate the holiday season and create great new memories. Just like last year, the gathering was conducted online and livestreamed within the official FBN group page. Aside from the exciting prizes given away during the virtual games and raffle draws, a couple of members received financial assistance to support them in their family medical emergency. Indeed, it was both a fun-filled and meaningful day at the same time.

Different PR groups and brands and individual sponsors were acknowledged during the event for supporting the online community in 2021 and hopefully for more years to come. This year’s virtual event is made possible by the following generous donors:

PR Partnerss - CAT PR, i55 Talent Hose, Page One, M2.0 Communications, Comm&Sense, ROAR Agile, GPS TV, Full Circle, Pro Communications Inc. Pro Solutions ,Full Circle and Ripple 8.

Brand and Individual sponsors - Pacific Sunrise, Goodah!, Cebuana Llhuillier, Glorious Blend, Rex Education, Gur Lavi Corporation (Telavi); Dyna Drug Corporation, Diana Stalder, Sagada Harvest, Stevia Natural Sweetener, a number of fellow FBN members and public servants like Rep. Eric Yap of ACT-CIS partylist, Rep. Joey Salceda (2nd District of Albay), Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento (1st District of Samar). Rep. Mike Defensor of Anakalusugan partylist, General Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Deputy Commissioner Randy Escolango of the Philippine Insurance Commission.

With the great support and opportunities that FBN received this year from partners companies and brands, the group is looking forward to more campaigns and activities that members can join and engage with in the coming new year.

Let us claim that 2022 will be a better year for all of us. Cheers for more success and blessings!