Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The gift of healthy ‘crowning glory’ fit for the queen on Mother’s Day

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CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanay, inay, ‘nay, mama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives.

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority. 

No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says.

You may consider a set of hankies that will bring back the memory of her wiping out her tears of happiness upon knowing that she’s conceiving a li’l creature inside her womb. That’s you, of course. A loose yet comfy clothes shall make her remember that sort of a duster or preggy dress she wore in the laborious yet exciting “nine months” of gestation.

Why not a pillow that she could hug as tight as she embraced you after giving birth, or maybe a brassiere for protection of the very bosom she fed you with during infancy? A bed will bring to her mind your tot years when you started to crawl and roll over it freely.

Shoes are a girl’s best friend, too, like your mom. Either sky-high heels or flattering flats, there’s a pair to match every bit of her fantasy. For as long as it brings comfort to her feet, it's more than enough to reciprocate the ease you had when you took your first walk with her guidance back then. If it isn’t her thing, though, a flip-flop will cause her to think that she also disciplined you through the proverbial “rule of slipper” hit on your buttocks while you were growing up.

Much to her delight, a bling ring will be worthy of your dear investment to show your deep appreciation of her just like when she never failed to recognize you with a pat on the back for simple good deeds or a job well done in your lifetime.

Stuck for an idea yet? Here’s a simple but meaningful token of gratitude that for sure will make a big difference and, eventually, pull off a surprise for the celebrant herself: The NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack which includes the topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner. Yes, you read it right. 


Still not convinced enough, why don’t you spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto your mom’s scalp and massage it for five to ten minutes. You may not even know that with such a plain gesture of yours, it can melt her heart as it reminds her of the past when she used to do the same thing while you were still young, either as a trick to put you easily on a slumber or merely a relief every time you got sick. Those caressing hands of yours, likewise, imbibe your act of giving back the “natural care from mothers” like her.

Whatever impression it may have on her, what’s tangible she could gain is that you’re giving her nature’s gift of health. NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion is so unique that it combines 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients––all working synergistically to help address hair problems from growth to vanishing. This breakthrough product helps to rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the moist of her tress from root to tip, aids in stimulating the growth of her hair and helps prevent it from excessive falling, while improving the overall appearance.

More than anything else, NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack may be one of the most precious gifts that your mom could ever receive in her entire life. Well, she’s the most important woman in your life after all. Hence, she deserves to be treated like a queen with that vibrant, bouncy and shiny “crowning glory.”

NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack is beyond compare. So, don’t think twice to wrap it as your present for her this Mother’s Day and, if ever, for life. Head on to any Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores to get a dose of nature’s answer to hair loss. For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com for more details. Check them on Twitter @NovuhairNatural and Instagram @NovuhairOfficial for promo announcements and exciting updates.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Weekend Getaway at D'Leonor Inland Resort & Adventure Park

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Last week, we run out of luck while going to the beaches around Samal Island. Unfortunately, all of the resorts that we visited are fully booked! Yeah... So sad... We usually just go into the beach without booking in advance and we didn't encounter any problems so far, until last weekend... There are a lot of people that day, of course, it's Labor Day (a holiday) the next day! Silly us, we didn't check the date before going there. :(

Word of advice, check the calendar first before going to Samal Island. If it's a holiday or a day before the holiday, I suggest you check the availability first and book in advance so you can save your time and money in case that resort has no more rooms available for an overnight stay.

So, after visiting around 5 resorts around Samal Island, we went back to Davao City and went to at D'Leonor Inland Resort & Adventure Park.

Fortunately, they have one room available and we grabbed it right away... YAY! It was already 6pm when we got there, so we had our dinner first before going for a night swim... We ate at the restaurant just near the entrance going to the Wave Pool.

Our stay at D'Leonor Inland Resort was good, there are minor issues but it they've found a way to fix it...

Our kids enjoyed the waves and slides at the pool... It was really hot that day, it's a good thing they have a big man-made mushrooms that served as an umbrella in the Kiddie Pool area... By the way, here's a video that I've made where you can see and experience what's in D'Leonor Wavepool... Enjoy! :)



D'Leonor Inland Resort & Adventure Park
Address: Forestal Road, Buhangin, Davao City
Contact Numbers: (082) 285-1190 to 95; +639328504908

Thursday, May 4, 2017

NCCC HARDWAREMAXXX Mother's Day Green Revolution

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 Photo Source: NCCC Hardwaremaxx 


Hello! I'm inviting everyone to come and visit NCCC Mall Hardwaremaxx Mother's Day Green Revolution event...

If you're looking for something different to give to your Moms on Mother's Day, a Cactus or Succulent would be a lovely idea especially for Moms who loves gardening and collect different variety of plants.

Our group, Cactus and Succulents Mindanao will be having a fund raising activity for our upcoming seminar/workshop. We will be selling cactus and succulents which will be displayed at "Thorns That Blooms" stall at the 2nd floor of NCCC Mall, just in front of Hardwaremaxx starting tomorrow, May 5 until May 31.

By the way, Harwaremaxx will also have a sale on selected gardening tools and supplies too. So, to those who are into gardening, better check them out starting tomorrow until the end of May.

We hope to see you there! ;)




Friday, April 21, 2017

DFAT 2017 - Saging Repablik

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Saging Repablik is a great place to hangout with friends and family.  They serve different kinds of food with a twist of banana in it... Their Humbananacue and Spare Ribs with Banana BBQ Sauce is a must try, the meat is so tender and tasty. And you gotta try their best-sellers too which is the Pork and Chicken Sisag  and the different flavors of Gatchips. What I really love is their Banana Walnut Torte, it's sooo delicious..


If you're fond of DIY, you can try their  "Create your own bananacue", they have a station where you can make your own banana with chocolate fondue in different kind of toppings. You can share your creations afterwards on social media with the hashtags: #createyourownbananacue, #sagingrepablik and #mysagingrepablikbananacue.

It was my first time to visit and dine at Saging Repablik and I had a great time with fellow bloggers from Manila, Cebu, General Santos and Davao during the Davao Food Appreciation Tour.

To sum up our experience at Saging Repablik, watch this video below... ;)


  
Thank you so much Saging Republik for hosting this year's Davao Food Appreciation Tour!

Saging Repablik is located at Tionko St. Corner V. Mapa St. Davao City.

You can also visit and like their Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/sagingrepablik.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beef Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

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I experimented and tried cooking Beef Broccoli in Oyster Sauce for the first time. 

The ingredients that I used are:
  • 1-2 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Broccoli
  • Beef (sliced thinly)
  • Cornstarch (diluted in water)
So, first, I blanched the broccoli that we bought at the market for around 2-3 minutes, drained some excess water and set it aside. Heated the pan for a while and then I added the beef. After the beef is almost cooked, I started adding the onions and stir it for a while. Then I added the oyster sauce, cornstarch which was diluted in water and lastly the broccoli.


I actually just estimated the ingredients and calculated it on my own, so I can't give the exact amount that I put in the recipe... Hehehe... I'm not really good in cooking unlike my hubby, but anyway, I think it was a success because my little one liked it. ;)

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Monday, February 27, 2017

S&R New York Style Pizza Blessing and Grand Opening at Gaisano Mall of Davao

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S&R New York Style Pizza has officially opened it's second stand alone pizza parlor at Gaisano Mall of Davao. Thank you S&R and Miss Cherry Maning for inviting us. The Davao Bloggers Society is so honored to be part of the Blessing and Grand Opening of S&R New York Style Pizza last February 24, 2017.

 In the photo (L-R): Ms. Margie Calalay, District Manager; Mr. Anthony Sy, President of S&R Membership Shopping; Ms. Cherry Maning, CEO and President of GCF Corp.; Mr. Jose "Beling" Rodriguez, ABS-CBN Regional Prime Director


After the blessing and ribbon cutting, there was a dragon dance performance. In Chinese, dragon dance is believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring. 
 

Here are the Davao Bloggers Society members enjoying the treats from S&R, photo by Jim of www.digitaldavao.com.

Chicken Caesar Salad and Pepperoni Pizza (Photo by Naprey Almario of www.behindrollingchair.com)
Garlic Shrimp Pizza (Photo by Ria Jose of  www.diyosalife.com)

And here we are,  the Davao Bloggers Society members with Miss Cherry Maning. Thank you so much for inviting us. 


If you want to experience the best tasting pizzas in town, head on to S&R New York Style Pizza which is located at the 2nd floor of Gaisano Mall of Davao. No Membership needed, so you can just go and dine there with your friends and family. For those who have S&R membership cards, you can present it upon ordering and you'll get 5% OFF on your food purchase.


S&R New York Style Pizza is open on Monday to Sunday at 10 AM until 9 PM. You can check out their Facebook Page S&R Membership (Official) for more updates and promos. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mammillaria Grahamii a.k.a. Fish Hook Cactus

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Here's one of my Cactus Collection, the Mammillaria Grahamii also known as Fish Hook Cactus


It's called Fish Hook Cactus because it's tubercle looks like a Fish Hook. The Mammillaria Grahamii's central spine is slightly curved and dark. It's spines are straight and whitish in color.
  

It's soil mixture are garden soil, rice hull and small stones, topped with lava rocks... I water them with rain water once a week or tapped water if it's not raining for a long time... ;)

These two fish hook cactus has been with me for a year already and I am eager to see if it's flowers are pink or yellow. I hope it will bloom soon... :)

If you are a Cactus and Succulent collector and you're from Davao or Mindanao, you can message me and I'll add you into our group. We'll be having our second meet-up this month of February and I am excited to see and meet some new members from Davao City and nearby places. There will a "Raffle" and I will be donating this cutie li'l aloe for the raffle. It has a new baby coming up and I hope it's soon to be owner will love and take care of this too... Some members also donated pots, pebbles, cactus, succulents, dish garden, etc. So, I think, no one will leave empty handed on our upcoming meet-up... :)


I don't have it's specific name, all i know is it's from the Aloe Family... So, if you know what kind of an aloe is this, kindly leave a comment below. I would really appreciate it! Thanks! ;)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Win 2 VIP Tickets to Sarah Geronimo Great Unknown Concert in Davao

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Great news to all the Popsters and Sarah G fans. Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is giving away 2 VIP Tickets for 2 to the Sarah Geronimo Great Unknown Live in Davao Concert on March 3, 2017!


For every P500 in a single or accumulated fuel or lubricant purchase receipt from any participating retail station in Metro Davao entitles you to one (1) raffle fuel coupon. Gas up and get the chance to win FREE tickets at selected 13 participating retail stations in Metro Davao, from February 10 - February 25, 2017.

Here are the Contest Mechanics:

1.) For every P500 in a single or accumulated fuel or lubricant purchase receipt from any participating retail station in Metro Davao entitles the customer/s to one (1) raffle coupon.
2) Customer must present their receipt/s in order to receive the raffle coupon. Receipt/s can only be used once and will be stamped CLAIMED to identify that they have claimed the coupon/s. Any excess amount in the receipt/s shall be void and will not be used for next redemption.
3) Receipt/s for accumulation are valid only at the branch where the transaction was made. Only receipts within the promo period are valid for redemption.) Damaged receipt/s will not be accepted. Likewise, lost receipt/s will not be replaced.
5) Promo is valid for cash and credit card transactions only. PO and bulk transactions are not included.
6) Promo cannot be used in conjunction with other promos.
7) Deadline of submission of entries is on February 25, 2017, at 5PM.
8) Grand Draw to be held on February 28, 2017.
9) There will be a total of 10 winners.
10) Employees of Phoenix Petroleum, participating stations, its affiliates, distributors, suppliers, advertising agencies including their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity or disqualified from joining the promo.
11) Promo runs from February 10 to February 25, 2017.

Here are the Selected Participating Stations:
  • Phoenix Lanang, 
  • Phoenix R. Castillo, 
  • Phoenix Damosa, 
  • Phoenix Torres, 
  • Phoenix Matina, 
  • Phoenix Tierra Verde Sasa, 
  • Phoenix Dacudao, 
  • Phoenix Bacaca, 
  • Phoenix Cabantian 1, 
  • Phoenix Maa Diversion, 
  • Phoenix Sasa 2, 
  • Phoenix Ponciano, 
  • Phoenix Acacia
Good Luck everyone! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum Game

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I've tried this app called LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum and I got so hooked up with it. The Disney Tsum Tsum plushies looks so cute and I love the Disney characters inside this addictive puzzle game.

The first Tsum Tsum that I acquired is Mickey Mouse, followed by Donald Duck and I got Princess Elsa when I opened a Premium Box.


Here's How to Play the Disney Tsum Tsum:
  • Connect 3 or more of the same Tsums to eliminate them.
  • The more Tsums you connect, the more points you’ll get!
  • Trigger off Fever Mode to rack up a whole bunch of extra points!
  • Collect Tsums and set your favorite as your MyTsum.
  • Each Tsum has a different skill. Use the one that matches your play style! Find a strategy that works for you personally!
Each Tsum Tsum has a special ability and as for me, I like Princess Ariel and Jasmine. Ariel can clear a circle of Tsum Tsum while Jasmine can clear a horizontal line of Disney Tsum Tsum. :)


In the game, you can earn coins, points, and experience. You can buy a box at the Tsum Tsum Store, you can choose between a Happiness Box which costs 10,000 or a Premium Box which costs 30,000. There's one Tsum in each box and if you get a Tsum that you already have, it's Skill Level will increase.

Hearts are necessary to play the game. Every time you play the game, one Heart is used. One Heart is recovered every 15 minutes but you can also ask for some hearts from your friends if you ran out of it.

There's a Disney Tsum Tsum Cinderella Event which ends tonight. In teh event, you will play and gather magic bottles to make dresses for Cinderella, Snow White and Aurora... If you still haven't completed it, go on and try playing each card. You will get a Prince Charming a Skill Ticket for each completed card.


I just finished completing all of the event cards... 

 And I got Cinderella Tsum Tsum...
 Prince Charming Tsum Tsum
And a Cinderella Event Pin!
 

I am now in level 17 with the 19 Tsum Tsums: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, Roo, Bambi, Ariel, Elsa, Jasmine, Princess Aurora, Cinderella, and Prince Charming. :)

Are you playing this game too? Add me up, and say Hi! :) Here's my LINE QR Code:
 
By the way, LINE Disney Tsum Tsum is published by LINE under license from Disney. :)

Sony Xperia C4's Technical Issue - Not Turning On

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Last night, my Sony Xperia C4's battery got drained. So, I charged it. It took a while to charge, like more than 4 hours already and the charging light is still red. So, I tried to turn it on but it won't turn on! I tried pressing the Power button for 10 seconds, hoping it will turn on afterwards but it didn't.

I remember I have the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy Tab before and I was successful in turning my device on by Pressing the Power button and the Volume down at the same time. So, I tried doing the same procedure in my Sony Xperia C4, but still it won't turn on. 

So, I searched online and I already did the tips they've shared on my device but it won't turn on. So, I let it rest for a few hours and started to press the Power button and the Volume down at the same time again and I was SO HAPPY because it finally turned ON! Yay!

I was actually worried for a while but I'm happy now that it's back to normal again... :)

Have you experience this No Power Problem with your Android devices? I hope this post helps. The procedure is applicable in most of the Android devices, because it also worked in my Samsung Tab... :)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How to Stop Facebook Messenger from Automatically Saving Images on My Android Phone

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I recently downloaded the Facebook Messenger app on my android phone. One thing that bugs me is the photos or images that has been sent from the messenger are automatically saved in my phone's gallery. It is weird at first because, I thought it was just my daughter, tinkering on my cellphone again. But, I haven't let her touch my phone for how many days already and there are still photos from our Facebook group chats that are saved on my gallery. 

Have you experienced having the same issue? It's quite annoying cause some of the images are unnecessary. 

I tried checking on my phone's settings but I didn't see anything there. I tried opening my Facebook Messenger and looked at the settings. At first I was confused where the setting is, then I tried tapping this cute icon on the top right corner (see image below).


Select Photos & Media...


Then, under Save Photos, turn off the Save incoming photos to your Gallery.


And I'm done! So, this is How to Stop Facebook Messenger from Automatically Saving Images on My Android Phone. Now I don't have to keep on deleting unnecessary photos on my gallery. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Recycling Tin Cans as Succulent Containers

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If you have some tin cans on your home, you can use them as plant containers. We have a few tin cans from the luncheon meats that we bought at the grocery. So, I tried to recycle it. It's actually my first time to recycle a tin can and used it on my succulent plant. It turned out good and I am loving it!
You can use it as a table centerpiece or anywhere in your home or office, as long as it can get enough sunlight. It's also a great way to give as a gift to a succulent lover or use it as giveaways for parties or any events.


It was just easy doing this DIY recycled tin cans. If you already have the tin cans, the first thing you should do is remove the label, wash and clean it and let it dry.

When it's already dry, you can start making a few holes at the bottom of the tin cans. I used a hammer and nail on my recycled tin can.

Once it's done, you can start putting some little stones at the bottom for drainage. Then you can start adding the soil and your chosen succulents in it. You can also add some stones on the top soil as decorations. :)


You can make this DIY containers for any plants, I am so into cactus and succulents that's why I choose it on this container. If you are into cactus and succulents too and you live in Davao, you can join our group in Facebook which is Cactus and Succulents Davao. :)

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