As Mestiza Philippines celebrates unified glow, they introduced their newest Brand ambassador Samantha Bernardo, Filipina Beauty Queen, to a virtual press conference that happened last September 17, 2021.
For Mestiza Philippines, Samantha’s glowing confidence is the reason why they picked her to represent the brand.
It was notable for the brand to be represented by an ambassadress who embodies a beautiful story of confidence and perseverance.
Mestiza’s head of Content Ms. Martina Salimbangon hosted the said event and gave Bernardo’s a warm welcome.
While Samantha took the lead in re-introducing the variety of soaps and their benefits to the skin.
Its best selling product is what you call “ORIGINAL”, suitable for sensitive skin with 33% extra premium virgin coconut oil.
Meanwhile, their PRIME products are designed to help young pinays with common skin issues like having oily to dry skin.
With Earth Brown, Green Serenity, Bountiful Violet and Scarlet Rose all these contains 40% extra premium VCO which makes this variation soaps stand out in the market.
Sam is also excited to launch the new line of skincare products with the brand soon.
Get your own Mestiza variant and be part of the glowing community of #MestizaFam, available in all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide.
The impact of Covid-19 has slammed businesses and different industries instantly in just a short period of time, despite the efforts made in making the economy move forward, there are still businesses and establishments that feel its continuous effects just like in the hospitality industry.
These affected businesses has doubled its efforts to develop and adapt to the new normal by following heightened safety measures and investing on technological advancement for the protection of all guests and employees, just like the largest and fastest-growing Filipino-owned hotel chain in the country did across all of its branches. “Here at Hotel Sogo, we are trying on things to help improve the situation in our hotels as early as March 2020 last year. From that point on, we continued to research, invest further and develop innovative ways to upgrade our safety protocols especially in cleanliness and sanitation.” Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager said.
Aside from the enhanced new normal protocols such as no contact fixtures and thermal scans, some remarkable changes and innovations that the Hotel Sogo management applied across its branches such as, UVC disinfection in rooms, lobbies, and air-conditioning units, increased ventilation, microbial testing (method to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms), Covid sniffer dogs, reduced touch points, and application of anti-microbial coatings in frequently touched surfaces.
Through Hotel Sogo’s 11 So Safe Innovations, the safety and wellness of guests as well as its employees are set first. “This on-going pandemic has helped us to take further steps in giving importance to safety. The innovation that I speak of are the development and improvement of amenities that revolves around the 4 major ways to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our guests like reduction of touch points, improve air quality, disinfection and testing. It is important to test all these protocols to make sure that all these innovation are really effective to keep our guests safe; we want our guests to feel safe and secured whenever they stay at Hotel Sogo. We will continue to protect our guests and develop more upgraded protocols even after the pandemic,” Ms. Geminiano added.
More than just a hotel Aside from the hotel innovations that has implemented, Hotel Sogo is also ramping up its effort in helping fellow countrymen through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Sogo Cares. Hotel Sogo is helping indigent communities who are in need of basic necessities, such as food, medicines and water.
“Recently, we donated food packs with linens and towels to the fire victims at Manila. We also donated essential needs such as bottled waters, linens, pillows, surgical masks, pillow cases, and mattresses to the Philippine General Hospital with the help of AFP and we also gave assistance in different community pantries in Bulacan and Quezon City. Our team will definitely help those who are in need in these trying times. Even this time of GCQ, Hotel Sogo is still accepting frontliners, essential, repatriated OFW, seafarers and economic workers across all Hotel Sogo branches. We are also accommodating those who prefer long-term stay for their work purposes,” stated by Ms. Geminiano.
Over the course of six (6) years, starting from 2015, Hotel Sogo through its Corporate Social Responsibility program Sogo Cares has conducted over 400 medical missions with 100,000 plus beneficiaries, led over 600 donations with more than 170,000 beneficiaries.
For more details, visit http://www.hotelsogo.com or like and follow Hotel Sogo on Facebook (facebook.com/hotelsogo), Twitter (@hotelsogo), and Instagram (@hotelsogo).
Now that we are facing the new normal, Hotel Sogo has made these 11 anti-covid innovations for their guests and staffs safety.
1.UVC Disinfection of Rooms, Utensils, Key Cards & Cash -Sogo was the first hotel, as early as March 2020, to use UVC (254nm) to fight Covid-19. Taking the cue from hospitals abroad, remote-controlled carts have been deployed for room disinfection. Compartments for utensils, key cards and cash were also fitted with UVC LEDs but kept away from personnel since 254 nm UVCs, while great for killing viruses may harm the skin and eyes.
2.FAR UVC Disinfection at Elevator Lobbies
-After extensive research, Sogo has acquired and tested the FAR UVC 222 nm lamps that effectively kill viruses while being harmless to humans. Just recently (2020 Q4) produced commercially, it is quite expensive and is sold by only a few manufacturers abroad. Sogo is the first hotel to install these revolutionary excimer lamps in all its elevator lobbies.
3.UVC Disinfection for Room Aircons -All room aircons are to be fitted with specially manufactured UVC LEDs. Through germicidal irradiation, the UVC light attacks the DNA/DNR of micro-organisms, killing bacteria and viruses, and preventing their spread. As it is turned on with the aircon, room air is always sterilized each time it passes through the unit, ensuring the best possible room air quality for our guests.
4.Ventilation ACR is Doubled in Lobbies & Hallways -The ACR (Air Change Rate) or the number of times the air is replaced for all general spaces is set at ≥ 4 per hour by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers). Sogo is doubling its current ACRs for intensified inflow of covid-free fresh air to accelerate indoor air replacement.
5.Covid Sniffer Dogs for Screening of Employees -Dubai and Helsinki Airports have deployed Covid sniffer dogs to screen passengers and report a > 94% accuracy rate with dogs detecting the virus days before symptoms even start. Sogo has tied up with a leading K9 company, to have specially-trained Belgian Malinois dogs regularly screen its personnel for Covid.
6.Thermal Scan Controlled Doors -For most branches, guests on their own, can get scanned before entry and if within the safe temperature limit, main doors will open automatically without need of any contact.
7.Microbial ATP Fluorescence Testing of Surfaces -ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) Testing measures ATP content to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms. Each branch has an Anti-Covid Team that regularly swabs high touch point surfaces that pass through ATP Fluorescence Detectors to verify microbial presence and effectivity of the new protocols.
8.Anti-Microbial Coatings on Furnishings, Fixtures & Touch Points -Widely used in hospitals and mass transports in China, Hong Kong and Japan, these Polymer coatings are formed after spraying millions of nano-capsules with contact killing and anti-adhesion features that lasts for weeks. It effectively kills bacteria and viruses, including H1N1 and Covid. Sogo applies this over all furnishings and touch points.
9.Reduced Touch Points with No-Contact Fixtures -A Sogo study shows that pre-pandemic, guests had a minimum of 59 Touch Points (TPs) during a typical hotel stay. Due to new protocols that include contact-less fixtures, TPs have been reduced by 40.7% with the goal to achieve a reduction of 66.1% with more advanced technology centered on cellphone use.
10.Multi-Stage Air Purifying Equipment in Lobbies -To further sanitize indoor air, Sogo installed air-purifying equipment having several levels of filters: Pre-filter, Activated Carbon, HEPA (H11), with built-in Cold Catalysts, Ion Generators and UVC lights that eliminate allergens and pollutants such as dust, pollen, odor, bacteria, viruses, and even reduces carbon dioxide levels.
-Specially designed key (keychain) to avoid touching. This is one of our giveaways included in some of our promos.
While schools are reopening in some corners of the world after pandemic induced closures, the Philippines remain its classes shutdown due to COVID-19 crisis. With this, education is no exception, this catastrophe has exposed the numbers of insuffeciencies and partiality in our education system. If there’s another lesson that the pandemic has brought us, it is the importance of education.
Thankfully enough, there are still some private companies who prioritize in helping the children and the youth in their education, just like Eurotel Hotel. Through the ini!a!ve of Mr. EdmundoG. Las, Director of Eurotel Hotel, they are sponsoring 10 students from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Scholars Foundation, Inc. (PLMSFI) for the year 2020-2021.
“As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, we at Eurotel Hotel are glad to helpout by granting these students the opportunity to learn and grow despite the pandemic. We believe that educationon is a vital part of growing not only as a person, but a responsible Filipino as well. I hope that they will not forget our simple gesture thus, learn to share with people whenever they can.” Mr. Ed Las shared.
Eurotel Hotel continues to take further its cause in extending help to the community, by helping PLMSFI scholars who are in need, despite the current pandemic situa!on.
“We are aware that in these trying times; education is not something to be overlooked. As we extend our assistance to these gifted individuals just as we hope for a better future. Like PLMSFI vision, we believe that no student must be deprived of a good college educa!on. There is an old Chinese proverb that goes, “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody, and true happiness are found in helping others.” Mr. Edmundo added. The PLMSFI was established on August 1998 by a group of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) baccalaureate graduates it aims to preserve and promote the mark of PLM model university for the less privileged, intellectually deserving students of Manila. As of today, PLMSFI has fifty (50) scholar beneficiaries. Their goal for the next five years is to double the number of scholars or more and that would become possible if they can get more sustainable donateons.
“Even before the pandemic, there were major holes for many poor or low income families in the country who struggle to pay tuition fee for schools and lack of resources to cover emergency expenses. In this time of pandemic, all we need is care. We need more sensitivity. We need more people to care about one another; we should not let this pandemic, drivendown the will and eagerness of the children and the youth to brighten up their education. Actions can really create hope,” the Director of Eurotel said.
Hello Majecians, it’s been awhile and here I’m again writing. Sorry for not being so active this past few days, I’m just busy with my new work as a writer to this tv network and I’m still balancing my work and being an influencer.
I’m now a professional wordsmith(Hooray!), I’d been doing it for about 3 months and honestly speaking writing a blog is way easier than writing an 1-hour show script. Imagine how many words do I need to pen it down.
With that being said, since I’m new to this (somehow) I need to set my mood. I need to watch movies and listen to music and podcast that’s why I really need a reliable earpods.
This is the Realme Bluetooth Earphone Realfit Gopods E5 Wireless Headset Dual Earphone for Smartphones.
Why did I choose this one:
👂🏽Lighter than an A4 paper! (4.1 gram per ear)
👂🏽Battery last long
🔋5hr. Uninterrupted game playing
🔋6hr. Uninterrupted movie watching
🔋4.5 hr. Uninterrupted playing songs
🔋 2hr. Full charge and 20hrs. Endurance
The said Bluetooth earpods is the perfect companion when it comes to traveling alone, stuck in traffic or even if you just want to eradicate boredom.
Did I mentioned that this Bluetooth device is on sale for only P699.00, so affordable yet it will give you high quality sound.
It’s been a while I wasn’t gonna update anything on you yet froggy is insisting me to come back to writing, he wanted me to regain and bring life to this blog again, tho I’m not sure if there’s anyone reading it but if it does thank you for stopping by, if it doesn’t well still thankful no one sees my shit hahaha as promise I’ll write as frequently as I can. I never imagined that one day I’ll be writing this specially if you look at my life last year.
Last year was a mess, really. I had rough and tough time, physically, mentally and emotionally it’s like I was succumbed into this darkness that I can’t get out even though I wanted to get out. Everything that you planned it’s either gone wrong, go wrong or will go wrong. Nothing seems to be right.
Let me fill in the gap for you. So you know where I’m coming from.
I started that year by making a terrible decision and action ofcourse there’s an equivalent consequence of it and the consequence is I hurt my mom’s feeling.
I lost a lot too.
I lost a lot of my so-called friends. I badly need someone to talk to and that opened my eyes who’s real and fake. The must kept and must throw when the boat is sinking. I lost a lot of my gadgets and money. I also had enough with my relatives who’s degrading me since I lost my job. Yes, I’d been a bum for a year but that was because of pandemic not on purpose tho. But it hurts my feelings that these relatives people belittle me like I was a bum for a decade. They are the one that will hit you first with a stone. So I cut my ties with them.
I don’t need such toxicity in my life.
Let me live.
It’s funny that I’m screaming for living yet I once thought of ending life.
And before the year ends we were hit by this typhoon that causes flood to the whole province of Rizal. My house is one of it. No clothes, broken appliances, broken books and broken house it was a complete disaster.
Clearly I was lost, and for once I don’t know what I want. I don’t know what I want to become. I don’t know where should I go.
I’m positive that I’m having a mid-life crisis. Hope soon I figured out what I really want.
Ofcourse it was not all bad maybe 2% of that year was so-so. I discovered that I can be a micro-influencer, I used my platform to help small food businesses. It unleashed my creativity in writing and photography. That year also made me realize that life sucks.
It made me realize that I should value the people or thing that I have now, it may sound clichè but save up. Save up for your future, you never know when will you use it. The only person that can help you with your problem is yourself. A family support might help, but the decision is always in your hands. Sad that I need to be at my lowest for me to realize all these things.
Happy that year ended and new opportunities are waving.
Since we still can’t get enough with Anna Cay’s wedding, did you know you can achieve her dreamy wedding too? Less hassle and very convenient. We all know how stressful it is to organize your dream wedding pandemic or not. But worry no more as Bride and Rose re-opens, showcasing their best products and ideas.
Bride and Rose is a wedding concept store, a Bride-to-be heaven that offers all solutions under one roof. This is a co-working space thats filled with physical samples of everything your wedding needs.
The said store collaborates with several local and international suppliers that offers a wide range of prices and options for the brides. Their customers can get a perfect fitting from the choice of more than a hundred of sample dresses.
RTW(Ready To Wear) and bespoke wedding gowns cost from 20,000.00php to 150,000.00php, and the Entourage collection begins at 2,500.00php.
This unique concept shop is a sigh of relief for the brides that would be happy to indulge in elegant couture by renowned designers around the world, including:
• Papilio Bridal
• Nora Noviano Sposa
• Victoria Soprano Group
• Elly Haute Couture
• Katherine Joyce Paris
• Berta (Coming Soon)
• Patricia Santos of PS Officiel
• Disegno Dado
• Nicole Lim Ph.
Along with more than a thousand adorable gown styles in catalogs, a bride can find cake samples from Audrey’s Pastry Boutique. Bride and Rose can organize fascinating destination
wedding celebrations in Bali, Indonesia, and Europe. They offer graceful venues in Tuscany, Italy, such as Villa Gambarai, Chateau Challain, Villa Grabau, and La Corte Dei Papi that add serenity to these memories. They also have the following partner suppliers from the Philippines, USA, Japan, and Hong Kong:
• The couples can find a sophisticated Invitation template according to their taste from the vast array of choices. The Fine Press from Jakarta, Indonesia, The Whale Whispers from Hong Kong, and Sophia’s Party Favors are distinctive partner brands.
• Souvenirs such as curated boxes, perfume with custom boxes, soothes and teas, and others are featured by Simply G, VVandCoPh, EAI Handicrafts, La Vie En Rose Sweets and Essentials HG Studio.
• Bridal Shoes from Bella Belle Shoes USA are coming into the store.
• Venue Styling is an expert curation from Randy Lazaro, Teddy Manuel, and Shabby and Chic Style Studio.
• World-Class Catering Services and Venues from the top culinary school- Enderun Events.
• They also have Kate Spade New York’s Wedding Planner and Mrs to Mrs. Bridal Notebook to write down the wedding plans and schedules.
• The accessories section portrays the creative sophistication of Athena Bridals and jewelry by Christopher Munar. Another fine collection of rings and jewels from Brilyo Jewelry and Fiery Jewelry and Watches are the highlight.
• One can see some elegant robes by Jazel Sy and Intissimo and Entourage gowns from Shabby Chic Style Studio and Tess Creations.
• Bride’s makeup, photography, and videography are also something couples can avail of from Bride and Rose’s brand partners HG Studio and Nice Print Photography.
• A wedding is incomplete without a romantic travel plan. DLC Backpackers and Travel Expert set up by the honeymoon for Bride and Rose’s clients. And Bridal Cars from Philippine Rent A Car
• Bride and Rose is an informative co-working space equipped with guide books and informative booklets such as “The Perfect Wedding Reception Details, Wedding Planning 101, Mother of The Bride, The Big Book of Wedding Planning,” and more!
Brides can purchase accessories such as masks, planner notebooks, calligraphy pens, bridal bags/clutches, Jewelry Boxes, lingeries, bridal shoes, and veils right away.
Bride and Rose have much more to offer for Soon-To-Be-Brides and couples who want a one-of-a-kind and hassle-free wedding planning experience! For more information, visit http://www.brideandrose.com
It’s been 9 months and we’re still living in unprecedented times with this pandemic and after some panic and anxiety creeps in, my thinking shift and began to understand that it was my responsibility to make myself happy without looking at the mirror and say “You are happy” because a truly happy person will never say that.
Here are the 5 ways that I did that helps my mental health.
1. I choose not to react on every current issues on social media.
2. I started cleaning my house. It’s been months since the last time I deep clean it.
3. I spend more time with my friends (whom I had been neglecting) via skype, messages or DM.
4. I limit my social media use instead, I use this time to read my long-forgotten books that I bought months even years ago.
5. And last but not the least, don’t forget to start and end your day with a prayer. If I felt worried that day I always talk to Him and ask for his guidance, I cast my burden upon him because at the end of the day I know that he was within me. I will not fall.
Speaking of being empowered, did you know that Reviva PH is hosting a giveaway? Win as much as 10,000 pesos just answer this question “how do you stay empowered?” wearing your stylish clothes post them on your Facebook and Instagram don’t forget to use the hashtag #ReviveTheVibe and tag Reviva PH.
After a tiring day from waiting and standing in a long (endless) line at PLDT. We finally got our internet connection back. So I think we deserve some milktea reward for this effort. Imagine we were standing there for almost 5 freaking hrs. and no chairs by the way, definitely you need to stand just to accommodate your concern for only 5 mins. Very good PLDT.
I want to go home immediately because I know that the traffic would be insane because it was raining cats and dogs. I avoided this rush hour by driving to some short cut roads.
And then I got lost.
I ended up here at Scout Tobias, Quezon City. I was also thirsty by that time luckily, I found this Scout Tobias milktea heaven.
They also have different variety of drinks such as Milkteas, Fruit Teas, Chocolate Drinks, Smoothies and juices.
As a self-proclaim milktea monster, I ordered their best seller drinks. Now, let’s rate them.
Froggy’s favorite Double B, a drink that has youthful flavor in it. It is milky and sweet because of the generous amount of brown sugar. The bobas are perfectly cooked. Just don’t forget to mix it well and you’ll be fine with it.
My favorite, Triple B with extra cream cheese, you can drink by mixing it or drink it from the top, I prefer the latter. I love the good mix of cream cheese and milktea plus the brown sugar is not overpowering.
Chocolatemilk with cream cheese is your OG chocolate drink. This drink has a frothy cream cheese that balance out the sweetness of chocolate milk. There’s also a hint of dark chocolate.
Sunset Tea is a fruit tea made with grape fruit with a strong refreshing tangy taste. Perfect drink for our elderly family.
Now if you are someone who’s watching his weight Strawberry Blonde is a slushy drink that is perfect for you. Made out of strawberry, orange and passion fruit. This drink has a sweetness coming from the fresh strawberry and a hint of sour from the orange plus you’ll never get bored drinking this because of the crunchy seeds of passion fruits.
I think what Goodgood Philippines puts them to other level is because of their wide selection of drink, as in wide, wide enough that your grandma and baby brother can also have their drinks. Aside from that they only use natural ingredients which makes their drinks so Good and healthy!
I haven’t posted any personal matter since I moved back to this platform well now I do want to share.
It was how many years (I lost my count) since I lost my dear grandmother and since then I wanted to dream of her but nothing happened. A lot of my cousins dreamed of her already and I kinda feel sad because I was very close to her also but she didn’t appear in my rare moment of dream not until this night.
In my dream, my beau and I were arguing on which fastfood chain we will eat. He wanted something lavish but the frugal in me was fighting for less expensive food so we can save some money but I can’t force him so the frustrated me decided to sit at the corner beside the doorway while my beau is at the counter ordering our meal.
Then an old lady passed by the doorway and I almost didn’t recognize her. I just recognized her back. All of a sudden I realized it’s her!
That was her!
I run after her and hugged her tightly, as if there’s no tomorrow. And I said “I almost didn’t recognized you”. She smiled and said “What’s your problem?” like a caring grandmother to her grandchild, without any inhibitions I told you how tired and unhappy I’m. And like always she hugged me tightly as well and said “It’s okay, cry it out loud.” and so did I.
I cried everything to her.
I told her how I miss her so much.
And I cry evenmore.
Then my beau wake me up because I was crying too loud.
In my dream, she was real. She was walking without the crane. Oh I missed her scent. I used to love her scent and tell her how amazing her scent was. I missed that warm hugs. That genuinely warm hugs. That was my comfort zone whenever I feel bad or lonely.
Moreover, I miss you Mamang. Your whole presence.
Thank you for visiting me tonight. Thank you for lifting me up again as I don’t know were am I. I know I’m lost and make bad decisions all these time. Thank you for somehow enlightening my heavenly aching soul.
I’m writing this as fresh and as vividly in my mind. Still crying. At the top of the morning.