December 31, 2012

Tangub City: Christmas Symbols Capital

We were so fortunate enough that we visited again the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines: Tangub City! We are so proud that we came from the same province. We really had fun exploring different countries in one area with our cousins, our way of enjoying the holiday bonding moments together. Here are some of our pics we got:

Once again, belated Merry Christmas and a fruitful New Year to all of us! God bless....

December 10, 2012

Check out our Great Selection of Firefighter and EMT Gear!

Emergency medical gear is always going to be important for the sheer reason that you must have it if you are going to be working out in the open at all during a time when there is a lot of fires, cold, or adverse conditions in weather. Even if you are inside you need the proper type of gear to keep you from overheating or becoming sick. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to be able to count on the items you are wearing, and why you need to be sure that you choose for all of your needs. The quality and craftsmanship of these items are second to none and will be all that you need.

Gear that is the best to have is the gear that helps to wick away moisture, keep you warm and insulated, and protect you from dangers such as knives, bullets, rocks, or any other number of dangerous things that might hit you. EMS gear is also very important for fire protection because people often have to go after those who are hurt, and having fire retardant gear is crucial. One of the most important types of gear to be sure that you have at all times are a pair of gloves that will help you. There are many great types of gloves such as the Gore-Tex Service and B.Dry Gauntlet Gloves. These are both very insulating for the hands, will keep the hands safe from many dangers, and contain fabrics to help prevent moisture buildup.

Firefighter job shirts are important to have if you are a firefighter who stays inside of the office all the time., Sitting around at a desk can be no fun at the time and this is the reason why you need to be sure you always have a comfortable shirt. Wearing dress shirts at work is not good because they are often stuffy and lead to feeling very uncomfortable. This is a great reason to buy some of the wonderfully crafted shirts we sell for 24.99 that display different graphics, or even the station shirts that we sell starting at the price of 45.99 and up, for both men and women. These sweat slicking shirts help to keep you cool and have odor reducing components.  

December 7, 2012

The Power of Fashion Accessories

For some, bags, shoes, scarves, glasses and belts are just an afterthought. However it is a key to making a statement. In fact it could be more important than the clothes itself. Nothing could go wrong if you add bits and pieces from hippy belts and colorful bracelets to locs sunglasses in your wardrobe. Instead of spending tons of money to change your outfit, why not invest on some classic accessories, which can say much about your personality. A boring old pair of jeans and plain shirt can come to life with a gem studded flip-flops and a great belt. A simple black dress can become elegant by adding sparkling jewelries to it. Remember that accessories are something that can transform yourself and nurture your inner fashion.

Whether you are 20 or 40, you are at age to experience the confidence that accessories can provide. There are some that can make you feel elegant instantly while others can transform your outfit in just a second. If your self-esteem is low, a stiletto shoes or a nice small handbag can boost it up. Imagine walking in a room full of people and everyone will stare at you because of your eye-catching accessories. If you shop online, you will see that accessories are becoming trendier no matter what season it is. There is no need to break the bank, as there are cheap alternatives that you can consider that will allow you to create a style that matches your personality.

The Power of Fashion AccessoriesWhen shopping for accessories, there are things to consider before investing on the pieces. This is essential so that they will not go outdated. You will want to have accessories that will endure for one fashion season to another. Go for staple colors like black, white, gray and brown. Opt for chunkier and oversized items however resist the idea over going overboard. Always choose one huge piece and complement it with small ones. It is about time to be creative with other innovative fashion accessories that you can to your outfit like the custom flasks, designer keychain, turban and other single statement type of accessories. You are never too late in creating your own style. If you add a wow piece, it can make a huge difference to your look and confidence.  

December 5, 2012

You are so Faithful!

Thank you Lord for keeping us safe throughout the Typhoon Pablo/Bopha that we've experienced yesterday! Indeed you are so faithful to us! just wanna share this song to all of you!


Bob Fitts - You Are So Faithful lyrics

Verse 1:
Like the sun that rises everyday,
You are so faithful. Lord, You are faithful.
Like the rain that You send,
And every breath that I breathe,
You are so faithful, Lord

Verse 2:
Like the rose that comes alive every spring,
You are so faithful. Lord, You are faithful.
Like the life that You give,
to every beat of my heart,
You are so faithful, Lord.

I see the cross and the price You had to pay,
I see the blood that washed my sins away.

In the midst of the storm
through the wind and the waves,
You'll still be faithful, You'll still be faithful,
When the stars refuse to shine and time is no more,
You'll still be faithful,
You'll still be faithful, Lord.

December 4, 2012

Aqua Garden

Aqua Garden

Have you ever wanted to have green fingers, but due to the weather or space you can never find the right things you need for a garden. All these problems will disappear when you visit to view growing tents that you might be interested in. These tents are able to provide the right conditions for plants to grow in no matter what weather is outside. hydroponics uk provides solutions for anyone that is interested in growing a garden, while at the same time reducing the need for soil, or other items that some people might not be able to afford.

One thing that everyone knows is that lights are important for plants to grow. However, this doesn't mean that any household lights will produce stimulates of the right type a plant needs. Plants need more ultra violet lights during times when the sun is blocked, or during months when sunlight is reduced. While they do need lights to grow, it  is still not a good idea to place them under these lights 24 hours a day. As the saying goes “Too much of a good thing isn't good” forcing plants to grow under these conditions will only serve to make them grow faster than they are supposed to.

To find the best lights to use click here to view all the different fluorescent grow lights that you can purchase for your plants. When you are choosing the right kind of lights to use, take into consideration the size, and duration of lighting you need. Smaller places will only need to have smaller light bulbs to light up the whole place. There is no reason for you to get a bigger bulb to produce more light than what you need. This only serves to waste money on your energy bill, and this is something that can be avoided just by choosing the right type of bulb.

Using water as a medium instead of soil has advantages as well, it will be easier to control the amount of minerals that your plant needs. Using a simple pump, this water is able to be recycled to be used for a long time before it needs to be changed. As there is no soil that needs to be replaced, cleaning your entire setup is as simple as draining and replacing the water. this will take a fraction of the time, when compared to normal gardening in soil. 

December 3, 2012

Be Safe Everyone!

As  of the moment, people here in our city had started to panic because of the warning signal that Cagayan de Oro will be experiencing storm signal #2. It's kinda' weird because we were given warnings to evacuate as early as now well in fact the sun still shines so bright. Yet, we know God has given us the wisdom to be  always on guard/ready for any circumstances that will happen. Yes! Let us not wait that Sendong moments to happened again here in our City. Let us all continue to pray for the Typhoon Bopha/Pablo to stay away from us and spare us from any calamities to happen.

Anyway, let's just all prepare and be vigilant for tonight for this typhoon will gonna hit somewhere here in Mindanao and that rainfalls may be expected in our city. Be safe everyone and God Bless!


Solders and the military preparing for missions or training can find more information here at when they want to buy combat boots. We deal with high quality, a wide range of military boots from the various leading brands in the country. In missions, the feet perform an important role of supporting the body’s weight most times. Therefore, the footwear worn should provide comfort so that the feet can function well. Our combat boots are designed to provide comfort to the wearer at all times. They are specially made to provide ventilation to the feet hence increasing their comfort. The material used to make these boots is durable and can be used for a long period of time. They are made to cover the ankles well and this helps in minimizing the injuries caused on the ankles as well as the toes. They also have different colours which camouflage well with the mission environment and therefore the military can hide from their enemies. The gear worn during peace keeping missions should camouflage with the environment in order to effectively fight and accomplish the mission. Colour of the boots should therefore be considered while buying the boots for the military.

BUY HIGH QUALITY MILITARY BOOTSFor dealers in military gear, visit here to see the available military boots for sale. Our boots are sold at affordable prices to business people who deal in military boots. These prices will earn you profits from the resale of the boots you buy from us. As we deal with boots from the leading manufacturers, the quality of the bots will have a competitive edge over your rivals who deal with low quality varieties as the military like high quality boots. This will in turn increase your market coverage leading to high sales and high profits. Our boots are designed to protect the foot and the ankle as well as providing grip on rugged environments. These designs are made for different climatic conditions such as to be used in deserts and jungles, in cold climates and in climbing mountains. They are made from a hard material which can be used for self defense and also provides protection from injuries and bites from crawling animals such as snakes and scorpions which are poisonous to human beings.

MANGO CDO is now officially Opened!

MANGO is finally in CdeO! woootttt!!!!

Despite the advance warning of the coming Typhoon Pablo internationally known as Bopha to be ready for his coming on the following day, the MANGO store opening event still went on. Guess what? I was invited by a friend to witness (as an online media partner) this once in a lifetime grand opening of the first MANGO store (well-known clothing) here in the City of Golden Friendship~ Cagayan de Oro City!

It was a night full of fun with different media partners, businessmen, fashionista's, beauty titlist and take note the two staffs from MANGO Spain flew just to be with us. :) Aside from the yummy finger foods that they've prepared for us, they gave surprised to two lucky ladies to shop worth of Php3,000.00. Too bad I'm not one of them. :(  Anyway, still blessed to received this freebie from them. :) Yippeee!!!!

Anyway, if you want to try different designs of clothing's, jeans, shorts, bags, accessories and many more with the best quality, then visit MANGO CDO at Level 1 of Ayala Centrio Mall (near the activity center)!

MANGO CDO was officially opened last December 2, 2012!
Happy shopping everyone!!!

December 1, 2012

American Coin Treasures, There is Something for Every Collector

If you or someone you know is an avid coin collector, then American Coin Treasures is the right place for you. There are a variety of unique coin-based items to choose from.

One such item would be the assortment of keychains for women and men. They come in a selection of different looks with their own personal emblems. These key chains would make a wonderful gift for anyone, or make a great addition to your own personal collection.

If you want something more than a key chain, then do not worry, American Coin Treasures has many more items to choose from, including great one of a kind New York Times boxed sets. These boxed sets include two featured items; the New York Times 50th Anniversary of JFK's Inauguration Coin and Stamp Collection Boxed Set, and the New York Times Titanic Collection in Wood Display Case. These are a fantastic item for anyone who loves history and/or has a coin collection.

American Coin Treasures, There is Something for Every Collector
American Coin Treasures has other interesting items such as knives with coins embedded into their hilts, treasure chests to stash all of your collected coins, wallets to put your coin collections in to keep them safe and tidy, money clips, and portfolios to show off your amazing collection.

If you or someone you know is into making a fashion statement and likes show off their fondness for coin collecting, American Coin Treasures has the right things for you. These would include belt buckles to show off your unique style, cuff links for any formal occasion that are sure to gain complements, beautiful earrings which are certain to catch everyone's eyes, watches for both men and women which are not only great items to have for telling the time, but also for showing off your great fashion sense, and pendents for both men and women.

There is also a great selection of specialty items that include anything from children's items to religious, holiday, and sports. If you are looking for something just as simple as some coins for your collection, American Coin Treasures will not disappoint. They have commemorative coins, graded coins, historical coins, and many more items to choose from. 

November 29, 2012


The country’s #1 Japanese fast food chain brings quality and affordable dishes to Cagayan De Oro City

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, 28 November 2012 – The first Tokyo Tokyo restaurant in the country was located at the Quad Park in Makati and now, the country’s #1 Japanese fast food chain finally arrives in Cagayan de Oro City!

“As we officially open the doors of Tokyo Tokyo in the heart of Cagayan De Oro, we hope to open a whole new dining experience for all Cagayanons – one of quality, affordable and delicious Japanese cuisine. We’re very happy to be opening not only our 53rd branch, but also for the beginning of our long-awaited expansion plans in the Northern Mindanao Region after opening our first Mindanao store in Davao last September,” said Tokyo Tokyo’s Marketing Manager Joan Optina.

To celebrate this milestone, Tokyo Tokyo gathered together friends from the media for an exclusive preview event of the first Tokyo Tokyo store in Cagayan De Oro City where guests had the privilege to indulge on a wide array of Tokyo Tokyo’s menu – the Sumo Meal and the Bento Meal. Appropriately named after Japan’s iconic sumo wrestler, the Sumo Meal is a big meal that includes many of Tokyo Tokyo’s best-loved dishes: Pork Tonkatsu, Prawn Tempura, Beef Misono, Red Iced Tea and all the rice that you can eat, perfect for two. The Bento Meal on the other hand is a complete meal in a box, the content of which are fully customizable. Choose among nine Japanese Bestseller meals combined with Miso soup, vegetables, dessert in one meal with Red Iced Tea and all the rice that you can eat.

The media guests were also treated to a maki making demo, which showcased 5 different kinds of maki and where some of the guests got the chance to try their hand at making the ever popular California Maki. The demo displayed just how much technique and mastery go into making Tokyo Tokyo’s delicious and affordable Japanese dishes.

Guests were also treated with Tokyo Tokyo’s bestselling rice meals (Sumo and Bento Meals) and snack offerings like the Nori Wasabi French Fries, Pearl Milk Teas and the Japanese Shogun and Shitake Mushroom Burgers.

For regular updates on Tokyo Tokyo’s latest product offerings and promos, like their Facebook page

For media inquiries, please contact:

Mardi Dator
Marketing Officer, Tokyo Tokyo Philippines
Mobile: +63917-5848232

Miles Montecillo/Pauline Mangosing
Ogilvy Public Relations, Manila
Tel: 238-7006 / 238-7098
Mobile: +63917-6424783 / +63917-5931416

November 27, 2012

An Invitation from MANGO CDO!

Yay! I am so excited that I was invited by a co-blogger to witness the branch opening of a well-known clothing shop named MANGO! Everyone is so excited since this will be the first MANGO branch store here in Cagayan de Oro City, what we had here is just an outlet store. 

Here’s the invitation:

Sunday, December 2, 2012 6:00pm until 8:00pm

MANGO is finally in CDeO!

Join us as we officially open on December 2, 2012, Sunday at 6PM, Ground Floor, at the new Centrio Mall.
Please RSVP if you wish to attend. This is strictly by invitation only.

I am so excited to meet different personalities during this upcoming event! See you all there!

November 21, 2012

Free Movie Day @ SM Cinemas Nationwide

SM Cinema, currently the largest cinema exhibitor in the country, has been part of the lives of Filipino families for over 20 years. With its commitment toward quality movie entertainment, SM Cinema recently converted all its film-based the
atres into Digital Theatres—the first cinema franchise in the country to do so. With this notable milestone, SM Cinema gives back to its loyal patrons with another FIRST in Philippine cinema history—the FREE MOVIE DAY event, a grand movie blow-out slated to happen this December 8, 2012. 

This SM Cinema event will offer free movies in all of SM Cinema’s 246 Digital Theatres in all 45 branches nationwide! The line-up of movies will include the horror-thriller House at the End of the Street, Stolen, the latest Nicolas Cage action flick, the biopic Supremo: The Andres Bonifacio Story, crime drama film Deadfall, the popular Step Up Revolution and the restored version of Ishmael Bernal’s Himala. Apart from these six movies, two independent films courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines will also be a part of the line-up.

Registration for SM Cinema’s Free Movie Day is from November 22 to December 6. Just follow these five easy steps:

1. Like and Register at our e-PLUS Facebook Fan Page (
2. Click on the Free Movie App.
3. Choose your Cinema, Time and Movie 
4. Print the confirmation email.
5. Surrender the printed confirmation email at your preferred SM Cinema branch for your free two tickets.

Free Movie Day is made possible by SM Cinema, e-PLUS card— your most convenient access to the movies, Multivision Pictures of the Philippines, AV Production, Crystalsky, Pioneer Films, Star Cinema and the Film Development Council of the Philippines. Free Movie Day is also being brought to you by Coca Cola, Bright Pop, Purefoods San Miguel and Mister Donut.
Photo: SM Cinema, currently the largest cinema exhibitor in the country, has been part of the lives of Filipino families for over 20 years. With its commitment toward quality movie entertainment, SM Cinema recently converted all its film-based theatres into Digital Theatres—the first cinema franchise in the country to do so. With this notable milestone, SM Cinema gives back to its loyal patrons with another FIRST in Philippine cinema history—the FREE MOVIE DAY event, a grand movie blow-out slated to happen this December 8, 2012. 

This SM Cinema event will offer free movies in all of SM Cinema’s 246 Digital Theatres in all 45 branches nationwide! The line-up of movies will include the horror-thriller House at the End of the Street, Stolen, the latest Nicolas Cage action flick, the biopic Supremo: The Andres Bonifacio Story, crime drama film Deadfall, the popular Step Up Revolution and the restored version of Ishmael Bernal’s Himala. Apart from these six movies, two independent films courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines will also be a part of the line-up.

Registration for SM Cinema’s Free Movie Day is from November 22 to December 6.  Just follow these five easy steps:
1. Like and Register at our e-PLUS Facebook Fan Page (
2. Click on the Free Movie App.
3. Choose your Cinema, Time and Movie 
4. Print the confirmation email.
5. Surrender the printed confirmation email at your preferred SM Cinema branch for your free two tickets.

Free Movie Day is made possible by SM Cinema, e-PLUS card— your most convenient access to the movies, Multivision Pictures of the Philippines, AV Production, Crystalsky, Pioneer Films, Star Cinema and the Film Development Council of the Philippines. Free Movie Day is also being brought to you by Coca Cola, Bright Pop, Purefoods San Miguel and Mister Donut.

October 31, 2012

Environmental Exploration

Wow! I never thought how blessed I am for the month of October because God allowed me to experience another opportunity to travel with my co-workers as part of our Experiential Learning in our office. Last October 22-27, 2012, for the first time I was with the technical group just enjoying the beauty of nature for the whole week. Thank you Lord for this once in a lifetime travel shouldered by the office. *wink* Hope this is just the beginning.... :)

Pagudpud & Bangui, Ilocos Norte
Day 1: Pagudpud and Windmills @ Bangui, Ilocos Norte

Batac, Ilocos Norte
still day 1: Dragon Fruit Garden, Marcos Mauseleum and the famous 
Paoay Church @ Batac, Ilocos Norte

Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Day 2: The Oldest Romantic City: Vigan and the Bell Tower

Baluarte, Ilocos Sur
still day 2: Chavit's territory: Baluarte, Ilocos Sur

Nueva Ecija
Day 3: Went to PHILRICE and PHILMECH @ Nueva Ecija

The rest of the day was spent for a long-hour travel, tiring yet enjoying. Headed back to Manila for a 1 day strolling and shopping anywhere we wanted to go. Then finally went home with all the pasalubongs we had for our dear loved-ones.
Presenting the whole team @ NAIA Terminal 3. 
Bye Region 1, 2 & NCR! Hello Region X!

October 28, 2012

Our Macau Trip

This is a long and overdue post but anyway, just want to share our experiences as we travel out of the country for the first time....

Last October 7, 2012 was our 7th wedding anniversary and God has blessed us with this kind of opportunity to travel with my hubby out from our kids for the first time. On the same day, we traveled and that we were so thankful that we didn't encounter any problems with the immigration. Truly God favored us during these 4 nights and 3 days travel. We did enjoy our company as we rekindle the love that we've cherished for almost 10 years. So here are the itineraries that we went through....

Day1: Visiting their Hotels/Casinos.....Grand Lisboa, Wynn Hotel (Dragon & Prosperity Tree Show), City of Dreams, The Venetian (famous Gondola Ride), MGM, Star World and etc....

Day 2: Flora Garden with their cable cars, Flea or red Market, San Malu, Churches and the famous The Ruins of St. Paul and watched the Performance Lake Show at Wynn Hotel

Last Day (3): Went to Macau Tower: at floor 53 is the observation deck and went to 61st floor for the outside deck where the highest bungee jumping would take place and lastly we went to see the Macau's Giant Panda named Xin2x and Kai2x. 

Thank you Lord for allowing things to happen. I know this is just the beginning of our exploration journey with my family. Looking forward for another out of the country vacation with my kids next year!

October 11, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Ate Danielle!

We were kinda‘ sad when she celebrated her 6th birthday last October 7 since me and her dad went out of the country for a trip. It was actually the first time that she blew her candle without us surrounding her. Anyway, her day turned out to be a memorable one since my parents and sister was with her the whole day (treated her for a birthday lunch and a night swimming with cousins). Indeed, it was a happy day for her!

Well, I have nothing much to say but thank you Lord for giving such a lovely daughter! All our prayers for her is to continue to grow and to have more faith in the Lord, a good health and abounding blessings in all aspect of her life. 

Happy Birthday Ate Danielle! 
 Remember that Daddy, me and Josh will be here for you till the end…. 
 God Bless you!

October 7, 2012

Our 7th Wedding Anniversary

I never imagined that was seven years ago when we exchanged our “I Do’s” with each other. Whew! Time flies really so fast that for 7 years of being together we never thought we could be this blessed as we build our family along the way. Trials are just so normal in every relationship and that I thank God that we always ended up victorious and that our relationships are getting much stronger because of what we've been through plus we have our God in our midst. To sum it all, we bring God’s glory and honor back to Him for giving us these wonderful years full of love, blessings and even trials of being together. 

To the man I love….I will love you more no matter what until the end!

Happy 7th Anniversary to both of us! Cheers and God bless….

October 5, 2012

Excited for the Upcoming Trip!

Well, part of us are so excited to experience and part of us will be sad because we can’t celebrate with our daughter’s 6th birthday on the same date. Anyway, my parents will be there for our kids so I will be quite okay with this kind of situation. Hoping and praying that everything will go well.

Wake me up when September ends!!!! Yay! I never thought that it’s already October now and our most awaited first time to travel out of the country will be going to realize days from now. As I've said, we will be treating ourselves for a holiday since on the 7th will be our 7th Wedding Anniversary.  :)

October 3, 2012

Fairy Hobmother Spreading Some Love


I never thought Fairy Hobmother would come and visit my haven for the second time around (wohooo!). According to him, he was truly impressed of this site and that he will send me some joy along my way in the form of an Amazon voucher or in cash if I want to. Cool! What an unexpected blessing you are to us Fairy Hobmother.

Again, his mission? Well, he is spreading his magical dusts in the blogosphere to give joy to people like us and that he proves that wishes do really come true! 

Opss...Do I need to write all my wishlists for Christmas so that Fairy Hobmother will grant all of them? Hhmmmm...Let me try, I know Fairy Hobmother are promoting these: I want a Washing Machine Freestanding White and an American Fridge Freezer Freestanding Stainless Steel suited for our newly build house at that time (I know these are just one of the  few things I want to have this Christmas). :) *wink*

Well, if you want to receive some love coming from Fairy Hobmother then just leave your comments down below and who knows you will be next in line to receive the blessings. You can follow him also in his Twitter account the Fairy Hobmother.

September 19, 2012

Be Content

Insights from Our Daily Bread...

Contentment is not natural for any of us. The competitive spirit in us drives us to compare, to complain, and to covet. Few of us are in a predicament such as Paul’s, but we all face difficulties in which we can learn to trust God and be content. 

O Lord, give me the grace to be 
Content with what You give to me. 
No, more than that, let me rejoice 
In all You send, for it’s Your choice! —Anon. 

Contentment is not possessing everything but giving thanks for everything you possess.

September 10, 2012

Controversies on how Medicines are being Promoted Online & Offline

We all know that TV commercials are still the largest mass medium for advertising ~a part of every business marketing plan. But take note, with the growth of internet and social media sites another medium of advertising is starting to overtake. 

So here are some thoughts about what I read about this Dynamics of Medicine Promotion Online

1. The consumers’ awareness that are getting stronger online. I really thank God that through social media consumers can now voice their thoughts and be able to share what’s on their mind (interesting, right?). Regarding the case of the state "no approved therapeutic claims" be changed to "Mahalagang Paalala: Ang (name of product) Ay Hindi Gamot At Hindi Dapat Gamiting Panggamot sa Anumang Uri ng Sakit”, is a good idea just to present it in a manner in which it can be easily understood by the many. But again, if people will not really care to read on an important ant notice then it will be and will always be useless unless the Department of Health willfully change the mindset of Filipinos regarding this important matter. I hope DOH will do something about it!

2. Another issue in here is that Loyalty gimmicks might click but it is the community that counts. Giving loyalties to your customer is one way of giving value to them but sometimes marketing plans like these may tend to irritate some customers in some other ways. Good for me that I haven’t experienced such irritating calls from them to come for a free consultation and etc. Although it is really an effort for them but I would rather prefer buying those medicines that creates a community impact like joining raffle draws, contests online and the likes. So far, I am signing up for free vitamins (still don’t know the product yet) for my kids in exchange for a simple review and this really counts big in a certain community. 

I really do like the Unilab products on how they do campaigns online because they really take their time posting it on social media sites asking the consumers to like their page and that one thing about it is that they are also up for free bloggers sign-up who are willing to do a review for them in exchange of their products of your choice. 

3. Brand positioning is as important as targeting your consumers ~ why would they buy your brand in preference to others? Have you noticed in tv commercials nowadays that they are using a multi-level marketing models, a celebrity-driven commercials and even use a heavy advertising? Well for me, partly they did not help in contributing the effectiveness of the endorsed product but they are just being used to drive the consumers to buy their product in preference to others just like in the case of John Lloyd Cruz in Biogesic, Manny Pacquiao of Alaxan and many others. To be honest, I don’t easily take over the counter medicines because it doesn’t work for me and that sometimes I may question if it’s really worth buying for because it is not as effective as their spiel and as safe as what they say. Some people may tend to buy that product because of the endorser itself, not knowing on its effectiveness and safety of the product as a whole, but not for me because I am completely the exact opposite. 

Have you seen this TV ad from Saridon

Oh well another controversy, TV ads like this should not be aired because promoting violence as one way to catch the viewers/consumers' attention is really a big NO, NO! So true that normally we Filipinos will just take it as a funny or a humorous ad, but take note that the ad does not only be seen by adults but kids do too. They also contribute as the major viewers who would like to mimic what they see and hear on TV. In my daughter’s case, every time she’ll take her medicine she would ask me…”eh safe ba yan?”. :)

I totally agree with the idea that DOH should set clear guidelines and policies on what kind of advertisements to be aired or not both online and offline. I don't believe they don't have a screening committee on this, but  oh well we have nothing to do if they themselves don’t know what violence is all about or maybe they just see it on the other’s perspective way. Hope they'll do something about this, not just purely for promotion!

September 7, 2012

My Student Permit

Student Permit (Driver's License)

Just this morning as I was excused from the office for half-day for the reason that I joined the CSC Fun Run, I grabbed the opportunity to get my Student Permit (driver's license). It's been a long time already that I really wanted to have one for me but time and opportunity did not allow such to happen.The transaction was done for almost 2 hours and well it's kinda worth waiting for.

Thanks God and after a month I will be aiming for my plastic card already! Oops! Reminding myself to master my driving skills this time....*woot*

August 23, 2012

Good Service and Quality Products Keeps Customers from Coming Back

Have you experience entering a certain shop, boutique, store, hardware and etc in which no one receives nor dares to give a little time to entertain you on what you want to buy? Definitely you’ve experience such, just like me! Well, I really hate business entities like such that doesn’t care about customer service. Don’t you know that customer satisfaction and customer loyalty are one of the key factors for the company’s survival? It would be so nice on your end if you can send out a happy customer out of your business and a happy customer back to your business. 

Sunlite Mitre of Australia
Now here comes the dilemma because small-business owners tend to focus so much time on attracting new customers that sometimes they forgot about the effort it takes to create loyal customers. Remember that it’s more expensive to get new customers than to retain them that is why one has to develop and nurture a relationship with your customers like communicating them regularly and providing them the consistently over-the-top service. 

What I like most about Sunlite Mitre 10- Australia’s hardware industry is that they really focus on their customers a lot and that even made a promise for them to go the extra mile, treating them like they were walking on red carpet, making them want to come back again and again. Aside from the good services, they also have the best of quality products. Cool right? Well, how I wish all companies would be like them too. 

Remember that a good quality customer service keeps customers coming back; bad customer service drives customers away, taking their friends, family and workmates with them!

August 8, 2012

Loving my Fairy Hobmother

Amazon GC fairy hobmother
I do! I do! I do believe in fairies! I do! I do! Who would have thought that fairies are just for kids? Not exactly!, because I just experienced it few hours ago and he is totally for real. This time around he's a different fairy from those fairies we've seen when we were still kids that do magic. He's no other than the "Fairy Hobmother". Correct me If I'm wrong if he's really a boy or a girl? :)

Who among you knows about him? To be honest it was really my first time. As the saying goes, to see is to believe is what really happened to me just this afternoon. Actually, 2 days ago I read one of my co-bloggers post about him that he's the kind of fairy that spreads joy and happiness around the blogosphere! So I tried....and so true enough that proves that he is indeed a fairy hobmother because he just visited my sites and gave me an  Amazon GCs and a bigger gift. Wow! I really can't believe that it's already happening to me. I adore him so much of his goodness and generosity. Thank you so much!

By the way, if you want to be visited by him and be blessed of his bountiful blessings then leave your comments/blog love below because he will be visiting this post. Who knows you will be the next on his blog site visits.....

Ops! before I forget, please follow the Fairy Hobmother on Twitter and of course his fairy overload Appliances Online.

So what are you waiting for? Befriend him NOW through your lovely comments….

August 5, 2012

Home Decorating

decorate a basement image

I know not all people are given this kind of abilities/skills in decorating or designing one's home, right?  So blessed that I am not one of them. There are some who needs inspiration to do it while there are also some who does it out of passion.

Maybe I can consider my MIL as the later because they are about to transfer in their newly built house anytime this month and she's so ready for her interior designs as to the furniture and fixture's arrangement and all. She even got one similar decorative wire baskets just to add a character of their table top in their living room. See? that's how meticulous she is when it comes to home decorating.

YS: Mangga at Suman

I bet all of you love to eat this kind of native snacks. Actually, this was served when I attended our office's Mid-year Performance review weeks ago. I am sharing this to you because for the first time I was able to appreciate and consumed them all. Congrats to me and I am now starting to love this deli snacks!

August 4, 2012

The Powerful Effects

TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT Vocal Harmony and Effects Pedal for Guitarists (996000911)I know I am not a musician but I love music so much. Every time I'll see some performers (guitarists: base and lead, pianist, percussionists, drummers and vocalists? I'll tend to adore them of their talents. But I know their performance would not only depends on the instruments alone but sometimes they need the help of their amplifiers or whatsoever just to make powerful effects of their show. Correct me if I'm wrong!

But anyway, what make it more powerful if they will use their talents and skills for the greater glory of God!

August 3, 2012

The PMC Charity Event 2012

After we distributed the love packs as well as the toiletries for the Sendong victims...the mommies went straight to have a bonding moments with each other...

These are the pretty ladies (#PMCTweeps) behind the scene of the said charity event. Thanks God I am one of them!

Techie Girl

I know someone who is so techie geek. I remember her giving a new phone to her boyfriend as a Christmas gift, another cellphone to her niece as a graduation gift. Every time there is a new phone release in the market, she'll make sure that she has one of them. In other words, she is so updated when it comes to gadgets. But recently, she awarded herself another new model of a certain phone and an Ipad at at the same time. Well, you can't really blamed her on her generosity because she bought a new galaxy s2 for her eldest daughter. 

Hhhmmm, when can I received a new gadget coming from you my friend? :)

August 2, 2012

RT: Red Velvet Cake

This was the cake of my cousin during her 11th birthday last June. For the first time I was able to taste a red velvet cake and it was so delicious.

Happy Ruby Tuesday everyone and God Bless!

August 1, 2012

What's Wrong with You?

This would be the usual statement we had in our office, "What's wrong with you?"~ which refers to our personal computer (PC). :) I guess you probably know why... Well, we always wanted a solution on how to speed up your computer, and with this system mechanic we hope that  it can really fix and speed up our PCs in the office automatically. For sure if this will truly work then it will be included in our procurement plan for the next year's budget.

July 28, 2012

JOIN NOW: CDO Mom’s Mini Giveaway! Open to CDO Residents Only!

CDO Mom just celebrated her First Blogoversary last May 2012 and as a way of thanksgiving, she have decided to run a mini-giveaway to all her readers and visitors who are living here in Cagayan de Oro City or anywhere from Northern Mindanao who is willing to meet her up if he/she wins. Yay!!
This give-away is until August 10, 2012 only, so hurry and be the blessed person who will win for these lots of fabulous prizes such as…
American Home Coffee Maker
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