December 19, 2014

Traveling With Your Pets; It’s Not Always a Walk in the Park

The festive period is all about getting to see family and friends, even the ones that live far away. It’s a great thing to travel and see the loved ones that you've been missing all year, but what about your furrier loved ones at home?

Pet owners always have to face the difficult task of figuring out what to do with their four-legged best friends when they need to take a few days off for holiday celebrations. My Pawson, and their guidance on dog friendly hotels can help you narrow down the hotels in your area that gladly accept pets, but there can be even more to consider.


A recent article in USA Today details the perils you should consider when planning to fly anywhere with a pet. Of course many airlines have policies allowing pets to fly on the plane, but it can turn into a complicated issue depending on the breed and size of your particular animal. Humane Associations often advise that puppies and sick animals should not be flying at all. If your pet has reached a certain age and already has health issues, it just might not be worth it to take them to your holiday party far away. Keep their best interest in mind when trying to decide if it’s appropriate for them to fly.

Just like for people, takeoffs and landings can be particularly scary for your pets. When booking flights, make sure to try and book direct, non-stop flights to minimize the number of times your pet will be experiencing this unnerving part of flight and the amount of time you will have to wait in an airport for a connection.


 Of course many people won’t be taking to the skies with their pets in tow, but rather to the roads. This mode of travel has its own, perhaps worse perils for your comfort. There is much less danger and stress for a dog in a car than being in the luggage hold of a plane, but that doesn't mean they will handle it any better. Don’t assume that your dog will make a good passenger on a long road trip if they've only ever made quick jaunts to the vet. 

The motion and length of a car ride can make pets agitated and nervous. Be prepared to stop when they need to, have snacks and water ready, and try to keep them from distracting you. If you haven’t already, this could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a pet carrier that will keep them safely in the back of the car and out of your way. Even if your pet is uncomfortable, the most important thing is keeping your own eyes on the road.


In your community, there are undoubtedly kenneling services that will put your pets up for you while your away. Be sure and check reviews and try to find someone who has had a positive experience before making a final decision as these businesses can expose your pet to illness and unsanitary conditions. If you’re still not sure about what to do with your pet while your traveling, do a little more research with articles like this one and consult with fellow pet owners to find out the best way to get your whole family safely to your holiday celebrations. 

December 11, 2014

Merry Christmas with Samsung!

Samsung is making the holidays truly the season for giving. 

Get as much as P42,990 cash discount when you purchase a new Samsung Curved UHD TV* plus a free Galaxy Tab S 10.5” LTE and UHD Video Pack. 

This offer is valid until Dec 31, 2014. 
To learn more about the offer, click here. 

Have yourself a Merry Christmas with Samsung TV’s!

Creating Your Ideal Home Theatre System

LG DH4430P 330W 5.1 TallBoy DVD Home Cinema / Theatre SystemA home theatre systems is a great addition to any home and can be enjoyed by all members of the family. The most ideal home theatre system that perfectly blends style and function is a wise choice for movie aficionados of all ages. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Selecting Your Television

This will be the main focal point of your home entertainment system, so you will want to select a high quality television. You will probably have a flat screen television in your home already that you can use, but if not, this is the perfect excuse to go out and buy a top of the range HDTV. Look for a television that has a number of modern features such as Wi-Fi connectivity and built in internet streaming.

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes and you can choose the ones that perfectly fit the dimensions of your room. As long as you choose high quality speakers and position them carefully to create a surround sound effect, the size and shape of the speakers does not really matter too much.
This is another essential element of your brand new entertainment system, as the receiver manages the audio and video effects to make your home theatre system run smoothly. When it comes to selecting the right receiver, it is important to budget first, as they can be expensive. Be realistic about the functions you need the receiver to perform so that you can avoid expensive receivers that offer a wide range of options that you simply do not need.
Even if you already have plenty of cables, leads and plugs, it is always good to have a few spares as a backup. These items can be purchased fairly cheaply, so it is a good idea to go for the best and make sure that you replace them fairly regularly to make sure that all of your devices are fully functioning at all times.
Now that you have got everything you need, you are ready to put it all together. The great thing about creating a home entertainment system is that you can design it to your own specifications. You have the chance to really let your imagination run wild and design something that you will be able to use for many years to come. The only real limits are your budget and your imagination.

December 10, 2014

Ready, Get Set, Shop at Online Revolution culminating this 12.12! to stage the biggest online shopping extravaganza this December 12, the Philippines’ Biggest Online Shopping Mall is staging the biggest and grandest online shopping extravaganza this December 12 – with jaw-dropping discounts, mind-blowing deals, and incredible brand partnerships all happening as early as 12:00 AM of December 12 in!Night owls can log on in the early hours for special night promotions only available between 12am and 8am; while shoppers can take advantage of killer deals and unbeatable hourly flash sales from 8am – 11.59pm!

Find everything you’ll need this holiday season, from mobiles, tablets, gadgets and appliances to fashion, household goods, toys, and sports equipment and enjoy more than 80% discount on select best-selling items.

Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and CEO of Lazada Philippines said “We kicked off the month-long Online Revolution sale in November, but the best is yet to come. With 24 hours of unbeatable deals on 12 December, consumers are in for an unforgettable shopping experience!”
So we rounded up the Five S’s why you should be part of this year’s biggest online shopping event this 12.12 only at
1.    Shop Effortless

Say goodbye to traffic jams, crowded malls, long queues and the struggle to find a parking space. You can shop from the comfort of your home, and Lazada will bring your items to your doorstep! As if this wasn’t hassle-free enough, Lazada also offers free delivery for orders abovePhP 1,000 and cash-on-delivery payment option.

2.    Something for Everyone

Need something for your loved ones and godchildren? Lazada has it. How about your nine month old nephew? Lazada has it too! With nine (9) virtual floors of goods ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment, you’ll find everything you need on your browser or mobile app.

3.    Save while you Shop

Sounds too good? Yes we mean it and we mean it very well. With special sales and competitive prices, Lazada promises great brands at affordable prices so you won’t break the bank this holiday (or all-year-round).

4.    Style Up for the Season

Philippines may be all sun and no snow but the newly launched in-house fashion label, LZD, offers you a colourful assortment of clothing and accessories suitable for our tropical climate. You can also surprise your loved ones with stylish gifts from UK and US high street fashion brands, available exclusively at Lazada.

5.    Shop on-the-go

Running on a tight schedule this December? Lazada offers an enviable mobile shopping experience via smartphone, tablet, iOS and Android apps so you can fill your stockings in the bath, on the train or on your lunch break!

Inanc Balci added, “More people than ever before will be shopping online this holiday season, as consumers want to beat crowds, queues and the inconvenience of shopping in malls and busy shopping districts. With a wide range of product offerings all under one digital roof, consumers can shop effortlessly at Lazada without having to leave their home.”

So how can you be part of the Online Revolution happening this 12.12? Simply log into to get the best deals of the year and subscribe to our Facebook Fanpage at

About LazadaLazada is Southeast Asia’s largest online shopping mall, with operations in Indonesia (, Malaysia (, Philippines (, Singapore ( Thailand ( and Vietnam (, with a sourcing center in Hong Kong that drives cross-border marketplace activities. Launched in March 2012, Lazada has grown rapidly to include approximately 3,000 employees across Southeast Asia. The company has an online footprint of more than 2 million daily visits to its websites, and the largest Facebook following in Southeast Asia with over 9 million fans. Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple secure payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive customer care and free returns. Lazada features an extensive product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada is part of the Lazada Group which also includes the C2C platform, Lamido.
About the Online RevolutionThe Online Revolution
is the Southeast Asian version of Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Singles Day. But compared to the other events, Online Revolution is a month-long sale at Lazada in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The event kicks off for the first time in Singapore on November 2014 and will be an annual event. 

October 15, 2014

Product Review: pH Care V-Zone Bikini Shaver and Trimmer

Yeah I do believe that there is no exception for us ladies to make feminine hygiene as our priority! As a matter of fact, I myself do practice a good personal hygiene because it makes me feel good and confident about myself. But how? By keeping my intimate (bikini) area neat and properly groom, but sad to say that I just settled using the improper shaver and trimmer.

Good thing Unilab introduces me to their new product called Vzone® by pH Care®!

Did you know that trimming and shaving the bikini area help reduce unwanted odor? Try new Vzone® by pH Care®, a line of intimate grooming essentials specifically designed for your delicate bikini area to keep your intimate area neat and odor-free. 

Vzone® by pH Care® Bikini Shaver 
 • Easy grip handle design for better control
• Mini-blade, only 5/8” wide for delicate bikini areas
• Comb design with protective skin guard to minimize irritation
• With soothing Aloe Vera moisture strips

Here's how to use:Trim hair to about half an inch long ideally with Vzone® by pH Care® Bikini Trimmer. Wet the bikini area with warm water. Lather with a mild gentle feminine wash like pH Care. Shave with long, slow, even strokes in the direction of hair growth. Make sure not to press too hard to avoid cuts. use as few strokes as possible. Rinse bikini shaver in between strokes if it becomes clogged. Rinse and gently pat bikini area with a soft towel.

caution: Keep out of reach of children. Dispose properly.warning: In case of any irritation or cuts, discontinue use and consult a doctor. Rinse thoroughly with clear, running water. Don't shave skin that is already irritated. You may experience itchiness when hair grows back on the shaved area especially for the first Wash and dry every after use. Store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Change trimmer periodically.materials: Stainless steel, Plastic

 Vzone® by pH Care® Bikini Trimmer
 • With rounded tips to help prevent accidental cuts
• Comes with a shorter handle for better control
instructions for use/warning: In case of any irritation or cuts, discontinue use and consult a doctor. You may experience itchiness when hair grows back on the trimmed area especially for the first time.

storage: Wash and dry every after use. Store in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Change trimmer periodically.

materials: Stainless steel, Plastic

Vzone® Trimmer and Razor are available in Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, 7-Eleven and Rustans and Robinsons ** Supermarkets for only P49 * (Trimmer) and P99* (Shavers, 3 pcs).

*Suggested Retail Price
**Only Vzone by pH Care Trimmer is available

My Insights:

The moment I had those grooming essentials, I automatically used it and so true it was really proven and tested by me that it really differs if you will be using the right shaver and trimmer. As to my experience before with the other regular shaver and a scissor, I got some cuts sometimes because it is just too big for my delicate area. Now that I have them, I can say that I am free from any cuts and that the cleanliness of the area has a big difference using my old stuffs. Aside from that I am now more confident and odor-free since I am using it daily together with the ph Care feminine wash!

Oh by the way, what I like most with these grooming stuffs is that I can bring it along with me wherever I go (travel-friendly), it's so girly (kikay) in color and the best thing is that it's just affordable in the pocket~ there's no need for me to opt for a Brazilian waxing!..:)

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Once again thank you, Unilab!

September 8, 2014

The 2nd DAYEG: Battle of the Christian Bands Audition

Calling all the believers out there, why not form your music team and join the 2nd wave of DAYEG this time....

Here's how to join:

• Open to all Christian denominations.
• Bands must submit 1 original composition.
• Composition entries must not have been played on a national, local or online radio prior to the contest.
• Lyrics of the song must be Christ-centered or must reflect Christian values and positive lifestyle.
• Lyrics can be Cebuano, tagalog or English.
• Open to all music genre except heavy metal, thrash metal or hardcore metal.
• Band members must compose of 3 to 8 members only.
• Participants and winners of the DAYEG 1 can still join the contest provided they must submit new composed materials.
• Bands must play original composition entry during the audition.
• Audition is on September 26 and 27, 2014 at the New J fm radio station. 5th. floor Pabayo- Jr Borja St. Cagayan de Oro City. Bring 3 copies of the composed lyrics.
• 20 bands will be chosen, 10 semi-finalist and 10 finalists.
• All 20 songs from 20 chosen bands will be recorded (studio) and will be compiled for a DAYEG album courtesy by Happy Zounds Studio.
• Registration for audition is 500 Pesos. (all bands auditioning will be given 1 CD edited copy of their song via live recording courtesy of Happy Zound Studio and some of the bands may have a chance to be interviewed live at the 103.3 the New J fm during that day.)
• Trophy and cash prizes await the winners and semi-finalists on the finals.
• Judges decision is final.

Who knows you might be in the final lists on DECEMBER 10, 2014 at the Atrium, Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. So better practice now and be on the audition dates this coming September 26-27, 2014!!!

September 2, 2014

Tonkatsu by Terazawa in Cagayan de Oro

I would like to welcome Tonkatzu by Terazawa here in the City of Golden friendship, another newly opened restaurant of the Bistro-Group added to TGIF and Italiani's! Actually, I am not a Japanese food lover but I tell you after trying their Katsu meals I'm now beginning to add the Japanese menu on my lists.
photo credits: google images
Here is a serving of tasty, tender pork cutlets fried to perfection, served with pickled vegetables, shredded cabbage, miso soup and unlimited rice is an irresistible meal anytime of the day. Yes you read it right, unlimited rice and this delightful fare one can enjoy only at Tonkatsu by Terazawa, the first Philippine franchise of the Japan-based chain brought to the country by the Bistro Group. 

Here's how to enjoy your Tonkatsu experience:

1. For the appetizing starters you can have the Fried Chicken Wings, the Chasoba Salad and the Pork Karaage. Here are the ones we've tasted below, but to add taste for the Pork Karaage you can squeeze the lemon on top of it. 

2. Next thing is to choose the main dish/course, they have IBERICO KATSU...
- this Katsu meal is made of the finest black Iberico Pork with a delicate, nutty, meaty, melt-in-in-your-mouth marbling. It is also known as the Pata Negra, the Iberian pigs of south and Southwest areas of Spain.

Another main course to choose from is the KUROBUTA KATSU...
- it is a  dubbed angus of pork, a meat from the original strains of Bekrshire hogs from Japan. It is packed with juiciness and is rich in flavor from the meat's excellent marbling. It is considered as the Katsu's crowning glory!

Still, you can choose aside from the two above mentioned Katsu's are the Rosu Katsu sets (deep-fried pork loin sets) and the Hire Katsu (deep-fried pork fillet sets). Another must try is the Jumbo Ebifurai, an imperial prawns that are simply deep-fried to achieve the natural fresh taste of the prawns.


Here's a good catch, all of the Katsu sets are served with refillable servings of Japanes rice, shredded cabbage and a bowl of hot Tonjiru, a special miso soup flavored with pork.

Here's how to enjoy your dish:
  • Grind the sesame seeds straight onto the Tonkatsu to bring the aroma and flavor of the pork.
  • Dip the Tonkatsu in the house blended Tonkatsu sauce with a pinch of Japanese salt for added taste.
  • Include a good amount of the shredded cabbage in between bites to cleanse your palate.
But before you'll end your Tonkatsu experience, don't forget this sweet ending bestselling dessert called the Frozen Grean Tea. A heavenly slice of frozen, fluffy meringue roll with a hint of green tea! Indeed, it really taste like heaven.

So, I guess it's high time for you to try Tonkatsu by Chef Akinori Terazawa- a Japanese restaurateur. The restaurant is located at the ground floor of Centrio Mall, besides Italianis.

For more details, please feel free to check their FB page: You can follow them also in Twitter and Instagram @tonkatsuph!

Indeed, I am a Proud Kagay-anon!

September 1, 2014

On Home Dressers

One way of creating a bedroom ambiance that exudes a unique style is through having a modern or vintage dresser. So if you want to have plenty of space for all of your belongings in a stylish way, better get a home dresser that would fit your character.

Since my bedroom hettich drawer slides is kinda' broken, I planned to change it something like this, a dresser and a TV stand at the same time. Hoping to realize this wish before the year ends.

August 31, 2014

We Love Outdoors

I am an outdoor person.  I love to travel, explore new places and enjoy adventure moments.  Could this be genetic as everyone in the family is like me? Or this could probably be because we grew up traveling to the countryside often during long weekends and holidays to reunite with grandparents and relatives.  The excitement to see them starts from our city home and goes all the way to the province and up until we've grown up and discovered more places to go. In fact, each year wouldn't be complete without the entire family traveling, exploring new spaces.  We have done quite a lot already like discovering breathtaking waterfalls, fantastic lakes, marvelous rivers, spectacular hills, and amazing oceans and marine parks.  We all enjoy adventures: car touring, bike riding, camping, picnicking and even bush-walking.  All these we love to do after long weeks of hitting targets and accomplishing tasks.  We most love exploring when siblings come home from overseas.  We hook up and party with nature, enjoy each other’s company like we could recharge a brother’s vigor and top up a sister’s strength.

7-Day Scotland HikingBecause we love doing what we do, we certainly prepare for every season of the year. We plan ahead, lookout for discount flights and hotel promos, and gear up.  We arrange for outdoor adventure sports gears.  Like when we planned for touring the spectacular chocolate hills, we became like watchmen for clearance hiking shoes from Garmont, trousers, trekker mats and hydration packs.

We had just our waterfall escapade during the Easter break.  The Philippine’s Tinuy-an Falls is categorically breathtaking.  It was worth gearing up, both us (people) and our lovely car.  Nothing is more enjoyable than a very comfortable trip and for us comfort includes putting on the right suits and bringing the right packs. We did bring our swimming suits, rented life jackets and buoys, ensured our slippery-safe sandals, tees and sweatshirts, and shorts.  Hubby was ever ready with his tools, lights, emergency kits as well.

My family of course wished to explore the world further.  Although we have tried water rafting and kayaking already, still I wish to try the packages of The Clymb on rafting and kayaking.  Rafting in class IV-V rapids sounds really challenging and I could also imagine kayaking in between rising cliffs, peculiar geologic formations and captivating sea caves of Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja.  I also wish to try waterfall rappelling in New Hampshire.  Oh God, I have wished a lot now.  May I add on that wish list a reversible Mamala top and Sunamee bottoms from Patagonia?

I don’t want to sound religious here but God’s creation is really magnificent and awesome that I could only wish I have all the resources and energy to climb summits, cruise from continent to continent, discover creatures in Africa, see unique cultures in Asia, Pacific and Oceania, or at least behold the Seven Wonders of the World.

August 27, 2014

August 28, 2014: 1$ Eyeglasses!

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Are you in need of new glasses but you are hesitant because of their high prices?

Desire the versatility of several pairs of eyeglasses without the usual high investment? which offers chic and superior eye-wear at affordable prices is going to have a $1 eyeglasses campaign!

Lasting one week only from August 28 to September 3. During that period of time, you will be able to buy particular prescription eyeglasses for only $1.

The qualifying available eyeglasses will be various in type.

Due to the very low prices of the glasses, the time of the campaign is limited, so are the quantities of available frames and lenses

Head over to and plan your future eye-wear wardrobe.

August 13, 2014

Midnight Mayhem at Lazada this August 15 at 12:01AM

Take advantage of outrageous discounts of up to 80% on select items with the best deals from