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.