Raising Children with Husay at Malasakit

Husay

As parents, we all want our kids to excel in life and strive to provide all that they need for their future.  Knowing that they emulate us, we do strive to excel also in our respective careers.  Without pushing our kids to be overly competitive, we encourage them to always do their best in anything that they do.

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Malasakit

Raising children with empathy and compassion begins at home.  They learn that from us parents.  As we shower them with our love and care, they themselves become loving and caring. As we understand their feelings – whether positive or negative emotions – they become empathetic.  As we show them how we try to be of help and of service to others, they too become compassionate.

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Katuwang

We, however, cannot raise our children without any help.  They do say that it takes a village to raise a child.  We have our extended family who show our kids the same love and care we show them.  We have educators who impart their knowledge and expertise to equip our kids with skills they would need as they reach for their dreams. In raising our kids, we also choose partners that provide us with high quality products for our various needs.  One such partner of our family is Unilab who believes in the same husay at malasakit we believe in.   Their new TVC shows this thrust in touching people’s lives as they continue to deliver high quality products.

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Read more about Unilab’s husay at malasakit in their press release below:

UNILAB BELIEVES IN ‘HUSAY AT MALASAKIT’ IN SERVING PEOPLE

This day and age, the country has braved various calamities that, if anything, have only strengthened our solidarity as Filipinos. But to fully rise again as a nation, we must be able to have both excellence and compassion (husay at malasakit) in everything we do, especially when in service to others who are in need.

Unilab, being the biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines, believes in the power of husay at malasakit and has geared their company’s belief in this.

In every product they produce, they make sure that their facilities and procedures are safe, so that they will be able to take care of the Filipino people better.

They may have changed their processes in line with the rise of technological advancement, but their heart will always be present in the manufacturing of their healthcare products.  Rest assured that in all the innovations they create, the health and safety of the Filipino people are always at the core.

The distribution of their products are scattered across the country—from Luzon, Visayas, to Mindanao, to reach out to everyone in need of superior and affordable healthcare products. If anything, Unilab believes in the spirit of genuine concern to make the lives of other people better.

With their new TVC, Unilab shows their husay at malasakit thrust and hopes to influence as much as they can to the nation. After all, what matters the most is the number of lives we touch when we reach our triumphs.

 

Know more about Unilab and be updated with new promos and campaigns by following their social media accounts:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/unilab
Twitter: www.twitter.com/unilab_ph
Instagram: instagram.com/unilab

Our #SigeSabado #SigeSaMantsa Weekends

Since the kids started going to school two years ago, we haven’t been able to do arts and crafts activities as often as we used to do.  Whenever we do have free time, we try to squeeze in a craft or two.

(Click here for arts and crafts activities )

Those “free times” are far and few in between though. So just imagine the look in my little ones’ eyes when this big box was delivered to our home last summer!

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The Sige Sabado box contains materials for eight activities that engage kids in fun learning experiences.  Some are really messy to do but they’re so much fun you wouldn’t the mess at all.  Here are three of the activities we’ve already done.

Raise a Mongo Plant

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Make a Popsicle Pen Holder

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Create an Animal Balloon Papier-Mache

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Not every Saturday can be a #SigeSaMantsa day for us but the kids never tire of asking if we could do one of the activities in the box.  At the rate we’re able to do the activities, our craft box has us covered until the year’s end.  After we finish all the eight activities, I could just get more arts and crafts ideas from Breeze Philippines website.

Do you have any #SigeSaMantsa actvities you love to do at home?  Do share some fun ideas with us. :-)

When Acne Isn’t Acne

For the most part of the year, I’ve been battling with breakouts (and breakdowns) which I thought were due to hormonal imbalance (which I also thought were causing my emotional breakdowns :P) Last Sunday, I finally found time to see a dermatologist.  Lo and behold, I found out that I’ve been using the wrong skin care products on my face!  AND I also learned that the acne I thought I had was not acne at all!

I really should have seen a dermatologist sooner and not experimented with just about all the skincare products I could afford.  Apparently, my self-diagnosis was just a big misdiagnosis.

Since I thought I had hormonal acne, I bought a tea tree cleanser which can help control my breakouts.  However, the doctor told me that tea tree oil was doing more damage than good on my skin (good thing I hadn’t had time to buy that new BB with tea tree oil I wanted to try).  She told me that salicyclic acid wasn’t a friend to my skin and I should avoid products that contain it.  It also turns out that I shouldn’t even be using moisturizers on my face.  I was already producing more than enough sebum to keep it moisturized naturally.  So what was causing the breakouts?  Dermatitis.

‘Tis a Thing Called DERMATITIS

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Perioral Dermatitis and Seborrheic Dermatitis to be exact. This caught me again in surprise as I’ve always associated seborrheic dermatitis with dandruff which I didn’t have – or so I thought. I didn’t have those white flaky  stuff we usually associate with “dandruff”.  Well, there’s another myth debunked!

Seborrheic Dermatitis isn’t just dandruff. It can occur not just on the scalp but on other parts of the body that tend to be oily such as creases of the nose, around the lips, behind the ears, outer ear, and the chest.  Have you heard of cradle cap in infants? That’s seborrheic dermatitis too.  Though she cannot pinpoint the exact triggers, it may be caused by stress, changes in the weather, excessive sebum production, or infrequent shampoos. The dermatologist said that this form of dermatitis is chronic (meaning I have it for life, huhuhuhu) but can be managed with proper skin care and healthy diet.

As for the other –itis, it resembles acne but it isn’t.  Perioral dermatitis is characterized by acne-like bumps around the mouth, on the chin, in the folds around the nose, under the eyes, and on the forehead.  It’s on the T-zone which is why I thought it was hormonal acne.  According to the dermatologist my seborrheic dermatitis could be the man cause for this.  It is also aggravated by toothpaste dripping on my chin.  Yah, I’m a child like that – letting toothpaste froth drip down my chin while I’m brushing my teeth. :P My using heavy skin creams and sunscreen makes it even worse – which is why I’m staying away from moisturizers for now.

New Skin Care Regimen

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For the next week, I’m on Tetralysal (lymecycline)  and Hydrocortisone+Erythromycin cream.  No more tea tree oil cleanser also. I’m back to using Cetaphil for keeps.  Cetaphil and Physiogel are the only cleansers the dermatologist recommends.  She also recommended that I change my shampoo to Head & Shoulders or Gard.  I’m to also use a ketoconazole shampoo once a week.  It has only been a couple of days since I’ve changed my regimen and followed the prescription yet my skin’s already visibly cleared a bit.  Hopefully, all the redness will be gone before Saturday.

Are you having problems with your skin too?  Please do see a dermatologist ASAP.  You won’t want to waste your money on skin care products that aren’t really suited for your skin.

Robinsons Malls App: APPmazingly Stress-Free Malling

Have you downloaded the APPmazing ROBINSONS MALLS MOBILE APP? Not yet?! Well, you should! Believe me, malling has never been this stress-free. Here are my top reasons why you should definitely download this app.

1.  You Get A Welcome Kit

Right after you download the Robinsons Malls App, you’ll receive an email with Welcome Deals.  Get discount coupons and freebies from partner merchants and affiliates.  Moreover, you automatically qualify for a selfie stick raffle.

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2. Watching Movies Will Be Much More Convenient

Ever had one of those days when you troop your whole family to the mall for a movie only to find a long queue at the ticket counter or to realize that you got screening scheds all wrong?  Those days are gone!  Now you can conveniently buy tickets ( and snacks too!) with just a few taps on your mobile phone or tablet.  What’s more, the snacks you purchased online will be brought to you once you’re seated.  (Yey! No more lining up at the snack counter.) There’s a P10 fee for each ticket purchased through the app but it’s more than worth it.

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3. Never Miss A Promo

Want to stay updated with mallwide sales and store promotions?  Just download this app! You can check if your favorite brands have ongoing promos and find special deals for privilege card holders.

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4.  Never Get Lost Inside the Mall

Whatever it is you’re looking for, you can find with just a few taps on your phone.  All stores are categorized so it’s so easy to look for a particular store.  The best thing about this is that you can get specific directions on how to get to a store from where you currently are.

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It truly is APPmazing, isn’t it?!  But don’t just take my word for it, DOWNLOAD it now.

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(press release)

STRESS-FREE MALLING WITH THE ROBINSONS MALLS MOBILE APP

Technology has now made malling much easier and more convenient.

The Robinsons Mall mobile app is the Philippines’s first truly interactive, easy-to-use shopping guide. Its eye-catching graphic interface allows users to find their favorite stores, record their parking space, not to mention get announcements on the malls’ latest events and promos.

“With the Robinsons Malls mobile app, Pinoys can indulge in their favorite weekend pastime with ease. They can enjoy Robinsons Malls right at the palm of their hand. They can breeze through the tenant directory, mall events and promotions, and even book a movie with a few tap on their smart devices,” said Ms. Arlene G. Magtibay, RLC SVP and General Manager for Commercial Centers Division. “It’s easy living, made even better by technology. That’s how a stress-free lifestyle should be.”

The user-friendly app can direct the user to nearest Robinsons mall or give directions to a particular one—even when using public transportation like jeepneys, buses, PUVs and tricycles.

Mall visitors can also record where they parked their vehicles, guided by QR labels strategically placed on posts. While inside the mall, they can also navigate through the hundreds of stores via GPS at Robinsons Place Manila, Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Metro East and Forum Robinsons. Just input the tenant or store name; scan the nearest QR code on the pillar and the mobile device will direct them to their destination—the fastest way possible. Special attention is made to help persons with disability by leading them to all the elevators and ramps.

A directory of all the shopping and dining destinations inside Robinsons Malls can also be found in the app, with details and descriptions about a particular store or outlet. There is even a “Share” feature that allows app users to update their Facebook friends on their current destination. Need to go the nearest restroom? No problem! Just tap on the colorful app user interface and they will get directions on the nearest one.

Users can also purchase Robinsons Movieworld and snacks online. Just choose the movie they want to watch at their preferred date and time; select the seat, munchies and drinks; and pay for the purchases via credit card (Visa and MasterCard are accepted via a secure payment portal). There will be no need to line up. App users can go straight to the theater porter, show the email or text confirmation and they will be immediately ushered to their seats. Purchased snacks will also be delivered, right to where they are seated. A maximum of 10 tickets can be purchased for every transaction with a minimal P10 online charge. This service will be available in all Robinsons Movieworld screens nationwide, currently numbering 115.

Pre-scheduling the next movie date is also possible as the app contains the succeeding movies that will be shown in the theaters. Users can even program the app to prompt them for upcoming events like concerts and mall-wide sales.

The 35,000-plus Robinsons Privilege Card holders can also access the app so they can be reacquainted with the privileges available to them, including a list of stores offering discounts and freebies. There is also a Lingkod Pinoy Center directory in the app. Lingkod Pinoy centers serve as a one-stop shop for government transactions like the SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG Fund, OWWA, POEA, NBI, LTO and DFA.

Robinsons Malls will also hold a caravan in the activity area of Robinsons Metro East on October 17, Forum Robinsons on October 25, Robinsons Magnolia on November 9 and Robinsons Place Manila on November 30 to encourage mall goers to download the app.

Mallers who download the new Robinsons Malls App will receive Welcome Deals with discount coupons provided by partner merchants and freebies from affiliates in their email. As a bonus, every app download and registration is automatically qualified for a selfie stick raffle to be held every month starting November 17.

The Robinsons Malls App is available for FREE at the iOS App Store (8MB file size for iOS 6.0 and higher) and Android Play Store (11MB file size for Android 4.0 and higher).

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Bright Idea for A Quick Home Makeover

Want a quick home makeover without putting a hole in your pocket?  Consider installing cable lighting which is so versatile that it can be used to provide direct lighting, accent lighting, or even ambient lighting.  With light cables, you can create an infinite number of effects and change the mood of any room in a jiffy.  Installing it is also quite easy as you only need to mount parallel cables from wall to wall or ceiling to wall.

You can make installing light cables your DIY project this season, just read more about it before creating your layout plan and buying materials. You may need the help of an electrician if you’re not knowledgeable about wattages and power supply requirements.