Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Brainfit Advantage Leads You to Success

For one, we know the pick up the lessons faster and they remember them more. Outside of the class setting, top performers in arts or sports also have above average abilities on attention to detail, balance and coordination, speed, among many other traits. These traits are the ones that make the difference between the average and the best!

In the Philippines, children start the day roughly at 6am to get ready for school. School ends between 2-4pm and after that – they still have to go to tutor.

That’s easily 10 hours of “work” during school days. So, who says “children don’t get stressed”?

We walked into BrainFit Studio one afternoon, expecting to find the typical classroom in session, with teachers guiding students in standard tasks.

Instead, what we saw was that, within the same hour, the children – even those in the same class - were working on a different exercise as they focused in meeting their own learning needs, at their own pace.

“Each individual has a unique brain profile,” according to Ms. Cheryl Chia, Singapore-based clinical physiotherapist and founder of BrainFit Studio. “We assess each brain’s strengths and weakness with a CognitiveMAP™, an evaluation tool that determines which of your child’s 5 Brain Pillars need enhancement.” 

What are Brain Pillars?

BrainFit Studio seeks to build in each child the 5 Brain Pillars, which comprise key cognitive abilities that form the foundations for all learning. The Brain Pillars are:

· Attention & Memory
· Sensory Motor Coordination
· Auditory & Language Processing
· Visual & Spatial Processing
· Social-Emotional Self-regulation

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top 12 Milk Tea According to My Taste Buds

I've been addicted on Milk Tea two years ago and I am very fond of searching and looking for new milk teas around the Metro. I have tried popular milk teas and also those on stalls and stands. So, as a Milk Tea Lover, I would rank those milk tea I've tasted already.

 TOP 12

HAPPY LEMON (Php 90-Php 120)

TOP 11

MANG CHA-A (Php 80-Php 100)

TOP 10

GONG CHA (Php 95-Php 120)


TEA TATTLE (Php 80-Php 100)


DAKASI (Php 90-Php 110)


CHA DAO (Php 70- Php 100)




CHATIME (Php 85-Php 120)


TEA ZONE (Php 50-Php 70)


TEA 101 (Php 90-Php 120)


SERENITEA (Php 80-Php 120)


MOONLEAF (Php 80-Php 100)

This are all just my opinions and no other people influence my verdict. I will update this post if I have tasted more delicious milk tea than those above. Feel free to leave your comments or suggestions.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sole to Goal Promo

Get a chance to enjoy the colorful Brazilian Culture and experience the thrill of watching Football’s biggest event live in Brazil for FREE!

Here's how to be one of three 3 LUCKY WINNERS of Ipanema's Sole to Goal Promo:
1. Just buy a pair of Ipanema in any participating store nationwide.
2. Fill up the entry form and enter the promo code from the store.

Promo runs from March 15 - May 15, 2014 only!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

#LetsBeReal, Filipina Mothers

“Filipina mothers aren’t keeping it real and we want to help change that,” says Iza Abeja, Executive Director of Beauty, Brains & Breastfeeding.

Beauty, Brains and Breastfeeding together with UNICEF is organizing the Nurture Run, one of the biggest breastfeeding awareness initiatives in the country to date. More than 10,000 runners and breastfeeding advocates are expected to join Nurture Run.

Iza also shares that proceed of the Nurture Run will go to mobilizing skilled counselors, sustaining mommy groups and organizing breastfeeding awareness activities as well as supporting Milk Banks through Milk Letting Days.“All these initiatives will be carried out in strategic areas in the country specifically in disaster prone provinces,” notes Iza. “As the recent disasters in Tacloban, Bohol and Zamboanga have taught us, breastmilk can save lives.”

The Nurture Run is set on April 13, 2014 Sunday from 5:30 am to 10:00 am at the Quezon Memorial Circle.  It covers 3km and 5km options with race kits costing PHP 450.00 inclusive of the race bib and Nurture Run shirt. The event is co-presented by UNICEF, International Labour Organization (ILO), National Nutrition Cluster group for Haiyan/Yolanda and Department of Health (DOH) in coordination with venue-host the Quezon City Government.

“Our children deserve the most genuine form of care and nutrition they can get. Support breastfeeding and help us spread the word by joining the ‘Nurture Run.’” 

For updates and more information:
Like us on www.facebook.com/beautybrainsandbreastfeedingFollow us on www.twitter.com/womenbreastfeedVisit us at www.beautybrainsandbreastfeeding.com and www.nurturerun.com

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Earth Day Jam presents WORLD WATER DAY MUSIC JAM

As a prelude to the much awaited “EarthDay Jam”, the Foundation will join the upcoming Philippine Water Week and World Water Day celebration through a concert that aims to raise awareness on the various issues on water and push for the sustainable management of water resources . The World Water Day Concert is slated on March 18 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City at 5pm.
Performers headlining the event are eco artist-producer Lou Bonnevie, top bands Freestyle, True Faith and Sandwich with the DLSU-CSB ComOne Ground Dance Crew alongside speakers from DENR and representatives from several LGU’s , academe and the civic society.

Booths exhibit around the stage located at Glorietta 2 will take place from 10 am until the mall closes. Exhibitors are headed by DENR, Manila Water Foundation ,Makati Rowers’ group, The Philippine Coast Guard, LGU’s and schools and the private sector. 

This is the first undertaking of Earthday Jam Foundation, Inc. on the world water day celebration after its successful staging of the “Clear Air Concert” last November. It will set the mood to theupcoming Philippines’ longest-running environmental music event, “Earth Day Jam”, now on its 14th year and is scheduled on April 25.

Spearheaded by founder and rock icon Lou Bonnevie with music director-producer Toto Gentica, this year’s “Earth Day Jam” will again be graced by over 100 artists and musicians supported by experts and environmentalists. It will be the biggest music tribute and will sum up all the ecological initiatives by the group.

These events show that an advocacy movement could be fun despite its serious aim,” said Lou.

She continued, “People who will take part in the event will not only be encouraged to undertake an action for the benefit of our environment but can also enjoy the show through music jamming and the best part is it’s FREE.”

The singer wants to make use of her stardom to imbed nature consciousness to the public with music as her primary instrument.

“I realized that musical shows can be significant if it is done for a cause. As a singer, I can be a tool to influence other people to act on our nature’s problems,” said she.

She added that the creation of Earth Day Jam Foundation is a payback of sorts to the environment that has been abused by some people.

World Water Day is a special project of Earth Day Jam Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Environmental Management Bureau of DENR and Glorietta and with support from Manila Water Foundation and the Dept. of Environmental Services of Makati City. Media partners are: Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Crossover 105.1 and Radio High 105.9. For more info, call DENR 928-4674 or EDJF 8976991. Check out earthdayjamfacebook or email, earthdayjamfoundation@gmail.com

Saturday, March 8, 2014

GARAGE Young Talents at its 5th Bash!

Masculinity is not all about the simplest clothes a man could wear. It is not about how they wear the fashion trends. It’s about how they carry their selves in terms of style, taste and craze. Masculinity is just a word, you just have to show and create your own masculinity.

This is what GARAGE Young Talents do. They create men’s style and grooming in terms of fashion, entertainment, design, culture and arts. GARAGE also nurtures the same spirit in others by turning the limelight on individuals whose talents have made an impact in their respective fields. The magazine has been celebrating this creative force for the past five years since its inception. The past winners have included Enchong Dee, Sam Concepcion, Chris Cayzer and more.

GARAGE held the 5th Anniversary of its Young Talents in Skye Lounge last March 6, sponsored by Folded and Hung, Blackwater Scents, Skye, Saga Events and official drink sponsor, Hennessy. The event began with a fashion show by Robby Carmona and sponsored by clothing brand, Folded and Hung. It was then followed by the announcement of this year’s Young Talents list which include athlete Andre Paras, make-up artist Nikki Duque, stage actor Rafa Siguion Reyna, artist Mano Gonzales, model LA Aguinaldo, designer Lorenz Namalata, muse Janna Tee and writer Margarita Buenaventura.

The highlight of the event was the reunion of the past year’s winners which included Enrique Gil, Alden Richards and Elmo Magalona, also the cover stars of the February 2014 issue of GARAGE.

The February 2014 issue of GARAGE is currently available in all major bookstores, newsstands, supermarkets and convenience stores for the regular price of P150. Hurry! Grab a copy!

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Safe Haven in Dad's Place

When we were in Baguio City, it was kinda hard for us to find an inn or transient to stay in. Thank God that one of my classmate has a relative that lives in Baguio and  she helped us to check-in. Located at Bokawkan Road in Baguio City, there is a little but a sanctuary named, Dad's Place.





They have few rooms but I assure you it's comfortable and clean. The employees are very approachable and always wearing a smile.





Dad's Place has also serve liquors and beverages until 12 midnight.


They also have garden and nature-loving scene.

Dad's Place has it's own view of the Baguio City. This place is very small but it is very clean to stay in.