#GERIFIEDPH: Taiwan Excellence Day 2018

 

When I hear Taiwan, two things always comes up in my mind, F4 and the Taipei 101. F4 being the leading boy band in the first ever Asia-novela in the Philippines, Meteor Garden; and Taipei 101 located in Nothern Taiwan, being the 8th tallest building in the world.

Well, yours truly learned a whole lot more after I attended my first ever Taiwan Excellence Day. Held last week, June 15 – 16, Taiwan Excellence celebrated its first leg of events for their 5th year here in the Philippines at SMX, SM Aura. And it was Taiwan-tastic!

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Fact Check: Economics and Statistics

Taiwan is small in landmass with 36,197 square kilometre. This limitation in land area was actually the significant factor why the country has focused its growth to five innovative research projects mainly Green Energy at Tainan and Kaohsiung, Biotech & Pharmaceutical at Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung and Tainan, Asian Silicon Valley at Taoyuan, Smart Machinery at Taichung and National Defence at Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung. These innovative research has taken crucial economic growth for Taiwan with 2.598% leading increase last year of 2017.

 

Known for its exportable goods and technology, Taiwan is ranked 18th worldwide as a primary exporter to China and Hongkong, Asean, United States, European Union and Japan.

Taiwan in the Engineering Field

One of the things that personally impressed me was the fact that Taiwan is the world’s 5th machine tool exporting country and 7th in machine tool maker in the world. One of fastest moving material in the construction world is the textile, and it’s amazing to learn that a small country contributed 70% in functional textiles market share worldwide! It will only follow that their education system is world-class with 11 Taiwanese universities included in Top 500 universities worldwide.

One of the Taiwan Technologies I encountered was Atop Industrial Networking and Computing System through Mr. Jopson Li, President Director of Atop Technology. This Taiwanese company supplies power substations in railways, helping them to be efficient by minimizing input and maximizing outputs, all while maintaining upkeep and safety in open harsh and challenging environments. They even manage railway and trackside system with complex and intelligent computers that bring about existing and future transport infrastructures – reducing environmental impact while increasing safety and complying with traffic demands.

Smart Technology, Smart Living

The event featured more Taiwanese products than last year. From ingenious communication gadgets, connectivity solutions to households, offices and business needs. I just learned that Asus is proudly Taiwan with new ROG notebooks, premium notebooks and the latest Asus smartphone line – Zenfone 5 and Max Pro featured, Asus Philippines Head of Marketing, Mr. Anvey Factora shared to us that as of to date, Asus has over 16,000 employees worldwide, with 13 Billion US Dollars in revenue for the year 2017.

Gigabyte Product Trainer, Ms. Mary Grace Martinez on the otherhand, gave us a peek on what’s hot in the gaming world. Aside from the Virtual Reality Games with sensor glasses for the eyes and easy-to-hold navigators for both hands, we were introduced to Auros – a software for multi-dimensional games and Brix – a very portable gaming PC device with ultra-thin design and built-in module so you can carry your games anytime, anywhere!

Other excellent Taiwanese brands that caught my attentions are:

Paper Shoot Camera – a digital camera made of paper, stone paper or wood.

Departure Carry-On and Luggage – economical and space saving, the traveling bags are made with 100% virgin Bayer molded polycarbonate with high impact-resistance but lightweight, resilient and durable.

Tatung Kitchenwares – One of the Tatum product I discovered was the Micom Cooker Detachable cooking pot that not only cook different kind of rice grains, it could also grill and make cake. The best part about it, is that it has smart touch panel and present timer feature.

Brands present in the events also includes D-Link, Microlife, Kingmax, Thermaltake, Transcend, Tuma and many more. The featured brands has innovative products that provides tremendous value to users, old and new, worldwide.

Aside from highlighting Taiwanese brands and products, the event was also jampacked with raffle prizes in an hourly Happy Hours, live perfomances by Billy Crawford and Yeng Constantino, and special guests like the Formosa Bear, Maymay Entrata and the VIPs of the Taiwan community.

Aside from Taiwan’s technology, yours truly is always excited on trying out Taiwan’s palate; their street cuisines like Bubble Tea, Shaved Iced Desserts, Braised Pork Rice are just some of the most loved. We even made our own homemade version of xiaolongbao! Recipe and ingredients soon!

Following this successful event, Taiwan Excellence will held successive events on the following dates:

July 21-22: Taiwan Excellence Basketball Camp at SM Music Hall

August 16-18: Systems Integration Philippines at SMX Convention Center Manila

November 8-11: PhilConstruct at SMX Convention Center Manila

November 30-December 12: Taiwan Excellence Experiencing Zone at Glorietta Activity Center

Like Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TaiwanExcellence.ph/

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“Safeguard: Pabaon sa Buhay” Film Reveals the Secret to Norman King’s Success

When Norman King made history by becoming the first Aeta to graduate from a premier stateuniversity in the Philippines, he was the talk of the town in an instant. His story was aninspiration to many.

But what could be his secret to success?

Safeguard Philippines reveals the story behind Norman King’s success and how he becameready to face the big world in a recent video launched.

The “Safeguard: Pabaon sa Buhay” filmrevolves around the life lessons his mom, Warlita King, imparted to him from his younger yearsuntil his coming of age. These life lessons or “Pabaon sa Buhay” set Norman ready for theindependent life.Also known as provisions for life, “Pabaon sa Buhay” is derived from the term “baon,” whichrefers to the money, food or any provision that a person takes from home to set one ready forschool, work, or any journey. “Baon” however does not only pertain to material things. It can bethe words of wisdom, life lessons, and family values parents teach their kids at home to protectthem from the uncertainties of the outside world.

For Norman, his mom’s “Pabaon sa Buhay” became his protection and guide in life to keepfocused on his goals despite the struggles of leading an independent life as shown in the shortfilm. The film begins with Norman who’s about to enter a university auditorium. He is seen wearing abahag (a native loincloth) as he slowly walks his way through the crowd. All eyes are on him,but Norman remains undisturbed and determined. As he walks, memories of the past keepflashing back.

These are moments when his mom taught him valuable lessons or her “Pabaonsa Buhay.” When he first questioned his ethnicity and color, his mom told him that a clean heart has morevalue than physical appearance. He was also taught to never be ashamed of their status. In histeenage years, his mom reminded him to be proud of his race.

These lessons and more are thethings Norman carried with him as he took his own journey away from home.“There is a universal challenge parents face in bringing up their children, having to balance thedesire to keep them close and protected with letting them go explore the world to learn bythemselves.

At Safeguard, we strive to help parents overcome this tension by fostering ahealthy independence between parents and children. Essential to this are the ‘pabaon’ parentsgive their children —be it an everyday lunchbox, the life saving habit of hand washing or lifelessons—which will help protect them as they explore the world on their own,” says Alex Vogler,Associate Director, Digital Transformation & Brand Communications for Procter & Gamble’sBeauty Division in Asia Pacific.“By sharing the touching story of Norman King and the life lessons he received from his mother,we are hoping to inspire parents all around the Philippines to impart their personal ‘pabaon’ tohelp protect their children in life,” concludes Vogler.

Be sure that your children are always protected even outside the home. Give them theprotection that lasts with your own “Pabaon sa Buhay.”

Watch the heart-warming story of Norman King and his mother Warlita on Safeguard’s Facebook and YouTube.

Join the conversation and share with us your own “Pabaon sa Buhay”stories online with the

hashtags #PabaonSaBuhay and #Safeguard.

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Globe, Disney spearhead “Time Please” nationwide volunteering program

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO together with Micky and Minnie MousePartners promote sharing acts of kindness among individuals, organizations. Photo: Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO together with Micky and Minnie Mouse.

Leading telecommunications firm Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company, Philippines, announced a major collaboration to promote volunteerism among Filipinos.

The two companies partnered to launch “Time Please,” a nationwide volunteering program that encourages and empowers Filipinos including companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends to provide volunteer activities or participate in existing volunteer programs.  Time Please supports the telco’s commitment to nine (9) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and appeals to the Filipino strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit to collectively contribute to social development.

Through the volunteer matching portal www.timeplease.ph, developed with Globe Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga, Time Please strives to match individuals or groups of volunteers with various volunteering opportunities around the country. Companies, organizations or groups with existing volunteer programs can also enlist their volunteer activities in the platform and get their volunteer hours registered in this initiative.

“We look at Time Please to extend Globe Telecom’s purpose-led culture to our customers. With the help of technology, we wish to make volunteering more accessible to many Filipinos, thereby, making it easier for our partners and customers to contribute to nation building,” said Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom.

“Disney VoluntEARS are committed to supporting and inspiring communities by dedicating our time and skills to help kids and families in need. Time Please is a unique platform that allows kids and families to spend meaningful time together for social good,” shared Veronica Cabalinan, Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines. “We believe that it is our collective responsibility to be at the service of the community where we live.”

Mahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEOMahesh Samat, EVP & Managing Director The Walt Disney Company South Asia and Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO

Globally, the Philippines ranked 7th for the highest number of people volunteering their time with 25 million Filipinos volunteering in 2016 (Charities Aid Foundation [CAF] World Giving Index 2017). Volunteer activities are mobilized by various sectors, such as non-government organizations (NGOs), government agencies, companies usually through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments or corporate foundations, the academe via school activities such as Brigada Eskwela, and the private sector.

Time Please provides a robust menu of volunteering activities and unites the volunteering ecosystem by connecting the volunteers to volunteer organizations using a simple, convenient and easy to understand web platform. Through any device with online access, individuals from all regions in the Philippines can now sign up for free and form groups to join volunteer activities enrolled in Time Please.

Time Please will run from May 25 to August 19, 2018 and is open to individuals willing and capable to do volunteer work. Each group should have a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) individuals to be able to join. The group should also nominate a Team Leader who is at least 18 years of age with an active Globe or TM number to register the group.

The group with the most number of volunteer hour credits at the end of the program will win an all-expense paid trip for 4 to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Globe customers, partners, and other organizations are invited to register and volunteer at  www.timeplease.ph and at the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga.

#GerifiedPH: Beauty for a Better Life

If you would have to choose, is it beauty over brains? Or vice versa? Some smarty pants which definitely includes yours truly would question and argue, why not have both?

Beauty is good. Beauty with brains? Even better! I mean, every girl has her own unique beauty that we shouldn’t compare to others in the first place, but let’s face it, we ourselves can become more confident when wearing our natural crowns adorned; and by brains, I’m referring more to the possibility of being streetwise in making decisions and earning financial freedom with independence albeit I’m confidence as well that there’re ladies out there who are both brainy genius and pleasant to the eyes!

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Beauty is good. Beauty with brains? Even better! And you can’t put a girl with spectacles down without an argument and by argument, I meant defending the possibility, the chances of having both the beauty and the brains, with social media nowadays, these occurrences are not that rare anymore.

One of the things I look up to are companies that put their social responsibility on their sleeves, and there are those who are genuine in empowering the women, those who believe that giving the women power meant strengthening the community, and in the long run, fortifying the nation!

What company make beautification of the local communities inside and out their business? Click read more to know more! Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: Beauty for a Better Life”

#GerifiedPH: Make Up & Styling for Plus Size Ladies

I used to be a small, but after my steroid intake to have a successful life-saving heart surgery, I ballooned to a size L and despite the sudden unwanted change, I try to keep a positive outlook about it. This change in my physical appearance, 6 inch scar across my back and a set of chubby cheeks signifies my 2nd chance in life.

But let’s face it, the beauty standard of the world is the petite type, stomach in and chiseled cheeks of unrealistic models, and admittedly, I get depressed whenever I think about my 23-inch waist back then. I used to stare at my jeans and grieve – with long deep sighs and tear-less cry.

I used to. Like I said, I want to keep a positive outlook in this sudden change, so after almost a decade, I let go of the past. I gave away my still looking brand new jeans and started praising myself in the mirror.

What I also do is follow empowered plus size icons – Melissa McCarthy, Adele, and Plump Pinays to name a few; I also join workshops and seminars that could aid me to be more confident, that is why I am so excited about this up-coming event by Ms. Michelle Lim Padrelanan, an event organizer and the brains behind Event Detailer Events Management Services. Ms. Michelle conceptualize seminars and workshops that could  empower and hence, effectively help attendees.

For Event Detailers upcoming event, the target audience are plus size women who wants to update style and learn new make up tricks from a pro. It is hard to pick the right shade of color and the shape of the dress that will complement a plus size body.

This workshop will help plus-size ladies to look good and feel good. Learn how to create two looks – a day look and a night look with Make Up Artist and Fashion Stylist Ms. Jana Silao this November 25, at the Crumbsis Cafe, Makati City.

Ms. Jana will demostrate how to properly put on make up, from foundation, to brows, to countouring and getting that glow. You will learn by following with the make up you already own.

Aside from that, you’ll learn which looks are right for your body shape and know which pieces of clothing to invest in to build a capsule of clothes that you can mix and match.

Now at parties, we take lots of photos and it is a struggle to try to hide yourself – behind others or with a scarf or a huge bag. At this workshop, you’ll know the best angles for you so that all your photos will be memorable.

What’s more? Attendees for this event will receive giveaways from Suesh Make Up and Love Curves Ph.

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For all these, your beauty investment is only P1800.00. In exchange, you’ll be more confident as your beauty shines through.

I learned that no matter what reason it may be, being a size L should not be something to be shy or embarrassed about. I also learned to embrace the change, be adoptable and only think about the things you could change. So why not embrace the beautiful you and empower yourself with the right makeup technique and fashion tips to level up your game?

Go to this link to register: bit.ly/plussizeMUS.

See you there!

#GerifiedPH: Nurture Every Child’s Gift to Build Tomorrow’s Greats!

Most moms are like Miss Susan of the Pevensie household. Susan is no longer a friend of Narnia as The Last Battle states, Susan no longer believes in Narnia, dismissing it as a childhood fantasy. Admmitedly, although it breaks my Aslan heart, for some reasons, I, at times am like Susan Pevensie as well. Su was later on trapped in a rigid box of black and white without hues, and forgot all the reasons why 1 + 1 could actually be 1.

Sweet Susan is the second-eldest of the Pevensie children, the pretty one in the family, dark-haired, tender-hearted, and occasionally cautious to the point of being a bit of a wet blanket.

Occasionally cautious to the point of being a bit of a wet blanket, and in this particular post,  occasionally cautious to the point of being a bit of a wet blanket actually fits the definition of how Moms are when reacting to dirt and mud, unintended explosive poops, silent but deadly farts and spills of slimy or sticky substance anywhere in the house – the very beautiful imperfection of her toddler child.

Be one to know one.

Wyett Philippines turned back time to let mommy bloggers understand their kids in depth and hence for a day, we opened a time portal just like the C. Lewis’ grandfather’s Wardrobe – a magical portal that linked Earth to a whole new world.

I became a five year old again and enjoyed every bit of it! Click read more and help me part clothes on the side so we could pass through the narrow hall. Or if you’re more of an Alice fan, let’s hold hand as we tumble on all sides of the rabbit hole! Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: Nurture Every Child’s Gift to Build Tomorrow’s Greats!”

Mommy Bloggers Shared The Love To Kids In Marawi Through Nutri10Plus Syrup Vitamin Blog Campaign

One of the outstanding qualities of mothers is their devotion to providing quality nutrition to their children. This is primarily done by preparing healthy foods and giving effective supplements to sustain and nourish their growing family needs. Nutri10Plus Syrup, a multivitamins packed with Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), Taurine, Lysine, Zinc and Vitamins C, A, D3 B1 and more, had been assisting mothers all around the Philippines in developing children with strong bodies, active brains and healthy appetite.

During the moving up ceremony where Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation helped in disseminating the Nutri10Plus and DayCee vitamin pouches to the kidsFigure 1During the moving up ceremony where Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation helped in disseminating the Nutri10Plus and DayCee vitamin pouches to the kids

In the effort to help our co-mommies and their children in the war-stricken village in Marawi, 100 Mommy bloggers from Mommy Bloggers Philippines community had collaborated to bring boxes of Nutri10Plus Syrup,  DayCee Vitamin C Syrup and several toys, to a hundred kids in Marawi through SinagTala, a non-profit organization headed by Ms. Kaye Koo. SinagTala had been sending help to villages in Marawi since the war erupted and it had sheltered hundreds of children inside the Playroom which served as the mini-school and play area of the children.

Through the Nutri10Plus Syrup, DAYZINC vitamins and toys, we wish to help uplift the children’s spirits and restore their health as they start on picking up the pieces of their lives as families.

Each pouch contains 2 bottles of Nutri10PlusSyrup, 2 bottles of DayCee Vitamin C and Daycee chewables.JPGEach pouch contains 2 bottles of Nutri10PlusSyrup, 2 bottles of DayCee Vitamin C and Daycee chewables

 We all thank WERT for this campaign, Kaye Koo of SinagTala and all the staff who have helped in sending the vitamins to Marawi.

More photos of the event here.

To learn more about the benefits of Nutri10Plus Syrup, check through their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Nutri10Plus/

 We are grateful to the mommy bloggers who participated in campaign using their blogs to bring hundreds of pouches of Nutri10Plus Vitamins full of nutrition for the children in Marawi. Find out more about our lovely mommy bloggers and their experiences as they document their life journeys in their mommy blogs.

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