#GerifiedPH: The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World

Tyrannosaurus rexDabibot’s favorite dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex!

T-Rex!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I’m the best hunter!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
What’s gonna be my prey?
Look at my mighty teeth,
look at my mighty jaws.
Nothing can run away from me!
Roar!

Tyrannosaurus Rex!
I’m the best hunter!
Tyrannosaurus Rex!
What’s gonna be my prey?
Look at my keen eyes,
look at my keen nose.
Nothing can hide from me!
Roar!

T stands for Toothy?
T-Rex!
T stands for Tall?
T-Rex!
T stands for Terrible?
T-Rex!

The boys and I became Mesozoic Journalists for a day and we traveled back to the land before time where dinosaurs still roam the Earth. We documented this special trip in the hope that the general public of the future will be informed about fascinating facts about these amazing but terrifying animals. Included in our journey were different location sites. Read on the see our Paleo Photography and Documentation of these fossil reptiles. Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World”

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#GerifiedPH: All about Acne, The Science of Gentle and 7 Days with Cetaphil

The expert in moisture, Cetaphil held a week’s session of fun learning about keeping our skin healthy and moisturized. Yours truly was honored to be part of this campaign against skin irritations and diseases and we welcome Dra. Peachy on the third day as she impart with us the Advanced Skin Care for Acne-Prone Skin.

Dra. Peachy is also Chair of Department of Dermatology, Section Head of DermLaser and Phototherapy Center in Makati Medical Center and Vice-President to Philippine Dermatological Society Acne is defined as the most common cutaneous disorder of the pilosebaceous units affecting adolescents and young adults. It is a near universal cutaneous inflammatory diseas affecting more than 85% of adolescents worldwide.

Did you know? 5.4 Million Filipino teens and young adults are affected by acne.

Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety can impact the social lives and employment of affected individuals overall affecting the quality of life.

Did you know? Eating chocolate will not induce acne.

However, eating chocolate when you already have acne will worsen it. Milk consumption of more than 3 portions per week and ingestion of highly glycemic loads could potentially induce acne. Hence, decreasing milk and high glydemic diet loads like pizza, burger and other oily western food reduces acne lesion counts.

Did you know? Stress can make you pop a zit.

And patients with acne are under increased cutaneous and systemic oxidative stress which led to higher levels of serum malondialdehyde. What’s more? Increasing BMI also means increasing risk of acne especially in females. Even if you happen to be a chocolate hater (which is a rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you hate pizza (which is also rare, almost non-existent in this world) and you also happen to have no stress (which is I’m sure non-existent in this world), you still had a chance of having acne due to your ancestors; hereditary factor also contributes to the inhibition of metalloproteinase genotype that could (starting adolescence) trigger and increase tendency to develop acne.

Did you know? Most employers hire non-acne applicants over their acne-prone counterparts.

Acne Vulgaris is the psychological effects of embarrassment and anxiety that can impact the social lives and employment of individuals overall affecting the quality of life.

Did you know? At age 16-17, 95-100% of adolescent boys and 83-85% of adolescent girls are affected by acne.

It continues to be one of the most common skin disease treated in routine dermatologic care.

Did you know? In the Philippines, 5.4 million Filipinos, teens and young adults are affected by acne.

What’s more is that it remains one of the top 10 leading causes for visiting dermatologists in the country and among PDS dermatologists, 50% of weekly dermatologic consultations are acne related.

There are actually four central factors involved to make a person acne-prone.

1 Follicular hyperkeratinization

2 Increased sebum production

3 Propionibacterium acne within the follicle

4 Inflammation

These acne and acne-probe patients usually tends to adhere to recommendations very poorly, other than lack of improvement, previous systematic therapy and lack of knowledge about the treatment, most common reason is the presence of side effects like peeling, dryness and photosensitivity. Basically, it’s skin irritation at the start of the treatment, lag time to effect and complex treatment regimens.

Good thing there is Cetaphil!

One of the most effective way in promoting adherence to dermatologist’s recommendations is by use of skin care and cosmetics such as Cetaphil moisturizer and Cetaphil cleanser as it minimizes the side effects of acne medications! Cetaphil products are effective in hydrating and repairing the skin barrier hence helping in reducing dryness and irritation. Now with Cetaphil sunscreen, Cetaphil line is now complete in protecting skin every day from environmental damages including harmful ultraviolet rays.

Cetaphil is non-comedogenic – Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which has a comedogenicity rating of 5/5 and Propylene Glycol with a rating of 4/5, although Propylene Glycol is not really comodogenic as it is often called as vehicle or carrier in comedogenicity tests, so how can Cetaphil be noncomedogenic? Grades 1-2 are non to mildly comedogenic, but 3 to 5 are significantly comedogenic. Cetaphil has an incredibly low concentration of Sdium Lauryl Sulfate hence the lack of foaming.  In short, it won’t clog your pores.

Cetaphil is non-irritating – Cetaphil with all its mild ingredients will not cause inflammation and painful reaction to the skin.

Cetaphil is non-acnegenic – Cetaphil is a skin care line for sensitive or dry skin. It is non-acnegenic in a sense that it is formulated to be less likely to cause acne or make the condition even worse. Non-acnegenic products like Cetaphil do not contain oils, fragrance-free with no harsh ingredients that will irritate skin.

Cetaphil is hypoallergenic – Designed to lessen or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, Cetaphil’s mild ingredients has a relatively few or no potentially irritating factors.

cetaphil #gerifiedph(L-R) Jade Silva-Netto Panoc, Galderma Business Unit Head-Consumer; Catherine Palma-Dilanco, Senior Brand Manager; Dr. Peachy Lau, Speaker and Jasper Poblete, Brand Manager

Cetaphil is gentler than water with its 5.5pH level, hence, its no wonder that it is the most prescribed brand by Dermatologists and Pediatricians! Try Cetaphil and see the wonder behind the science of gentle!

You Can’t Miss This Pop-Up Interactive Digital Park in Manila!

Prepare to take off and see what the future beholds at the Future City – open for one weekend only!

The uncertainty of the future can be an overwhelming prospect—especially for parents concerned about their child’s future.

For one weekend only, discover and explore how you can reshape the future today, at the Future City: An Interactive Digital Park. Primed to offer an experiential and immersive way of giving you a glimpse of the future with the latest creative media technologies and innovative artistic experiences from all over the globe!

To be held at the SMX Convention Center on September 9-10, 2017, this pioneering interactive educational experience offers enriching sights and activities that gives kids and kids-at-heart a glimpse of the world of tomorrow with its spectacular 7 unique and engaging stations— from a dome that will take you to the far future in an instant, a sketch village that will make your visions come to life, to interactive games, 3D wall art installations and so much more— all are dedicated to promote self-directed learning and explorations that will surely open the mind.

Witness and experience the future now and catch it before it’s gone.

Future City: An Interactive Digital Park is an event by The Future Park, sponsored by Nestlé NANKID Optipro. Future City: An Interactive Digital Park will be open to public on September 9-10, 2017 (Saturday to Sunday), 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, Taguig City. To learn more about this exciting pop-up interactive park visit www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO. Limited slots available so hurry and pre-register online at FUTURE CITY PRE-REGISTRATION WEBSITE..

 

Parents Flock to the 1st Smart Parenting Convention

“It takes a village to raise a child.” – This African proverbs is so very true, even non-first timer moms would appreciate all the help they could get out there in rearing and raising the future.

Trusted parenting authority Smart Parenting (SP) held its first ever Smart Parenting Convention last July 29, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall in Megamall.

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Despite the fact that you can Google anything these days, SP moms (and dads!) still flock to the website and its events, ready to listen, learn, and ask questions. And each time it concludes one workshop, Smart Parenting get messages asking when is the next one.

So this year the website decided to supersize its baby showers and workshops in one huge event: its first ever “Smart Parenting Convention”, presented by major sponsors Belo Baby, Calpol, Insular Life and powered by PLDT Fibr.

There were 12 talks divided into topics to help moms settle further on their role, whether she’s preparing for a baby, juggling a career and a toddler. or raising a preschooler.

At the pregnancy block, Chiqui Brosas, a certified doula (a woman trained to assist another woman during childbirth) and an in-demand childbirth educator who conducts classes all year round, talked about the early stages of pregnancy. With her was Dr. Aurora Tajan who debunked a number of pregnancy myths.

During the Baby block, Brosas shared tips on taking care of a newborn especially when it comes to his skin. Another speaker, Sharon Agoncillo-Galang, an Independent Certified Instructor (ICI) of the baby Signs® Program and a passionate speaker with 21 years of hands-on experience on the different fields of Early Education, talked about baby sign language as an alternative and effective way of communicating with babies.

At the Preschool block, Michelle Lichauco-Tambunting, co-founder and directress of Young Creative Minds Preschool who holds a Master Education from Harvard, offered advice to discipline your kids and manage and tame tantrums. She also shared insights on the challenges and the pros and cons of raising kids in the digital age.

Lastly, at the Family block, Aya Alaraya, a certified securities and investment company representative, and an investment advocate with 25 years of finance and investment experience, discussed how saving money and understanding where tonpit it best important are crucialbfpr your family’s future.

Get access to vital parenting information and relevant content 24/7, visit www.smartparenting.com.ph, and follow Smart Parenting in Favebook via /smartparenting.ph, and @_smartparenting on Twitter, and @smartparenting on Instagram.

Fab finds, biggest deals await at the 2017 Great Singapore Sale

Shopping aficionados and fashionistas can score the most exclusive finds at the Great Singapore Sale (GSS), Asia’s biggest shopping extravaganza, as it continues until August 13. Presented by the Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), it offers the best deals and bargains from the hottest brands, making every shopaholic’s dreams come true.

STB_Great Singapore Sale 01Unique local souvenirs are up for grabs at the Great Singapore Sale, enticing shoppers with the simplest of finds, such as Supermama plates, Clipper Tea ware, Democratic Society coffee shop chairs, and edible items from Naiise, The Farm Store, LOVE SG, X-mini 3, and a whole lot more

“Singapore is truly a shopper’s haven and once more, the Great Singapore Sale welcomes our visitors to experience the biggest shopping spree in Southeast Asia,” said Lael Loh, STB Area Director for Philippines.

 

Fill your shopping bags with the best finds

First things first, for shoppers heading into the GSS, remember that prices can drop to as low as 70% from the hundreds of participating brands such as Oakley, GoPro, LEVI’S, Dockers, ALDO, Pandora, Ralph Lauren Home, Lacoste, Quicksilver, Nike, Tempur, TISSOT, VANS, TOPMAN, TOPSHOP, Dorothy Perkins, and a whole lot more.

 

Indeed, stretching those Singapore dollars is what one can expect as a line-up of just about everything is up for grabs—even spa treatments, dining offerings, and accommodations from luxurious and quirky boutique hotels are available for that holistic lifestyle pampering experience.

 

A complete, hassle-free shopping experience

With two months-worth of activities and a dizzying array of participating merchants, one should know the must-dos, must-haves, and must-sees to fully appreciate this immersive shopping experience.

 

For cashless transactions, UnionPay International cards come in handy. Not only is it the official card partner of GSS, it also allows shoppers to score exclusive offers from big brands such as Kate Spad0e, Michael Kors, Tumi, and Victoria’s Secret.

 

Going on a shopping spree becomes even more convenient with the newly-rebooted GoSpree app, which provides a comprehensive list of GSS retail and service stores, shopping malls, dining outlets, attractions, leisure activities, and hotels.

 

With the GoSpree app, shoppers can also browse for amazing deals such as $500,000-worth (P18 million) of eCoupons that include 1-for-1 treats, additional 20% off sale items, and buy-2-get-1-free offers.

 

Shoppers also stand to win great prizes simply by shopping! From May 26 to August 13, a minimum of $30 (P1,070) single-receipt purchase at participating stores will give shoppers the chance to win $300,000-worth (P10.7 million) of vouchers, household appliances, gadgets, and even a brand-new Subaru Impreza or a Nissan Pulsar, in exciting weekly draws under the Shop & Win promo by the Singapore Press Holdings. Shoppers can also double the chances of winning these exciting prizes using their UnionPay credit cards.

 

Local goods to cop

Popular Singaporean brands are also something shoppers should watch out for. Benjamin Barker, creators of suave bespoke men’s apparel, will have every fine gentleman beaming over items they need for a dapper wardrobe, while Pedro’s exquisite shoes and accessories for both ladies and men will fill a collection that’s fit for any occasion. For a true taste of local, artisanal craftsmanship, Museum Label offers well-designed merchandise that gives life to Singapore’s rich culture and heritage.

 

Naiise, which showcases over 15,000 locally-made items from more than 890 emerging and established local and international brands, is set to tease shoppers with one-of-a-kind pieces, from quirky souvenirs and stationaries, to accessories and household products—essentially, everything that one needs as a reminder of Singapore and the Great Singapore Sale experience.

 

“The Great Singapore Sale has always been a highlight in Singapore’s events calendar. Together with SRA and other partners, we have added new components this year to enhance the overall shopping experience, so that our returning visitors and new-comers can enjoy a retail experience like no other,” said Edward Koh, STB Executive Director for Southeast Asia.

 

With all these at hand, one can truly experience the greatness of the Great Singapore Sale. And with an endless supply of exciting events and fun-filled activities, Singapore is truly a destination where one can not only hunt for great bargains, but create memorable and new experiences. For more information on Singapore’s line-up of offerings, please visit www.visitsingapore.com.

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About the Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is a leading economic development agency in tourism, one of Singapore’s key service sectors. Working in close partnership with industry and community, STB aims to shape a dynamic tourism landscape and differentiate Singapore as a vibrant and inspiring destination through the “VisitSingapore” brand. For more information, please visit www.stb.gov.sg or www.visitsingapore.com or follow us on Twitter @STB_sg (https://twitter.com/stb_sg).

How to Keep Your Ideas Alive: The Story of WD-40

Ideas, like people, are born and can die. Unlike people, ideas don’t face inevitable demise. Online collaboration tools are a life saver for good ideas. But before we get to the importance of online collaboration tools, let’s take a look at why it’s so important to keep your ideas from dying before their time.

Sadly, most of the ideas that come in and out of our heads do die. The constant “death cycle” of ideas is a loss for innovators and the general public. Think about it. How many of your “deceased” ideas represent untapped potential? Even an idea that doesn’t look like a clear winner can be lead to an important innovation.

Keeping an Idea Alive Through Team Collaboration: The Invention of WD-40

Let me give you an example of a “loser idea” that was thankfully not killed: WD-40. Invented in 1953, his lubricant makes countless heavy doors swing open effortlessly without getting stuck. It helps a multitude of mechanical devices to operate smoothly without corroding or seizing. Out cars, elevators, bicycles, and myriad other machines would function more poorly without WD-40.

Instead, Larsen and his assistants worked together to advocate for their idea of the perfect water-displacing (“WD”) lubricant. They nurtured their idea, allowing it to survive 39 failed attempts at implementation.

Do you know why it’s called WD-40? Because WD-40 marked a laboratory’s 40th attempt to create the perfect anti-corrosive lubricant! Fortunately for all of us who have benefited from WD-40 in some way, inventor Norman Larsen and his team at the Rocket Chemical Company didn’t let their idea die. Instead, Larsen and his assistants worked together to advocate for their idea of the perfect water-displacing (“WD”) lubricant. They nurtured their idea, allowing it to survive 39 failed attempts at implementation.

Today, WD-40 is a household name. Inventor Norman Larsen passed away in 1970, but his ideas may remain with us for another century, maybe more.

Use Online Collaboration Tools to Duplicate Norman Larsen’s Success

Right now, you may be thinking “So what?” Odds are that you do not manage a corporate laboratory. And it’s likely that and aren’t flanked by lab loyal assistants and company managers who are determined to keep your ideas alive.

So you might wonder how on earth Norman Larsen’s story applies to you. How can you use teamwork to give your ideas longevity and health? The truth is, you have something that Norman Larsen never did. You have the Internet.

The Internet is a place where you can build your own team. In the information age, inventors no longer have to wait for their own personal Rocket Chemical Company to hire them and help them keep their ideas alive.

Of course, going onto the Internet and building your own team is easier said than done. How can you share an idea on Facebook, for example, when everyone else is there to share photos of their meals and clips of their favorite TV shows? For that matter, is it really possible to share a new invention in just 140 characters on Twitter? And even if you could figure out how to do that, how can you locate the people on Twitter who will care about your idea?

This is where Zillable comes in. We’re a network for ideas, not for “social” personal musings. Zillable’s online collaboration tools help you find like-minded innovators so that your ideas can get the collaborative TLC they need. Sign up today!

#GerifiedPH: Canon Pix Mommy Weekend x Pixma E Series Launch

First day of school was a success, no separate-anxiety symptoms, no cranky I-want-my-mommy attitude. Crying hormone is nowhere in sight, just a little hyper-activity running around, wiggling in place and voice in high pitch – what a promising first school year! Then I opened his assignment notebook. First sentence in the first page of it- a homework. A simple whole image of Kulayot in paper. Wow! I never thought kindergarten school would punch parents like this on first day. Punch is the term, but its not that violent, just a tad of hyperventilation and panic. Is it due tomorrow or the next Monday?

Apparently, it was due next week. That was a relief. I read the notebook halfway from falling asleep and preparing for tomorrow’s work.

The thing is, school today requires current technology which includes  a laptop/desktop, a printer and an internet connection.

Canon Pixma E Series

Canon introduced their latest addition in their line up for Ink Efficient All-In-One printers—the PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 and E470. These are the latest printers equipped with low-cost, high yield ink cartridges to ensure affordable cost of operation.

Wireless and Mobile Printing

Any home within a local wireless network can easily connect to the PIXMA E470 through its built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. Even without a wireless router, the PIXMA E470 is able to support direct wireless connection to mobile devices or laptop computers using its Access Point Mode.

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Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient E410 SRP Php3,695.00

The PIXMA E470 is also cloud-aware, offering true print-from-anywhere mobility when paired with the Google Cloud Print*1 service. Users can now connect to the printer via the Internet through supported applications such as Gmail or Google Drive, or from the Google Chrome web browser on PCs and laptops running on Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome operating systems.

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Canon PIXMA Ink Efficient E470 SRP Php4,375.00

 

Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY App

When paired with the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app, users of the PIXMA E470 can print and scan documents and photos using any mobile device running with an iOS or Android operating system with wireless connectivity.

From the app, users can monitor ink levels, adjust printer settings, and register their printers to new cloud services, while the remote copy function allows them to make a document copy even when they are not physically beside the printer.

Enhanced Operability and Productivity Features

The PIXMA E470 is designed for easy wireless setup and connection, switching easily between wireless infrastructure connection, and Access Point Mode connection.

Both the PIXMA E470 and E410 print at 8.0 images per minute (ipm) when printing black and white, and 4.0 ipm when printing in color. The printers also support intelligent power management in the Auto Power ON/OFF setting, allowing automated shut down during idle period and power up when a print job is received.  This setting can be configured easily using the printer driver, or using the PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY app.

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The event was held at Vask Tapas Room in BGC wherein guests from the media, influencers and bloggers were served with scrumptious servings like Pintxos, Tacos, Rabas (squid with basil mayo), Croquetas, Patatas Bravas, Mejillones Tigre, Tortilla de Chorizo, Callos a la Bizkaina con Chorizo, Sauteed Mixed Veggies, Paella, Pecado al Horno and Pollo Asado. They also served Cochinillo, Tarta de Calamansi and Torrija, which ended sweetly with White Chocolate Mousse and our very own set of Canon printers! You didn’t saw that coming, huh? Check out more photos from the event here.

What’s more is that this is only the beginning! Canon will held several #PixMom events and guests can be assured that every Canon purchase is an investment to fun and memories!

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Aside from the delish dishes, guests were in for a quick workshop hosted by Ms. Alessa Lanot of Life after breakfast Blog. The activity demands creativity in designing a mosaic using colored pens and a watercolor print of floras and patterns. The mini workshop outputs were printed on a canvass using the latest all-in-one Canon Pixma E470.

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The event also held series of mini talks from Bloggers Shari Macaraig of The Misty Mom, who showed us how to make our toddlers “pose” for the camera by dropping the cheesy word “cheese” and Ava Zabat of FartsyAva that shared us how her Canon Pixma E470 helped her documenting whatsnots, encouraging her tod’s art potential while being efficient in doing business – printing handouts, documents, calling cards, even labels and sticker names.

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But there’s more! Download the Canon Red App, available in Apple Store and Google Play and get more freebies and rewards from over 150 partner brands! Buy Canon products and enjoy earning points, prioritized services, product loans, free workshops, camera cleaning services for the avid-Canon shooters and even extended warranty of up to two years! Canon even have special after sales services plus up to Php10,000 worth of credits with every purchase of participating products!

“We also prioritize rewarding and giving importance to our avid Canon customers. By simply downloading the Canon Red App available in the Apple Store and Google Play, exciting freebies and rewards from over 150 partner merchants await our customers when they earn points,” said Tin Dacanay, Canon Philippines marketing manager.

Head on over to Canon Philippines for more information.

Visit Official Websites: visit www.canon.com.ph and www.shopcanon.ph