#GerifiedPH: It’s Extra Bright at the Circuit Makati!

Circuit Makati welcomes the Holiday season extra brightly with the hippest bazaar Pop Up Town! In partnership with Mastercard, Alveo, and Samsung Air C onditioner, Circuit Makati officially welcomes the Holiday by lighting it up majestically over the city’s most upbeat lifestyle and entertainment destination.

Co-presented by Mastercard and Fox Life, in cooperation with Grab, Pop Up Town’s wide array of offerings as it will feature over 200 curated shops to thrill gift buyers, dining options for those who seek bonding moments, and assorted activities for the whole family.

Consisting of four zones: Pop Up Shop, Pop Up Market, Pop Up Gallery, and Pop Up Local, it is sure to delight every Christmas shopper.

Pop Up Shop offers  a variety of well curated goods and pre-loved items from Karl Edwards, Passion Fly, UP JMA, Mommy Mundo, and big discounts by Folded and Hung.  At the Star Avenue section, fun brands and pre-loved items will be available from the likes of Janice De Belen, Kaila Estrada, Inah de Belen, Ara Mina, Danita Paner, Maricar Reyes Poon, Marissa Sanchez, Nene Tamayo, Nikki Valdez, Christine Babao, Maria Lopez, Mara Lopez, Gretchen Fullido, MJ Marfori, Aubrey Carampel, Cherry Lou Damaso, Denise Joaquin, Mike Agassi and Miriam Quiambao.

Shopping could make your tummy growl! A dizzying array of scrumptious favorites will be at the Pop Up Market with Mercato. For  those who love art , the Pop Up Gallery features works curated by Para sa Sining. Home grown, locally-sourced and locally-made products will be showcased under  Pop Up Local.

For a fun holiday vibe, there will be outdoor movie screenings, art workshops, battle of the bands and live acoustic performances. Kids can have hours of fun with an inflatable obstacle course dubbed as Wacky Obstacle Run.

Mastercard holders will have the chance to win prizes during the bazaar, aside from enjoying free entrance to both bazaars. What’s more, Grab will offer discounted Grab rides heading to and from venue using promo code Grab50, free shuttle rides from Park Square to Circuit Makati, free parking and the option to shop cashless with your Mastercard credit card.

Indulging your loved ones with fun memories and lots of bonding time is easier with Pop Up Town! Drop by the Arca South on December 2 to 3!

 

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#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!”

#GerifiedPH: Alay Sining’s Art with a Heart

2008 was the start of my second life. I was diagnosed with PDA, in layman’s term, a literal broken heart. With a hole in my heart, doctors said I have only three months to live. I need an immediate open heart surgery.

With a three-month deadline, my dad danced day and night to complete my operation fund. This is also the time where I learned that what goes around, comes around. My cardiologist learned that he’s the structural engineer who volunteered to design a public school in his local province. His charity work of designing structurally sound school buildings for the youth came back with the group of doctors waiving their professional fees on my surgery. Now, albeit my six-inch scar across my back, I am a professional engineer, and the cherries on top of my cake, my two kids. I  am blessed.

But not all may encounter luck on their way after stumbling upon the fact that their loved ones, or they themselves have congenital heart diseases.

According to Wiki, A congenital heart defect (CHD), also known as a congenital heart anomaly or congenital heart disease, is a problem in the structure of the heart that is present at birth. Signs and symptoms depend on the specific type of problem. Symptoms can vary from none to life-threatening.

Last week, October 26, after an early round of site inspection, I went straight to the media launch of this year’s Alay Sining event and in an instant I am happy to learn that humanity still have hope – through united effort of RCMW (Rotary Club of Makati West), Gift of Life and philanthropies in the form of artists sharing their talents and skills to help raise fund in saving kids from the deadly anomaly of the heart.

One living sample of how Alay Sining works is Mr. Christian Juluis Manabat who was just nine years old when he became an RCMW ward. He underwent Tetralogy of Fallot Correction; a surgical procedure to repair a complex heart defect that occurs in five out of every 10,000 babies, on June 6, 2006, at the Philippine Heart Center.

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Now a 20 year old, Christian eraned his Business Economics degree at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in April 2017 and now works full-time as bank associate.

Asked why he left the need to join the workforce immediately upon graduating from college, Christian’s mother, Cely, quoted his son as saying, “it was time to pay back,” referring to the protective shelter his family provided him through the years as an enfeebled young dependant. Just like Christian, I also want to payback and hence, continued my studies three months after my heart surgery. This is also a validation to our benefactors that the kindness that allowed our recovery and numerous other children’s – is worth their effort, the RCMW for him, and my doctors for me.

Gift of Life

It was in New York, the year was 1975 when Gift of Life was made by operating a child from Uganda. More than 30,000 children and 13 years ago, one heart surgery has been made in the Philippines. Today, Gift of Life is present at 79 countries worldwide to help CHD patients.

10 years ago, 2007 the first launch of art sculptures were launch and sold to support the cause. As in years past, Alay Sining will be themed “Art with A Heart”, alluding to how a majority of the charity it raises goes directly to fund heart surgeries. RC Makati West adopted this advocacy after being introduced to US-based Gift of Life International (GOL), an organization that promotes awareness of the disease in 80 countries and works tirelessly to connect needy children with CHD with organizations that can provide free medical treatment.

Did you know? A CHD operation can cost around PHP750,000.00 to a million.

About 5.5 million children around the world are born with congenital heart defects each year. Sadly, 94 percent come from families who can least afford necessary medical treatment.

In the Philippines, GOL charities are spearheaded by the RC Makati West and is affiliated with four of the countries major hospitals – Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), National Children’s Hospital (NCH) and National Heart Center (NHC) Philippines.

The Alay Sining provides money for the congenital heart anomaly operation for childrens and teens 18 years old and below. Talented artists make pieces for auction or sale and will hence circulate for the provision of surgery fund and maintenance thereafter under the program Guardian Angel Support.

Guardian Angel Support

After the surgery, the financial support still continue as every child is entitled to have a guardian angel support to finance their post-surgery check ups and maintenance including medicines and routine tests. The Guardian Angel Support can be from a rotary, clubs or personalities who wants to join in to fund.

It’s basically sales from fantastic artists and donations from several clubs, rotaries and individuals that will provide the necessary fund for a child’s Congenital Heart Disease operation. Previous number of kids operated before were 50 children yearly. This year, they are aiming to help at least 250 children! As of July this year, there had been 100 children with a successful CHD operations hence the aim for the end of this year is very attainable.

Did you know? There are 17,000 children in the Philippines with CHD (Congenital Heart Disease)

Club President David Caldwell acknowledges the success of the Gift of Life Program. The 10th anniversary of the exhibit-sale will feature paintings and sculptures from renowned names like Glenn Cagandahan, Sam Penaso, Jaime Nepomuceno, Jojit Nagamos, Adel Agubang, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Kenneth Cobunpue, and many more.

More photos of the event here.

“As of today, 557 Filipino children have received free, life-saving heart surgeries due to the dedication of many Makati West Rotarians, the strength of the Alay Sining fundraising and contributions from Rotarians around the world,” Caldwell said. “We acknowledge the support of the many talented doctors and nurses of our local medical partners: Philippine General Hospital, National Children’s Hospital, Philippine Children’s Medical Center and National Heart Center.”

The Alay Sining 10 exhibit will be held on November 9-12, 2017, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

The charity perfectly dovetails for the children who gravely depend on CHD medical procedures, as well as the artists who likewise naturally need to support themselves.

“We hope to go at a faster pace and provide operations and post-surgery care and support for 250 children during this rotary year. These children need our help. Your purchase will make a difference,” said Caldwell.

Constant programs and awareness for Heart Surgery and procedures can improve chances of children’s lives to be saved and survive. Truly, an art with a heart, supporting Alay Sining is a very good way of giving back to the community, saving lives, and giving hope for the future.

Come buy art and multiply them to save children’s lives!

 

For inquiries and donations, please call RCMW at 753-3098 and look for Kai or email rcmakatiwest2016@gmail.com.

#GerifiedPH: Go #BICtoSchool for #BICBrightFutures

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Bright Futures are Written by Hand – this is what BIC Product Asia launched as its back-to-school campaign in the Philippines in partnership with their exclusive distributor in the country, the Filstar Distributors Corporation.

You might ask why is BIC still emphasizing on handwriting given the proliferation of technology. Indeed, we are living in a changing world and while handwriting might seem trivial for some, it is passion for some – and that includes me. My smartphone, laptop and tablet may have calendar, but I personally like writing down my ideas and schedules in my planner, I even do manual computation with a pencil and eraser to check if my Structural Analysis Program output is more or less correct, realistic and feasibly economical.

Let us also not forget that handwriting is still essential and vital to a child’s development. The act of handwriting alone helps develop a child’s cognitive and motor skills, helps boost memory and creativity as well as promotes self-confidence and interpersonal skills.

Bright ideas came from hand-writing.

 

Ready to be #BICtoSchool! #Kulayot and #Dabibot is ready to discover the #kidzaniamanila world and have #BICBrightFutures!

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Today, BIC wants children to love handwriting again. Via Filstar Distributors Corporation, BIC Product Asia kicked off its biggest social campaign in Asia, the #BICBrightFutures! As Champions of Education, BIC believes that a bright future is not limited for the fortunate, but is for everyone. It is a right to be educated and education is a great tool for the equalization of the social status of the community, and in the long run, the world.

Filstar Distributors Corporation prides itself as having been the exclusive licensee of Hallmark in the Philippines since 1974 and the exclusive distributor of BIC Stationery products since 2001. Since then, Filstar has evolved to be a distributor of not just these two distinguished brands but of other world class brands that supplement and enhance the self-expression industry. In 2013, Filstar expanded its partnership with BIC to over BIC lighters and shavers categories.

 Hand-writing is in the DNA of the BIC Company.

Last October 26, BIC Product Asia celebrated the importance of handwriting and education; with friends from the media and bloggers, BIC culminated Kidzania Manila in BGC as a ground for a fun day of learning and playing with the company’s 200 children beneficiaries from Children’s Hour, Kariton Klasrum and Yellow Boat of Hope.

BIC wants to Inspire people to express themselves.

When I was a child, I remember writing down telephone numbers inside my fancy notebook – I remember Mr. Brown, Atty. Marmalade and Lily from the red London Bus. That fancy notebook was placed beside my curly rotary phone, and I jot down letters, doodle patterns and curves, and sketched houses and buildings as I give them a ring. I even fold manila papers into squares pretending they are my blueprints. True enough, those pretend games and the handwriting subconsciously solidified my ambitions and now, I am a licensed engineer, signing real blueprints and building structures.

This is exactly what BIC wants to revive. BIC through their employees and subsidiaries worldwide has now been marking significant impact in the lives of thousand of students, all whom know that BIC supports them in their quest for a brighter future.

Write it on the paper and make it real.

Hosted by Ms. Issa Litton, #BICBrigthFutures event showcase masters of education and selfless philanthropies with a burning passion to help the hopes of our future – the children.

Kariton Klasrum’s Mr. Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year 2009, a social worker and a teacher who was greeted with salute has shared with the BEST valuable lesson in life.

B if for Believe That You Can – Never stop believing in yourself. Who first should believe in your dreams and hopes but yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others, but instead focus on what you got, and from create small stepping stones that will eventually lead you to your success.

 

Practice doesn’t make someone perfect but it brings progress.

E is for Excel in Every Work – Enough is not good enough. Don’t settle for anything but the best. Adults need to support children. Criticize but do not belittle them. Push them, protect them, understand them.

S is for Stand firm to what is true and noble – Value education and fight ignorance and poverty but remember,

 

Cheating is not an option to succeed in life.

Do the right things at all circumstances whether someone is watching or not, that is what we call Integrity.

T is for Think of ways to improve yourself – “Self-improvement is universal to the human experience; we all have things we’d like to change about ourselves. Perhaps you want to lose weight, improve your skills in a certain area, be more comfortable socially, be happier, or more productive. Whatever the ultimate improvement desired, in order to achieve it you may benefit from identifying your specific goals, enacting change, and coping with setbacks.” – from Wiki.

Know what you want, set your game plan and execute!

“Our main focus, since Kariton Klasrum’s inception, has always been about bringing education to less-fortunate children. Through this event, we will be able to show them that a bright future is possible for them as they plan for it and persevere to achieve it,” said Efren Penaflorida, founder of Kariton Klastum.

Do you want to memorize faster? Write it down.

For one day, the children from Kariton Klasrum and Children’s Hour are encouraged to have fun while exploring the adult world by immersing themselves in over 100 role-playing activities in the play city. Using BIC pens, they also plot their goals and dreams in a special BIC Bright Futures workbook.

Ms. Net Garcia, Children Hour Executive Director said that “Many children are in great need of encouragement from the adults in their lives in order to push themselves to work hard for a better future. We are happy that our kids will walk away with a sneak peak at what their own futures can hold, as well as a new hope.”

Education serves a platform to secure a brighter future.

We jumped on our seats – that is how Mr. Jay Jaboneta of Yellow Boat of Hope started his talk. Jay always let the audience jump first as it initialized the audience jump on the yellow school boat. Welcome aboard! Yellow Boat of Hope’s main mission is to make sure that kids go to school safely and they started off with a single yellow boat that crosses children from the riverbank.

“We have always believed that bright futures are written by hand. As adults, many of us have become what we are today because we put pen to paper and wrote down our ambitions. That act of writing down our aspirations makes the dream seem real. Today, we want to inspire less-fortunate children to dream and work for their futures, because after all, everyone deserves a bright furute. ” said Frederic Dumon, BIC Asia Deputy General Manager.

More photos of the event here.

No one is superior by size but by purpose.

The big sun can never do what the small sun (moon) can, and that is to give light at night, hence, BIC feels strongly about giving back to communities where the group is present in the form of product or financial donations and volunteering. As part of its strong societal commitment, the BIC Corporate Foundation for Education was launched in 2016 focusing on fighting for universal access of education as a basic human right. Through this foundation, BIC is engaged in the fight against school drop-outs, access to education for girls and women and environmental education. In the same year, the global company has made 112 donations to promote education giving more than 6 million pens to children in need.

The highlight of the event, BIC’s half a million of stationery product donation to Children’s Hour, Yellow Boat of Hope and Kariton Klasrum to help kids as they pursue their dreams. The turn over ceremony promoted access to education with 1.7 Million Dollars donation last year and this year, is the biggest donation so far with 500,000 stationery products with an average of 2 pens and 2 pencils per kid!

BIC is a family-owned company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and a world leader in stationery, lighters and shavers. For more than 60 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, simple, inventive and reliable choices for everyone, everywhere, every day worldwide with 18.9 million stationery products, 4.2 million lighters, 7.1 million savers and 0.7 million promotional products.

One of the things I noticed on the latest BIC TVC is that the pens are sturdier and break-resistant and found out that those are actually called Evolution Pencils which are wood free and no splinter type. Aside from that smart innovation, BIC products are toxic-free and complies with United Kingdom’s EN 71 making the products environment-friendly. What’s more? There are improvement on BIC’s industrial design of materials like preventing the children from chocking by making the ballpen’s cap open with a hole.

Toxic-free crayons, splinter-free pencils and holes on pen’s cap are a few of the industrial innovations that makes BIC child-friendly.

BIC encourages out-of-school youths to go BIC to school to because it pays off to work hard. There’s no graduation in learning and that’s a good thing because it only means that you can still shape your future starting by handwriting it down using BIC stationery materials.

Find more about BIC from the following online references:

Website: https://www.bicworld.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bicstationeryphilippines

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/BicGroup

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bicbrand

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bic/

Instagram: https://www/instagram.com/bic_group/

#GerifiedPH: Pop Up Town 2017

We are half way off the ber-months and sales are flashing here and there. Now, all you have to do is pick which stores are you going. But, if you have no idea where to shop first, and which sale events should you go to… Let me help you navigate and see why you have to stop over at the Pop Up Town and shop ’till you drop!

Make Circuit Makati and Arca South your ultimate entertainment and hassle-free shopping destinations this Holiday season! The holidays are just around the corner and the only thing better than the breeze getting colder and nights getting longer, is the fact it’s now the time, the best time actually to do some shopping! With bazaars in various parts of the Metro that offer almost always similar items, it may be hard to find something unique for loved ones. But don’t fret! There’s a better way to get a head start at crossing out items on your list without having to go from one place to another to find that one-of-a-kind present for your loved ones.

If you happen to live in the city, you’ll be a stone’s throw away to the much-awaited ultimate holiday shopping and entertainment experience! Introducing Pop Up Town – the biggest and hippest Holiday bazaar happening at two of Ayala Land’s sustainable estates: Circuit Makati and Arca South.

These are set on November 17 to 19 at Circuit Makati, and December 2 to 3 at Arca South in Taguig. The bazaar is on its fourth year at Circuit Makati and promises to jumpstart the holiday shopping mood through Pop up Town.

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The event will feature over 200 curated shops, dining options and a ton of activities for the whole family.

What’s in store at Pop up Town? With a variety of shopping options to choose from – everything from quirky novelty gifts, to hard-to-find local products, Pop-Up Town will consist of four zones – – Pop Up Shop, Pop Up Market, Pop Up Gallery and Pop Up Local.

Pop Up Shop

Pop Up Shop will have a variety of well curated goods and pre-loved items from Karl Edwards, Passion Fly, UP JMA, Mommy Mundo, and big discounts by Folded and Hung. Unique brands and pre-loved items from our favorite stars will also be featured under the Star Avenue such as Janice De Belen, Karla Estrada, Inah de Belen, Ara Mina, Danita Paner, Maricar Reyes Poon, Marissa Sanchez, Nene Tamayo, Nilki Valdez, Christine Babao, Maria Lopez, Mara Lopez, Gretchen Fullido, MJ Marfori, Aubrey Carampel, Cherry Lou Damaso, Denise Joaquin, Mike Agassi amd Miriam Quiambao.

Mommy Mundo – Online Community of Moms and Momenterprenuers showcases wide range of mom and baby-friendly products like Maternity belt, Sun Life Insurances and more

Botanicals in Bloom – aside from essential oils, they also offer All natural skin care locally handmade made from premium ingredients like olive oil and bees wax and food grade flowers and leaves infused to become oil. These long lasting scents could calm your senses

UP JMA – students on businesses like Medjas, a Korean pop culture inspired socks. UP JMA support millennials discovering potential in the business markets. What’s more? It is for the benefits of the kids they support every semester – 40 kids are sent to school.

Karl Edwards – old company that support small businesses and Start up businesses to give back to the community, basically making dreams come true!

LukieBear – named after her first born, this swaddled blankets has many uses with beautiful verses that could comfort and inspire new moms.

Every good and perfect gift is from above.

Outdoor blankets, Gawang Pinoy Candle Soy, water based oils, and home sprays are some of their offerings. Fashion design clothes will also be featured at Karl Edwards pop up shop.

Bake Goods by Janice De Belen – homemade cheese cupcakes, pulvoron

Gretchen’s Fashion – preloved shinning shimmering splendid fashion items and size 5 shoes

Isabelle Glamour and Mara Sports- Mara’s surfing stuff and gears like rashguards, wetsuits, and bikinis and Isabelle’s Glamour beauty and the red carpet pre loved selling for only a fraction of the cos.

Miriam Quiambao’s Tubo – freshly squeezed sugar cane juice comes in natural flavor of tubo skin tonic, good for the liver, and high folic acid. Other flavors tubomango, tubomansi, tuboguyabano. Sweet taste for a healthier you! Sometime in 2015, Miriam and husband walking in Cebu and tried tubo juice. Long story short, they franchise one to make it available here in Manila.

Nikki’s Homemade Goodies – homemade goodies and chocoloco brownies Classic butter polvoron Red velvet cocoa polvoron and cakes bazaar best seller 2012 backings MissButtercream by Nikki Valdez on Instagram.

Pop up Market

A wide variety of scrumptious dishes will gibe everyone a taste of the season with Pop Up Market with Mercato. It features Takoichi Authentic Takoyaki – Squids fresh from Calaguas, and other great Filipino street food!

Pop Up Arena

Ayala Land’s estates, being a one-stop destination f leisure and entertainment, will be the perfect venue to spend the long weekend and holidays. Complementing all the shopping choices are activities like outdoor movie screenings, art workshops, battle of the bands and live acoustic performances. Kids and the kids at the heart will even be able to enjoy an inflatable obstacle course dubbed as Wacky Obstacle Run.

Bringing war into the town! Go up on different inflatable of giant activities with a twist.! Obstacle courses, swirl ball experience of different types of inflatables,  giant jackstones, speed racks and wacky activities for kids and kids at heart. Open for all ages but kids ranging 10 years and below should be accompanied by a guardian. WackyObstacleFun.com

Pop Up Lokal

Home grown and locally-sourced and locally-made products will be showcased under the Pop Up Local. It features crafts like accessories and jewelries made and designed by PWDs.

Papelikhaan – recycled papers made by partner communities.

Pop Up Gallery

Appreciate and own a piece of art at the Pop Up Gallery featuring works curated by Para sa Sining.

Para Sa Sining – Non government organizations collaborated to celebrate arts – music, poetry, music and more! Philippines community of collaborators also features Digitized artworks like postcards and stickers like I am, I create, and we create Filipino identity – pagkilala sa iyong sarili at paglikha ng obramaestra.

Siklo Pilipinas – upcycle materials arts and crafts like products made out of airplane tires! That’s very interesting!

There’s definitely something for all at the Pop Up Town. Pop up Town offers a comprehensive collection of merchants that highlight the rich heritage of flavor and culture in the country with their local products from different regions. Student entrepreneurs will feature their innovative and unique products. Celebrity and blogger merchants will also offer everything from artisanal delicacies to pre-loved fashion items. This is the most wonderful time of the year, especially in the city that makes it happen, bringing together family, friends and colleagues. And since the success of the previous Circuit Makati Christmas Bazaars in the past years, Ayala Land ups the ante by bringing it to another Ayala Land estate, giving more people the chance to create new memorable holiday traditions.

At Pop Up Town, surprises awaits Mastercard holders as they have the chance to win prizes during the bazaar, and experience a variety of perks–from hassle free cashless shopping to free entrance to both bazaars at Circuit Makati and Arca South!

In addition, Circuit Makati and Arca South also partnered with Grab to offer discounted Grab rides heading to and from venue, free shuttle rides in select areas across the metro, free parking and option to go cashless shopping via Mastercard. This is truly the easiest way to create fun and exciting memories to remember this holiday season by. Drop by on November 17 to 19 and December 2 to 3, and get a head start on your shopping list! Pop up Town is co-presented by Mastercard and Fox Life, in cooperation with Grab.

What are you waiting for? Save the pennies and prepare your Mastercard for the great fashion, food, family run and art feast for all! See you there!

#GerifiedPH: #GanabeHealthy with Proppee’s #PropanTLC

TLC is for tender loving care; that is what need to make our kids gana be healthy! And Propan TLC knows that too well, that is why they emphasize on the importance of kids’ appetite for nutritious food, regular physical activities and good night sleep!

Yesterday, Propan TLC invited media and blogger friends with special delegates of  medicine doctors to celebrates Proppee’s 10 successful years here in the Philippines. The event was hosted by Ms. Valerie Tan, and while the guests in their purplish glows eat buffet to their hearts content, thery were serenaded by Mr. Paulo Santos acoustics. Mr. Sherwin Arceo turned into a supermario as he entered the Digiland of Proppee!

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is the complete multivitamins for children ages 1-12. All the vitamins work together to ensure that your child gets the proper nutrition that will help them get a boost in life.

Thru a very lively musical, Propan TLC’s Proppee helped Pamilya Magana by backing up their immunity to combat illness, fatigue and to fend of sickness.

What’s unique about Propan TLC is that it has a combination of Lysine and B-Vitamins that help in boosting appetite and produces energy for the entire day. It also has Chlorella and Vitamin D to make growing kids’ bones stronger while stretching them to make kids taller. Vitamin E for healthy looking skin, Taurine to help them learn faster and Vitamin A for good eyesight.

Propan TLC also has Vitamin C to boost the immune system. Last night, Henry Maganda together with Propan TLC’s trio-squad of Vitamin C fend of  viruses and bacteria that could cause cold and flu.

Yes, Propan TLC is not just for kids, as Proppee also offers Propan Fit for adult. Propan Fit in a form of soft gel capsule, is a multitasking multivitamin supplement with main ingredients such as Korean Ginseng and Garlic Extract to fight mental and physical fatigue, improve immunity and for the total health and nutrition support.

Did you know? June 2017 up to this date, Propan TLC is the number one food supplement for children in the market.

The event was showered with gifts and raffle prizes including sandwich makers, kettle pots, smartphones and flatscreen televisions! What’s more? Proppee gave away awards to Ninongs, Ninangs and families that graced the event with their purple power dressing! More photos of the event here.

Final Remark speech by Mr. Pax Pacis, Senior Vice-President of ADP Pharma ended the event with casts from the live musical dancing to the latest Propan TLC TVC!

With the proper guidance, good example of parents healthy eating lifestyle and Propan TLC, children will surely gana be healthy!

Propan TLC is available in 250 ml syrup and 15 ml drops for babies 6 months to 2 years old.

Happy 10 years, Proppee! May you continue to aid Filipino household fend off evil germs, bacteria and viruses thru strong immunity, physical fitness and mental alertness!

Learn more about Propan TLC! Visit their official website: https://propantlc.com

#GerifiedPH: Pastry Queen Philippines 2017

The Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines in partnership with Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), Organizer of SIGEP show held its first-ever two-day battle of Pastry Queen Philippines Competition last September 29 – 30.

The winning chef will receive a cash prize of Php 25,000.00, will be held as Queen of Pastry Philippines 2017 and will represent the Philippines for Female Pastry Chef’s 4th Pastry Queen Competition during SIGEP in Rimini Italy next year of January 20-24, 2018.

This competition is first edition for the Philippines and has lauded as a major platform for talented Filipinas in the Pastry Chef Profession – a rare opportunity to experience work with elegance & style in the pastry making demonstrations.

The two-day event was hosted by Academy of Pastry & Bakery Arts Philippines and is held at their main branch in Metrohouse Building, Makati City.

The Board of Judges consists of Chef Peachy Juban of De La Salle College of St. Benilde, Chef Michael “Miko” Aspiras, Pastry Chef of The Tasteless Food Group, Chef Gerhard Baux, Director for External and Cullinary Affairs and Chef Sunshine Puey of Gourmandise Patisserie.

The primary selection was open for all Filipina professional female pastry chefs currently actively working in an organization of repute and of the age of above 21 years.
The selected contestant have been given advance training at the Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines to further hone up their skill to compete at international level at SIGEP 2018.

The contenders were Pastry Chef Janelle Joy Toh of Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines and Chef de Partie Gonzala “Zally” Familgan of City of Dreams Manila.

Here are some of their final food art pieces:

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And the Pastry Queen Philippines 2017 is…

22196130_1536104416432813_3945152674855848569_n.jpgChef Janelle Joy Toh of Academy of Pastry and Bakery Arts Philippines! More photos and here winning pieces here.

Congratulations Chef Toh, Queen of Pastry Philippines 2017 and good wishes to your upcoming competition in Italy!