The Many Faces of a Filipina Mom

She dons a variety of guises and wears different hats every day, but more often than not, she is simply known to us all as “Mama.”

Still, even the very idea of this persona is so multi-faceted that a “mother” can easily pertain to different kinds of motherly figures to us all at once. Let’s take a look at some of the forms and faces that these superwomen come to us as “Mama.”

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The Doting ‘Tita’

Setting aside the dreaded “May boyfriend ka na ba?” or “Tumaba ka ah!” comments that we typically answer with awkward laughs, our titas actually make great second moms by providing guidance in many surprising ways.

How else do you think would you discover the therapeutic effects of grocery shopping if not for her continuous prodding for you to come with her? Having a hard time making soothing interiors for your flat with trendy greens? Go ask your tita. Puzzled about the classy difference between your usual coffee chain and her favorite artisanal café? No need to worry, because tita will always be there to enlighten you, even about the most mundane complexities of this world.

The “Mommy ng Barkada”

Every barkada always has a mother figure who has taken upon the proverbial role of keeping the peace in the group, being the shoulder to cry on, and checking up on everyone ever so often.

She could be the eldest in the group, the years having lent her the wisdom that the ates and kuyas don’t have quite yet. Or, she’s simply ingrained with the motherly care and instinct that her friends often find comfort in.

The Office Alpha Female

She may be your direct supervisor, the department head, or the company founder herself, but one thing’s for sure: she’s the self-made woman you strive to become in the next few years.

You’re lucky if she likes you enough to have taken you under her wing; or not, if she seems bent on making you learn the tricks of the trade the hard way. Either way, her fierce outlook in life and relentless dedication to what she does in turn fuel your drive to pursue your full potential.

What’s most amazing about her, however, is how she manages to be the face of ageless beauty, elegance, and success on top of it all. Another useful lesson, therefore, that we can learn from the different mothers in our lives is how to keep the years off our face through a tried and tested anti-aging skin care regimen.

Complementing their timeless skin care tips—like getting enough sleep, using sunscreen, and hydrating inside and out, just to name a few—there’s a new anti-aging skin care regimen that is designed for today’s hardworking moms and Filipino women in general. The pre-sleep Breathe, Enrich, Dream Ritual—or simply the B.E.D. Ritual—harnesses the skin rejuvenating power of sleep and the youth-regenerating active ingredients of kojie.san’s Dream White anti-aging skin care line.

Three easy steps comprise the B.E.D. Ritual:

  • BREATHE:Relax in a quiet and comfortable spot in the bedroom, then proceed to cleanse and let the skin breathe by washing the face with DreamWhite Anti-Aging Soap. Afterwards, rehydrate, whiten, and nourish with DreamWhite Anti-Aging Facial Toner with Collagen.
  • ENRICH:Revitalize the face and neck with the DreamWhite Anti-Aging Overnight Cream before going to bed to prepare the skin for a night of rejuvenation.
  • DREAM:Unplug from the world, turn off the lights, and tune out distractions to focus on recharging the mind and body with restful sleep.

The kojie.san DreamWhite B.E.D. Ritual doesn’t end when women wake up. Also included in the skin care line is the DreamWhite Blemish Correcting Cream, which is best used both during the day and night to reduce skin imperfections and lighten dark facial spots; and the DreamWhite Anti-Aging Cream with Sunscreen, that protects the skin against the harmful effects of sun exposure.

With moms’ anti-aging secrets now in your fingertips, you too can look forward to a future of ageless beauty and grace. Whether you’re a busy mom, a doting tita, or the mommy of your barkada, start putting aging to bed with kojie.san Dream White and the B.E.D. Ritual today.

To know more about kojie.san DreamWhite and our pre-sleep, anti-aging, Asian beauty regimen—the B.E.D. Ritual—visit our social media pages on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KSDreamWhite/ and Instagram @ksdreamwhite.

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What happens after eating a healthy breakfast

We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, do you know what happens to your body after eating a healthy breakfast? Aside from improving your overall heath, eating a healthy morning meal helps you to focus, to make smart decisions and satisfies your appetite to help you avoid overeating later in the day.

“The literal meaning of breakfast is really breaking the fasting period of the night before. The span of time between your dinner and your next meal is long, perhaps 7 to 8 hours. That’s why it’s important to eat breakfast within 2 hours of waking up. In addition to starvation and low-energy levels, skipping breakfast can also make you binge and snack excessively later in the day, which can lead to other serious health problems like obesity, ” said Dr. Nicky Montoya, president and CEO of MediCard.

Here are more reasons why you shouldn’t skip breakfast:

It improves memory and concentration. Eating a healthy breakfast boosts your memory and concentration, especially at work and at school. According to research, eating breakfast leads to better cognitive performance, helping you concentrate more. It also restores glucose levels. Glucose is an important carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function properly. “A healthy breakfast helps you have better coordination and problem-solving skills,” says Dr. Montoya.

It keeps you energized. Breakfast is the perfect time to fuel your body with vitamins and nutrients to keep you energized through the day. Keeping your energy levels high will help you accomplish all your responsibilities efficiently and eating a nutritious breakfast is essential for this. Try having eggs, yogurt, cereal or fruits in the morning.

It helps lower cholesterol levels. Studies show that people who skip breakfast are more likely to have worse cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity than breakfast eaters. This is because eating nutritious foods for breakfast helps you eat smaller meals and avoid fatty food throughout the day.

It boosts metabolism and controls weight. While you sleep, your metabolism slows down and burns less calories. A great way to kick start your metabolism is by having a healthy breakfast to allow your body to start burning calories as soon as you start your day. In addition to faster metabolism, eating breakfast also helps you control your weight. When you consume high-protein meals during breakfast, you will feel fuller, hence, avoiding overeating later in the day. Just make sure that your breakfast is loaded with nutrients and not with fat and empty calories.

It puts you in a positive mood. Sleeping for 8 hours or so usually mean that you’re starving when you wake up. Starvation can really put you in a bad mood. That can be easily dealt with by eating a healthy breakfast. Dr. Montoya recommends having mood-boosting food for breakfast like berries (e.g. blueberries or strawberries), whole wheat pancakes and a banana smoothie with nuts and flaxseed.

For more nutrition advice, make an appointment with your doctor or nutritionist. MediCard has numerous free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations. Visit a MediCard clinic near you or check out their website at www.medicardphils.com for more information.

PLDT Home encourages all to #ConnectForReal with their moms

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It’s no question that moms are a constant figure in our lives, giving us unconditional love and support for everything we do. Because of this, some tend to neglect the need to express their love and appreciation for their moms, as they assume that it goes without saying. But what everyone should be reminded of is that love unexpressed is love unfelt.

On Mother’s Day, the day which asks the world to look past their busy schedules and honor their mothers, PLDT Home spearheads #ConnectForReal, a movement that encourages everyone to truly express their love even beyond the usual sweet Facebook greetings. Real connections can come from the simplest of conversations, gestures, bonding moments and traditions. Some may rely on social media posts and messages to develop interactions and nurture relationships, but nothing beats those #ConnectForReal moments with mom, proving that the strongest connections are truly at home.

For more details on the #ConnectForReal movement, like PLDT Home’s Facebook page, follow @pldthome on Twitter and Instagram and watch this video: http://bit.ly/2r0yo3k.

The Safest and All Natural Waxing Experience is now in Ayala Marquee Mall

Living in the Northern part of the Philippines can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.

When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.

And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

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“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! Ayala Marquee Mall, Pampanga.

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Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 25 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod, SM Calamba, Unimart Greenhills and our newest branch Hey Sugar Ayala Marquee Mall. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings 09366420530.

The Newest Pampering Place in Cagayan de Oro: Nailaholics SM CDO Premier

You’re stuck in the office—amid the flourescent lights, meetings, deadlines and the humdrum of corporate life.

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Sometimes, all you really need to get back in the groove is to get away for a bit. When the mood strikes, get up and head over to our newest nail salon – Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere, where you can get ushered away from the tedium of everyday life and into the relaxing world of pampering.

Set amid beautiful Hampton’s themed interiors, the destination is designed to whisk you off to sandy shores and sun-drenched landscapes with a seaside breeze. Best of all, you’ll be left under the care of Nailaholics’ expert technicians where you can expect to be pampered until your worries melt away.

You may visit us to experience the sincere pampering and nail grooming expertise of our Friendly Technicians. Located at 4th Level, Nailaholics SM CDO Premiere is NOW OPEN.

Book your appointments today: 0933-8581475

Baskin Robbins Bouquet for Moms

MothersDayCake (3)Show your love and appreciation for the woman who loves you unconditionally – your mom. Make this occasion extra special with an all-time favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake! Apart from a wide variety of sizes and flavors to choose from, you can also customize the design of your cake. Plus, make it even grander by getting Baskin-Robbins’ new two-layer cakes! Visit Baskin-Robbins shops at SM East Ortigas and Ayala 30th in Pasig, Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Place Mall, and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 5 in Makati; Fairview Terraces, Trinoma Mall, SM North (Main Building and The Block) in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna; SM Dasmariñas in Cavite; and SM Pampanga. For more information, log on to www.baskinrobbins.ph or check out their social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

MyDiamonds for Moms

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Let mom’s true brilliance shine with MyDiamond – Nothing comes close to how precious the woman in your life is than diamonds – be it your mom, wife or daughter. For all her hard work and sacrifices, why not surprise her with an elegant ring, a stylish bracelet, or a beautiful pair of earrings and let her truly shine this Mother’s day? MyDiamond will make it even more special by offering 40% discount for every single-receipt purchase and 45% off for purchases of two or more sets from May 2 to 15, 2017. Let the woman in your life shine her true brilliance with MyDiamond. To know more, visit MyDiamond concept stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Supermall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier Davao, or follow and like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyDiamondPH/ and on Instagram: @mydiamondph.