Thursday, September 21, 2017

Helping Mothers find their perfect home



Property24 shares top considerations for an effective property search

Naturally caring, empathetic, and affectionate, a mother’s role is to build and foster relationships within the family. By maintaining communication among their children and their husbands, it is often ties a mother’s task to make the tough decisions geared towards the family’s welfare including building a nurturing environment at home. Interestingly, data from top property portal Property24 points to the importance of a mother’s touch in finding the family’s perfect home.

“Our research shows us that more than half of our real estate considers and buyers are working married females. Oftentimes, they are proactive in looking for property, as this is an extension of their nurturing charisma as moms. Through Property24, we hope to continuously help families create wonderful memories in the properties that best suit their needs”, says Ferdie Perez, OLX Operations Director and Head of Real Estate.

But with a ton of considerations to make, what should mothers keep in mind when searhing for a property? Property24 shares its list of non-negotiables when making that move to purchase property from their recent research.

Proximity to shopping areas

Mothers are naturally the shoppers in the family. Supermarkets and even convenience stores are practical necessities that help in maintaining the household’s day-to-day operations. When it comes to searching for property, a nearby convenience store can give you a feeling of assurance that simple items for meals, chores, or even get-togethers are always within reach.

A nearby store, on the other hand, provides a safety net should you want to replenish stocks to prepare for the rainy days or for the upcoming holidays. Efficiency squeezing in shopping with other responsibilities at home and at work should not be too difficult when these establishments are just a stone’s throw away.

Quick access to public transportation

Greater mobility for less means quicker access to public transport systems. Nearby jeepney or tricycle services help you manage simple tasks such as getting out of the village, or even shopping. Shuttle or FX services, on the other hand, may bring you closer to your workplace for a cheaper price, or help you do your errands faster.

It also pays to know if your preferred location can be accessed by a nearby bus or train shop. Take all of these transport options into considerations for both short term and long term purpose. After all, your kids will eventually grow up to be more independent and they will need to utilize these systems too.

Children's infrastructure

Spaces that facilitate child development are important in shaping your chilld's formative years. Nearby schools, day care centers, or even play grounds are integral in helping children gain knowledge and social values within the comforts of your property's vicinity.

Ensuring these spaces are easily accessible can also help you efficiently balance other responsibilities. Treat these places as leisure hubs that allow you to connect with your child outside of your home.

Nearby public services

Public services provide convenience at a minimal cost. Barangay centers act as platforms that can help you raise any concerns about your immediate surroundings. Postal offices make it easier to send and receive parcels or letters to friends and loved ones. Health centers provide easily accessible services that address first-aid concerns, or minor surgical procedures.

Take note of the proximity of government offices when you search for a property. You will never know when you'll need to avail of these services.

Safety

Raising a family entails commitment in providing an environment that will make them feel secure. Before making that decision to purchase, it pays to research and ask about issues that may affect how you live in that area. Look at potential security issues and measure the possibilities of it affecting your everyday living. 

Remember to also trust your gut; if you do not feel comfortable spending most of your time in that property, perhaps you haven't found the right one yet.

These considerations can be discussed with the property seller. Think of them as more than consultants, they are your partners that hold the key to everything and anything about the property. Luckily, Property24 gives you more options by connecting you to a community of reliable sellers since the platform puts a premium on advertisements and seller identify verification.

With its new tagline, "Find all properties here", the portal's growing listings base of nearby hundred thousand properties aim to provide diverse options tailored for every Filipino family's real estate journey. Your dream home is just a few clicks away! Visit Property24 and discover all properties in an interactive and user-friendly platform today.

About Property24

Property24 is part of the OLX group with OLX.ph. The property portal helps companies and licensed individuals, in the business of selling or leasing residential properties, connect with serious buyers looking for realty investments or searching for the perfect home. With thousands of quality listings added daily, Property24 prides itself as trusted platform that help Filipinos fulfill their property hunting needs.

About OLX

OLX is the world's leading classifieds platform in growth markets and is available in more than 45 countries and over 50 languages. OLX connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast, easy and free for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Every month, hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world are already using OLX's online marketplace to find and sell marketplace to find and sell a wide range of products, including furniture, musical instruments, sporting goods, cars, kids and baby items, motorcycles, cameras, mobile phones, property and much more.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SM Woman brings a revolution in denim for everyday wear




Freedom of movement, smoother form, and utmost comfort. SM Woman presents denim for a woman that’s in step with the beat of everyday wear: the SM Woman Premium Denim HyperForm series.



Ballet Manila's Katherine Barkman in Hyperform Shapewear

Finally, there’s denim that’s designed for action made from denim that’s soft, flexible and moves with your body with styles for women and their movements — from yoga and plana forma to office work,  a night  out in the city and so much more.

There’s the HyperForm Shapewear, flaw-erasing jeans for a sexy figure, slims thighs, and contours the backside. Flattering looks for extra confidence.



Ballet Manila's Rissa Camaclang in Hyperform Hyperfree


Then, there’s Hyperfree, with its relaxed fit that gives an extra oomph that’s ideal for that leisurely stroll.



Ballet Manilas's Joan Emery Sia in Hyperform Jog Sculpt


Lastly, there’s jog sculpt that’s designed for the ultimate in flexibility, the perfect fit for those on the go.

And to mark the introduction of the SM Woman Premium Denim HyperForm series, SM Woman, presents an all-new campaign that features the belles of Ballet Manila – Katherine Barkman, Rissa Marie Camaclang, and Joan Emery Sia – as they appear in a sensational and moving (in a literal sense) video that celebrates fluidity of form and liberation, attributes that make the SM Woman Premium Denim HyperForm series a true revolution in everyday fashion. Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/SMWoman/videos/652903991579855/. Concept and direction by Quintin Cu-Unjieng and Dominic Bekaert.

Indeed, SM Woman Premium Denim HyperForm series is sculpted for a woman like you—strong, practical, independent, and truly fashion-forward—offering enviable style for the daily grind.

To know more about SM Woman, visit www.thesmstore.com, their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SMWoman/ and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/smwoman/.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Careline introduces the new Girl Gang



Everyone loves a good makeover! And Careline, the teen brand of Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc., just got a revamp beginning with the launch of its Girl Gang, led by Andrea Brillantes (center) with (L-R) Regine Lacanienta, Alyana Chapman, Azusa Masu, and Megu Demetrio. The girls, with their diverse style and looks, capture Careline’s inclusive message of being Better Than Basic through a new digital film. To know more about the new Careline and watch the Girl Gang in action, visit https://careline.com.ph/, and follow them at

  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

TechnoMarine’s sweet-16 anniversary celebration promo




TechnoMarine Philippines is now 16 years old! To celebrate the milestone, the luxury Swiss watch brand is giving a 30% discount on selected collections. The weekends of September 14 to 16, and September 29 to October 1, promotions will be available for the best-selling collections like the Cruise, Manta, and UF6. With its extensive collection of elegant and stylish time pieces, TechnoMarine is designed to suit any occasion and lifestyle. Visit the nearest TechnoMarine branch now in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide. For more information, follow TechnoMarine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH/ and on Instagram @technomarineph.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LG CELEBRATES 5 YEARS OF LG OLED TV EXCELLENCE WITH THE LAUNCH OF 77-INCH LG SIGNATURE OLED TV




Featuring Picture-on-Wall Design, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, LG OLED TV Delivers Unrivaled Home Cinema Experience

The future of home cinema entertainment has arrived with the introduction of LG Signature OLED TV in the Philippines, via an official launch ceremony at the Ascott, BGC. LG is the pioneer in OLED technology (Organic Light Emitting Diodes). Thanks to OLED, we can now enjoy more vivid visuals like never before. Over the course of the past five years, LG has continually developed a better, more vibrant viewing experience. The result is the LG Signature OLED TV.

There is indeed cause to be excited because the pinnacle of this 5-year continuous improvement is embodied in the sleek 77-inch LG Signature OLED TV, the first LG Signature TV to be made available in the Philippines. LG Signature is the gold standard in design. Behind it is an intuitive, responsive and functional design philosophy that spells sheer elegance in simplicity.

OLED technology makes perfect blacks and perfect colors come alive, and the viewing experience is complemented by exceptional sound with the Dolby Atmos audio system. This is the first time that the Dolby Atmos has ever been featured in TV speakers. The result mimics reality on your TV. Also because of OLED, the screen is so thin, it’s picture-in-glass thin! The result is a perfect viewing angle, wherever you are relative to the TV. Through the webOS, you can sit back and binge-watch movies and shows on Netflix for hours of non-stop excitement. No one can blame you if you never want to leave the house again!

“With Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos integrated into our newest OLED products, viewers will be able to recapture the magic of the cinema and experience their favorite movies with their original clarity, depth and imagination intact,” said Mr. Tony An, Vice President for Home Entertainment, LG Electronics Philippines. “The stunning new TVs on available in the market demonstrate our commitment to innovation and leadership in OLED Technology.”

With the arrival of the LG Signature OLED TV in the Philippines, we welcome a new era in TV. It has elevated the home TV entertainment experience.

For more details, visit www.lg.com/ph, like LG Philippines’ official Facebook page or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 82,000 people working in 119 locations around the world. With 2013 global sales of USD 53.10 billion (KRW 58.14 trillion), LG comprises four business units ― Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solution, and Vehicle Components ― and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.

About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is a global top player in television, audio video systems, monitors, personal computers, digital signage and commercial displays. The company opened a new era of innovation in the TV market, creating pioneering technologies like OLED TV and implementing an intuitive operating system to allow customers to experience the full benefits of smart TV technology. LG is committed to improving customers’ lives with innovative home entertainment products led by its award-winning 4K OLED TVs, ULTRA HD TVs and webOS TVs. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.


Friday, September 08, 2017

Reshape the future today at THE FUTURE CITY: An Interactive Digital Park



An extraordinary learning experience awaits young and the young-at-heart at the Future City. Put your seatbelts on as we take off to the future and explore how we can help reshape your child’s future today through one-of-a-kind interactive installations that will put your eyes and minds in awe.

Open for just one weekend, The Future Park together with NESTLÉ NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR,—a milk designed specifically for your child’s growth and development that helps secure your child’s healthy future through the power of Optimized Protein, launches FUTURE CITY: An Interactive Digital Park.

From September 9-10, this pioneering digital park opens its doors to guests as a way to educate and empower children and their parents about how their decisions today, can affect their future.

Future City uses technologies from all over the globe. The park contains 6 unique and engaging stations that will give guests the chance to participate in one-of-a-kind experiences that will surely nurture the minds of the kids and kids at heart.
The Future City visually illustrates how science has become the blueprint for brighter, safer future for our children. Guests can begin their exploration and discovery at the Future Dome where they will be given a glimpse of the technological advances that will soon define future cities—from towering smart skyscrapers, solar powered walls, interactive cityscapes, and autonomous vehicles.


Visitors of Future City will be given access to several stations that will surely broaden the mind. A Sketch Village where the patterns you color come to life, a Checkpoint where you can assess your future health, and interactive walls and floors featuring digital games.

After the guests go through these stations, seeing what the future can be and how it can be affected with the choices and lifestyle we make, from there, they will be ushered into a room that highlights an interactive wall demonstrating the evolution of science for nutrition and development, and how scientific advances have helped secure a child’s healthy future.

A big point of apprehension about the future, especially for parents, is their child’s health. Family history plays a big part in determining what diseases and conditions will be inherited by their kids and educating yourself about what can be done to prevent these from being passed on is the key to ensuring your child’s better future health. To that end, the Family Health Screener can help parents assess these possibilities, which will also be unveiled at the pop-up interactive digital park.

All in all, the Future City is a fitting fusion of interactive material and abstract concepts demonstrated in a visual and engaging way for kids and the kids at heart to appreciate and enjoy.

The interactive nature of The Future City is central to the entire exhibit’s message, not just in terms of technology and infrastructure, but for bigger and far more essential choices for your child’s health and development. Exploring the science behind the different elements that drive our lives—the environment we move in, the things we eat, the activities we do—it helps us understand just how relevant all these our to securing a brighter, safer, healthier future for generations to come.

Never settle for anything less especially when it comes to your child. Give your child optimum nutrition and reshape their future today.



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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.


NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR is not a breastmilk substitute. It is a powdered milk drink suitable for healthy children above 3 years of age.


Thursday, September 07, 2017

Authentic Tonkatsu experience at Katsu Sora


Katsu Sora's Katsudon

Filipinos have a big appetite for Japanese food—including tonkatsu, a breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet. Taking this delectable dish to new heights is Katsu Sora, home of premium Tonkatsu and Japanese dishes, with its panache that promises authentic Japanese dining.

Derived from Japanese terms “Katsu,” which is short for tonkatsu and “Sora,” which means sky, Katsu Sora is dedicated to offering only the highest quality tonkatsu and a host of other Japanese dishes. This goes with a salad bar where diners can enjoy a wide range of healthy greens and fruits, among others, delivering a satisfactory experience in a class of its own.

The Otameshi sets comes with Katsu Sora's four kinds of premium pork: Iberico, Shimofuri, Kurobuta and Sakura

Katsu Sora’s four kinds of world-class pork

Katsu Sora takes pride in four kinds of world-class pork. One of which is the Iberico Pork, a highly coveted pork imported from Spain and comes from the family of black Iberico pigs. With a meat that has butter-like texture and is rich in Oleic acid that raises good cholesterol and helps lower bad cholesterol, customers are in for an exceptional and healthy Japanese treat.

Katsu Sora also offers Shimofuri Pork, yet again originating from Spain and comes from a pure line of Duroc. Called the “Black Angus” of pork, it has a high percentage of marbling that results in a tender and flavorful meat.

Dubbed as the Wagyu of pork, Kurobuta pork is known for its melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Savor the taste of a meat that comes from a line of heritage pigs called Berkshire, which is bred in Kogoshima, Japan.

Last but not the least, Katsu Sora serves Sakura Pork, a grain-fed pork from Canada specially bred for the distinct Japanese taste buds. Fed with barley, it has a lighter color and a firmer texture. Its meat is moist with a mild flavor and a clean finish that will surely excite the taste buds of Katsu Sora diners.


Enjoy unlimited refills at Katsu Sora's salad buffet bar available for all sets

Salads, dressings, and a wide selection of good food

What makes Katsu Sora more unique is that it gives its customers free reign in choosing their rice, soup, and ingredients to create their own salad. Imagine the infinite number of combinations that you can make with each visit, making your dining experience more amazing.

With an unlimited refill at the salad buffet bar for all sets, you can choose from different kinds of greens and ingredients. This includes Romaine Lettuce, cucumbers, shredded cabbage, broccoli, fresh fruits in season, white onions, fresh tomatoes, corn and cherry tomatoes, to name a few. Katsu Sora’s delicious potato salad and tasty pumpkin salad are popular among patrons. As for the dressing, you can choose from up to 12 options such as Soy Sesame dressing, Grated Onion dressing and Wasabi Creamy Dressing.

Pair your favorite Katsu Sora set with a hearty serving of either Awase Miso or Shin-su Shiro Miso soup. Forget guilty pleasures as Katsu Sora serves brown rice for those who are health conscious.

If you’re not up for pork, though, try one of the chicken katsu or seafood sets. Light meals such as Katsu Sandwich, Menchi Katsu Burger, and Ebi Tempura are also served. Katsu Sora also offers a la carte dishes like kaarage, edamame, tempura, chahan and yakisoba.

Dine at Katsu Sora to satisfy your cravings for authentic and unique Japanese cuisine. Visit any of the Katsu Sora branches at SM City BF in Paranaque City, TriNoma Mall in Quezon City, Glorietta 4 in Makati, Promenade Greenhills in San Juan City, Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City, Ayala Malls Serin, The District in Tagaytay City, Solenad in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, SM Clark in Pampanga or SM Pampanga. For more information, visit http://katsusora.com/.

Ashley Ortega seeks adventure



Go-getter Ashley Ortega can face anything with Ever Bilena’s product

Ashley Ortega is not your typical girl-next-door. Underneath her sweet exterior lies a tough young woman who constantly seeks new horizons and new experiences. Just scroll through her Instagram account and you’ll see her riding the ocean waves on a surf board, speeding through the sand dunes on an ATV, or suspended on a cable while she zip lines on air.

The 18-year old GMA artist and newest ambassador of Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. admits, “I’m very adventurous. If I don’t have work, I don’t like staying at home and doing nothing. I like outdoor physical activities, but recently, I’ve been trying contact sports like Muay Thai and boxing.”
In a way, her preference for such extreme activities can also be owed to her early years as a professional figure skater where she represented the Philippines in various competitions in Asia. “I started skating when I was four, and then I stopped when I was twelve.” But while she’s finished doing it as a competitive sport she adds, “I still like to do it for fun, with friends or as cardio exercise.”

And like a true adventure-seeker, her showbiz career was also a risk that she gamely took: “I was doing modeling and commercial gigs when someone saw me and asked me to audition in GMA,” she fondly shares. “I tried it but I didn’t expect anything at all. Luckily I got in, and they gave me a drama to work on right away.” Her starring role was Marian “Julie” Dela Guardia in GMA’s now-defunct show Cielo de Angelina, which was then followed by roles in shows like Dormitoryo, Magpakailanman, Maynila, Dangwa, and Oh, My Mama! These days, you will find her as one of the regular co-hosts of the afternoon variety show Wowowin, showing her playful and sweet side.

But Ashley has a lot more to offer. Aside from her blossoming showbiz career, she’s also an interior design student at SoFA, and a self-confessed art and make-up enthusiast who enjoys experimenting with different make-up looks just like any other girl. “I love experiencing new things, and learning to apply make-up is one of them,” she says. “It’s part of my life. I feel like I can’t be an artista without make-up.”

On most days, she carries either Ever Bilena’s or Careline’s Cheek and Lip Tint in her bag, along with Blackwater Women Activ’s So In Love body spray to keep her feeling fresh and clean all the time. She shares, “I like that Ever Bilena, Careline and Blackwater offer dual-purpose, long-lasting products that I can always apply while working out or during tapings.” And just like her, she also recommends other girls to keep these products in their kits. “We should take care of our appearance, and maintaining a good hygiene is one of them. These products will not only help us feel fresh and clean but they’re also confidence boosters,” she advises.

With all that’s going on in her life, she says she still has more challenges to conquer. “I want something different – I want to play a superhero because I want to do action, or an ice princess so I can skate.”

Adventurous, fun, and girly – Ashley Ortega is indeed everything Ever Bilena, Careline, and Blackwater represent.

To learn more about Ever Bilena and its products, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow their social media accounts, www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics and www.instagram.com/everbilenaofficial.

To know more about Careline Cosmetics, visit https://careline.com.ph/, and follow them at www.facebook.com/CarelineCosmetics and www.instagram.com/ebadvance.    
To learn more about Blackwater and its products, visit http://blackwater.com.ph/, and follow them on social media at www.facebook.com/BlackwaterForMen/?fref=ts and www.instagram.com/BlackwaterElite

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Go on a journey to the land before time with The Mind Museum’s Dinosaurs Around the World!


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Millions of years ago, dinosaurs were seemingly larger-than-life creatures that roamed the Earth before our early relatives ever did.

Fast-forward to our present day world, and people are still entranced by dinosaurs and their domination over the Mesozoic landscape. They have even infiltrated pop culture references as they continue to fascinate with their immensity – both in size, and in their diversity.

Now, you can get the next best thing to traveling back in time to the prehistoric age.

Go on a journey to the land before time as The Mind Museum hosts its newest spectacle, the international traveling exhibition Dinosaurs Around the World – Passport to Pangea. Supported in part by Mastercard, the exhibition was launched on the Museum’s 5th year of bringing science and wonder closer to the general public, and will run from September 1, 2017 to March 2, 2018.

Your passport to Pangea

Dive right in and get your passport ready for a tour to Pangea, the original supercontinent from 270 million years ago when the continents we know today were merged together. Discover the life and times of the dinosaurs with the full experience of learning about their habitat, diet, and about nature and events that scattered the dinosaurs and made them different from one another.

Who exactly are some of the dinosaurs you’ll get to meet? You’ll first be welcomed by the Amargasaurus – a plant-eater that makes use of its long neck with notably tall spines to feed on plants high up in the trees and down low on the ground. Have a face-to-face encounter with the three-horned-faced Triceratops, the small but agile Velociraptor with its large retractable claw, and the toothless Oviraptor who sports a beak and a bony crest on its head. Once you reach the Canopy Plaza, you’ll get to learn a thing or two from the Spinosaurus, also known as the world’s largest carnivorous dinosaur. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so check out the exhibition for yourself to find out more about the rest!

Aside from the advanced life-like animatronics, Dinosaurs Around the World also features an extensive collection of fossils, authentic dino casts, and various activities designed to make everyone experience being a paleontologist for a day.

This world-renowned exhibition has gone to many places since 2015, right before making its pit stop in Manila this 2017. It managed to share all about the world of dinosaurs to the curious over at Toledo, Ohio’s “Imagination Station”, at Florida’s “South Florida Science Center and Aquarium”, and over at New York’s “Clinton Presidential Center”.

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DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD

  1. ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Cities Traveled

When it comes to sharing all about the grandeur of dinosaurs, there’s no doubt that “Dinosaurs Around the World” is an exhibit that has gone places.

Before making its way to Manila, this international traveling exhibition has been featured all the way in the U.S.A., hosted by some of these world-class venues:

-        “Imagination Station” at Toledo, Ohio (May 2017 - present)
-        “South Florida Science Center and Aquarium” at Florida (November 2016 - April 2016)
-        “Clinton Presidential Center” at New York (April 2015 - October 2015)

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  1. WHAT MAKES THE CONTENT OF THIS EXHIBITION DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DINOSAUR DISPLAYS?
-        Dinosaurs Around the World is not simply a dinosaurs theme park. It is one of the greatest “Once Upon a Time” stories ever about these most magnificent creatures who lived on our planet. The exhibition tells about their beginning and ending, and how these all happened.

-        Feel that your part of the story – joined by the main characters, the dinosaurs identified from different parts of the world, in a setting complete with sights and sounds across all the continents, and with clues – or fossils.

-        Great for selfies but also for "mindfies" - those sparks of your own self-discoveries that you experience as you encounter amazing scientific stories that accompany your exploration within Dinosaurs Around the World. 

-        We have created special "itineraries", in the form of activity sheets, for families and school groups to follow as they journey through the exhibition to have the most complete encounter with dinosaurs in all their magnificence! 

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  1. SOME FASCINATING FACTS YOU’LL DISCOVER FROM DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD 
-        The exhibition gives you a tour of an Earth very different from today, before the continents we know existed – like when lush landscapes covered Africa and tropical beaches were found in Antartica!

-        PANGEA is the original super continent. 270 million years ago, all seven continents we know today were part of a single giant landmass called Pangea. Everything was interconnected. If it happened on Pangea, it really stayed on Pangea. 

-        SOUTH AMERICA is the birthplace of dinosaurs. These were relatively small dinosaurs, but they gave rise to all other dinosaurs, many of which grew to tremendous sizes.

-        ANTARCTICA was not a frozen continent like today. It was a lush environment characterized by forests and ferns. Long-necked herbivorous sauropods were found here due to its green landscape.

-        AFRICA is home of the world’s meanest dinosaurs. When Pangea broke up about 150 million years ago, Africa was part of a landmass drifting southward (Gondwana) and began developing its own distinct dinosaurs, some of which were the largest to ever walk the Earth, including the largest carnivore Spinosaurus.     

-        ASIA is home to the first “dinosaur fashion show”. In the 1990s, paleontologists found well-preserved remains of small predatory dinosaurs which they believed to have had feathers! This was the first discovery of a dinosaur that was not entirely covered with scales. The discovery helped scientists to understand that birds are not just closely related, but are in fact, living dinosaurs!

  1. SOME OF WHO YOU WILL MEET IN DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD
We’re dishing out some fast facts on a few out of the many dinosaurs that you’ll meet at the exhibition. Read on to say hello!

  1. Amargasaurus
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-        The “La Amarga Lizard”, since it was first discovered over at Amarga.

Great things can come in small packages too! The Amargasaurus is the smallest sauropod at over 33 feet long, and it used its long neck, with notably tall spines, to feed on plants down low on the ground and high up in the trees. This will be the first dinosaur you’ll meet upon entry in the Special Exhibition Hall.

  1. Spinosaurus
-        SPY-nuh-SAWR-us
-        Means “spined-lizard”

The Spinosaurus is the largest ever carnivorous dinosaur. It can reach up to 55 feet tall, which makes it even larger than the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! It considered Africa its home during the early Cretaceous Period from 112 to 97 million years ago. You’ll find both the Spinosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus rex towering over you at The Mind Museum’s Canopy Plaza.

  1. Triceratops
    - try-SAIR-uh-tops
    - Known as the “Three-horned Face”

    Found in North America (Laurasia) during the late Cretaceous period from 68 to 65.5 million years ago, the Triceratops is one of the last few dinosaurs to walk the Earth. Its distinct feature is its large skull, complete with a neck frill and three horns. Its head could could grow up to 8 feet long or a third of its body length.

  2. Velociraptor
    - VEH-loss-ih-RAP-tor
    - Known as the “Swift Plunderer”

    Standing at 6.75 feet long, this small carnivorous dinosaur from Mongolia is quick on its feet The Velociraptor stood on two of its toes, while the remaining toe had a very large retractable claw, which can be used to fight. While you might know the Velociraptor made popular by the movie Jurassic Park, you might be surprised to learn that in recent years, studies show that they actually had feathered wing-like structures too!

  3. Oviraptor
    - O-vih-RAP-tor
    - Known as the “Egg Stealer”
    - A small carnivorous, toothless dinosaur from Mongolia, with a bony crest on its head and a beak like a bird.
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ABOUT THE MIND MUSEUM
The Mind Museum is a project of the non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.  It is dedicated to providing an extraordinary educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science.

Since it opened its doors last March 2012, The Mind Museum has welcomed over a million visitors made up of students and families, who have witnessed science and nature roaming, talking, exploding, and flying, be it thru the exhibits, or the museum’s educational programs.  The Museum takes pride in being a museum designed by Filipinos for Filipinos, as it reaches out to the world to contribute fun learning and understanding.

The Mind Museum has also conceptualized and developed 5 traveling exhibitions which have been inspiring kids and families from all over the country – from 4 cities in Metro Manila to places as far as Pampanga, Laguna, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Cebu and Ilo-Ilo.

Museum patrons can still expect more awesome and new exhibit spaces, popular educational programs such as Astro Camp, Science Sleepover, Junior Mind Movers, and CSI 101, science shows and activities presented in a whole new level.  

ABOUT IMAGINE EXHIBITIONS
Imagine Exhibitions is currently producing over 25 unique exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resorts, and non-traditional venues worldwide. In addition to developing successful traveling exhibitions, Imagine Exhibitions designs, opens, and operates permanent installations and venues, and consults on building, expanding, and directing museums and attractions. With over 25 years of diverse experience in the museum and entertainment industries, Imagine Exhibitions consistently develops exhibitions that educate and excite while exceeding attendance goals. For more information, visit www.ImagineExhibitions.com


 Make sure to book yourself a trip back in time to meet Dinosaurs Around the World while it’s in Manila, over at The Mind Museum!

Operating Hours
Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (closed Mondays)
Time Slots: 9am – 10:30am | 10:30am – 12nn | 12nn – 1:30pm
                    1:30pm – 3pm | 3pm – 4:30pm | 4:30pm – 6pm

Admission Fees
Dinosaurs Around the World Only                                                                             Php 300 (Adult/ Child)
Museum 3-hour Visit, PLUS Dinosaurs Around the World                                       Php 825 (Adult)
        Php 675 (Child/ Private School Student up to College)

Tickets are available at The Mind Museum’s ticket booth, and online via www.themindmuseum.org.

Text Box: Mastercard Promo
Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to The Mind Museum, including Dinosaurs Around The World!  Promo period is until December 30, 2017. Valid for admission ticket purchases from The Mind Museum ticket booth.  See full mechanics poster for details.
Per DTI – FTEB Permit No. 10050 Series of 2017


Monday, September 04, 2017

Pampers Honors Filipino Mom's World-Class Baby Care



Pampers Premium Care, Pampers' Best in the World, guarantee babies superior skin protection to ensure restful sleep and happier mornings.

Filipino moms want to give nothing less than the world-class care to their babies. Pampers' Best in the World, Pampers Premium Care, is deliberately designed with babies' healthy and happy development in mind. Its innovations have been added to enhance comfort and dryness providing the 5-star skin care every baby deserves.

"The skin plays an essential role in baby's emotional, cognitive, and brain development, as they learn many things first through touch." Says Jan Ang, Marketing Manger of Pampers Philippines. " Giving the best care for babies means providing them with superior skin care protection and comfort that embody their mother's unconditional love."

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Pampers Premium Care: Cutting-Edge Japan Technology for World-Class Care

Born from Pampers' commitment to be moms' partner in giving world-class care for her baby, the Pampers Premium Care line features diaper innovations that provide 5-star skin protection. Quality materials and breakthrough technology made in Japan ensure softness, dryness, and comfort for babies' sound sleep and happy mornings.

"Japanese craftmanship is regarded as the  most exquisit and masterful in the world. Pampers Premium Care made in Japan embodies our commitment to providing the best in the world for every baby. Our relentless devotion to perfection and excellence drives us to constantly improve and enhance our products. Our products are a constantly improve and enhance our products. Our products are a constantly evolving piece of art and an object of pride for our craftsmen at the P&G Akashi plant," says Nina Gerodias, Assistant Brand Manager, Pampers Philippines.

Now available in the Philippines, moms can say goodbye to wet and saggy diapers that wake a sleeping baby during the night. The Magical Gel  Channels, unique to the Pampers Premium Care line, allows even and fast absorption that will prevent sagging and discomfort.

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Pampers Premium Care  has also upgraded diapers with Skin Protection Lotion to wrap babies in silky softness that is gentle on skin.

Pampers Premium Care has also imparted innovations specially designed according to babies' lifestage. For newborns, the NB and S sizes comes with specially designed top sheet called the Absorb Away Liner. This quickly absorbs runny messes, and helps reduce the risk of akinw irritation.

For babies who transition to Pants variants, a unique S-Flex technology protecs the skin from friction, moving with the baby so he can crawl and walk comfortably. The pants variant also allows ease when changing so babies' movement is uninterrupted.

With its diaper innovations made with the cutting-edge Japan craftmanship, it's no surprise that the Pampers Premium Care is the most preferred newborn diaper by Manila's top hospitals. In addition, Smart Parenting - the parenting authority in the Philippines - has given Pampers its seal of approval as the diaper "Best for Newborn Skin." The brand is also recognized as the No.1 Recommended Brand for Newborn Skin by the Mother and Child Nursing Association of tge Philippines (MCNAP), a duly-recognized specialty professiow nursing organization with solid national presence.

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About Pampers®

For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a compete range of diapers, wipes and training pants designed to provide protection and comfort fpr every stage of baby's development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Delight in the healthy goodness of Villa Del Conte Bonta Dark Chocolates


Dark with White Cream and Cocoa Cookies 


Dark with Hazelnut Cream and Whole Hazelnuts


Dark with Cocoa Cream and White Chips

More and more people are now into dark chocolates because of its richer, more intense flavor. Dark chocolates also contain high levels of antioxidants which helps improve heart health.

It also has compounds that help boost the amount of endorphins in your brain which enhances your mood. You can now enjoy the goodness of dark chocolate in the most decadent way with Villa Del Conte’s Bonta Dark Chocolates.

These deliciously dark treats comes in three delightful flavors – Dark with White Cream and Cocoa Cookies, Dark with Cocoa Cream and White Chips, and Dark with Hazelnut Cream and Whole Hazelnuts. These guiltless artisanal chocolates from Padova, Italy are handcrafted, and are available at Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia.

For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575 or 621-6101, or follow Villa Del Conte on Facebook @VillaDelContePh and Twitter @villadelconte, and their new Instagram account @VillaDelContePh, or visit www.villadelcontecioccolato.com.

AXA launches new insurance product for today's ambitious market


AXA Philippines has launched MyAmbition, an affordable investment and life insurance plan that you can avail of online

Today’s young professionals are ambitious and often on-the-go. They work hard and at the same time want to pursue their own passions. As they focus on their careers, they want to maintain a work-life balance, and ensure that they are also preparing for their ultimate ambitions.  Some would want to travel around the world, have their own business, or pursue a pricey hobby like golf or scuba diving.

Recognizing the need for investment and protection of today’s discerning consumers, AXA has launched MyAmbition, an affordable investment and life insurance plan that you can avail of online.  Designed with your busy lifestyle in mind, the convenience of availing of an investment product with just a few clicks gives you an attractive option to help fulfill your ambitions in life.

MyAmbition can be availed of with a one-time investment that starts at only P50,000, a great opportunity to put that 13th month bonus or extra savings to better use.  You can also invest up to a maximum of P125,000.  The funds are professionally-managed by the AXA group to give you security and peace of mind.

MyAmbition gives you a range of options to suit your risk profile and financial goals.  There’s an investment fund for conservative investors, a balanced fund for those who have a moderate appetite for risk, and an aggressive growth fund for those who want to maximize the potential of their investments.

Application is easy. Just visit www.axa.com.ph, and click on MyAmbition.  You can assess your investment profile, pick an investment portfolio, and pay for the policy with your credit card. Debit card and other online payment options are also available.

Mr. Rahul Hora 
(President and CEO of AXA Philippines)

“Our innovative digital solutions address the unique demands of digital natives.  You can avail of MyAmbition through our e-commerce site.  You can also download MyAXA, the mobile app that allows our clients to access policy information anytime, anywhere.” says Rahul Hora, President and CEO of AXA Philippines.

On top of these benefits and conveniences, MyAmbition gives you life insurance coverage of 125% of the single premium or the Account Value, whichever is higher.  Should you choose to keep your funds longer, you can receive a Loyalty Bonus of 5% of the average account value to be paid on the 10th and 20th year.

Ms. Amor Balagtas 
(AXA Philippines Chief Customer Officer)

“We understand the needs of today’s professionals. MyAmbition takes their lifestyle needs into consideration – it is affordable, available online, easy to purchase, can meet various investment considerations, and is payable via a credit card. MyAmbition’s combined offering of affordability, convenience, and flexibility will definitely help young and mature Filipino professionals achieve their financial goals and fulfill their ambitions,” adds AXA Philippines Chief Customer Officer Amor Balagtas.

ABOUT THE AXA GROUP

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,429 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.

The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.

The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.

It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.


ABOUT AXA PHILIPPINES

AXA Philippines is a joint venture between the AXA Group and the Metrobank Group, one of the country’s largest financial conglomerates. AXA Philippines is 2nd leading life insurance company in the country, with P21.6 billion in gross premium income reported in 2016, and over 811,000 customers protected under various individual and group life insurance products.

Most recently, AXA Philippines announced its entry into the non-life insurance business with the acquisition of Charter Ping-An, the 5th largest non-life insurance company in the Philippines.

For more information:
AXA Philippines
Donna Marcelo - (+632) 885-0101 local 3304

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