March 24, 2015

iprice: Now in the Philippines

I’ve been into online shopping because it really gives convenience. Just open your computer – laptop, tablet or even smartphones, and you are already on your way to shop, wherever, whenever!
However, with lots of online shops available, I still have a hard time searching for the best quality with, of course, best price.
Then I heard another online shop that is now available in the Philippines – iprice. This online shop is also available in other Asian countries like Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietman and Malaysia.

iprice: Your One Stop Shopping Destination
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March 21, 2015

Lazada PH's 3-Day Sale on Its 3rd Birthday

Lazada Philippines will celebrate its 3rd anniversary. In connection to this, they will be having a huge 3-day Sale on March 24-26.

From the press release:

MANILA PHILIPPINES, 18 March 2015 – Lazada Philippines, a part of Lazada Group which operates Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, is celebrating its third anniversary this month with three days of sales from 24 to 26 March.

Lazada Group has seen rapid growth since its launch in March 2012. The company now has over 4,000 employees across the region and has raised approximately EUR 520 million in funding from leading sector specialists and investors including Temasek, Tesco, JP Morgan, Kinnevik and Rocket Internet, among others. 
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March 20, 2015

I Need Motivation

A throwback photo (taken 2007)
At the start of the year, one of my goals is to loose some pounds. From my current weight of 82 kilos, I want to target the 72-kilo mark or at least like the one in the picture. 

On the first two weeks, I was very eager and motivated to do some cardio and belly toning activities like dancing, push-ups and crunches. I also reduced my rice intake to lessen the calories I had.

After that first two weeks, I notice some changes. My biceps and shoulders started to have shape, my tummy shows somewhat an improvement.

As of the moment, I am starting to my loose interest in doing those activities. I seems hard for me to wake up early (4am) for the exercise. Though I can survive with the diet, the effect is not that much.

Last year, Mommy and I planned to purchase running shoes and do jogging or running for at least 30 minutes a day. But this didn’t materialized due to some priorities. 
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March 19, 2015

Family Days Sunday: Work in Progress + The Balong Malalim + Masaganang Dinner

Inside Balong Malalim
Matt used to take home two small stars in three consecutive days. According to her Tita, he didn’t behave well in class. Matt is still playful and usually provoked by playful classmates too.

To keep him behave in class, we made an agreement. If he brought home big stars for the whole week, he will get a treat - playing in “Balong Malalim”. Also, Matt and her Tita Rona made an agreement that if he fails to brought home big stars, the Youtube application on TV will be removed.

The following day, Matt’s teacher was surprised. He behave well in school and from then on he keeps on bringing home two big stars daily for two consecutive weeks.
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March 17, 2015

How To Encourage Your Kids To Draw

From the Little Prince (Elephant ate by Boa)
Since the age of three, he started to draw. There are times I cannot figure out what are in his paper pads until he claims it to be cars, trees, flowers, and even his favorite super heroes like Iron Man and Spider Man.

Naalala ko tuloy ang “The Little Prince”. A kid draws something and asks adults what it is. All replied it was a hat. But the kid told then it was a boa constrictor that ate an elephant.

With this here are some tips I can share on how to develop your kid’s ability to draw based from own experience.

Introduce at young age.
Learning at young age is a good option. This will help them develop their grip on writing instruments.

As early as age of two, we introduced pen and papers to Matt. Also, one of her Ninangs send a Mega Sketchers where he started to develop his drawing skills.
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March 7, 2015

Republic Act 10586: Anti-Drunk/Drugged Driving Act

On my way to Tarlac last Thursday, there's a heavy traffic approaching Angeles Exit. This scenario is unusual unless there is an on-going road repair or an accident. On the site, a delivery truck that completely turned was trying to put in place by a crane.

What are the common reasons for such road mishaps here in our country?

Topping the list is DRUNK DRIVING followed by over speeding, mechanical malfunctions, lost brakes, overtaking, abrupt maneuvers, and bad turns and reverse. (

Since Drunk Driving is the most common reason for road accidents, the government has released the Republic Act 10586 or know as Anti-Drunk/Drugged Driving Act. The main goal of this act is to protect the motoring public and ensure safety of the pedestrians. Penalties are also made steeper like 3 months to 20 year in prison, fine of 20,000 to 500,000 pesos, and a suspension or permanent revocation of driver's license.
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March 5, 2015

National Breakfast Day 2015 at McDonalds

It started in 2013 and on its third year now, McDonalds is giving away 1000 free McMuffin thru their National Breakfast Day.

This will happen on March 09, 2015 in all participating stores from 6:00am to 10:00am only.

As you enter the store, a coupon will be given by crew.
One coupon per person.
This will be presented at the counter to avail of the free McMuffin.
Only one McMuffin can be claimed per coupon
Only one coupon per transaction can be redeemed.

For more details and list of participating stores, you can visit McDonalds Site

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post.
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March 4, 2015

Unboxing Brother DCP-J100 Printer + Brother's Jolly Delights

One day, Matt has an assignment. He needs to paste a family picture in their workbook. 

Though we have lots of family pics in my camera, we have no printer at home. The only one available is already placed in a photo frame and he was two months old.

No choice but to get that photo and used it for his homework.

With this, we decided to buy one so when the time Matt needs printing works for his school projects and activities, we will not encounter the same problem.

Mommy is also thinking of accepting made-to-order (MTO) invitations where a nice printer is a must.

After searching for some models and brands, reading reviews and feed backs, I finally made a choice for the right unit. I choose the Brother DCP-J100 3-in-1 printer (scanner, printer and photocopier).

Brother DCP-J100

I picked this brand and model mainly because the ink cartridge is individually installed. Once you ran out of one color, you can purchase the cartridge for that particular color alone unlike other brands that you have to buy one cartridge with three colors even other colors are still available.

The printer will run even  only the black cartridge is installed.

Interior of Brother DCP-J100 printer

Scanning is also easy. Just press the scan button, pick for the scanning method. It will automatically connect to the computer and just press the start button, colored or graysacle, for the scanning to proceed . Scanning methods are: scan to e-mail, scan to file or scan to image. 

Ink cartridge installed individually and scanning options

With the photocopier, you can directly choose enlarger or reducer from 100% to 47% or fit to page. It can perform photocopying up to 99 pages per run. Some units are limited to 20 pages per run only.

Enlarge and reduce option

The unit is connected to the computer via USB port attached inside the printer right under the scanning/photocopying platform. Storing of the connector when not in use is not a problem. There is an ample space beside the port where you can place the cord.

It has a detachable paper rack. Just place the paper and you’re on the go.

Detachable paper rack and the USB port

Aside form these features, here are the other specifications of the printer:

Brother's Laminated Piezo Print Head minimises print head damage and enhances the durability of the machine, allowing users to save on repairs. Furthermore, with low-cost super high yield InkBenefit cartridges, the inkjet Multi-Function Centre meets the demands of high print-volume businesses for low running costs.

Save on Repairs
Lamination Technology & Piezo Technology enhanced durability and minimises print head damage, helping you save on repair and replacement costs.

Low Running Costs
Enjoy low ink costs with affordable 2,400^ super high page-yield InkBenefit cartridges. Reduce ink wastage with an individual ink cartridge system that allows you to replace only the colours you need. Plus, easily produce 2-up and 4-up on a single sheet. This saves paper when viewing drafts or layouts.
^ Refers to black ink. Colour ink: 1,300 page-yield. Approximate page-yield declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711. 

Improve Productivity
Featuring high print speeds of 11/6ppm* , time is saved when there are large volume printing tasks. Users can utilise their time more efficiently instead of waiting for their printouts. Furthermore, with paper input of up to 100 sheets, users avoid having to refill paper tray too frequently.
* ISO/IEC 24734. Click here to find out more about Brother print speed.

Save Time
Enjoy convenience of less-frequent ink purchases with super high-yield InkBenefit cartridges. Plus, save valuable time as you can still print in black even if colour cartridges run out.

Professional Quality
Our colour inkjet series deliver consistent and high quality results with sharp images and crisp text. Our Multi-Function Centres offer unique colour enhancement designed to optimize your color prints with true to life colours. Brother black pigment ink will provide you with sharp text printing on standard paper. It is water resistant so it won't smudge. You get consistently sharp text every time.

A good news to those who will buy a new Brother printer thru Brother’s Jolly Delights. Different food packages from Jollibee can be availed with every unit of participating Brother Printer Models. See scanned photo details.
Free food packages from Jollibee (Scanned using Brother DCP-J100)

Brother's Jolly Delights mechanics (Scanned using Brother DCP-J100
For other details about this promo, you can visit Brother’s website.

The Brother DCP-J100 unit comes with Package B composed of three (3) sets of One-piece Chickenjoy with rice,  Jolly Spaghetti and Regular drinks.  

And guess who's excited with the free Jollibee package. 

Matt with the free Jollibee food package

What is your printer at home?

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post.

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