Your Clothes Safe and Clean with Beko Hygiene+ Washing Machines

Sunday, September 20, 2020






Things are still not normal and aside from the usual health standards people are setting, we all have to work and put up resource for our own families. In our own home, we have interesting guidelines we set including sanitation where everything has a place. We also disinfect almost everything at home and those that come from outside, we freak out when we don't and catch who did it.






European appliance powerhouse Beko under its subsidiary Beko Pilipinas Corporation introduced their latest washing machines. Unlike the normal spinning ones we probably have at home, their new models have extra modes for safety. They call it Beko Hygiene+. These new washing machines blend sensitive temperature control with additional rinse and spin cycles to make sure any microorganism is removed when you do your laundry. This works by setting your water temperature at a range of 20 °C to 90 °C. The 60 °C cycle is approved by Allergy UK to eliminate 99.9% of allergens, so there would be no chance to get sick from doing your laundry.







Aside from that, these washing machines employ AquaWave technology. It massages clothing gently using several paddles in the drum. It makes use of your detergents antibacterial properties to properly sip-through the fabric. It also washes away stubborn dirt and stains.  It also uses the powerful ProSmart Inveter Motor to make sure you get the power you need to do the laundry but save tons of money in consumption. 


Maybe you need a Beko?




COW

Puregold Launches Own Entertainment Channel

Saturday, September 19, 2020







I wouldn't have believed it, til I saw it today online. This is not a drill, as everyone's well loved grocery and supermarket brand Puregold now has their own entertainment channel. 





With the pandemic making our lives all contained in the comforts of our homes, they know we need more than just a simple sale or event. Now, you're going to need a dose of entertainment as they will be producing different shows and specials as you watch from the comforts of your home. They will be doing it in their official Facebook page and their YouTube channel, wether you're outside running for errands or at home looking for fun and ways to save, Puregold is going to give you more than just that.


They are changing the game when it comes to reaching out to the public, that includes you Puregold shopper. For starters, they have this new cooking and entrepreneurship show called "Luto Mo, Negosyo Mo, Panalo!" to be hosted by Arra San Agustin. They're going to show you easy to follow recipes, teach you price points, and how you could earn a thing or two with your favorite dishes. There are lots of opportunities online and they're giving you clues how to become your own boss in no time. 







They will also feature a new comedy show called "The Ha Ha Hour" to be hosted by funny man Alex Calleja. The champ will be doing his skits, situational/comic stand up sessions to make sure you'll fall off your seats from laughing. 






Then if you feel that's not enough, internet superstar and all around host Luiz Manzano will be hosting his own game show called "Playtime Panalo". Followers, subscribers and home partners would be able to join in fun and games they've prepared for you. Luiz will surely make your week complete with his charm and the tons of prizes up for grabs. 

This will be so much fun as they will be doing these shows every week and of course, they'll show you the ropes when it comes to shopping in your favorite supermarket, only at Puregold!



Stay tuned!


COW

YouTube Phenom Ja Mill Are Now Speaks G Ambassadors

Thursday, September 17, 2020





11 Million YouTube subscribers and  Jayzam Manabat and Camille Trinidad still isn't stopping there. The popular Ja Mill just added feathers to their hat by being the ambassadors for Speaks G. 

Speaks G produces the best skin care products made of organic ingredients, and these two only trust them to make their skin glow, and stay young. Today, they understand how it is to be in front of the camera and each time they do dance numbers, skits, and everyday life. Looking their best, is part of the business and those millions of views don't come like magic without presenting themselves well, with the utmost positivity every time. 

Having nice skin builds confidence and having that is important to them as influencers who often need to be in the public eye.

Founder and COO of Skin Magical Ms. Ghie Pangilinan says "Ja Mill personifies the brands ideals of being always fun and fresh. They are a source of happiness amidst troubled times and you can find very interesting and amusing content on their channel which makes us all stress free!"

For those who don't know, Speaks G is not harmful to the skin because their products are composed of all natural ingredients which are proven safe for all skin types. Jayzam and Camille also use the Speaks G Sun Defense and Brightening Lotion often because it helps keep their skin stay soft, smooth and moisturized.

Jayzam says “Camille and I would just like to express our gratitude to Speaks G for trusting us to represent the brand. Til now, we couldn’t believe that we are chosen as endorsers of these high-quality skin care products.  Thank you so much for being a huge blessing to us. We are so honored to be part of the Speaks G family! Ms. Ghie and their team have truly shown support. We know they really care for us.”

Aside from the Speaks G Sun Defense and Brightening Lotion, the brand also has the Orange Whitening Soap, Rejuvenating Maintenance Set, an AHA Serum, Bleaching Lotion, Magic Whitening Lotion, Mousse Cream, Fast Whitening Soap, Pore Minimizer Gel, Calamansi Honey Serum, Collagen Elastin Cream, Mellow Lip and Cheek Tint and an Underarm Peeling Set. 

Currently, Speaks G is being sold at online stores, authorized resellers, distributors and franchisees in the country. You may check their website at speaksg.ph. You may also check their social media pages Speaks G Skin Essential on Facebook and speaksg.main on Instagram.

Watch them shine!

COW

How To Make Quaker Oats Cream Pie

Wednesday, September 16, 2020





It was a long night and I decided to not just stay in my room and be awake til 6am the next day. I started tinkering around the kitchen and I remembered that I have a bunch of Quaker Oats on the cupboard which arrived yesterday. Chef Miko Aspiras and Quaker Oats partnered up to make this recipe called Quaker Oats Cream Pie so I took out the old cookie sheets and steel bowls and started this show.



Recipe calls for:


Cookies

1 and 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 Large Egg
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1 and 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
3 Cups Quaker Rolled Oats


Filling

3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
1 and 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Confectioners Sugar




Just combine the dry ingredients, use a bowl and slowly put in the whisked wet ingredients. Fold in the oats then form them into cookie sizes. I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to do that and baked it for around 10 minutes. Make sure you watch it carefully, I left one batch a few minutes late and it got burnt. While that is cooking, combine the wet ingredients for the filling, then whisk in the Confectioners Sugar. I didn't use any mixer and just did it by hand and it turned out okay. My first batch was actually superb! I sandwiched it in two heart shaped cookies and that photo above came out. You would be proud to have that for dessert, snacks or even breakfast!


The batch I made during this time was absolutely loved at home. I stored the rest in the fridge and cooked another batch the day after, unfortunately I made the mistake of wanting it to be super crispy and burned 4 of them haha. Chef messaged me and said, "As long as you had fun doing it, that's okay! That's what is important."


Quaker Oats is a good source of protein and fiber, things that can improve your immunity and make your body strong so you wouldn't get sick. I made use of the Whole Grain Rolled Oats during the baking session because it keeps its shape even when baked and you can feel the chunky bits in it. Aside from that, it actually tastes good too after a few minutes in the oven.

Keep your family safe during these times. You need to make food that nourish available for them at home and oats are made of good stuff. I also love the Honey Banana variety because it only takes a few minutes to prepare. You're getting nutritious food on the table and protecting your family. 

Oats doesn't have to taste like cardboard, you can make it into a good meal. 

That's a good thing!


COW 

Tea Time with the Bolzicos

Monday, September 14, 2020


Nice afternoon, good time to talk to Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heussaff over hot tea as they discuss being healthy and protecting the family. They are first time parents, but it was nice to see they are human, they have fears too just like you and me.



They also talked to the President of AIA Kelvin Ang as he shared his experience about difficulties having no insurance. He also took time to share what happened when his dad passed and he had to grow up a wee bit early as the eldest in the family. He took this experience and made it into passion to help others to have needed protection.



Then came Slater Young and Kryz Uy (all the way from Cebu) who shared their experience raising their daughter. Nico Bolzico shared how they should not accept suitors this early and Solenn told them about protection and how to plan ahead. AIA PhilAm Life head of products Tennyson Paras says “Before, they used to talk about insurance for old people, but no matter how prepared we are we can’t expect those emergencies even if they are young. A few years back, I got a call from my wife telling me my baby was rushed to the hospital as she was having convulsions because of high fever. Broke my heart, I wished it was me there because she was so young. When she was stable, they still had to observe her, I also in the back of my mind knew how expensive it was. I knew my company had good medical plans, but how about other people who don’t have that? How can they prepare? Both the Bolzicos and Youngs didn’t have that plan either. We would prioritize school, future, but not now, not emergencies. It is a gap as not all companies have medical or life plans for children. We recently launched AIA Med Assist which is now available for age 0 to 17.  Our goal is to make sure parents would have peace of mind when this happens. Filipino families know the expense of having this especially in the Philippines. We need to make sure they are protected in accidents, sickness, because these kids move around now. They bump their head, play, not intentional but they all may get into trouble every now and then. It is but a nice time to get plans for your children now, so in the event they do have accidents, sickness and disease. Hospitalization can be covered by the insurance, about 90% of expenses and that is a big help.”

Young fam stated “Having children is fun, tons of things to consider which cannot be read on a book. Things can happen, medical expenses are expensive and you can’t put your kids at risk. We take turns taking care of the baby, I do mornings while Slater does the evening. Getting an insurance plan will surely help to not worry as much, just be a good parent. It’s good to be protected.”


We need to make sure we are prepared and not get caught in situations beyond our control. It would hit our budget, instead of putting just with primary needs we would need to shell out huge amounts for that. More Filipinos want their families safe, maybe ask an AIA PhilAm Life agent to know how you could do that.



COW

Fast Selling Xiaomi Poco X3 at the Shopee 9.9 Sale





They were all over social media, scurrying how to get one because as soon as the Shopee 9.9 Sale started, people got on their phones and tried to check out and purchade the Xiaomi Poco X3. They just recently launched this and they did it exclusively on the Shopee app, I wasn't surprised how fast stocks were gone. It's got Quad Cameras with 64, 13 and 2 2MP lenses which takes stunning photos. I haven't owned one but seeing outputs from other users, I've seen how sharp the images are and I envy them a lot. 

They also have Night Mode (for photos) and Shoot Steady tech for videos on these phones which is so perfect for those who are just starting to vlog. They come in pretty colors too like Shadow Gray and Cobalt Blue, quite trendy, makes you feel a little young. 😄 

The phone also takes about 256GB expandable storage which would probably mean you never have to delete a photo again, those selfies would be precious commodity one day I bet! Security wise, this doesn't disappoint as it carries a side mounted fingerprint sensor and AI Face Unlock when needed. Best of all, it can handle games and heat, which not so many could actually take. I'm going to give you a little help as I've figured out where their official store on Shopee is. I also took the liberty to also include the phones from there too.


Xiaomi Official Store

https://shopee.ph/xiaomiofficialstore.ph?smtt=0.0.9

Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC 6G+64G

https://shopee.ph/product/178878153/3646544098?smtt=0.0.9


Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC 6G+128G

https://shopee.ph/product/178878153/6448513815?smtt=0.0.9


If you are looking for it, go visit Google Play and the App Store first to download the Shopee app because the Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC 6G+128G is a good deal.  They also have special sale for tech products coming out plus free shipping and discount vouchers just by playing simple and fun games. You don't even have to leave home and sometimes can pay cash on delivery on some stores. The Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC 6G+128G would be a nice companion, go download the app here first.


I wouldn't want to blame you if you miss it. Sales don't come by that often, unless you're there. 😄


COW

New Pinoy BL Series "My Extraordinary" Out on September 27

Sunday, September 13, 2020





This September 27 looks so promising as Asterisk Entertainment, the GagaOOlala app and TV5 will premiere the much awaited BL series called My Extraordinary starring Enzo Santiago and Darwin Yu. The last time we talked to these two was during the Asterisk Digital Entertainment launch which was held in Alabang a couple of months ago. True to their promise, they are now delivering this story of two young guys who initially were just school mates, but now delved into young love. 

This series is directed by Jolo Atienza and written by Vincent DeJesus. This is also produced by Asterisk Digital Entertainment. They play the lives of Shake and Ken, of which one is a loner while the other is more of an extrovert and outgoing person. Much of their stories are told like a slice of life, including their own discovery of how they identify themselves, and how love becomes love in their eyes. 

Direk Jolo Atienza says “Each scene has a purpose, one scene will be important to another one in future episodes. Enzo and Darwin will showcase their chemistry, you will be surprised how this comes out because when we made these scenes, they knew how to make people kilig.  Initially we didn’t have much confidence about the theme but people have been watching BL recently. Asterisk Entertainment got Thai trainers to do workshops here for them, they have been well armed to workout their chemistry. We won’t fall behind with kissing scenes but it won’t focus on that, we need to show this on TV so there are restrictions. They came to the set prepared and you will believe them and their story. This isn’t just about Ken and Shake, it is about the people who couldn’t accept them, Ms Yayo’s character struggled accepting them.” 

Enzo says “We already clicked when we met in February and we had a good relationship even before that. We practiced in the workshops, and that had a lot to do with how comfortable we felt while shooting this series.”




Direk Jolo adds "This was tailored fit, the development of characters and story was done for us. I am happy that there are now fans doing terms like Kambings, everytime we have something new to publish they really support us and even give gifts sometimes. They are so sweet! We got locked down because of protocols. Three locations in Antipolo, Rizal and Bulacan. We had to be together for a long time to finish scenes and come back to another if we need to move we have to follow government protocol. We are excited to see it on September 27. We don’t mind sexuality tags, we don’t judge and do support LGBTQ causes. We know we are straight, allies too.”


Darwin Yu “Love is love, not based on looks, it’s the connection, if you are happy with a person then go for it. Love has no gender, which is what we know before, and while we are doing this series. I hope people learn that from our show.”


It will be shown earlier on the GagaOOLala app at 10pm and will be then shown on TV5 and the Asterisk Entertainment channel on YouTube after an hour. Make sure you get to know these guys and how the love of Shake and Ken would blossom into a great story. The series also stars Yayo Aguila, Jojit Lorenzo, Z Mejia, Karissa Toliongco, Kayden Soriano, Keijee Mesina, John Cortez, Sam Cafranca, Philip Dulalia and Catcat Sanchez. 

I can't wait to see this! 

COW

The Philippines on Medical Malpractice





In this time of pandemic, we have seen a lot of people struggle to go to clinics, hospitals to receive medical care. Since most hospitals are at full capacity, we see people sometimes been referred to other institutions, or flat out just give up or go back home because most of the time, they won’t be able to receive the care they need due to the lack of medical personnel. Understandable in some cases, but every Filipino should always have the care they need in times of emergency. The right and proper care with the safety of the patient in mind, and also the front liners, medical professionals who literally life and limb are out there for us every single day. Quality of work should never be sacrificed either because the last thing we would want is to have to suffer both on the patient’s side and the attending medical pro.  Medical malpractice is no joking matter and ultimately, we are talking about lives here. Aside from that, most medical personnel in the Philippines actually don’t have malpractice insurance. In the US, it is also referred to as professional liability insurance and some states do require it. 

Claims for this kind of insurance can be made against a clinician when negligence is alleged in the conduct of their professional activities like medical care. It is typically unique to physicians/doctors because if patients say they incur any additional expense or future hospitalization brought about the alleged malpractice, that is its main function. That could include loss of income because they would not be able to work anymore, also pain and suffering, or in some cases, if they pass away. Sometimes, it may include defense coverages that if in case you get involved in a lawsuit, they cover expenses all throughout the defense of the case. Aside from that, some products cover cyber liability cases wherein if in case there is a breach of confidentiality between patient-doctor relationships, they will also cover that too. It could be the doctor who is covered or the actual practice (for example you have a clinic and employ people included there) and they could be covered with that as well. 

Having that said, do you think medical malpractice exists in the country? I feel so. With the numerous incidents and stories seen on media wherein patients are not attended to, given proper medical care, the right prescription which results later on to incur disabilities, additional medical costs, and medical fees, who would pay for that? Most often than not, people take a blindsided approach which would be detrimental to the patient and the physician as well. This is why, there should be institutions that would cover this and I’m glad there are several of them now in the Philippines. Although if I were to ask of who is the best medical malpractice insurance in the country, that would be a small list. It’s all about experience and ease of getting coverage. Pricing is also different with shared or individual coverages, and how much of it is needed. It may be dictated by laws, it can be dictated that or simply advised by professionals. I hope things will be better soon, because both patients and medical professionals need protection like that. I prefer my premiums be low just like any regular joe because it might be a burden to an already very costly monthly bill we all get right?

I hope policies become very easy to understand and a lot of people get to know things that can protect them, their lives and livelihood as well. The country should do headway in protecting our rights, because that is a very important matter.




COW

The New 2020 Toyota Hilux


Toyota Motors Philippines just launched the new Toyota Hilux, the country’s favorite pickup truck. It’s the toughest on every road and has served Filipinos for years. This new model also comes in cargo mode which would be perfect for businesses who require heavy loads. It’s 4x4 variety has a 2.8 diesel engine, 201 HP, very fuel efficient despite its size, and very nice interiors. Of course, it’s why the name came from “high luxury”.


They also got a new color variant called Emotional Red. It also does Apple Car Play and Android Car, connects to bluetooth in a cinch, and does a very smooth ride. It also has got cruise control so you get relaxed in long drives, it also detects things if you are near possible bumps when parking. Six Speed or Automatic, and Manual Transmission, they all work good with any type of driver. The 7 air bags also makes sure you are safe when accidents happen.



Atsuhiro Okamoto says “Hilux sales may have been affected by the pandemic, all models. But in this situation, the small vehicles are doing okay. Overall, the demand is still there and we are waiting for guidelines  for the next few months, hopefully more relaxed and if that happens, demand will normalize.”





Rommel Gutierrez FVP for Corporate Affairs says “We have sold only hundreds of cars this month, we have seen the trend is increasing, hopefully this is going to be hitting the years targets less 30% which we expect to happen.”

Sherwin Chualim says “The lack of transportation hs increased the sales for Hilux because of the need for carrying people and goods in the market. It has a more powerful engine but 15% more fuel efficient than its predecessor. It has been the number one pickup truck in the past few years because it is tough for business or leisure use. We made it more safer on the road and more relatable to users. This is legendary, still. It will have one price across the country, it has built in value rates, tradein rebates and free periodic maintenance which customers can take advantage.”

Hilux customers will love the new version, assembled in Thailand, this will be 20,000 strong in the Philippines hopefully before the year ends. At 840,000-1.8 Million price range and 12 varieties of this Hilux (cargo and FX included), it fits a lot of budget points for consumers. You can check it out on Toyota.com.ph for a virtual showroom tour. This is why the 7,000+ Hilux units are already out there just this year, hopefully more before the year ends. 


So who wants a tough vehicle?





COW

World's Thinnest ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) Available Now!

Saturday, September 12, 2020



The standard for laptops has always been raised and ASUS ZenBook is now on top with the newest and world's thinnest ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425). It is currently available in Pine Grey and Lilac Mist color variety with modern design, it stays portable with an immersive display and very sleek, sophisticated look.


This stems from really good design decisions making the lid of the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) with diamond-cut aluminum alloy and that premium looking concentric-circle ZenBook finish done on previous models. This ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425 also weighs around 1.13 kg with a side profile of less than 14 mm making it have one of the most sleekest form factor, all done to construct a piece that is easy to carry.


The thin and light ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) is also equipped with the newest Intel Ice Lake processors, one that can support up to 8 GB of memory and 512GB PCIe 3.0 x2 SSDs. It does not forget function as it has a complete set of I/O ports which includes the impressive Thunderbolt 3, standard HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports plus a microSD card reader. Photo enthusiasts wouldn't have a problem post processing and using different media on it.


This ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) also has a 67 Wh battery providing up to 22 hours of battery life which is more than enough to cover the usual work day. It can also charge fast, getting your laptop computer from 1% to 60% in a mere 49 minutes. The screen also is quite bright, clear and power-efficient, showcasing its NanoEdge Display with a 90% screen to body ratio. It gets you an immersive viewing experience either for productivity or entertainment.


The all-new ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425) costs Php 54,995 and is available in ASUS Concept Stores and partner establishments nationwide. If you want to know more about the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX425), go get more information from their product pages at the ASUS PH website here https://bit.ly/ASUSZenBookUX425.




COW

ASUS + ROG Bares Discounts on Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day!

Wednesday, September 09, 2020





Quick blog to tell you that ASUS and ROG laptops are also on sale on Shopee. This only is for today so if you are wishing for a good laptop for home school, work or even gaming, now is the time to do it.



This ASUS ZenBook 15 UX534 which is a 15-inch model equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor costs PHP 86,900. The Asus X509JP-EJ127TS which is equipped with an i5-1035G1processor on the other hand costs Php 41,700. 




For the ASUS ExpertBook B9 which is the sleekest and World’s Lightest 14” Business Laptop,  it's got an Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and 1TB of storage could be yours for only Php 144,995. If you want a less pricy one, you can get the ASUS Expert Center D5 D540SA-I38100034R which is equipped with an Intel Core i3-8100. It costs Php 35,995 which is a pretty good deal.



The coolest gaming laptop ROG Zephyrus G14 is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 4th gen and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. It costs Php 62,900. The ROG Zephyrus S15 on the other hand has an Intel 10th gen CPU together with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super. That one costs around Php 189,900 which they got Php 10K off its regular price.


Now head on to the Shopee app and check out these good deals today. It's not gonna be there forever! 


COW 

Acer Dishes Workspace Upgrades with Shopee 9.9 Deals




Tech leader Acer is amping up their offers this Shopee for 9.9 Super Shopping Day by giving you tons of deals this September 9, 2020. What's up for grabs together with your Acer purchases is free Microsoft Office 2019 Home and Student OS and RAM upgrades if you get their top of the line Aspire 5, Nitro 5 and Swift 3. They also have packaged other items like the Acer Aspire 5 Magic Purple (A514-53-31JZ) which you'll get Microsoft Office 2019 Home and Student OS and a brand new spankin Acer Foldable Workstation Desk. That alone is Php 12,998 worth of things all for FREE. Aside from that, if you get the Nitro 5 (AN515-43-R2WK), you also get a 4GB RAM Module with it so you get a pretty good machine for work and play.


If you also get an Acer Swift 3 (SF314-57-53X9) you stand to get an Acer Foldable Workstation Desk. It's only available though for a very limited time and is worth Php 5,999 on its own. 





Ms. Sue Ong-Lim, Acer's General Manager says "Teaming up with Shopee means we can reach tons customers who are not able to go to our stores and the mall. We help keep them safe in their homes too."

If you're raring to get one today, check out details on their accounts on Facebook and IG @acerph and follow them on Twitter @acerphils. Now don't just stand there, add hear to cart now. 

I mean right now 😂

COW

FreeStyle Libre is on Sale at Lazada

Tuesday, September 08, 2020






I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and I've never had so much confidence knowing that I know my blood sugar level every minute instead of going to the clinic pricking and waiting for the med tech to tell me how high it was. Now I manage it really well and I have adjusted what I eat because that seems to be the culprit when my blood sugar goes haywire. I used this special reader and scanner system by Abbott called FreeStyle Libre. I don't prick anymore and it does wonders when data is available right there. Now since it is Lazada 9.9 Big Brands Sale, the usual 3,500 worth device is now Php 2,940 which is 16% cheaper than usual. The sensor on the other hand costs 3,500 also on a normal day has become Php 3,150 which is 10% off, that's just amazing!


The whole kit which has both now costs Php 6,020, that's 14% worth of savings compared to its original price, now diabetics have the chance to experience the convenience I have had. This sale however is only from 12--2am. You can get 12% off the reader, 6% on the sensor and 10% on the kit from 2am onwards. Still a good day to get one.


I'm just glad I told you about this now.

Hurry over to the Lazada App because the sale only lasts a day!



COW

Those Old Spice Videos are Epic!





It's what I always use and I never have changed brands because it's good. No joke.

But recently, Old Spice has been doing a show of force online and on TV as they created several epic and funny commercials just to show they are #TheSmellThatNeverDies. I've always seen manly Old Spice commercials in the US and this time, they're flexing the Filipino version which I think is of creative genius levels in execution. It's different, differently weird, and that is exactly why I like it. It's like a punch in the face delivering how you can almost taste immortality, without worrying that your antiperspirant and deodorant could fail you when you need it most. They feel Filipino men deserve this much fun, and I agree with that.






They also have an all Filipino cast doing it, like ultimate action hero and model Victor Silayan, also the powerful belter Frenchie Dy singing it like there was no tomorrow. I was like omg how silly this is, but yeah, helluva lot effective. Sharks, Ninjas,. 2 huge Anacondas and a whole meteor couldn't stop him, just because he used the Old Spice Body Spray. Go check out the videos here!







Now there's no more reason to be down during these days, Old Spice knows humor, and they know what you need to smell good. 



COW


Help a friend with PayMaya




These days it’s been really hard to move especially when there’s quarantine protocols to follow and the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down. It’s dangerous outside and social distancing has only been the proven way of stopping this, a real bummer huh?!

Now I know most of you have friends and family. Sometimes you feel that they need help, but most of them don’t ask outright because they’re really too shy to do so. I’ve been doing this in my capacity, not that much but I hope in some way or form, it could actually help. If you haven’t used PayMaya all these years, you might want to do that now. The app is pretty handy in sending money to other PayMaya users, and I’ve received payments with it too. Some don’t actually know PayMaya can send to bank accounts via Instapay and Smart Padala agents which is available nationwide. It also has the ability to send money to PeraHub branches (all 3,000+ of them) so even if they don’t have a PayMaya account, they can simply receive it that way. 

The PeraHub branch just needs you to fill out a transaction slip, a valid ID and a small fee for the transaction. Recipients will get a text message which contains the reference number and voila! That’s as easy as that to transfer funds now. What that means is that they can simply go to a PeraHub branch near them to get the funds, to at least get a little help from you. A little something to show you care. 

That’s priceless.



COW

Your Home Awaits at Tagaytay Highlands




It's certainly a very tough time for all of us as the pandemic ruffles all our feathers, tests our patience and seek time for prayers. People right now are at the comforts of their homes or looking for a more quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of the city, making their once weekend vacation houses into permanent homes. I've been to Tagaytay Highlands quite a few times already and it sounds like a great idea to live there.

Tagaytay Highlands is a mountain-resort themed estate blessed with majestic views of Mt. Makiling, the Canlubang Valley, Laguna de Bay and Taal Lake. The place is not just a weekend retreat, it has evolved into a place to build your dream home and it has for a lot of people. Its huge lots, Swiss Alps reminiscent log cabins and large units are made to endure years, perfect place to create those happy memories with family and friends. Tagaytay Highlands has always been like that. Exclusive, yes, but it feels so much like home.




Tagaytay Highlands has always been managed well. They employ high security standards which enable residents and guests have a safe place. They also launched clean-up and repair operations this January where major roads, driveways, golf courses, landscapes and other common areas were rehabilitated, fixed and repaired. It's why the place remains in pristine condition before the pandemic happened. I've had memories with family gatherings, weddings, events in The Spa and Lodge, the Tagaytay Highlands Golf Course, dining places and the Sports Center which comprise the major facilities of this place.



This makes it a dream safe haven for homeowners and guests. It remains to be one of the few communities with low-density populace and wide-open spaces plus clean mountain air. I envy those who get to live there everyday.
 
The place also enforces stringent health and safety standards as they follow measures mandated by government health authorities. Residents and guests are encouraged to do frequent handwashing, wear face masks and shields outside their homes. They are also to observe social distancing. Property employees continue to be monitored closely and undergo non-contact thermal scanning upon entering the property. Temperatures are again checked at all main entrances,  canteen and offices employ two-meter distance for employees to keep everyone safe.

The same goes with management, staff, security and technicians of the Tagaytay Highlands as they continue to provide services to homeowners, guests and members. This makes it one of the nicest place to be in. A safe place to stay, with stunning views and people who care. You might want to live there too.  



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