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And because Father's Day is just around the corner, I wanted to share a few words for all the hardworking and amazing DADs in my life. ♥️ It's a thank you really.
Thank you, Daddy Benj. We've done a lot of things together with our kids, but nowhere has there been more learning, living and growing than when they're with you. And while there's tears from time to time, there are smiles and laughter more of the others. I've watched you as a dad to Maia and Yuan, and I'm so proud to see how you've tried and learned to be a better one.
Because like photography, no one moment in time is ever the same. And you, as a photographer, have captured every moment in our life. The best work that you do is that you capture the right moment at the right time, just like when you make the right choice at the right time. And if you get it wrong, you just try and try again because progress, not perfection, is how you teach our kids to achieve their dreams.
Also, thank you because I can sleep in until 9am on most days (I work on my backlogs/deadlines until 2am) Sometimes you're masungit and may topak (insert evil laugh nyahahaha) but I'm grateful and amazed of all you can do even with the lack of sleep from our toddler. hehe (More pogi points pala for daddy because he brings me coffee in bed, gets up early every single morning to take Maia to school, all the while continuing to run our business flawlessly. Iba din. Nakakaproud.)
To my Papa Ben Hill aka "Kano" and my father-in-law, Dad Estrañero Jun Dolormente, thank you for being the kind of lasting example our Daddy Benj wants to be to his kids now, and for teaching him how to be a better man and a better father. ♥️
And to all the DADS, stepdads, foster dads, grandpas, dads-to-be, dad figures... all the great DADS out there, remember that what you are doing is of huge significance and you're making a difference in someone's life. Your influence as a "father" can never be underestimated! You may not see it now but that is remarkable. So, thank you.
Wishing all DADS an amazing day, and I pray you feel honored and loved not just just today but everyday, because you deserve all the best things in the world! ♥️
Speaking of best, dads deserve the best pizza, yes?
Yasss! This Father’s Day, it’s time to get extra cheesy for dad with Yellow Cab's Father's Day Bundle that comes with a FREE #4 Cheese Pizza! Glad to have first dibs on this tasty deal. We really enjoyed the gooey cheesy madness of #4 Cheese pizza that goes perfectly with hickory BBQ Chicken Pizza, savory Charlie Chan Pasta, and fiery Hot Chix Chicken Poppers!
Buy the 10” BBQ Chicken Pizza, large Charlie Chan, large Hot Chix Chicken Poppers for P999 and get the 10” #4 Cheese pizza for free! It's so worth it talaga!
Available for dine-in, take-out, delivery & curbside pick-up. Promo period is from June 12 -16, 2019 only.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get extra cheesy for dad, and don't forget to order ha. The earlier, the better.. Lagi kasi nasa huli ang pag-che-cheesy. Yellow Cab now. Order Online at delivery.yellowcabpizza.com. Happy Father's Day to all the poging dads in the world!
Being a mom is hard work. Whether you are a stay-at-home or a working mom, having to juggle multiple responsibilities and knowing that your offspring’s life highly depends on you can absolutely be dreary. Most of the time, moms need to make personal adjustments too just to cope with such situation. Once you become a mom, you tend to put your little one’s needs first before yours. And that’s where it gets a little too overwhelming.
But when you stop caring for yourself, your ability to care for your child will also be affected. “I am a mom of four and as far as I remember, I spent most of my adulthood caring for my children,” shares Tina, a 43-year-old mom. “I start my day at 5:00am, fixing my kids’ baon and preparing them for school. Once they leave the house, I go on with my usual routine- clean the house, do the laundry, check their assignments, prepare dinner, wash the dishes and then put them to bed. Sometimes my husband jokes that I don’t time for him anymore as I am too focused on being a good mom! But funnily though, that is true. We don’t get to spend quality time anymore,” she quips. “Don’t get me wrong but I love being a mom because it is really fulfilling. It’s just that by being too focused on being a good mom, I have neglected other important things as well” she added. Rose, a 45-year-old working mom of 3, shares the same dilemma as Tina. “I think have mastered the art of juggling!” she jokes. “But on a serious note, nothing feels more awful than the mom guilt. When I am at work, I keep on saying to myself that I am doing so good at my job but am I being a great mom as well? Sure, my husband and I can provide all of our kids’ needs but is that enough? Do my kids know I love them? Do I spend enough quality time with them? Am I giving them attention? The pressure of being a good mom is just too much that I forget to look after myself too. I am too busy working and caring for my children that I had to put my needs aside. And honestly, that doesn’t feel ok,” she says.
“I began contemplating and realized that with all the years that I have dedicated as a mom, it’s about time to think of myself now. With all the myriad of responsibilities that I have juggled and successfully carried out; I feel empowered. So empowered that I am ready to choose what’s best for me, aside from being a mom, of course” Tina says.
“It is not selfish to take care of yourself!” affirms Tina. “That’s why I made a choice to try something new that I know would make me feel better about myself. After all, I know I truly deserve this.” Rose adds, “I totally agree with Tina! You can’t be a good mom if you don’t do yourself good. After providing the needs of my children, it’s about time that I give importance to myself too. It’s time to work on my best self ever because I deserve it!”
For Tina and Rose, trying SvelT’i’s Femilift has given them a brand-new confidence in themselves. Femilift is a laser treatment that is 100% safe, and is being used globally. It is non-invasive and it only takes 30 minutes for the procedure to be done. This is for women who want to have improvement on stress urinary incontinence. It also enhances lubrication because when women age, they experience dryness and it becomes painful during sexual intercourse. For others, it is for tightening because during normal delivery in childbirth, the vagina never comes back to its pre-pregnant state. While for other women, it is for better sexual pleasure.
“Now, I feel much better about myself and so does my husband! Thanks to SvelT’i, treatments are now available for women who are facing the same condition as mine and help them restore their confidence,” shares Tina. “Now that I feel better about myself, there is no amount of work or mommy responsibilities that I can’t do. I know that I am in my best self ever and I know I’ve got this!” muses Rose.
Mother’s Day is only celebrated once a year but with all the hard work our moms do every day, they deserve a whole year of appreciation and gratification. Visit SvelT’i now and give your moms a treat they deserve!
To know more about Femilift, head on now to SvelT’i or call (02)332-7546 / 0918-878-3584 or you may log on to their website, www.svelti.com.ph or follow their social media pages, FB: SvelT i and IG: @svelti_ph.
I am always styling my hair, and yes, I also color my hair every 8 weeks. Well, that's because I have silver strands and the reason may be partly in my genes, but of course, I can't blame my parents for that. Gray hair is a natural part of aging (Ouch! It hurts!) and even if going gray is NOT in my genes, there's STRESS that can make hair turn gray faster and earlier.
So let me just stress on the word "STRESS" because coloring treatments can damage your really expensive, beautiful hair, leaving it dry and dull. And that makes it even more stressful! Women with color-treated and heat-styled hair (like me!) are in need of a solution to keep their ultimately vibrant, allowing them to stand out with confidence. It's important to look for a product designed specifically to be “color safe” or for colored or chemically-treated hair.
The one product you will want to reach for?
The new Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive! It's the latest innovation from Cream Silk that is perfect for modern Filipinas who love to color their hair. Its Triple Complex is an advanced formula with Keratin Relaxers to tame rebellious frizz, Keratin Serum to revive chemically-treated strands, and Keratin Essence to restore extreme dullness. Combining the benefits of three keratin products in one sulfate-free conditioner, it allows hair color to stay on for longer, by replenishing nutrients lost from coloring – ultimately leaving your locks soft and vibrant.
Ms. Pia Wurtzbach graced the event as the face of Cream Silk's newest product. She encouraged Filipinas to embrace their hair color and bring out their ultimate vibrance.
Cream Silk staged the Vibrance Studio, a content hub featuring four immersive rooms themed after the most well-loved hair colors of Filipinas. Painted with soft champagnes and amber tones, the Blonde Room featured a prosecco bar, where guest could enjoy a glass before going around the whole Vibrance Studio.
The Red Room was all about making a bold statement with chic fashionable pieces, while the Brown Room was a nail lounge, where guest add pops of color to their nails to complete their looks.
Lastly, the Multitone Room, featured shades of iridescent and shinny tinsels to create an ombre effect, served as a powder room where guests leveled up their glam. At every station, guests were able to express themselves and stand out in whatever hair color they were sporting.
“Today’s modern Filipina is all about self-expression and believes that hair color is a platform to do just that. With this in mind, Cream Silk developed its latest innovation suited for color-loving Filipinas. We are determined to empower Modern Filipinas by making sure that in any hair color and on any stage, they can stay at their ultimate vibrance’, says Carlos Corrales, Cream Silk Philippines’ Senior Brand Manager.
With Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive, you can stand out in any hair color on any stage, and bring out your ultimate vibrance.
The new Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Color Revive is available in all leading supermarkets, drug stores, and department stores nationwide for P5 for 10ml, P149 for 170ml and P250 for 340ml.
A toddler, just like my baby boy Yuan, is the equivalent of a Twister (the movie) – sudden and sometimes fierce, unable to sit still for even a second. Kaloka, di ba? Can't believe my little baby Yuan is now on full toddler mode.
Life is a bit more challenging now that my little tot is always on the move. One minute he is enjoying his snacks in a playground, the next he's whimpering, whining, and then running around and playing in the dirt. All that running means that a toddler's skin is now exposed to new irritants which is why they need thorough cleaning. It's easy for us moms to use regular bar soap but their skin is still too sensitive to withstand products that are made for adults. What they need is a product that effectively cleanses, but is still gentle enough for toddlers’ delicate skin.
Thankfully, choosing the right soap for our toddlers is easier now because Cetaphil extended their Cetaphil Baby range with the recent launch of the new Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar. I use it with other products such as the Cetaphil Baby Shampoo and Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion to form the perfect skincare routine for my toddler.
The whimsical playroom-themed venue at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel served as a fun haven for toddlers as the moms joined the program hosted by Patty Laurel-Filart. Renowned dermatologist and blooming mom-to-be Dr. Mara Padilla Evangelista-Huber shared her expertise, discussing pediatric skincare and sharing how to give the healthy start that toddler skin deserves.
Celebrity moms Mariel Padilla and Andi Manzano-Reyes also shared the challenges of raising toddlers, as the audience fawned at the adorable Isabella Padilla and Olivia Reyes in attendance. Both babies use Cetaphil Baby products in their bath time regimen—the new Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar lets them enjoy the same gentle cleansing in a bath bar format for toddlers.
Also in attendance were editors Bianca Santiago-Reinoso and Georgia del Rosario, actress Helga Krapf, author Joy Tan-Chi Mendoza, designer Nicole Hernandez de los Angeles, entrepreneur Rene Rose Rodrigo, photographer Sheila Catilo, and many of society’s career moms and their babies.
“Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar is our way of growing with the babies who started with our signature brand of gentle cleansing,” says Abe Mationg, Brand Manager of Cetaphil Baby. “We want to give every toddler the right foundation for a healthy skin to ensure that it is protected, now and in the future.”
After all the skin talk, the moms, together with their kids, enjoyed the rest of their night and treated themselves to sumptuous food and delightful conversations with other mothers. The moms also bonded over their common stories, exchanging mommy tips throughout the night’s affair.
The event also became an impromptu play date for all the youngsters present for the launch, hanging out by the play areas with the new set of friends they made by the end of the night.
The night ended on a high for the mommies and their kids, taking home with them the new Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar and a lot of new knowledge about taking care of their toddler’s skin.
To learn more, follow @CetaphilPhilippines on Facebook and @CetaphilBabyPH on Instagram.
Yasss! Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo is Shopee’s new Brand Ambassador!
So lucky to be invited to Shopee x POP Studio PH's launch last May 31, 2019, at New Frontier Theater! Super enjoyed the concert and unveiling for Shopee's new TV commercial for the biggest 6.6 - 7.7 SALE. Shopee also welcomed Sarah Geronimo as the newest brand ambassador and launched her makeup line.
I enjoyed all the amazing performances by artists Marion Aunor, After 5, J-Queens, Nitro, Janine Tenoso, and others. See more photos on my Facebook page HERE.
Annnnd I've got good news for y'all!
Here's a special discount code on my blog so you can get Php 150 OFF if you want to buy products from Sarah G's make-up line: SHPOP150 *Php 100 off for minimum spend of Php 300, sitewide. Til June 7. In app. For first 1000 users.
Also, Shopee announced the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from June 3 to July 7.
On June 1, Filipinos can stay tuned for the first-ever television commercial of Shopee with Sarah Geronimo.
Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy with how Shopee performed in 2019 and to ramp up our efforts, we are following this up with a big campaign featuring our new brand ambassador, Sarah Geronimo. We believe that Sarah’s approachable and bubbly personality is a perfect representation of the Shopee brand and we are thrilled to have her become part of the family. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale.”
Happening from June 3 to July 7, the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale promises five weeks of unbeatable deals with up to 90% off from leading brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay. Users can enjoy free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily as well as one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱1 Deals.
Bigger and better surprises in store for users Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale will feature 35 days of themed promotions happening from June 3 to July 7.
Key highlights include:
Category days such as TV, Audio, & Gaming Sale on June 28 Mobile Sale on June 30 Korean Skincare Sale on July 4
Mechanic days including:
Vouchers Sale on June 3, featuring seller, category, and sitewide vouchers up for grab Free Shipping Sale on June 4, featuring free shipping with ₱0 min spend across the platform Flash Sale on June 12, with an upsized Flash session happening 10 times across 24 hours. Super Brand Days from June 17 to June 21 featuring leading brands across categories including Huawei, Maybelline, Hanford, Unilever Homecare, and Unilever Personal Care. Exclusive deals from partners including BDO, Cebu Pacific, and the official store launch of iWant. For more information on the Shopee 6.6 – 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/double-double.
Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play. Visit https://shopee.ph for more information.
Schools' back! Kids look forward to new school supplies, seeing their school friends, and fun new activities in class. While it means that their happy days of summer vacation are over, nothing beats reuniting with their old playmates and making new friends during back-to-school season.
For the parents, it’s time to get busy again getting your children new school supplies, ironing their uniforms, and going grocery shopping each weekend for their baon. Although that might seem like a lot of work, there’s no need to fret as you may just find your kids’ newest BFF during recess. With Jack ‘n Jill’s assortment of cakes and biscuits, there’s never a dull moment for your little ones on any day of the school week. Here's a list of my kids' Top Baon Favorites Forever:
Get rid of the summer blues and have your kids welcome the school year with excitement through a pack of Magic Chips. This savory and crunchy baked treat has the power to transform any ordinary Monday morning into something magical and is the perfect baon to jumpstart the school year.
Back-to-back classes can get really tiring for the kids. However, you can instantly lift up their spirits by turning every day into a celebration of achievements - both big and small. With Quake Overload Mocha Butter’s layers of delicious butter cake, delectable mocha filling, and yummy chocolate drizzle, your kids will have the energy to go forth and conquer any challenge.
Hard work must always be paid off with a delicious treat. Reward your kids with this extra indulgent cream-filled cookie sandwich whenever they finish their homework early or make their own beds. Remember, it’s the little things that count. You can switch things up and surprise them by packing different flavors of Dewberry in their lunch box. They deserve it!
School isn’t just about learning new things. It’s also about starting new friendships and creating memorable experiences. Teach your children the value of sharing by putting an extra pack of Presto in their bags. Since these well-loved yummy, peanut butter cream-filled cookies are best enjoyed with a buddy, your kids will easily be making new friends in no time!
Jack ‘n Jill Knots
Arts and crafts is one of the best ways to bring out your child’s creative skills and resourcefulness. Inspire them to explore beyond their imagination and create their own adventures with Jack ‘n Jill Knots. These crunchy sweet-coated pretzels come in cute shapes and assorted flavors, making them the perfect snack partner to get those creative juices flowing.
Fun Fridays with the chocolatey Cream-O
End the school week on a high note by treating your kids (and yourself!) to the luscious chocolate cookie sandwiches of Cream-O! A week’s worth of work and activities is enough excuse to indulge all your sweet tooth cravings. Just a bite into this biscuit will fill your Fridays with good vibes and make you and your children’s choco-loving hearts skip a beat!
Weekends are made for spending time and hanging out with family and friends. Whether it’s in your plans to binge-watch favorite family flicks or play board games with your kids, it’s always a good idea to pair these family activities with Wafrets snacks. This winning combination of crunchy wafers and delicious cream filling will definitely make family time incredibly more enjoyable.
Make every day of the week extra fun for your kids with Jack ‘n Jill’s biscuits and cakes. With its new My BFF (Baon Favorites Forever) Bundle, you can take your pick from the variety of baon combinations available. Get them at your nearest Puregold, Robinsons, Shopwise, Waltermart, Gaisano Grand, and NCCC branches nationwide starting this June.
The awesome thing about being a momma with small feet is that I could get a kids size shoes and twin with my daughter. Here, we are spicing up our racer outfit with our new kicks from Skechers!
My daughter loves the Skechers Energy Lights shoes! This is a classic lace up sneaker with amazing color changing sole light up effect. It's the coolest shoes for your little trendsetter! They are also rechargeable. How cool is that?
Also, I'm in super good mood right now 'cause it's Back-To-School season and finally bought her school shoes. Another thing settled! Yay!
It's time to think about how to upgrade your kid's wardrobe for this incoming school year. And yes, black shoes for girls can easily be both comfy and stylish with Skechers’ latest collection. Your kids are sure to rock stylish, comfortable shoes without breaking school rules.
What I really like about the new collection is that all of these black shoes are designed with Air-Cooled Memory Foam insoles and flexible midsole for a guaranteed comfortable experience.
Skechers has always been known to offer a fresh range of stylish shoes every season and is infamous for its comfort. Treat yourself this school year to Skechers’ classic yet trendy black shoes and PE-ready sneakers with built-in memory foam technology!
From L-R: Gides - Calculous (P4095); Go Run 600 - Roxlo (P2890); Microstrides - School Sweetheart (P2890); Kiss - Ruffled (P3695)
For him: Go Run 600 – Refine (P3995); Side Street Ostmor (P4295)
The Skechers GO Run 600 – Refine sneakers will make you want to go back to school, stat. Its crisp, clean, look instantly gives off that fresh athletic vibe that’s so easy to match. The pair’s lightweight construction and responsive midsoles are just what you need to ace your sports activities and get you around campus all day, everyday.
The Skechers Side Street Ostmoor is a sleek street sneaker with eye-catching stitching and accents. Its Air Cooled Memory Foam technology makes it both look and feel awesome no matter how long the school day.
For the daily uniform, a classic pair of loafers never goes out of style. The Skechers Harper-Forde and Skechers Moreno – Relton shoesare your go-to slip on loafers for everyday. A more formal yet laidback choice is the Skechers Gides – Calculus in leather.
If you’re into oxfords, the Skechers Harsen – Relagos for you.
Skechers Kiss – Ruffled are slip-on formal shoes with soft leather and memory foam for a cushioned feel. The Skechers Breathe-Easy-Calmly is all about enhanced comfort and versatile style.
Ballet flats are always in. With the Skechers Go Walk Lite – Gem leatherette pair, you get the chic feminine style plus memory foam inside too! If you’re into preppy mary janes, the Skechers EZ Flex 3.0
Rare Treasure is your bet. They have soft neoprene fabric and built-in heels for style and added height, plus cushioned insoles for comfort.
Go Run Mojo – Active (P3890); OG 85 – Old School Cool (P3695); Goldie (P3890)
For PE classes, you can get your sneaker game on with Skechers Go Run Mojo – Reactive. These sneakers are made for both training and just hanging out. All sneakers come with memory foam technology for comfort and stability.
For kids, Skechers BTS collection also offers stylish, comfortable black shoes for boys and girls.
Microstrides (P2890); Microstrides – School Sweetheart (P2890) and For boys: Go Run Roxlo
The Skechers Microstrides pair of leather shoes has Air Cooled Memory Foam, a lightweight shock-absorbing midsole and a super flexible outsole for that overall comfort. Its School Sweetheart counterpart is a super cute pair of Mary Janes, with ribbon-designed stitching on its uppers.The Skechers Go Run 600 in Roxlo is a lightweight pair of black shoes with sporty accents. Its memory foam technology makes for a comfy, roomy fit. For PE classes, these cute little sneakers are a must-have!
White sporty shoes are trendy for kids this season. The Skechers Go Run 600 in A-Plus Princess is a pair of slip-on sneakers with smooth leatherand cute accents for girls. These white Skechers GORun 600 – Influex for boys are made for PE classes. Its classic sneaker style is as sporty as they get with built-in memory foam for a comfier fit.
School style doesn’t have to be boring! Stay stylish and comfy with Skechers Back-to-School collection!
Skechers is available online and at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa The Annex, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ayala Malls The 30th, SM East Ortigas, Market! Market!, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarinas, Robinsons General Trias, SM Lipa, Fairview Terraces, SM Fairview, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, SM Clark, Vista Mall Bataan, SM Cabanatuan, Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ayala Malls Legazpi, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Mall and Centrio Mall.
Aside from watching Netflix, celebrating Yuan's 3rd birthday party at Jollibee, and thanking the universe for a chance to go out and shop (and NOT waste the remaining days of May at home) this coming weekend is all about shopping at The Great Luxury Beauty Sale by Trendsetter’s Bazaar and Luxasia! It’s happening this weekend (from May 31 to June 2, 2019) at the World Trade Center! Doors will open at 11:30am this Friday. It's going to be an awesome weekend, right?
Oh and because Christmas is just a few months away, it's the best time to shop for gifts that you can buy for up to 80% off. Another great thing is that all items (cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, haircare, jewellery) are 100% authentic because they are directly from LUXASIA.
From Bvlgari to Guerlain, Chloé, and beyond, some of the season's hottest designer buys and luxury beauty and lifestyle brands like Elizabeth Arden, Marc Jacobs, Bvlgari, Ferragamo, Guerlain, Hermes, La Prairie, Prada, and Peter Thomas Roth, will be ON SALE with discounts that go up to 60 to 80 percent off!
Here, I scoured some of the best finds below. Happy shopping!
Currently OBSESSED with the super sweet scent of Prada Candy! Lakas maka fresh and so addictive yung scent! Yes, it smells sweet, but another selling point is how 'grammable that bottle is.
Annnnnnd guess what?? Super sale sya this weekend. This perfume from Coach will be sold at P3,000, marked down from its original SRP of P7,000.
Marc Jacobs' iconic Daisy fragrance, marked down from P5,698 to P1,200!
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss will be sold for P460 only!
You can also score Club Clio and Peripera products that will also be on sale!
This is a weekend you definitely wouldn't want to miss! Excited na talaga ako cause I always get super sulit deals at the Trendsetter's Bazaar! Plus they have the lowest prices in the Metro! So ano na? Haha Get your wallets ready!
Be on the lookout for luxury beauty brands you love! But do know these are just a few of the many other brands that will go on sale! Trust me, there’s MORE this weekend! Tag your Trendsetter besties! See you there!
Singer and actress, Janella Salvador, joins Great Taste (White) as its newest ambassador in bringing amazing everyday experiences that start with great coffee.
She shares, “I am absolutely ecstatic to be a part of this big family. It feels good to endorse a product you enjoy and personally, I love Great Taste White Caramel because it is sweet and creamy – just like how I prefer having my cup of coffee!”
Coffee lovers have more reasons to indulge in a delicious cup anytime and anywhere as Great Taste White offers its latest variants to delight the craving of avid coffee drinkers.
Whether it’s for starting the day right or for quick pick-me-ups in the middle of the day, the new Great Taste White Caramel and Great Taste White Crema are bound to satisfy the busy and always on-the-go Filipino.
Fans of sweet and aromatic coffee can find themselves enjoying Great Taste White Caramel. It offers the perfect mix of roasted coffee and cream with hints of luscious caramel, blending a sweet linamnam for everyday coffee fix.
For a more flavorful and full-bodied coffee experience, Great Taste White Crema combines the real coffee taste with rich vanilla cream for a creamy linamnam that is reminiscent of everyone’s favorite latte.
These two new variants, and the original Great Taste White coffee mix, come in a fresh and attractive new packaging.
A trailblazer in the instant coffee industry, Great Taste continues to brew new experiences for Filipinos – from being the first to introduce white coffee mix, first twin pack size, and first re-sealable pouch, among others.
Tikman ang sarap ng tamang timpla with Great Taste White Caramel and Great Taste White Crema. These two new exciting variants come in 30g and 50g sachets, for only 6.05 (SRP) and 9.70 (SRP) respectively. Grab these in sari-sari stores, groceries and supermarkets nationwide.
Stay updated on Great Taste’s latest offerings by following Great Taste Coffee on Facebook (@GreatTasteCoffeePH) or visiting Universal Robina Corporation’s website at www.urc.com.ph.
Eton International School has opened its newest branch located inside the prestigious grounds of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
Eton International School-CCP stands proudly amongst landmark structures—the Folk Arts Theatre in its north, the Coconut Palace on the east and bordered in the south by the Manila Bay, world-renowned for its spectacular sunrise and glorious sunsets.
A grand opening event was held last Tuesday at ETON CCP Manila Campus. Participants included their school administrators and teachers, as well as bloggers, parents, and students.
Ms. Jacqueline Marzan-Tolentino, Eton International School Directress, made an opening speech about the reasons why Eton stands among the best. She shared that at Eton International School, students are not only taught academically. They’re also taught practical living and life skills to empower them to be great leaders someday.
“ETON is the school of the future where learning happens beyond the four walls of the classrooms. It is a place where kids will feel safe to learn, grow and multiply their talents exponentially,” said Ms. Jacqueline Marzan-Tolentino, Eton International School Directress.
ETON has created three pioneering programs—the Center for the Talented and Gifted for the pre-schoolers; Center for Leadership and Performing Arts for grade school and Center for Technology and Innovation for high school.
“What sets ETON apart is how we nurture the leadership potential in each child. Our mantra is every child is a leader and every child can be a hero waiting to be unleashed. We take time out to know about the child’s strength and weaknesses so that we can match our teaching style to our students’ learning style. This allows the students to learn, faster, better and higher. Eton International family culture allows students to grow and create better relationships in their family and community. It only takes love to break all barriers in the mind, heart and soul. With our multiple local and international programs, each child is given the chance to find his gifts, strengthen their resiliency and build their confidence,” Tolentino adds.
Some of the parents gave testimonials on why they trust Eton International School in providing good quality education for their children.
Also, a short activity or Learning Style Profile Assessment was given by Ms. Jacqueline. ETON uses this assessment to determine if the child is either an analytical or global learner, so that they can customize a special learning program to each of their students.
Whether they’re global or analytical learners, they help their students to learn and acquire new skills, enabling them to focus on each child's individual strengths and build confidence.
Each person’s individual learning style is different, but it all sums up to a one-of-a-kind individual whom God created. That being said, I believe that acceptance and unconditional love are important to any child’s successful development. Being a global or analytical learner does not make a child smarter or more capable than another. That's why I'm glad to know that the teachers at ETON are flexible and do not rigidly compartmentalize their students.
I took the test and I found out that I am both an analytical or global type of person. Analytical because I can be a perfectionist at times. I also like working in cold temperature, without music, and can finish a work in one sitting. I prefer working in a brightly lit room or even with dim lights as long as I can comfortably see. I'm also a global learner because I usually chill, party and relax after finishing a task.
Speaking of chillaxing, we enjoyed the Manila Bay sunset cruise after taking the Assessment Test. And yes, there's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end an amazing day with my daughter and these lovely ladies.
THE ETON EDUCATION
Tolentino further explained that the Eton school philosophy is that “Every child is born with Royal Dignity.”
“We believe the gifts and calling of each child is irrevocable. A child’s worth is built in. It is our mission to open their mind to possibilities, strengthen their competency and skills and inculcate values that will set them for life,” she adds.
Eton’s motto is Artes (Heart), Scientia (Mind) and Intelligentia(Will or Spirit).
“Every child is nurtured to inspire, to innovate and to lead a life in honor of God and service to humanity. Every Etonian leads with humility, courage and heart,” Tolentino said.
Eton prides itself of its small class size that allows them to focus on the development of each child’s multiple intelligence especially in the crucial foundation years. Tolentino describes this as strengthening their roots to allow the children to be resilient as they grow and bloom and ready to conquer the world.
* LEADERSHIP PROGRAM-Eton provides learning adventures that are life changing. The students are taught to focus on developing their faith in God, self, family and others through self mastery, experiential mastery and life mastery here in the Philippines and abroad.
* LANGUAGE PROGRAM- Eton nurtures the gift not just of one language but three—English, Filipino and Mandarin. The students may also have an elective in French and other languages. – I SPEAK
* EARTH SAVERS PROGRAM - Eton leads the community to take care of the environment through our ECO Savers Program. - I CARE
* ARTS AND CULTURE PROGRAM – Eton promotes Philippine arts and culture from visual arts to performing arts through various exhibitions and cultural activities. - I CREATE
* DEVELOPMENTAL AND ACCELERATION PROGRAM – Eton provides multiple ways to Iearnfrom modular program to hands-on learning .- ILEARN
* ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM - Eton believes in teaching financial and wealth program at an early age through our various business start-up cases. IBUILD
* RECREATION AND CELEBRATION PROGRAM – Eton promotes local and international sports and wellness program - I EXPLORE
* STEM PROGRAM- Eton’s Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program has given the Eton students a remarkable edge in this space. “Our global affiliations range from TOFEL to Lego Robotics to International Learning Styles AndMultiple Intelligence. Our program is used in UK, Asia and US,” Tolentino proudly said. – I SOLVE
* HOLISTIC PROGRAM- Eton sets three goals in every school year for students to learn and grow with from subject goals. These could be in arts, language, geography, history, ICT, language, math, music, PE, Science, society and technology); Personal goals ( enquiry resilience morality communication thoughtfulness cooperation respect and adaptability):& Internationalization goals ( local and international collaboration and cooperation.) Students are exposed to different opportunities to grow with their counterparts worldwide through internationalcompetition and fieldwork. – I PRAY
* INTERNATIONAL IMMERSION PROGRAM –Eton has international curriculum linkages that allow our students to easily be accepted abroad. - I CONNECT
* PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM – Eton has confidence building program that allows students to know their strengths and develop their talents at a faster rate through learning styles multiple intelligence and other personality development programs. - I LOVE
The mission of Eton International School, Tolentino explained, is to help develop leaders for the 21st century.
“These are leaders who are creative, critical, caring, compassionate, communicative, collaborative, confident, country loving and cross cultural,” she says. “We refer to these as the care values embedded in each child.”
“He dreams big by taking small steps. A small act of courage to press on towards his dream to lead his generation to a better life. It starts by creating multiple positive adventures in their early years, establishing their strengths in their foundation years thru multiple engagements and lastly enhancing their multiple Intelligence in their high school years. Specialization happens in their senior year that will give them a head start in life, Tolentino shared.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so the saying goes.
ETON International School is proud not just of the achievements of current students but, most especially, their graduates.
Here are some of the Eton alumni who have made the school proud:
• Liviana Navarro, who was a consistent gold medalist at Eton from preschool to grade school has so far amassed five gold medals as world champion in performing arts in the United States, where she is based as a respected theater performer and singer.
• Ylay Gosiaco, who was also a consistent gold medalist at Eton, is now a scholar at the prestigious Harvard Medical School
• Nezza Rafain, also a consistent gold medalist at Eton, is a recipient of eight scholarship grants abroad, was accelerated twice and was an International Benchmark Test Topnotcher in English, Math and Science in Australia. She is currently a medical student.
• Carlos Alfonso, made Eton and the whole country proud by winning the championship in the International Robotics Olympiad in China.
• Valerie Villuan, a consistent gold medal awardee in Eton, graduated with the highest honor of summa cum laude at the Florida Atlantic University in the United States.
• Jaira Velsaco, is a member of Eton Robotics Team wereshe competed in various local robotics competitions. She was accelerated to Grade 12 at Crescent Heights High School, Calgary, Alberta Canada.
• David Benjamin Fugnit, a consistent honor student and known to be a good leader during his stay in Eton. After graduating in senior high school, he has been granted a scholarship for his college education at Hult University, San Francisco, USA.
• Aaron Daniel Fugnit, has obtained the highest score in the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) Junior. Herepresented Eton International School and the Philippines in various local and international robotics competition including Bucheon, Korea and Bandung, Indonesia. He won was a Champion in Robot Dancing Category DepEd National Science and Technology Fair - Pinoy Robot Games 2016. He is Currently Grade 11 under International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
• Kristen Claudine Agbuya, represented Eton International School and the Philippines in various local and international robotics competition including Bucheon, Korea and Bandung, Indonesia where she received a Technical Award in Robot in Movie Category and Champion in Robot Dancing Category DepEd National Science and Technology Fair - Pinoy Robot Games 2016. She is Currently Grade 12 under International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
• Asuka Shigemura, has been a Champion, DepEd National Science and Technology Fair - Pinoy Robot Games 2017 - Creative Category with judges from Singapore, Thailand and Philippines.
He was granted a slot as the Philippine official delegate to Google Australia Robotics Challenge in Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
• Darren Lyndon Espanto, he is the first runner up of the voice kids philippines season 1. He also receives various awards like Promising Male Performer, 46th GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Awards, Most Outstanding Teen Artist of the Year - 8th EdukCircle Awards Multiple nominations and won Male Pop Artist of the Year at 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music.
• Beanca Marie Binene, ought out actress, host, endorser and has obtained the highest score in NCAE Manila with 99+, 95 and 99+ rating.
“The achievements of our current students and our alumni inspire us to provide world-class education to Eton students. If we want our children to be future-ready and globally competitive, we are certain that an Eton education could prepare them for that,” Tolentino said.
Aside from the newly-inaugurated ETON International School-CCP, ETON has another branch near Rockwell located at 6075 Palma St., Poblacion, Makati City which caters to students from the south of the metropolis.
Another is Eton Global Institute that caters senior high school, collegiate, professionals, for culinary and hospitality programs located at 1633 Makiling St, Sampaloc, Manila near the Chinese General Hospital.
“We are very proud of the kind of leaders Eton has nurtured for the past 15 years. The unique brand of Eton education has allowed our students to conquer the world. We dream of bringing Eton Education to as many cities in the country and partner with the best and brightest in the world,” Tolentino adds.
For more information on Eton International School, visit their website, www.eton.edu.ph or their social media accounts: (Facebook, IG, Twitter)