Do you enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life, addressing their needs, doing everything you can to make them feel comfortable? Then maybe you should consider being a flight attendant!
Fly High with Mayie
Getting paid to travel is certainly the coolest job in the planet, but being a flight attendant requires more than a quest for adventure.
To qualify for this job you need to have right personality and attitude. Airline passengers have to feel welcome and safe at all times. It is not always easy because there will be times when you’ll be exhausted
When you are responsible for someone’s safety and wellbeing you need to have the confidence to implement the regulations. Some passengers don’t want to listen and Ii’s your responsibility to make sure they follow safety instructions.
Time Away from Loved Ones
Enjoy traveling? What if it means being away from loved ones for weeks and months? The long hours can strain your relationships.
Flight attendants go through extensive training before they can start working. And this is crucial because they have to be prepared for every situation. You have to be in top physical shape before you can officially fly as part of the cabin crew.
Learn from Mayie
If you wish to join this exciting industry then come join “Fly High with Mayie”. Be part of this enlightening workshop find out if you’ve got what it takes to be part of an airline service crew.
A former flight attendant Mayie Carballo is aware of the challenges of applicants trying to make their way into the industry.
“I worked with five different international airlines and I know the application process can really be tough. It can really be difficult especially if you are completely unaware of what’s ahead.”
“Being a Flight Attendant (FA) does not require you to graduate a tourism course as long as your confident and physically ready. If in an instance you are not fit as an FA, there are many hospitality jobs that you can apply and the workshop I’ll be conducting will help you prepare to pass the requirements and interview,” Mayie explained.Mayie’s fun workshop will give applicants everything they need to know about the exciting world of the aviation service industry, complete with actual training plus insights from industry professionals.
Thinking of being a flight attendant? Join “Fly High with Mayie” on June 3, 2018, at Belmont Hotel Manila and see if you have what it takes.
Hospitality and restaurant management schools around Metro Manila once again gathered and proved themselves who among them are the true winners in the 2nd GRAND Skills Competition. The event was hosted and held at the Rosemary Ballroom, 31st floor, of City Garden GRAND Hotel.
Situated in the heart of Makati Business District, City Garden Grand Hotel is the first 4-star hotel of City Garden Hotel Group. This established hotel is one of the top hotels in Makati by TripAdvisor and top choice hotel for business and leisure travelers seeking accommodations in Metro Manila’s liveliest city. Whether for staycations, business meetings, or celebrating special moments, City Garden Grand Hotel offers a new level of experience to suit every occasion.
The universities and colleges that showcased their talents and competence in the 2nd GRAND Skills Competition are Far Eastern University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, National University, Philippine Women’s University, and the University of Sto. Tomas. With these year’s leveled-up competition categories, schools battled against “Table Setting with Centerpiece”, “Food Art”, “Gourmet Student Meal” and “Bartending/Cocktail Mixing”.
Winners of the competition were carefully and critically judge by the respected and well-known hospitality and food and beverage practitioners which are Mr. Jordan Tan, F&B Director of Ibarra’s Event and Party Venues, Ms. Ma. Princess Jill Meneses, Asst. Professor, Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management of the University of the Philippines Diliman, Mr. Jason Hussein Ali, 2018 Bacardi Legacy Champion, Chef Dennis Peralta, Executive Chef of City Garden Grand Hotel and Chef Michael ‘Miko” Aspiras, Esquire Magazine’s Chef of the Year and Owner/Pastry Chef at Le Petite Souffle’.
The schools that excelled in the “Table Setting with Centerpiece” category, 3rd Place goes to Ardan, Alyssa Mae L., Donque, Ellona Angelika and Elevado, Tristan of the National University, 2nd Place was awarded to Calvin Kyle E. Malavi, Mhaviryusuke E. Sato, and Roma Alysa Sanchez of the Far Eastern University and 1st place was bagged by the defending champion and last year’s winner, Jan Willies Dayaon, Derick Derpo and Elysian Aromin of the University of Sto. Tomas.
For the “Gourmet Student Meal,” the participants exhibit their cooking skills and creativity in turning their everyday student meal to a culinary worthy dish by using “canned tuna” as the main ingredient. 3rd places are Joel Ian Hilario and John Edward Mendoza of the University of Sto. Tomas, 2nd place was given to Bon Kerwin Venturina and Francis Edward Cabantoc of National University, and the 1st place was won by Michael Angelo D. Grantoza and Alden Milloren of the Lyceum of the Philippines University.
Moving on to the “Food Art” category with the theme “Flores de Mayo”, participants who did their best are Parica Diane of National University who got 3rd Place, Mc Kevin P. Caguia of Lyceum of the Philippines University bagged 2nd place and the 1st place winner was Christine Villamoran of Far Eastern University.
And lastly, the participants that shine with their summer booze mixes in the “Bartending/Cocktail Mixing” category are, 3rd place winner Lynchor Fate E. Dimaculangan of Far Eastern University, 2nd place goes to Noelle Anne R. Fajardo, and 1st place was given to Jem Elijah Malonzo of Philippine Women’s University. “Ele’na”, the cocktail mix of Mr. Malonzo will be featured at Firefly Roofdeck as the “Drink of the Month”.
The winners of the 2nd GRAND Skills competition received cash prizes, gift certificates and gift items from City Garden Grand Hotel. The event was also made possible by its sponsors Happy Living Philippines Corporation and Cybersound Professional Lights & Sounds.
The GRAND Skills Competition made it to the 2nd year because of the success is made from the first competition. City Garden Grand Hotel, one of the top hotels in Makati, organized the skills competition to give students from the hospitality and food and beverage department the opportunity to experience working and exhibit their talents in a real industry set-up. For more information about the GRAND Skills Competition, you may contact (02) 888 8181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufactured by the legendary Playboy company, a company with more than 65 years of hands-on experience in this space, Playboy Sexual Booster is a sexual wellness supplement formulated with an all-natural proprietary blend called PBX-100. Playboy aims to use this supplement to launch its sexual wellness campaign aimed at creating an open discussion around male sexual health, as well as promote its line of innovative sexual wellness products.
Why Couples Need It
Playboy Sexual Booster improves sexual wellness by increasing blood flow to male sexual organs, boosting testosterone levels, enhancing sexual drive and performance, and boosting semen production. It also improves mood, helping relieve sexual tension. For these reasons, it is beneficial for both men and women, even when taken only by men.
Developed after four years of tireless years of research and testing, PBX-100 is a powerful proprietary blend consisting of proven all-natural ingredients including amino acids, mineral acids, and natural herbs. When combined in the PBX-100 formulation, these ingredients work synergistically to promote sexual wellness in both men and women.
The main ingredients in the powerful PBX-100 formula include:
Yohimbe – Yohimbe is an evergreen tree native to western and central Africa. The extract from the bark of this tree contains an FDA-approved medicinal compound called yohimbine, which is the active ingredient in most of the prescription sexual performance medications sold in the US. According to studies conducted in Italy and France, Yohimbine treats erectile dysfunction problems and boosts libido in both men and women by increasing nerve impulses and blood flow to the male and female sexual organs.
L-arginine –L-arginine is an amino acid, meaning it is important in protein synthesis. What’s more, it also promotes the production of nitric oxide, a powerful neurotransmitter that causes blood vessels to relax, improving blood circulation throughout the body. According to recent studies, L-arginine is an effective treatment for mild to moderate erectile dysfunction, especially when combined with other powerful aphrodisiacs and sexual enhancers, such as yohimbine.
Maca root — Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a cruciferous vegetable native to Peru. It is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Packed with health-promoting compounds, maca has been associated with myriad benefits, including improving sexual health. For instance, a 2008 double-blind randomized study conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital and published the CHS Neuroscience & Therapeutics found that taking 3mg of maca every day can improve sexual dysfunction. Maca improves sexual health by stimulating the production of testosterone, improving blood flow to the sexual organs, and providing the body with essential nutrients.
Tongkat Ali — Also known as Longjack, tongkat ali is a medicinal herb native to South East Asia. Although this herb has myriad health benefits for both men and women, it was traditionally used as an aphrodisiac largely due to its stress-relieving qualities. However, when it comes to sexual health, tongkat ali does more than just relieve sexual tension. It enhances libido and fertility in both men and women. Additionally, boosts testosterone, improves erectile dysfunction, and helps delay ejaculation in men. In fact, a 2012 study done researchers in Malaysia found that tongkat ali helps boost testosterone levels. What’s more, a 2010 study published in the Asian Journal of Andrology found that tongkat ali helps increase sperm volume.
How Can I Get it for Me or My Partner?
Playboy Sexual Booster is widely available in convenience stores across the country and will soon be launching on Playboy’s official wellness website. The legendary company is also launching their Playboy Legendary Sexual Wellness and Playboy Iconic Testosterone supplements, which will also soon be available on the website.
For Lilia Cos, a senior citizen from Manila, life has not been quite the same since she first discovered how to use a smartphone and social media.
“After that first session, I kept on using Facebook. I asked my kids and my grandkids to help me learn more about it,” said Nanay Lilia, one of the seniors who joined the latest Smart Millenniors session in Brgy 672 in Paco, Manila.
“Millenniors” is a play on the words “millennials”, who are known to be tech-savvy, and “seniors”. The goal of the program is to teach technology to the elderly, specifically about smartphones, mobile data, and social media.
In the first two sessions, the seniors learned about the basics of smartphones and mobile data and were assisted by senior high students from Adamson University in setting up their Facebook accounts and uploading selfies, creating group chats on Messenger and searching for their favorite shows and videos on YouTube.
“Being able to use Messenger is a big help. With it, I can talk to family members abroad, and my friends in Laguna and Cavite. We can chat even if they’re far away,” Nanay Lilia said. “Just last night, I was up late because I was talking to my siblings in Japan and Germany. It was so fun—no matter where they are, as long as we are in one group chat, we can talk about the same things,” she added.
For Adamson student-volunteer Marielle Tuazon, being able to teach senior citizens about technology was an exciting and enlightening experience.
“I think seniors often feel left out. Their grandkids are always on their phones, they don’t talk. With this program, I hope we’ll be able to help them connect better, not only with their grandchildren but with their other relatives as well,” Tuazon said.
Her classmate Shun Camannong agreed. “This is a big help for them to be closer to their families and stay connected with them, even if they are separated by long distances,” he said.
Patience, understanding key
For Tuazon and Cammanong, patience and understanding are key elements in facilitating learning among seniors.
“It is also important that you want them to learn, so you can really connect with them and help them,” said Tuazon.
“Always stay respectful and not be quick to judge them,” said Camannong. “Like us, they are also always looking for new things to learn to improve their lives. Listen to what they’re saying, and be open to their questions,” he said.
Indeed, Nanay Lilia is looking forward to more learnings. “I hope the future sessions bring even more knowledge,” she said. “I know there is still much left to learn.”
The Smart Millenniors program is part of Smart’s efforts to make technology more inclusive and accessible to more Filipinos.
Apart from the pilot session with seniors in Brgy 734 in Paco, Manila last year, the Smart Millenniors program was also held in Cebu last month with members of the Philippine Association of Retired Persons, in cooperation with EduStudio and Coalition for Better Education.
“We are getting closer to our goal of making Internet truly for all, as more seniors participate in the Smart Millenniors program,” said Smart Public Affairs head Ramon Isberto. “As the world becomes increasingly digital, we are working to make sure that nobody gets left behind.”
“With this program, Smart is reiterating its commitment to bring digital learning to everyone, no matter their age,” said Stephanie Orlino, Smart Community Partnerships senior manager. “We look forward to partnering with more communities for this initiative.”
This summer, countless wide-eyed fans came for an experience of a lifetime with their favorite artists at the Mall of Asia Arena. The venue had one of its most jam-packed weeks of the year with back-to-back sold-out shows from some of the world’s biggest acts.
EXO showcasing their intricate choreography
Last April 28, passionate K-pop fans of EXO filled-up the Arena during the Elyxion concert, the 4th installment of the superstar group’s world tour. The multi-awarded K-pop band held a show complete with laser beams, a stylish bar, and light effects that matched their songs perfectly. With fans like EXO-Ls, the show took a mesmerizing turn as the audience made an ocean of silver with their light sticks moving to the beats of the band.
After his last concert with One Direction in 2015, May 1 saw the return of Harry Styles to the Philippines with his first solo tour. Harry did not disappoint as he serenaded his fans with a powerful performance.
“I only have one job here, and that is to entertain all of you,” said Styles as he rocked the Arena with hits “Sign of the Times” and “Only Angel” from his self-titled album.
Harry serenading his fans
Just a day after Harry’s show, the Arena was again filled with eager fans for another world-renowned performer: Bruno Mars.
The concert kicked off with a bang, as award-winning dance crew Jabawockeez took to the stage, and segued to Bruno Mars and his band, the Hooligans. The Grammy Award-winning artist brought the house down as he started off with his chart-topping hits “Finesse” and “24K Magic”.
The 2-day concert attracted Bruno Mars fans including local celebrities Vicky Belo, Vice Ganda, Ogie Alcasid, Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola, Carmina Villaroel, power couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Maxene Magalona. Some of the celebrities came with their families and friends.
The 24K Magic Tour Manila came to a close with Bruno dedicating “Just The Way You Are” to his beloved Filipino fans. Truly a tour to remember, his performance showered the crowd with gold confetti that matched his eclectic energy on stage.
May marks the anniversary of the Mall of Asia Arena, which launched its first show in 2012, with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball Tour. As Manila is currently a hot scene for world-renowned acts, the venue takes pride in continuously being a host to many live shows. True to the vision of the SM Group to bring quality entertainment to the Philippines, the Arena has now become a valuable partner to the nation’s top promoters and organizers who repeatedly chooses the Mall of Asia Arena as an avenue for their events.
Apart from catering to various audiences, the Arena is also home to corporate brands – with partners like PLDT, Globe, Unilever, Solaire, LBC, Tanduay, Meralco, Powerstroke, ABS-CBN, 8990 Holdings, Belle Corporation and newly-boarded partners Peerless Products Manufacturing Corporation and Oriental Group Entertainment and Leisure, enjoying the venue’s shows, amenities, and advertising assets on a yearly basis.
In the coming months, more anticipated events will happen at the Arena such as the PBA and UAAP finals, and concerts by popular artists like Niall Horan, Sam Smith, Paramore, Wanna One, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, and Celine Dion.
To keep updated on the Mall of Asia Arena announcements, visit www.mallofasia-arena.com or follow the official social media accounts at @moaarena.
Raising kids is no joke, especially if you need to work abroad to secure their future. The latest infomercial of Empire East shows that this is possible, thanks to an equally hardworking aunt named Thelma who is always around when the mother of her nephew Ethan isn’t.
In that video, we see what looks like a mother and her son enjoying their stay at one of the many projects of Empire East. Their condo life becomes an unforgettable experience due to their happy bonding and the many amenities that they enjoy. We see them playing outside, swimming, and having a wonderful time in the privacy of their own condo unit.
As it turns out, Thelma happens to be Ethan’s aunt. She has been caring for the boy since his mother – Thelma’s sister – left to work abroad. When the latter returns home one day, she makes both of them happy. The boy is finally reunited with his mom while Thelma is glad to see her sister.
But the tale doesn’t end there. The boy’s mother knows how much Thelma has worked to take care of Ethan while she was away. She acknowledges the time, energy, and devotion Thelma gave to make Ethan happy in her absence. She is aware that her sister has sacrificed a lot in caring for Ethan even though Thelma says she enjoyed her time with him. Because of this, she feels that it is the perfect time to reward Thelma for her sacrifice.
Instead of bringing her gifts or giving her money, the mother surprises Thelma by giving her keys to her own condo unit. This is her reward for taking good care of Ethan while the mother was in another country. Not surprisingly, having her own unit is the best thing to happen to Thelma. She can now enjoy the many privileges and benefits of living in an Empire East residence.
This is a video that shows the strong bond between families and the many surprises that make life beautiful. For the mom, it is being at home with Ethan whom she has missed for years. For Thelma, it is enjoying the fruits of her labor by living in an ideal community that she can now call her own.
This heart-warming video will surely make a lot of people smile, laugh, or even cry. At its best, it is a simple reminder that hard work will always be rewarded and that the people we love will always be there for us. This is one of the many interesting stories you’ll find in every Empire East condo unit. Get one today and experience its many pleasures.
There are only a few more ways a mother shows her love other than food. After all, a mother is her child’s first source of strength, and the desire to nourish her kids extends well beyond their childhood. Food is every mom’s expression of love, and food will always be a mother’s priority.
Ruselle Barroca, Say Alonzo and Kelly Misa hams it up for the camera at the Emborg photo booth
Family-owned Emborg aligns with mothers in their desire to provide real, nutritious and tasty meals for their children through dairy products that taste good and score high on quality, health, and affordability. As mothers take on hybrid roles in and out of the household, Emborg products allow them to prepare quick, easy and delicious meals that transform each family meal.
Ruselle Barroca and Say Alonzo checking out their favorite Emborg cheeses
Last May 13, 2018, Moms from all walks of life storm to Glorietta to experience the Emborg Amazing Mom event. In the event, mothers were treated to an endless sampling of Emborg products as they were given mommy makeovers and massage services.
A cupcake making workshop and the awarding of the Emborg Cook-Off also showed moms why Emborg is their most reliable cooking and baon-making buddy.
Kelly Misa enjoying the free back massage at the Emborg Amazing Moms event
Emborg has a substantial array of dairy products that have quality ingredients and couples them customer-focused packaging. Emborg Butters and Spreads are suitable for cooking, baking or simply slathering on all kinds of bread, while Natural Sliced Cheeses and Burger & Sandwich Slices elevate standard grab-and-go meals that are whipped up in a cinch.
Ruselle Barroca with her cupcake creation made with Emborg whipped cream
Shredded Cheese, Block Cheese, Feta & White Cheese, Fresh Cheese, Mold Cheese and Deli Counter Cheeses incorporate the gourmet touch into pasta, meat-and-cracker boards, salads and every other dish imaginable, while Emborg’s milk-based products add flavor and body to every meal. Emborg Creams are rich additions to savory dishes and desserts; UHT Milk is perfect for recipes or drank on their own; while Yogurts and Protein Shakes make healthy living a delicious and convenient endeavor. Emborg’s Junior line—a variety of cheeses and milk packaged for kids—make daily baon something children look forward to.
Mom influencers Say Alonzo and Ruselle Barroca spotted at the Emborg Amazing Moms event
Truly, Emborg has always been in the business of ensuring that moms offer the best for their kids—and what better way to celebrate mothers’ amazing love for their children than by celebrating them in their most special day.
Mother’s Day may be only once a year, but these special women manage to be amazing every day. Emborg products help each mom create more amazing moments in the kitchen, for their children.
Jollibee pays tribute to all mothers with a special Kwentong Jollibee Mother’s Day trilogy that again tugs at the heartstrings of Filipinos anywhere in the world.
Coming from the viral success of last year’s “Parangal”, Jollibee aims to surpass the “feels” it generated and once again set the internet abuzz with three short films that celebrate a #MothersGreatLove.
First in the Mother’s Day trilogy is “Amor”, directed by Dan Villegas, which tells the story of a mother who goes to great lengths to provide for her family’s needs.
The second episode, “Tess” is from filmmaker Pepe Diokno who continues to showcase his brilliance in bringing out the beauty of love between a mother and her child, having directed the memorable “Parangal” and “Date” Valentine’s Day videos. Diokno’s masterpiece this year, “Tess” celebrates a different kind of motherly love between a child and her nanny.
The third installment, “Helen” is directed by Ianco Dela Cruz, the same director who captured the hearts of netizens with his Valentine’s Day “Vow” and “Status” viral videos.
“The greatest love anyone can ever feel can only come from a mother’s heart. The true stories featured in Kwentong Jollibee’s first-ever Mother’s Day trilogy is a testament to this as we celebrate and honor an endless love that has nurtured us from the time we were born,” said Francis Flores, Jollibee Brand Chief Marketing Officer, and PH Marketing head.
More than becoming viral hits, Jollibee hopes that the 3 stories will capture the sentiments of millions of Filipinos from every corner of the world and become a fitting tribute to all the moms and nanays. “We sincerely hope that through this special Mother’s Day Trilogy, people will appreciate even more their moms and will go out of their way to express their love and gratitude to them,” added Flores.
Tired of going back to the same old room? Don’t you wish you could make your resting place different and more inviting? Too stingy or don’t have enough money to make your room a better place? Worry no more for this short article contains tips to redecorate your room without spending a dime.
That’s right. With a little creativity, you can transform your room into a relaxing place. You don’t have to buy anything. All you need are the things you already have or you can get things for free.
First, rearrange or add furniture. You’ll be surprised how different your room will be after moving things from one place to another. Add more space by putting your bed against the wall and place a comfy chair near a window for reading.
Inspect the attic or look around the house for items that you can move from one room to another. This will instantly change the way your room looks. Good furniture may be tucked away somewhere or you may have forgotten the other things you have. Now is the time to bring them out again.
For freebies, check out Web sites like Freecyclewhere people post things that they’re giving away for free or things that they want for free. Examine the listings and tell readers what you want.
Find old magazines and create a collage: You can use this to decorate your door or an entire wall. Old postcards from friends and family can create the same effect. Christmas lights also add a nice touch to any room. You can use them all year round for a festive, welcoming atmosphere.
If you have a bulletin board in your room, perk it up by hanging photos, charms or postcards. It can become a work of art with the right decorations.
Lastly, creativity really pays off to enhance the mood of your room. Expensive decorations cannot be compared to the things you’ve made. The feeling of satisfaction and contentment cannot be measured and be paid. Start doing crafts and explore your creativeness in decorating your room!
Property development firm DoubleDragon Properties expects to raise its profile in the industry with Hotel 101-Fort that will increase its total prime leasable space to 1.2 million square meters by 2020.
DoubleDragon chief investment officer Hannah Yulo says the company’s latest development, to be managed by hospitality subsidiary, Hotel of Asia, Inc., occupies a 1,224-square-meter lot and has 28 floors of hotel rooms. The hotel will have a total of 609 rooms, all offering utmost privacy and security. The property’s five basements have 179 parking slots.DoubleDragon president Ferdinand Sia (right) with chief investment officer Hannah Yulo at the grand launch of DoubleDragon’s Hotel 101-Fort
A three-level podium offers commercial areas on the ground and second floors for specialty retail shops and restaurants. On the third floor are well-designed amenities that offer convenience and comfort, such as the gym and pool.
Each room is carefully crafted and planned for efficiency, including maximized ceiling heights, well-distributed light courts, large low-E double glazed windows, hallway clearances and natural ventilation.
The property also incorporates barrier-free designs for ramps, handrails, and toilets, making it easily accessible for people with disabilities (PWD).
DoubleDragon intends to increase its total number of hotel rooms to 5,000 by 2020, under the brands Hotel 101 and Jinjiang Inn.
Another DoubleDragon’s target for 2020 is CentralHub Industrial Centers, Inc., an industrial leasing subsidiary offering standardized multi-use warehouses for commissaries, logistics, and cold storage facilities. Through CentralHub, the company is targeting to offer initially 100,000 square meters of industrial space for lease by 2020, with 30,000 square meters to be located in Tarlac and the rest spread out to other parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
For its network of nationwide community malls under the CityMall brand, DoubleDragon expects to build 100 malls in provincial areas with close to 700,000 square meters of leasable space.
DoubleDragon’s Metro Manila office leasing portfolio includes the DD Meridian Park in the Bay Area, the first phase of which is now complete, and the 41-storey Jollibee Tower in Ortigas, set for completion by end of 2018.