Remembering 2017

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1) Where were you when 2017 began?
♥ At the Rañosa residence

2) Who were you with?
♥ My Coco, Jhe, Nanay, Tatay, Ate Celeste+4 kids, Ate Carol and Kuya LJ

3) Where will you be when 2017 ends?
♥ Still there!

4) Who will you be with when 2017 ends?
♥ Still with them!

5) What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before?
♥ traveled to another country with my son

6) Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
♥ I think I didn’t have one as always – as always

7) What would you like to have in 2018 that you lacked in 2017?
♥ Finally, I was able to go to US this year so, after many, many surveys, my wish has finally came true. I just want more clients next year. XD

8) What dates from 2017 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
♥ Our whole US trip, especially the day I was finally reunited with my papa whom I haven’t seen in 26 years. Another one was when my mamang has left us.

9) What was your biggest achievement of the year?
♥ The last 2 months, I had super big orders for weddings. I think the fact that I was trusted to be part of the couples’ most special day is an achievement for me

10) What was your biggest failure?
♥ I wasn’t that disciplined with getting fit, but at least I was able to kahit papano towards the last half of 2017.

11) What was the biggest change in your life this year?
♥ Fulfillment feeling that I have finally seen my papa again

12) Did you change at all this year?
♥ Not really

13) Did you change your style?
♥ Not much

14) What was the biggest challenge of 2017?
♥ Saving, especially when our trip was near

15) What was the biggest disappointment of 2017?
♥ I have no savings haha

16) What was the biggest blessing you received this year?
♥ Super daming Wedding orders parin

17) What was your most embarrassing moment of 2017?
♥ Wala naman yata

18) If you could go back in time to any moment of 2017 and change something, what would it be?
♥ When I wanted to start a new biz, I should have pushed in starting it, but I was discouraged

19) What did you get really, really, really excited about?
♥ Our US Trip and Boracay trip, because I’ve been wanting to go back to US since forever and for the Bora trip, it’s been ages since we have bonded as a family

20) What was your favorite month/s of 2017?
♥ Summer of 2017

21) What was your favorite moment/s of the year?
♥ Reunion with my Papa

22) What was your least favorite moment of the year?
♥ When my Mamang passed away

23) Did you still go to school?
♥ Been out of school since 2010

24) Did you travel outside of the Philippines in 2017?
♥ YES. FINALLY!!!

25) How many different places did you travel to in 2017?
♥ US – New York, Washington DC, Waldorf Maryland, LA, San Diego, and San Francisco; Boracay, Tagaytay, Subic for Coco’s fieldtrip

26) Did anyone close to you give birth?
♥ My mommy friend, Hazel to her 3rd child Freya, My marz Maan finally gave birth to a baby boy, Alexis Zander, my college BFF, Cathy to our baby bunso, Vincent Jace, My cousin, Ate Michelle to my little nephew Dylan Christopher, My mommy friend Anna to Aiden Vaughn, my childhood friend Angile to her baby girl, Azia, one of my closest friends, Hong to Atarah Phyllis

27) Did anyone close to you die?
♥ My dearest Mamang has left us.

28) Did anyone close to you got married?
♥ My college BFF, Cathy and Janjan, My ate Mello and Roan, my highschool friend, Faye and Hong and Arn

29) Did you grow apart from anyone?
♥ Nah

30) Did you make any new friends in 2017?
♥ TCMI Family

31) Did you fall in love in 2017?
♥ always

32) Did you break-up with anyone in 2017?
♥ nah

33) What was the worst lie someone told you in 2017?
♥ i cant remember

34) What kept you sane?
♥ Coco, always

35) Who is the person you wished you have talked to this year?
♥ couldn’t think of anyone

36) Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?
♥ sad, but happier

37) Who did you spend your valentines with?
♥ Coco and Jhe

38) What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
♥ 31, I had lunch with Jhe and Coco

39) How did you spend Christmas?
♥ With my relatives in taytay

40) What did you want and get?
♥ US Trip and reunion with my Papa

41) What did you want and not get?
♥ Nada, i think!

42) Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2017?
♥ more than last year’s i think

43) Did you have a job?
♥ Full time mom and part time mompreneur, still

44) Did you drive?
♥ No pa rin!

45) Did you suffer illness or injury?
♥ my mamang

46) What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
♥ nothing compares to having coco

7) Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
♥ Coco Martin forever

48) What political issue stirred you the most?
♥ EJK

49) How much money did you spend in 2017?
♥ Don’t even want to know, as always

50) What was the best thing you bought?
♥ Disneyland ticket

51) What was your favorite TV program?
♥ The Better Half and The Greatest Love

52) What song will always remind you of 2017?
♥ Shape of You, Despacito, Versace on the Floor and Baby SHark

53) Would you change anything about yourself now?
♥ SAVE SAVE SAVE!

54) Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2017:
♥ Ignore the nega vibes.

55) What did you learn about life from someone?
♥ God will always provide

56) Favorite quote of the year?
♥ God will always provide

57) Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
♥ Remember me
For I will soon be gone
Remember me
And let the love we have live on
And know that I’m with you the only way that I can be
So until you’re in my arms again
Remember me yeah

58) Was 2017 a good year for you?
♥ half half!

59) Do you think 2018 will top 2017?
♥ Praying for more travels this year and of course, more more sales!

60) Are you happy to see 2017 go?
♥ Yes, but thankful for the year that was and excited for 2018 – as always

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Privato Staycation

Tito Vic gifted Coco with a staycation at Privato Hotel. So, we had an impromptu overnight together with Mama and a visit with my high school best friends, Aimee and Seska.
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Since I am rarely around the area, I am not familiar with this hotel, hence I also never knew how new it is (opened in 2013). Add also the fact, that we would only have our staycations at Discovery Suites. In short, this is our first time here.
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The facade of the hotel is nice, since Shaw Blvd looks really, really busy. It is like a rainbow in the white sky. If you will pass by its area, it is very noticeable because of its white facade.
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So first impression of this hotel is a-okay. I like how bright its aura is upon entering the hotel, as you also walked to their lobby, where there are modern look sofa sets, the front desk and the lounge cafe.
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We stayed in an Executive King room – one huge bed where Coco wouldn’t stop jumping up and down, and rolling from left to right.
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We then went to their Roof Deck, where the swimming pool, gym and Verona Roof deck is located. Coco enjoyed the pool the most – because it is perfect for his height. I didn’t take a look inside the gym room nor go to the Verona Roof deck or any other dining area and function area since I am with Coco, who just want to swim and I can’t really leave him behind.
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After an hour swim, we just stayed in our room, cuddled and played until my friends arrived. Food were delivered. Then we slept-in until it was time to go home.
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Comments:

  1. Staff warmly welcomed us when we entered the hotel, the concierge helped me with my suitcase, up until we reached our room.
  2. Upon telling the front desk of my reservation – it wasn’t found – Vic’s nor mine – I’m not sure what they did after since they just had me sign the conforme form after the front desk talked to her supervisor. The thing is, Vic called the hotel to book our reservation, they asked him to email them the GC, after he did, there was no feedback from them. I had to call them to confirm the booking.
  3. When we reached our room, our key card was busted. It could open our room but not the electricity slot. So, the concierge had to call the technician to look at it. He tried his own key card and it worked so they had to go get a new key card for me to use. So, it was a good 10 minute wait in the dark inside the room.
  4. Before going up to the roof deck, I asked customer service if they have a towel in the pool area. She said there is and I don’t need to bring the ones in the room. When I asked for towels, I was told that there are no towels available, I reiterated what the CS told me and they said that there are no towels available because they haven’t washed them as their washer is broken. I told them, OK and we just went and swim. After a while, they brought us 2 towels.
  5. Midnight, right before we sleep, Coco spilled some liquid on our beddings. The housekeeping promptly went to our room and changed everything, even if I told them that he doesn’t have to change them all.
  6. There is this certain stench inside our bathroom, not the whole time though. We noticed it around 11PM and then up until we were about to go home.
  7. Plus points for giving us an extra hour after the supposedly 12NN check out
  8. WIFI is very very very GOOD. Aircon is cold, right temperature for us.
  9. There is KFC and Chowking beside the hotel.
  10. When I checked out, I handed my key cards to the lady in the front desk. I waited patiently at the lobby. She accommodated the ones who checked out before me first. A few more minutes after, I went to the front desk to ask for the password of their lobby WIFI and asked if we are already cleared for check out. Lo and behold, the lady has forgotten me as she was already speaking with some other hotel staff. If I didn’t follow up, I’d be waiting for a longer time.

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Overall, what matters is that Coco enjoyed the staycation at Privato as it is really for him. Thank you Tito Vic for giving Coco this staycation, at least he was able to have relax and have fun right before the year ends.
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Back-to-Back-to-Back Musicals

Oh, what a fun December we have, we watched 3 musicals in a span of 5 days. Imagine that?!
matilda1I watched Atlantis Theatrical Group‘s Matilda the Musical twice, during their preview night and their very last show. As a child, Matilda was my spirit animal, she was my favorite, that is why I couldn’t not watch Matilda the musical. The first time, I thought Coco isn’t allowed yet to watch. Unfortunately, he can! I regret not bringing him that night. Luckily, someone gave us tickets. YEY. Coco super duper enjoyed Matilda, he loved the kids the most.

Matilda, based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl, is little girl that is very very smart but she is unloved.

But it isn’t all that, it is standing up for what is wrong – from bullying, neglecting and child abuse. It is for the whole family, especially for the kids, and no matter who you are and what you are doing, one day, you will definitely find your place in this world.
tagu1PETA‘s 50th year offering, Tagutaguan, Nasaan Ang Buwan? is one story that really captured my heart. It is about mother-son (Jepoy) tandem who loves to make up stories and create new character friends, and one day, they’re all gone. Years will past by, the son has grown and he will have his own son, Popoy – he who will save the world of Dilim dilim Land.

It tells us to help ignite our child’s imagination, and let them wander to the moon and back. It also tells us that no matter how old you are, even if you are a child, you can always be a hero in your own special way. But most importantly, it tells us to always, give time to our child – play with them, read with them, because one day, they’ll also grow up. They’ll grow up but the time you spent and everything you do with and for them will always be a part of them.

The characters in the story were all part of past PETA plays, like Pepe and Pepito from Batang Rizal.
acc1Here comes Globe Live x 9 Works Theatrical‘s Christmas 2017 run of A Christmas Carol. We watched this during the preview night before the opening night. Funny, how A Christmas Carol’s story is quite vague in my memory. I’m quite sure I’ve either watched or read it years back. But I never refreshed my memory about it, until now.
acc5My sister, Rissey is in ACC, aside from being part of the ensemble, she is also the Ghost of Christmas Future.

As what the Ghost of Christmas Past said, “To understand the present, we should learn from the past” – we don’t know what will happen in the future, but for sure, what ever we do in the past and the present will matter with how our future will be. It’s not to late to change your ways you know, it will never be too late.

A Christmas Carol was staged last year, as to why it is staged again this year, is because Globe Live and 9WT wanted to give the Filipino families a new Christmas tradition. Sooo, you can still catch “A Christmas Carol” at the Globe Iconic Theater in Bonifacio Global City on December 25 (7PM), 26 (8PM) and 27 (8PM). Tickets are available through Ticketworld.

This year also, A Christmas Carol ties up with Hero Foundation. Upon buying a hand crafted parol, we can contribute to help the children of our fallen soldiers through scholarship grants. You can help send a child to school with only Php200 and hang them on the Christmas trees at the “Wall of Miracles” at the back of the theater.
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Twas an amazing 2017 for Coco and I – we’ve watched a lot of musicals this year – Once in An island and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Broadway, NYC for Coco and adding, Sa Wakas for me. Excited for Philippine Theater in 2018 and all the shows we will be watching – THANK YOU FOR OUR SPONSORS! HAHAHAHA!

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How sleep is key to living a better life

Why sleeping gives you a better chance of enjoying your waking hours?

When it comes to sleep, we always hear the range of seven to nine hours as the recommended average for adults. According to figures, however, 60 percent of individuals never reach this goal due to different factors, a trend that can wreck havoc on health and overall lifestyle.

One of the most commonly pointed factors affecting sleep is work-related stress. According to a study that highlights the direct effects of work on individuals, 33 percent of the participants identified lack of sleep as an effect of stress.
This subject is what Uratex tackled during its recently concluded office tour that focused on the importance of sleep and its impact on overall wellness. The campaign, called “Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life”, held seminars that educated office workers about the science of sleep and how improving it can enrich your life.

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The Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life series of seminars visited key offices in the Metro to educate employees about the importance of sleep in their busy lifestyles.

The tour visited offices in various industries namely Summit Media, MOR DJs, ACE SAATCHI, Philippine Media, and Metrobank. A special activation was also held in Island City Mall (ICM), Tagbilaran, Bohol which was attended by VIP customers of ICM and local bloggers of Bohol. During the event, sleep experts and wellness coaches held seminars that addressed stress problems, sleep, and the right way of choosing sleeping partners like mattresses. Wellness checks were offered during the round of seminars as well.

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Wellness consultant, trainer, and coach Dr. Marco Escareal gave a talk about stress management and the importance of sleep during the Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life seminars headed by Uratex, the Sleep Specialist and provider of premium sleep solutions. Other professionals who contributed were Sleep Doctor Dr. Keith Aguilera from St. Lukes Global City and Uratex Sales Director Dindo Medina who gave a rundown on the benefits of their innovative sleeping solutions

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Employees from advertising agency SAATCHI attended a series of seminars focusing on the importance of sleep. Advertising and other jobs in the creative industry are considered some of the most fast-paced in the country.

A landmark study focusing on sleep deprivation by the University of Chicago found out that people sleeping for only four to the six hours are more prone to high blood pressure and a higher production of cortisol, a hormone connected to stress. Sleep also takes a direct toll on the mind and body, which can cause concentration problems and sluggishness.

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In addition to the seminars, Uratex also held special activities like yoga to further reinforce the importance of managing stress to individuals.

Stress and irregular schedules may be a part of a normal person’s life, but there is something that can be done to minimize the negative effects they bring. One solution is to improve your sleep environment.

The Sleep Soundly, Nurture Life during its event held at the Ronac Center Magallanes, Makati. The occasion invited Philippine media members of the United Print Media Group.

Uratex has been focusing on its efforts to build awareness about the subject for the past few years. The trusted brand is also a frontrunner in creating mattresses and pillows that can improve sleep patterns with the use of technology.

Sleep plays a crucial role in the overall health and lifestyle of people. Just like any other important lifestyle change, developing healthy sleeping habits involves more than just adjusting our body clocks. Understanding the science behind it, as well as the use of partners that can help improve it, can make a world of difference on busy lives.

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Let’s doo-doo-doo with Pinkfong and Baby Shark

Doo-doo-doo has been looping in my head for the last few months. It started when I heard Coco humming it and I got curious of what he has been singing. I posted it on my Facebook page, and many mommies commented that it’s their child’s favorite as well. It turns out to be a popular Youtube kids video by Pinkfong. Note that I am totally clueless with the song because Coco is not allowed to watch Youtube (or to watch using a gadget). He learned it from class, when their topic was Greater than and less than. I then allowed Coco to sing and dance with Baby Shark once in a while.
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This holiday season, TENT Trademark Entertainment partnered with Shangri-la, Megaworld, and Robinsons Malls to boost of the Christmas cheer as they brought Pinkfong and Baby Shark here in Manila.
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We caught the Robinsons Galleria Show, my Baby Shark finally met his new friends Pinkfong and Baby Shark, not to mention, danced with them too!
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Coco was chosen to groove his Baby Shark moves two times faster, here he is accepting the challenge.

Aside from dancing Baby Shark 3 times, Pinkfong and Baby Shark danced The Penguin Dance and a few more popular Pinkfong songs. To end the show, they danced Christmas Sharks since Christmas is very very near!
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Coco was very happy to have met Pinkfong and Baby Shark, as he hopes to meet them again next time!

Check on the Pinkfong and Baby Shark show schedule and drop by the one nearest to you!

Dec.12 Shangrila Mall 6PM
Dec.13 Robinsons Imus 3PM & 5PM
Dec.14 Robinsons Las Pinas 2PM & 4PM
Dec.15 Robinsons Metro East 2PM & 4PM
Dec.16 Robinsons Galleria 2PM & 4PM
Dec.17 Robinsons Manila 2PM & 4PM
Dec.18 Robinsons Lipa 2PM & 4PM
Dec.19 Starmall San Jose Del Monte 5PM
Dec.20 Newport Mall 2PM & 4PM
Dec.21 Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill 2PM & 4PM
Dec.22 Eastwood Mall 2PM & 5PM
Dec.23 Uptown Mall BGC 2PM & 4PM
Dec.24 Lucky Chinatown Mall 2PM & 4PM

Pinkfong is a global children’s brand known for its educational videos and applications for children. Its most popular song, “Baby Shark,” has garnered millions of views worldwide.

Follow TENT Trademark Entertainment in Facebook for more details and updates regarding Pinkfong and Baby Shark’s adventures!

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3 Reasons to Visit the SM Supermalls Website Now

SM Supermalls website bannerSM Supermalls just launched their beefed up website and it’s a must-click for smart shoppers, mall event goers and promo-loving digital fans.

Here are top three reasons why the refreshed site will be your most-wanted hub online:

1. You can be the star of the website and win prizes!

Everyone of us had our own happy memorable experience that happened inside an SM mall. With the improved site, we can now share those unforgettable “SM Moments” (a.k.a #SMoments) and have a chance to get featured plus win SM shopping money!

All happy #SMoments are welcome! Whether it’s a story of success, friendship, love, family or fun surprises, go ahead and tell it! Click here to share your #SMoments:

2. Be the first to know about SM news, events and sale.

No need to look anywhere else for the freshest news and updates about the latest events and 3-day sale at your favorite SM malls. Surely, everything’s here for the ultimate SM shoppers!

3. Catch all digital promos in one place.

Do you love joining SM Supermalls’ digital promos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Viber? Never miss a single contest with the help of the SM Supermalls’ website that houses all the links to the official social media promo posts.

Truly, the SM Supermalls website is our ultimate digital space for all things SM with a fresh new look and features that match our most valued SM Moments! Discover it yourself by visiting http://www.smsupermalls.com now!

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[Giveaway Alert] #WanderWoMom5thYear

I was the “The Wandering I” back then in blogging world (I started in 2004!) while @MargxWanders in social media. In reality, I was always alone, even when I’m with friends.

But then I became a mom in 2012 (and gave birth in 2013!), so since then, I never wandered alone – I always have my little boy in tow, hence, my “name” WanderWoMom

I gave up wandering alone 5 years ago, so I want to share something that my son and I love to do: yes, you heard it right! Wandering – luckily, he inherited that gene of mine.

This is a race to 1,500 followers in Facebook. Once we reach that number, I will draw ONE lucky family who will receive free tickets from me and my son to a choice of:

Here’s what you will do for a chance to win:
1. Like my Facebook Page, WanderWoMom.
2. Share this post in your Facebook page with the hashtag #WanderWoMom5thYear and tag 5 friends (or more!) to join. Make sure your post is on public setting.
3. Comment DONE in the main Facebook post.

Bonus: Additional entry if you also like Coco Marcus’ Facebook Page.

Reminders:
• Winners will only be receiving entrance tickets from me. All other expense will be shouldered by the winners. Winners are preferably from Manila (or provinces near Manila), unless you are willing to travel to your chosen fun destination. In case I was able to draw a winner from a province, you can be an angel this Christmas season and share it to someone in Manila – yes, your prize is transferable.
• Winners will be drawn through random.org
• I am no way connected to Manila Ocean Park, Ace Water Spa, Kidzania Manila, Kidzoona, Ark Avilon Zoo, Jump Yard and Art in Island. This isn’t a sponsored post.
WWM5thyr1Trivia:
• The fun destinations that I included are places that we have been to that Coco enjoyed that’s why I wanted to share it to YOU – PS. We haven’t been to Manila Ocean Park but we’ve been to Sea World and Coco loves it there so much XD

Thank you so much for joining, and I hope to share this journey I have with you in the future!

xoxo,
WanderWoMom

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SM Shoppers gets FREE Sundaes from McDonald’s this #NationalThankYouDay

FREE SUNDAE PROMO POSTER SOCIAL CARD (DTI)(1)All McDonald’s stores in 47 SM Supermalls nationwide will give away Free Vanilla Sundae Cone for every purchase of a Happy Meal from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – a simple way to say thank you to customers in celebration of SM and McDonald’s National Thank You Day.

As an added treat to SM shoppers, McDonald’s will extend their exclusive in-store promo until Sunday so families can get to enjoy the offer during the Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24 to 26, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

Also part of the month-long ‘Pinoy Thanksgiving At SM’ festivities is the McDonald’s #NationalThankYouDay SM Caravan in select malls. After the successful caravans at SM Megamall, SM City Fairview, SM Southmall and SM Mall of Asia; the camapaign will culminate at the SM National Thank You Family Fun Day at SM Mall of Asia on November 26.

This November, SM Supermalls has teamed up with McDonald’s as part of its ‘Home of Global Brands’ campaign, inviting the whole family to experience the world through new and delightful happenings in SM malls across the country.

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Toy Review: Plum Build-It Table

We have a very great discovery from S&R, the Plum Build-it Table. Coco is a very busy builder. He enjoys building simple infrastructures and vehicles with his Lego bricks. But at the end of the day, he has to clean them up because he is playing his Lego on our dining table.


Why we love our Plum Build-it Table:

1. It is Lego Classic and Lego Duplo Compatible.
2. It has 2 base plates, gives more room for creativity.


3. Perfect for Coco’s height – be it while sitting down or standing up. It’s assembled size is L50 x W30 x H71cm.


4. It has 2 drawers and a bottom shelf for more storage.


5. It is very sturdy, kind of heavy. But Coco could easily pull-push it to where he wants to play.


6. And lastly, because of its best features – I believe, its price at P2,799.75 (I think, sorry I forgot the exact price already, will update when I go to S&R again!) is very very worth it. One affordable fixture for a brick-o-holic like my Coco.

What are you waiting for? Rush to the nearest S&R branch and get your kids’ own Plum Build-it Table!

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Bounty Fresh Takes Lead in Promoting Health Benefits of Eggs

Bounty Fresh, the country’s top egg producer, is taking the lead in promoting the health benefits of consuming eggs daily in the country through various initiatives including spearheading the celebration of World Egg Day this month. This year’s event will be the onset of Bounty Fresh Eggs’ yearly celebration of World Egg Day. Similar efforts have been done in other countries like Australia, USA, The UK, France, Brazil, Austria and neighboring Asian countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, to name a few.

“We are optimistic that by leading events like the World Egg Day, Filipino consumers will become more familiar with our products, especially the nutrition-enriched Bounty Fresh Eggs,” says Architect Edwin Chen, Managing Director of Bounty Farms, Inc.

“Despite their affordability, the Philippine consumption of eggs is among the lowest in Asia. This is because of the misconception that eggs are bad for the health because of the cholesterol. We want to correct this misconception,” Chen adds.

Architect Chen explains that an egg has 187 mg of cholesterol, way below the recommended limit of 300 mg per day, or only 200 mg if one has diabetes or heart disease. While table eggs may cause mild increases in Total and LDL cholesterol levels, this is not a cause for alarm. Eggs, he adds, consistently raise HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. In fact, studies show that up to three whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people.

So how does Bounty Fresh achieve high quality eggs? It starts with giving its layer hens the best care and comfort by housing them in environmentally controlled and fully automated houses that are tunnel ventilated. These hens are also given complete vaccination against diseases and are subject to a medication program designed to boost their immune system.

The layer hens are also given the best nutrition formulated by the company’s nutritionist to ensure that it meets the nutrient requirements for body maintenance and optimum production, that is, they can lay the number of eggs expected from their lifetime; with the eggs at the optimum size and covered with high quality egg shells to prevent the entry of bacteria and contaminants; and good quality albumen (white egg) and yolk rich in finest nutrition found on eggs.

Once the eggs are produced, they are brought to storage facilities using a fully automated conveyor. From the chicken house straight to the egg rooms, the eggs are fully secured to make sure that they don’t get in contact with contaminants and bacteria. This procedure will ensure that eggs are fresh and clean, making them safe for human consumption.

At the egg storage facilities, the eggs are then selected and graded by a fully automated computer programmed grading machines. This process ensures that:

–       Dirty eggs and eggs with cracks or “hairline” cracks that are not visible to the eye are removed when they pass through the so-called “candling area” section of the conveyor.

–       Eggs are sorted by the machine and not by human hands to prevent contact with contaminants.

The eggs are stored in optimum temperature that will ensure freshness and quality of the albumen and yolk. A quality assurance team randomly inspects the eggs to confirm meeting the standard quality that the company has set or fixed.

As attested by credible agencies such as the Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), eggs are very good source of affordable, high quality protein. They are rich in vitamins D, B2, B6 and B12, as well as a good source of minerals such as zinc, iron and copper, as well as choline.

Because of the vitamins and minerals found on eggs, consuming them will help strengthen muscles, boost the health of the brain, bolster energy production, promote a healthy immune system, as well as lower the risk of heart diseases mainly because of choline, which helps in breaking down the amino acid homocysteine that is associated with the development of heart diseases.

Eggs are also healthful for pregnancy as the nutrients help prevent congenital disabilities such as spina bifida. Moreover, eggs aid weight loss and maintenance, improve eyesight and promote healthier skin.

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