Music and Library Room
Filed under: music andrecreation and sports

The recent Typhoon Mario got our household ill at ease again, with fear of a part 2 of Ondoy. The hubby made sure he was able to transfer everything he could from the ground floor to the second but since there were a handful of bulky stuff and furnishings downstairs, bringing everything up is just not possible. We are so grateful that the waters did not come in the house. My folks’ place wasn’t as fortunate. A wee 5-inches and the flood waters could have entered our house.

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Manulife Advisers Achieve Golden Global Standard for Better Client Care
Filed under: insurance
Manulife Philippines is celebrating its insurance advisers attaining an internationally-recognized standard for client care and service. More than 30 Metro Manila-based advisers were awarded the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), a global certification set by the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC), the worldwide association for financial planners, based in Ohio, U.S.A. 
The advisers studied for the qualification at the Manulife Learning and Development Center in Chatham House, Makati City. Key topics included financial planning, risk management, education and estate planning, retirement and tax planning. All courses are taught by RFC-certified faculty, following the rigorous international curricular program of the IARFC.

Mr. Ryan Charland (center, seated), President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Philippines, is joined by members of Manulife Philippines Agency Training and Development Department (ATDD) at the Manulife Philippines headquarters in Makati City. Others in photo are Ms. Rogie Bertol, Senior Assistant Vice President and Head of Training, Manulife Philippines ATDD (seated, 4th from left) and Mr. David Grant, Senior Vice President and Chief Agency Officer, Manulife Philippines (seated, 4th from right) 

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Quipper School Helps Raise NAT Scores
Filed under: education

Quipper, an education technology company headquartered in London with offices in Manila, today announced that NAT scores at Valenzuela City Science High School have improved significantly as a result of using Quipper School in 2014, when compared to scores from the previous year.

Quipper School, an online education platform which connects teachers and students, was launched in January 2014 in the Philippines and is now being used by over 5,000 teachers across the country. Mr. Roderick Francisco, a teacher from Valenzuela Science City High School, used Quipper School in early 2014 to teach over 400 of his students in preparation for NAT 2014. As a result, Mr. Francisco has noted significant improvements, with an overall score improvements of 13%, and an outstanding result in English, where the scores rose by 25%.

Quipper NAT

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On Lotions and Beauty Regimens
Filed under: This and That

I was never into slathering lotion or any multi-step beauty regimen for as long as I can remember. If it were not for the gazillion of articles that tells of how bad ultraviolet rays of the sun is to our skin, I wouldn’t really bother. I have a lot of other productive things to do, thank you.

It is really not an issue of supply. I have quite a handful here: nivea creme, Victoria Secret, Bath and Body Works, Flawless, Physiogel, et.al. I’m trying to use one after the other just so they won’t expire on me. Most of them I’ve already given away.

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5 Days Until Hubby’s Birthday
Filed under: Celebration

And the countdown rolls in…

One of the hubby’s birthday presents, I have already given him last week. It’s just a simple iPad case with our Family Legacy Covenant printed on it.

Artscow iPad case

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Christmas Season Starts Now
Filed under: Celebration

If you live in the Philippines, then you are no longer foreign to Christmas carols being played in malls as soon as September ticks in! Oh this is indeed the longest season of them all. It may have earned us a lot of critics but who cares, to each his own!

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Homeschooling Resumes with Swish

We are officially off our summer break and have been back to our regular homeschooling grind for a couple of weeks now. My son and I are still on Level 5 and truth be told, I really do not want to hurry him up. He is only 9 years old and he can take his time.

As with any regular students that enjoyed his summer break, I had to remind the little guy our rules as we go back to our homeschooling schedule. Yes, we may not be rigid with our time schedule but there are some guidelines that we need to be reminded of, otherwise we all know that complacence breed half-baked individuals.

swish products
Swish package came right in time for our Back to Homeschooling Grind!

1. Always start the day with Bible Daily Devotion. As we do daily devotions, we do our oil-pulling (sesame oil or VCO) for 15 minutes.
2. Never forget to gargle thoroughly with Swish. This is imperative as the toxins from our oil-pulling routine may have been introduced in our oral cavity and that totally defeats the purpose of why we oil-pull altogether. We are especially particular about our oral health and we make sure that our homeschooler embraces that. We all know we only get to have one set of permanent teeth!
3. Homeschooler goes on a 10 to 20 minute basketball shooting in the garage for morning exercise.
4. Breakfast right after exercise.
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Solaire Resort Unveils its New Plane Livery
Filed under: travel

Solaire Resort and Casino, the Philippines’ premier integrated resort, in partnership with Air Asia unveils a breakthrough branding project in the Philippines.

Solaire again raises the bar as it wraps its brightly colored livery on Air Asia’s popular Airbus A320, which is scheduled to embark on its maiden flight this July.  Solaire is the first-ever consumer brand in the country to fully wrap and brand a commercial airline, with an underlying thrust of further promoting tourism in the Philippines and in greater Asia.

This dynamic collaboration between Solaire and Air Asia represents another step forward in an on-going journey towards providing modern travel and leisure experiences for its customers, with a fresh new approach to their target market.  This partnership will facilitate more passenger and cargo traffic in both regional and domestic flights, and foster stronger trade, cultural and tourism ties within Asia.

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Spring Cleaning On!
Filed under: home andhome improvement

While I go on juggling mentorship and homeschooling, I have also gotten down to a some Spring Cleaning. At the very essence, we don’t exactly do spring cleaning during spring. Technically, we don’t actually have spring season in the tropics, but I make sure I get rid of stuff that I don’t anymore use. (Continue reading…)

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Sweetest son in the whole world
Filed under: family

{Swoon} That pretty much sums up my past couple of days. My son has been consistently filling up my love tank with his sweet ways. He went on a movie date (Rio2) with his lolo yesterday and he came home calling me from the front door, letting me know that he has something for me.

He was overly excited as he told me to close my eyes as he presented a bag with a hello kitty stuff toy and a box of Nerds. He proceeded to tell me how he won the kitty from the game place in the mall and the candy, he bought with his hard-earned money. He’s being paid for the chores that are assigned to him a.k.a. the Dave Ramsey method of kids earning their wages. I know we have got to instill in him on saving up instead of buying random stuff. But this is way too sweet, I cannot pop the bubble there. And today he randomly said his “I love you, Mama!” lines randomly, when I least expected it. It’s totally God providing that balm to my aching soul. What’s really sweet is that it never occurred to me I needed that expression of love until he said it. I just have nowhere to go but express my utter gratitude to God for such provision of love through my son!

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