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Monday, July 6, 2015

Citi My Unforgettable Storys first winner off to a gourmet food tour in Japan

Congratulation to the first winner of Citis My Unforgettable Story raffle promotion, May Benevan C. Sabater from Pasig City. She is now set for a fun gastronomic adventure to Japan for two. Her PayLite purchase at True Value Shangri-La Mall served as Sabaters winning entry during the 1st raffle draw, which was held recently. 

Sabaters chosen Story of Discovery package covers round trip airline tickets, five days/four nights hotel accommodation (inclusive of airport transfers), a night food tour in Tokyo, an exciting Tsukiji Fish Market morning tour, an exclusive sushi-making tutorial from a sushi master, plus US$500 pocket money. 

To see the complete list of prizes and find out ways to qualify for the next raffle draws, visit www.citibank.com.ph/mystory. Promo runs until August 31, 2015.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

CFL or LED? Which is the better light for you?

With lots of attributes to consider, which is really better for you? Let’s scale it down.


CFL also known as compact fluorescent is your mini version of a standard fluorescent light bulb. It also gives lighting efficiency and has been used for decades now and it has graced our homes as it fits perfectly in an ordinary socket without using an adaptor. CFLs normally takes a few moments to warm up and reach its full brightness.

However, CFLs contain a small amount of mercury which normally does not cause any hazard but if the bulb breaks accidentally, that’s where the problem comes in. Mercury has been banned in the medical field due to its harmful effect on human health.

Regular CFL bulbs lasts up to 6000 hours. Average energy use per year: 767 KWh/yr
And for the average cost in the Philippines is Php 125 to Php300.

How about LED?

LED or Light Emitting Diodes was introduce several years back with the promise of lowering your electric bill. According to the study made by Lighting Research Center, LED light bulbs work by bringing together currents with a positive and negative charge to create energy released in the form of light. The result of this is a fast source of light that is reliable and instantaneous.

LED bulbs also fits an ordinary socket without the need of an adaptor and it bright up as soon as you switch it on. Its bulbs is considered good for the environment and are endorsed by green movements. LED bulbs generally cost more to buy although manufacturing technologies are lowering these prices as we move along.

Regular LED lasts anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours.Average energy use per year: 329 KWh/yr. Average cost in the Philippines: Php300 to Php800.

Both serves your lighting needs efficiently. Both fits in sockets of your lamps and fixtures. Meaning, if you don’t consider the chances of your bulb breaking then you would likely choose CFL over LED because of the price difference.

Points to Ponder:

CFL might cost less but it requires you to buy more bulbs over time whereas LED lights last longer, so even though you’re paying more at purchase, you buy fewer bulbs in the long run.

Considering the humid weather in the Philippines, we should also consider that CFL bulb emits more heat than LED bulb, thus, by choosing wisely, you can reduce the heat index in your home.

Moreover, if you care for the environment, Lower energy consumption decreases carbon dioxide emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear waste.

CD-R Kings makes it easier for you to decide. CD-R King, your one-stop media provider gives you the ease of choosing by taking away the drawback of price difference by making LED bulb available to the General public at a more affordable price.

This is effort compliments their advocacy in encouraging people to care for the environment during their California e-bike campaign early this year. It is also noted that CD-R King offers several choices of LED bulbs with different price range both for personal and industrial use.

For other variants, you may visit CD-R king branches or check out their website at www.cdrking.com. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bake heavenly goodies with Villa del Conte chocolate bars

Are you ready to give your baked goodies a delightful twist with premium artisanal chocolates from Villa del Conte? Villa del Conte’s 500g chocolate bars offer a generous amount of rich and exciting flavors to make your favorite recipes even better. You may choose between the fine milk chocolate and 50% dark chocolate flavors for truly luscious cakes, cookies, pastries, dips and many more. 

To get your very own chocolate bars, visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinson’s Magnolia. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Go to http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com to know more about Villa del Conte, or  follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh, Instagram:http://instagram.com/villadelconte and Twitter: https://twitter.com/VilladelConte.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Daylong Advocates #NoVacationFromSunProtection

At a time when we face an abundance of choices in how, when, and why we use products, so have sunscreen products slowly evolved from being solely used at the beach during summertime to a daily skin care staple. The message is clear: not only is it important to prevent sunburn, it is equally important to prevent rapid skin aging and deeper cellular damage.

Daylong, a dermatological suncare brand from the makers of Cetaphil, is the first to explicitly advocate daily sunscreen application. In its recent efforts to support its cause, Daylong conducted a UV-exposure study to investigate whether the outdoor sun at the beach shows the same level of strength in the city – even when indoors. 

Together with five Filipina urbanites – Jaymie Pizarro, Jackie Go, Marj Sia, Janeena Chan, and Marie Lozano – Daylong used sun sensors to track daily UV exposures in Metro Manila for a week. From day to night, their daily activities were recorded, even when indoors. 

The study showed that in Metro Manila, the daily UV Index recorded reaches up to 10 from 12nn to 1pm, which places a ‘Very High’ risk from unprotected sun exposure. Comparing the city’s UV index to Caticlan (Boracay) and El Nido (Palawan), and data showed both summer destinations also reach UV Index 10 during the same hours.

Daylong also found out that despite staying indoors, the women registered UV readings. Whether clear or cloudy weather, UV solar radiation remains strong, and it can penetrate windows. Indoor light sources, even at night, have also been revealed to contribute to UV exposure.

Daylong used the World Health Organization UV Index ranging from 1 to 11, with 11 indicating ‘Extreme’ UV exposure.

“We understand that unprotected sun exposure, indoors or outdoors, causes skin damage down to the cellular level. And this means premature skin aging, DNA damage and worse, skin cancer. It’s not just about sunburn” says Jon Lee, Daylong Brand Manager. “Daylong is a dermatological suncare brand that can help prevent all these because it is clinically proven to protect all the way to the skin’s DNA and cellular level. This is why we began the advocacy of daily sunscreen protection – to ensure that everyone’s skin stays healthy, whether they are in the city or at the beach.”

Daylong’s daily sunscreen protection advocacy can be viewed online at www.Daylong.ph, and on Daylong Philippines’ social media pages: DaylongPH on Facebook and @DaylongPH on Twitter and Instagram. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Uniqlo Babies in more stores

Dressing up babies is now the happy task for mommies, like me! So many cute designs that waiting for the little ones. Last week, I attended the Uniqlo Baby event together with my bebe IC at the Uniqlo, SM Aura.

Mommy Dela Mar (4mos. preggy) and mommy Nikka Garcia (3mos. preggy) hosted the Uniqlo Baby event. They shared some of their mommy moments and how they enjoyed shopping for their babies.

mommy Nikka Martinez- Garcia

Mommy Mundo founder, Janice Crisostomo also graced the event with her daughter 

We all agreed that as a mom, we also need to check the quality of babies' cloth because they're skin are more sensitive than adults. Japanese clothing and high-street brand came up with clothing line that especially designed and engineered to be safe for babies. UNIQLO's Baby Wear are categorized as Class 1 to be the safest classification under the Oeko-Tex standards. They carefully selected the materials from raw to finished product, all clothes are made sure to be formalin-free to ensure the health and safety of babies.



UNIQLO Baby had a special sewing technique to prevent skin irritation. It is also used to removed any unevenness on the cloth or threads to keep the skin of babies safe and to keep UNIQLO's commitment of providing safe products to babies, UNIQLO will also be adopting an original quality standard later this year. This is another step for the brand to conduct strict product management and finally assume final responsibility to its clothes.

The “Babies” collection is initially being carried only in 5 stores—Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM Aura, and Powerplant Mall. Now, the collection is already available in 11 more UNIQLO outlets namely SM Pampanga, SM Clark, Robinsons Manila, SM BF Parañaque, SM Southmall, Gateway, SM City San Lazaro, SM Makati, and Robinsons Magnolia. Nine different baby clothing categories will be available in 16 UNIQLO stores.

To learn more about UNIQLO Baby Collections, you may visit www.uniqlo.com.