Thursday, October 27, 2016

Underfloor heating: Staying Warm This Winter

It takes a lot of energy to produce a controlled heat to warm the inside of a house especially this winter. 
Having small kids at home or an elderly relative a big consideration in getting an underfloor heating system and keeping the room warm. 

Regardless of having a winter season in our area, it is always a little stricken to wake up to a house with a cold concrete flooring in every room. Often times it results in having a moist and damp wet floor to walk into. 

When my nieces and nephews visit us we always end up in the kitchen, kitchen floor became their area where they play toys like dolls and trucks. I don't want them to limit this play activity because they are not comfortable with the area because it is cold and damp. 


Underfloor heating

We made some research and found out the best quality of underfloor heating installation perfect for the home like ours. I am considering underfloor heating because it can add up to our home value when the time comes.

Let me know what you think by answering this SURVEY and guide us in which system to get.  

There are a lot of systems we can choose from and I am sure one is a perfect fit for every home. View their different system here



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Ways Parents Can Do To Unwind Around The Home

Ways parents can do to unwind around the home when we put the kids to bed and you can't wait to lay down and relax. There are days that I feel drained and less motivated to do things because everything in me was exhausted. I always look forward to the time in the night that is around 10 pm where every room in the house is quiet, that is when I can relax and put my feet up. 

A cup of freshly brewed coffee and a lighted candle in the living room in our favorite spot on the couch, there we sit down to chat about how our day went. Sometimes we end up watching our favorite noontime show video online and make ourselves laugh. 




Rattan Direct recently conducted a survey orienting parents on ways how to unwind around the home. Below is the link to the survey and would be great if you could check on it and spend a time to share your views. Rattan Direct will to us their findings shortly.





There are three areas of the surveys and it breaks down into:

1. What parents do to unwind around the home?
2. How are you going to celebrate Christmas this year?
3. Has Brexit actually affected your spending habits around the home and garden?

Some of my inputs in the survey typically revolve on the statement I mentioned above. My place to unwind in the living room, I sit down and relax when I feel stressed out also I find gardening relaxing too. 
Christmas is about family and it is the much awaited season for everyone. Having a large family especially on my side Christmas are spent usually in the living room of my parent's house. There we can enjoy the whole morning with gifts and food. Our holiday tradition we tend to impart to our kids. 
Every year spending adds up a little than the usual. That is my answer to the third question. :)


*** This is a collaboration post with Rattan Direct. 



Monday, October 24, 2016

How Do You Know if A Company Genuinely Cares for Its Employees?


How do you know if a company genuinely cares for its employees? 


A company cannot function without any employee, thus making truth to the saying that a person can't do a "One Man Show" when running a company. 
I always believe that employees are the backbone of a company. They need to be inspired, to be pushed and play the active role in a company. 
An employee- employer relationship can go around in a circle but it will always lead to a point where respect and authority come to place. 





  • A company needs to value their employee as much as they value a single member of their family. They are the fun to work with, and they can be the best asset a company can have. 
  • A company needs to bridge the gap between the company-customer relation but also to the direction of company-employee-customer flow.
  • A company needs to make sure that employees are growing not just exponentially in numbers but self-growth. 
  • A good company will always value the best results in an employee rather that than an employee sticking to its company's rules. Developing new ideas from employees can be achieved by an open communication. 
  • A company needs to recognize and reward employees. Rewards and incentives can motivate employees.
  • Organizing an employee and family outing means that a company cares not only for the employee alone but also for each member of their employees' family.
  • A company needs to allow vacation and leave incentives to its employees. You need a fresh mind of employees when they come back to work. New ideas can boost-up the return in sales etc.
If you are looking for a productive and meaningful job that will care not just for you but for all the people around, you can check out [24]7Jobs|BPOCareerHub.

6 Things you Need to do when Aiming for a Promotion?



A work promotion is what us employees looks and aims for when we are in a company that we love.

Remember, when you were starting your career? When you aimed to impress the boss with ideas that you think will benefit the company. And with that ideas, it can lead you to that recognition and eventually can make you promoted to the next or even higher level of the position.
Now, how you can achieve that promotion and make it a reality. Here are six things that can guide you. 


  • Help out. Helping out your colleagues can build up a good-working relationship with everyone. You will find more success in doing things when a coworker helps.  
  • Punctuality and Flexibility. Being punctual and flexible with time and work hours can add up to the items your boss can look up when it's time for them to validate you. You need to know and always be ready when the company needs you especially your time. 
  • Determination. In a company where you need to serve clients' problems and issues, you need to be determined to excel in your position. Every situation needs a different solution. When you lose track of that everything will fall every where. Extend an extra mile. You wouldn't want that work report your boss will get a feedback. 
  • Adapt. You need to adapt to whatever changes your company may experience. For example, your company used to purchase branded kind of pencil to use and all of a sudden generic pencils are the only ones available. Will you not use that and wait for the company to issue the branded kind? It will never be an excuse to do more with less.
  • Do not ask for a promotion. It's a no-no to ask your employer to give you a promotion. It is unethical and somehow disrespectful. A promotion is given to a deserving employee and it can be you or others. When the fruit is ripe then it is ready to be picked.
Good luck with the upcoming promotion and I know you truly deserve it! 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Growing Up with Boxes of Jigsaw Puzzles at Home

If you are the 80's or 90's kid you know what were those stacks of printed boxes in the storage. I grew up having those boxes around and even when I visit my grandparent's house they also have that. Jigsaw puzzles were the in thing way back. It can make your thinking work and also makes your creativity go while with the images that will pop out after completing a puzzle. 
When I became a Mom I incorporated jigsaw puzzles in my kids growing up years. Jigsaw puzzles can enhance cognitive thinking which toddlers needed during developmental years. Starting with a few pieces that toddlers can finish up along with parents guidance. 



From few pieces to hundreds and sometimes even thousand pieces of jigsaw puzzles for kids and adult to finish can always give you that enjoyment and sense of accomplishment at the same time. 

Now that we are in a world of digital technology jigsaw puzzles are still around. You can access online jigsaw puzzles like the one from JSPuzzles . Register online and create your own puzzles like scenery, travel, leisure, family, and friends. Also, access their puzzle gallery and enjoy unlimited puzzles they offer. You can play numerous stock puzzles and also the generated puzzles from the user. 


For me personally, I don't have to stock up with boxes on puzzles at home, I can now have it online and choose and pick which design I prefer each time I play.

Time for that puzzle game mode. 

Enjoy playing jigsaw puzzles with family and friends and create memories. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Updating the List of My Favorite US TV Series

Thankful that even I have no time to sit on the couch and turn on the television I still have the resources to get my self-updated with the new US tv series online. I am a fan of television series from sci-fi, love story, thriller and crime to my most favorite actress and actors. Today, I am adding a few of my current favorite television series that opened a new season. 

Grey's Anatomy 2016: Season 13 - Full (1/4)
Grey's Anatomy (Season 13 Episode 4)
I wouldn't miss this for the world! 
I have invested a lot on this since day one I've known it. I can truly relate on some of the characters and sometimes wishing and thinking that I can live a life or done living that life before. The suspense and drama, the smile and laughter, the love and breakups were always anticipated every time. 

The Strain 2016: Season 3 - Full (1/10)
The Strain (Season 3 Episode 8)
If you like gory, vampire outbreak and ways to cure and diminish the strain, this one is for you. At first, I was a bit skeptical with the episodes from season one and some in the second season. There were times that episodes can bore you but they keep on making the viewers excited. You can catch-up for the two season passed. 

How to Get Away with Murder  2016: Season 3 - Full (1/15)
How to Get Away with Murder (Season 3 Episode 4)
Crime, murder. passion and loyalty are the keys to this suspense, thriller series. 
I love how intense Annalise Keating in every scene perfectly played by Viola Davis. I like the mystery of the twist and turn and how each character was connected leaving me the question of who and where in every episode. An episode will definitely end with the beginning of the next one making me want to know more. The last episode answered a question who was the other person inside the burning house that was recovered alive.

This Is Us 2016:Season 1 - Full (1/5)
This Is Us (Season 1 Episode 3)
The story of husband and wife who was pregnant with triplets, upon delivery one of the baby died. Two survived Kate and Kevin, while still on the hospital an abandoned baby Randall was in the same hospital leading to adopting the baby. The story is played in the present and flashbacks and how they are living the today as grown-ups. 
I like how light, emotional and very simple the story of each of the characters are. 

Designated Survivor 2016: Season 1 - Full (1/13)
Designated Survivor (Season 1 Episode 4)
Tom Kirkman a lower-level cabinet member the designated survivor who was appointed as the new US President succeeding the terror attack that killed the president and most of the cabinet. The struggle of political acknowledgment from the other politicians making each decision critical. I am liking this series because of the drama and the suspense it unfolds in every episode. I hope they can sustain the story and make the audience wants to see more in the coming episodes.

Bull 2016: Season 1 - Full (1/4) 
Bull (Season 1 Episode 3)
Dr.Jason Bull founder of Trial Analysis Corporation, who specializes in the trial employ psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to understand jurors, lawyers, witnesses, and defendants, and construct effective narratives to help their clients win. I like how they study jurors and winning trial cases of their clients. 

Divorce 2016 : Season 1 - Full (1/10)
Divorce (Season 1 Episode 2)
I love Sarah Jessica Parker who wouldn't? We all hope that Sex in the City never stops airing and we can still get those dreamy, classy, fashionable and love story fever every week. But, when the famous series ended SJP returns with another one. This one tackles a wife-husband relationship, I know that this situation happens in real life. The situation that when you wanted to get out and looking for reasons to justify that want. Eventually turning around and you are caught and served. 
Today, episode two aired and this one is on my schedule. This series was a reason for me making this blog post. Thank you SJP for inspiring me to write this. :)

More of my favorites who are still on season break.

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The Walking Dead

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Home Land

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The Last Ship

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Mistresses

How about you, are you a fan of any television series? Share your thoughts and comments on my list below. :) 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

{Tupperware Brands PH} Baby Care Plus and More + Review

Buying bath essentials for our babies and kids can tire up our budget at times. That is one essential that we never neglect on buying when we have babies or kids at home. But, we never take chances on buying products in the market that are we are not "hiyang" to use. 

We all grew up knowing Tupperware as our Mom's kitchen partner in every special celebration at home or even at school. In the market today, Tupperware Brands PH expands their name with products suitable and friendly for babies and Moms too!

A team from the brand Tupperware sent me this goodie bag loads of cute bottles and with beautiful scents in it. I'm going to introduce to you the product along with the description of each item in the bag. Read further to know more about the skin and baby care line from Tupperware Baby Care Plus and more.



Sets of Baby Care Plus, Kids Plus, and Mom Plus items for me and my daughter to try.


Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Powder

Gentle, ultra-fine powder ideal even for sensitive babies.With Allantoin that works as an anti-irritant to soothe and protect baby's skin while keeping it fresh and dry! This low-dusting, mild formula also decreases the risk of inhalation. Comes in a mild, powdery scent that babies enjoy.Dermatologist-tested.Hypoallergenic.
Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Powder is available in 5 sizes: 25g, 100g, 200g, 300g, and 400g

Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Lotion

A light lotion that's smooth and gentle on the skin. With 24Hr locked-in moisturizers that lock in moisture and Vitamin E to leave baby's skin feeling velvety smooth and soft all day. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate baby's skin and a mild, powdery scent that babies enjoy.Dermatologist-tested.Hypoallergenic
Baby Care Plus+ White  Baby Lotion is available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml

Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Shampoo

Gently cleanses and conditions baby's sensitive hair and scalp.With Cetiol Conditioners that moisturize baby's hair and scalp, preventing dryness while leaving it feeling soft, silky, and freshly fragrant. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate baby's skin and a mild, powdery scent that babies enjoy.Dermatologist-tested.Hypoallergenic.
Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Shampoo is available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml

Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Bath

Gently cleanses and conditions baby's sensitive skin and hair leaving it soft, smooth, & freshly scented. With Lamesoft Skin Protector that forms a natural barrier around baby's skin to protect while cleansing, giving baby softer, smoother skin.With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate baby's skin and a mild, powdery scent that babies enjoy. Dermatologist-tested.Hypoallergenic.
Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Bath is available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml

Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Cologne

A gentle low-alcohol cologne with a special Hydraplus formula that contains moisturizers to help prevents dryness, leaving baby's sensitive skin soft, smooth and freshly fragrant. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate baby's skin and a mild, powdery scent that babies enjoy.Dermatologist-tested.Hypoallergenic.
Baby Care Plus+ White Baby Cologne is available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml

These cute yellow and lime green bottles are specially made for our kids. Same as their Baby Care Plus set these also are hypoallergenic products that kids and babies with sensitive skin can use without the worry of harming them.

Kids Plus+ Powder

A gentle low-alcohol cologne with a special Hydraplus formula that contains moisturizers to help prevents dryness, leaving kid's sensitive skin soft, smooth, and freshly fragrant. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate kid's skin. This fun, fruity scent that kids enjoy lasts up to 3 hours before you need to reapply. Dermatologist-tested. Hypoallergenic.
Kids Plus+ Powder is available in 4 sizes: 100g, 200g, 300g, and 400g

Kids Plus+ Shampoo

Gently cleanses and conditions kid's sensitive hair and scalp. With Puricare and Cetiol Conditioners that deposit a film-like protective layer over hair while moisturizing kid's hair and scalp. Prevents dryness and leaves hair feeling soft, silky and freshly fragrant. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate kid's skin and a fun, fruity scent that kids enjoy. Dermatologist-tested. Hypoallergenic.
Kids Plus+ Shampoo is available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml

Kids Plus+ Bath

Gently cleanses and conditions kid's sensitive skin and hair. With Plantapon Skin Cleanser that gently removes dirt and cleans kid's skin and hair while keeping it soft, smooth, and moisturized. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate kid's skin and a fun fruity scent that kids enjoy. Dermatologist-tested. Hypoallergenic.
Kids Plus+ Bath is available in 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml

Kids Plus+ Cologne

A gentle low-alcohol cologne with a special Hydraplus formula that contains moisturizers to help prevents dryness, leaving kid's sensitive skin soft, smooth, and freshly fragrant. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate kid's skin. This fun, fruity scent that kids enjoy lasts up to 3 hours before you need to reapply. Dermatologist-tested. Hypoallergenic.
Kids Plus+ Cologne is available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml

Kids Plus+ Lotion

A light lotion that's smooth and gentle on the skin. With Nectapure to protect against pollution and 24Hr locked-in moisturizers and Vitamin E to leave kid's skin feeling velvety smooth and soft all day. With a mild pH-balanced formula that won't irritate kids skin and a fun, fruity scent that kids enjoy. Dermatologist-tested. Hypoallergenic.
Kids Plus+ Lotion is available in 3 sizes: 100 ml, 200 ml, and 300 ml
 
My daughter is using the Kids Plus set for more than a week now and she is loving it! I love the refreshing scent of this line and how gentle they are on her skin from bath time to freshen up time at school. She has with her the cologne bottle and the powder bottle every day.




The brand is so generous that they included a set for Mom's like me who needs a little pampering from time to time in a busy everyday life. 


Thank you, Tupperware Brands Ph!

Check out their site for more products the whole family can try. http://www.tupperwarebrands.ph/

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Monday, October 10, 2016

The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher: Your Defense Against the Threats of Dengue and Zika

When the news about Zika virus went out in the newspapers and news station in and out of the Philippines I got scared for my school kids. As a Mom having a sick child can cause a major issue in a home environment. I hurriedly purchased more than my usual mosquito repellent products on a regular grocery shopping visit. In that way, I know for myself that I am giving my kids protection when I send them off to school or any place outside the home. 
But, making sure that kids and members of the family are safe even inside our home is how Sharp innovations shares to the public. Read along below on how they can protect our home with mosquito carrying diseases. 



Manila, Philippines—With the World Health Organization naming mosquito as the number one animal threat to humans, a tropical country like the Philippines, where mosquitoes are very rampant, must always be vigilant for any oncoming dengue outbreaks. 
The government has so far faced these threats with readiness and practice.   
Recently though, another vector-borne disease is plaguing and threatening everyone’s safety.  

With the recent global onslaught of the Zika virus, a disease carried by the same mosquito breed (Aedes aegypti) that carries dengue and malaria, there has never been a greater time to truly invest and become knowledgeable on its symptoms and cures. But time spent on learning these things only means acknowledging the mosquitoes’ capabilities of infecting and invading your home.   

With such great threats, stocking the right medicines or listing emergency hotline numbers won’t be enough. A better and an even more effective way to fight these diseases is to already defend and protect yourself before it even comes to you. There are many ways how to do it.   

Aside from maintaining the cleanliness of your house and keeping pots and containers free of water, remember this “4s” guide from the Department of Health:  
1. Search and destroy mosquito breeding places 
2. Self-protection measures 
3. Seek early consultation for any symptoms 
4. Say “no” to indiscriminate fogging  

In line with this advocacy, and with the aim of keeping Filipino families safe, Sharp brings you the Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher. It is equipped with the 5-Step Mosquito Catching Mechanism to help you protect your family right inside your home. 

     
Mechanism Effective, Mechanism Perfected   
The Mosquito Catcher entices and attracts mosquitoes with its black exterior and built-in UV lights. It has ideal entrances on its sides and powerful air suction to capture nearing mosquitoes and trap them on the glue sheet inside. 
  
Aside from capturing and trapping mosquitoes, the Mosquito Catcher also releases positive and negative ions through its Plasmacluster Ion Technology. These ions clean the air and eliminate molds, odors, and airborne bacteria to ensure all-around, 24/7 protection for your loved ones. It is also equipped with the TRUE HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of air particles such as pet dander, dust, and pollen, which may trigger asthma or allergies.  

The Mosquito Catcher is effective, safe, and most importantly, chemical-free. Now with the release of its newest, sleeker, and smaller model, it can easily fit into any space available in your home.   
The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher—for quality air at home, for protection and defense against dengue and Zika. 
  
Know more about this product through the official Sharp website www.sharp.ph and official Facebook page, Sharp Philippines. 
Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier with Mosquito Catcher with model numbers FP-FM40EB and FP-GM30E-B are available at leading appliance stores in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao.