Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Product Information: Minnavi Skin Care Products

Minnavi Skin Care Fluid is a four-in-one (moisturizer + lotion + cream + essence all in one) product that's a replacement for moisturizer. Our key ingredient is a patented ingredient called “Whitenol”. Whitenol is the key component to these products as it has a special ability to slowly penetrate deep into your skin throughout the day and known to give very strong skin lightening efficacy. Whitenol is 400 times stronger than Arbutin, which is most commonly used for whitening effect. Due to Whitenol and other patented ingredients, these products provide much longer hydration, moisturizing, and whitening effects on the skin. It's important to note that 'whitening' doesn't mean making your skin whiter but helping with pigmentation, uneven skin tones, and spots on your face for a 'brighter' look.

Each one focuses on a certain function (sensitivity, brightening, moisturizing, nourishing, vitality, and elasticity). While all are great for moisturizing and general skin health, each oil combination has a different focus on what it does best. The oil blends are cold-pressed and from all natural (100%) high-quality oils. No chemicals and toxic ingredients were added to these ampoules. They are vegan and cruelty-free.

DIRECTIONS: After cleansing, skin and applying toner (optional), squeeze a few drops of the Fluid and oils and mix into the palm of your hand. Apply evenly all over the face. You can use any combination of oils and amount. If you have really oily skin, I would suggest 1-2 drops, but if you have dry skin or living in dry conditions, our customers use up to 4 or 5 drops. Feel free to use any combination based on what functions you would like to focus. We encourage our potential customers to buy the fluid together with oils but oils can be used independently as well.

Minnavi's concept is customized skincare. We want to empower people to customize their skincare needs with our effective safe products. Everyone's skin needs differ based on the skin type, lifestyle, weather, etc. This is the solution!

Instagram - #minnavi #미나비 (Minnavi spelled out in Korean)
US Store - (currently only ships in the US) 


Thursday, December 7, 2017

How To Manage Hair With Hair Extensions

Every girl's dream is to have that beautiful, shiny, and easy to manage hair, well, with the generation we have right now, men also become vain about their hair for hairstyles. Every time we see an advertisement for any hair products, we are being attracted to purchase those products they are promoting, thinking that someday we can wake up one morning with that same hair as they have. 

Aside from having a beautiful hair that we can have, achieving the right length and style is a must; to be presentable at all times, go with the fashion, and be in the in-group. 

To be that specific length we wanted will take time, but with the trend of wearing hair extensions and different hairstyles, it's an easy-peasy thing now. 

Check out some human hair bundles that you can get at a very affordable price. And, you can create styles and thickness of what you need.

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                                      virgin brazilian hair weave

What I really like about hair bundles is that I can get the texture I want, this can be worn every day and even for occasions that require adding some style to it like this batch of a kinky straight weave, or you can rely on some cheap human hair bundles when you are on a budget, but still looking and aiming for a quality brand.

How to manage hair with hair extensions?

  • Always make sure that before adding and wearing you extension you shampooed your hair and also your extension. Clean hair and adding clean hair extensions will make you look fab.
  • Store hair extensions properly. Proper storage will make it last longer.
  • Use products that are safe for both natural hair and the extensions.
  • Always pick the nearest color of hair extension to your natural hair color, so that it will blend perfectly.
  • Wear your extensions like you are not wearing anything. Be confident, because it looks good on you.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Party In Style with BestHairBuy Clip In Hair Extensions

With all the Christmas parties left and right, family reunions, and gathering, picking up or thinking on what to wear is a little stressful. Along, with the outfits to wear, what kind of hair do or style that goes stylish and glamorous for such occasion. 

When I attend a party, I always consider the kind of hairstyle I need. Basically, I can do my own make-up and along with it is I can DIY style my hair accordingly to what occasion. I always think that hairstyle should always go along with the dress your wearing and showing off those beautiful locks is a plus factor in the total package. 

But, I must admit that sometimes, typical and the same hairstyle can look so boring. Well, to add volume, color, and style I can rely on having and consulting an add-on with the strands of a clip in hair extensions. 

I have seen this website about the coolest and fashionable clip in hair extensions from BestHairBuy. The site offers a pre-Christmas sale of less 15% when you purchase clip in hair, hair extensions, and hair accessories. Using a specific code upon checkout. 

That's not all, it also offers tons of exciting freebies like sharing your photo and earns you specific points with it, subscription coupon code, invite a friend program and also the affiliate system which can earn you commission with every sale. 

Want to know what are my favorite picks from their site, these styles match my hair color and of course my personality! 

What I love about this style is that the look of the curls looks so natural and it will compliment my skin tone also the length of my hair will fit perfectly. It will cover up the part where hair thinning becomes noticeable. This kind of hair extension can do all the magic! 

For daytime events and gathering and still, you want to stand out from the crowd, straight, shiny and casual hairstyle will go perfectly with this kind hairstyle. The natural look of human hair extension that no one will notice that you are wearing one. 

Lastly, I also love this kind of style, wavy, natural looking curled hair. Seamless with style and color. This is the kind of hairstyle that we typically see in the Hollywood scene, I can see Jennifer Lopez wearing this hairstyle. When we go the hair salon, aside from asking our hair stylist of what kind of hairstyle is best., but sometimes we set examples of the celebrities hairstyle that we wanted to achieve and have it done to us by professionals. 

Hairstyle and color depicts one's personality, do you agree?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Make Cooking A Breeze This Season With These Nifty Kitchen Hacks


Bust food prep stress with these smart cooking tips.

What’s more exciting than gifts and Christmas carols during the holidays? The food and parties, of course! With Christmas just around the corner, the need to rev up our kitchens becomes even more necessary so we can catch up with holiday cooking demands.

For homeowners, however, the holiday season can both be fun and challenging, especially when it comes to preparing for all those potlucks and family dinners. So how do we cope? In times like these, it is important to start by making tweaks to your overall process.

Read on below for some smart cooking that can make your life easier this season:

1. Keep water from boiling over the pot.

This nifty hack will save you watching over your pot like a hawk. The next time you need to boil water for your pasta, put a wooden spoon over the top of the pot to keep it from overflowing. The bubbles of the water will get in contact with the pot and keep it from spilling over.

An induction cooker, which offers controlled and customizable cooking functions, can help make your life easier, too. Midea’s Induction cooker, for example, has eight cooking functions customized for different cooking needs. Use the hotpot feature the next time you need to boil water. If the water in the pot dries up or the temperature is abnormally high, the induction cooker automatically switches off or starts protection function.

2. Roast a whole chicken evenly.
Roasts are big hits during the holidays, but they are admittedly a bit tasking to pull off. The next time you’re planning to roast a whole chicken, make sure to add ice cubes to it before popping it in the oven.

Put the cubes on the breast part of the chicken, which is also the fastest part that gets cooked. Icing this portion will help cook the part slower to match the required cooking time of other chicken parts so you get a nice, even roast all over.

Roasting or baking goodies can be practical. Try Midea’s Gas Range, which is optimized for LPG savings in the kitchen. For only 4php per 30 minutes of baking, you wouldn’t have to worry about running out of Gas while preparing your holiday treat. This gas range also comes with a Fry feature, spending only 1php per 15 minutes of frying. It is perfect for the holiday season as it can accommodate the heavy-duty cooking with its large oven capacity. The Midea gas range is the best kitchen partner for Filipino cooking, especially during the holidays.

3. Fry well.

We’ve all had that desire to get our frying done by putting all of our meat pieces on our frying pans to save time. If you want tender, juicy meat, however, make sure to cook in batches with enough space between your meat.

It’s important to watch the stove temperature closely too. If the pan turns too hot, it will make the food lose its moisture and even cause oil to pop.

Midea’s induction cooker has a special fry function that can help guide you for starters, with customizable temperature if you want to adjust it. Moreover, you’ll never be afraid of frying anything again with its flameless feature that prevents common stovetop accidents like burns, fire, and gas leakages.

4. Cook sides of food evenly without flipping.

The next time you need to bake something, make your food cook evenly by popping your cooking sheet when you’re preheating your oven. This trick will heat up the surface of your cooking sheet, helping the food cook well without having to pull them out just to flip them.

5. Get crispy, deep-fried food every time.

For crispy, deep-fried treats, the trick is to make sure your oil is hot enough. You can determine this by dipping a chopstick into the oil—if there are bubbles around it, it is the right temperature. Make sure that the food is dry, too (pat it dry with a towel before frying) to keep oil from splattering once you dip into the pan.

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Midea’s Induction Cooker makes sure you get an affordable frying experience with its energy feature. For only 1php for every four minutes of frying, you can enjoy deep fried food this season without worrying about your power bill.

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In addition to these tricks, you can improve your cooking experience with the right kitchen partners. Midea’s kitchen appliances are designed with the busy homemaker in mind, making them the perfect choice for the holidays.


About Midea

Midea, one of the world's largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, gas ranges, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines! Midea is also a part of Forbes Fortune 500 companies with a market cap of $31.5 Billion as of May 2017.

In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), Midea's global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC's Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world-class brand a better understanding of the Filipino's needs.


How To Choose The Best Logo For Your Brand

A business design such as the brand logo plays a major role in advertising your business, whether big or a startup company. 

A company's logo signifies the uniqueness and wholeness of its' brand. It can be a standalone promotion, that gives the audience that clear picture of what you are promoting and selling, along goes the brand's tagline, etc. A company needs to identify competitors, target market, and clients and how do you stand out with others.

How to choose the best logo for your brand? What are the items to consider in picking the best logo?

Choosing the best color

Color is the initial aspect of the brand. This is how the marketing people need to come up with to get the attention of their prospective clients.The consumer will perceive the color and correlates it to the brand. In choosing the color of the logo, the brand needs to their product that will place it on the market. In an individual sense of being, the color signifies the personality and mood. 
Sometimes, it goes the other way around. A brand will pick a certain color based on the meaning of it. For example, Red represents power, energy, and desire; Yellow as they give meaning to it as hope, happiness, and joy; Green for the environment, season and luck and can go on with the list of colors and their meanings. 

Right font for you

Identifying the right font can be tricky, one can go as playful with the font, casual and even to a more elegantly font type for a brand logo. This item needs to go along with the color that was mentioned above. Personally, I prefer simple and readable font type because it is easily readable and my audience doesn't need to decipher what is written. 

I am running a website for my blog and my logo design is made out of a collage of food pictures I have over the years. 

Bits-en-pieces is my blog name and it represents with tidbits of what I have in my life. But, having that for a few years now I am thinking of making a new one, giving it a new face and a new look. I might consider removing the images in the collage and stick with a simple and sophisticated text of my blog name. 

I am thinking of getting a professional service from a graphic designer or even get some useful tips online and create my own DIY logo design. There are a lot of graphic designers who offer such services like logo designs, brand designs, colors and such. I used a resource called How to Make a Logo and found it to help a lot with the decision-making process. A good example of an online logo maker is at Logojoy!

One thing is for sure, your brand or company's logo speaks solely to the public, so make it simple, concise and fun to look at and unique.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Utah A Place You Can Consider Home This Christmas

It's the first day of December, here comes all the holiday ideas, planning, and the happy cheer we all wish for. I don't know about you but when the ber-months sets in, that joyful feeling of Christmas goes along with it. 

Where are you planning to spend Christmas this year? Would you indulge a week at home, laid-back, relax and peaceful? Or, would you rather spend it outside the country, visit friends and family abroad? There are a lot of options and ways to spend this merriment season, all you got to do is to plan, now before all flights are booked and hotels are full-packed already. 

No doubt that Christmas here in the Asia, specifically in the Philippines is the best celebrated. Due to the extended family, virtues, and traditions on how this glorious event is being held. And, it can be celebrated the whole month of December. 

But, given a chance to spend it outside the country, I would love to go to the United States. I can visit family and friends who are located in the different state, I would and eagerly love to explore Utah! You would ask, why Utah? Here are some facts and information for you to know more about what is at stake when you visit the amazing place of Utah. 

Utah! Where Ideas Connect. 

Utah vacations, why not? Utah a state in the west of the United States, considered as the best state to live in, from it's economic, lifestyle and health-related measures. It is known as a great geographical tourism place, a variety when it comes to nature, a dry desert which forms the perfect sand dunes which is one on my bucket lists to do this year! 

Utah’s hot spring and summer months (Apr-Sep) are a popular time for exploring the cities and national parks. Ski season runs Dec–Mar. Local events include the Sundance Film Festival in Park City (Jan-Feb) and the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City (Jun-Oct).

Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah, a laid-back city which is sunny almost the whole week. Explore the city in a background of folksy with the richness of culture and heritage of the olden times being depicted with the surrounding architectures, theater, food and most of all the wonderful people of Utah.

Utah's climate is the perfect one for me, considering and coming from a tropical country, I can enjoy both climates, the breezy-winter season and the dry to an arid climate. Although minimal in the amount of fewer than five inches, vacationers can also experience snowfall, this is also of the reasons why this place hits the perfect place to go on vacation. I can bring light to heavy clothes and enjoy variations of weather. 

Sports and Recreations, The Great Outdoors, with four world-class ski resorts in less than hour away from Salt Lake International Airport. A lineup of canyons great for hiking, biking, climbing, and camping. My ideal activities to spend the holidays. Amazing nature wonders will surprise me with this breath-taking adventure that awaits me! 

Aerial tours, river rafting, ATV/offroad, snowboarding, canyoneering, fishing, museum visits, kayak, and snowmobiling.

Another venue that entices me to visit Utah particularly is the well-known geologic formations. Listing down below are the natural and amazing landscape, that was and still being formed by nature.

  • Arches National Park (Moab)
  • Bryce Canyon National Park (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park(Monument Valley)
  • Corona Arch (Moab)
  • Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument (Cedar City)
  • Island in the Sky (Canyonlands National Park)
  • Double Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Mesa Arch (Canyonlands National Park)
  • Wall Street (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Valley of the Gods (Mexican Hat)
  • Landscape Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Natural Bridges National Monument (Blanding)
  • Fiery Furnace (Arches National Park)
  • Wilson's Arch (Moab)
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Windows (Arches National Park)
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument(American Fork)
  • Emerald Pools (Zion National Park)
  • The Wave at Coyote Buttes (Big Water)
  • Rainbow Point (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • Thor's Hammer (Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • The Needles (Canyonlands National Park)
  • Checkerboard Mesa (Zion National Park)
  • Double O Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Sand Dune Arch (Arches National Park)
  • Gemini Bridges (Moab)
  • Peekaboo Gulch (Escalante)
  • Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos (Big Water)
  • Queen Victoria (Bryce Canyon National Park)
Economy, Utah's booming economy boils down to its contributory factors such as mining, cattle herding, petroleum-based and oil products, as well as salt production. With this, oil companies emerge as it competes worldwide. 

Population (Age and Gender), the total population of Utah as a state is somehow and almost divided equally between men and women. 

Religion, Mormons or the LDS Church envelopes mainly the state's population. 
I do have friends here in my location which carries the same religion which I am familiar with. I always believe that one population should be ruled under the principle of the law of government and the law of religious beliefs. It goes hand in hand together as they promote unity in whatever aspect there is. 

Given all the ideas and information about the amazing Utah, I have added some of the things I needed and want to achieve during a specific stay. 

Bear Lake State Park makes me want to go this weekend already and enjoy the lavish and marvelous blue lake. The color reflection that makes the water looks almost blue in color is the limestone deposits. I can see myself camping out in this place and take beautiful photographs that are perfect for social media sharing. The amazing sunrise and sunset that I can capture using a timelapse feature would be breath-taking! 

This may not be the typical Christmas vacation for everyone, there is always a reason to do something different; enjoy nature, explore possibilities of life as we discover places that surround us. We just need to make time, save money and make it a reality.

How about you, will you consider going to place, spend a special occasion like Christmas away from home? Let me know your thoughts. Thanks for reading and enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Celebrate the Festive Season in Style with I’M Hotel

Press Release:

I’M Hotel, an official nominee for best Urban Hotel in Asia for 2017 is proud to release its first edition of Christmas and New Year Offerings to celebrate this joyous season.

True to our name, we have kept the people that have made our business - our guests - at the forefront whilst curating these special offerings this year. Our Christmas treats aim to delight both the giver and the receiver with memories to last them for years to come.

Our Christmas offerings are versatile, including dining, spa, and celebratory experiences to be enjoyed with friends and family, or gifts and hampers that you can conveniently take home for a loved one who may not be physically present to experience our festive events at I’M Hotel.

Festive Season Direct Booking Offer
Book direct with us this festive season to claim your free upgrade! All bookings made on and will be entitled to enjoy the lowest rates available online, coupled with complimentary buffet breakfast. On top of that, enjoy a free upgrade to the next available room category. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to availability. Valid for bookings until 28 December, with the promo code “UPGRADE ME. For more information:

Spa-cation (One Night stay)
By popular demand, we are releasing a package that includes a 60-minute massage for 2 persons at I’M Onsen Spa (number one on Tripadvisor), buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner for 2 and a complimentary mini bar, amongst many other perks! Prices start at only P8,340 for a Classic Studio room package.

Hello 2018: Official Countdown Party at Antidote Rooftop Bar
Spend a magical evening at our stunning jellyfish bar and usher in the New Year at the very top. Be one of the privileged few to experience unobstructed 360-degree views of fireworks lighting up the city skyline and party the night away at this all-inclusive bash. A ticket is priced at P3,600 and includes a 3-hour open bar, hors-d'oeuvres, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Book a room directly with us on or to enjoy P900 off each ticket purchase. One bedroom and suite categories for this package will come with 2 tickets (valued at P 7,200), and two bedroom suite categories for this package will come with 4 tickets (valued at P 14,400).

For tickets, inquiries, or more information on table reservations, call +632 7557 888 or email Tickets can also be purchased at the front desk of the hotel.

I’M Onsen Spa Signature Christmas Journey
The number 1 spa in Manila on Tripadvisor is proud to launch its signature spa journey during this festive season. As our gift to you, we will be launching it at 30% off our retail rate at only PHP 4,500 per person. This special treat allows you to luxuriate the day away at our swimming pool and includes: (1) A 15-minute Aroma Steam and shower (2) A 60-minute signature massage (3) A 45-minute eye care of hot oil treatment (4) Complimentary use of wellness facilities (Steam, Sauna, and Onsen) (5) Complimentary 3-hour parking on the day of your treatment (6) Complimentary access to our swimming pool on the day of your treatment (7) A Lunch or Dinner buffet at Bloom Restaurant on the day of your treatment (8) A 100 PHP Voucher at Antidote Rooftop Bar (9) A Complimentary departure gift

Gift Certificates can also be purchased in advance. Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting, emailing, or calling +632 7557 877

I’M Onsen Spa Retail Merchandise and Gift Hampers
Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that some of our Onsen favorites are now available for retail sale so guests can take home the spa experience they have come to know and love at I’M Onsen Spa. Prices range from P288 for a moisturizing lotion, to P1,488 for a delicate tea set and P2,700 to take home your very own custom Yukata, which is a lounging robe fashioned after a Japanese traditional Kimono.

Christmas Caroling at the Lobby
To further add to the festive atmosphere, we welcome all guests to join us at our lobby every evening from December 16 till Dec 31 to be serenaded by the best choirs in the Metro. Sing along and spread some Christmas joy with us!

An Exquisite Yuletide Set Meal at Empress Jade
Enjoy an intimate set dinner at Empress Jade. A 10-course feast of gastronomic proportions awaits. Savour our signature seafood, meat, vegetable dishes and delectable desserts from only P1,688 per person.
Available Dec 24-25 and Dec 31- Jan 1. Advanced reservations recommended.

Gifts and Hampers Artfully Curated by the Chefs of I’M Hotel
A smorgasbord of epicurean delights is generously filled to the brim by our chefs for you to elevate the Christmas festivities. The perfect centerpiece for any home kitchen also includes gift certificates to our F&B establishments. 4 different hamper varieties are available and range in price from P3500 - 4488 only. Place your orders via email or physically registering your orders at our front desk or any F&B outlets within the hotel.
Traditionale: P3500 | Non-Alcoholic: P3500 | Farmer’s Gourmet: P3500 | Sparkling and Cheese: P4500

For more information:
For special/bulk orders or other inquiries, please email or call +6327557888


Acoustic Barbeque Nights at Mermaid Pool Bar

Throughout December, lounge by our iconic acrylic bottomed pool on the 2nd floor and enjoy our Barbeque Platter every Friday to Sunday from 5-9PM. At only 1000 pesos nett for two persons, this package includes an assortment of barbecued meats and vegetables and comes with a choice of two alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. On Dec 24-25 and Dec 31- Jan 1, this buffet spread is elevated with a wider selection of seafood and premium meats and can be enjoyed for P1000 nett per person.

For more information:

Friday, November 24, 2017

I'm Thankful For Today and Every day of My Life

Life is not always as perfect as we wish for, but we can make our life meaningful and worthwhile every day no matter what circumstances we have. As we give thanks in general and to honor Thanksgiving Day, I made my own list. 

-I am thankful for my family, I don't have the perfect one but I still have the sense of belongingness when things get tough. 

-I am thankful for my kids, two different personalities, traits, and attitudes. I know the stage of being a teenager is tough and when your kids stepped out of the house, the struggle of peer pressure they need to face...all part of life.

-I am thankful for the relationship I have right now, less disagreement, less disappointment and spending each day easy. 

-I am thankful for friends who I can turn to and willing to share a hand, laughter, and tears. Life wouldn't be complete without friends in your life. People can come and go, friends will stick with you as a magnet.

-I am thankful for opportunities that come along the way. It helped and continuously help me to strive and learn more. It opens a door for me to share my own experiences in life and for that, I am being rewarded at the same time.

-I am thankful for wonderful, outpouring blessings I got this year, things I did not expect came in different forms and different degrees of happiness. Things that made life a little exciting and easy.

-I am thankful for each morning, I get to witness the sun peeking out everytime it rises each morning and capturing the majestic nature's wonder.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the #sunrise #timelapses I made. <3


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Simple, Easy Baked Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!

The feeling when you smell something nice from the kitchen is when the aroma of what is in the oven baking. 

Last night, I was in the mood to bake some goodies also because I have all the ingredients available to make a couple of dozens of muffins. This is a very typical flavor of muffins which everybody loves, banana chocolate chip muffins!

I know everybody can whip up a batter of banana bread as long as you have ripe bananas in the kitchen you are good to go. For my recipe, it is simple, easy and will just need you less than an hour to prepare, mix and bake. You can have my recipe below.


  • 3-cups flour
  • 1-cup brown sugar
  • 1-tsp salt
  • 1-tsp baking powder
  • 1-tsp baking soda
  • 1-tsp cinnamon powder
  • Ripe bananas, mashed. I like to have chunks of bananas especially when it's overripe, it has this natural sweetener. 
  • 3- large eggs
  • 1-cup vegetable oil
  • 1-cup fresh milk
  • 1-tbsp vanilla
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 180c.
  4. Combine the mixed dry to wet ingredients gradually. Mix thoroughly and noticing some lumps from the chunks of the banana. 
  5. Add some chocolate chips to the mixture. 
  6. Grease the muffin pan.
  7. Scoop the batter mixture using an ice cream scooper it is easy and creates less mess.
  8. Mixture can fill-up a couple dozen muffins. 
  9. Topped with choco chip. Used the Hershey's Kitchen Milk Chocolate Chips.
  10. Pop in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  11. Cool down before removing muffins from the tray.

I hope you find my recipe easy, you can use it and let me know your version of it. I am having a muffin right now as I am writing along with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. :)

Enjoy your day! x

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Announcement of New Classification of Blood Pressure Levels 2017

Article posted November 15, 2017, regarding the new classification of blood pressure (BP) levels, through American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) along with their partners- 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.
The update was from 2013 developed guidelines which decided to discontinue the mentioned. 

Hypertension is the leading risk factor when it comes to cardiovascular diseases, that can lead to death and disability. Factors like genetics, lifestyle, and age are some of the reasons why a person's blood pressure can be considered alarming. With these factors, I am much concerned with the younger generation that for me I get to have the initial statistics. As a nurse and practicing in a College school, one of my implementing assessment for students is to have their blood pressure monitored. From this, I was able to get the numbers and surprisingly identifying some of them with elevated BP. Health teachings, informing the parent's and guardians and completing the 3-5-day BP monitoring before I refer them to the specialist or doctor of their choice. Immediate identification of possible hypertensive patients can help alleviate their numbers. 

Kindly refer below (Table 1) for the categories being implemented in assessing Hypertension in Adults.

The diagnosis of hypertension should be based on an average of ≥2 carefully recorded readings obtained on ≥2 occasions. Out-of-office and self-monitoring of BP measurements are recommended to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension and for titration of BP-lowering medication, in conjunction with clinical interventions and telehealth counseling.

AHA 2017 | Video: Interview on the New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Attract Recruiters to Your LinkedIn Profile Now

If you’re looking for your next job, one of the most powerful tools available to you is LinkedIn: a social network based entirely around people’s professional skills, where your main presence is your CV.
As with all the best tools, it’s possible to use LinkedIn badly and well, and getting good at it takes some time and skill. If you’re trying to get an Executive Recruitment firm interested in your LinkedIn profile, here are some steps you can take right now.

Key Words
Think about the sort of job you want to do: the job title, key skills, and qualifications and reduce this down to three key terms. You could this by looking at current job postings you want to compete for and selecting the most important terms from them. For example, let’s say you’re looking for ‘Senior Accountant’ roles with ‘ACA Qualification’ and experience in ‘Profitability Analysis’.
Make sure you add these terms multiple times to your profile. You have opportunities in the Headline below your name, the Summary section and throughout your work history, skills and education. Loading your profile in this way ensures you appear when recruiters search for those terms and put you on their radar right away.

Sell Yourself Straight Away
So, you’ve stacked the deck to ensure you’re appearing on the first page of results when recruiters search for candidates for the jobs you want. How do you capture their attention and make sure they shortlist your profile?
Your ‘tagline is a great place to start: it’s one of the first things recruiters look at and it’s a chance to get a short, punchy message that imprints on them that you’re worth looking at. Be dynamic, and include at least one of the key search terms you identified above. This reassures them that their search has returned a useful result. “Senior ACA Qualified Accountant, making the numbers add up” is a short, memorable introduction reinforcing one of your important identifiers, for example.

Maximise Your Summary
Your summary is the most important part of your profile: it’s like the covering letter for the rest of the page.  This is where recruiters will decide to contact you or not.
Shamelessly top load it with relevant information: this is no time for false modesty. People are only reading this because they want to know about your qualifications and experience. Use the first person to introduce yourself to the length of your experience, and your professional qualifications.

Go on to list your specialisms and the projects that you’ve used them in. Make sure you’re using your keywords, and recruiters will be beating a path to your door.