Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tips to Take Care of your Hair Extensions


To have an amazing look along with a dramatic change, great length hair extensions have all the features. They will give you that incredible style and length within an hour rather from the several weeks, months or even years for you to decide what kind of hairstyle you like, or the "what's in" in the fashion scene when it comes to trendy hairstyle.

Hair extensions happen to be the safe way of creating longer locks for a short time or it can even go for a longer period as long as it is well-taken cared of. The techniques of the application can vary and could incorporate a weave, glue, or perhaps clip method. Once it is combined with your natural locks it will create a natural look, apply a perfect and suitable makeup color that is suitable for the hairstyle.

One primary reason why people choose extensions is that hair extension is not permanent. They come be removed just as simple as you applied them. You are able to change color, length, and elegance anytime you would like.


How to look after hair extensions?
Great length extensions could be looked after in the same fundamental manner that you'd take care of your normal hair. However, the main difference in care is vital towards the existence of the extension.

When washing hair, shampoo as if you would. Run the shampoo with the extensions lightly and make certain that you simply rinse carefully. Not receiving all the soap out might cause the extension to get much drier than usual. Apply your favorite brand of hair conditioner generously towards the very tips from the hair and rinse lightly. This is useful to keep it moist.

Brush and style your hair normally and pay attention to the tangles that could develop, because the extensions are extremely dry they frequently develop matted balls. Should you come across a knot don't pull onto it. When the tangles become excessive you might want to consider and purchase an extension brush.

Getting great extensions is definitely an awesome method of making a modification of your appearance. If this interests you consider searching for the variety of hair vendors online that can help you decide on getting one. 

Vivo continues to usher the industry to the future with its forward-looking tech


When young global smartphone brand Vivo entered the mobile industry, the market was dominated by two or three names. But in a matter of years, Vivo changed the game.   

Vivo has been determined to break barriers and introduce technology that ushered the industry into the future. After all, it was Vivo that introduced a 20-megapixel dual front camera in V5 Plus and a 24MP front camera in V7, V7+, and V9.

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The V5 is the first smartphone with a 20MP camera.

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The V5 was then followed by the release of the V5Plus (left) and V5s (right), both with 20MP selfie camera. The V5Plus, meanwhile, has a 20MP+8MP dual rear camera.
Aside from the selfie camera, Vivo also paid attention to the users’ need for a bigger screen. Earlier this year, Vivo released the ultimate iteration of a concept smartphone, the APEX™ FullView™, which nearly has a 100% screen-to-body display. The V9, Vivo’s newest flagship, is getting closer to goal with its 90% screen-to-body ratio.

Vivo is also the first to introduce the in-display fingerprint scanner that gives users another method to unlock their smartphones.

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Vivo then introduced the first smartphones with 24MP front camera, the V7+ (left) and V7 (right).

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Vivo then released the upgrade to its cameras, the V9 with a 24MP AI Selfie Camera and 16MP+5MP dual rear camera.


It is still a wonder what Vivo will do next. For instance, it wowed the tech world with its bezel-less APEX concept smartphone because of its pop-up selfie camera to achieve the 100% screen-to-body ratio.

Helping the brand unlock the next best thing in the mobile industry are 2,200 dedicated research and development personnel in several R&D centers worldwide—in San Diego, United States and in China, specifically in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Beijing.

With all its development, it is no doubt that the young smartphone brand is already leading the pack to the future.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.




Friday, May 25, 2018

LOOK: Vivo V9 stuns in elegant Velvet Red


Calling red as a head-turner is an understatement. No color has the same impact as red. Red represents a myriad of emotions and occasions from both ends of the spectrum. But global smartphone brand Vivo owns the color by highlighting its elegance that transcends trends.

Vivo has released its flagship smartphone, the V9, in Velvet Red.

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The Vivo V9 in Velvet Red has the same power as its previously released Pearl Black and Gold colors. It has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera, 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display with a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio—only in a more eye-catching finish.

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With its standout color, the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is as good as any glitzy fashion accessory. Pair it up with a monochromatic outfit, the smartphone can add a pop of color to your look. It will also go best with your outfits in green, blue, yellow, orange, and earthy hues. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can wear any color you wish with your Velvet Red in hand.  

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Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon explained that the Velvet Red represents the youthful vibe of the global smartphone brand.

“Red is for the bold, for the adventurous, for the youthful, for the fashion-forward, for the energetic. Our ardent users are mostly young, hip, and spirited and the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is a fitting nod to them,” she said.

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The Vivo V9 Velvet Red is also retailed at Php17,990 at authorized shops nationwide.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dancing: Perhaps The Best Mediation Strategy




Comprehensive Health


Part of good physical health involves good mental health. Certainly, eating right and exercising are key to physical optimization; but if there isn’t any “soul” to the activity, health may yet decline. Stress is the reason why. If your DNA were a shoelace, the tape at the end would be made of telomerase. Stress wears down telomerase, just like time wears out the tape from a shoelace until it unravels.

The best way to reduce aging is to reduce the steady diminishment of telomerase from your DNA—at least that’s the current thinking. Stress reduction is key in maintaining telomerase. Good eating and physical exercise that is exceptionally stressful can yet lead to poor health—consider the retired soldier suffering from PTSD. Though he may have made it habitual to eat right and exercise regularly, the stress of his previous position eclipses many of the health benefits in terms of collateral fallout from mental injury.

However, if he can find a way to turn around the negative mental aspect of things, then he can reduce stress. To this end, physical activities that have more than exercise as their primary goal are very recommendable. What’s most ideal is finding a physical activity which in-and-of-itself has a purpose that is totally separate from physical excellence; like dancing.

Consider the ballerina. Her style and beauty are made paramount through physical excellence, but physical excellence isn’t required for the artistry of the dance. In an upward spiral, the more a person dances, the more physically excellent they become, making the final result more affecting. In all these things, there is a mental quotient to the movement which has much in common with meditation.


The Different State Of Mind

When you’re dancing, you’re following steps and choreography previously defined, or you’re using moves you’ve learned in the past in a freestyle manner to create something new—or even attempting new steps as you go. Whatever you do, your mind is operating at a level of consciousness that has interesting qualities. There is such a thing as muscle memory, and the mind can yet wander while the body moves in time to previously memorized motions.

There is a misconception pertaining to meditation; namely that it always involves emptying one’s mind completely. This actually isn’t the case. Certainly, some meditation advocates this; but it’s also possible to meditate on a specific topic, thinking about it until some breakthrough results or some emotional state is reached.

With dance, meditation usually involves the final performance. It may involve remaining in sequence with other dancers. It may involve simply achieving a specific state of inspired feeling throughout the movement. It may involve “surfing” or “flowing” along segues in present time. Remember, dance isn’t just for ladies performing graceful steps designed to evoke a weightless aesthetic. In terms of break-dancing and many modern moves, the male component of dance has its own special flavor and counterpart to the female. In Salsa and the like, this is certainly true.


Transcendent Performance

Something else to keep in mind in regard to dance is that throughout the performance of the art, the overarching future-attained goal of a fulfilling performance or completion of a given step is always somewhere in the dancer’s mind. To a certain degree, thinking becomes separated from action, even though that action is being controlled by thought.

In a way, this is naturally transcendent. The seasoned dancer gets to a point where consciousness is removed from present experience, taking a back-seat to “muscle memory”, and beginning to either drift or focus; depending on the dancer’s concentration. If the reality of this meditative state of mind is incorporated into the performance, it can help maximize impact.

Especially for troupes of performance, a wise strategy to attain maximized meditative clarity and performance profoundness involves proper costuming. Whether wardrobe predicates idiosyncratic, individualized outfits, or those that are uniform, the literal putting on of clothes designed for a performance can help focus the mind.

Alexandra Costumes specializes in costumes for dancers, providing clients: “…access to…one of kind costumes at a discounted price. Our performance wear features comfortable fitting, vibrant colors, unique designs, and trendy styles that make…performance stand out on any stage.


Land Among The Stars

There is an old saying about aiming for the moon and getting the stars thrown in, or aiming for the moon, then falling among the stars even should the primary lunar target be missed. With exercise, this approach makes sense. One should aim for high goals, even if they seem unattainable.

If you’re aiming for something higher than you think you can achieve, you’ll achieve something higher than you likely would have been able to. But if you’re aiming directly at a certain goal, you’ll have a harder time hitting it. With dancing, this mindset is built-in through the meditation made possible through muscle memory and repetition.

Dancing isn’t the only kind of physical activity where such a comprehensive healthy outcome may result. Many teach kids sports in school in order to effect the same kind of overall health. With sports, the goal is a victory through skill, not physical excellence—physical excellence comes about as a result of practice but isn’t the goal of a sport. The same is true with dance.

With dance, it isn’t physical health that is sought, it is athletic aesthetic in movement, synchronicity, choreography, and overall performance. As a result of seeking these things, physical excellence gets thrown in. Ultimately, being involved in dance can additionally round out the mind, reducing stress and further initiating healthy development. So meditating on these things while dancing, or other aspects of life that require some deep thought, can provide some of the best results otherwise only attainable through more commonly known meditative means.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

THE RIGHT WAY TO PLAY WITH CONVERGE!



Metro Manila, May 22, 2018 – Mark your calendars as Pinoy Gamers converge for the most glorious gaming event of the summer through the Righteous Glory Summer Spirit Bomb!


This 72-hour Streaming Marathon for Charity will be powered by the Pure Fiber Internet of CONVERGE - in cooperation with Rumble Royale Events Production, together with AORUS, GIGABYTE, Corsair, Dreamlords Digital, and the Streamers Philippines community.

Along with Converge providing 1Gbps Speed for the event, Filipino live streaming fans will be treated to three days of non-stop video game fun for the benefit of the partner charity, Save the Children Philippines. Join the likes of Suzzysaur, Eri Neeman, Riku, GLOCO, and Sh1n Boo, together with other important Filipino streamers as they unite to embark on various video game adventures. All for the awesome cause of a better life for children.

While the Righteous Glory Summer Spirit Bomb promotes #PositivityThroughGaming, it also guarantees 3 days of frantic fun and exhilarating excitement for the attendees and viewers. Everyone will be given chances to win exclusive freebies and prizes! Want more reason to get more pumped up for this event? Jiggernut’s papercraft models (inspired by popular characters from League of Legends, Halo) and an Infinity Gauntlet-style statue crafted by the one-and-only Carlo “Dragonkid” De Laza are all up for grabs!



Can it get any better? It can as Converge is having its own raffle for the event and these prizes await the lucky winners!

Grand Prize: One winner of 100Mbps – six (6) months’ worth Php27, 000.00

First Prize: One winner of 50Mbps – six (6) months’ worth Php20, 000.00

Consolation Prizes: Three exclusive Converge Watches

Loot Bags: 50 sets of giveaways

See you on May 25, 26, and 27 at Game Over PH, located at Xavierville Avenue, Quezon City for the 72-hour Streaming Marathon. And, yes, this event is FREE for anyone who wishes to be part of the action in the venue while others can experience the excitement wherever they are by watching the live broadcast online at twitch.tv.rumbleroyale.

Experience better. Play harder.

This is how you play, the Converge way.

How to Look Fashionable with Eyeglasses


Fashion speaks one's personality, you can never compare one's personality to another. It is a unique identity that a person can be identified with. To wear what is comfortable for you is what fashion is all about. Accessories can add up to your fashion get-up, as it also signifies culture, tradition, health concern, and beliefs.  



Nowadays, eyeglasses- whether prescription eyeglasses frames or just accessory that can be associated with fashion. I remember during earlier years when I was in high school, wearing eyeglasses can be daunting and it can limit your activities like joining school activities that require no wearing of eyeglasses, so as a teenager and eager to do things with friends and classmates it became a hindrance.

Today, eyeglasses can be worn aesthetically and medically at the same time. You can have your pair of eyeglasses as trendy and fashionable as you wanted. The variety of designs, materials, and, brands can give you that decision on what you want for a specific occasion. You can have sporty eyeglasses for sports purposes, prescription cateye eyeglasses for an office outfit accessory or even a half rim glasses frames for more sophisticated and fashionable look. 


For female office attire, you can style with a pair of sleek dark pants, and white or cream colored long sleeves ensemble, you can add up a jacket for a more formal look. For accessories, you can wear gold earrings, watch, and, bangles. For shoes, a black one to two inches heeled shoes that is comfortable when you walk around can be a nice match. For office bag, leather bag whether black or earth colored with no print will add more chicness to this style. 

When you are about to leave the office and want to hit the gym, a perfect sized gym bag along with your pair of gym shoes, sweatpants, gym clothes that are made with Lycra material which doesn't absorb sweat (always bring an extra pair). And, do not forget your eyeglasses when in the gym or outside sports activities. It can protect your eyes and prevent it from additional visual damage. 
Things to remember when wearing eyeglasses: 

  1. Make sure you have the right eyeglasses prescription. 
  2. Always visit your eye doctor for a check-up.
  3. Proper care for your eyes when wearing specific prescribe glasses.
  4. Clean your glasses.
  5. Add your glasses as an accessory for a more fashionable look.
  6. Always wear your outfit as comfortable as possible. 
  7. Be unique! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

My First Payment from Google AdSense!



What is Google AdSense?


Google AdSense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience. - Wikipedia 
In this post, I will share with you my journey to the first payment I received from Google AdSense.

I started blogging around 2010, it was never a serious thing for me. I was hesitant to put myself, stories, and experiences out in public, alongside with the reasons of not being accepted in the blogging community. Frankly speaking, the drives that pushed me to post my first entry up was to generate income. Back then blogging was the newest online platform where you can speak of anything you wanted to say, I have also read that through blogging you can earn. The practical side of me stepped-in and told myself that I will learn the how to's of blogging. 

I posted my first entry, taught myself how to navigate Blogger, continuously editing the look of my page according to what I wanted my readers to see. It was a continuous process. It wasn't easy especially when you are starting and learning about the online world. I built my social media channels, I purchased my domain name under Namecheap and it is now running for more than two years, I applied for Google AdSense- this was my primary goal at first, I didn't know that my journey to getting accepted to Google AdSense platform will be that easy.  

My first GA application was November 2010, I was denied due to website content. I was never expecting it to be approved at that time, I knew that my website under the subdomain of Blogger lacks everything. I just wanted to know what and how the application looks like. 

After five years of generating traffic, updating the posts as much I can, be visible on social media channels and gain friends online which helped me along the way in building my presence and my website. It was August 2015 when my Google approved and placed ads on bits-en-pieces. While it was generating ads already, I requested to Google the delivery of the PIN (Personal Identification Number), this is what I need for my mailing address I placed on my AdSense to get verified, which on their instructions will be delivered through the mail. I have reached the requests limit that took me around six-nine months. I never received that PIN. 
Another alternative way to get verified is to scan or attach an image of any billing document that states the same address in Google AdSense to your house address. I did that and received the verification after a couple of days. 

It was November 2016 that I started to get reports of my earnings, after 18 months to date, I received my first payment from Google AdSense!

Last month, around the end of April, my account reached the minimum threshold of $100 to receive payment. I did some research about the process of payment, and as expected, payment was generated 21st of the succeeding month. This morning when I checked my Google AdSense account and it prompted a generated amounting to US$103.72 on hold. I was expecting the verified amount until the 26th, but a few hours later I received an email that I can now claim my payment. 
To check the status of your earnings: 

  • login to your Google AdSense account - <Home>
  • check <Balance>, click <View Payments> 
  • under Transaction, click <View Transactions>
  • appears the <Detailed Transaction View>, it can be selected according to your needed details. 

For this current month, Google sent me a clickable link with details in securing my payment. 
I went to the nearest Western Union which was my preferred payment mode, along with the details such as:



  1. Sender's name-
    Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
    70 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-71, Mapletree Business City, Singapore 117371
  2. Western Union MTCN
  3. My name
  4. Amount of payment 
  5. Other details (types of identification needed for the payee to bring).



It took only ten minutes for Western Union to process my transaction. From US$103.72 WU deducted 0.31usd for the documentary stamp and converted the payment to Philippine peso. US$103.41 x Php51.63 (exchange rate), I took home Php5,339.38.

After eight years of my first knowledge about Google AdSense, I got my first payment! :) I am a happy camper with Google AdSense! 


You might want to check this ongoing contest about why you start blogging? You might win Amazon gift cards! 


Some reminders about Google AdSense earning platform. DO NOT violate Google AdSense rules by clicking your own advertisement and by asking people to click on your ads, abide by Google AdSense policy. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Unboxing of Samsung J7 PRO!


The usage of cellular communication is called mobile technology. Mobile technology can take over means and ways to communicate with others whether near or far. It serves the purpose of instant communication, which keeps abreast with the changing times. I remember my first mobile phone about a decade ago, it used to be that push-button, heavy with retractable antenna and serves a limited function. I upgraded that phone a couple of years ago, with internet capabilities and got it under a postpaid plan from Globe Telecom. Back in the day where a simple call can cost you money because of the way it is charged and consumed. Not anymore, you can access calls, video call, chats and many more when you are connected to the internet for free by using or connecting your device to a wi-fi connection or paid by registering or buying mobile data connection. 

I am still under the Globe telecom subscription I got more than ten years ago, using the same number but on a limited/ budgeted amount for a postpaid plan. I am satisfied with the service and maintaining the mobile number I got back then was also my main decision to stick with this subscription. 

A month ago, we decided to upgrade one of our postpaid units to a higher amount of subscription as well as upgrading to a new mobile unit too. 

We purchased this Samsung J7 PRO, under Php1499 per month for 24 months subscription. For the monthly cost, the plan needs to avail products and services such as monthly allowable data, consumable amount to call and text to the same network and to other networks, standard consumables for regular usage. 
Here are some basic features of the phone based on Samsung mobile website: 

Launch: 07.2017 Display: 5.5” FHD Super AMOLED Camera: Rear 13MP, Front 13MP w/ LED Front Flash Processor: Octa 1.6GHz Memory: 3GB RAM + 32 GB Internal Battery: 3,600mAh Dimension: 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9t OS: Nougat Others: Full Metal, Unibody, Flash Camera rear, Finger Scanner, Always on Display Sim: Dual SIM
For me, considerations to get a new phone by means of upgrading depends upon the need and the value of the monthly cost. I never get persuade by new technology in the market as long as I have a decent, dependable and workable phone that I can use every day. With the availability of network companies, you can choose from, do your checklist, do not go and buy with your instincts alone. 

Enjoy and unravel the technology in just a few taps away! 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Learn More About Pregnancy Online

Back in my pregnancy days, I acquired pregnancy books as a gift and most are from relatives and friends. Pregnancy books were the only added source an expectant Mom can rely upon when it comes to the stage she's into. Insights from my mother and my grandmother were added to my knowledge of everything about pregnancy. Also, I never disregarded my knowledge I've learned in my maternal and child nursing subject during college. Being a nurse in my profession, it literally gave me that edge to apply what I've learned. Sum it all up, I surpass two pregnancy with a six-year gap, two different kinds of morning sickness, etc. 

As the stages of pregnancy come near each day, there are a lot of changes that can happen both physically and mentally for both parents. It can wear out the couple when the unwanted occurrence of pregnancy side effects. 

In today's generation, expecting Mom and Dad can help themselves to learn more, visually speaking and more studies coming other pregnant mom's through online readings. 


I came across this website Pregged.com that tackles topics that cover everything about pregnancy, getting pregnant, relationship, expecting dads, and most especially getting ready for pregnancy in general. "The site serves an educational purpose not to deviate from medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment, or in replace or therapy, and medical care." 

Food, drugs, environment, mental health and up to guide to products and items needed during the course of pregnancy and after giving birth. 

You can submit your questions online and they guarantee an answer with the help of their expert team of medical professionals. 

For me, learning should never stop no matter what condition you are in right now. Read more and enjoy the whole process of pregnancy. 




What to Consider in Getting a Property Insurance in the Philippines


My normal mode of transportation to and from work is a public jeepney, its route always passes by this old house which always caught my attention because it is old, it resembled the old house of my relatives in the province. A couple of weeks ago, that said house and the nearby properties were burnt down! I don't know the real cause of the fire, but knowing that a certain property can go down in just hours due to fire can really leave a family homeless along with their properties. 

Fire prevention month here in the Philippines falls within months of March-May which are the hottest season of the year. Preventions such as; public awareness campaign, parades, seminars along with a radio, news and television announcements are being made. Amidst, all information and precaution being implemented by individuals and groups in general, there are still inevitable causes that can cause such accidents, natural calamity can be one. 

How can we protect and preserve our properties from possible loss? 
For me, home insurance is the best investment one can have. Getting your home or your property protected can spare you from being homeless in case an emergency happens. 

When we talk about insurances here in the Philippines it can be daunting at first. First things first, when you are decided to avail or get one insurance company, you should know the credibility of the insurance company. Can they provide the specifics of what you need according to your; budget, capabilities, terms and conditions, and of course the customer service feedback

A friend of mine introduced me to Malayan's property insurance in the Philippines, she discussed with me the scope and coverage of this specific product the company is offering.  

This product covers the property coverage for potential loss of the property and its contents. Damages that can occur from fire and lightning, typhoon and flood, earthquake fire and earthquake shock. The scope covers up to burglary and housebreaking, personal liability, accidental breakage of fixed glass, alterations and repairs, alternative accommodation, etc. 

A checklist is a very handy tool when you are decided to purchase a product. I can automatically eliminate items in the products that I cannot afford to buy, the pros and cons of product purchases. I can, later on, purchase added services when I am capable enough which can be an added protection to the insurance coverage. 

It is never too late to get your property protected and secured, consult your local agent online. 


3 Ways to decorate your home with LED strip lights


LED lights have proven to be very energy efficient which is why many households are convinced to use them in most of their lighting fixtures. Aside from less energy consumption, LED lights are also cooler than regular incandescent lights, making them safer to be around with. More so, LED strip lights are perfect home decorations. They provide a nice and ambient touch to the home without warming it up too much. And depends on the placement creates more depth and dimension to a certain space.

There are so many ways to decorate your home using LED strip lights. In this article we’ll focus on how best you can incorporate them in the 3 major areas of your home, the living, kitchen, and the bathroom. Ready? Let’s go!

1. In the living room

Strip lights make for good accent features in the living area. They illuminate certain objects to give it a subtle glow. Be it a shelf, or a wall unit, highlighting any part of your living room decor is easy using LED strip lights. Now that they’re available in multiple colors ranging from bluish white to warm yellow, it’s easy to get a shade that complements your home perfectly.

Attaching a LED tape on the underside of a cabinet, bench, or a console table gives it a cozy look. LED strips also provide effective cove lighting, as it gives off a warm indirect lighting built into the ledges and recesses of a ceiling. Its soft glow is warm and inviting, making you feel instantly comfortable. It’s a perfect addition to any living space that needs more charm.

2. In the kitchen

A kitchen is a place you would want to install a lot of light in. With a lot of action (ie. cooking) happening in this space, you need every corner to be visible as much as possible, to avoid accidents and to ease up the cooking process. In this part of the house, LED strip lights to come in handy as an under-cabinet lighting.

Placing them underneath the cabinets on the sink and counter area effectively highlights the backsplash you have. Top lighting also pronounces the items on your kitchen counter much better. It highlights their silhouette in an interesting manner that gives more character to your kitchen overall. LED strips are definitely a great option when you want to have additional lighting on your prep counter or kitchen sink. Adding them underneath a kitchen island gives off a dramatic touch to it, and an illusion that it’s floating. The lighting really makes a lot of difference when placed correctly.

3. In the bathroom

Here’s another space that would benefit a lot of from LED strip lighting. A bathroom is a place you want to feel and look beautiful in, and proper lighting plays a big role in that. LED strips can be placed on the outline of a bathroom mirror to give it a warm glow whenever you’re preparing or doing your makeup. They provide an elegant accent to your vanity that makes the onlooker stand out.

Apart from the vanity area, LED strip lights are also effective in highlighting certain parts of your bathroom, like the bathtub or your built-in closet. There are waterproof kinds that you can use safely inside the bathroom that wouldn’t moisten up and short circuit when in contact with water. LED lights may be more expensive than fluorescent or incandescent light, but the energy savings it gives and the durability of the fixtures make it a better home investment in the long run.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Switching to Induction Cooker from Gas Cooker

Would you agree with me that the most important appliance in your home specifically the kitchen is the stove? 

For me it is, that is the part that can help me create and cook dishes for the family and other occasions, also it can heat up anything that is possible using the gas oven. I have been cooking for more than half of my life and I always consider experimenting things in the kitchen. 

A little upgrade to an appliance that can save and also speed up cooking is my always my aim, or I know most of us to do, with this I was able to convince myself to purchase an induction cooker, for the reason that the heat that is being produced using gas from the range cooker affects the temperature in the kitchen going to the living room, even the range hood in on. Now, what to do with this situation, find a place in the house that can a temporary kitchen or cooking station. 

There's a lot of buzz about induction cooker versus gas cooker by using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Does an induction cooker is better and efficient for cooking? Wil it saves you money and time?

So, I put to test our new Kyowa induction cooker yesterday, I prepared three meals cooked one after the other.  

Kyowa induction cooker (Php1599/30USD)
Model number: KW-3631 


  • 1400 watts 
  • multiple-level adjustable power setting 
  • durable crystal glass plate
  • pre-set manual selection heating function
  • automatically detects when various error occur
  • uses no open flame- guaranteed safe to use
My first dish was bacon and eggs for breakfast, with the pre-set mode I fried four strips of bacon, then followed by sunny-side-up eggs in just minutes. 

I used the Masflex non-stick aluminum induction crepe pan for this. The digital light will detect an error message when I tried using a different pan. Which for me is an absolute yes having this guide. 

When cleaning the cooker after use, I quickly turned off the cooker, set-aside to let it cool and used a damp cloth wiping the top surface. 

The second dish I prepared for cooking was Chicken tinola soup. 

Using Pyrex iron cast casserole (flat-bottom), I sauteed onion, ginger, and garlic on the lowest heat, for just minutes I reached the desired temperature until I placed the chicken for searing. I added heat and time 20 minutes and set it for boil setting.


Chicken tinola soup with papaya and chili leaves.

The third dish was fried cavendish banana wrapped with jackfruit and brown sugar (saging na turon). 


Using the Oster cast iron frying pan with flat-bottom, I preheated the cooking oil and amazed how quick it reached the desired temperature. The wrappers got burnt because of the highest temperature that was pre-set after I turned on the cooker. It took a minute or two just to cook the side of the wrap. 

My overall experience using this Kyowa induction cooker, it can easily reach the desired temperature when cooking, because it's flameless it doesn't emit excessive heat, it's light-weight and can be placed anywhere in the house or you can bring it anywhere needed. It gives a guide in time and what acceptable cooking tools like pots and pans to use. Although, this part can be a negative side of it, because it needs for you to buy some, or you can maximize the ones you have at home. 

I will be checking the upcoming electric bill if how much will the consumption including the use of this induction cooker. 

So far, I am quite impressed and satisfied with it, also it is serving the purpose of why I decided to buy an induction cooker. 



Will you consider in switching to induction cooker from your regular gas cooking? Any thoughts?