Thursday, June 28, 2018

Vivo and Qualcomm Collaborate on Breakthrough 5G Antenna Technology

Two mobile pioneers accelerate 5G development by integrating new 5G millimeter wave technologies with sub-6 GHz into a single commercial form factor

Shenzhen, China, 22 June 2018 

Vivo today has detailed its collaboration with Qualcomm to address a critical 5G development milestone with their ground-breaking 5G antenna technology. This collaboration has resulted in the successful design and integration of new 5G mm-Wave (millimeter wave) antenna arrays into a Vivo commercial form factor as well as the measurement of system-level OTA (over-the-air) performance.

This milestone is significant as the arrival of 5G is creating major design challenges for smartphone manufacturers and network operators. To fully support the rollout of 5G services, even greater complexity and tougher requirements have been added to antenna designs and technologies. 

For end users, mm-Wave technology can attain higher data rates to enable the 5G peak data rate of around 10-20 times higher than that of existing 4G LTE technology, providing a better wireless experience especially with AR, VR, AI, and UHD (ultra-high definition) video applications.

“Through this landmark cooperation between Vivo and Qualcomm, Vivo's industry leadership and innovation on 5G mm-Wave antenna design will contribute to creating optimal devices for end users,” said Dr. Huan-Chu Huang, Antenna Technical Director/ Principal Antenna Expert at Vivo. “After this successful completion of 5G mm-Wave antenna design and measurement based on a Vivo commercial form factor, consumers will soon see the next round of new device designs offering superior performance benefits and a taste of the next generation mobile experience.”

It is expected that both 5G sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave antenna technology will be deployed in every major market around the world, with some markets by 2019 and others to follow in 2020. Beyond this collaboration, according to Dr. Huan-Chu Huang, Vivo is also proactively applying for patents and publishing international research papers on mm-Wave antenna designs to prepare for the arrival of 5G age.

This latest innovation is another example of Vivo’s dedication to break new ground and to lead in critical industry initiatives such as 5G development. “From the early days of WiGig to 5G mm-Wave today, Vivo has been focused on deep studies and solid works on mm-Wave antenna designs and technologies. This successful development of 5G mm-Wave antenna array technology for smartphones denotes a further progression of Vivo’s accumulation of industry-leading technology breakthroughs and capabilities,” said Dr. Huan-Chu Huang.


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 consumers around the world. Vivo currently has several R&D centers worldwide, including the United States (San Diego), and China (Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Beijing). 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.

More information about our innovative smartphones can be found at

Hairstyles that never go out of style

Are you having a bad hair day? Going out of the house everyday like going to school and office or to a more luxurious going to parties or event, our crowning glory defines our personality.

How we fix our hair according to the occasion consumes time and effort, also include the hair products being used. As much as we wanted to have our hair as casual and natural-looking hairstyle, there are times we wanted something different. Fashion plays a big factor in how we wanted our hair to be styled. From celebrities, we admire product models we wanted to imitate. 

We also need to consider the hair color, whether it is natural of chemically-colored.  

My personal take when it comes to hairstyles, I always go with what kind of hair strand I have. Mine is wavy to curly hair, I cannot blame my genes on this part because I love how my hair curls naturally. Although, straight hair has become the norm in hairstyle. To achieve long and straight hairstyle, you can have it treated chemically such as hair rebonding, hair wax treatment or you can have hair extension that will perfectly go well with your natural hair; hair iron with the right iron plate specifically to cater your hair can be of help too. Always and you should provide ample time to achieve the straight hairstyle you want. You don't want to miss school time and don't want to be late for work because of this. Wavy, curly or straight as long as it suits you are the hairstyles that never go out of style! 

You can find different sorts of hair products online that will suit your needs. You can have simple tools like hair sprays, hair clips, hair blower and also hair wigs and extensions like the Brazilian weave bundles

Always remember that one's personality defines how one presents herself, neatly, presentable and also fashionable at the same time. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What Are the Requirements to Obtain an EIN?

Obtaining an EIN number may seem like a very overwhelming prospect. Doing it on your own can be a very scary process if you’re unsure of your options and what is exactly needed to obtain your EIN. That is where IRS-EIN-Tax-ID comes in. Our highly trained team can assist you around the clock to ensure that you have everything you need to process your application smoothly and quickly.

You will need to obtain an EIN if your company or you meet any of the following stipulations:

  • Have employees that work for you

  • Business is a firm or a partnership

  • If the business files any type of tax return such as excise or employment

  • If any taxes are withheld on the revenue made besides employee’s taxes

  • Any non-profit, trust, estate or IRA etc.

  • If you provide or have a Keogh plan with your business

You will need some type of a current and valid id with the government already before you apply for a business EIN number. This can include your personal social security number, an ITIN or an EIN from another entity that is already existing in the system itself. These numbers are crucial to obtaining your new businesses identification number so make sure you have them handy when applying through the site.

The website makes it simple and fast to obtain your EIN in the comfort of your home or office. You can do the entire process all online and typically have your information back within 24 hours. You can also have assistance along the way with any questions or concerns that may come up during the process with the experienced team of IRS-EIN-Tax-ID on your side. Once you receive it, you can use our IRS EIN lookup feature on our website to find your number at any time.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Vivo Launches Pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in PHL with New Flagship Smartphone X21


Extraordinary AI Photography experience set new industry benchmarks for mobile innovation

Manila, 21 June 2018 – Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.

Two unlocking technologies to bring double convenience

Vivo has been the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology from showcasing its first prototype demonstration to successful mass production. To ensure user expectations for this technology are being met, Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect this technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution for all consumers.

Vivo X21 replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With mere a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Other than In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security.

Impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%

Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. With a super slim notch and 1.66mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones. Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.

Taking phone design to the extraordinary, X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. Every arc and curve on the back cover is ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand, with only 3.1mm thick in the middle. More than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

AI Photography Brings a Superior User Experience

X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP (24 million photographic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. Thanks to the larger photographic area of each pixel, X21’s camera significantly boosts picture clarity. On top of this, the X21 features fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture the depth of field data in every pixel.

Vivo X21’s AI Scene Recognition not only identifies night, sports, vibration or backlight scenarios, but it can also detect and identify 18 tags and 140 scenarios such as portraits, food, and plants as it shoots. It then actively adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

By upgrading Vivo’s photography technologies with AI, Vivo’s AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features can identify the subject’s sex, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty learning the user’s specific preferences for beauty, it can generate custom beautification effects tailored to each user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.

System level optimization enhances mobile entertainment

Hardware forms the basis of any user experience. The X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip which can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex AI and neural computing. Its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM increases the speed of launching, loading and switching even large and complex mobile games. With the large storage space, users can go wild downloading all the applications, movies and photos they want without the hassle of clearing space.

While gaming, the system will automatically adjust the CPU to optimize performance according to the game’s resources for a smoother gaming experience. The Game Mode on X21 even prevents accidental touch operations, ensuring gamers only make the moves they intended.

X21 continues Vivo’s Hi-Fi legacy and houses the AK4376A audio chipset. It is also equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to tailor their audio experience.

High-resolution images of Vivo X21 can be downloaded at this link:

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 or check out their Facebook (, Instagram ( /), and Twitter (
) accounts.
X21 Product Specification:
Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM 660 AIE Octa-core
128GB ROM (Supports microSD Card up to 256GB)
Operating System
Funtouch OS 4.0 (Based on Android 8.1)
6.28'' FHD+(2280*1080)
Touch Screen
Capacitive multi-touch
Front: 12MP (24 million photographic units) (F2.0) with Dual Pixel Sensor (F2.0), front screen flash
Rear: 12MP (24 million photographic units) (F1.8) with Dual Pixel Sensor + 5MP (F2.4), with rear flash
Photography Modes
Front: Live Photo / AI Face Beauty / AI HDR / Portrait Mode Bokeh (single camera) / Panorama / AR Stickers
Rear: Slow Motion / Backlight / Live Photo / Portrait Mode Bokeh (dual cameras) / Panorama / Ultra HD / PPT Mode / Professional Mode / Time Lapse / AI Face Beauty / AR Stickers
USB (USB2.0), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0), GPS, OTG
Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyroscope
Items in the box
X21, Earphone, Documentation, USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, SIM Ejector, Protective Case, Protective Film (applied)

My Beauty and Healthy Haul from BeautyMNL!

The generation of going shopping for goods have come a long way! From its normal travel going to the mall or store for shopping in the more convenient way to purchase goods by going online!

Goods such as groceries, food, medicines, clothing, make-up, accessories to healthy options can now be delivered right to your respective location in just a few days. Deliveries are not restricted to a certain area but it can be done wherever you are in the world! Items can be delivered as a gift or your purchases for your consumption. This is how flexible online shopping can be. Talking about payments for this goodies, now that online banking and ways to transfer money, payments for such transactions are a big help also, not to exclude the cash-on-delivery (COD) payment. 

I am a fan of online shopping, but this liking is a little limited on my part as I never had to try going international for online shopping, this is yet to explore next time. 

But, for now, I am very happy with my recent online purchase of beauty and healthy goodies from! I will walk through you to my latest find of beautiful goodies and also the healthy stuff, that I order a couple of weeks ago. BeautyMNL provided me an amount which was in store credit value for me to use and purchase products. Although I was given a store credit, this post will not affect the store review. Also, I'd be sharing with you my thoughts on the products I purchased.

BeautyMNL is an online shop that sells more than 18,000 products! You can find products for beauty, health and wellness, makeover deals, and articles and blog in the magazine section. They offer numbers of sale on specific products and brands, discounted items and sometimes you get also score buy1-get1 deals. Shipping cost comes in as low as P50 or sometimes you can have your items shipped to you for free, just like what I had! 
I've selected items that I need and want then narrowed it down to a more specific in need. I added items more than the store credit amount that was given to me so I can avail the free shipping fee.

Upon confirmation of payment mode, address and other details of the delivery for checkout, I got an email for payment confirmation and the order acknowledgment of the purchase, along with the tracking number which I will be using to monitor and track the shipment. 
Here are the items I had in my cart.

Since I got the tracking number I can locate the specific location of the package anytime, anywhere. 

I was a little disappointed when I saw the possible delivery date which was about a week, also the weather last week was not that favorable for parcel deliveries which added to ever more time of waiting. Well, I guess the anticipation was too long! 

The long wait is over, got my package and it felt like Christmas! :)

After a week of waiting my orders came last weekend. 

My first item on my list was the small bag of organic Chia seeds.
I am stoked about the #KrisAquino #mattematiclipstick + #mattebrowliner which was my second top on my list. Came in third was the Maybelline Fit Me concealer + poreless liquid foundation. And the rest of the products.

1- The Green Tummy Organic Chia Seeds (140g)
1- Kris Matte Matic Lipstick (Life)
1- Kris Matte Brow Liner (Beyond Brown)
1- Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Liquid Foundation (220 Natural Beige)
1- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Sand)
1- Beaublends Matte Liquid Lipstick (Innocence)
1- Rorec Aloe Vera Natural Skin Mask
1- Rorec Cucumber Natural Skin Care Mask
1- Rorec Honey Natural Skin Care Mask


And, because the excitements were there I instantly used the makeup products to spruce up my get-up for work that day. 

All products I ordered came in perfect shape, no damaged or any kind that the customer will be dissatisfied about. It was secured, sealed and neatly packed. I have checked each product for manufactured date and expiry date to make sure that I got new and fresh items to use and consume. 

When shopping online, you have to patient in terms of waiting for the products to arrive. Although they will provide you the estimated time of arrival of the order, natural causes for it to be delay can happen, especially in this rainy season or if there's a declared holiday. BeautyMNL does not process deliveries on weekends, so if by chance you wanted to buy something on their site, do it on a Monday. 

For a working Mom like me, shopping for goods online makes my life easier because it saves me time and money to go to shopping malls or fast food to order food and products. The concept of online shopping is a terrific invention ever made so far. It's a life-saver and local products can be promoted to consumers like me. 

Try and shop now, and enjoy a hassle-free shopping from BeautyMNL!

Now time to whip up a snack using the organic chia seeds!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Proper food storage in the fridge won't make your family sick

Many of us have the impression that storing our foods in the refrigerator will keep them fresh and safe. But, not having your appliance set at the right temperature can create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria to grow and flourish, which can result in an unsafe environment for food storage for you and your kids.

Improper food storage and sanitation can lead to a high risk of foodborne illnesses, especially this rainy season. Among these diseases is listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeriosis can be dangerous to pregnant women, newborns, children, and elderly, and can result to fever, muscle aches, or even gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea.

As such, refrigerating a food contaminated with Listeria can cause it to spread to other food products inside the refrigerator that may be making your child prone to sickness.

The good news, however, is that there are various ways we can do to reduce the risk of listeriosis at home by raising an awareness on proper refrigerator care to help improve the quality of food that you and your kids eat.

Consume use-by date food products immediately

Use-by date refers to the final day by which perishable goods should be consumed. After the recommended date, food quality is likely to go down and the food safety is lessened.

Therefore, it is important to make sure that food products are eaten before their use by date and not after.

You may realize that use-by date products spoil easily. Thus, it is crucial for you to follow storage instructions. However, take note that you should follow the use by dates on unopened ready-to-eat food products and not store food packages after they have been opened. Storing opened food products in the refrigerator can increase the risk of Listeria to grow.

Clean your refrigerator regularly

It is important to wipe food spills immediately to keep Listeria from growing and spreading to other foods. You can clean the inside walls and shelves with hot water and a mild liquid dishwashing detergent then rinse it thoroughly.

Likewise, make sure to throw old and spoiled foods that may cause growth and spread of bacteria. Try moving older foods in the front part of your fridge to make it more visible so that it can be consumed before it gets spoiled.

Keep raw meat, poultry, or fish, which may contain several bacteria, from cooked meals. Also, make sure that raw meats are at the bottom part of the shelf to avoid it from dripping. However, it is still better to have them sealed in a tight container.

Properly sanitizing your refrigerator can avoid different types of bacteria like Coliforms, Vibrio, salmonella, e-Coli, Botulinum, and Pseudomonas—all of which harmful to the human health—from growing on foods such as raw meat, milk, fish, and more.

Keep your refrigerator at the right temperature

Having your refrigerator at the proper temperature can avoid or slow the growth of Listeria. To check if your refrigerator is at the right temperature, put an appliance thermometer inside and make the necessary adjustment in the temperature control. Makes sure that your refrigerator register at 40°F (4°C) or below and your freezer at 0°F (-18°C).

Refrigerating below the recommended 4℃ will significantly slow the growth of bacteria. But as the temperature rises, the bacteria can grow at a faster rate, which can result in spoilage, wastage, and food poisoning.

Your refrigerator plays an important role in keeping your food safe and free from any bacteria that can result in foodborne illnesses. In fact, operating at the wrong temperature can leave room for the bacteria to get the nutrients and temperature it needs to grow inside your refrigerator.

While refrigerators can be a breeding ground for foodborne illnesses, Beko Refrigerator’s Active Ioniser neutralizes the bacteria that cause effluvia to create an antibacterial effect to keep the refrigerator from harmful pathogens such as Listeria. Also, Its Blue Light Technology allows for a continuous process of photosynthesis, allowing fresh produce to maintain their natural flavors and nutritional value for up to 30 days.

On top of that, the Beko Refrigerator’s new age of NeoFrost Technology keeps the humidity of their refrigerator at an optimum level of up to 90 percent in the cooler for longer freshness. It also makes for a more stable and faster cooling for both the cooler and the freezer compartments at A+ energy efficiency level. Moreover, its independent cooling systems also help in preventing odor transfer in between the compartments to keep the quality of the air inside at maximum levels.

To know more about Beko and Beko Philippines, like the Beko Philippines fan page (@BekoPH) or visit the website at


Beko is the global home appliances brand of the Arçelik Group and belongs to the Koç Holding – one of the largest conglomerate in Europe, ranking among the first 250 on the Fortune Global 500 list. Beko set out in 1955 – with one washing machine. And with one goal: Bringing smart products to everyone.

Today, we are the second largest brand within the European white goods sector. It’s because we are always driven by the constant desire to innovate for a better life. Thanks to this approach, we have become one of the leading home appliances companies in the world. And within the last five years, we have been rising as the fastest growing white goods brand in Europe – with 25.000 employees, 14 global production sites and products sold in more than 130 countries.

But no matter where our success stories begin, each and every one of them starts with our inspiration to keep on changing for the better. And the reason why we are always trying for the better is people. They have been shaping our vision, setting our course and helping us to navigate to our goals. Their actions, enthusiasm, and spirit are, in truth, what has been inspiring us today as in yesterday, for more than 60 years.

This belief is our common ground. And together, we can turn this new chapter into another long-term Beko success story – to create smarter ideas and better solutions, now and in the future.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Exercises to Shred that Extra Fat

More often than not, most people hitting the gym are looking to get rid of excess fat. A healthy diet is critical in complementing your training routine. Workout supplements from Acheter Steroid can also help you achieve better results. Other than improving your overall look, burning calories has a host of other benefits which cannot be overstated.

Health Benefits
Health, of course, tops the list of advantages. Burning extra calories decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, it improves mobility, which naturally translates to increased flexibility, hence reducing joint pain. Lastly, it keeps your blood sugar levels in check, thus lessening the risk of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Lifestyle Benefits
Burning calories enables you to enjoy your life even more. Having an appealing physique boosts your confidence and self-esteem and regular exercise helps you to sleep better.

Working out also calms you down, reducing stress levels, especially if you are in a difficult situation. Less stress equals a better mood, making you feel more energetic.

Some of the top exercises that will enable you to burn excess calories faster are:


Research has proven that high-intensity swimming can burn up to 680 calories an hour. Furthermore, it involves all the major muscle groups, thus improving body balance, strengthening muscles and boosting your heart rate. Try various styles like breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly to make the session more entertaining. Apart from that, swimming in a colder pool is said to increase the rate at which your body burns calories since your body burns more calories to stay warm.

Performing Martial Arts

Learning different martial arts such as taekwondo and karate will also help to burn calories faster. Other than that, performing martial arts helps the body gain speed, power and improves mental concentration. Research proves that taekwondo burns approximately 700 calories in an hour.


Jumping with a rope can burn approximately 1000 calories in an hour, and it is a perfect workout for the entire body. Both kids and adults can do it, anytime and anywhere, and the only equipment required is a skipping rope.


Also known as fast pace running, this is a high-intensity cardio exercise. Completing a 100 or 200-meter sprint requires a lot of energy, making the body burn excess calories. In addition, sprinting improves your cardiovascular system by speeding up your heart rate.

High-Intensity Aerobics

High-intensity aerobics such as dancing, hopping and jumping jacks challenge your body muscles to contract and expand in a fast and well-controlled manner. You can challenge yourself by incorporating weights such as a dumbbell while maintaining the high-intensity level. Do this in intervals, each lasting for 20 to 30 minutes, then take a break.


Biking at a vigorous pace makes you feel a burning sensation in your lungs and increases your heart rate. Cycling in mountainous and hilly terrain helps your body to burn even more calories; research suggests up to 680 calories an hour.

How to get Discount and Shop on Lazada through PERA SWIPE?

When you hear about the word shopping, we always think and wish for a discount. The traditional way of shopping in a physical store or the modern way of doing shopping online, for whatever goods you have in mind. Yes, a majority of the products are being sold online. From groceries, clothing, baby and home products, and even food from your favorite restaurants!

In today's generation shopping for items you and your family needs can be as convenient as waiting for it to arrive on your doorsteps. What is even cooler, fun and practical to do is, when you can get your items almost for free! 

PERA SWIPE can be your platform to get points as rewards to earn and convert the points to game credits, gift certificates, and mobile loads! 
"You Swipe, We Pay"!

I have been a PERA SWIPE user since it all started last year and I am a part of this successful venture. PERA SWIPE is celebrating its 1st PERAnniversary
In line with this celebration, they updated the PERA SWIPE app to version 2.3, easier to earn points and get discount codes I can use to shop at Lazada, the largest online shopping mall in Southeast Asia! 

How to get Discount and Shop on Lazada through PERA SWIPE? 

1. New user- Download the app on Google Play Store (
    Existing users- Update to V2.3 on Google Play Store 
2. Register and Sign-up- use my referral code akosimagzdc and get 555pts instantly!
3. Download the Lazada app. Make sure your email address on both apps is the same. 
4. When you unlock your phone and you see the Lazada ad,

Swipe LEFT to claim your 10% voucher code that will be sent to you via SMS. You will be redirected to Lazada app and you are now ready to go shopping!

I saved the discount code that was SMS to me.

I searched for the name of the product that I was looking for. 

The brand prompted first on the list, I instantly add to cart and proceeded to the next page by entering the voucher code received via SMS. The 10% discounted was automatically deducted to the price of the product without pressing any button!

5. When you are done with picking out items and ready for checkout, encode the LAZADA 10% discount voucher code (up to P300 max discount), with no minimum amount of purchase.

I picked this product because I know how my father loves this scent and I couldn't imagine I can get this item in Lazada on sale! I got savings from Lazada's marked down sale, added this 10% discount because of PERA SWIPE and then another 5% rebate waiting to be loaded in my Lazada e-wallet, wow! 

I proceeded to checkout and selected my preferred payment method. All in all, I spent less than 10 minutes of my time shopping through Lazada with the discount code given to me. Since I can get a new code again this coming Monday, I will swipe and swipe the PERA SWIPE app and earn points, get a new discount code so I can shop again next week, for the whole month of June!

So, what are you waiting for? It's never too late to get something for your dearest Papa, Tatay, or Daddy with PERA Swipe and Lazada. 

Check out some points below regarding this amazing for all of us below! 

Take note:
1. The discount transaction will only work if the LAZADA app is opened through PERA SWIPE lock screen, follow the steps for a successful transaction.
2. This promo is exclusive for purchases made using the LAZADA app.
3. 10% LAZADA discount voucher code from PERA SWIPE is valid for 7 days only.
4. Each user can request one voucher per week. A new voucher can be requested every Monday.

Get 5% cash back on ALL LAZADA PURCHASES

1. Purchase any products from Lazada in June 2018. No minimum/maximum purchase required)
2. Make sure your registered email in Lazada and PERA SWIPE is the same. You can change your e-mail address in the settings of your PERA SWIPE app.
3. Purchase must be done using the Lazada app after it opens by swiping left on the PERA SWIPE lock screen.
4. Your Lazada E-Wallet must be activated on or before July 1, 2018.
5. The 5% cash back will be credited to your Lazada E-Wallet on or before July 17, 2018. (Notified via SMS)

* Not applicable for canceled/refunded transactions.
* Make sure your email address on PERA SWIPE and Lazada are the same. You won’t get 5% cash back if the email addresses do not match.

Happy shopping! 


Monday, June 11, 2018

What to do when you are still not over with summer?

It is hard to let go of things you enjoy doing especially when you love the season you are into. Living in a tropical country that has two seasons in a year; sunny and rainy, you can honestly say that transitioning to one season to another is quite difficult at times. 

Summer just ended and it has been raining for almost a week now. We are so thankful for the past season as it gave us cool and fun memories. Rainy season just started a week ago, it's been raining constantly. 

Although I love the rainy season especially when we can stay home and enjoy time lounging and basically doing nothing, I still miss the sunny season!

When I was out at the mall yesterday, a salesman offered me this Glade 3-in-1 automatic spray holder. 

It caught my interest because of the scent and the spray holder shape and color. 

I asked the salesman to test the sprayer and this is what it looks like inside. The container looks like a concrete vase with an etched design that compliments the look as a decor, it flips open into two where you can place the spray canister inside. It has two available scents; Ocean-escape and Lavender

I first choice is the ocean escape scent because I still can't let go of the summer-feel. This will surely make our room in the house feels sunny and summer at the same time. 

My second scent was the lavender but when they tried and was able to smell the scent  I changed my mind in getting this scent. It was too overpowering! I will surely regret having this as a scent inside one of the rooms in the house. So, I decided to get two units with the same scent. 

Assembling this sprayer is as easy as 1,2,3, there's a guide at the side of the box container. You snug the refill canister inside just above the battery (2AA) compartment making sure the spray nozzle is facing front. There the adjustable button which you can set time (9,18, and, 36mins) when you wanted to activate the sprayer, also the power-off button. There is also a boost button at the back of the case. 

The box contains one vase like container and one refill can for P399.75. I purchased two and immediately place one in my daughter's and one in the bathroom. I liked the scent I chose, it smells summer and ocean at the same time. My way to stay in the summer season. It claimed that it can last up to 60 days, that I find out. 

Having a clean and fresh smelling home is an added feature to home improvement, it can add value to your property and mostly an enjoyable time spent at home that smells nice. 

Let me know your thoughts about this product when you purchase one. :) 

Friday, June 8, 2018

6 Health Benefits of Whole Grains

We’ve all heard it before: whole grains are good for you. But how, exactly, can they benefit your health? Here’s a quick background on whole grains and just a few of the many reasons why you should be eating more of this wholesome food every day.
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Whole versus Refined Grains
Grains are the seeds of grasses like oats, rice, and wheat, although some seeds of non-grass plants are also classified as a grain, like buckwheat and quinoa. Whole grains have all three parts of the kernel intact: the bran (the outer shell), the endosperm (the meaty middle layer), and the germ (the embryo, which grows into a new plant). They can be mechanically processed through rolling or cracking, for example, but as long as the bran and germ retain their original proportions, they are still whole grains.

Refined grains, on the other hand, only retain the endosperm after processing. This removes most of the nutritional value of the grain -- including vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and antioxidants -- which are all contained in the germ and the bran.

The What and How of Eating Whole Grains
The most popular kinds of whole grain based on global consumption are corn (also called maize), rice, oats, and wheat. Other kinds of whole grain include barley, millet, rye, and sorghum. There are also different sub-types or varieties; some of them include brown, red, and black for rice and farro and freekeh for wheat. Mixtures of whole grains have also created new products like triticale, which is a combination of wheat and rye.

You can consume whole grains in a variety of ways. Whole grain bread, cereals, and pasta are common examples. You can also cook them as is or incorporate them into various recipes. Popcorn, you may be surprised to know, is also a kind of whole grain; just avoid the microwaveable brands as those are laden with unhealthy fats. More recently, refreshing and delicious grain milk made from rice and oats have also emerged as healthy alternatives to dairy.

The Health Benefits of Whole Grains
Key nutrients found in whole grains include dietary fiber, B vitamins, protein, minerals such as iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc, and various antioxidants and plant compounds that work together to protect the body and prevent disease. With all of these nutritive components packed into a small speck, it’s easy to see why health experts recommend eating one to three servings of whole grains daily.

Here’s how all of these nutrients from whole grains do your body good:

  • They promote better digestion. The fiber content of whole grains helps regularize bowel movement and ward off digestive issues like constipation, diarrhea, and inflammation of the colon. Whole grains also promote the “good bacteria” in the large intestine, which helps with better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
  • They help lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure. Studies have shown that whole grains can help lower triglyceride levels, lower blood pressure, and prevent the body from absorbing LDL or “bad” cholesterol. All of these are important factors in reducing the risk of developing heart disease and other vascular problems. 
  • They can help you lose weight. Whole grains are important components of weight-loss diets because they are fiber-rich and thus make people feel fuller for longer, preventing overeating. Researchers also found that people who eat more whole grains have better BMIs and less belly fat, which decreases your risk of diabetes, colorectal cancer, and even sleep issues
  • They aid in metabolism. The bran of whole grains is a good source of the B vitamins thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), and niacin (B3), all of which are crucial in the proper metabolism of fats and nutrients. Thiamin is also important in the production of new cells. Whole grains are also a good source of vitamin B9 or folic acid, which helps in the formation of red blood cells and is a critical nutrient that helps prevent birth defects in babies.
  • They lower cancer risks. Various studies show promising results regarding the potential of whole grains to reduce cancer risk, particularly colorectal cancer. Most of this stems from the fiber content of whole grains. However, whole grains also contain other components like phytic acid that helps suppress the growth of cancer cells.
  • They help reduce inflammations. There is some evidence that suggests whole grains can help reduce inflammations, a root cause of many chronic diseases like asthma and arthritis. Whole grains are also being studied for their potential to lower C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, which has been linked not just to inflammatory diseases, but also to type 2 diabetes and autoimmune conditions.

These are just a few of the positive effects of whole grains on your health. They may not be a viable option for everyone, like those who have celiac disease, for example, but by and large, whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet.