Friday, June 16, 2017

8 Shocking Facts About Germs We Bet You Didn’t Know About

Read up and do something before these germs put your family at risk! 

If you think you can protect your family from diseases by using any kind of soap, think again. Wherever you go, bacteria abounds. Many of these bacteria are able to cause malodour, skin infection and diseases such as diarrhea, cough, colds and the like. 

Worse, these bacteria are increasingly harder, dirtier, and can multiply faster than you expect, therefore putting your family members at risk. 



Consider these troubling facts about bacteria:

1. The number of bacteria that live in and on us outnumber our own human cells by ten to one. 

2. Common cold, flu and stomach viruses can live on the fingertips for hours and can survive on the surfaces of objects for days. 

3. 80% of all infections, from the common cold and flu to venereal disease and Ebola fever, are transmitted by people touching one another or touching objects that others have touched. 

4. A shopping cart can contain more fecal E. Coli than a supermarket toilet. 

5. One study found that in schools, water fountain buttons, pencil sharpeners, keyboards and faucet handles were the most contaminated objects with viruses. 

6. Phones have been found to have up to 4200 bacteria from fecal contamination. Safe drinking water should have less than 1 bacteria per 100ml. 

7. In an environment as humid as a bathroom, a single bacterial cell can multiply into one billion cells overnight. 

8. When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office will become infected with the virus by lunchtime. 

In light of this disturbing data, it is imperative for all members of the household, especially children, to use the right kind of soap that can kill these germs effectively and prevent their regrowth. 

Unfortunately, not all soaps are created equal. Experts have demonstrated that most soaps do not protect their family from modern day germ threats. Protection from germ threats begin with proper handwashing and bathing using an effective antibacterial soap like Safeguard. 



Safeguard with Germshield+ technology can fight a broad spectrum of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi, preventing more types of sickness, malodour, and skin infection. Moreover, Germshield+ technology inhibits the regrowth of these bacteria and fungi for up to 24 hours, thereby providing optimal protection. 

For over 50 years in the Philippines, Safeguard has been recommended by the leading health experts for germ protection for the entire family. Encouraging proper hygiene, frequent handwashing, and the use the Safeguard will make your job as protector of the family easier and more effective.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

List of Easter Event 2017

Easter Sunday is fast approaching and if you are looking for Easter activity, you may check the following event. Last year, we celebrated Easter Sunday at Vivere Hotel. You may check the video here.  

Read: Staycation at Vivere Hotel
A Hoppy Easter at Vivere Hotel 



Eastergalactic at Vivere Hotel 

Come and join us for an EASTERrific event on April 16, 2017 9:30AM to 1:30PM (Sunday) and have an out-of-this-world EGGSperience. 

Tickets are at Php950++ inclusive of Lunch Buffet, Activities and Loot bags.

A Hop-py Easter at Dusit Thani Manila 

Grand Easter Sunday Crossover Brunch celebration on April 16, 2017, 1pm to 3PM at Mayuree Ballroom. 

Delight on the buffet spread of the hotel’s specialty restaurants – The Pantry, UMU and joining the brunch on this day, the Benjarong Thai restaurant. 

Come in your cutest bunny costume and bring your customized Easter basket. Egg-citing activities and prizes await!  

• Egg Hunt 
• Magic Show 
• Face Painting 
• Balloon Twister 
• Art Activity 
• Mad Science Easter Show 

Lots of treats to be given away. Special thanks to the sponsors: RCBC Bankard, BDO, Toy Kingdom, Hasbro, Regent Food Corp, Trolli, Marks & Spencer, Smileys, Chips Delight, Egg Bites, Momoe Creations, Leslie’s, Cornerstone Garden, Dutch, Magnolia Chocolait, Jellyace

First 200 kids must avail of the Easter Sunday Crossover Brunch worth PHP1,250 net for kids age 3-12 years old. 20% discount applies to Dusit Wine and Dine and Dusit Lifestyle members. 

An Easter Sunday Mass will also be held at 10:30AM at Sarika Function Room. For inquiries, please call 238-8888. #RediscoverDusit

Easter Sunday Party at Makati Shangri-la 

Place Round up the family as Rafa the Rabbit and Friends visit Makati Shangri-La for a hop-tastic Easter Sunday party. On April 16, your kids will be in for the most unforgettable Easter Egg Hunt in a forest adventure and a city adventure. 

They will be delighted to watch the very first Rafa the Rabbit and Friends musical show. There will also be a magic show, giant sunken ship inflatable playground, kid’s meals and wonderful Easter prizes to bring home.  

Ticket is priced at Php 1,250 nett inclusive of 3 food items and 1 drink at the Rizal Ballroom. 

For tickets, visit the Restaurant Reservation booth located the lobby and call us at (632) 813 8888. #RafaTheRabbit #MakatiShangExperience 

Hop and Hunt at the Ridge at Taal Vista Hotel 

Hop on to the coolest place to be this coming Easter! Beat the heat in Taal Vista Hotel and join the “Hop and Hunt at the Ridge” Easter event. 

Kids and kids-at-heart will enjoy these activities: 

• Egg-Hunting 
• Water Bottle Rocket Making 
• Space Art • Magic Show 
• Egg Coloring 
• Face Painting 
• Balloon Making 
• And other Fun-filled games and surprises! 

Thanks to the sponsors: Kettle Korn, Party Time Philippines, Toy Kingdom, SM Supermalls, Oishi, Nestle Kitkat, Go Sigla Distribution, Inc, Sky Ranch Tagaytay, Quaker Oats, Cetaphil, Regulus Spacetech, Green Stevia, URC, Artus 101, Selecta, Nestle Kitkat 

For inquiries, please contact Taal Vista Hotel at (02) 917 – 8219 to 20, (46) 413 1000 and (0917) 557 8265 or email foodandbeverage@taalvistahotel.com. 

Sweet Easterrific Adventure at Armada Hotel Manila  

Discover where the Bunny hid its gifts and treasures at Armada Hotel Manila! Join our Easter lunch buffet as we bring you fun games and activities to entertain both kids and parents. 

For tickets/reservations, please call 559 9890 loc. 8888 or e-mail reservation@armadamanila.com 

Regular Rate: PHP 750 net (4 years and up) 50% off for kids 3 years and below: PHP 375 net See you on April 16, 2017 10AM to 2PM #ArmadaHotelManila #SweetEasterrificAdventure 

Angry Birds Adventure Land at Crimson Hotel Alabang 

April 15, 2017, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon, there will be an egg-citing activity yard, giant slingshot, inflatables and an eggs-pedition quest by age group. 

To make it more fun, kids can also watch Angry Birds movie while delighting in yummy kiddie buffet.  Ticket rate per person is Php 730++ (for kids three-year old and above) 

Dino Egg Hunt at The Mind Museum 

Join Dino Egg Hunt on April 16, 2017, Sunday at 1:30PM & 4:30PM!

*Free for 12NN-3PM / 3PM-6PM / all day pass ticket holders 

Limited slots. Reserve via email at programs@themindmuseum.org

Eggchanted Forest Kids Easter Party at Acacia Hotel Manila 

Acacia's Easter Party just got more EGG-CITING! Tickets are now available at the Front Desk for Php 1,100 nett inclusive of Brunch Buffet and access to an event filled with storytelling, games, booth activities, goodie bags, and egg-hunt surprises! Kids 2 years and below are free of charge. 

For ticket purchases, kindly call 720 2000. #AcaciaEggchantedForest #EasterParty

Friday, March 10, 2017

Summer Classes 2017

Summer is fast approaching, looking for summer activities for your kids, check this post. (will update the list)



Feed 5000 Kitchen Studio Cooking and Baking Class 

TINY CHEFS 3-6 yrs old 

Batch 1:  April 6-8  
Batch 2:  May 11-13  
Time: 9 am to 12 noon 
P3500 

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN  7-10 yrs old 

Batch 1: April 20-22 
Batch 2: May 18-20 
Time: 9 am to 1 pm    
P3500 

Tween Time 11-14 yrs old   

Batch 1:  April 25-27 
Batch 2:  May 25-27                    
Time:  9 am to 1 pm 
P4000 

Feed 5000 Kitchen Studio

43 SULU ST.,
Ayala Alabang Village, 
Muntinlupa City
Contact Chef Len Santos-Ding at: 09178428496 feedfivethousand@gmail.com 

McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop 2017

This is a 5-day workshop, where kids get to experience on-floor restaurant training (Lobby, Counter, Drive-Thru and other fun group activities such as Cheeseburger Making, Dessert Making, Scrapbook Making and song and dance numbers. 

McDonald’s Kiddie Crew will run from March 20-June 2 for 6-12 years old

Just visit the nearest participating McDonald’s store, fill up the application form and pay the registration fee, or download the application form or register online at mcdokiddiecrew.com.ph.

Recruitment is ongoing until April 30, 2017. The Kiddie Crew Workshop starts every 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM and runs for 1 hour. 

Registration fee: P650, inclusive of the following: 

• T-shirt 
• Cap 
• Bag 
• ID with Lace 
• Apron 
• Chef’s Hat 
• Scrapbook 
• Kiddie Crew CD 
• Completion Button Pins 
• Certificate 
• Meals 

Check our McDonald's Kiddie Experience here.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Online Entrepreneurs Share their Success on Shopee

Meet today’s new breed of successful entrepreneurs – online sellers who are discovering the enormous potential that mobile commerce platforms have in assisting them in managing customers, growing their businesses and increasing their sales revenue. 

Juanito Uy – Miel’s Mix & Match
Caption: Shopee Seller Juanito Uy is very satisfied with the Free Shipping and COD features that help both buyers and sellers save on shipping expenses. 
Smashing common perception that online selling is a female thing, Ian Rey Ordinario (Mr.Sukimoako), Carl Jason Villaceran (Fashionista_cases_mnl), and Juanito Uy (Miel's Mix & Match) are making good business online. The trio has seen their businesses grow over a short span of time with Shopee – the fastest growing mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. 

A platform for entrepreneurs 

For Ordinario, Villaceran and Uy, Shopee has given them new possibilities for their online businesses. All three reported getting hundreds of inquiries daily, a majority of which translate to actual sales. 

For instance, Ian Rey Ordinario, a former security guard turned Shopee seller, saw weekly orders for his online shop go from 30-40 when he was still on Instagram and Facebook to 300-400 —a ten-fold increase— after he joined Shopee. His revenue from Bluetooth and personal care items sold on Shopee has enabled him to help his family back in Mindanao. “ I left home to look for better opportunities in Manila. After trying different jobs, I decided to try online selling. That’s where I discovered Shopee. Now, because of Shopee, I can visit my family in Sultan Kudarat regularly and help them with their financial needs.” Ian said. 

Carl left his full-time job to focus on his Shopee business. He tried almost all the available selling sites and apps, is amazed at the unprecedented success he has experienced with Shopee, where he sells gadgets. Starting with just P2,000 in capital, his hobby-turned-business grew exponentially, eventually convincing him to quit his full-time job as a software engineer to concentrate on his online business. 

Juanito a retail store owner had his qualms but decided to make the move when he learned about the Free Shipping campaign. His sales of mobile accessories, women’s accessories, and home and living items continue to surpass his expectations. His customers appreciate numerous offerings of Shopee such as Shopee Guarantee (a feature that secures buyers when shopping in the app), Free Shipping, and Cash On Delivery. 

Overcoming challenges of e-commerce 

All three have overcome the usual hurdles when starting an online business. Since joining Shopee, earning the trust of potential customers, manually updating them with deliveries, and managing their inventory are no longer issues they face. The trio is happy that they get to serve their customers now with ease. 

Ian shares, “Through Shopee’s strong customer support services, including being able to Sell-In-A-Dash, Shopee Guarantee, Shopee’s Seller Assistant, Free Shipping, and Cash on Delivery nationwide offerings, and even easy interaction with customers through Live Chat, we are assured that we can do our business without worries and that our customers can shop hassle-free.”

“The core of our business would be our shoppers and sellers and that’s why we always make it a point to make things easier in Shopee. We aim to continually enhance our platform and become the region’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” says Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business, Shopee Philippines. 

Shopee is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan. To date, there are over 25 million downloads across these countries. For more information, please visit www.shopee.ph.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Don’t be a Victim of Phishing Scam

Nowadays, criminals find ways to obtain financial information through text messages, social media accounts and even emails. Most of the time these unknown emails go straight to spam folder but there are times you will see this in your inbox. Bad guys copied legitimate websites and emails so if you will not check carefully, you might fall for this scam. 

Last January 21, I received an email from bpiexpress@bpi.com.ph. I retype the message so you can read the sample clearly but I did not change any word. 



After two days, I received another letter from expressonline@bpi.com.ph. They are using BPI Logo but still, it doesn’t look legit. 



Why I did not believe this letter? 

1. Reading the email is enough proof that this is not from BPI, just check the grammar and how they compose the letter. 

2. They send this to my blog email address not my personal email. 

3. I don’t have any credit card with BPI. 

But if you have credit cards with BPI or any credit card company, don’t be a victim of Phishing scam. Don't click anything nor give any personal information. 

Read: Ways to Protect from Phishing Scam 

Update: March 2017

I received another Phishing Scam email from MetrobankDirect, email is hecker.hubert@t-online.de