Close this October with a twist and welcome November with a bang with these collection too perfect to a “tea”!
This season, Zilingo – a technology platform that is re-imagining the fashion industry – released their latest trends selection, boasting different cuts and highlighting textures, vintage hues and an arresting foray of silhouettes.
The brand marries chic styles and dainty looks in this curated collection, featuring vintage silhouettes in Neutrals and Pastels like Salmon Pink, Cream and Beige. Fashion fans will also be thrilled with Zilingo’s take on feminine cuts and accents of laces, silks and furs matched with MOD take on the vintage sheet vibes that accentuate style and attitude.
Zilingo will provide customers with coveted pieces suitable for all occasions. “We are ecstatic about this season’s trends that combine style and comfort, and the best part is that these fashion essentials are available at the click of a button,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.
“This collection is a perfect fit for this season’s latest trend of vintage looking pieces matched with stylish pieces made from silk and lightweight fabrics, including but not limited to Slip dresses, Net dresses, Bias Skirts accentuated with Headbands, net tights, socks and heels.” says Edryan Lorenzo, Zilingo’s PR and Influencer Marketing Manager.
“Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.” Ryza added.
Fashionistas across the country can purchase the collection anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.
Zilingo was founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor with a vision to use technology to put responsible and efficient business within everyone’s reach. Up until now, the fashion industry has favoured a select few – if you had social, human and financial capital, you could get anything done. But we believe the future of fashion belongs to everyone. By using smart, technology-led solutions to bridge the gap between creators and producers, we’re re-imagining the fashion industry to make it fair, connected and transparent for all.
Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
For more information, please visit http://www.zilingo.com
When I was pregnant with Luke, I had my parenting all planned out. We will raise this kid the way we raised his Kuya Renz. Yes we did but only for his first year.
As Luke was growing older, he was showing more of his personality which is a lot more opposite to his Kuya Renz. I really struggled because I didn’t know how to deal with it. I had so many questions in mind. Why are you not like your Kuya Renz? Why are you giving me such a hard time? How do parents deal with this type of problem?
Then it hit me. I realized that MY TWO BOYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER. I need a different approach with these two when it comes to discipline.
While Kuya Renz is the silent and obedient one, Luke has a strong personality and a wild one. So my parenting with Kuya really won’t work with bunso. We practice gentle parenting with the two boys. With Luke, what works is gentle and authoritative parenting. I’ll talk about the different parenting styles I have researched on my next blog.
Here are my realizations/tips towards raising kids with different personalities:
Your parenting style depends on your child’s personality. Just like a teacher, you choose on how to discipline your kids depending on their personality. Does this mean you are controlled by your kids? No. This just means that you are one step ahead of them since you know how you can discipline them effectively.
Respect your child’s individuality. We must know that every child have their own strengths and weaknesses. Every child is unique.
Stop comparing your child with their siblings. This is a typical parent issue that I know we have all experienced. “Buti pa si Kuya/Ate mo.” “Tingnan mo si Kuya/Ate mo.” I have listened to my co-mommies and friends’ stories of their parents’ comparison to their sibling. Some got better but some are still wounded. We are not only hurting them but we are the ones who are teaching them to feel jealous and hate their sibling.
They are unique individuals but they should know the same values. Respect, kindness and common courtesies are what we are focused on teaching our kids. They learned these things on a different approach but they both know that these values are treated with importance in our family.
Hope you learned a thing or two! 😊 Let me know your thoughts!
Catch the National Arts & Crafts Fair 2019 until tomorrow, October 27, 2019 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall. Crafters and artists from all over the Philippines showcase their products on this 4-day fair organized by Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion.
Buy directly from suppliers and you’ll be surprised how affordable their products are. Products you can see here ranges from wellness products to fashion and ethnic accessories, native products (clothes, cloth, etc) to home decors.
Do you want to know my mommy finds at the fair? Check it out here:
On October 17, 2019, Lamudi successfully held The Outlook Real Estate Conference 2019 at the Makati Shangri-La, bringing together industry thought leaders from all over the country to talk about the hot topics in the Philippine real estate sector.
The Outlook: Philippine Real Estate Conference 2019, with co-presenters Philippine Daily Inquirer Property and Holcim Philippines, provided an avenue for insightful discussion spanning a wide range of topics from sustainability to alternative ways of investing in real estate.
The major sponsors for the event are the International Workplace Group and SMDC, and the official TV partner is Cignal TV. The Outlook Conference has also teamed up with event partner Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), and media partners Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Business Mirror, Business World, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Standard, and Philippine Star.
The Role of Developers in Making the Philippines More Sustainable
The Outlook Conference started strong with its first track, “Taking Sustainable Action: Addressing Climate Change Through Real Estate,” where moderator Cathy Saldaña, Managing Director of PDP Architects, steered the conversation into a topic dear to her heart. The panel revealed that though different companies are already pioneering efforts to use solar energy, waste management, and water recycling to be more sustainable, there is a need to adopt a more global, top-down approach to initiate change that will last.
The Philippines is blessed with sun and rain, Saldaña noted, both of which can be harnessed as sources of energy. Maganti also mentioned the scarcity of fresh water, prompting the company to use recycled water as part of their sustainability efforts. Domingo talked about the residential and commercial efforts started by Meralco and its subsidiaries, from solar panels to e-sakay as an initiative. According to Domingo, the Meralco compound has already banned single-use plastic, and are active in tree-planting initiatives for carbon reduction.
Real Estate Marketing for a Younger Market
The second track, “New-Age Customer Experience: Transforming Real Estate Marketing in the Age of Disruption,” moderated by Deborah Ong, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Lamudi, explored the role of disruption in shaping a new breed of real estate clients along with strategies that should be adapted to thrive in this new consumer environment. The panel discussed the “end” of the mall to give way to online shopping, and how this prediction years ago failed to take into account the adaptability of Filipinos to change. What could have ended an industry sparked disruption, giving rise to the changes in the way people do business and how consumers consume.
Lozano, who has witnessed the transition from traditional to digital marketing, said there is now a focus on Google Analytics. To successfully implement these changes, Lozano mentioned the importance of informing key people in the team. “We’ve been very busy re-training, providing lectures and materials to different key people just to keep up with the digital transformation of marketing strategies nowadays.”
“The consumer today is more demanding,” Ong noted.
“And they really want to get their money’s worth,” Samaniego added.
Uncovering New Real Estate Sales Strategies
“Fresh Perspectives: Mapping Evolving Real Estate Sales” was moderated by Bhavna Suresh, Chief Executive Officer of Lamudi. The third track leaned towards preparing the sales team for new business models, strategies, and practices that improve how real estate is offered to customers. The panelists mentioned the importance of likability and trustworthiness, the human touch, malasakit, and thinking beyond after-sales.
Rafael admitted to wondering about the future of real estate. “Will we ever reach a point where people would buy property the way they buy food from Foodpanda or they buy a shirt from Lazada?”
Upon pondering, however, Rafael has come up with an answer: “At the end of the day, the human person buying property will really still need to talk to a human person.”
Startups and Their Exploration of the Sharing Economy
“Paradigm Shifts: Exploring the Sharing Economy in Philippine Real Estate” explored the changing Philippine conditions and the rise of startups that have led to the growth of the sharing economy. Eric Manuel, of Arch Capital Management, moderated the track, which discussed the commute as a major pain point for residents who eventually decide to move to co-living spaces. The very young population of the Philippines wants to be measured by their performance, not their timesheet. Co-working spaces, on the other hand, allow young professionals to expand their network.
Shared spaces answer the tenants’ need to escape the commute. Ikink further noted that the future of work, especially its definition, will change over time and to address this, they are working towards a zero-commute lifestyle. This means working, living, and all amenities will be in the same space.
Choosing Investments: From POGO to Property
“Changing Face: Uncovering Alternative Ways to Invest in Real Estate” zeroed in on the drivers of investor demand, the new investment opportunities available in the market, and how the market can tap into these to encourage a robust real estate economy. The moderator, Cignal TV’s news anchor Danie Laurel, asked about the viability and sustainability of POGO as an investment. Panelists also recommend diversifying as a smart way to invest.
Sicat presented an interesting fact that will help guide investors in diversifying their portfolio: “We did an assessment of the impact of POGOs on the price of our residences. There was a sudden increase in the price of rent, but if you look at the net contribution of POGOs, it’s not that big, actually.”
Raymundo also noted that if POGOs did not come, “the rents would have corrected anyway.”
Rapadas mentioned that there is still a long way to go for these kinds of investments to be sustainable. He urged investors to look at what drives prices up, and suggested following a fixed plan to see growth. Rapadas also said that despite the increase in the prices of real estate, the Philippines is still relatively cheap compared to other places for investment in Asia.
Projects Shaping the Filipino Community
Keynote speaker Vince Dizon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), shared the plans for New Clark City as part of the Build, Build, Build program. New Clark City is planned to be the Philippines’ first smart, green, and resilient metropolis.
The Outlook Real Estate Conference also gave a platform to Virlanie Foundation, a private, non-profit and non-sectarian organization reaching out to marginalized children and communities in the Philippines. Lamudi and Virlanie launched a partnership program, Cherish-A-Home Fundraising, to help the disadvantaged, abused, neglected, and abandoned children through in-kind and cash donations that will improve their quality of life in any of the foundation’s eight homes.
The Outlook Conference: Future Forward
Lamudi’s The Outlook: Philippine Real Estate Conference 2019 gathered real estate thought leaders to share their insights on the pressing topics facing Philippine real estate today. The event leads up to Lamudi’s Outlook Awards: The Philippine Buyers’ Choice Property Awards scheduled on November 14, 2019, at the Makati Shangri-La, where property developers from all over the Philippines gather to celebrate the outstanding achievements that shaped the country and steered it to a greener future.
The winners of the awards are determined by a panel of judges and a survey involving 10,000 active property seekers.
To know more about The Outlook Awards 2019, head to lamudi.com.ph/outlook2019.
In time for the holiday season, coffee solutions company Henry and Sons, together with its servicing arm Manila Coffee Gear, is having a Clearance Sale from October 25 to 27, 2019.
Coffee enthusiasts and café owners can get huge discounts for up to 50% off on select items. This limited-time promo includes coffee machines, grinders, steaming pitchers, coffee drippers, and more for home and commercial use. Doors will open from 8AM until 5PM and items on sale will be on display at the Institute for Coffee Excellence located at Sheridan corner Pines St., Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.
Products of Henry and Sons and Manila Coffee Gear are available for purchase on regular days at their showroom located beside the Institute. For more information about the Clearance Sale, visit http://www.facebook.com/henryandsonsph or contact Edu Baltazar at 0917.630.4474.
I am always in search for natural, organic and locally-made products. I’m in awe whenever I come across a Philippine-made product that works amazingly well.
I came across MyNatural on Instagram and I was very curious about their product since it contains seaweeds! I am not aware that aside from being an excellent source of fiber, it can also be blended with natural ingredients and be made as a shampoo and conditioner. Luckily, MyNatural sent me over some of their goodies so I can try it. So what’s my verdict? Read on.
AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Shampoo
This shampoo contains ®️Eve Marine Biocomplex: marine seaweeds blended with VCO and essential oils for healthy and lustrous hair nourished from root to tip. This product actually is all in one, it helps avoid dandruff, stimulates hair growth and infuses your hair with moisture and shine.
I’m happy that their shampoo can be used with any hair-type. So I was really game with testing their product!
I am now on my 2nd week of using AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Shampoo and I can say that surprisingly, my damaged and chemically-treated hair is now soft and manageable. That really came to me as a surprise since with the other natural and organic hair products that I used, it made my hair tangled and unmanageable. My hairfall was also lessened! Luke is now 4 years old but I’m still experiencing post-partum hairfall.
It comes in two scents: Citrus and Floral
AlgyNatural Hair Care: Seaweeds Conditioner
Nothing but praises too with their AlgyNaturalSeaweeds Conditioner. I love it’s fresh scent and how it keeps my hair manageable the whole day. Best thing is it contains Vitamin E – good for my hair and scalp.
I’m currently using the Citrus scent but I’m just a little bit confused since it smells sweet when I’m lathering it on my hair but swear, it really smells fresh afterwards for the whole day! So YES, the day I loved seaweeds was when I tried My Natural Seaweeds Shampoo and Conditioner!
Marlou Colina a Celebrity Medical Aesthetic Specialist, CEO of MHCO Group of Companies, a business conglomerate of gasoline retail and distribution, and a Real Estate Developer based in the Philippines and in the United States, now introduces a product that will help men and women fight skin condition known as Melasma.
This 100% all natural serum is one of the fast selling product due to its efficacy and dramatic results seen in patients suffering from Melasma. Key ingredients are: Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Elastin, Glutathione, Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin.
MC Aesthetic Lightening Serum is formulated to target the darkened area by blocking the Tyrosinase Inhibitor enzyme that is responsible in melanin pigment formation.
This serum is indicated for the face, armpit and any areas of the body that needs lightening treatment. With few drops needed, apply the serum to the affected area day and night.
Marlou Colina is a Filipino-American Celebrity Licensed Aesthetic Specialist. His road to becoming one of the sought after Multifaceted Beauty Specialist in California started when he discovered his craft in Hair Styling and Make-up at a young age of 14 years old. During that time he did styling for his classmates for stage play productions. He also worked part-time as a glam expert in beauty pageants.
In 1999, Marlou opened his first Hair and Make-up Studio in Mandaue City, Philippines. He broadened his craft by sponsoring beauty shows in ABS-CBN Cebu. It was in 2001 that he moved to America and pursued further studies in Nursing then Cosmetology and Aesthetics.
With his entrepreneurial spirit, Marlou opened his Colina Salon and Med Spa in Long Beach California. It offers top-notch Hair Styling, Make-up, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics Procedures. His place is a frequent stop over of local Filipino and foreign artist doing shows and events in the US.
Marlou has a dynamic personality. To name a few of his accomplishments:
• Hair & Make-up Stylist in ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel in San Francisco
• TV Segment Executive Producer and Host on Adobo Nation Colina’s Beauty Menu
• Featured Hairstylist & Make-up Artist in FOX 11 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage
• Distinguished Individual in Business & Styling for the year 2015 in Los Angeles, USA
• Most Outstanding Business Person in Cosmetology in 2014, Gawad Amerika, Hollywood, USA
• Included in 100 Most Outstanding Filipinos in America in 2012
In his career, Marlou handled famous personalities like Harvey Weinstein, Kylie Minogue, Selene Gomez, Lorraine Schwartz, David Foster, Jim Brickman, etc. He also groomed Filipino celebrities like Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Aiai Delas Alas, KC Concepcion, Sarah Geronimo, Jonalyn Viray, Kathryn Bernardo, Boy Abunda and many more.
Marlou is passionate to take his craft to a multifaceted concept of Beauty.
According to Marlou, “I believe that I am a stylist for a reason. My dream has always been to make people’s lives beautiful. And I know that is the reason why God has put me into this place – this is all His will.”
MC Multifaceted Care Beauty Approach
We combined Aesthetic & Medical thru our unique Multifaceted Care Beauty Approach. We see your skin, eyes, eyebrow, nose, lips, hair plus the others when we treat & beautify you. We see the whole you. We recreate a person without them going under the knife.
MC is known for his #DARETOBARE. A skin care process that consists of 4Rs.
o Damaged skin build up is one of the major causes of skin damage and dull looking skin. This treatment protocol re-structures the skin and collagen formation.
o This approach in skin care program includes the different treatments of Chemical Peel protocols designed for specific skin types. This treatment protocol will bring your dull skin and treats your unwanted melasma, skin discolorations, and acne stains, back to the “baby skin” #nofilter camera ready result without the use of make-up.
o Degeneration process of collagen production is inevitably part of the aging process. This treatment protocol is designed with a combination of non-surgical collagen dermal refills both intradermal and intravenous approach.
o This treatment protocol brings you back to your throwback photos where you don’t see those fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. Facelifts are now possible with advance state-of-the-art treatments that need no surgery. We call it the “lunch-facelift”.
Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) welcomed Dusit International executives and esteemed educators from world-renowned École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in October 2019 as part of its progressive academic certification.
“Heartwarming service hospitality has been an attribute easily associated with Filipino professionals,” shares DHMC Managing Director, Frouke Gerbens. “It is in this spirit that Dusit Hospitality Management College chose to embark in this innovative and ambitious endeavor here in the Philippines in cooperation with École hôtelière de Lausanne. With its certified hospitality management program and qualified learning facilitators at DHMC, future hoteliers and concept entrepreneurs are enabled to pursue careers in the growing hospitality sector set in a global landscape.”
Ms. Suphajee Suthumpun (group CEO Dusit International), Congresswoman Camille Villar (DHMC shareholder), Mr. André Witschi (EHL Foundation President), Ms. Frouke Gerbens (DHMC’s Managing Director), and Mr. Michel Rochat (CEO EHL Group) highlighted during the event on how this partnership will add value to different sectors in the country as well as abroad. The institution is also open for scholarships for talented and hardworking individuals who wish to pursue a career in hospitality management.
Members of the media were toured around Dusit Hospitality Management College’s cutting-edge facilities featuring: interactive classrooms with modern AV equipment; spacious learning kitchens; inventive learning venues including a wine science laboratory and simulation wing; and collaborative study areas with the learning resource center and student’s think tank.
Hoteliers, restaurateurs and next generation of industry entrepreneurs are welcome to view their college of choice for higher learning as Dusit Hospitality Management College holds campus tours and information session. For information on tour schedules or inquiries on its academic programs, call +63 2 8250 89 88 or visit http://www.dusitcollege.ph
A new year often marks a new beginning—and with it, a promise of hope, joy, and excitement. Goals are set and calendars are marked, whether it’s getting into shape, setting up a new business, or creating a travel destination bucket list.
It can be overwhelming when you’re faced with the reality of your decision. It isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Where do you start to make your dreams for the year come to pass? How do you ensure that you get to follow through on your commitments to yourself? How do you get rid of being overwhelmed and stuck, fixing your eyes on the prize?
This October, Viviamo!, Inc., maker of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, is set to release a new line of products for their 2020 collection. Each planner is designed to fit different lifestyles and needs while helping its users achieve their goals for the year ahead.
Discover the Universe Within with the 2020 Belle de Jour Power Planner
Viviamo’s flagship offering, the Belle de Jour Power Planner, uses the theme “The Universe is in Me.” By discovering the universe within, you are opening up to the endless possibilities within your reach. It features monthly activities that enable and challenge you to live life to the fullest. Also, weekly spreads provide enough space to write down lists, schedules, and even personal mantras. The 2020 edition of the Belle de Jour Power Planner includes 2020 Goals Pages to ensure that you would stay focused, motivated, and on the right track. Other special pages include a Dream Board, a gratitude grid, and a daily Law of Attraction schedule. The Belle de Jour Power Planner comes in four distinct and beautifully-designed covers.
Find Your Second Home with the Navi 2020 Planner
Built for the adventurer, the Navi 2020 includes stories from 12 travel bloggers who candidly talk about the places they consider their second home. These anecdotes are designed to inspire and invite veteran and newbie travelers to seek out their own adventures. Navi 2020 includes a bucket list page, itinerary spread, and several checklists to make sure that you have everything you need to explore and discover a new or familiar destination.
Attract Abundance with the Everything is Possible 2020 Planner
Everything is Possible 2020 is equipped with special pages to help you set your goals, breaking them down into smaller chunks. The planner includes two 2020 Goals spreads, allowing you to list down tangible and actionable steps while setting deadlines for each. Its cover features water-like elements, alluding to the ripple effect that one small action makes across a larger body of water.
Embrace Gratitude with the Focus 2020 Journal
The team at Viviamo believes that gratitude is one of the most important attributes to a life of success. The Focus 2020 Journal achieves just that, with monthly spreads that feature eye-catching and thought-provoking typography. Monthly check-ups allow you the space to reflect on different aspects of life that you’re grateful for. The spacious weekly layout is designed to help you maximize the space for schedules and other events.
Zero In on What is Essential with the Essentials Planner
Minimalists will enjoy using Viviamo’s Essentials Planner. Its clean and no-nonsense dotted spreads are specially designed for bullet journaling and creative journaling. The planner comes in two covers: classic and pattern.
Each Viviamo 2020 planner is equipped with a Life Declarations page, with the intention of igniting your goals, dreams, and passions for the year ahead. Whatever your goals are for 2020, trust that Viviamo has a planner specially made for you. Get ready to set your goals and have a meaningful year ahead. Viviamo’s 2020 collection is available at our one-stop shop for all things paper—Crazy About Paper. Shop for planners and journals at http://bit.ly/ReadySetGC starting October 12. The planners will also be sold at all major bookstores starting October 2019.
About Viviamo! Inc.
Is a creative company that creates product and spaces to help Filipinos explore, discover, design for a meaningful life.
There are musical acts that take the world by storm, there are some that prefer a more slow and steady approach, and then there are those who just play by their own rules. UDD and R&B/hip-hop artist Just Hush fall under the third—both being more comfortable flying under the radar. In effect, they keep up an effortlessly cool reputation, something easily admired by their superfans—those who love the craft of music, rather than just the fame.
UDD, composed of Armi Millare on keyboards and vocals, Carlos Tañada on guitars and synth, Ean Mayor on drums and electronics, and Paul Yap on bass and synth, never fail to charm the hearts of listeners with their eloquent lyrics and unique beats. In the next episode of Coke Studio Season 3, they are paired with up-and-coming artist Just Hush—a reveal that the band tells us was full of surprises. “When I heard how he mixed English and Filipino on his tracks, I was surprised with how he did it. It comes off unexpected but natural. Actually, I had always wanted to do a song in both languages, and I think the band will probably still do one,” says Ean.
Armi admits, “What surprised me was how quiet he was! Because he does rap, we do have this image of what a rapper should be, and he is very different from that.”
On his end, Just Hush was definitely thrilled to be working with one of the greats in OPM, but he was keeping his cool. He shares, “When we first met, I was really excited because I really love their songs. I know they’re a big deal but I didn’t want to show that I was their fanboy! But they were so humble, so down to earth, and that really surprised me.”
When it came to their creative process, Just Hush says, “They’re very open. Even when they knew that I was their fan, I could feel that they didn’t look at me that way. I wanted to mix funk with R&B, and they were also game. In the end, it was very spontaneous. Somehow, we were able to capture the emotion of the moment.”
UDD all agree that their working dynamic flowed effortlessly. “It was on the spot, we were able to work well together.”
Emotion was definitely an important factor, especially since the collab was about letting go of the things that inhibits you and the #feels involved when you have to Let Go and Grow. Surprises aside, the collaboration was a good mesh of the two artists, integrating common elements while still keeping cool, collected and true to their own sound.
Armi adds, “I really like R&B, it’s what I grew up on, and I do think that you can hear it a bit on our music. When it comes to art, somehow you will come to, more or less, the same questions, the same why. So even from different genres and generations, you will still find what feels right.”
Ean sums it up, “I like to think of us as perpetual students. We went out of our comfort zone, but the funny thing is, I am sure that when fans hear the song, they will still say that it’s very us.”
Watch UDD and Just Hush as they collaborate on Coke Studio Season 3. Catch them on October 12, Saturday at 10a.m. on ABS-CBN or subscribe to Coke Studio’s Youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/CokeStudioPH for the latest episodes.