Friday, November 11, 2011

Richwell Kids Kraze Toy Sale


The annual Richwell's Kids Toy Sale starts today.
Schedule is as follows:
November 11-12
November 18-19
November 25-26
December 2-4
December 9-11
December 16-20 

Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 to 6:00 pm
Weekdays and Fridays 1:00-6:00 pm

Do not panic buy. Bring a companion. Bring water.
Check the merchandise. If you are going to buy a single item do not buy that item, its not worth the wait unless you save more than a thousand pesos. I discourage you to buy shoes for gifts, the one who wears the shoes should be the one fitting them and sometimes it is not appreciated. 
We bought a shoes before and my daughter does not like it. 
Clothes are better. We bought a vtech toy at half the price. Half a year its broken.
We bought a bike and there was a defect, they fixed it, but now it not working.
I appreciate educational toys though. I hope they have lots of those.
See you there.





Monday, November 07, 2011

The Truth About IPL Underarm Removal

Ensogo Dermstrata

Metrodeal Body Accent

Recently I have read a lot of reviews on the promo of several group buying sites to name Ensogo's Dermstrata and my personal experience with Metrodeal's Body Accent.

It seems true that they tried to reduce the price of the service and also reduce the amount of shots for the IPL. I used to have the IPL hair removal way back when it was still expensive and new in the market. It costs me 3,000 pesos for both underarm and I had two sessions with acceptable result. I remember that they performed multiple shots in my underarm that's why I have less underarm hair. Then recently, in a Sunday show, Salamat Doc that features Dra. Vicky Belo and the topic is IPL hair removal, I have seen that they used multiple shots and then it dawned on me that when I availed the Metrodeal's IPL removal, I had a total of 4 shots! I asked the lady who performed the IPL and she explained that the hair that was targeted with the light will also be removed.
After that, I really plan of asking her to take pictures of my underarm to be proof that 4 shots is not effective in getting rid of the hair.
Sometimes, these promos are deceiving especially for beauty services.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rootote Bags For Sale















Rootote bags Medium for Sale. Price to be announced.

You're My Number One- Sharon Cuneta

I used to sing this song to Kiara when she was still small.
This lyrics can be found at http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sharon_cuneta/youre_my_number_one.html dated November 2008. Recently, this commercial was revived again by Sharon Cuneta and one night, when I arrived from work that was the commercial. She called me "Mama, look", and she pointed at the commercial. I was surprised because that was a very, very, very long time ago. She was not even one year old then yet she remembered. "Mama diba sing mo yan sa akin nung bata ako".
And then we sang it together and she know some of the lyrics. I am very, very glad.


Look at me mom
Shining like the sun
Bright as the day
You're my number one

And there's no treasure
That I will cherish like you

And when I smile
They all see you glow
And they all know
You're my number one
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sharon_cuneta/youre_my_number_one.html ]
My one and only joy
Is to give you my love

(Bridge)
My one love for you
I give through and through
I see you and the signs that bring joy
That all the world can see so clearly

Look at me mom
Shining like the sun
Bright as the day


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SpongeBob Study: Watching SpongeBob can really make kids lower in mental exams

Kiara loves SpongeBob, everytime she watches it, I find it hard to call her, I would try to cover the TV so she would not see it, and she would cry.

I know that she is too young for that being 3 year old and I would like to believe the result of the study that "suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds."

According to this study, previous research has linked TV-watching with long-term attention problems in children, but the new study suggests more immediate problems can occur after very little exposure - results that parents of young kids should be alert to.

We always try to make sure that we are there to explain to Kiara the content of any show that she watched. Though we parents are doing that, Kiara's yaya would just let her watch the show with no interpretation or interaction.

I am also worried with Kiara's vision or eyesight because sometimes she watches too close to the TV monitor.

Children should always have parental guidance whenever they watch TV, even Spongebob.




Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages

Oral Sensory Stage:


Basic Trust versus Mistrust

 During infancy, an anxious or an ineffective mother can bring mistrust to her child.

How? Imagine, a newborn babies, crying, helpless, has poor visual acuity, cannot move around, cannot sit down yet, all the signal the baby gives is his cry, and the mother would not get the baby immediately. That must be a scary experience.

 But if the baby cries, and there is help and assistance, there is a calming sound, "Baby..baby"", that would soothe the child and the child will learn to trust so the next time when he or she cries, the mother will be there. The child then learns hope. The infant's first social achievement is TRUST, there is a willingness to let the mother out of sight without due anxiety or rage because the mother consistently responds to her baby's hunger with appropriate and affectionate feeling. Some new mothers feels anxious because they do not know how to hold or calm their baby. But the more you let your newborn cry the more he will know that he or she should cry more.

 The Muscular-Anal Stage: Autonomy Versus Shame and Doubt.

 The next stage in your child's life would then deal about the child's wanting for autonomy. Because the child has developed his muscles and is capable of sitting, standing, running, climbing the stairs, jumping etc. The child more or less has some control over the environment. 

What can the parent do that can harm the child? During toilet training, a parent can be over-protective where they impose rigid and restrictive, they can be described as having rigid rules for toilet-training like making your child stay inside the comform room until he relieves himself or herself. "stay there until you finish poopoo". "Wait until we get home, before you popoo". If you are in a mall, the Rest Rooms are dirty here, "wait until we see a clean one". Parents can also be disgusted and extremely upset or overpermissive. "Why now? when we are eating?", why now when we are in waiting in line?" The best thing to do is to be reassuring and supportive, not overly permissive and retentive.

We bought a traveller potty-trainer which is always in the car, so whenever Kiara feels like wee wee or poo poo she can do it. We never had any problem with toilet-training since whenever she has to go to the bathroom, we stop whatever we are doing to support her and she already established a schedule for this activity which is around in the afternoon. Her cousin was not too successful because he has to wear a diaper and poo poo in the diaper, he never learns to sit in the toilet bowl..

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Injury Lawyer

I am attending the Psychological Association of the Philippines Convention here at Iloilo City and one of the topics presented was on being an Expert Witness. One of the issue presented was on the professional fees of psychologist. Fees can be an important factors in any legal or professional services and sometimes it is the most undiscussed because clients may be too shy to ask or the professional do not willingly discuss it with their clients.
In Hawaii however in case you meet an accident a Hawaii Injury Lawyer can assists you to take care of all the requirements for you to know your rights and be able to be compensated for the damages and the attorney's fee are paid after they win the case.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Top Five Myths Bankruptcy - #1

As consumer debt has skyrocketed to over $3 Trillion, many believe the only way out from under the mountain of bills is to declare bankruptcy. But is it right for you? Many myths persist to misinform the public.

“Probably the worst myth about bankruptcy is that you need to be flat broke before you should file,” says Sacramento bankruptcy attorney Gerald B. Glazer. “It is not good to wait until creditors are knocking on your door,” according to Glazer. Planning can prepare you for a bankruptcy that causes the least amount of financial disruption.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time for Learning Disclosure

I've been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. Time4Learning can be used for homeschool, afterschool and summer skill sharpening. Be sure to come back and read about my experience.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Teacher's Camp Room Rates

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
BAGUIO TEACHERS CAMP
DAILY RATES
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 02, 2006

THIS IS AN OLD BROCHURE FROM TEACHERS CAMP
IF YOU WANT AN UPDATED RATE PLS CALL

Ms. Mercy Bautista
Dormitory Manager V

or

Mr. Anthony Ingalla -- Front Desk
Tel. no. (074) 442 3517, Mobile no. (0920) 902 6874

Office no. (074) 442 6032
Fax no. (074) 442 4417


THE PRICE FOR THIS IS FOR PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE GIVEN
TO DEPED AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

A. DORMITORIES

CATEGORY 1

1 WHITE HALL AND RECTO HALL ROOMS WITH PRIVATE TOILET AND BATH
RATE 190

CATEGORY 2

1 PAGES HALL ROOMS WITH COMMON TOILET AND BATH
RATE 190
ROOMS FOR TWO RATE 190
ROOMS FOR THREE RATE 180
ROOMS FOR FOUR RATE 180
ROOMS FOR SIX RATE 180

2 QUIRINO HALL/ROXAS HALL/HERNANDEZ RATE 180

CATEGORY 3 ECONOMY

ESCODA, STAFFHOUSE, MAGSAYSAY, SQ MAIN, SQ ANNEX
BACHELORS HALL
OVERNIGHT RATE 150
MONE THAN ONE NIGHT RATE 140

B COTTAGES AND GUESTHOUSES

COTTAGES 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106 RATE 2,500
4 BEDROOMS, 8-10 BEDS CAPACITY

COTTAGES 201, 202, 203 RATE 2,200
3 BEDROOMS - 7 BEDS

COTTAGES 204 TO 209, GUESTHOUSE 8 RATE 1,600
2 BEDROOMS - 5 BEDS

COTTAGES 210 UP RATE 2,500
4 BEDROOMS - 10 BEDS

COTTAGES 210 DOWM RATE 2,200
3 BEDROOM - 7 BEDS

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Where to go in Bohol: Chocolate Hills









We went to Bohol last March 8-11, 2011 taking the Cebu Pacific flight to Cebu and then taking a ferry that would take us to Tagbilaran Port. It was a good day, I was worried weeks before we left since it was raining here in Manila but the weather is good in Cebu and Bohol. There were some rainfall at night but we were already indoors by then.

It is better to take a direct flight to Tagbilaran than taking the Cebu flight, we experienced a delayed in our flight so instead of boarding at 11am we boarded around 12pm. Imagine, we were with Kiara and we have to check in two hours early. If our flight is at 11am we should be there by 9am meaning we were already up by 6 or 7 and leave the house by 7:30 am. It took us the whole day of March 8 just for travelling. The journey was too tiring. After landing at Cebu, we have to rush to the Oceanjet Liner because we have to be on board the 3:30 pm schedule. It took us 30 minutes to reach the Cebu port from Mactan airport. Taxi fare costs 150 pesos.

The Oceanjet ticket costs 820 each for adults and free for children below 4 years old. This ticket is "libreng balik" so we used the ticket to go back to Cebu port.

Upon arriving at Tagbilaran, we were picked up by the hotel transfer of Le Pensionne de San Jose, located at San Jose, Tagbilaran City, this is cheaper compare to checking in at Panglao Island or Dauis or any beach area. This is your choice though.

The next day, our first stop was Chocolate Hills. It was a good sunny day, you better start early because it gets too hot in the afternoon, so we were picked up by our tour guide, Tatsky at 8am after eating our breakfast. We didn't know our hotel serves continental breakfast, we have baon pa na tasty bread, anyway we do not eat breakfast naman.

The travel to Chocolate Hills took at least 1 hour, it was a long ride, Tatsky is an experienced driver so we never had any problem and his vehicle is a blue Sportage, good for small groups like us. He is very informed and conversational, making small talks so the journey is not so boring.

The view at Chocolate Hills is breathtaking. The wind on your hair, your face, your skin and the bright blue sky makes you feel less depressed and less stressed. See our smiles?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Like Scrubs

I often dreamed of working in the medical field and sometimes imagine myself as a doctor or a nurse. I imagine myself as a doctor wearing the white coat but then I would be engulfed by the robe and I think I will not look good in it. Next, I imagine myself wearing a "nursing scrub" that usual light blue shirt that is similar to the uniform of bus conductor and jeepney drivers. Still, I think I won't look good in it.

Then I found this site that sells uniform for nurses and I actually wish I could have one. Right now in our university, we are in the process of designing our uniform and the colors available in this site for the scrubs are light and fashionable. Though we are not in the lookout for scrubs, but I have never seen these type of scrubs before. Medical City, St. Luke's Hospital and other hospitals should consider this site to order from them.


The usual scrub that I see are prints of cartoon characters, this may look harmless to children but scrub top on this site convey a casual professional look. The scrubs are similar to the popular medical soap "Scrubs" or even the series "House".