June 23, 2014

Aquabest - The Water of Tomorrow

People today live very hectic lifestyle having to juggle their careers, social lives, among others. Between rushing to and from meetings or parties, people tend to neglect their health. As a result, most people turn to various diets and therapy to help improve their health. What most people don’t get is that drinking lots of water can just be as effective as fancy therapies and diets in keeping you in shape.

Drinking water helps cleanse and revitalize the body sweeping away toxins and impurities in the body. Water also helps keep our energy and alertness levels up all day. Overall, drinking lots of water can lead to greater personal wellness and well-being. However, not all water is the same some are better than others.

Aquabest Granderized water in particular is radically different from other types of drinking water being not only clean but also healthy. Utilizing four unique technologies Grander, Tanwing, Nanogen, and Reverse Osmosis; Aquabest alters the very nature of water to make it better.

Tanwing Technology and Reverse Osmosis are filtration technologies that help eliminate practically all contaminants in the water making them safe and clean. Tanwing works by utilizing two wavelengths of ultraviolet radiation to help eliminate all biological contaminants. At the same time, reverse osmosis filters water at the nanometer level far smaller than a strand of hair to ensure that all impurities are filtered out.

The Nanogen and Grander Technologies work at the molecular level to infuse health giving properties to the water by affecting the molecular structure of the water. Nanogen is a Korean technology that utilizes nanotechnology to neutralize pure water’s inherent acidity. Acidic water is supposed to be a contributing factor to some diseases. Grander Technology from Austria alters the molecular structure of water to improve body absorption. 

Normal water molecules are large and irregularly shaped. This causes uneven rates of absorption into the body making it inefficient and disorganized. With Grander Technology the water molecules are compressed and given a uniform shape. This facilitates faster and more efficient absorption into the body.

Overall, Aquabest Granderized Water improves on the inherent cleansing and rejuvenating qualities of water.  Each drop reaches deeper into the core of every cell in our bodies allowing them to perform their functions better. 

Drinking Aquabest Granderized Water will rejuvenate the body at its very core helping people look and feel better.

June 6, 2014

Teaching Children to Become Entrepreneurs

Last Saturday, May 31, 2014, over 100 children between the ages of 4-17 took a day off from “play,” to take part in a revenue generating initiative – they launched their very first businesses at The Kiddo-preneur Summer Bazaar 2014 at the Midtown Atrium of Robinsons Place Manila.

The Kiddo-preneur Bazaar, which started in 2011, takes place bi-annually during the summer and during the Christmas break. It is an event wherein children can become entrepreneurs for a day. 

Together with their other business partners (friends and siblings) and some assistance from their parents, the kids set out to create a product to sell. Once they have this in mind, they think of a business name, plan their marketing strategy, and price their products. They then design eye-catching booths to attract customers, and during the actual event, they do their best to win trophies for: the highest sales, the best service, the best-decorated booth, and the best concept. It is a highly creative process as it encourages kids to think out of the box to try to find a product that people will need and want. 

During the event itself, the children manage their own cash boxes, dispense change, and they also chat up their customers to further promote their products.  Through this experience, the children develop confidence, math and entrepreneurial skills, and they also learn the value of a hard day’s work. 

ANC Business Anchor, Maiki Oreta started Kiddo-preneur in order to encourage children to become entrepreneurs. She says, “When you expose your children to money and business early on, you spark in them, an entrepreneurial spirit. This spirit is tough in the face of adversity, thrives on healthy competition, and is eager to learn about the wonderful world of business and all the opportunities it presents.”

The next Kiddo-preneur Bazaar will take place this year, on November 23rd at the new Glorietta Activity Center across the Raffles Hotel in Makati. 

If you would like to sign your kids up for this event, you can contact Kiddo-preneur via kiddopreneur@gmail.com or 0917-585-1081.

May 28, 2014

Kiddo-preneur Bazaar 2014

Kiddo-preneur bazaar is a yearly event wherein children between the ages of 4-17 will have the opportunity to launch their very own business.

The first bazaar was held at The Rockwell Club in Makati in December of 2011. Every year since then, Kiddo-preneur has held events aimed at increasing the level of financial literacy in the country and encouraging children to become entrepreneurs. Kiddo-preneur believes that the values of entrepreneurship and hard work should be instilled in children early on so that more and more of them will grow up wanting to become entrepreneurs in the future.

So please come and support our young entrepreneurs and their big ideas! The bazaar will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10am-6pm at The Atrium of Robinsons Place Manila.

April 17, 2014

Cocorose London - Fall/Winter Collection 2014

Cocorose London is an international designer brand made in England that aims to create shoes that excite and inspire women. They are well known for their foldable ballet flats that combines the attributes of design, comfort, and functionality.

This season, Cocorose offers a collection of indulgent flats that explores different key trends including metallics, embellished details, patchwork and animal prints. And to complement these key trends, they have added essential neutral colors like mulberry, orchid, sapphire, and have played with contrasting textures to create an edgy, underground glamour, prevalent throughout the collection. 

The Collection

The Classics 

An ultimate wardrobe essential, The Classics are ideal for busy lifestyles. Instantly stylish and indulgently comfortable, they are the perfect alternative to high heels and can be dressed up and dressed down for effortless glamour. They are timeless; the essential ballerinas for the modern woman.

The Smoking Slipper

Set to continue as a major trend for FW14, Cocorose London's directional smoking slippers are key statement pieces. Pair with everything from rock and roll leather skirts and skinnies to feminine and floaty winter dresses.

The Metallics

This season, see the Metallics continue their meteoric rise to stardom. Cocorose London have juxtaposed opulent prints and sumptuous textures against a raw and edgy underground-glamour vibe to make sure they shine center stage.

The Embellished

Embellishments and detail are big news this season. Embrace the excess with their studded, sequined, gem-stoned and tasselled selection.

The Animal Prints

Go wild for animal prints this season and join the fun with an eye-catching pair from Cocorose London. With patchwork, contrasting shapes and metallic twists, these shoes are key statement pieces for the season ahead.

Cocorose London is available at selected department stores around the world. 
Here in the Philippines, you can purchase them at the following stores:
Rustan's Alabang, Makati, Shangri-La, Cebu
Tarte Tatin- Rockwell, Greenbelt 5
The Flat Shop- Eastwood Glorietta 3, Greenhills

Cocorose London Glorietta 5

For more information, you can also visit their website at www.cocoroselondon.com
Facebook: Cocorose London - Philippines
Instagram and Twitter: cocoroseph


April 11, 2014

Japinoy food trip @ Manila Maki

Manila Maki is a Filipino-inspired Japanese restaurant that offers a variety of Japanese cuisine with a Pinoy twist. A couple of weeks ago, this place was featured in Bandila (a popular news program). Me and my friend Jhoanne (we're both food enthusiasts :)) got curious, so we decided to try it. It's located along H.V. Dela Costa in Makati, a few blocks away from our office building.

The place is kinda small but its very comfy.  I love the interior especially the wallpaper, a collection of old Japanese newspapers accented with wooden planks.

Signature Dishes

Laguna Roll - crisp salmon belly and Laguna kesong puti rolled in sushi rice with bacon bits and topped with spicy salmon.

Pinoydon Maki - adobo, mangoes and cream cheese

Longgiyoza - Japanese gyoza with cabanatuan longganisa, leeks, and chicken teriyaki inasal.

Aligue Yakisoba - traditional Japanese stir-fried noodles funked by the tasty presence of crab fat.

Seared Tuna Kinilaw - yellow fin tuna peppered with black and white sesame seeds, seared slightly and served with spicy vinegar.

Pinoydon Tofu - fried tofu smothered in a tasty Pinoy teriyaki sauce.


Our order:


Pinoydon Maki


House blend Iced Tea 

Pinoydon Tofu

 Kani Ensalada

They also have a Maki All You Can promo every Saturday

Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:15 AM
Early Dinner: 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Late Dinner: 8:00 PM - 10:15 PM

This is definitely one of the must try restaurants in the metro!

My Verdict
Customer Service: 

Budget: 300 - 400 per person
*accepts major credit cards*

Manila Maki
332 HV Dela Costa, 
GF Elizabeth Place Condominium, 
SAlcedo Village, 
1111 Makati

Operating Hours
Mon - Sun: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

For more info, visit their Facebook page - Manila Maki


October 28, 2013

Weekend Getaway to Quezon - Batis Aramin

Batis Aramin is a nature park resort located at the foot of Mt. Banahaw in Lucban, Quezon.  It's a 4 - 6 hour drive from Manila, and it's right across the Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church and Vio Dolorosa Grotto.

This resort hotel is a perfect place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life. It's also a great spot for teambuilding and family bonding. 

This is a popular destination for Catholic devotees and it's only a short walk from Batis Aramin Resort


The Resort's Front Desk

They have accommodations for those who want to stay overnight.

Safety Station

The resort has a first aid station providing emergency care or treatment for visitors

First Aid Station

The Adventure Camp

The Adventure Camp offers thrilling outdoor activities like camping, zip lining, wall climbing, Rappelling, Bike Trailing and so much more.   Facilitators are also standing by to ensure the safety of the visitors.


Experience a fresh surrounding overlooking Mt. Banahaw

The Swimming Pools

Adult Pool
Kiddie Pool
Surely, this is the best place where you could reconnect with nature while enjoying several exciting activities with your family and friends. Definitely a must visit place!

For more information, you may visit their webpage at http://www.aramin.ph/ or like their Facebook page - Batis Aramin