Posted in Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas

A Day with Dad

 

Dapat lang we make dad feel loved on Father’s Day!

 

He is a provider, a hero, and a friend all wrapped into one—he is dad. And there’s no better time to show our dads how much we appreciate them for being the pillar of the family than on a day specially dedicated to all the fathers out there.

 

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, encourages us to express our love to our dads with the Dapat Lang advocacy campaign, where it emphasizes the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole.

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Posted in Facts & Random Thoughts, Personal

Losing Someone You Love

This is one of my favorite songs to listen especially when I am alone, or at night, or whenever I feel incomplete. It’s written by  the American singer-songwriter, Jenn Bostic, which is composed for her father who died when she was a little girl. The song is released in 2012.

 

I find the song very powerful and emotional. It feels like your heart is being pricked with a pin in every word of the lyrics. I actually feel like crying every time I hear the song.

 

Losing someone in your life is really difficult. Shadows of the memories… The thought of not feeling or seeing that person or loved one EVER again… The sadness that feels like forever…

 

Here’s Donna Taggart’s version of the song:

 

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Posted in Business, Lifestyle, Tips & Ideas

Top 5 Out of Office Reply Templates

It’s a public holiday today in the Philippines for the commemoration of the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.

 

 

Last Friday, one of my  not so new (^_^) colleague at the office asked me on what I can suggest to put in her out of office reply email for the coming holiday on Monday (today). So now, I’ve come up with this blog post to share with you some ideas on what to write in your professional out of office email replies.

 

Here’s “my” top 5 O-O-O replies that you can use:

 

#1

Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office with no email access. I will be returning on (date of return). If you need immediate assistance, you may reach me at my mobile – (your mobile number).

 

But of course, you don’t want to be bothered while you’re on a holiday, right? In this case, you may also assign those who need immediate assistance to your colleagues based in other offices (other countries) who can also do the same thing (or has the knowledge/authority to perform such task/s).

 

#2

I will be out of office on (date) returning (date of return). During this period, I will have limited access to my email. If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact (contact’s name) at (contact’s email).

 

or, you can use this one:

 

#3

I will be out of office today. If you need immediate assistance while I’m away, please email (contact’s name and email address).

 

You can also be polite enough and utilize this template, too:

 

#4

Thank you for your email. Your message is important to me and I’ll respond as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

And if you are so-workaholic and you think you can have a time to check your emails intermittently, you can try this:

 

#5

It’s a public holiday and I’m out of office. However, I will be taking period breaks to check my emails occasionally while I’m away. If this matter isn’t time -sensitive, rest assured that I’ll respond when I’m back in the office. But, if this is an urgent request, please resend any messages that require my immediate attention with a subject line of “URGENT: (original subject)”

 

Bonus FUNNY and UNIQUE out of office email:

 

Thanks for your email. I’m currently out of the office, returning on [date]. I’ll respond to your message then.

While I won’t be quite as far as Neptune, I will still be completely disconnected from my inbox until my return. So, if you require immediate assistance, please send your email to [contact’s name] at [contact’s email].

 

So, there you have it. TURN ON your out of office replies now and have a good break.

 

Happy Independence Day, Philippines!

 

 

 

Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Promos, Tips & Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Idea by TechnoMarine

Any man can be a FATHER but it takes someone special to be a DAD.

 

 

Show your dad how much he is loved with TechnoMarine!

 

This coming Father’s Day, give your dad a timeless gift from TechnoMarine, one which perfectly embodies his tough  and strong nature, yet also captures his passion to live deeper.

 

Photo shows UF6 models, combination class and adventure.

 

With 30% discount on selected men and unisex TechnoMarine watches, dad can finally feel how much he is appreciated and respected. Let this Father’s Day be a special occasion to honor dad and reward him of his enduring love and efforts with TechnoMarine.

 

This promo runs from June 1 – 18, 2017.

 

Visit TechnoMarine boutiques at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide, or follow TechnoMarine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH/ and follow them on Instagram @technomarineph.

 

ADVANCE HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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Get Better in Conversation by Avoiding the Word “VERY”

“VERY” is an extremely used adverb. Let’s give it a break! There are a lot of words you can use to replace the adverb ‘very’ which can definitely broaden your English communicating skills.

 

‘VERY’ needs some rest, too!

 

1. VERY NOISY

Instead of saying “very noisy”, try to use DEAFENING.

The firecrackers were so deafening that made my ears tingle.

 

2. VERY SIMPLE

You can simply say BASIC, right?

The procedure is basic. You can follow it without other’s assistance.

 

3. VERY SCARED

If you’re referring to an extreme fear, use TERRIFIED instead of the two words “very scared”.

She’s terrified of these terrorist attacks.

 

4. VERY POWERFUL

Say, you have watched a great performance and wanted to commend it as a ‘very powerful’ performance, try to use COMPELLING.

It was a compelling performance. I love it!

 

5. VERY RICH

Yes, this means one has a great deal of money but in place of this, you can say WEALTHY. As simple as that but avoiding the word “very”

They should dig deep from the wealthy men for charity.

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