SM Cares Mounts Pregnancy Care Talk, Serenade for Expecting Moms

Expecting mothers were treated to an afternoon of informative discussion on pregnancy and good health as well as an hour-long serenade of soothing music at SM Cares“Mama’s Lullaby, A Musical Event for Expecting Mothers”.

Held at the Event Center of SM Megamall, pregnant mothers from different walks of life attended the event which aims to promote good health and well-being of mothers and their unborn child through safe pregnancy and delivery.  SM Cares organized the event in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number three (Good Health and Well-being) to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, and to support the women in its community.

“Today we celebrate your pregnancy because this is, by far, the most wonderful experience a woman can have. That is why we at SM Cares came up with this event – to show our support to all moms out there, and to let you know that we are with you every step of the way,” said Berna Velasco, program director for SM Cares Program on Women and Breastfeeding.

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Celebrate Easter with Delicious Italian Flair

Italy is one of the countries in the world with the biggest, longest and most festive Easter celebration.

Pasqua, as Easter is called in Italy, starts weeks before the Holy Week. Italians hold solemn processions, masses and 24-hour religious rituals like Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross. The celebration continues until the end of April with joyous traditions like Easter meals, dances, concerts and other surprises.

One of these traditions, and the sweetest of them all, is the abundance of uova di Pasqua al cioccolato or chocolate Easter eggs. This Easter, Villa Del Conte perfectly recreates this festive celebration through a fun and colorful Easter egg packaged chocolates. Masterfully crafted in Padova, Italy, these rich and decadent artisanal chocolates are packaged in a fun, creative, and adorable Easter egg packaging.

Choose the chocolates included in your Villa Del Conte Easter Bunny Treat: 3 pcs. Praline Balls, 4 pcs. Bonta Pralines, or 7 pcs. 5g squares in pastel-colored Easter wrapper.

Celebrate Easter the Italian way and get these uova di Pasqua al cioccolato from Villa Del Conte.

Visit Villa del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575, visit www.villadelcontecioccolato.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @VillaDelContePh and on Twitter: @villadelconte. 

Meat-Free Meal Prepared The Way You Like It

Enjoy sumptuous meat-less meals this Lenten season at Isla Sugbu Seafood City at Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City.

At Isla Sugbu Seafood City, you can abstain from meat by opting for its unique offering called Paluto All-You-Can. Select from a wide array of fresh and live seafood and have it cooked the way you like it until you have your fill.

If you do not have any dish in mind, you can choose from its delectable selection of best-selling dishes such as Salted Egg Shrimp, Oysters topped with Garlic and Cheese, Fresh Crabs in Chili Sauce, Squid in Garlic Teriyaki Sauce and Steamed Parrot Fish. Whether you want something extravagant or just a simple, well-cooked dish, Seafood City is ready to serve appetizing meals for you and your family and friends.

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My Everyday Makeup

Here’s how I do my makeup routine…

I start it by cleansing my face with Neutrogena Deep Clean facial cleanser. I like this facial cleanser because I can really feel that it cleanses deep down my face, removing dirt and oil. And yes, I have an oily face. Then, I rinse and wipe it off.

Afterwards, I use Fresh Skinlab’s Jeju Aloe Ice wipes. This is actually a makeup remover. However, I like wiping my face with this before applying makeup because it has a cooling effect on the skin. Aside from that, I feel like it cleanses my face more and hydrates my skin too!

Next, I apply makeup base by Jazzy Collection. I only put small amount on my palm (about 3 drops) and it can already cover my entire face. Sometimes, I use Myra’s Vitaglow BB cream as base.

Then, I apply Ever Bilena’s Pro Flawless Finish Foundation (liquid) and blend it well with blending brush. For the dark circles in my eyes, I use Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind which is a treatment concealer for dark circles. I like this product because it does its job well and it’s easy to apply. You just need to twist it until the product reaches the brush portion and then you apply it directly. Then, I use Ever Bilena’s Concealer stick (medium shade), to cover scars, pimples (if there’s any), as well as the deep lines at the side of my nose (in between nose and corner of lips) on my face. Then, I cover everything with EB Advance Compact Powder, in the shade of natural white.

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Villa Del Conte Introduces New Delicious Flavors

Chocoholics have more reasons to indulge. Villa Del Conte has launched a new set of mouthwatering dark chocolate flavors.

The best selling chocolate Pralines are now available in White Cream Cheese Cake flavor with Amaretto Grains filling. Get the praline ball covered in thick dark chocolate and soft cream cheese made from the highest quality of milk and cheese or the luscious combo of chewy amaretto grains. There are also two new Dragees flavors: Extra Dark Chocolate covered Pearls Bretzel, which perfectly blends sweet and salty to liven up the senses, and Extra Dark Chocolate covered roasted coffee bean that is not only aromatically pleasing but also deliciously addictive!

These new decadent treats are available at all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia.

For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575, visit http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @VillaDelContePh and on Twitter: @villadelconte. 

Akari – Stream Music through your LED Ceiling Lamp

Nowadays, multi-functional items that offer advanced technology and convenience are often found in modern homes. Make sure yours does not get left behind. Upgrade your home with high-quality, innovative products from Nxled, the next generation in lighting.

NXLED'S SMART CEILING LAMP
NXLED’S SMART CEILING LAMP

Install the Nxled Smart Ceiling Lamp, which, aside from lighting up the room, can stream music wirelessly via bluetooth through its built-in speaker—perfect for winding down after a long day’s work. You can even adjust its color temperature, from daylight to  warm white or cool white, depending on your mood. This multipurpose, decorative ceiling lamp with glittery effect boasts of a lifespan of up to 25,000 hours.

NXLED'S SMART STRIP LIGHT HANDWAVE SENSOR
NXLED’S SMART STRIP LIGHT HANDWAVE SENSOR

Want lighting that turns on and off with just a wave of a hand? There’s Nxled’s LED Smart Striplight Handwave Sensor which enables you to turn it on/off or dim and brighten it with simple hand movements. Use it on your kitchen cabinet, closet, cupboard  or other hard-to-reach areas where you need lighting. It is splash-proof and has a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours.

Light up the room with the Nxled LED Solar Emergency Bulb. No need to fumble in the dark as it automatically switches on in the event of power outage and can be used as a handy source of light. Nxled can also help you conserve energy with its Photosensor Bulb that automatically lights up at night and turns off during daytime.

To know more and to purchase these innovative lighting products online, visit http://nxled.com.ph/.

Minsan

Minsan, naaalala ko pa rin ang noon. Noong tayo pa. Naalala hindi dahil gusto ko pang ibalik kung ano ang meron tayo noon. Naalala, kasi isa iyong malaking parte ng buhay ko.

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Minsan, naaalala ko noong ang saya-saya pa natin. Noong parang napakagaan lang ng lahat kapag kasama kita. Namamasyal. Naglalaro. Nagkukwentuhan. Nagkukulitan.

Minsan, naalala ko pa noong naging ikaw lang ang mundo ko. Sa bawat araw, sa’yo umikot ang buhay ko. Noong mga panahong parang di kumpleto ang araw ko kapag di kita kasama.

Minsan, naaalala ko noong nagdesisyon tayong maging tatlo, at nasundan pa agad ng isa. Mga panahong lalong ibinigay ko ang buong puso ko para sa inyong tatlo. Ngunit…

Minsan, naaalala ko kung paanong unti-unti kang lumalayo. Makalwang-araw… Isang linggo… Makalwang linggo… Buwan… Mga buwan… Hanggang naging taon… Ika’y naglaho. Naglaho mula sa aming tabi.

Minsan, may kirot pa rin.

Minsan, masakit pa rin.

Minsan, naiisip ko, saan nga ba ako nagkulang? Nagkulang ba ako sa pag-aalaga? Nagkulang ba ako sa pang-unawa? Nagkulang ba ako sa panahon?

Minsan, naiisip ko rin, baka naman sumobra ako? Pero saang banda? Ang mahalin ka ng sobra?

Minsan, sinisisi ko ang sarili ko. Sinisisi na hindi ko nabigyan ng buong pamilya hanggang sa huli ang dalwang munti. Isang buong pamilya na hinahangad at pinagdarasal ng lahat.

Minsan, nalulungkot pa rin ako. Nalulungkot, nag-iisip kung bakit humantong sa ganito.

Gano’n pa man… Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga alaala ng nakaraan. Marami akong natutunan. Mas naging matatag ako. Mas tumibay ang paniniwala ko sa nasa Itaas.

Salamat…sa minsang ikaw.