Tuesday, July 17, 2018

PMAP holds 2nd HR Innovation Summit on August 15

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the preeminent organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country, will hold the “2nd HR Innovation Summit” at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria (Ortigas Center) on August 15, 2018 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

With this year’s theme “HR Next Practices”, this momentous event will feature industry experts and distinguished practitioners to share their knowledge and innovative ideas that will equip organizations in developing employees to thrive in the opportunities and challenges today and in the future.

The line-up of remarkable speakers includes PMAP President Michelle C. Garcia, FPM, HR Director of East-Asia Region SGS Gulf Limited (Regional Operating Headquarters), who will talk about “Revolutionary HR: The Next HR Leadership”; Ms. Amor Maclang, Chief Communications Officer of GeiserMaclang, who will discuss his experience in “Adopting the Blockchain Technology in HR”; Mr. Engelbert T. Camasura, AFPM, President of Asia Select, Inc. (ASI), who will enlighten participants in his talk “Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment”; Mr. Kogie Angeles, Co-Founder/ Vice President of The Office Cowork + Life, who will present “The Gig Economy: How It Impacts the Way We Work”; and Atty. Raul R. Cortez, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft Philippines, who will give a sneak peek of “Telecommuting and Its Implications in the Workplace.”

Aside from the exciting talks, participants will also have the opportunity to be introduced to new products and services from various companies through their exhibit booths at the HR Techxhibit Hall. PMAP also welcome partnerships for this event.

The summit is open to the public and guarantees an interesting and relevant day of learning about HR best practices and innovation to be attended by HRM and business professionals, representatives from the academe, SMEs and industry partners. The Investment fee per delegate is Php3,500.00 for PMAP members and Php3,800 for non-members. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Clara Delfin at tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 323 or email clara.delfin@pmap.org.ph.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pixi Beauty 5 minute makeup challenge

I did the 5 minute makeup challenge using 2 pixi products - The Lash Booster Mascara and the Pxi by Petra palette. One of the hardest parts is trying to apply the foundation evenly.  😄

You can win over 25,000 worth of products Find a partner and do the challenge too. Use at least 2 Pixi products 😊

Dont forget to post in on facebook and set the video as public, then write hashtag #FlawlessinFive and tag @pixibeautyph. Contest is until tomorrow only July 15 2018.💄💕

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Protect your loved ones. Avail a car insurance here in the Philippines.

People buy cars because they want to avoid the long lines as a commuter, to cut short the traveling time, and to have more security and less harassment while traveling. One should not only buy a car but also have it insured. 

I listed some reasons why you need to get a car insurance here in the Philippines:

1. Natural disasters. Here in the Philippines typhoons are more or less 20.

2. Accidents can damage your car. Protect your loved ones when unexpected things happen. 
3. Thieves are always looking for opportunities get your belongings for your car or take away the car itself. 
4. Long term investment. A car is something you can use for years so you need to take care of it for it to last. 
5. High costs of repairs. Damages whether intentional or unintentional the price of repair and acquiring new parts are expensive.

Malayan Insurance Co., Inc. has car insurance package called Malayan Automaster. It covers protection from automobile damage or theft, bodily injuries, vehicular accidents, damages directly caused by typhoon, flood, hurricane, volcanic eruption, earthquake or other convulsions of nature, loss or damages to your vehicle arising out of riots, strikes, or malicious damage done intentionally or unintentionally by third parties. You can also have free protection for your vehicle's standard accessories such as mags, audio and components, and aircon. The package can be enhanced to cover special accessories like bullbar, CD Changer, spoilers, customized magwheels, etc. All you need to do is declare the values, and flow the formula to complete your advantage. 

Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick

Fashion 21 has affordable matte lipsticks. I bought them for P175 each at SM department store. This line is different from the Matte Permanent Lipstick. It comes with a box which is good because it will prevent customers from using it before you can use it. The lipstick case is not heavy. I think it is made of plastic and not metal. It contains 4 grams of product.


I bought the shades Sushi and Bronze because they are closer to the nude pink I am looking for. When applied on the skin or back of the hand it looks smooth. When I applied it on my lips it looks chappy or patchy. The patchiness is not obvious when you take a picture from afar. The patchy look is like the finish when you apply Maybelline color show lipstick.



Maybe in the future I will try their Permanent Matte lipsticks and also Features and Shades Luscious Matte Lipsticks.

Rating: (1-5, 5 as highest)
Packaging - 5
Smoothness/Even -2
Color - 4
Contents/Weight- 4
Overall - 2

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Run After Purpose

My bridal makeup client last 2 months.

When I was in college I used to counsel younger people. After graduation I worked as a teacher then college instructor. I was used to giving people advices and remind them of values. Now that I am exercising one of my passions which is makeup. It involves colors, art, creating something. Yes it is fun seeing them happy with the transformation, how I enhanced their beauty or realize that they are beautiful but most of the time I ask myself if they would remember me for a longer time or if I really had an impact in their life. People come and go with the profession I am now in. Not much attachment or friendship.

Things change. It isn't like before that I used to give talks to a larger audience, give life lessons or help a person feel better.

I am just thinking for me to feel more fulfilled maybe I should also promote that people should take care of themselves more, remind that they are beautiful, that being presentable or appearance is important, or give tips on skincare and makeup. After all looking and feeling great boosts confidence. And confidence is needed to face the world everyday.
I don't want to exist just counting how much I earn, how much I spend or how much I lack. I always want to live more than that, more than just running after money.
💕 💕 💕 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Di Na Muli by Itchyworms

Di Na Muli was written in 2016 by long-time friends Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola. They entered the song into the 5th Philippine Popular (PhilPop) Music Festival, performed by The Itchyworms, where it won the grand prize. Now, in 2018, the song has been given new life in the official soundtrack of the hit film Sid & Aya (Not A Love Story) (Viva Films, starring Dingdong Dantes and Anne Curtis, directed by Irene Villamor).

Somewhere in between PhilPop and Sid & Aya, the Itchyworms set out to immortalize the song. The result was a visually stunning and emotional music video, directed by Paolo Abella. Help also came along in the form of the video's co-director Juno Oebanda, longtime friend of the band, and the generous indulgence of none other than the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The link to the CCP is Teddy Hilado (d. 2015), recognized as the father of lighting design in Philippine theater, who is also the uncle of Oebanda

The song's themes of love, loss, and words left unspoken, are embodied in the elegant performances of Rosky Balahadia Hilado (Teddy's widow, formerly of the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company) and Carissa Adea (Ballet Philippines), and in the video's sweeping visuals, all captured within the hallowed halls of the CCP. The music video seeks to serve as loving tribute to Teddy, whose influence is still felt and recognized to this day.

The Itchyworms are now proud to share what is probably the first-ever music video shot inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and extend heartfelt thanks to those who helped bring the music video to fruition.

Youtube link for Di Na Muli official music video: https://youtu.be/rgHHJkzn5TU
For updates about The Itchyworms, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Listen to the music of The Itchyworms on Spotify, Deezer and iTunes.
Check out their music videos: Official Youtube channel

Video Credits
Di Na Muli
Words and Music by Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola

Rosky Balahadia Hilado
Carissa Adea
and The Itchyworms

Executive Producers: Juno Oebanda and The Itchyworms
Directors: Paolo Abella and Juno Oebanda
Director of Photography: Arvin Viola
Lighting Director: Shakira Villa-Symes
Drone Pilot: Paolo Jaminola
Editor: PJ Corpuz
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay

Special Thanks to:
Audio Video Solutions Corporation
Soundcheck Inc.
Forerunner Technologies Inc.
JB Music
Forscink Inc.
Digital Fusion Productions
Aero 360 International
Creative Control Group

The administration and staff of the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Di Na Muli
Words and Music by Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola
Performed by The Itchyworms

Nung araw kay tamis ng ating buhay
Puno ng saya at ng kulay
Di mauulit muli

Ang oras kapag hinayaang lumipas
Madarama mo hanggang bukas
Di mababawi muli

Ang dami daming bagay na hindi naman kailangan
Kung pwede lang bawasan natin ang mga tampuhan
Hindi mo lang alam hindi mo pa nararanasan
Kahapon sana natin di mo na pinahirapan
Patawad muli
Di na muli

Ang oras kapag hinayaang lumipas
Madarama mo hanggang bukas
Di mababawi muli


At natapos ang himas ng sandal
Di kukubli aking tinig
Nang lumipas na't di man lang nasabi
Salamat hanggang sa muli

Ang dami daming bagay na hindi naman kailangan
Kung pwede lang bawasan natin ang mga tampuhan
Hindi mo lang alam hindi mo pa nararanasan
Kahapon sana natin di mo na pinahirapan
Patawad muli
Di na muli

Binawi buhay mo ng walang sabi
Binubulong ko sa sarili
Mahal kita hanggang sa huli
Mahal ko hanggang sa huli

The Good Trade: A Zero-waste + Sustainable Fair

When it comes to changing the world, even one person can have an impact. But when it comes to doing the hard work of adjusting lifestyle choices that matter, it can often seem so difficult that we don't know where to start. This is where The Good Trade comes in.
The Good Trade gathers passionate individuals and brands that create positive social impact. More of a festival than a market, the fair combines zero-waste, ethically-made and cause-driven businesses with a fun community spirit under one awesome roof in Manila. We seek to connect, inspire and empower a community to live a lifestyle with simplicity and honesty at its core.

The event will be held at Central Square on July 21-22, 2018. Expect eye-catching designs, inspired crowd and surroundings, refillable stations, ethically-made clothes, locally sourced food and vegan skin care products.
Mission of Good Trade:
In The Good Trade, we believe that we can live a life that’s good and does good! We made it our mission to gather brands with the same philosophy so that consumers can make ethical and zero waste purchases without fuss. 
Rental rates are 50% lower than other bazaars in BGC/The Fort area.
What's more?
You'll be part of a community of passionate individuals and brands that create positive social impact. We seek to connect, inspire and empower consumers to live a lifestyle with simplicity and honesty at its core. 
We're working on fair features that are much more exciting than just buying & selling. Think: interactive photo-booth, talks and open demos. As an added bonus, YOU have an option to sponsor a talk or an open demo at The Good Trade.
Sharing in The Good Trade philanthropy means to pay it forward in our community and the world. We’ll have repair stations for those items you cherish and donation stations for those you need to dispose! 

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Shopping for women’s motorcycle jacket and helmet

Shopping for a motorcycle jacket is different from shopping for a piece of clothing. When we shop for a motorcycle jacket, the most important things on our mind should be the safety features, comforts, and then the look. We can’t simply just walk into a store, pick up something that we like, try it on and if it looks good on us, we will just buy it.

These days, women motorcycle riders have increased, with the majority of women riding as motorcycle passengers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a motorcycle rider or a passenger, both need safety motorcycle clothing when out riding on a motorcycle. Most of the jackets on sale are mostly men’s jackets, but thanks to the manufacturers of motorcycle jackets, there is now an increase in motorcycle jackets for women to cater to women motorcycle riders and passengers.

When choosing a men’s motorcycle jacket, it is quite a straight forward purchase because most will know their size. When it comes to choosing a women’s motorcycle jacket, most will not be able to tell the size of the jacket, because they need to try it on first. Choosing the right size depends on the brands, the cuttings of the jackets, and the body measurement of the woman biker.

When choosing the right fitting motorcycle jacket, not only do women need to stand before the mirror, but most important, she has to try it while sitting on a motorcycle in order to get a good fit. A jacket is made to be worn when riding on a bike in a sitting position and with the hands stretched out towards the handlebars. The chest and back should not be too tight and the sleeves should not be too short when the hands are stretched out. Women’s body is different from men’s body, especially when women’s body is smaller in size and with curves. A jacket should fit the wearer snugly for the padding or armour to stay in place in case of a crash.

There are many types of riding jackets to choose from and one of the popular brands is the Alpinestars riding jackets that are reasonably priced and they are made of good quality materials, and equipped with all the safety features.

Another important piece of riding gear that a motorcycle rider or passenger should have is the motorcycle helmet. When shopping for the best motorcycle helmets for women, there are 4 things you should look out for. The helmet should be of the right size, meaning that it should fit snugly and not move around your head. The helmet should be able to keep out most of the noise when you are out riding on the expressway. It should be certified to meet all the safety standards. Choose good quality helmets that are affordable.

Checking out 4 wheeler parts for your Jeep

Most owners of 4 wheelers would want to modify their vehicle to suit their kind of rides and the use of their 4 wheeler. Some Jeeps are easier to modify than the others. Some may want to lift the rig, improve its traction, install larger wheels to accommodate bigger tires, change the gearing, etc.

For more enhanced off road riding, bigger tires are preferred. Before you can modify the wheels and the tires, you will have to start working on the lift and the rig of your Jeep. Safety and practicality should be the deciding factor when choosing the 4 wheeler’s off road parts to modify your Jeep.

Your off road performance is dependable on the right tires.  Off road tires do not perform as well on the street. Choosing the wheels, tires, and lift should be done together, as these parts influence one another. Method race wheels consist of solid steel wheels to the hottest new alloy and forged-style wheels. There are top brands providing Jeep and truck wheels at the most affordable prices.

When it comes to off road riding, one of the most essential component of your Jeep to consider is choosing the right tires as they are the only parts that come in contact with the road. Always make sure that the tires are filled with the right air pressure. When tackling the off road terrain, follow the route that gives you traction and clearance over obstacles. Try to keep the vehicle as level as possible to get more traction on more tires’ surface. With little traction, it is harder to move forward.

Off road tires have thick, deep treads. The exposed edges of the tread are designed to dig into the soft ground to give more traction, providing maximum grip on loose surfaces. Off road tires are designed to be used with low inflation pressure on difficult terrain, giving them flexibility to allow the tread to better conform to the terrain.

Jeep owners may want to change their Jeep tops. Some prefer the hard tops while others prefer the soft tops. Hard tops are solid and stronger, and they are more durable than the soft tops. The hard tops also provide more insulation, protection from the cold weather or the harsh sun. Hard tops keep the noise out, and provide more security and protection from thefts. If you need to remove the hard tops, you will need some assistance from a helper.

Soft tops can be easily removed, they are portable, and require less storage space. Soft tops provide less protection and they are not able to keep the noise out. Soft tops are less durable and need replacement very often.  Soft tops are very much cheaper than hard tops. For those living in areas with four seasons, then it is advisable to get both the hard and soft tops.

Review: GlossPh Matte Liquid Lipstick

I purchased the Go Girl shade of GlossPh's matte liquid lipstick. The tube is made of glass. The label is very girly and catchy. The tube has no seal so I hope they can put a seal. Even clear tape would do. Written on the sticker is it contains 5mL. At the back the ingredients are listed on a clear sticker.

The tube is small since it only contains 5mL. It is indicated 24M which means the expiration is 24 months after opening the tube. The wand is made of thin plastic. The applicator is easy to use.

When you look at the color of the product while holding the tube you will think it is light pink. As I swatched it on my hand it appears pink then as it starts to dry it looks dark pink. Upon drying off completely it looks more of violet. Maybe it is because I am acidic.

Before eating

After eating
The liquid lipstick feels tight on the lips or drying. I like liquid lipsticks that are lightweight. If you can tolerate the feel you can use it everyday but I would not use this to my makeup clients. I wish they can change their formula to a non drying and lightweight one.

I can see potential about this product because it is worth P200 only and it is locally made. It is very affordable. I hope they can improve the formulation. Even if the price goes higher but with improvements I would purchase it again.

Rating: (1-5, 5 as highest)
Color- 3
Long lasting - 4
Eatproof- 3
Packaging- 4
Lightweight feel - 2
Over all 2