Attended a birthday party last December 10 with my mom and youngest daughter at Malberry Suites Hotel. I was at first hesitant to go coz I was kinda shy (Oh, come on!), hehe. My cousin, daughter of Uncle Teks, was the one who invited me. I haven't seen of this side of relatives for years and haven't even met others yet. Uncle Tek's late wife was my mom's older cousin. They lived together in one abode in Butuan City many years ago (I wasn't born then). The children (my second degree cousins) were way older than me. I often see them when I was a kid, but others I didn't meet. The one who invited me was my cousin whom I met when I already had children but we instantly connected. But I knew a great deal about her coz she was my older brother's batch and he and my mom often talks about her...or them.
Anyways, the party was sort of a reunion. It was well-organized by the kids (mainly by my cousins). Visitors (mostly my relatives) were able to reconnect to each other. Food was good, too, to the delight of my little girl :-)
Inasmuch as we'd like to stay a bit longer, my little girl wanted to go home for her much-needed naptime. But before we left, of course, we didn't miss to have our pictures taken at the photo-booth. Happy 80th Birthday Teks! God bless you with more years to celebrate with your kids, grandkids and relatives!
Are you a dog-lover? I love dogs but I can't, at this moment, raise a dog while my kids are young. They also have allergic rhinitis (and so do I, just got this recently). So, here I am borrowing a beautiful 7-week old Chow-chow puppy from my youngest daughter's classmate. Such a cutie!!
Perhaps when my kids are grown-ups, I'd definitely get one dog for me <3 p="">
(Press Release) Still looking for the perfect gift for the whole family this Christmas? It’s about time you get a Smart Bro Prepaid LTE Home WiFi, an affordable and easy-to-use WiFi kit that offers fast and reliable connection so you and your family can enjoy all your favorite online activities together like never before.
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It’s a great time to be a PayMaya account holder this Christmas season with lots of discounts, rebates, and freebies coming your way. Use your PayMaya to shop and complete your holiday gift list so you can share the love to family and friends during this season of giving.
“Christmas is a season of giving, and we’re happy to help our customers share the love over the holidays with PayMaya. This is our way of thanking our customers in helping us achieve a very fruitful year as the leader in digital payments in the Philippines,” said Paolo Azzola, PayMaya Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director.
Spreading the Christmas cheer to all is also made easier with exclusive discounts to PayMaya account holders when they shop at Lazada and Zalora. Users can enjoy an additional 20% discount when they shop at Lazada until December 15 by using the code PYMYDEC.
Meanwhile, fashionistas looking to complete their holiday outfits can look forward to a 20% discount this month when they shop at ZALORA, simply by entering the code PAYMAYAHOLIDAY upon checkout. The discount rises to as much as 25% during Zalora’s Online Fever sale event on December 12 to 15 with the code PAYMAYAFEVER25.
These discounts are on top of the already deep discounts being offered by Lazada and Zalora this December.
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With PayMaya, it’s easy to let your friends and loved ones know that you care about them. And with PayMaya in Facebook Messenger, both of you can feel the love as well!
Simply sign up or link your existing PayMaya account in Facebook Messenger and refer friends to sign up too and you will both get P50 in your PayMaya accounts.
To do this, all you have to do is share the promo link that you will receive from PayMaya in Messenger to up to 25 friends with Android devices to start earning the referral bonus. Subscribers of all mobile network in the Philippines may sign up until December 19 and get the bonus amount, which will be credited to their accounts in 2 to 3 business days.
“All of these privileges highlight that paying with your PayMaya is now better than simply paying with cash. Using their PayMaya accounts, shopping online and in-store, sending money to others, and purchasing load or paying bills is easier than ever. We can’t wait to share even more exciting things and experiences exclusive to PayMaya account holders that we have in store for the coming months,” shared Raymund Villanueva, Issuing Head at PayMaya.
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With PayMaya, there are a million ways to share the love to your friends and family because all PayMaya app registrations, physical card activations, and purchases worth at least P1,000 from today until December 23 will earn raffle entries for PayMaya’s #MerryMillionaire promo.
Users stand a chance to win P10,000 in the weekly draw and a whopping P1 million tax-free in the grand draw, which will give them even more reasons to spread the love to others this holiday season.
And to make it even more convenient to load your account, PayMaya has further expanded its long list of loading partners to include all branches of Cebuana Lhuillier and ExpressPay, as well as the online banking platforms of RCBC and Metrobank.
This is on top of the more than 15,000 top-up facilities already available nationwide such as Robinsons Department Store Business Centers, SM Business Services, TouchPay kiosks, 7-Eleven, Palawan Pawnshops, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Petron stations along NLEX, and Smart Padala centers down to sari-sari stores in grassroots communities, and Unionbank ATMs.
PayMaya Philippines, the country’s pioneer and leader in cashless payments, is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations. To know more about its products and services, visit www.paymaya.com.
About one-third of elementary public school students in the Philippines suffer from head lice-related problems. Head lice infestation or pediculosis can cause severe itchiness and infection of the scalp, but this could be the least of these children’s worries; the social stigma associated with having kuto can leave lasting psychological damage on both children and their parents.
A survey ofcommunities visited by the Licealiz caravan last year found that 47%of respondents from Visayas and 76% of respondents from Mindanaosaid that their children were bullied and teased for having head lice, causing some of them to miss school to avoid their peers. The parents, on the other hand, feel incompetent and embarrassed for being unable to prevent head lice from infesting their children.
In response to this, Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo launched Nationwide OplanAlisKuto as a part of its KilusangKontraKuto effort to educate the public on lice infestation issues. The caravan was launched in partnership with the Department of Education, University of the Philippines Manila College of Public Health and Mommy Bloggers Philippines with the goal of traveling to different schools and barangays all over the country to hold shampooing programs and lectures for students and their parents.
Lamoiyan Corporation is set to end the year with 30 public schools visited and over 8,000 children shampooed.
The KilusangKontraKuto visits Ayala Central School in Zamboanga City for Nationwide OplanAliskuto
“We want to remove the stigma associated with having kuto by educating communities on lice infestation issues,” said Lamoiyan Corporation Marketing Director Bing Cavestany.
“We want to drive home the message that everyone can be potentially infested by kuto, that it’s not something to be ashamed about, and definitely not something to ridicule others for. We also hope to encourage these communities to unite and take action to solve this public health problem together,” shared Cavestany.
Licealiz invites everyone to join the KilusangKontraKuto in changing the public’s perception about head lice infestation and spreading correct information regarding head lice prevention and treatment.
For more information on head lice prevention and treatment, visit Licealiz’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/licealiz.