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MCDONALD’S LAUNCHES THE FUN WITH THE ANGRY BIRDS #McDoHappyMeal
Light-up Red, Speedster Chuck, Lasso Pig and the rest of the 
The Angry Birds gang come with every #McDoHappyMeal you buy.

The Angry Birds have landed in McDonald’s with ten new collectible Happy Meal toys, available starting May 11. 

There are ten Angry Birds Happy Meal toys to collect while supplies last –Light-Up Red, Speedster Chuck, Lasso Pig, and slingshot launchers featuring Red, Bomb, Stella, Terence, Leonard, Cowboy Pig, and Pilot Pig. 

The newest Happy Meal toy collection features playful characters from ‘The Angry Birds Movie,’ which gives a colorful back story to the biggest mobile game of all time. The movie will be in cinemas starting May 11. 

In addition to the Happy Meal toys, McDonald’s boosts the Angry Birds fun to where it all began, in a mobile gaming app. McDonald’s customers can unlock an exclusive experience in the ‘Angry Birds Action!’ app by scanning a ‘BirdCode’ printed on the Happy Meal Box. 

To activate the secret game in the ‘Angry Birds Action!’ app: simply open the app, click on the BirdCode-enabled icon, and scan the code. This brings the user to a mini-game with the mission to defend McDonald’s from the green pigs. Players will be rewarded with free power-ups depending on their score. 

The Angry Birds Movie also comes to life at McDonald’s with three Angry Birds-themed desserts offered for a limited time, namely Red’s Cotton Candy McFlurry, Piggies’ Oreo Matcha McFlurry, and Bomb’s Black Sesame McDip.

McDonald’s Angry Birds Happy Meal and Desserts can be availed in all stores nationwide via McDonald’s front counter, Drive-Thru counter, McDelivery.com.ph, by calling 86-2-36, or ordering through the McDo PH App. 

Share your moments of play with McDonald’s Angry Birds Happy Meal via the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/McDo.ph, by tagging @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram, and using the hashtag #McDoHappyMeal.

MCDONALD’S LAUNCHES THE FUN WITH THE ANGRY BIRDS #McDoHappyMeal
Thank you McDonald's for sending me the whole Angry Birds gang! Angelo, my son was beyond happy seeing everyone's here. He initially had Terence and Stella so when he saw what's on the package, his face was priceless. Thank you again McDonald's for making us all happy!

Targets Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning assistance for highest need public senior high schools

Caltex Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) in Davao City practicing their Caltex Fuel Your School (CFYS) spiels for their Davao’s motorists. By fuelling up during the campaign period, Davaoenos will be able to help fuel education in public senior high schools.


Caltex’s multi-awarded Fuel Your School (FYS) program is now in Davao!  Caltex FYS cycle 2 is driven by the overwhelming response brought in by 6.7 million digital impressions received when this global program was launched in the Philippines last year, with Metro Manila’s most disadvantaged senior-ready public high schools as the pioneer beneficiaries. For 2016, Caltex FYS will fund Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classroom projects for Davao City’s highest need public schools that will be accepting their first Grades 11 students this school year, in compliance with the Department of Education’s K-12 program.

From June 1 to 30, Caltex will donate one peso (P1) for every liter of fuel purchase in the 22 Caltex stations in Davao City. Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuels and lubricants, aims to raise three million pesos (P3M) under this fuel-to-donate program. The fund will be used to procure much-needed teaching materials and equipment on STEM subjects as requested by the teachers from the 30 highest-need public senior high schools selected by program partners the Department of Education Region 11 office and American Chamber Foundation (ACF).

About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.


Heart in Diamond

Jewellery, like fashion in general, is constantly shifting and changing. What was popular last year might not be popular now and what will be popular in September might not be popular in August. It can be hard to stay abreast of all the constant changes and there are only so many magazines you can read, so here is a list of what is becoming popular at the moment, and should continue for the bulk of the year. 

Crucifixes

I’m getting this one out of the way first because it baffles me a little. What I’m terming ‘Christian Chic’ is currently being seen on rings, necklaces, and bracelets and it baffles me: A religious piece of iconography being worn by hundreds of atheists. I’m not sure of the moral implications, but they do look stylish and they certainly give out a message and make a statement. 

Crystals

Moving away from an all-powerful (omnipotent, one could say) organised religion and onto spiritualism: Christianity’s care-free younger sister. Crystals are becoming big right now. They are edgy and a little wayward and draw attention for being so unusual. Crystals (that are uncut) are rough and mottled and make a great look when set in a ring or hung around a neck. 

Diamonds with a message
Heart in Diamond, your living bond
(Photo by: www.heart-in-diamond.com)

Diamonds with a Message

I think this is a part of the same trend that has popularised the crucifixes and crystals; an idea that you want your jewellery to reveal a message or have a story. Diamonds from a mine represent the faceless image of the jewellery industry and people ignore the ecological implications of diamond mining. Luckily for those who still want their diamond fix, you can just have your own made… All you need to do is send of some hair from a loved one and voila you will get a bona fide diamond to make your outfit ensemble bedazzle. 

Fringe

Fringe is like an ocean wave in the fashion industry, it rises and falls more often than an awkward teenage says ‘urmm’. At the moment you are likely to see it on jewellery which is a new departure for it as it has long been seen on clutches and dresses. Bracelets and necklaces are being adorned in fringe and becoming stand out ‘statement pieces’. They look good and they draw attention, plus they work with so many different styles, because they are so versatile.

Ear Cuffs

Now, before you tell me you don’t need to read this section as you already have a trunk full of ear cuffs, just wait a minute. Ear cuffs have been around for a little while now and are still in style, but not the ones you’re thinking off. Whilst the simplistic little bands are still fairly popular and won’t get you thrown out of a soiree, the real money makers are on grand ornate cuffs, which can, to a certain eye, make you look like something is growing out of your ears … or can make you look like Thranduil from the The Hobbit … but whatever, I’m told they are popular and look good so what do I know?


In keeping with its financial literacy advocacy, Sun Life Financial Philippines has launched “Brighter Life Praxis,” a board game designed to make financial education fun and engaging. 

 A breakthrough way of creating conversations about money, the Brighter Life Praxis board game simulates real-life events – such as getting promoted, catching illness and losing a job – to force players to make financial decisions amid different economic cycles. Basic financial processes like budgeting and saving, as well as the more complex ones like investing in stocks and protection planning, are tackled. All the lessons gathered are processed at the end of the game, with the help of Praxis-accredited Game Masters from Sun Life.

DAVAO MEDIA ENJOYS SUNLIFE'S BRIGHTER LIFE PRAXIS BOARD GAME

Brighter Life Praxis is designed to open conversations about the topic of finances, including insurance and investments, which can be usually intimidating or overwhelming to many Filipinos. Sun Life is the first company to introduce the innovative board game in the country and it regularly holds board game sessions nationwide for clients, employees and financial advisors of Sun Life Canada (Phils.), Inc., Sun Life Grepa Financial (SLGFI), and Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc. (SLMCI), so they can experience the beauty of the game firsthand. Employees from the Insurance Commission and the Philippine Investment Funds Association have also experiences playing the board game.

DAVAO MEDIA ENJOYS SUNLIFE'S BRIGHTER LIFE PRAXIS BOARD GAME

The feedback has been very positive, with player saying Brighter Life Praxis has given them the confidence to talk about financial decisions – a factor crucial in their journey to financial freedom.

DAVAO MEDIA ENJOYS SUNLIFE'S BRIGHTER LIFE PRAXIS BOARD GAME

Davao Bloggers enjoyed the game. It’s similar to playing to monopoly, but Brighter Life Praxis is a bit complicated and involved a lot of thinking given your current circumstance how to decide on your financials – whether to invest to save or let go of the chance. 

DAVAO BLOGGERS  ENJOYS SUNLIFE'S BRIGHTER LIFE PRAXIS BOARD GAME
Davao Bloggers enjoyed Brighter Life Praxis

In this game, whatever you decide there will always be ramifications with your future, financial wise.

In the end, I lost everything – all of my salary, my savings, and my investments when the Game Master announced that Ebola virus reached the Philippines. I got hit by the deadly virus and everything I own and earned were wiped out in a matter of sec.

Best financial lesson I’ve learned at the end of the game, be wise at where you put your money. Invest on properties, these are 'spendings' that appreciates in value through time and when worse comes to worst; you have always something to pull out of your drawer.

Brighter Life Praxis is really an engaging game, we were all so caught up we even whined when the game master announced we have few minutes left for the game. It was fun and very enlightening, financial wise.

Thank you very much Sun Life Financial for inviting us.

DAVAO BLOGGERS ENJOYS SUNLIFE'S BRIGHTER LIFE PRAXIS BOARD GAME
Prosperity pose, #parasapagbabago 

About Sun Life Financial

Celebrating 150 years in 2015, Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United Stated, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of June 30, 2015, the Sun Life Financial Group of companies had total assets under management of $808billion. 

Visit SunLife at;
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunlifeph 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SunLifePH
Website: http://www.sunlife.com.ph/

Female gamers spend more money on casual games than male gamers. Developers need to realize this for a lot of reasons. For one thing, video game companies, developers, and online casino owners still seem to assume that their audience members are all going to be male. They often seem to believe this without even looking at the evidence or even considering the possibility that they're going to have a partly female audience. The female market is still treated as a niche market by every outlet from Hollywood movies to video game companies, in spite of the fact that fifty percent of the population is female and the fact that women love movies and video games as much as men.

Women and gaming night out

The Royal Vegas Online Casino does use images of conventionally attractive women on its website, seemingly in order to entice a male viewer. Since female gamers spend more money on casual games than male gamers, they should be working even harder to entice the prototypical female viewer. It should be noted that the imagery of attractive women on the Royal Vegas Online Casino website or the https://ca.royalvegascasino.com/slots/ subset of the website are fairly mild compared to what a lot of people are going to find in this niche and in similar niches. However, all websites in this niche should be careful to avoid assuming that only men are going to be visiting the website in order to play games, since it seems as if it is actually more profitable to target women in the first place. 

Surveys about male gamers have indicated that a lot of them do not actually want to see objectified women used to sell games or websites, so a good portion of the more egregious examples of attractive women used to sell games might not actually be reaching anyone properly. Images of attractive women themselves are fine, but the women should not look like they are being offered to the potential viewer.

Male gamer

Some of the slots that people are going to find on the https://ca.royalvegascasino.com/slots/ website are going to contain their own somewhat problematic imagery of women. Casino movies and the subculture has had a problem with objectifying imagery for a long time. It seems as if some websites like the Royal Vegas Online Casino are more or less following in the same basic tradition. However, there is no reason for this to be the case now that the culture has shifted. 

Our mothers give us so many gifts. They give us the precious gift of life, of course, but they also leave treasured lessons that can guide us along our journeys even when they are no longer with us. - Maria Shriver


Thinking of where to celebrate Mother’s Day?

Park Inn Radisson Davao has all the good reasons why you should treat mom and the rest of the family here. With this appetizing family set meal, everyone around the table will surely enjoy the food and the day we spend to honour our beloved mothers.

We tried it ourselves and what can I say? It’s all worth the care for mom.

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO

We’ll start off with the Green Salad;

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
Green Salad with creamy guacamole sauce

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
Lechon Kawali

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
Fried Chicken

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
RBG's Signature Pizza

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
A platter of fresh tropical fruits is also included

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
This creamy strawberry cake is the bomb. This is really good, comes with the set meal.

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
Have your souvenir photo taken with mom using this frame.
Brought Angelo and made a thumbs up to everything on the table, especially the cake. 
He said it's tastes and smell like yummy cream and strawberry. 

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY WITH PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO
With Park Inn Radisson Davao's New Hotel Manager Ms. Emelyn Mauhay-Rosales (center) and Marketing and Communications Manager, Ms. Patty Tan.

Thank you Park Inn Radisson Davao for having us!
Angelo enjoyed it a lot!
(Photo by foodiemom.me)

Family set meal is for P2,299
Good for 8 persons.

For reservations and inquiries;

RBG BAR & GRILL
PARK INN RADISSON DAVAO 
J.P. Laurel Avenue, Lanang, SP Dacudao Loop, 
Davao City, Philippines 
Phone: (082) 272 7600 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkinndavao/
http://www.parkinn.com/hotel-davao

The uses for custom stickers are almost endless. Parents, teachers, business owners, students, children, artists and more all can use custom stickers in a variety of fun ways. Here are just a few of the ways you can use stickers from a company like Custom Sticker Maker. 

SAY IT WITH CUSTOMIZED STICKERS

Motivate Children 

In school, day cares, churches and other institutions, stickers can be a great way to motivate children. Their progress at learning or completing various tasks can be tracked using stickers, or children can be given stickers as a reward. Parents can use stickers in the same way. 

Track Your Progress 

Kids aren't the only ones who are motivated by stickers. As adults, it's surprising how much seeing that little gold star can still get us going. With a custom sticker manufacturer, you can choose whatever design would be most likely to make you smile when you accomplish that workout, reach that next weight loss goal or avoid a bad habit. 

Support Your Team 

If you like sports, you can have custom stickers made up to show the love you have for your team. Plaster them on your car, your laptop and even on yourself for game day. 

Promotions 

Whether you play in a band, write books or run a small business, custom stickers can be a great way to promote your work. Depending on what and how you are trying to promote, you can plaster them guerrilla-style all over your town or hand them out as swag. 

Broadcast Your Passions 

Do you love a certain band, a TV show or a film franchise? Stickers can broadcast your fandom to others. From political causes to your favorite quotes and more, use stickers to express yourself. 

SAY IT WITH CUSTOMIZED STICKERS

Party Favors 

For kids' parties, weddings, showers and more, custom stickers can be a fun addition to the other favors that you give out. 

Reminders 

Stickers aren't just for fun and games. Stickers can also be made that convey important information from warnings to rules to information about how to use a piece of equipment. There is no limit to how stickers can be used for your own individual purposes. Turn photos of your pets into stickers; hand out stickers of beloved family photos at reunions. With some creative thinking, you will be surprised at how many fun and practical uses you find for custom stickers.

(Images: CTO)

Be-ing Suites Davao’s homey, eco-friendly, comfortable and well-ventilated atmosphere is just what every weary traveler need for a restful stay. 


Nestled in a quiet community in the northern side of Davao City is a little known traveller’s haven named Be-ing Suites Davao. 

In 2014, Hideki Ota who owns Hair Corporation, a salon and spa chain in Saga Japan came to Davao to look for Davaoenos he can coach and educate about Japanese Hair styling techniques and that eventually he can employ then with his growing salon business in Japan.

Be-ing Suites Davao Reception Hall
Be-ing Suites Davao Reception area

This Japanese-inspired hotel was supposed to be an academy which will facilitate partnership and culture exchange of the art of Japanese hair styling techniques and methods among Japanese and Filipino stylists.

But along the course of the construction of the building, Mr. Ota saw its economic potential; they then decided to open its doors to business travellers and tourists.

Today, Be-ing Suites Davao has 16 well-kept Japanese-inspired rooms in standard and deluxe. Japanese way of hospitality can be felt around especially among their smiling and very accommodating staff.

Be-ing Suites Davao
Spacious, well-ventilated hall

Be-ing Suites Davao
Modern Asian minimalist architectural concept made this place so carefree and comfy.
The Swimming pool is open to walk-in guests at P100/person with free refreshment.

Be-ing Suites Davao
Care to have coffee here in the moonlight? Ahhh... with company or not, would love to!

Be-ing Suites Davao
Standard Room with matrimonial queen size bed (as of May 2016 P2,280.00 net/day)

Standard Room Amenities:

Wifi
Intercom to Office Desk
LED Lighting
Toilet with Bidet
Hot and Cold Shower
Air-conditioned unit
Flat screen TV with cable

Be-ing Suites Davao
Clean, toilet seat with bidet 

Be-ing Suites Davao
Deluxe Room with matrimonial bed. Comes with personal ref 
and lotsa food items on the counter sink. (as of May 2016 P2,664.00 net/day)

Deluxe Room Amenities:

Wifi
Intercom to Office Desk
LED Lighting
Toilet with Bidet
Hot and Cold Shower
Air-conditioned unit
Flat screen TV with cable
Mini Refrigerator
Kitchen Counter with sink



Be-ing Suites Davao
Mr. Hideke Ota at the hotel's coffee shop. He proudly briefed us about his employee motivational concept of One Smile, One Peso. In a sense, he's encouraging and motivating his employees to smile and to deliver the best customer service all the time as this will nurture customer loyalty that in effect will yield positive business outcome.

Be-ing Suites Davao
Thank you for having us Be-ing Suites Davao.
(left to right) Ces Noblefranca, Chiqui Aportadera, Woman-ElanVital, Pal Raine, Vanessa Mabini.
(seate) Cheryl and Mr. Ota

Be-ing Suites Davao
Selfwe with Pal Raine!

Be-ing Suites Davao’s homey, eco-friendly, comfortable and well-ventilated atmosphere is just what every weary traveller need for a restful stay.

Being Suited Davao also hosts Being Salon, the only authentic Japanese styling salon in the city. Read more about my experience on this blogpost, BE-ING SALON: MY JAPANESE BEAUTY EXPERIENCE IN DAVAO.


BE-ING SUITES DAVAO
3rd Street, Lot 16
Guadalupe Village, Lanang, Davao City, Philippines.

For bookings and inquiries, call;
(082) 234 9088
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beinghousedavao/
http://be-inghouse.com/

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are mine.

Mother's Day


Mother’s day is fast approaching; second Sunday of May is not that far, before we know it we are all in panic mode looking for something special to give to our mothers. Not that mama’s really demand, I can’t remember an occasion my mom insisted on something she wanted, just a time with her over dinner table would do. But often we do not just settle with just that, don’t we? We always find and give something out of the ordinary to honour our mothers for what she has done for us.

All too often too, we are caught up with tight resources and time to go shopping, you'd know that when you are working and you still have to attend to the kids. But in today’s time and space, this thing isn’t really a problem. There are online entities that could give us a good hand in buying some good things at a good cost.

Groupon is one site that shares thousands of Groupon Coupons  we can use to buy thousand trusted brands at a rock bottom cost we've never imagined. Five of my favourite brands where you can get coupons as much as 62% Off include;

Samsung
Personal Creations
Swarovski
TRIA Beauty

With the savings that we can avail at Groupon’s, we cannot just buy one for our moms. But we can add in gifts for our mother-in-laws, our aunts, our cousins, our friends who are extra-ordinary mothers themselves too.

So fret not about how much you are going to spend this Mother’s Day, Groupon coupon can help you all the way in that department. After all, mother’s day happens only once each year. Let's give our moms the best.

Happy Shopping and hugs to your mom!

For more of Groupon updates, check out their;


To make your own Havaianas in Davao, check out MYOH at the 2nd level of SM Lanang Premier (beside Starbucks) from April 22 to May 1, 2016.


Hello dear friends in Davao!

'Make You Own Havaianas 2016' opened lanes yesterday with Karlo and Marga Nograles cutting the ribbon. Have your pair customized today!

This year’s Make Your Own Havaianas goes back to its roots.  We all know that our favorite flip flop brand was born in Brazil in 1962 but what most people do not know is that the very first flip flop was inspired by the Zori – flat, thonged Japanese Sandals made of fabric straps and rice straw soles. Havaianas flip-flops as we know now still show marks of these iconic rice patterns!—which truly makes it a child of eastern Zen and western joy.

'MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS' 2016 IN DAVAO
Karlo and Marga Nograles together with friends cut the ribbon

'MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS' 2016 IN DAVAO
Your first stop at customizing your pair. Choose your sole;

'MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS' 2016 IN DAVAO
Choose a strap;

'MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS' 2016 IN DAVAO
Then choose your pins, so many lovely Japanese-themed studs to choose from. 
I love the sakura.

Have it assembled;

'MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS' 2016 IN DAVAO

'MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS' 2016 IN DAVAO
Paying's a breeze :)

'MAKE YOUR OWN HAVAIANAS' 2016 IN DAVAO
And voila! My MYOH 2016 commemorative Japanese-themed pair.