Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Puree Love: Feeding Your Baby the Healthiest Way

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 4:07 PM 0 comments
I may not have a baby of my own, yet, but my nephews grew with me.  So I know how to take  care of the young ones.  And the transition between milk to solid food is a fun time for mommies and Aunts everywhere. It’s the perfect time to experiment with fruits and vegetables as you slowly introduce new food groups to your child. :)

When it comes to feeding babies, mommies have long relied on pureed fruits and vegetables to get the job done. 
Below are some age-appropriate mommy puree favorites for every stage.

Baby applesauce for 4 months and above.  
With just the right amount of baby apples and a reliable food processor or blender, you can let your little one enjoy the many benefits of apples. Babies love its sweet taste while enjoying the abundance of vitamin C and fiber.

Apple puree-photo credits to

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Advocacy: Epilepsy Awareness and its Impact to Society

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 11:00 PM 0 comments
It is not easy to grow up in a family with epilepsy.  As a child, every seizures became an unforgettable moments/ experiences of my life I can't forget.  Every accidents accompanied by seizure attacks ( head bumps, head cracks, burned hands, cracked bones and a lot more) remain crystal clear in my memories.  During those times, I was so afraid to go near that person; convulsing, throwing up saliva.  I always said "I wanna go to bed."

But as I grew up with that person, I learned how to take care of the situation.  Elders taught me what to do in case the attack happened when we're alone.  The most important thing to do is to ensure the safety of that person, to prevent the head from hitting the ground.

Awareness is one of the very important things to consider with this condition.   And with that, I am here to help PLEA spread this awareness to people who doesn't know about Epilepsy.  In the Philippines, we celebrated the National Epilepsy Day last September 1-6 with the theme: EPILEPSY: TIGIL ATAKE...TULAY SA TAGUMPAY.  The week was started off with Tripartite Symposium for Neurologists: MARIJUANA in Epilepsy held in Sulu Hotel last September 1.
This was a forum among neurologist to discuss the emerging issues on Medical Marijuana and to hopefully come out with a consensus statement on its role in the management of Epilepsy in the Philippines.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pony Show Off 4: Showing off your Digital Wizardry

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 9:00 PM 0 comments
Are you edgy enough to pass for Quentin Tarantino’s protégé? Or maybe deviantART is your domain and you are its best-kept secret. Then again, you could be the brains behind the next YouTube sensation; or the rising video star to follow Miley Cyrus in her hot makeover?

If you have the eye and talent to whip up astounding images or compelling short videos, then you are exactly the digital wizard PONY is looking for.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Attack of Bacteria: Know your Enemy

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 8:00 AM 0 comments
Did you know that good oral hygiene begins and ends with bacteria?  
Yes, that is right.  There are up to 72 kinds of bacterias living in our mouth and once the strain is there, we can never take it out.  The best we can do is to keep it at a minimum. So we have to start with a healthy environment for good bacteria to grow.  Maintain this regimen by preventing bad bacteria from accumulating and causing plaque, cavities and bad breathes.

How to do it?
 Start with the food you eat. Avoid sugary and starchy food, consume more vegetables, and drink your eight glasses of water a day. 
After eating, always brush your teeth, use oral care products with anti-bacterial features, and clean your tongue with scrapers or your tooth brush. 
By knowing the enemy of good oral hygiene, you can easily win the fight against it. :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Health Check: How Clean are Your Teeth?

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 3:57 PM 0 comments
Our mouth is the busiest part of our body, it is working from morning 'till night..and even when we're asleep.  Just like every part of our body, our teeth can get dirty too.. 


When you're eating too much sweets(oh I love Chocolates) and drinking carbonated drinks (refreshing Sodas) to keeping bacteria-friendly toothbrushes( with sentimental value?). 

However, cleaning your teeth can be just as easy as one-two-three. 
Floss first to remove bigger debris in between the teeth. 
Second, brush your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes each time. 
Third, don’t forget your tongue and brush this area clean too.  If possible, rinse your mouth with a mouthwash for perfect finish.
And to beef up your daily regimen even more, here are three teeth-cleaning partners to help maintain your pearly whites.
First is a 12-hour anti-bacterial protection toothpaste to boost your teeth’s defense. 
Second is the right toothbrush that suits your cleaning needs. And of course, don’t forget to visit your dentist every six months for professional cleaning.
Remember, it’s easy to get our teeth dirty, but with a little effort, having clean teeth will become even easier.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Welcome the Rainy Season At The Crocs Epic Sale in Tiendesitas!

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 11:12 AM 0 comments
The season is quickly changing from sunny to rainy, and part of the fun of switching seasons is the chance to update our wardrobe.
Not only do we need to bring our umbrellas, jackets and raincoats out, but we also have to fill our shoe closets with reliable footwear that will not fail us during this season, don't you agree?

Crocs, being the world’s favorite comfort shoe brand, is the perfect pair in any weather. So, go find one that suits you and enjoy up to 90% off at the much awaited sale event of the season, the Crocs Epic Sale.
Back due to popular demand, the biggest sale ever is set to delight Crocs fans with amazing discounts on a wide selection of designs.

The Crocs Epic Sale will be at the Ground Floor of Bldg A., Frontera Verde, Tiendesitas from July 4 to 6, 2014.
A special preview sale for Citibank cardholders will be held exclusively on July 03, 2014.

For more information, simply like Crocs Philippines on Facebook and follow @crocsph on Instagram and Twitter.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TGIFRIDAY’S Great Fun, Food and Service Now in Fairview Terraces!

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 1:24 PM 0 comments
TGIFriday’s brings its own kind of fun, food and service to the new Fairview Terraces Mall!  This TGIFriday’s restaurant is the third branch to sport the brand’s fresh, new look with a 150 seating capacity.

  From the moment people step into the restaurant, they will be sublimely cued by hip and modern interiors. Like the flagship store in Glorietta, this branch boasts a “Promise Wall” alerting guests that whichever day of the week, “In here, it’s always Friday.” A creative rendition of the New York skyline painted on baseball bats catches the eye on one side of the wall. Steeped in Americana, TGIFriday’s looks back on its first-ever opening in New York City, on 1st Avenue and 63rd Street in 1965. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

MyKaffe Bakeshop's Newest Line of Cupcakes

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 1:45 PM 0 comments
If you are craving for something sweet, then MyKaffe is the right place for you to drop by. Because just recently they launched their newest line of cupcakes that are sure to tickle your sweet tooth.  

Their new flavours include Oreo, Salted Caramel, Nutella, Kitkat, Cream Cheese and Tiramisu.

Even a student can afford of these cupcakes with price ranging from Php55 to Php95.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Crocs Stretch Sole: Designed to Fit Your Active Lifestyle

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 2:58 PM 0 comments
The world’s favorite comfortable shoe brand, Crocs, introduces yet another innovative product that will complement our active lifestyle.  Yes you've heard it right!
And as part of its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Crocs is introducing the Stretch Sole collection featuring flats and loafers for men and women on the go. The Stretch Sole range is the first of its kind to include the innovative, new Fit2u TechnologyTM. 

What is Fit2u TechnologyTM? 
 With Fit2u TechnologyTM, the shoe is able to fit, and flex according to the way our feet moves within the day. What makes the Sole Stretch range unique is that it is enhanced with the signature comfort of CrosliteTM material insoles, and is built with a stretch cord and a four-way stretch canvas upper to maximize the stretch and flexibility of the shoe.  No other shoe fits, flexes and frees our feet just like the Stretch Sole.

It was developed for people with active lifestyles. For the ones on-the-go, attending errands, going to work, or even hanging out with your loved ones, it was designed for life's every unexpected twist and turn, while providing the best comfort available only from Croc's.

Men's Stretch Sole Loafer at P3,990

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Solaire Resort and Casino turns One!

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 1:54 PM 0 comments
Solaire Resort and Casino, one of the fastest growing integrated resort in the country surpassed 1 Million Facebook “Likes” in one year ( a great milestone to mark its 1st year anniversary.

Solaire Resort & Casino,  the primary property of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, is a USD $1.2 Billion integrated destination resort on an 8.3-hectare site in Manila, Philippines is the first integrated resort to embrace Social Media with its own in-house digital marketing team since the property opened in March 2013 and has indicated its strength within a year. Social Media is an essential part of their continuous efforts to innovate and provide impressive and exceptional entertainment to all their clientele. 
Growing engagement with fans of Solaire has contributed significantly to the business success. Social Media platforms will enhance the marketing plans of Solaire and allows them to interact and update regular patrons on all events, activities, shows and promotions.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Alex Medina: Pony's Newest Rebel Ambassador

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 2:39 PM 0 comments
American footwear brand Pony is known for its rebel streak and fiercely unique character
Its name has become synonymous to freedom of expression, individuality, and living up to one’s potential.
Its slogan, “Let’s get it on!” best embodies Pony’s brand image. 

As the brand continues to grow, Pony’s roster of brand ambassadors does too; with character actor Alex Medina being the newest endorser.

Alex is part of the new generation of primetime style icons whose artistic chops earned him recognition in the world of indie films. He bagged his first Best Actor trophy for the movie “Palitan”, which coincidentally pays tribute to “Scorpio Nights” – a movie that actually starred his thespian-father Pen Medina

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Gear Up with Lazada's Ultimate Gadget Craze!

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 10:55 AM 0 comments
Lazada is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. 

An early summer treat awaits all tech enthusiasts and gamers as Lazada Philippines—the largest online shopping mall in the country—has launched an ultimate gadget craze campaign. 

One of the campaigns is the “Great Samsung Sale” which is tagged as Samsung’s biggest sale of the year. Buyers can get a discount of up to Php3,500 and get to have cool freebies along with it. In addition, gamers can enjoy playing the latest Sony PlayStation 4 console for only P23,500! The bundle package is priced at P26,200! Playing with your favorite games will not be complete without a new LED TV. Lazada is offering My View LED TV that can go as low as P4,999.

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