Spray the Germs Away with the New Ambi Pur Antibac Fabric Spray

The number 1 antibac fabric spray in Japan is finally here in the Philippines, and with just few sprays, it will remove 99.9% of germs and odor on hard-to-wash items like mattress, sheets, carpet, couch, clothes, shoes, toys, car seats, curtains, and just about any fabric you can think of.

To ensure that our home is virus-free, especially during this time of Corona Virus, I sanitize these areas (or items) of my home since these are what’s commonly used, especially by Coco.

I spray on our couch, which might be the dirtiest furniture we have at home.
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The bed, sheets and pillows which may also contain bacteria after 1 week of use.
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Coco’s toys, which can be a breeding ground for virus-causing disease.
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Grocery items, since I placed it in the cart, which can also be a virus-carrier
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The footwear that was used outside, which the virus may have stuck
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And lastly, I spray it whenever we cook, especially when it smells afterwards OR when our neighbor’s dogs give out a stinky odor.

What I love about the new Ambi Pur Antibac Fabric Spray is that I can spray it on anything without it leaving any sticky feels, it has a pleasant smell and it is very affordable, only at Php 249 for every 370ML Bottles.
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It has 4 scents – Anti-bacterial (orange), Downy scent, Blossons & Breeze and Extra Strength (Not in picture).

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Shopee launches SHOPEE MOM’S CLUB on Mother’s Day Weekend

𝐌𝐎𝐌𝐌𝐘 𝐓𝐈𝐏: Keep your child learning and engaged while having fun during the ECQ by sharing the best moments like playing together.
wanderw0m0m-01Now is the time to introduce your childhood’s favorite summer memory – mine is building pillow forts with my cousins and play pretend. Here we are camping under the stars while reading our favorite book.

Another tip I want to share is to SIGN-UP TODAY to Shopee Mom’s Club to get the best deals for you and for your child!

▶️ Get access to special collections, monthly vouchers, tips, and advice from our mommy community online and many more perks when you become an exclusive member today!
▶️ Use MOMSDAY12 to get 12% discount on special Toys, Kids, and Babies, and Games collections until May 10.
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All items are 100% Love guaranteed so check the app and click the Shopee Mom’s Club to sign up and know more!

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Smile Train Global Ambassador Catriona Gray Joins Online Speech Therapy Sessions for Cleft Patients

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Smile Train Global Ambassador Catriona Gray joins the organization’s online Speech Therapy session to reach and educate more patients with cleft lip and palate amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The world’s leading cleft organization, Smile Train Philippines recently held a virtual speech therapy session with its Global Ambassador, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, in an effort to reach and continue educating more patients with a cleft lip and/or palate amid the enhanced community quarantine.

Smile Train recently launched virtual speech therapy sessions with its volunteer Ms. Veronica Yu CSP-PASP, a Speech Language Pathologist and a faculty member of the University of Sto. Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences. She led the discussion on the effects of cleft disability on speech and the impact of feeding difficulties on the physical well-being of children. Ms. Yu also demonstrated her patients’ progress on proper pronunciation, which they were able to accomplish during the separate one-on-one online therapy sessions.

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Smile Train Volunteer Ms. Veronica Yu, CSP-PASP, a Speech Language Pathologist, faculty member of the University of Sto. Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences, explored topics about the effects of cleft on speech and its impacts on the physical well-being of children.

The session also allowed viewers to ask questions about their family members experiencing difficulties with their conditions. Numerous viewers had inquiries about how many speech therapy sessions are required and what other procedures patients need to undergo if they have cleft lip and/or palate.

In her welcome message, Smile Train Global Ambassador Catriona Gray acknowledged the efforts of the organization to continue providing free comprehensive cleft care including speech therapy, while free surgeries and physical therapy sessions are on hold. She plans to support Smile Train’s upcoming initiatives during the ECQ.

I was able to work closely with Smile Train for the first time during my reign as Miss Universe and it inspired me to help the organization change the lives of many people around the world. Now as the newest global ambassador, I am committed to supporting its patients in the Philippines during this pandemic through the organization’s online speech therapy classes,” said Gray.

With the support and collaboration of its donors, partners, and ambassadors around the world, Smile Train is able to transform the lives of patients with cleft and help improve their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. Even during the ECQ, Smile Train continues to find sustainable solutions such as social media to help their beneficiaries.

Smile Train has always been committed to exploring various avenues and utilizing technology to reach more patients and communities in the Philippines, especially during this ECQ. With the support of Catriona, we hope to reach more patients and families so that we can continue to provide them with the care that they need, even during a pandemic,” said Smile Train South East Asia Director Kimmy Flaviano.

Smile Train plans to hold more sessions in the coming weeks to address concerns of patients or parents about receiving cleft treatment during this time and talking about staying positive and productive during the ECQ.

For more information about Smile Train’s global efforts and to donate, please visit smiletrain.org. To learn more about Smile Train’s local programs in the Philippines, please visit smiletrain.ph, follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.

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About Smile Train
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.ph. For more information about Smile Train’s work in the Philippines, please contact philippines@smiletrain.org.

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All Things Disney with Photobook (Free Photobook Promocode)

2020_0501_17364200Too sad we weren’t able to go to Disneyland this summer vacay as we have planned to. But Coco and I are so happy to be able reminisce our past Disney trips while we made our DISNEY FUN BOOK from PHOTOBOOK. Great bonding, right?

Did you know that there are Disney templates that you can use to make your photobook more memorable?

It is so easy to use – 1) Just open your Photobook app
2) Click the Disney Fun Book
3) choose your photobook size
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4) choose you Disney Template (There are 15 templates to choose from)
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5) choose your photos, fix them accordingly
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6) when done, click NEXT, give your project a name and choose your paper
7) Add to cart

Payment mode: Gcash or Paypal

What’s the best thing about this? We are sharing with you how you can get your own 6×6 inch DISNEY FUN BOOK for FREE when you create it via the Photobook App.
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To redeem your free photobook, you can use the promo code: TAPFUNBOOK | 20 pages but you get 50% off for the extra pages, not inclusive of paper upgrades and shipping fee.

You can also use the code TAP50 for 50% off site wide via the Photobook App as well. Not inclusive of extra pages, paper upgrades and shipping fee.

All codes valid until June 30, 2020.

Here’s Coco reviewing the Photobooks we made!
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Download the App HERE.

You can watch our unboxing here:

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Maynilad Bills Payment at the Comfort of your Home

Thursday is my laundry day and I realized how we have more clothes to wash now than pre-enhanced community quarantine days. I guess, we are even more concern of our cleanliness, as well as the virus that might stick to our clothes because of Covid19.2020_0421_16382900

It’s almost the month end and our friend judith is here again. Despite of extensions given by most companies, like Maynilad, and I’m so thankful for that… I decided to pay up so I’ll be able to manage our expenses easier, the lesser dues on my end, the less worries I’ll have.

It’s so comforting to know that it is now easier to pay my Maynilad bill through the many payment channels that we now have — GCash, Paymaya, Grab and Lazada to name a few (check photo below). I don’t need to go out and risk my health just to fulfill my responsibilities at home.IMG-12e3a6e86723a0cfc99b25b4a9bde730-V

Not only that, since paying is just a tap from the app, I don’t have to waste my time on the streets – probably going to payment centers and falling in line – it only meant, that I will be able to finish more tasks and I’ll have more time for my family and myself!2020_0421_17465900

Reminding all of us to STAY HOME and STAY SAFE, don’t go out if it’s not an urgent need or find ways, there might be a way that you can do it at the comfort of your home. Let’s help #flattenthecurve and let’s all #HealAsOnePH.

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Earn from Home with LEGANDE INC.

Recent events have sent the world reeling and businesses are at a standstill. In Legande, we value the well-being of our employees and customers but we also know that our products are essential in day to day living. This is why we have come up with a new way of doing things; one that is adaptable to current events but still allows us to cater to the demands and needs of the business.

Legande has an entrepreneurship program catered to help you succeed from the comfort of your home. It is a step by step program that maximizes your strength and preferences. The Legande Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program aka LEAP is one of the most rewarding and it has easy to follow steps that combine sustainable but unlimited income opportunities. It can also pay according to your preference, whether it be bi-monthly, monthly, or annually.
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There are 10 ways to earn with Legande. The details can be found here.

We envision you to be an active entrepreneur who learns, earns, and reaps the perks and benefits as you climb the zenith of success. We will be there with you every step of the way.
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Legande believes that we can grow better by helping others. Here, we make sure that while we grow the business, we also grow the people around us so they can earn as well.

We don’t know when the COVID-19 pandemic will end but what we do know is that there are ways we can still earn a living while staying safe. Legande Inc. is one with everyone in this endeavor and we hope that with this membership program, we can help you provide for your family.
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Here at Legande, we talk about infinite possibilities and we walk the talk.

You can visit www.Legánde.com or visit them (when the Enforced Community Quarantine is over) at Suite 406, West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Ortigas Center, Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1605. You can also check their Facebook Page to send them a message.

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“Telemedicine” poised as best solution during the COVID-19 pandemic

The deadly COVID-19 virus has been in existence for just three months but the world is already reeling from various measures to control its spread. These include the closure of borders and strict stay-at-home quarantine for many citizens in countries hit by the deadly virus.

Hospitals have become the epicenter of lockdown areas and medical demand continues to grow exponentially as the pandemic spreads further. Other than patients with chronic diseases who require medical resources regularly, those with symptoms of coughing and fever but not yet declared COVID-19 positive are worried that they’ll be infected if they go to a hospital. Even if hospitals and clinics in Taiwan are close to people’s homes and are easily accessible, many still feel they are very far away.

Thus, “Telemedicine” is poised as the best solution amid this pandemic, according to Walter Yeh, President and CEO of Taiwan External Trade Development Council or TAITRA. “The technology being used in telemedicine/telehealth helps reduce the risk and cost of infection to patients and medical staff alike, and has become the best solution to treating patients with infectious diseases.”

According to a survey by Global Market Insights, the global market value of telemedicine will increase from US$38.3 billion in 2019 to US$130.5 billion in 2025 for a composite average growth rate of 19.2 percent. The pandemic may be causing windows of opportunity all over the world to close, but telemedicine offers a rare window of hope for the whole world. “Taiwan is able to integrate strategic advantages in information, communication, and medical strength and is therefore exclusively equipped with the potential to help develop the global telemedicine industry. Our goal is to combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) with big data in order to improve upon current medical information systems and image analysis.”

In a virtual press conference held recently, Yeh showcased to the media three telehealth solutions: Medimaging Integrated Solution, BIONIME, and Leadtek Research, Inc., who all developed products with the aim of advancing science. The solutions, said Yeh, share three common objectives, such as to reduce COVID-19 risks and medical costs for both patients and medical facilities, expedite a patient’s recovery from illness, and to promote proactive patient self-management.

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L-R: WEST YANG, Special Assistant to CEO, BIONIME CORPORATION; WALTER YEH, President & CEO, Taiwan External Trade Development Council; JOHNSON CHANG, Manager of Business Development Center, Medimaging Integrated Soution Inc.(MiiS), Wayne Lee , Manager of Smart Healthcare BU, Leadtek Research Inc.

The telehealth industry includes telehealth management, telehealth nursing and telemedicine. In terms of telehealth management, Leadtek, a Taiwan Excellence enterprise, has created its “amor physical and mental health management platform“ based on a wearable bracelet that can monitor personal data like sleeping habits, fatigue levels, blood circulation, and physical stress index. The comprehensive information it collects enhances knowledge of AI risk prediction, individual health patterns, and allows for personalized suggestions to boost self-health management.

On the other hand, “The Rightest Precision Health Combined Care Circle,” created by Bionime Corporation, collects and analyzes electronic data through digital health service stations and converts it into easily readable information charts. This powerful telecare nursing service provides professional medical hospitals and clinics with ideal solutions for institutional care management as well as follow-up care outside the institutions.

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2020 Taiwan Excellence Award – Bionime Corporation, Rightest Precision Healthcare Ecosystem

As for telemedicine, the “Horus Scope Digital Handheld Tonometer” developed by Medimaging is available to both physicians and optometrists and aims to facilitate the production of electronic medical records through digital photography or video recording. The image can be transmitted to the physician remotely for diagnosis to reduce the need for one-to-one contact.

Taiwan has been at the forefront of global COVID-19 prevention efforts. Through the full support of the government, transparent information exchange, industrial capability, and the combined effort of medical professionals, Taiwan has been able to showcase its strength in the medical industry. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council will continue to promote all aspects of the medical industry in Taiwan and will hold a “Taiwan International Medical and Healthcare Exhibition” at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 October 15-17. Taiwan Excellence will also lead award-winning businesses to participate in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Laboratory Equipment Exhibition in December, ASEAN Senior Care & Wellness Expo in Malaysia in August, and MEDICA in Germany in November, to assist domestic manufacturers in expanding their business opportunities across the globe.

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Potato Stamps Project


Make your child busy today by doing this very easy and fun project that we just did – Potato Stamping!

Things you need:
Potatoes, Paint, Paint Brush, Knife, Pen, Paper
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PS: This is for those who don’t have cookie cutters. I suggest if you have cookie cutters, you can just use it.

Instructions:
Cut your potato in half. Dab the wet potato with paper towel. Draw your outline. Carve it with your knife (adult supervision please) and cut the excess parts of the potato. Start painting it. (Watch the video!)
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Stamp it in your paper, you can also make a greeting card with it. Here’s what we did.
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Coco showing off his rainbow stamp. Can it be preserved? Some has asked me in my Instagram post. I actually did not. BUT yes, you can re-use it for a couple of days. Just wipe the excess paint, wrapped in a bag inside the fridge.
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Banoffee No Bake Cake

Craving for something sweet and thinking of something to do for bonding with Coco, so I ended up with finally making this childhood favorite of mine, inspired by my Tita Jo-ann’s Banana Mocha that she usually make when we have our summer vacation in Lipa.
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Here’s my own version of Banoffee No Bake Cake

Ingredients:
1 can of Nestle Cream
1 tsp Vanilla flavoring
1 tsp Coffee
3 tbsp sugar (or depends on your taste)
Ripe banana
Pack of Nissin Wafer

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Mix all ingredients (Nestle Cream, Vanilla flavoring, coffee and sugar) in a bowl. Using a mixer is better, but if you have non, just mix it until even.
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Layer the wafer in your pan, add sliced bananas. Pour mixture to the layer. Make another later of water and bananas and pour mixture again.
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For the top most, layer the wafer, pour the mixture and decorate with banana. Chill overnight.
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BrandBuzz Mommas, a collaborative effort of HELP during this #LifeInTheTimeOfCorona

Sharing with you this story, one that I will always remember, something that kept me busy and fulfilled during this #LifeInTheTimeOfCorona, when a lot are helpless, there will always be people who will reach out to you and tell you, it will be okay and this too, shall pass. I am part of the committee of this “project” and it wasn’t easy, but it was all worth it.

Now the main “event“……
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When a community of mommy bloggers came together to feed disadvantaged families in Tondo, little did they know that their project would turn into a huge food assistance program for hundreds of front liners fighting COVID-19.

The Photo that Started It All

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It was the first week of ECQ when Clara Alegria “Gie” Ramos, a PR and influencer management professional and founder of BrandBuzz PH, saw a video of an elderly man who said, “mauuna pa kami mamatay sa gutom bago kami mamatay sa virus.”

That image prompted Gie to send a message to her community of mommy bloggers, asking for any leads on how to help him. Eventually they found out that the man was originally staying at Roxas Boulevard and moved to the Delpan Evacuation Center in Tondo along with many informal settlers.
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I asked the moms if we can contribute P500 each so that we can feed the families at Delpan. Hindi madaling maglabas ng pera ngayon, pero maraming tumulong,” said Gie. With the P18,000 they initially raised, the real work began.

JM, a single mother, told Gie, “I can’t contribute financially, but I can help with logistics.” JM volunteered her home as a storage and dispatch center, coordinating with suppliers, cooks, and delivery riders.

When the blogger community received the photos of the grateful lolos and lolas eating the meals they sent, they were deeply moved. They felt that they needed to – and Can DO – more.

A Bigger Goal

Two of the bloggers who are nurses suggested to help medical front liners, too. Gie sent out another call for donations, and this time more volunteers responded, as well as corporations. CDO partnered with BrandBuzz PH by donating food products, enabling the moms to cook home-style meals for many frontliners who are far from their families.
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There are about 5 of us volunteers who cook 50 meals each per day,” explained Krisha, a mom of two. “Then we distribute them to different government hospitals. With the project getting bigger, we needed all the help we can get, and CDO was one of the companies who answered the call. We would send pasta dishes topped with Danes cheese, and rice meals with CDO Funtastyk tocino – gustong-gusto ng frontliners ‘yun!”
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Roadblocks and Rewards

With many restrictions under ECQ, there were challenges in the sourcing of ingredients and delivery. But the biggest challenge for the volunteers was physical and emotional exhaustion. Gie shared, “Pinagsasabay mo yung work from home, household chores, homeschooling, at yung feeding progam na full-time din. When my kids told me, you’re here but you don’t talk to us, I realized I was sacrificing my time with my family. But so were the frontliners, that’s why I can’t stop. But things got better once we figured out a system.

And when the doctors and nurses send their photos enjoying the food, seeing their joy and reading their messages make everything worth it. Nakaka-inspire,” mused Krisha.
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For JM, her 7-year-old daughter also inspires her to keep going. “When I see her writing notes to the frontliners and praying for them nang hindi ko inuutusan – I know we are doing something right.
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What Collaboration Can DO

These moms attribute the success of the project to their supportive blogger community and corporate partners. To date, the group has raised over P1Million worth of donations. With over 50 volunteer cooks and growing, they plan to feed underprivileged families as well. “The task is much bigger, but with steady partners like CDO, Clara Ole, San Remo, Ellie Cooking Oil, Tupperware and Styrotech, who are committed to working with volunteers like us in feeding our brave front liners, we Can DO this,” said Gie.
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Even in the darkest times, with the influence of compassionate individuals and the support of caring communities and companies, there is so much we Can DO together to make the world brighter.

You can still help us, you can drop by BrandBuzz Helps in Facebook or in Instagram.

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