Progressive health and beauty

JellieCountrySeveral months ago, I posted – no, gushed – about Tokyo Love Soaps. A very effective brand, but very expensive (I used it for medical reasons at that time). You see, I’m a wash-and-wear kind of girl, so I do my best to start with the right soap. And when I find a soap that my skin likes, I stick with it. So when a good friend, Ms. Leila Rispens-Noel, posted on Facebook about a group of women in Bansalan, Davao del Sur who are making all-natural soap from goat’s milk, I was very curious to try it out.

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Best gifts at the best prices (Bodega sale)

Disclaimer: I’m not being paid by Kid’s Company or Richwell to post this, I just want to share wonderful news for parents who are thinking of buying gifts for their kids, especially this Christmas.

If you’re looking for branded, original and excellent quality toys at affordable prizes, head on over to Richprime Global Inc. in Quezon City this weekend!

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We got our little princess’ first Barbie from them, and Tobots for the boys. You can also shop ONLINE and get 15% off with their online voucher, or check out their BODEGA SALE page now at http://www.richprime.net/bodega-sale/

Hope you enjoy as much as we did! 🙂

Surreal

When 2015 started I began a little project to challenge my creativity. Having been inspired by the book “Surreality” by a then 20-something Carissa Villacorta, I wanted to get my favorite lines from her book and turn each into a graphic that could easily be shared in social networks. The whole book is great food for thought, so these quotes are a reminder for me to keep feeding my passions in life. Here’s the link to the Pinterest board I created for this little project:

I would love to hear what you think about these quotes. If you like them, please feel to share, along with the author’s name and link to her book intact. Happy Sunday!

Touch me not: a resurrection of the Filipino spirit

Elias, Basilio and SisaIn the Latin Bible, Jesus Christ said to Mary after His resurrection, “Noli Me tangere…” (John 20:17). Inspired by these words, Dr. Jose Rizal penned a novel about the resurrection of the Filipino people, whose time had come to arise and forge a new destiny without the oppressive grip of Spain and her abusive padres.

This novel by our National Hero was crafted into a beautiful opera by National Artists Felipe P. De Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, circa 1957. A generation passed until this opera was staged in a foreign land, where philanthropists Loida Nicolas Lewis, Jerry Sibal and Edwin Josue heard the stirring music and lyrics in the mother tongue. The foreigners who listened to and watched the opera with them could not fully understand what the story meant—but for the Filipinos in the audience, the story was not lost, and the Motherland’s anguish was clear: Come to me, my sons, do not let me die.

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The King and I

It’s almost midnight, and I can’t sleep. Still exhilarated after watching The King and I’s preview.

Entering the award-winning Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila for the first time, I felt like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz and muttered, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” The plush red seats, stage, lights, acoustics and very friendly RWM staff helped us get into the mood for the performance. And it was a performance we will never forget indeed.

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