Shell + Domex Launches Deep Clean Week

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Pilipinas Shell today launched its Deep Clean Week at retail stations around the country, partnering with Unilever through Domex under its 1M Clean Toilets Movement.

Traveling during peak seasons introduces heightened risks of acquiring diseases. Oftentimes, gas stations along major roads become the necessary stop-over points for commuters and private motorists, resulting in crowded, busy use of retail station facilities. In fact, customers are more upset by failures that inconvenience them directly, such as dirty pumps, slippery floors, and dirty toilets.

To address this, Shell has partnered with Unilever through Domex for Deep Clean Week, a project to clean up Shell stations around the country, and the 1 Million Clean Toilets program, an advocacy that aims to raise awareness on the need for proper toilet sanitation and to help improve access to clean toilets. Domex wants to empower and inspire Filipinos to clean their own toilets with specialized cleaners in an effort to reduce the incidence of diseases that are related to lack of proper toilet sanitation.

“Deep Clean Week is about spotting areas of the station that are not part of the everyday cleaning cycle. Building on the enthusiasm from 2013, I am excited to launch this year’s Deep Clean Week. We’ve listened to your feedback from last year and have refreshed a number of our tools to make this year’s programme even more successful and truly impactful,” said Oying Yam, Vice President for Retail.

Shell, the global leader in power, energy, and gas technology, recognizes the need to provide clean and bright facilities to its customers. Beginning May 12, staff will visit a site and work alongside retailers to improve site cleanliness. Volunteers will assess three key areas in Shell facilities: Cleanliness; Condition/Maintenance (whether the site is suitably maintained); and Compliant to Shell brand standards.

Mum’s two cents

It sure is very commendable to learn about big companies taking the initiative to give back to the people who supported them and patronize their products and services. Kudos to the people of Shell and Domex of Unilever for coming up with the 1Million Clean Toilets program. Now mums need not worry about their children having to pee in public toilets especially while on the road.

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Our Simple Mother’s Day Celebration

Mother's Day, occasions, family time, weekendsWe had the simplest Mother’s Day celebration this year. I woke up to my little man’s kisses + hugs as usual which are my favorite little-everyday blessings. I was busy even on a Sunday finishing some pressing deadlines but I finished work just in time for us to prepare to visit my Mama at the memorial park. It has been sometime since we last visited so we made it a point to go there very early this time. I also brought the citronella candles I bought a couple of weeks back. We planned to buy a couple of flowering plants on pots to place on our parents’ graves but we did not find the time to do so. Hopefully we will get to visit a local nursery and get some plants real soon. I know both my parents will love them as they are both fond of plants and flowers and they were both greenthumbs, too!

Even when we did not talk about it, I saw my sisters and brother at the memorial when we arrived. It was only Ken who was missing that day since he had to be somewhere else at the time. My nephew was also visiting with his parents and its nice so Jared can be with his kuya and he can have someone to play with while we were there.

We then proceeded to the local Waltermart branch nearby. The little man had been cooped up at home for a considerable number of days and I know he could use the trip to the mall. Plus, I also need to pay a couple of bills, too, and accomplish some errands. After having an early dinner at Chowking, we went on to pay some bills. Afterwards, we made a beeline for the Booksale branch and grabbed a couple of Rise of the Guardians book for Jared, as well as this flashcard set, which he can use when he practices counting number at home.

We also made a quick trip to the little man’s favorite part of the mall. But since he’s just played in the arcade a few days back, I only let him ride this one particularly car which happens to be his favorite! My sister Bel took the photo while I sit beside the little man in this Bumblebee car.

We also chanced upon my brother and my nephew at the mall who happened to go there to find a Mother’s Day present for my brother’s mother-in-law, am not sure what they got for Nanay that day but I hope she liked it!

We went home immediately after a quick trip to the supermarket to get some stuff. It was one particularly hot day but being out sure is a welcome change and we savored every minute of it.

I hope you had an equally interesting day and Happy Mother’s Day to us all!  :heart:

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Movie Date: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Our little man is simply fascinated by superheroes like Captain America and his favorite Iron Man, that is why it is no surprise that he wanted to see the sequel to the first Spider-Man film we saw a few years ago. So for our pre-Mother’s Day celebration, we went on to have lunch at the local mall and saw the new film afterwards.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in a nutshell

The sequel basically picks up from where the first film left off and shows Peter Parker graduating from high school with his girlfriend Gwen Stacy and entering college. He was feeling so guilty about continuing to be close with Gwen even when he promised her deceased father that he’d leave his daughter out of all the mess he might get into. So on the night of their graduation, instead of celebrating over dinner at a Chinese restaurant with Gwen and her family, Peter broke up with her instead.

His alter ego Spider-Man, on the other hand, has since evolved into becoming the well-loved Manhattan superhero arriving at the right time at the right place to thwart thugs and crooks from disturbing New York City’s peace and order. He has successfully harnessed his newly-acquired super powers and went on to become a very famous masked hero in the city. And it is in one of those criminal-chasing adventures that he came across OsCorp Industries employee, Max Dillon.

Meanwhile, Peter’s childhood bestfriend Harry was back in town to visit his father, OsCorps CEO Norman Osborn, who was terminally ill. He told Harry that his illness is hereditary and that Harry is in the age when the symptoms of the strange disease is starting to manifest. He left a usb drive of sorts to Harry, explaining that it holds his lifetime’s worth of work trying to overcome his illness and keeping it at bay. Norman passed away the next day living Harry in charge of his company.

Unbeknownst to everyone, Max met a very unfortunate accident at OsCorp that led to him falling onto this tank filled with huge electric eels used to power the OsCorp building. He fortunately survived the fatal accident but it has transformed him into something else, thus Electro was born followed by the havoc he wreaked at downtown New York City.

Bothered by his recent break up with Gwen, Peter was also plagued by the memories of his parents and the puzzle about their mysterious disappearance. One day he discovered clues to finding out the truth about his parent while he was sorting through his father’s old leather bag and other effects. It lead  him to an old and abandoned secret train station that housed a secret lab once owned by his dad. There he was able to see the final message his father left before the plane he was riding with his wife to flee the bad guys chasing them, dove down from the sky and exploded.

Peter and Gwen managed to sort things out and Peter agreed to go to England together. All is well that ends well until Electro arrived to orchestrate his plan to seek revenge with Spider-Man. Although Spider-Man was able to defeat him, he was caught unawares of Harry’s plan to continue where Electro left off. It was at this time when Gwen met a fatal accident and plunged to her death.

Peter was devastated with the sudden passing of Gwen and cannot find the energy and strength to wear his mask again and help those who ae in need. A video of Gwen’s graduation speech awoken him from his reverie and inspired him to continue doing his good deed and help the people of Manhattan. Which is rather timely, as it was in that very moment when one of the old criminals he once caught and put to jail decided to appear clad in a mechanically-ironed suit and started destroying anything in its path.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprised their roles as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively, while Jamie Foxx played the role of Electro.

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