DEVANT + Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Bring Greatness in One

lifestyle, products, Avengers: Age of Ultron, announcementI am sure you have all seen the latest Avengers installment. I, on the other hand, am still in the process of convincing the little one to go see the film with me. All my efforts were in vain, so far, as the little guy deemed the film too scary for his delicate eyes to see. It was a far cry from his all-too-excited mood last month when we saw the film’s trailer for the first time. It is rather a difficult task to convince a 5-year old to do something he was not up to so I guess I had to think of new plans to see this much talked-about movie.

Meanwhile, TV brand DEVANT partners with Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to bring the DEVANT’s TV Collection. Read all about this exciting partnership in the press release below:

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Bring Back The EPASS Now!

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Can the Filipino commuters’ lives get even worse? You’d see many a number of disappointing and inconvenient news about the local public transport going awry. Just a few days ago, the MRT had another occurrence leaving many a number of people stranded and late for work. Several days before that, a PNR train was derailed off its tracks and left a few people injured. Yes, I agree taking the public transportation is not only downright inconvenient, it can also be life-threatening at some point.

Car owners may be spared from these misadventures, but they have their fair share of grievances, too. The inconveniently-scheduled road repairs that results to horrendous traffic and an assortment of other problems, the alarming increase of road-related crimes, and the list goes on and on. Truly, a Filipino’s daily commuting adventure is a feat nothing short of a scene from one of those action-packed films we enjoy watching.

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And, if you think it can never get worse, you might just have to think again. And you might also consider asking someone who lives in the south and has to pass SLEX on a daily basis. True, traffic there has greatly improved since the construction of new and improved roads, but about a year ago, they have stopped issuing new EPASS to commuters and have deprived the commuters from the south of all the convience this clever piece of technology can offer.

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Progress Pre-School GOLD’s #MultipleIntelligence Recognition Day

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I was privileged to be invited to Progress Pre-School Gold’s Multiple Intelligence Recognition Day held at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza recently. It was a great excuse to visit my old workplace and spend the afternoon celebrating and knowing more about Multiple Intelligence. It was also a lovely experience to witness the recognition of the Multiple Intelligence kids.

 

 

 

A sumptuous cocktail feast was prepared for all the guests prior to the event. And as we were ushered inside the auditorium before the Recognition Day started, we were each handed a gold-and-blue toga which we are suppose to wear especially for the occasion. Mums were giddy realizing it has been eons ago since we donned our College toga. The experience was both exciting and nostalgic.

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Kuya Kim Atienza giving the Commencement Speech

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Product Review: Casa de Lorenzo’s Coffee Dark + Lemongrass Manila Castile Soaps

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Coffee is one of my simple indulgences. The truth is, it feels like I am not fully awake until I have my mug of steaming hot coffee in the morning. This is the reason why I readily signed up to review the all new Casa de Lorenzo Coffee Dark and the Lemongrass Manila Castile Soaps. I am so excited to experience how my favorite pick-me-upper will do the same for my skin. I have tried other products from Casa de Lorenzo before {you may check out my review here} so I know that they have earth-friendly and good quality castile soaps and oils.

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Casa de Lorenzo sent me a bottle each of these variants for review purposes. These liquid soaps are in amber-colored bottles, which help protect the quality of the soaps they contain. Why castile soaps, you ask? The name is from the Castile region of Spain where these Olive Oil-based soaps originated from.

More intrigued with Casa de Lorenzo’s Coffee Dark Castile Soap, I tried it the next day after receiving my package. This natural soap variant is made from organic ingredients like Olive Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, and combined with local ground coffee beans. It’s coffee scent is reminiscent of the local kapeng barako and the invigorating aroma wafts into the bathroom as I pour a small amount onto my shower puff. Mind you, these castile soaps aren’t as soapy as regular soaps as they do not contain thickening agents so you might want to put more onto your shower puff for more lather, which is what I did exactly! As expected, this castile soap variant comes in a very dark brown shade, but surprisingly it does not leave even a hint of stain on my shower puff and the dark tint washed off immediately after rinsing. The soap does not leave a long-lasting coffee scent on the skin, either.

Casa de Lorenzo Coffee Dark Castile Soap is ideal for those once-a-week pampering, relaxing and luxurious baths that are sure to be a delight to the senses.

Why I love the Coffee Dark Castile Soap?

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