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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Say It With Flowers

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Mother’s Day is just right around the corner and what better way to honor the most important women in our lives than by a bunch of flowers.  Lovely blooms will surely make the day more meaningful and colorful and your mum or mum friends could use more color in this day of honoring mothers and make it more unforgettable.

It is timely that I have recently discovered Anding’s Toys and Flowers Inc. The shop has been around for years, having three different stores in Divisoria and Manila, and is now venturing to sell their items to more consumers through their online shops. They offer a wide assortment of artificial flower arrangements and bouquets to suit your every need, as well as a big collection of different types of toys for children and the kids-at-heart.

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It is no easy feat to go to Divisoria in this sweltering hot weather, not to mention the ridiculous traffic situation in the metro. That is why Anding’s “Amazing Mom” promo is not only perfect but very convenient, too. Not only can you choose from their different beautiful arrangements in the comfort of your home but you can also have them shipped right to your doorsteps or your recipient’s home for free. This promo is until the end of May, so you have enough time to buy a floral arrangement or two for your beloved mum, grandmum, or mum-in-law.

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Tips + tricks: Money-Saving Car Leasing Tips

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Jiafeng Wang

Leasing cars is not the cheapest way to drive an automobile, but it can be the best option in certain cases. For example, if you intend to upgrade to a better model frequently, you would be better off leasing a vehicle as opposed to purchasing and selling them. There are several tips and tricks you can use to lower the cost of your car lease. Here are some of the most important:

Negotiate the Price of the Car as if You Were Going to Buy It

Leasing cars can be an expensive option for those who don’t know how to negotiate. You should approach the price negotiation as if you were going actually to buy it. It is common knowledge that you would have less leverage when leasing a car, and this might affect your bargaining power. For this reason, you should only let the dealer know that you intend to lease after you arrive at a suitable purchase price. This way, you will be able to get the lowest price they can afford to give. Also, you should get quotations from reputable dealerships such as Intelligent Car Leasing before making your final decision.

Negotiate the Mileage Limit, Down Payment, and Purchase-option Price

Most car salesmen are likely to focus on your monthly payments, and this can distract you from the down payment. It is important to make sure you pay as little money as possible upfront since this can lead to significant losses. In case the car crashes or gets stolen, you are likely to end up with a lot of money lost, and you will also not have a car.

When leasing a car, you will also have to agree on the mileage limit. If you are always on the road, you should go for a higher limit as this will be cheaper than paying extra for exceeded miles. If you have to prepay, you can have them refund you for any additional miles that you didn’t use. Also, find out if the dealership offers a purchase-option price. This can be advantageous if you choose to buy the car at the end of the lease.

Buy GAP Insurance

Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) insurance will cover your costs in case your car gets totaled before the end of your lease. The insurance will pay the difference between your loan and the value of the vehicle. It is important to note that GAP insurance will not cover your costs if you lose your job or get disabled.

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Thankful Thursday: Of Gratitude + Being Awake

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This week, I am #grateful for:

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Press Release: KZ + TJ Showcase Superb Musicality At Vivo V9 Mall Tour

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Love birds do make great harmony

Singer KZ Tandingan earned new fans with her powerful performances during her stint on China’s high-rating TV show, Singer 2018. Although she did not make it to the finals, KZ made a mark with the Chinese audience, cementing her title as Asia’s Soul Supreme.

Now back in the Philippines, KZ performed for her fans at the SM Mall of Asia on April 22, Sunday, to support the launch of Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone, the V9 with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera and more. It was her first public performance in the Philippines following her appearance on Singer 2018.

As the crowd roared in welcome, KZ belted out her signature hits like her cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” which she performed on Singer 2018, and Air Supply’s “Two Less Lonely People in the World.” She also sang her original songs, “Labo” and “Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako.”

Vivo Philippines Brand Director Annie Lim, meanwhile, expressed the global smartphone company’s continuous support for KZ.

“Like the rest of the Filipinos, we are very proud of KZ and her achievements on Singer 2018. She embodies the brand’s personality—young, trendy, and techie. We are very happy that someone as talented as her is part of the Vivo family,” she said.

“We can’t wait to see what she’s going to do next,” Lim added.

The event was even made more special since acoustic balladeer TJ Monterde, KZ’s equally talented boyfriend and fellow Vivo endorser, performed for the event. He sang his own compositions, “Tulad Mo,” “Kahit Kunwari,” and “Ikaw at Ako.”

TJ also had nothing but praises for her girlfriend as she introduced her on stage and encouraged the mallgoers to cheer KZ on.

“KZ deserves a loud crowd,” he said.

After the pair answered questions from the press and gave away a brand new Vivo V9, they sang their hit duet, “Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin,” which made their fans overjoyed with kilig.

KZ and TJ then went around the Perfect Shot, Perfect View Vivo V9 mall tour experience booths and greeted Vivo V9 buyers and their fans after the program. The two also surprised mallgoers when they dropped by the Vivo kiosk at the SM Cyberzone.

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Here Is the Advice We Should Never Grow Out Of

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Sam Wermut

Growing up is hard work. No one ever said it would be easy. One of the things that makes it so hard is that we spend the first part of our lives getting used to things that we have to grow out of and leave behind forever. I am reminded of the passage about acting and thinking like a child when you are a child, but putting away childish things when you grow up. Its a lot easier said than done.

When should you stop enjoying cartoons? The creators of shows like The Simpsons would say, never. When should you stop eating cereal with pictures of talking animals on the box? When should you stop wearing pajamas emblazoned with pictures of your favorite superheroes?

Further complicating the matter is that not everything from childhood is something to be dismissed. We are given childhood lessons that should carry through to the rest of our lives. Determining which lessons to hang on to is not a simple matter. We all want to live long, healthy, and ultimately fulfilling lives. To do that, here are some of the lessons from childhood to which we should return and retain:

Don’t Eat Poison

Very few people purposely eat rat poison. Perhaps the reason why is that we were taught as children to avoid such things. They were not held up as a privilege of maturity. No one is thinking that they will finally get to eat rat poison when they turn 18.

Yet when it comes to things like smoking, we see them as temporary restrictions lifted when we come of age. It is a problem with messaging. Smoking is not restricted because of age. It is restricted because it is an addictive poison that can kill you at any age. The consequences of eating poison are the same no matter how old you are.

The experts at any women’s recovery center can attest to the fact that messaging as a child can have a profound effect on how you view recreational drugs as an adult. Don’t eat poison because you are a kid is the wrong message. Don’t eat poison because it is a life-draining menace is the lesson we should retain. Eliminating poisons from your life can greatly improve it.

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Paint and Sip in Tagaytay: An Art Workshop with a Heart

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As we become a web-centric world, more online opportunities arise and the love for arts is becoming one of the most-sought activities for kids and kids-at-heart.

Therefore, Eco Hotel Philippines, together with Iris Alonzo, came up with an art workshop called “Paint and Sip.”

Paint and Sip is an instructional painting lesson usually consists of groups and accompanied by wine or other beverages. This event has increased rapidly since 2007. Furthermore, Iris started Paint and Sip in Yangon in July 2017 as a way to raise funds to run a primary school in an isolated village in Mon State. Her event lives on in the Philippines to fund art scholarships and to encourage people to explore their artistic capacities with the help of wine and friends.

We’ve invited talented and accomplished artists to share their expertise and journey to make it even more effective and incredible event for YOU!

Jessica Herrera

Jessica will be the main artist of the operation. She has worked in he has worked in AIESEC for 6 years as well, then served as a Partnership Manager for Asian Development Bank, and is currently a consultant for NGOs in the Philippines. She is a licensed Zumba instructor and certified Spanish teacher, but her true passion is painting. She started at the tender age of 6 and is happy to finally have found a relevant cause for her talent.

Iris Alonso

Iris is not an artist but an art enthusiast, with 6 years of development work experience in AIESEC, an international NGO. Through that, she became a Country Manager and Global Expansions Coach in Myanmar.

The proceeds from this event will be used to fund an organization to honor Sir Chinggoy Alonso’s contribution to Philippine arts and theatre. Chinggoy was a Filipino actor in theatre, movies, and television. He appeared in countless movies during his lifetime. Sadly, last October 2017, he passed away due to cancer.

Eco Hotel Philippines is a company that is passionate about conservation, preservation, and protection of our environment. As a green service hotel, Eco Hotels ensures that Eco-friendly processes are implemented from construction to day-to-day operations. This is aligned with its advocacy of minimizing its impact on the environment while imparting practices of sustainability to their staff and guests.

This art workshop aims to impart valuable tips to unleashing your love for arts like Iris and Jessica.

Don’t miss the chance to attend this greatly anticipated event. Mark your calendars now: 21st of April 2018, at Containers by Eco Hotel, located along SVD Road, Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City, 4:30 pm onwards.

For more information, you may sign-up here https://goo.gl/forms/FTJDyumsJj7oSK5p2, email info@ecohotel.com.ph  or message us on Facebook {@ecohotel}. See you there!