#PusoToTheMax Cheer for Team Gilas Pilipinas

Showing their true mettle, Team Gilas Pilipinas has already won 4 of their tune-up games in Spain. As they inch closer to their most awaited competition, let us continue to cheer for our players. Let’s do the #PusoToTheMax Cheer!

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Reward for Doing Well in Mandarin Chinese Class

Last Monday, Justin went home with a nice gift from his Mandarin Chinese (MC) teacher. He said three boys from his class received a reward that day for doing well in MC class. His two other classmates each received a ballpen, while he received a small brown notebook with a pen.

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Reward for a job well done

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Inside was a note from Ms. Tin-Tin, his MC teacher.

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And here’s a longer message from Ms. Tin-Tin. Pardon my son’s “thank you” and “I love you” replies at the bottom of the page. He was quicker to write his reply to his MC teacher than I was in taking a shot of his teacher’s message. Lol!

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Check Out Greenhills Cinemas Movie Madness Promo!

Watching movies has other benefits aside from its entertainment value. According to researchers from New York University, watching movies can also perk up the mind, lessen stress and produce an overall sense of well-being.

Now here’s a bit of good news for all movie buffs out there! Greenhills Cinemas came up with a Movie Madness promo that runs from August 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015. Every cinema ticket bought at Theater Mall Cinemas 1 and 2, Promenade Cinemas 3, 4 and 5 or at the new Promenade Cinemas 6, 7 and 8 in Dolby Atmos entitles moviegoers to one raffle stub per ticket that will win them exciting prizes every month.

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For August, one lucky cinema ticket holder will take home a Samsung Galaxy Duo S2 android phone, while another lucky moviegoer will win a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in September. October and November raffle draw winners meanwhile will win Samsung Galaxy Note 8 android tablets, while December, January and February winners will each receive Samsung S1 51” Plasma TV sets.

“We Filipinos are such big movie fans. And movies are still the most affordable and most accessible form of entertainment for the whole family. Since we are celebrating our anniversary this August, we decided to share some festive vibes with our moviegoers and thank them for their loyal patronage. This Movie Madness promo is our way of making movie fans love the movies more,” said Precy M. Florentino, president of the Music Museum Group that runs Greenhills Cinemas.

Draw dates for Movie Madness winners will be August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28, February 1 and March 2. Lucky winners will be notified, and prizes may be claimed at the Admin Office at the third floor of Greenhills Promenade on the corresponding month.

The more times you watch a movie, the better the chances of winning cool prizes. And the good news is, moviegoers can win more than once!

To know more about this exciting promo, visit www.musicmuseum.com.ph.

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Review of Theodore’s Kitchen Spray

I received Theodore’s Kitchen Spray from a mompreneur friend last month, but I only got to use it at home last week. The product is packaged in a sturdy spray bottle with lock mechanism to prevent accidental spills.

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Theodore’s Kitchen Spray (Php500ml), Php295.00

The first ever kitchen spray in the market, Theodore’s Kitchen Spray is an all-natural kitchen cleaner and disinfectant. Its main ingredients include distilled white vinegar, sodium bicarbonate, organic lemon and tea tree essential oils.

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How to Use
1. Shake well before using.
2. Spray on surface.
3. Wipe with a clean damp cloth or air-dry.
4. For a more thorough disinfecting, let the cleaner stay on the surface for a few minutes before wiping.

What I Like about It
• It’s chemical-free.
• It’s animal testing-free.
• It’s biodegradable.
• It cleans and disinfects.
• It helps eliminate odor.
• It’s economical. It takes only a few squirts to do the job.

What You May Not Like about It
• You can smell the lemon scent each time you spray, but as you begin wiping, the lemony scent is replaced by a faint vinegar smell. This is not really a problem because the vinegar smell fades away eventually.

My Experience
After I’m done preparing my son’s breakfast and school lunch, I used Theodore’s Kitchen Spray to clean my greasy stovetop. I sprayed on the surface of the stove and waited for several minutes before I started wiping. It didn’t take me long to remove the grease and food splatters from my stove. The kitchen spray also did a good job of removing remaining cooking odors from my stove.

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Before using Theodore’s Kitchen Spray

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After using Theodore’s Kitchen Spray

Germs and bacteria thrive in our kitchen, so this kitchen spray may also be used to disinfect our kitchen area before we prepare food for our families. This kitchen spray may be used virtually on any surface such as counter tops, stove top, kitchen sink, chopping board, dining table, refrigerator and microwave.

Theodore’s Kitchen Spray is available at all EchoStore and Sesou branches in Metro Manila.

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Boosting the Boudoir

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, which means if you’re doing it right, you spend as much time in bed as you do in the office on a typical weekday. This makes it essential for your bedroom to be a space that allows you to escape the world’s distractions and immerse yourself in the tranquil, relaxing environment so crucial for a good night’s kip. Optimizing your slumber space need not keep you up all night. Make some of the following changes. They require minimum effort and pay dividends in sweet dreams.

Store everything
There’s nothing worse than a chaotic gathering of makeup on a bedside table, piles of dirty clothes or shoes stacked along a skirting board; and it’s rarely a good look to have your clothes on show. Instead, stash away your clutter in some coordinated bedroom furniture sets. Then you can drift off in the knowledge you won’t trip over something and shatter an anklebone if you need to trek for a glass of water in the night.

Eliminate electronics
It might be tempting to check your email, texts and Facebook several thousand times before you fall asleep, but it most certainly isn’t worthwhile and can be detrimental to a good night’s rest. The same goes for televisions; keeping one in your bedroom blurs the fine line between going to bed and going to sleep.

Slip into something more seasonal
As seasons change, so should your bedding. Choosing warm, earthy hues in autumn, pastels in spring and flowers in summer is a quirky and cheap way of creating different, themed looks. You can coordinate cushion covers and accessories with your choices to make it feel like you have a new bedroom for every season.

Freshen up
Sleeping involves all the senses, so give yourself every chance of sweet dreams by sewing the night air with relaxing scents. Aromatherapy candles perfumed with heady night blooming flowers like jasmine can make you drowsy, as can lavender. Even better, decorate your boudoir with bunches of fresh blooms for an instant morning mood boost.

Keep blankets and a fan on hand to control the temperature, blackout blinds on the windows and earplugs if you need to block out noisy neighbors. Remember, you don’t lose your senses just because you’ve lost consciousness, so focus on pleasing all five with your sleeping environment to maximize your rest potential.

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