American Standard Teams Up with Rajo Laurel for ‘Showers of Happiness’ Promo

Want to indulge in stylish showering? Then join the ‘Showers of Happiness’ Promo! The two icons of passion and innovation, American Standard and Rajo Laurel, collaborate to reward customers with a lovely shower experience.

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Left to right: Mr. Alen Alban (Country Manager of Lixil Philippines), Rajo Laurel, Mr. Alpha Ang (General Manager of Lixil Asia Pacific), Ms. Emily Rose Besavilla (Marketing Manager of Lixil Philippines), Ms. Giuliana Anastacio (Assistant Brand Manager of American Standard-Lixil Philippines)

Every purchase of select American Standard shower systems from June 1 to July 31, 2017 entitles customers to premium items, including a signature Rajo Laurel luxury towel and a Bath Essentials set (consisting of perfume, hand soap, body wash and lotion) personally created and curated by Rajo Laurel for American Standard.
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Included in the promo are the three collections of American Standard shower systems called Enjoyment, Essential and Experience. These shower systems are the heart of American Standard’s philosophy of ensuring that its valued consumers reach the heights of stylish showering.

Stores participating in the promo include Wilcon Depot, CW Depot, All Home, and select outlets of American Standard nationwide.

“For the delight of our customers who do not settle for anything less than American Standard, we have made a fitting collaboration with one of the best designers in the Philippines, if not the world, to allow our customers to enjoy stylish showering with our shower packages that come with Rajo Laurel’s fashionable towel and bathroom essentials,” shared Mr. Alen Alban, Country Manager of Lixil Philippines, the global conglomerate behind American Standard.

The bathroom product well loved by everyone, American Standard lives to raise standards in bathrooms, passionately creating game-changing products that delight and enhance the consumers’ bathing experience.

American Standard knows how much a lovely shower can lift one’s spirits after a stressful day at work or set off a morning to a good start. This is the reason why the brand delivers stylish showering with shower products unparalleled in quality and design, both beautiful and sensible, and pleasing not only to the eye but indulgent and thoughtful in its features as well.

Known locally and internationally for his passion and innovation is Rajo Laurel. A brand by himself, Rajo is admired for his new, organic and sensual designs. With an innate eye for beauty and the creative genius behind Rajo Laurel Enterprises, Rajo wears two caps with equal aplomb: that of a fashion guru and a keen businessman.

All Rajo Laurel pieces are truly works of art. The exquisite workmanship and artisan quality of all Rajo Laurel creations make them not only prized but aspired for.

Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AmericanStandardPH/ for more details about American Standard products and customer promos.

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Proudly Lasallian, SY 2017-2018

Last May, I received a call from one of the faculty members of LSGH informing me that my son Justin was one of the eight students chosen by the Grade School Principal’s Council for Proudly Lasallian. She said the pictures of these boys would be placed on acrylic boards and would be seen inside the LSGH campus for the entire school year, 2017-2018. Justin had his picture taken in school for this before school started. He was also given a question to answer which would also appear in the Proudly Lasallian board.

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On the first day of class, the Proudly Lasallian acrylic boards were already placed inside LSGH. I had no idea where Justin’s was, but somebody was kind enough to send me a photo of it through Facebook Messenger. I believe it stands in the quadrangle area near the Student Council office. I still haven’t seen it personally, but knowing about it makes me really happy and grateful. Thank you, Justin, for always making us proud! Continue to strive for excellence and inspire others to do the same.

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Pinoy Kids Hamzah Marbella and Louise Mabulo Are Changing the World with Their POWFACTOR!

The Powerpuff Girls (Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup) have been saving the world and fighting crimes through unfailing kindness, selfless leadership, and unparalleled strength. Though Pinoy children are not made from sugar, spice and everything nice, many of them are changing the world for the better with their POWFACTOR.

POWFACTOR is a global initiative from Cartoon Network that aims to pinpoint individuals’ “special ingredient” – just like Chemical X which gives The Powerpuff Girls their superpowers – that helps them stand out and contribute positively to their own communities.

Cartoon Network has recognized gifted individuals to inspire children to identify, explore, and develop their own POWFACTOR. Among those included in the list are Pinoy kids Hamzah Marbella and Louise Mabulo, who are certified game-changers in the fields of visual arts and culinary arts, respectively.

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Fifteen-year-old Hamzah Marbella is a prodigious painter who earned global acclaim for his incredible technique and eye for color. While supporting his family through his artworks, he has also shared and donated paintings to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). With his kindness POWFACTOR, Hamzah shares his talent to help improve the lives of marginalized children, helping them draw a brighter future for themselves and their families.

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Meanwhile, 18-year-old Louise Mabulo is a culinary genius. She has already received various culinary awards recognizing her talent for her talent in whipping up delectable dishes. She was also a finalist in the culinary reality show Junior MasterChef. At her age and with her leadership POWFACTOR, she is now the proud owner and executive chef of the Culinary Lounge in her hometown of Camarines Sur, inspiring kids with a passion for cooking to dedicate their lives to perfecting their craft.

Hamzah and Louise represent the new generation of kids who are out to transform the world and redefine how society looks at children. These kids, with the loving support of their parents, have nurtured their POWFACTOR and are now shining examples of how all of us can excel if we set our mind to achieving our goals.

For more information about POWFACTOR, visit Facebook.com/asia.cartoonnetwork and tune-in to the latest episodes of The Powerpuff Girls on weekdays, 8:15am and on weekends at 10:15am.

Cartoon Network is available on SKYCable Channel 43, SKYCable HD Channel 178, Cignal Channel 35, Cignal HD Channel 110, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 43, Destiny Cable (Analog) Channel 51 and Cable Link Channel 26, Dream Satellite Channel 15.

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A Pocket Full of Fun and Surprises with Gardenia Pocket Sandwich

With the recent opening of classes, my life has never been busier. Because we didn’t get to practice sleeping early and getting up early before school started, I had to be up all night last Tuesday to make sure I had enough time to prepare my son’s school snacks and lunch. You see I can’t be late because disaster strikes if I do!

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I remember last year when I woke up pretty late and I had to rush everything before my son left for school. Because I wanted to do things quickly, I accidentally dropped our glass frying pan lid on the floor which shattered to pieces. With so little time left because I still had to clean up the mess I created, I ended up sending my son to school with haphazardly done sandwiches. Sigh!

I was desperately wishing back then for a more convenient baon ideas for my grade-schooler, something delicious and healthy that didn’t require much prep time. Gardenia must have heard my silent prayer because now there’s Gardenia Pocket Sandwich that kids will surely enjoy.

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What Makes Gardenia Pocket Sandwich the Perfect Baon for Your Kids?

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich is made with two slices of soft and luscious white bread with Chocolate or Peanut Butter spread. It has no edges and is perfectly sealed, making it a convenient snack for the kids and not messy to eat. It’s highly nutritious, too, because it has iron, which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 that helps release energy from proteins, fats and carbohydrates; and vitamin A, which is essential for the function of the eyes.

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Because it is made by Gardenia, it is guaranteed safe because these sandwiches are produced in a clean and sanitized environment. Now, moms need not worry about sandwich preparations every morning and can now have more time for their kids. Gardenia pocket sandwich is easy to carry around in their lunch boxes or bags, so kids could bring them to school and enjoy the energizing “baon” during breaktime or in-between playtimes.

Gardenia Fun Fair

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich was launched last Saturday in a fun-filled event for moms, dads and kids at Fun Ranch in Ortigas.

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While waiting for the program to start, kids, armed with their free tickets, roamed around to try their hand at Basketball, Shooting, Color Wheel, Kinect and Pachinko games.

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Even moms joined in the fun, too!

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The adorable Gardenia mascots (Gavin, Patrick, Selfie and Mr. Pocket) were also present to liven up the afternoon! They even enjoined the kids to dance along with them.

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There was also a Magic Show to delight the crowd!

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And everyone’s tummies were happy because there was unlimited hotdog, ice cream and iced tea. Snacks were also served before we went home.

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But the fun didn’t end there. Moms and kids got to bring home Gardenia baked goodies, too!

Moms, kids and the entire family can now enjoy the newest Gardenia Pocket Sandwich for only Php15.00 (SRP). It’s available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores near you. For more information and pocket full of fun, like Gardenia on Facebook (GSnackTreats) or visit www.gardenia.com.ph.

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First Day of 6th Grade

Yesterday, June 13, was my son’s first day in Grade 6. Of course, I had to be there! I have always accompanied my son to his classroom since he entered big school in 2011 as a Kindergarten 2 pupil. And I have always taken a picture of him inside his classroom on the first day of school. I wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to have this obligatory first-day-of-school photo of my son yesterday because well, it’s his last year in grade school.

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We were in school early because of his proctoring duties for the Grade School Student Council (SC). He was actually one of the two students who arrived first in his classroom. It’s also his first day to wear his black vest as appointed SC member.

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I hope he enjoys Grade 6 as much as he did the previous school years. All the best to you, my son!

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