Table Tennis Champions at the 2017 Grade 6 Intramurals

Four months have already passed since my son’s Grade 6 Intramurals. How long it took me to write about this milestone in my son’s grade school life should give you an idea of how busy I had been in the past year. So yeah, the Grade 6 Intramurals at LSGH happened last September 2016.

My son was part of the Table Tennis team. He played singles, while his teammates, who also happened to be his classmates, played doubles.

2nd place and 1st place winners, respectively

Their team won 1st place. Yay!

This was Justin’s 1st table tennis competition after he enrolled in the table tennis program offered by the Sports Program Development Office (SPDO) of LSGH in July 2016.

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Live a Healthier and Safer Life with Taiwan Excellence Products

Technological advancements in medicine and health care have helped improve the lives of many. Older people can now move around with ease using e-motors and scooters, people can monitor their physical activity via handy trackers, and surgeons are able to perform more efficient and safer operations with smart surgical solutions.

These are some of the major breakthroughs of Taiwan Smart Healthcare products. Bearing the Taiwan Seal of Excellence—a mark accorded only to the highest quality brands— these revolutionary products have guided people toward healthier and safer lives.

Utilizing 3D and Digital Imaging for Safer Surgeries

When performing minimally invasive surgeries, fewer and smaller incisions are made on the body to reduce post-operative pain, blood loss and scarring. Thin needles and an endoscope, a tube-shaped instrument with a camera and light, are used to guide the operation. The MonoStereo 3D System converts the 2D video captured by the endoscope into a 3D display on a monitor. Through these images, doctors can get accurate depth feedback in real-time, ensuring surgical precision and faster procedures.

Smart Surgical Glasses from Taiwan Main Orthopedics Co. Ltd. enable doctors to plan more accurately before surgery. As the surgeon looks at the operative site, 3D images of the patient’s bones and tissues appear on the screen, allowing them to save real-time photos. This can minimize complexity and operation time by up to 30%. An additional benefit to medical staff is less exposure to radiation from X-rays.

Keeping Sugar Levels in Check

For people suffering from diabetes, continuous monitoring of blood sugar is imperative. Bionime’s Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems allow diabetics to easily monitor their blood sugar. In just five seconds, the GM260 model delivers accurate results using only a tiny blood sample placed on a test strip. The GM700S and GM700SB work with multiple types of blood samples, and the latter facilitate the immediate transfer of results to smartphone via Bluetooth. The GM720 comes in an all-in-one fashionable case that holds additional strips and lancets.

Movement Anytime, Anywhere

Mobility issues in the elderly are quite common. The ergonomic design and lightweight frame of Heartway Portable Scooters provide for travelling with comfort and ease. Weighing less than 27 kg, the foldable S19 Scooter Brio can be activated by one hand in seconds and may be stored inside a car trunk with no dismantling required. Powered by a lithium battery, it can travel up to 24km on full charge. The S21 EASY MOVE folds up electronically with a single push of a button and can go up to 7 miles on a full battery. Both scooters support average weight builds and have easy-to-use controls.

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Winners of Haribon’s 1st Envi Quiz: Search for Young Eco Champions

In line with its 45th year anniversary, the Haribon Foundation organized a quiz bee competition called Envi Quiz: Search for Young Eco Champions last November 24, 2017 at the BGC grounds. The Envi Quiz aims to promote scholastic excellence in biodiversity awareness and nature conservation. The quiz bee participants were Grade 6 students from different schools, which included La Salle Green Hills. My son Justin was part of the Envi Quiz winning team.

The Grade 6 LSGH boys

The members of the Envi Quiz winning team are as follows: Vito Vincenzo T. Bongco of 6H, Justin Edward G. Figuerres of 6A, Rajeev Kumar of 6A, Gabriel L. Legaspi of 6A and Alfonso Miguel A. Maloles of 6A. The boys’ coaches, Miss Princess Caryl B. Lastimoza and Miss Eden D. Cayamanda, were also present at the event, as well as the grade school’s Science and Health Coordinator Dr. Lorie M. Moroña.

Winners of the 1st Envi Quiz: Search for Young Eco Champions

The young eco champions were awarded a trophy, gold medals, certificates of recognition and android tablets. All of the participants brought home a bag of Haribon goodies.

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Herbalife Nutrition-Sponsored Athlete Cristiano Ronaldo Is Best FIFA Men’s Player Once More!

Cristiano Ronaldo, international football superstar and Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athlete since 2013, was recently named “The Best FIFA Men’s Player” for the second consecutive year. The award was determined via a voting process that combined the votes of team captains and managers from national teams all around the globe, an online public ballot of football fans, and votes by a select group of global media representatives.

“Cristiano proves once again that his dedication on the field and commitment to nutrition has elevated him to the top of his game, earning him one of FIFA’s top honors, The Best Men’s Player Award,” said Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition.

Ronaldo, named the most famous athlete in the world by ESPN, received this recognition in addition to other major awards and accomplishments in 2017. He won the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the year for the second consecutive year, after once again leading Real Madrid to the UEFA Champions League title and finishing as the top goal scorer. He also helped his team win the Spanish La Liga cup. This year, he became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA Champions League and European competitions. He also currently holds four Ballon d’ Or titles, the annual football award presented by France Football, and is in the running this year for his fifth.

Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athletes use Herbalife® products before, during and after training and games. As part of its ongoing commitment to improving sports nutrition and performance, Herbalife Nutrition launched Herbalife24® CR7 Drive in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo. It is a sports drink designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of the global soccer legend and benefit athletes of all levels.

Herbalife Nutrition supports more than 190 athletes worldwide. To learn more about Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes, visit To receive the latest company updates from Herbalife Nutrition, follow @HerbalifeNews.

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Everything You Need To Know about Your Bangkok Vacation

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a busy metropolis in Asia. A spiritual, cultural, political, commercial and diplomatic center located along the Chao Phraya River, it has magnificent temples, palaces, bustling markets and a vibrant nightlife to boot. Bangkok enjoys a warm tropical climate with a relatively cooler temperature between November and February.

This exciting holiday destination attracts tourists from all over the world with its floating markets, natural beauty and historical architecture. Feel the excitement in the chaotic confluence of tradition and modernity during the Songkran festival (Thai New Year) held in April. Its nocturnal adventures, therapeutic massage parlors, exotic food, carefree spirit and Thai hospitality relieve all your stresses and promise an unforgettable holiday.

Claim some respite from the cosmopolitan urban life in the lush greenery along the river banks, set out for walking trails, or enjoy a quiet ride on a water taxi as you gaze on the stilt houses and grand palaces along the complex waterways. There are a variety of affordable options for the adventurous tourist, like the Tuk-Tuk, public buses, metro, or car rental providers. Pick one of your choice and go on a city tour or travel to one of the many sightseeing attractions in the vicinity.

You can avail the best deals on Bangkok flights by booking early and plan a dream vacation that suits your budget. These are some essential activities to indulge in and landmark places to visit in Bangkok.

Grand Palace

This famous building is the official palace of the King of Thailand. The Grand Palace hosts royal events and also attracts visitors to the sacred Buddhist Temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho located near it. The temples are famous for housing gigantic statues of Buddha and are important cultural landmarks.

Wat Arun
This ‘Temple of the Dawn’ is dedicated to Sun God. It has colourfully decorated spires and a Khmer-style tower adorned with colourful porcelain.

Lumphini Park
This sprawling park with an artificial lake and Chinese Pagoda provides an ideal getaway for a relaxed afternoon. Go on a boat ride and spend time watching the birds in their natural environment. There is also a library for booklovers and a Youth Centre for cultural activity.

Bangkok National Museum

The largest museum in South East Asia, this location exhibits the private collection of antiquities of King Rama IV (Mongkut) by King Rama V. There are three exhibition halls in the museum, namely: the Siwamokhaphiman Hall, the Buddhaisawan Chapel and the Red House. The three main galleries (The Thai History Gallery, the Archaeological and Art History and the Decorative Arts and Ethnological Gallery) allow tourists to experience Thai culture at its finest.

Jim Thompson House
One of the most important business personalities of the region, Jim Thompson constructed this lovely house that has now been converted into a museum. The house is an amalgamation of old Thai structures and houses a large collection of Buddhist and secular South East Asian art.

Dusit Palace
The royal residence of Bangkok, this encompasses a large area on the north of Rattanakosin Island. It houses numerous political institutions, international organizations and royal palaces. Lush gardens and enchanting parks and 13 separate royal residences make up the complex. Dusit Palace is a tribute to modernization, with houses and palaces built in various styles. Some even offer a glimpse of European architecture. The world’s largest golden teakwood residence is also found here.

Safari World
This place is a great attraction for kids who are treated to the sight of Asian and African wild animals and tropical birds in their natural habitats. This huge park is divided into a Safari Park and Marine Park which have been developed as an open zoo and an aquatic park ideal for a leisure outing.

There are around 62 direct and connecting Chennai to Bangkok flights per week operated by several carriers for the convenience of travellers. Malaysia Airlines, Jet Airways, Emirates, IndiGo, Air India, SriLankan Airlines and Singapore Airlines are among the most popular. Flights from Chennai take approximately 3 hours 20 minutes to reach Suvarnabhumi Airport that is 30 Km away from the city. So, travel to this ‘City of Angels’ for your honeymoon or book a family trip to make some unforgettable memories.

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