Our Own Vegetables in Pots

Earlier this year, hubby got interested in planting vegetables in containers. Our small balcony provided the perfect place for this new hobby.

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Our vegetables in pots

He first bought seedlings, pots and soil, and then started planting malunggay, okra, tomatoes and cayenne (siling pangsigang). His tomato plants didn’t last long, however, as they drowned in the rain. His okra plants haven’t borne a fruit, too, but we’re not losing heart, well, not just yet.

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Cayenne (siling pangsigang)

I am glad that our cayenne plants are thriving. We have already harvested several siling pangsigang from our vegetables in pots for use in some of our home-cooked dishes. I’ll get some malunggay leaves next time.

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Experience a Totally Algebraic, Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Bash from Cartoon Network

Kids, are you looking for some Halloween fun? If you are, then get ready for a spooktacular, glow-in-the-dark adventure with your favorite characters from The Land of Ooo with Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time Night-O-Sphere on October 31, 2014, Friday, at the Samsung Hall, Level 6, SM Aura Premier. Gates open at 11:00am.

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For a minimum spend of PhP1,000 (single receipt) on Halloween and Cartoon Network merchandise from now to October 31 at participating Toy Kingdom and Toy Kingdom Express outlets, you’ll get one free ticket to the Night-O-Sphere. Each ticket admits one child and one adult. You can redeem your ticket at participating Toy Kingdom Customer Centers.

Be prepared to enter the Night-O-Sphere, a special place filled with bone-tingling adventures starring Finn and Jake. You can also take part in some hair-raising sing-along with Marceline, the vampire queen. And for some added fun, you can come as your favorite Adventure Time character or wear white and bright-colored clothes.

Adventure Time Night-O-Sphere’s venue partner is SM Aura Premier. Media partners are SKYCable and Destiny Cable. Presenting sponsor is Bankee. Co-sponsors are Propan TLC, Toy Kingdom, Selecta Moo, McDonald’s. Major sponsor is Skechers. Patron sponsors are URC Wiggles, Rebisco Lipps, Rebisco Chubby, and Rebisco Krimstix.

For more information, visit CartoonNetworkAsia.com or follow Cartoon Network’s Facebook page at facebook.com/CartoonNetworkAsia.

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Be a Kid Superhero with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2014

Calling all kids! Here’s your chance to be a superhero! Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2014 gives you a unique opportunity to help other children in need. Instead of asking for candies and treats, you can collect money in a special Trick-or-Treat box as you go door-to-door this Halloween.

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The Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Superheroes Campaign was launched in SM Southmall last October 4, 2014 and featured fun games, exciting activities and a special performance from UNICEF National Ambassador Gary Valenciano.

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UNICEF partners with Toy Kingdom to jumpstart this year’s campaign on emergency preparedness. We all know that the Philippines is prone to typhoons and other natural disasters, and the most affected part of the population are the children. The money raised through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF helps ensure that essential supplies like water kits, hygiene kits, education kits, and temporary learning and play spaces are made available to children after a disaster hits.

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To participate in this campaign, children – with their parent or guardian – can register and claim their free donation kit at any Toy Kingdom branch nationwide until October 31, 2014 or until supplies last. After trick-or-treating for UNICEF, turn over the donation to any SM Bill Payment counter located in SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and Savemore locations anywhere in the Philippines. Children who turn in their donations before November 30, 2014 will receive a special certificate of appreciation from UNICEF.

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A Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF donation kit contain the following: a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF brochure, a Trick-or-Treat Collection Box, a Trick-or-Treat Badge and a Trick-or-Treat Superhero Mask.

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Create Your Own Superhero Contest

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is also holding an online Create-Your-Own-Superhero Contest. Children aged 4 to 12 years old and residing in the Philippines will design their superhero on a blank Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box to win prizes.

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Joining is easy! Kids – with their parent or guardian – must download the contest forms and read the full mechanics at www.unicef.ph. This contest runs from October 4 to October 26, 2014. Winners will be notified via email and SMS.

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2014 is made possible through SM Southmall, Toy Kingdom, SM Cares, Philippine Star, Nyxsys Philippines, Inc., Gerry’s Grill Southmall, Racks, Seafood Island and Mary Grace. Visit www.unicef.ph or call (02) 758-1000/901-0160 from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00am to 6:00pm for more information about Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and UNICEF Philippines.

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The ‘Husay at Malasakit’ Promise of Unilab

We Filipinos have gone through a lot. We have weathered storms, floods, earthquakes and other natural and man-made disasters, but we always manage to rise to the occasion. Our never-say-die spirit stems from the fact that we have each other to depend on it times of crisis. And when we offer assistance, we do it wholeheartedly and with the best of our abilities. These very same concepts, Excellence and Compassion, are the moving spirit behind Unilab, the country’s biggest pharmaceutical company.

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Unilab believes in the power of husay at malasakit when serving people in need by making quality healthcare products affordable and accessible to everyone.

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Patient safety is first and foremost. Unilab ensures that all the procedures and facilities they use in manufacturing their products are safe. This way, they will be able to take better care of the Filipino people.

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While Unilab’s processes for manufacturing products have changed with technology, the heart to serve is always present, ensuring everyone’s health and safety.

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To reach out to everyone in need of superior and affordable healthcare products, the distribution of Unilab products are scattered across the country – from Luzon, Visayas, to Mindanao.

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Truly, Unilab strives to make the lives of Filipino people better by producing safe and effective yet inexpensive products.


Unilab shows their husay at malasakit thrust in their latest TVC. Through this, the company hopes to influence as many Filipinos as they can to assist one another in times of difficulties and to help rebuild our nation.

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Grade 3 Report Card for First Trimester

Last Friday was the distribution of report cards of Grade 3 students at LSGH. It was already past 12 noon when we reached my son’s classroom, but his very considerate homeroom adviser still entertained us.

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Grade 3 is tough, a lot tougher than Grade 2, but Justin managed to pull through despite a rough start. While his grades are not as high as his first trim grades last school year, he still made it to the First Honors list.

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As reward for his hard work, I bought him a Minecraft book that he likes and his second Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. His Dad treated us to dinner at Linguini Fini, too.

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It was a well-deserved treat for a job well done. Congratulations, Justin! Keep up the good work, son!

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