Talumpatian 2017

I simply couldn’t resist posting this short article even if it’s already long overdue since it’s part of my son’s exciting grade school memories, not to mention memorable, since it was his first time to participate in such activity. Justin was chosen as one of the two representatives of his class for the Talumpatian contest held during the Grade 6 Activity Day in school last August.

The Talumpatian pieces of the contestants were the performance tasks the boys submitted to their Filipino teachers. My son’s topic is death penalty, and his piece expresses his opinion on why capital punishment should be reinstated in the Philippines. he boys practically rehearsed on their own.

There was no expectation of winning on our part as we have no idea what criteria would be used for choosing the winners. I’m still proud of my son nonetheless for delivering his piece well, not forgetting a single word, and for not faltering on stage during his speech. He might not have won the hearts of the judges, but he surely did mine! Good job, son!

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The typhoon season is here, but that won’t stop our kids from going outside to play. But who wouldn’t be excited to play under the rain? This, however, poses a concern for us parents as sudden weather changes make our kids more susceptible to common coughs and colds. So how can we prevent our kids from getting sick during rainy days?

For one, we can give our little ones a #LOVETHATPROTECTS with the new NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+. Each pack of NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ 1.6kg and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+ 1.2kg now comes with a FREE lightweight rainwear in four vibrant colors: yellow, red, blue, and green. Cool, right?

This latest promo is exclusive to 1.6kg packs of NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and 1.2kg packs of NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+. Available in leading supermarkets nationwide until supplies last. Each bundled pack comes with one (1) raincoat only.

NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+ are the only growing-up milk brands developed with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, featuring the new L. Rhamnosus, an advanced probiotic strain that helps protect children’s tummies and helps build their upper respiratory tract defense against pathogens that bring about common coughs and colds.

With every 45g serving or 4 tablespoons of NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+, there are at least 1 billion colony forming unit (cfu) of L.Rhamnosus present.

To further boost their immune system, both NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+ contain Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin C, as well as Vitamin A, B, D, Calcium, and Protein to promote proper growth and development, plus high levels of DHA, an essential building block for the brain.

When our little ones are nurtured, we are confident to let them go to explore more of what the world has to offer. With each glass of NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ or 5+, we can encourage them to pursue their passions and interests and make the most of their childhood.

Let us start giving our kids NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+ today, the Love That Protects.

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Is It Graduation Yet?

Graduation already? That’s the first thing that came to mind when my son brought home the contact prints for the LSGH Ranger 2018 Yearbook. We were asked to choose from the contact prints given below which two photos we’d like to appear in the yearbook and which photos we’d like to have extra copies of.

How time flies, right? I clearly remember the shy 6-year-old boy with separation anxiety on his 1st day in big school as a Kinder 2 student. That was five years ago and ow he’ll soon be graduating from Grade 6. Please don’t grow up too fast, son!

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Hey Mom: An Online Resource for Moms and Moms-to-Be

If there’s any item in our house that we should never run out of, that would be my son’s medicines, foremost of which is his immune booster vitamin Ceelin. Like all moms, I hate seeing my son sick. I want to see him active, full of life and able to do the things he enjoys doing, like going to school, playing, goofing around, and just being his usual animated and energetic self. And because I don’t go out every day, I make sure I buy his vitamins in bulk. That’s to ensure that he won’t miss his daily dose of Vitamin C. I find extreme comfort from the fact that he is protected from diseases because we always have Ceelin at home for him. If you’re wondering why I’m talking about shopping for my son’s vitamins here, well, here’s the story.

Hey Mom
Early in August, I was asked to try online shopping at Hey Mom. Hey Mom is an online resource for moms and moms-to-be. It’s a place where expecting, new and experienced moms meet and learn from each other’s experiences. Blog posts of fellow moms found on this website serve to inspire and help others cope with the challenging sides of motherhood. There’s also a forum to ask questions, exchange thoughts and share the joys and difficulties of being a mom. Hey Mom is an online shop as well, offering medicines/vitamins, nutrition, sports and personal care products for kids and adults alike. Hey Mom caters to the needs of the elderly, too!

Time to Shop
I was given a specific amount of shopping credits inclusive of shipping fee using a voucher code. I went to heymom.com.ph, registered and went about my shopping. Since my son’s vitamin C brand is included in the selection of medicines/vitamins that I’m supposed to choose from, that’s where all my shopping credits went. I bought Ceelin Chewables and Ceelin Plus Chewables.

My Online Shopping Experience
Shopping at Hey Mom is as easy as 1-2-3! It took a while, though, to have my order delivered because apparently, I made a mistake in my choice of payment mode. There are three payment options available to Hey Mom shoppers, by the way, (cash on delivery, bank payment and credit card), so this should be the least of your worries.

My Mistake
I always use cash on delivery whenever I do online shopping. I should have done the same for my Hey Mom transaction instead of clicking bank deposit. Why? They cannot process my order because they’re still waiting for confirmation of my payment. To be honest, I actually didn’t pay much attention to this detail. I thought the order confirmation details that I received in my email were already proof that I didn’t need to pay anything for my purchases because of my complimentary voucher. My bad! I should have clarified this from the start. Lol! Moral of the story: When in doubt, ask! Anyway, when this issue was finally resolved, I received a call and a text message from Clickhealth that my order was already on its way.

My package arrived the following day, sealed and protected with STOROpack’s AIRPlus® air cushions. It’s good to know that my online purchases are well taken care of!

My Ceelin order from Hey Mom will last until next year and with that comes the assurance that my son will have protection from diseases at home or in school. Isn’t it amazing what online shopping at Hey Mom can do? No traffic and no long queues at the cashier means I have saved time, energy and money. This means I have more time to spend managing the home, finishing my writing tasks and performing mommy and wifey duties.

Overall Assessment
At Hey Mom, I don’t only get to shop for my son’s vitamins and medicines online, but I also get to meet other well-meaning moms, share my motherhood woes and triumphs, and receive helpful parenting tips as well. The joys of being a mom are doubled and the challenges seem less daunting because “motherhood is sisterhood” at Hey Mom. Go check out their website (http://heymom.com.ph) and find out for yourself.

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“Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” Promo from SEAOIL

Do you want a lifetime supply of free fuel? I know many will ask, “Is that even possible?” Well, the answer is yes! It’s totally possible if you will join SEAOIL’s “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo.

SEAOIL, the country’s largest independent fuel player, has recently launched the first raffle promo of its kind in the Philippines that will be giving four lucky motorists their lifetime supply of SEAOIL fuel.

According to SEAOIL CEO Glenn Yu, “We have always stood by the quality and performance of SEAOIL fuels and this is our way of thanking our loyal customers, whom we call SEAOIL Believers, for the trust they have placed in us.”

The promo will run from August 14 to November 14, 2017. There will be three monthly raffle draws on September 15, October 16, and November 28 to announce the winners who will get P5,000 worth of SEAOIL gift certificates per month during their actual lifespan.

Aside from the four major prizes of lifetime SEAOIL fuel, there will also be a total of 30 winners who will receive P10,000 worth of SEAOIL gift cards, as well as over 30,000 instant prizes of P10, P20, P100, and P500 discounts on SEAOIL fuel and P100 on SEAOIL lubricant through “peel-off” cards.

To get a raffle entry, a customer must submit receipts totaling P500 worth of Extreme 97, Extreme 95, Extreme U, Extreme Diesel fuels and/or SEAOIL Lubricant to any SEAOIL station nationwide. Each raffle entry includes an instant prize card.

“Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo follows through on the company’s recent product quality campaign which highlights SEAOIL fuel’s top three qualities. Firstly, SEAOIL’s base fuel is imported from advanced refineries in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, ensuring world-class quality. Secondly, SEAOIL fuel id monitored and tested at least three times daily at the retail stations for consistency. Thirdly, SEAOIL fuel is the only one in the Philippines that is powered with STP additives, known for superior engine clean-up and keep-clean properties resulting in improved performance.

“This is definitely an exciting time for us as we gear and pump up all of our 400 stations for this,” added Yu. “SEAOIL Believers all over the country will have a chance to be part of this nationwide celebration.”

Early this year, the company launched its biggest gasoline station to date, the two-hectare SEAOIL-CityMall SCTEX mega station located near the Concepcion Exit in Tarlac. Midway between Baguio and Manila, this P600-million collaboration between SEAOIL and CityMall Commercial Centers Inc. is the perfect stopover for travelers from northern Luzon provinces.

Over the years, SEAOIL has pioneered innovative products like bioethanol gasoline and biodiesel, as well as services and programs including its award-winning franchise package, as part of its commitment to excellence and service to the Filipino people.

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