A Visit to Bang Pa-In Royal Palace in Ayutthaya, Thailand

We had a private day tour of Ayutthaya when we went to Thailand last year. The first place we visited was the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, one of Thailand’s popular tourist destinations.

The Bang Pa-In Royal Palace is a vast palace complex located along the Chao Phraya River. It serves as a summer dwelling for Thai royalties.

Inside the palace are iconic structures of European and Thai architectural styles.

According to Bangkok website, the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace was built by King Prasat in 1632. The palace was abandoned for a long time following the Burmese raids in 1767.

King Mongkut renovated the palace in the mid-1800s.

Most of the buildings inside Bang Pa-In Royal Palace today were created by King Mongkut’s successor, King Chulalongkorn.

Our next stop was Wat Mahathat a.k.a “Monastery of the Great Relic.”

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September is Giordano National Polo Shirt Month

Do you love wearing polo shirts? Well, I do. I love wearing polo shirts because they are cool and comfortable, and they never go out of style. Now here’s some good news for my fellow polo shirt lovers! Giordano has marked September as the National Polo Shirt Month. In line with this, Giordano launched a new collection called Simply Classics. The collection puts the spotlight on the polo shirt’s understated elegance and timelessness.

Refreshingly casual yet sleek and stylish, Simply Classics polo shirts are guaranteed to last long and bring comfort to its owner. The new collection focuses on simple and classic staples, with updated techniques in fabrication and colors to create a fresh take on the classic polo.

Want to score a great deal? Buy any two Giordano Polo and get the second item for only P499 for the whole month of September. Giordano also makes sure that every family member can wear this classic apparel, so there’s a Giordano Polo available for Men, Women, and Junior.

And here’s more! Something big is happening this Saturday, September 15, because it’s National Polo Shirt Day. Make sure you drop by any Giordano store to know what exciting stuff awaits you there.

Giordano’s latest polo shirt collection is now available in all stores nationwide including online stores. Check out their collections at www.giordano.ph and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates.

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First Day of High School at Pisay

Classes for Grade 7 students at the Philippine Science High School (PISAY) Main Campus started last August 15, 2018. Having spent more than four months of summer vacation for the first time ever, my son was already bored of staying at home and raring to go to school. It didn’t help that all of his grade school classmates and friends already started high school two months prior.

First day high (outside Pisay gym)

To be honest, Justin didn’t want to transfer to a new school. It actually broke his heart to leave his classmates from the LSGH Advanced Class who had been like brothers to him for the past 5 years, from Grade 2 to Grade 6 as they all skipped Grade 1 due to the K-12 program. It took a while before we could convince him to try Pisay.

We were glad that his first day in his new school turned out okay. He was happy to see his Grade 7-Emerald classmates again exactly five days after orientation. And like in grade school, he is now always excited to go to school to see his newfound high school friends and classmates.

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Book your Holiday Getaway with Emirates’ Early Christmas Sale

Dreaming of an unforgettable getaway experience? Well, with Emirates’ early Christmas sale, you most definitely can! This early, Emirates is giving travelers a good reason to get into the festive spirit and fly to key destinations in Europe, US, South Africa, and the Middle East for as low as $ 2,199 for Business Class flights and $ 669 for Economy Class flights.

This promo runs from September 3 to 16, 2018 for travels from September 10, 2018 until March 15, 2019. The special rates apply to departures from all three airports that Emirates flies from, namely Manila, Cebu and Clark. Blackout periods and other terms and conditions apply.

You can take advantage of a special bundle offer of an exclusive two-day entry passes to key attractions in Dubai, Milan, Madrid, Cape Town, Johannesburg, New York, London and Copenhagen, as well as discounts for all merchandise at the retail outlets inside the parks and three Q-Fast passes each day to jump the queues at these attractions.

Emirates’ Skywards Family Benefits also allows you to combine your Miles into one account and earn rewards faster, add your family’s details when booking to save time, and redeem Skywards Miles for flights for everyone in your family.

Your favorite holiday movies are likewise just a click away with the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system that provides access to more than 3,500 channels including Filipino content. Use the free onboard Wi-Fi to send holiday wishes to your loved and indulge in in-flight meals, inspired by cuisines from all over the world.

Business Class passengers will have access to Emirates’ network of over 40 lounges worldwide and to Emirates’ range of award-winning services. Passengers can enjoy the convenience of toilet and shower facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi and much more, complete with dedicated lounge staff.

If you’re a family with young children, Emirates has special services and products to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable flight experience, from free toys to kid’s meals, entertainment and priority boarding.

Emirates currently operates 18 weekly flights from Manila to Dubai, as well as a daily service each from Cebu and Clark to Dubai, connecting passengers to a wide number of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. To get more information about Emirates or to book tickets, please visit www.emirates.com/ph.

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Filipina Fashionistas Took Center Stage in Basics Redefined: The Perla Fashion Show

Perla, the leading laundry soap in the Philippines, set the stage on fire with its recent event called Basics Redefined: The Perla Fashion Show. Thirty real-life Perla users, who slayed the all-white OOTD contest on Facebook and Instagram, sashayed on stage donning their all-white looks, proving to one and all that white outfits are neither dull nor boring but empowering and timeless.

Aside from walking down the runway with their chic and clean looks last August 25 at The Block, SM North Edsa, the 30 Pinay winners of the social media contest got to meet Perla’s brand ambassador, TV host and actress, Ms. Toni Gonzaga.

“It’s too inspiring to see all these ladies, from all walks of life gathered in one place to celebrate fashion and timeless style,” Toni shared. “These women are mothers, students, and career women, and Perla took the time to pamper them, dress them, and glam them up. I’m so happy that they got to experience the level of Perla’s meticulous care, just like what I’ve enjoyed from Perla.”

Photo (L-R) Ms. Toni Gonzaga, Brand ambassador; Mr. Quiel Estrella – Perla Brand Specialist, SCPG Asia-Pacific Inc.; 3rd place Jamielyn Ruby Abdula; 1st place Trishia Louise Perez; 2nd place Maria Melinda David; Gelli Victor, event host and Norman Agatep, President & Managing Director of Grupo Agatep

Three ladies, who exuded grace and confidence, were eventually named winners and took home special prizes from Perla. The audience were a happy bunch, too; many received special gift packs by joining the activities and games.

My Perla Experience
Perla laundry soap was a staple in our household when we (my siblings and I) were growing up. We were living with relatives back then, and come laundry day, I would see the old folks in the house using Perla Original White for washing their white clothes. For us grandchildren, though, the use of Perla was quite different, a habit we acquired from our circle of friends. We were using Perla Original White as facial soap and in one or two occasions, as body soap more out of curiosity than anything else, but surprise, surprise! It worked so well! Perla is gentle on the skin and non-drying. The texture and the scent actually remind me of the unscented Ivory soap.

And just last week, I used Perla Original White in handwashing our hankies, undies and socks. After 2 hours of thorough handwashing, I have observed that I didn’t develop red rash on my wrist after using Perla compared to my current detergent brand. My skin wasn’t dry, too, and there’s no slimy feel on my hands after using Perla. I also didn’t need to use a fabric conditioner anymore to soften and freshen what I washed. I love how gentle and mild it was on both our clothes and my hands, plus its clean fresh scent was exactly what I needed for my son who suffers from allergic rhinitis. You see, the strong scent of most fabric conditioners lingers on clothes, which triggers my son’s allergy, so yes, Perla alone, will do.

Perla: A Trusted Brand
So what makes Perla a household name for almost 70 years? Here are the facts:
• Perla is made from pure coconut oil. Coconut oil has lauric acid, an excellent cleaning agent that attracts and traps dirt, making it easy to wash away.
• It has no harmful and harsh ingredients that may damage the fiber of clothes.
• It’s environment-friendly.
• It contains glycerin that moisturizes the skin.
• It’s hypoallergenic, making it safe and gentle on skin.
• It’s dermatologist-recommended.
• It’s proudly Philippine-made.

And if what I have mentioned aren’t enough, Perla laundry soap now comes in three variants: Original White, Original Blue and Papaya. The more, the merrier, right? With Perla, you can rest assured that the two things most important to you are well protected: your skin and your clothes.

To know more about the Basics Redefined: Perla Fashion Show and to get first dibs on their exciting promos and offers, follow Perla on Facebook (facebook.com/perlaphilippines) and on Instagram (Instagram.com/perla.ph).

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