Yesterday was one of my most epic day to date because I finally met one of the world’s fashion icon and Hollywood A-Lister Sarah Jessica Parker up-close and personal. I was able to shook her hand and hug her tight and had a few exchanges with her. Thanks to SM Aura Premiere opening day (May 15, 2013) for inviting her to come to the Philippines and become the new face of SM Store! Yes, Ms. SJP she is SM Store’s brand ambassador now! How cool can SM and the Philippines get by having such one of the Hollywood A-Lister endorse a Filipino mall right?
Coverage by: Christine del Rosario
For its second year, the i-Shine Talent Camp offered more comprehensive development programs for kids. It has grown to become and bigger and better talent show program for kids ages above three years to seven years old. The program is divided into three main performing categories- singing, dancing and acting- with the top scorers bring home P200, 000 cash. The Grand i-Shine winner will be determined by the participants high marks with regards to all three categories, will bring home the P300,000 in cash, Star Magic and Promil Pre-School Talent contracts and 1-year supply of Promil Pre-School.
Our moms work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sure they may complain but they definitely do it because they love us. Whenever they complain they are just telling us to give them some recognition about what they do to us and not ignore it or feel entitled to be treated like a princess because you are their child.
This Mother’s Day, despite the cliche, give your mom the break she deserves. Wish her away from her usual routine at home and take her for a relaxing treat at a day spa or salon. Every woman in the world would love to be treated like a queen from time-to-time. A relaxing massage, a once-in-awhile facial, manicure and pedicure treat is something the super women in our lives will very much appreciate.
On a hot summer day like we have lately, it is more comfortable to go out wearing less clothes that reveal more skin than the usual. However, doing such will expose us to the damaging rays of the sun. Nisce Skin ‘n Face ambassadors Luke Landrigan and Luke Jickain joined us for an intimate lunch last April 30, 2013 and gave us a couple of pointers on how to keep a summer ready body.
I’m tired and sleepy but happy, finally was able to #MYOH2013 Make Your Own Havaianas 2013 ! I choose the color salmon and fuscia for my new havis with some of the limited edition pins : alien and spaceman. I call my design Havaianas Earth to Outerspace!
What do you think of my design? Haha!
Last Saturday, April 21, 2013, Nuffnang Philippines hosted a pool party at the Manila Polo Club. Invited were the bloggers who blogs for Nuffnang and the alpha members of Churp Churp. It was a nice gesture for Nuffnang to host such party as we were able to have fun and bond with our fellow bloggers and meet the faces behind the blogs or Twitter accounts!
We had fun and games getting to know you game and a different kind of the boat is sinking game and some relay games. Here’s some snapshots from the event.
I feel envious and happy at the same time knowing that kids fashion in the country has stepped into a higher level. Gone are the days when we are stuck into wearing those itchy lace dresses or matching outfit with our siblings because mom dresses us up the way they want us to. Kids these days now know what they want and speak up. They definitely know how to express themselves with the way they dress up.
Yesterday, SM Kids Fashion launched their Summer 2013 Collection with a pool party at the Dusit Hotel in Makati where the SM Kids Fashion Styling Team showed off their individuality wearing pieces from the collection with the help of mom and image consultant Ms. Patty Betita.
The event was hosted by Ms. Issa Litton who was wearing pieces from the SM Ladies Fashion Summer 2013 Collection
With Ms. Jo Dy Juanco, Vice President of SM Kids Fashion wearing SM Ladies Fashion dress
If I were you I’ll head on to SM and buy pieces from the Kids Department, some are actually adult friendly because they’re really affordable and maybe you buy something you can borrow from your daughter hahaha!
Btw, the junior stylist with Ms. Patty will hold Style Lab at SM Malls nationwide you may check SM Kids Fashion Facebook page for more details about this.
Stay gorgeous everyone!
While most are probably on the road now to their Holy Week getaway, some prefer to have a staycation and do nothing but have a movie marathon, catch up on their readings or do some spring cleaning when almost everything in the city is closed and its a no work holiday! Yay!
If you are a catholic, you can try visit The High Street at Bonifacio Global City and do a different kind of Station of the Cross there. Reflect and rekindle your faith in the divine power.
You can also DIY your own Alay Lakad/Pilgrimage here in Metro Manila and map the churches you can visit for your Bisita Iglesia, here’s a list of churches in Metro Manila you can visit including the map.
Here’s some places in Metro Manila you can take your kids or pets for Easter Egg Hunting!
Marriot Hotel, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City
March 31, 2013 • 2PM – 4PM • Grand Ballroom
Php1200 nett/adult • Php650 nett/kid
Turn the game on and celebrate with some real action – a showcase of play, race, and thrill for the little ones and the entire family. We’re bringing the fun of sports come to life on Easter!
Activities: Afternoon snack buffet, Magic Tricks and Yoyo Champion Show, Face Painting, Inflatables, Game booths, Easter Egg Hunt and Loot bag filled with goodies
March 31, 2013 • 11:30AM – 3PM
Marriott Cafe • Php2300 nett
Room for the Champions
March 21-31, 2013 • Php9500*
Includes buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids at Marriott Café, Smashing Egghunt tickets for two kids and two complimentary fruit shakes at the pool side.
*Price is exclusive of applicable taxes and subject to 10% service charge.
Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City
Buy an Eastwood Wonderpland passport for Php500.00 to get loot bags and access booths, games and other great attractions all over Eastwood City. Kids can also join the Costume Contest to be part of the Royal Easter Parade and win exciting prizes. Advance passport selling will be from March 17-30, 2013 at the Eastwood Mal Conceirge.
Rocwell Tent, Powerplant Mall, Makati City
Research has shown that as weight increases to reach the levels referred to as “overweight” and “obesity,” the risks for the following conditions also increases: Coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, Cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon), Hypertension (high blood pressure), Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)and Stroke.
Being chubby maybe cute . But being overweight or obese is more than a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly raise your risk for more and more health problems other than mentioned earlier. Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher; obesity is defined as a BMI of 30 or higher.
Body Mass Index
Of several techniques for measuring the proportion of body fat, body mass index (BMI) gives a quick assessment of body composition, is unaffected by age or gender, and is calculated easily: BMI = weight (kg)/height (m2) Values above 24.9 are considered overweight (and below 18.5, underweight), and a BMI of 30 indicates that the individual is approximately 30 lb overweight, or obese. Examples are a 5-foot 6-inch person who weighs 186 lb and a 6-foot person who weighs 221 lb. An excess of 100 lb constitutes morbid obesity.
Health status is adversely affected by 2 types of body fat distribution: large waist circumference (apple shape) and large hip circumference (pear shape). Abdominal fat concentrations pose greater risk for obesity-related health problems than fat concentration elsewhere. Women are more likely to be pear shaped, and men, apple shaped.
More often than not many obese individuals are reluctant to discuss or ashamed to acknowledge their weight problems. Others, frustrated with yo-yo cycles of weight loss and gain, have simply given up. Whatever the case maybe, they need interventions: lifestyle modification, drugs, and surgery.
- Lifestyle Modification. The only way to lose weight is to create a calorie deficit; daily caloric intake of 600 kcal less than ordinarily consumed will lead to a weight loss of about 2 lb per week. People can create calorie deficits in either of 2 ways: consume less or exercise more.
- Drug Therapy. One study reviewed and analyzed many popular diets and concluded that most propose daily caloric intake of less than 1600, a reasonable calorie count for weight loss. Regardless, the challenge of dieting (or supervising a dieting patient) can defeat even highly motivated individuals, leading them to seek other interventions, such as drug therapy. Historically, clinicians have tried all kinds of medications to treat obesity. Today, only 3 prescription medications remain approved for weight loss, and each is limited in its utility.
- Surgical Options. Surgical options exist for the morbidly obese. For them, weight loss of 10% to 15% is rarely sufficient to improve health, and thus drastic measures may be necessary. Bariatric surgery has a success rate (defined as a sustained loss of 25% to 40% of body weight) at or near 90%, but it forces lifestyle changes. Candidates must realize that, after surgery, eating patterns will of necessity change. Today’s surgical procedures are much improved over the early attempts at reducing stomach size and are often done laparoscopically.
Advocacy Event for “Fat” People
Dr. Claudine Roura, Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery, Certified Vaser Hi-Def LipoSurgeon, Phlebology, has taken an advocacy to help our kababayans on the chubby and obese side — the “Fat Run-Obstacle Race” to be held on April 14, 2013 at World Trade Center – Open Field from 5am – 9am . The run is the preliminary activity of a much anticipated event of the year in partnership with Department of Health (DOH) called “Taba Congress 2013”.
Touted to be the ultimate health and lifestyle event focusing on weight loss, to be held at World Trade Center on July 26-28 2013, the event’s objective is to usher participants to an optimal heath solution by introducing them on how to lose weight the easiest and fastest way, to keep fit, enjoy healthy lifestyle and be fabulous.
This event is open for all, however, its highlight as the congress’ title suggest, are the fat people. “We, at Taba Congress – Fat Run, believe that everyone must be given an equal opportunity to feel better and be better,” Roura said.
For more information, call (02) 4035533 / (02) 5059753 / 0915.219.5939 or visit www.tabacongress.com.
Dr. Roura is the managing director of Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute. Her clinics have the regular menu of services for face and body enhancement. What makes her practice standout from the rest is her mastery of the art of body contouring. Her clientele, which includes mostly foreigners and well-to-do people wanted to look “perfectly contoured.”
Herself sporting a svelte, to-die-for figure, Roura’s clinics uses Vaser High-Definition Liposculpture (Vaser Hi-Def), an advanced contouring technique, performed with ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technology (Liposelection, Vaser). Since high-definition liposculpture is designed to be a sculpting procedure rather than a debulking technique, the appropriate candidate is the person who has good muscle tone without excessive amounts of fat or lax skin. Vaser Hi-def is most effective for those who are already physically fit, and seek to add an even greater, more chiseled and sculpted look to their efforts, Roura said.
Stay gorgeous everyone!