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Human Nature brings on Tough Love
on Apr 13, 2013 in Tough Love Human Nature dishwashing liquid all natural products liquid detergent Human Nature products are very much a part of my life. My shampoo and conditioner, insect repellant, hand sanitizer, lip balm, and some makeup are from Human Nature. It has been a conscious move on my part to switch from chemical-based stuff around t...

Bobble Water Bottle - Purifying Water on the Go
on Apr 4, 2013 in water bottles self-filter water bottle purified water Bobble I need to drink a lot of water every day because of my previous bout with kidney stones. In addition, when I go to my yoga classes, I always want to bring a water bottle with me. The problem with single-use PET bottles though is that it is both ex...

A new gustatory experience - Starbucks international coffee and food pairing
on Apr 3, 2013 in coffee Starbucks Starbucks coffee blends White wine with fish. Red wine with meats. That's the standard way of pairing wine with food, right? But recently, some of us sat down to a food tasting lunch paired with -- Starbucks coffee blends! The Starbucks team, combined with the Spanish re...

Electrolux HUSH Happier at Home
on Mar 2, 2013 in Ultra Silencer Green Electrolux HUSH Powermix Silent Blender Electrolux I have a blender and two (2) vacuum cleaners at home. They do their job but I do not use them all the time. Why? Because the volume level is just too high for my low-noise tolerance ears. See this little baby that looks like R2D2, the cute robot of...

Beautiful Hair Reborn with Cream Silk
on Feb 26, 2013 in Heart Evangelista hair conditioner hair reborn conditioner hair care Cream Silk Unilever I am not someone who watches a lot of TV so I have not really seen Heart Evangelista in a while. Oh, I've seen her before and thought she was quite the beautiful chinita. But did you check out the latest Cream Silk TVC with her in it? I remember admi...

BPI eCredit - a credit card for internet payments
on Dec 25, 2012 in BPI Mastercard online shopping shopping safely online BPI Express Credit BPI eCredit online purchases BPI Are you paranoid like me about disclosing your credit card number when purchasing stuff online?  If you are, you should be rightly so. There are so many horror stories out there on the internet about syndicates who are able to get hold of your cred...

Knorr's Homecoming Treat for OFWs this Christmas
on Dec 13, 2012 in homecoming Knorr Knorr Sinigang Knorr airport salubong OFWs OFW I remember when I lived abroad for 2 years while working on my Master's. I sorely missed home. Filipino friends always took opportunities to get together and partake of Filipino food. But despite those get-togethers, being away from home meant missin...

The 2012 Starbucks Christmas Food Items
on Nov 22, 2012 in Starbucks Starbucks Christmas offerings Food Starbucks food Want to know what Christmas goodies are available at Starbucks already? We got a sampling of them recently. Here they are! New Items Chocolate Cake made with Splenda (slice-PhP 150, whole-PhP 1,650) A diabetic chocolate lover's dream come true,...

Why the 2013 Starbucks Planner deserves a second look
on Nov 20, 2012 in Starbucks planners Starbucks Starbucks planner 2013 planners Over the years of seeing my planner-loving daughter collect her Starbucks planners, I've become familiar with the format. Most years, they were really targeted for the very young ones because of the artistic illustrations that covered the pages, the...

Shop during Black Friday from the Philippines with Globe GCASH and American Express
on Nov 19, 2012 in American Express Globe GCASH American Express Virtual Card GCASH Black Friday sales Black Friday in the United States (that's this November 23!) is always a long-awaited shopping spree day after Thanksgiving when huge gadgets, appliances and just above everything drops heftily. It is not uncommon to see long lines of people outside...

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