Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wacoal Sports Line for Unlimited Movement!

Hello po! Last September 29, 2015, Wacoal Philippines launched its Unlimited Movement Sports Bra Collection at the 4/F City Club, Alphaland, Makati.

The new Wacoal Sports Line boasts of Freedom of Movement, Style Meets Performance and Form Meets Function. Available are bras, panties and leggings for Low, Medium and High Impact Exercise.

The new Wacoal Sports Line boasts of Freedom of Movement, Style Meets Performance and Form Meets Function. Available are bras, panties and leggings.

We were assisted to get our proper measurement and tried the Wacoal Sports Bra. These are very stylish, comfy and functional (keeps skin cool, provides ample support and has hook and eye reinforcement)!

We got our proper measurement and tried the Wacoal Sports Bra. These are very stylish, comfy and functional!
I chose the pink one because I like the color. With all its advantages, its price of about Php 1,200 is very reasonable! Other sports wear are much more expensive.

The host Melanie Cassie Umali.

Hello po! Last September 29, 2015, Wacoal Philippines launched its Unlimited Movement Sports Bra Collection at the 4/F City Club, Alphaland, Makati. cassie umali,

The amiable  Ms. Ann Christine Palisoc, Philippine Wacoal Corporation President, delivering her message.

Ann Christine Palisoc, Philippine Wacoal Corporation President, delivering her message.

Explaining the sports bra by Wacoal, Wacoal Philippines Marketing Manager, Ms. Elmira Cadungog.

Explaining the sports bra by Wacoal, Wacoal Philippines Marketing Manager, Ms. Elmira Cadungog.


Please click this post- http://www.pisceanrat.blogspot.com/2015/09/sports-bra-by-wacoal-for-active-women.html to see the complete features of Wacoal Sports Bras and to know the best type for your activewear needs.

Kris-Belle Mamangun. Her gestures are very big, and she really "worked it" dancing around the floor, definitely showing unlimited movement.

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Some of the delicious food served, note the Japanese touches.

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We indeed had a grand time, enjoying activities such as Chinese Wand Exercise, Therapeutic Massage and City Club Challenge.

This is the Bamboo Wand Class with Maritess 'Mawi' De Ocampo, that I wanted to try (but I chose massage instead because of the time). In olden days, it was a secret by the royalties.

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I had a very blissful 15 minute Shiatsu massage.

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Showing off my pink Wacoal sports bra (designed for high impact exercise).

Virtual golf that I sucked in (hey, it was my first time!) The kid was better than me.

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I have Wacoal underwear and it's definitely my favorite as I adore the perfect fit, durability and design! Japanese brands are synonymous with being high-quality and these undergarments are surely worth the price tag. Wacoal provides fitting rooms where their SA will assist you in getting your correct measurement. I also like that Wacoal offers big cup sizes, coz it's so hard to find C/D!

For more information, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineWacoalCorp
https://instagram.com/wacoalph
https://twitter.com/wacoalph

Thank you Wacoal!

Sports Bra By Wacoal For Active Women

Hello dearies!
The women of today are an active breed; regularly engaging in various sports activities and physical workouts to maintain their tip-top shape as they go about their hectic work. In addition, they face the challenging rigors of fast-paced urban lifestyle which necessitates for them to be always on the move.

Realizing the needs of this special breed of women, Philippine Wacoal Corporation launches the Unlimited Movement Sports Bra Collection.

Philippine Wacoal Corporation launches the Unlimited Movement Sports Bra Collection.



wacoal Low impact bra- racer-back style that features a non-wire moulded cup for utmost comfort and great hook and eye reinforcements to help ease movement while doing light activities like stretching, yoga and Pilate. Medium impact type- non-wired sports bra that gives essential support and comfort, with thick straps giving the breasts a stable lift even  or dancing.when in motion. Perfect for aerobic activites like brisk walking, stair climbing or dancing. High impact type- slightly padded racer-back that provies full support and confidence when doing intense workout like high-intensity dance exercises, boxing and running. This bra has compression features that allow the bust to move in unison with the torso to monimize bouncing.

"Helping empowering women has always been one of Wacoal's mission since it came to the Philippines in 1989, in addition to providing high quality products and superior customer service to our patrons," states Ms. Ann Christine Palisoc, Wacoal Philippines President.

She said the new high-quality product line- which caters to low, medium and high impact sports- was created using fine fabric and state of -the-art Japanese technology.
  • Low impact type- racer-back style that features a non-wire moulded cup for utmost comfort and great hook and eye reinforcements to help ease movement while doing light activities like stretching, yoga and Pilates.
  • Medium impact type- non-wired sports bra that gives essential support and comfort, with thick straps giving the breasts a stable lift even when in motion. Perfect for aerobic activities like brisk walking, stair climbing or dancing.
  • High impact type- slightly padded racer-back that provides full support and confidence when doing intense workout like high-intensity dance exercises, boxing and running. This bra has compression features that allow the bust to move in unison with the torso to minimize bouncing.
Here in the Philippines, Wacoal has grown steadily over the years and is among the top names in the intimate apparel industry. The brand is one of the most widely distributed across the country, with 52 department store counters and 8 direct sales branches. Wacoal Philippines lives by its motto "Every Body Loves Wacoal" in emphasis of its commitment to flexibility and versatility for all types of body.

For more info, please visit www.wacoal.ph

Thank you for reading! (Feature for Wacoal Sports Line)



Monday, September 28, 2015

Sexy Detox Diet- A Celebrity Favorite!

Health should still be the top priority even in our fast-paced and busy lifestyles. And, if one is immaculate on the outside, one should also be clean on the inside as well. We go on vacations to recharge and refuel our body, mind and spirit, but what do we do about our tummies that is working for us everyday? Try Sexy Detox Cold Pressed Juices to purge and flush out harmful toxins from the body while losing weight in a yummy way.

Last September 19, 2015, Sexy Detox unveiled their newest branch, their third one, in the 3rd Floor of SM North EDSA The Block.

Last September 19, 2015, Sexy Detox unveiled their newest branch, their third one, in the 3rd Floor of SM North EDSA The Block. They also have branches in SM Megamall and Mall of Asia.

Sexy Detox Cold Pressed Juices

Going on a Sexy Detox Diet promises you can LOSE WEIGHT in 3 days and be healthy. Made from fresh fruits and vegetables, these specially formulated bottled juices are naturally rich in nutrients, vitamins, phytochemicals and enzymes. Aids to- detoxify the body, lose weight, boost immune system, have better skin, regularize bowel movement and normalize blood pressure.
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Each variant has added nutritional and health benefits because of the natural ingredients.

Sexy Detox  Menu and Price List

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Sexy Detox Cold Pressed Juices comes in Regular for Php 188, Premium for Php 218, One to Five Day Packages (includes juice bottles, detox teas, thermal bag, diet instruction card), Cocktails for Php 98 to Php 128, and Today's Special Blend priced at Php 218.

The very refreshing Detox Infused Water in L-R: Citrus, Cucumber Lemon and Almond Banana (my favorite, while others prefer the middle one).

The very refreshing Detox Infused Water in L-R: Citrus, Cucumber Lemon and Almond Banana

Foodpanda mascot welcomes guests as the food delivery app also powers Sexy Detox.

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Many celebrities also graced the event. Of course, papahuli ba naman ba ako sa picturan with the stars?

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Store blessing.

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Ribbon cutting.

The owners of Sexy Detox with Former Congresswoman and Philhealth Director Risa Hontiveros,, Beauty Queen Maria Isabel Lopez, Actresses Michelle Madrigal, Nadine Samonte, Roxanne Guinoo.
The owners of Sexy Detox with Former Congresswoman and Philhealth Director Risa Hontiveros, Beauty Queen Maria Isabel Lopez, Actresses Michelle Madrigal, Nadine Samonte, Roxanne Guinoo.

Purchase on that day entitles customers to a Free long tumbler!

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Cocoa Surprise has cocoa, almond, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Helpful for promoting Cardiovascular health, mood enhancer, stress relief, skin care, liver detox.

Very Important!!!

Sexy Detox Cold Pressed Juices should be consumed immediately or if taking out, store in a thermal bag and always keep chilled. This is highly perishable as it is 100% natural, fresh and has no preservatives.

Visit Sexy Detox www.sexydetox.ph You may like/follow them on (click the link) Facebook  and Instagram or call 0917-6548168 for more information.



Grey Away, Bring the Black Back

Good news! Say goodbye to grey hair and look younger!

From the makers of Regroe comes Grey Away!

Grey Away is a breakthrough formula that will bring back the natural color of your crowning glory! Grey Away is for people with visible grey hair. This product brings back the natural color of hair strands and prevents it from turning grey without the risk of the harmful effects of other colorants.

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Grey Away is available in all leading drugstores, select supermarkets and department stores nationwide for just Php 995!

For more information, you may like Grey Away’s official Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/Grey-Away-101783003500982/timeline/
and follow them on Instagram @ greyaway

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Applied twice daily, visible results can be seen in less than two months of regular use of Grey Away Anti-Grey Hair Treatment (with Melitane and EMortal Pep).

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dermstrata Nutri-Sexy- Holistic Way to A Desirable Silhouette

Sexy time does not always feel sexy when one is not confident in one's body. We owe it to ourselves to look and feel our best, and be healthy and fit. <3

Dermstrata, one of the leading clinics in the Philippines, has launched  a new slimming program, Nutri-Sexy. What is nice about this slimming program is that it's very realistic and holistic, and not one to just promise a miracle overnight. The machines will aid, but also discipline and commitment on the part of the client with regards to proper diet and exercise is of utmost importance.

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Last September 12, 2015, I was invited to the Nutri-Sexy Event Launch in Dermstrata's office in Broadway Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines. I was the early bird, first to arrive. Di naman medyo excited di ba. Wow, what an office, I tell you. With its lush greens, the feel is more of a spa. Truly relaxing, tranquil, blissful. There were colorful flowers in the gate outside to welcome you on the doorway.

Door imported from Indonesia.

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Indoor pond with koi.

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Some of the food served to guests (there was a second table).

Last September 12, 2015, I was invited to the Nutri-Sexy Event Launch in Dermstrata's office in Broadway Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City, Philippines.

I am pretty sure you have seen Dermstrata ads, more prominent is that of their model, actress Bianca King.

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Dermstrata Skin Clinic and Spa will be holding their 16th anniversary this year. Their first branch is in SM Sta. Mesa.

Dermatologist Dr. Apple explained that the Framework of Nutri-Sexy is designed to help slim down, monitor progress and guarantee desired results. Nutritionists, like Ms. Anne, are here to help with the Personalized and Optimized Diet Plan. They advise the clients on healthy food choices, right portion/servings best suited for them.

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More info about Thermacav and Thermasculpt:

Thermacav-  using low frequency ultrasound waves, penetrates deep fat cell membrane to break down fat.
Thermasculpt- using radio frequency technology, with powerful capability to agitate fats, thereby tightening skin for a contoured body shape.

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They let us try their machines. Not allowed are pregnant women and those who are having their monthly period. For their privacy, I will not reveal the names of the bloggers who availed and instead call them Beauty Blogger A and Blogger B.

Blogger A lost half an inch from her arms. During Thermacav, only she can hear a screeching sound as the fats are dissolved. The sound is louder for areas with bigger fat cells. Other people can't hear it, only the one being treated.

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Blogger B lost an inch from her thighs. Thermacav is more on strong pressure, and is not for the bony parts, and the wand part they massage the skin with is flat. While the Thermasculpt is more on heat and the wand has some small metal rods on its tips.

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My experience:

I was able to undergo only the Thermasculpt (the Thermacav was already brought to a clinic so I wasn't able to use it unlike the two). No shots during my procedure! I am bashful to show a picture of my tummy hahaha! Isn't it that rooms are closed during sessions.

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The Thermasculpt machine

The metal on the probe felt hot and the technician's strokes were hard. But if it were not tolerable, I can press the button of the wand I was holding to stop it. I remember I yelped when it touched a bony part near the hips. It felt scorched for a second but otherwise it was okay. Fatty parts are okay but bony parts feel intense.

She massaged it around my abdomen for about 15 minutes. I can't believe I lost 2 inches, hahaha! Maybe I unconsciously sucked my gut in, or maybe my midsection really tightened! Well, numbers don't lie! Afterwards, I was advised to drink only warm beverage and refrain from cold ones, and also to wear a binder. I can still feel my tummy a bit sore even after 2 days.

Thank you Dermstrata!

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Filipina beauty bloggers and Dermstrata officers and staff. There were 2 bloggers who won a package of 3 sessions! Wow, ang swerte nila noh! A minimum of three sessions is recommended for noticeable results.

I love the DS Line Sencha Green perfume!

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Payment schemes: cash or card. Good news for BDO credit card holders! Avail Nutri-Sexy at 12 months installment with 0% interest.

Dermstrata Skin Clinic & Spa has branches in - Ayala Malls, SM Malls, Isetann, Cash and Carry, Tutuban, Ever, Lucky Chinatown, Sta. Lucia, Robinsons...

For more information, check out www.dermstrata.com.ph and you may Like and Follow them on
www.facebook.com/dermstrata
www.twitter.com/dermstrata
www.instagram.com/dermstrata

Dermstrata. Happy Skin, Happy You!

Pisceanrat Educational Giveaway-closed

Hello po!!!
Here is our giveaway as promised! Tadaaa...
2 tickets to the Mind Museum plus I decided to add in 2 tickets to Kinder Zoo and other GCs (Halo,
Modern Shanghai and Uncle Cheffy/Kuse) as well! Almost 2k in value.

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Minion is looking after the tickets

This is very nice when you have kids, because they will learn a lot, or you may bring along anyone you want to enjoy this with.

How to join:

1. Like the page and repost this https://www.facebook.com/pisceanrat/posts/648339431936091 once with caption Join #PisceanratEducGiveaway and tag 3 friends.
2. Follow me on Networked Blogs or Google Friend Connect.
3. Comment your city below.
That's it!

UPDATE: This is open for residents in Metro Manila AND NEARBY cities because of the location of the establishments and this has to be PICKED UP.  But for provincial fans, don't worry, as you are eligible to join in the contest right after this. Kikay stuff uli.

Tip:
For additional entries, and a greater chance in winning, you may follow @pisceanrat on Youtube or repost/retweet on Instagram https://instagram.com/p/790OnGuR0x/?taken-by=pisceanrat or Twitter https://twitter.com/pisceanrat/status/646596085813633025, or leave a note on the articles in this blog, www.pisceanrat.blogspot.com, as I always appreciate reading your comments.

Important:
Contest runs til October 7, 2015 only. In case of failure to claim within 15 days from date of notification, we will draw a NEW winner.
Prize to be picked up.
Just for fun guys as I am only sharing these blessings to you... Good luck!!!

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First of all, I would like to thank each and every one who had joined and had been joining my past giveaways. The reason I have been doing this is to thank you for your support! If only it was possible to choose you ALL as the winner for your efforts! Alas, only one name can be drawn! After tallying all the entries...

Congrats!
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Please PM me on the FB page for pick up details on your prize.

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Update: Meet-up as winner claims her prize. Nice to meet you and your cute kid!

Please stay tuned as we have lots more giveaways in store for you guys! Do not be sad as for all you know, you might be the next lucky winner! I also like joining giveaways, too. Join lang ng join and try lang ng try! Important is to just have fun! God Bless!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Corruption in the BOC

It was late July, just a couple of days before the big controversy with the Bureau of Customs- they were exposed to be charging exorbitant taxes/fees, and opening up and stealing from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW's) Balikbayan Boxes (gifts and packages, goods for relatives and friends sent from abroad)- when I had an experience with them.

You see, I received this Registry Notice from the mailman and he said I had a package. I asked him, "Can't it just be delivered to my house?" and he said no. I was quite happy as this is my very first time to pick up and receive in my name a package from another country.

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This pic is new. My second parcel from abroad.

So I went to the Caloocan Post Office which was quite obscured from the main road. There is not even a signage. From Sangandaan, walk  in the left side  'til you reach an alley on the side of the Big Fire Station and Police Station, just walk straight and you will find it.

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As I went inside the Packages section, I noticed the ceilings look dilapidated, as if only one termite hasn't signed the contract to demolish it. The time was around 12:55 PM and, amidst the signs of "No Noon Break" we had to wait for the staff to finish eating and resting for a bit.

It was 1:10 PM in my watch when we were finally accommodated. We paid Php 100 for the Postal Service Fee. I was surprised that my package was given first instead of the boy who came ahead of me! Mine was small as it was only eyeglasses. The 2 men  opened the box and thoroughly inspected the glasses (the only thing left was for them to actually wear it themselves) and said that if my spectacles were Oakleys, it would have been the fifth this week.

But the boy who came first than I had a big package. I overheard the staff telling him that he's going to pay for taxes and the kid argued that his Mom had already paid abroad for its taxes as she was shipping them. I don't know what happened next.

I am well aware that BOC, along with BIR, is among the most corrupt government agencies.

It is really sad that the Philippines has so much tax money and yet everyday we can see homeless and starving Filipinos. Mass transportation also torments us working class. We are packed like sardines in trains and traffic is stealing precious time supposed to be spent at home. Our territories are given away to other countries as gifts. Maladies that if I were to write it all, it would take a novel.

See the politicians? They kill and mudsling each other just for a coveted seat. They refuse to vacate positions and have relatives and families replacing them. How immense their wealth multiplies in just a few years in public service while their constituents remain poor. Heroes fought and died for our freedom, but is this the price of liberty?

I can understand the rage of our OFWs. So much sacrifice just to give this token of love. Small material things they may seem, but these hold sentimental value. Blood, sweat, tears, homesickness they endured, and is this how the BOC repays them?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Happy Wallet in Recession Coffee by Digital Walker

When I first heard about Recession Coffee last August 27, 2015 (they were only around 2 weeks that time), I was completely amazed with this new and first-of-its-kind concept of cafe. Imagine, you set the amount you are willing to give for your cuppa! In other words, you are free to pay whatever price you want!!! Huwaaaat?!

recession coffee location, Recession Coffee is inside the Digital Walker, in the 4th floor of Eastwood Mall, 1880 Eastwood Building, Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City, Quezon City, Philippines

Recession Coffee is inside Digital Walker, in the 4th floor of Eastwood Mall, 1880 Eastwood Building, Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City, Quezon City, Philippines. These two and Beyond the Box are sister companies.

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Do you like the design of the cafe?

While getting your stylish tech accessories, you can grab some concoctions and desserts.

Recession Coffee Menu List. Only the Pastry has a set price.

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Cakes by Chef Miko Aspiras.

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Other goodies available.

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Here is a funny guide in case I still have not convinced you that it is totally up to you on how much you afford to pay. Less than Php 50, and Php 200 up. But be warned. You will get a glass that corresponds with that bill- either pokes fun or praises you!

Give an amount greater than P200 and receive a marriage proposal, or contribute P50 and be mistaken for someone in between jobs.

Coffee is categorized "specialty" when it scores 80 points or above on a 100 point scale/grading system. Recession Coffee and EDSA Beverage (their coffee bean and machine supplier) also aim to educate people about better coffee choices and improve the local coffee scene!

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This is my first order. Ethiopia Sidamo Guji Suke Quto Single Origin Pour Over/Hand Brewed Coffee and their bestseller, Hashtag Love Wins, a moist chocolate taste. I did not put any sugar in my coffee. Not just bitterness is tasted, I enjoyed all its complexities and flavors.

Ethiopia Sidamo Guji Suke Quto Single Origin Pour Over/Hand Brewed Coffee and their bestseller, Hashtag Love Wins,

My second serving was Banana Almond Tart and Cafe Latte. The two other people in my table also shared this with me. If I was not in a jolly mood, I would have snapped and said keep your forks off my cake, hahaha! It's THAT delicious. I prefer it more than the first. I get happy seeing designs in the froth of the coffee. This brew has a strong taste and enticing aroma.

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EDSA Beverage also introduced these drinks. We got a taste of COO Bottled Soda and TBGB Ginger Beer, and I really like them! Hope they are available in stores!

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Mr. Gian of Digital Walker delivering his message.

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Thanks for having us Recession Coffee!

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I am never going back to regular earphones again! thudBUDS spell a world of difference! It comes in cool colors, has a better fit, makes sound louder and clearer, and outside noise is really muffled.

Recession Coffee is open from 11 AM to 10 PM. For updates, their Twitter and IG is @ digitalwalkerph  and you may like them on www.facebook.com/digitalwalkerstore