Saturday, August 30, 2014

$50 Starbucks Giveaway



Warm up this fall with a delicious drink from your local Starbucks compliments of eMeals. This September Wife.Mother.Teacher. is giving away a $50 Starbucks Gift Card to one lucky winner. 

This giveaway is open to all US residents, aged 18+. The giveaway will run for the entire month of September with tons of great ways to win - so take advantage of the daily entry options. :)

Good luck!

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Participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. Giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter,  or any other social media sites. All entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via e-mail and have 48 hours to claim prize before new winner is chosen. Wife.Mother.Teacher. is responsible for prize fulfillment. Direct any questions to Tiffany at tiffy75@aol.com.



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Friday, August 22, 2014

Breeze ActivBleach calls on moms to join 1Laba Day

Breeze ActivBleach is treating mommies across the country to a day off from their laundry chores with the simultaneous nationwide event 1Laba Day happening on August 28

Moms in barangays throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are invited to head to 1Laba Day venues and let Breeze’s revolutionary ActivBleach take care of their stained clothes while they take part in exciting activities Breeze has in store for them to celebrate every mother’s hard work and love for her family.



With 1 Laba Day, Breeze aims to wash 1 million stains using Breeze ActivBleach, which removes even the toughest of stains in just one wash. Participating moms can enjoy their ultimate laundry day-off as Breeze treats them to various entertainment activities, while the Breeze Laba Ladies and Laba Machines, sponsored by campaign partners Electrolux, White Westinghouse, Whirpool and LG, will take care of washing their clothes.

Simultaneous 1Laba Day events will happen in Metro Manila (Pasig, Marikina, Quezon City, Pasay), North Luzon (Tarlac, Pangasinan), South Luzon (Laguna, Cavite), Visayas (Cebu), and Mindanao (Davao).

GMA
MRB Complex Covered Court
Pilot Drive Brgy. Commonwealth
Quezon City

SOUTH LUZON
Brgy. Dos Covered Court
San Francisco Village Brgy. Dos
Lipa City Batangas

NORTH LUZON
Brgy. Landas Center
Mangaldan, Pangasinan

VISAYAS
Guadalupe GYM
Guadalupe Brgy. Hall V. Rama
Guadalupe, Cebu City

MINDANAO
Brgy. Matina Aplaya Covered Court
Seaside 2 Matina Aplaya,
Davao City

Breeze with ActivBleach is the first and only detergent brand with 4-enzyme technology to remove more types of stains with less effort and time. It even has a unique active system for better foam profile and quicker lather, plus percarbonate TAED bleach that takes out bleachable stains without harming the environment.



  

Be a part of the Breeze 1 Laba Day event and see for yourself how Breeze with ActivBleach removes 1 million stains in just one wash. Like the official Breeze Facebook page and join the online promos to get the chance to win washing machines from partner brands. Consumers can also get free Breeze gift packs for every purchase of an Electrolux, Whirlpool and LG washing machine.





*Pre-Event Announcement from Stratworks Marketing Communications



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Say Selfiee

It was in the year 1839 that the first photographed of a person or the first known SELFIE taken by Robert Cornelius.


He produced a daguerreotype or a photographic process which delivers the burnished image, a mirror like surface of metallic silver appear either positive or negative depending on the lighting condition and whether a light and dark background is being reflected in the metal.

Photo Source: Blackmagictea at wikipedia 


When the term "SELFIE" being discuss by a photographer Jim Krauss in 2005, the word becomes viral and uses by most of the teenage girls doing their seemingly endless self-portraits posted in social network like FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER and PINTEREST using their mobile phone with a front-facing cameras copied by the iPhone 4 from a Korean and Japanese mobile phones, selfie sites like INSTAGRAM and ITISMEE and mobile photo apps such as SAY SELFIEE.




The newest mobile app that gives you a SNAP of the cutest, most beautiful and gorgeous selfie is now here! Get ready to download the app online.  But before that let me give you the 6 AMAZING FEATURES of SAY SELFIEE.




  1. VOICE-DIRECTED Photo Taking
  2. POWERFUL FACE Detection
  3. AUTO-SNAP Function
  4. COUPLE SELFIE Mode
  5. Quick and EASY FACIAL EDITING Tools
  6. One Click to SHARE


Super simple to use, isn't it? Download the app and you will see. Turn on your phone, follow the voice directions and your selfie got it auto-taken.

And to make you more convince about this app, here are some of the screenshot that will guide you:








THE VOICE GUIDANCE - the first ever voice guidance camera that will tell you to snap the PERFECT SELFIE.















4 CAMERA PRESETS - help you choose what mode you should use in order to come out with great SELFIE.
















FLAWLESS PHOTO WITH A TOUCH - here you can use quick and easy FACIAL EDITING.
















MANAGE YOUR PHOTOS - love to share your SELFIE now? No problem. You can share it via TWITTER, FACEBOOk, INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST.








 

Be an INSTANT SELFIE STAR and SAY SELFIEE TODAY!


DOWNLOAD




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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Happy Place in Davao City

I am a Dabawenya and I am very proud to call my self a native from Davao City.

Here in Davao City we have 182 Barangays arranged into 3 Legislative Districts and 11 administrative districts.

SOURCE: Tax Mapping Division


For 38 years living here, I can say that I haven't known my City well. There are some places that I haven't visited like PAQUIBATO(2)and MARILOG(3) District.

Yes! I belong to 1st District that is why places I've mentioned above are nowhere near me. I am curious to know what is happening in these places and how to go there. It is SAFE or do we need a guide to travel here?

PAQUIBATO DISTRICT 2 compose of 13 Barangays:

Fatima(Benowang)
Colosas
Lumiad
Mabuhay
Malabog
Mapula
Panalum
Pandaitan
Paquibato Proper
Paradise Embak
Salapawan
Sumimao
Tapak



I heard so much about this place, but most of the news I get are all negative. When the Military decided to establish a camp here the livelihood of the people of Paquibato were affected. But I was wrong, when I saw the pictures from their FACEBOOK PAGE the place was so peaceful and harmonious. Nice place to live. More photos here: ENTER DAVAO



MARILOG DISTRICT 3 compose of 12 Barangays:

Baganihan
Bantol
Buda
Dalag
Datu Salumay
Gumitan
Magsaysay
Malamba
Marilog Proper
Salaysay
Suawan(Tuli)
Tamugan  





Eager to visit this place again except for BUDA. I've been to BUDA not once but thrice
and I really enjoyed the place. So refreshing! 

Wanted to experience other places like Suawan and Tamugan wherein my parents used to teach the tribes of Davao City. More or less 60 kilometers away from the busiest street of Davao City. Pollution free, noise-free and stress-free!

Suawan River, Davao City
Photo Credit: Rodolfo Tangan

Not so well visited places here in Davao City but soon to be part of your itinerary once you travel to my town. If you decide to visit Davao, visit Davao City Tourism for your guide they will definitely help and assist you in providing assistance and advice on how to visit this places. 

And I will conclude that this will become a HAPPY PLACE in Davao if given a proper promotion.




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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

HARV-FEST 2014

Another rave party will happen this month of August but it is not a street party but a HARVEST FESTIVAL Party.  A party from
the "restrictions" of a legal club scene, typically involves a performances by a disc jockey(colloquially called  DJs) with a live performance playing electronic music, particularly electronic dance music(EDM).

A party of festival where all the people are present creating and enforcing their own rules in partying with styles.




This is another thing to celebrate KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2014, a party which motivates the organizers range to come up again with this once in a lifetime event, just wanting to have FUN and give THANKS to a fruitful year that STARR, MOON, Cork and Barrel, HYBRID, and BLUE REEF had yielded.

A 3 days of partying, August 14,15 and 16, so get ready because you will experience a noise level that usually illegally high but with positive beat of good music!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR 


August 14
 PHp200 
The best local DJ's in one BIG NIGHT. Featuring the Dj's of STARR, CORK and BARREL, HYBRID and BLUE REEF:

James Ponce
Drew
DJ Oliver
DJ Big
Robert Lim
Adonis M
Francis T
Cindy
Nezza Figuro






AUGUST 15
PHp300

XFactor(International DJ/Producer)
and
ASTRID(Vanity Club)




AUGUST 16
PHp500
First time in the Philippines happen only in Davao City, a BACK2BACK LIVE performance of the 2 Disco Mix Club World Champion DJ's 

DJ Coki
and
DJ MOD 



with a special friend that will drop beats on the FINALE NIGHTS

Yancy Montacar

*Avail now: 

Early BIRD PROMO>>> Buy tickets on Friday, August 8, at 10PM up to 10PM on Saturday, August 9, and you will get the tickets for only PHp500 for the 3 days event of HARV-FEST 2014 and a FREE CLUB ACCESS on the following sponsored clubs.

For more information please do visit STARR DinePartyShine FB PAGE or please visit PARTY ANIMAL FB PAGE on how to avail the tickets.






   

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Clean Up Messy Wires in Davao City

We all get more and more tethered to our electronic devices, wire management is a challenge almost everyone faces, especially here in Davao City, everyone sees the cluttered wires all around.

Messy Wires isn't just ugly but also dangerous. 


(c) Councilor Leo Avila


The best answer is to create a plan which takes preparation from planning and healthy dose of constructions.  Thanks so much that one of our City Councilor, Mr. Leo "Happy L.A" Avila 111 make a recommendation for this in order to solve this problem. An ordinance that will regulate wires, cable lines, and poles used by different utility companies. He too suggested a feasibility study of underground wires and cables that will permanently STOP #MessyWires here in our city.




Mounting wires, cables and other components to a hidden places will surely make our place nice to see, no more eyesore.





Wires are inevitable component of our lives, but minimizing how much we see them will give our place a very serene and clean city, a safe and a beautiful place to live.





UNTANGLED THIS NOW!  Dabawenyos wanted to see organized cables and wire heap. 

As a discipline citizens of Davao City will support the #CleanUpMessyWiresinDavao campaign!





Let us all support Councilor Leo Avila advocacy.  

If this is approved and well implemented this will be another FIRST in Philippine history.  

For updates and more information please do visit LEO AVILA FB PAGE.


PUSH NATIN 'YAN DABAW!

  

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CONSIDERING A CUSTOMER SERVICE JOB

I really don't know what happened to our Customer Service Industry right now.  Just recently, I have this bad experience with a CSR from a prestigious company who don't know how to handle customers complaints and queries. Just in front of us she uttered bad words and shouted as to WAIT for our turn. This is not good for the company or any other establishment to have an employee like this, having this kind of attitude.

I remember when I am still studying in college, my first job is to work as a Customer Service Representative or a CSR at RCPI-Bayantel (Legazpi Branch-Davao). I admit I don't have that kind of a training on how to handle the position I have, apart from answering calls, sending and receiving FAX Simile telegraphs/letters, and etc.


The only thing I know that I have to TALK with the customers and by ANSWERING them promptly with grace and respect.

COMMUNICATION and INTERACTION


I love talking.

We all love talking whether we are in the office, school, universities or in public. That's good especially if you use it rightly without doing no harm to others. You are sociable and outgoing person and this is a major draw to become a good CUSTOMERS SERVICE AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE. But if you are shy and afraid to communicate with strangers, well CUSTOMERS SERVICE JOB is a NO NO for you.


EXTENDING HAND TO HELP OTHERS

photo credit: HikingArtist.com via photopin cc


I love to help.

This is our primary role aside from answering queries and attending complaints. We are here to extend our hands in order to help and resolves costumers issues. We have to know them better.


CAMARADERIE AND SUPPORT TEAM

photo credit: Wiertz Sébastien via photopin cc

Together we can.

All through out the day, your time is focus in dealing various costumers issues. But never forget that doing it by team or a group you can easily handle things smoothly without dealing the dramas and workloads. I mean build a team for costumers satisfaction.

I know that this job requires proper knowledge but there is no job that can truly give you happiness unless you know how to become a FLEXIBLE PERSON.

FLEXIBILITY



Having this kind of attitude you will become a GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT and this will benefit you in your next career moves.

Remembering my WATSONS days, when tatay HENRY SY, Sr. visited our MALL BRANCH-075, he said this words: "A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AT WORK will GIVE YOU GOOD SALE".






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Monday, July 28, 2014

MMFF New Wave kicks off University Caravan this August

The Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave kicks off the first leg of its University Caravan on Saturday, August 2, from at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Letran Auditorium. This workshop is open to all film students and independent filmmakers.



The Caravan showcases top personalities who have made waves for independent films both here in our country and abroad.

DUKIT a film by acclaimed director Armando Lao
WON the BEST PICTURE for the MMFF New Wave 2013 FULL FEATURE FILM CATEGORY


Speakers include multi-award winning actress and public servant Ms. Boots Anson Roa on style and techniques for effective acting; film and commercial director Paul Soriano on developing an interesting story line and proper directing and creative techniques; investment banker and independent film producer Ida Tiongson on generating production resources; Ricky Orellano of the Animation Council of the Philippines talks about developing animation techniques and business potentials; film producer Digna Santiago on business strategies in marketing films; Dennis Lucero of the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging on the fundamentals of digital editing; and fashion director for juan.com.ph Patricia Coronado on fashion styling for movie characters.

By WILL FREDO, BEST ACTRESS: Ms. Lisa Diño for MMFF NEW WAVE 2012


For this year, MMFF New Wave offers a wide range of topics that would surely help every aspiring filmmaker to make independent films that are worthy of world recognition.

By Tyrone Acierto
BEST PICTURE and BEST DIRECTOR for MMFF NEW WAVE 2012


Now on its 40th year, The Metro Manila Film Festival’s “New Wave” competition was the brainchild of MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino. It was introduced in 2010 due to the continued popularity of “Indie” films that serve as a platform for aspiring student and independent film enthusiasts to showcase their talents.



“This year, as we celebrate our 40th year, MMFF will continue the tradition of supporting independent films through a bigger, better, and bolder New Wave Section,” Tolentino said.

The festival has four (4) categories namely, Full Length, Animation, Student shorts and Cinephone. Entries for all categories are now being accepted in the MMDA office in Makati City.

For Full Length category, entries must have a minimum total running time of 75 minutes and must have been completed from 2013 onwards. Deadline for submission of entries is September 4.
             
Student Shorts, on the other hand, is open to student filmmakers from local colleges and universities. Entries must have a maximum 20 minutes running time and must have been filmed within 2014. Deadline for submission is until October 4.

For Animation category, entries must have a maximum total running time of 12 minutes and completed from 2013 onwards.
           
The Cinephone competition, meanwhile, is a nationwide cellphone movie-making contest for high school and college students. This year’s theme is “Pagbangon Pagkalipas ng Kalamidad,” a timely theme that would showcase the resilience of Filipinos in times of calamity, to the world. Deadline for submission of entries is October 4, with 60 videos to be selected as finalists.
           
Big prizes await this year’s winners.

Chairman Tolentino announced that the Full Length entry to be adjudged as Best Picture will receive a cash prize of P300,000. A “Special Jury” prize will also be awarded with P200,000 cash. Apart from its regular showing during the festival in December, all entries will be given a special commercial run in at least 20 cinemas in 2015.
               
For Student Shorts, the Best Picture will receive P50,000 and P25,000 each for special awards.
           
The Best Picture in the Animation section, will get a P100,000 cash prize.

 Six winners in the Cinephone competition will each receive P25,000 plus  paid internships from Viva Films, Scenema Concept, and Quantum Films, among others.

The lecture series is open to all. Admission is free. The University Caravan visits Muntinlupa on August 16, at the Expo Trade Hall, Festival Mall, Alabang


For more information visit www.mmda.gov.ph/mmff, facebook: www.facebook.com/metromanilafilmfest or twitter: twitter.com/mmfilmfest







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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Philippine Lemon Law

In buying cars you have to be really accurate and well detailed. Important things should be taken and not to be taken for granted.

When you bought a brand new car and something goes wrong, go back to the dealer and ask for a repair or a refund or a replacement for the "LEMON" car, but you only received a reply from the company, a "SORRY" or not a single word at all.

So thankful that this law is now implemented here in the Philippines, The LEMON LAW.

What is a LEMON? A term use to describe a car that is unsafe, inefficient, had a repeated problems, or defect. In New York, they had this law, that if you buy a brand new or a second hand car the buyer has the right to return the car if they discovered it defected and its not working well.

photo credit: @Doug88888 via photopin cc  



Now, here in the Philippines we have this new law, RA 10642, " An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles, approved last July 15, 2014 by our President Benigno S. Aquino 111.

(C) BAM AQUINO PAGE


These are some of the highlights of RA 10642:

Sec.4 - COVERAGE: This act shall cover brand new motor vehicles purchased in the Philippines reported by a consumer to be in nonconformity with the vehicle's manufacturer or distributor's standard or specifications within 12 months from the date of original delivery to the consumer, or up to 20,000 kilometers of operation after such delivery, whichever comes first.

Sec.5 - REPAIR ATTEMPTS: At any time within the Lemon Law rights period, and after at least 4 separate repair attempts for the same complaint, the consumer may invoke his or her rights under the Act. Repair includes replacement of parts, components, or assemblies.

Sec.6 - Before availing the act under Sec 5, the consumer shall, in writing, notify the manufacturer, distributor, authorized retailer or dealer.

for more CLICK here: RA 10642     

Department of Trade and Industry should implement the Rules and Regulations within 90 days from the effectivity of the ACT.





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