The BREEZE Good Experiment #SeetheGood #ChangeofHeart #BreezePhilippines

Have you watch this video -  The Good Experiment.



The first thing I've seen in my Facebook Timeline feed early in the morning is this video from BREEZE, very touching and honestly this made me cry. We should always be thankful to our parents or to someone who took care of us when we were kids.

The video shown the unconditional love and respect, the values which our parents taught us. A reminder that as we grew older we become parents too, and that learning we get from them will also share with our kids. In a way that it help us to become more successful, mature and respectful.

Can something seemingly bad brings out something good?

Parents especially mothers are always like that. I am like that with my tweens. I easily say, "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?", "WHAT HAPPENED?", "YOU BETTER WASH THAT!".

And they will reply: "Mom, your so OA" (Over Acting na naman si Mama). I easily conclude that if I see them dirty, they get it from being naughty.

Screenshot grab from Breeze video

The initial reaction of a mother when they have seen their kids full of dirt, shock and cannot believe what they saw.

Screenshot grab from Breeze video

But wait, the video had a twist of the story. Getting dirty doesn't mean they do something bad.


Screenshot grab from Breeze video

Screenshot grab from Breeze video


See the GOOD.

They all got dirty, because they help. 
They all got dirty, because they care. 
They all got dirty, because the CHANGE starts from them. 
The CHANGE to be with others who are in need, a CHANGE for a new beginning.




Congratulation to BREEZE Philippines, this advertisement you've made really help parents to have a #ChangeofHeart.

BREEZE Philippines



School Recess Before Lunch Makes Your Kids Happier and Healthier One #Recess #Education #Parenting #SchoolRecess

I grow up from a school that gives us a time to have a  break and take our "RECESS" for 15 minutes before we take our lunch.




Way back in early 80's, when I'm still in grade school, I never purchase my snacks or my lunch from the canteen the fact that they sell food pretty expensive and very unhealthy. I always have my all-in-one food box with me, that includes my snacks and lunch.

And by early '90's,  in my High School year,  our canteen change its rules and now they get much more healthy and much more yummier food, the likes of, Filipino delicacies (suman. puto, sapin2, etc..) and for beverages they served kalamansi(lemon) juice and fruit shakes, no more softdrinks allowed.

Prepping up your Children for School to Avoid Stress #ParentsBusiestMonth #MonthofJune #GoingtoSchool #SchoolDays

Summer is over, and the month of June is here!  It's finally the time to head on and prepare our children for the coming school year. Maybe for some especially the students, it's a very exciting time. But for others, especially parents it can be the most stressful month of the year.


There are lot to consider if you want to ensure that your kids will get great first day at school. This is base on what I've learned during the past years of my Tweens in their Elementary or Primary years. Normally, preparing for school usually starts in the last couple of weeks before class starts, this is the major fail for most parents because for me --- summer is the most appropriate time to prepare for school both to the parents and students.

GETTING READY OVER SUMMER

1. Be busy and enjoy summer.  I let my children join different workshop offered by DepED. A Dance Workshop for my youngest since she loves to dance.

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And for my eldest because she loves music, she joined Flute Recorder's Club.

Joining different workshop/sports this summer will make your kids summer a fun day. 

2. Continue learning over this summer. 
The workshop will not just help your kids to be attentive in a long hot days, but also make their summer not to be boring at all. I let them play their computers/mobile for 2 hours just to simply keeping their brain in the habit of learning such as by watching films, history or national geographic to give them an extra advantage when it comes to going back to school.

3. Spend time with friends that will be attending same school. And keep learning by bonding.

There's no problem with this, because my children have a lot of friends here in our community and most of them go with the same school and ride with the same van (a small school bus).

4. As early as possible, you need to purchase school supplies to avoid too much Stress!
In the previous years, when my children are still in their primary years, we wait for their teacher advisers to give the requirements during enrollment. Now that they are in middle school or in high school, I see to it that I purchase supplies that are certainly needed for the first day, the likes of:


You need to have a scientific calculator and a graphing paper, if your child is doing mathematics.



An intermediate and a yellow paper, use virtually all classes. Need to buy a single stack of  this because this is use throughout the school year.

A hand-sanitizer for protection.

A portable USB drive/stick, for saving computer work.



***And to follow other school supplies like scissors, eraser, rulers, crayons, correction tape/liquid eraser, art papers, ruler, etc..


PREPARING THE NIGHT BEFORE

In the Philippines, classes starts on June 13, 2016.

1. Getting to school. I don't have problem with my two girls getting to school, they ride on the same van with our children's neighbor and they know how to ride on a public vehicle going to school and home.

But here's a tip for the first time parents whose children are now in high school or in grade 7, by now arrange reliable transport or help your children figure out how they'll be getting to school without us guiding them. Well it's not yet too late to teach your children how to ride on a public vehicle. Tomorrow, Saturday June 11, you can have time with your kids by riding a jeepney school route for them to familiarize the streets. Or if you have a car, a quick ride over will help your children to feel relax. 

And if your living close enough to the school, a good morning walk is much better and a good way to exercise.

2. Clean the room the night before. During summer days, my tweens always forget to clean their room especially the bed, since they like to sleep the whole day while doing mobile surfing and cleaning their own cabinet. Well, as a single mom, I let them play with their mobile for 2 hours then after eating, going back to their room again and went into the same routine. Though sometimes they help me manage my shop and still the same they forget to clean their bed. But school is nearing, well I will let them clean their bed because they won't have as much time for things like cleaning.

3. Check uniforms (buttons, zippers and/or shoes & socks still fit) if it is okay to use for the school year. Choose the right uniform and lay it or hang it properly. Remember,  a good impression last. Make sure that you don't break school rules regarding school uniforms.



4. Get at least 8 hours of sleep. I told my tweens now that by Sunday, June 12, no more computers. Cellphone should be charge properly (it means OFF). No more overnight snacks and watching movies. Getting enough sleep is more important especially for 16 years or younger. Change the sleeping habit that you have in summer.

THE FIRST DAY



1. Wake up early. Set your alarm and drink cold water. I always tell my tweens to drink cold water, because it will give their body a jolt of energy to get through the morning.

2. Have a nice long shower. Make sure you're clean and look fresh. And always check your clock if you still have time to change for uniform(if you have change of mind on what to wear) and ample time to eat breakfast and by not getting late for the 1st day of school.

3. Eat a full and nutritious breakfast. Do not skip breakfast in your first day going to school. A strong and healthy breakfast can help you for the rest of the day. And since my tweens love bacon and egg, I need to prepare myself for my grocery list too!


4. Don't forget to brush teeth after eating.

5. Be at the school 15 minutes early. Since my tweens time is 7:15 AM they have to be there at 7AM or 6:30AM to avoid traffic.

So parents, especially the WAHM (work at home mom), need not to feel STRESS - do it earlier to avoid stressful day and have the grocery lists prepare to avoid cramming on what to buy. 
        

The Best Part Happened during The Guinness for Federalism Event #HandaAwitDavao #TagumpayngPagbabago #PHVoteDuterte #DisiplinaDuterte

The Special Projects Team of the Duterte for President Movement calls for 300,000 strong volunteers to beat the world record in singing the National Anthem against Bangladesh last May 7, 2016. Dabawenyos positively responded to participate the Guinness for Federalism and at the same time attend and support the Miting de Avance of our beloved Mayor Rody R. Duterte which feeds simultaneously from the Luneta Park to Crocodile Park.




My personal view is that the event not only a call for us to sing "LUPANG HINIRANG", but also a call for UNITY & CAMARADERIE, an approach to life, a philosophy, an enthusiasm for experience that pervades a culture that has been neglected for so many years.

Davao City and other cities here in Mindanao has been long forgotten or let me rephrase it..somehow forgotten as part of the Philippine island. The call for FEDERALISM is one of the most important and innovative concepts if our Philippine Government will adapt this form of government, the equal sharing of revenues pertaining to one region. Most of the money goes to Metro Manila while Mindanao, despite its contribution to economy, it doesn't receive enough funds. 

I agree that people especially here in Mindanao are clamoring for a CHANGE. Why? Because the concentration of wealth and power can be seen only to the capital. The central powers takes the great opportunity to get all the revenues and the remaining will be given to other regions. Which is very unfair! This is the start of GRAFT & CORRUPTION...what we need is fair sharing of revenues, wherein autonomous states will take control over their own development as well as save the revenues for their own needs, like EMERGENCY/CALAMITY FUNDS.


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The event registration starts at 8am and people are waiting for their BARCODED ID to be scanned and be validated as per Guinness World Records requirements.

While waiting for the other participants to join the singing of the National Anthem which scheduled at 5PM, we got a good spot to take our lunch and have a good rest.



By the way, it's not totally a rest because every now and then, the organizers are giving instructions on what to do and not to do during the singing of "Lupang Hinirang". We are ask to group by 50's according to our shirt colors, we must sing it (lip sync is not allowed) - the assigned Marshalls/Stewards will see to it that everyone is singing, no taking of selfie during the singing, etc..etc...

We meet many people coming from different places in Davao Region, like some came from Mati City (Davao Oriental) and others are from Digos City (Davao del Sur), Tagum City (Davao del Norte) and IGACOS.





A festivity scenario that everyone will greet each other, sharing food and drinks. How can you restrain the joy that fills you when you hear the laughter in spite the scorching heat of the sun.




A FREE FOOD sponsored by Minute Burger.

A FREE DRINK sponsored by Nature's Spring Purified Water.



There are many Portable Public Toilets in every area inside the Crocodile Park.


  
A MEDICAL STATION by the DAVAO CENTRAL 911.




Another thing that best happened during the Guinness for Federalism Event, is that after the singing of the National Anthem it was followed by the OPERATION CLEANING.



And as we go home amidst the heavy traffic, someone knocks our car window. To our surprise, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Staff and her Uncle (brother of Ma'am Elizabeth Zimmerman Duterte) give us food and drinks.



T'was a fun for us to join the event.  It has been a very fulfilling experience for us as Filipino and as Dabawenyos. I want to thank and congratulate the organizers and all the participants! Madayaw DABAW!


A Proud Dabawenya here!


    

Assembly of Contact Center and BPO Workers for Duterte #ACWforDU30 #Duterte2016 #DU30 #BPOforDuterte

ASSEMBLY OF CONTACT CENTER WORKERS FOR DUTERTE, April 30, 3PM, at Rizal Park, Davao City, an OPEN INVITATION to those working or who have worked in a BPO whether an agent, a team leader, a manager, a trainer, a workforce or a quality analyst, or part of the admin, IT, accounting, back office team or an online home-based.



I got invited to the said event and without hesitation, I said YES. It was an event not to miss!

I've been hearing news that one of the Presidentiables is claiming that he is the father of the Business Process Outsourcing industry in the Philippines and I greatly opposed that news!

FYI, the so-called BPO industry had already landed here in the Philippines in early 1996. And by the early 2000's, I saw the entrenched boost up of the said industry. I  started working as a Call Center Agent at Link2Support (CONCENTRIX now) way back December 2006 and this is the time wherein the BPO industry is souring high in terms of employment and profit. While he is responsible of the pushing of the "Make IT Philippines", whatever direct hand LP Presidentiable Mar Roxas have, if any, is just minimal. For me, he is not the FATHER OF THE BPO INDUSTRY!


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The event start with a motorcade, participated by different BPO Companies like CONCENTRIX, CONVERGYS, SUTHERLAND, EGS Philippines, and many more.





While some avail the FREE SHIRT PRINTING, others are busy registering their names to be counted.


FREE SHIRT PRINTING

REGISTRATION

While waiting for the motorcade to arrive, we have a great time listening to the music played by DJ Pau.




The BPO Workers, responsible for contributing 5.1% to the economy!


A photo posted by rainepal (@palraine) on

Contact Center/BPO Workers owe nothing to Mar Roxas, Aquino and the entire Liberal Party!

And this is a CALL TO UNITE all BPO's  here in Davao City not to be afraid to go out and support Duterte.


Photo credit to Elvin Cainglet


Congratulations to all the ACW organizers!!!


THE ORGANIZERS
Photo credit to Joy Angco

We have shared one common goal to let the people know that we SUPPORT our Mayor Rody Duterte, though some are hindering us to support him due to politicking.



If there's such a legacy that Mar Roxas left to the BPO industry, it is the "self-regulating practice" that paves the way for workers' vulnerability to exploitation and oppression". ~BIEN (short for the BPO Industry Employees Network)  


Be-ing Suites Davao #BeingSuitesDavao #DavaoHotel #Travel

The Be-ing Suites CHB Corporation was formed in 2014 and began operations on May 10, 2015.



HIDEKI OTA, a 64 years old Japanese businessman who owns Hair Corporation - a  salon and spa chain in Saga, Japan, - founded Be-ing Suites CHB (Clean Honest Beautiful) Corporation.

CHAIRMAN-CEO Hideki Ota together with his
business partner Ms. Cheryl S. Amoguez - Be-ing Suites President


Business Evolution

In 2002, Mr. Ota went to Manila and observe how Filipino Beauty Salon run their businesses and serve their clients. He found out that most local salons use cold water in hair treatment, which according to him, it will result to damage hair.

An awareness that give him an idea to put a training school that will introduce authentic Japanese Salon in the Philippines. The main objective to put up a school, is to advocate the use of warm water and "tan san sen" Shampoo which have an ingredients to achieve a healthy looking hair for the Filipinos.

Two years later, he was captivated by the peace and beauty of Davao City, at that moment he decided to partner with Filipinos and establish his first training school for Japanese and Filipino hairstylists. And with the city's economic boom and promising business atmosphere, Be-ing Suites was built and instead of a training school for a salon, they decided to open it to the public as a hotel/resort house/suites.

Be-ing Suites 


Be-ing Suites Inside Facade during night time




Reception Hall



  • A 24-hour FRONT DESK

  •  For walk-in inquiry, booking and reservation.


  • Lobby while waiting.

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool - Open to public. Pay only PHp100 with 1 drink


  • Be-ing's Cafe/Function Room - This is good to 30-50 pax


  • Open/Common Kitchen - Guests can use this place for cooking their own food.

    ***They used Alkaline Based Water


  • And SOON TO OPEN - Japanese Salon with Collagen Machine. ( I will post my personal experience at my lifestyle and fashion blog,  www.glamourholicmom.com)



Room Amenities

A simple and designed for travelers who desire to live in a comfortable and safe home-like atmosphere. At the moment, it has 16 studio-type units (12 standard rooms & 4 Deluxe rooms) all are green-building - designed to be energy efficient and environment-friendly.


  

STANDARD ROOM - Matrimonial size bed (2 pax) 
Room Rates : PHp 2,284.00 net/day (inclusive of set of breakfast)
Extra bed : PHp 500 net/day


Amenities:
  • WiFi
  • Intercom to Office Desk
  • LED lighting
  • Toilet with bidet
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Air-conditioned unit
  • Flat-screen TV with cable

DELUXE ROOM - Matrimonial queen size bed (2 pax) 
Room Rates : PHp 2,664.80 net/day (inclusive of set of breakfast)
Extra bed : PHp500 net/day


Amenities:
  • WiFi
  • Intercom to Office Desk
  • LED lighting
  • Toilet with bidet
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Air-conditioned unit
  • Flat-screen TV with cable
  • Mini regrigerator
  • Kitchen counter with sink

For Booking/Reservation of rooms, please click HERE.
For general inquiries, give them a call (082) 234-9088 or leave a message HERE.

LOCATION: 3rd Street Lot 16 Guadalupe Village, Lanang, Davao City.





***Special thanks to +Busyqueenphils for inviting us to experience Japanese Salon service, a once in a lifetime opportunity indeed. And to Ms. Cheryl and CEO Hideki Ota for accommodating us to your simple and humble suites.

You can read my Authentic Japanese Hair Salon Experience at Be-ing Suites Salon.