Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Turning brushing a fun activity

Brushing teeth is something that we need to do three times a day for health reasons. Yet many people still miss on doing this for different reasons.

Sometimes, our kids also have a hard time doing this so parents should really make sure to guide them and see to it that this is fulfilled every meal.

Now, how can you make brushing more fun for the family especially for the kids? Here are some suggestions:

1. Provide your children a toothbrush to play with. Let him/ her brush his stuffed toy animal or doll's teeth while you brush his.

2. Let your kids brush your teeth, using your toothbrush of course. (Don't forget to do it again yourself later.)

3. Cheer with each tooth brushed as if it's one exciting event.

4. Use a brush that has their favorite characters.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The gift of healthy ‘crowning glory’ fit for the queen this Mother’s Day

CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanayinay‘naymama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives. 

There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority. 
No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.

Still drooling over the ways on how to spend this time of the year again with her? Well, you may opt for the basics of gift-giving from simple trinkets to expensive items. But take note, your appreciation of her is not equated by the tag price of your present. It’s the thought that counts, as an adage says. 

You may consider a set of hankies that will bring back the memory of her wiping out her tears of happiness upon knowing that she’s conceiving a li’l creature inside her womb. That’s you, of course. A loose yet comfy clothes shall make her remember that sort of a duster or preggy dress she wore in the laborious yet exciting “nine months” of gestation.

Why not a pillow that she could hug as tight as she embraced you after giving birth, or maybe a brassiere for protection of the very bosom she fed you with during infancy? A bed will bring to her mind your tot years when you started to crawl and roll over it freely.

Shoes are a girl’s best friend, too, like your mom. Either sky-high heels or flattering flats, there’s a pair to match every bit of her fantasy. For as long as it brings comfort to her feet, it's more than enough to reciprocate the ease you had when you took your first walk with her guidance back then. If it isn’t her thing, though, a flip-flop will cause her to think that she also disciplined you through the proverbial “rule of slipper” hit on your buttocks while you were growing up.

Much to her delight, a bling ring will be worthy of your dear investment to show your deep appreciation of her just like when she never failed to recognize you with a pat on the back for simple good deeds or a job well done in your lifetime.

Stuck for an idea yet? Here’s a simple but meaningful token of gratitude that for sure will make a big difference and, eventually, pull off a surprise for the celebrant herself: The NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack which includes the topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and conditioner. Yes, you read it right. 

Still not convinced enough, why don’t you spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto your mom’s scalp and massage it for five to ten minutes. You may not even know that with such a plain gesture of yours, it can melt her heart as it reminds her of the past when she used to do the same thing while you were still young, either as a trick to put you easily on a slumber or merely a relief every time you got sick. Those caressing hands of yours, likewise, imbibe your act of giving back the “natural care from mothers” like her. 

Whatever impression it may have on her, what’s tangible she could gain is that you’re giving her nature’s gift of health. NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion is so unique that it combines 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients––all working synergistically to help address hair problems from growth to vanishing. This breakthrough product helps to rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the moist of her tress from root to tip, aids in stimulating the growth of her hair and helps prevent it from excessive falling, while improving the overall appearance.

More than anything else, NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack may be one of the most precious gifts that your mom could ever receive in her entire life. Well, she’s the most important woman in your life after all. Hence, she deserves to be treated like a queen with that vibrant, bouncy and shiny “crowning glory.”

NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 pack is beyond compare. So, don’t think twice to wrap it as your present for her this Mother’s Day and, if ever, for life. Head on to any Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores to get a dose of nature’s answer to hair loss.  For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit for more details. Follow us on Twitter @NovuhairNatural and Instagram @NovuhairOfficial for promo announcements and exciting updates.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Delicate Balance: A Window to the Batanes Way of Life

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) describes Batanes as "A blend of breathtaking scenery, abundant biodiversity and rich cultural heritage."

Once you experienced Batanes, there are not enough superlatives to describe the beauty of Batanes, the country’s northernmost and smallest province.

The popular images of Batanes are those of breathtaking verdant landscapes and blue waters, alternately agitated and calm. These northernmost Philippine islands have long been part of a traveler’s must-go-and-experience list.  But Batanes is more than just a weekend getaway.

“A Delicate Balance: Batanes Food, Ecology and Community” reveals why. A project of The Museo ng Kaalamang Katutubo (MusKKat), this handsome book explores how food, ecology, nature, and tradition, have shaped the Ivatan way of life in the last 4,000 years.  It also explains too that the Ivatan and the Itbayat, people of the Batanes, knew well how to husband resources through aeons, without depleting or otherwise compromising nature. 

While the authors, Corazon S. Alvina and Marian Pastor Roces, make sure to point out that food habits are radically changing, particularly with thorough-going links with the cash economy now in place, there remains more than enough facets of the old nature-and-culture system to recognize its form and its reasons for enduring. 

Complemented with insightful photographs by Neal Oshima, the book shows the intricate but robust relationships within the communities of the Batanes, and how traditional Ivatan and Itbayat food is interconnected with the islands’ microsystems.  In one of the notes in the book, Roces writes that while “A Delicate Balance: Batanes Food, Ecology and Community” is a food book, it is not necessarily a food book. Food is only an access point into the Batanes human-in-biosphere ecosystem.

Officially launched last November 2016, the book is a result of the collaboration with, and the consolidation of the substantive research work of, archaeologists, anthropologists, boat makers, botanists, Ivatan experts and cooks, a professional urban chef, nutritionists, geologists, sea current specialists, and zoologists. Get a copy of “A Delicate Balance: Batanes Food, Ecology and Community” via for only P3,850.  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Manila Bulletin Junior Journalist Summer Camp 2017

Does your child show some signs that he or she has an interest in a career in media?

Are you seeing a future Jessica Soho or even an Anderson Copper in your kids?

The good news is one of the leading and well-respected newspaper in the country is offering a summer camp for kids like no other.

Enroll your children to the MANILA BULLETIN JUNIOR JOURNALIST SUMMER CAMP for kids aged 6 to 17, which will be held at the Manila Bulletin Ballroom, 5th level, Manila Bulletin Building , Intramuros Manila.

This will be from May 8 to 19, 2017,10 days, Mondays  to Fridays, three hours per day per level; (Primary -2-5pm, Secondary 9am-12nn). This is the fourth year that Manila Bulletin has organized this enriching camp for kids.

Instead of your usual summer activities that comes in piecemeal , the Manila Bulletin have put together a program that offers a variety of fun activities with learning as a major part of it all.

For a reasonable investment fee of P3,500,  your child gets a t-shirt/ uniform, ID, writing materials, and daily snacks.

This is also one of the broadsheet's major activity in promoting our main advocacy of Reading and good values to the young.

Former campers have emerged impressive, academically, confidence level and inter-personal skills. This gives an  affirmation to express a guarantee that your kid/s will have fun throughout the program, or your money back!

How do they do it? MB loves what they do and they are just too happy to share what they can in creating a well-read and  informed society, one baby step at a time, and this can start with the young ones with us and/or around us.

Are you game to partner with Manila Bulletin on this ?

Any questions related to this , you can contact Ms. Badette Cunana  thru Smart #09216054973 or Globe #09062093639; thru my direct line #524-7884, thru messenger in her FB account Badette Cunanan or even via Viber.