Category: Lifestyle

AirAsia PH Says #ThankYou with a Blog Writing and GrabCrar Promo

In this season of giving, saying “Thank You!” is one of the easiest way to show gratitude. Uttering these phrase could put anyone in an uplifting mood. No matter how small or big a gesture or favor, a simple “Thank You!” spells a difference. And to coincide with the season, AirAsia Philippines is saying Thank You to all its loyal passengers for a year of memorable journey. In line with this, AirAsia Philippines launched its #ThankYou Christmas Campaign with a Blog Writing Contest where participants can win two roundtrip international tickets and a pocket money of Php 20,000. On the side, passengers can also avail of the GrabCar Ride promo this December. Read on for the details

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A Look Into CBTL’s Giving Journal 2017

The CBTL Charcoal Gray Giving Journal 2017

There’s always something to look forward to during the year end for Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf avid customers like me. Stamp collection for the CBTL’s Giving Journal has been like a tradition already having gone three cycles with their hard-bound journal as planning companion. This year’s Giving Journal 2017 doesn’t deviate much from their tried and tested form from the Giving Journal 2016. The earthly colors of the pages, the inspiring quotes on weekly spreads, the coupons and the solid simple design lines which a lot of people came to love are still there. The changes for the Giving Journal 2017 aren’t drastic but more artistic on the aesthetic that centers around the theme for 2017 “The Cup that Changes Lives”. Let’s take a look.

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Eat to Live: Yoga of Eating Workshop at Life Yoga BGC

Ever since I started my yoga journey a year ago, I slowly realized I have become more aware of my eating habits. Not much on the choices of food first but on frequency and timing. Since yoga is best done on an empty stomach, I had to eat at least 2–3 hours before the session began. Eventually, I became more aware of what I eat, on how certain food and drinks can affect my practice. Like drinking coffee before practice makes me feel heavy. So it was very interesting to learn about the recent workshop from Life Yoga in BGC about “Eat to Live: Yoga of Eating” where the discussion focuses on mindful eating and yoga asanas to help on working on the internals. I was fortunate to have a chance to attend this workshop headed by French nutritionist Helene Dunlop and and yoga teacher Christina Dinkel Maningo. Hoping it would expand my knowledge on mindful eating and make simple adjustments in my lifestyle that could make a big impact beyond my yoga practice.

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Filipino Yogis and Yoginis to Follow on Instagram

Ever since I delved into yoga, I had been looking into a lot of inspiring yogis and yogini on instagram. I came across spectacular yogis like Dylan Werner, Kino Yoga, Patrick Beach and Jacob Manning to name a few. Yes, I’m quite impressed with their feat and just seeing what they can do just strives me to be better at my practice. It also made me wonder. Are there any Filipino personalities practicing yoga on instagram? The search wasn’t that hard as seasoned Filipino yogi friends gave their share of answers. It wasn’t also hard to find Filipino yogis using the hashtag #yogaph or #yogaphilippines on the instagram search. Here are some Filipino Yogis and Yoginis I had been following for a while. I think they share the same quality of inspiration as their international counterparts.

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The World’s First Pacsafe Flagship Store Opens in Glorietta 5

PacSafe's first flagship store

I have been an avid PacSafe user ever since 2008. I have gone through a number of PacSafe products from the CarrySafe pouch, two generations of PacSafe Wallets (up to the RFID versions), Camera bags like the CamSafe Venture V12 Sling Bag and V16 Sling Pack and the handy CarrySafe 100 camera strap. It’s amazing to see how their Anti-Theft products has evolved in terms of functionality and design. Now I’m glad they are expanding and is more accessible by finally having their own flagship store at the ground floor of Glorietta 5 in Makati. A first also on the global scale for the brand.

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The North Face 100 PH 2016: The Tough 11k Trail Run

Never underestimate the distance. That’s one of the few lessons I learned running the 11k trail run at the recently held The North Face 100 PH in Benguet. After running the 12k trail at the Salomon Xtrail in Subic a couple of weeks before, I thought it would be easier for me to get a better time here. My goal for this 11k run was to finish strong, at least on the upper half on the overall ranking. I never thought that this shorter would challenge me that much though.

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