8 Reasons Why You Should Check Out AttiGo Online Shop

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Good news Philippine shoppers, there's  a new e-commerce platform called AttiGo Online Shop (http://attigo.com.ph).   It was launched by Chronotron Inc. last January 2017 and is now available both on web and mobile (android and apple ios) platform.

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 So it's new and it's ready to be visited.  But, you're probably wondering why you should check it out in the first place.  Well, I've got 8 reasons for you.

1. More Choices From Legitimate Supplies
Who doesn't love more choices?  With the entry of AttiGo Online Shop into the Philippine E-commerce scene, we now have more stores to consider and a whole new range of brands and item variations to choose from.  What sets AttiGo Online Shop is that it verifies the legitimacy of stores.

2. Easy Shop, Easy Go
AttiGo Online Shop provides a quick and easy order and payment system.  It offers multiple card payment options, accepts paypal and even COD payment system.

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3. Free Shipping
AttiGo Online Shop provides FREE Shipping within Metro Manila for a minimum of 500 php.

4. After Sales Support
AttiGo Online Shop offers after sale support.  All products comes with warranties depending on the terms of the store.  

5. Rare Finds
AttiGo Online Shop provides items that are limited, trendy and collectible. 

6. Empowering Filipino Entrepreneurs
AttiGo Online Shop does not only benefit consumers.  It also becomes the bridge between Filipino entrepreneurs even small start ups and the consumers.

7. Income Opportunity
AttiGo Online Shop recognizes the potential of each and every member to tap into a new audience therefore, it offers a profit sharing system granting its reseller commission for every resale.  The reselling system is very easy too.  You can make your own shop and have a link to your shop composing of your own and resold goods.  

8. Gives Back
AttiGo Online Shop does not only focus on making profits but also gives back to the community.  It has partnership through World Vision and certain indigent communities

There you have it.  That's my 8 reasons to check out AttiGo Online Shop.  Let me know if I missed any of your reasons.

Shakey's Scallop Primo Launch: Pool Party at Y2 Residence

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Last week, I got invited to a pool party where Shakey's was to unleash their all-new summer surprise.

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I have to admit, this is probably my first time to attend a pool party so I was excited for both the party and the summer surprise!

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While waiting for the product to arrive, I enjoyed the pool party with these cute pizza floaters.

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Check out the pool of Y2 Residences and Hotel.  I actually thought it was just shallow.  To my surprise, it was 5 feet deep.

shakeys scallop primo
Swimming always makes me hungry so by the time the product arrived, I was even more ecstatic.  

shakeys scallop primo
So what's in store for the summer?

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Can you guess?

shakeys scallop primo
Scallop Primo Pizza
Tada!  Packed with flavors of the sea, it's the all new Scallop Primo PizzaThis is available Dine in, Carry Out and Delivery in all Shakey’s restaurants nationwide for a limited period March 1 to May 31 only.  

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Scallop Primo Pizza

It's a combination of succulent scallops, thinly shredded crab sticks, aged cheddar cheese, fresh herbs of basil and parsley, and dash of chili flake.
 
shakeys scallop primo
Scallop Primo Pizza
Because I'm a scallop-lover, I was so thrilled with this innovation.  I never thought I'd see my favorite as a pizza topping.  The price is reasonable too!  Price starts at 294 php for a regular thin crust and 344 php for hand tossed.

Ahead Tutorial and Review: Money Back Guarantee

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It has been a very long time since I had undertaken my college entrance exams.  Yet, it was such an important milestone in my life that I can vividly recall every moment of it.  Ahead Tutorial and Review understands how important it is which is why it is now offering a money back guarantee to assure both the student and their parents.

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Not only is Ahead Tutorial and Review, the leading review center bolstered with advance research programs and tutors composed of top graduates from top universities and multiple awards, it is now confident enough to give you back your money if you don't pass your entrance exam.

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During my days, I was not aware of Ahead Tutorial and Review.  It was only 3 years later when my cousin had enrolled therein to pass the DCAT when I heard of it.  She said it is very popular at her school (ICA).  She and all of her classmates who reviews with Ahead passed DCAT.

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But, I think what every parent is thinking is whether or not it is worth the money?  Especially since it is quite common for a child to take several college entrance exams to keep their options open.  Sometimes, you are even forced to pick a college based on the course availability.  I recall taking UPCAT, DCAT and UST entrance exam because of different courses.  I took UPCAT for journalism, DCAT for accountancy and organizational communication and UST for accountancy.  Maybe I was too young them not to be pressured by what's at stake so I didn't take it seriously.

I didn't realize that you can only take the entrance exam once.  Or, that the people you will meet there will mould and influence you as a  person.  Had I known then, I would certainly appreciate a money back guarantee to grant me confidence and peace of mind for my parents. 

Coming from a small Chinese School in Manila, studying in DLSU has been a big leap for me.  I was never studious but being surrounded by the most intelligent and diligent students really pushed me to be one.  My seatmates became my best friends for life.  Although we didn't pursue being CPAs as a profession after we passed our CPA exam, we are still grateful for the training and network we gained in college.  My bestfriend C is now a businessman, E is a successful lawyer in a top law firm and H is a soon to be lawyer while working in his family business. 

Aside from the money back guarantee, I also found the trainings offered by Ahead Tutorial and Review (such as the mind mapping and speed reading) not just helpful and applicable for the entrance exam but also later on in life.  So it you're interest to secure your future, check out
www.ahead.edu.ph

Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila: First Look and My First Paint and Sip Experience

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Last Saturday, I was invited to have a first look at Citadines (CDC) Millenium Ortigas Manila and their Paint + Sip activity.

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Citadines (CDC) Millenium Ortigas Manila is located at Lot 4 Block 1, Ortigas Avenue Ortigas Center.  The location is very prominent since it is at the very heart of the busy ortigas district.  It is just across Robinsons Galleria

Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila
What I found interesting about Citadines (CDC) Millenium Ortigas Manila is that it is a 32-storey building with mixed-used development: 96 units of Residential Condominium (starts at P 110K/sqm) and 290 units of serviced apartments (starts at P 115K/sqm) managed by The Ascott Limited.  The Serviced Apartments comes with  meeting rooms with business service, self-service launderette and fitness center.   The Ascott Limited will also facilitate the common areas.

Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila
There are 4 types of units available for the Residential Condominiums occupying the 25th to 30th floor: Studio, 1-Bedroom, 1-Bedroom Deluxe, 1-Bedroom Premiere and 2-Bedroom.  While the Serviced Apartments occupying the 4th to 24th floors has 5 types of units with an addition of 3-Bedroom. The latter also has a few upgrades like having a synthetic granite counter top instead of synthetic stone counter top and a carpet flooring for the master bedroom.


Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila
As you can see, the units are already fully furnished with their uniform interiors.  It comes with a living and dining area, kitchen, bedrooms and toilet and bath.

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The walls are polish finished while the floors are matte finish so it's not slippery when wet.

Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila
Doesn't this make you feel like you're in a five-star hotel?

Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila
Among the common areas is the Resident's Lounge...

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which overlooks the Infinity Swimming Pool

Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila
and it also has a good few of Ortigas Avenue.

Paint + Sip
Citadines Millenium Ortigas Manila
I have to admit that I was lured in by their Paint + Sip activity because it is the first time for me.

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The instruction was pretty simple.   Start with the lightest color so I drew the outline with the lightest color I could mix and then just shaded as fast as I cold because I was running out of time.  I wish I could have allocated more time for this activity but I was late for my own birthday party. =(  It was a great experience but I bet I can try harder next time.

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So it was twice the learning and twice the fun for me.

Should you have any inquiries about Citadines (CDC) Millenium Ortigas Manila just email them at inquiry@cdcholdingsinc.com.

Love Rocks Concert: Legendary Love Songs by Dan Hill and J Michaels This Valentines

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MANILA -- SINGER/SONGWRITER DAN HILL APPEARING AT “LOVE ROCKS!” CONCERT FOR VALENTINE’S 2017 AT RESORTS WORLD MANILA

Grammy winning International Artist DAN HILL returns to Philippines for a Night of Legendary Lovesongs, Tuesday 14 February 2017, 8:00pm at Resorts World Manila, Newport Performing Arts Theater.  J Michaels will also be returning to NPAT as co-headliner and host of this Valentine’s “Love Rocks!” concert series.

“Sometimes When We Touch,” which Dan co-wrote with legendary songwriter Barry Mann, turned into the “mother of all covers,” most recently having been recorded by boxing champ Manny Pacquiao.  Originally earning Dan a Grammy nomination for best male vocal performance, the song enjoyed renditions by singers from every continent, in every style, and was translated into several languages.  Dan later received his Grammy award for co-producing an album for then-little-known Canadian artist Celine Dion.
Other hits that he wrote and recorded include “Can’t We Try,” “Never Thought (That I Could Love),” and “I Fall All Over Again.”  In more recent years, he has concentrated heavily on songwriting for other vocalists and continues to enjoy live engagements in Canada, the US, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere.  “Intimate,” Dan’s latest studio CD release, has earned tremendous reviews worldwide.  A special version of “Intimate” was also created for Dan Hill fans in Asia, to include songs he wrote for and were recorded by other artists: “In Your Eyes,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “Seduces Me,” and more.

As lead Vocalist, Manila-born J MICHAELS is an international recording artist and longtime showman who effortlessly shows incredible versatility in musical styles.  THE J MICHAELS BAND serves as back up band for the internationally-acclaimed “Love Rocks!” Concert series, pairing world class concert and touring musicians with multi-platinum and Grammy artists.  J Michaels has shared the stage with legendary rock artists like Ambrosia, Benny Mardones, Stephen Bishop, Jimi Jamison, Yvonne Elliman, Michael Johnson, and Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, among others.  His online music videos, filmed on location in various countries, have quickly gained popularity with over 1.5 million new views in 2016, earning him fans worldwide, including many in Philippines.

This Love Rocks! concert is presented in cooperation with Events by WEG Inc., BluRock Productions Inc., Grand Leisure Corporation, and SEC Events, Official Residence New World Manila Bay Hotel, Official Media Partners: Fox International Channels, UNTV, Retro 105.9 DCG-FM, 105.1 Crossover, RJ100, Wish-FM 107.5, and The Philippine Star, with special thanks to: Zoomanity Group, Misono, and Yoshinoya.

Tickets available now at all TicketWorld outlets, Resorts World Manila Box Office, and Online at www.ticketworld.com.ph.  Additional Philippine cities on this tour include Cebu/Mandaue and Cagayan de Oro, to be officially announced at a later time.

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My Reflection for 2016

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2016 is probably the fastest year of my life.  Everything was in a rush.  It was only on the month of December that I got to slow down, reflect and meditate.  Being a really deep and philosophical person, I find that as a necessity.

Health
2016 is the year where I can say I am almost fully healed from Eczema and I can function
normally except I have to use gloves to wash dishes and do laundry.  I have gotten used to
cooking my own veggie meal every day.  And, I still get to try eat whatever I want in
between.

I have realized the expense of health with my daily veggies and supplements.  But, it’s still
cheaper than buying steroid creams or worse getting hospitalized for a graver illness
someday.

I am still a stress eater but I can now easily detect and lessen stress and negativity in my
life.

Relationship
After my hideous skin has cleared up and I now have the time, there’s no excuse not to visit
Ex (three years and half after I broke up with him) and Lychee.  The encounter was intense
as expected.  Memories of our 10-12 years of being with each other every single day that I
thought I have forgotten is still there.  It was painful and sad.  There probably more feelings
that I could not identify.  But, what I could discern is that there is still respect for each
other even if he has already moved on happily, found himself a new relationship and a
course in life drastically opposite of mine that I doubt we’ll ever encounter each other in a
normal circumstance.  We were both wishing each other to have a better future.  It was a confirmation of self-forgiveness and forgiveness of each other.  There was no need for words.   We both knew we made our fair share of mistakes and those taught us a lot for the future.

It was very relieving for me because over the years I always knew we were different and
the only thing keeping us together is our belief in commitment and purpose of relationship
which is to serve the other.  We’ve gotten so used to compromising that we were denying
the fact that we were settling.  We were so eager to please and serve each other that we hardly
fought over anything anymore. 

It gave me a new perspective when it comes to relationships.  I used to think that as long as you communicate and have a common interest then it will work out.  But, it’s actually respect, trust and appreciation that is more important.  And, you can only do that despite the ups and downs and all the failures and mistakes that will be committed if you’re within the same mindset and have the same values.

It’s kind of ironic that I found this biggest loss to be the biggest gain I ever had in terms of
learnings and growth.

Although in the brink of 2016-2017, I think I'll also add here that during random talks with shobe.  I've discovered that I was a bit pessimistic when it comes to relationships.  While I'm very understanding and highlight strengths and overlook flaws in others, I don't apply this type of positive reinforcement in intimate relationships.  I thought it's because of the depth and honesty involved that I point out flaws directly so we can both grow.  But, I now realized that my approach shouldn't be any different. 

Identity
I’ve read from a Psychotheraphy (treatment for those who have experience trauma) article
that destiny involves our personality… our mindset.  Through our mindset, we have a choice
on how we adapt and react to external factors and stimuli (including our environment and
genes) called fate.  Like everything our mindset as well as common interests are constantly
changing.  Therefore, I am an eternal student of life.  What I think is right today may
not be right tomorrow and my wants now can be irrelevant tomorrow.

The amazing thing that I discovered with fate is that the answer can be just before us but
we fail to recognize or appreciate it unless by some twist of fate an event happens or a
person presents in a way for us to comprehend.  So let’s see what my learnings and change
of mindset are from the happenings of 2016:
1. Everyone is different.  Everyone is unique.  We have our own quirkiness and weirdness.  But, people tend to follow the trends and try to blend in.  I am now comfortable and in complete acceptance with my way of being a divergent.
I have found an internal happiness and inner peace with myself.  Instead of blending in,
I compensate my way of dealing with others with empathy, respect and sincerity.

Thank you family, friends and pets for accepting me for who I am.  I can never feel
lonely while being surrounded by your warmth.
2. I have discovered the beauty of simplicity and minimalism.  I had so many wants in the past which I no longer want now.  This made it easy for me to find happiness in my day to day life.
  • I no longer crave for sweets and junk food.  I now enjoy the wonderful feeling that vegetables give to my body.
  • I can easily compromise many things just to please others and avoid petty arguments.
  • I would rather earn less for a stress-free life.
  • I can forgo free trips and eat outs just to use the time to do some chores at home or to spend the time with the family.
  • I’d rather have wisdom than knowledge.
3. I’m still as ambitious and passionate in everything I do but for a different meaning.  I’d like to believe that with everything I do with sincerity, I am distributing a fragments and bits of my being… my heart and soul…
  • I don’t want to be defined by my profession.  I will do it efficiently and sincerity but not for distinctions and monetary gain.  I need the stable pay to support my mom and buy quality dog food for my 8 dogs. 
  • I will still continue to do my hobbies:
    • Events photography (http://picsisphoto.blogspot.com):  I was not able to expand on my knowledge and expertise in this field this year because of my busy schedule.  But, I will continue to work on this seeing how this is important in family events.  And, I am also happy to please clients as I help them preserve their memories.  I think in this avenue my weakness is my lack of observation skills and perspective to be more creative.  That’s why I also try to add more creative shots of day to day life in my personal Instagram (@stacyliong) but I’m having a difficult time with it.
    • Lifestyle Blog (www.crumpylicious.com): I’m still the same person who hate routine and loves to explore and learn new things.  This is my memoir of events I’ve been to and lessons I’ve learned.  I’m not as active as in the past but this still serves it purpose.  I will continue this as I enjoy reading my previous posts and recalling my memories.  It has come to my attention that in our life time, we can only recall memories a few times in our lives.  In which case, I’d rather have triggers like these posts so I can recall them whenever I want.
    • Food Blog (www.tsinoyfoodies.com): I’m still a foodie.  But, my preference has shifted from enjoying quality more than quantity.  I used to devour until my tummy will burst.  Now, I just want to try and taste more variety.  I now enjoy small courses of fine dining than being stuffed in an eat-all-you-can meal.  If I can choose between a free extravagant meal as against sharing a simple meal with family and friends, I’d choose the latter. (Yes I’m actually quite sentimental)  So, it’s quite easier for me to recall and write when I’ve dined with the latter.
    • Food Instagram (@tsinoyfoodies): I’ve always considered myself to be an analytical and whole picture kind of person that’s why I took up accountancy.  My blogs are all mostly informative because of that.  Thank you followers for appreciating my improvement with my food photographs.  I never thought that I could expand my artistic side.  And, this is the proof of that. 
    • Travel Blog (www.traveltripsters.com): I used to think that I like travel so much. I am always jealous whenever I see my friends travel posts in social media especially if the shots are awesome.  Like food, I realized that I only like it once in a while and in the company of loved ones.  I can’t be a frequent traveler because I’ll miss home.  So I will still travel and continue to update this with my travels but travels taken on my own time and on my own leisure.
    • Legal Blog (www.philippinelegalguide.com): I’ve been really lazy in updating this.  Now, I have a lot of files and notes with nowhere to go but the trash.  I intend to transfer some of them here for preservation purposes.  Anyways, my memory is not as good anymore so I better to keep some of them here and it also helps others.
    • Charity Work: I have declined all opportunity as a volunteer photographer in the NGO which I’ve been participating.  I hope I can allocate time to do more next year.
    • Gardening: I’ve done a nasty job here.  During my review, most of my plants died. =(  Maybe I’ll just leave this hobby to shobe who does better in crop plants.
 4. I’ve learned, relearned and strengthened certain values.
  • Respect: Being appreciative of the littlest things, I can’t help but admire and respect others.  To the elders, I’ve mastered obedience as it naturally follows respect. This is also my motivation for doing my household chores regularly and efficiently.  (Yes, I'm finally giving order to my disorganized life)
  • Patience: I am happy that my patience has expanded even more. 
  • Empathy and Understanding: 
    • Having gone through so much and yet I was able to cloak it from friends and family because I did not want to scare them or worry.  If it happened to me, of course it happens to everybody as well.  I’m sure everyone has a tough story behind their seemingly irrational behavior.  Thus, I am not more complacent and understanding as ever.  I always give anything the benefit of the doubt.  As a result, I now find myself being rarely pissed off or irritated which is perfect for my good health and eczema.  Because of my eczema, I have come to believe that it is our human nature to be good.  Otherwise, even our body will complain from the negativity and stress. 
    • After all my failures and all my flaws, I had a hard time forgiving myself which took a toll on my body.  That’s when I realized that as long as we are alive, we can move on and improve.  Therefore, whether it is with ourselves, we should highlight and strengthen the good things.  And, we should not define ourselves and others with our flaws because that what life is all about: to weed out the flaws and improve.  As we grow, those flaws will eventually vanish (hopefully in our memories too).  We should then live in the present, forgive and enjoy the better future.
    • Moreover, I’ve come to learn that the heart like every muscle in our body requires exercise for it to be efficient.  So I have no doubt that I will become wiser, more empathic and understanding in the years to come. 
  • Discipline: All my life, I never had the discipline to conform to regularity.  Just late this year, I’ve come to appreciate the art and meaning in conforming to regularity as a means of survival and self-improvement.  I found this to be an essential element of maturity, efficiency and aging.
  • Openness: Siblings call me the topper for always trying to supersede their ideas with mine.  Now, I’m less stubborn and more open.  Not entirely but I’ll get there. =))
  • Thankfulness: I’m very grateful to have my family and friends.  I don’t think I can ever ask for a better life.  Contentedness is easy to achieve because I was born in an already comfortable status.  As to all the events that have happened, I’m kind of glad they happened the way they did.  I value my personal growth in all aspects more than anything and I’d like to believe that I’ve grown so much because of the things that happened. I
  • Generosity:  When I was sick, I realized how much of an illusion owning something is.  I don’t even have control of my very own body.  Thus, I’ve become less materialistic and less attached to things.  I’ve come to enjoy having the power to give than to receive.  (Easy as it sounds this didn’t come naturally to me as a person)
So I think that sums up 2016!  Looking forward to 2017.  No doubt, that will be a big year for me.