RisingStars Mall Show SM Clark Pampanga and the Search for New RisingStars

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Watch out for the country's newest and biggest competition, RisingStars Philippines to be aired in Kapatid Network TV5RisingStars Philippines is a one-of-a-kind singing and reality TV talent search inspired by the Filipinos passion and love for fun and singing.

After auditions based on interviews and live performance, Central Luzon contests (7 from Pampanga and 7 from Dagupan, Lingayen-Pangasinan) will prove their talents on-stage this December 17, 2014 (Wednesday) 3pm at SM Clark Pampanga.  The show will be hosted by Venus Raj and special guest will be made by Ogie Alcasid.  The top five contestants who will win in the I can sing it better- Challenge Round 2 contestant will battle head on at the same time over a single song.number) will advance to the Solo and Final Round where they will perform the song of their choice.

The top 2 winners will get an all-expense paid trip to Manila and participate in the Nationwide competition that will be seen on prime time TV from February to May 2015.

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Think you've got what it takes to be a rising star?  Search is still on-going and sending an application is easy.  Anyone 13 years old and above may record their performance and send it online using PC through their website www.risingstars.ph or downloading the RisingStars Karaoke Android mobile app.  You can also sing at recording booths at selected malls, schools and barangays.


*Special thanks also for Talk N Text for my new Panalo Phone and 100 php load. =)


For more contest details and updates, see posters, print ads, and log-on to the RisingStars website, or follow social media updates via Facebook /risingstars.ph or Twitter @RisingStarsasia. 

Uratex Plant Tour in Alabang

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I woke up early one weekday for the Uratex Plant Tour.  I haven't been on a field trip for ages so like an enthusiatic pre-schooler I boarded the van as instructed by our guide that brought us to the Uratex Plant in Alabang (only 30-minutes from Makati).
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We got to visit different parts of the plant, read long as I shall tour you too. 

Foaming Area 
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After charging the chemicals into barrels and chilling them, they are then dyed and transformed into a hot fluffy foam.

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They are then cooled down.  It is utmost important that they are distanced from each other as when they are too hot they can be flammable.

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Look at that... big foams!

Production and Cutting Area
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Next, we were to the most interesting part: cutting and packaging.

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They use high-tech machines to cut the foams into mattresses precisely.

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Different machines for different types of tasks...

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They can adjust the thickness easily see.

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They are big machines too.

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Because of precise cutting no foam is wasted see? 

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They also produce cute-shaped sponges for popular sponge producing companies.  (Just guess!)

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This is also where they stick their warranty stickers.

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This is also were they package them.

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Can't believe how fast they do these.

Research and Development
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The Research and Development Center is were they test for quality control.  Yes, they check each batch at the start of the day.

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This is also were they innovate products like this two-sided bath sponge.  Rough to remove dry skin and soft for soaping.

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This is a skin-covered foam for kids.  Cool right?  I also learned that manikins are made of the same material.

Uratex Showroom
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Once products are made, they are sold at their showroom at 30% off compared to the ones you see at the department stores.

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From chairs to storage wears to mattress... they have all sorts of it

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Loads of pillow types to choose from...

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Here is where you can choose the mattress that is appropriate for your body type and weight.  It's not about the price really.

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It's more complicated than that so better visit and check it out for yourself. 

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They also have showrooms for couches...

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and kitchen furnitures and fixtures...

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Of course, there's the bedroom too.

What a fun day!  Thank you so much Uratex for the exciting plant tour.

First Trimester Morning Sickness

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Pregnancy is probably the biggest passage of right into womanhood for any lady.  Many will even consider it as a lifetime achievement.  Indeed, the hardship a woman goes through deserves a recognition.   Pregnancy is a 9-month period with different stages.

First trimester is probably the toughest trimester during the entire pregnancy if not the third trimester. This is the time where a woman suffers the most from morning sickness, nausea, headaches and vomiting. Most women lose their appetite during the first trimester. If you are in your first trimester right now, it could be really difficult but you need to eat as much as possible. First trimester is a crucial part since this is the time that your baby starts to develop, say the experts at http://pregnancytips.org. It’s important that you’re able to provide more and more nutrition to your baby. You can try to eat small meals like crackers, fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to eat full meals if you really can’t but you can instead eat smaller meals from time to time. Make sure you’re also properly hydrated. Dehydration is something to worry about during pregnancy, so drinks lots of water. Most of all, do not forget your prenatal vitamins, your baby needs them the most. Trying to stay healthy for your baby while you’re feeling sick is very difficult to do but you have to just try your best for your baby. 

Once you go through this stage, you've overcome a major hurdle but it's not over yet.  But, I'm sure for your baby, you'll surpass any obstacle that will come your way.  That is how strong a mother's love is.

CrownAsia's Pine Suites in Tagaytay and Valenza Phase 3 in Laguna

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Everyone's busy striving and working for something.  It could be big or small.  But, I do believe we've got to dream big in life and make it a reality.  My dream is to own a lot of properties.  I mean of course, I'd start with having a stable and permanent home.  But, after that I'd to have chilling spots where I can recharge.  Whenever I have the time, I take my time to check out new properties.  My latest discovery is CrownAsia's Pine Suites in Tagaytay and Valenza Phase 3 in Laguna.

CrownAsia's Pine Suites
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CrownAsia's Pine Suites is just an hour away from Manila.  It is a medium rise 5-storey residential condominium surrounded by pine trees.  Can you already imagine yourself waking up to the pine scent as you stand on your terrace.  Yup!  Every unit has their own terrace with view of pine trees.

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There will be three buildings (total 10,023.74sqm) with lower ground parking.  The concept is like a country club with an open-air atrium in the middle area where you can do anything you please while enjoying the cool breeze of Tagaytay.  It has a modern Danish design.  For amenities it also has a club house and an outdoor pool.  The whole area is enclosed with a gate for entrance to assure security.

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There are two types of units: Premiere (end units with a total area of 51.79 SQM) and the suite (inner units with 48.38 SQM).  Each unit has two bedrooms and almost the same area allocation except for the foyer area for the Premiere. 

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So this is the main area.  This is just a model unit.  The furniture are not included as well as the furnishing.  For the furnishing, they have an option where you can upgrade for it.

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This is the Master Bedroom with a glass door towards the terrace.

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This is the second bedroom.

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And, this is the common bathroom. 

Valenza Phase 3
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I've been to Valenza around two years ago to a friends rest house.  I had no idea it is now with a wider scope with its Phase 3.

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It has mini parks and playgrounds.

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Houses have a color-variety.

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I was able to check out their model homes like Beryl.

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This is what I loved in the model Beryl.

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But, the Murado is more practically and economically my type.

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It has a spacious dining room, kitchen and living room area.

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It has another room for office or den.

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 It also has a Maid's or guest room.

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 There's a washer's area.

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 There's a ground floor bathroom with shower.

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And, there's the pocket garden.

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Let's go up to see the three bedrooms and bathroom.

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First bedroom...

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Master's Bedroom...


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Third Bedroom...

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This is the bathroom...

So these are CrownAsia's current offerings.  Check out their website to know more.