Casmara Facial Treatment

 A relaxing weekend happened at the SVELTE wellness center in Eastwood, Quezon City.  Together with the winners of  the Casmara Cosmetics - Philippines Facebook Fan Page and some chosen bloggers including myself,  we were able to experience the Casmara way treatment "The Relaxing, Fantastic and Awesome way".

Three of the lucky Casmara Fan page winners:  Mr. John Henry Berdan,  Ms. Jenny G. and Mrs. Ma. Laarni Berdan

By the way folks, Casmara is a Spanish cosmetics company, located in the city of Valencia Spain and has always been a pioneer in incorporating the most efficient ingredients known nowadays in the cosmetics field and the inventor of the Original Algae Peek Off Mask.  Today,  Casmara products are available in 60 countries all over the world.

 John Henry Berdan is enjoying his relaxing "Shine Stop" facial mask.

One of the most relaxing treatments ever from facial massage, steaming, phasing and masking. I've tried the "Shine Stop" a mask formulated for oily skins, oh great! it is so cool,  so refreshing. Can you imagine how relaxing it is lying in bed with your face covered with refreshing mask?  and while waiting for the 15 to 20 minutes detoxifying, purifying and hydrating period then the only sound that you can hear is a music like you're in paradise, ooh la la relaxing isn't it?

Well I just had that grandiose experience given by Casmara at the SVELTE Wellness Center  a beauty clinic that operates under the umbrella of Diana Stalder.
Svelte Wellness Center
Unit C, One Orchard Road Condominium
Eastwood City

Waiting Area

Svelte Wellness Center offers luxurious, effective, safe, yet very affordable skincare services (facials and crystal-free diamond peel), body scrub, intense pulse light (IPL) for hair removal, acne therapy, skin rejuvenation, and vascular therapy, and non-invasive slimming treatments (LipoSculpt and SvelteLipo). With beauty sanctums that are roomy and clean with adjoining restrooms/changing rooms, replete with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, this is indeed a beauty haven.

Special Thanks to:  Ms. Suzanne  Capulong, Ms. Ruth Arviola, Mr. Francis Labora - Marketing Manager of Diana Stalder and Svelte, to  all the staff and fellow bloggers.
With Ms. Ruth Arviola,  Casmara's Junior Marketing Manager

With Ms. Suzanne  Capulong, SVELTE's Operations Manager
Readers, if you want to pamper yourselves with this kind of treatment, just visit any of the Diana Stalder branches nationwide and Svelte wellness center in Eastwood Libis, Quezon city or  be one of the lucky winners of Casmara  by simply visiting and liking  their fan page for more updates and mechanics.


Manila at Night


Due to my eagerness to learn some night shots using my handy digital camera (LUMIX), I was able to capture these images kinda "Perfect Light at Night" wohooo Manila.
Manila Cathedral
Metropolitan Theater, Manila

Binondo Riverside

Perfect: My first time touring around at night all by myself (backpacking) because I just want to obey my thirst for some good spots in the metro.   I've started my photo walk at 7pm  from Intramuros to Lawton and Quiapo, there are lots of beautiful spots to take a clicks but these are the places that caught my attention inevitably. A place that looks like in Singapore, Italy or in some European cities. Amazing right? 

Truly it's more fun in manila traveling at night.


Nuvali's Man-Made Lake

A beautiful man-made lake located at the  business district of Nuvali in Laguna. 

Fish feeding

 Feel the morning breeze  

Aside from shopping, dining and doing some business activities in Nuvali, I am sure that you'll love this place very much. My morning walking experience here going to the "BULL RUN Dream Marathon" was awesome, I saw people lively biking,  jogging and a lot more outdoor activities. 

NUVALI is located in the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba and the Municipality of Cabuyao in Laguna. Can be accessed through several exits along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
  • Greenfield City/Unilab/Mamplasan (secured access)
  • Sta. Rosa
  • Eton City-Greenfield
  • Silangan
  • Calamba


The Many Faces of the Teacher 2012

It's time to pay tribute  to the living heroes of today.  Let's make it happen!

Call for nomination 2010 campaign

Do you know of any teacher who extols exemplary virtues? 
 The Award winning Bato Balani Foundation Inc (BBFI) in cooperation with Diwa Learning Systems once again open their search for inspiring teachers with the Many Faces of the Teacher program.

The Many Faces of the Teacher searches for role models in the teaching profession who can inspire their fellow educators to excellence.  The program seeks to recognize teachers not just for their skills and dedication to their craft, but also for their efforts in making a difference in the lives of their students and communities as well.
By discovering these educators and honoring them, The Many Faces of the Teacher aims to make every Filipino aware of the valuable contribution of the teaching professions to society, thereby encouraging every Filipino mentor to achieve excellence in teaching.
The search is open to teachers of all ages who are actively teaching in private or public primary, elementary or secondary schools, colleges, and universities.  He or she must demonstrate exceptional performance in teaching; have employed creativity, innovation, and resourcefulness in teaching; and have exemplary values as applied in teaching, family, and personal life.  The nominee should also have a deep sense of nationalism and be committed to teaching for the benefit of the country and its people. 
Partner organizations such as school associations, religious organizations, Department of Education, and school heads, students, and teachers can nominate.
Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their integrity and morality; relationships with students, colleagues, community members, and family; commitment and dedication to the teaching vocation; strength of values/principles applied in teaching and personal life and involvement in school and community activities.
2009 Tribute to Teacher at the SMX Convention Center
To nominate, log on to http://www.tributetoteachers.batobalani.com to secure a nomination form or visit BBFI office at 6/F PDCP Bank Centere, V.A. Rufino cor. Leviste Streets, Salcedo Village, 1227 Makati City. Nomination form may be sent to bbfi@diwamail.com or to fax number 892-9543 or via regular mail to Bato Balani office.  Schools may also coordinate with the Diwa Learning Systems Specialists (LSS) assigned to them.
Deadline for submission of nominations is May 15, 2012.
For more information, call 8925462 or email bbfi@diwamail.com.

Featured Story

Ms. Jenelyn Baylon
2008 Department of Education Most Outstanding Mobile Teacher
2008 The Many Faces of the Teacher honoree

Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat. Ako po ay isa sa kumakatawan sa mga guro. Noong nakaraang taon po ay isa akosa pinarangalan ng Bato Balani Foundation. Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa inyo. Saludo po ako sa inyong lahat, maraming maraming salamat po. Ang parangal kong ito ay di lang para sa mga guro at para sa inyong lahat.


Acer Iconia Tab A501

Put an end to feeling bored or disconnected on the road.
The new Acer Iconia Tab A501, launched recently by tech pioneer Acer in 16GB and 32GB models, is your ideal travel companion. Slimmer than a magazine and weighing only 1.7 pounds, the amazing tablet device serves as the follow-up to the hugely successful Acer Iconia Tab A500.
This time, it’s even sleeker and faster.
 The A501 boasts of Google’s powerful Android Honeycomb operating system, and includes the revolutionary NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1GHz processor, high-speed Wi-Fi + 3G connectivity, the intuitive Acer Zones interface, and a 10.1-inch multi-touch display that’s poised to open up a whole new range of smart, easy, and joyful interaction possibilities.
These sophisticated technologies are housed in an elegantly designed metal aluminum cover brushed in alpine silver—making the Acer Iconia Tab A501 easy on the eyes and comfy in your hands. With dimensions of 10.2 x 7 x 0.5 inches, the travel-friendly tablet fits perfectly into your backpack, briefcase, satchel, or handbag; it’s certainly portable enough to be carried around as you head to the office, your favorite cafĂ©, the shopping mall, the airport, or the beach.