Friday, June 15, 2012

Something for dads who are always on the run


Do you have a dad who’s always up for a challenge, trying to outlast, and outrun what he sees as his rival? It may be another person or  it could be just himself.  Dads who are fond of joining marathons and even triathlons definitely belong in the latter category because they keep at it for the simple reason that they always want to be at their best.  And his ultra-competitive nature, it can be a little tricky to get him something that he would fancy on Father’s Day.  Skip on the usual stuff that other dads get, like ties, handkerchiefs, polo shirts and wallets – simply because he isn’t like any other dad.

If running is his passion, don’t just settle on getting him a pair of running shoes. First of all, get him a great brand. Secondly, make sure that it comes from a specialized store that caters to his favorite sport. He will definitely appreciate the thought and effort you exert in buying him his gift.

Get it only from RUNNR, the first world-class pure running specialty store in the metro. In addition to offering a wide track of the best running brands from around the world, RUNNR adds a dash of science behind this activity. It offers a suite of state of the art services called FOOTWORX that provides Footprint Analysis, Video Gait Analysis, and Custom Insole Moulding. The result is a shoe that matches the exact type of foot, allowing your dad to push himself more into his passion for running.

RUNNR carries well-known brands like Adidas, Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Nike, Fuelbelt, Moving Comfort, CW-X, and the revolutionary line of Newton shoes. “We envisioned RUNNR to carry everything that can satisfy even the most die-hard aficionado of the sport. Running dads who want nothing but the best will definitely find it here, and they deserve it on their special day,” said store founder Toby Claudio. 

Alternatively, you can pamper your competitive dad with running apparel, accessories, supports and insoles from Spenco and Mueller, top-of-the-line watches and eyewear like Polar and Smith Optics, or nutrition supplements like Hammer and Sport Beans. So, go on and treat your dad to RUNNR, and make him feel like the winner that he is.

RUNNR specialty stores are located at B3, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, Trinoma Mall in Quezon City and Ayala Center Cebu. For inquiries, contact 651-7777 or check out thei website at http://www.runnr.com.ph

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Natural Moms prefers Ascof


As the flu season begins, I am much concerned about the health of my child who has asthma because persons with asthma are prone to life-threathening complications from influenza or from even the common cold virus.  I know that I cannot cure colds, but I can ease the cold symptoms before it escalate to Danica's  shortness of breath due to constricted air flow.

In this day and age, it is tempting to buy over-the-counter cold remedies to immediately relieve our kids of the cold symptoms.  We often panic in of sickness and never really think about the harmful chemicals that may cause side effects.


Since my child ofter gets the virus, I have learned to look for natural alternative cough and cold remedies for my daughter.  I am comfortable  knowing that my daughter likes ASCOF strawberry flavor.  The natural herbs  that keeps the cold and flu virus at bay also helps her body to get rid of it faster. Aside from cough, Ascof  has been clinically proven to treat bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis and pharyngitis. Lagundi leaves also contains chrysoplenol D, a smooth muscle relaxant with anti-histamine properties.




Like all mothers who wants the best for their families, I go for  the safe, natural and effective way that Ascof brings.   It is interesting to know that many Filipino Moms like Lucy Torres-Gomez, Winnie Monsod and Winnie Cordero are also using Ascof Lagundi cough syrup for their families.  

Mia Pascual-Cenzon, Pascual Lab’s Director for Corporate Communications, says that the company salutes these three exemplary natural mothers as ASCOF spokespersons. Being natural moms themselves, they represent the ideals of the brand and can effectively relay the message to fellow moms that nurturing their families and providing the best in healthcare can be done naturally, by choosing herbal medicine brand that has no harmful side effects. University of the Philippines Economics professor and economist Winnie Monsod, has untarnished integrity that made her opinions are valued by many people. In her new ASCOF TV ad, she advises mothers to choose a cough remedy that is natural, safe, and has no side effects, “Sa ASCOF, walang kaba, walang duda.” TV and radio personality, Winnie Cordero, who is known for her down-to-earth personality and her practical, sensible tips and advices, also exemplifies a modern, natural mom for Ascof. She had learned about natural remedies for different illnesses after she had them featured on a TV program. It was when Winnie Cordero learned more about the side effects of using synthetic medicines that doctors normally do not say that she really opted for herbal medicines for her family and recommended Ascof to relatives and friends alike since it is made from real 100% Lagundi leaves.

ASCOF Lagundi, has indeed been proven as  the number one herbal cough and asthma remedy brand and the most successful phytomedicine (plant-based drug) in the market today.  It is re-assuring that the brand is manufactured by one of the most trusted drug companies in the country, Pascual Laboratories. ASCOF is made from 100% natural and all-organic lagundi leaves, grown and nurtured in an award-winning and certified all-organic LAC farm found in Nueva Ecija.



It is interesting to note that ASCOF’s Lagundi is the first plant-based medicine registered under the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that was developed through years of scientific research.

If you love your kids and family like these natural moms, please take time to check the labels of every medicine that you give to your family.  It is better to scrutinize than be sorry later on. And you can trust Ascof Lagundi when it comes to cough problems.  It comes in various flavors--- Ponkan, Strawberry, Menthol and Menthol Sugar-free flavors in tablet and capsule forms to suit your needs!

Get more information on Ascof through their Facebook page Natural Moms by Ascof
or through its Twitter account NaturalmomsPH

Read more about ASCOF's Lagundi at http://naturalmomsph.blogspot.com


Monday, June 11, 2012

SM Megamall iButterfly Blogger Event

You get a chance to Win Free Treats by catching the iButterflies at SM Megamall!


Bloggers were invited to attend the iButterfly Catch-up Event at SM Megamall Mega Atrium last June 8 and it was a huge hit! Tim Yap and Tessa-Prieto Valdes hosted the event with celebrity guests Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Jenni Epperson, YouTube sensation Petra Mahalimuyak (Ashley Rivera), Bogart the Explorer etc. 

This iButterfly promo is for Android Smartphone owners and iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad’s) owners. iButterfly uses an application for Smartphones in a fun interactive way wherein SM mall enthusiasts benefit from push promotions. The application is easy to use since one just have to run it and lookout for those butterflies. Once in sight, you just have to just click catch button and it will do the rest.


 See this funny video on How to Catch an SM I Butterfly by Petra Mahalimuyak! This quick tutorial on how to catch the iButterflies is really hilarious.

If you love freebies, join in this way of enjoying promos from SM Mall partners which includes Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Forever 21, David’s Salon, Kenny Rogers, Jollibee, Mang Inasal, Chowking, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, Smart, BDO and Mc Donald’s!

For more info, visit the SM iButterfly website http://smibutterfly.com/mechanics.html The Bloggers who attended the iButterfly Launch Event at SM Megamall last June 8

Hero Up at the 11th Philippine TOYCON 2012

Mark your calendars for the 11th Philippine. TOYCON 2012 as it opens its gate on Friday, June 15. The 1st day is a special Retailers Day, where collectors can already start buying their favorite toy collection pieces, and continues on through Father’s Day weekend on June 16 and 17 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Megatrade Halls 1 to 3, 5th level of the SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The Philippine TOYCON has been the benchmark of all fan gatherings for the past 10 years, exceeding attendance records each year and highlighting the best of all things pop-culture including movies, anime, comics, gaming and of course pop-culture collectibles and memorabilia. Waiting in the wings of greatness is the final installment of the Batman saga, with Christopher Nolan’s ultimate chapter in the Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. Warner Brothers launches excitement for the movie with an exhibit of original movie props and costumes and DC Comics launches its new line of Dark Knight-related merchandise, apparel and toys. Other movies like The Bourne Legacy, Flight of the Guardians and The Hobbit will also be featured. Also in anticipation of the upcoming GI Joe: Retaliation movie and the 30th anniversary of GI Joe action figures, members of the Philippine Toy Soldiers 118 will put together the biggest GI Joe action figure diorama playset in the Megatrade hall 2.

The convention also brings together the best assembly of local and international artists to exhibit much anticipated work. Seattle-based Hawaiian designer Arron “Angry Woebots” Martin shows off his brand of pop graffiti and design in an exhibit of his world famous panda art which has graced museum walls, skateboards, vinyl figures and books. Friends from Komikon will also bring in the best of our very own roster of artists: Heubert Khan Michael, Lui Antonio, Gilbert Monsanto, Lyndon Gregorio, Ariel Atienza, Lei Muncal, Jon Zamar & Sherry Zamar. The artist panel will be on hand to sign comics, do sketches and fan art and sample the best local indie and mainstream titles.



TOYCON wouldn’t be complete without cosplay, its biggest crowd drawer for the convention. This year, all costumed heroes revolve around the Cosplay Universe. All the caped crusaders, cosmic characters and crime fighters we grew up will be there! The Philippine Toycon features a huge space where cosplay fans can enjoy photo-ops in six huge themed exhibit spaces: The Anime Planet, Superhero Stars, Movie Nebula, Toy Supernova, Gaming Galaxy and Kids Constellation, all of which make up the Cosplay Universe. Aside from being photo backdrops, the Cosplay Universe will also be the biggest Cosplay competition in the country which will feature celebrity guest judges from the international Cosplay circuit and where contestants vie for big prizes in six cosplay categories. The TOYCON would not be complete without the biggest gallery of toy collections from all over the Philippines which will highlight the best and latest action figure releases and the most amazing customized toys, statues, dolls and high end collectibles. The TOYCON Gallery will be held inside the Megatrade function rooms which will serve as the museum of the event. The event’s main draw is the huge dealers’ floor where anything and everything pop-culture can be found and purchased at bargain prices. Almost 180 booths will be open to sell pop apparel, cosplay accessories, superhero merchandise, fantasy and sci-fi collectibles, comics, cards, and of course, all sorts of toys overflowing from action figures, transformers, diecast cars, robots and high-end statues and 1/6 scale Hot Toys. Get ready for loads of prizes to be given away on various competitions, games and contests. There will also be hourly raffles and exclusive giveaways for lucky TOYCON attendees. Aside from those, the convention will feature surprise guest celebrities from ABS-CBN, band performances, live auctions, film-showings and panel discussions from the best toy collectors from the local toy groups and customizers. TOYCON is organized by Collectibles Unlimited partnered with the SM Megatrade Hall

See the TOYCON website or the Facebook fan page for more information https://www.facebook.com/toyconph/


The 11th Philippine TOYCON is presented by Collectibles Unlimited and co-presented by the Megatrade Hall, SMART, DC Comics, HERO and AMPed. Major sponsors are Maxi Collector, Toy Kingdom, ABS-CBN Licensing and Publishing, Warner Brothers, and Solar-UIP. Minor sponsors are Comic Odyssey, Sugar Free and Blue, CIIT, Buhawi Studios, Big Boys Toystore, Great Toys, Psicom and Freshgear. Media partners are ABS-CBN, Studio 23, 99.5 RT, Magic 89.9, 88db.com and Flipgeeks. Event partners are Anime Alliance, Komikon and Larc En Ciel Fan Club Philippines.
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