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Business: 1st Q PC Buyer’s Guide Ad

Our 1st Quarter ad for 2012 for PC Buyer’s guide –

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Business

 

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Inspiration: Products I’m Digging

Here are some products I’m currently digging –

1. Yummy Wrapping Paper: So cute! Piling them all up makes for a yummy hamburger.


2. “Tea Rex”: Dunk them in hot water and you have a diffuser and a swimming T-Rex


3. Boom Boom Deck: The world needs more kindness. Pass it forward and write about it in their website.


4. iPad stand: Love this simplicity.


5. iPad sleeve: Another iPad accessory


6. Pet beds: For the pet lovers!


 
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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Design, Inspirations

 

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Warren Update: Spiderman

A few pictures of Warren tonight in his Spidey onesie –

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While conversing with Hubby tonight. Look! He’s clasping his hands already.

It’s not all rosy today though. Lately, Warren’s been waking up in the middle of his sleep and crying aloud. It takes a few minutes before we get him back to sleep again. Not sure if these are bad dreams or if he’s stomach is acting up and he’s not feeling too well with his reflux. Will try out having him drink Po In Tan again tomorrow.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Family, My Simple Life

 

Juju Cleanse Experiment

Juju Cleanse Experiment

As you know, one of my goals written in 12 by 2012 is to lose the pounds gained during pregnancy (around 20lbs still!). Been having a hard time going to the gym because of the last minute stuff I needed to do in the office, with Prulife and in our new business. So, I ended up with giving Juju Cleanse a try.

What is Juju Cleanse?

Juju cleanse is a set of detoxifying drinks that you consume in a certain time period (1-3 days) while you put aside your spoon and fork during those days. It is meant to give your digestive system the much needed break. There are 3 different levels starting with level 1 as an introduction to the world of detoxification all the way to level 3 for the hard-core cleanse.

Benefits of Juju Cleanse

According to its website, the benefits of the Juju Cleanse are as follows –

  1. Easy absorption: Drinking is easier on your body than eating is, as enzymes, vitamins, and minerals can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. The energy that would otherwise have gone towards digestion can then be redirected to detoxifying or cleansing.
  2. Rehydration: Most people don’t drink enough during the day. We fix that.
  3. Alkaline Restoration: Juju Cleanse promotes the alkalinity of body fluids essential for proper immune and metabolic function.
  4. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, oh my. Our program is full of the necessary goodies to get your body back in form.
  5. Cleansing Action: Our juice cleanse has a laxative effect which will help your body rid itself of toxins and improve your metabolism, which leads directly to the next point:
  6. Weight loss: Some will lose more weight than others but this is a direct benefit due to the cleansing action of our juices.

After ordering yesterday, I picked up my Juju Cleanse in their New Manila drop-off center. I got the Level 2 1 day detox to see if I can really take it plus we have a dinner on the 22nd so it was impossible for me to complete it in 3 days. I wouldn’t miss our December 22 dinner for anything. 🙂

The Juju cleanse was packaged in its own bag and came with 6 detoxifying drinks. The 6 detoxifying drinks are as follows –

  1. Green Bomb: This iination of celery, cucumber, coconut water, malunggay, pineapple, s a combromaine lettuce and spinach.
  2. Red Giant: This is composed of beets, carrots, ginger and pineapple. This is meant to assist in cleansing and elimination.
  3. Spicy Lemonada: Made of cayenne pepper, honey and lemon, this is aimed at assisting in speeding metabolism and swinging your body’s PH level to a more alkaline state.
  4. Alkazest: Made of coconut water, grapefruit and pineapple. This is “designed to replenish your electrolytes and boost your energy levels to help get you through the rest of the day.”
  5. Salaba’t Lemon: Made of ginger, honey and lemon, this is supposed to provide relief with respiratory problems.

The drinks are scheduled to be consumed on 730AM, 10AM, 1230NN, 3PM, 530PM and 8PM. Each one is individually numbered from 1 – 6.

Looking forward to know how the drinks taste and if I can really go the whole day without any food intake.

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DETAILS:
http://www.jujucleanse.com

 
 

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Warren Update: The Hair!

Warren’s hair is getting “spikier” every day. Since we can’t cut it till he reaches a year old (another superstition!), we have resorted to just combing his hair every time he takes a bath. Unfortunately, it just goes back to this same look after an hour or so.

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Family

 

12 by 2012: Update # 6

12 days to go till the end of 2011! Making this list really made me focus on the things I needed to do before the year ends. I’m looking forward to 2012 and will be making another list of MUST DOs for next year. 🙂

1. Get my pre-pregnancy body back (I still have 20pounds to go) – Definitely not happening this year but let’s see where the next few days will take me. I’m determined to go to the gym on a daily basis till the year ends except on the 24th, 25th, and 31st.
2. Run 10km in less than 1hr and 20 minutes (have to resume running again if I intend to do half a marathon by February)
3. Attend a planaforma or barre3 class or some form of fitness class – Will be attending TODAY!
4. Print and create baby Warren’s 3month scrapbook (he’s one month now) – Doing it this week!
5. Launch the new business (market and sell)
6. Ensure that my existing stores are able to deliver this Holiday season (www.thesouvenirlab.com)
7. Help hubby with his business idea
8. Organize our finances (currently in disarray now that baby is here) and increase my personal savings plan
9. Reach 10k hits in this blog – We will reach this goal! Just 615 hits more!
10. Setup my home office (been in my to do list for 2years already) – Just got a bunch of pictures for inspiration. Will visit an IKEA supplier shop this week and see where it takes me.
11. Build my team of financial consultants to 5 (currently at 3)
12. Make that Holy Land trip (incentive as financial consultant)DONE! See you Holy Land next year! I hope Egypt and Turkey are included.

6 out of 12 are complete! I’m positive I can complete 3 more (#3, #4, and #9) before the year ends. Not bad. 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Dream Book, My Simple Life

 

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Simple Eats: Yabu

My brother was telling me about this Katsudon place in Megamall, Yabu. So, after a long day of work, Hubby and I decided to give it a try. Pardon the pictures as I left my Canon S95. Pictures taken using my iPod.

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Yabu is located at the 2nd floor of Megamall’s Atrium. It claims to offer the best Katsudon in town. It has a minimalist interior and its walls are lined with Comic type design depicting of a sensei teaching this kid how to make a good Katsudon.

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My brother recommended the Kurobuta which is supposed to be their premium Tonkatsu set. As you can read from the menu page I’ve taken, Kurobuta is “also known as Berkshire pig, is the world’s finest pork. It is called the ‘kobe’ beef of pork due to its marbling, softness and flavor.” Hence, with that description, I gave it a try.

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Most of their sets came with unlimited cabbage, fruits, miso soup, Japanese pickle and Japanese rice. Their condiments are tasty. I liked both the vinegar and sesame dressing on my cabbage.

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This is interesting – they gave me sesame seeds to mash and to mix with the Tonkatsu sauce.

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Here’s my Kurobuta

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The meat was delicious. It was soft and tender, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. However, maybe it was the fatty in me as I would have preferred one with more fat as the Kurobuta was too lean for me.

On the other hand, Hubby ordered their Rosu Curry. The meat had more fat in it which was better suited to my “fat” liking although I wasn’t in the mood for curry.
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All in all, the food at Yabu was good. I haven’t tried Saboten in HK and couldn’t compare it with that restaurant. However, I’ve tried a Katsudon place in Japan and Yabu still has a few miles to go before it matches it. However, overall, comparing it to the katsudon available here in Manila, this place is worth going and trying out. I love how the place was designed. I also like the different Yabu shirts on the waiters. Very artistic!

Will definitely come back to try out their Tonkatsudon, Hire, Chicken Tonkatsu and other food on the menu.

DETAILS
Yabu: House of Katsu
2/F Mega Atrium, SM Megamall,
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Monday to Sunday, 10am – 10pm
(632) 576 3900

 
 

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