We’ve all experienced the pressure of not knowing what to wear when going somewhere. One of the reasons why that happens is because our eyes are tired of seeing the plain old clothes that we wear almost everyday. Clothes are a staple in our lives. Experimenting with styles and the latest fashion is just one of the few ways to spice up our wardrobes and enjoy dressing up.
As the year progresses, we get closer to the cold season. It’s important to make sure that we keep ourselves warm wherever we go. Fashion coats are your go-to stylish attire when going somewhere. May it be job interviews, professional meetings, errands, or just to the grocery store, your fashion coat will never betray you. They are the kind of clothes that never goes out of style, and it goes with anything you put under it. Not to mention the chic vibe it gives off.
Another must-have winter staple are cardigans. They give off a fresh, lightweight and cool look. Just like fashion coats, cardigans also match with anything that you put under it. Both are stylish and in-season.
There is a wide variety of styles in women’s cardigans. From long sleeve, short sleeve, lace, and floral, cardigans have the right style and theme for every occasion. Their plain elegance will make it easier for you to put together a new outfit altogether while using the same cardigan.
There are a lot of shops out there that sell fashion coats and women’s cardigans. Prestarr is one of the few online shops that have a wide variety and style of the clothes mentioned above. They sell cheap women’s clothes and offer great discounts. Prestarr takes 5% off on first orders, and 10% off for orders over 89%. Get high-quality affordable fashion coats and cardigans now on Prestarr!
Time to Switch to Get Salon Level Hair! It goes without saying that with the many things you’ve probably learned about yourself during quarantine, being fully aware of your surroundings is one of them. You can only do so many activities at home that even the nooks and crannies in your house are now worthy of attention.
So much that you’ve probably rearranged your bedroom layout, revamped your house, DIY-ed your clothes, and have definitely done something to your hair. Almost half a year into the lockdown, you’ve most likely noticed almost all of your hair flaws by now. And since hair salon appointments are still a thing of the unknown future, you’re probably left wondering how to deal with those pasaway strands, or more commonly known as tutchang.
How to deal with tutchang, really? Yes, you’ve probably heard of tutchang before. But do you know what actually causes it to go cray? Tutchang is the frizzy baby hair at the roots caused by everyday exposure to heat, humidity, and frequent use of heat-styling tools that weaken your hair fibers. These strands can stay pasaway throughout the day even after you set it with a hair styling product. Your previous salon treatments might have tamed your tutchang — but with no salon treatments now, you might be noticing them sticking out more than usual. Even if you’re rocking the best video call OOTD, tutchang can take the spotlight from you with every popping strand.
Here’s the good news, you don’t have to rely on salon treatments to treat tutchang, a great conditioner can actually do that for you. So, what are you supposed to do when your current conditioner isn’t as effective as you thought it would be? Sis, you need to switch it up. If your current conditioner isn’t dealing well with tutchang, maybe it’s time to move on and trust the miracle of starting anew by exploring better products for your hair woes.
It’s time to make the switch to the REAL Collagen Miracle If you’re looking for the solution to tutchang, so you can achieve your smoothest hair ever, Look no further than the new Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner! It contains real collagen — an ingredient that has done wonders for the skin is now in a conditioner.
You won’t have to even look back on your past conditioners now that you’ve found the one. Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner is formulated with a blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, miracle serum, and real collagen — sealing in nutrients and locking in moisture, turning dry, frizzy hair into shiny, smoother hair (from roots to tips!) every day. This hair conditioner targets damaged strands and strengthens it to become frizz-free and salon-smooth all day.
You can now bid goodbye to wondering when your next salon appointment will be! No need to get back with your old conditioner now that you can tame tutchang and achieve salon-level results with Pantene Collagen Miracle Intensive Serum Conditioner. Sit back, relax, and fight tutchang by switching to Collagen Miracle — checkout Pantene products through Lazada or Shopee from the comfort of your own home.
The CBD oil has recently in the past few years become popular among most people since people’s attitude towards the cannabidiol has changed. Proponents and people who use CBD products argue that the outcome of Cannabis is useful for medicinal purposes. Below are some of the reasons you should try CBD oil today.
1) CBD oil cannot get you high upon using it. Even though marijuana is the primary raw material in the extraction of CBD oils; the allegations that CBD products have high contents of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is ill-informed. The claims are not valid since CBD products have a small content of 0.3% of THC, which can’t make you get high. In case you still doubt that the 0.3% THC wouldn’t get you high, try out CBD isolate, and broad-spectrum products since they undergo processing to remove THC from the two types of CBD oil. Save 5% on CBD oils by Sol CBD, an industry leading CBD company, using this Sol CBD coupon!
2) CBD works naturally with endocannabinoid receptors to improve your health. The CBD is proven to reduce pain and anxiety on the body of the user. The CBD mimics receptors produced by the human body known as neurotransmitters, which regulate the body’s physiological processes. Pain and inflammations caused by arthritis, physical injury, fibromyalgia, or migraine can be relieved by CBD. Therefore, CBD products boost your health naturally.
3) CBD products are safe for usage, as they have no addictive tendencies. The CBD oils have received recognition from the World Health Organization (WHO) to have no mild side effects; thus, they are non- addictive and safe for consumer’s use. Unlike some of the drugs in the market that have mild effects on an overdose intake, CBD has no maximum dose; thus, no signs of any mild effects.
4) The usage of CBD products is easy, even for new users. The application of CBD products is not as hard as some people may think. It’s easy to use as you are only required to follow the instructions as indicated by the manufacturers of the products. The consumption of CBD products can either be through vaporing or edibles, thus suiting consumers’ priorities. CBD is, therefore, fast-acting and portable hence ideal for any user.
5) CBD products are antioxidants; hence they can slow or stop the spread of some diseases. According to researches done by scientists, CBD products have proven to reduce or prevent the growth of cancer and tumor. So far, all the treatments available for tumors have mild side effects on the user, but CBD products treat with no slight impact. CBD products are also proven to protect the body from heart-related diseases, low blood pressure, and Alzheimer’s diseases.
6) CBD products are useful in treating depression among patients since they are excellent and efficient in improving the mood. Researchers have concluded that CBD activates 5-HT1A, serotonin receptor, which is responsible for increasing the feeling. Although further researches by doctors need to carry out to indicate how CBD products improve mood extensively, they are used by most people for brightening a gloomy day.
7) CBD products can treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress. The treatment is possible because they have unwinding properties caused by the relaxing and calming nature of CBD products. Therefore, if you are looking for stress relievers, go for the CBD products.
8) CBD is known to induce sleep. If you are having struggles trying to fall asleep, CBD products are the remedy for your problems. People who stay awake for a long hour due to lack of sleep or those who keep on waking up at night can take CBD because it increases the REM sleep duration. Some of the signs of sleeping deficiency include tossing and turning across the bed at night, which may sometimes be accompanied by nightmares.
9) Lastly, there are no prescriptions required by an approved medical practitioner. Although it’s a right decision to consult a professional doctor, especially if you are taking other medicines, you do not require consent from a doctor to buy the CBD. It’s legal to purchase CBD products in the United States. The CBD products are legally sold on both online platforms and in physical shops.
Now that you are aware of the benefits of buying CBD products, you can visit any shop outlet there and purchase one for yourself and your family. However, you need to purchase quality products since many products out there in the market are of poor quality. Manufacturing and extraction of CBD products are through different procedures, thus the various quality available.
Quality CBD products are the ones derived from hemp, which are organically grown, and which have passed through all the required lab tests. The best extraction method is the Carbon (IV) oxide extraction method, and you should, therefore, avoid CBD products manufactured using solvents. An excellent example of the best CBD product vendors in the market is CBD American Shaman, which sell CBD products in the form of capsules, gummies, vape liquid, and tinctures.
New Covid 19 info drive website offers information for stakeholders, local and foreign expertise
There is no doubt that the best and most effective way of combating the Covid-19 virus and prevent its further spread, aside from an effective vaccine, is for the public to be well informed.
Taiwan is among the more than 200 countries around the world affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) said there are 18,354,342 confirmed cases globally, with deaths amounting to 696,147. Despite these alarming numbers, Taiwan met the challenge with effective contact tracing measures, smart products and solutions, advanced preparations, swift action, and enough forward-thinking vision. Thus, the country became one of the most successful when it came to early containment and prevention to minimize the virus’ impact.
To date, Taiwan is largely considered as among the global “gold” standards in fighting the dreaded Covid-19. The Global Covid-19 Index (GCI), which compiles and analyzes daily data from 184 countries around the world, in its July 25, 2020 report, ranked Taiwan as among the Top 5 countries that can best recover from Covid-19.
Taiwan believes effective communication should be at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 so it recently launched https://www.anticovid19tw.org, a website where Taiwan shares its experience in fighting Covid-19 to affected countries around the world, including the Philippines. The website provides information to various stakeholders and also features some of Taiwan’s most advanced and state-of-the-art epidemic prevention measures and smart technologies in fighting the virus.
Equipping the Public with Information
For the general public, the website effectively and comprehensively answers common questions and other information the public needs to know regarding the virus, such as the virus transmission, risks and complications that affect various age and gender demographics, even mental health concerns, the usual symptoms, and also what to do immediately in case of suspected infection and where to go for medical assistance.
Measures that the government can consider
In the Philippines, Local Government Units (LGUs), mostly the densely populated ones, may also benefit from the website since they can learn how the Taiwanese government conducts its own “Contact-Information-Based Measures” or “Contact Tracing” as it is called locally. It also shows how the Taiwanese government responds in terms of providing assistance to foreigners in Taiwan who may have Covid-19 related concerns, and how the Taiwanese government implements health and safety regulations and other important protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus upon initial reporting. It even shows how foreign governments can enter into collaborative and cooperative agreements with Taiwan and seek its knowledge in combating the virus.
Empowering the medical industry
Finally, by browsing the website, the Philippine medical community can also discover various Covid-19 diagnostic and treatment modes employed in Taiwan for confirmed cases that can be adopted locally. Medical professionals are also presented with different scenarios on how patients with special needs can be treated in case they are infected.
Enabling the business community to cope
To help them cope with the pandemic, the Philippine business community may also browse through the website and learn how to keep their businesses afloat in such a difficult time. Information on smart supply management solutions, plus measures on how companies can help protect their employees through face masks and other protective equipment, may be found on the website. There are also actual experiences by Taiwanese businesses that enabled them to mitigate the devastating impact of the Covid-19 contagion.
Over the past few years, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has been a reliable partner of Filipino businesses in connecting and doing business with quality Taiwan suppliers, products and services. TAITRA continues to introduce Taiwan companies to its Philippine counterparts through frequent dialogues and business familiarization tours even prior to Covid-19. The contagion did not stop TAITRA in its endeavors as it organized various online events for the benefit of stakeholders amid the pandemic, such as “Taiwan’s Medical Services and Epidemic Prevention Experience Sharing” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ndgzjkjUqU&feature=youtu.be) held last July, and even the online product presentation via YouTube of “Taiwan Biomedical Solution to Covid-19 and Genetic Analysis,” organized by Hsinchu Science Park and TAITRA, and featured some of the top biomedical companies in Taiwan.
Taiwan believes that the fight against the virus continues and there should be no letup to control it. Its model of excellence in fighting the disease has become a hallmark, and the Taiwanese government is more than willing to share to other affected countries in the world its best practices to help finally end this debilitating pandemic.
I finally had the chance to give a personal update here… I don’t know, I just don’t find that ‘spark’ I used to have whenever something happens to me and so always excited to blog about it. But I was actually doing some sort of microblogging via Instagram, you can follow me @Dezruol if you want. The last personal update here was way back October last year. It was about my My First BPO Experience and quitting after 3 years. I decided to switch jobs as a Data and Admin Representative. No more taking in calls and paying a lot more than talking. Haha!
So many things happened then in between, it was a smooth and less stressful time…or so I thought. Until the year 2020 came.
January 12, 2020. The Taal Volcano erupted and spewed ashes across Calabarzon, Metro Manila, and some parts of Central Luzon. I was able to take a snap of the Ash fall in our terrace the next day. Classes and work were suspended and most are advised to wear a mask.
Come January 15, dear daughter is having an on-off high fever so we decided to rush her to the ER and was admitted due to a cellulitis in her elbow. She had to stay for about 3 days.
And on January 22, 2020 I had to urgently seek help on where to get blood for my mom who had to undergo toe amputation. So grateful to my FB friends who helped out and to the immediate action of Philippine Red Cross.
January 25,2020. We had our annual childhood friends reunion and asked some long ‘lost friends’ to join and were happy they came… Only to miss Joseph here in this group… Was it a sort of premonition?!
It was January 26, when rumours of a suspected Covid19 ( Coronavirus) case spread over the internet. A Male Chinese was rushed to a Manila based (Binondo) hospital with suspected coronavirus symptoms.
February 9, 2020. I received a call from my niece crying and said ‘wala na si Nanay’. I was so surprised because as per their last update, the operation for toe amputation was successful. She was just out of the hospital in less than a week and then the phone call… My niece said Nanay has not eaten a lot the past few days and is supposed to go back for a follow up check up… which did not happen anymore…
February 11,2020. One of the saddest birthday I ever had. As I’ve said, how can you celebrate your birthday when the life of the person who gave birth to you just lost hers? How ironic life is really… Mom were finally laid to her rest on the 15 of February 2020.
February 18, 2020. We were able to push through with our Davao trip that was booked late last year. DH and I with his nephew and sisters with their husbands. See photo below with the captions. These photos were uploaded and taken on my Facebook timeline..
It was just a 3 days short trip but was enough for me to recharge and really feels good to connect with nature. We would really love to go back. So grateful we had this trip. Little did we know it would be our last travel before the pandemic. So I thought everything will now turn back to normal after getting the much needed break from all the chaos. OR so it seems. When I came back to work and did the usual routine until the news about the virus was getting extreme already. On the second week of March, there are rumours going around of the lockdown in certain areas. Panic buying started and a lot of people were frightened of course. The President announced the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to take effect on March 16, 2020.
Our client was compassionate enough to let us work from home. However, after a few days, we were advised that the company can no longer cope up due to the Pandemic and they need to terminate our service as data and admin representative. We were given a chance to work until the 3rd week of April. The company is no longer generating any sales/ income as there are also restrictions imposed in their country. It was really saddening.
How did we cope up during the Quarantine period? Prayers, keeping ourselves busy, me still working online, DH does the cooking, bake goodies and fed us with delightful dishes. The kids just stayed home ( they were not able to finish the last term in school as the government also decided to suspend classes until further notice. Kids keep them busy with phones, games, etc. Play with our Aimee.
Both of our kids had their Birthday in Quarantine edition
From Enhanced Community Quarantine, it was lifted to a more relaxed restriction ofGeneral Community Quarantine last 1st June 2020. This is where the movement of all persons shall be limited to accessing essential goods and services, and for work in the offices or industries permitted to operate. Movement for leisure is not allowed. You can read here the ECQ and GCQ Guidelines. From this day, I felt the effect of being in quarantine for months. When people around us are getting back on track, I have felt being left out as I lost my job during the quarantine and no more work to go back to. With a zero income and a lot of bills that piled up during the lockdown period, I got scared and a bit depressed on how to move on from everything.
With millions of people who lost their jobs and businesses, finding one was really hard. I have to fully utilise time and resources to find one. I have revisited my online job hunting accounts and sent numerous applications. Working from home of course is the best option in this case as working onsite is still very risky in catching the virtus.
I was also able to find a part time job online doing data admin tasks. We were able to set up a new PC for my kids online learning system as part of the ‘new normal” because going back to school ‘physically’ is on hold for as long as there is no cure or vaccine as per the government. So our 2 kids need to have their own PC for themselves as sharing I believe is not possible if they have the same class schedule and I need to have one for myself for my online work.
I am using the new PC set for now since their online class will begin by last week of August next month.
I was finally offered a full time job. I started part-time during training and then my client finally decided to offer it full time for me. The job itself is very easy although quite overwhelming when there’s a huge upload feed but still manageable enough for me. The good thing is that I can still have another work contract as long as I meet the deliverables on them.
I started this blogpost on the 5th June and it is already 26th July today and decided to have this published. It ook more that a month to finish this off as there are a lot of offline activities that caught me in between. We are still under the GCQ and there are still rising cases of Covid19. Total cases as of 24 July 2020 is 76,444.
It is still a long journey ahead to fight the Covid19 and Christmas is fast approaching. Despite all the challenge, I am still grateful and thankful for a lot of things… safety, good health, food to eat, a roof under our head. Most important of all. The gift of LIFE and we are still ALIVE amidst the chaos and pandemic. We all hope to survive and keeping our Faith!
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