J&J Philippines defies common notion with “See the Real Me”

Johnson & Johnson is pioneering a shift in their marketing philosophy. They are bravely changing the mindset of teen girls who are used to feeling unsure and held back by pimples and menstruation by giving them instead, the confidence and courage to show their real selves– regardless of the changes happening in their bodies.

Johnson & Johnson marketing manager Via Reyes-Abano opens the See the Real Me Teen-Powerment launch program with the company’s credo which commits to providing the best care for every life stage starting from Johnson’s Baby, and elevating this care to teens through a deep understanding of who they are and what they are going through.

 The maker of Modess, Clean & Clear, and Carefree revealed today a troubling global statistic: 75% of adolescents aged 13-19 years old are growing up fearful adults, hesitant to show people who they are and to display their potential because they are afraid of being ridiculed or judged for their appearances. Teens fear that their peers focus on the external, bodily manifestations of puberty like pimples, menstrual leaks, and odors instead of who they are inside and what they can do. As a result, instead of sharing their own thoughts and ideas, having fun, or participating in socio-civic activities that drive personal progress and development, they often choose to tuck their heads in a corner and stay on the sidelines.

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The Makati High School student leaders bravely express how pimples, blackheads, oil, menstruation, wetness, and other physical changes that they encounter during puberty affect them psychologically, emotionally, and socially.

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Meralco Gives You A Peek Into The Future

Are you a Meralco subscriber who’s on Android, or iOS ? Download the new MeralcO Virtual Engine (MOVE) app now to enjoy your favorite Meralco services all in one awesome app suite. Best of all, it’s free to download! Continue reading »

Under The Dome Season 2

On September 3 the second season of Under The Dome will premiere on RTL CBS Entertainment with Heads Will Roll.  Barbie’s fate lies in Big Jim’s hands, and the Dome presents a new threat when it becomes magnetized. Meanwhile, Julia seeks out the help of a stranger to save the life of a mysterious girl who may hold clues to origin of the Dome. The premiere episode was written by bestselling author and executive producer Stephen King, who also makes a cameo appearance, and was filmed on location in Wilmington, N.C. Eddie Cahill and Karla Crome join the cast as series regulars. Under The Dome Season airs every Wednesday 9:55 PM only on RTL CBS Entertainment. Continue reading »

BJF x Mushings Lace Cardigan Giveaway

I am hosting another giveaway with Ms Mary Ann  Narvasa who is from Cebu . She has blogs entitled Anything Delish and Gleeful Travels, which you should check out if you’re an ultimate travel junkie and foodie. Every now and then though, she also indulges in the world of fashion and style, thus, the birth of  BJF .

This gveaway will run from July 30 to August 11. What’s up for grabs? 1 winner will win a Lace Cardigan from ROMWE worth $20 and a 2014 Planner worth $15. Winner must contact BJF at [email protected] 48 hours after the announcement. Failure to do so will forfeit the prize in favour of BJF.

Disclaimer: BJF is solely responsible for prize fulfillment. Shipping of item is covered by BJF and will be subject to shop’s shipment regulations

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Adrianne’s Halloween Costume

Adrianne casually reminded a few days ago that October is coming. October is a special month this year because  she’s turning 7 and we’re hosting a small party for her and she wants to pick a costume that she would like to wear. We agreed that she’ll also wear the same costume for Halloween Trick or Treating. My daughter  now appreciates the pageantry that comes with Halloween. She recently found out that her dad’s office has a trick or treat activity and that  made her really excited. Now all she wants to do is search for costume options since she is not allowed to do it on her own. What I’m lookinhg for are costumes that are unique and hopefully we can move on from Disney Costumes. Like that’s ever going to happen this year!! Continue reading »

The Philippine Business and Entrepreneurs’ Expo

The Philippine Business and Entrepreneurs’ Expo (PBEX) was held July 25-27 at the Megatrade Hall 2 in SM Megamall.

Now on its 5th year, PBEX showcased more than a hundred companies from the automotive, franchising, food manufacturing, direct selling, import and distribution, health and beauty, banking, technology industries and many more.

“The objective of this expo was to cultivate and nurture the small and medium enterprise industry and tap the entrepreneurial spirit of every Filipino,” according to Mitch Ballesteros, CEO of Ex-Link Events, event organizer.

Highlights of the expo included the SME technologies on E-Commerce Aurum Pay Technologies , Ansi Information Systems, PLDT and a “Transpo Negosyo” Exhibit showcasing Kia, Chevrolet and Nissan cars.

Aside from the Expo, PBEX set up the following seminars: “Marketing your advocacy,” “Greentrepreneurship”, “SME technologies and e-commerce for better productivity,” “Successful entrepreneurs best practices,” “Dealing with government regulations,” and “Doing business as a young entrepreneur.”

“There was also a Social Enterprise Forum to harness the ideal characteristics of a Social Entrepreneur, a raffle and entertainment in between seminars and talks for the Expo visitors. Freebies were given away to our first 500 Expo visitors,” added Ballesteros.

This year’s PBEX was sponsored by ANSI Information Systems Inc, The Real Bank, Murang Generics Pharmacy, PLDT KaAsenso Cyberya, Grandtech International Enterprise Corporation and LICA Auto Nation Inc.

For inquiries, contact Ex-Link Events at 6433887, 6437760 or 09209242532 or log on to http://www.philippinebusinessentrepreneursexpo.com

Marlon Stockinger is Living The Fast Lane

Marlon Stockinger has been literally living life in the fast lane for so long that he is no longer a stranger to the thrill of speed. That said, the Filipino-Swiss, who actually started racing at eleven years old, has admitted to growing all-too accustomed with speed that he now believes slowing down is “not an option.” hnd he applies this dictum not only on the racetrack but in living his life. He said that he  just wants to keep going and he wants to grab every opportunity that he can. The 21-year old’s attitude, aggressive as it might be for some, has taken him places. Continue reading »

Live the Great Life at Paseo Verde

Education is the most important inheritance a parent can give to their children, with proper guidance and right up bringing, a child can never go wrong with his or her decisions. This holds true in the case of these two students. At a very young age they persuaded their parents to buy them a condominium unit at Paseo Verde in Las Piñas City.

A mid rise condominium located South of Metro Manila interest the two students, Doreen Joy Rosell and Maria Jessica Bello both students from FEU, because of its unique features that Paseo Verde offers to its unit owners. The bike facilities and electronic bike charging is just one feature that the condominium offers, it also has park and play ground of its own located in its premises. Plus the certified accreditation by the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) and a member of the Philippine Green Building Council for its steps toward promoting a sustainable community.

Presently, the awareness in promoting and living in an eco friendly place is the current fad among young people today. They want to give their contribution in protecting the environment and helping it in their own way.

One of the student said that “It is nice to live in a place where you can see trees and green grasses outside your window and gives you the feeling that you’re away from the city.”

The other lass said “South is the place that are being heavily developed, soon it will or might become the new business hub, since most of the place in Metro Manila is already full. The opportunity could be right here. And this is not a loss it could also be a gain for me, because I see this as my first investment.”

In the end, they are positively sure that after they graduated and find the right job, they know that it’s their turn to pay the rest of the monthly payment.

Safety Tips for Female Drivers

A car for many is like a second home. We feel safe in our mobile haven which protects us from unwanted weather, unwelcome contact from strangers, and delays which are an inevitable part of venturing onto public transport. But what happens when your second home becomes compromised? When a stranger not only steals your belongings but also invades your sense of privacy and security. It may appear to be an unlikely occurrence but the reality is that drivers, especially women drivers with children need to be prepared for every situation on the road. With hijacking and carnapping incidents increasing in the Philippines, it is vital that women take heed of the tips below to keep themselves and their families safe from a possible threat. Continue reading »

Who Benefitted from DAP?

I’m not espousing Disbursement Acceleration Program but asking people to look at the logic and process behind it. Im not saying that the Supreme Court, shouldn’t declare it unconstitutional if it feels that way, and Im not saying it shouldn’t be followed (its still the existing law after all) but what Im saying is that the citizenry IS NOT OBLIGED to agree with the SC. And more than that Im asking that the Citizenry stop acting as if the ruling is THE END of the discussion. A citizen campaign to congress can just a legitimately remove a constitutional “hindrance” ( note the quotes) that seems to (note the seems to) be counterproductive and counter beneficial to the citizenry.

To question a court decision is normal because we all have our own perspectives of how a law should be interpreted. lawyers question supreme court decisions all the time especially when it involves cases they are handling. but the “respect” they afford to the finality of a supreme court decision is not grounded on your mistaken belief that lawyers are merely bound by their oaths. lawyers are also not sheep. Continue reading »