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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ALERT | Ongoing Christmas Holiday Sale and Promos

The holiday season, or as some may call the "-ber months", here in the Philippines is indeed a great period both for customers and sellers as this is the time when we're eager to splurge on stuff that we'd like to purchase after saving some cash from our sweldo.

I have found some of the BEST ongoing Christmas/Holiday sales in Metro Manila. These are so much connected to my necessities so I didn't include some shop sales to which I myself won't go.

I won't take so much of your time to give you some of the best till-December sales and promos. Here is the list of Christmas sales until December 2016.

1. BOOKS 

If reading is your passion, go check the Anvil Christmas Sal!



Promo Period: October 26- December 10, 2016
Where to Go: No. 25 Brixton St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City


Have your shopping bags ready and buy books for as low as P5!!! Don’t miss out and drop by at No. 25 Brixton St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City (entrance is at the West Drive Capitol, in front of Bo Jungle Fitness) from today until December 10, 2016 (except holidays) from 10 AM to 7 PM! See you!

2. CLOTHING BRANDS

Who ain't loving Bench and Kashieca? It's time for The Great Lifestyle Brands Holiday Sale!


Promo Period: October 18 – December 29, 2016
Where to Go: The Playground, BENCH Tower, BGC

Doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice. Get some Christmas shopping done at The Great Lifestyle Brands Holiday Sale and get up to 70% off on your favorite local and foreign brands!

It’s time for the ultimate holiday haul, so be sure to swing by The Playground, BENCH Tower, BGC from October 18 to December 29! We’re open on weekends, too!

Participating brands:
Bench, Herbench, Bench Body, Human, Kashieca, Swear London, Cotton On, Rubi, Pedro, La Senza, F&X, The Face Shop, Vero Moda, Typo, Mothercare, etc.


3. BREAKFAST BUFFET

Who's up for some unlimited breakfast bonanza for favorite food like longganiza and eggs? Yum! Just troop to the Aristocrat Restaurant's Php 200 Almusal All-You-Can promo!


Promo Period: Oct 21, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016.

Where to Go: Aristocrat Roxas Blvd Branch


Calling ALL Aristocrat FANS!! Visit Aristocrat ROXAS Blvd. branch and experience ALMUSAL ALL YOU CAN for only P200 from 1:00 AM – 6:00 AM! #AlmusalAllYouCan #AristocratPH #AristocratAt80

Mechanics:
1. Valid for DINE IN transactions only (cash/credit card)
2. Strictly NO SHARING, NO LEFT-OVER, NO TAKE OUT, double charge for left-over food (based on ala-carte menu price)
3. Not valid with any other promotions and discount privileges.
4. Valid only at Roxas Boulevard Branch from 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM.
5. No reservations. No serving of beers.


4. SNACKS

Unlimited popcorn anyone? Be in front of any SM cinema or Waltermart cinema and avail of the the Snack Time Eat-All-You-Can promo!


Unli Popcorn, Soda and Hotdogs at Snack Time

Promo Period: November 1- December 15, 2016
Where to Go: SM Cinemas Nationwide and Walter Mart Cinemas

Enjoy ALL YOU CAN EAT popcorn or soda for only P99 or hotdogs at P199 till December 15, 2016! Spread the word now and get ready for your ultimate Snack Time experience! #SnackTimeFoodComa #CompleteTheExperience


5. STORAGE BAGS

Everybody wants new bags for storage of old, pre-loved stuff. Well, ladies prefer these more than men, but I think some of those on sale here are to watch for. Why not check out some on sale at the Storage Solutions Big Christmas Sale?




Promo Period: September 1- December 31, 2016
Where to Go: www.storagesolutions.ph

BER months na! Gotta start writing your Christmas Gift List! Go to www.storagesolutions.ph to start shopping!


Monday, October 31, 2016

HEALTH | What happens to your body when you die?

It's almost Halloween, a reason why people are now talking of horror stories, employing scare tactics, and joining parties to celebrate it differently. Cool nerds and geeky kids lol out there may want to have a taste of what's horrific and gruesome in this post.

What actually happens to our body when we die? Ano ba nangyayari sa atin kapag namatay na tayo, except for the fact that we return back to dust?

Here are two cool sources for awesome people out there who are interested in knowing the process of human decomposition. Just click to enlarge!

Image Courtesy: Business Insider

So, konting Tagalog-English summary lang:

  • In a few seconds, bagsak temperature ng body natin hanggang umabot sa 25 C.
  • In a few minutes, dahil hindi na tayo humihinga, bumabagsak oxygen sa katawan natin. Kapag wala ng oxygen, namamatay yung cells at unti-unting nasisira.
  • In several hours, mag-popool yung dugo natin sa pinaka-mababang parte ng katawan natin kapag nakahiga tayo dahil sa gravity. Lalabas din poop natin and ihi kasi wala ng muscles na magko-control sa puwet and ari/pwerta natin. Maninigas din katawan natin.
  • In several days, mag-aamoy patay na tayo (like masangsang level) dahil may mga chemicals na nagleleak out dulot ng bacterial processes (at ano pang mga ginagawa ng iba pang mga living things hehe). Yung mga enzymes na mismong tumutulong na magdigest ng kinain natin ang mismo na ring nagdidigest sa sarili nating katawan huhu.
  • In weeks, mga bugs naman ang makikihati sa katawan natin -- maggots to be specific. Pati earthworms. Mangingitim din tayo or purplish and pakonti-konting natatanggal buhok natin.
  • After at least four (4) months, buto-buto na lang tayo with konting parts pa na natitira, if lucky hehe.

Not yet grossed out? Then watch this video provided by Vox.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel Vox

Hope you learned a lot today, guys! Take good care of your bodies ('cause nobody will take good care of it once we're dead)! :))

Saturday, August 6, 2016

VIDEO | How vast is our universe? Where are we in the scale of things?

Soul searching is what most of the 20-somethings do in the world today. Many of us travel to various places to find ourselves. Marami satin umaalis papunta sa mga lugar na hindi natin alam. Sometimes, we just love to get lost and then found, eventually.

Contemplating on the number of places we've been to and thinking about the numerous places in the Philippines or in the world that we are yet to see make us realize how big the world we know is.

But what's more challenging is when we take a look at things on a grander scale -- the universe and where we are in this vast wide space!



Where are we in the scale of things? How vast is our universe? This makes us wonder, is it possible to reach at least 1,000 years old in order for us to experience the beauty of the other places that are literally out of this world?

Gaano nga ba tayo kaliit sa universe na ating ginagalawan? Watch the video below and be amazed at how lucky we are to have won the sperm race and to have lived in this age. What will soul searching be five, 10, 20 thousand years from now? Enjoy!


Video Courtesy: Youtube channel morn1415

Monday, May 30, 2016

FUNNY | Not everything is what it seems. Here's a case of mistaken identity. :))

Some of us visit art galleries and museums out of curiosity. Others will do so just to ease away the boredom. A few would do better than what's expected.

In a local art gallery in Australia, a young man and his friends went to appreciate the artworks and displays, but there was this one piece which left them baffled -- an exhibit piece showing a stuffed animal on a gray blanket that was actually frequented by the visitors.

TJ Khayatan, the young man in this story, could not quite figure out what was so special about this piece. For his youthfulness and creativity, he came up with an idea. To test the visitors' openness, he and his friends placed a pair of eyeglasses on the floor.


Screenshot from Twitter user @TJCruda



And lo and behold...

Screenshot from Twitter user @TJCruda

It did caught the visitors' attention. Some were trying to decode what this artwork meant.

Screenshot from Twitter user @TJCruda

Even this photographer was so amazed at the wonderful display!

Screenshot from Twitter user @TJCruda

Snapshots of the pranksters' "exhibit" went viral on Twitter. Hope you had a good laugh!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

SCIENCE | Letting babies cry themselves to sleep is fine.

Waking up in the middle of the night due to your baby's cry? Let him/her cry to sleep, a study from Flinders University in South Australia suggests. The research concluded that it's okay to let your babies gradually cry themselves to sleep as it does not cause any emotional harm or stress in the long term.

Image Courtesy: www.preciouslittlesleep.com

The habits of 43 pairs of parents troubled sleeping due to their infants' waits were analyzed. These parents have babies aged six to o 16 months old. The babies were left to cry for increasing period of time within three months. And it found out that leaving them be allowed babies to fall asleep 13 minutes faster on average than those who were attended to.

So, ano nangyari? What was done in the study?

Basically, the parents and their babies were divided into three different groups: the crying-it-out group (or graduated extinction), the bedtime fading group (where parents stay until their baby falls asleep), and the control group (no sleep training).

And the results? The graduated extinction group got better benefits vs the bedtime fading group in terms of the time taken to fall asleep by 3 minutes on average, the frequency babies were waking up in the night, and the total sleep time.

The babies' cortisol (hormone associated with stress) levels were taken. And it was found out that there was no significant difference in terms of baby stress levels. Also, the parents did not report increased stress or differences in the level of parent-child bonding.

Do note though that graduated extinction does not mean leaving a baby alone crying for hours on end, but rather slowly raising the amount of time a crying baby is left alone--that is, from 2 minutes to 35 minutes within the week. 

Read up on the study published in the Pediatrics journal here.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

COOL | Artificial shooting stars, anyone? Japanese company wants to make meteor showers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Enter Japan, a nation that's been one of the leaders in invention and innovation. Tokyo (Japan) will be hosting the 2020 Olympics and a company called Star-ALE has revealed it wants to create artificial showers which could be a possibility come 2020.

Yep, how cool is that!? Definitely ayos!


Star-ALE aims to launch a spacecraft that releases around 500 to 1,000 spherical pellets in low orbit. These pellets will then fall towards Earth, re-enter the atmosphere, burn and produce a flash of light similar with what you see during meteor showers. No, hindi Meteor Garden ang tinutukoy ko with all those pa-cute dudes and that inaaway na chinita haha.

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel Ale Co., Ltd.

Through project Sky Canvas, these pellets, each costing $8,000, will be composed of some common elements we see in the periodic table which will give colors to the artificial meteors from green (Copper, Cu) to pink (Lithium, Li).

But wait, wait, wait! Don't get your hopes so high! The company is still yet to know if they will push through with it on the Olympics. So far, the spokesperson concluded that "articles claiming that we 'want' to provide shooting stars for the Olympics are true, but those that claim that we 'will' or 'have proposed to' are no."

What is to expect though is that, if this indeed will happen, it's going to be fantastic! Imagine seeing meteors shine brighter than the brightest star in our sky at night, Sirius! Everyone would wish to be in Tokyo by that time!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SCIENCE | Can you spot slight changes in color? Take the Color Test.


Are your eyes sensitive enough to differentiate a slight change in color? Taking a color test will let you know how hard or easy it is for you to detect colors that vary in hues. Who knows? You could be one of those ultra-sensitive enough to figure out one shade from the others!

Video Courtesy: Youtube channel BuzzfeedBlue

Online content creator Buzzfeed came up with this short video that lets you know how good you are when it comes to color perception. As for the results, I got all 23 letters right! How well did you fare?

So, you may ask, how do we see color?

Cones in the retina found at the back of our eye are the ones that receive and respond to the light waves that reflect from a surface, e.g. that of an apple. When light coming from the apple hits our eyes, it stimulates these cones (red, green, and blue) to some extent. The stimulated cones then transmit the signal along the optic nerve na nagkokoneta papunta sa visual processor/interpreter ng utak natin -- the visual cortex, which then returns with the color red.

We humans are far superior than most mammals when it comes to discerning color, BUT there are some animals outside our turf na mas magaling pa sa pag-perceive ng color. Examples are birds and fish which have more cone types (four rather than three) that allows them to see ultraviolet light or any type of light with wavelengths undetectable by our eyes.