Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Laundry Time Can Be a Family Bonding Moment

Tomorrow is a holiday, something I look forward to quite often. A non-working holiday means more time with my wife and son and more time for household chores. These can be coupled together and doing that can help maximize the time spent with family.

For Ninoy Aquino Day, aside from playing Monopoly together and going out, doing the laundry is part of our agenda. Doing the laundry together is a family bonding time.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

@ElectroluxPH Makes Saving and Sharing #DelightfulE Simple

Our family has always had this leaning towards simple things. Complex, for some reason, turn us off and if it is inevitable, we always do some workaround or something to make it doable or easier. Like most Filipino families, we are practical. We constantly try to find smarter and more efficient ways to do things because wasting precious time on something that can be done in a jiffy is out of the question.

Like doing the laundry, for instance. It is seen as a daunting task by most moms. It can be both time-consuming and costly especially if you don’t have the right laundry partner to help you out. “Electrolux understands that every peso and second counts,” said Andrea Pionilla, Marketing Manager of Electrolux Philippines. “This is the reason behind Delightful-E Simple. We want to help moms save not just money but also their precious time by making their everyday tasks delightfully simple and easy.” 

Savings Calculator

Your daily savings may seem small but when added in a year may give you just enough funds for a brand new smartphone. To keep you motivated on your savings journey, Electrolux developed the Savings Calculator. This easy-to-use Facebook app was designed to help you track your laundry expenses and savings. Know how much you can save when you choose smarter ways to take care of your laundry with the Electrolux Savings Calculator. Savings Calculator Facebook Contest To help you start your laundry savings, Electrolux is giving away the perfect laundry partner to four lucky users. Four Electrolux washing machines are up for grabs.

To join:
(1) like the Electrolux Little White Book Facebook page;
(2) calculate your laundry savings using the Savings Calculator;
(3) hit the share button found in the result page; and
(4) in the caption, tell us what you plan to buy using your laundry savings, include the hashtags #DelightfulE and #SimpleToSave and post it on your Facebook page.

The contest will run from August 11 to September 15, 2014.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Try Max's Chicken with Three Dips and the Gilas Favorite Delivery Treat #PusoToTheMax

Last week, my family and I got the chance to try Max's Chicken with their three new dips - gravy, chili and Pinoy sarsa. I have always loved their fried chicken enjoyed it with their famous banana ketchup. I know other people who enjoy it with the ketchup, hot sauce and the Worcestershire sauce mixed together. This time, Max's fried chicken can be enjoyed with other dips, chili being my favorite.

Aside from this, Max's recently launched the "Gilas Favorite Delivery Treat," an offering of one whole Max's sarap to the bones fried chicken with a free bottle of banana catsup and a limited edition Gilas Pilipinas Eco Bag for only PhP299. This promo is valid until July 31, 2014 for both online and delivery transactions anywhere in the Philippines.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Read "The Samson Syndrome:What You Can Learn From the Baddest Boy in the Bible" by Mark Atteberry - Are You Man Enough?

Can you learn from the life of an egotistic, immature playboy who wasted the talents, gifts and abilities that were given to him? Of course! Why then would God devote four chapters to the story of this man if there was nothing to learn from his life?

As I prepared sermons for more than ten years, I have had these thoughts about Samson in the book of Judges. I was surprised to read that Mark Atteberry, the author, had the same thoughts when he wrote “The Samson Syndrome: What You Can Learn From the Baddest Boy in the Bible”. This book, as I reviewed it, is a study of the life of Samson and it reveals twelve tendencies that he had which are also common to men of strength. Each tendency is explained as seen in the Bible character’s life, shown how they are each a common struggle for strong men. The best part is that helpful and realistic suggestions are provided for each predisposition.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Loom Summer Craft-Craze at SM City Bicutan

My family have been loom-bonding these past few weeks. Our 9 year old son is so into it too that he's thinking of going on a looming business. He's been busy since and have sold quite a bunch already. My wife and I are happy that he's going entrepreneurial at his age. :-)

I made the above loom band ladder bracelet accented with crystals for my wife last week. :-)

Gospel Bracelet (Triple Fishtail)

It took a while before my wife and I got hold of black loom bands and made this as soon as I got my hands on them. I made this for myself but it ended up on our son's wrist. He loved it. I just wore the fishtail gospel bracelet that I made for my wife. She just made gospel bracelet (flower power design). 

Our loom-loving family is joining SM Bicutan's Loom Summer Craft-Craze. This is happening from May 23 to 25 at SM Bicutan Building B Atrium at 4pm. Register and let's get our looming digits on. :-)