Friday, October 2, 2015

4 Affordable Kinds of Flooring for Your Next Project

One of the most common renovations that homeowners have done to their homes is replacing the flooring. Mostly, this is because of the foot-traffic of those living in the house. Regardless of why you need a new floor, there are many options that are cost-efficient which may revitalize any given room. In many cases, a professional contractor can have one of these new floors built within hours. 

A popular type of low-cost flooring is that of laminate. Instead of real hardwood floors being installed, laminate can give a proper illusion of the same elegance. Many brands even go through the trouble to create a textured surface of laminate to emulate wood grain and realistic imperfections. However, cleaning the floor after installation is much different in most cases. A lot of laminate materials require dry mopping to prevent damage. Submersing these planks can lead to the wood becoming warped.

Not all carpet and padding installations need to be expensive. As long as you're willing to settle for a shorter fiber and available colors, this flooring can be inexpensive to have installed. However, longer distances may require fusing lengths of carpet together. Odd angles within a room or hallway can also be troublesome when making sure the material stays taught. Loose carpet can easily be torn or separate from the walls if its not installed correctly.

Cork Planks
For those that are conscious about eco-friendliness, cork planks may be a good flooring for you. Cork is usually inexpensive while being made of recycled materials. It's a soft flooring that is durable and can sustain a great deal of punishment. Many homeowners find cork to be an attractive alternative to more expensive installations.

Tile Many people view peel-and-stick tile as a cheap alternative to a good floor. In reality, many of these brands come with 10-year guarantees and can sustain a great deal of wear-and-tear. This type of flooring works best if you have a contractor lay a flat and level baseboard before installation. This gives the tile more surface in which to stick. Installing a new floor doesn't have to take a lot of time or money. Many contractors can get started today to improve your home. Before you choose which cost-efficient method is right for, it may be better to speak with a contractor first. He or she might have ideas that are better which may fit your design motif with better precision.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at Brooklyn's New York Pizza

Are you on for a Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival celebration? Call your family and friends to come to Brooklyn’s New York Pizza, game on and play the Chinese Mooncake Festival Dice Game for only P600 per person, minimum of 12 pax, which includes food and prizes to be won! 

No more hassle for shopping on prizes or planning for food to feast with your family and friends. Dial 351-0000 for reservations and choose where you would like to get together with your family and friends from any of our 6 branches: Makati, Tomas Morato, Ortigas, Alabang Town Center, BF ParaƱaque and Robinson's Place Manila

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of good harvest celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar which falls on September 27 this year! In China, it is a two-day holiday for the Chinese people to go to their hometowns get together with their family and friends for thanksgiving. Another tradition done for this celebration is the Chinese Mooncake Festival Dice Game wherein prizes are being won depending on the dice you roll. 

Looking for an activity and venue to bond with family and friends? Come and celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with us and play the traditional Chinese Mooncake Festival Dice Game. Call  351-0000 to reserve!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

This Chiropractor Near Makati, Manila Taught Me 5 Things About My Back and Health

Visiting a Chiropractor Across the Makati CBD Area

I accompanied my wife one Saturday when she visited this chiropractic clinic in Taguig, near Makati City, Metro Manila. I was very eager to join her because in the many years that we've been together, most of the time, she would wake up the moment I got up for work at around 5:30 in the morning. Very seldom would she be able to get back to sleep after I leave for the office.

The two nights after her chiropractic session with Dr. George Cromack together with other friends one Wednesday, she slept so soundly, like a baby and slept even after I left for work. This was not usual because I would always encourage her to go back to sleep after I say goodbye in the morning. Sometimes, when I text with her during the day, I would also encourage her to take time for a nap after lunch with our son. But, because of her action-oriented personality and inclination, she usually would not feel the need to rest unless she has finished the many things she juggles - online tasks, homeschooling, and keeping the home. She is a very productive lady that's why I call her my Proverbs 31 woman.

So, last Saturday, I went to visit Dr. Cromack's Manila Neck and Back Center located in Bonifacio Global City, right across Makati CBD and got to experience for myself the advantages of having sessions with a very experienced chiropractor. Dr. George Cromack has 33 years of experience in chiropractic medicine.

Dr. Cromack's chiropractic expertise taught me five things about my back and my overall health. 

1. The muscles on either sides of the spine should be balanced. 

One of the first things that Dr. Cromack did was scan my back using the Static EMG Scanner.

It is a device used to detect or read electrical activity (action potential) in order to measure paraspinal tension. According to an article on Static and Dynamic Surface Electromyography(sEMG),

The electric current pattern is a critical component in how your body functions. The muscles on either side of your spine should be balanced: if they are not working equally well, the body is forced to compensate, which takes energy. This imbalance can monitored by sEMG technology. Alterations in electrical activity in the paraspinal muscles can shed light on the muscular changes linked to vertebral subluxations. As such, chiropractors can use sEMG to establish a baseline for paraspinal electrical activity. 

So, according to the sEMG scan, the upper and lower portions of my back show huge amounts of variation in surface electricity from normal and have subluxations (partial dislocation).

2. Spinal decay or subluxation degeneration naturally happens with age.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

#LessGuiltFoodTrip with Metamucil

Did you know that the Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute recommends Filipino adults to consume 20 to 25 grams of dietary fiber daily? Sadly, inasmuch as we mean to source fiber from our daily diet, most of the time, it is not enough. Incidentally, the World's #1 selling fiber supplement has recently made a comeback. Metamucil is made from 100% natural psyllium fiber and is now available locally.

What is Psyllium? 

Psyllium is an excellent source of fiber from the husk of the seeds of Plantago Ovata. Some of the benefits of Psyllium are: Promote good digestive health, lower cholesterol, maintain healthy blood sugar levels and makes the body feel less hungry in between meals. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cutting Edge Grooming at Felipe & Sons #GilletteXEsquire #GilletteFlexBallPH

The pampering treat couldn't have been more timely. Thanks to Gillette Philippines, Esquire and Felipe & Sons for the birthday cutting-edge pampering treat.

The waiting area of Felipe & Sons are well-stocked with man-reads. 

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor with FlexBall Technology

The latest in Gillette is said to make maximum contact over contours and gets virtually every hair. It features long-lasting performance - 1 refill equals up to 1 month of shaves.