Let’s Take Part of Shopee Bayanihan

Shopee is my partner when it comes to buying online. I have my trust with them so I didn’t hesitate to take part on their Bayanihan in order to combat covid-19.  They come up with a true bayanihan spirit, Shopee partners with various charitable organizations like PGH Medical Foundation, Inc., PAGASA (People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action), Philippine Red Cross, Caritas Manila, Kaya Natin, Save the Childfren, yFACTph, Lung Center of the Philippines and World Vision.

This bayanihan aims to raise funds to support different communities most affected by COVID-19 pandemic. Among those in need are hospitals that faced with limited medical equipment, and low-income households who face difficulties in securing daily necessities.

Under Shopee Bayanihan, users can make a direct donation to these organizations via Shopee starting from March 26 onwards. All Filipinos can make a donation to their partner organizations of choice in amounts of P10, P50, P100, P500, and P1,000 via Shopee Bayanihan. All donations that would be accumulated will be given to chosen organization by Shopee Philippines Inc.

Here’s how:

1. Select the amount of Shopee Bayanihan donation voucher you wish to purchase.

2. You can increase the quantity of Shopee Bayanihan donation vouchers in your cart.

3. Complete purchase by paying through ShopeePay.

4. Receive confirmation of Shopee Bayanihan donation through a push notification.

According to Shopee 100% of proceeds will be donated to their partner organization. Here are their partner organizations and where the accumulated donations will go.

Lung Center of the Philippines – funds you helped raise will be used to provide medical supplies and other items to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Caritas Manila – funds you helped raise will be used to provide Caritas LIGTAS Covid-19 kits and Caritas Manna bags to help 6,000 less-fortunate communities and families in Metro Manila.

Kaya Natin Movement – funds you helped raise will be used to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE sets) and food care packs to help our frontline health workers fighting Covid-19 in the Philippines.

People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action (PAGASA) – funds you helped raise will be used to provide food packs to help low-income families that need to stay at home to contain the virus, but have no other means of earning a living.

Philippine General Hospital (PGH). – funds you helped raise will be used to assist the various projects of PGH to help health workers and patients in the fight against Covid-19.

Philippine Red Cross – funds you helped raise will be used to provide supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to help complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Save the Children – funds you helped raise will be used to provide hygiene kit and educational materials to help 1,500 households in the following cities: Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasay, and Parañaque.

World Vision Inc. – funds you helped raise will be used to provide sanitation kits, basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) disinfectant kits, tents that will serve as isolation units, and cash distribution that will serve as temporary income to help medical workers and caregivers, poor communities, and the most vulnerable families.

Young Filipino Advocates of Critical Thinking  (yFACT) –  funds you helped raise will be used to provide a relief kit, consisting of face masks and other essentials goods to help low-income communities, medical staff, journalists, volunteer workers, and quarantined individuals.

Lung Center of the Philippines – funds you helped raise will be used to provide medical supplies and other items to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Caritas Manila – funds you helped raise will be used to provide Caritas LIGTAS Covid-19 kits and Caritas Manna bags to help 6,000 less-fortunate communities and families in Metro Manila.

Kaya Natin Movement – funds you helped raise will be used to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE sets) and food care packs to help our frontline health workers fighting Covid-19 in the Philippines.

People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action (PAGASA) – funds you helped raise will be used to provide food packs to help low-income families that need to stay at home to contain the virus, but have no other means of earning a living.

Philippine General Hospital (PGH). – funds you helped raise will be used to assist the various projects of PGH to help health workers and patients in the fight against Covid-19.

Philippine Red Cross – funds you helped raise will be used to provide supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to help complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible.

Save the Children – funds you helped raise will be used to provide hygiene kit and educational materials to help 1,500 households in the following cities: Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasay, and Parañaque.

World Vision Inc. – funds you helped raise will be used to provide sanitation kits, basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) disinfectant kits, tents that will serve as isolation units, and cash distribution that will serve as temporary income to help medical workers and caregivers, poor communities, and the most vulnerable families.

Young Filipino Advocates of Critical Thinking  (yFACT) –  funds you helped raise will be used to provide a relief kit, consisting of face masks and other essentials goods to help low-income communities, medical staff, journalists, volunteer workers, and quarantined individuals.

I chose all the organizations above and gave P20 each. I know this is little but I believe everything starts in small. Little actions can create a big change. So, I am encouraging you all to give and response to Shopee’s Bayanihan. This is for a good cause guys. Let us do our part to help. I’m pretty sure this will go a long way if we do this together.

By the way, I received nine (9) confirmation of my donation. It is a nice feeling knowing you help others even with small amount. This is the confirmation looks like..

By the way Shopee donates 2,800 KFN4 respiratory masks to support the health workers in the Philippine Lung Center in their battle against the virus. Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.

Enhanced Community Quarantine – Day 10

It has been ten days since President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire island of Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine”  as COVID-19 pandemic cases continue to increase in the country.  We didn’t expect this thing to happen but we need to accept the fact that this is happening right now. Under Enhanced Community Quarantine strict home quarantine should be observed in all households, no public transportations are allowed to operate, facility for food and essential services shall be controlled. By doing this government believes that covid-19 patients will be lessen.

I know this is not easy. The last time I went outside was March 16 to buy some goods. I still have stocks and able to survive the coming days but not all are like me. Many are complaining how they will eat; good thing local government units are doing their part. They give food especially to those who really needed assistance at this time. Here in my place, I received 2 -3 kilos of rice, 2 sardines and 4 pieces of coffee. I’m thankful for this but this is not enough if home quarantine will continue for a month.

I’m with the government and will follow home quarantine. I hope others will do their part. This is for us guys don’t be argumentative and just obey our government officials. And for the administration please continue to give aid especially to those who really need assistance. And for my fellow Filipinos, I know the government is doing everything in order to fight COVID-19. Let us cooperate; stay at home so virus will stop spreading, don’t forget to pray. I know God is there for us He is just waiting for us to call Him. Be strong soon we will witness Philippines is free from this threatening virus.

Reasons to Use Mediation Services

Whether you’re going through a stressful divorce, seeking child visitation rights, or facing a domestic violence dispute, you may want to hire a family lawyer who can protect your rights and advocate for you. Family issues can be mentally and emotionally draining. Spending time arguing with your spouse or partner can only add to the pressure and stress you’re experiencing. However, a family lawyer who offers mediation services pembroke pines fl can act as an unbiased third-party and help quell frustrations you’re having with the legal process. There are many benefits to receiving mediation services.

Reduce Divorce Costs

Litigation can be an expensive process. Lawyer fees, private investigation, expert testimony and court and filing fees can add up pretty fast, raising the price tag of divorce. As you’re likely already stressed over breaking up your family, you don’t need the added stress of financial problems. Divorce can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be expensive too.

Mediation is a more cost-effective way to handle a divorce. Both parties can pay one mediator, sharing the costs, instead of paying lawyers and other court-related fees individually. Because there are fewer individual fees, mediation can be a more affordable option. 

Improve Communication

Mediation provides a neutral setting for two parties who may disagree with each other. Because options are more flexible, you and the other party can find unique solutions to the specific issues your family is facing. The mediator will be there to discuss options and encourage openness and cooperation throughout the process. This helps create an agreement that leaves both sides feeling satisfied.

Dealing with difficult litigation can be expensive and downright frustrating. However, with the help of a mediator, you and the other party can find common ground and agree on the issues that matter.

How To Give Great Gifts

Birthdays, special occasions and holidays are causes for celebration, but they can be stressful, too. Finding the perfect gift for someone, even if you know the person really well, can be challenging. Armed with a little knowledge about the recipients, however, you can find a great present that they will love.

Custom Jewelry

Jewelry is a classic gift. Almost everyone likes receiving something beautiful to wear. A custom piece designed specifically for a special person makes it even more meaningful. Jewelry stores near me Williamsburg VA, often specialize in custom work, choosing just the right gem stone and setting to make your loved ones feel cherished.

Gift Baskets

It’s easy to buy a prearranged gift basket for someone. Creating your own adds an extra touch. Find out what the gift recipient loves, and construct a basket of treats. For example, if your friends who just moved into their new home are wine lovers, you can always give them a couple of bottles of their favorites. Include a gift certificate to their favorite specialty cheese shop, and they have the opportunity to find something delicious to pair with the wines. Custom gift baskets go beyond a simple present and give the recipients an experience.

Personalized Items

People love getting gifts, but an item that is personalized with their name or initials makes it even more exciting. Recent graduates are likely to love a new briefcase monogrammed with their initials. Writers may enjoy a stamp personalized with their name or initials to use on correspondence or books that they loan to friends. Giving a present that not only reflects their wants or needs but also is marked with their name shows that you put a lot of thought into the selection. 

Being thoughtful doesn’t have to be stressful. Just a little extra effort and knowledge of the recipient is all it takes to give a great gift.

Three Ways to Drop Shaving from Your Beauty Routine

Shaving can be a tedious and unrelenting task in your shower routine. Depending on your hair type, you may even have to shave every day. This often results in razor burn or stubble. What can you do instead?

Laser Hair Removal

To permanently remove hair from almost any area on your body you can opt for laser hair removal columbia md. This is a long process, sometimes up to 3 months long, but well worth it in the long run. Most people require between 6-8 sessions of hair removal because the follicle needs to be targeted at every stage of the growth process in order to completely eliminate the hair. Then you will go through a few weeks of a “shedding” phase. However, you’ll never have to worry about shaving again.

Waxing

One solution that is less drastic than laser hair removal, but more effective than shaving, is waxing. Waxing usually pulls the hair up by the root, so it will take longer to come back. This gives a smoother finish and a longer period of time between hair removal sessions. Some people are nervous about the pain, but it is usually very quick and easy to get used to. You can either get it done professionally or buy wax kits to be used at home.

Stay Hairy

If you are only removing hair from your legs, armpits or arms because you feel it is what society requires, but don’t actually want to be doing so, why continue? It is becoming more commonplace to see women with hairy legs and armpits, and men who practice hair removal. Do what you feel is best for you, not what other people tell you to do. You can even dye your armpit hair once you start to enjoy it. No shame whatever you decide!

You can do away with the expense of endless razors and unpleasant reactions to constant shaving by trying out an alternative. There are plenty of options to fit any lifestyle.

3 Epic Party Ideas

Looking for something new to try on your birthday this year? Check out these three fun alternatives to the typical birthday dinner. 

1. Bowling

If you have never been bowling on your birthday, it can be a blast! Whether your or your friends are good bowlers is inconsequential; just getting together to bowl with one another can make for a fun evening. Strap on your striped bowling shoes and get ready to roll a strike! What’s even better is that most bowling alleys serve food and drinks, too, making them a great spot for any birthday or celebration.

2. Mini-Golf

Another fun party idea can be to take your group of friends mini-golfing! Many mini-golf locations are themed in some way or have several courses you can choose from. If you call ahead and make a reservation, you may be able to find out what kind of special extras the location provides for larger parties. For your next birthday or celebration, be sure to check out what themed or blacklight mini-golf events new jersey (or your own state) has to offer.

3. Escape Room

Finally, with a group of 5-10 of your favorite friends, you can celebrate your big day through the bonding experience of completing an escape room. Escape rooms can be loads of fun because they require everyone to work as a team. You and your friends can solve puzzles and riddles, finding clues that will help you get through each locked room. Choose your favorite theme and really get into it by dressing up! Many escape room locations require reservations, so be sure to book ahead. 

Planning a party can be a lot of fun. But if you are tired of doing the same thing year after year, these three ideas can help you mix it up. Who knows, maybe this year you will start a new tradition!

Praying for our safety, Typhoon Tisoy

While writing this post we are experiencing typhoon; typhoon Tisoy to be exact with an international name Kammuri. As of 5 p.m. today  Southern portion of Quezon (Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Pitogo, Gumaca, Pitogo, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna, Calauag, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres) are under signal no. 3 and the rest of Quezon Province including Polillo Islands are under signal no. 2. Right now, here in my place, we are not experiencing heavy rains but a strong wind is making me worried.

I remember the typhoon Rosing way back 1995. This typhoon was one of the strongest typhoons in our country. Back then, the house that we are living today is not fully finished. My father told us to stay here while there is typhoon. We didn’t think that because of typhoon Rosing we will transfer in this house and never come back from our old house even this house still not finished. Well, this house is safer than our long-standing house because this one is made of stone and the old one wasn’t. After the typhoon we went back to our house and it was totally washout. Good thing we brought our things in the new house before Rosing hit our place. It was really strong typhoon. 

Well, I hope and pray that this typhoon Tisoy we are facing right now will not cause immense problem to everyone affected by the storm. I believe in the power of prayers and I know God will protect us. Still we need to think for our safety because PAGASA warned of a possible storm surge over 3 meters high in several coastal areas in Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur. Also, a storm surge up to 3 meters tall may also occur over several coastal areas in Batangas, Quezon, Albay, and Marinduque. So, be vigilant and observant on what is happening in your place. Keep safe everyone, God is with us. I strongly believe on that just trust Him.

Tips for Finding the Perfect Gift

Is there someone in your life who is impossible to buy for? If you are struggling with gift buying, the first step is to find something the person you are buying for likes. Usually, that can be narrowed down to a few broad categories, such as food, animals, or games. Once you know which category to focus on, finding the perfect gift is much easier.

Food Fun

Whether it is coffee, wine, cookies, or just cooking/baking in general, food is always an excellent gift option. Food is versatile, and it is easy to figure out what someone likes just by watching or talking to them. For these people, food gift baskets make the perfect option. They can hold everything from a few cookies to whole meals, and the items available for inclusion range from drinks, such as coffee or wine, to foods such as chili or pizza. If the person you are buying for likes anything dealing with food, a food-based gift is the way to go. 

Pet People Perfection

If the person you are buying for is not big on food, animals might be his or her true passion. Americans spent over $70 billion on their pets in 2018. Specifically, over 75% of millennials own a dog and over 50% own a cat. This makes a pet-based gift perfect for most people. Buying something as simple as a dog picture frame or a gift basket of cat items might be great for a pet lover. 

Games Galore

In the event that the person you are buying for does not like food or animals, games might be the best option. While fewer people in today’s society may play board games, roughly 70% of Americans play video games. Gifts for gamers could be something as simple as a gift card to a local game store or a basket of throwback video games.

The easiest way to find the perfect gift is simply to ask that person what he or she likes. The answer is the gateway to finding the perfect gift.

4 Ways to Improve Your Shooting Accuracy

Whether you are new to firearm training or have been at it for years, there is probably room for improvement in your shot accuracy. Luckily, there are several things you can do to help get your shots grouped tighter. Here are our top four suggestions for improving your shooting accuracy.

No matter what type of firearm you are shooting, practice is vital to better accuracy. There are lots of range options so you can develop your marksmanship skills. If you are shooting handguns, many areas have indoor ranges where you can find everything from shooting lanes to gun rentals and ammunition sales. If you aren’t sure where a local range is, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s online range locator may be able to help. 

Lighten Your Trigger

Upgrades or modifications to your trigger can help reduce the amount of pressure needed to squeeze, and therefore, fire it. Look for new systems designed for your particular gun since they can address issues common to it. For example, if you are looking at the available Glock trigger upgrades, you may want to consider one that has a quicker, shorter reset too. 

Take a Lesson

This may seem like something just for beginners, but even experienced shooters can benefit from a lesson every now and then. Instructors are trained not only to impart safety and basic skills but also to look for improper form or technique. THis is a big bonus because bad habits can develop slowly until, all of a sudden, you can’t seem to hit the broad side of a barn. Some ranges have instructors on staff, so it’s worth asking around to find one. 

Have Your Eyes Checked

Now, I’m not blaming any missed targets on poor eyesight, but the reality is that many of us just don’t do this often enough. If your shooting accuracy has taken a sudden turn for the worse, it may be that you need a new prescription.