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It has always been a struggle for me to cut some excess weight or live a healthy lifestyle. Since I am still young, I have this ideology that it is ok to eat anything and just enjoy life to the fullest, which later proved me wrong.

BEFORE Transformation:
*My picture at NY while still weighing 163 pounds with 39.5 inches of waistline

I did not notice the change on my appearance at the beginning but I have increased so much that it is not proportional anymore to my height and age. My cholesterol level was as high as 299 at the age of 19. As time passes by, it is not only my physical appearance that deteriorates but my emotional and social well-being has been affected as well. My self-confidence is at is lowest as it has been a normal comment for my colleagues that I am too fat. It's hard for me to accept at the start but I later realized the truth and decided to start acting on it.

BEFORE Transformation:
*My last pic as unhealthy before the start of the challenge

Fortunately, our company sponsored a challenge for employees not merely to lose weight but to be physically fit in several aspects (e.g. running, push-ups, sit-ups, BMI, etc.). I joined the contest just taking my chances as there might be free activities that I can be invited. What I do not know is that this can help change my life forever.

Given my competitive spirit, I decided to focus and to challenge myself to the limits. Some of my friends and family members thought that I could not make it and they even persuaded me to stop. However, this only decided me to pursue further as I want to prove them wrong. Luckily at the end of 2-month period, I emerged as the champion with a FQ (Fitness Quotient) score increase of 126% percent. In that small period of time I was able to lose 30 pounds of weight, decrease my waistline by 7 inches (from 39 inches to 32 inches) and even completed 1-km treadmill run in less than 5 minutes. I'm also happy as I've become inspiration for some of my colleagues to change for the better.

AFTER Transformation:
30 pounds lighter, 7 inches less on waistline and 126% improvement on Fitness Quotient score
(Photo of me while receiving the FQ Champion award with our company leaders)

At the end of this, I realized that I didn't just beat the other competitors but more importantly I bested the doubts and fear that I have inside. Now, I continue the habit as I also helped changed the life of others. I also enabled the people around me to experience and reap the same benefits that I have achieved. As one of my colleague say, "We should be less cute but more sexy, less huggable but more durable and live a healthy life".

AFTER Transformation:
*Me joining on several fun run to maintain my figure

But wait there's more...

My weight loss is not just a change that happened in my life. As I become more inspired to be a better person, I tried also to further improve myself for the better. During this year, I also tried to introduce several innovations on my work, which has been recognized globally and was recognized by our company.

This year has also been a challenging year for me with the loss of my inspiration...my grandfather. He has always been proud of my achievements even when I was a kid. He is very proud every time I was sent out by my company for business trip. He has been my source of inspiration all these years but unfortunately he already joined our Heavenly Father. The loss of my lolo might be a major blow for me but I know he would want me to become more mature, braver and tougher to handle the grueling challenges of life. He has also been my inspiration to become a better person inside and be a change for others in need. To be a positive change for others is one of the great things that happened to me this year as well.

*Picture of me as a volunteer for Ondoy victims @ Whitespace

I know the transformations in my life does not end here. The only constant on this world is "change". I am very excited to further change for the better. I know there are people and things around me that could help achieve these goals. Just like GlutaMAX, it has been a very helpful tool for a lot of fair-toned individuals to show their inner brightness.

*Picture of me while purchasing a GlutaMAX soap at a leading Department store

On my first try, I can already see the difference on my skin. I don't have to measure it just to prove it. My naked eye can already justify the difference and I am very excited to see the full potential of the product. I know my family and friends would also be excited to try this product soon.

*GlutaMAX soap - the #1 soap for a lighter skin tone

Now I can truly say that the "New Me" is born...healthier, lighter, more optimistic, more innovative, stronger and getting better all the time. These might not be captured on the pictures above but one things is for sure...it is felt and seen by the people around me. :)

*Picture of me while using the GlutaMAX soap

"GlutaMAX, See the Results"
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*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

Try to close your eyes and imagine you are walking in an island with breath-taking view of the shore being refreshed by the crystalline agua of nature. Each step that you take, you are being caressed by the white powdery sands while being serenaded by the music of the sea. After the long walk, you will stay in a magnificent and yet comfortable room full with amenities and thinking of the good times. You may think it is just something our brains can imagine but now you can experience it in our own country...at 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel.

*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

If you are looking for a hotel in boracay, then you should just remember one name... 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel. This resort hotel is situated in the heart of Boracay island, which can easily be travelled from Manila in less than an hour. One can easily escape the busy and stressful metropolis and experience paradise on this hotel.

*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

7Stones Boracay Suties Resort Hotel is really your "luxury home in tropical paradise" as it has several rooms to choose from. They are even acclaimed as the newest and most spacious Boracay beach resort in the Philippines. This botique hotel in Boracay has a wide array of furnished apartments and rooms that can fit any group of people. Even if you are just alone taking a break or a couple who want to spend their romatic honeymoon or even group of friend/family who wants to experience paradise, they can choose from the Superior room, Junior suite, Deluxe suite, Grand deluxe suite and Family suite rooms of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel.

*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

You can experience this grand and royal experience at 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel for as low as $126.00++, which includes welcome drinks, set breakfast and mineral water. 7Stones Boracay Suites also includes services and facilities such as lagoon swimming pool, jacuzzi, hi speed wireless internet access, and 24 hour security.

*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

If you have adrenaline rush and seeking further adventure, you can easily experience such in 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel. You can choose from several activities like kiteboarding, windsurfing, horse riding, parasailing, kayaking.

*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

Aside from the great amenities, the 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel is also strategically situated within Boracay island. It is just within walking distance to the main shopping strip of the island, D'Mall. See the map of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel below:

*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

I know you are now very eager to experience this paradise in earth. You don't have to hesitate as 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel is professionally managed by the highly known Fuego Hotels & Properties, which is also known for bringing to us Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao and Club Punta Fuego in Batangas. One thing that further makes 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel the perfect choice is their "Green Initiatives", wherein they make conscious effort to also protect the gifts of nature while letting us experience the paradise of it.

*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

If you have further inquiry and also to make reservations, you may reach them using the contact details below:
*Photo courtesy of 7Stones Boracay Suites Resort Hotel website

Bulabog Beach, Balabag, Boracay Island
Malay, Aklan 5608 Philippines
Trunkline: (036) 288 1601

Manila Office
15th flr., 139 Corporate Center Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Trunkline: (632) 750 1999
TeleFax (632) 813 7740

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While scanning on my facebook I saw an update from my friend that GoNuts Donuts is giving away FREE ice cream tub (this normally costs Php 185 -Php 215) by just simply being one of the first 2,000 fans of their Facebook fan page. For those who will not make it to the first 2,000 list, they are giving away FREE double scoop ice cream (costs Php 100 - Php 135) for the next 1,000 fans.

*Photo taken from the GoNuts Donuts Facebook fan page

I have seen great review from Anton Diaz's blog and have been waiting for this moment to come. Some of their flavors includes Strawberry, Choco Hazelnut, Pistachio, Ito's Macadamia, Ozark Black Walnut, New York! New York!, Belgian Chocolate, French Vanilla, Cafe Mocha, Pastillas De Leche, Bubblegum and Rocky Road. I hope I can choose the flavor of the ice cream that they will give for free (yum-yum).

Fun Fact: I read from Anton's blog that the owners of Go Nuts Donuts in the Philippines are the makers of the Coney Island Ice Cream, which is famous during 1990's

Hurry! What are you waiting for? Go to their facebook page and be a fan!

NOTE: As of this writing there are only 137 fans on their page
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Runners from the Mc Happy Fun Run last Sunday was very fortunate as the organizers invited the international Youtube sensation Charice Pempengco. I didn't know that she sang one of the theme songs for McDonalds together with Ms. Sharon Cuneta. I forgot the title of that song but the message was nice.

The people was really mesmerized from the voice of this young "diva" as they say that the audience requested for another song. Charice was so kind to grant the request of the crowd and further amazed the crowd with her rendition of the song "Halo" as popularized by Beyonce Knowles. I was fortunate to have my Panasonic LX3 with me during that time and I was able to record her entire performance.

I was really amazed that after I uploaded this video in Youtube, there are lot of positive comments and I have a lot of followers even without advertising it. This young lady really had a large fan base all over the world.

After the performance, the crowd still followed her and she was still kind to accommodate the request of the fans. Here are some of the pictures from the event with Charice.

*Charice with host Phoemela

*Charice being interviewed by the media

*Picture-taking with the fans
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Procter & Gamble is looking experienced IT professionals (at least 2 years experience) to join their elite group of IDS (Information & Decision Solutions) function. If you want to know more about the career opportunities on this company, I encourage you to attend their 1-day IDS Explore! event on December 19, 2009. Please take note that this is by invitation only so you need to register if you want to be invited. See the details below for more details:

How to get an invite:
1. Interested participants need to apply on-line to our IDSExplore! job posting-http://pg.sitebase.net/global/tpages/index.cgi/global_taleo_search_frame?url=https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/moresearch.ftl%3flang=en%26location=1169
** Please select IDSExplore! - Experienced IT Professionals under results

2. Invitation letters will be sent to those who successfully complete & pass on-line application & Success Drivers Assessment.

3. Visit their Facebook event page for details

1. Bachelors Degree, Post Graduate Diploma or Professional Degree in Engineering, Information Systems or Computer Science Courses
2. At least 2 years work experience in IT, Project Management, Business Analysis or a related field will be an asset
3. Must have a strong technical mastery and passion for IT
4. SAP Knowledge is a preference but not a requirement.
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Bazaars and discounts are everywhere. They are great news for us shoppers during this gift-giving season. I just found this note from JVC Philippines about their upcoming sale on December 11-13, 2009 at the JVC Business Center - 916 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. They will be open from 9AM to 6PM during the sale period.

    *Photo courtesy of JVC Phils.

    Here are some of the price range of the products on sale from their facebook account. I will try to get as well a map so you can easily go to their place. Happy Shopping!!!
    • Brand New Conventional TV: as low as 3,000+
    • Brand New LCD TV: as low as 13,000+
    • Brand New Audio Component: as low as 9,000+
    • Brand New Home Theater: as low as 10,000+
    • Brand New DVD Player: as low as 1,500+
    • Brand New Earphones: as low as 300+
    • Brand New Camcorder: as low as 9,000+
    • video accessories, car accessories and many more!!!
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    The World Pyro Olympics will be help in our country again but this time this will be in the Fort. I heard that this year will be more exciting because they need to synchronize their fireworks display with a musical piece of their choice. This will be an exciting battle among the competing countries. If you want to have some free tickets for the event, spot.ph have an on-going contest for this. Check details below:

    Promo Mechanics

    1. Participants must be at least 18 years old and residents of the Philippines

    2. Promo will run from November 17 – December 15, 2009 , 11:00am

    3. Participants should complete the entry form online by submitting their name, birthday, contact details and answer to the featured question.

    4. Two (2) winners will be drawn on the following dates:

    Draw DateEvent DateCompeting Country
    November 19, 2009; 10:00 amNovember 21, 2009Korea and USA
    November 25, 2009; 10:00 amNovember 28, 2009Germany and China
    December 2, 2009; 10:00 amDecember 5, 2009Japan and Australia
    December 9, 2009; 10:00 amDecember 12, 2009Canada and Italy
    December 16, 2009; 10:00 amDecember 19, 2009Philippines (La Mancha Group)

    *I think the dates are still tentative given that there was an event postponed due to weather condition. Please check their official website for more updates.

    5. Employees of PEP Inc, and Summit Media are discouraged to join this promo

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    I just read from another blog that there will be a sale of Coleman, Tempur, Silverdot, KitchenAid and Oster products for 1 day only (December 5, 2009).

    *Image courtesy of couchwasabi.wordpress.com

    Coleman brands are known for their quality coolers, camping gears and outdoor equipment. Tempur on the other hand is a know brand for matresses and pillows. Silverdot is a global brand for bathroom scale and I hope to have their digital bathroom scale with boy fat analyzer (see sample). Oster and Kitchen Aid are also known brands on kitchen appliances.

    Grab this opportunity!
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