It’s summertime! And sure whenever it is hot, yeah especially during summer, real good dressers know that it is now all about ‘less clothing’ without giving up on style — or even so much skin — well, unless, you’re swimming alone in paradise! Yes?!
Still here, some of our well-liked Instagram clothing have that mix of some sexy all-day-long matches — more cuts and some, less prints!
Did you know that there are around 10 celebrities named ‘Emma’? Yep, it’s not just Emma Watson a.k.a. Belle of Beauty and the Beast, but others that some may not really have even heard of.
Still, the three most popular Emmas are millenials and are peaking..
Or Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. While she may have gained recognition in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, many may not know that she’s actually the niece of ‘Pretty Woman’ Julia Roberts! Notice their contagious smiles?
Or Emily Jean Stone is an American actress. Probably the most decorated of the 3 Emmas with even an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award and 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards — and versatile as she is, she’s got more than a handful of films to her credit — including The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 as well as the more recent La La Land.
Or Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Perhaps one of the most schooled is our favorite heroine, Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter series. No, not in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but in Brown University! And so, with Emma’s education and popularity, she was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July 2014 where she promotes gender equality, fair trade and organic clothing.
Another weekend, another cocktail. And this time, we bring you the Tom Collins. By Tom Cruise and Phil Collins?? Nahh. John Collins. Hey, we are not talking ’bout entertainers, though we could be ‘entertained’ preparing and drinking this cocktail, so let’s have a look..
With basically just lemon, gin and soda — you got your Tom Collins.
Oh, don’t you think the bartender was just too excited here? More than just the squeezing of the lemon or the balancing of its taste (too sour, more sugar; too sweet, more lemon), guess there’s something important he overlooked, hmm..
Finally, remember there are differences in the kind of ‘soda water’ you use — whether it’s a club soda (which is great for cocktails), seltzer, sparkling water, or tonic water. Click here to know more.
You may not have just heard it, but even experienced it as well. Hey, Beauty and the Beast has simply been breakin’ box office records! Really. Some malls even have as many as 3-4 of their cinemas showing the ‘humanized’ movie of the 1991 classic. Wow!
Shows that the world has really been waiting for this film! Still, if you have seen the ‘original’ (yup, the animated form), one can’t help but compare of course — and imagine the ‘humanized’ version to its cartoon predecessor.
Guess the appearance of the ‘cartoon’ beast is a little better here. The prosthetics in the ‘humanized’ form is just kinda rubbish. With downward-pointing fangs (t’was upwards in the cartoon) and large horns pointing backwards (t’was two cute, front-pointing little horns back then) — the beast looks evil rather than just a troubled soul.
UNDYING THEME SONG
What ‘else’ makes a classic fairy tale movie, huh? Great story. Cool graphics. Wonderful cast. And of course, a ‘moving’ theme song. Just wished t’was the Celine Dion-Peabo Bryson version they had in this movie, haaahh — that would have brought the house down!
And speaking of the future — while it’s not ideal to make a sequel for fairy tales as it would only bring confusion especially to children (remember, we also use fairy tales to teach kids some values, so we do not really want a commercialized version of any, any tale), the tremendous support for this film could have producers thinkin’ about it, the sequel. Just don’t put in too much twists to it. Okay?
Okay, a couple of days ago we talked of simple facts about online shopping and how does one go about it. Today, we would be delving into ‘how to’ buy from a link you see floating on your screen — like Lazada, a renown online ‘shopping mall’. So, stay with me.
Let’s say while you were updating your social media accounts you noticed an interesting item sold at Lazada, well, don’t hesitate..
JUST CLICK THE LINK
Because of the brief outline accompanying the link, you already have an idea of what the product is all about. But just an ‘idea’ is different from a full description, so just click the link and find out more about the product. Worry not, this stage is still free of charge!
But before we continue, let’s use a different item instead.
Say, the above is the item that appeared after clicking the link. It’s in fact similar to our first photo, I mean the structure. Except that here, the buyer didn’t immediately fill out the delivery options to the right.
Instead, after checking out the product info and its availability, the buyer then clicked ADD TO CART. And the screen below appeared.
CONFIRM SHOPPING CART
Now check the cart details. Click on how many of it do you want — or the quantity, that is. If you still want to buy other products then click ‘continue shopping’ (which is to the left); otherwise, if you are done shopping then click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.
KEY-IN YOUR EMAIL
An entity would not know how to get in touch with you if you don’t leave any contact details, right? So, keying in your email address on that blank bar would open up your end for notifications.
Still here, you got 2 options: (1) ‘continue without password’ and just sign in with your social media account, or (2) click ‘I already have an account’, choosing on this would require you to log in by entering your password which is actually much better if you plan to go online shopping not just once but every now and then — as Lazada would then use your ‘stored’ delivery info to speed up the process.
PROVIDE DELIVERY INFO
Upon continuing, here’s when you provide info such as your shipping address and phone number, after all, how could they send it to you without a ‘drop-off’ information? Or how could they notify you if there’s no phone number? Yep, and especially useful for issues.
Just make sure you check out the ‘shipping fee’ because there could be some if you ordered ‘bulky’ items. Otherwise, ‘standard’ delivery is FREE. Now, if you’re done then click CONTINUE.
CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT
An array of payment options would then appear on your screen after clicking ‘continue’. So, just click on which one you would prefer.
Now this is optional: If you have a ‘voucher’, you could then enter its ‘code’ and click ‘apply here’. Yes, it’s for discounts. If successful, the price would then be adjusted accordingly. But before proceeding, review your ‘order summary’ and ‘delivery information’. Correct? Then click on PLACE YOUR ORDER to finalize your purchase.
ORDER CONFIRMATION RECEIPT
After finalizing your purchase with ‘place your order’, you would then receive an order confirmation. By the way, take note of your ‘order number’ for future order tracking. This confirmation would also be sent to you via email and SMS. So, make sure you filled out your correct details. Read. Read. Read.
It’s juuust about summer, yep, even if it rains once in a while — it’s still hot, ohh, hotter! Anyway, while many are excited about vacationing and spending their days under the sun, be careful. It’s better to know your body’s limits and take some precautions.
Here now are the most common summer diseases in the Philippines.
Although this ‘reddening of the eyes’ also infects adults, this is especially common in children mainly because of the less than hygienic nature of kids mixed with the warmer than usual temperature and an abode that is more frequented not only by people but dust and dirt.
Obviously with our excitement to go swimming and cool off our buuurning bodies, we tend to overdo it. Result. More than just a red skin but a sunburn. Mind you, know what exposure to UV rays bring to our health? Skin cancer. So, it’d be good to start putting sunscreen 30 minutes before going under the sun.
Now speaking of ‘going under the sun’, remember, the hottest time of the day is between 10AM to 2PM. Therefore, try to stay in shades or cooler places during this time. Hydrate yourself by drinking more than just 8 glasses of water the whole day. Hey, 8 glasses is just a year-round average — which should naturally be increased during summer!
Because of the changing weather (which at times rain despite summer), we are more prone to cough and colds; and so, it would be good if we could have more fruits and veggies in our diet to strengthen our immune system. Yup, not just water.
Otherwise, don’t miss out on your vitamin C and D supplements.
Worse case scenario, you could get bedridden with a flu should you take your cough and colds for granted — and thus miss out on some bonding moments with family and friends. Hmm…
Prickly heat. Rashes. Boils. Actually, these are the result of not just a hot weather but of improper hygiene. Try to regularly bathe everyday. Wear clean and dry clothes. And when you go swimming, make sure that you take a shower before and after dipping in the pool — especially if you’re not sure of the pool’s maintenance.
And of course, don’t add to its dirt by peeing in it. Okay? There are bathers who may have a weaker immune system, you know.
While we may enjoy eating street food, summer is the time to be especially careful on this indulgence. The weather is hot, and at times, unusually hot thus food could spoil faster than usual — particularly those ‘already cooked’ food that we buy, or that even we ourselves have prepared for our summer escapades. See? Even if we made them ourselves!
Worse, some may even be contaminated for whatever reason. So, if not careful, you’d spend more time on the ‘bowl’ than at the beach.
Okay, the ‘bowl’ may be a much better place than the hospital which could be due to a summer breakdown like food poisoning. So careful.
Especially for non-native English speakers, have you ever wondered what ‘dog days’ mean? Hottest time of the year. Summer. And this term is referred to because dogs usually breathe harder with their tongues out during hot days — that’s why it’s called ‘dog days’!
So, online shopping has become more and more popular around the world, eh — what with internet access to most everyone in the planet??! Still, many are either scared or overwhelmed by it; well, let’s then get a quick diagnosis on why such a feeling.
And track record has something to do with this idea which especially includes ‘consumer experience’. Like, if the seller has an ‘inexcusable’ record of not being able to deliver on what they have promised then that’s a warning sign. See, legitimacy is more than just having ’em business papers — it’s first and foremost about the ‘experience’.
Anyhow, other revealing signs would also include the size of the company, otherwise, its years of existence. This would tell us if they are just a ‘fly-by-night’ establishment, or a company that would not run away with your money. Such companies have online security protection and you would just have to follow their procedures.
Now, speaking of ‘procedures’. One who is past the ‘scared’ stage might be in the ‘overwhelmed’ stage, you know. Like, since he is already aware of the seller’s legitimacy, he must then be eager to already purchase. Right?
Problem is.. Money. Ow, that’s a big one. Can’t be overwhelmed without money but depressed. Hehe.
If that’s the case, here are his options: (1) Call or send a message to the seller for guidance. (2) If he wants independent action then do a search on the sellers’ online process. (3) Otherwise, carefully read what’s on the screen and especially take note of the delivery and payment procedures — if it suits him then he should follow ’em.