How to make Israeli Salad

Once I’m watching a documentary on the life in Israel particularly in Jerusalem, I saw this salad and the Israeli told the journalist its ingredients and voila, I said I have to try it. So here it is!

Israeli Salad, how to make:


📌1 pack parsley
📌1 piece cucumber 🥒
📌2 pcs tomatoes 🍅🍅
📌squirt of lemon 🍋
📌olive oil

✔Chop parsley, cucumber and tomatoes
✔Mix altogether
✔sprinkle pepper to taste

The dominant taste is the freshly squeezed lemon you’ll forgot your eating the parsley. Yummy! No cooking needed 🥒

Very simple and easy to do!


Sodexo unwraps the best gifts and their digital solution this holiday season 

Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services fosters the spirit of gratitude this holiday season with a multitude of exclusive deals for its corporate clients and consumers. For companies to reward their employees in a safe and efficient way during these times, Sodexo also launches its new digital solution, the Sodexo+ app to complement their paper solution, Premium Pass. 

“We recognize the challenges faced by companies and business owners since the onset of the pandemic. Through our products, we want to help them enhance employee engagement through meaningful rewards, while getting the most value. Now, Filipinos can share and receive GCs in an instant and contactless way,” says Sharon Kayanan, Sodexo Marketing Director. 

With Sodexo+, the country’s leading gift certificate can now be distributed from an easy to use web portal into a free app. Through the app, users can then enjoy their digital GCs at the most preferred and popular merchants nationwide and purchase e-vouchers from e-commerce giants Shopee and Zalora. Users can also share their GCs with other users through the ‘Share GC’ feature on the app. 

For over 17 years, Filipinos have trusted Sodexo not only to become part of their Christmas tradition, but also for year-round incentives and gifting. “It’s our privilege to cultivate the spirit of giving and recognition, especially during this time. This year, it’s about thanking people who stuck it through and tirelessly delivered inspiring work,” adds Kayanan. 

With over 2M customers served, Sodexo continues to delight companies and consumers through instant, affordable and memorable gifting experiences in partnership with major retailers. Its Premium Pass is hailed as the top and most preferred gift certificate product in the country, accepted at over 12,000 merchants nationwide. Sodexo’s co-branded gift certificates offer exclusive access and best-valued deals in leading establishments such as SM, Rustan’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Wellcome, and Walter Mart. Sodexo also powers the SM Gift Pass, which can be used in SM Department Stores, SM Supermarkets and all SM retail affiliates such as Watsons, Ace Hardware, Toy Kingdom, Uniqlo, and Forever 21, among others. 

As more and more businesses adopt paper and digital gift certificates for valuable experiences, the forecast for the gift card industry is to have a compound annual growth rate of 13.9% for 2020-2024 in the country, even with the economic effects of the pandemic.   

Since September, Sodexo has been treating its corporate clients with early holiday deals to reward their employees as well as their customers to help keep them engaged for the rest of the year and beyond. And now, clients have the option to send out versatile and meaningful rewards safely and real time through Sodexo+.  

Delightful deals, digital Christmas baskets, and more! 

Aimed to celebrate everything that makes our hearts smile and unconditionally grateful, Sodexo’s “Season of Thankspiration” campaign offers corporate clients a variety of deals this season: 

  • Early Thankspiration: Enjoy up to 1.10% Sodexo+ rebate on Premium Pass, Mobile Pass or Sodexo+ digital GC orders. Promo duration is from Sep. 16 to Nov. 15, 2020. 
  • One-derful Christmas Gifts: Order a minimum of P100K Co-Branded GCs and get to enjoy 1% OFF or rebate. Promo duration is from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. 
  • Buy More, Get More: Get FREE P500 worth of Sodexo+ credits for every P1M purchase of Sodexo GCs. Promo duration is Nov. 16 to Dec. 31, 2020.  
  • Digital Christmas Ham or Basket: Instantly distribute gifts to employees, partners, and customers with Sodexo Digital Christmas ham or basket GC. Promo duration is from Sep. 16 to Dec. 31, 2020. 

Until December 31, 2020, consumers can also enjoy exclusive freebies and discounts when they use their Sodexo GCs at selected Miniso, Red Ribbon, Krispy Kreme, Yellow Cab, and Figaro Coffee branches nationwide.  

The Sodexo+ app is available for download on both IOS and Android smartphones. For more information on Sodexo+ and Sodexo’s Christmas deals and offers, visit and sign-up at For personal gifting needs, you can also buy Sodexo gift certificates at and have these delivered right at your doorstep.  

How to create an account:

  • Download Sodexo+ from App Store or Play Store. 
  • Open Sodexo+ App and register using your mobile no.
  • An OTP will be sent to your no. Input the OTP and nominate a password. 
  • Setup your profile on your Sodexo+ account. 

About Sodexo 

Sodexo is a leader in the country’s service voucher industry offering solutions for Marketing, HR, Consumer Gifting, and Personal Gifting. It started operations with Benefits and Rewards services in March 2003, trusted by more than 4,000 companies and multinationals in providing rewarding experiences to more than 2 million consumers nationwide. Globally, it was founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon as the global leader in services that improves Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers all around the globe through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services, and Personal and Home Services. 


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5 Reasons Why Your Hair Might be Falling Out

Losing up to 100 strands of hair every day is normal. If your hair starts to shed more significant than usual, or if they do not grow back as they should, it can be a source of concern. Once the cause is detected, hair fall remedy or baldness cure for hair loss treatment can be easier.

While genetic condition like male pattern baldness is the main culprit for hair loss in the Philippines, the causes widely vary: genetic or hereditary hair loss, alopecia areata, male pattern hair loss and reactive hair loss.

What are the possible reasons why your hair is excessively shedding? Find out the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. Read more: 

How do you remedy or prevent excessive hair fall?

Unlike other treatments, using natural ingredients for your hair is exceptionally safe. In the Philippines, NOVUHAIR® has sustained its market leadership and bagged as the leading hair loss treatment in 2019 (Euromonitor Passport Data 2019).

NOVUHAIR® contains only natural ingredients and essential oils to prevent and reduce hair loss such as ginger, moringa, Indian Pennywort, Virgin Coconut Oil, Panax Ginseng, Indian Gooseberry, Aloe Vera, black pepper, Biotin, Vitamin B5, Shikakai, lemongrass, peppermint, safflower, lavender, rosemary and more. NOVUHAIR’s 19 natural ingredients work in synergy to help prevent and remedy the early warning signs of hair loss – excessive hair fall, thinning hair and bald patches.

Save P1,100 with NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP Promo Kit available at Mercury Drug stores nationwide.


To know more about NOVUHAIR®, visit @NovuhairOfficial on Facebook or

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NOVUHAIR Celebrates 10.10

2020 marks the 10th successful year of NOVUHAIR in the Philippines and what a better way to celebrate this milestone by launching the NOVU VIP CLUB.

The NOVU VIP CLUB is designed to guide, inspire and take the journey together with its members a wholistic approach in managing hair loss especially during this global health crisis. Supported by a pool of 10 VIP Coaches, the members are given the opportunity to engage directly with the experts and at the same time enjoy the exciting monthly perks.

The Philippines’ Health, Beauty & Wellness guru Ms. Cory Quirino joins NOVUHAIR® and completes the list of high-caliber professionals from different fields of expertise tagged “VIP Coaches”: Fanny Serrano (Salon & Beauty VIP Coach), Hon. Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Leadership VIP Coach), Jim Saret (Fitness VIP Coach), Toni Saret (Fitness & Nutrition VIP Coach), Dr. Cecile Catapang (Aesthetic & Rejuvenation VIP Coach), Dr. Risa Caldoza-De Leon (Dermatology & Beauty VIP Coach), Dr. Harris Acero (Wellness & Nutrition VIP Coach), Alopecia Warrior Abby Asistio (Inspirational VIP Coach), Master Hans Cua (Feng Shui VIP Coach) and finally, the addition of Ms. Cory Quirino (Health, Beauty & Wellness VIP Coach).

Discover how to become an exclusive member and enjoy the monthly perks.

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FREE Extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo Exclusive at Watsons

Along with the ongoing threat of this pandemic health crisis comes, one has to adapt to the new normal that affects everything and everyone. Despite the urgency of reopening businesses for economic reasons, the majority of the Filipinos are still forced to stay at home with uncertainty.

Apparently, these endless quarantines have taken emotional and mental tolls in the household affecting Filipino women, most of whom work from home and work at home. They have to take care of the entire family and household while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

For some women, such trying times are something to lose their hair over, literally. Not many know this, but stress can actually cause hair loss. Mental health issues like anxiety and depression can also contribute to hair loss. Discover some of the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. Read more:

Understanding the root cause of hair loss can greatly help you choose a safe and effective anti-hair loss product. If you want to experience nature’s answer to hair loss, avail of the NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 promo pack exclusively available at participating Watsons stores. Checkout the list below:

The NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 promo pack contains one 200mL bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, Herbal Condition plus another 200mL Herbal Shampoo worth ₱1,100 for FREE!

Choose natural. You’ve got nothing to lose. 

DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0632 s. 2020

Promo duration: August 25, 2020 to February 24, 2021


NOVUHAIR Petite Conversations with Cory Quirino

Love yourself just a little bit better. Be more aware. Be more diligent in choosing products that you will embrace as part of your health and beauty care. That’s the first step. But how?

NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss, partners with the country’s Health, Beauty & Wellness Icon Ms. Cory Quirino in spreading the brand’s advocacy campaign and reaching out to more Filipinos around the world in celebration of its 10th successful year in the market.

Look good, feel good!

“With little acts of loving kindness towards the self, you can achieve the perfect 10,” she emphasizes. “In order to look good, you have to feel good. And in order to feel good, you’ve got to look good. Start with self-love. Begin with self-care. Start with your hair.”

“There are hair treatment products in the market today that claim to be effective but their ingredients could contain chemicals that may prove harmful with long-term use,” she enthuses. “Choose natural. You deserve more. Go for the PERFECT 10!” she emphasizes.

Read more:

Visit NOVUHAIR’s Facebook page @NovuhairOfficial and learn more practical ways on how to start loving yourself a little bit more – video episodes of Petite Conversations.

You deserve more. Go for the PERFECT 10!

NOVUHAIR & Master Hanz: Attuned with Nature’s Energy

Cliché as it may sound, life has to go on but be it not forgotten that we can’t continue ignoring our body’s natural rhythm. Our individual uniqueness has equipped us with varied energy set up. While others may need more sleep than the normal, some are designed with more sensitivity to asymmetries in daily routine. Ignoring our bodily-sent warning signals to slow down may cause health problems later on.

Fortunately, the prowess of the universe works in different mysterious ways and more often than not, destiny is one of the words that the brain can essentially define. NOVUHAIR®, 2019 leading natural hair loss treatment (Euromonitor Passport Data October 2019), partnered with one of the country’s top Feng Shui Experts Master Hanz Cua.

Backed up by 15 years of practice, Master Hanz is the 9th expert to join the brand’s roster of VIP Coaches this year, working closely with the NOVUHAIR® Team in spreading the brand’s advocacy campaign in celebration of its 10th successful year in the market.

Dubbed as NOVUHAIR’s Feng Shui VIP Coach, Master Hanz supported the launch of its “10.10 NOVUHAIR® LUCKY DEALS” at Lazada which runs from October 10-18, 2020. Avail up to 20% discount on NOVUHAIR® products.  

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ADP Pharma Launches NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT

In line with NOVUHAIR’s 10th year of fervent commitment to consumer health awareness on hair loss prevention and maintenance, plus a decade of partnership with Mercury Drug Corporation, ADP Pharma Corporation has launched the NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT.

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The NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT serves as a token of the company’s appreciation and gratitude to the affirmative support of its loyal users and new trialists.

The continued consumer support, committed distributors and agency partners, dedicated brand ambassadors, passionate and hardworking marketing and sales teams spearheaded by Managing Director Mr. Bob Segovia, and the full support of ADP Pharma CEO Mr. Martin Pascual and executives.

NOVUHAIR® has retained dominance in 2019 as the leading hair loss treatment in the Philippines. (Source: Passport Euromonitor International October 2019 Research)

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NOVUHAIR® Supports Healthy Bites for the HAIR

NOVUHAIR®, the country’s leading natural hair loss solution, supports the nation in highlighting the importance of a healthy and balanced nutrition amidst the ongoing health crisis.

NOVUHAIR® partnered with Chefy Wifey’s Kitchen and cooked up something, literally. Consistent with the brand’s advocacy, the “Food for the Hair” mini-program shall offer four (4) video demo episodes on how to prepare practical, nutritious and easy-to-do meals at home, focusing on ingredients that support healthy hair and prevent hair loss.


The initial episode features VIP Nutrition Coach Michelle Co-Huertas’ Chicken Afritada with Boiled Egg, a Filipino staple recipe loaded with nutrients and vitamins essential in achieving the best hair growth goal.

Chefy Wifey’s Kitchen prepared with TLC 100 packs and donated them to the hospital medical staff of the Philippine General Hospital in the city of Manila.

Try this healthy bite recipe and make happy faces at home:

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NOVUHAIR® Officially Launches NOVU VIP CLUB

What a great way to celebrate NOVUHAIR’s 10years of success in the Philippines. With the aim of highlighting further the brand’s advocacy campaign Nothing to lose, NOVUHAIR® introduces Go for the Perfect 10! with the launch of its NOVU VIP CLUB.

The NOVU VIP CLUB is designed to guide, inspire and at the same time to take the journey with the members through a wholistic approach in managing hair loss especially during this global health crisis.

Supported by a pool of VIP Coaches, the members are given the opportunity to engage directly with the experts and at the same time enjoy the exciting monthly perks.

The list of VIP Coaches include some of the country’s high-caliber professionals from different fields of expertise: Fanny Serrano (Salon & Beauty VIP Coach), Hon. Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Leadership VIP Coach), Jim and Toni Saret (Fitness & Nutrition VIP Coaches), Dr. Cecile Catapang (Aesthetic & Rejuvenation VIP Coach), Dr. Risa Caldoza-De Leon (Dermatology & Beauty Coach), Dr. Harris Acero (Wellness & Nutrition VIP Coach) and Alopecia Warrior Abby Asistio (Inspirational VIP Coach) to name a few.

Discover how to become an exclusive member:

NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion is a unique combination of 19 natural herbal extracts and essential oils that work in synergy to help remedy and prevent hair loss.

To know more about NOVUHAIR®, visit or follow the official Facebook page @NovuhairOfficial.

Want to try the NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 Pack (worth ₱5,280) for FREE?

Join here:





NOVUHAIR®, the leading natural hair loss treatment in the Philippines, partnered with The Fit Filipino (FITFIL) Movement lead by Jim & Toni Saret, the brand’s VIP Fitness Coaches, to a FREE 20-day Facebook Live workout aimed at improving your wellness quotient goals through a “Bulletproof Immune System Activity Booster”.

This workout program is designed to help beginners and complement the workout of those with active exercise routines. You can still join the program from May 18 until May 29, 2020. Happening everyday from Monday to Friday at 4pm live on Facebook fitfilmovement

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Optimism Adds Resilience

Optimism is a crucial factor on how we choose to navigate our journey to success. Businesses, institutions and various groups have a significant role to play in fostering this especially in times of crisis.

From the start of this pandemic, profuse optimism, coupled with genuine concern among key stakeholders in weathering the storm, is evident in the support and proactive measures of Pascual Total Health Incorporated, the holding company of Bionutra Innovations Inc., the company subsidiary marketing the leading natural hair loss treatment in the Philippines, NOVUHAIR® – nature’s answer to hair loss.

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Lockdown Diaries – Ways to kill time and keep our sanity during this Covid-19 pandemic – The Transport Queen

It’s nearly a month since President Duterte declared the “Enhanced Community Quarantine or ECQ” across Luzon. Lockdown is a common term being used by other countries. Leaving the majority clueless that “Staying at home” is easily said than done. Boredom surely strikes.

I have been a stay at home mom for over a year now, with occasional business transactions and blogging on the side. Though most of the time I am at home, I also didn’t expect that literally just staying at home (and not allowed to travel), will really test our patience.

Staying at Home does not mean that we will just go lazy all day, sleep and sober over what’s happening in the world, we can use this extra time.

So for some of you who are having a hard time staying at home, here are some few tips or things to do to help us be productive while killing time.


1. Gardening is one of the best ways to kill time, and be productive while at home.

Plant not only green leafy veggies, make sure to have medicinal plants as well.

✔Oregano is a very effective herbal to treat coughs, you can pound at least 3 leaves and extract or boil the leaves with malunggay and Guava leaves perfect for coffee.


✔Insulin plant best for diabetics, if in case you run out of meds, a piece of insulin plant will act as a first aid..the leaves may also be use as a substitute for banana leaves to wrap fish for pinangat.


✔Calamansi, growing them to fruit is easy, but maintaining the buds until maturity is hard. Throw vegetable or fruit peels at the base of the tree and always water them. Using alkaline water is better.


✔Green leafy vegetables like camote tops and Kangkong – these are easy to grow plants and you will find harvesting leaves in just a matter of 1 to 2 weeks.

2. CARPENTRY – Time to do some fixtures at home.

3. Keep the Friendship alive Say Hi to old friends and reunite via video call. Take the time to wish each other well. Life is too short. Short conversations with friends help boost one’s self esteem, keeps stress away and strengthen our immunity.

4. Finish your backlogs

We often have wishful thinking – if only I have more time – if only I can finish this or that – then, NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT!

📍Take at least 2 to 3 hours to do the following:

  • Finish pending Reports at work or for your inventory
  • Improve your social media pages (there are new features in Facebook page like instant reply which you can take this chance. Highlight on brand awareness rather than selling
  • De-clutter emails
  • Edit and post photos that still sits on your cellphone’s storage

5. Enroll in online classes

Learn new skills or new knowledge by taking a FREE ONLINE Course care of Harvard University. Check the site here, it is definitely optional to sign up for a Certificate. You can make use of the courses there without paying a penny.

6. Explore different cultures 

One of the best thing that I did this quarantine was to go back to our basic roots of belief which is Judaism. Since Holy Week, I was literally got glued studying the Jewish people, Judaism and Hebrew prayer, getting to know G-d deeper. I registered at, and subscribe to different YouTube channels like And this Havdallah Song (separation, usually sang at the end of Shabbath). Good thing that they are now virtually reaching out to the world.

7. Go Digital – Upgrade yourselves by applying to various online jobs, this way we can lessen our worries over future financial problems at the same time it will help us learn new skills, and prepare us for a new job after ECQ.



Or enroll and get TEFL Certified MY TEFL – Online Teaching Course

Or try any of the Online Courses at FREE TESDA ONLINE COURSES

8. Or just try any of the activities listed below from Happy and Busy Travels . The Quarantine Master Quiz is a fun way to tick off the never-ending list of things to do during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) / Lockdown, hence for sure you will never get bored.

quarantine master

The Enhanced Community Quarantine or Lockdown in other countries steal us some time to rest, to fix our homes, bond with our family and improve ourselves. 

We hope you are all safe. Stay healthy. Stay connected!

What activities have you done so far during this quarantine? Feel free to share in the comment section. 

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