Lazada advocates effortless online shopping with a 6-day sale

Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online selling and shopping destination, kicks off its Effortless Shopping campaign in the Philippines from July 21 to 23 on the website’s desktop version and from July 24 to 26 on the mobile app. This special sale aims to highlight the benefits of effortless online shopping to Filipino consumers.

Lazada PH Effortless Shopping Sale

Lazada PH Effortless Shopping Sale

As an eCommerce leader in the Philippines, Lazada provides consumers with an effortless shopping experience with its user-friendly sites and mobile apps accessible at their fingertips anytime, any day. It offers a wide selection of international, local, and exclusive products; and multiple secure payment options, including cash-on-delivery.

Consumers can shop with peace of mind on Lazada, as all items purchased are covered by Lazada’s Buyer Protection Program. This provides a guarantee that products are genuine, new, and not defective; and for customers to return the items within 7 days for a full refund, otherwise. Consumers can also shop with assurance knowing that they can reach out to Lazada’s customer service 7 days a week by phone and email.

The Effortless Shopping campaign highlights how shopping at Lazada is safe, convenient, and reliable, and how the Android and iOS mobile applications allow consumers to shop anything, anytime and anywhere.

Customers can experience the benefits of online shopping during the Effortless Shopping Sale on Lazada Philippines until July 26, 2015.


(PR content from Alvin Marayan of PRC, Inc.)

Mommy diary: Bunso’s first hospital confinement

So, after a long while, I’m back at blogging. And with a new story to tell. Not a very happy story, but…

See, Thursday last week (as of this writing), we rushed Ayla, our 7-month-old daughter, to the hospital. The night before, she suddenly had fever. At 3 AM, her temperature wasn’t going down and we couldn’t wait until morning to take her to her pedia, so we proceeded to Medical City.

Resident doctors checked on her. No vomiting, no LBM, whatsoever, so they recommended a routine urinalysis just to check for UTI. An hour after we gave Ayla’s urine sample, the test discovered high levels of white blood cells. Which meant infection. Yep, Ayla had UTI.

It wasn’t the first time she had UTI–it was actually the third. Yes, in her 7 months of life, that’s how many times she had UTI, not counting the one when I gave birth to her. The pedia recommended she be confined so that the antibiotics can be given to her via IV, as well as to allow time to receive the results from the urine culture and sensitivity test they did.

It was the longest long weekend of my life.

We were at the emergency room for 13 hours, wherein Ayla kept crying whenever a nurse or doctor checked on her (she actually always cries at the sight of her pedia–she thinks the doctor will put a needle on her again), or when she heard other kids crying, too. At around 4 PM Thursday, we were wheeled in to the room at the hospital’s pedia floor. We spent the next 3 days there, trying to keep the baby near the dextrose (she grew kinda restless and was turning round the bed when her temperature went back to normal) and acquainting her with the nurses and doctors doing their rounds (she stopped crying at nurses Saturday; still needs work with doctors wearing those white coats, hehe!).

What made me feel bad, aside from the ordeal my very young daughter had to endure, was leaving our eldest daughter at home for almost 4 days. Zee was also sick, having recovered from a fever and had (well, still has) severe cough. When I called home Thursday evening, my mom said she was crying. She actually refused to talk to me, though she called the next day and asked when we were coming home. I told her to pray to Jesus for Ayla to get well so that we could come home immediately.

Guess her prayers were heard. Saturday afternoon, our doctor said we could be discharged Sunday morning, after they administer the antibiotics. We’ll continue giving our baby the antibiotics orally for the next 7 days. But she’ll be referring us to a specialist, a pedia nephrologist, to determine the cause of Ayla’s recurring UTI.

Around noon of Sunday was touchdown. We were finally home. Still, no rest for the weary, as we also had to ensure both Ayla’s and Zee’s health.

Right now, both are on medication, Ayla for her UTI and Zee for her cough. I just hope their maladies go away now. It’s so hard for me to see them suffer like that. It makes me worried, especially when I’m not at home (and I can’t always take a leave of absence from work right now). These are the times when I wish I could do Naruto’s shadow clone technique (the Kage Bunshin something-something) so I can do work and take care of the kids at the same time. Sigh.

Then again, no rest for the weary.

Ah, motherhood.


Thanks to everyone who sent their prayers and well-wishes. I truly hope and pray that my kids will feel better soon. With your prayers, I’m sure that will happen. :)

The Chiq Republiq 2015 Experience

Backlogs! Too many stuff on my plate as of late, so forgive me.

Anyhoo, last June 20, I dropped by the SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015 event in Trinoma. It was said to be a celebration of womanhood wherein there were booths and free activities for all the ladies that day.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Chiq Republiq 2015, held last June 20 in Trinoma’s Activity Center

At the registration booth, I was given a bracelet wherein I can participate in 4 of their activities and have a picture taken at the photobooth.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Some of the participating booths during the event. There were games and lots of freebies.

Chiq Republiq 2015

One of the activities that the ladies lined up for: free makeover!

Chiq Republiq 2015

Some booths offered free consultation, like this one that held free bone health check.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Fitness First also held free consultations for weight and overall health.

I wanted to get that makeover at least (hehe!) but since I arrived already in the afternoon, there were a lot of ladies in line. That time, the crew was servicing Registrant #50 or so. If I signed up, I would have been, like, #184. So skip that.

I should’ve had that free back massage, though.

There were also contests wherein lucky ladies got some freebies from the sponsors, as well as talks and demos from participating booths.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Just some of the lucky ladies who one prizes from the event’s sponsors.

I guess I should’ve gone earlier in the day so I could have enjoyed more. But given that I was kinda in a rush since we left the little one at home that day (she had colds then), I just went to booths that have fairly easy activities, like Flawless that had a mini-golf game, and watched the fitness demo from the guys from Fitness First.

But I’m pretty sure a lot of ladies had fun with the activities there. I mean, free makeover or nail art or even the massage? At least that was a day of pampering for many (for men, too!).

The SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015 was presented by SkyLife of SkyCable Philippines.

New Cherry Mobile brand CUBIX to be sold exclusively at Lazada PH

Wanting to get a new phone but don’t have time to go out shopping? Let Lazada Philippines help you with that. The country’s one-stop online shopping destination houses the best mobile brands in the market, and now they’re introducing a new brand that will surely be a hit among today’s crowd: Cherry Mobile CUBIX.

Cherry Mobile CUBIX

Cherry Mobile CUBIX, in black and gold

CUBIX is the first exclusive online brand of Cosmic Technologies, Inc., the creator of Cherry Mobile. This new smartphone has powerful features like:

  • 5-inch HD On Cell Display
  • Android KitKat
  • 1.4 GHz Octacore Processor
  • 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM
  • 13 MP rear (main) camera and 5 MP front camera

You may think that such a quality phone would cost a fortune, but the Cherry Mobile CUBIX is made affordable to cater to the growing number of people searching for that bang-for-your-buck mobile phone.

The great news is, you can buy the CUBIX phone at Lazada Philippines. Cosmic Technologies has partnered with Lazada for exclusively retailing CUBIX to the website’s customers with the aim of increasing its target market, especially those looking to buy their next phones.

Cherry Mobile CUBIX Lazada

Cherry Mobile CUBIX will be exclusively sold at

Check out Lazada Philippines this Friday, June 26, 2015 at 12 noon to get a glimpse at the Cherry Mobile CUBIX. It will be sold on the site that day for just PHP4,490. Now that’s quite a steal for a chic and powerful smartphone. But you have to be quick, because it will be sold in limited quantities on that day. So be the first to have the CUBIX on June 26!

Visit or its Facebook page at for more updates on the latest on its catalog.

SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015 this Saturday at Trinoma

Calling all ladies! Be part of an exciting event where we celebrate our womanhood — SkyCable’s Chiq Republiq 2015!

SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015

Chiq Republiq 2015

There will be free pampering and makeover sessions, plus booths on beauty, wellness, fashion, and lifestyle that you can check out. It’s going to be a fun-filled event for every woman of every age, so make sure to drop by — bring your friends along, too!

SkyCable Chiq Republic 2015 happens this Saturday, June 20, at Trinoma Activity Center from 10 am to 8 pm. This event is presented by SkyLife of SkyCable Philippines.

For more information, visit the SkyCable Chiq Republiq Facebook page.