Sunday, March 23, 2014

Taking Action on Climate

This is my little way of contributing to the forthcoming Climate Change talk by the United Nations, Climate Summit 2014. I am sharing United Nation's tips on making a difference with climate change together with UN's images on the Summit. You too can do your part by sharing these images and tips. Most importantly, we can do something by looking into the tips and observing them as much as we can.

Let's start by declaring that "I am for climate action." It starts with "me." 


Know your carbon footprint.

Find out how much CO2 your lifestyle produces and the amount of resources it takes to live the way you do. Once you know the impact your lifestyle causes you can start to make adjustments and monitor improvement. Encourage others to do the same. United Nations recommends this link in calculating CO2 emissions resulting from air travel.


Tips at Work and On the Go

  • Print double-sided or not at all.
  • Always use reusable cups, knives and forks.
  • Think before you travel. If a video conference call will suffice, spare the hassle and expense, and CO2 emissions.
  • Avoid traffic jams and decrease your personal carbon footprint by walking, bicycling, and using mass transit whenever possible. Consider carpooling with friends, neighbors and co-workers.
  • Taking the stairs can sometimes be faster than waiting in long elevator lines. In addition to saving energy, taking the stairs gives you a mild workout which will help keep you healthy.
  • Have your business join the UN Global Compact and become part of the solution for two of today's largest scale environmental issues - Climate Change and Water Sustainability.


At Home - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
  • Buy minimally packaged goods.
  • Recycle, paper, plastic, glass, and metal. Reuse, mend and repurpose things to save money and divert waste from your local landfill.
  • Plug air leaks in windows and doors to increase energy efficiency.
  • Adjust your thermostat, lower in winter, higher in summer.
  • Replace old appliances with energy efficient models and light bulbs.
  • Save electricity by plugging appliances into a power strip and turning them off completely when not in use.
  • Wash clothes in cold or warm water.
  • Run dishwashers only when full and don't use heat to dry dishes.
  • Eat less meat, poultry and fish.
  • Plant trees - enter tree-planting pledges online, then plant indigenous or locally appropriate trees where you live.


Remember that "a healthy climate is a healthy economy."


...and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon believes so.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Definitely Japan. Definitely Kojie.san.


There are lots of skin care products in the market today. You see plenty of them in big supermarkets, in flea markets and even in corner stores. Filipinos always get influenced by the Western world which makes them look for branded products. Sad to say, some branded products end up being copied and sold in the market at a lower price. 

Counterfeit items may pose hazards to health of would-be users. Soaps may not have the original contents because chemical components maybe replaced with ingredients unknown and not tested. Who knows those components contain chemicals that are harmful to health? In an aim to look beautiful or maintain youthful beauty, people fond of beauty products may end up suffering from skin disorders or worst, ireparable bad skin condition.

Kojie.san is the first kojic acid soap to be commercially available in the Philippine market. Definitely Japanese, Kojie.san earns the impression of being of good quality. Making it available in the market, you can already obtain your desired beauty soap within your fingertips without the hassle of shipping costs from overseas or worrying your relatives abroad to send you one.

When it comes to your skin care, it is important to use only the original kojic acid soap. Do not buy cheap skin care products when you know that these are fake. Buy only original without compromising your youthful beauty.

Kojie.san has micro peeling effect, which makes it a potent whitening product. The company makes sure that its products are carefully tested to ensure its positive effects to the user. Its micro peeling effect makes the skin tight and younger looking after every use. With its continued use, results may vary when everyone tries to be you.

Kojie.san soap does not contain any harmful chemicals. It contains antioxidants and 100 percent all natural ingredients. With these, a user is sure of a safe beauty habit. Using only the original kojic soap will make it a passion for one to have a younger looking skin. Indeed, "definitely Japan, definitely Kojie.san."

Can a hotel look like a factory?

While gathering for the kick off ceremony of the Manila Bay rehabilitation at the Quirino Grandstand, I was surprised to see this.  ...