Standard Of Excellence Book I Has The Answer To Everything

For a family of music lovers, this book is so essential and we enjoy every pages of it. This amazing book, standard of excellence book 1 combines different approach with music principle from training to composition, everything you need to learn is in this book. I am so glad that one of my nephews got this as his birthday present and he’s just so happy he doesn’t know what to react the first time he saw it. For sure when he finished reading this one, he will be an expert one. Oh, I can’t wait for that time, make us proud!

Best Drink Koozie for the Beach and Summer Parties

In addition to your chic bikini and sandal finds, part of your essential beach gear should include a koozie for your drink! There is actually some sound science behind using drink koozies for the beach. Koozies are essential for keeping your drink cooler for longer on a warm day. Here are a few of the best ideas to use for your next drink koozie.


Sleeves are really easy, but don’t get them mixed up with other koozie varieties. Sleeves slip over your can or bottle easily and require no extra work. You can find many in the perfect size for cans and mugs. If you get the washable kind, they are also easy to clean up even if you get sand and mud smeared across them.


This variety is most readily available for bottles thanks to the wide bodies and long necks. Zip-up koozies allow you to easily secure your drink for maximum insulation against the heat. They also act as extra protection for glass bottles – if you drop them, they are not as likely to shatter.


 Choose brightly colored koozies to more easily identify your drink from a distance. This is a great way to personalize your drink and mark it as yours, making sure no one takes it. You might be able to customize one or simply purchase one with spectacular coloring that appeals to you.



Want to add even more flair to your drink koozie? Get a “drink cozy” with an inspirational saying on it. There are many different ones to choose from, or come up with your own saying to decorate a plain one.



If you’ve got the fingers for it or a friend with the know-how, then trying crocheting a unique koozie. Let your imagination go wild and make something that looks like it’s devouring your drink. Go cute with something like a bunny or a kitten. It’s really up to you and your skills. You can add it to your crocheted mermaid tail leg koozie to complete your beach-going look.

Drink koozies are effective accessories for keeping any drink cool while you spend a sunny day at the beach. Go crazy with creativity and set your drink apart from the rest.

Four Irresistible Items for Every Little Girl’s Closet

Many women dream of the day they give birth to a little girl who they can nurture, coddle and eventually dress up. Even though motherhood has its challenges, one of the sweetest parts of the journey involves picking out fun clothes and helping a little girl feel like the princess she is. If you need help in this department and don’t know some of the best items to pick out, these four suggestions are going to put you in the right direction.

1. Headbands
Headbands are universally flattering whether you’re a woman who’s 55 or a newborn girl. Granted, it’s important to pick the appropriate style for the age, but headbands are usually a staple in every girl’s arsenal. For infants, choose cloth headbands with bows that wrap around the entire head. For little girls, it’s great to choose the headbands that tuck behind the ears and are made with cloth bows and/or prints.

2. Sundresses
Sundresses are really easy to slip on in the summertime with a cute pair of sandals. They’re incredibly comfortable to wear and they’re instantly chic. Once a little girl has her sundress on, there’s really nothing else to worry about when it comes to styling. Just make sure to have good detergent on hand because it’s really easy for sundresses to get dirty over the course of a day. If your little girl loves to climb, swing and jump around, it’s wise to get a pair of bloomer shorts to wear underneath. The shorts will prevent her underwear from being exposed and she can be a lot more free to tumble as little girls do.

3. Socks
During the fall and winter months, it’s incredibly important to bundle up. Sometimes, little girls don’t like wearing layers upon layers. Well, if you make sure the layers are fun and pretty, girls may look forward to it. Socks with prints and patterns are excellent. When it’s time to get ready for school, lay out a brand-new pair of mopas socks for her to wear. The wider the variety, the better.

4. Leggings
Leggings also go in the category of a fun clothing item to wear in layers. However, leggings are also easy to dress up or dress down. If your little girl is headed to a play date with friends, a fun pair of printed leggings with a blouse and sneakers make a great outfit any girl will love.

It’s all about infusing pops of color, print and fun into a little girl’s wardrobe. Enjoy these moments with your little girl. Before long, she’ll be dressing herself.

Beat the Heat by Avoiding These Summer Skincare Mistakes

Beat the Heat by Avoiding These Summer Skincare Mistakes

This coming summer is looking to be a hot one, which means many of us will likely head to the beach to cool off. If you’re not careful, however, you could get more than just sand, sea, and sun.
Protect your skin against the sweltering heat this summer by being prepared and informed. Start by getting to know and avoiding these all too common summer skincare mistakes.
Neglecting Proper Sunscreen Use
Sunscreen should be an important part of your summer skincare routine, but many of us do away with it for various reasons. For some, it’s expensive, it doesn’t feel good on the skin, or it’s not practical if you’re not planning to stay under the sun for a long time.
First off, not all sunscreen lotions are expensive. These may be a bit pricier compared to ordinary lotions, but the purchase is worth it. Many sunscreens on the market are also formulated for quick skin absorption, which does away with the sticky residual feeling. Dermplus sunscreens, for example, provide excellent skin protection from the sun, features a quick absorb formula, and comes in different variants and sizes depending on your need and skin type.
One important thing many people don’t know is that you can get sunburn even when indoors. UV light can penetrate through glass windows, which means even if you are at home or in the office and you happen to be next to a window, you still are exposed.
Make it a habit to use Dermplus to all exposed areas of the body every day, especially this summer.
Ignoring Dead Skin Cells
The sun and sand may feel good on your feet, but these can damage the skin. Be sure to exfoliate your skin before hitting the beach. Removing the dead skin cells allow for the growth of new, healthy cells, which makes the skin smoother and feeling softer.
Exfoliation also allows the sunblock and other skincare products to be more effective, as it can go deeper into the skin.
Relying on Clothes Alone for Sun Protection
Our summer outfits are often light, airy, and colorful. This, however, could mean your skin (even the non-exposed parts) does not get enough protection.
The sando, the sun dress, or that light summery polo shirt provide very little protection against the sun. For this, it’s best to sunscreen it up all over, and maybe even getting clothes with built-in sun protection.
Getting Dehydrated
Dehydration not only causes headaches and extreme thirst, it also causes the skin to dry out.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water or non-sugary, non-caffeinated beverages. This balances the body and skin’s moisture levels.
Ignoring that Sunburn
If you really can’t stay away from the heat and the sun for a long time, be sure to soothe the skin as soon as possible.
The Dermplus Aftersun Hydrating Body Gel is very effective in soothing the skin, reducing inflammation and redness, and preventing peeling. The sooner you deal with the sun damage on the skin, the better.
Make this summer fun and safe not just for the family or the barkada, but for your skin as well.

About Dermplus
Dermplus is a quality brand by JLC Miller & Co. Inc. The product line includes different sunscreen variants as well as moisturizing and cooling gels.
JLC Miller & Co. Inc. is an ISO-certified company that created for a number of trusted hair and skincare products.
Know more about the products by visiting and their official facebook page.

Smartphone brand Elephone arrives in the Philippines exclusively through online retail giant Lazada

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – April 2016 – Innovative and user-friendly, superior in quality and performance, elegance in design, and great value for money– these are the pillars that best define the latest smartphones from the fast-growing Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone (HK Elephone Communication Tech Co., Limited). Elephone has been committed to developing high-end smartphones and making it affordable to global customers. With years of development and innovation, Elephone now has gained a very strong market traction in Europe and Southeast Asia. 

Elephone’s exclusive partnership with Lazada Philippines will provide both superior product quality in tandem with best-in-class shopping experience to many Filipinos.


“The strategic partnership between Lazada and Elephone gives us great confidence to enter the Southeast Asian market, and offer Filipinos new and exciting products. Lazada is the leading one-stop shopping and selling destination in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia and we are confident that their wide geographical reach, vast cash-on-delivery network, and dedicated customer service will surely add value to our product offerings. We are launching three models which we feel could strongly change how Filipinos appreciate smartphones. This is just the first step as we are poised to offer more exciting products in the coming months,” says Jingui Ji, Chief Executive Officer of HK Elephone Communication Tech Co. Limited. 


“We are very excited for our partnership with Elephone.  Elephone’s impressive portfolio—with sleek designs and cutting-edge features — is the perfect addition to Lazada’s range of smartphone brands. Together we can continue to delight our customers with more variety and greater value for their money. Combining Lazada’s Effortless Shopping with Elephone’s effortless user experience promises a new and fruitful partnership, which we look forward to building here in the Philippines,” says Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines.


The Elephone P9000, P8000, and S1 will be available in the Philippines exclusively through Lazada starting April 18, 12:00 NN.


The P9000 boasts exquisite craftsmanship and superior performance at an affordable price. Armed with a 1.6mm narrow bezel vision and 5.5-inch OGS screen of 1920 X 1080 resolution and 85% color saturation, the P9000 elevates the everyone’s smartphone experience by providing a better grip and viewing delight as you see images from your screen to real-life likeness.


With micro arc carved surface sophisticatedly built with metal frame, the P9000 is architecturally designed to perfection to make a bold statement. It is also packed with a 4GB RAM in its Helio P10 64-bit Octacore SoC and operating in Android 6.0 Marshmallow which allows unparalleled optimization to enhance the user experience.


Whether you are indoors or on-the-go, the P9000 will surely keep up to your lifestyle demands with its large capacity battery with PE+ quick charge technology allowing you to enjoy your smartphone experience for hours. It also has a built-in secure fingerprint touch ID which controls app permissions and unlocking the device – no need to type long passwords especially if you are busy.


The NFC-enabled P9000 offers the exchange of data between devices within the 10.00 cm range. Lastly, the P9000 is built with a Sony IMX258 13 Megapixel CMOS sensor, F/2.0 large aperture and laser-aided auto focus feature as well as a speedy shutter to always let you capture those special moments vividly.






With 5.5” Full HD display at 1080 P Screen, the P8000 is built to inspire. Packed with 3GB RAM,16GB ROM and running with Android 5.1 OS (it will be upgraded to Android 6 by mid-May 2016), you can easily multitask and store enough files and apps seamlessly with the P8000, so whether you are a gaming fanatic, a photo aficionado, a music-lover or leading a busy lifestyle on-the-go, the P8000 is perfectly the product for you. The P8000 also has 64-bit Octa Core SOC integrated with A53 structure technology, which enables the device to provide high-performance at lower CPU consumption. 


Battery life is often the clincher for most phones nowadays, everyone wants to minimize the lull time of charging the phones. The P8000 offers 21 hours of talk time as well as 2-4 days standby time (at regular use) owing to its MT6753 and 4165mAh battery which keeps the power consumption of the P8000 at a low level. Charging is also not a problem with the P8000, its unique smart 2A input allows the phone to be quickly charged from 0% to 10% in 10 minutes.


Armed with a press-touch ID, the P8000 secures the device with the most advanced fingerprint ID which allows its owner to access the device in one easy stroke.


Lastly, imaging is certainly not a problem with the P8000, with its 13MP Samsung primary camera performing in low-light condition with anti-reflection technology, images taken with the P8000 are certainly at par with those taken using DSLR cameras. Its 5MP front camera also makes the P8000 a perfect selfie companion, whenever and wherever.


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Designed to minimalist perfection, the S1 races on a league of its own as the most premium amongst all budget phones. The S1 is simply an engineering delight packed in double-sided glass and metal framing, allowing its owner to better enjoy the unit both visually and ergonomically. With its 5.0” HD Screen display and adopted on-cell lamination, IPS technology, and a 720P HD display, you will never enjoy viewing photos and videos like before with the S1.

Equipped with MT6580 Quadcore CPU, Built-in Hexagon DSP Core, and Running on Freeme OS, the 142.3 gram and 6.7 mm slim Elephone S1 offers fast and all around android updates to make sure you’re well equipped anytime and anywhere. Capturing life’s precious moments are not a problem with the S1 as it is built with a 13MP Sony IMX149 rear camera which allows 1080P shooting and supports various effects such as black and white, embossing, neon glow, etc. Its sapphire lens also protects the camera from any chips and breakage due to falling or scratching.


About Lazada

Lazada ( is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

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