Thursday, August 22, 2013

Apl de Ap Transforming Lives through his Apl de Ap Foundation

ALLAN PINEDE LINDO also known as Apl de Ap of the very famous, Black Eyed Peas, which also is known for their hit songs like... Where is The Love and etc.

Apl is not only a Hollywood rapper, record producer , musician, artist Grammy Awardee, he is also known for his great heart towards fellow needy Filipinos.

Now Apl de Ap is not only known for his musical ingenuity but he is also known for his  advocasies gearing to mentoring, coaching and now Art Transformation through communities.

Apl de Ap and Me!
Apl thank you for making greeting me and my boyfriend Steve on our upcoming monthsary .
You Rock!!!

Aside from being The Voice of the Philippine's Coach, he is also now busy with his very own "foundation".

You "read" it right. It was the first time that Apl and his team at the foundation invited bloggers to formally announced about Apl's newest baby, "the Apl de Ap Foundation.

The Apl de ap Foundation" was launched last year along with the "We Can Be Anything" Campaign which encourages Filipino children to stay in school and strives to build at least 2,000 classrooms in remote Philippines areas.

The Foundation also is on the works of building a school that will prepare marginalized, creative and gifted students to become global professionals in arts and technology.

He also shared that since we are in this age of technology wherein everyone shares on their social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and etc, it is now the right time to spread the word about volunteeerism, the joy of giving and how we can help other people.

Yesterday, August 22, 2013 me -along with other bloggers had a chance to get to meet Apl de Ap beyond his advocacy and philantrophy work.

Apl de Ap is doing all of these simply because he wants to give back to his fellow pinoys. He wanted to empower his fellow pinoys who needed financial and educational support especially those who are musically-talented. "I am willing to share my talent and time to give to the community. It is important to give back, given the opportunity, I would do the same thing all over again. What goes around, comes around", shares Apl.

While listening to this man, Apl has made an impact on me as a person, who may not be directly can be responsible of of his fellow Pinoy, that " hey here is one Pinoy who is making that one big effort to help out and not become a pain in the ass", that we all should be doing our part- no matter small or big it may be.

Another thing is that, this is what Apl said during the Q.A, Stay Who I am, Know Where you From". Basically for me, it means that for people like him who had the chance to be somebody in a foreign land- never forget where your roots are. If you can help- then help with out asking anything in return".

Beyond his community works, Apl also is also one of the coaches in The Voice of The Philippines. After a grueling and mind-boggling "battles" week for aspiring The Voice Aspirants. Team Apl has now only six remaining artists under his tutelage. Corazon Dela Cruz, Janice Javier, Thor Dulay, Jessica Reynoso, Thristan Perfecto and Penelope Matanguihan. These 6 artists has a lot to share about how Apl has inspired them as their coach.

Team Apl
(Janice Javier, Thristan Perfecto, Penelope Matanguihan, Thor Dulay, Corazon dela Cruz and Moira

Janice Javier even said that if they have to do it all again, pertaining to the blind auditions, she would still be choosing Apl de Ap. Apl has also been bringing the team to the different advocacies that he does, the most recent is their visit yesterday at Tondo where in they prepared sandwiches to our typhoon Maring victims.

Thor Dulay
He is the first artist in the Blind Auditions who got 4 coaches to turned their chairs.

Janice Javier

Penelope Matanguihan

Thristan Perfecto

Corazon Dela Cruz

Apl de Ap's story is such an "eye-opener" for me since it was amazing and inspiring to know someone like him who didn't doubted for a second on how he can reach out and help his fellow pinoys who are in need.

For more questions about Apl de Ap Foundation, check out the details below:

Apl de Ap Foundation
Audie Vergara (011-818-648-5816)
Eileen Aparis (0999-884-8517

Let's support Team Apl in the upcoming live shows this coming August 25, 2013 at ABS-CBN Channel 2 9pm Sunday.

Catch on my next blog post and hear Team Apl's Sample Song Videos!

Here's the link to the photos taken at the APL De AP 's Bloggers's Night!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Knowing What Makes You Happy: My SCAR-ring Story

Scars, Scars, and more scars. Not just scars but also bruises.Almost all people do have a scar. And do you believe that beyond that SCAR is a STORY, and beyond it is a LESSON to be LEARNED.

 If I were to count how many scars and bruise I have and how did I got them, we will be counting till the next

day. Yeah that's a lot

These scars and bruises has been part of my life in one way or another. I believe it has a story that helped me mold on who I am now as a person.

I have a scar in the left cheek. I got it when I was 7 y/o. Playmate threw her mom's "bakya" (wooden slipper) right at my face. It landed on my left cheek leaving me with a thin line of scar.

It hurt a lot. That playmate was my first childhood bestfriend. We always do the same things together during that time.

Though I remember the reason why she did that is because she feels I'm ugly and I said it's not true. My young heart that time was hurt. It felt bad to hear that the only friend that you trust thinks of you as someone who is ugly.That she sees me as someone who is physically imperfect.

I really felt even up to now that being beautiful is only skin deep. Good thing that I didnt dwell on what my playmate has said to me.I focused on what being beautiful means to me and that is first YOU have to believe in  yourself.If you believe in yourself and stop minding the negative thoughts that other people say of you-then that's the time that you move on and do the things that actually makes you happy.

That experience has actually taught me that there are things beyond perfect.It made me realized that one must experience tough things in order for one to know how she/he can overcome it and eventually prevail.It somehow will test you as person and how you will able to resolve it.I can relate my experience to that of a scar.It's there but you can actually do something about it.

I may have that scar forever but that won't stop me from being happy and do the things I love the most- and  that is to do as my heart says.  

I also learned one valuable from it- you must think of the people who cares for and LOVE you beyond your imperfection. The people who truly care for you are the ones who will truly be there for you no matter what. Learn to love them as they are the one who truly sees how beautiful you are INSIDE and OUT.

But given the options, if only there was Contractubex that time, my scar would have fade as time goes. 

Contractubex is the leading treatment of scars. It also has allantoin that helps moisturize as Contractubex helps your scars heal.

So for those people still hiding beyond those scars , I advice you that there's still more time to realize what you are really worth of. Know your worth, respect and love yourself so that others may follow suit.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Robinson's Supermarket Launches " I Love Wellness"

This year one of the well-loved supermarket-chain in the chain ROBINSON'S SUPERMARKET, has collaborated with known wellness-brands company, UNILEVER Philippines and launched it educational and experiential in-store activities, "I LOVE WELLNESS".

The "I LOVE WELLNESS" campaign allows people and customers to experience a better, well-rounded lifestyle and at the same time, share the gift of wellness to the community.

To further amplify its wellness campaign, it will have 4 booths: Health and Beauty, Happy Home, Delicious and Nutritious and Share Happiness. Each booth will also have wellness ambassadors to provide tips and advice gearing to a healthy lifestyle.

I'm sure this will be exciting for consumers like me because now I can fully check the different participating products.

The I LOVE WELLNESS campaign will start August 2013 and will run till August 13 2014 so more time for all the consumers to enjoy all the booths one visit at a time.